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The seventh hole at Panther Highlands in Dryden, New York, finishes with a steep, right-to-left slope. A second shot landing close to the basket is all most average players can possibly hope for, given the long and narrow approach — and the slope — to the area.
Playing after some moderate snow, my playing partner made a solid second shot that appeared to land very close to the basket.
Or so we thought!
As we walked up to the landing area, we saw these marks in the snow. Clearly, his disc landed and rolled backward down the hill, flipping over five times and then landing on the top of the disc to skid the rest of the way down the hill.
The disc ended up about 120 feet away from where it landed.
This kind of thing happens all the time, but you rarely see this “CSI” level kind of proof about what happened when you walk up and see your disc a long way from where you thought it would be!
- Camera: iPhone 5
- Aperture: ƒ/2.4
- Exposure: 1/3623
- Focal Length: 4.1 mm
- ISO: 50
– David Prunty