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Agnes Moffit - Erik
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Agnes Moffit
Tuesday after work, byathread77 and I hit up a disc golf course new to us around the corner. A bit of a drive to get there during rush hour traffic (25min), but right in the middle between us so that it's a timewise shared drive home. 18 hole course, so it provided a good deal of variance throughout the play. We were a bit disappointed since it wasn't as impressive as a lot of people have been telling us; though that could have been the over-hyped-movie effect.

A lot of holes in the low to mid 200's feet range, made difficult by arrangements of trees with low lying branches. I was forced into making more strategic decisions than I'm used to on my home course, choosing between shooting low underneath the branches or attempting to go around entirely. Very enjoyable, in retrospec. Now that I know what to expect I want to try it again. Very wet, not sufficient drainage, most of the t-boxes were mud pits with unintentional water hazards on the course and moats around the baskets. Worst puddling I've seen on a course so far; though nothing will top the moment at TC Jester when Kirk attempted to hop what looked like stable wooden block stationed to cross a wet area and discovered that they were actually floating atop the water. heh, yeah, Jamie and I laughed at that for a while.

I took a while to warm up, bogeying and double bogeying the first 3 holes, ending them at 4 over. However, I stayed at 4 over for almost the entire game, getting up to 6 over at one point, birdie-ing back down to 5, then botching the 18th hole and ending at my typical score. 3 over par for 9 holes, scoring a 30 seems to be my consistent performance. I'm feeling the lack of a mid range disc, after my Innova Cobra relocated to a watery home at the Bear Branch course. Banshees are nice for those longer shots, but I prefer a more freestyle-like feel to the disc for those shorter-range cleaner shots that require more precise accuaracy. The Aero that I've been using is great for closer shots, but there's something in between that I'm lacking a disc for. I'll need to get a replacement soon.

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tomcatshanger From: tomcatshanger Date: February 3rd, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
image no workie
nochew From: nochew Date: February 3rd, 2006 03:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Patience, young grasshopper

sheesh, you people are too hasty. first Julie messages me about my failure then you comment. heh. I was experimenting to see if I could link a google map as an image, discovered I could not, then rewrote the post while working. So, how about revisiting the page and bore yourself to tears reading about my disc golfing hobby :D
From: byathread77 Date: February 3rd, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
BTW, you forgot the "t" in retrospec-T.
And I agree with assessment of the course. Definitely interested in playing it again, even if its not the most challenging course (and despite its overt popularity).
I need to get me a good cobra-style midrange as well.
nochew From: nochew Date: February 3rd, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh yeeaah, so that's why that word looked odd. Heh
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