The first round went up and down. The round was filled with highs and lows. I had a couple birdies and then caught a few bad breaks. I didn’t feel like I was having an “off” day, I just felt that things just weren’t going in my favor per say. I had 3-4 putts that were in line to be made but nicked a limb or leaf and altered the path just enough to ensure the putt was not made. I finish the first round with a +4 and was in the middle of the field going into next round. The leader at that time (who was on my card 1st round), shot a -2 first round. I knew I had some work to do second round if I had a chance to catch up.
I approached the second round the same as I did the first but felt a little more focused. I was able to correct a lot of the mistakes I made in round one a lower my score on a lot of holes. I took my time on every putt and was able to convert more birdies this round and only pickup one bogie shooting -4 for the round which consequently was the highest rated round of disc golf I’ve shot to date, 956.
I had a great time as the event supported a good cause which was the Argo Pantry. Non Perishable Food was donated by players and supposed to go into the school pantry for kids in need. I was carded both rounds with great card mates. I really appreciate you Jerry for ensuring I attend events like this one.
This was a 3 day tournament across two different courses. The first round was at a more wooded course (Cottage Hill) where I found a few early birdies. I ended up getting a few bad kicks and taking a few big numbers on a few holes. My scramble game was put to the rest all day. I battled the whole round and finished with a +2. I then headed over to a more wide open, longer course (Municipal Park). I had a real rough time at this course on this day. The wind was up and I was not feeling as confident as I usually do. I had taken a few OB stokes through my round and finished that round with a +7. I drove home this day exhausted but not defeated. The temperature over the weekend was 95+ with the humidity making the temperature feel more like 105-110 degrees.
I started my last round on the second day at Municipal Park with the pins pushed back to the long positions and scheduled tee times. I was on 3rd card and had a lot of strokes to make up if I wanted to place. I battled all day with a couple bad breaks including a layup putt that hit a root and stood up and rolled into water OB. I had some really good moments in the round as well as the rest of the tourney. I finished this round with a +5 putting me at +14 for the weekend placing me on the flip card which is the first person to not get paid out in the tourney. This tourney paid out to the first 8 players and I was number 9 by a stroke. I held my head high as I had a great time playing out in Mobile, AL. This was my 3rd tourney now over in that area and I’m starting to make some good friends out that way. Thank you for the opportunity to go to that tourney and area again. I look forward to the next one in the Mobile area.
The morning started off great with warmups and I was feeling pretty good. This tourney I decided to enter into Advanced for the first time. I decided to try this division out and challenge myself a little more. I started out on the first hole ok but on the second hole, I ended up going double OB and carded a 7 for the hole. Ouch. I tried to shake it off best I could but I think I let it get to me enough to affect my game in the first round. I ended up finishing with a +5 for the round. I was definitely disappointed with my play for that round.
I took lunch and left and went to eat with a friend to clear my mind of the first round. I came back with a good attitude and ready to have fun no matter the outcome. I finished stronger than my first round at even for the second round putting me at +5 for the tourney.
I had plenty missed opportunities and know I could have performed better. I took a lot from this tourney and kept a good attitude throughout the tourney.
I had a great time and think the tourney was well ran as Basket Bashers got some nice coverage thru signage placed throughout the course and multiple shoutouts and the players meeting and award results. Thank you for always helping me by supporting my dream. I take my lumps as learning opportunities and look to only grow as a better person and golfer and look forward to the next opportunity to improve and perform.
During the first round I was able to put together a decent round with a -5. I took a couple bogeys during the round but strung together a group of birdies to put weigh those. I was nervous the first three holes which I feel is something I still need to work on for sure. I also was not putting my best which lead to a couple missed opportunities.
I went in with the same game plan in round two and executed it like planned. Finished round 2 with another -5 and the tourney with a -10. Round two almost compared evenly with round one as I took a pair of bogies but had a group of birdies. I definitely left a few on the course which would have secured the first place victory but overall I was satisfied with my performance. I ended up taking 2nd place in my division and finally think I may have the confidence to enter into the advanced division and give it a shot. I’m not sure if this tourney will put my rating as such just yet and I’m still undecided but I’m definitely thinking hard about it. I shot well above my rating both rounds and had an absolute blast!!! I was carded with 7 different, amazing guys that were a pleasure to be around all day. This was by far one of my favorite tourneys to date. Thank you so very much for all your support. I’m super prideful to be able to say that I still represent BB. 🙂
Started playing September 2016
Started throwing all gyro 3-4 months later
Played my first tourney in July 2017 which was the “Trilogy Challenge”. I took 4th in the Recreational Division
I played my second tourney in Nov 2017 which was “Dynamic Doubles” a doubles tourney. My partner and I took 1st in the recreational division.
I played my first “bag tag” tourney in January 2017. I took home the number 59 tag that day. I’ve since dropped that tag for that club to number 13 as of 4/28/18.
I played my second “bag tag” tourney for a different local club in February 2018. I tied for 7th but lost in a shootout and went home with tag number 8 and still until this day 4/28/18, I still have the number 8 tag.
I’ve traveled some and played courses in North Carolina such as Fontana Village Resort, Kiwanis and a few others in Tennessee.
I’ve also traveled to Tampa and played the famous “Cliff Stephens” and “Picnic Park”.
I’ve also played on FSU campus in Panama City as well as another local course at the “Oaks”.
So in total I’ve been playing for about 1 year 8 months
2x Neutron Proxy 174g (main putters)
(Working with Soft Pilots right now so subject to change)
1x Neutron Proxy 174g (heavily seasoned for shorter turnover shots)
1x Neutron Envy 174g
1x Plasma Theory 174g
1x Proton Matrix 177g
1x Neutron Matrix 174g
1x Proton Alias 174g
1x Apex Alpha 167g (Orange 2nd run)
1x Apex Alpha 173g (Purple 2nd run)
1x Neutron Switch 174g
1x Plasma Servo 174g
1x Eclipse Volt 174g
1x Neutron Insanity 168g
1x Neutron Insanity 174g
1x Plasma Insanity 171g
1x Plasma Trace 169g
1x Proton Trace 171g
1x Neutron Wrath 172g
1x Neutron Wave 174g
1x Fission Photon 161g (Flat 1st run)
1x Neutron Photon 172g
1x Proton Mayhem 172g
1x Proton Resistor 173g
1x Proton Fireball 174g
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