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Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 06-25-2019, 11:42 PM
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Posted By markmanchette
I live in Charlotte. Carowinds is our big...

I live in Charlotte. Carowinds is our big amusement park. We also have the NASCAR hall of fame museum. The science museum can Be surprisingly fun. We also have a LOT of PARKS. Mountain Biking is very...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 04-21-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,309
Posted By markmanchette
Enjoy your morning at Ramcat with Jamie. It was...

Enjoy your morning at Ramcat with Jamie. It was good meeting you and your friends yesterday. The weather really was extraordinary until the final 30 minutes of play. The parking lots were very wet...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 12-19-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4,171
Views: 1,042,266
Posted By markmanchette
I'll be buying a white pine Christmas tree there,...

I'll be buying a white pine Christmas tree there, this weekend. I pick, I cut. I'm gonna have to think long and hard about which tree to bring home, to improve my chances of an ace on the hole, in...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 11-22-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,186
Posted By markmanchette
I would suggest maybe joining Charlotte area disc...

I would suggest maybe joining Charlotte area disc golf (group) on Facebook. Explain you are from out of town and you would like to play Bracketts Bluff in Davidson, just north of Charlotte. It’s a...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 11-13-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,309
Posted By markmanchette
Actually guys, I DID meet up with them, and we...

Actually guys, I DID meet up with them, and we spent several hours playing at Blackjack. They had a great time, but unfortunately had a vehicle failure that complicated their return back home. They...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 10-03-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 83,417
Posted By markmanchette
My list has changed a little bit, as well. ...

My list has changed a little bit, as well.

Number one for me is and will always be: Blackjack!

Number two for me, whether open or extinct is without hesitation: Sugaree!

Number three - fresh...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 09-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By markmanchette
Yeah, I seriously think you will enjoy it!...

Yeah, I seriously think you will enjoy it! Bradford is one of my favorite "near Charlotte, but not quite Charlotte" courses. The course is usually in IMPECABLE condition, hopefully this big storm...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 09-11-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By markmanchette
NO no no. Hornet Nest/web, Nevin Long, or...

NO no no. Hornet Nest/web, Nevin Long, or Bradford park shorts, are the ones you should be thinking about.

What's your town by the way? The route you take back home?
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 09-05-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,309
Posted By markmanchette
Frank, I have approval to take you through the...

Frank, I have approval to take you through the Valle Crucis course the Sunday you will be in Boone. Can also take you through Heritage Farm that afternoon. You will be exhausted, I promise you.

I...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 08-18-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,309
Posted By markmanchette
WNC is not the same without Sugaree. I think of...

WNC is not the same without Sugaree. I think of her all the time. Hope you are doing well, Rich.
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 08-17-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,309
Posted By markmanchette
Ok, I visit and play in Boone several times a...

Ok, I visit and play in Boone several times a year. There are no PUBLIC courses in the imediate Boone area.

Yes, there are courses that can be played, with permission of the owners.

Heritage...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 08-05-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,337
Posted By markmanchette
"You're gonna miss this" by Trace Adkins. He...

"You're gonna miss this" by Trace Adkins.
He wrote this song while watching me practice my putting skills...

"something's missing" by John Mayer.
He wrote this while helping my hunt down my...
Forum: General Disc Golf Chat 07-22-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 40,618
Posted By markmanchette
Sorry, my first attempt at posting a picture...

Sorry, my first attempt at posting a picture here.

The Scrapyard, Charlotte NC hole 9 long, across the pond.
Forum: Newbie Intros and Q&A 06-11-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By markmanchette
FYI NC has some great mountain biking, as well!...

FYI NC has some great mountain biking, as well! There is a mountain range in Albemarle, for example. Charlotte has at least 100 miles of single track. Western NC Has world class MTB. AND waterfalls...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-19-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,127
Posted By markmanchette
I completely understand and respect that, Mando....

I completely understand and respect that, Mando. I hope I’ll be the first one you call when and if Sugaree returns. Special place in my heart for her. My wife has been diagnosed with cancer since we...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 05-19-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,127
Posted By markmanchette
Rich, I've put out a feeler to the owner of the...

Rich, I've put out a feeler to the owner of the new course in Boone, Heritage Farm, they have an excellent group of volunteers there that built and maintain that course. There is a willingness to...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-21-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 61,447
Posted By markmanchette
Certainly understandable. I can’t even imagine...

Certainly understandable. I can’t even imagine the time, effort, expense, and physical toll it takes to be the caretaker of such a special place, like Sugaree. I will always appreciate MANDO for his...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-20-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 61,447
Posted By markmanchette
It's everything you've heard it is! Unique....

It's everything you've heard it is! Unique. Beautiful. Extreme. Tough. Rewarding. Fun. The topography there is just about the most otherworldly I have ever seen, as someone that has not strayed far...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 04-20-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 61,447
Posted By markmanchette
My anxiety level is kind of off the chart,...

My anxiety level is kind of off the chart, wondering if Sugaree will reopen in May. I'm afraid to ask. It's like that first time falling in love with a girl, everything in the world is sunny and the...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 03-01-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 15,466
Posted By markmanchette
I live in Charlotte, this year I really want to...

I live in Charlotte, this year I really want to get into Tennessee. I have played 18 out of 27 holes at Harmon Hills, I want to do the whole thing. And warriors path, if I'm not mistaken. If fate...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 02-16-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By markmanchette
I've arranged a special round for Toadhopper and...

I've arranged a special round for Toadhopper and guests. Not going to post the name of the course, but it's probably the very best course in all of North Carolina. And I'll try to help them get into...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 02-02-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By markmanchette
I'll be playing it tomorrow, with the owner, I...

I'll be playing it tomorrow, with the owner, I will ask him his thoughts about a formal opening date. In all likelihood, I strongly believe that a guest would be allowed to visit and play, with a...
Forum: Vacations & Road Trips 01-30-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,171
Posted By markmanchette
It’s not formally open yet, but yes, there is a...

It’s not formally open yet, but yes, there is a new private course in Boone. I’ve played it once, and fell in love with it immediately. Great elevation, streams, lake, etc. I’m sure it will be very...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-15-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,304
Posted By markmanchette
Couldn’t say it better. My favorite disc golfing...

Couldn’t say it better. My favorite disc golfing picture I’ve ever taken, is of my disc, in a Small babbling creek, Crystal clear water flowing over it. Hole 19, blackjack. My life would literally be...
Forum: Disc Golf Courses 01-15-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,304
Posted By markmanchette
For me, it’s about “the feelings I get” when I am...

For me, it’s about “the feelings I get” when I am somewhere extraordinary. When I get done with a round at my favorite courses, I FEEL CONTENT. I FEEL LIKE ALL IS EXACTLY RIGHT IN MY WORLD. I...
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