This past weekend felt more like mid-summer than spring since the temperatures reached 80-degrees! It was nice dry weather without the mid-summer humidity. I played my first round of disc golf on Sunday at Como Park. The last time I played there was in the fall and we were trying to find our discs in the leaves! See here for those pictures. The park was busy with disc golfers, picnics, people walking their dogs, and young people riding their bikes. I spent the first few holes trying to remember how to hold and throw my disc. We definitely need to practice our putting and long-distance throws to get the winter kinks out. Some discs roll, which is nice since that can provide more distance. Then other times when the basket is on a hill or next to a creek, you want a disc that “sits” and does not roll. There is almost nothing worst than a disc that rolls back down the hill and you basically have not gain any distance to the basket! Needless to say I was trying to remember which disc was good for what. I pretty much used 3-discs to start getting my memory back.
About half way through, I started to get tired from the physical activity and it was hot which we are not used to yet. My last round of disc golf was the end of October 2012 and I was in top shape. Of course no matter what type of workouts you do in the winter it is not the same as outdoors activities. So here it is spring and you are ready to break out of the house – but the energy level is not quite there. I dreaded seeing my score because I did not feel that I played well especially the back nine. I am rather out of the swing of disc golf because I forgot to bring my sports sneakers with me! In October 2012 I scored 95, which was my best score for Como Park. This weekend I scored 96 so that made me feel better! This is my second real season of playing disc golf so I should be able to tighten up my game!
Como Park is an island so there are a lot of creeks providing a lot of opportunities to lose your discs. The one creek we had to throw over had a couple of ducks in the creek. This is a smaller creek and I work my way to the creek and then throw over it.
We had a wind storm a couple of months ago. The below pictures show the trees that were down that we had to play over or around! We had to throw over the below tree, which was an odd experience. Can you see Greg in the left hand side of the picture?
There are a couple of large creeks that I will not attempt since I do not have the confidence that I can throw my disc to the other side. It should be noted that in the summer there are young men who wade through the creek to retrieve lost discs to resell them!
After 2 1/2 hours of playing disc golf I was not about to start making dinner. So off to Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill for their sizzling Chicken Fajita! Which I just love! A good day and a good way to end it!
Here are the links to my Disc Golf postings.
Disc Golf, Fall & Leaves!
2012 Rochester 38th Annual Flying Disc Golf Open
Do you want to know more about Disc Golf? Read part 1 for my personal journey
Do you want to know more about Disc Golf? Read part 2 to visit Chili and Parma professional disc golf courses