Monday, December 27, 2010

Sunday Yeller's

On December 26th Ryan Magee trumped his fellow throwers with another well strategized disc golf performance. Due to his overall high level of play, the occasional layup seemed warranted and appeared only part of a well played game of discgolf. One away from double digits, his -7 handicap round took the cake as well as bag tag 3. Nathan Anderson also turned in a clean card with a better than par performance closing the door on 2nd place, and a not-to-shabby $5 dollars. David Stein was an unstoppable force through the front 9 before he, well, stopped. James Eldridge enjoyed what most should consider the shot of the day draining a "o'er the curb" 75 foot approach from deep parking lot. Our friend Gregg failed to repeat, but succeeded in bringing even more ctp fun. The author contributed little to the tournament aside from a few new moving pictures viewable at location:

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hey guys, ive been working on getting stuff together on the icebowl, things are going good . we got a few sponsors to help with the expenses of putting the event on and we have some donations already.

looks like the cost of entry will be
25$ and 2 cans of food = a disc and a t shirt
35$ and 2 cans of food = a full color buzz and a t shirt

i also wanted to offer a club member special
of 50$ entry to tourney = a full color buzz, a t shirt and a hoodie

also anyone who registers early can swap out a full color buzz for either:

tye dyed pro katana
champ boss, or valkyrie
star katana, mako, or sidewinder
or a Z nuke

you got to let me know by jan 10th

ill be out of town for a couple weeks but it would be great if you can call me and let me know what you want

ill be in touch

G Slaps Weather Upside Head

Well most of you missed what ended up to be quite a riveting Sunday tourney, let me tell you! Check this out:

We had seven intrepid travelers sign up for the carnage, as a bodacious bewildering bowl of bluster had us baffled and bowled over! The weather was at once everywhere and nowhere...the torrential rainwater which surrounded us never seemed to find us, but the wind direction changed constantly, often within the same hole, making driving and putting akin to hammering nails with your eyes closed. One player even pulled out and had a DNF, leaving only six to cower over the scorecards.

The round was not without its spectacular highlights however! With not a shot of warm-up, our own Elderberry (that would be your loyal narrator) stepped up to his first hole, hole #3, and let a low drive skirt the bluster, skip gently in front of the right bush, and fold neatly into the basket for the ever-elusive ACE!!! Let me tell you, I highly recommend being 2 down after 1. It's an excellent way to start a round, no matter what anyone says! Two thumbs up!

Unfortunately, I didn't make many more negative numbers after that, nor did anyone in my group. The other group, however, held a secret assassin who shrugged off the weather as if it were nothing more than a paramour blowing in his ear. As is his custom, Greg told everyone after the round that he had shot a 6 down, and after our guffaws, the joke was on us: He had in fact shot a 6 down, 5 under his handi, and 3 better than anyone shot without handicap! Nate took second with a respectable 1 under his handi, and the rest of us contented ourselves with the fact that we hadn't lost discs.

Hats off to the brave souls who showed while it blowed!!


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

12 Under Through 13!

I did not witness this feat I only heard about it..."Hemmies was 12 under after 13 on track to break the course record". After thinking about this I was jogging my memory to think if I ever went 12 under after 13 holes or if I have witnessed this. Has anyone else achieved this feat at our little course on the coast? I can remember being 8 under after 9 holes but never 12 under after 13. Anyways I thought it worth mentioning and talking about.

As for the rest of the tournament there was a 4 way tie for first with each member shooting 5 under their handicaps. Those members including: Hemmies, Jims, Rye Bread, and (drum role please) Roy. After Hemmies received a controversial call (3 people saw it no good and 1 person saw it good) on the uprights for the elusive "Top O' The World" shot this did not slow him down for hitting a big putt to seal the deal and win the tournament. Jimmers took second after 3 holes. Congratulations fellers!

Can someone post the rest of the scores? Hemmies, is there a way to move up the bag tag order to the top of the page? Currenlty, it is way down on the page.

P.S. Hemmies, is that a bowling shirt your wearing? Where was that picture taken and when?


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

1st Annual Dark N' Weather Commerorative Disc Golf Tournament @ Koa Willits Disc Golf Course; Hosted by the Mendocino Coast Frolf Club

elcome to the write-up of the 1st annual DNW DGT@KOADGC. The Co-Tournament Directors (CTDs) thought a mix-up of formats would lend a festive aire to the 1st annual DNW DGT. First up we scheduled a night, glow, alternate shot, handicapped doubles round. Second we switched up a few holes for the standard singles handicapped sunday round. Finally we added the two handicapped scores of each player and awarded the MCFC Special Tourney Trophy to the winner.
Night round was uneventful.

It fulfilled the requirement of dark. This was apparent to every frolfer in the game. Drives became much more difficult and required tutelage by Obiwan Kanobi to feel the shot with your being not just your eyes. A fair amount of over the counter and medicinal substances made this little trick possible. Putting took on a new persona in that your glowing (or not, AJ) disc had to fly through the darkness and find a safe landing in the basket (or monster from your worst nightmares). All in all the round was successful. No lost discs, limited controversy and plenty of stories to tell afterward. David and Ryan (CTD, CTD, CTD) won with a -1 handicapped round followed by Jim and Aaron with a 0 and Derrick and Jared with a 0. The leader board was tight with another round to play.

Waking up to the sun was a pleasant surprise. The fact that it was only a few hours after laying down to sleep made it difficult to embrace but it seemed to be an omen for a great round of play.
As the teams broke up and the play began, so did the rain. The weather component of this tourney was now in play. I can speak only for my round (+12) when I say that rain can be a limiting factor in scoring. With two alternate pin placements, one never having been shot (#2 over the newly constructed "Willits Castle") the difficulty rating of the KOADGC increased dramatically. With a few discs in the pond (there would have been more if we didn't make a last second decision to not move the pin up the hill to the sunday position) and a few wet hoodies, the players all made it back in one piece. The winner was Erin with a hadicapped 0 followed by Nate and Craig tied for second with a +1. It has been a while since a score not under handi won a tourney. Nate and Craig played hole 1 and Nate won with a 30' putt for birdie.

There were many CTP prizes handed out and lots of smiling faces. The famous Cherry Wood Scaled Down Destroyer Trophy was awarded to..............................................................................
CTD David Stein with a +1 hadicapped score over the two rounds.

Thank you all for showing up in the rain for a fun tournament.
I would like to give a special thanks to Matthew Starkweather for all of his work and oranization that has gone into making our tournaments and club something we all can cherish. Aloha Oi Matthew and good luck in your travels. We will be waiting for your return to Tourney play. May your tires stay inflated, may your flip flops never fail, may you know the difference between the cantina and the jail. May you always see the angles and embrace the songs you've sung and may you stay, forever young.
We love you Matthew.