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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-06-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,555
Posted By markmcc
I agree. I've never lived within 10 miles of a...

I agree. I've never lived within 10 miles of a course, and the average distance to drive to play DG for me has been closer to 30 miles. And I feel lucky to be that close. There have been times that...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-05-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,555
Posted By markmcc
With my bitchin' time machine I can answer the...

With my bitchin' time machine I can answer the question "Where will Disc Golf be in 90 years?".:p
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-05-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,555
Posted By markmcc
Seems like a comprehensive survey. I also...

Seems like a comprehensive survey. I also learned that I have thrown pretty much NOTHING introduced in 2104. Huh...
Forum: Discs 11-16-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 937
Posted By markmcc
I used a couple of Vibram drivers over the...

I used a couple of Vibram drivers over the summer, playing heavily wooded and rocky courses just about every day. I used a firm Ascent and a medium Trak. I was surprised at how banged up the rim of...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-13-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,766
Posted By markmcc
:hfive: I guess it depends on what you...

:hfive:

I guess it depends on what you consider DFW. Dallas is 196 miles from Austin (according to our good friend Google). You might be able to make it from north of Austin to south of Dallas in...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-11-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,766
Posted By markmcc
Georgetown is in the Austin Metropolitan Area,...

Georgetown is in the Austin Metropolitan Area, which has a population of over a million folks and some of the worst traffic in the US. While Austin is only 30 miles south of Georgetown that drive can...
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 10-25-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,612
Posted By markmcc
I think these look great. I think that quality...

I think these look great. I think that quality handmade signs like these really add a lot to a course.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-08-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,421
Posted By markmcc
I've had a couple of close calls with folks...

I've had a couple of close calls with folks appearing on paths just as I was getting ready to drive to a blind tee. It is sort of a no-win situation. You can't expect the "pedestrian" not to be...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-04-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By markmcc
After all of the negative "lost disc" threads it...

After all of the negative "lost disc" threads it is great to hear when one gets returned.

I'd about given up on inking my discs, but I got one back last week myself. Must be a trend...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By markmcc
I spent the summer at Farragut State Park in...

I spent the summer at Farragut State Park in northern Idaho. The park has three 18-hole courses and a 9-hole course, and all that is required to play is a $5 park entry fee, or for Idaho residents a...
Forum: Course Design 09-30-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,639
Posted By markmcc
If I go to an 18 hole course I'm going to play...

If I go to an 18 hole course I'm going to play all 18. So having 9/10 close to the parking lot isn't an issue for me at all.

However, I have found it useful on a course where a group is starting...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 18,262
Posted By markmcc
The course map in files/links section lists Hole...

The course map in files/links section lists Hole 18 as 438' from the short tees, but mentions that pin locations are subject to change. So pin current pin position is another variable to consider.
Forum: Bags / Carts / Straps / Tags 09-26-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 866
Posted By markmcc
I have a Gregory backpack that I'm not using any...

I have a Gregory backpack that I'm not using any more. 70 liter capacity. Might be big enough...
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 09-25-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 910
Posted By markmcc
Howdy! I am 54 and have been playing for a bit...

Howdy! I am 54 and have been playing for a bit over two years. I use a lot of 150 - 160 gr. drivers and am happy with them. My driving distance has steadily increased and I am currently driving...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-25-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,130
Posted By markmcc
If you know of a Junior that wants to play but...

If you know of a Junior that wants to play but can't swing the entry fee, let me know. I'll pay their fee.

PM me.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-25-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,041
Posted By markmcc
A GOOD Disc Return Story

So I'm playing the newly updated Ironwood Bluffs DGC in Show Low, Arizona yesterday, and on the first hole I manage to fade my Vibram Trak off into the only waist-high grass on the course and lose...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 09-19-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,033
Posted By markmcc
I'm thinking that he was referring the that...

I'm thinking that he was referring the that wonderful driving video linked in Post #22.

Your original video was outstanding!!
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-30-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,105
Posted By markmcc
I started playing DG when I was 52, and enter...

I started playing DG when I was 52, and enter only a few tournaments each year. I am only 840 rated, yet I always enter Advanced Grandmaster when available, or Advanced Master if not.

I enjoy...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-26-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,169
Posted By markmcc
Probably. I'm not sure how they would enforce it...

Probably. I'm not sure how they would enforce it otherwise. It was linked off of the local course's page as the "rules" so who knows if they enforce it.

But knee-high argyle socks? Really??
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 08-25-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,916
Posted By markmcc
The maximizer gives you more coverage per sack...

The maximizer gives you more coverage per sack ("67% more coverage") by using a lightweight aggregate (expanded shale), so it isn't an apples and oranges comparison. The best thing to do is to look...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-24-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,169
Posted By markmcc
There have been a few television commercials on...

There have been a few television commercials on Spokane stations about a local course offering foot golf. So I checked out their web page. Cost is $10 for nine holes, with $4 for an additional nine....
Forum: Tournaments 08-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,121
Posted By markmcc
Im fine with it. I've seen plenty of small "This...

Im fine with it. I've seen plenty of small "This Hole Sponsored By ..." signs near teepads for tournaments, and I make note of the sponsors so that I can thank/visit them later. It is nice to know...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-23-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,515
Posted By markmcc
That's a Copperhead alright. Probably not the...

That's a Copperhead alright. Probably not the best idea to be playing with it!!
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-22-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,169
Posted By markmcc
I would probably pay $20 for a round of DG at a...

I would probably pay $20 for a round of DG at a local ball golf course, IF the course was an exceptional one. But I'd probably only do it once. Sure not going back again and again at twenty bucks a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-19-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,322
Posted By markmcc
We're right there with NASCAR, and darned near as...

We're right there with NASCAR, and darned near as popular...
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