Road Madness

5,000 miles of car driving and visiting people later, I am back home from my ‘vacation’. My doctor recommended I not drive more than 5 hours at a stretch and disc golf is a recommended activity. So I played some courses on my way:

Date      Course                                              Location                     Notes                         8 Nov      Timberwolf DGC                              Morrilton, AR                                                     8 Nov      Hummingbird Beach DGC              Checotah, OK                                                  8 Nov       Lake Elk City DGC                         Elk City, OK                Glow round, very windy  9 Nov      Ladera                                             Albuquerque, NM         Lost a #1 driver           9 Nov      Show Low DGC                            Show Low, AZ                                                    10 Nov    Emerald Park                                 Mesa, AZ                  Hit a palm tree on a drive!  10 Nov   Red Mountain – North                     Mesa, AZ                                                        11 Nov    Haulapai Mtn. Park – Deer Canyon         Kingman, AZ                                          11 Nov    Firefighters Memorial Park                        Kingman, AZ                                       11 Nov    Paseo Verde Trailhead                  Henderson, NV                 Glow round            12 Nov    Ward Recreation Area                     Ely, NV                                                         12 Nov    O’leary Junior High School           Twin Falls, ID                                                     12 Nov    College of Southern Idaho             Twin Falls, ID                      Glow round           13 Nov    College of Southern Idaho             Twin Falls, ID                                                   14 Nov    Three Island Crossing                Glenns Ferry, ID                                               14 Nov    Optimist Park                          Mountain Home, ID                                              15 Nov    Lydle Gulch                              Boise, ID                   Lost a blizzard Destroyer   15 Nov    College of Western Idaho         Nampa, ID                                                            15 Nov    Osbourne Park                        Nampa, ID                                                            15 Nov   West Park                                Nampa, ID                                                                 15 Nov   Bear Creek Park                       Meridian, ID                                                           15 Nov    Settlers Park                         Meridian, ID                                                            16 Nov    Ann Morrison Park – Southeast   Boise, ID           Snow! Wading disc retrieve..  17 Nov   Ann Morrison Park – Northwest    Boise, ID          Wading disc retrieve again!    18 Nov    John Adams                          Brigham City, UT                                                    18 Nov    Rock Springs DGC                Rock Springs, WY                                                 18 Nov    Deer Field DGC                   Rawlins, WY                                                              18 Nov    Deer Run Park DGC             Sidney, NE              Glow round                             19 Nov    Ogallala Optimist Course    Ogallala, NE             Early AM glow round               19 Nov    Centennial Park                   Kearney, NE

That is a bunch of courses! I liked the courses that celebrated native vegetation: Lydle Gulch, Rock Springs, Hummingbird Beach, Hualapai Mountain, Red Mountain, Ward Recreation Area, and Show Low. Stand outs among the city park courses were: John Adams, Deer Run, Ogallala Optimist, and Paseo Verde Trailhead. The best college campus course I played was Timberwolf – it was short, but very pretty and without conflicts. I actually backed off of two courses in Idaho because they required throwing into people, but I played several courses that required throws that had potential for conflict.

During the process of playing all these courses, I learned a bunch about what my preferences are in a course, how I throw, and what makes a course fun for me. I also got to play with with Dave, TJ, and Fub (all really fun people) – in addition to other people who I just played a single hole with.

Even though many of these courses had holes that make my ‘dream course’ list, playing all of these courses demonstrates just how good of a course we have in Martin and how much fun it is to play here.


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