The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby rusch_bag » Sun May 22, 2011 7:03 pm

I had a pretty good weekend. I cashed in open at the Greater Milwaukee Open A Tier. I got tenth overall and averaged a little over 990 for the weekend. I also got to go to the brewer game Saturday night and they won so that was pretty awesome. I got to play with GG and Barsby during different rounds and a few other real good guys were there too so that was fun. I got sunburned to all hell today and it poured on us during the first half of the second round so that can be the bad. I had a lot of room for improvement, but it is awesome to know that I can shoot 990 for the weekend and know I left stuff out there. My last six rounds have been 995 992 991 1016 989 990 so shit is starting to pick up finally.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Steady 26542 » Sun May 22, 2011 8:27 pm

Nice shooting rusch_bag!!
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Monocacy » Mon May 23, 2011 6:08 am

Good: Moved from rec to intermediate, and finished in the middle of the pack. Received some nice compliments during the round (paraphrasing: "Hey, you're not as bad as you used to be.")

Bad: Most drives were pretty good (for me), but the bad drives were really bad.

Ugly: Five strokes on a 250-foot hole. For the math-impaired, that's an average of 50 feet between hitting trees. Five strokes on a frigging birdie hole. Oh, and putting. Making one 60-footer does not cancel out missing four (four!) 15-footers. Dagnabbit, I'm an old fart, I need to putt well.

Overall I was encouraged, because the things that I effed up are correctable.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby vto » Mon May 23, 2011 2:52 pm

Good: Played my first tournament on Sunday, a PDGA C-tier. I didn't really have high expectations, but I managed to place 6th in ams (only one amateur division offered), and preliminary ratings for my two rounds are 910 and 910! Wouldn't have thought it possible I'd shoot 900+ rated golf in my first tourney.

Also good: Managed to avoid the blowup on hole #17, which is an infamous hole around here for big numbers. A guy in my first round pool took an 11 there. Another one in my second round pool took an 8. The guy who was tied for the lead in amateurs going into final round of 9 holes teed OB 3 times, and instead of re-teeing again for his 7th shot took a DNF. I took a birdie 3 both rounds and par in the final.

More good: On that #17 I cranked approximately 450' drive, flat ground, no wind. And it wasn't just a freak throw, I've been able to do it in practice too. I guess I can count myself as half-hitter now, thanks the the advice from this board :-)

Bad: I still felt I left easy strokes in there. Missed some short putts, shanked some drives on easy holes. I could have competed for the lead had I just been more consistent. And I didn't really play the final as well as I'd have liked to.

Ugly: My practice rounds today. Maybe I used up all my good golf in the tournament, but my playing today was horrible. My drives were all over the place, my approaches nowhere near the pin, and my putts were hopeless. I hope I'll recover for next weekend, for we already have next C-tier then.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby JR » Tue May 24, 2011 3:11 am

Sounds like a good start vto congratulations!
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Monocacy » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:51 pm

Good: Working on a one-finger forehand for approach shots, and I sank a 120-footer!

Bad: It was in the back yard.

Ugly: My throwing shoulder is falling apart. Even putting hurts, so I made an appointment with a physical therapist.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby rusch_bag » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:30 pm

Got fourth at a Wisconsin Tour event today. I don't know what the ratings are going to be yet, but I think they should be above my rating again. I have only missed cash in open once this year since I moved up.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby rusch_bag » Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:01 am

992 and 998. That makes it 8 rounds in a row 989+.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby havasuDG » Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:10 am

The Good- Threw my two highest rounds ever of 997, and 1013 at Flagstaffs Treebash Open this last week.

The Bad- Still took second in advanced to a killer 14 year old, but would've taken 2nd in Open. In both of my highly rated rounds I missed 2-4 easy putts.

The Ugly- Sorry Flagstaff but the payout was rough. It would've been an amazing payout if the cash value was realistic, or there was funny money to choose discs. But I got 3 discs (only one premium plastic) that I'll never throw, an Innova starter bag (I've bought these for 10$ before) a couple shirts including a non DG related polo, and a DVD and beer opener and cell phone case? Only way the payout equaled 150 was when I looked up online and saw the Polo was worth almost 60$. I'd rather have plastic. Hopefully they learn from this year and do a plastic payout in the future because they were all super nice guys and put on a great event.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby JR » Tue Jun 07, 2011 12:23 pm

Good: The summer has arrived and i field practiced/played about 8 hours in a period of 9 hours. C Eagle L flew way farther in headwind than it should and not too shabby in rear wind. I mean it is weird that i lost only a few feet with a speed 7 disc vs speed 10. ??? And the disc flew beautifully. II'm healed enough to use the modified power grip and it may have improved my smash factor. Gotta do video measurements when i'm fresh to see exit speeds. Eagle is thin winged enough to fit in my index finger middle part barely. Nuke grip is marginal with the middle and ring fingers. Scored a Westside Discs Tournament plastic 175 Sword a day before the official release.

Bad: Didn't have the space, time and health to throw it and a little heavier King that i also got.

Ugly: I wanted to throw and had enough power to throw and the only place where i could have tested these was occupied. Hurting a little and i'm gonna be stiff and probably hurting a lot more for days.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Frank Delicious » Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:42 am

Good: hit a $100 throw off last night from about 150' (with the wife's med ion)

bad: still having problems yanking putts right a little. Don't know what I'm doing.

Ugly: nothing.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Lamp » Mon Jul 04, 2011 3:37 pm

Good - Been able to buy a lot of new discs and try them out, and can say it has improved my game. Also been shooting my best scores ever on a few of the local courses, I credit the added distance to my drives for these improvements.
Bad - Still procrastinating on joining any local tournaments.
Ugly - My forehand
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Monocacy » Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:29 pm

Good: Played for the first time in two weeks, and shot even par on the first and third nines at Seneca (short tees, mix of A, B, and C pins).

Bad: The less said about the middle nine, the better.

Ugly: Double circle 6 on hole 13 long. Funny thing is, both throws were almost good. I drove a Comet to the dogleg, but it landed about 3' OB. My second throw was a 270' standstill turnover with the Diamond, but it too skipped just OB. Lotta extra strokes for two fairly decent throws.

More good: Did I mention that I played for the first time in two long weeks? :D
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Monocacy » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:18 pm

Good: DGR Rocs helped me win CTP at a tourney this weekend. Swag included an Innova bag, mini basket, and a couple of discs. Woot!

Bad: Pretty much everything else except midrange approach shots and an incongruously decent third round. Inconsistent drives, inconsistent putting, and consistently poor decision-making does not yield good tournament results.

Ugly: Heat-addled brain malfunction half-way through the last round transformed two decent tee shots into a ludicrously awful pair of sixes.
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Re: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - 2011 Edition

Postby Frank Delicious » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:18 pm

ugly: my opening round at Deep Creek this weekend was sub 900 rated (like 884 or something worse).

Bad: the heat this weekend sucked.

Good: shot awesome from the longs at Deep Creek. Got to play Deep Creek. Came back and tied for 4th after that horrible first round.
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