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As most of you have guessed, Terry forgot the warm for the warm up tour. Short of that, I personally had a great time. I was fortunate enough to have my husband step aside from his spot to play the tournament and allow me to play, which completed a card of 5 interm. women! That's the most women I have ever played with, and the only time I've played with women in my own division. We were all pretty evenly matched, so it felt good to compare to them stroke for stroke. (Unlike shooting with my husband, which usually ends up with me throwing three times to catch up with his drive...)

I must admit, going into the tournament I felt a bit sick... estrogen has a way of adding up really quickly... and I was terrified that I might run into a group of girls who were overly competative... but much to my surprise, we all stated upfront that we were around to have a good time. And have a good time is just what we had. I'm sure we were probably distracting the men as we were laughing so loud. Every good throw was cheered, every par we hit was celebrated, and every putt we missed displeased us all. We had two girls on our card that were in their first tournament. (One took him first place! Go VICKIE!) We all shared pointers and rules with them, and really, they did very well.

As for the offical points of the tournament, I thought Terry did a very nice job. I love that he awarded a disc to each of the ladies playing, and I hope that is the encouragement that keeps them coming to the course. I like that he made it a point to remind all of us to take care of the course as if it were our own (not drinking or breaking the rules) because the people of Janesville aren't as warm to disc golf as the people in the Fox Valley yet. Standard PDGA tournament stuff applied... If you didn't have a good time, you weren't trying hard enough.

Although it was a long way to drive to play in the frigid conditions, I can't wait for next year to do it all over again. I hope to keep seeing women showing up to the course. Don't get me wrong- I like to learn from the men, too, but once in a while it's nice to have someone to compete with on your own level. Thanks to Terry for the invite!

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