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#1 FARGOpokerND

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:19 AM

Since the old thread is 1.5 yrs old, I decided to make a new one I can get credit for.Does anyone else participate much?I got into it last year, but this year I got into it much more. I got my 1st hole in one last week, on a 251 footer using a Sidewinder.Today I hit chain/top-of-basket on two holes. (I Frolfed 63 holes today over 3 diff courses)Anyone else got good stories? What are you all throwing these days? Discuss.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:25 AM

I havent played Disc Golf in at least 16 years when one of my schools had a course on campus, I went camping this summer and the KOA site said Disc Golf so I thought that would be fun for me, the wife, and the 5 year old but got to the site and the disc golf was about shoulder height in brush and had rattlesnakes written all over it. So they went swimming and I drank alot of beer. Either way I was going to drink beer but at least I had a few without the effort of carrying them.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:41 AM

One of my roomates and a few friends play all the time, and I wonder why they wouldnt just go out a hit the $hit out of a ball instead. I mean you can still drink and smoke on a golf course, which is more than half the reason they go. But hey i went a couple times and it was chill, just never got into it. I think one of them got a hole in one last week, he was stoked about something.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:49 AM

Frolf Jerry! Frisbee golf! Golf, with a Frisbee!

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:15 AM

I've been playing a little as of late. I bought a $20 disc and I only use it. Is it worth buying a putter also? Anywanys, I play on what I think is a hard course. I've only played it twice, but every hole is a par 2 and they are all between 300 and 400 feet. I am really bad at frolf and I got 16 over par, which was good for me. However, I lost my disc on my first shot on the second hole so I had to use someone else's from then on.Are there any tips how to frolf better? Because I throw very hard and they don't go far or straight, and by the tenth hole my arm is killing me.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 09:56 AM

I play pretty often at the only course in town. I use a Star Valkry for driving and a Blo-Fly for putting. I got an ace once on a 275 ft hole with a stupid tree about 25 feet from the tee box directly in line with the hole.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:23 AM

Putters help sosososo much, definitely worth it. If you want to go to make it easier on yourself, get a Putter and a Mid-range disc as well. What was the disc you were throwing that you lost? Discs are designed to be overstable and understable. If you are right-handed and throw across your body (a normal throw causing it to tail left) then an overstable disc would cause your throw to exaggerate the flip to the left if you were to throw it straight. If you throw an understable disc straight, it will have a tendency to tail to the right, before flipping over and tailing back left (like an s-curve)If you want tips to throw straighter, come straight across your body. Imaging bringing the disc to your left shoulder and then coming across at almost a downward angle. That should have it come off the hand flatter.Mid-rangers are great discs because they obv don't go as far, and are much easier to point and throw. Mine usually go from 180-220 ft (versus my driver which I can toss ~350 at the max). I recommend any Buzz disc by Disccraft. Putters float making them lose distance but increase control a ton. Good for 50 ft and less.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 12:28 PM

Every Sunday we have the 9:30 tee time at a local course and play 36. We have 4 fairly solid courses within 40 minutes of here and 3 others that are good for a change up. I only play with 4 discs and that seems to do just fine for me. I use a Champion Valkyrie, Shark, Stingray, and an Aviar. Just like real golf (and I am pretty decent) I am SOOOO amazed at how good the really good players are. I usually shoot just a couple over par, but when they have tournaments here the really good players score like it's Tiger Woods '02. I have played in one tourney and although everyone was pretty laid back, they do take their shit pretty serious. I've played pretty much every course in GA and a couple in central FL. One of the ones in Florida was weird. Weaving through and across a real golf course..including fairways and ponds. One hole you had to throw over about 200 feet of water and the pin was right on the other side of the pond. Oh, did I mention there were alligators in all of the ponds and waterways? So sick.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:14 PM

We used to disc all the time! I have about 15 discs that I carry with me when I play. I probably couldn't use them like I used to, but there were the really broken in ones that you knew would turn hard right and some newer ones that you could keep on a straight edge all the way to the basket and you always have to have at least one roller....and ALWAYS a putter.Our home course was 19 holes and all the holes were par 3's. The really good guys can shoot 10 - 15 under. The best I ever did was 12 under, but the last time I went I shot a 3 over, so I guess I'm not as good as I used to be.One tip for throwing straighter - pretend like you are smacking a midget and try to get some snap at the end of the throw.
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:18 PM

I play sometimes. I only throw hammers (straight over hand) because I play a lot of ultimate and throwing backhand or forehand in frolf messes up my ultimate throwing. I can usually throw it ~300 ft consistently and dead straight.Obviously, I'm not very good.

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 04:51 PM

I'm a righty. When I throw it, I kind of throw it side-arm, so I start off with my right hand on my right side, and I end it at my left shoulder. Is throwing it across your body better, like how you would just throw a regular frisbee?
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 08:33 AM

When you throw it side arm you want to really snap it at the end. Also, how many people really call it "Frolf" and not "Disc"? I guess maybe it is a California thing ... but we NEVER called it Frolf.http://www.innovadis...vesdriving.html
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Posted 24 July 2008 - 09:05 PM

View Postdapokerbum, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, 8:33 AM, said:

When you throw it side arm you want to really snap it at the end. Also, how many people really call it "Frolf" and not "Disc"? I guess maybe it is a California thing ... but we NEVER called it Frolf.http://www.innovadis...vesdriving.html
I've never even heard of it being called 'disc'. I've only heard of 'frolf' in Cleveland, or 'disc golf' when explaining what frolf is.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 07:29 AM

View Postdapokerbum, on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008, 12:33 PM, said:

When you throw it side arm you want to really snap it at the end. Also, how many people really call it "Frolf" and not "Disc"? I guess maybe it is a California thing ... but we NEVER called it Frolf.http://www.innovadis...vesdriving.html
This is the first I have heard of frolf. Think I will stick with the DG.
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 11:24 AM

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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:45 PM

View PostCBass1724, on Friday, July 25th, 2008, 2:24 PM, said:

I hope that throw was worth the $17 spent on the disc.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 06:41 PM

I got my 2nd hole-in-one in my life, today. Both in the last month.

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Posted 28 July 2008 - 09:14 PM

View PostFARGOpokerND, on Monday, July 28th, 2008, 6:41 PM, said:

I got my 2nd hole-in-one in my life, today. Both in the last month.
Nice...how long was the hole?
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 02:11 AM

View Postshowstopper24, on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008, 12:14 AM, said:

Nice...how long was the hole?
Shorty. 215 ft. But I had to split about a 5 foot gap between trees at both ~20ft from tee and ~150 ft from tee.

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:17 AM

View PostFARGOpokerND, on Tuesday, July 29th, 2008, 3:11 AM, said:

Shorty. 215 ft. But I had to split about a 5 foot gap between trees at both ~20ft from tee and ~150 ft from tee.
What disc did you use. For those kind of throws I have been using my Buzzz, which has been awesome.My only hole in one was a 260ft shot that had to go hard left around a few trees with my Orc.
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