#1  
Old 01-12-2016, 08:31 PM
Chaser0909's Avatar
Chaser0909 Chaser0909 is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 239
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 110
Niced 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default Today's DG Adventure

Today I had to go to the Texas/Mexico border for work (McAllen, TX). Prior to going, I coordinated with the local DG club in order to meet up and play their new course that plays on an old golf course.

I flew in this morning, did the work thing, and then met up with 4 guys to play a course that probably averages 350' per hole. We had a great time, and the course is going to turn into something amazing as it matures. I was able to share Vibram with a DG community that is relatively Vibram free (when I travel I try to bring a disc and leave it to the card/round winner as way was to say thanks for taking me around, and to share the rubber). The guy that won the disc was excited, and has been bragging about it to all his FB buddies in the local group.

The craziest part of the day though came when I got back to the airport in order to return to Houston. Since it was a one day trip, I only brought my DG bag, and a tablet on the plane. When I went through TSA on the return flight, my bag was flagged for something inside ("large round circular objects"). Part of the process included a pat down, and when they ran the pad through the computer, it started going nuts. Immediately everyone in TSA perked up, and about 6 agents came by and they all escorted me to a holding area where they stayed, and I got the super special TSA screening. I assume they thought I was a flight risk.

I fly a few times a month and have never had this happen to me so I was kind of interested in the process. (I wasn't too worried since I'm not a terrorist =p ). After about 20 minutes of going through my stuff, special screenings, etc. We had the chance to talk a lot about disc golf.

A few of the agents realized I wasn't a threat, and started asking a lot about it. One of them even said that the morning supervisor had been trying to organize an outside activity for the agents, and that disc golf was on their short list. They didn't know what it was, but they said after talking with me for so long that it sounded fun. The local DG club president knows a TSA agent, and has already put feelers out to try to make it happen.

When all is said and done, I'm now sitting on the plane, about to return to Houston. The positive substance that caused all of the drama was nitrogen, and apparently it was all over my pants and shoes when they scanned them. We all agreed that it was probably from the golf course fertilizer.



#TrustYourRubber
Sponsored Links
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-12-2016, 08:34 PM
Jukeshoe's Avatar
Jukeshoe Jukeshoe is offline
<------ [YOUR AD HERE]
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Earthbound
Years Playing: 11.4
Courses Played: 250
Posts: 7,757
Niced 569 Times in 226 Posts
Default

Thanks for sharing, that's awesome!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:01 PM
Aim For The Chains's Avatar
Aim For The Chains Aim For The Chains is offline
FROLF OFF!
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MINNESOTA
Years Playing: 12.6
Courses Played: 134
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 17,091
Niced 1,128 Times in 758 Posts
Default

Love it!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:16 PM
jeffmonty's Avatar
jeffmonty jeffmonty is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bremerton, WA.
Years Playing: 24.7
Courses Played: 158
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,096
Niced 840 Times in 331 Posts
Default

I guess your discs would have had nitrogen all over them, too. Good story!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:17 PM
Chaser0909's Avatar
Chaser0909 Chaser0909 is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 239
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 110
Niced 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffmonty View Post
I guess your discs would have had nitrogen all over them, too. Good story!
My discs go from backpack, to hand, to basket.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:21 PM
Aim For The Chains's Avatar
Aim For The Chains Aim For The Chains is offline
FROLF OFF!
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: MINNESOTA
Years Playing: 12.6
Courses Played: 134
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 17,091
Niced 1,128 Times in 758 Posts
Default

lolll
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:23 PM
Consult20's Avatar
Consult20 Consult20 is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Wisconsin
Years Playing: 6.8
Courses Played: 29
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 2,530
Niced 422 Times in 248 Posts
Default

Nice story -- TSA is funny, last time I flew out of LAX they waved me around the scanner -- I couldn't believe it, guess they thought I looked harmless but it made me wonder how often they do that.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:52 PM
ilmcgee ilmcgee is offline
* Ace Member *
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Years Playing: 51.1
Courses Played: 17
Posts: 2,082
Niced 176 Times in 113 Posts
Default

Good job representing the sport, sounds like a fun day.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-12-2016, 09:57 PM
markmcc's Avatar
markmcc markmcc is offline
Eagle Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Wherever the RV is parked
Years Playing: 8.7
Courses Played: 272
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 604
Niced 214 Times in 86 Posts
Default

I've been wondering about the status of that course in McAllen. There was some publicity on in last year and then things got very quiet. Is it open for public play, or ???
Reply With Quote
 

  #10  
Old 01-12-2016, 10:02 PM
Chaser0909's Avatar
Chaser0909 Chaser0909 is offline
Par Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Houston, TX
Years Playing: 9.6
Courses Played: 239
Throwing Style: RHBH
Posts: 110
Niced 7 Times in 7 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by markmcc View Post
I've been wondering about the status of that course in McAllen. There was some publicity on in last year and then things got very quiet. Is it open for public play, or ???
It is not on udisc or DGCR yet, but the locals play their regularly, and say they have permission from the city. Concrete tee pads on all but 2 holes (blue and gold tees), and great signage.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Minneapolis DG Adventure Future_Primitive Vacations & Road Trips 39 06-27-2018 11:39 AM
MrHobbes' Form Adventure MrHobbes Form Analysis/Critique 2 05-01-2018 12:54 AM
Utah adventure dg tomorrow (6/26) uofc2003 DGCR Meets 0 06-25-2012 05:24 PM
Adventure to Clearwater, FL Dahlemj24 Disc Golf Courses 20 02-27-2011 08:52 PM
New adventure tomorrow.... volmed10 Disc Golf Courses 16 05-18-2010 12:24 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.