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I'm Max. I go by MAD MAX on most forums. The MAD actually comes from "Montrose Area Disc" Golf which is a club I helped create and run while I lived in Montrose. Montrose is in Western Colorado. We have a great course that's gone from 9 holes of homemade baskets to 18 Mach V's with some very sweeeeet holes. I'm proud of my work there with the other club members to make it all happen by raising cash, going to city council meetings, working with the Parks Department and throwing some awesome tourneys.
Last summer I moved back to Denver and love the disc golf scene here too! There are hundreds more golfers and I have many friends from playing tournaments across the state the past 4 years. Mile High Disc Golf is my club here and it's pretty sweet with the best club website I've seen. Also, I have 4 aces since moving so that's gotta be a good sign!
I collect CE plastic and USDGC Rocs. I only really throw the FX firebirds and the Rocs at this point. I'm actually selling some CE Valks (mostly used) and Firebirds and Rocs in my quest to buy some 2008 USDGC Rocs and obtain a MINT 1st Run CE Valk, Firebird, Teebird, Leopard and Eagle. I still need the Valk and Eagle.
My bag is mostly Innova. Wraiths for D. Teebirds for fairways. Firebirds for hard hyzers and forehand. Leopard for long-and-straight or gliding annys. Perhaps a Sidewider for downwind D. Have various Rocs (Champion, DX, Ontario), a Buzz and 1st run CE QMS (the ones that are "PDGA APPOVED" without the "R".). I use a soft Wizard for all my putting and upshots up to 120' or so. A flippy DX Aviar rounds out the bag for anhyzer putts or short anhyzer shots.
I'm a pretty decent player that drifts between 960-974. I should be better but am not always in tournaments. I'm working on the mental part of my game to get more consistent with putting, having a routine before shots and enjoying myself. The hardest part is accepting my mistakes without getting upset that I'm not perfect. I'm getting better and think I'm usually a good guy to play a round with. I enjoy talking and joking with those on my card and watching the different ways skilled golfers approach the same hole.
I had two 2nd place finishes last year and actually cashed higher than my entry fees for the first time ever. I hope to repeat that and better this year with a win or two in a sanctioned event. I plan on playing in the USDGC when I finally qualify. I love large and challenging courses that make you have to plan strategy for holes and landing zones rather than just trying to park everything under 450ft. Shelly Sharpe at the Memorial is like that and a couple ft he courses at the '06 Pro Worlds in Augusta. I love the mental challenge.
I think all pros should take a rules test and think all players at A-Tiers and above should wear clothes that look good. If that mean a collared shirt, so be it. I would like to see AMs play for trophies and bragging rights with perhaps a disc of their choice for those who might cash. Of course entry fees should be lower for them too. I think there will eventually be a "PRO" tour with players above a certain rating only allowed and then I'll be an AM again. However, that will only happen after some serious sponsorship comes along and until then, the A-Tiers and larger events need donating pros like me to help bump up the purse. At least then can rub elbows with the big dogs at a few events after I have great rounds or they don't.
Perhaps I'll try to keep a rough log of how my season goes on here. We'll have to see if anyone reads it. Right now I'm playing about once every 2 weeks due to snow and little time.
Help run a tournament or do work on a local course sometime this year!