Disc Golf Stories, No. 9

I was competing in a PDGA sanctioned disc golf tournament on a warm day with mild winds during the summer of 1999. The event was held at Cold Brook Park, located in Climax, Michigan, between Kalamazoo and Battle Creek.

At that time, organizers commonly added six alternate baskets to the 18-hole layout, in order to accommodate a larger field of players. The first new basket in this expanded 24-hole format followed the 16th hole, and was a short birdie opportunity along the edge of Portage Lake.

Everything seemed fine as our group approached the tee pad. The wind was calm and there weren’t any trees as obstacles, only a water hazard to avoid along the right edge of the fairway.

And then, it happened.

From out of nowhere, a small gaggle of geese flew closely overhead at a high rate of speed! They couldn’t have been more than 10-feet above the ground, riding the leading edge of a weather system. We all ducked, rising again only to be immediately greeted by headwinds of approx. 30 miles per hour, sustained for the remainder of the tournament.

So much for an easy shot – now, the water loomed large.

Disc Golf Basket

This silhouette of a disc golf basket features a symmetrical abstract background with matching sky gradient. I’ve added it to Society 6, where you can visit my shop to discover great items!

Here are some samples of what you’ll find –

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Disc Golf At Sunset

The silhouette of a disc golf basket on the hill means there’s just enough daylight remaining to finish the 18th hole! If you like this sport, you’ll enjoy my great selection of disc golfing merchandise available online at Redbubble and Cafepress.

I also have more disc golf designs for your review – so, check it out…

Brown Park Disc Golf

Enjoy this split tone photograph of basket #18 at an old disc golf course – Brown Park – in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Before removal in 2006, this course held the annual “Ace Race” disc golf event on the Friday following Thanksgiving. Visit my shop for more.

Disc Golfer T-shirt

Stop by my gallery at Redbubble to pick out your very own disc golfer t-shirt! You can select your favorite color (many options), as well as the style of garment you prefer. Enjoy the great sport of frisbee disc golf as you enjoy your new t-shirt! And, many more items are available in my shops, here:

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