Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Coveted Class Is Upon Me

It has taken three semesters for fate to be upon my side. Finally this semester God has suprised me with a class that I have wanted to take for quite some time now. Last Tuesday was the first meeting and boy was it a meeting. Bielby showing off was amazing. He throws with such ease. It makes me sick to see. I got some new discs to add to my collection. Another dx val, a disc craft Buzz-d and an aviar. I'm excited to try this new midrange. Honestly, i really didn't care which discs that i received. I just want to learn as much as possible and get better. I'm excited for class today. I wish we were actually on the course but oh well. It's always good to warm up before the season starts. I'll use it to work on my form.

as always
stretch the arm first

Mid-Range King

Monday, March 26, 2007

Dust Off the Cobwebs

The cursed months of winter are behind us. Yes, I am as happy about it as you should be. The snow is either gone or taking its last gasping breath until its unfortunate return next year. Better still, the ground is drying up. If you've ever golfed after a rain, then you can appreciate just how difficult play can become when the ground is busily soaking up 3 ft of melted snow. This is all the more exaggerated at a course like Acorn, which has a notable lack of grass in many areas, leaving only large areas of pure mud. All this has gone the way of the buffalo.

This has given us the chance to have the first decent rounds of the season. While in Sioux City, MRKing and I pounded out a round at Sertoma in about the craziest wind we've had there. We didn't mind the wind (too much); we were just happy to get out and throw again. A couple days later, Harcum and I got the chance to head to North's football field and do a little driving to get the arm back up to speed. And finally, yesterday, URBWes and I took a trip to Acorn. A bit windy, some relocated pin placements (watch out for hole 9!) and some really crap-tastic throwing, but it was just nice to get out and log 18.

Its good to be back, ya'll. We need a lot of work before the Acorn Open, but all this in time.

The mountain called Monkey has spoken


Song of the Week: "Snow is Gone" by Josh Ritter

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Already/Not Yet Disc Golf Tensions

So the temperature outside has become very nice. This, in my mind, can only mean one thing: Disc Golf! However, we just finished receiving an abundance of snow and it will take a while to melt. It reminds me of the biblical tension of Already/Not yet. We already see some of the benefits of optimal Disc Golf weather: decent temps and sunshine, but we still can't play because the ground is covered in lots of snow. So we continue to groan inwardly, awaiting the glorious day when we can begin the season.

That's it,