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Concussion from Disc Golf? Yep.

Got my first semi-major disc golf injury Saturday! I claimed a concussion. 'Twas rather icy for league at Kaposia. Scratch that. It wasn't rather icy. It WAS an ice rink. Kaposia is rather hilly also. As you can only guess, it made for a ton of slipping and sliding. I should have been smart and not played. I went down on our first hole, hole two. It was a hard fall, but just landed on my butt. It didn't feel good since I have broken my tailbone before.



I was doing good up until hole… Continue

Added by Jayne on February 16, 2009 at 12:58am — 5 Comments

Wanting to start a women's league/ women's play days or something of the like

SO I need to run to school and work and such for the day, but wanted to put this post out there quick. I will add to it tonight or tomorrrow, so check back then.



I have been toying with the idea of running a women's league or play day for a long time. I want to start it up this spring say- April or May- as soon as I am done with my internship. I want to see more women in the sport (As most of you do), and Minnesota is a prime state for disc golf (especially the Twin Cities Metro… Continue

Added by Jayne on February 10, 2009 at 11:20am — 1 Comment

Brett Hansen Begg UPDATE!

For any of those not up on the latest happenings of Brett (16 year old son of Long Tee owner Alan Hansen Begg), he moved home for good January 2nd, and today was his first day back at school! According to his mom, it went fantastically. Alan and Greta the Great are such troopers that they took Brett out to Kaposia in South Saint Paul one day so that he could get a few holes in and see friends. This required them pushing him in his wheelchair through maybe a foot of snow- but Brett was all… Continue

Added by Jayne on January 5, 2009 at 9:45pm — 1 Comment

Goals Update

Putt, putt, putt! I wanna be making everything inside 30ft by the end of the year. I need to practice putting a lot.

830 player rating

Increase distance and accuracy- throwin 350 at least! Right now I'm at about 300.

MENTAL GAME needs a lot of work- I don't even know how to phrase it as a goal!



Where am I on my 2008 goals?



Putting- I have changed my putting a lot, and I am definitely way more confident. I have a basket in my backyard now, thanks to a friend… Continue

Added by Jayne on October 21, 2008 at 2:02pm — 1 Comment

EASTSIDE

For all you non-Minnesotans, we have a statewide Match Play team event every October. It is called the Mider Cup. To participate, you must be an active member of the Minnesota Frisbee Association. The state is split into four zones- N, S, E, W. E and W are all of the Twin Cities Metro- the split is 35W. N and S is everything else. Anyways, this event brings upon much team unity. At any given league or tournament, you will hear a lot of "EAST SIDE" and "WESTSIDE" being shouted when someone's… Continue

Added by Jayne on October 13, 2008 at 6:24pm — 2 Comments

TERRIBLE accident- Brett Hansen Begg

This is just an update from Brett's mom. Brett is a 16 year old disc golfer. He just played in am worlds in the advanced division, and ended up top 75. He was in a bad car wreck Thursday night/Friday morning at 12am. Keep him in your thoughts and prayers as the next few days are critical to keep the swelling on his brain down.



"Brett and Luke Schultz and Amanda (we think, details are sketchy) were in a car accident early Friday AM.





Brett is in the Pediatric ICU at… Continue

Added by Jayne on August 30, 2008 at 3:30am — 6 Comments

my 2008 Worlds Experience



I'm finally back in town for a bit and still recovering from worlds. I must say, it is an endurance test at Worlds! I played league back home the Tuesday after Worlds ended, and my mind and body was far from disc golf, although I did manage to post a decent 850s unofficial round.



My best memory by far was the mini golf course that Coach Dave set up at our campground. There were only a handful of sites that contained disc golfers, but… Continue

Added by Jayne on August 25, 2008 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Putting Improvements

My buddy Slic let me borrow his basket to practice up for worlds, and, just in general. My putting game has been far from decent. I have a few on days, but the off days way outnumber the on days. So I've been putting, every day for at least a half hour. I've been doing this for just over a week now. I really can say that this will help your game immensely. Sometimes I don't want to go out and putt, but since I've been having problems with my shoulder on my throwing arm, I've resorted to very… Continue

Added by Jayne on August 3, 2008 at 2:19pm — 3 Comments

Unplayable

Today I had a discussion with friends while throwing Kaposia. I knew of the unplayable rule, but I guess not well enough. The discussion arose because one of my buddies chose to make use of that ruling during our rec round. He was way to deep in the trees/ shule to make it out in one shot, so he took the unplayable and reteed. I could have used this rule in my tourney last weekend. I took a six on a hole. My drive went way left and way down a gully. I proceeded to throw a shot a measily 100 ft.… Continue

Added by Jayne on July 4, 2008 at 6:40pm — 1 Comment

It's ALL in the Head

I know I have a lot to learn in this sport. I have only been playing for just over a year. As I've said before, I am greatful for all those who have given me advice on the game whether it be one little tip or a lot of tips/ lessons. I in no way could list all the names of people both back in Toledo and out here in MN that have helped me to improve. This sport is truly a great sport, and especially as a woman. Since there aren't a ton of us females, all the guys WANT to see the few that are… Continue

Added by Jayne on June 15, 2008 at 10:16pm — 6 Comments

First Ace

I got my first ace yesterday. It was kind of under wierd circumstances. I have been having shoulder problems lately, and decided that after playing multiple rounds last weekend, I was going to stick strictly to putting until at least Thursday. I really plan to take off how ever much time I need to get my shoulder completely healed. I talked with my mentor the other day, and he said I NEVER have finished with my shoulder level. I torque it like crazy. We are going to work on that when it gets… Continue

Added by Jayne on April 30, 2008 at 5:13pm — 5 Comments

Seeing improvements

It's amazing how little things can change your game a lot. I worked with a good friend named Dan Beato yesterday on my driving a little bit during the round. It was lovely being nearly the only ones out throwing in the rain at Acorn. (Today it snowd and is 31 degrees right now!) By a little bit, I mean MAYBE 5 minutes between two different holes. It was just a little lesson on acceleration, power, release point, and getting my body forward and over the disc while driving with my back leg. I'm… Continue

Added by Jayne on April 26, 2008 at 3:37pm — No Comments

First Sundog

I'm growing to love the DG community out here in the cities. I've only played to league days/nights with the MFA (Minnesota Frisbee Association) gang, but I've been shown a great time. For those not familiar with MFA league nights, two of the biggest are the ChillyDog Winter League and Sundog Tournament Series. They are singles leagues, where you play in divisions. You earn points every time you play, and the money that gets paid to enter by those in your division stays in your division for… Continue

Added by Jayne on April 10, 2008 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Beautiful!

The weather today was amazing here in the cities. It got up above 50. It felt like spring. I loved it. My disc bag is usually in my car, and I had some time to spare between class and going to work with Urban Homeworks. Naturally, I figured I'd go do some field work with the hour I had. So I drove across campus to the course, got out and began to look through my bag. Didn't have it. Had to make due with a soft magnet and a POS Gateway 180g Element-x. Haha. I did what I could with the two discs… Continue

Added by Jayne on March 11, 2008 at 10:12pm — 1 Comment

First Chilly Dog Experience

Saturday I played in my first Minnesota event, the Chilly Dog Winter League at Kaposia Park (one of the three courses for the MN Majestic NT event May 29-Jun 1). This was my first round at Kaposia. It's a tough course to play blind. For those not familiar with the Chilly Dog, it's a singles league with winter rules (no penalty strokes) and it is ran by Matt Koerner. Timmy Gill of Par 72 (and TD of MN Majestic) assists with the merch payouts from his mobile disc shop. My entry was $6 and I was… Continue

Added by Jayne on February 18, 2008 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Goals and how they aren't gonna happen this summer...

So I made my goals... they are listed on my profile. Now... things are changing. I don't know what I'm doing this summer or even next fall (possibly going back to Indiana). Right now, the possibility of me playing in AM Worlds is slim to none. Why? I don't know if I will be able to play more than one or two tournaments.That means my player rating MAY be hard to obtain too. I will possibly be who knows where in the states this summer. I applied to work on YouthWorks (youthworks.com) summer staff… Continue

Added by Jayne on February 5, 2008 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

Attitude/ Game Mindset

I think I gotta work on my attitude when playing disc. Rather, I need to work on myself when I am doing anything competitive. I'm hard on myself. I mess up, and I get down on myself. I know I have always known that I need to work on it, but I never seem to try. I read a book this fall called "Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect." I figured it would relate well to disc, and it did. You'd think I'd start trying to put it into practice. Nope.

Played my first ever ice bowl today, the…

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Added by Jayne on January 13, 2008 at 7:32pm — 3 Comments

Wrecked

I came to the realization yesterday and today how much disc golf means to me. You see, I grew up playing soccer. I played competitively from ages 5-20. From age 14-20, I played year round. Growing up I wanted to play college soccer. I played for a year and a half, and it wasn't what I wanted it to be. I hung up the cleats. That WAS my life for 15 years. This was the first fall season in 15 years that I wasn't playing soccer. This summer was the first season in 8 years that I wasn't playing…

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Added by Jayne on January 10, 2008 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Respect- long but good blog (in my opinion of course!)

I've just been thinking about respect a lot. I think respecting others does a lot for your reputation, on and off the course. I ran into an incident a few months back that caused much of this thinking. This past spring and summer, I played a majority of my rounds at Ottawa Park in Toledo, OH. Ottawa is not the safest course to play on. One day I was out playing and the cops were chasing a guy from the neighborhood across the street onto the course and had their tazers out and ready. I've had…

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Added by Jayne on January 4, 2008 at 12:30am — 4 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

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