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Worst day of disc golf...ever?

So, today, I headed out to the local course with my dad.



I knew right off the bat it was gunna be a bad day, it was windy and I couldn't make a putt..



I threw my dragon into the water, but it floated, so I was okay.



Still missing putts.



I decide I'm going to try to throw like tim does, with my champ sidewinder. It hits the ground and rolls straight into the water. I didn't really like that disc anyway..

Then my dad sidearms a champ beast straight… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 26, 2008 at 5:51pm — 4 Comments

Important, ace race and more

So, today I carpooled to the ace race.



We got there about an hour and a half early to get in some practice. I was the 35th guy out of 81 to sign in!



So, we get started practicing and I hit a metal right off the bat. And that got rid of all my luck :)



After that I had a whole bunch of close misses and such. And our last hole was a mini hole, and I made it in practice, but never in normal game.



Our TD explained to us an Idea he had. He stacked some… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 21, 2008 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Doubles...not much else...

I hadn't blogged in a while, so, I thought I'd add this for the 1 or 2 people who read my blogs.



Today was our usual doubles. I was partnered with the only girl in our club/league.



She throws about like me, same distance, except she is more s-curvy, and I putt different.



Speaking of putts, they were on fire!



I was slammin' the chains like my life depended on it!



My drives on the other hand, were a mixed variety. I had a few shots that were… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 16, 2008 at 10:11pm — 3 Comments

Wow, pretty cool day.

So, today I decided I really need a new putter. So it was off to peru. I made it to honeybear, but it was raining a little. I went inside the store and found me a white, 149g, star aviar! 14 bucks!



It came in handy during the game, made a couple of nice putts.



AND I found a use for the Roc!



At honeybear, there's this short 150 footer, over a ravine and the basket is in between 2 trees.

I wasn't sure whether to throw a putter or what. I had a good feeling… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 11, 2008 at 8:13pm — 4 Comments

I'm a dufus :)

So, today was doubles for today. It was pretty fun. My destroyer drives are getting really good. I threw a 270' skip in practice, although no such luck in the game :(.



I noticed that my dx putter doesn't grab the chains well. It fell out more than once.



I managed to lose one disc, x-clone. But, I had a disc diver in my group, and he sold me a nameless champ clear beast. I threw it 270' too, same shot as the destroyer.



I had one serious mishap. They gave me the… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 9, 2008 at 8:33pm — 3 Comments

So, I love disc divers :)

I went to the park today to get some more discs from the disc divers.



I got a champ orc for 3 bucks, champ beast for 2 bucks, and a dx stingray for a buck!



I played a few holes, my upshots are getting better. I can come pretty close to the basket form 50-60 feet.



Thats all for now homies. My disc videos should be coming soon.



Anyone in the Kokomo, Indiana area want to come play a round at the course, I can be your guide.



Or I'll tell you… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 3, 2008 at 6:25pm — 7 Comments

Tuesday Doubles

So, Yesterday I played doubles at our local course, and it was fun. I got a different partner this time, the guy had a huge arm, was easily throwing 300's (thats alot to me). We had a large turnout at our course, some newcomers came.



I got about 20 mins of footage, so I'll be postin some videos.



Anyways, this new guy comes and empties our ace fund -.-



Forehand Skip-Aced a 250 foot hole, $150 to him.



I didn't win again, but we were 6 under… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 3, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Murdoch Park

So, today I traveled out of town to play in Lafayette and the course there was okay. It really wasn't marked, so that took points off of its rating.

6/10



It had duel tees, and the course didn't seem to flow well, so I spent alot of time looking for tees and such. Difficulty was a 2/3. Built for your average player, not a beginner course, certainly, many routes required extreme concentration and skill, and I had alot of luck today. Nothing too long, most around 300'



I… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on September 1, 2008 at 9:41pm — 5 Comments

I finally get a disc back!

So a few days ago, I got a phone call saying my pro destroyer had been found, so I took a trip up to peru to get it. Since I was in Peru, I figured I'd go play honeybear. On some of the shorter holes I'm starting to use a panther because I drive too far past it.



My dad is getting better, he has a nice s-curve with a champ valkryie and I worked on my sidearm with his star beast on a couple holes.



Did good overall and I picked up a champion monarch



Got some info… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 30, 2008 at 3:43pm — No Comments

My first roc!

So, I finally gave in and bought my first roc. I was hoping for a pro roc, but all they had was DX, and i got a star destroyer to replace my old pro one I lost at another course in peru.



I got home from school and decided I wanted to go discin', so i told my dad and he and I got in the car and drove to honeybear. I really wasn't doing too well at all, most releases were too early or too late. I'm still working on the whole midranger off the tee concept. My panther is used for short… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 15, 2008 at 11:01pm — 9 Comments

Pieradise, bye-bye destroyer :(

So, I went to play Pieradise in Peru, Indiana. for the first time today, because I wanted to get a feel for the terrian before I went for Ace Race.



The course was on its short layout today. So that means that the holes were mostly 170-300 feet, So I had a mix a driving too far and too short of the basket. Had 2 shots were I could have aced.

Somewhere along the way, I threw my destroyer and didn't pick It up, I looked all over for it but I couldn't find it, hopefully someone… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 11, 2008 at 3:35pm — 4 Comments

Played Handicap...sucked really bad...

Well, today was saturday handicap league...totally sucked! I think I was like 20 over..I was like..wow...I can sometimes shoot like 5 over...but today I had to play the 3 holes without a putter..turned some 3's into 5's and stuff :(

And from then on, I couldn't ever recover from that, I just kept gettin worse...putting sucked all day long :(. Oh well.

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 9, 2008 at 4:20pm — No Comments

Playin Peru again and new discs for my bag!

Well, yesterday, I played disc golf in Peru again at my all time favorite course, Honeybear 9/10 ;)



I was hoping to play Pieradise so the first time I play it isn't for the ace race, but oh well.



I played a round of 18 at our local course, really tryin to work on the s-curve, it has definitely added some distance to my drive. I also was able to turn over a shot real heard and get it up on the hill on our hole 8, really nasty hole...And on the longer 200+ drives I've been… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 7, 2008 at 10:25am — No Comments

Doubles league and what I did today.

Well, I've got 2 things to blog about, I'll start out with doubles.



Today, I played doubles at my home course, Highland Park in Kokomo,Indiana. 8/10 course, not too difficult,but not too easy. Nothing really spectacular, 1 over 500, rest are 200-350, something like that.

Well I drew the club leader as my partner, yay me! My first drive was on my usual route, 240 or 250 around a couple trees, basket is 65 or 55 feet away. Well, we still took my partners drive, had me by about 20… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 5, 2008 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Sooo...I went to michigan to play a lil DG and.....

I went to the lower michigan area for the weekend and played 2 courses...they were surprisingly...bad...



I'm now giving 1-10/10 rating for courses



First course I played was in Bridgman. It was a little 9 hill course that we could play and then get back on the road right? WRONG. This course was quite annoying for its design. Not very friendly to backhand players, so my father had the upper hand. On hole 2, I believe, there was a line of trees to the right of the teepad, so… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on August 4, 2008 at 11:17am — 7 Comments

Dad and Lad disc golfing!

Sooooo, Yesterday I got my Dad involved in DG so now its Dad And Lad Disc Golfing together. He started out throwing backhand with my old 150g dx eagle, and he wasn't getting it very far, like maybe 60 feet.



He was getting really frustrated because on top of that we were at a heavily wooded course so he kept nailing trees and such. Finally I just handed him a 166g champ beast and told him to throw Sidearm! From then on he was great! He was keeping up with me and i was throwing 169g… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on July 29, 2008 at 9:53am — 3 Comments

Honeybear and Some other course I can't spell the name of!

Today I played at Honeybear Hollow Campgrounds and Maconaquah Park



Honeybear is the greatest course I've ever played at. They've got a pro shop where I bought a dragon because I lost my other water disc. But anyways, the course is great there. Heavily wooded so it requires very controlled shots. BEST COURSE EVER. Also rumored to be the 4th course ever made, but no conformation. In Peru,Indiana. Short holes, but no very easy shots. ONCE AGAIN, BEST COURSE EVER. Costs $2 to play per… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on July 28, 2008 at 6:15pm — No Comments

First Blog Post

I suppose I'll start off with what I've done in the last few weeks of Disc Golfing.



I played at Patoka State Park in Birdseye,Indiana...wasn't really the great of a course. Kind of hard to follow and some holes lacked signs, also very easy to lose a disc.



Well after that I was practicing throwing at my basket and I managed to lose my green cyclone-x in some thorny blackberry bushes..:( Note to self: don't get green discs



The next day I played at Mesker Park in… Continue

Added by Kyle Jacob Smalling on July 17, 2008 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

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