February 23, 1998...Scottsdale, AZ...Vista Del Camino, hole #12 - While shooting a round with David Demery and friends, I was playing well and had the pad going into hole #11. And then, splash! A circle-5 put me to the back of the order coming into hole #12. I was upset. I took out a red, no-name 173 gram Cyclone which I'd found at the edge of the water the day before and, on a 278' pin setting, whipped the shot out of frustration as hard as I could throw it. The disc crashed into the chains and the entire carriage slammed up into the top of the basket. Yet, somehow, the shot stuck.
Some months later, I lost that disc in the drink...back whence it came. Then, eight years later, I received an email one day from Dan & Sue Ginnelly in Scottsdale - someone had found my lost disc, still intact with my ace-data scribbled all over it, and had returned it to "Spinner's On The Green", a disc golf store adjacent to the course. I sent them money for postage and now the disc in back in my possession. Thanks you guys!
It seems amazing sometimes that, having witnessed an ace in which the plastic was launched at light-speed, that other seemingly mellow and perfectly tossed shots don't always stick.