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Old 08-21-2019, 08:38 AM
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Northwood (No "s" on the end)
Yea, as a Wisconsinite we have a tournament at Sandy Point called the Northwoods Open so I make this mistake like every time.
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Old 08-21-2019, 09:38 AM
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More than the number of rounds or a final 9 I really dig the DGPT Championship system. It is kinda like the tournament tree in a tennis major. I dont know if it would be applicable to Worlds tho. Maybe. Then youre much moreso playing against other players and AND the course.
I just wish DGPT would use a good course for their finals...that golf course in Florida is a snoozer and Emporia won't be any better.

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Old 08-21-2019, 09:39 AM
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What is it? Is it that you want to be away from the uphill part to make the next shot easier? Unless youre on top of course
The center of the fairway is not necessarily the best spot to land to setup the next throw.
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Old 08-21-2019, 10:17 AM
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Anyone know who the older gentleman is who took a pic with Paul right after the win?
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Old 08-21-2019, 11:26 AM
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Anyone know who the older gentleman is who took a pic with Paul right after the win?
Article all about him: https://www.lelphotography.com/blog/...ko_pD7PHZFsxTk

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In Washington, Illinois there is a man named Wayne Glabe. He is 91 years old and somehow found out about disc golf not too long ago. Earlier this summer The Ledgestone was held.
This is a huge Disc Golf tournament that happens up near him and Wayne went out to see all the top players tee off. It was at this tournament that Wayne was able to get his picture taken with Paul McBeth . . . Wayne's favorite player.

Fast forward to this past week. The World Championships was taking place near Wayne once again. Wayne went out to watch all the top pros again. At 91 he went around and followed the players. Wayne was in the front row of the gallery when Paul McBeth slammed his putt that secured his 5th world championship. Wayne was cheering alongside all the other players and fans. He was one of the first to run to Paul and congratulate his victory. Paul actually gave this man his pair of putters used in the world championship rounds right there on the spot. The picture of Wayne's excitement really moves me.

I know to some this is a silly story about Disc Golf, but I think it is about so much more. There are many lessons to be learned here. I will only mention two of them.

One, we need to cherish our elderly friends. There is nothing like having a seasoned man like Wayne in your life. They are your biggest fans and the people that will keep you on the straight and narrow. Wayne, and others in life's prime like him, know how to truly be passionate about things. We all need at least one Wayne in our life!

Two, while disc golf is a weird sport, it provides so much excitement in life for people. (Most people still don't even know what 'frolf' is.) It provides a safe escape from the ugliness of this world. I cannot tell you how many rounds of golf I have played with people and spent the time talking about the goodness of God. Talking about the woes of life with people. I have seen this sport provide a sense of accomplishment to teens that have little to strive for. I have played golf with a man in his 80's, and have been beaten by a 12 year old. I am grateful that the Lord (and Matt Hines) has given this hobby to me. I see disc golf as a grace that the Lord has given. Of course nowhere comparable to the grace given to me by Jesus Christ, but grace nonetheless.

I could not be happier that the most recognizable professional in the sport is Paul McBeth. Our sport could not have asked for or hand selected a better champion. You are a class act Paul! Thank you for providing Wayne Glabe and the boys of The Joy House smiles and joy. Thank you for being a good role model for the young and the old. Many stories like this go under the radar. I pray this one doesn't.

Congratulations to Paul McBeth on his 5th world championship win!

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Old 08-21-2019, 11:59 AM
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For Jomez, it would be hard to convince me that it was just coincidence that for 4 days in a row their next day mpo footage was released at the exact time the live coverage went up.
wait...are you saying Jomez would deliberately do this in an effort to pull eyeballs away from the live stream?
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:06 PM
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wait...are you saying Jomez would deliberately do this in an effort to pull eyeballs away from the live stream?
I dont want to think this way but it is how I am looking at it since, besides coincidence, I cant explain why this would happen.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:16 PM
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I dont want to think this way but it is how I am looking at it since, besides coincidence, I cant explain why this would happen.
ahh..ok.. my counter point would be the jomez diehards don't watch live disc golf anyway so I don't think it would be enough make a dent in the live views.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:17 PM
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I'm not hating.... but I find myself still trying to understand what makes this event, (which anyone can sign up and play in) so prestigious that the winner is proclaimed the "PDGA World Champion"? I understand this is a major, if they required a certain placement in the other majors as a means to quality for this event, then at least to me it would make sense, but take out the title of the tournament, and seems like there really isn't anything about this event that distances itself from other events.
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Old 08-21-2019, 12:26 PM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but weren't both of Ricky's World Championships only four rounds? I think that is kind of an asterisk in hindsight.

I have to say that historically I do think more than four rounds is what separates Worlds from other big tournaments. The downside is that also historically there tends to be a runaway winner and it gets boring. Not always though. Remember 2014 in Portland.

So IMO it needs to be at least five rounds but six would be better. Ideally with one open, OB heavy course and one tight woods based course. I don't really like seeing OB on the latter style as too many basically good shots can be redirected. Let them scramble without penalty on that type of course I say.

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