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Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-10-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 401
Sticky: DGCR Aces 2014
Views: 27,282
Posted By DerekTonn
Got my second ace of 2014 at Central Park in...

Got my second ace of 2014 at Central Park in Hawarden, IA yesterday (12th ace, but my first one outside of Minnesota). Hole 4, 230 feet. Had to basically muscle it up there, all arms, as the...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-06-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,886
Posted By DerekTonn
I haven't played it personally yet, but many of...

I haven't played it personally yet, but many of the locals in MSP call Lakewood Hills in White Bear Lake, MN "Leftywood Hills." I can only assume because the designer dared to have one...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-06-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,886
Posted By DerekTonn
Yep. Freaked me out a couple years ago...when I...

Yep. Freaked me out a couple years ago...when I started realizing that on my approaches <200 feet, if I had the option to throw left-to-right or right-to-left, I'll often take the right-to-left (as...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 03-06-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,886
Posted By DerekTonn
As a LHBH player, one of my favorite things in DG...

As a LHBH player, one of my favorite things in DG is to rip an anhyzer or S-curve on a right-to-left or right-to-left-to-right hole, then tell my friends on my card: "Lefty hole." :P

Seriously...
Forum: DGCR Announcements & News 02-26-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 11,255
Posted By DerekTonn
I had a light blue Pro Katana that was fast...

I had a light blue Pro Katana that was fast becoming my go-to driver off the tee. Playing Mound Creek County Park in SW Minnesota, I ripped one of the best (at that time) drives of my life off the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-25-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,685
Posted By DerekTonn
Unless it was a blind shot down the fairway to...

Unless it was a blind shot down the fairway to the basket (doesn't sound like that is the case), then this one is 100% the player's fault. If you're on the tee and you think there's even a small...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-25-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,977
Posted By DerekTonn
I don't mean to belabor the point, and I...

I don't mean to belabor the point, and I certainly don't mean to try and devalue Steve's data and argument (Steve's one of my "heroes" of the sport...along with Chuck Kennedy and others, for all he's...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-25-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,977
Posted By DerekTonn
Has anyone ever done any surveys/studies on...

Has anyone ever done any surveys/studies on courses out there, asking players:

1. Have you ever heard of the PDGA?
2. Are you a member of the PDGA?
3. Have you ever heard of __________ (State or...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-25-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,977
Posted By DerekTonn
Good info. There's one key piece of information...

Good info. There's one key piece of information missing, however:

What % of male and female disc golfers out there have a rating of 850 and above?

A related question, that you might have...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-23-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,977
Posted By DerekTonn
I'd be shocked if more than 5% of players can...

I'd be shocked if more than 5% of players can consistently reach 300+ feet off the tee. For every one person posting here, there's probably 20 huckers out walking their dog and drinking a beer with...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-18-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,604
Posted By DerekTonn
Didn't happen to me, but three friends of mine...

Didn't happen to me, but three friends of mine and I were playing the course in Hibbing, MN in the Summer of 2012. Putted out on a hole in the middle of our round, then started walking (a bit of a...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 01-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 12,369
Posted By DerekTonn
Overall: Estimated Rating: 927 Rounds: 527 ...

Overall:
Estimated Rating: 927
Rounds: 527
Holes: 6,625
Shots: 18,777 (10 aces)
Total Length of Holes: 308.04 Miles (way short, I know)

Stats/Quants are absolutely addicting to me. I didn't...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-07-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,876
Posted By DerekTonn
The hardest part of playing in the cold, for me,...

The hardest part of playing in the cold, for me, isn't the cold! I was perfectly fine today walking in -22 F, and even was a bit WARM (in a pair of sweats, a long sleeve t-shirt, a lined coat, ski...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-06-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,876
Posted By DerekTonn
Was just looking at pictures a few friends of...

Was just looking at pictures a few friends of mine took while playing this afternoon here in Minnesota. In -22 F (air temperature, not wind chill). I went for about a mile walk this afternoon too. ...
Forum: Course Design 12-17-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By DerekTonn
Didn't realize until tonight how hard it is to...

Didn't realize until tonight how hard it is to edit a post I've shared here. (?)
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 12-17-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By DerekTonn
What about talking to the University of Guam...

What about talking to the University of Guam about doing a course somewhere on their property? My mapping business did a campus map for them earlier this year...
Forum: Course Design 12-16-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,621
Posted By DerekTonn
Interesting discussion. FORCING flow to go...

Interesting discussion. FORCING flow to go clockwise or counter-clockwise in a design is lunacy, IMHO. Not to mention a recipe for boring, underwhelming design. Gotta be a "land whisperer" and see...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-12-2013, 01:51 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 8,713
Posted By DerekTonn
I think the coldest I've played in was -10 F (not...

I think the coldest I've played in was -10 F (not wind chill). Bearable in 3+ layers, if it's sunny and the wind isn't too bad. Just make sure your hand isn't wet when you reach into those metal...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-07-2013, 11:24 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,298
Posted By DerekTonn
Not sure why this video of "the storm of the...

Not sure why this video of "the storm of the century" in Los Angeles reminded me of this thread tonight: http://youtu.be/MAK_P65YgnI

Must have been all that talk about Minnesota not being a great...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-06-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,298
Posted By DerekTonn
That was kind of my point though...if you've got...

That was kind of my point though...if you've got Flip City and those awesome courses in Ludington to choose from, you don't need more "quantity." QUALITY >>>>> quantity. I suppose it's possible to...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-06-2013, 01:46 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,298
Posted By DerekTonn
But the weather keeps out a lot of the...

But the weather keeps out a lot of the riff-raff...wouldn't want guys from the South to catch frostbite or break a toe nail tripping in their sandals during their visit or anything. :D

In all...
Forum: Course Design 12-01-2013, 12:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By DerekTonn
Not directed at the person who started the...

Not directed at the person who started the thread, but don't you think one's definition of "luck" can often be directly correlated to one's skill level?

We've got a hole on my home course that Rec...
Forum: Course Design 09-03-2013, 01:18 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 9,497
Posted By DerekTonn
I think for me (four courses under my belt...two...

I think for me (four courses under my belt...two good, one okay, and one "no comment" that I'd like a do-over for), I've "evolved" to designing with the following things in mind:

1. Zigging where...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By DerekTonn
I guess I see the connection. Higher speed...

I guess I see the connection. Higher speed drivers equal greater distances from the tee to the basket to challenge players with mad skillz. Higher speed drivers also equal wider "spray patterns"...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-04-2013, 10:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,544
Posted By DerekTonn
Actually, I'm guessing it had a lot more to do...

Actually, I'm guessing it had a lot more to do with the downed trees on top of trees, on top of more trees, that littered the entire area (after 15-20 years of occasional floods that had never been...
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