Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Scores 12-27

I don't have time for a worthy tourney summation at the moment but some highlights- Jim (-11). Two pro woman smash the ladies course record and show up the boys. No aces, so the pot goes to $1,722.32.

I never got the scores from the tourney before, btw. Anyone?

Monday, December 21, 2009

South Wind Spooks

Sunday December, 20 2009 saw some mild yet perplexing conditions. When there is a strong south wind at the Mendocino Disc Golf Course a reconsideration of disc choice as well as shot strategy is crucial to a scoring round. This is not newsworthy. For years we've known it. We've shot round after round in wet, south wind conditions. We see gusty winds from the north and score under these conditions. I ask us why is it so hard to compete on a stormy Sunday?

I think I have discerned the answer. There are invisible spirits who live in or around (my investigation has not confirmed where exactly) the course that apparently only show their power during periods of gusty, stormy south winds. Like their counterpart, the Native American Thunderbird, who only arrives on the massive updrafts that accompany strong thunderstorms through middle-america, our spirits fly mostly unseen save the occurrence of just the right conditions. The main difference between the two is that the Thunderbird snatches babies out of cribs for food and our spirits push drives around and create forcefields in the base of the baskets preventing perfectly accurate putts from settling. The Mendocino Disc Golf Course spirits are more like the Gremlins of European lore. Throughout WWII, Gremlins were the cause of countless machinery failures. The Twilight Zone TV series presented a fictional account of one such creature tearing apart the bolts and important parts of an airplane, mid-flight. The Simpsons TV show parodied the scene in which Bart discovered one such creature giving his school bus " the business". The scene played not only on the story of the Gremlin but also incorporated elements of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf". A story whose purpose is to teach us that attracting attention for a pretend emergency will only weaken the reaction to a real one. Players may have been reluctant to share their stories of the Mendocino Disc Golf Course spirits because of the entrenched lessons we have learned through stories like "The Boy Who Cried Wolf".
These spirits exist and we should share our stories. By bringing them to light, we marginalize the spirits and take away their power. You see, when we go to bed at night, we enter a "nether zone", or "twilight zone". It is at this time that the spirits thrive and remind us of the deeds they have done during our disc golf rounds. If we share our stories, then the power of the spirits is weakened and thus we can play freely in these stormy conditions.
There must have been a "pow-wow" between Carey, Brady and I before the round. We all managed to weaken the spirit's powers just enough to eek out a -2 handicapped round. Well played gentlemen. I'm sure we could all point out a few chain outs, a few "how the heck did that disc do that?" moments. Up on the top of the world, the three finalists, Carey, Brady and the author of this piece flipped discs and determined the throwing order. Carey missed long, Brady missed long and I missed low. We finished to hole, Brady 4, Me, 4, and Carey 5. Back up we went to the chorus of new rules and ideas for how to finish out. I missed long and Brady laid up in the middle of the field. As is shown by a previous post which lays out the fictional roots of the laying up strategy, I am a proponent of the shot. Apparently the crowd was not. Despite being told that his shot did not count, Brady and I came down and played out our shots. Brady scoring 4 and Myself shooting 5. Brady wins, I got second and Carey earned a well played third place.
The question raised is how do we officially end a tie?
I open this up to discussion.

Congrats Brady and let's end the reign of terror of the Mendocino Disc Golf Course spirits.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

New dandy handis-

Here they are goods peoples, updated from the past two weeks. I hope to see you all today. There was some discussion about a meeting after disc today. I could go either way- I do want to meet but I have been preoccupied with other realities lately. (hard to believe disc is not numero uno, eh?) If people want to meet after the round today I am down.
Speaking of, Erin Hemmings Handi is now -9! Shall we consider a special -8 cap on handis for fairness? Just a thought.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Nate Dog Dizzle Dingleberry Anderson

As the title of my blog indicates, Nate Dog the Dingle Dizzle took the cake (and the money) on this day. It was a cold but beautiful day as the sun was shining on 9 brave frolfers. The first group consisted of several chaps trying to find their place in the handicapped system and several veterans. The group was: 1. Jeremy "the Macgyver Tommyhacker", 2. Greg "chainer out of hole 4", 3. Brady "the San Francisco crazy hat wearer", and veterans 4. Tommy "I got discs for sale" Snyder, and yours truly 5. King David. The second group consisted of: 1. Winner (Nate), 2. Smelderberry/Flames Helldrigde, 3. Bro Hemulous/HemHaw, and 4. Johny Be Good.

The scores were as follows:

Erin: -12 (Second place shooting 3 or 4 under his handicap)
Davey: -7
Brady: -6
Johny: -4
Jimmy: -2
Tommy: -2
Jeremy: -1
NATE: Even (Winner shooting 5 or 6 under his handicap).
Greg: +6

All and all it was a fun day and the ACE POT lives on. The total of the pot is $221.31.

P.S. Can someone post a picture of The Nate Dog?


Friday, December 4, 2009


I really like to get a good game on tomorrow out of town . Either willits or boonville sounds awesome. could be the last chance for a while to play with the brodys, whos in???