Season Openers

The Ice bowls are behind us and the weather turned really nice, really fast. Just in time for my first two tournaments of the year! I was pretty excited for the warm days and sunshine…maybe a little too excited. I practiced putting, I practiced over-hand shots, I practiced my local courses a bunch. Preparation is key, however the one thing I neglected was rest.  Continue reading

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An Ace and an Ice Bowl

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.

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Ice Bowl Season

IMG_0567_2I 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

 

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