That's right...TWO ACES today with the SAME DISC. The best part yet..I got this disc from Sheila Kirkham just a few days ago and had never thrown it before, it is brand new. It's first flight ever was into a basket off the tee. It's 2nd flight ever leaned on a pole off the tee, and it's 3rd flight went into the basket off the tee again later in the same day! Both aces were about 300'. Hole #4 Lake Anthony, hole #9 long War Memorial. It is a Green ESP Force, 172g. Quite the day..
Thanks for that magic disc, Sheila. And to Brandon Hickman for the hat, stickers and the round, and to Jim Soutter for the round as well.
Today did not go as planned at all, but I could care less after that. I didn't intend to play Pratt until the last second decision, it turned out to be on the way, so I thought I'd go look. It had brand new baskets, but said it had homemade rubber ones, and it turned out to be a great course. Good thing too, because then another course I planned turned out to be closed. I lost a disc same round as the first ace, played a course I wasn't planning to, and went to another course that I didn't get to play because some stupid track meet decided our baskets are a great place to run circles around!
Dodge City, KS- Tortilla Chucker:Hard to find the course (I fixed that) but relatively easy to navigate, at least the original 9 hole layout. Grass tees. Plays up one side then back the other through a thin grassy park with tall mature trees, and a drainage area in the middle, in 3 spots it's a dark muddy pool of water that could swallow a disc. Longest at 480', shortest is half that. Slight hills.
Pratt, KS- May Dennis:I'm glad I made it here, it's a surprisingly cool little course, recently updated with new hardware. It has signs showing fairway and distance, no next tee but it's never hard to figure that out. 27 holes using 18 baskets. Cement tees. Well maintained, save for a few of the woods holes may need some trimming back. It has a cross between a midwest and a western feel, there is typical eastern forest, but also some cacti and sandy fairways and cottonwoods. Begins in the open park setting, plenty of trees though, then shortens up as it goes into the woods for some tight shots. A few sharp doglegs from open into woods or vice versa. Some rough, minor ivy only saw it once, and not that easy to lose a disc.
Anthony, KS- Lake Anthony:Ace hole #4, short pin setting. A long, lakeside course with green fairways, tall trees spaced out that are hardly ever in play. The water will likely grab a disc or two. Well marked, good tees. Hard to find the 1st tee and where to park. I hit any part of a tree just three times the whole round. Wind, distance, water, road keep you on your toes but it lacks in technical shots save for a few holes. Scenic relaxed setting.
Ponca City, OK- War Memorial:A 9 hole course with many other layouts known by the locals but not marked. Cement tees, signs. Short, it was hard to throw so soft after long courses all week. Mostly putter shots through tall trees and around a few bushes, in a grassy park surrounded by busy roads. Good variety, and a few holes can get tight and technical. Very popular.