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I'm really looking forward to the Calapooia Classic this weekend. Four rounds over two days on three courses: Bryant Park on Saturday morning, Timber Linn on Saturday afternoon, and two rounds at Waterloo Park on Sunday. All three courses should be tough.

I've played two rounds on the Timber Linn tournament course (Willamette Open 9 last fall) and did fairly well, although I understand the course will change for this year. This course is very long with lots of O.B. and a little water. Long courses don't play to my strength, but I did well here last year by playing safe, taking pars, and accepting a few bogeys while avoiding the ugly fives and sixes that other guys were taking. The plan for this year will be more of the same.

I've never played Bryant Park. Word on the street is that it is a mix of very long field holes (definately NOT my strength) and very tight, sometimes unreasonable, woods holes.

Waterloo is a newer course that was carved out of about 20 acres of very thick woods and blackberry brambles. I played in in April - we we're going to play two rounds but decided by about the fifteenth hole that one would be more than enough. It is very apparent that the local disc golf club has spent a TON of time and energy creating this course, but it will take years of heavy play before this course if fully beaten into submission. Should be interesting. Staying on the fairway is definately the strategy here - the rough is ridiculous.

Friday will be a travel and practice day. I'll probably start at Bryant, then head for a round at Waterloo after lunch. After that, I'll head to Timber Linn to check in and probably walk, but not play, the course. If I'm not too gassed, I'll head back to Bryant for doubles.

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Comment by Jeff Larson on August 1, 2008 at 2:22am
Good luck! Wish I could play.. I'll be at Orchard Park dialing in the Breeze for Tuesday :)

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