Western Carolina University 2020. Accounting major, finance minor. A boss at statistics. I can throw a driver about 450 feet. Sometimes, on a good day a little further that.
My top ten
#1. Harmon Hills
#2. Panther Creek
#3. Ashe County
#4. Rolling Pines
#5. Black Jack
#6. Blind Squirrel Mountain
#7. Grand Central Station
#8. The Bear
#9. Goose Landing
#7 at Fewell (65')
#8 at Bonclarken. (80')
#4 short Va Du Mar (202')
#5 (the temp. hole at Goat Island) (168')
#16 at Bradley (275')
#6 at Goat Island (210')
#10 at Ashe County (184')
#4 at Jackson Park (231') in the Grateful Jay. First throw final round! Gave me the win in MA1.
#15 at South Mountain (120')
#1 at WCU (251') (2x)
#1 at Jackson Co. Rec (80')
#7 at Warlick (55')
#16 at Boyd Hill (207')
#4 at WCU (172')
#10 at WCU (211')
#5 at WCU (302')
#17 at Dacusville (2x) (70')
What I think of some disc golf rules and other ideas:
-Mandos: I like mandos for the most part. Now there are some mandos where I'm like "Come on, that's ridiculous!" But that's only if they aren't wide enough, too far from the pad (Not in favor of #11 at Catawba Meadows.), and if they strongly increase the chance of lost disc potential. But most aren't like that, so that to me is an extra challenge but I'm all for those.
Ropes: I think they are necessary in some occasions. I think if they are going directly to the basket from the tee-pad is a great idea. Some at the USDGC are a little goofy. I hate the idea of multiple islands being created and where you are OB if you aren't in one of the islands. As long as the rule is to take it from where it went out, it's all good to me.
-Island greens: Usually enjoy them. But there HAS to be a drop zone within 120'. It doesn't take a skilled to make the shot, but it certainly doesn't make a player suck when they have a hard time making it. "Re-tee until you make it" is just a bad idea. That should be out of the question. Re-teeing doesn't increase the chances of you making it the second time, because that is independence. Learned that in AP Stats, and are currently going over it in MATH 270. Nothing is changing except for the player's mood. Now re-teeing and then going to a drop zone for 5 or maybe for 7 is a good idea as well. The player has GOT to move up eventually and go forward from the pad, because they actually threw the disc! Island greens are okay, but there has to be a drop zone. The short tee-pad is NOT a drop zone unless it's under 120'.
-Drop zones: Love them!
-The rating system: Love it too! I always thought that in games, there needs to be a high score. And the rating system offers that. Love how it's used too and how it all depends on how everyone else plays.
-I'm one of those players that gets frustrated, should definitely work on that. I don't get mad when I lose, but I get mad when I don't show potential. I don't try to be any inconvenience to any other players. Many players get mad or smoke, but I don't put thought into that. I don't think it's cool to stroke people for courtesy violations, it doesn't seem right to me. There's many more things in life to focus on. I hate it when players online talk trash about other players just because they get mad or aren't professional. Why would you care? I think those people are just trolls looking to gripe about something.
-My favorite TD is Glen Lowman. Foothills Disc Golf Club is the greatest!
I also love rock music, post-hardcore to be exact. I play the guitar, drums, and sing a little.
Now about reviews:
-Keep it simple. Like an early morning cup of coffee. If I like the course, I'll give it a good rating. If I don't, I won't. I've seen reviewers say that they love the course, but have no choice but to downvote it because of "this" and "that." This is your opinion, and it's your thought on a disc golf course. While not every opinion is worth respecting (such as hate toward a group), there's no shame in liking a course with a low rating.
-Humor: If a course is in bad shape, or is just not good in my opinion. I'll try my best to show some humor. I've made people mad, but they just got mad because I was telling the truth about a course being in bad shape, or a lack of effort into it. If I go back and see that it's in good shape, I'll update the review.
-If I like a course, I'm going to focus more on the good stuff and be persuasive by pointing out what I loved about it. I won't try to be as funny unless something is called for it.
-The kind of holes I like:
-Anything with flavor and defined. It'd take me forever to say all sorts of hole I love.
-Holes I don't like:
-A dinker with OB stakes not far past the basket. It's like the designer was desperate to penalize shots that don't go in from the tee to basket. I don't like dinkers period. And when they are forced and pointless, I get more annoyed. It's like putting hot sauce, or sugar in water. It's a terrible taste.
Logic behind that: "Hmmmmm. I'll just make a 119' dinker and put OB stakes 10' past the basket. That way all players will have to play rather safe. People should be penalized for going for the ace!"
-A long, tight dogleg par 3. That's a par 3 distance on a par 4 fairway. I don't mind a good curve or a turn. But a 360' par 3 toward a 90 degree angle, that's just a fail.
Logic behind designing that: "If some of these player's are SOOO good, then maybe I should give them something brutal, and something for them to test their mental game. I mean, you can't birdie them ALL!"
-An undefined hole requiring the right trees to whack or such luck avoiding to have some sort of chance to birdie. Call that hippie golf, crap golf, an epic fail, a maze composed of walls made out of horse ______ (you know what four letter word to put in the blank.)
-A wide open bomb that's flat. One that's so wide open to where you wish there was OB just to make it interesting. While the county'd save more money putting a long boring hole in disc golf than a recreational field, they'd be getting bad feedback from all park users.
-Thing is. None of this really matters. It's only what I think. I mean if a course is overgrown and I say that, then it's a fact. But as far as what I think, it's just my opinion. When it comes to holes, don't fight what you like.