Bennybennybenny

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33477 DGCR Number
Gastonia , NC Location
Ben Wilson Real Name
20 Age
6.6 Years Years Playing
RHBH Main Throwing Style
968 DGCR Player Rating
62214 PDGA Number
938 Player Rating
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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
#10. Pipeline

Aces:

#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.
Favorite Courses (20)
Played Courses (110)
United States
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC Ashe County Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Fontana Dam, NC Fontana Village Resort DGC
Richfield, NC Goose Landing
Hendersonville, NC Jackson Park
Charlotte, NC Renaissance Park - Gold
Charlotte, NC Robert L. Smith Park
Wilkesboro, NC Rolling Pines DGC
Hickory, NC The Bear
11 Course(s)
South Carolina
Central, SC Grand Central Station
Spartanburg, SC Pipeline DGC
Walhalla, SC Sertoma Field
Greenville, SC Timmons Park
Reidville, SC Tyger River
6 Course(s)
Tennessee
Fall Branch, TN Harmon Hills
Morristown, TN Panther Creek State Park
Knoxville, TN Victor Ashe Park
3 Course(s)
Course Wish List (107)
United States
Alabama
Clay, AL Clay DGC
Huntsville, AL Mastin Lake
3 Course(s)
Alaska
Anchorage, AK Hilltop Ski Area - Main
1 Course(s)
Arkansas
1 Course(s)
California
Santa Cruz, CA DeLaveaga Park
Junction City, CA Miner's Point DGC
Wrightwood, CA Sky High DGC
Olympic Valley, CA Squaw Valley DGC
9 Course(s)
Colorado
Bailey, CO Bailey DGC
Conifer, CO Beaver Ranch
Pine, CO Phantom Falls
Steamboat Springs, CO Thunderhead DGC
5 Course(s)
Connecticut
Bristol, CT Page Park
1 Course(s)
Florida
Jacksonville, FL New World DGC
1 Course(s)
Georgia
Roswell, GA East Roswell Park
Whitesburg, GA Flyboy Aviation
Atlanta, GA Perkerson Park
Canton, GA Sequoyah Park
Dallas, GA White Oak Park
6 Course(s)
Idaho
1 Course(s)
Illinois
Morton, IL Northwood Park
1 Course(s)
Kentucky
Brownsville, KY Holler In The Hills
1 Course(s)
Maryland
1 Course(s)
Massachusetts
Devens, MA Devens - The Hill
Leicester, MA Maple Hill DGC
2 Course(s)
Michigan
Wayland, MI BlueGill DGC
Traverse City, MI Carly's Playground
Grayling, MI Grayling Rotary - PDGA
4 Course(s)
Missouri
Kansas City, MO Blue Valley Park
St. Louis (Florissant), MO Sioux Passage - Original
Kansas City, MO Swope Park
Kansas City, MO Water Works Park
4 Course(s)
Montana
Big Sky, MT Bighorn Ridge
Billings, MT Diamond X
4 Course(s)
Nevada
Zephyr Cove, NV Zephyr Cove Park
3 Course(s)
New Jersey
1 Course(s)
New Mexico
Ruidoso, NM Grindstone Park
2 Course(s)
New York
Providence, NY Hyzer Creek
Parma, NY Parma DGC
2 Course(s)
North Carolina
Statesville, NC Bell & Howard Chevrolet DGC
Fuquay Varina, NC Higher Ground
Semora, NC Kraken DGC
Durham, NC Leigh Farm Park
Thomasville, NC Old Plank Road DGC
Clayton, NC Shotwell
Burnsville, NC Simple Pleasures DGC
Newland, NC Sugaree
Germanton, NC The Rock at Stonewall
Chapel Hill, NC UNC DGC
10 Course(s)
Northern Mariana Islands
Dan Dan, Saipan, MP Flame Tree DGC
1 Course(s)
Oregon
Government Camp, OR Mt. Hood Skibowl
Deschutes Nat'l Forest, OR Willamette Pass Alpine DGC
4 Course(s)
Pennsylvania
Danielsville, PA Blue Mountain - Skyline Park
Spring City, PA Camp Sankanac DGC
Tarentum, PA Deer Lakes Park
Whitehall, PA Jordan Creek
Seven Springs, PA Seven Springs Mountain Resort
6 Course(s)
South Carolina
Greer, SC Century Park DGC
Newberry, SC Stoney Hill
3 Course(s)
Tennessee
Alcoa, TN The Claytons
Nashville, TN The Course @ Fontanel
Knoxville, TN Tommy Schumpert Park
Kingsport, TN Warriors Path State Park
Johnson City, TN Winged Deer Park
5 Course(s)
Texas
Crowley, TX Bicentennial DGC
3 Course(s)
Utah
1 Course(s)
Vermont
Killington, VT Base Camp Outfitters DGC
North Calais, VT North Calais DGC
4 Course(s)
Virginia
Spotsylvania, VA Hawk Hollow
Pembroke, VA Mountain Lake DGC
Fredericksburg, VA Pratt Park
Bristol, VA Sugar Hollow DGC
Spotsylvania, VA The Blockhouse - Sunnyside
North Garden, VA Walnut Creek Park
7 Course(s)
Washington
Spokane, WA Camp Sekani Jamboree
1 Course(s)
West Virginia
Fairmont, WV Orange Crush
Moundsville, WV The Black Course
2 Course(s)
Wisconsin
Madison, WI Elver Park
3 Course(s)
Wyoming
Mammoth Hot Springs, WY Mammoth Ridges DGC
1 Course(s)
Canada
Ontario
Kitchener, ON Chicopee DGC
1 Course(s)
Austria
Sankt Thomas am Blasenstein, Austria KUMM Discgolf Parcours
Retz / Obernalb, Austria Retz Steinbruch Obernalb
2 Course(s)
United States
Georgia
Toccoa, GA   Rose Lane DGC
Alpharetta, GA   Wills Park
2 Course(s)
North Carolina
Jefferson, NC   Ashe County Park
Cornelius, NC   Bailey Road Park DGC
Canton, NC   Bethel Elementary DGC
Lincolnton, NC   Betty G. Ross Park
Sugar Grove, NC Black Jack DGC
Black Mountain, NC   Black Mountain
Plumtree, NC   Blind Squirrel - Valley DGC
Flat Rock, NC   Bonclarken Retreat DGC
Davidson, NC   Brackett's Bluff
Huntersville, NC   Bradford Park
Gastonia, NC   Bradley Center DGC
Brevard, NC   Brevard College DGC
Cullowhee, NC   Catamount Links
Morganton, NC   Catawba Meadows
Burlington, NC   Cedarock Park
Marion, NC   Creek Wise Park
Fletcher, NC   Crookston DGC
Monroe, NC   Dry Creek
Charlotte, NC   Eastway Park
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Angry Beaver
Charlotte, NC   Elon Park - Eager Beaver
Candler, NC   Enka High School NT DGC
Fontana Dam, NC   Fontana Village Resort DGC
Albemarle, NC   Fox Chase
Wilkesboro, NC   Ft. Hamby Park
Boiling Springs, NC   Gardner-Webb University DGC
Cramerton, NC   Goat Island DGC
Richfield, NC   Goose Landing
Tryon, NC   Harmon Field
North Wilkesboro, NC   Highland Hills DGC
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park
Charlotte, NC   Hornets Nest Park - Old Layout
Hendersonville, NC   Jackson Park
Cullowhee, NC   Jackson Rec. DGC
Charlotte, NC   Kilborne TPC
Kings Mountain, NC   Kings Mountain High School
Arden, NC   Lake Julian NT DGC
Lowell, NC   Lowell Elementary School
Franklin, NC   Macon Early College DGC
Kings Mountain, NC   Maples Lake DGC
Mars Hill, NC   Mars Hill University DGC
Charlotte, NC   Nevin Park DGC
Charlotte, NC   Plantation Ruins at Winget
Gastonia, NC   Rankin Lake DGC
Charlotte, NC   Reedy Creek Park
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - Gold
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - Pro Players
Charlotte, NC   Renaissance Park - RenSke
Denver, NC   Rescue Squad Park
Asheville, NC   Richmond Hill
Mount Holly, NC   River Street Park
Cornelius, NC   Robbins Park
Charlotte, NC   Robert L. Smith Park
Wilkesboro, NC   Rolling Pines DGC
Concord, NC   Rotary Club DGC
Asheville, NC   Sandhill NTDGC
Sawmills, NC   Sawmills Veterans Park
Bostic, NC   South Mountain Disc Golf
Mooresville, NC   Stumpy Creek
Charlotte, NC   Sugaw Creek Park
Hickory, NC   The Bear
Mooresville, NC   The Bridges DGC
Matthews, NC   The Scrapyard
Etowah, NC   Tom Mantsch Memorial DGC
Asheville, NC   UNC Asheville DGC
Waynesville, NC   Waynesville DGC
Burlington, NC   Wellspring
71 Course(s)
South Carolina
Winnsboro, SC   All-Terrain Disc Golf
Rock Hill, SC   Bearcat DGC @ Rock Hill HS
Rock Hill, SC   Boyd Hill
Rock Hill, SC   Canaan Riverbend DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Canaan Sand Hills DGC
Long Creek, SC   Chattooga Belle Farm
Clover, SC   Clover Park
Easley, SC   Dacusville DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Dutchman Creek Middle School
Columbia, SC   Earlewood Park
Rock Hill, SC   Fewell Park
Easley, SC   Foothills DGC
Central, SC   Grand Central Station
Inman, SC   Holston Creek Park
Spartanburg, SC   Pipeline DGC
Rock Hill, SC   Rawlinson Road Middle School
Walhalla, SC   Sertoma Field
Seneca, SC   Shaver Recreation Center
Boiling Springs, SC   Shoally Creek DGC
Rock Hill, SC   South Pointe High School DGC
Columbia, SC   Southeast Park
Greenville, SC   Timmons Park
York, SC   Tirzah ARP Church DGC
Charleston (John's Island), SC   Trophy Lakes
Reidville, SC   Tyger River
Rock Hill, SC   Winthrop Gold Course
Rock Hill, SC   Winthrop University Lakefront
Woodruff, SC   Woodruff Leisure Center DGC
York, SC   York Middle School
31 Course(s)
Tennessee
Morristown, TN   Cherokee Park DGC
Fall Branch, TN   Harmon Hills
Gatlinburg, TN   Mills Park DGC
Morristown, TN   Panther Creek State Park
Morristown, TN   Rotary DGC
Knoxville, TN   Victor Ashe Park
6 Course(s)