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I believe that the year was 2000. I had been planning on visiting a friend of mine, John Mick, in the Kalamazoo area to then road trip up to the Brewer disc golf course in Grand Rapids for a summer tournament. This had been in the works for a while yet, come tournament weekend, I was having issues with one of my knees and would not be able to compete. But I made the trip nonetheless, and so the story begins...

In Grand Rapids I spent the first round walking with the Am-1 group in which my friend had been assigned. For the second round, I walked with the lead card and watched the top pros play. At the conclusion of that round, players were milling about 'tournament central' for a while as the TD's prepared for the closing awards ceremonies of the festivities.

Then, an announcement was made...I'm paraphrasing; "If anyone would be interested in winning a disc golf cart, you can take shots for $1 each over near the parking lot...oh, and since nobody won the Ace Pool, we'll be having a jumbo putt to give it away to the winner". Just as the crowd had begun to lurch towards the carts $1/shot contest area, the group turned back twice as fast to join the playoff for the Ace Pool. As I wasn't in the tournament, I gathered my putter from the car and went to take a shot.

The prize to the winner would be a cart made locally and named, "Bart the cart" ('BART' as in a combination of Bag+cART). The shot was somewhere between 100-120', with a moderately strong right to left wind. I folded my dollar up and put it through a slit in a specially designated coffee can. Then, I backed up a ways, took a couple of fast steps and launched a running putt. I put the putt up and to the right and watched the putter (a 175gm 9x KC Aviar) find its place on the wind, sailing along nicely until...CHING! I canned it, the very first shot of the contest. Others in the area observed the make and word soon spread back to the masses. As such, no other shot was taken and I won the cart for $1...sweet.

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