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Old 11-01-03, 10:58 PM   #1
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Any fellow disc golfers on the board?

Hey everyone,

I'm just curious if there are any others on this forum besides myself who disc golf? For you guys who don't know what disc golfing is (which is probably nearly all of you), I'll give you a brief summary and will clarify and make it more detailed as people request it to be done.

A disc most closely resembles a frisbee, but it's NOT a frisbee! There are many different discs: drivers, mid-ranges, approach discs, putters, all of which are then subdivided into different flight characteristics and distances (overstable discs go to the left while understable go to the right for a right-handed backhand thrower). Generally speaking, there are 18 holes in a course just like in golf, and they are all par 3's with some par 4's on some of the long ones (5,600 feet; holes run anywhere from 2,250 to 650 on courses and up to 1000+ on really hardcore courses like Winthrop University in South Carolina and Warwick Town Park in NY). You obviously want as few strokes as possible through the given number of holes. The "hole" (also called the basket or the pin) is in essence a basket on a pole, the basket being (for the most common basket made) 30.5 inches high and 27 inches in diameter. There are chains hanging from another circle higher up on the main pole that help catch and slow down the disc to help it fall into the basket.

Well, that's the basic game but if anyone wants clarification or pictures or anything, I'll be glad to post them. It'd also be cool if there were some disc golfers on this board, but who knows. It's a pretty small sport, but the following is growing.

The first time I played was about 3 years ago with a man I knew in Texas who was really into it. I liked it and threw with him fairly often, but it wasn't something I did very much until I moved to Connecticut about 2.5 years ago. I found a course near my house, bought a couple new discs and went throwing. It was still pretty recreational until the end of last summer and I got really into it this summer especially and have been to 2 tournaments in the last 3 weeks (Fairfield Open and FDR Doubles). My home park is Cranbury in Norwalk but I go to Fairfield University from time to time as well if anyone lives in that area.



Anyrate, here's what's currently in the bag:

Innova Champion Edition Valkyrie: 174 grams
Innova Champion Edition Eagle: 175 grams
Innova Champion Edition Glow Eagle: 171 grams
Innova KC Pro TeeBird: 170 grams
Discraft XS Elite-X: 164 grams
Innova Champion Edition Firebird: 172 grams
Innova Beast: 171 grams
Innova Beast: 168 grams
Innova Whippet: 172 grams
Innova Stingray: 171 grams
Innova KC Pro Roc: 177 grams
Innova Champion Edition Spider: 175 grams
Innova Aviar Putt and Approach: 172 grams
Discraft APX: 173 grams
Millennium Q-Omega: 175 grams

And discs that have unfortunately passed away:
Innova TeeBird: 167 grams
Innova TeeBird: 169 grams
Innova Beast: 169 grams
Innova Birdie: 175 grams


Well, most of you probably didn't want to know all that and may not know what all that means, but I'm still holding out on there being some disc golfers on this board. If not, hopefully I can teach you all something and you'll all be out at your local course sometime soon.

Shane
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Old 11-02-03, 12:29 PM   #2
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I'd like to see some pictures
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Old 11-09-03, 03:50 PM   #3
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Yep.

We live about 2 miles from Tom Bass Park (Harris County, TX)- site of the annual Texas State Championships and the Worlds last year. Two great 18 basket courses.
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yea im supposed to be goin for a game I belong to sometime soon. never played before but sounds like fun. any tips on how to play? it's not supposed to be competitive, but i can't help myself
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Old 11-29-03, 08:57 PM   #5
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Yep.

We live about 2 miles from Tom Bass Park (Harris County, TX)- site of the annual Texas State Championships and the Worlds last year. Two great 18 basket courses.
I envy you .
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Old 12-25-03, 08:11 PM   #6
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Wow guys, sorry for not replying in awhile! Here are some pictures of some disc golfing I did today. I'm the one in the blue sweatsuit. The first few with the yellow basket are from my house and the other more wooded ones are from the local disc golf course.

http://homepage.mac.com/tomhyphen/PhotoAlbum6.html

I'll caption them eventually...
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Old 12-27-03, 08:35 AM   #7
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I have played disc Golf it is quite enjoyable. If you are ever in Va Beach there is at least one course there that I know of.The Grand Rapids Michigan area used to have some courses and so did Downers grove Illinois.They may still be there .James
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I teach disc golf to my PE students, although it is slightly different from regulation disc golf on a permanent course. We have a good time and it usually ends up being very competitive. We also play a lot of Ultimate. Now that's a great game.
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