Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Distance

 I know it was a few weeks ago, but I felt the need to comment on the disc selection.

 http://www.pdga.com/its-official-lizottes-new-world-records


  A new Distance record for a PDGA approved disc as well as an amazing throw with a mini!

 Congrats to Simon! But the article and videos I have seen got me thinking. How many of you knew that the record stood with a DX plastic disc for almost 10 years?  How many of you throw DX plastic?


 I noticed several time this last year or two that when I grab a DX or even Pro version of my beloved star plastic in a driver that the DX/Pro goes farther.

 I was talking to some fellow disc golfers about this and they agreed, but they did not like how the plastic tends to get beat in super quick when it hits a tree. I thought " well what the heck are you doing throwing DX or Pro plastic in a tree-rich environment?  throw it on the open fairway for more distance!"  but they had already given up and I rarely see DX/Pro plastic in anyone's bag these days.


 maybe it's just me, but why would you not have a nice new DX/Pro version of your favorite Innova disc in your bag if you knew it would fly farther than any other plastic but might get beat in a little quicker if you hit tree's anyway?  I can see someone like myself being unemployed and not a disc-hound and being able to replace a few discs every few weeks or month or at a super tight course with very few open fairways.. but still....



 I have also noticed a trend for people to want the "latest/greatest" new disc being released when they have not even mastered all the discs they currently have. hmmm.... Comon now. Innova and Discraft have been putting out a TON of molds for too many years now for you not to have found something that works for you by now. Granted I see the allure. " Joe blow uses X-brand so I must use X-brand! "
 ( yeas.. I am an Innova fanboi)


  I also thought about how many people have been to these distance competitions the last few years? I know Wiggins has been, but it looks like a handful of people are there?  why not make it a huge event across the country to give more people a chance?  I know a ton of local players who can bomb and there are many more around the country.


 Not to take anything away from Simon's achievement, but I wonder how many more records would be broken and how much closer it would be if we had similar competitions throughout the year at some of the major hotspots for disc golf across the country? 


  And yes, I know the factors involved.  But how hard would it be to find a flat spot with 1000 ft to throw near you? How hard would it be to wait for a day with at least a 15mph tail wind?



 oh well, FSM knows I could never even throw a mini more than 200 feet. hmm.. when is the last time I tried though? When is the last time you went out to a 1000ft field and tried throwing blizzard plastic.




 or better yet..... a DX Valkyrie :)


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Some pics from the 2014 VPO ( Veterans Park Open )

First off we had a great turnout for both Am and Pro weekends. both full. Our new club president, Tony Shirley did a great job of organizing and running the event with the help from a LOT of people/volunteers. Too many to name but we had a great turnout of volunteers for the pro weekend and a pretty good sized gallery for the final round on Sunday, which included an exiting final 9 with the top pro players all tied at -6, and one score of -5. McBeth ran away with it in the end though.
 What can you say about Paul McBeth, the guy is a talented disc golfer. 3x world champ.





























The Barsby flying putt




















Just some of the gallery on Sunday before it got huge for the final 9


( from L-R)Thanks to Former 6 year Club President , Greg Browning , for running things on Pro Weekend along with some help from ADGA club member of the year David Teague , and  some crew from Dynamic Discs was on hand to sell merch.




Some of the Volunteer "staff" on Sunday


Our Score card holder


 Thanks to Gneiss Shot Productions for of few of these pics as well. Check him out on Facebook at : GneissShotProductions

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pili , or how I feel about last weekends VPO.

Pili was born in Argentina to the sons of Italian Immigrants.Like most of us were at the time.  We all thought we were cool though. Supposedly someone had told his father that the Argentinians were in desperate need of a good pizza restaurant. They weren’t. But Pili's father believed them and started a restaurant anyway.

Pili's father had no idea how to make pizza. What he ended up making was a waffle with sauce. Which might have had a place in history if it had not already been invented and perfected.
So his family’s business went under and they were forced to become carpet lickers for the prince of Argentina who employed hundreds of carpet lickers to clean his palaces carpets. Really. They had people to lick the carpet. it happened. But they were very poor. And Pili dreamed big dreams of big things. One day Pili was being shoved out his window by his uncle, which in and of itself is an entirely different tale, and Pili fell onto his hands. But he balanced and stayed upright. Balancing upside down on his hands he started to walk around and soon was walking around on his hands all the time. The townspeople thought this was very odd. They decided that Pili’s destiny should be in the circus so without his family’s permission they all saved up enough money to send Pili to America to join a famous circus.
Turns out it wasn’t a very famous circus, just a small-town show outside Kansas. And it turns out they didn’t appreciate Pili’s hand walking skills, so they made him in charge of cleaning up the poop from the elephants. But Pili felt like he was on his way to the big time. He met a young lady named Katrina and fell in love with her. He would spend every moment that he wasn’t cleaning up poop with her, and she was enamored with him as well. They often talked of a better life together in the fields outside the circus.

 " Pili " she would say .." We can do better than cleaning up elephant poo. I love you and I know with your talent we can go far. " To which Pili would reply.. " your one crazy bitch, but I love you." and so it was.


Then one fateful day Pili was cleaning up some elephant poop when Katrina came by to say hello. She wasn’t paying attention and didn’t see the Rogue elephant sneak up behind her. It raised its mighty paw and before Pili noticed and could do anything to stop it or alert her the Mighty elephant crushed her. Blood and internal organs splattered all over Pili’s face as he screamed “nnnoooooooooo!!!!!”. He ran into the night as fast as he could crying uncontrollably until he blindly ran into a scarecrow in a field and was knocked unconscious. He awoke to see a rabbit staring at him from inches away and suddenly Pili had an Idea!! He would take what little savings he had and start a rabbit farm to make rabbit jerky and become rich so he could avenge his dear Katrina’s death by killing all the Elephants of the world in horribly unimaginative ways. I should note that Pili was not very imaginative so his decision and envisioned ways to kill Elephants were not very good. thankfully his thoughts would lead him in other directions. So off he went. A few years past and his first rabbit had steadily grown till he had fields and fields filled with rabbits and he was finally ready to start production of the rabbit jerky that he was sure would sell like rabbit jerky is known to sell. At this point he had all but forgotten about the horrible Elephants. fucking Pili!! hahahaha you gotta love him at this point.
But one fateful day (aren’t most days full of fate?) a Tornado came thru town and lifted all Pili’s rabbits into the sky like a wild rabbit roller coaster ride of death!! The tornado threw almost all the thousands of rabbits into some nearby ditches that happened to be filled with razor blades. All the rabbits died. So sad. If that wasn’t bad enough, after the tornado passed threw town, the towns children came out to play and they all saw the ditches with to them what appeared to be filled with cute fluffy rabbits. So they all ran playing merrily into the ditches with shouts of joy that turned to shouts of terror as they too became entangled in the rabbit encrusted razor blades that lined the ditch of death. The carnage was horrific!! By the time the parents had found the children they had all bled to death. oh.. the horror of it all. It didn’t take long for the parents to realize where the rabbits came from and soon they had all filed dozens of lawsuits against poor Pili.

 To make matters worse a parade of Elephants came through town the next day flaunting their superiority and spouting water gained from illicit means. fucking Elephants!!
Pili was devastated and went bankrupt and was forced to become a hobo. Wandering the railroad tracks of America in search of rabbits to kill and eat, and the occasional elephant. The end. [edit] : rumor has it Pili joined the band DEVO and recorded some vocals on "jerkin'back'n'forth" . If you listen closely to the track you can hear him sing away his lament. RIP Pili. respect!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

New addition to the course and VPO coming up

 A few weeks ago our current ADGA club president got some sponsorship money from Dynamic Discs ( He is sponsored by them so that helped ) to make an improvement to our course, Veterans park in Arlington,TX.
 Here is a few pictures of the work and the almost finished result.



 It's 60'ft across and we may still paint the concrete and try and find some blue or silver mulch. here I am  working hard.
 It feels good to be a part of the crew making our course improvements. more to come as well!

 The VPO is coming up as well. Am weekend is in a few days and Nov 1-2 is the pro weekend with some top names like McBeth already signed up. I'll be volunteering for the pro weekend for sure but still not sure if I'll have the $ to sign up for Am weekend or not. If not I'll probably be out volunteering a bit as well.

 Disc on people!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guess I should update this thing eh?

 So I have been playing a lot more lately. I am on the ADGA board as marketing director. which is kinda funny, but I do take it somewhat seriously as I love our course at Veterans Park, since it is the course I started playing at around 1989, and want to see our club continue to grow and the course be maintained and be made as awesome as possible . Dynamic discs had it's big event at nearby Texas Stadium ( or whatever the hell they call it these days ) and I was only a little bummed I missed it till I got  to see all my disc golf buddies Facebook picture posts about it for 5 days straight now. bleh.



 We have the Ticket hosting a charity event this weekend which our former club president wil be running, so that is kinda cool. They will be broadcasting live from the park.



 And then next weekend we have our annual Fahrenheit Fling tournament  which will be run primarily by Dynamic Discs for the first time this year.  Should be interesting to see the outcome of that.  

 Here is kinda what I came up with for a club "card" that we can hand out that will also have our mini times and days printed on the back and an incentive offer for newer players to come join the ADGA.

 I would also like for us to have a sign at the pad for 1 that says something like " This course maintained by the Arlington Disc Golf Association". And I want to see if we can do something on one of the holes like a big "ADGA" carved into the grass.


 Anyway. I'll probably have to cool my jets a bit as it is just getting too hot for some of the big,wide open courses we have in Texas, or maybe I am just getting old or being a wuss, but when it is not fun because of the heat, well then it is not fun :(


 I probably won't get to play the Fling this year, but a local ace race should be coming up soon, and then we have the VPO coming up at the end of October.

 It will be here before you know it. Peace out and fly far and true!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Club Championships etc.

The ADGA had it's club championship weekend before last and had a pretty good turnout. It was a blast even though I didn't play too well. A bit rusty from not being able to play too much lately.
 Nolan Grider took home 1'st place .

 I was able to go play a solo round at Turner 2 days ago and it was kinda nice to have the park all to myself pretty much. I wish I could play more , especially since the weather is getting a bit cooler , but the job front is still bleak. Should be a fun weekend, but some rain so probably no disc golf for me this weekend.
Here is a bit of an old pic from a course just outside Taos,NM.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Gremlin juice and the Ace Race

 First off, if any of you Vape... go try some Gremlin Juice

 Rich has THE best customer service and the juice is amazing!!

 check it ,Yo!

OK. Played the Ace Race a few weeks ago at veterans in Arlington. it was sponsored by Will at NORML again this year, but might take place somewhere else next year.
 I had a blast again this year. good friends,good times.
 The Ace Race is not a typical tournament. well, not for me anyways. it is more of a fun event than an actual competition.
 This years discs from Discraft were drivers and IMO better than last years discs.


 Other than that I haven't been playing much lately due to the Hot Texas heat and me being unemployed. At the very least it takes gas money to go play disc golf.
 But hopefully I'll get a job soon and with the weather starting to drop a few degrees I'll be back out playing more.

 The Fahrenheit Fling is coming up and then the VPO at Veterans as well.




Peace out and happy discing!

Friday, June 7, 2013

MOAR DISC GOLF!!!!

haha. So I started to get involved with another group of disc golfers through Meetup. So Far I went to 2 events. 1 at Veterans and 1 at Fritz.

 had a blast both times but I gotta say it's kinda amusing to me when these people are struggling with issues that other groups like Funkeytown and the ADGA have faced for many more years, but they don't seem to want to be a part of any of those groups.

 Which a part of me understands. They are newer players.

 I'll keep trying to go their events around the DFW area and I wish them well, but I'll probably put preference to the ADGA events.

 it's almost like they have a chip on their shoulders about better players. but whatever. there are some good people there and they are just trying to have fun and get more people involved with disc golf. So it is all good.




 Anyway. I had a blast playing last Wednesday nights mini with Felix and then hanging out afterwords with a few core players, which is something I don't do too often if at all.

 I wish I could have played doubles today to support the Claydog Memorial coming up this Sunday, but I just don't have the $ for it, or to play in the tournament Sunday.
 But I will be joining my good friend Scott at Cedar hill for a round and the weather should be good soooooo......

 disc on people!!

 oh.. and here is a goofy picture :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

weird past 2 minis

The cards I was on the last 2 minis seemed to have more lost discs than the last year of playing. it was crazy.
 and then I was reminded of this product on the discgolfersr.us site.

http://discbeeper.com/

Anyone try on of these?  my biggest concerns are the cost, since you have to set these up 72 hours in advance. You can't just be at the course and decide to slap one on a disc in a situation were you might lose a disc. So you would have to pick a disc or two or three  for different shots that you designate for these things.

 Another concern is the weight. adding 6 grams to some of my existing discs is a pretty big deal to me.

 I really wish someone would come out with a $5 GPS "sticker" that I could put on a disc at the course, during a round, not worry about it coming off, and be able to locate that disc using an app on my phone if lost.


 come on 'Murica!!  make this happen!


Friday, May 3, 2013

Night shift orc signed by Avery!

Woot!






 and yes.. I will be throwing it. unless it disappoints and does not go in the bag .

 pretty good buy either way.


Should be able to play the Vet mini this Sunday, which should be nice weather and since I've been working so much, a needed break.


My new job at http://www.feedyourhead.biz/
 is going great.
 Originally hired with few store hours to just help them promote their disc golf selection.... it has turned into an almost full time job. Great place to work as well. It's nice to be working with actual real live intelligent , non-asshole, people for a change.

 Plus we sell disc golf discs & accessories!!  I love it! It's like almost the perfect job for me.

 If only I had more time to go out and throw :(  haha.


See you on the course!