Sometimes I wonder if you tell me these things just to rub it in haha. I can't wait till I finally make a road trip and mark some courses down in my book. I'll be heading off to Michigan next Saturday for a week and I will hopefully get to play some courses up there. Maybe one day I will catch up to you. Just fyi there will be a Hazy Shades Doubles tournament at Belmont on August 30th. I am good friends with the people who run the place and I was told they have a sponsorship from 7UP. They are capping the tournament at 140 people so If you can make it id find a partner and when sign ups come out ill be sure to let you know. It's 2 rounds of 24 Holes and there is rumored to be a $10,000 Ace Fund on Hole 5. They said they are trying to draw in pro's with big $$ and big sponsors. I will get more information tomorrow when I go up to Hazy, if your interested let me know and I will give you all the details.
Well it was suppose to rain a bit and the guy at flip city was having a private party so we couldn't camp there, so we decided to go to Tennessee/North Carolina instead. We ended up in Gatlinburg, stayed at Smoky Mountain National Park. We played four courses and it was pretty awesome. There is a course in Morristown, TN that was absolutely just a blast to play and it was so beautiful and quite out there. There was also a great course in Hickory, NC that I loved. The other two were nothing too special. We are going to start taking weekend camping/disc golfing once a month from now on see how many courses I can get in by the end of summer. I'm up to 45 in 8 states now.
Guess who I ran into today? I got excited when you said you saw Barry Schultz at Brent Hambrick DGC, so I went up there this morning and played the normal 18 plus the "alpha" course. As we were leaving we headed over to the other side of the dam, and sure enough Barry Schultz was finishing up a hole so I walked up to him and we talked for a little bit and I got his autograph, he was super nice about it too.
Flip City does have a lot of hype so I will be looking forward to your review. When I go to Michigan ill be staying in Grand Haven for a week. Our family has a house by the beach and its no more than a 5min walk to the pier and town. Muskegon and Grand Rapids are not far away so I will be playing some of those courses and if I can find time I will hit up Flip City depending on your review. I've hear the Mason County Park course in Ludington was nice so I may check that out as well.
Nate Doss and Dave can let some fly, I average around 400+ on my drives, my longest being 536' and I know they can top that easily. I'm actually heading up to Michigan myself at the end of the month, Ill be about 30min from Kalamazoo.
I bet that was really neat to see him out there playing. I have watched almost all the Clash DVD's and he is a very solid player. I do plan on coming up but I can only make it Sunday, I have a 2 course tournament Saturday but if I decide not to go I will come up and watch both days. I was going to try and get in the tournament but it was filled up so I signed up for a local one. Also I would be more than happy to be your guide, so just let me know when your going to be coming down and we will set something up.
Well so far rumor has it that they will keep 9 holes but the woods 6-12 will be pulled "this summer". If your coming down to play it let me know and ill play a round or two with you. If I hear anything else I will be sure to let you know.