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#268478 - 08/06/09 09:52 PM Any one out there play disc golf?
terzaghi Offline
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Just wondering if anyone out there plays disc golf?

Tulsa is a great town for it as I have 15 courses within 20 miles form my house.
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#268487 - 08/06/09 10:47 PM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: terzaghi]
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Sure. What else are you going to do in Tulsa. ;\)

I've only played a couple times, but I enjoyed it. I could easily get into it if I had the time.
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#268490 - 08/06/09 11:17 PM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: pmbuko]
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Yeah, I have played off and on for the last 5 years or so... there was about a 1.5 to 2 year stretch where I didn't really play at all though.

Getting back into it now... have been playing 2-3 times per week with a friend of mine and am enjoying it. We really only play about 6 courses or so... the other ones are not well maintained, cost money, or are only 9 holes instead of 18.
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#268504 - 08/07/09 02:44 AM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: terzaghi]
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I picked it up in the 1990s as a medical student in Augusta, GA. I haven't played too much lately, but I've got a bag of about 15 discs that's calling my name. I have figured out the hyzer factor pretty well and can drive and putt pretty accurately. It's my midrange game (approaches) that needs the most work. I never settled on a favorite disc for that. Everyone seems to love the Roc, but for me, it hasn't done any magic.

I just moved back to Augusta, which has many excellent courses and is the home of the PDGA. Once I got to see some of the greats play in a championship at Pendleton King Park.

When I left town in 2001, there were three courses. Now there are seven, and it looks like a couple of the new ones are pretty hot stuff: Headrick and Warner. Guess I'll be checking them out pretty soon!
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#268516 - 08/07/09 08:27 AM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: medic8r]
terzaghi Offline
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This is probably one of my favorites in Tulsa:
McClure
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#305217 - 05/07/10 09:31 AM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: terzaghi]
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I went to Pendleton King Park - just a few miles from my house - the other day and threw a 65. Par is 56, so a 9 handicap is not too bad for being away from the game for a year or two. I hope to get out more and see what I can do once I've practiced/played for a while. I'm sure I can get closer to par now that I've seen the layout of the course.
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#305223 - 05/07/10 10:38 AM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: medic8r]
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yeah, right now my lower back is playing disc golf with me.
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#305226 - 05/07/10 10:58 AM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: SirQuack]
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Randy with the word play. \:\)
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#305244 - 05/07/10 12:24 PM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: pmbuko]
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Why......Back in the day.....'70's we had to make up our own courses. We played all the time but you made the course up as you went. As High School students we would meet on Wake Forest Campus and play the campus. "See that big tree - third from the left side of the library? Ok.....Par 4" Everyone agrees and off you go. We also only had the one Professional Frisbee 133 grams. We had a blast.
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#305247 - 05/07/10 12:30 PM Re: Any one out there play disc golf? [Re: Argon]
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I could make do with two discs - driver, putter - and get almost as good a score. But it's nice to have the extras for that perfect spin. Most disc golf discs are in the 170 g range or the 150 g range. I prefer the heavier ones for stability.

I was on the Wake campus once - visited a college buddy who was doing law school there in the early 90s. At the time, I was working at ECU in Greenville.

I'm sad to say that I grew up rooting for Dook. Now I like all the NC schools about the same, which must sound weird to a North Carolinian.
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