Wednesday, September 30, 2015

More stuff and things.

 I keep forgetting about this blog, but I think that is OK because hardly anyone ever see's it :)

 I went to a local Ace race since my last post and did well enough to get a disc for most metal hit, but no aces :( 

 I have been to quite a few more DFW area meetups with my Reddit peeps and those are always fun.

 Our club championships where last weekend and I had fun there as well.

 Got a few discs custom dyed by Triple7 customs who has a Facebook page and sells on ebay as well. His work is awesome! he dyed 4 Destroyers and 2 Wraiths for me and I happened to be bidding on another disc that I lost so He did a Roc3 dye for me for a great price as well .

There is also a Custom dyed Valk in there as well.

 I also recently got a bunch of factory seconds from the Innova store and so far my favorite has to be a 158g Echo * Tern. That thing just sits up straight for me and glides for days. I'm loving it.

 My shoulder has been holding up OK so far as well. It's still not 100% but I think I have been resting it enough and not playing so much that I have reinjured it or caused the healing process to slow too much. I'm hopefull that by early next year it will be 100% back.

Looking forward to the VPO again this year. I'll be volunteering again, but had to hand over the keys to all the baskets at vets to another ADGA member as I am stuck at home during the week to take care of my dad , who had a massive stroke a few months back. That is another story though.

 Throw far and true and enjoy life people :)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More good times.

 So I got involved with some Reddit people and decided to start  the /r/DFWdiscgolf group on Reddit. In just 2 months we have almost 150 people and have had a a ton of meetups! So that has been a success. Good people. Also got somewhat organized with a few Reddit bagtag people and also had some fun with some Frisbetarians from a the Facebook group of the same name. More good people.

 Finally got around to doing the redirect of the ADGA page to our new site, so that is pretty cool as well :   which also redirects from our old site... but this should save the club a few hundred bucks a year if all goes well, and hopefully I can nab another domain for cheap and redirect it to our site as well :)

 So good things happening I guess. Still looking for a job and ended up selling my Lat64 E2 bag, but I was not thrilled with it anyway.

 I've played  a bit and had a few ups and downs, my shoulder got worse, and now seems to be getting better finally. I'll keep playing disc golf if you will :)   here is our latest ADGA group photo.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Tis the season...

 The weather is getting better and time to get out on the course!  my shoulder is still in pain and causing some issues, but damn the torpedoes!!  I've been out practicing and doing some field work lately and also started a subreddit for DFW disc golfers on Reddit and have received a pretty good response so far.  There are so many disc golfers in the DFW area.

 I was able to meet a few of them so far and we have more meetups scheduled.

 I did lose my favorite disc the other day though :(  it was a star destroyer about 5 years old. 168g and perfectly beat in for me. it was my baby and "go to" distance driver in most cases. At least I have a few backups, but none are quite like that one. so sad ,haha.

 I get to caddy tomorrow for an all womans event at veterans so that should be pretty cool. And I got a great discount on a new Latitude 64 Luxury bag E2 in black a few weeks ago. Kinda weird adjusting to a backpack style bag after carrying my Innova DISCarrier with Quad shocks for so long. To be honest I am still not 100% sold on the Lat64 bag yet, but I have only played a few rounds with it so far. Hopefully it will  " break-in" a bit and I'll get used to it. Not selling my old bag yet though :)

 So far, aside from the shoulder pain , my game seems to be on point this year. In the few rounds I have played after taking a few months off for my shoulder to heal it seems like my putting inside the circle has improved tremendously from last year and my upshots are more on point as well. Now I just need to get a part time job so I can get some $ to play more mini's and tournaments this year .

 That's all for now. Fly far and true :)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Getting close...

 Just when the weather was getting nice enough to out and play a few rounds we get snow and ice here in Texas. ggrrr...  . My shoulder is still sore but has felt healed enough to go out and play a bit. I had a chance to meetup with some other disc golfers from Reddit but only one dude showed up. I met Greg before at a bit more successful meetup with the now defunct DFW meetup group and he's a pretty cool guy and gave me a run for my money at Fritz park in Irving. I was able to crush a nice 35 foot putt on the last hole to win by 1 stroke. Received my Reddit bag tag ( #359) so I'm hoping for more local involvement from the active Redditors out there soon.

 Then got a call Saturday night to come help spot at veterans on Sunday and even though the weather was turning fugly we indeed had several people volunteer and show up.  Even with my winter jacket and a cheap umbrella it rained most of the time and was pretty damn cold. I kinda had fun but was soaked, along with everyone else by the time the day was over. It was also worth it because I have a hook up with someone who is going to help me get my new bag quite a bit cheaper than retail. Now I just need the freezing weather to stop!
                                        That was before it started raining..we were smiling,hehe.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

off-season stuff

 So I have not been to a doctor yet, but my best guess due to where the pain is and some internet help, is something with my rotator cuff.  So I havent played in over a month except for an ADGA christmas party where I got a little too drunk and threw the ace in the oaks event. it wasnt distance drives so I hoped it didnt hurt much and it feels like it didnt.

 But this is taking forever to heal. I still feel it everyday and am afraid I am going to want to play as soon as a nice day comes around and either injure it further or just keep it from healing.

 Anyway, whatever is going to happen is going to happen. I was briefly employed so picked up a few new discs as well as receiving a few for Christmas. Kinda sucks that I can't throw them right now.

 Oh well, Texas weather so you never know when it will go from being 35 degrees outside to sunny and 60 the next day.

 I hope all of you had a Great Holiday and are looking forward to the New Year. and also.. Go Cowboys :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


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

  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!