I know, I know… drive for show, putt for dough.
Here’s my issue — I can’t drive and my putting is a love/hate relationship with the chains. What’s a rec player to do?
Turns out a lot of you are way luckier than me.
As noted last week, it takes a while for me to get to a semi-decent course. More than 70 miles one way.
Of the 123 people who voted in this poll, 93 of you (76 percent) live within 0-10 miles of a course!
Talk about lucky! Sheesh!
The next one was 11-20 miles, which received 14 votes (11 percent). That means, 87 percent of the voters live within 20 miles of a course. I am so jealous!
From there, 21-40 miles took third (7 votes.6 percent), followed by 41-75 miles (6 votes/5 percent); 101 or more miles (2 votes/2 percent) and 76-100 miles (0 percent/1 vote).
For the record, I was the one vote for 76-100 miles.
Hopefully, I’ll eventually get to join the legions who are so close to a course. That would be a nice thing.
Let’s see what some of you had to say from last week, too.
I have three courses within 15 minutes so I go play random draw doubles 2-4 times a week at just those courses. On Mondays I have a 25 min drive to leagues if I feel like playing and that’s the farthest I go during the week.
Well heck, that’s just rubbing it in, Luke!
Kevin King said:
There’s only one course within 2 hours of me, and it happens to be a few blocks from where I live. It’s also a 4.5/5 at DCGR so I’m pretty blessed to have such a solid course within walking distance. To be honest, I think it’s spoiled me – If I move anywhere where a course is more than a 10 minute drive away, I’ll be like ’15 minutes away?!? That’s just outrageous!’
Now that’s just wrong!
That seems to be the best of all worlds — a top-notch course that you can walk to. I’d be in heaven!
Nyles J says:
It’s forty-five minutes to each of two courses that I’m the closest to. I try to play about 3 times a week. The drive is not too bad. I wish there was a course closer. I would love to go 5 minutes down the road and play.
I feel your pain, Nyles!
I live across the street from, Lums Pond, my home course in DE. This allows me to get a round rather quickly.
OK, I think I need to find a place where I can have a course across the street from me. That would be awesome. Some of you guys are so lucky!
Baker Helton said:
There could be a sweet par-5 hole from my house to the first basket of my local course.
The question here, Blake, is do you ever “make” that hole when heading to the course?
One day, I really am hoping that disc golf will be big enough where more courses show up in some areas. Or, I at least hope one day I live closer to courses. Then I would be in a much better disc golf place!
Before we get to this week’s poll, we like to give something random away to those who comment on the weekly poll. This week’s Randomizer selection is Seth. Send me an address as well so I can get something from the prize box out to you!
Anyway, let’s hit up this week’s question…
In some tournaments I’ve been to, I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how far they drive the disc. Sometimes, it’s a rec player who can throw far, but has no idea where the disc going. Other times, it’s a pro-level player who doesn’t need to say much and let’s his arm do the talking.
I’ve watched pro tournaments and it’s sick how far they can throw. I’ve seen the world-record throws on YouTube, as well as when people throw discs off sides or tops of mountains and they go forever.
But how about all of you?
How far can you throw a disc? We’re not talking about a tree-lined fairway here. We’re talking about you in an open field and unleashing a drive.
So let us know. How big of an arm do you have? Vote and leave a comment below so we can see what y’all throw! (And, for fun, how about letting us know what disc you can throw as far as you are saying you can chuck)?
Note: As much as I hate to do this, we’re going to skip the weekly giveaways for a little while. I have to still catch up with mailing out a bunch of winners (I’ve been bad about it, I admit, but real-life stuff has been quite hectic lately) and I need to figure out how we want to proceed with giveaways. Also, I’m working on a larger giveaway and want to focus on those parameters.
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