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Forum: Course Design 10-16-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 964
Posted By John Rock
The course here works kind of like the 2-loop...

The course here works kind of like the 2-loop layout. After Hole 7 you can cross over to #15 then do #18. Good if you only want to do 9 holes but not so good for 2 separate loops starting from the...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 06-30-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,388
Posted By John Rock
At the 1994 Worlds in Port Arthur, TX, I was in a...

At the 1994 Worlds in Port Arthur, TX, I was in a group with Tim Selinsky and Brad Hammock (Tim a legend for a good reason, Brad not so much). When this area was starting to develop, Nick Hart and...
Forum: Course Design 04-25-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,055
Posted By John Rock
How many people use this park? How many disc...

How many people use this park? How many disc golfers use the course? Are you the original designer?

This looks like a good candidate for a total do-over. Start over, try just a 9 hole layout. A...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 03-31-2016, 06:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,535
Posted By John Rock
There, their, and they're

There, their, and they're
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 02-15-2016, 01:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,556
Posted By John Rock
Taos Mesa Brewery just outside of Taos, NM. Not...

Taos Mesa Brewery just outside of Taos, NM. Not the greatest in disc golf courses but it's a beer/DG combo!
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-22-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By John Rock
Neither did any of my friend's equipment. I guess...

Neither did any of my friend's equipment. I guess I should have specified underwater swimming. Bad thing they were all custom dye jobs.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 11-22-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,298
Posted By John Rock
A friend tossed a disc in the creek during a...

A friend tossed a disc in the creek during a tournament so he went to the edge of the water placed his mini and shot again. When that throw went in the creek he lost his temper and snatched up his...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 10-31-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,066
Posted By John Rock
Nice of the diaper guy to offer to share...

Nice of the diaper guy to offer to share beforehand. Must have known something was going to happen.
Forum: Course Design 10-02-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,176
Posted By John Rock
I put a basket inside one of these for a glow...

I put a basket inside one of these for a glow round. It was a big hit. Actually I used most all of the playground equipment that night and it all seemed to work great. Night-time play only so no...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-05-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,657
Posted By John Rock
Born into a military family. Heidleberg, Germany.

Born into a military family. Heidleberg, Germany.
Forum: Course Maint. & Equipment 05-26-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,028
Posted By John Rock
We went through many, many rolls of survey (flag)...

We went through many, many rolls of survey (flag) tape before our city finally agreed to let us mark trees in a more permanent fashion. Usually it was kids walking through the park who pulled off the...
Forum: Course Design 04-20-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,129
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, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,616
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, 06:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,168
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, 10:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,652
Posted By John Rock
She did spell "disc" correctly.

She did spell "disc" correctly.
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-07-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,052
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, 11:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 28,417
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,843
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,843
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, 05:19 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,843
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, 07:06 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,843
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, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,069
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, 05:11 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,069
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, 07:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,069
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.
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