It finally Spring and its throwin' time. The bulbs are coming up, the trees are just starting to bud, the game is starting to fill in. I took a lesson from local pro, Brett Comincioli, and have plenty of work to do. he has me throwing putters for distance so I can emphasize snap and throw a hyzer that flattens out. Being a puss-arm I have been throwing anhyzer and getting an S curve with more stable discs. I will still have that shot available but will work on throwing less stable plastic Early results are encouraging but, early.I don't think I will get to a park this evening but hope to get to the practice basket in the backyard.
Last weekend I had a good mixture of fun. On Saturday I rode my bike from home north to Kenosha, WI. I was going to ride to Lake Geneva but that would have been northwest and there was a fierce southwest wind. I would still be riding! I am interested in seeing the scores for Don't be Fooled. I couldn't play as I was riding up beyond the Cheddar Curtain. They must have had huge winds. Fortunately, they played in a more wooded course. Its an easy course but I suspect SSA will be higher than normal for that event. Going north to Kenosha I mainly had a cross wind with a slight tail. It was an adventure of a ride. I really had to concentrat to hold on and avoid being blown off the road.
The wind died by Sunday and I got to play some disc golf in the Lake Geneva area. They never had a course before and I was planning on going to Whitewater. I saw that two new 9 holers have been installed in Fontana- a couple miles from the place where we were staying. Both courses have temporary Quest basktets while the local golf guy hopes to stir enough interest to get a perrmanent course. The baskets catch pretty well However, they look very homemade. They are PVC pipe contraptions with plastic chains. The chains look like the Discovery Toy chains that we got for our kids when they were babies. There were broken links near the base of every basket. I broke links with any putt over 20 feet. Neither course was really marked. I just played made up courses. I think I pretty much played the planned route at the Abbey but have no clue where the holes were at Duck Pond. I only found some of the baskets and tees there. I was the only player on both courses and worked up a good sweat playing speed golf and pretty much throwing everything in the bag. It was almost as good a workout as the previous day's ride and that was an intense
workout. It would have been nice to play Lemon Lake on Sunday and se theirr new course but the ride to Kenosha and the getaway with my bride made missing Lemon Lake the right decision.
Looking at the bulbs above is good for my disc golf fantasy life, "He's a relative unknown, here at the USDGC, he throws..." (with apologies to Bill Murray). I'll get out and practice and more and more will get to wear shorts. See you out there.