Just got back from playing Richard B Russell, shot one of my best rounds ever. Not much wind, but we did have the dog with us and that usually adds a stroke or two of sheer aggravation. But I shot a -7 a missed 2 easy (very easy) putts, one bounced straight back out and one caught the nubs. Also shot -3 on the woods holes, which as far as I can tell is about average. John shot his best round ever, +15, which was really a bit better than that because 9 of that was on the front (which is several shots easier than the back)... of course, he did shoot +9 on the 6 woods holes. Yikes.
But I've gotten in a disc golf mood in the past few days, I'm excited about playing. I'm not sure what (if any) tournaments I'll play before Melbourne kicks off the Great Summer Touring Spree, but I'll be playing somewhere.
That's pretty much all I had to say... I saw that Chris Voight broke Stokely's distance record by a solid 20 feet or so, but you probably all know that already. So this is where I try to say something about that, but I think it pretty much speaks for itself. A big, long throw.
Well, that does remind of of something that I think I've said here before, but it's pretty damn hard to throw a disc 500 feet. It's really damn hard to throw one 600. Even among really big arms, it seems like they have a hard time throwing 500 feet consistently. Check out the distances from some distance contests and you'll see what I mean. And, sure, maybe distances are kept down a bit because they're going for the big distance (what I mean is that, perhaps it's easy to throw 500 feet if all you're trying to do is throw 500 feet, but that if you're trying to throw 600 feet than you're more likely to end up at 425. Make sense?), but thing is lots of times these huge throwing guys end up in the high 4's or low 5's.
That's all I got.