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To Dad...

Happy Father's Day, Dad. I miss you.

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on June 22, 2009 at 5:04pm — 1 Comment

They Call Us Casuals...

I'm no fan of labels. Never have been. Whether it be the newest intellectual or political movement (notice I separated the two), the latest pop-culture fad, a celebrity or musical act, or any other medium that opens itself up to branding by those willing to classify it, there's likely to be a few new labels associated. I, as I've recently come to discover, also have a label. I'm what some of you refer to as a "casual".



From what I understand (and that's admittedly very little), there… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on May 27, 2009 at 4:30am — 11 Comments

Memorial Day...

Most posts of mine tend to be on the long-winded side. In this case, however, I think less is more. Therefore, here is my statement of appreciation:

All gave some, some gave all.
Thank you to those who have served.
Thank you to those who continue to serve.
Thank you to all those who laid down their lives so that I might stand.

Here's to a happy and safe Memorial Day to all.

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on May 25, 2009 at 4:18pm — 1 Comment

Homecomings, Bests, and a Final Thought...

On Sunday, May 3rd, I played Standing Rocks Park for the first time this year. This was also the first time I'd played this course in almost 4 years. I was what many might consider "riff-raff", as I was against the 'pay-to-play' policy that had been initiated there some time ago. After I had done a little maturing, I realized that the money paid to utilize this park was only going to enhance it. This was the first course I'd ever played, and even now, it remains my favorite. So, I caved and… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on May 9, 2009 at 5:12am — 1 Comment

Why Make it About Money?!?

Anytime I read a discussion or blog post regarding anything that has the slightest bit to do with making this sport more legitimate in the eyes of the general public, eventually the same topic arises. I hear things like "Man, if we could just build up this sport's popularity, then there'd be some real cash in it.", or "If we could get a few big names/sponsors to step up and endorse the sport, we'd have a shot at some big money.". I confess. I'm torn.



I find myself in an interesting… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 26, 2009 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

It's 4/20...

I don't mean to generalize, but let's be honest here. It's a pretty safe assumption to say that many of our esteemed disc golf brethren also have another hobby, one that seems to have claimed today, April 20th, as it's unofficial holiday. I'm well aware because I was once a part of this crowd. Yes folks. I used to toke up.



Now, if you were to ask me about it, I'd shoot straight with you. Ask me if I enjoyed doing it, and I'd say "hell yeah". Ask me if I thought it was a bad thing,… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 20, 2009 at 3:47pm — 8 Comments

Happy Mediums....

I'm not at all surprised that with the arrival of much nicer weather (especially throughout the midwest) that DGRUS isn't quite as busy lately. Most assuredly, everyone's out chucking plastic. I know this because I too have been taking substancial breaks from this site. Really, if that wasn't proof enough, you needed only to have been at Willow Run DGC last night. Un-friggin'-beleivable. And no, I don't mean that in a positive sense. There were so many people there. I mean tons (mostly casuals,… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 12, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Good Friday, Good Round...

My last blog was a rant about the terrible round I threw last Tuesday (If you read it, you know how terrible it was). Anyway, I don't know what happened between last Tuesday and today, but I tossed the best round I've ever thrown... Ever.



I was at my home course in Wisconsin Rapids (Willow Run) with my cousin and discfellow Josh at around 9:00 a.m., and after 15 minutes of putting practice, we were off. Pars and birdies were where it was at today. My drives were all going where they… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 10, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

A Bad Day On The Course....

For the next four days, I have the unfortunate displeasure of working second shift. Oh well, there's still time for disc golf right? So, with this in mind, I headed out my door at 8:30 this morning to catch an early round before I ran some errands and prepared myself for work. Maybe I should have stayed home...



I spent the entire morning nailing tree after god-damned tree, with a fair amount of those on the first hole alone. +4 when I finally hit the chains on hole #1. I was… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 8, 2009 at 6:25pm — 5 Comments

My Backhand Successes (And Failures)....

As I write this, I have thrown a driver backhand just as far as any disc I've ever thrown forehand. I've noticed that my form (though far from great) is improving, and I now know how it feels to have a disc come out of my hand 'just right'. All of this, I believe, aided me in completing the best round I've ever thrown. I'm not about to say that shooting a +4 on a 12 hole course is in any way marvelous, but for a guy who could not break +6 to save his life, even on a course he'd played a hundred… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 3, 2009 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

BLOG #2: I'm No Grammar Nazi...

NOTICE: THIS BLOG HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DISC GOLF. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED...













Hello, faithful readers (yeah, right...). As the title of my blog suggests, I do not see myself as a grammar nazi. I do, however, take time and effort to ensure that the literature I post is, at least, mostly free of grammatical error. I find that anything written in this manner is not only more easily legible, but more easily understood. It is difficult, if not impossible, to… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on February 11, 2009 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

My first outing of "09...

I haven't played since shortly before the first snowfall here in central Wisconsin. Now, I know a lot of you brave the arctic temperatures and potential frostbite to keep that plastic flying. You brave souls have my respect. Admittedly, I'm not so ballsy. The cold is not my friend, but I'd definitely "man up" if that was all there was to it. Unfortunately, there's still three feet of snow on the ground to contend with. The wet and the cold aside, I DO NOT want to walk off the course with less… Continue

Added by Chainz-4-Brainz on February 7, 2009 at 9:03pm — 3 Comments

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