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How Disc Golf saved my life... literally

My wife and daughter were in Panama City on vacation at her parent's condo for a week. I got to stay home due to work and lack of free vacation days. While I was home, I decided to surprise my wife with the arbor she had been wanting on the back deck of the house. The deck of my house is about 12 feet off of the ground and I added extentions to the posts to take them up so that the top of the arbor is about 25 feet off of the ground.



While putting up the crossing beams of the arbor,… Continue

Added by Ken McKinney on September 8, 2008 at 4:30pm — 5 Comments

My motivation

Due to a sedentary lifestyle, let's say it has been a while since I have considered myself "in shape". I know, round is a shape and that is the shape I am in! Recently, I have decided to get into better physical shape and here is my reason. I'm 40 years old and I just started my family. My daughter turned 1 in January and I turn 41 in June and I know if I don't do something, the likelyhood of seeing my daughter growup is pretty small. I'm 40 pounds over weight and a cholesteral level just short… Continue

Added by Ken McKinney on April 8, 2008 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

My 3rd Ace

I went down on Friday to Huntsville, AL to locate and play a round or two at the Brahan Spring course getting ready for the Rocket City Amateur Open (3rd place in Novice! Yay me!). I found it eventually and started playing the course, which I love by the way! I caught up with a trio on #9, they had just thrown and asked if I wanted to play though or play with. I told them I didn't want to embarrass myself and to go ahead. They said in essence "Come on, how bad can you be?" so I joined them. I… Continue

Added by Ken McKinney on March 23, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Gary Gygax, I will miss you

Probably one of the more influential people in my life in a round about way. I have 90% of my friends today from playing this man's game. Without the game he created, my life would have been very different than it is today.

Gary failed his saving throw.

Gary Gygax July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

Added by Ken McKinney on March 5, 2008 at 6:39am — 5 Comments

Heading to Athens, AL

Heading to the Sportsplex for the Fourth Annual Lions Charity Classic. Y'all come play!

Added by Ken McKinney on February 23, 2008 at 5:04am — 1 Comment

Ace!

Got an Ace today on hole 18 of my local course "The Sinks"! My second ace ever! I was a stroke behind in my group and the Ace won the day for me! It's overcast here with rain and gusty winds so I was having an off day having 5'ed two holes back to back I knew this wasn't going to be my greatest game. Funny how an Ace on the last hole will turn that around for you!

Added by Ken McKinney on February 17, 2008 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Ice Bowl Today!

I'm heading out to play in my local clubs Ice Bowl today, my very first Ice Bowl!. The temperature is supposed to be near 60F so I think the only ice there will be keeping the RC cold. The is the 1st event of the 2008 RC Cola Moon Pie Series so there will be plenty of RC and Moon Pies!

They split the event onto two courses. The regular course and a temp course set up near a lake. The temp course is mostly wide open and the regular course is heavily wooded so it is a nice…

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Added by Ken McKinney on February 9, 2008 at 6:45am — 1 Comment

3 Rounds at Redan

Had a great time at Redan, nice course! Heys to Woody, Ron and Dave. Thanks for the Secret Squirrel tip =)

Scores by Round:

1st: Me 70, Jesse 68

2nd: Me 70, Jesse 64

3rd: Me 62, Jesse 65

Totals: Me 202, Jesse 197

Best Shot of the day: I tacoed my drive on #6 against a tree (Innova Eagle DX 150g). I think it went maybe 25-30 feet. Nice long upshot to throw for me just to get par. Whipped out my Quest AT 100m Lazer and ripped off what I thought was…

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Added by Ken McKinney on January 13, 2008 at 7:51pm — 2 Comments

Headed to Redan

Me and my friend Jesse are headed down to ATL to play at Redan today. We are the only two of the normal crew that can make it today (weather, work, etc. keeping everyone else home). Never been there but I hear it kicks! Might try some other courses if there is time (and strength) left over.

Later

Added by Ken McKinney on January 12, 2008 at 7:07am — No Comments

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