Thursday, June 27, 2013
Things I learned today - round 3
Played my 3rd round this morning at Crystal Lake Park in Beaver Dam and this time to get used to longer holes, I played from the white tees which are 854 feet longer and have some trickery.
Before I played took 50 practice putts from 12 and 18 feet and another 50 after the round. While my results putting were unspectacular I did learn a few things. You know like when you let go and your hand does something it works. For me it's more of a level thing. I also want to buy 2 more "like" putters so I don't have to walk up after every two throws to get my practice putters.
A few other things I learned was just like ball golf, you can HIT the hole or basket but that does not necessarily me you will get the shot (3 times that happened - AAARG!). And just like ball golf putting counts a LOT.
I also learned that on a short 160 foot shot with nothing but trees on the eight side I can easily flip my Leopard left to right 200+ feet OOPS Maybe when I play that hole I'll use my Buzzz or Shark.
Something I also have seen a lot are studs playing from the back tees throwing forehand who totally suck at it. Are they posers? They have a bag of disc, and wind up for a 314 foot shot and the disc goes 170 feet WAY to the left, then the next dude flips the disc a solid 100 feet. Maybe they were trying to show off. I suppose seeing an old dude practicing putting I looked intimidating - I mean who practices anyway unless they are really good! LOL
OH - I also learned that trees suck in disc golf just like ball golf. I suppose trees would suck in the NFL if there were trees on the field. All I know is I had some wonderful backhand shots that went screaming off my wrist and came to a dead stop and tumbled straight down after 100 feet. DAMN YOU TREE
ANYWAY - I had a 61 playing from the back tees. Which from what I read on DGCR forums would be a rating of about 846. Of course this is just a raw meaningless number but it's like a handicap in ball golf (a 1000 would be considered a scratch golfer).
So in my first and only three 18 hole games 761, 851, 846 with actual scores of 66, 57, 61. All on a short easier 4680 foot course.
The thing I'm learning as I play is how to play the wind. Not sure what to do in a tail wind or what kind of disc I should throw. I'll have to ask someone.
Maybe I'll try Hiestand Park in Madison next (I only play courses with Mach 3 baskets LOL)
Have a great day! Rod