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headed home for the weekend, would like to play Central Park, Cumming, GA on Saturday

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 — No Comments

Added an Audio Newsletter (5 minutes) to our disc golf club Early Birds Disc Golf

I was fooling around in Garage Band and I decided to put out a newletter for our disc golf club.

It's an experiment. Any other groups do an audio podcast? This one is only 5 minutes long, I wanted to see if any of our members actually listen to it before I went all out.

Added by Daygamer on February 11, 2009 at 3:43am — 2 Comments

Disc Nation Putting Contest at BeerFest

After our Central Texas Disc Golf Meetup round at Wilco, three of us went down to Disc Nation's putting contest at the BeerNurd Fest in Austin.





If you made two of your putts, you got a $5 pint coupon at the Beer Fest.



















It was a lot more fun than just playing another… Continue

Added by Daygamer on October 7, 2008 at 8:51am — 5 Comments

Wilco Thieves!

Wilco Thieves

I complain about the litter bugs at our course. This is ridiculous! Breaking into the money box is a great way to get a course closed.

Added by Daygamer on September 30, 2008 at 7:33pm — 12 Comments

Played Manor Saturday

It's an awesome course. I can't believe they have 2 concrete tee boxes already for each hole. This is definitely designed with established players in mind.



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How can a course that seems like it's in the middle of… Continue

Added by Daygamer on May 6, 2008 at 8:59am — 1 Comment

Ace #2!

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 — No Comments

Back from Distance Clinic Yesterday



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

Added by Daygamer on March 27, 2008 at 3:36pm — 1 Comment

A More Complete Game

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 — No Comments

Bite Shoes Bite, That is all


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...

Added by Daygamer on March 25, 2008 at 9:59pm — 9 Comments

Leave the Bees Alone



There's always someone in every group, right? Leave the bees at hole 18 at Wilco alone, will… Continue

Added by Daygamer on March 18, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

10 at the Central Texas Discgolf Meetup Saturday



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 — No Comments

Usually we play Doubles



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 — No Comments

Response to Salesman

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 — No Comments

27 Holes with the Kids Today





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.



Next we went to San Gabriel in… Continue

Added by Daygamer on March 12, 2008 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Good timing, dude!



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 — No Comments

Sorry



I've been know to hit a few moving targets. I buzzed an elk once at the Disc Golf Country Club near Austin but I didn't mean to.



It skipped into the dog by the way and I wasn't aiming for… Continue

Added by Daygamer on March 9, 2008 at 12:18am — No Comments

Bad Meetup



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

Added by Daygamer on March 8, 2008 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

What's in my bag?

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 Panther

A z XS from Discraft, awesome sidearm

A Star TL, long and straight

A couple of Orcs at different levels of broken in

A Beast

A… Continue

Added by Daygamer on March 6, 2008 at 12:00pm — No Comments

I hate litter bugs

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.



It took us close… Continue

Added by Daygamer on March 4, 2008 at 5:59pm — No Comments

Back from Brushy Creek

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

Added by Daygamer on February 22, 2008 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments

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