Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Disc golf fun at all hours day or night � RapidCityJournal.com

This event sounds kind-of fun, although I am very uncertain what a glow stick will do to the aerodynamics of a disc:
"Disc golfers will play a round in the daylight and a round at night. During the daylight round, golfers will be allowed to play according to the normal rules. The night portion of the tournament makes it unique, said Teresa O’Connell, who is organizing the event with the help of John Anderson, Brenda Bure and the Black Hills Disc Golf Confederacy." (Disc golf fun at all hours day or night � RapidCityJournal.com)
I think it would be much better if the did what Team Wilhelm tried a couple of years ago with such a nighttime outing: painting the discs with glow-in-the-dark paint. You had to recharge the disc before each throw and go find it quickly, but it did work to some extent.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

The crew takes it to the 'Tude

Now that's how its done!

Woe and Intrigue on the 4th of July

It was a rough front 9 yesterday for the Wilhelm team at the Independence Day face off held at Solitude Mountain. A botched start left Theorris with 5 on the first hole, and it went down hill from there. One hole 2, both Catinlap and Theorris managed to get stuck in the same tree, even though it looked like the discs had flown into the woods. After 20 minutes of searching, and officially giving up, Catinlap looked up and there the discs were--both in the same tree:

After 20 minutes of throwing logs and rocks and a failed attempt to climb, both discs were retrieved and play resumed. It did not resume well, however, as Catinlap smacked trees on two throws in hole 3, and Theorris, although recovering well from the tree mishap, with a very good throw on hole 3, managed to turn that good placement into another double bogie through poor putting.

Things turned around remarkably on the back 9, as Catinlap consistently threw par, and Theorris broke the double bogie rule, and actually had several pars. Theorris also had several excellent shots, and managed to par the longest, flatest hole on the course, hole 14: The Flats. This was a first in Wilhelm Team history where this hole was terminally considered to be an impossible par 3. Hole 14 has been named both the "Bane Hole" and "The Long Ass Hole." Theorris used his superlight Valkerie to accomplish his outstanding achievement.

Things did not finish up well for Theorris, as he lost his least-favorite disc into the grassy maw of hole 18. "I hated that disc any way," Theorris sad of the Solitude signature Innova Wraith. "It cut way too hard to the right and absolutely no legs."