Anybody out there going to be in Cumming, GA on Saturday? I'd like to get a round in and it's more fun not to play by myself. Also, if you know when the minis are on Saturday or Sunday, please let me know.
Added by Daygamer on August 12, 2009 at 4:02am —
I just got Ace #2 at Brushy Creek, Cat Hollow. It was hole #2, a short hole with a Firebird thumber. Love that feeling! Did the guys ahead of me see my ace? Of course not! Still, it was sweet! Stepped up, pulled one disc out of my bag, let her fling, and boom!
I thank DiscGolfReview.Com for this. I had read that Firebirds were good thumbers there and sought one out. It's a keeper.
Added by Daygamer on March 31, 2008 at 9:24pm —
I learned I have a lot of strength but that it's not working for me. I'm using too much upper body, not enough legs. I'm pivoting on my toe instead of my heel of my front foot. I'm coiling the disc too much and keeping it too far from my chest when I throw. I'm not pointing my hip at the basket or leading with the hip in the right way. I dont't have a "fairway driver" because I always go for super distance. Texas courses aren't punishing enough because you can often get… Continue
I've been working on three new shots for me:
A hyzer flip
An anhyzer flex
a sidearm, relatively new so improving
I went to Old Setttlers yesterday for a little field time and see which discs work best for me. The Sidewinder has been a really nice disc. I like it when it's flown flat and I can get it to go fast enough to go right at the end of it's flight on a standard backhand throw. It turns out that this understable disc is perfect for the hyzer flip. Sometimes I put… Continue
Added by Daygamer on March 26, 2008 at 9:19am —
I've had two pairs of Bite Disc Golf shoes since the fall. The reinforced toes are not reinforced enough. I know, I shouldn't have bought a second pair. The shoes are good in theory. Maybe with a little shoe glue or some electrical tape wrapped around my right foot...
Saturday we had two groups of 5 playing at the Rivery in Georgetown, Texas. The course is looking great right now. We had 8 for the meetup and I thought two guys who were playing were there to join us so I asked if they wanted to play. One was from California and he was very good at disc golf. The other guy was mostly a ball golfer but he had played disc gold once before (the Rivery on Friday).
One group was fast and they started at hole 3. They would pick up… Continue
Added by Daygamer on March 17, 2008 at 11:32am —
At our disc golf meetups, we often play doubles. This is to speed us up and because we have differences in the levels of skill of our players.
We do have a few challenges I haven't figured out:
What if two really good players end up on the same team when we flip? Sometimes we'll flip for teams and then invalidate the flips saying "We can't have you two together."
What if you have an odd number of players?
Team three ususally winds up beating… Continue
Added by Daygamer on March 17, 2008 at 10:00am —
So this salesman answered the door with an offer to switch energy providers. He asked: "Are you involved with the environment at all?"
My eight-year-old son, at my knee, answered "I mostly try to clean disc golf courses. There's a lot of litter there and I like to pick it up. But my Dad goes so fast that I have to run and catch up with him."
True. I was amused.
Added by Daygamer on March 12, 2008 at 6:09pm —
Great Spring Break weather. I took the kids up to Georgetown for 18 holes of the Rivery. This is the first time they've played 18 holes with me without griping about the hike, the distance, the heat, etc.. They didn't throw that many but they had a good time. Afterwards we went to Cici's Pizza. It's not one of my favorites but the kids like it.
Bob messed with Javier at every opportunity this weekend. Don't miss it! Watch out for that wind! Don't choke! Etc., etc.
It reminded me of the time Jon messed with his brother Doug. Doug was preparing for a long drive and Jon asked, right at the last minute, "is that your putter?" Doug almost tripped and fell. I guess that's what brothers are… Continue
Added by Daygamer on March 10, 2008 at 10:00am —
We had a good turnout for today's meetup. A beginner, a dog, a kid. We play kind of slow though.
We had 2 guys who haven't played in a couple of years but they really threw well including an incredible sidearm. The kid (9) had been playing since he was two. He was talking smack the whole time about "beginners luck," "into the tree again?" and that sort of thing. I was amused.
We were going to kayak but it was a little too chilly in Austin… Continue
A couple of Sidewinders I throw for their sidewinding and occasionally for long sidearms. These are DiscNation bottom stamp bright orange, easy to find discs bought at the store in Austin.
A Destroyer, long shots and hyzers.
A Star Starfire
A Star Max, useful for sidearms that have to break right quickly
A z XS from Discraft, awesome sidearm
A Star TL, long and straight
A couple of Orcs at different levels of broken in
Added by Daygamer on March 6, 2008 at 12:00pm —
I've been playing Wilco a lot lately in Cedar Park just north of Austin. Well, it's in Williamson County anyway close to Cedar Park, maybe it's Round Rock.
I HATE finding litter all over the course--this means you Mississippi Mud drinker! You have to leave your bottles all over! OK, there should be garbage cans all over instead of just at hole 1 and hole 9 but your $1 green fee doesn't give you the right to throw your cans and bottles all over the course.
Too crowded to practice dewobbling my sidearm. After the initial tree smackage ended my trying the sidearms through the woods, I had a very good round. I had a sidearm birdie and was let play through another group. Nice dialog. "Go ahead and play through man, you're throwing better than us."
"You've jinxed me now."
"No, I don't think I can jinx you."
That was followed immediately by two birdies from thumber drives. Sweet. I ended the round with a sidearm drive near the… Continue