Mon, Jun 21 2004 - Disc Golf and Happy Hour (View Original Event Details)|
|Participants:||Mark Reynolds, Katie Stofer, Brian Marron, Ronit Fix, Laura Paszkiewicz, Randy Marks, Susie Burke|
Despite threats of thunderstorms, the weather held out on this
first day of summer. We took advantage of every scrap of
daylight on this longest day of the year.
While milling around the first tee waiting for latecomers to join
us, we were schooled in the rules of disc golf, which I had so
callously disregarded previously. For instance, a regular old
frisbee is not acceptable (and Tupperware is cause for heart
failure)--one must actually purchase a regulation disc golf
disc. It is one's own preference, however, whether or not to
shell out for both the driver disc and the putter disc. In
addition, while there are no set water hazards or sand traps
(though nature provides plenty of these), trees are an integral
part of the course, and certain ones must be passed on
certain sides. One of our players found this out the hard way.
We did ignore the foot fault rules for the most part,
After letting the serious disc golfers play through (including
the guy who jogged the entire course--reminiscent of the
Olympic biathlon) we got started, picking the easy red tees for
all our inexperienced selves. We played the front nine with
two foursomes, and then coalesced into a mass of eight for
the back nine.
Actual Score Order:
Randy walked away the clear winner with a 68, followed by
Eric at 84, Brian and Mark with 95 and 99. The ladies didn't
manage to break 100, but Katie was the closest, followed by
Susie, Laura and Ronit, the latter of course somewhat
handicapped by their use of Tupperware.
However, I'd like to award some of my own awards for all the
Randy - Best Environmentalist (he carried the Natural Light
box I found on the course for about 6 holes before we could
throw it away)
Susie - Best windup (you had to see it to believe it)
Brian - Best Consistency from Front to Back Nine without
being consistent hole to hole
Mark - Most Outdoorsy (He wasn't afraid to brave the poison
ivy when the frisbees went in the brush by the creek)
Eric - Most versatile (He managed birdies with the regulation
disc, regular frisbee, and even with the Tupperware)
Ronit - Most Improved (15 point differential Front to Back
Laura - Most Experimental Thrower
We followed the golf not with drinks, but with somewhat more
substantial food at the 94th Aero Squadron, including crudites
even! Our waitress was even able to identify the obscure 80s
TV show "Out of this World," whose theme song accompanied
our dinner for a time.
Thanks to everyone for trying this out with me. Look for more
disc golf in Baltimore.
P.S. And I didn't even mention the gambling.
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