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Fun practice idea and an ace!

Posted by Grant on 1/19/2011 to Disc Golf Courses

Monday, I went to Haslet Community Park for some disc golf practice and hopefully an ace.  Martin Luther King, Jr. Day turned out to be that perfect, sunny, chilly-but-not-cold day.  It was around 55°F and beautiful with strong winds out of the south.

 

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:

 

Mid/Putter:

 

Discraft ESP Zone (technically a putter) / Gateway SSS Voodoo

Discraft Z Wasp / Discraft Pro-D Banger

Discraft ESP Meteor / Discraft Pro-D Banger

Gateway E Warrior / Gateway SS Wizard

Ching Oracle / Discraft Pro-D Ringer

Discraft Z Stalker (technically a fairway driver) / Gateway SSS Voodoo

Lightning #3 Hyzer / Discwing Crosshair

 

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.

 
#3 Hyzer Ace!
 

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:

 

  1. Meteor/ Banger - 22
  2. #3 Hyzer / Crosshair – 23
  3. Stalker / Voodoo – 24
  4. Warrior / Wizard – 24
  5. Zone / Voodoo - 25
  6. Wasp / Banger – 26
  7. 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,

 

Grant

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