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Disc Golf Stories, No. 12

It was 1998 and I was living in Scottsdale, Arizona, when a disc golfing friend – Ron Klein – informed me that he was driving to California to retrieve items from storage, and wondered if I wanted to take a disc golf road trip to the west coast?

We played several courses while visiting The Golden State, the most memorable of which was DeLaveaga, in Santa Cruz.

Upon arrival, we learned that a local monthly disc golf tournament was just about to begin, and so we both paid a nominal entry fee to enter the event.

It was a small field and there were only two divisions – Ron signed up for Pro, and I signed up for Amateur – scheduled to play one round of 27-holes.

I’d played here once before, and hoped that my performance during this particular event would be competitive. When finished, all of the scorecards were submitted and official results tallied.

Although several of the top players from the Santa Cruz area were absent – playing instead at a PDGA tournament held in San Diego – it was nevertheless very cool to hear the Tournament Director announce that the winners of both divisions were from Arizona!

In addition to receiving my payout for winning, I also sold a dozen t-shirts to the local club following the event – contributing to a fun disc golf road trip!

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Music And Design

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Tennessee Road Trip

Here’s a dashboard photograph from my iPhone in Tennessee, on a recent road trip to Greeter Falls. Moments earlier, I had a great view from a higher elevation – now, preparing to enter the fog.

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Happy Mother’s Day 2020

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Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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Most Likes

I received this graphic notification from WordPress yesterday evening, at approx. 6:00 p.m.. When I checked this morning, though, the final number tallied 279 likes. The more, the merrier!

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Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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Disc Golf Stories, No. 11

In February of 1999, I traveled to Firefighters Park in Troy, Michigan, with friends John Mick, Steve Hultquist and Dan Dehaan, to compete in the Ice Age Open disc golf tournament. I played well, tying for 1st-place in the Am-1 division, though lost the playoff and finished in 2nd-place.

Between rounds temperatures dropped and the wind increased, sustaining at 30 mph throughout the entire second round. Also, the Tournament Director added a closest to the pin (CTP) prize – 2 discs to be awarded to whomever landed their drive closest to a specified basket.

When our group arrived to tee-off on that particular hole, I crushed my drive high & wide to the right, playing the wind for maximum carry. It’s often as much luck as it is skill when throwing during such extreme conditions, and so I was very pleased when my shot landed only 4-feet from the basket!

I later received my prize, which, fortunately, wasn’t contingent upon on making the putt – which I missed…D’Oh!

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Sale At Tee Public

Shop at my Tee Public store and save up to 35% off everything! Wow! That means $13-14 t-shirts & $35 hoodies – check it out…

Offer Valid April 22-24, 2020

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Disc Golf Stories, No. 10

In June of 1998, myself and three friends – Mike Milne, Jon Poole and Jeff Knudsen – traveled from Scottsdale, Arizona, to Sylmar, California, to compete in a weekend disc golf tournament called the “3rd Summertime Open”.

For some reason which I cannot recall, a makeshift course had been established at the Veterans Memorial Park. The event consisted of two 18-hole rounds on Saturday, and a final 24-hole round to be played on Sunday.

During the third round while playing on one of the added baskets, I birdied using my midrange Comet disc as a putter – a slightly downhill anhyzer putt around a tree, flattening to finish left. A somewhat unorthodox shot, though I did record the only birdie and took honors on the tee pad.

The next fairway was up the side of a hill, with the basket visible on the top and front edge. Also visible was a road (OB, penalty stroke) running across the fairway – situated at a distance, which, as we each discussed, may be within reach of a long drive?

I decided to put everything I had into my drive, believing that I could throw far enough to land safely beyond the road. I crushed it, with 4-feet to spare! However, my disc grabbed the hillside turf and spit backwards, finishing to rest barely in-bounds and teetering on the top edge of the curb. Seeing this, the following three competitors, as I would have, all played it safe with shorter drives.

I was last to play my second shot and first needed to spot my mark to the side, in order so that I was able to throw from within the fairway boundary. With approx. 150-feet remaining, I launched my Magnet putter uphill and into the chains for the only birdie in our group!

I played well in two of three rounds during the tournament. Not enough to win, but I nevertheless fondly recall my uphill deuce.

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Planet of The Apes

Taking a break from painting walls and preparing a floor for resurfacing, I shot this photograph to pass the time – a video tape of the original “Planet of The Apes”.

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Happy Easter 2020

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Favorite Recent Video

A few weeks ago → After approx. 5 miles, I finally reached Virgin Falls. In addition to the substantial volume of water flowing, an unusual outcropping of rock with a tree on top provided visual interest. So much so, that I made a video of it; as follows, my favorite recent video

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13 Years On WordPress

Starting with Bluehost using HTML through trial and error to design simple web sites led me to the Joomla content management system. After a few years, though, it became apparent that the WordPress platform was more extensible & user friendly.

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Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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Music And Design

Songs that I’m listening to this morning while working with photography and/or creating designs…

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