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Old 11-04-2019, 06:19 PM
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In the lake at Winthrop: a cool grey/green swirly Star Thunderbird with a pre-JK green glitter stamp. Name and phone number (at least) are on the underside of it.

A dude was wading in the water not 40 feet from where it went in - he couldn't find it right then. Or so he says...

I'd pay good money to get that thing back. It was a gift, first of all. Secondly, it was a very effective disc, just breaking in...
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:11 AM
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Lost a Monarch Champion I-dye at Hidden Diamonds in Albion Indiana. Stupid though because it fell out of my sons bag at some point. The bag tipped over as he put it on sloped ground and it must have slipped out. He had it in the bag that day and when we got home and were putting his bag away we noticed he was missing that disc. He was bummed but it made him realize he needs to be more careful and I need to keep a better eye out for him. We didn't have it marked and when we went back there the next day we didn't find it, so hopefully somebody is getting good use out of it!
When my Dad took me out to play golf, we always counted our clubs before we left, either on the last green, or before putting our bags in the car. That's a good time to find out if you left a club on the course.
So I do that now with my DG bag, count your discs before you leave the course!

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Old 11-11-2019, 10:10 AM
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When my Dad took me out to play golf, we always counted our clubs before we left, either on the last green, or before putting our bags in the car. That's a good time to find out if you left a club on the course.
So I do that now with my DG bag, count your discs before you leave the course!
I'd be doing it far more often than that if i were you.

It's a lot easier to identify where you forgot a disc if you check your bag every few holes, instead of getting back to the car and having to go back through your entire round to try to figure out where you left one.

Depending on the course, realizing you left a disc on hole 9 when you finish hole 18 could involve LOTS of walking/frustration/getting lost, etc. Not to mention, the longer your disc is sitting there, the more likely it is some peckerhead will come by, find it, and stuff it in their own bag...
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Old 12-14-2019, 04:25 PM
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Hi, total noob here. I may have left/lost a NEON Orange DX Roc3 at Harmony Bends (in COMO) at maybe the 18th hole, or at/near the practice basket by the parking lot, a few months ago. I just noticed it was missing from my bag the other day....? Which is weird cause my OCD causes me to triple check and count all 22 discs in my bag before I move onto the next hole... on every hole... and especially when I'm packing up to leave the course. I've posted on FB w/ the local clubs etc. Total noob mistake of not putting my name or ph # on it, but I did write in SUPER BOLD: "167" on the inside =).

I guess this is a lil' bit-o-the-karma. My 1st time out there I found a Boss. There wasn't a name or ph # on it, so I kept it. I should not be throwing a 13 speed... I can't even get my used beat-in Valkyrie to turn over (noodle arm). So, if you have any info on my Roc3 or you lost a Boss, and can describe it, hit me up.

Thanks

ps. Is it worth posting on the course page for Harmony Bends on dgcoursereview.com (not the forums)?
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Old 12-17-2019, 07:57 PM
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So This Happened, or, Funny How Stuff Goes, in Two Parts

Sunday, I played Nevin with 4 of my buddies. They were running late. As I warmed up at the practice basket, two other guys pulled in. All of us waiting on late-comers.
We start chatting about putters, as tends to happen in these scenarios, right?

I tell them the story of how I lost my 1991 2-Chain Aviar back in 2017, and how it's been a real pain trying to figure out what to use in its stead. I've tried all kinds of stuff. Eventually settled on Wardens. Then I lost my two, in the same day, and once again: Tailspin.
So one of the guys says something like, "Our buddy found one of those Aviars, I think. He can't throw it, though. No name in it, so he just keeps it around..."

(Lest anyone start making mental leaps forward, just stop. This is not That Kind of Story. But it's close...)

Anyway, the third friend shows up, and within a minute, I'm staring at a 1991 2-Chain Aviar! Took my breath away for a second. I immediately walk to the guy (he's still unloading his gear) and offer $20 for it. He accepts. I'm about to run to the ATM, when one of MY buddies finally shows up, and I bum the cash so these guys don't have to wait on me.

So now, I have The Perfect Disc back in my bag. The day - hell, the YEAR - is a huge success as far as I'm concerned. I know that there are some who would pay (or charge!) a good bit more for the disc. For me, it's not about what it may be worth. It's about restoring balance to the Universe, and about having a putter I can trust again. If anyone here feels like I 'worked' the guy, please know that the $20 offer just leaped out of me, and he didn't hesitate, so I ran with it. And it will never be anywhere but in my bag or in a basket.

So ends part I.

Later, on one of the last holes (forget which one, exactly), we're looking for D's disc in the rough. We found it eventually. But in the process, I found a Diamond. "Easy To Use Fairway Driver." Says it right there on the thing. And it has a name and phone number.
So I text the number from home later: "Hi, Alex. Found your disc at Nevin. Happy to send it to you or meet up in CLT, etc."
Alex writes back, "Oh, did you find my Panther?"
I send a photo. Nope, not a Panther.
"Wow. Dang. I bought that one right after I lost my Panther!" And so on. Then, the next day, Alex says, "If you don't mind, I'm going to give my buddy your number. He lives in CLT and maybe you guys can catch up. If not, just keep it."
I'm digging Alex. Very easy guy to get along with, right?
I text back all the stuff Alex needs to know, so that his buddy can reach me or find me at a course. "Anything I can do to help, man."

"I'm a girl, btw, LOL."

So now I'm embarrassed. Stupid assumptions!

Then, while I'm gathering my not-insubstantial political-maneuvering-language, she texts: "Hey, I didn't realize we both know Jake! I'm on the phone with him now..."

"Sorry, Alexandria. Um, I know several Jakes. Give him my number if he doesn't already have it." See, I wouldn't ask for someone's last name in this situation. Feels intrusive, somehow.

As it turns out, she had no problem sharing the last name, and of course, it was one of my 4 good buddies I played with that day.
Dude was with me when I found the thing, but I guess he probably didn't see the name, or if he did, it didn't register...

End Part II

The number of people playing Disc Golf grows by leaps every year. Somehow, though, that DG world seems to be getting smaller and smaller...

Trippy, right? What a Sunday. (I threw +4 for the day, from the short tees. Felt good about it, but really don't care in the face of all this other Cosmic Goodness. Jake threw like -4, I think. He has ninja skills.)

Thanks for giving me the forum in which to tell these stories. Lord knows, my wife is sick to death of them.
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