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PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.
PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from unsplash.com.
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!
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.
Enjoy this abstract artwork based on a photograph of the pier located in Hermosa Beach, California. You can enjoy this on a wall in your home by visiting my gallery at Pixels. Select between several different options available – framed, canvas, art, metal, wood and/or acrylic.
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This vintage summer photograph of a lifeguard station and truck was taken at Hermosa Beach, California, on the Pacific Ocean. If you’d like a poster, then please visit my gallery at Zazzle. Different sizes available.
This photograph was taken at Hermosa Beach, California, and features a sailboat on the horizon of the Pacific Ocean at sunset. I’ve added it to my gallery at Fine Art America – drop by for a visit, sometime…
Enjoy this textural digital artwork of lights glowing at night, as seen in this urban photograph of San Francisco, California. A variety of print types are available for a wall in your home, or at your place of business – simply visit my gallery at Fine Art America to select what best suits your interests. Thanks for stopping by!