Went to Boiling Springs SC with the dog today and was there before 10am. I wanted to get some practice in before the first-ever PDGA event on that relatively new course coming up on July 26th. Here's the link to the flyer- http://scdgo.net/2008_hub_city_challenge_flyer03.pdf
I had hoped one my regular partners would make the trip, but because they couldn't I think I got in a lot more golf than I would have- there are 19 holes out there so 3 times around was 57 then stopped by my local course after making the 40 min drive back and getting something to eat. Too much daylight left to waste and nothing on TV so I ran into one of the local Open players and went around 18 more. The incredible part was that I still had some arm strength and didn't shoot half bad, even ended up with a birdie on my 75th hole of the day.
DC, thanks for giving me some mojo back!! I hit my first ace on #8 ever after a quick lunch with some of the parks guys who were getting things cleaned up for the tournament. Playing from the short tee you can't see the basket unless you step off the pad and look around a grouping of trees that don't quite protect errant drives from dropping off a super-steep incline into the creek below. I had hit this basket two weeks ago with a USDGC Roc but knew my arm didn't have the snap today (but for some reason the mechanics were good all day, maybe that's why I don't feel much arm pain yet). I had been working on my sidearm and am beginning to trust it some in tournaments, this hole, however really doesn't leave much choice if you want to make a serious run at the basket so after 3 years of trying RHBH with literally dozens of splash-outs, spit-thrus and general bad bounces, my first ace was thrown forehand. I even got the park guy Bud (no joke) to initial my disc as a witness- he was running a Bobcat front-end loader about 10 feet from the teepad I aced from. No more using distractions as an excuse, huh.
I hear that aces come in bunches, and I'm certainly looking forward to the next one but this one will always be my first. I wonder if I should retire the disc- 167g yellow Star Leopard.