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La Vie En Rose- Pre Blog

I am pretty excited to be heading to Suwanee Music Park this weekend. My wife and I go there for Magfest and Springfest, and it has become one of our favorite places to camp. We use to drive down from Michigan to attend these festivals. My first year attending, my friend Pete and I were using the old Renasiance Festival grounds to use as an object course and we talked about how perfect the place would be for a disc golf course.

Years later, my good friend from Michigan, Denny Ritner,… Continue

Added by Matthew Monczka on February 12, 2009 at 9:37am — 3 Comments

Barnett Park Championships-Orlando Florida-Final Recap

First class event all the way! Once again, TD Bob Lewis put on another great event. 2 great courses, great players, great gallery, and great weather, make the Barnett Park Championships a must attend event in February. 130+ players attended the event this year. I did not stick around to get the final scores but the Open division went down like this.

Eric McCabe, Ken Climo, John E.McCray and Rudy Vela-Cantu make the final 9. Eric has a 2 stoke lead over Climo, and 4 over John and Rudy.… Continue

Added by Matthew Monczka on February 8, 2009 at 7:57pm — 4 Comments

Barnett Park Championship-Orlando Florida

Stay tuned for updated scores in all fields. Should be a great Mens Open field with Eric McCabe sneaking into Florida to take on some of the Florida big guns like Climo, McCray, Gurthie, and Rudy V. Pam and Sandy have Liz Lopez in the field, and should be a very interesting weekend, heading into the La Vie en Rose at Suwanee. I will post some score updates and pictures as soon as I get home each day. If you have never made it to Florida for this tourney, think about it next year. Great weather,… Continue

Added by Matthew Monczka on February 8, 2009 at 6:38pm — 11 Comments

The Players Cup- Recap

What a great weekend!!! Great setting, and great times. Saturday, the wind was insande, and I got slapped around by not only the wind, but also the insane O.B, Sunday I ended up with another "respectable" round, under perfect conditions at the Red Hawk.
Round 1 69
Round 2 84
Round 3 68

Great experience all around. The custom disc's with your picture on it are sweeeeet!!! No time for pictures. I did not even take one.

Added by Matthew Monczka on November 23, 2008 at 7:35pm — 6 Comments

The Players Cup Round 1

Beautiful weather for a 11:10 tee time. Had a blast playing with Jerm, and Simon, my new friend from the Great White North.Took a ton of pars, 3 dueces, and a few bogies. The best part of the round is that I only took one OB stroke. Watching Jeremy rock some serious drives was great. Watching Avery absolutely destroy the course was great. He was playing in the group behind us, and was impressed with his play and proffesionalism. 987 round, not too bad, and I now that I can do much better. More… Continue

Added by Matthew Monczka on November 21, 2008 at 6:12pm — 6 Comments

Players Cup Practice

Went out to the Plantation Inn this morning for my "first" practice round. By "first", I mean a round with no extra shots, which I rarely do. I want to see how my score will change when it comes down to tournament play. While driving out this morning, it was pouring. I was considering getting a cart due to the rain, but as soon as I tuned on 19, blue skies and gorgeous Florida weather.

I love the enviornment of the Plantation Inn. The setting is great, and I love the mixing of ball golfers… Continue

Added by Matthew Monczka on November 15, 2008 at 4:02pm — 3 Comments

My rating woes

Well, good news!!! I finally shot a 1004 rated round during the Orlando Open back in September. To bad I followed that round up with 3 more terrible below 940 rounds!!!!!!!!!!!! Aaaghhhh. My rating only went up 2 points. Anyway, my goal for the year is to get up to at least 970. I will make some progress on that during the Barnett Park Championships next weekend.

Added by Matthew Monczka on January 29, 2008 at 5:58pm — No Comments

Back to warmer weather.

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,…

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Added by Matthew Monczka on January 7, 2008 at 6:08am — 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

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