Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Here Comes the Sun

Under variable conditions the 1st ever "Boontown Throwdown" was held on Saturday and provided some exceptional results.
Rain marked the dawn as frolfers from the coast and the valley journeyed to the Disc Golf Course @The Anderson Valley Brewing Company. Arrive for frolf with beer in barrels fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la. Don us now in rain apparel fa-la-la fa-la-la la-la-la. Tis the season for grinding out pars fa-la-la-la-la la-la-la-la. Very few players could say, for sure, that they accomplished that task.
First round had rain and gusty winds and plenty of bogies. A good rag (one that wasn't dropped in a puddle) and some good traction shoes would prove indispensable on a day like this. After the troops returned to the bar, there were some heads hung down and NO one was claiming outright victory.
The players commandeered the outdoor, covered gazebos of the brewery "Beergarden" and proceeded to fill there proverbial tanks with hot dogs and raw burgers (provided by Davey "the dentist" Stein and grilled by Ryan "howyoulikethatdone?" Magee) and mentally prepared for what seemed like another rain soaked round.
The TDs (Matthew "Igotsomanynicknamesitain'tworthusingonehere" Starkweather and James "Jim" Eldridge) announced the final round and sent the players out for battle. The lead card consisted of Hawk, Jeremy, Ryan and George. To the astonishment of all, the rain cleared, the sun came out and the wind picked up. It was another tough, grind it out round. When all the cards came back, there were still heads down and NO one claimed to have had a decisive round.
The field gathered in the brewery "Tasting Room" as the TDs calculated the scores. The leader card held up... sort of. Leap-frogging up from the chase card, Derrick tied Jeremy for third place, George scored the best handicapped round of the tourney with a -2 and our winner with two -1 handicapped scores was non other than Hawk with a combined -2 total and enough clout to win the special tourney trophy.
Congrats to Hawk on his win and George on his second place finish. Here's cheers for Derrick and Jeremy for grinding it out to third and agreeing to call it a tie. Thanks to Davey D for providing a delicious lunch to grind on. A HUGE Up for our TDs who set up the tourney, added a new hole and organized with the brewery to set up an unprecedented payout of 7 spots in a MCFC special Tournament. Thanks guys.
Let's set our sights on the Ice Bowl and the third installment of the coast cup series.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Boontown Showdown, Bar B Q, and Hems the Wind Tamer!

Boontown Showdown = I am looking forward to playing. I hope it doesn't rain. Everyone bring CTP prizes. There will be a Bar B Q in between rounds for a small fee. Can't Wait!

Bar B Q = Don't bring your lunch...there will lunch at the brewery. This way people don't have to run into town and pay $10 for a sandwich.

Hems the Wind Tamer = Sorry Jody Brody but Hems shot -6 (3 over his handicap) in the 100 mile per hour howlin' wind to win last week's tournament. Ogre came in 2nd and won $10. Alex came in a close 3rd. No one shot under there handicap.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Wip Wins Won

B-Course has a whole new effect on the MCFC sunday disc golf tournament.

After plenty rounds and now more chances for practice, our B-Course tourney is settling into its own rhythm. This sunday, with a strong showing, Wip scored even par (-9 handi) and out-shined the field to win his first MCFC tournament.

Having followed his round from the same card, I am qualified to report on his game. Solid. Equal birdies to bogies and lots of clean pars. Watch out for this guy. Using his patented S-turn-ape-flicky-flick, he parked a few of the trickier shots and set himself up to defend his birdies. Starting out on hole 7, birdie. Tone pole? Huge par save from the dirt mound with no tone. NO TONE! IT'S NOT GOOD! YOU GOTTA GET THE TONE TO CALL IT GOOD! Wrong. Wip landed one on top of the gong and muted the tone with a good par. Through the tree line on 10, no problem. Parked on the Mendo Mando... you guessed it, S-turn-ape-flicky-flick. Off the top-of-the world, S-turn-blah-blah-blah. The hits just kept coming. 14... might've been an ace run. Great round, great play. It might have been the end of the rain (NWS just announced that rain will no longer be a forecast option. They will report only on chance of fog, partly sunny or sometimes partly cloudy. Use of the word "rain" in any forecast will be edited into more accurate verbage) or conditions that allow for wearing shorts 24/7 but Wip showed up and that wins the money in our club. Second place went to the author with a -4 (-7 handicapped ((9 birdies and 5 bogies))). Nice round everyone and I look forward to getting the leather tags ready for play. .......................This just in...................C-Course next week................Tune up time.................get your mind right......................good luck.
aloha, pau

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Course Locator Software

Everyone knows about Google earth, but this has better resolution images: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.225051&lon=4.434707&z=9.3&r=0&src=ggl

Take a look at Mendo and Fort Bragg courses, also click full screen.

Matthew, maybe you can scout your course ideas from the air?