I'm not sure if anyone has blogged on this yet, but the world famous Shoe Tree at Morley Field in San Diego is no more.
High winds and heavy rain led to the tree's demise this past weekend. The weight of the hundreds of water-logged shoes hanging on its branches caused it to topple in the high winds. The shoe tree was a well-known San Diego landmark and definitely an icon in the disc golf world. This leaves us to wonder: "where will the next… Continue
Added by Rizbee on January 9, 2008 at 8:31pm —
Being laid up with a broken leg is drag ... I sit at home looking at my bag — the one I have been putting together for a few of months. I thought it would be a fun project for the winter to put together a bag of my favorite discs, all in RED. Not a silly thing to do when you live in the mountains of Colorado. It gets very hard to find your discs after the snow falls.
All those beautiful broken in discs come out and are stored until spring. Especially… Continue
Added by John McMullen on January 9, 2008 at 7:05pm —
Today in my spin class the instructor was featuring the guitarists from the Yardbirds. It made for a great workout. On one long, slow Clapton tune we stayed in the saddle. I had a good amount of resistance. I could feel myself both pushing down and pulling up with each stroke. The tune kept going and required us to get into "the zone" and continue pedaling. I realized that I was channeling the great German racer, Jan Ullrich. Ullrich was a powerful rider who could push huge gears and keep… Continue
Added by David Barish on January 9, 2008 at 11:13am —
At the Kinston monthly Sunday, had a bad drive on 14 from the short tee, but birdied it with a 30+ putt. Made my day :-)
Added by kdgaloha on January 9, 2008 at 10:34am —
I got out to North Park on Jan. 1 for a little casual golf. Saw a gaggle of the regulars there of course and played a round of random doubles on the front nine for two bucks a head. I got partnered with a guy named Miki that I hadn't met before. Played a typical North Park round and ended up with a rather dismal one or two under. Winners were at five I think. Fun time though and always great to be out on New Years Day throwing a disc.
Added by Edge on January 9, 2008 at 3:34am —
Played the Freeze in the Trees up at the Lake Stevens course on December 29th. Enjoyed sharing the drive up with Ken Smith. Hadn't thrown a disc in about a month so it was great to be out tossing again. I love playing in the big trees at this course. I ended up winning a ten dollar CTP and then finished tied for last cash. Would have been happy to split the twenty but the other guy got cujoled by the crowd at tourney central into playing off for it and I ended up winning the playoff. Nice to… Continue
Added by Edge on January 9, 2008 at 3:22am —
Just wanted to leave a first blog entry here.
I won my first PDGA tourney on Sunday (playing Adv AM). It was the Stumptown New Years Classic
at Pier Park in Portland. Finished with 3 birdiies to tie for 1st and I won on the first playoff hole. It felt really good.
I was very happy with a new disc I just started throwing that day. The Discraft Avenger SS FLX. I think this will become my main driver replacing the Pro Teebird-Ls that I usually throw (but I'll still use… Continue
Added by Jeff Larson on January 9, 2008 at 1:17am —
Bill, Steve, and I played Timmons after work tonight. I was a little inconsistent, but ended up at even par. I birdied 1 and 2 while I bogeyed 11 and 15. I popped up my birdie putt on 15 then it rolled out of the honey-pot and back down the hill. Steve left then BIll and I played the front nine again. I birdied 2 and 6, but I gave away a gimme putt on 4 and teed off a tree on 5 into the creek for a double bogey.
Added by Kraig on January 8, 2008 at 6:56pm —
1 Star Max
2 Star Teerex
1 Star Wraith
3 Teebirds (1 CE TL, 1 champ T, 1 SE TL )
2 Champion Roadrunners
3 San Marino Rocs
1 Ching (full color flat) Roc
3 Aviars (one glo, one regular, one KC driver)
Added by Brad Vincent on January 8, 2008 at 1:16pm —
I guess you could say I started the new year off with a lot of "SNAP". Managed to snap my tibia an fibula teeing off on a natural tee while playing day two at Crockett Park in Brentwood Tennessee during my Christmas vacation. Totally accidental slip during my x-step put me right on my a$$.
So to say the least, I'm in recovery mode for a few months, but will be trying to enjoy helping other players and clubs with events like the 2008 Ice Bowls that are coming up in our… Continue
Added by John McMullen on January 8, 2008 at 11:11am —
Was out at Ottawa Park yesterday and the local news did a LIVE feed from the Disc Golf course.
What tops it off is that is my BOY steve-o walking by in the background. If you read this and get a free moment please shoot an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org thanking her for opening with the live… Continue
Added by Chris "Smokey" Hoyle on January 8, 2008 at 7:00am —
Coop, Daddy Coop, and I played 18 holes at Gower tonight. This is the first time that Wayne has ever played and he was +7. Steve and I were both +4. Wayne had a good time and I think that we may see him start playing with us. Wayne is 60 which would make him eligible to play Senior Grand Masters division. Wayne is a good bowler, golder, hunter, and fisherman, so maybe he'll add disc golf to his resume.
Added by Kraig on January 7, 2008 at 9:15pm —
I thought I should maybe just give a little bit of my background in disc golf. I got hooked on throwing frisbees at the age of 12 and competed in the UK Overall Frisbee Championships in 1977. Next year I won the UK title and got a free trip to California to play in the World Frisbee Championships. That is when I played my first disc golf competition and first saw a basket, so I was "in at the deep end" in terms of competition, and also literally as my first throw went into a lake at La… Continue
Added by Derek Robins on January 7, 2008 at 5:50pm —
The cold front has moved out, and back to normal weather here in Florida. Man was it cold in the mornings for a few days. High teens somedays! Not as damaging as the rain in California though.
Played a few rounds on Sunday. My putting woes continue. I am missing 15 footers way too much. I switched back to Magnets, and still trying to work out some of the kinks. On the other hand, my 30 footers are much more consistant.
Round 1, I managed to still cash in the handicapp league,… Continue
Added by Matthew Monczka on January 7, 2008 at 6:08am —
Well, a most unfortunate thing happened recently. I had a bunch of personal stuff on my work computer and the hard disk crashed and burned. Like most idiots, I kept meaning to back my stuff up but never got around to it. Unfortunately, I had a bunch of disc golf related files in there, including some spreadsheets that documented every ace I've ever had and every tournament I've ever played in.
Yesterday (so to speak), I had 36 aces, with each and every one documented with the date,… Continue
Added by Ken Gilmore on January 7, 2008 at 3:05am —
until yesterday. Team Rizbee rolled up to Redlands, CA for their inaugural Ice Bowl event, which is part of a three-tournament Ice Bowl Series (Redlands, Palm Desert, San Marcos). A field of about 20 played 18 holes on the 9-hole Ford Park DGC. Many players were probably scared off by the "storm of the century" that was supposed to dump several inches of rain on us yesterday, but didn't show in the morning. But I digress...
Bill Maury-Holmes, the TD referred to me as a sand-bagger as… Continue
Added by Rizbee on January 6, 2008 at 11:39pm —
What a great day to play for January. 61 degrees. Snow melting. Little wind to make it interesting. I decided to play 3 rounds today to help run my totals up so when I can't play for a day I will be still OK. Started out at the DC course early in the AM. Shot a -2 for the course. Very muddy on our elevated tee on #6. Went to Ft Madison and played both their courses. Played a par round on the scenic course. Started to play a good round on the Pioneer Course until I came upon the front nine. Both… Continue
Added by dcdiscgolf on January 6, 2008 at 3:34pm —
Got out today with a few of the usual suspects. Gary, Jeremy and Dan. Played Windflower. The temperature was about 40 and a lot of the snow is melting. Overall it was a nice day to get out. The course is in pretty good shape considering the recent weather. There are a few tree limbs down and a lot of little twigs. All this from the ice storm a few weeks ago. The pads are all covered in show and ice and we even had to search for them. All in all it was a great way to warm up for the Ice Bowl in… Continue
Added by mattmelcher on January 6, 2008 at 2:03pm —
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Added by Paul Ashmore on January 6, 2008 at 12:55pm —
I played the Easley Ice Bowl today and finished 2nd of 5 in rec division. I played so-so in the morning at +15 and I really blew up in the afternoon on the back 9 and was +21. So i threw a 144 for 36 holes. For some reason I usually play very poorly at Easley. I like the course, but I score very poorly.
Added by Kraig on January 5, 2008 at 10:48pm —