Our disc golf-filled Saturday last weekend concluded with a trip to White Oak Park DGC.
After a successful round at Deer Lick [Read Deer Lick DGC Recap here.], the three of us headed down the road to the next course on our list, White Oak.
White Oak Park Disc Golf Course is a very large, open park with long, beautiful rolling hills located in Dallas, GA. It is one of my Top 5 Georgia disc golf courses that I’ve played around here. Although I wish it was a lot closer to where I live, but the experience and the views never fail me each time I go. Two things that really draw me to White Oak Park are: 1) Several elevated teebox areas set you up nicely for long, open drives to a downhill basket and 2) Signature Hole #17’s pond-flyover to a peninsula green [See image inset below.]
Once we got there, the disc golf part of the park (in the very back) was nearly vacant. Awesome, for disc golf. We met up with fellow contributor and Doglegger, Destin here to join us for this round. The weather was nice, mid 50’s and overcast with little wind. I was a little disappointed to find out that the park had temporarily removed holes #13 and 14 due to frolfers disrespect to neighboring properties. I started off with a rough start dropping me to +4 after just the first 2 holes. I think I hit every tree in sight. I turned it on at Hole #7 with a short-lived birdie streak run. Pulled it back together at the end and finished at +5. Not bad for me for that course.
Here’s a look at some pics from that day at White Oak along with videos of our Hole #17 pond-flyovers! I apologize for the crappy quality uploads from our phone.
*To read Destin’s White Oak Review and his tips on adjusting your grip and disc weight for winter weather, click here.
This morning I got a chance to hit the course early with a few friends that were in town. Since time was a factor, we decided upon Legacy Park DGC in Kennesaw (Check out my full review of this course here).
Legacy only has 9 holes so we ended up playing it twice. This a fairly short course with tight fairways that require low straight shots. I’ve maybe played this course 5 or 6 times previously but had never finished under par.
The weather’s in the mid 60s, cool breeze blowing and beautiful leaves falling all around. I love playing DG in the Fall. That already makes for a great day.
My first round I couldn’t keep out of the trees and ended up finishing +4…on a 9 hole course, yea I know. As short a course as it is, it took the three of us maybe 45 min to play. With time to spare, we continued for a second round.
This round I was ON it. Several great drives starting out left me in good positions for birdie attempts. On Hole #5, my drive left me about ~50-60 ft out. I tossed my trusty Leopard high and to the left to play its hyzer. The disc ricocheted off a tree (about 15 ft from the basket) down and into the chains, score! I went on and continued a par streak after that bird. Had a great straight drive on Hole #9 that left a 15-footer for birdie. Sunk it. -3! Not only did I beat my course record, but I just crushed my previous round’s score by 7. It’s a good day in Georgia.
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!