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Donovan

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816 DGCR Number
Fort Worth, TX Location
Donovan Real Name
46 Age
27.5 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
885 DGCR Player Rating
185 /
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5/02/2008 Joined On
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Playing History:
I played some target "Frisbee" Golf in college, but really just got serious about playing Disc Golf around March of 2008. Courses are much better and the game has really evolved since the late 80's. Using discs designed for this game has really made it much more fun. Plus, dare I say, baskets are so much better than the occasional park bench or road sign!

Since 2008, I learned everything I could and sought out playing with players much better than I on a regular basis. That is my best advice to anyone new to the sport, go play and learn from better and different players. I have played well over 200 courses and traveled to new locations helping photograph and logging in distances on many courses with no information. Doing that will teach you alot. I have taken time to really listen to many course designers and learned much from their perspective and I love some of the stories that they tell. Here is another piece of advice: walk you home course(s) backwards. Looks at the holes from basket to tee. It will allow you to see flight paths and options you may have not seen before.

I held the PDGA Record and the Guinness World Record for the Most Disc Golf Holes Played in 24 Hours. The record was 833 and I was able to be the first person to get over 1000 holes with 1002. My story and a video can be seen from these threads: Dedicated Thread & Original Thread

Course Rating:
I love playing lots of different courses. Every new course is an exciting adventure good or bad courses alike. I have found, the more courses you review, the better you get at seeing what you like and how to review them. I strongly suggest after about 50 courses, to go back and update your earlier reviews. You will notice just how much better you get at doing it. I really like variety of styles, risk/reward, technical, elevation, short and long hole variation, heavily wooded, wide-open, guarded baskets, water, and anything else a course designer can come up with.

I like reading reviews that are not too long, but still get me the info that tells me if I would want to play there. So I try to do this in my reviews with just a little humor in the title. I do believe that the 3 biggest factors that affect me the most when reviewing a course are conditions (tee pads, signs, etc), beauty, and most importantly, THE FUN FACTOR. If you don't enjoy the adventure, how can you possibly rate a course very high or tell others you should come play here? Anyway, that is how I see it.

DGCR:
This site is fantastic. I feel it is the best place to help you decide what courses to play, track your scores, your discs, and hear about up coming events. I love how we all can share what we learn and feel about our experiences on a course. This gives people of all walks of life a chance to share their views and perspectives. You can take the info you want and/or leave what you don't. Either way, you get the variety of opinions, the more the merrier!

This is a great place to meet other players. Enjoy each other's successes and share our woes. Ok let's face it, I love the forums for good ol' socializing, learning, and BS'ing! ;)

Peace brothers!
Favorite Courses (20)
Played Courses (212)
United States
Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ Thorpe Park
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
Hot Springs, AR Cedar Glades
1 Course(s)
California
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
1 Course(s)
Iowa
Council Bluffs, IA Treasure Cove DGC
1 Course(s)
Kansas
Kansas City, KS Rosedale Park - Down Under
1 Course(s)
Missouri
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
1 Course(s)
Texas
Grapevine, TX Bear Creek
Crowley, TX Bicentennial DGC
Rockwall, TX Harry Myers DGC
Lewisville, TX Lake Lewisville Park
White Settlement, TX Saddle Hills DGC
White Settlement, TX Saddle Hills DGC - Old Layout
Huntsville, TX Shawshank
Grand Prairie, TX Turner Park
Tyler, TX U.T. Tyler
Fort Worth, TX Z-Boaz Park
14 Course(s)
Course Wish List (21)
United States
Texas
Cleburne, TX Amigo Park
Grandview, TX Beaumont Ranch
Waxahachie, TX Brown-Singleton Park
Keene, TX Carver Park DGC
Wimberley, TX Circle R - Circ Hill DGC
Frisco, TX Dash's Track
Manor, TX East Metro Park
Temple, TX Lion's Park
Austin, TX MetCenter DGC
Granbury, TX Pecan DGC
Round Top, TX Snow Farm
Stephenville, TX Stephenville DGC
Fort Worth, TX TCC Northwest Campus
Fort Worth, TX Texas Wesleyan University
Fate, TX The Cedars
Lancaster, TX The Jaranator
21 Course(s)
United States
Arizona
Flagstaff, AZ   Thorpe Park
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
North Little Rock, AR   Burns Park - Blue Course
North Little Rock, AR   Burns Park - Red Course
Hot Springs, AR   Cedar Glades
Searcy, AR   Industrial Park
Springdale, AR   JCF DGC
Little Rock (Mabelvale), AR   Morehart Park
Fayetteville, AR   Northshore DGC
8 Course(s)
California
Berkeley, CA Aquatic Park
Livingston, CA Arakelian Park DGC
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
Stockton, CA   Dorotha Mae Pitts Park
Merced, CA Fahrens Park DGC
San Francisco, CA Golden Gate Park DGC
Moraga, CA Moraga Commons Park
Stockton, CA   Oak Grove Regional Park
8 Course(s)
Colorado
Denver, CO Globeville Landing
1 Course(s)
Idaho
Coeur d'Alene, ID Bluegrass Park - Kiwanis DGC
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Galesburg, IL   Kiwanis Park DGC
Lombard, IL Madison Meadow Park
Monmouth, IL   Monmouth Park
Moline, IL   Prospect Park
4 Course(s)
Iowa
Albia, IA   Albia City Park
Polk City (Des Moines), IA   Big Creek State Park
Chariton, IA   Chariton DGC
Burlington, IA   Dankwardt Park
Oskaloosa, IA   Edmundson Park
Des Moines, IA   Ewing Park
Lamoni, IA   Graceland University
Lamoni, IA   J&B Rolling Hills
Shenandoah, IA   McComb Park
Bettendorf, IA   Middle Park DGC
LeMars, IA   Municipal Park
Indianola, IA   Pickard Park
Mount Pleasant (Oakland Mills), IA   Riverview DGC - Old Layout
Eddyville, IA   Sandy Dunes Disc Golf
Sioux City, IA   Sertoma Park
Council Bluffs, IA   Treasure Cove DGC
Johnston (Des Moines), IA   Walnut Ridge
Ottumwa, IA   Wildwood Park
19 Course(s)
Kansas
Olathe, KS   California Trail
Lawrence, KS   Centennial Park
Topeka, KS   Crestview Park
Atchison, KS   Jackson Park - 18
Atchison, KS   Jackson Park - 9
Ottawa, KS   Kanza Park
Topeka, KS   Lake Shawnee
Vassar, KS   Pomona Lake - Wolf Creek
Vassar, KS   Pomona State Park
Olathe, KS   Prairie Center Park
Topeka, KS   Rice Park
Lawrence, KS   Riverfront DGC
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Down Under
Kansas City, KS   Rosedale Park - Top
Shawnee, KS   Shawnee Mission Park DGC
Bonner Springs, KS   Wyandotte County Park
18 Course(s)
Louisiana
Lafayette, LA   Acadiana Park - Ace Run
Oil City, LA   Earl G. Williamson Park
Shreveport, LA   Ford Park
3 Course(s)
Minnesota
Barnesville, MN   McGrath Park
Duluth, MN   Morgan Park Middle School
Hibbing, MN   North Hibbing DG Park
5 Course(s)
Missouri
Ash Grove, MO   Ash Grove City Park
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park
Kansas City, MO   Blue Valley Park - Short Course
Smithville, MO   Camp Branch DGC
Savannah, MO   Duncan Park
Parkville, MO   English Landing Park
Ozark, MO   Grubaugh Park
Pleasant Hill, MO   Lake Shore DGC
Lee's Summit, MO   Legacy Park
Springfield, MO   McBride Park
Nixa, MO   McCauley Park
Republic, MO   Miller Park Lucky 13
Maryville, MO   NW Missouri State University
Springfield, MO   Oak Grove Park
Gladstone, MO   Old Pike Country Club
Kansas City, MO   Swope Park
Springfield, MO   Tom Watkins DGC
Kansas City, MO   Water Works Park
Independence, MO   William Yates Sprint DGC
19 Course(s)
Montana
1 Course(s)
Nebraska
Blair, NE   Black Elk-Neihardt Park
Fremont, NE   Camp Calvin Crest
Kearney, NE   Centennial Park
Chapman, NE   Chapman Park
Beatrice, NE   Chautauqua Park
Kearney, NE   Cottonmill DGC
Cozad, NE   Cozad Muny Park
Holdrege, NE   Holdrege South Park
McCook, NE   Kelley Park
Alliance, NE Laing Lake
Hastings, NE   Lake Hastings
Superior, NE   Lost Creek DGC
Plattsmouth, NE   Oak Hollow DGC
Ashland, NE   Ox Bow Trail DGC
Oxford, NE   Oxford Park
Lexington, NE   Plum Creek
Lincoln, NE   Scott Whitcomb Memorial
Omaha, NE   Seymour Smith Park
Grand Island, NE   Stolley Park
Kearney, NE   Sunrise Middle School DGC
Marquette, NE Timberlake Ranch Camp
Waverly, NE   Wayne Park
24 Course(s)
North Dakota
Casselton, ND   Casselton DGC
Horace, ND   Independence Park
West Fargo, ND   Rendezvous Park - North 9
West Fargo, ND   Rendezvous Park - South 9
4 Course(s)
Oklahoma
Ardmore, OK   Broadlawn Park
Oklahoma City, OK   Dolese Youth Park
Norman, OK   Griffin Park
Norman, OK   N.E. Lions Park
Oklahoma City, OK   Will Rogers Park
5 Course(s)
Oregon
South Dakota
Vermillion, SD   Barstow Park DGC
Yankton, SD   Cottonwood Park DGC
Yankton, SD   Fantle Memorial Park
Yankton, SD   Gavins Point DGC
Vermillion, SD   Prentis Park
5 Course(s)
Texas
McKinney, TX   Alex Clark Memorial DGC
Coppell, TX   Andrew Brown Park
Fort Worth, TX   Arcadia Park #2
Azle, TX Ash Creek DGC
Garland, TX   Audubon Park
Dallas, TX   B. B. Owen Park
Grapevine, TX   Bear Creek
Allen, TX   Bethany Lakes DGC
Crowley, TX   Bicentennial DGC
The Colony, TX   Bill Allen Memorial Park
Athens, TX   Cain Park
Princeton, TX   Community Park/WWII P.O.W.Camp
Vidor, TX   Copperhead DGC
Duncanville, TX Crossroads of Life DGC
Mesquite, TX   DeBusk Park
Fort Worth, TX   Eagle Ranch Park
Huntsville, TX   Eastham-Thomason Park
Irving, TX   Fritz Park
Corsicana, TX   Fullerton-Garrity DGC
Fort Worth, TX   Gateway Park - West
Carrollton, TX   Greenbelt Park - Old Layout
Fort Worth, TX   Greenbriar Community Center
Longview, TX   Guthrie Park DGC
Rockwall, TX   Harry Myers DGC
Carrollton, TX   Jimmy Porter Park
Beaumont, TX   Klein Park DGC
Kountze, TX   Kountze DGC
Lewisville, TX   Lake Lewisville Park
Lewisville, TX   Leonard L. Woods Park
Cedar Hill, TX   Lester Lorch Park - Beaver DGC
Cedar Hill, TX   Lester Lorch Park - Coyote DGC
Houston, TX   MacGregor Park
Houston, TX   Mason Park
Little Elm, TX McCord Park
Conroe, TX   McDade Park
Grand Prairie, TX   Mountain Creek
Denton, TX   North Lake Park
Haltom City, TX   North Park
Mesquite, TX   Paschall Park
Port Arthur, TX   Pleasure Island: Berry's Treasure
Cedar Hill, TX   Plummer DGC
Mesquite, TX   Porter Park DGC
White Settlement, TX Saddle Hills DGC
White Settlement, TX   Saddle Hills DGC - Old Layout
Plano, TX   Shawnee Park
Huntsville, TX   Shawshank
Kennedale, TX   Sonora Park
Rowlett, TX   Springfield Park
Springtown, TX Springtown West Park
Arlington, TX   TCC Southeast Campus
Tyler, TX   The Roc DGC
North Richland Hills, TX   Tommy and Sue Brown Park
McKinney, TX   Towne Lake DGC
Trophy Club, TX Trophy Club Park
Grand Prairie, TX   Turner Park
Tyler, TX   U.T. Tyler
Richardson, TX   UT Dallas Alumni DGC
Van, TX   Van City DGC
Arlington, TX   Veteran's Park
Irving, TX   W.O. Harrington
Weatherford, TX   Weatherford DGC
Flower Mound, TX Wellington of Flower Mound
Austin (Wells Branch), TX   Wells Branch Park - Old Layout
Waco, TX   William Cameron Park
Saginaw, TX   Willow Creek Park
Waco, TX   Woodway Park
Fort Worth, TX   Z-Boaz Park
76 Course(s)
Washington
Lynden, WA   Lynden DGC
1 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Superior, WI   Central Park
1 Course(s)
Canada
British Columbia
Vancouver, BC Jericho Hill
Langley, BC   Langley Passive Park
Coquitlam, BC Mundy Park
Vancouver, BC Quilchena DGC
Burnaby, BC Robert Burnaby Park
West Vancouver, BC Rockridge DGC
7 Course(s)