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Postby chachi » Tue May 08, 2007 9:35 am

Mr.SmOOOth wrote:Whoooo boy, stinging nettle is a nasty, weed-like plant that will make your skin feel like it's on fire as soon as you touch it! Nasty stuff!!
Until our course was mowed we had some almost knee high patches of the stuff. I can tromp through it pretty well because I dealt with it so much doing landscaping but some guys won't go near it.


this was the first time i really got hit, oh why did i wear shorts?! but at least it's better than poison oak/ivy in that it doesn't last. just a nasty itch for 20 minutes.

but...

good: playing around last night, i realized i can get a really straight shot sidearming a putter. that's gonna be my new secret weapon this week.
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Postby deaddisc » Tue May 08, 2007 10:13 am

chachi wrote:
Mr.SmOOOth wrote:Whoooo boy, stinging nettle is a nasty, weed-like plant that will make your skin feel like it's on fire as soon as you touch it! Nasty stuff!!
Until our course was mowed we had some almost knee high patches of the stuff. I can tromp through it pretty well because I dealt with it so much doing landscaping but some guys won't go near it.


this was the first time i really got hit, oh why did i wear shorts?! but at least it's better than poison oak/ivy in that it doesn't last. just a nasty itch for 20 minutes.

but...

good: playing around last night, i realized i can get a really straight shot sidearming a putter. that's gonna be my new secret weapon this week.


Not sure what forehand grip you use, but with putters and mids I like to put three fingers on the underside of the flight plate and only have one on the rim. For me this helps to eliminate the possiblity of turning the disc over due to too much spin.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Tue May 08, 2007 10:16 am

Good: I threw a 600' drive in a tournament this weekend.

Bad: The hole was only 400'

Ugly: Couldn't get up and down and took a 4.
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Postby Thatdirtykid » Tue May 08, 2007 10:38 am

MDR, i wonder how your group felt, Ive played w/ groups who look at me sickened when I drive, and espeically when I outdrive 400'+ holes.
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Postby MDR_3000 » Tue May 08, 2007 10:52 am

We all thought it was funny when we saw where it was.

But I'm sure they didn't mind as one team parked it and the other took an easy 3.
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Postby tushamajig13 » Tue May 08, 2007 11:11 am

I read this forum ALL the time and never post anything...the tides will turn...I WILL CONTRIBUTE!!

Good: Shot a 9 under (white tees at Borderland in Sharon, MA) - nothing to brag about but considering I am terrible it was a nice feeling

Good: Finally learned to pitch-straddle and turbo putt relatively consistently within 25'

Bad: Cant break 350' (pure D) and cant seem to even get to 320' on a course...maybe Im wrong and using the tee signs as a guide (which can be wrong I guess)

Bad: Got a 4 on a 175 tunnell shot... :oops:

Ugly: My follow through...even though I know it sucks, I cant force it...when i concentrate on follow through, my grip and snap leave me and when i try to not concentrate on anything and just play, I have little to no follow through

Lots more but I think thats enough for today
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Postby chachi » Tue May 08, 2007 11:44 am

deaddisc wrote:Not sure what forehand grip you use, but with putters and mids I like to put three fingers on the underside of the flight plate and only have one on the rim. For me this helps to eliminate the possiblity of turning the disc over due to too much spin.


interesting. i think (i don't have a disc here to try it) that i have just my index on the inside of the rim, with the other fingers supporting the disc underneath the rim, then a thumb on top. but i'll try this out tonight and see what i get.

i tried it on a lark and it shot so straight i was really suprised. i never really even sidearm rocs, just drivers.
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Postby Rooster » Tue May 08, 2007 11:48 am

bad - my feet are messed up. they are cut up, peeling, swollen and in pain, i am taking a week off to rest them.
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Postby Jaysus » Wed May 09, 2007 8:27 am

Good - I played 18 last night, and the weather was awesome!

Bad - as expected, I dropped down from tag #9 to #20 (9 was a fluke for me)

Ugly - I took a 6 on a hole that I have been parring lately after switching to a thumber off the tee. Last night I went back to flick on that hole, and it got me. Ugh.
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Postby vonDrehle » Wed May 09, 2007 8:32 am

Bad - I'm covered in what I'm assuming is poinson ivy from the Asheville tourney last week.

Good - Get to play Wellspring and Cedarock again this weekend in Burlington.
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Postby deaddisc » Wed May 09, 2007 8:34 am

Good- Played in beautiful weather yesterday and Maple Hill was NICEEEE

Bad-My round

Ugly-My round, dont even know what I ended at and I lost a fav champion firebird.
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Postby Hoey » Wed May 09, 2007 8:38 am

deaddisc wrote:Good- Played in beautiful weather yesterday and Maple Hill was NICEEEE

Bad-My round

Ugly-My round, dont even know what I ended at and I lost a fav champion firebird.


Maple Hill was real sweet yesterday.

Good-took second with my personal best of 58 (+4)
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Postby Timko » Wed May 09, 2007 8:43 am

Bad: Crunch time for school.

Good: My drive has felt REALLY good this week. The throwing nothing but teebirds and mids experiment worked out pretty well for me, and my big D drivers are much straighter with a lot of snap.

Ugly: The 8 hours I waited for a program I wrote to finish, only to not have it before it was due :(.
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Postby TannerBoyle » Thu May 10, 2007 12:31 pm

Good: Played weekly doubles last night. Actually made some solid throws and a few clutch putts.

Bad: Didn't make enough of the above mentioned. We took 2nd and out of the money.

Ugly: Some guy showed up and decided to play with us. Despite having a huge boiler and man-boobs he played shirtless. :puke:. I'm no bronze adonis but Nature Boy had no business going Tarzan.

The highlight of the night was as we were playing a hole next to the street some kids drove by and yelled out 'PUT A SHIRT ON, FATTY!

I had to hide the fact that I was about to piss myself laughing.
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Postby zealot » Thu May 10, 2007 12:36 pm

good: playing 10 holes with a seasoned roc and a medium wizard before my round

good: played my best game ever even though i lost score at some point (threw a few extra utility shots for fun) the diablo dt is like a sniper rifle holy crap.
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