Sunday, June 17, 2012

Disc Golf Tour

It was clear skies and about 80 and Austin & I went on a disc golf tour. Our first stop was Westover Park in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Westover is a nice course with tight fairways and a low ceiling. The local club has recently added some nice tee signs with bag holders. They also added 3 new holes. 19, 20 & 21 are wide open big arm throws to contrast the wooded main course.

The new # 20 basket...

Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, Virginia was out next stop after a lunch break at Subway.
Bridgwater was about 9 miles away on the way south on Hwy 11. It's a wide open 9-hole course with most holes 250' - 300'. There are a few over 400' and a couple of shorter holes. (We both hit the basket on #7 for a cubby Ace) This course is a great place to stop by after the tight fairways of Westover. You can come here and play a quick nine and just air it out.

The next stop on south Hwy 11 was Blue Ridge Community College. It's a small 4-hole course and we stopped there just to say we played it. This course has a lot of problems but could be so much more if it were re-designed. Anyway if you live nearby it's a great place to get some safari golf going for practice.

The final stop on Hwy 11 was Kiwanis DGC in Staunton, Virginia. I was starting to feel the first three stops but was determined to play this course. Kiwanis is another great course. Elevation changes, open, wooded holes and new tee signs being put in. There are long tees & long baskets which gives you 4 layouts to play.

Austin played long tees to long baskets and I played short to short. I played pretty well considering how tired I was the last few holes.

The new bench put in by the #1 tee...

#6 elevated tee over the road....

Elevated basket (orange is the long position)

I was able to hit a few birdies and keep up with Austing considering he was playing the long to long set up.

250 miles traveled 49 holes of disc golf at four locations. It was a great day of disc golf. Some highs and lows (Blue Ridge 4).  The plan is to do this again, maybe hit the new courses up at Haymarket.

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