Sunday, June 27, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Discraft Disc Golf Clinic: Overhead Shot Techniques

My new throw: the thumber

Well, as the summer has progressed I haven't seen improvement in the area of distance; off of my drives seem to be turning over or headed for the ground. However, I have improved my putt and gained a new throw: the thumber. I've always thrown the tomahawk to get over a tree, but the throw was uncomfortable; I didn't get far and the motion hurt my shoulder. After watching a quick video on thumbers, I've started trying the throw and I really like it. It doesn't cause any pain and the throw is gaining distance every time I use it.
So grab your overstable, quality plastic and throw a thumber.

Link to follow...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Charlotte Am Preview | Professional Disc Golf Association-Contest Following the Video--MUST SEE

Charlotte Am Preview Professional Disc Golf Association

Not only is this a tribute to the some day future dream home course of yours truely Mr. Diggs but there is a contest at the end....I guess its free. Sign up and lets hope we win!!!!!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

I'm Back, Baby!

Hello ya'll,
The laziness surrounding the loss of my password and the subsequent recovery of it has abated, allowing me to join you fine fellows once more! I am excited and encouraged by the newfound participation in the blog and will seek to become a regular contributor once again. While I will be gone all of next week, I hope to be back in full force afterwards.

I have many issues I wish to address and proffer to you. Among them are a more formalized response to the MRK's post on pay-to-plays; impressions on my new local courses; bachelor party excitement; and items surrounding our group's identity. Stay tuned, dear friends.

Until then, may the weather be calm and your putts steady.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

"Pay to Play" it's just another way to say Green Fees

I can speak for myself and most likely many others on here with this next sentence.  We play disc golf for the fun, recreation, oneness with nature, the chicks (lol), and most of all the thrill of hucking a round PDGA approved disc as far and as accurate as we can.  But really we play it cause it's a relatively cheap sport to get into.  Unless you are Diggs and ask Mr. Mike Snelson to look up how many points you have earned at Fairway Flyerz over the last 5 years.  I really can't say anything...I'm just as guilty.  But who cares...some people choose archery or fishing. We chose DISC GOLF!

Pay to Play courses have been growing in popularity and have seemed to emerge in the Twin Cities within the last few years.  Here is a list I have compiled and most likely missed a few.

1. Blue Ribbon Pines (East Bethel) $5 a round or $10 all day
2. Elm Creek DGC  (Maple Grove) $3 for the each of the following courses or $35 for a season pass
3. Hyland DGC  (Bloomington)
4. Bryant Lake DGC (Eden Prairie)

You can now add North Valley Park DGC (soon to be renamed Valley Park DGC cause some of the holes will be located in South Valley Park incorporating both parks) & Kaposia DGC to these lists.

According to the "local legends" at FF and the Inver Grove Heights Parks and Rec website.  It will be $30 for a season pass that includes both parks.  The fee right now will cover improvements to have four of the holes re-aligned to South Valley Park as mentioned above, new T-Pads, SIGNAGE and a few new baskets.

I can speak from experience and complete frustration.  Both of these courses desperately need signage and a few cosmetic improvements. So this is a positive for the park. Sadly I don't think I'll play these courses because I just don't think I would get my $30 if there was a way to classify this as a charitable donation...possible tax write offs could change my mind.

We all know the debate very well concerning the Pay v. Free argument.  If it's free it allows for more people to access the course. There is minimal upkeep. I played Acorn yesterday and the course was littered with beer bottles/cans.  Every trash was overflowing and needed pickup.  If you limits the number of people...which is a good thing in my opinion. The course management is much better. fairways are manicured and pristine. (see BRP)  Includes a more enjoyable experience for those who are serious disc golfers.  The debate goes on.  My opinion rides the fence on this issue.  I love playing BRP because the course is just that great....the atmosphere is amazing and DG is just in the air almost.  But I'm also a big fan of FREE.  I look forward to playing both types in the near future.

**Speaking of Pay to Play courses....check this website out regularly.
It's the Twin Cities newest and still under construction.  The place is going to be Highbridge esk. ***

Also if you are looking for some DG blog reading this article is nice to read for the mental aspect of the game.

Until next post.
Mid Range King