elton807

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15108 DGCR Number
San Ramon, CA Location
Elton Kong Real Name
39 Age
3.8 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
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8/17/2010 Joined On
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How it all started for me:
On a whim one day, I decided to take my then 2 year old son on an easy hike up a small trail called "Summit View Trails", which had always caught my eye while driving on Old Ranch Road in San Ramon. When we got to the top, I saw a strange looking, orange-powder coated basket-looking thingy with chains. Then I saw another one with a number 6 on it. As my curiosity grew, I saw baskets 7, 2...I thought, "Wow, this must be a Frisbee Golf course!" 2 weeks later, I came back with a couple of beach frisbees, and was taught to use Discs by some chuckling local DGers. That was July of 2010, and I've been hooked on Disc Golf ever since.

Disc golf vs Ball golf:
I've been playing regular ball golf since 13 years old, and am decent at it. But, I must say, there are some things about disc golf that I love way more than the traditional game of golf:
1) Disc golf is a more honest sport than ball golf. The equipment is simple plastic, and the same exact discs that the pros, women and children use. Ball golf utilizes technologies such as titanium, carbon, graphite, etc. The shot you end up with in DG is usually the shot you deserved or earned.
2) Disc golf courses are typically more "natural", rugged & scenic than ball golf courses. Ball golf courses take up a lot of land, and are more or less "man made", whereas a disc golf course only needs some small cement pads, and baskets that can be plunked down virtually anywhere.
3) When I make a great shot in disc golf, I can clap, hoot, & holler, whereas in ball golf I need to be more reserved. I don't need wear a collared-shirt, or pleated shorts. Beers and buds are mostly always welcomed!
4) When I play regular golf with a buddy (never by myself), we definitely don't want to be paired up with a stranger. But in disc golf, I find myself going out solo a lot, and I really enjoy when I play with and meet other DGers.
5) It's FREE, I don't have to plan ahead, it takes half the time to play, and I don't need to make a stinking tee time!!

My rating system:
I decided to add my own grading system to my reviews to expand on the 5-disc DGCR rating system. To me, the most important aspects of a disc golf course are: Uniqueness, Difficulty, Fun Factor, and Aesthetics. I have also added a comment or two to each of the grades I've given. I hope you all find my reviews somewhat interesting and helpful!
Favorite Courses (18)
Played Courses (56)
United States
California
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
Vacaville, CA Lagoon Valley
Moraga, CA Moraga Commons Park
Valley Springs, CA New Hogan Dam - West
San Ramon, CA Old Ranch Park
San Jose, CA Parque De La Raza DGC
Rocklin, CA Rocklin DGC
Sacramento, CA Santa Anita Park
Sacramento (Orangevale), CA Shady Oaks Park
Grass Valley, CA Squirrel Creek DGC
16 Course(s)
Nevada
Las Vegas, NV Mountain Crest Park
Las Vegas, NV Red Ridge
2 Course(s)
Course Wish List (31)
United States
California
Anderson, CA Anderson River Park
South Lake Tahoe, CA Bijou Community Park
Shingletown, CA Black Butte DGC
Susanville, CA Bogard Work Center
Oceanside, CA Center City @ Goat Hill
Seaside, CA CSUMB Cypress Course
Seaside, CA CSUMB Oaks Course
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
Red Bluff, CA Dog Island Golf
Placerville, CA Finnon Reservoir DGC
Georgetown, CA Georgetown School DGC
Pollock Pines, CA Gold Ridge Forest DGC
Penn Valley, CA Hanging Oaks
Placerville, CA Lions Park
Tahoe Vista, CA North Tahoe Regional Park
Watsonville, CA Pinto Lake DGC
Bear Valley, CA Rick's Revenge
Monterey, CA Ryan Ranch DGC
Truckee, CA Sierra College DGC
Nevada City, CA Silva Acres DGC
San Luis Obispo, CA Sinsheimer Park DGC
Pollock Pines, CA Snapper Hill
Grass Valley, CA Toney's Mountain Golf
26 Course(s)
Nevada
United States
California
Berkeley, CA   Aquatic Park
Auburn, CA   Auburn Regional Park
Benicia, CA   Benicia Community Park
Vista, CA   Brengle Terrace Park DGC
Carmichael, CA   Carmichael Park DGC
San Leandro, CA   Chabot Park
Davis, CA   Covell Greenbelt
Stockton, CA   Dorotha Mae Pitts Park
Modesto, CA   East La Loma Park
Elk Grove, CA   Elk Grove DGC
Woodland, CA   Fern Park
San Francisco, CA   Golden Gate Park DGC
Loomis, CA   HCP DGC
Atascadero, CA   Heilmann Park
Huntington Beach, CA   Huntington Beach Central Park
Stockton, CA   Iloilo Sister City Park
Sacramento, CA   John Mackey Park
Vacaville, CA   Lagoon Valley
Livermore, CA   Livermore DGC
Stockton, CA   Michael Faklis Park
Lodi, CA   Micke Grove
Stockton, CA   Mike Garrigan Park
Moraga, CA   Moraga Commons Park
Travis AFB, CA   National/Johnson Field
Valley Springs, CA   New Hogan Dam - East
Valley Springs, CA   New Hogan Dam - West
Stockton, CA   Oak Grove Regional Park
San Ramon, CA   Old Ranch Park
Davis, CA   Oxford Circle Park
San Jose, CA   Parque De La Raza DGC
Sacramento, CA   Regency Community Park
Rocklin, CA   Rocklin DGC
Sacramento, CA   Santa Anita Park
Los Osos, CA   Sea Pines Golf Resort
Sacramento (Orangevale), CA   Shady Oaks Park
Grass Valley, CA   Squirrel Creek DGC
Novato, CA   Stafford Lake County Park
San Marcos, CA   Sunset Park
Truckee, CA   Truckee River Regional Park
Los Gatos, CA   Venture Christian Church
Walnut Creek, CA   Walden Park
47 Course(s)
Nevada
Henderson, NV   Anthem DGC
Las Vegas, NV   Cason's Davis Park Layout
Las Vegas, NV   Freedom Park
Las Vegas, NV   Mountain Crest Park
Henderson, NV   Paseo Verde Trailhead
Las Vegas, NV   Peccole Ranch
Las Vegas, NV   Red Ridge
Las Vegas, NV   Sunset Park
Reno, NV   The Ranch
9 Course(s)