the kipper hadda grow up n get a real job. :( so i'm workin crazy hours right now, but if ur around sunday and or monday those would be my days off so yes. playing would be great. and if there's no light, gettin a beer or two would be great as well. let me kno what ur schedule looks like and hopefully we can work something out. hope to see you soon.
p.s. shot the Midland Open,MI. and did bad. I took 7th out of 10 of us. Thought for sure I'd take my first open cash today but no good. I think I need some serious practice. I have been learning alot in the open division though. You have to have more than just a backhand. One pro here in Michigan had told me it is a war out there, you have to have some weapons ( side arm,rollers.thumbers,tomahawks, gernades,etc...). I found out just what he was talking about. feild work time for me. Anyways it was a very fun filled day and beutiful weather so that is always good. Anywho have a good work week peace out!
Congrats on your victory! Move up Bagger! (j/k) you do have a few wins under your belt now don't you?
I have cousins that live in danbury,CT. and I plan on visting them sometime in August I beleive. I just thought I might ask and see if you and your peep's would be interested in showing me some courses around the CT. area. I had never golfed out on the east coast. Been to NY. many times and never snuck a round in out there either. I want to play Warwick I have heard many good things about that course. Anyways sorry to ramble on! Congrats on your victory cheers!!!
Na - I'm in charge of Sat . . . he brings the bacon home, the least I can do is bring it to the potluck :) Looks like the weather is going to be glow-ree-us!!!!!!! Speaking of glow - never done it - think it should be done sometime soon. . .
I hope your skies are blue and the ground is green. The snow is gone and your new friends are nice and not mean.
I've been thinking about you as the weather has begun to shine here in NEOhio. How's it going? I see from your pictures that your getting around, making new friends and HAVING FUN. (Yaye). I asked Mel the other day at the Hall of Chains tournament in Canton/ Massillon of you. and she said I saw her at Bowling Green and she was doing good. I asked Eric how you we're doing and he said you we're doing well. And then I did some time consuming work to get my AOL back and running so I could ask YOU personally (maybe not in person :( but the next best thing :) How are ya doing? How are things in Groton. Have you been up to the Casino or gone to Mystic or the BIG Apple or Boston for a night on the town? i'm not much of a Gambler, but i did have fun visiting Boston once with my cousin. Not much new here (NOT) and if you got a few minutes I'd love to tell you about it.
I just got back from another trip in which I canvassed 3,700 miles covering 9 states and playing 60 courses through 8 of those states. (i'm up to 537 courses played, now). It was a bummer in a way cause I didn't get to share my fun with to many people, but I had a blast nevertheless. I flew into St. Louis from Akron/Canton and played several courses in Illinois as there was a big DG tournament going on in ST.Louis. I visited my Dad's grave (near the Jefferson Barracks course) in the JB National Cemetary, Then I mossied on down to the "NEW" Busch Stadium to watch my beloved St. Louis Cardinals (See I grew up in my pre teen years in St.Louis amongst other places) Drove by the ARCH, I went to a couple of the homes in which we used to live. The one place where I learned how to ride a 2 wheel bike and wreck a 2 wheel bike and the other where I was grounded for practically the whole year I was there because of my bad grades (a couple of 'c's). I rented a car (Pontiac Vibe) from the airport and drove south/ southwest Missouri and played a few courses before going into Arkansas (which is called the diamond state) and is probally why I got to play a real gem at the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch otherwise know as "HSC' in Jasper, Ark. , there they hae a dude ranch in which they offer a number of different activities for their guests and Disc Golf is one of them. They have some serious holes in which some we're perched on top of out cropping boulders. miss your putt (like I did) and go down 40' and shoot back up. They also had a suspension bridge in which ya got to cross if your drive went over the gulley. I then traveled to North Little rock to plays Burns park (2 - 18 holes courses, one a little tighter than the other and the other a little longer as the the other). I met a couple of 11 th graders (travis and Chris) they we're my free travel guides through this course as we had a good sharing the land. They both recomended me playing the Hot Springs course and a course on the campus of the University of Missisisippi in Oxford. Ms.. The Hot Spring (former President Bill Clinton's home)course was both wooded and hilly, very demanding for this tourist. The next day I drove over and started playing the mississippi courses. The first one I played was in Horn Lake, beautiful park and to my surprise another added 9 holes that the directory didn't list, but unfortunately their wasn't any tee signs to find my way around so I went on to the next course in Central Park (no not NYC silly) Southaven, Ms., they I got to play a round with the top ADV. local Cody Robinson, in which he showed me how the course was meant to play (as I have this little arm and body that doesn't throw a country mile as some of these younger players). I then headed onto Oxford where I played Ms. first course in Avent park and then I went to find William Faunker's (famous Writer) grave, then I went to the University to play their course. it was tighter than the busiest elevator ya ever been on. But short and I shot 6 under on that baby. I met a couple of students while finishing up, told them of my travels and they suggested that I venture into the city of Oxford for the best treat of them all. A dinner at the famous "City Grocery" restaurant. It was really neat dinning in Oxford, all the towns people we're all dressed in the finest casual clothes. The town's square was full of delight and flare. I had to remove my hat before I was seated but had their specialty (grits and shrimp, with garlic added into the grits. I also ate a very good house salad). I heade south before turning in for the night in a town called Grenada. I planned to play that course in the morning, but I got as far as 4 holes in before the rains decided to unleash their fury and then the sirens went off. I scurried back to the main office in which they said to come in as someone spotter a funnel cloud outside of town. I looked at the radar and decided to get on the road (bad choice) as I didn't get but 30 miles down the road till I had to find the nearest exit because of the magnitude of rain coming down. so I slept that storm off and drove down to Jackson in which I got to play and real cool course in Brandon (subburb of Jackson) one of my trips favorites at the "REZ". I then got back in the car and drove off to Vicksburg in which I played a really cool private course, not long, but tricky (and always on the alert of poisonous snakes, I don't know which is more scary a hard difficult shot or a unforseen poisonous snake) up and down hills over ravines and next to a pond (very scary). I still had more daylight, so I scurried over to Louisianna to play the west monroe course in which the river that is was located next to was up above their crest line and most of the holes bordered the river (so again the unkown was lurking at every shot). I was enjoying record heat for the following day in Eastern Texas (mid 90's for mid May) and got to play a couple courses in Nacodoches, a course in Longview and in Lufkin. But the real treat that day was visiting "Kilgore" (my last name), Texas and Kilgore College. It was kinda neat driving through town seeing various buisnesses with my last name attached to them (i can see why I got a big head in Texas). I stayed the night near Dallas so the next day I could go and visit Stevie Ray Vaughn's (one of my all time favorite guitarist's grave). I also got to play Fritz park in Irving and Lewisville lake park (both really good courses). I also drove by the stadium where the Dallas Cow'girls' play (wink wink) and by night fall I was hunkered down in the town of Ardmore, Oklahoma. But B4 I setteled down I played their course and fixed on of the baskets with a piece of wood and showed a local girl that there is something to do in Ardmore and gave her the disc I let her use before leaving the park and calling on my cousins who lived nearby. That was a real treat in such I hadn't seen my cousin Judy in over 20yrs. But I had dinner with cousin Bob and his family and then went over to cousin mikes home to spend some time with his family. The next day I headed up north through Oklahoma listening to country western music on the radio cause their's nothing else to listen to. but i didn't mind as some of the older coutry music is to my liking. After playing the 2 Norman, ok. courses I went off to western Oklahoma as eastern Oklahoma was going through some really rough weather (as 22 people died in seperate Tornadoes while i was traveling around). I visited a park that is named "Specht" park (which i kinda ironic as that's my Grandfather's last name in which I named the Wooster course after) Well I say I visited the park as when I got there they're wasn't sign of a Disc golf course. Could of been a nice one, but no baskets. I then drove over to the next town in Enid only to find that this course had baskets laying on the ground. What a waste. It was kinda neat going to a park named 'Specht', but nevertheless it was a waste of time and wasn't the first time of this 'no course here' thing and probally not the last. so ya just gotta drive on. (i think I just came across a cool name for a song I've been working on, drive on.... what do you think??) by this time is was getting late and I thought I was going to settle down near the Kansas. Oaky line but a state trooper with his lights off was driving at a torrid speed so I decided to jump on the train he was on and follow his bumper for as long as he was driving in which he drove almost all the way to Emporia, Kansas. Which was going to be one of my stops the following day, but not the first course of the day. I ended up laying 2 very good courses in Emporia ( a lot of water hazzards, in fact the have one hole in which one thows onto a pennisula, but hte hole isn't as hard as it could be as the basket is in the middle of the pennisula and not at the end), I then went to Lawrence (home of the Jayhawks) played their course (without the help of any tee signs, which is nothing new as I would guess that 25% of the 537 courses I've played doesn't have any tee signs. they have directions to get to the park, but no directions on how to navigate the new course that you'll be playing "ARG x 100") before it was all over that day I got into Kansas City and played 3 of their courses. The next day I was in for one of those daze.... you know one that you could repeat when your having a bad day. I started my day playing on the best courses in the land at Water Works park in KC, Mo. (extreeeme elevational changes, well placed baskets. It was like playing Ashtabula, but on steriods and they hadn't mowed their grass in a while (luckily for me I use a pink valkerye or as I call it my pink vallerie) I then went down to Disc Golf World News headquarters on 18th street and visited for awhile and then headed over to the Jazz/Negro Baseball hall of fames and then over to Athur Bryant's ribhouse for some of the world's best ribs (yum, yum). I still had time left to go and visit Satchel Paige's grave (first Negro elected in2 Baseball Hall of Fame, and the highest paid Negro of his era. Some of my favorite athletics are African/ american and it was really heartfelt to visit such solem places that day). I still had time to go play a couple more courses that day and off to Indepence, Mo. I was. when I got there there was a dad and his son picking flowers for thier Grandmother when the Dad asked me what I was doing. I gave his young boy a disc and he noticed my last name was the same of his (another ironic twist of fate) as it was written on the bottom of the disc I let his son use. We played a couple holes together and before I left them gave them a champion spider with the pdga website written in sharpie ink for their reference to future Disc Golf play. but before nightfall I still had some time left to play a real find in Marshall, Mo. WOWsie Wow wow. I wish I got to play this course again. What a treat. I spent the night near Columbia, missouri and by daybreak I headed for California (missouri, silly) and Jefferson city (the state Capitol of missouri) before heading back to St. Louis area as I had a ticket to go see Radiohead (do you like this band??) at the outdoor arena St. Louis offers. I lasted about 8 songs before I crashed into the hill in a deep sleep. The ushers woke me up after the show was over and I stumbled back to the hotel I had reserved before I started my DG oddessy. The next day was kinda wet and I played St. louis's souix passage. by the time I was done playing the skies started crying again and I went towards the airport for my dreaded flight back home. Be it so humble, theirs no place like home said dorthy in the wizzard of Oz, but isn't it nice to go on these kind of trips and see the "true" US of A and meet new people. Wish you we're with me. miss your smile and such.
Hope I didn't bore you to insanity. It took a little longer than I thought, but your worth the extra efforts.
Hey Heather- Thanks for the luck! I needed all the luck I could get today. Anyway I'll save you the druged out story of not playing open today. Tourney director did not know the 08 changes of am's playing open. To make a short story long I played am and took 3rd. not bad for the way I played. O'well! Anyway's that is funny those are your boy's, I give them the most s***! The Michigan- Ohio love you know! Go Blue! no offense! I told you long ago I would never leave that on your page again! I am sorry! but you get my drift. Rob and Bob came up to the mills this last winter for a tourney and gave evryone on there card a Buckeye! It was pretty funny. So I alway's have to mess with those guy's, they are good peep's though! Anyway I wont talk your ear off! Thanks for the luck again it helped me to take 3rd atleast! till next time Peace Out!
I was checking out your pics from above. and was wondering if pic 7 of 28 the guy standing behind you is Hot tub Bob! I am pretty sure it is. Then the next pic. the 3rd guy from the left behind the dog and wearing camoflage pants is Rob ? (something or other). I call rob Mr.Buckeye. I see him around alot throughout the year! and Hot Tub Bob got his name from Bowling Green KY. a couple of years ago! he played the first day and ended up spending a little to much time in the Hot Tub the next day and did not make it to the course. He said he still had a blast and did not regret missing out on the tourney! Anyways just wondering if you talk to those guys or not! They always want me to go to east OH. for tourneys. they really want me to check out Norwalk, I still have never been! Maybe one day when I get out to cedar point i'll stop by and check it out! anyway's peace out!