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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Mon Jul 01, 2013 12:43 pm

Welcome guys.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Grinder » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:18 pm

SUP! I'm about to become a Advanced Senior Grand Master Newbie in January. Took up the sport when our tiny town voted on getting a disc golf course. I said - HECK - I can throw a Frisbee, I threw one a million times 30 years ago.

Well - THOSE AIN'T NO FRISBEE'S!!

Totally obsessed now.

I'm 59 and a RHFH thrower off the tee and back hand most of the other time. More distance forehand and it's easier on my body! Not great distance yet but I started this about 5 weeks ago and seem to gain 10 feet a week. 210f on GOOD drives.

Columbus Wi -25 miles north of Madison WI

Patriot (go to driver)
(2) Leopards 168g/153g
Shark
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(2) Avair P&G
Wizard

next purchase will be a Valerie (I think)
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Mark Ellis » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:28 am

Grinder wrote:SUP! I'm about to become a Advanced Senior Grand Master Newbie in January. Took up the sport when our tiny town voted on getting a disc golf course. I said - HECK - I can throw a Frisbee, I threw one a million times 30 years ago.

Well - THOSE AIN'T NO FRISBEE'S!!

Totally obsessed now.

I'm 59 and a RHFH thrower off the tee and back hand most of the other time. More distance forehand and it's easier on my body! Not great distance yet but I started this about 5 weeks ago and seem to gain 10 feet a week. 210f on GOOD drives.

Columbus Wi -25 miles north of Madison WI

Patriot (go to driver)
(2) Leopards 168g/153g
Shark
Buzzz
Fuse
(2) Avair P&G
Wizard

next purchase will be a Valerie (I think)


Welcome to the site and the game. I don't know if you have found a good player to give you a basic lesson yet but it might help a lot. Wisconsin is the home of my buddy Duster Don Hoffman who would be ideal for this task. Duster is a geezer and one the original forehand dominant tournament players and btw, still has game. Because of Duster's influence there are many fine forehand players in Wisconsin, certainly some in the Madison area, including Larry Ast.

The sooner a new player is exposed to good players (and especially a private lesson) the faster they develop skills and avoid poor form. An injury forced me to learn forehand many years ago and I wish I would have had someone to teach it to me back then.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Grinder » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:45 pm

I play at Heistand Park at least once a week in Madison (originally a Madison native). I found his website and dropped him a note!!

BTW - in field work hit my 225 mark a few times with a Patriot. I continue to get longer! At least 10 feet every week.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby DGmaniac » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:52 pm

Hey, figure it was only right to introduce my self.

I started playing about 3 years ago throwing nothing but RHFH, and using just one disc. Just started taking the sport a bit more serious and have started acquiring discs left and right. I have played at least one game, usually more like 2-3 cause its like Pringles you can have just one, 4-5 days a week for the past month...my fiance says i have a problem!

Been working on my RHBH and have found so much useful information on here.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Disc Golf of Course » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:19 am

Hi, I'm Ethan! I've been playing disc golf since about 1994. I've played some tournaments at the courses between DC and NY, but mostly play close to home. Home courses are Seneca Creek in MD and Bluemont in Arlington, VA.

I also write a blog recapping tournaments, throwing tips, and other fun stuff: http://www.discgolfofcourse.com

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Re: New to the board?

Postby nothaz » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:25 am

Not "new" but returning.

It's been quite awhile!

I really need to get back into Disc golfing. Have not gotten to play much this last year. :|
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Re: New to the board?

Postby smelly » Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:40 am

hi guys, don't get up, i'll walk around.

Hey there, the names Smelly, and you are?
Oh that's a real nice name <READ_YOUR_NAME_HERE>, I've only been playing for a few months on the local courses still working on my grips and throw. How about you?
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Stringbean » Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:00 am

nothaz wrote:I really need to get back into Disc golfing. Have not gotten to play much this last year. :|


Why? Better be a good excuse.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby richard » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:15 am

Hi!
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Re: New to the board?

Postby JR » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:12 am

Hi and welcome. Who are you and where do you come from and how long have you played?
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby RockinDiscGolf » Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:11 am

New to the board ... have played since the late seventies when I used a 181 gram Whamo and the course(s) were laid out using fence posts, stop signs, and tree trunks as targets. Got in to metal chains in the 90's and was in complete awe! Although once a little competitive, am into the sport for it's health and mind benefits now, along with it's fellowship and personal competitive enjoyment. Throw right handed and have an air bounce techinque left over from my Whamo freestyle days ... hard to break! Will be eternally an AM and am perfectly fine with that ... just give me a good course and the time to enjoy it. I try to promote the sport when ever and where ever. In that sense, I post the following:

An observation I've seen for most DG events of clubs and TD's is the absence of a proper online system to communicate event results and offer organized leagues or points series on the web. Santioning organizations offer these services but registration and per player events fees are tacked on. These fees can reach hundred's of dollars for larger events and are potentially taken from event payouts. What if a club did not want to sanction their event but wanted a points series or league to offer their membership? Most clubs I have observed use a spreadsheet and post results via a pdf or some sort of other means ... all less than adequate.

In an effort to promote the sport for even the smallest club or association, I am in the process of developing a DG datebase to handle these objectives. The intention is to widen the communication of event results and competitive rankings for all clubs ... large and small.

If acceptable, I would like to link to a demo (under a separate thread) and ask for player/club feedback to assist in development features.
Would this be acceptable on Disc Golf Review forums? If so, is anyone interested?
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Re: New to the board?

Postby inthedrift » Fri Nov 01, 2013 1:12 pm

RockinDiscGolf wrote:New to the board ... have played since the late seventies when I used a 181 gram Whamo and the course(s) were laid out using fence posts, stop signs, and tree trunks as targets. Got in to metal chains in the 90's and was in complete awe! Although once a little competitive, am into the sport for it's health and mind benefits now, along with it's fellowship and personal competitive enjoyment. Throw right handed and have an air bounce techinque left over from my Whamo freestyle days ... hard to break! Will be eternally an AM and am perfectly fine with that ... just give me a good course and the time to enjoy it. I try to promote the sport when ever and where ever. In that sense, I post the following:

An observation I've seen for most DG events of clubs and TD's is the absence of a proper online system to communicate event results and offer organized leagues or points series on the web. Santioning organizations offer these services but registration and per player events fees are tacked on. These fees can reach hundred's of dollars for larger events and are potentially taken from event payouts. What if a club did not want to sanction their event but wanted a points series or league to offer their membership? Most clubs I have observed use a spreadsheet and post results via a pdf or some sort of other means ... all less than adequate.

In an effort to promote the sport for even the smallest club or association, I am in the process of developing a DG datebase to handle these objectives. The intention is to widen the communication of event results and competitive rankings for all clubs ... large and small.

If acceptable, I would like to link to a demo (under a separate thread) and ask for player/club feedback to assist in development features.
Would this be acceptable on Disc Golf Review forums? If so, is anyone interested?


Our local club uses discgolfscene.com as our primary venue for posting event results, league points standings, etc. It's a great tool, check it out.
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Re: New to the board?

Postby Yig » Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:40 pm

New to the forum, been golfin since about '99 . Some years more frequently than others. Recently got my bro in law into it, and we've been golfing 2-3 times a week since late spring/early summer this year. :) Good times !

Never really bothered to read any Disc Golf forums before, but decided to do some investigating about differences between weights/molds/etc of the same model. Found some interesting stuff here that coincided with what I had found out on my own , and some other info that I hadn't thought of or realised.

Thanks for the forum, I'm sure you'll hear more from me. In fact, I'm gonna go post on the minimalist thread right now. :thumbup:
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Re: New to the board?

Postby mytern » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:24 pm

My name is Justin and I'm an addict... That's the first step right?
What's up guys? New here and been golfing roughly about 12 months. I live in Philadelphia and my home course is Sedgley Woods. I actually started at a different course but I started at Sedgley when I got serious into it, so I consider that my "home" course. I went once or twice every few months but I don't really count that. I got really into it the beginning of this past spring buying a bag, good plastic and checking out discs people talked highly of. Going on average 2-3 times a week. I already need a new bag :lol:

I have a few goodies:

Tern(Star), Destroyer(Star), AvengerSS(ESP), Nuke(Z), Sidewinder(Ch), 2013 Ace Race "Mantis"(Ti), Buzzz(Ti & *ESP coming tomorrow*), Roc(Dx), Wolf(Dx), and Anode putter

Those are what is currently in my bag, with a few misc others that are extras for friends or whatever.

I've recently started throwing more consistently and working on getting more distance. I still "death grip" my share but its getting less and less, I couldn't be happier with that. Working on my wrist angles a lot lately and varying my types of shots. I have a pretty good RHBH and a "flick" throw. I also can throw tomahawks and thumbers but I keep them to a minimum as I want to work on other things. I never really thought until recently to look into a disc golf forum, even though I do for gaming, fish keeping etc. Anyways hope to meet come cool people here and maybe people from my area to throw with.
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Drivers: Z Nuke(171g), Champ Sidewinder(170g), Star Tern(167g), ESP AvengerSS(167g), Star Destroyer(175g), Ti 2013 Ace Race Mantis(165g)

Mids: Ti Buzzz(178g), Dx Roc(169g), Dx Wolf(176g)

Putt: Anode(172g), Dx Aviar(171g)
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