Disc Golf Show – Episode 10

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The 10th Episode is here! Get your copies fresh while they last… okay there probably isn’t a concern about supply but at least it is here to meet your demand. Your demand for good Disc Golf related content that is! Thanks again to all of our fan participation and please keep those emails coming, we read and enjoy each and every one of them. Let us know if we missed content, or if there is anything you would like to hear.

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2014 St. Patrick’s Classic and Auburn Amateur Tournaments

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St. Patrick's Classic 2014Two of my favorite tournaments are the first two big tournaments of the Northern California disc golf season.The St. Patrick’s Classic A-tier and the Auburn Amateur B-tier have me eagerly awaiting the start of each tournament season. They are at 2 of my top 5 all time courses. I am frequently the most rested, practiced, and mentally clear for these two events coming out of my off-season. By the end of the season, I am frequently nursing several injuries and have an entire season’s worth of mental baggage. I usually play a couple of warm up events early in the season but I really focus on these events. It’s not a mistake that my 2 best rounds of competition came at these two events. Here is a quick wrap of the events of the first quarter of my 2014 season:

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Hack Your ‘Sac — First NutSac’r to Hack the New Double 2.0!

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April newsletter from Explore Disc Golf

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Dave Matthews Band disc golf course at Saratoga Spa State Park coming this May!
After months of research, planning and permitting, we are beyond excited to announce that our firm will be installing 9 holes of The Mobile Disc Golf Experience at Saratoga Spa State Park in Saratoga Springs, NY during the Dave Matthews Band concerts on May 30-31, 2014. Those unfamiliar with the park, it is home to Saratoga Performing Arts Center — a 25,000 person amphitheater that is one of the most popular music venues in the country. The park features geysers, streams, and hundreds of acres of open space for attendees to enjoy the great outdoors before the music begins. Both the park authorities and Live Nation (concert promoter) are extremely pleased that this popular attraction will be offered, free of charge, to attendees over the course of the weekend.

To read our newsletter in its entirety, click here. This month’s newsletter also recaps a 9 hole installation on a traditional golf course in New York, as well as lists May appearances by The Mobile Disc Golf Experience. Check it out!

Saratoga Spa State Park

The geysers, located next to Peerless Pool, attract concert attendees and visitors from all over the country. The amphitheater and disc golf course are a short walk from here.

 

 

What’s in your bag? Feel Free to Share in the Comments Below…

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So the weather has finally broke in Central Illinois and it is unofficially officially #discgolf season…  After a couple of years of struggling along with health and injury issues, I am ready to hit the throwin’ season with the addiction-like zeal of the past.  So for the last 3 weeks I have done some field testing and the occasional full rounds at the local courses and have settled upon the following disc choices… Putt and Approach Discs…

  • Dynamic Discs Classic Judges @ 176g – my Putter of Choice after experimenting with bead and no bead
  • Dynamic Discs Soft Judge @ 171g – found this to be my favorite for shots on grade | up or down, I like how this disc sits down when not exactly on target or when just aiming to have the wind to my back for the finish.
  • DGA SP Breakers @ 173-174g – my absolute favorite disc.  My approach shot is very important to my game because of my lack of distance off the tee and I have found the SP Breakers to be my most consistent disc for dialing in my desired line and distance to the basket.

Midranges…

  • First Run Stratus @ 174g – my understable midrange – didn’t mean to get hooked on these.  I really thought the Innova Stingray was going to be the disc for this slot but the handle on these just feels better to me and I get the results I was looking for.
  • Discraft Z Comets @ 174g – I like Z Comets because this is the disc that I can throw the best when in a situation where a run-up or x-step is not possible – My Stand and Deliver Disc.  I’ve never really been successful in using a run-up for generating power or distance with any disc but I do use footwork to help with rhythm and getting into position to throw.  When I can’t use the footwork to help me time my throw/release, I find myself having the most success with Z Comets for the stationary throws necessary to stay out of trouble.
  • Innova Champion Roc3 @ 175g – Midrange that I throw the most.  As a placement golfer, I am always trying to throw to the spot where I can reach the circle with my Roc3.  This is the disc I am wanting to throw, if I am not putting.

Fairway Drivers…

  • Latitude64 Test Run Diamonds – My roller.
  • Latitude64 Diamonds – My turnover driver but more importantly my control driver when the fairway gets a little tight or trying to place a shot.
  • Latitude64 Jades – This is the disc so far this season that has been my most consistent driver with the least variances from my anticipated result.
  • Latitude64 Opto Air Saints - My goal is to incorporate the Air Saints into my game as my game/form continues to improve during the season to replace the Diamonds I use now.  One of my goals this season is improve enough that I do not have to rely on the Diamonds and Jades and I will be able to use this next disc level up to speed and get the designed flight paths.
  • Latitude64 Opto Air Saint Pros – Again, as a player who plays mostly casual rounds (you should read that as I like to throw multiple shots during a round) my goal is, by the end of this season, be primarily throwing the Saint Pro when I would now typically throw a Jade.
  • Millennium EXP-1′s @ 163g – this mold has made a return to my bag because after my hiatus from routine play because of physical limitations I simply can’t get the 150 z Flicks I had thrown for years up to speed to get my desired results…  So I’ve moved back down to a slower speed for my overstable slot in the bag and have been really pleased so far with the results.  I also like throw this disc for shots where many other discgolfers would look to throw an overstable or super overstable midrange.

Long Distance Driver…

  • Dynamic Discs Air Renegades –  When I started to think about putting a bag together for this season, I really had no intentions of putting any high-speed molds in the bag but a friend of mine suggested I try some of the new Air Plastic from Dynamic Discs and sent me a Renegade to try.  I was skeptical at first because I tried the whole Blizzard plastic thing to try and cheat a few extra feet into my drives with results that often left me way short or way too long of my intended target.  But I decided to heed his advice and I threw it in a field for a few days in a row.   The lines of this disc remind me of what I used to get with Champion Orcs when I was throwing better a couple of years ago.  I decided to take it to the course.

So I ended up incorporating the Air Renegade into my bag as my only long distance driver and I only throw it on wide open holes where the reward for added distance far outweighs the risk.  The unexpected success I was obtaining with this mold in the Air plastic is what made me want to try other molds in the same plastic.  If I had thrown the Air Renegade before buying the Diamonds and Jades on the hunch or better yet the hope of taking advantage of “easy to throw” plastic; I probably would have gravitated to Air Plastic fairway drivers from the start.

So that is the bag that I have put together for this season and I hope to stay true to my plan and philosophy of placement golf.  Along with executing with more consistency and playing the smart shots.  I plan on using the goal of not having to rely on the Diamonds and Jades by the end of the season as a measure of success.

I’ve always been that guy that plays a round of golf for that one good shot – I’m not greedy but this year I will incorporate that simple plan into my always present enjoyment of the game.

Anyways that is the what and the why of my set-up this year…  please feel free to talk about yours in the comments or leave a link in the comments to your setup if you’ve already posted it up somewhere else.

Thanks and Throw Well,

trotter | TALKdg

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PDGA Annual Elections - Board and State/Provincial Candidates Wanted!

PDGA Annual Elections – Board and State/Provincial Candidates Wanted!

Do you play disc golf on occasion with your buddies, just a few times a year, without really understanding the rules? Are you someone that’s never even considered playing in a sanctioned tournament? Do you see disc golf as a fun hobby but not as a genuine competitive and athletic sport? No need to worry, that’s perfectly ok with us. We all took to the tee pad the first few times with the same attitude. The point is, as much as we love all disc golfers, this article probably isn’t for you.

For those of you that are still with us, we thank you for your dedication and passion for the awesome and increasingly popular sport that is disc golf. Perhaps it’s time to take that passion to a new level. As we get closer to July, the hunt for the best and brightest minds the sport of disc golf has to offer is in full effect. The annual elections are quickly approaching with two open slots for the PDGA Board of Directors and 30 open slots for State and Provincial Coordinators up for grabs. Elections take place online between July 1st and July 31st, 2014 and the terms will begin September 1st, 2014.

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The 2014 Bowling Green Amateur Championships – Final 9 – Adva

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Show the World You Play #discgolf…

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Tournament Directors: It’s Not Too Late To Partner With The Educational Disc Golf Experience!

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The Educational Disc Golf Experience would like to extend the invitation for disc golf Tournament Directors around the globe to partner any and/or all of your tournaments or series with the EDGE Tournament Charity Program for the 2014 season. Even though the disc golf season is already in full swing, it’s not too late to partner up with such a great cause. The EDGE TCP has been an instrumental tool in growing the sport of disc golf around the United States, having now partnered with over 400 events across 22 different states in the last five years alone.

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A Torture Round

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I’m not a particularly superstitious guy, so when I started a round on Saturday morning I had no reason to believe that it would spiral so badly out of control. I hadn’t walked under any ladders or even seen a black cat. I had stolen a pet ferret from a one eyed witch, perhaps that was where the bad luck started… there’s just no way to tell.
Find out what happens in the latest HeavyDisc epic and life changing made for TV drama here:
 http://heavydisc.blogspot.com/2014/04/a-torture-round.html

 

The MVP Tesla.

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Four20, bad for the sport?

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Well There’s Floodin’ Down In Texas

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Have you ever been accused of bringing bad weather with you everywhere you go? We have, and we’re on the verge of actually believing it. At the Memorial Championships, the final round was nearly delayed because of torrential downpour that flooded several of the holes at Fountain Hills. A few weeks later at the Texas State Championships, it was so windy that players were opting to lay up their putts even though they were only 10 feet from the chains. When we returned to Texas this past weekend for the 2014 Amateur Doubles World Championships, we wondered if our bad weather curse would continue. Unfortunately for us and for the players, it did.

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$25.00 Early Bird Special @ Bowling Green Amateur Championships – Stools…

 

At BGAM hunt down Miles before the tourney starts for an early bird special… Only $25.00. Supplies are limited but once the tourney officially starts, the stools are $35.00.

$7 2nds Sale… #discgolf storage solution by @box4discs

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Misprints and Over-runs and other Factory Seconds Sale… The very cheapest way to get your #discgolf storage solution. As many as you want for $7.00 each with $7.00 flat rate shipping. Anywhere in the lower 48 while supplies last. DM for ordering.

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