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I have finally done it. Still have to call Greg and ask, but I believe he has 1 course to play on the way up before the round on Tuesday.

Today I played #999, putting me above Greg for the most courses played! It didn't really sink in that today would be the day that would happen, which is it's own milestone, until most of the way through the round.

I spent the thunderstorming morning working inside the IDGC, data-entry, cleaning, and most importantly watching the 2000 PAW Worlds VHS which just arrived, they have 100's of spare copies so lots of folk back home will be getting some to re-live those days. We got so much rain, the dry creeks of yesterday were bulging today, with extra creeks that did not belong flowing across most fairways making a huge mess. Hopefully it will have some effect on the low lake levels.

Appling, GA- W.R. Jackson Memorial:Much harder than Steady Ed, with somewhat wider fairway but more length and more prior-knowledge of the holes required. I found it very hard to have a clue as to where I needed to throw to even with tee signs, because placement is so key and some holes are still blind after 2-3 drives. The front is mostly flat, especially when compared to the back 9 or the other courses. No lake, but a creek that's normally dry but now swollen and muddy and easy to lose a disc in is in play often, with a few baskets right by it. Cement tees, signs, maps. Some long walks between holes. Mastery of every shot type is required, big arms have some advantage on several holes but still MUST keep a tight clean line. Some wiggle room so less worry about smacking that first tree off the tee vs. Steady Ed, but no good route to play up if not thrown properly from tee pad. Scenic old growth forest, minimal rough. #10 starts back by clubhouse for good flow, rest potential. Plenty of holes with 2-3 different routes to attempt, some even with their own separate fairway. Tough to figure out for sure, I would discourage any thought of rolling in for an event and not at least walking it first.

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Comment by DiscGolf365 on November 15, 2008 at 12:37am
Ben, shoot me an email so we can arrange a time for that interview Mr. Graham wants me to do with you for PDGA Radio. Thanks.
Comment by Disc Golf Live on November 14, 2008 at 7:13pm
Good luck to both Ben and Hos for that milestone 1000th. Be sure to remind the folks at HQ to put that brand spanking new camera of theirs to work and get some footage of this storied round.

Joe

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