I’m not sure I’d want to play disc golf with Keanu Reeves. It would get really old really fast with him saying “Whoa” every time someone threw a good shot. I’d play with Neo, though. Morpheus too. It would be very cool to throw a shot in the woods only to have the trees all bend out of the way! I’d like to see McBeth do that!
Only for the weak and lazy?
Before this year, if I saw you with your discs in some kind of cart, my response would have been, “So how’s it feel to admit you are old and feeble?”. All in good fun, of course, but deep down I thought carts were only for the weak and lazy. I figured if I couldn’t muster the strength to carry around a back pack with 10-20 frisbees in it, I was in big trouble. Besides, there was no way I was going to spend a significant amount of hard earned money on a cart when I already owned 6 different bags.
My how things can change in the space of a year. In 2015 I had a change of heart in regards to disc golf carts. So much so that…
I admitted that I was old and feeble.
I spent my hard earned money on not one, but two of them.
I love playing tournaments that use safari holes. Playing one hole’s tee to another’s basket is fun and challenging. If done right, it’s a true test of your disc golf skills.
I played in one such tournament last year called the Crazy Beaver. The hardest hole at that tournament required that you throw out of the woods, hit a 40-50’ wide gap about 275’ out, go over a creek, make a 90 degree right hand turn, go another 300’ down the edge of thick brush, to a basket tucked off to the right and down a hill. It was a true par 4.
Only 85? That makes it a limited edition and worth a ton on Ebay!
Life isn’t practice. This is the real thing. It’s our one shot. Regardless of what you think comes next, the lives we are living now are unique. We won’t get to do this over.
Flight numbers. Who, exactly, came up with these things? I feel like at the disc factories they have their own version of the sorting hat from Harry Potter. As they make each new disc, they hold it under the hat and the hat says… Speed 14, house Innova!!! Then all the other discs cheer and hijinx ensues.
OK, maybe I’m being a little harsh. I actually do have a pretty good grip on what they are “supposed” to mean. The problem is that the numbers are based on one particular speed and type of throw. If you don’t happen to throw that exact way, the disc won’t fly “by the numbers” for you. And you have exactly two chance of that happening… Slim and none.
This makes buying discs based on the flight numbers an almost useless practice. Sometimes you’ll buy a disc and it does what the numbers say it should. Many other times, it’s like the numbers on the disc are some kind of not so funny inside joke that the folks at the factory are laughing hysterically at.
Last week on the Disc Golf Answer Man, my Mind Over Plastic segment focused on taking stock of the previous year. Looking back and making note of what went well and making plans to improve on the things that didn’t. As it gets colder and darker outside, I become more introspective. The furious activity of the summer gives way to to a quiet contemplation.
Our friends over at Country Disc Golf and the Disc Golf Putt Heads thought that with the release of Star Wars just around the corner, we should devote a very special #MisquotedMonday to what is possibly the greatest franchise in all of film. All throughout the day, all 3 of us will be sharing Star Wars themed misquoted Monday memes on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Head out and search for the hashtag #StarWarsDG to see if you can catch them all.
We encourage all of you to play along too. Post up your best Star Wars disc golf memes and use the hashtag. Let’s see what you’ve got!
For those that don’t want to search or wait for the Mind Body Disc contributions, here are our 4 entries for your viewing pleasure!
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This week we are featuring final round coverage of the Australian Open, played on the Mundaring disc golf park in Perth, Australia on January 29 through February 1, 2015. This was the first PDGA major of the year in 2015 and the final round features 4 of the best disc golfers on the planet:
This round is featured this week for several reasons….