So I got to break away for the weekend and run up to Huntsville for the Rocket City Blast that covered Monte Sano, Mastin Lake, Brahan Springs, and Redstone Arsenal. It was a warm 95 degree weekend that proved to be somewhat taxing on my stamina. Nonetheless I did get to see some interesting disc golf accessories along the way.
The first two photos are of a homemade DG Caddy with built in cooler…. Very nice! This may turn into my summer project.
The 3rd photo however is California Joe’s version of a DG caddy from a re-purposed baby stroller. haha good call sir!
Below is a link to play fantasy disc golf. I will create a league for use to compete in, if there is enough interest. Hit me up if you want to join… its free!
I have a slightly used Innova Competition DG Bag with straps $60.
Call or text if interested
This past weekend I was in town for Mother’s Day and was able to get out for a few hours on Saturday. So, of course, I took to the disc golf course with my brother and Dad. We fought spells of wind for the part of the first round after a slow start on the first few holes. Now this Par 3 course, you really need to score low on the front with its holes averaging ~150 because the longer back holes will get ya. Much of the round was close scores between the three of us, but I dominated the back nine. Had a great shot on #18, about <20 ft from the pin and blew it on my birdie shot to tie my personal record for that course.. I lofted it too high and the wind took it carrying it a distance further away from the pin than where I just threw from..just great. Ended up sinking that par shot throwing into the wind to stay at -5! Dad ended up finishing -2 (personal best) and Chad finished in at -3.
With such a great round behind us, we had to get in another before the rain came in. Started out hot and was landing my drives within 20 ft each time. Sinking most of them, I took an early lead with several birds up my sleeve. Had many more stellar shots to follow and had a ~330 ft drive on #15 into open fairway. I failed short, hard, on a 48 ft. birdie attempt. Saved par. Moving on. As well as the rain clouds, but on top of us. Bottom’s falling out, but I can’t stop shooting this well. Ended with an awesome drive on #18 that landed ~10 ft from the basket. Sank it for bird, to go -6 and tie-ing my personal best score there. Yeaa!
I am still trying to hone in my perfect bag but this is what I currently have…
- Gateway Wizard SSS
- Gateway VooDoo SS
- Discraft Elite Soft Challenger (Primary Putter)
- Buzzz SS 175g
- Meteor 175g
- Leopard 170g
- Discraft Impact – 07 Ace Race
- ROC 147g
- Sidewinder 150g
- Teebird 150g
- Valkyrie 150g
- Blizzard Boss 134g (way overstable, but i am working on my throw to compensate)
Any suggestions/alterations to my current bag setup for a RHBH novice player?
Haha I would not recommend downloading this mobile Disc Golf game from Google Play unless you have hours of time to kill. Wow….its addicting! It took me a minute to figure out some of the controls, but its fun nonetheless. I would like to see an array of disc selections besides “Driver”, “Midrange”, and “Putter”, but its free so I cant complain.
One neat feature is the shot selection… I am assuming this is changing up the Right-hand,Back-hand shots to a Right-hand, flick type shots.
Below may be a great chance for all of us to get together and play this month. Two days 4 courses over Memorial Day weekend in Huntsville, AL…. Tim this may be a good reason for you to come into town to “visit” the in laws. =)
The Arsenal will be part of the series! Let me know if you plan on making the trip.
The Rocket City Blast, hosted by the Rocket City Chain Gang, will be held on May 26th & 27th covering four courses. For your disc golf pleasure, the field will play Monte Sano, Brahan Springs, Mastin Lake, and Redstone Arsenal.
This event will be PDGA sanctioned as C-Tier for Pros & B-Tier for AMs with a minimum of 120% paid out to AMs.
Sponsorships will be in more detail later but, as a preliminary, hole sponsorship will be offered at each course for $25 each, which will include a personalized sign and a select disc. The sponsorship can be designated to your field of choice (pro, adv, int, ect). On a side note, if a title sponsor wishes to donate the required amount of money, then the sanctioning can bump to the next tier (ie if someone sponsors $500 to Pro, then it will become a B-tier).
I’ll have more information soon. Questions/Comments are welcomed.
So I played my first tournament about a month back and hit my first ace during the 2nd round! Civitan, hole 7 in c location….248 ft ace with an Discraft Impact Fairway Driver, which happens to the 07 Ace Race disc….Too bad I didn’t pay $3 to enter the ace pot… Competition is pretty stiff in Birmingham’s local dg scene. Even with my ace Stephen beat me out for the podium in our novice division.
That being said, Dogleg – (Jasper Division) is on path to host our first tournament later in the fall. Maybe we can arrange for the whole group to be in town that weekend to partake in the festivities! more to come on the tournament later…