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4 year old mistake

       December 2007 I was at the top of my disc golf career. I placed second in a tournament over great pros and was firing on all cylinders. Then a new relationship happened. I didnt play much the following year until it ended. 

     Since then, I have been in a driving slump. In early january 2011 I also experienced a putting slump. HERES HOW I FIXED MY SLUMP: I was lowering disc in my back swing. As a result, the disc was pulling around my body and spraying out of my hand. common…


Added by lefty tom on April 20, 2011 at 5:02pm — No Comments

kinda feel the ball people have infiltrated our turf

A frisbee is probably the number one symbol of the counter culture. It is destined to take over the ball as it is far superior in power, glide, watchability, and so on. Frisbees and Disc have always been a way for me to escape the jockular bad attitudes of traditional sports and the people who play them. The ball people are here. There messing with people. Denying them membership to the club, pitting people against each other. Bringing seriousness to a level that Disc Golf should never… Continue

Added by lefty tom on April 28, 2009 at 2:18pm — 2 Comments

sportsmanship on the course

I played in a dodge ball tournament yesterday for charity and unsportsman like conduct reared its ugly head just like I see in disc golf. I see a similarity between the two sports. You see, they started this yearly dodgeball tournament to raise money for the dixie derby girl roller team. The first year or two we had odd colorful teams, funny and fun matches with a hundred dollar first prize.

Last year some jocky unimaginative uptight losers started raining on our parade. What was once fun… Continue

Added by lefty tom on March 16, 2008 at 12:59pm — No Comments

the future of Disc Golf

A big thank you goes out to Bill Bullington and the Cotton pickin flyers for accomadating some new players that me and my buddy dylan brought over to mini tourney today. I realized something about young new players. They love to buy plastic. Lots of it. Bags, baskets. There thirst for knowledge and disc instruction is amazing!

They listen better than some stubborn older beginners. Tips fly out the other ear most of the time. I only give advice when asked. Im not one of those overload you… Continue

Added by lefty tom on February 17, 2008 at 8:00pm — 1 Comment

search for the perfect putter

after a years of searching Ive finally arrived at the perfect putter. drum roll please..... kc pro aviar. I recently picked up 11 and 12 time models. Ive tried wizards, challengers, magnets, flx challengers, classic aviars and many more.

In terms of durability this is it. All these aviar knockoffs have design flaws. You cant find enough of the same ones as innova has better distribution in alabama. The flight plates warp up as soon as you hit the first tree. i dont know about yall but I… Continue

Added by lefty tom on February 13, 2008 at 12:44pm — 4 Comments

fun ways to fix a bummer round

had a devistating double bogey on the twisty hole 3 @drake springs today. you know, the one that tees out of the barn with two huge cedar trees about 15 feet of the pad. hit em from 15 and 5 today. While hopes of breaking the course record were tossed I learned to play a new game.

Catch up was in order and figuring out how to level my emotions after a double bogey. I remember a time when a bad hole took me out of a whole tournament.

I just couldnt get a deuce for three holes… Continue

Added by lefty tom on January 23, 2008 at 12:33am — 1 Comment


Some of my friends like to build em

others like to play them

some throw many on just one hole

some always miss and hit the pole

many like to kick back and forget

about the time we almost quit

blood from the thorns is fresh on my arm

remember the hole that

used to play through the barn?

One day well be old and grey

the forgotten fairway far away

sure the website will hold your scores

show all your friends those silly fours

The cold winter… Continue

Added by lefty tom on January 15, 2008 at 11:48pm — No Comments

obsolete courses/ very similar to disc golf:

this is a interesting article I pulled off the pdga forum. This obsolete course issue ruined our rocket city blast tourney cause the a tier status made us play two similar courses:

Im a player with a 400 foot drive, but I agree:

They’re hitting the ball too far.” “Courses are becoming obsolete”. “Will golf become little more than driver,. wedge, putt?”

Cries are coming from both players and writers

alike that the incredible advances in the technology of… Continue

Added by lefty tom on January 10, 2008 at 11:59pm — 3 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

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