8:58am – It’s time to plow, as Jason would say, and get up to Pittsburgh. This will be the third of four tournaments in a row that will reach above 90 degrees. Lucky me. Good thing my skin is made of eggs. This should be perfect weather for lunch.
4:20pm – Haha. Look at the time. Whoa, that’s funny. *sigh* Looks like the entries for my CONTEST are starting to creep in little by little. There’s still time to get your entry in. I’m still trying to think of a prize. Something will come to me eventually, I’m sure.
Ever think you got a bargain on a hotel and then realized you’re RIGHT on the highway? Yeah, me too.
So I’ve played one of the two courses for the PFDO tournament, which was Moraine State Park. Now first of all, this is a BEAUTIFUL and MASSIVE park, regardless of the disc golf course. It might even be considered a TEXAS MANHANDLER park it’s so big. I really enjoyed the course quite a bit, though I’ll be the first to admit that, being only just a year old, is rough around the edges. Specifically around the rough. Edges. Rough rough edges. And I have the three inch scar on the back of my leg to prove it. But unlike the courses on my shit-list with moronic schule, this schule is mostly indicative of a BAD SHOT and it’s not like a flukey tree-kick will send you into the horrible stuff. So it’s fair schule, even if it’s thick enough to hide convicting evidence.
I threw a 73 (they claim par is 66), and I felt somewhere in the middle about that. I was disappointed, but I think played fairly well – several strokes were because I didn’t know where the fairways were and several others were due to wrong disc selection (also because of not knowing the course). So given that, I played solidly, even canning TWO putts outside 50′.
It’s soon off to Knob Hill to sign in and play a practice round there.
9:23pm – Ah, now we are ready for tournament time, having just finished a salvageable round at Knob Hill Park. It’s a beautiful course which Mitch (who called me during the round) told me was among his favorites. It does have alot of challenge but it, like nearly every course I’ve seemed to play, is VERY ROUGH off the fairway. Jason Haas had charitably donated a Buzzz to my cause after losing my two yesterday, and I was all set to come on here right now and mourn ITS loss. Yes, that’s right, less than 6 hours after its first throw, I lost the thing. A half hour. 5 people looking for it. LOST. I was even ready to put up the following sign:
GREEN Z BUZZZ: 6/15/06 – 6/15/06
I did happen to find it just as I was about to give up, thankfully, as it was a good disc (thanks Jay!!!). I finished at +13, which I would estimate would be a little above my rating, but nothing special. And I will need to shoot ‘special’ tomorrow because I found out who I am playing with for the first round: Mike Moser, Matt Orum and Chris Dietzel. Now I played with Chris two rounds at Ashtabula, and he’s a cool cat who’s around my rating. But Mike and Matt, for the uninformed, are rated #11 and #6 IN THE WORLD. IN THE SPORT. I’ve only played with two top 15 players in my life (Chris Sprague last week and Schweb twice), but never in the same round. I better have my B+ game going, at least.
Now I’m just waiting for SaxMike to show up. No pictures today. I hate visual images.
12:52am – I almost forgot: THE STATS! TEXAS MANHANDLER!
Miles: 250.4 / 6,033.3
Money: -$76.84 / -$2,131.59
Rounds played: 2 / 46
Courses played: 2 / 28