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Tournaments / Re: East vs West Team Championship
« on: September 06, 2012, 04:57:05 PM »
Nobody on the west side believes for one second that the east is going to mail this thing in. I think it will be very competitive, but still fun for both sides. I have to believe that they would be a whole lot more nervous if a solid middle of the order guy like myself hadn't relocated this year ;D

Tournaments / Re: East vs West Team Championship
« on: August 25, 2012, 12:04:57 PM »
East team coming together nicely.

Would look a lot better with a tank at the top though. ::)

Barter Town / Re: Wanted: Vibram Discs
« on: August 25, 2012, 11:59:21 AM »
Might have something for ya, pm sent.

Tournaments / Re: 2012 - Tree Love Classic - 09-15-12
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:50:35 PM »

  the low turnout was mostly my fault and i am trying to improve on several things this year.

The weather was crappy and you were going against an event at thornfield. Hardly your fault. If i can help out with anything let me know.

General Banter / Re: And the sandbagging continues
« on: August 16, 2012, 10:18:44 AM »
The problem is there is no real incentive for players to move up to pro unless they are exceptionally skilled and likely to begin cashing right away. The competition is tough, there are very little freebies or players packs, and it costs more to enter. If you are playing a big A-tier or Nt event the odds of a high finish are very slim. I'm not saying that the big guns don't have bad tourney's or rounds, but cracking the top 20 in those events pretty much requires shooting well above 1000 rated rounds every round.

Really the only incentive is pride and a drive to want to be the best for a day or weekend and not just the best in your division.

That being said, playing in the open division is not really that scary or difficult. I've watched climo miss a 20 footer. I've seen all kinds of mistakes made by pros. It's just limiting your mistakes and not letting it totally mind f#$% you when you do. That is really the key, keeping your bad rounds from being any where below 950.

If you feel pressure to move up even though you are not 100 percent sure of it i would say don't. It can be extremely frustrating to feel extra pressure to play perfect and then you don't, then you get pissed off, then you drop a 890 round in an NT event and want to throw all your discs in the garbage.

On the positive side of that, while i have experienced a lot of frustration there are reasons to push yourself against tougher competion. The standard answer is that you learn more from better players but it is more than that. Competing against and hanging with great players will do more for your confidence than anything. I didn't play all that well at the KCWO, but in the first round i had Climo in the rear view mirror all round til he just got me by 2 strokes at the end. Moments like that can fuel motivation and positive mojo more than any advanced tourney success can do.

I grew up and played a lot in oklahoma and there are a handful of 980 and above players who have been dominating the advanced ranks for years. I would just use that as extra motivation to beat those guys.

Just do whatever it takes to keep yourself motivated to improve and you guys will be fine. If winning some advanced tourneys and experiencing some success and the feeling of winning then do that. If you want to take a shot at hanging with someone with a proven track record then do that.

There are a lot of ways to the the top, do what works for you.


I just thought I could cary on a rational, adult, debate about something that I had an opinion on... or is that not what a "Forum" is for?

ahahahaahahahahahahahahaha. that's good stuff. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Ok sorry, got it all out.

General Banter / Re: Google Fiber is here!
« on: July 27, 2012, 10:00:36 AM »
No ESPN on the channel guide. Not cool

Swope / Re: Swope League 2012
« on: July 19, 2012, 07:56:43 PM »
Awwwww, KGJBTD would be proud.  ;D

General Banter / Re: ah charlotte
« on: July 12, 2012, 08:19:06 PM »
My dog cooter wandered by while i was looking at this fabulous pic.

He couldn't help but notice the picture and got an immediate red rocket. :D

I must say, my own reaction was not that much different from his... ;D

General Banter / Re: 07/03/12 Ratings Update, Whatcha got?
« on: July 03, 2012, 03:04:49 PM »
Eric you have become a really solid player in the last year. You should do well when you start playin masters. Not that you're not doing well now, don't get all fired up on me. I will be joining you in masters in a couple of years anyway.

General Banter / Re: 07/03/12 Ratings Update, Whatcha got?
« on: July 03, 2012, 02:59:02 PM »
Feel i am appropriately rated at 956. Sometimes good (1003 round), sometimes not so good (895).

Too many low rated rounds in my history for it to really go up that much in the next year. With worlds in emporia next year i am seriously considering ditching out on the repeated open beat downs i am enduring and dropping down to the advanced ranks for another year. See if i can give those oklahoma baggers a run for their money in emporia(probably not). Then i may just go on the full blown Loomis plan, worked out pretty well for him i think. I'm sure the wife won't mind a few more piles of discs. ;D

« on: June 25, 2012, 03:52:51 PM »
Lost a good orange star wraith in the pond on 14 about 40 feet out from the corner. Yeah not even close to making it.

Hit an ace down under with it that only cooter saw, so it's a little sentimental. But that was the beefiest wraith i ever had, not scared of any headwind with that thing, so i miss it already. Gonna have to breakout the 11X chicken i guess.

If someone feels like doing some fishing it would be worth about $20 to me, if it was returned.

Old Pike / Re: Old Pike Doubles 6/19/12
« on: June 19, 2012, 03:21:12 PM »
What's the dog policy out there. Got a leash and some baggies.

Tournaments / Re: East vs West Team Championship
« on: June 10, 2012, 08:20:41 PM »
Match play kicks ass, I want in!!

Gonna be tough qualifying on the kansas side, but will the big guns play with no money on the line.

I'll play with nothng on the line, charity is good with me. I'll still want to win.

Swope / Re: Swope League 2012
« on: June 06, 2012, 03:49:21 PM »
Small group out for some doubles action on the gold course. I didn't really have to do much to help out, just carry the money til the end of the round. Hmmmmmmm, which actually at swope is kind of a big deal (patting myself on the back now). Had 10 to start but 2 cavemen not familiar with this world wide web thing showed up 2 holes late. Fred and Jason wanted in on the league, and since we're not talking about tank and arturo showing up and wanting to team up, i decided to abuse my newfound authoritie and let them in. Ended up just making $3 more a piece for second place, you're welcome. ;D

6 teams on a slightly breezy night

MikeD / LeeK       52     $20   
MikeM / EricK      53      $16
MattC / MattF      54
JasonL / FredF     57
GMoney / DanL    61
EdH/Scott            63

Van, hope you get that worked out and i have some club money for ya the next time i see ya.

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