Monday, I went to
My wife and 8-month old accompanied me. The 9-hole course at Haslet is gem. It’s perfect for mid-range and putting practice so I decided to try a new practice idea. So here it is:
My practice idea:
Choose a mid-range and putter combo and make them go head-to-head with as many other combos as you like. For me, I chose the following combos from my bag and extra discs at home:
So which combo do you think would win? (Bearing in mind that most holes are between 180 and 220 ft) I had my money on the Zone/Voodoo Combo because I love the Zone for these types of shots and in the wind I trust the hyzer line with an overstable disc.
Before, I get to the results….the best part was on Hole 7, I tagged an ace with the #3 Hyzer.
It was a soft but tight hyzer line that went in! I’ve replayed the shot over in my head a hundred times since and it still excites me. Some people are all down on aces and think they are overrated…whatever! Getting a hole-in-one is thrilling everytime whether I threw it or not.
Well, here were the results for the 9-hole par 27:
- Meteor/ Banger - 22
- #3 Hyzer / Crosshair – 23
- Stalker / Voodoo – 24
- Warrior / Wizard – 24
- Zone / Voodoo - 25
- Wasp / Banger – 26
- Oracle / Ringer – 26 (Only 4 of the round was on the last hole and was because of a dinked 10 ft putt…I was almost more mad about this than I was excited about the ace…almost)
This was a lot of fun, low pressure on my mental game. I got an ace out of the deal and I found that I can throw my Meteor, an understable mid, in the wind a lot better than I thought.
So my advice to you is this: go find the shortest, easiest course around and make your mid/putter combos battle it out for your bag!
See ya on the course,
Nolan Grider holds off Brice Longerbone at the 2010 Fahrenheit Fling, shooting 17 down on the day. The Pros and Intermediate guys played today (Sunday) while the Rec. and Advanced divisions played yesterday. I play Advanced for the first time ever and didn’t die or get last, so I’m definitely pleased. I shot higher than my rating both rounds, didn’t get too hot, got to play disc golf all day, and burned a ton of calories (much needed).
The 2010 Live Oak Summer Open is coming up this weekend. It’s being played at Live Oak City Park and Universal City Park Courses. It’s going to be two rounds each day, one on each course. LOSO is a very fun disc golf tournament and one of my favorite to play. My brother, Wallace, and I plan on taking 1st and 2nd in Intermediate! Ha! We’ll see, won’t we!
See ya on the course,
As of June 2010, Universal City Park has been redesigned with 7 new holes! A growing concern of walkers, children, and park-goers, the holes in the multi-use area of the park were pulled and replaced with, in this writer’s opinion, much better disc golf holes. Many many thanks to the Live Oak Disc Golf Alliance! Although generally short, every hole presents a difficult and technical shot; hit your line or you’ll be scrambling to save your par. With smart, strategic play you should find the course can be played under 50 for advanced players.
Here’s the rundown.
New Numbers : Old Numbers
1 : 5
2 : 6
3 : 7
4 : 8
5 : 9
6 : 10
7 : New
8 : New
9 : New
10 : New
11 : New
12 : New
13 : New
14 : 12
15 : 13
16 : 14 (Latest update of 14…not from the bridge)
17 : 15
18 : 4
Check out some pics of the new layout!
Today I went out to the Haslet Community Park Disc Golf Course in Haslet, Texas. It’s a neat little 9 hole course that is mostly open and short with a few obstacles. Some hate courses like this but I love them for the great practice they provide. I can work on my approach and mid-range game, which is where I usually struggle. Ok, on to the good stuff.
I aced Hole 2 with my 173g Discraft Elite-Z Flick on a sharp hyzer line through the gap between the trees. This is probably the most technical hole on the course (if such a thing exists at Haslet) with OB creek to the left if you overshoot. It’s a harder-than-it-looks 200 footer with more obstacles than any other hole on the course. This was one of those shots that you know has a chance as soon as it leaves your hand. The beauty of those few seconds stays with you for a while. I know I’m even more excited about disc golf now than I used to be. Bought myself a Mountain Dew on the way home to celebrate!
If you have a recent ace story, let’s hear it!
Oh yes, big restock of Lightning Discs. Added over 100 bags and over 300 discs to our inventory.
See ya on the course!