Sunday, August 10, 2014

Last Day of Vacation

I took a week off from work to burn up some vacation time before I end up losing it. Stayed at home and go a lot of stuff done. Played some disc golf, bused up my foot.

But today was for riding.

The weather is just starting to cool down and up on Skyline you need a jacket in some stretches of road. It was a great day before heading back to work.

Saturday, August 02, 2014

2014 River City Open

The Summer is winding down and for some moronic reason I decided to try my skills at disc golf again. I signed up for the River City Open at The Village. I had been playing better this summer (not much better, but better) there were going to be a lot of Spotsy players there and the entry fee was reasonable.

Let's just say, "It wasn't the day I was hoping for." I did improve my total score by 10 strokes from the last tournament I played there but the result was the same. Dead Fucking Last in Advanced Grandmasters and would have bee 4th from DFL in intermediate.

Red from Shawshank Redemption said, "Hope can be a dangerous thing."

He was right. Some people just will never be better at something no matter how much they practice or work at something. Disc golf is one of those things for me. I don't mind not winning. I've been a loser all my life so that's not the issue. Sadly for me I'm kinda used to being last. I don't like it but that's another issue.

I would just like to be competitive.

Make it respectable....

The first round was not as bad as it looked. A couple of putts spit out and I missed 3 birdie putts. It could have easily been 60-61. But the short birdie holes that I should have easily parked I just couldn't seem to hit the line. And there is nothing like the feeling of 3-putting a birdie tee shot and walking to the next hole scoring a bogey.

The second round was a total disaster. Several terrible drives off the tee that automatically sent me fighting to save bogey. I did putt better the second round. (mostly to save bogey) I did have one amazing shot on 4 out of the woods across the open field and back through the woods and parked it for a drop in but that was for a bogey. 

Hope is a dangerous thing...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Seneca Sun Seeker

I drove up to Gaithersburg, Maryland to photograph a friend that was hosting his inaugural Seneca Sun Seeker at Seneca Creek State Park.

I had never been there and it is a beautiful 27 hole course with everything you need for a great disc golf experience.

Luckily it was an overcast day. The downside was there were some pretty dark areas in the woods that pushed the limits of my gear. But if the sun had been out much it wold have beat me down completely. I didn't have any trouble getting to sleep when I got home.

Bobby put on a first rate tournament, I did a pretty good job on my end.

Friday, July 04, 2014

'Merica, Fuck Yeah!

Got up early this Independence Day and played a round at Loriella for tags. I have the worst number, 44, so I wasn't expecting to move up but you never know.

Started out well enough, starting even or close to most of the guys but as the round went on the inevitable bogeys & double bogeys put me in my familiar DFL.

Russell did well considering the windy conditions. Ronnie was able to move up to the top 10 by topping Jeff by 1 stroke.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Mornin' Round at Loriella

We hooked up at Loriella this morning to play a round before it got too hot. Ron showed up with Ben and I had a blast watching him throw.

Another sweet day to play a round. It was getting a little hot by the time we finished up.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mach III Re-Paint...

It's been a while and my Red, White & Blue theme on my Mach III basket was getting kinda old so I decided it was time for a new look.

I started off with an orange enamel base coat then topped it off with day glow orange. I painted the chains a satin white and for the number plate I cut a vinyl mask of the Spotsy club logo and painted it with flat black.

It is bright and much easier to see.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Promoting the Sport

Today I helped a friend teach his Sunday School kids the game of disc golf. It was a great day and the kids had a blast.