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Packed and on the road a few minutes before my scheduled 10am Saturday departure for a couple rounds in North Georgia- trying to practice for a tourny in Blairsville, GA coming up in 2 weeks. Meek's Madness and I figured since they named it after me I should go (j/k, total coincidence). Breakfast was 2 cups of organic Colombian coffee and unfrosted strawberry Pop Tarts, followed by a cigar.


I stopped for a couple of warm-up holes on the way in Toccoa GA, it was pretty damp and windy but I thought it'd be good practice for a couple rounds later in even more mountainous conditions. It turned out well though since besides the lack of sun, conditions were pretty good on the other side of the Appalachian Trail- pic below for all you Westerners/foriegners who may never see it:


So I found the place after slight Google maps drama (I'm taking a different way back) and was impressed by the newness of the facility. Shiny new baskets and pea-gravel around the baskets, I think it works better than the wood chips you see most of the time in SC and I think would be longer-lasting. It took a few holes to get used to the shifting gravel tee-pads, I guess I've been spoiled by concrete but it made me 'lighter' on my feet and I think ended up improving my round and my endurance. I will usually run out of power over multiple-round days because of a bad hammy but even a day later I'm fine. The first time around was capped by a 80-90 foot par save from a lousy tee-shot that got hung up in the wind but I rode a great cross wind right into the basket. Here's a photo-synopsis of the first 13 holes:


Hole 14, however, was one of those moments that keep people like me coming back- gotta keep chasing that dragon, right? The last couple holes were back and across on a hillside and for some reason I got it in my head on the last hole to reach back UNDER my left arm and had pulled a beauty straight down a tight fairway. Total fluke, right? I thought so too but sure 'nuff I had to try it on the next tee and POW!! Right into the side of the basket- 3 vertical inches from my first ace:


To be continued...

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Comment by DC ( DISCFUNCTIONAL CHRIS ) on February 26, 2008 at 8:18pm
ohhhh from your sweetheart, sorry dude did i say pink, i meant chartreuse, and id say we both have keepers since both our partners buy us disc golf related stuff !!! i don't know about you but like none !!! of my buddys spouses will by them anything that has to do with disc golf, heck dan the paper boy uses a times reporter news paper delivery bag for god sake!!!
Comment by Bill on February 26, 2008 at 6:14pm
Metallic chartreuse, not pink, and it was gift from my very thoughtful and loving girlfriend
Comment by DC ( DISCFUNCTIONAL CHRIS ) on February 26, 2008 at 6:13pm
thats awesome bill !! i do have to ask though, is your golf bag as pink as it looks in the picture !!! lol

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