Monday, May 14, 2007

Disc Golfing is Cool. No, I’m Serious. It is.

This past Saturday, I joined a small group in kid-friendly utopia Naperville, Illinois, to take on nine-hole disc golf course which I was able to par for several holes, only to spectacularly collapse on the final four.

Although I had played the course before, I learned again that in DG the wind is a constant nemesis. Even the most stable throw can be screwed up by a sudden cross-breeze, quickly bolloxing up what had been a good round. Still, it was a bright, sunny day so it’s hard to complain in either case.

As a disc golfer, I would classify myself as having average skills for a beginner, which is why I’m registering as such for an open tourney in Joliet on June 9th. The organizers promise prizes for the top 40% of finishers on a 23-hole course, which probably means I’ll clock in at the 41st percentile.

Oh, well. As long as it doesn’t rain, I’ll be happy as long as I don’t injure my wrist, or get attacked by troops of disc-snatching baboons.

Don’t tell me they aren’t out there lurking in the woods either….I know the truth, dammit…


Onlythor said...

Chris are you going to get the PDGA collard shirt? I never heard of DG until your blog. I think I will have to go to the course in Bartlett this weekend. It looks like a fun sport!

CHV said...

Mark - It is fun. We should try to connect for a game soon.