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:
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.
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,