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General Banter / what a links style course is or hlinc
« on: July 15, 2012, 11:26:41 pm »
fyi: A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. The word "links" comes via the Scots language from the Old English word hlinc : "rising ground, ridge"[1] and refers to an area of coastal sand dunes and sometimes to open parkland. It also retains this more general meaning in the Scottish English dialect. It can be treated as singular even though it has an "s" at the end and occurs in place names that precede the development of golf, for example Lundin Links, Fife.[2]
The land was unsuitable for building houses due to its sandy nature and equally unsuitable for farmland due to the salt content of the turf.
Links courses tend to be on, or at least very near to, a coast, and the term is typically associated with coastal courses, often amid dunes, with few water hazards and few if any trees. This reflects both the nature of the scenery where the sport happened to originate, and the fact that only limited resources were available to golf course architects at the time, and any earth moving had to be done by hand, so it was kept to a minimum. Even today, some links courses do not employ a greens staff, use only basic machinery such as hole cutters without boards to ensure that the hole is cut unevenly, and use grazing animals to keep the grass cropped.
Links courses remain most common in Ireland and also in Great Britain, especially in Scotland. The Open Championship is always played on links courses, and this is one of the main features which differentiates it from the three major championships held in the United States.
The style of play on a links golf course is considerably different from the style of play on other types of courses. The challenges of links golf fall into two categories: Firstly the nature of the courses themselves, which tend to be characterised by uneven fairways, thick rough and small deep bunkers known as "pot bunkers"; and secondly, due to their coastal location and lack of trees, many links courses are frequently windy. This affects the style of play required, favouring players who are able to play low accurate shots. As many links courses consist literally of an "outward" nine in one direction along the coast, and an "inward" nine which returns in the opposite direction, players often have to cope with opposite wind patterns in each half of their round.

General Banter / Worlds Picks 2012
« on: July 15, 2012, 10:21:24 pm »
open - Cam Todd
master - Jon Baldwin
grand - David Greenwell
women - Sarah Hokum

you call it :::::: Joe Harr vs. Dan Loomis

General Banter / PDGA Board of Directors
« on: July 02, 2012, 09:55:44 am »
I cast my vote today in the hope that Rick, Avery and Jack will finally allow golfers to compete with or without shoes at PDGA sanctioned tournaments. Not everyone owned slaves in the 18th century, so why should everyone wear shoes in this day and age? also if there is anyway to get a seniors discount on those exorbidant annual dues, that would be appreciated.

« on: June 22, 2012, 11:56:10 pm »
handsome reward for a white ace race hornet on hole 4 or yellow champ valkyrie on hole 8, both have name & number, or if a guy finds them, a beer

« on: June 13, 2012, 12:01:24 pm »
cannot put the pin in the sleeves for #7 center<may be reamed out>, # 5 short right<may be bent open enough>, #15 short<may be reamed out>, #14 short<think it needs replaced>

could use a new lock on # 4 <and # 15> to match the master key

board of directors may want to consider new and innovative nickels/flags as this course deserves it

Tournaments / Baltic Sea Tour 2012
« on: June 12, 2012, 08:36:10 am »
as summer heats up, the tour continues! this season watch for 550 rated Zydrune Kudabaite in the advanced division try to get some points. shot a 3 round 291 vs 999 rated open winner Arttu Sikanen's 166. this is a marked improvement of 14 strokes for Zydrune from the Vilnius Open earlier this season.

The main mission of the Tour is to promote disc golf sport in Baltic countries, encourage more players to compete, and of course to create the highest level competition in the region.
Players compete in two divisions – MPO and Amateurs – MA2. There are special rules for MA2 division – only juniors (MJ2 – <16), grandmasters (MPG – >50) and all female players can compete. Everyone is welcome to join Open (MPO) division of course.
The main prize of the Tour is Challenge Cup (in both divisions) with Champion name engraved on it. The Cup has 9 sides, representing 9 countries around the Baltic sea.

Cliff Drive / 5/28/12 Northeast League Results
« on: May 28, 2012, 10:14:46 pm »
Kevin Corbett        58  $12
Greg Utz                61  $7
Jamie Barry            64  $2.5
Jake Bowen             64  $2.5
Scott Hostenfeld       67
Mike Keizer               68
Drew Neitzel              69
TJ Ring                       76

Cliff Drive / Course is looking great !
« on: May 15, 2012, 08:39:57 am »
whoever torched that hooker last night was definitely NOT a golfer, kinda wierd that they called the cops while she was still smoldering. anyway the course is sweet, thanks for moving some pins jack.

Found and Lost / When is disc golf day this year?
« on: April 30, 2012, 09:44:51 am »
anybody know? i thought jack was going to post something somewhere........

Blue Valley / League on Monday!!! <4-2-12>
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:18:29 am »
Cliff League Monday edition on little Blue since it be the first monday of the month, 5:30 pm, i hope to be there! hey is the ace fund from cliff in play?

Bag Tags / What tag you got? 2012
« on: March 27, 2012, 10:12:01 am »
i got #1, thanks adam.

Tournaments / 2012 Memorial in Phoenix
« on: February 29, 2012, 10:52:03 pm »
looks like mike thomas is ahead of pete cashen after round 1, feldberg shot an 1115 rated course record at vista.

General Banter / disc golf movies
« on: February 28, 2012, 01:00:53 pm »
ok, for under a minute, these guys are awesome, i rate 4 minis out of 5

Tournaments / Collegiate golf update
« on: February 21, 2012, 11:15:32 am »
After failing to win the bid at the Alabama Slammer this past weekend, the University of Alabama will be making the 500+ mile trip to St. Louis to compete and hopefully earn their bid to Nationals. Looks like there will be an intense battle for the Nationals bid at the Gateway Collegiate Classic.UofADiscGolf
Bogey Poster

Re: St. Louis Collegiate Qualifier
by SteveK on Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 pm

Gateway Collegiate Classic Roster (paid entry) as of 2/20/12

Notre Dame
Western Illinois University

Murray State - A Team
Purdue University
Southern Illinois Carbondale
Lindenwood University
University of Kansas
University of Arkansas
University of Illinois

General Banter / distracting music while throwing
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:00:37 am »
am i out of line for asking the tunes be muted when i'm trying to throw a drive, upshot or any of my three putts on a hole? i'm ok with tunes during a bowlbreak or backup, even if it's eminem or scream-o, however i am continually distracted by music i don't want to hear when throwing, and golfer/dj's seem to think that their music and volume is just fine, even if only one golfer complains. i thought that rule #2 of disc golf covered this.

#1 be safe
#2 be courteous
#3 all holes are par 3

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