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Hot on the heals of my first disc golf tournament, I played in my first ace race on Sunday. The Discraft Ace Race is a competition where players receive two new prototype discs and then use those discs to throw aces. It sounds easy; it’s not.
The discs are the same but you can kind of pick your colors and weight (or trade with others to get what you want). The event I attended at Irving Park had 27 holes set up. Most of them were on the original 24 holes of the course but with modified tee areas. The tees were designed to be more easily ace-able.
Read more about my first Ace Race at Jones.in’ for a Blog…
…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.
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.
NutSac’s pro discer and intrepid reporter Hawk Corrick, who holds the dubious distinction of being the worst sponsored PDGA player, files his latest field reports on the Disc Outfitters Spring Equinox tourney and the Cordorus Putters Only Doubles.
Follow Hawk and the boys as he struggles through a season playing Advanced. Painful for him, entertaining for us!
Today was tourney day for us folks in Eastern PA. I went out to have a great time and write an awesome recap. Things didn’t go as planned.
Instead, I wrote a rather lurid account of what it’s like to play a tournament while battling some demons at the same time.
Give it a read and let me know what you think.