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I'm not at all surprised that with the arrival of much nicer weather (especially throughout the midwest) that DGRUS isn't quite as busy lately. Most assuredly, everyone's out chucking plastic. I know this because I too have been taking substancial breaks from this site. Really, if that wasn't proof enough, you needed only to have been at Willow Run DGC last night. Un-friggin'-beleivable. And no, I don't mean that in a positive sense. There were so many people there. I mean tons (mostly casuals, many of them drunk). The parking lot was full to the point of congestion. We even let this guy from Minnesota join us in our first round (Yeah dude, we knew that wasn't just Coke in that Big Buddy cup you were carrying...). He was a nice enough guy, although he did make this wierd crack about dead hippies, which I found a tad ironic considering he looked an awful lot like a young Tommy Chong. But I digress...

Like I was saying, this place was packed. I'm usually okay with playing busy courses, generally because I'm a big fan of letting others play through. I don't like to feel as though I have to keep a certain pace so as to avoid holding up the folks behind me. As I'm usually one for taking my time anyway, I'm all for waiting while a group plays through. Besides, watching others is a great way to learn, and I'll take any lesson I can get. Given that I take my time (as well as others) into consideration, I find it very irritating to get stuck behind groups that, for some reason, have never heard of common courtesy or letting other groups play through. It's not that I mind waiting. I'll gladly wait while you hole out. I'm cool like that. I do have a problem, however, with you standing ignorantly on the tee pad, completely oblivious to our group patiently waiting for you to finish talking to your mom on your cell phone. Just tell her you'll pick up some goddamn milk on the way home, hang up, and throw already. There were five guys in our group (one too many, I thought), and two in yours. How is it that we still had to wait for you?

We did finally manage some separation after hole #6, the reason for this being that some of the disc golfers at this course are afraid of hole #7. Personally, I don't blame them. I've seen plenty of plastic go into the drink here, a few of my own included. And as much as I've been tempted to just skip the hole like so many others do, I don't. I can't possibly improve on these types of holes, these types of finesse throws by skipping them entirely. I know that with every drive from this tee, I risk losing another peice of plastic. But then, no risk usually equals no reward. So, like an idiot, like some insatiable glutton for punishment, I keep trying. I'll birdie that damn hole yet. But as I was saying, we managed some seperation, and the rest of the round was great.

Afterwards, I stopped at a local field to do some distance drills. I was throwing with consistency, at least as far as distance was concerned. I need a lot of work to find that happy medium between distance and accuracy, but that's why I do these drills in the first place. When you boil down to the ins and outs of everything, that's what it's all about. Everyone just want's to find that happy medium, whether it pertains to your game, or just life in general. I think I'll be just a tad closer to my happy medium once Standing Rocks opens. Willow Run is getting a little stale...

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Comment by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 14, 2009 at 2:44pm
Thanks for reading, Scot. You too, man.
Comment by Scot Lambert on April 14, 2009 at 11:56am
Good blog. I hear what your saying. Your not "ragging" on fellow disc golphers IMO. There should be some degree of conformity on pace. Id love to take serious time on each shot but courses being public places, my desire to tune up needs to happen at a field or local park. Got a discatcher for that very purpose. Keep chuckin!
Comment by Chainz-4-Brainz on April 13, 2009 at 11:21am
Thanks for reading, and thanks for your opinion....

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