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After an amazing debut season in 2011, Vermont’s own Bachnein Disc Golf is happy to be kicking off 2012. The opening event of the Green Mountain Point Series was at the Pinnacle Disc Golf Course in Newport, New Hampshire on April 28. The Bachnein crew was on hand to play disc golf, show off some gear, and provide Bachnein Bucks to the winning AM players.
Pinnacle is a beautiful 5600 foot course that’s rated as an impressive 3.91 on Disc Golf Course Review. It starts off innocently enough, near some high school recreational facilities, but quickly gets steep and technical. Not quite as steep and technical as the 104 foot ski jump you play around, but pretty impressive either way. Pinnacle really is Northern New England woods disc golf at its finest and Bachnein was happy to be there to help kick things off.
Have you ever thrown a disc that landed in an absolutely crazy spot? Or maybe it tombstoned the ground or stuck in a tree like an axe?
We’ve started to collect photos of all types of crazy landings at Killer B and need your help to grow our collection.
Be sure to include your name and a brief description. Here’s one to get you started:
…Cue menacing background music. I don’t hit the right side cedar on my drive this time. I go through the right side cedar to make it halfway up the fairway. I declare a moral victory. Thus begins a round of misery and mediocrity.
Our winner receives a FREE 160 x 300 sidebar ad to say anything about disc golf on TALKdg for 30 days. Looking forward to what gets put together.
Thanks and Throw Well,
I ran my first sanctioned event the Sunnybrook Spring Fling over this past weekend, It was a huge success. Last year the event was a one day event accommodating 80 players on a golf course setup for disc golf. Last year the event filled, so I thought I would suggest making it a two day with divisions split to allow more people. At the time our club has never run a two event like this, so we just just hoping to get 80 total let alone a brand new TD for that matter. Saturday we had 56 players followed by 71 on Sunday totaling 127 people!!!
Being a TD requires a lot, and I mean a lot of work! What is more important is the volunteers that help out behind the scenes. Without them there is NO WAY I could of run the tournament as smoothly as it did. We had to basically install and tear down an 18 hole course with fly pads both days! Being a player at heart, I wanted to make sure everyone playing had the best time they could possibly have! Driving around on golf carts sure does make that go easier, and even though a lot, and I mean a lot of people lost plastic to the lake, I never heard anyone saying they didn’t have a great time out there.
IL 72 – Nothing left to do but play the courses… https://www.facebook.com/events/380450271981200/
I almost feel bad posting this here because the site is so wonderful and filled with hopeful helpful content.
This post is about my need to back off the game for what could be a long time.
If you’ve never read my blog before, I consider this the one post I’d tell people to read. It wasn’t easy to write and I hope it either offers an insight or at least resonates with some.
Keep banging those chains folks. Link is below
The dreaded dead center spit (bounce back). We’ve all had (at least) one. What is the deal with a “perfect” putt not sticking in the basket? My practice basket is a portable Chainstar, so maybe I’m biased when I say that Chainstars’ spit out dead center putts way more often than any other basket. I have a theory, which may very well be totally wrong, but could there be a correlation between crossed links and dirty spits? Now I’m not talking about putting into the basket when the links are already crossed up, but when your putter hits the chains and the links cross up. Does this cause the disc to ricochet out?
Anyone out there have any answers or other ideas?
Details and entry form here.
Since moving to Michigan, I have gotten to know many of the regulars at my new home course. I heard one of the coolest stories last week. We have a guy that walks his dog daily on our course. He’s very aware of the disc golfers, and always waits while we throw before continuing on with his walk. If he is ahead of us, he’ll usually spot. He always collects cans and bottles when he walks (in Michigan, we have 10 cent refunds). I found out the other day that he is collecting the cans to help send a kid to college. He even wants to sponsor a tourney this fall with the leftover can cash, to give back to the disc golfers that leave behind the cans. It’s awesome to hear that this guy is using it for good. I’ve heard stories that this park used to be so bad (drugs, violence, needles) that the cops didn’t even want to come into it. People have said that installing the disc golf course really helped turn things around, and it’s cool to see people respect our sport, even when they don’t play it.