Monday, October 07, 2013

2013 DGCR Hawk Hollow Weekend

Hawk Hollow is a private disc golf course spread out over a working farm in rural Spotsy county. This was the fourth year member of DGCR have met up for the weekend for some camping, grillin', disc golf and waffles & strawberries breakfast.

But before I could pack up my truck Friday and head out I help host the inaugural Paralyzed American Veteran No Barriers Disc Golf Challenge at Loriella Park. We set up a temporary 4 hole course on the easily navigated baseball fields. Ten veterans showed up and after coaching them on how to throw and putt we let them loose to compete in a putting, distance & disc golf challenge.

 The Vets had a great time and picked up playing disc golf very quickly.

 They were able to throw overhand rollers and hit the baskets for drop in birdies.

 Jeff won the putting contest and was able to backhand throw the discs about 100' which is not bad at all for a first time player.
 Tai was a great player. He came in runner up in the putting and disc golf challenge and won the distance competition.

Now it was time to pack up and head out to Hawk Hollow. It was a hot day for October so I was looking forward to some cool night time temps.

I arrived in the afternoon and it only took me about 30 minutes to set up my tent and grill. I cooked me a burger and get ready to relax for the night.

Friday night we sat around the campfire, drank some tasty Sam Adam's Octoberfest beer. Saturday morning was looking like it was going to be a hot one and it was. Morning singles started around 9:30 and by 10 am it was already getting warm.

The morning round I played with John and twin brothers Joel and Danny.

I didn't play that bad for me, I usually shoot in the high 80's to low 90's.

The real surprise was Danny shooting a 68 his first time ever playing Hawk Hollow.

After a long lunch break we headed out to play some doubles. Austin showed up late so we partnered up. John and Jeff teamed up and this time we drove out to the 14th tee so we wouldn't have a long walk in.

I rarely play more than one round a day at HH. It's a long course with several steep uphill holes. I was tire but not feeling too bad but after about 5 holes I was beginning to feel burned out. I don't know how I ended up finishing all 18. But I did and didn't play too bad. Austin was amazing as usual but I hit some long putts and we even used my drive on a few.

Austin & I ended up with the 2nd place doubles score. Which earned me my first cash ever at one of these events.

Saturday night was for the pot luck dinner. Basically we set up all the grills and what ever you brought to cook was thrown on and you grabbed what you wanted. NY strips, huge burgers, brats, marinated chicken was just the start including several tasty sides including my home made cole slaw.

Sunday morning started with Tim & John's waffles with strawberries. I was pretty much done for the weekend so I started to pack up after breakfast and skipped Sunday's final round. It was going to be another hot day and I was just too tired to play another round.

But the 4th Annual DGCR Hawk Hollow Mid-Atlantic meet was another success. Everyone had a great time.

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