We do not know one another yet! I spoke with Debbie this afternoon on the phone about getting registered for the Daytona Open next weekend. Thought it might be nice to make some connections before I actually get down there since this is my first out-of-state tourney and I don't know any golfers in Florida.
I started playing in 2007. I played an all women's tournament, Femillz, in '07 and '08, but I've gotten more into competing this year, Daytona Open will be my sixth this season. I play in the Advanced Women's division (AM1) and I am a PDGA member (#39726).
I love the sport and can't wait to play Tuscawilla. I'm hoping to check out some other courses too: Kathryn Abby and Reed Canal. Any other suggestions on courses in either the Jacksonville or Daytona area?
Just letting you know my wife nd myself are still planning on coming down to Cocoa Beach mid April. To bad I'll miss that tournament around that time.
In other chit chat...I saw you and some of your other disc golf buddies in a doubles league on You Tube. Is that your Tuskawilla course? If so...it looks pretty cool. Anyway...I'm in a tournament here in Battle Creek called The Lumberjack Open @ Kimball Pines. It's a two day B tier event. I'm playing Sunday in the Am Grand Masters division. Later,
Yeah I do play outside the state of MI. I have actually played Sunset Park, which I see is on your favorites list, personally thought that course was a joke, but fun to play while in Vegas. Not trying to start a fight, but it was just short and wide open, not much of a challenge when I could park every basket. We have a few disc courses here in the state located on ball golf courses (which I'm guessing the Red Hawk discussion is why you sent me your message) but they are just long...that's it. When you can just drive long or throw a roller and putt I still don't see the need for the extra distance just to call it a par 72 when guys are still shooting 10-12 down. Many of the MI courses are a good mix of open distance with wooded holes also, it is a very nice well-rounded mix that vastly improves ones game. All the people I talked to at Worlds said they loved the variety of courses, because there was a wide variety of courses. Many of our courses have mowed fairways, but you are right, they aren't mowed fields where you are never punished from throwing a bad shot. I have also played DG in Colorado and that was great long, short, open, wooded, big elevation, all in one course, all things that make a course great and challenging, things that don't exist in FL. What is the most elevation in FL (Britton Hill @ 345' above sea level) is it even on a DG course? Well if you get next weekend off come up to MI and play in the Cracked Plastic and learn what great golfers play in, all elements, all conditions. Great golfers don't just play well manicured courses because they look nice and are easy to walk. Wish you well on your next ace. I don't have that many because our courses aren't drive and putt holes that are easy to ace. We have those courses but I don't consider a player who plays those courses a great golfer because they have 25 aces on it. Get an ace on a 425' tunnel shot or a 350' hallway dogleg hole and then you can talk about having a lot of aces as though you are a great player. Sure I could go stand on a 250' open hole on my course and throw 100 discs and probably get some aces but that isn't golf. At most of our courses here there are big ace pots at leagues, because they are challenging to hit, if that tells you anything.
Have a good one!
Ok ..just checking on ya after the elections...lol cuz when 554 talks Politics ..."Big" Ter's taken cover!!!....super lol.....Jamie and Dilbert is so funny selling stuff online and the things people ask them for...I told them its Laurel and Hardy's Disc Golf store they got going and had them laughing hard anyway always great fro sales!...Ok flavor is "The Right One" cuz thats where it was..lol..sorry..3 inches on the Hot Tub right now as I type and has been snowing for the past two days....I'll trade Sharks and Gators for snow anyday...BT
Thanks for the link to Florida courses. And am glad you are still able to compete after tromping through all that "rough" terrain up North. I'm looking forward to a round with you and all the "mowed lawn" fairways. I hope your all rested up by the time I get down there in April.
Gary, did you change that...or is it part of Terry's attempt at censorship?
...and I thought you were going to change your photo...since Chris used it first for our club's photo, I think you should find another...I know you took it but do you think using a photo of all of us to represent you is cool...besides Chris used it first.
Thank you for your kind words concerning us disc golf course volunteers. The ones that hang in there for the long haul should really be appreciated. But all volunteers need to be thanked as you have done. So...thank you sir for seeing us in an appreciative light. Not a nit-picking complaining one. You are aces and I hope you get one at Worlds. Fort Custer is ace free at present. You could be the first.
Just a volunteer,
Nice 554......just off work and going to play my course out back.........but frist things first......cough..cough!!...hope all is well on your end....and quit hanging out with dilbert...super lol..ok my friend time to throw my 600ft DX Destroyer...if ya look outside ya might see it!!....have a Hippie Summer...BT