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Forum: Course Design 04-20-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,233
Posted By John Rock
These articles were also in the pDGA magazine...

These articles were also in the pDGA magazine years ago. If you're a member of that org you may be able to find them.


When I started playing in my corner of Texas, there were no courses within...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 04-10-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,317
Posted By John Rock
We have had issues with equestrian users here....

We have had issues with equestrian users here. Their bridal trail was in place before the DG course was installed but seldom used. Signs in the park require all horses to stay on the bridal trail....
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-14-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,021
Posted By John Rock
I had one of the round bags that Discovering The...

I had one of the round bags that Discovering The World used to sell. I think it would hold less than 10 discs. That was in '85 or '86. Then in '89 I was working in Los Angeles building a hotel and...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-12-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,389
Posted By John Rock
She did spell "disc" correctly.

She did spell "disc" correctly.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-07-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,473
Posted By John Rock
Several years ago Jay and Des Reading did an very...

Several years ago Jay and Des Reading did an very good job on writing what the economic impact was for a big event. I think it was from a San Antonio tournament. I don't remember which site they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-07-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,127
Posted By John Rock
Scott and Dan have teamed up before in DDC...

Scott and Dan have teamed up before in DDC events. Those two together can cover most of a 13m. DDC court without moving their feet very much.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-23-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,459
Posted By John Rock
The biggest focus for me is to get the run-up and...

The biggest focus for me is to get the run-up and 360 right. After that everything just falls into place (muscle memory takes over). But that muscle memory only comes after hours and hours of field...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-22-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,459
Posted By John Rock
180g Scorpion. The measurement was done with a...

180g Scorpion. The measurement was done with a 200ft tape measure. The other guys made me throw first thinking it would help them judge the conditions better. None of them got within 150 feet of my...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-22-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,459
Posted By John Rock
Believe what you will. My trophy and memories...

Believe what you will. My trophy and memories from that day will live with me forever. Someday maybe you'll have fond memories to share with the younger crowd.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-21-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 19,459
Posted By John Rock
One of my best ever throws in a real distance...

One of my best ever throws in a real distance contest went over 560 feet (state record for a couple of years too!) as a line-drive type flight that never got more than 15 feet off the ground. Just...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-17-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By John Rock
Have him start working on throwing with his other...

Have him start working on throwing with his other hand. Nothing wrong with learning or working on something new during an injury timeout. Probably won't get the distance he's used to, but he still...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-16-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,136
Posted By John Rock
I don't know about that. I've ridden my snowboard...

I don't know about that. I've ridden my snowboard at the course here in Amarillo a few times. We've got a couple of hills that make for a decent short run, and if you're resourceful enough, a jump...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-16-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,136
Posted By John Rock
You are the one in charge of a list of dg courses...

You are the one in charge of a list of dg courses at ski resorts. Now, I'm no expert, but I do know a little bit about the geography of my state. I'm pretty sure there is no ski resort in Grand...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-15-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,136
Posted By John Rock
Grand Prairie, TX? Are you sure about this one? ...

Grand Prairie, TX? Are you sure about this one?


I've tried to hit all the ski areas anywhere close to my house (within 400 or so miles) and I've never heard of this one.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 10-02-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,307
Posted By John Rock
My experience differs. We had an all DGA MIII...

My experience differs. We had an all DGA MIII course until a mower hit one and roughed it up pretty bad. To appease some of the more vocal dissenters in our group we bought a Discraft Chainstar as a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-08-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,159
Posted By John Rock
Something else that hasn't been mentioned yet,...

Something else that hasn't been mentioned yet, but is a real strain on trying to organize a bigger event. That's the guy/guys who are very vocal about how to do something for the event and they...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-05-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,159
Posted By John Rock
True. True. True. At one of my events,...

True. True. True.


At one of my events, one of the complainers started going on and on about how the color of the flyers used to promote the event made people not play. He thought he was really...
Forum: Tournaments 08-29-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,580
Posted By John Rock
Just realize that the original complainer is the...

Just realize that the original complainer is the same guy who believes skiers and snowboarders don't belong on the same slopes.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-25-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,947
Posted By John Rock
Definitely see more DG here. Ultimate has been...

Definitely see more DG here. Ultimate has been kind of off-and-on over the years with different groups trying to get the game established as main stream, and the smaller Panhandle towns have almost...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-19-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 10,284
Posted By John Rock
Legal in my town, all parks. No alcohol allowed...

Legal in my town, all parks. No alcohol allowed (for adults) at youth events, and no alcohol allowed on the field or dugouts for adult softball.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,792
Posted By John Rock
Taos Mesa Brewing in Taos, NM has some baskets at...

Taos Mesa Brewing in Taos, NM has some baskets at their place. I was there right before Christmas to sample their wares and saw the baskets. I asked the girl that was helping me about it and she said...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-31-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,180
Posted By John Rock
The only numbers that I look at are price and...

The only numbers that I look at are price and weight.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-02-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 30,009
Posted By John Rock
20 mph wind...phsssh. That's just a warmup breeze.

20 mph wind...phsssh. That's just a warmup breeze.
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-28-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,711
Posted By John Rock
Kind of the same as when in the old days you...

Kind of the same as when in the old days you could watch a putt sink into the basket and then sadly watch the wind pick it up, blow it out and away, and cry because it cost you at least one more...
Forum: Rules Questions & Discussion 06-20-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,976
Posted By John Rock
I remember playing tournaments at Greenbelt Park...

I remember playing tournaments at Greenbelt Park in the 80's & 90's and there was one hole that always had water (huge casual puddle) surrounding it. Seems like it was the hole before you turned...
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