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Stakes in the ground - grading has begun!!

I got a call first thing this morning from the Parks Dept.: "Have you been out to mark the locations for the tees and baskets at Montiel Park? We thought you were going to use sprinkler flags and the contractor didn't see any out there." Well, I don't think I was dreaming when I adjusted the flag locations on New Year's Eve, so I guess someone had decided to "borrow" my flags. My daughter, Katie, and I high-tailed it over to the park to see what had happened. Sure enough, all of the flags…

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Added by Rizbee on January 3, 2008 at 12:43am — 7 Comments

secrets to becoming a better discer

thanks to all the disc golfers in my community for making 2007 a fun year. I spent all year trying new things. I got to halloween and decided the most important thing is to stick to a drive and putt that works. I changed putters about 5 times. its not the disc but the putter. Its a great life lesson. If your gonna do something, stick with it. repetition is the key to life. My business is thriving right now because the reptitious world of painting has allowed me to bid jobs better, and know what… Continue

Added by lefty tom on January 2, 2008 at 11:52pm — 3 Comments

Damaging the Throwing Hand!

Ouch! I learned early on the basic rule that you never reach into deep grass or a thicket with your throwing hand. Tonight, Sheila learned that about . . . dish water! (See pic at end of blog post.)



So, here I am, sitting at our dining room table watching discgolfersR.us grow and the live chat actually work, and I hear from the kitchen: "Aargh!"



I could tell by the sound of Sheila's voice that it was bad, so I ran up to her prepared to do the tourniquet thing but didn't,… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on January 2, 2008 at 10:12pm — No Comments

update on my wrist

I just spent half the day with an orthopedic surgeon. I got more

x-rays and then a CT scan. In the end, he determined that surgery was

not necessary. This was based on two different reasons. The first

being that the displacement that he would try to fix was only 1 mm and

it takes a displacement of 2 mm before they deem surgery necessary.

That was the good reason. The bad reason why not to do surgery is that

I actually have many small fractures in addition to the… Continue

Added by Juliana on January 2, 2008 at 9:54pm — 3 Comments

Gower Park

Cooper and I played Gower today in miserable weather. It was 30 degrees, but the wind was brutal. Coop overslept so I played a round alone +4, then two with him +5 and +4. The wind really tore our game up! Today is also my 54th birthday.

Added by Kraig on January 2, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

First Tourney of '08

Played a tournament in Norwalk, O.H

(#14 wall of tree's hole minus the snow tuesday)

at the great blue heron Disc Golf Course. Weather was around 29 & WINDY! wer'e talking 35+mph gusts with steady 15mph Winds off the water. Around 20 locals showed with 2 of us from Toledo & 1 guy from chicago being the only out of towners. 10 Open players the others scattered in other divisons. Round 1 started at 12:00 with 21 Grueling holes in…

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Added by Chris "Smokey" Hoyle on January 2, 2008 at 8:02pm — 1 Comment

First Open Win

Well, since Justin has been begging for it... I guess I'll recount the improbability of yesterday. The title of the post pretty much gives away what happened.



I spent the past couple of weeks doing field work and telling myself that I was doing everything I could to facilitate a win in Open at the unsanctioned tournament on January 1st at Norwalk, Ohio's Great Blue Heron DGC. But even through all of that, I don't think I totally believed I could pull off a win.



We got there at… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on January 2, 2008 at 3:42pm — 3 Comments

bandamer winter wonderland

Just got back from the most amazing lunch break nine(1/2/08) at bandamer. The recent winter storm left a bunch of heavy wet snow covering everything!!!! Baskets were enveloped in snow muting the sounds of the chains. The fairways are completely changed due to all the limbs being bent down. Even the path from 6 to 7 was a long bent-over crawl. Anyone gets a chance get out and play there today! No lost discs. bring good snow boots, gaiters,etc.

Added by Peter Kunoff on January 2, 2008 at 3:27pm — 1 Comment

Life in Florida

I moved to Florida in August, and had a lot of time to work on my game. My wife Jessica, joined me in November, and we are loving it here. We tend to laugh each time we hear the snow reports back home in Michigan. While we miss our family and friends, we are excited to be in the Orlando area. I am teaching at a great middle school, and will probably never move back to Michigan.

The crew that I have been golfing with are great. It seems to be an exciting time for the Orlando Disc Golf…

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Added by Matthew Monczka on January 2, 2008 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Happy New Year



Just got back to Seattle from a trip back home to Oregon. Luckily had a chance to stop in Portland to play 36 holes at Pier Park (thanks for the round Dave) . Boy I really like that course, I hope all of you Portland discers really appreciate what a gem that course is; especially for a public park (judging by the 25+ players on the course by 10:00 on a Monday morning I think you do). Oregon DG never fails to impress me.



Hole #12 @ Pier Park in Portland…

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Added by lonnieb on January 2, 2008 at 1:07am — No Comments

Why I'm Hooked

I had never really heard of disc golf until the spring of 2006. I played a few rounds here and there with my brother. By a few rounds I mean maybe like 4 or 5 all spring and summer. I was busy working to pay for school as well as working out so that I could keep my college soccer scholarship. I liked disc golf, but I wasn't hooked yet.

Spring 2007 rolled around and I bought my own discs. I began to play more. In fact, I began playing multiple rounds a day most days of the week. If I…

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Added by Jayne on January 2, 2008 at 12:52am — 1 Comment

Thieves and Liars

I really hate local "players" who think they are all that however they are just full of crap. Who lie about their scores and who lie about how far they can throw it and even lie about how they acquired their discs. I'll admit anytime I'm one of those "lake rats" as some of you would say. However if the disc I finds has a name and number I'll call it and attempt to return it sometimes for a finders fee of like $2. If no one answers I consider it my disc. Sometimes I even turn them into the local… Continue

Added by Rob on January 1, 2008 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

My First Ace...

February 23, 1998...Scottsdale, AZ...Vista Del Camino, hole #12 - While shooting a round with David Demery and friends, I was playing well and had the pad going into hole #11. And then, splash! A circle-5 put me to the back of the order coming into hole #12. I was upset. I took out a red, no-name 173 gram Cyclone which I'd found at the edge of the water the day before and, on a 278' pin setting, whipped the shot out of frustration as hard as I could throw it. The disc crashed into the chains… Continue

Added by philthebasket on January 1, 2008 at 11:12am — No Comments

Crissey 3-07~12-07

My Dog Crissey passed away tonight. She was the best dog Iv'e ever seen or heard about. She was a True disc golf dog as she was found at Ottawa park. She had a good home & was well taken care of while she was alive.

For the year 08 her collar will be hanging from my bag in memory.

I'll miss you girl :(

Added by Chris "Smokey" Hoyle on December 31, 2007 at 9:58pm — 3 Comments

Gower Park - Beginning of the Blog

I played Gower Park today at even par. I birdied #3 and bogeyed #4. Some of the holes are still pretty wet from all of the rain the last few days.

I also started a diet today and weighed in at 256. My target weight is 210.

Added by Kraig on December 31, 2007 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Celebrating Thirty Years Tonight!

On December 31, 1977, I was halfway through my first year in law school at the University of Michigan, and single again after an early first marriage that hadn't worked out. A friend, who had taken a couple of anthropology classes from me at Oakland University, invited me to his house for a small New Year's Eve party.



I got there early and we were chatting when he said, "Uh-oh, Terry, I just realized that everyone who is coming tonight is a couple. There won't be any single women." I… Continue

Added by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on December 31, 2007 at 7:00pm — 5 Comments

Trip to Chicago

Had a little road trip to the Chicago area for some course play on Saturday...



Started off the morning with Jericho Lake Park in Aurora. Beautiful course with short and long tees. Kind of wide open but with wind, anything was possible. I recommend taking a huk at this course if you are ever in the area.





In the afternoon we traveled to Eagle… Continue

Added by Brad Anderson on December 31, 2007 at 2:17pm — 1 Comment

Injury

Just after Christmas Shawn and I went to Squaw Valley in Tahoe for 4 days of snowboarding. Mid afternoon on day 1, I took a pretty good fall. I caught the heel side edge of my board which pulled me down backwards. I was wearing a helmet thankfully, but instinctively I put my hands down to catch myself. Instantly, I was nervous about the impact. I sat up and actually just sat on the slope for at least 5 minutes. I still had a significant amount that I had to traverse before I was at the bottom.… Continue

Added by Juliana on December 31, 2007 at 1:25pm — 22 Comments

My 2007 year of disc golf

Every year I make at least 5 disc golf goals for myself. Going into 2007, mine were pretty steep I felt, however, I always try to make them something that I know I can do, however, something that will push me.

I have never and will never make my goal to win or to cash or anything like that. I feel that if I play to the best I can…

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Added by Robert Leonard on December 31, 2007 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

You Win Some & You Lose Some

Doubles is really a frustrating thing. When you're on, it doesn't matter. Well, unless you're absolutely on to a sick level.... but it doesn't matter, usually, if you've got a weak partner. Some locals consider it taboo to call certain veterans of the community "weak" partners. Today I drew Paul Hawk, and he's one of my favorite draws. I have more fun playing with Hawk on my card than anybody else. But he is also a sub-850 player. He can have his days on the green, putting the disc… Continue

Added by Chris Wojciechowski on December 31, 2007 at 1:54am — 6 Comments

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