I retrieved my star leopard for the second time after losing it on the same hole.....
Got this great sky blue star 175gm leopard with a real cool U.N.C. custom stamp that I got as payout from "bark at the moon". A great glow tournament hosted at Vienna Park by TADGA. Ever since the first throw I have had a kinship with this disc. I throw it on a lot of the shorter holes at my home course Rolling Hills.
It has also managed to get "lost" twice on the same hole. Number 15 at Rolling Hills is nice downhill shot that is lined with trees that can cause awkward kicks. The first time it liberated itself the disc lodged itself 35 feet in the air stuck in a tree along the right fairway. Couldn't see as dusk arrived. I came back the next morning to find it after looking for 20 minutes.
This past week I was playing a dubs round with foz, stevo, and garrett in a 2-3 inches of snow. I launched the disc too flat rather than the nice 80% effort hyzer that I prefer and watched as it flew right at the collection pond in the right rough. fearing it lost in an icy grave i prayed for tree love. The crack of wood signaled the disc's disappearance. Foz thought it had kicked left and clear of the pond.
We all looked for awhile with no avail. Eventually there were enough tracks in the snow that it made it seem like the disc could be buried anywhere. we had to give it up.
three days passed....more snow fell. Sunday brought warmer temps (low 40s with rain) thawing and melting the snow.
I ran out to the park in during the rainy late afternoon. I easily found the disc submerged in 6 inches of water along the back left edge of the pond. easily found a long stick and got my ol' trusty disc back.
I know i could have easily picked up another star leopard but it sure felt nice to get this disc back!