For those of you who have not read enough of these already.
We camped at Coldbrook. All the campers, disc golfers and not, were respectful of the quiet hours. That was very nice. I've never had that experience in a public improved campground before, although it seems common in the private campgrounds. Kelsey and Kira caught fireflies and made a fireflyarium out of the picnic table tant thing. We foraged for wood and made one-match fires. We cooked hobo pies and smores.
Doubles. Diana and I played doubles just for the fun. We beat some of the teams we wanted to beat, but Diana was a little off her game. We took last prizes. The main thing is the Dream Team won. I got Kelsey partnered up with the highest rated local boy I could find. They took a small lead in the best shot morning round. Then in alternating shot they crushed the opposition. When you crush in alternating mixed, that means the girl stepped up. Now that Kelsey has won one, she can be my partner at future World Mixed Doubles. Until she wins one for me!
Singles. I played Advanced with the boys instead of playing with the old men. All the bagging in the age protected divisions, at both ends of the age spectrum, was a little nauseating. So, since I wasn't a contender in either division, I decided to play with the boys in Advanced.
I'm really glad I did. I played well for me. I made the semi-finals. I beat 220 or so younger men and approximately one older man. I did not get so worn out I'll be crippled for a year -- providing i take a month off right now! I did especially well on the harder courses. At Timber Ridge I played well enough to beat the Open A pool cut line. 986 rated.
Kelsey started hot in singles and so did the Frazier girl. Kelsey stayed hot and had a 15 throw lead by mid way. A 983 rated round at Begg helped. Then she let up a little and Michelle closed within seven. I got to walk with Kelsey for the Final 9. She was out of gas but so was Michelle. Paige made a big move. If it had been a Final 18 on that course, Paige might have been the winner.
Kira did fine. She finished middle of the Advanced Women pack. 14 years old. Not bad.
Diana was disappointed with her performance. That happens. She had serious head game problems. I'm starting to find a solution for my head game problems. I think that was the big difference between her Worlds and mine. I have a multi-layered strategy for dealing with head game problems now, but it all comes down to perspective.