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Part one of a two part blog post featuring Lucky Mud DGC in Skamokawa, WA. is up at 400Bound.blogspot.com. Check it out, mang. Also, I’ve started posting polls with questions that may become future topics on the blog. Thanks for reading.
I played the Auburn Am recently and had a really good time. I scored the best round of golf so far at 9 under par. I had been 9 under once before at the same course but this was by far my strongest showing at an event. I did not perform as well for the rest of the event – I was surprised how well I did in the first round and tried a little too hard to match it. Time to have two really good rounds in one event.
I really like the events hosted by the Chain Zombies in Auburn, Ca. They almost always start on time. The players meetings are no nonsense and concise. They have well organized side events like CTP’s and mini-disc-golf – though I don’t personally play them. They almost always provide lunch and this year the sandwiches were delicious and exactly what I needed. They had a couple beer options for breaks – I had one but kind of wish I hadn’t as I lost some focus and energy.
The only complaint I have is that they allowed in too many players and had two ghost groups. I can’t recall the Zombies having this all too common problem before but it was a bit of a drag. My worst hole was 16, round three, when I hit the earliest tree, careened off another tree, and got buried in thorny brambles. I had to take an unplayable lie and re-tee. I had waited at least 20 minutes to tee. There were at least 15 golfers and their caddies watching my fumble. I’m not saying the wait caused the fumble but having an audience at that moment was unpleasant.
The wait did give me a few moments to think about the topic of this blog and the opportunity to ask some of my fellow competitors what they thought about having or being a caddie. I had been thinking about this since the Master’s Cup a few weeks prior, largely because of a comment my buddy Armando made, “I’ve decided I just can’t play with a caddie.” Here are Armando’s Pros and Cons of having a caddie from the Master’s Cup Amateur Weekend in Santa Cruz:
- You are less fatigued at the end of the day but this can also be remedied if you push a cart. In my case, I only carry 16 discs, which isn’t a lot, but my energy levels were much higher at the end of days 1 & 2. Caddies can provide words of encouragement, tips, suggestions, or even help you stay loose by talking about something else. This was evident with my Dad trying to cheer me up when things headed south. He urged me to be aggressive which cost me some strokes but also gained me some as well.
See the rest of Armando’s Pros and Cons with some further thought on having and being a caddie here.
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By Brian Camp
We were keyed up to try the new Lace disc by Vibram Disc Golf, their first long range driver. On a cold December day, we took the Lace disc out to Enterprise Park in Redding, California for drives and putts, and out the gate, it was easy to hold, even with chilly fingers.
The molded rubber felt soft and smooth, yet sturdy in my grip. Whether I was holding the Lace with two fingers on the underside lip for drives or with my index finger on the edge for approach and putts, the disc was comfortable to hold.
Testing the Lace out, it was the only disc I threw for two rounds, so after the first round and getting a good feel for it, I kept score with my second full-round and ended the game with my personal best of -7!
Here’s the hole lineup-
Starting with the first hole, the Lace slid in close to the hole, giving me for an easy birdie putt.
The second hole is where I came closest to an ace with the Lace, I threw a hyzer that skipped and bounced right off the basket from the tee, again leaving me with an easy birdie-lie and a lot of determination to sink one in.
On the fifth hole I threw a forehand but let go a bit too early, still I was impressed with the Lace, it went from left to right with decent distance. My lie made me throw an anti-hyzer, trying to go left to right again because of an oak tree, but the Lace kept its line, leaving me with a doable par-putt.
I was really looking forward to hole seven, it’s a 245 foot line, a chance for me to Lace it down the fairway. I let it go with a slight hyzer and it flew alright, from the tee it looked like it went right behind the basket on the fly and I ended up with a 260 foot drive!
The next three holes were laced with trees and though I was able to get through the first two holes with no problems, I hit an oak square-on to the third hole and I was hoping my Lace was ok. After thorough examination, all I could find was one little scuff on the edge, really not enough to even notice unless you’re really looking hard.
Hole 12 gave me another chance for a forehand and I let this one go a little late too, but the Lace gave me great distance and came back from left to right to give me an open-look at the basket.
On hole 14 I decided to give the Lace an overhand thumber. I normally don’t like throwing new discs as an overhand because my throws tend to land hard on their edge; but seeing how it took the tree on hole 11, I decided to give it a try.
My grip facilitated a good thumber throw and it seemed a natural way to fly the Lace. Good call on the thumber, it rolled over in mid-air and came down, right on its edge, and stuck for me within a birdies try.
It rained on and off the last few weeks in Northern California, but it didn’t keep my Lace and I indoors. On a rainy jaunt to the park, my round was riddled with grey weather and a few sprinkles. I was impressed the Lace didn’t pick up much mud on my lies.
To cinch up the Lace, this Vibram Disc has great balance. I normally throw a right-hand back-hand and the Lace kept my angle on every throw, hyzer or anti.
I will keep the Lace as my long distance driver, but it’s good to know that if I want, it can be with me on every throw.
Outside diameter: 21.0 cm
Inside rim diameter: 16.3 cm
Height: 1.8 cm
Rim depth: 1.1 cm
Rim thickness: 2.4 cm
Flight plate thickness: 0.2 cm
Flight plate to rim plane distance: 1.6 cm
Flexibility rating: 8.05 kg
Rim configuration rating: 28.50
Maximum weight allowed: 174.3 g
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