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Texarkana, Little Rock areas tomorrow on the way home.
My entire legs are sore now, can't hardly run up and can't really throw any good shots, so needing to get home and rest soon.

Saginaw, TX- Willow Creek:Boring, flat and wide open in a floodplain park with few trees. Seriously, if you hit a tree here, you should feel bad. Grassy, well maintained, windy. Tees marked with red posts, cement. A few long holes needing a driver or a big arm with a midrange, but the rest can be reached with a putter.

Halton City, TX- North:A mostly nice course through tall trees in a typical park setting. About half real tight with plenty of trees, some fairly open and longer holes, roller can work here. A few low ceiling and well guarded shots. Small, dry creek bed. One basket is raised between a large multi-trunk tree on a platform. Bad dirt tees, be careful not to break a leg, loose small rocks and dirt. Poorly marked, though some significant grass-roots effort has been done to make it navigable, just sometimes hard to find the next tee, tee signs if there don't show the hole, so a few times it's all too easy to throw to the wrong basket. A few hills, with one tunnel up out of the woods to a basket in the open uphill. Begins with a 500'er!

Ft. Worth, TX- Arcadia #2:Field/prairie like golf, with no holes going into 'the woods' but some tight shots with stands of trees, and the edges of thick woods. If you stray off fairway by even one inch, better have Technu. It has some long holes, beginning with a 417' wide open flat hole which I parked to start the round. Then #4-5 are both 500+, but nearly wide open as well. Most holes require a 280-350' accuracy drive through a few or around some trees, a few doglegs. One creek, hardly in play unless you crash through woods to get to it on a bad shot. Well maintained other than most of the grass isn't mowed down flush, just a one-mower wide trail to the basket and the next tee, but the rest is not very tall right now. Cement tees, half the signs damaged already (just a year old). Without the mowed trails between holes, it'd be insanely tough to navigate so that was a good idea. If you can't throw with decent length, there are some deuce opportunities but you don't stand much of a chance against someone who can.

North Richland Hills, TX- Tommy and Sue Brown:Only 6 holes, very short and mostly open. 4 holes favor lefty, one favors a righty and one wide open. Flat, small grassy park surrounded by cookie cutter homes. Circular cement tees. Plays in as little as 5 minutes, nothing but a putter needed.


5th round, later in the day.

Texarkana, TX- Grady T. Wallace:Once you know it goes in a circle around the baseball diamond and where the first tee is, it's easy to follow. Dirt tees with no idea which side of the post to throw from. Poorly made or old baskets. Not too well mowed, mosquitoes abound. Mostly medium length holes, half open half with some tight lines, a few along a fence you do not want to throw over. A 581' holes with a few trees and a road on the right, I estimated to be more like 500-520' tops.

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Comment by Rizbee on September 25, 2008 at 6:02pm
Geez - I've finally caught up with the mapping of Where Ben's Been. If you click on this link you'll only get to see one of the four pages at a time, but if you click on the "Open in Google Earth" link at the top ofthe map the entire route of ben's trip will open in Google Earth. You can then go to the Tools menu and choose "Play Tour" and Google Earth will fly from course to course and show you Ben's comments.

Ben - sounds like you need some rest. I know I was beat after 20 straight days of playing disc golf on the road. You've done seven times that with only one short break. Take a week off to heal!
Comment by ConniJo on September 24, 2008 at 11:35pm
Russellville is right off I-40 and the course is only a couple miles down the road. I'll be there at 8 AM.

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