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flskevin
21st April 2011, 21:18
I've been a disc golfer since '86. I never was better that AMII status. But I love the game & I even have my own Mach 3 basket in my back yard for practice.

In 2000 when I moved back to Virginia I stopped playing. But I recently started up again and wondered if there are any other Disc golfers here.

I'm trying to get a beginner/novice club started locally.

http://www.discgolfscene.com/members/p-176351302987479-large.jpg

There are a couple of flip disc doubles groups around but they suck. They play for money and it's a total scam for players like me who have no chance of winning unless I get paired with one of the best player in the group. These guys know each other and there's no way that a player like me is getting teamed up with one of the better ones. So if I play I might as well throw my money away.


I have a profile on Disc Golf Scene (http://www.discgolfscene.com/profile/17635)...

flskevin
24th April 2011, 01:02
I repainted my Disc Golf Basket. I thought Patriotic Red, White & Blue sounded good...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/RepaintBasket.jpg

I started by painting the basket metallic blue...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/1RepaintChains.jpg

The Chains were started with a white primer...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/2RepaintChains.jpg

The top was painted the same blue as the basket after a white enamel was painted over the primer...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/3RepaintChains.jpg

The inner chains were painted red one at a time using a poster board to drop in behind...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/4RepaintChains.jpg

The Chains after finishing the paint...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/BasketRepaint.jpg

The completed Pole Hole in my back yard...

Cosmo Kramer
24th April 2011, 01:06
"One Nation...Under Par"......:laugh

I played a couple times with a friend of mine....was pretty fun. He was a bit irritated that I beat him my first time out. It is big around here with the college guys....something about beer and frisbees works. :D

HellHammer132
24th April 2011, 01:43
LOL there is a course at the park just a ways away from the high school I went to. We mananged to talk the gym teacher into doing a disc golf unit down there and we used the opportunity to sneak off in the bushes and smoke buds :D. That is my experience with disc golf, I like it when I get stoned but that is about it. With my kids I don't smoke anymore so I don't play anymore either :D

flskevin
4th May 2011, 22:25
I'm reworking my Disc Golf Throw. Starting to play again after an 8 year layoff I noticed that my old throw wasn't as long partly because of not playing and partly because I'm almost 50 and my body can't take the stress & torque of a power disc throw.

Before changing my throw I could almost make it to the tee side of the road. With only about an hour of practice I was consistently landing tee shots on the other side of the road,

This new style has allowed me to throw farther with less effort.

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chardhin
7th May 2011, 18:39
I try to play a few tournies each year. I tend to win one in four. playing amature. I have a buddy in tulsa who is a national champion several times. He is a master. I like to just throw three discs. A Roc, Viper , and a Aviar putter. used to have a huge bag of twenty discs that was stolen in college. But get by with those discs.

Phillober
7th May 2011, 22:36
I've played a couple of times, it was fun but I just don't get too many chances to play

derailedbus
7th May 2011, 22:50
I play a couple times a week. Only been playing a year, but I'm obsessed with getting on Ebay looking for cool discs. Got about 60 now. Just learning to dial in my FH, so my new favorite discs are the X-Caliber, Ape, Boss and Max.

flskevin
8th May 2011, 20:54
This one I've had since '91...

http://www.discgolfscene.com/media/98601_g.jpg

I lived in Orlando, Fl a few miles from Barnett Park DGC and played there about every day. Nick Satori would be there when ever Ken Climo was playing a round there and was selling his Grateful Dead/Flying Eye & Ken's Championship stamps.

I picked this one up just after they were made, only 300 were stamped back then... It's an original San Marino DX.

According to the guy at Clearwater Disc Golf Store the 2X disc should be worth $200-$300.

derailedbus
20th May 2011, 03:07
I've got another Innova Ape and a Vulcan coming tomorrow! The Ape is my new favorite for my wild forehand and hopefully the Vulcan will help with my weak backhand.

flskevin
20th May 2011, 03:09
I have a Vulcan and it's kind of hard to turn over. I use it in head wind throws.

I like the Sidewinder & Valkerie if you are looking to get some distance on your backhand.

derailedbus
20th May 2011, 04:27
I'm getting better with the Sidewinder and Valkyrie. My favorite BH disc is still my Roadrunner, although I traded a Katana (junk) for 3 discs to a buddy who said the beat-up Pro Wraith would suit me well. Haven't gotten to try it out yet. I'm also starting to get the T-bird to get a little farther. I'm really enjoying learning FH though. Been swinging a hammer my whole life and it seems to transfer to that better. When I occassionally get the release right, my Ape and Xcaliber sail beautifully!

flskevin
5th June 2011, 03:46
I strapped the bag 'o golf discs to the back of the Sporty and headed to Strasburg, Virginia to play Signal View Disc Golf Course. This works perfectly for the plan because it will be just a few miles west of Front Royal & Skyline Drive.

Signal View DGC was a great course and after playing I headed out to hit the drive.


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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FIAH9OWdR1Q/TeroQtWpEWI/AAAAAAAAAm4/ld-6x_aog64/s1600/IMG_1843.JPG

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-L71jwvEaTUE/TeroL_My1rI/AAAAAAAAAmw/FqkiF4EVS0Q/s1600/IMG_1948.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gEDPvFECqcg/TeroG9yyquI/AAAAAAAAAmo/rLbIPfLBf3A/s1600/IMG_1952.jpg

Perfection of a day, A great round of Disc Golf, riding the Sporty down Skyline Drive.

asphalt addict
5th June 2011, 04:13
I used to play often but hadn't picked up a disc in years until last month. I've been playing quite a bit lately. Glad I got back into it. I've never been any good, but I enjoy it anyway. We have two courses in my town but I only play one of them. The other is an expert course that snakes through thick woods and brush with steep hills and disc-swallowing gullies. If you can't throw with pinpoint accuracy, forget about it. I'll stick to the easier courses.

flskevin
14th June 2011, 22:16
After 25 years I hit my first Ace today. Loriella Park - #9, 225' elevated anhyzer shot through tight woods with my Arch Angel DX.


http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/LoriellaAce9.jpg

It's hard to see but it's in there...

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/931/LoriellaAce9a.jpg

Not another soul on the course, so I guess it's not official. But I'm keepin' it...

derailedbus
15th June 2011, 01:43
Good job! I hit the chains on a hole a little shorter, but it didn't go in. Course there was nobody around to see that either.

flskevin
22nd June 2011, 01:42
Met some guys from one of my many forums (DiscGolfCourseReview.com)

We met up at a private course near me and had a blast...

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They have like a fun course that is lit up with rope lights for night golf...

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flskevin
22nd October 2011, 00:30
Went for a little Disc Golf & ride the other day...

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MacAttack
22nd October 2011, 00:37
Yeah, I've played off and on for about 30 years. I lived in Santa Cruz from 1982-1994 and nearby before that. When we started, there were no golf discs that we knew about - all we had was Wham-O 141s and 177s. I haven't played DeLaveaga in years - have to play it next time I'm down that way.

I've been working on an Epic driver, thrown sidearm -finally sort of getting it under control. I tried Aerobie's putter (Arrow) - it's so much different than a regular putter - it just dies. I can't get the hang of using it, but it's probably good for wind situations. There's a course near where I work, and a few players at work, so we'll be playing more often.

Crush
22nd October 2011, 00:48
I love disc golf. I used to play in San Diego by the zoo all the time in high school and college summers. Played a lot with my brothers. Went back about 5 years ago and found out that some group took it over and are now charging to play. I called BS and with no money in our pockets we ended up going to the beach for the day instead. We used to scan the trees and retrieve stuck discs. I still have 5 of them today. Would love to start playing again... maybe when my son is a little older.

flskevin
3rd November 2011, 15:32
I love disc golf. I used to play in San Diego by the zoo all the time in high school and college summers. Played a lot with my brothers. Went back about 5 years ago and found out that some group took it over and are now charging to play. I called BS and with no money in our pockets we ended up going to the beach for the day instead. We used to scan the trees and retrieve stuck discs. I still have 5 of them today. Would love to start playing again... maybe when my son is a little older.


When you're ready to play again check out this site...

Disc Golf Course Review (http://www.dgcoursereview.com/)

Lots of good info and a list of every course in the country.

Airbozo
3rd November 2011, 15:51
Yeah, I've played off and on for about 30 years. I lived in Santa Cruz from 1982-1994 and nearby before that. When we started, there were no golf discs that we knew about - all we had was Wham-O 141s and 177s. I haven't played DeLaveaga in years - have to play it next time I'm down that way.

I've been working on an Epic driver, thrown sidearm -finally sort of getting it under control. I tried Aerobie's putter (Arrow) - it's so much different than a regular putter - it just dies. I can't get the hang of using it, but it's probably good for wind situations. There's a course near where I work, and a few players at work, so we'll be playing more often.

DeLa is my home course and one of the toughest in the world. I strained my shoulder last year and have not played a real game since (just putting). I just got the OK from the Dr. and I am hooking up with my old group for a round in the coming weeks. Hopefully I will be playing once a week or more soon. I have to build that sidearm flick back to 400+'... No one in my group could touch my drives. Plus with the side arm I could make just about any disc dance in the air depending on the twist I give it.

I also had the pleasure of meeting and playing with Steady Ed, the inventor of the Frisbee and disc golf. http://www.discgolf.com/founder/

He was a great guy and still played a good game until the day he died.

Next time you head this way, let me know and we can meet up at the course.

BTW: Here is the map of the course;
http://delaveagadiscgolf.com/course-map/
Lots of trees and cliffs...