Always good to get out & play some new courses! It is such a warm feeling to meet new people & have them be so welcoming! I played well that last week of June, felt like my old self. I like to stop at pro shops & this was a good one, had cool plastic I had never seen before, drinks & snacks & most important ....a friendly attitude! Nashville has a bunch of courses around town. We drove to Macon Georgia, Just passing through, for a town of 150,000 they had 10 courses, I asked the young man working the valet if he played the game, he had never heard of it? Is it possible he is the last to know? I gave him a mini & told him to check it out!
I hosted many World's Biggest Disc Golf Events. They coined the phrase " Most Fun Wins!" The 28th Vintage Cup was last weekend, because of COVID we could not rent the social hall, we could not serve food or have our keg of beer! Here I got a duce with a side arm putt! It put a smile on my face! Planning a bigger & better event is not always necessary, In Disc Golf it kinda just happens! This years event was not our most grand but it was the most fun I had at a Vintage Cup.
My 3 grandkids, Adalyn, Braxton & Kayden. They have grown up on the course. I have seen people stop playing the game when they have kids only to return years later once they think the kids are big enough. Not me, My family has grown up on the course, they may not always want to go but with the promise of a sweet treat you can get them there. It gives them a workout, a lesson in the outdoors & the skill of throwing a disc. Always on my mind the game & the family & when they come together it the best!
Giving back, the game changes peoples lives, every course is special. Like all courses Skyline has seen a up tick in new players. I don't get out as often these days but I was out a few days ago & wanted to help heal the course. Last several years players have formed a new trail to hole one, I fenced it off & re seeded, I hope it helps, made me feel good! Now go out there & have fun but give back too!
Basket height is a fun way to add challange to a course, Hanging or elevated can be a good way to add to say a flat or short course. The target size is always the same but the height is not always the same, I know in the past there was a recommended height but that must have changed, I am not sure but I have seen major events that have what looks like a elevated base with space for adds or what ever. I have installed a few courses in my day & the rule was the lock tab was to be at ground level, many courses ( like in this photo ) have lost the top soil & the basket appears higher, reminder to do something at your local course to prevent erosion, but many courses are installed too high like Lizard Peak, or even worse new baskets are put in crooked & or too low sleeves like Shelly Sharp. Is it important to you or do you not notice?
I grew up in California. It will always bee my home. So far this year I have done 2 month long road trips. Along the way I have been made to feel unwelcome because I am from California. Unkind people see my car plates & shake their fists at me & tell me to go home. WTF! I was thinking we were all home & welcome in the U.S.A. The one place where its all chill is on the course, never had a problem being form out of state while hanging out with the Frisbee family. When in Napa California look me up & I will give you the tour at my home course, Everyone is welcome!
The latest.......Music studio is happening in October, Flying Disc Collector Festival is also happening in October! The collection is migrating to the barn. My birthday is tomorrow & it looks like it will be a day at the lake on the boat with friends & family! With that said I need to find the tube & get the boat ready!
Love my Frisbee Family & always have a good time on the course. Everyone wants to play by the rules but rules change each year. What is easy is to play in a courteous manner. Here is a short list of basics on the course. No talking when someone is making a throw, Do not throw till the group ahead of you has finished the hole. Farthest out is up to take their turn. Stay behind the person putting as best as you can. Help look for a lost disc. If you need to smoke do it at a minimum or not at all during fire season. Now go have fun!
- Marvin's Flying Disc Collection
- Golf Discs
- Novelty/Early Sport Discs
- Frisbie Pie Tins
- Home Made
- other stuff
- Wham-o Flying Saucer
- Wham-o/DGA Midnight Flyers
- Wham-o Pluto Platter
- World Frisbee Championships held at the Rose Bowl 1974-1981
- Short Visit to see John Kirkland
- Napa/Vintage Cup artwork
- More Golf Discs
- Stuff For Sale!
- Frisbee convention, Naperville Illinois 2018.
- Doug Korns Freestyle discs.
- Trip to PA to see the old Goat 10/1/19
- 3rd Flying Disc Collector's Festival 10/9/21
- So-Cal visit to see Jeff Soto.