Hello CDGC Members. I hope your looking forward to USDGC weekend as much as I am. If not, hopefully this article will get you more excited.
First we start off with Friday morning dubs with Matt Cheney at Dry Creek at 9:13am. What a fun and challenging place to play. If you’ve never had the chance to play this course it is very challenging and has everything you would want in a disc golf course. I would compare it to Kilborne with a little bit more wide open holes. The ace pool is up over $200. If someone doesn’t hit it soon I’m going to have to take a Friday off and give it a shot.
If you can’t make it that early you can head to Elon park for the Dynamic Disc 2 Disc Challenge. They are doing a flex start from 1pm-5:30pm. They are going to be playing Eager Beaver LONGS. This should be a lot of fun. If you haven’t played at this course it is fairly short with some quirky fairways thanks to Stan McDaniels love of fairway trees. The cost for this event is only $20 and you get 2 discs for your player pack.
Saturday starts out with the Discmania Combine Event. This event is essentially a tryout to be sponsored by Discmania and play for their team. There will be 4 events to compete in, putting, driving, approaching, and 1 round of golf at Renny Gold? It costs $100 to try out for the team in this event and it starts at 7am.
WHAT….its October already yikes. We got Winget Doubles with Tom Usselman starting at 10:15. The ace pool is starting over this week but there is still loads of fun to have with Tom and everyone else that shows up regularly.
If your in the North or feel like making a road trip there is doubles at Bradford park on Sunday as well. Tee time is around 12pm. I believe the ace pool is up over $100.
Then as if that wasn’t enough fun for you we got USDGC night putting league at Sugar Creek Brewery. Man, if you’ve never been to this putting league you have no idea what your missing out on. Please get out there and see what its all about. This is easily my favorite league when its that time of year. Theres $1,000 added cash, foursquare, music, beer, disc golf, and all your favorite players. Plus you will inevitably run into some really really good disc golfers with USDGC around the corner.
PRO TIP OF THE WEEK
With some of you trying to qualify for USDGC I’m going to make it geared toward Winthrop. Its simple, minimize your mistakes by playing for par on every hole. I once had Ken Gill tell me, “When you start playing for par that’s when disc golf really becomes fun”. I never understood what that meant until I turned pro. For those of you who don’t know, Ken is the silhouette in the PDGA logo. Think about Winthrop. If you get par on every hole you shoot a 67. Then you just pick maybe 4 or 5 holes that you have the best chance to birdie on and go for birdie only on those holes. Think about some of the tougher holes like hole 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. If you just play for par on those holes, how much easier would that be. Everyone is always trying to hard on those holes and they get into trouble. Just play for PAR.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this article. I hope I got you excited for something.
Teacher, Disc Golfer, Football coach, and Friend to all.