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Tournaments / Re: remaining events 2013
« on: September 03, 2013, 02:30:53 PM »
I would love a 54 hole all in event! :D

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Found and Lost / Zack Steutetman, I found your Aviar.
« on: August 15, 2013, 07:58:45 PM »
I found a well loved aviar that belongs to Zack Steutetman.  I apologize if I botched the name as the name is kind of worn.  I tried calling the number but the number was disconnected.  I found it a Prairie Center about two months ago and promptly lost it...  I just found it in my fiance's car and am trying to return it.  If any one knows Zack, please let me know so I can return it to him.

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General Banter / Re: Ace pot payout out
« on: May 16, 2013, 05:22:04 PM »
At least if a non club member of is going to hit it, I am happy it was EMac!  He really does do a lot for the sport and is a great guy.  My fiance, Leah, works with his cousin and asked if Eric could get my brother and I a couple personalized signed discs.  Andy's birthday was on the last day of the GBO and we joined the tournament to celebrate.   Eric not only signed special edition disc with messages to both of us, but he mailed them priority mail to make sure they arrived prior to the GBO and wouldn't let Leah pay for anything.  Thank you Eric!!!

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I had a blast!  Wonderfully run tournament you guys.

PS:  You have one VERY friendly horse!

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Tournaments / Re: Disc Golf Day - Sunday May 5 - Swope Park!!!!
« on: May 06, 2013, 05:47:44 PM »
I had a blast!  A big thanks to everyone that made this happen!!!  I just wish I could have stayed longer.  I was able to make most of the day and cant wait until the next one.  This is the event that introduced me to the club and I was reminded of why it made an impact on me.

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I think I can make it up to Swope tomorrow with my discs as well.

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I cant get out to Prairie Center league but I have a few discs I could part with.

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I just signed up solo.  Looking forward to this event!

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Found and Lost / Re: Found Wood Mini
« on: April 26, 2013, 12:44:28 PM »

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Tournaments / Re: Paradise Diamond - May 18th, 2013 - PDGA B Tier
« on: April 17, 2013, 05:08:42 PM »
Stools. Umbrellas. Rain Coats.
I guess I should have formatted; "this, this, or this"

Understood...  I figured that is what you meant but always good to clarify!

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Tournaments / Re: Paradise Diamond - May 18th, 2013 - PDGA B Tier
« on: April 17, 2013, 04:40:18 PM »
Stools. Umbrellas. Rain Coats.

Love this idea.

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Tournaments / Re: Paradise Diamond - May 18th, 2013 - PDGA B Tier
« on: April 17, 2013, 04:35:16 PM »
I would prefer the t-shirt as my fiance claims half of mine and I have a million towels and have made numerous others.  I would love to get a long sleeve dry-fit.  Not a super quality thick one but a thin one to wear underneath T-shirts to help with sunburn.  That would probably be something that a lot could use but not all of us have.  Maybe just some simple lettering on the arm to denote the event.

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General Banter / Re: Course Records
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:57:04 PM »
After opening my mouth and calling Loomis' 18 epic I shot a 17 at Municipal on hole 8 (380ft) during the GBO.  The winds were so bad when I was putting that I had to straddle put and just lean into the wind as I was on a hill and I just used the wind to hold me up.  I tried to lay up and the disc hit the ground by the basket and shook for a few seconds before taking off.  My second put was more of an approach than put.  I landed it on the ridge of the hill up wind of the pin a little further than I would have liked but I was very happy with it.  I threw my put and it hit center chains but when it hit the post it lifted up and took off  again this time coming to rest on the ridge about 15 ft down wind.  I threw my put and it to my excitement hit the chains perfectly and the disc which had about 6 inches to go.  I then started yelling "drop" as a surge of wind on top of the already gail force wind held the disc in place.  It then started to to very slowly start to rise.  It took off nearly rolling into the pond about 40 ft away.  This continued until I was robbed of another put that hit the bottom of the basket prior to lifting up and out of bounds.  I finally ended it with a nerve racking 50 ft  approach that was pinned against the hill at the base of the basket.  I ran full sprint to the disc with my mini in hand so I could prevent another serge from sending my poor putter airborne again.   From there I was able to place the disc carefully in the basket.

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General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:07:16 AM »
I'm a new player and do practice my putting. At work , I will put a trash can in the shop and throw with the kids. I also live close to Legacy and hit 9 or the practice basket. CD showed me  a way that works for me and it does. I watched every video I could find on you tube some helped others did not. During my practice time , I found out that 1 putter didn't work for me. I use three, 1 flat , 1  hyser and 1 from 20 + feet. Works for me.
Now, , I am a musician and know that bad practice makes bad play. My long game sucks. I know I'm old and fat but when I go and throw all my disc most of the time the drivers all go the same, not that far. I am afraid I am making bad habits. I can not break some of my guitar playing habit because there are years at work there, habits I wish I didn't have.

By The way , when I was out throwing 50 feet as a new player, a nice young man came over to me and showed me how to double my throw, politely.

Mick

Hey...  I may not be the best player pdga rated 772 and hope to break the 800s after the GBO but I can drive a ways and love to teach.  I find I learn more in an hour teaching than I do in days personal of practice time.  My brother an 882 rated player and I go out every weekend and love to have newer players with us.  I know I would be happy to have you join us and Andy and I will impart any knowledge we can.

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General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 05:51:20 PM »
Something I think helps develop your throwing is to play catch. Another thing that will improve your game fast is to take all your discs and go throw them out in an open filed such as a soccer field or baseball field. Playing rounds doesn;t give you enough reps to learn how to make the discs go where you want them to.

I agree with this...  Playing catch is so helpful for me.  I try to play at least 10 minutes of catch before a game to warm my arm up so I don't tear my shoulder and as a byproduct I discovered you get so many reps in and is more fun than throwing at a basket and walking back.  I also learn from who I am playing with whether they are directly teaching me something or watching what they are working on.  I have a field by my work and set up practice basket up during lunch and go through drills.  I am one that does get enjoyment out of working drills.  I would love to go out with people and do drills with them.  You get so much more out of your time when you can have someone else there working on the same thing.  I also have a phone that takes 60fps and have an app called coaches eye for breaking down my throw.  Unfortunately I never end up filming myself.  I have a lot of videos but they are all from course practice.  I would be happy to take turns on video practicing in a field.

What practice routines does everyone that does have a routine do??

My drills -

Putting drills - Using 4 putters I mark my spot and if I make all five I move back approx 5 ft.  This is the one I always start with and then add one of the others listed.

Driving drills - I put the pin on the other side of the field.  Unfortunately as the park is a fairly open space I cant use real obstacles so I just imagine trees and mark some OB out with the minis I have in my trunk.  I then empty my bag trying to get through the imaginary obstacles to the practice pin.

Roller drills - I have not worked on this much and believe I should start soon.

Trouble shot (Back and forehand) -  There is a creek by the park so I set the pin up in various places in the open and toss a mini into the treeline and work on discovering the best option for the scenario.

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