Saturday, August 22, 2009

This is the place--for disc golf!

I know there was some gnashing of teeth of the retirement of the ball golf course at the University, but a disc golf makes much more sense given that it is less dangerous to pedestrians, TRAX trains, and cars who pass closely by, park, or sit near the course. The course is dry right now, given that they are still working on construction for what I think will be new dorms at the University. In any case, disc golf course will never take any where near as much water as a ball golf course since it doesn't require water-hogging greens.

The view from the 12th basket is the best. The 13th tee is nearby and here Catinlap, while taking in the view, is also looking towards the 13th basket, tucked into the trees on the right. I managed to end up in one of the construction trenches on my throw.

Friday, August 21, 2009

New Disc Golf Course!

The University of Utah has installed a new disc golf course to replace part of the defunct golf golf course. Will wonders never cease?

I only wish they had the course when I was getting my degree at the U, although it might have been detrimental to my study time between classes, it would have been a nice break in the day to get in 18 baskets. If that were the case, I probably would be a much better disc golfer today. Oh well, I suppose I will settle for the positive side effects of being studious.

Catinlap and I played the course yesterday. While the holes are generally quite short, they do have tree challenges and will offer the backhand exclusive thrower a heiser-heavy round of play. Lefty backhanders and righty forehanders should be in good stead, as I was since I throw right forehand for driving pretty much exclusively. We folk can throw and nice right-tending hook around trees rather well. The poor righty backhander tends to hook left, and that is a tough call at this course without the heiser.

In all it was quite a fun course--although not extremely challenging, it makes for a fun afternoon. I can't wait to play it more.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Wilhelm Disc Golf Team Reunion

Prior to karmaking111's wedding, the Wilhelm Crew reunited for annual Wilhelm Reunion Challenge 2009. Karmaking111 and Catinlap ended up with 19 over, although the official scorecard says that Karmaking111 was 18 over. I (not pictured) was 18 over and the Croin (back) was 16 over.

It was a great round and good to reunite all the Wilhelm disc golfiteers.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Side arm (forehand)

Side arm (forehand)
Originally uploaded by Theorris
Here I'm throwing sidearm (forehand) because I can't throw backhand due to shoulder problems. I find that side arm works for most of the holes at Solitude, but it is challenging on some holes. The disc flies opposite to backhand.


Originally uploaded by Theorris
Here Catlinlap demonstrates a backhand throw at the Solitude Mountain Resort Disc Golf course hole 11. It is a tricky hole, given all the trees.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Days of 47 Disc Golf Classic!

Catinlap and I were sadly the only entrants in the D47GC, but it was a good day anyway. Cat won by 5 strokes, but I put in a very good showing for my first opportunity of the season with an 81. Don't ask what par is. I'll smack you.

This is also the only 365 day self-portrait I have that contains another person.