I hit my second career Ace (hole-in-one) at the Ice Bowl on Saturday! Coyote Hills in Carlisle PA, #7. In the few years I’ve been playing I’ve only hit two, both in the last four months and both at a tournament. Its fun to have a course full of players around, when everybody hears that extra-loud CHING! followed by some shouting its pretty obvious what just happened. Gets you pumped up. Anyway I paid my $2 to be in the Ace Pot before the tournament so I won some cash and since it was for charity the pot got split 50/50 so I actually raised a bit more money for the Project Share donation that way. Doing well by doing good indeed.
I just shoveled out from 30″ of snow and I’m slipping on the sidewalks, must be Ice Bowl season again. The Ice Bowls are sort of a national series of disc golf events all held on different dates but all benefitting an areas local food bank. Many leagues will hold an Ice Bowl event annually at their home course. I have three to choose from – or
I can go to all of them if I can raise the money. These are unsanctioned events, so I don’t earn points or anything like that – it’s just a fun round where you play loose, buy some mulligans, trash talk your friends. Last year’s Ice Bowl at Boulder Woods was memorable because there was a good amount of snow on the ground already and it started snowing as we headed out to the tees and got worse as the day went on. We played standing on the lake down near the temporary Peninsula Hole they put in. When the lake is that frozen solid you can play across the lake and back. Ice makes for some awesome skip shots.
January 30, Coyotes Ice Bowl at Coyote Hills Carlisle, PA
February 6, Crawdads Chiller at Creekside Camp Hill, PA
February 20, Boulder Woods Country Club Ice Bowl at Gifford Pinchot State Park Lewisberry, PA
I know it’s cliché to say that the year flew by, but it did. This year was different for me in one really unique way though. From the beginning of the year when I played my first Ice Bowl till after Halloween I was planning my tournament schedule. I played 14 tournaments, and eight unsanctioned events. 22 Events in 10 months, plus two leagues and numerous casual rounds with friends. Basically I was booked every weekend.