Well, this will be a short one. I just discovered an app that will enable me to keep the blog up on my mobile device. Now you’re going to have to read about my antics much more often. I told you it was going to be a short one.
Man, would I like to be able to play! This tournament was held here in Memphis on September 15-16. The 15th had two rounds at Johnson Road Park in Germantown and the last round was on Sunday at Orgill Park in Millington. Greg and I were on the same card for the first round and we both played fairly badly. We turned in 66′s for that round and were convinced we would be on the same card for the afternoon round. That didn’t happen though and it appears this was great for Greg. He shot an astounding 48 the second time through. The course was an easier setup but that is still impressive. It was his first ever sub-50 round. Me, I carded a 64. Not great. He was up in the mix while I was back to the next to last card. I managed a 70 on a 20 hole setup and did okay. Could have stood a few strokes better but I had fun and it was a little better than the previous round. Greg took 5th in the tournament. (Oh yeah, he shot a 63 in the final round.) Well, again, I would like to have done better but there’s always next time. Renee and I are headed to Florida for vacation next Saturday. Looks like it will be as fun as usual. I can’t wait. Next time you hear from me, we should be there. Here’s a picture of my opening round group.
Well, I got to play in another tournament. I didn’t do that well. This tournament is a 2 round, 1 day tournament in Martin, TN. The course is especially hard. The Parks and Rec director, Brian Moore (great guy) told me they really needed about two more acres to do it right. Because of this, some of the holes were a bit squeezed. The par is 58 but I couldn’t shoot any better than 63. I had a 68 the first round with two 6′s and I was holding my own on the second round with no 6′s until the last hole. A three would have given me a 60 but I managed to get my only 6 of the round and carded a 63. Boo for me. I hope to report on the Copper Hills Classic that I am playing in this weekend. I also hope to be a little more attentive to this blog. As you can see, lot’s of time passes between posts.
As many of you know, I have become an avid disc golfer. What is this sport? Why would anyone want to fling a frisbee at a target for low score? I suppose these questions were asked about golf when it was new. Disc golf ws recently disparaged on a national broadcast comedy as s sport for losers. Nothing could be further from the truth. My entire family is now participating. It’s fun. It provides exercise. You get to be outside. It’s not that hard to improve at. You are really only playing against yourself so you can’t be worried about what others shoot.
I was playing the other day with a bit of a crotchety gentleman who is 60+ years of age. He told me “This is the only thing I have ever stuck with.” I know how he feels. I chase hobbies. Some would say for a living! I’ve been playing disc golf for about 5 years, only three seriously but I love it. I would like to play better, but who wouldn’t. The family travels with me to tournaments. Even Renee is playing now.
Here’s to hoping you give it a try and find a low score in your day!
I’m reading the book by Jerry West. West by West. It’s very interesting. Jerry was a troubled man. My parents became Laker fans due to him. They both taught at West Virginia when he played there and they followed his exploits to the Lakers.
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