Today was a great day. Nice weather, got to play with Kat, a local and good disc golf-her the first round, got 2nd in doubles with 2 ctp's (for 33$ profit) and found a place to stay tomorrow! My timing was just right, stopped for a sandwich between courses, and got there AS they were walking off with teams, one guy Barry left cali so I got a team and headed out to play blind.
Cumming, GA- Central: Right as I get to the tee, Kat pulled up to play a round so I joined her. Even with the map from online, it'd have been tough to figure out due to changes, and the extra 9 holes not being on the map, and most signs ruined. The 18 hole part is mostly open and long, with some sporadic trees and holes along woods, often a road or fence or something OB and wind a major factor. Length is significant from the longest of the sometimes 3 tees. Hilly. The 9 holes are tight, often without a real shot or fairway available, and still some are long. Small creek on a couple of holes. Not rough, clean. I lost an irreplaceable Buzz, we looked for a good ten minutes, then I went back with Seal-Skinz on and checked the entire creek bed up to a foot deep for it hiding down there but it wasn't to be found! Maybe the most effort ever gone into finding a lost disc, on a good shot, that I saw come down, and no luck! My shoes are drying on my Peet dryer all night.
Atlanta, GA- Perkerson: Temp. course set-up once a month for events, likely to become permanent sometimes next year. Right in Atlanta in an old neighborhood park. I got there right as a doubles round began, after the 1 round tournament this morning. Poorly marked and dirt tees!* (that's a joke, it's temporary). Really long and challenging, never very tight but with many spaced out trees and some woods, on large hills with a creek down the middle. The creek is either roped off or with high rock walls making defined OB lines, very much in play on most holes, but not deep. Hills will wear you out, often side-slope shots. Many holes well over 600', at least 1/3. Opportunities to bomb control drives every other hole. Upshots skills needed. Rollers, sidearm and knowing when to go for a shot too. Top tier tournament level difficulty, clean and well maintained, looks like a permanent course not something just throw into another park, must be nice not to have to do any work to get a course in! Kevin McCoy was there.
Tomorrow: East Roswell (maybe) then Lenora (again), staying with Kevin Misiak (thank you).