Martin DIsc Golf Club Newsletter 2.2

Disc Logo colorMARTIN DISC GOLF CLUB        newsletter 2.2

Hey club! So far it has been an eventful 2014! Together we can do great things. Please send newsletter fodder to: martindiscgolfclub@yahoo.com.

CALENDAR

29 April – Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

6 May– Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

13 May– Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

20 May– Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

27 May– Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

7 June– Evening League at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

 

The most ambitious project yet: landings and path to travel from the #4 tee pad to the fairway.

The most ambitious project yet: landings and path to travel from the #4 tee pad to the fairway.

 Course Improvements

Much of the reason Charlie started the Martin Disc Golf Club was to advocate and care for the Harrison Road Disc Golf Course. So far we have accomplished much in the way of course of improvements, but as you can tell from the piles of wood chips and railroad ties staged on the course – there is much more to do! Expect to have the opportunity to attend a three hour ‘MULCH PARTY’ in the very near future.

 

2014 tag design22014 Bag Tag Challenge

This writer had big fun during the 2013 bag tag challenge. I started with tag #9 after the kick-off tournament. My lowest tag was #22 and I ended with #6 – not too shabby. The 2014 tag challenge will be bigger and better! If you like competing in disc golf, then you’ll enjoy competing in bag tag challenge matches. Bag tags are a way to compete with single players or within groups. It’s pretty simple … best score for the round wins the lowest bag tag within the competition (complete rules are posted on our Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MartinTNdgClub/). The goal in bag tag challenges is to work your way up to the #1 tag!

Bag tags look spiffy hanging from your disc golf bag or backpack and identify you as a part of the Martin Disc Golf Club.  The best part is you get all this swagger and also support your local disc golf club for only $7!

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE!!!

There will be monthly weekend bag tag tournaments for you to play in and a weekday evening league (currently Tuesday @ 6:00 pm).  Bag tag players will have contact info to arrange 1 on 1 challenges with other players.

AND, I am pretty certain that a Martin Disc Golf Club Bag Tag proudly displayed from your bag or backpack actually makes you more attractive to potential mates!!!

Bag tags will first be available at Tuesday League or a weekend tournament when they first come in. Next couple of weeks. After the low numbers have been distributed on the field of valor, you may purchase tags from the club and begin your 2014 bag tag challenge

 

vbbVibram Birdie Bash

The Harrison Road Vibram Birdie Bash was big fun! We altered the course, and had an excellent day of bashing birdies. The photo at right shows the winners: Charlie Jahr and Colin Tindall. Colin also won the spirit award because he was awesome! We hope to do this again next year – look for it!

 

 

 

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Johnny Razo has set up a Martin Disc Golf Club page on Facebook. If you use facebook you should probably head on over and check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MartinTN dgClub/.

We have a blog

Huck Freely (the newsletter editor) has set up a blog. It covers stuff that the newsletter and Facebook do not. It also provides an online home for the newsletter and other such things. If you have not been, you can visit at: https://www.martindiscgolfclub.wordpress.com. Once there, you can subscribe and be emailed updates when new postings occur.

The Vibram Birdie Bash – Harrison Road Edition

The Harrison Road Vibram Birdie Bash was a big success! We had a big time and made a little money for the club. As the Tournament Director, I had fun – this in spite of the heavy mantle of responsibility I carried. The reasons I had fun was: 1) everyone had a “what can I do to help attitude?”, 2) I played rounds with fun people, and 3) I was throwing discs.

The Vibram Birdie Bash crew, 1 March 2014, Harrison Road DGC, Martin, TN.

The Vibram Birdie Bash crew, 1 March 2014, Harrison Road DGC, Martin, TN.

After swearing an oath of allegiance to Vibram discs, we began to play. Players chose two Vibram discs ( a putter and something else) and these were the only discs we were to throw in the tournament. I had never thrown anything but Vibram putters before, so I was surprised how much I liked my Vibram Trak (fairway driver). I found the Trak to be very easy to control, felt good in hand, and threw farther than I anticipated. My putter choice was a Ridge – which is my normal putter currently. The new Ridge was scared of the chains and hasn’t been taught to enjoy the chains like my old putter, so I had some frustrating moments where I wasted great drives to poor putting – like that has never happened before…

When you look at the group photo you will see that Vibram sent everyone very bright and unique discs. It was pretty funny because they were so bright and unique that they all looked alike – without our names in them I am certain we would not have ended up with the discs we started with.

These are the Champions of the Harrison Road DGC Vibram Birdie Bash.

These are the Champions of the Harrison Road DGC Vibram Birdie Bash.

I think we all won because it was a really fun day of disc golf. Charlie and Colin won the champion’s discs. Colin also won a CTP backpack and the Spirit Award Disc. The Spirit Award celebrates disc culture and everyone exemplified that at our Birdie Bash. Colin was voted this award by an overwhelming majority. A typical example of Colin’s Spirit Award attitude was when he shanked his third drive in a row into the woods off of the #17 tee box, Colin’s response was: “this will be a great opportunity to test my skills”. Colin is a special disc golf player (and person). He is proudest of his Spirit Award disc, and I am really glad that Colin chose to come play in our Birdie Bash.

There are Vibram Birdie Bash events coming up in Milan and at Muse Park in Jackson – perhaps we will see you at one of them?