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Timmons with Bill and Carla

I met Bill and Carla this afternoon to play a round. I have played many rounds with Bill over the years but we haven't played together for several months. I threw another 60 but took a very different route to get there than yesterday. I had three birdies - 6, 8, and 14, - four bogeys - 1, 9, 13, and 18 - a double bogey on 5 and a triple bogey on 12 with penalty strokes on 5, 9, and 12. It was very good to play with Bill and Carla again. We talked about everything and everyone connected with us… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 13, 2010 at 12:26am — No Comments

Timmons After a 5 Month Hiatus

I haven't picked up a disc since last May, but I am on annual leave this week and decided to try a round or two. I called my buddy Bill and we have a tee time set for tomorrow. So I headed over to Timmons to throw a round. I threw a 60 for a plus 6. I was three over on the front and the back both. Since I normally throw around 56 to 58 I guess that I wasn't too far off. I had no distance or control but Timmons is a fairly easy course. I threw bogeys on 3, 6, 16, 17, and 18 with a double bogey… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 11, 2010 at 11:35am — 3 Comments

Holmes Park

I hadn't played in over a month and threw a sticker out there today! I missed the mandos on #3 and #8 and hit many of the trees in the park. Unfortunately I hit very few putts, although I did hit a long birdie putt on #6. I ended up +8 or 35 for 9 holes. That is probably the worst round that I have thrown over there.

Added by Kraig on May 13, 2010 at 8:49pm — No Comments

Furman - Round Two

The Paladins are in a weekend series with the College of Charleston Cougars so I headed over early to socialize with the tailgating crowd and try the nine holes at Furman once more. I was +8 for a 35. I made a few good throws but i sure wore out some trees along the way. I caught a passed a pair of duffers then joined them for the final 4 holes. They are both named Jason and one is named Jason Dickert. I worked with his great-uncle Granville Dickert at the USPS for nearly 22 years. Granny… Continue

Added by Kraig on April 10, 2010 at 10:12pm — No Comments

Furman Course

Wow! It's been over two months since I played last. This is the longest layoff that I've had since I started playing 8 1/2 years ago. Furman had a 6 p.m. baseball game against UNC-A and they have recently installed a 9 hole course on campus. Instead of going early to ride my bicycle, I went early to try the new course. I threw a 31 to be +4 for the round. Since I started with a double bogey and ended with a triple bogey, the rest of the round was pretty good. I birdied the 4th and 5th holes to… Continue

Added by Kraig on March 31, 2010 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Holmes - Ahead of the Rain

After work I headed to Holmes for a quick nine holes. It is supposed to rain today but it hadn't arrived after work. On the way home the sun was bright and I was ready to go. Once I had changed the sky had turned very dark. I threw a 25 for -2. I birdied 1 and 5 with no bogeys. That is the first time that I have birdied #1. I should have birdied #7 also but missed a very makeable putt.

Added by Kraig on January 20, 2010 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

Holmes Park

I headed back to Holmes after work today and played another quick nine holes at even par. I birdied 2 and bogeyed 7 ( a birdie hole) to finish even again. I picked up a little distance from Tuesday but still have a lot to regain. I did make some nice throws and also threw some ugly dicks out there, but at least I am throwing again.

Added by Kraig on January 14, 2010 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Holmes Park

I hadn't played in over a month so it felt good to get back out for a quick round. After work I headed to Homes for a quick nine holes in the chilly weather. I was throwing very short, but threw a par. I had a pair of bogeys (4 & 8) and a pair of birdies (5 & 6) to come in at even par.

Added by Kraig on January 12, 2010 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Timmons Front 9

I played the front 9 at Timmons after work today, It was very windy and I haven't been playing, but I was awful. I ended up at 6 over 33. That's really bad on the front at Timmons. I need to get back to playing more often and get into the swing of things.

Added by Kraig on December 10, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving Stink Up!

I spent my Thanksgiving at work, but ran by Timmons Park and played the back nine afterward. I have to say that I stunk up the place. I took a double bogey on 11 with a rollaway that dropped off the basket - another double bogey on 12 with an approach in the creek - a birdie on 14 with a long putt - a bogey on 16 by leaving my approach wedged between two trees - and a double bogey on 18 with my teeshot short into the creek. I was really struggling to control my sidearm throw from the tee and… Continue

Added by Kraig on November 26, 2009 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Timmons with Bill

I called Bill last night so Bill and Carla met me for a round at Timmons this afternoon. It has been nearly 4 weeks since I played last. I have been riding 3 or 4 times a week and that has displaced my disc golf time, but I am going to make an effort to play at least once a week and hopefully twice. It was an odd round but I am happy with it (even though Bill really blew me away!) I was +2 on the front 9 with 3 penalty strokes on #2, 5, and 9. That led to bogeys on #3, 5, and 9 with a birdie on… Continue

Added by Kraig on November 17, 2009 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Holmes Retake

Holmes kicked my rear so badly on Monday that I had to return to see if I couldn't restore order on the course. I ended up at -2 for the round but it was an adventure getting there. I bogeyed one by missing a 15 foot putt. I would make better than 9 of 10 putts from that distance, but it hit the chains and the basket then fell out. I pulled even with a birdie on 2. Then on 3 I hit the mando tree about 30 feet off the tee box. I hadn't passed the tree but I was on the right side of a mando that… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 21, 2009 at 8:40pm — 1 Comment

Gower - No Holmes and Really Bad

It's been nearly 3 weeks since I played last so I dragged myself out after work for a round. I had to stop by Greenville Tech so I went on over to Gower Park. There must have been some kind of school sponsored event going on as a ton of little teenagers dressed in red were there and had the tennis courts and the 9th fairway covered up. So I headed on over to Holmes Park. I started with a great drive on #1 but my game went in the tank after that. I ended up at +3 with bogeys on #4 and #8, a… Continue

Added by Kraig on October 19, 2009 at 5:40pm — No Comments

Gower Alone

I went to Gower right after work. I only went around once for 9 holes. I birdied #1,2, and 8 but I bogeyed #4 and #5. That is my first time to birdie #1. I nearly birdied #3 but my birdie putt through some branches and around a tree hit on top of the basket. I should have parred #4 but the par putt was very tight. I nearly parred #5 but the 35 foot putt hit the front of the basket. The birdie putt on #8 went in from about 45 feet out. So the round was up and down for me.

Added by Kraig on September 29, 2009 at 7:13pm — No Comments

Greer with Bill & Carla after the Downpour

I called Bill and we decided to hit the Greer course at 5:30. Shortly after 5 a heavy downpour moved through the area and really soaked down the course. But we decided to go ahead and play a round. I was -1 on the front nine with a bogey on #1 and birdies on #4 and #8. Then came the back none. I threw 6 bogeys (11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 18) to finish at +5. But the 3 of us had a good time talking and we were out playing. Bill hurt his throwing arm a couple of weeks ago and he has started throwing… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Holmes Alone

I headed to Holmes Park for a quick round. I was playing fairly well off the tee but not able to hit 20 to 30 foot putts. I missed birdie putts on #1, #2, #3, and #7. I birdied #5, #6, and #8 to finish at -3 for a 24.My putt on #5 was dead behind a tree and I had to massage it around the tree and into the chains. #6 was a short straight shot and #8 was a straight in shot from about 15 to 20 feet below the basket. That is the first time that I ever birdied #8.

Added by Kraig on September 23, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Timmons with Erica and Not with Nick

Nick challenged Erica to a round of disc golf at Timmons then he backed out at the last moment. I figured that Erica would also be a no-show so I was going to throw a round and head for home. But Erica showed up so we played a round. I didn't play well or poorly and ended up with a +2 for a 56. I was -1 on the front with birdies on #1 and #7 and a bogey on #4. I started the back with bogeys on #10 and #11 then birdied #14 and took my 3rd straight double bogey on #18. Since they moved the tee… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 17, 2009 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

Holmes Once Alone

I ran over to Holmes for a quick round tonight. I didn't play especially well as I ended up at +3 for 30. I threw two birdies on #3 and #6, but I took a double bogey on #4. My tee shot was a FAT hard side-arm throw about 30 feet off the tee box. (FAT = First Available Tree!) I thought that I had thrown a great recovery shot to save a bogey, but when I got to the basket I was over 40 feet above the basket. I wimped out on my putt and it hyzered away from the basket then caught an edge and rolled… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 16, 2009 at 7:56pm — No Comments

Timmons Alone

I went over to Timmons for a quick round today. I scored pretty poorly, but I didn't play as poorly as the 60 would indicate. Once the score went in the tank, it was time to try different discs and different throws in various places. Some worked well and others did not. I have new Star Roadrunner, Champion Valkyrie, and Elite Surge SS discs that I am trying to develop a feel for how they throw,. They got a work out once my score had tanked. I did birdie 14 and 16 but I had three water penalties… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 14, 2009 at 7:17pm — No Comments

Greer with Bill and Carla

I met Bill and Carla at Greer early this afternoon for a round. I just didn't have a thong for that course. I was up 3 on the front and up four more on the back to end up with a +7 for a 61. That is very disappointing. It's very seldom that I play in the heat of the day and out in the sun, but I have played there in the sunny part of the day when it was hotter and didn't play that poorly. What can you say? Bill played only slightly better than I did and he was disgusted by his play too! But… Continue

Added by Kraig on September 12, 2009 at 8:45pm — No Comments

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