So how do you putt?
Do you fire it away and hope for the best? Straddle? Push?
Heck, maybe it’s even something different we didn’t include in the poll?
We’ll get back to that in a moment. First, let’s re-visit last weeks poll, where we asked you if those of you who had a three-day weekend played disc golf over it.
And it sounds like most of you made it a disc golf weekend. Of the 95 people who voted, 83 (87 percent) said they did. Then there were 12 (13 percent) who said they didn’t.
Now let’s take a peek to see what a few people had to say.
The last 3 years, I have been scheduled to work over Memorial Day weekend. I just happened to trade a Monday for a Friday so I got to play doubles before the LCO. I didn’t get to the pro clinic, but spent the entire morning with the family and ended up with a great experience playing on an extremely amazing course. I was off Monday (Memorial Day) and spent the day working on projects at home enjoying the weather without a disc in my hand. It was a glorious partly cloudy day and couldn’t have been better.
That actually sounds like a great way to spend an extended weekend!
Morgan Kelly said:
I played on Memorial Day. I always play Memorial Day and Veterans Day. I’m an Army vet and I always throw an extra disc for an MIA/POW, a fellow vet or otherwise, some way to remember my fellow veterans etc. On the 27th, I played at Pohick Bay Park in Lorton, Virginia with my wife. She shot her best round ever at +4. She came very close to getting a few birdies, too, but they either just barely missed or one even went in and bounced out. My favorite throw of hers was on hole 5. Last Veterans Day, I aced that hole. On Monday, she missed the ace by 2 feet. It was amazing. It was by far her best shot ever. She was so happy. I was so happy, too.
It sounds like you do an extra special round and that’s an excellent way to do it. And thanks for your service!
I played a bit of disc golf all three days. On Sunday I played my 22nd course since moving to Washington. Shelton Springs in Shelton, Wash., was one of the best courses I’ve played so far. It rained on us a bit, but the weather didn’t ruin the experience.
That is a true disc golf extended weekend if you got out each day. And it’s always nice to add a new course to the resume!
36 holes on Saturday in 35-45mph winds and 45-degree temps. 36 holes on Memorial Day with beautiful conditions. No tourneys. Nearby courses. One course was a 9-hole I hadn’t played before.
A lot of holes played, for sure! At least you got some solid weather on Memorial Day!
Sweet Bang said:
I played 6 whole holes on Sunday. My step-dad and myself geared up and took my brother and cousins to the course. My brother and cousins had never played before, so we briefed them with some basics and headed to tee box one. Their first challenge, a short 240-foot hole that quickly worked to the right. I hit CTP with an anhyzer, with my step-dad immediately behind me with his forehand drive. My brother and cousins with all their effort tossed their discs that quickly finished left into the brush and creek. We finished the hole with two birds and four bogies.
With a little more instruction and a few tosses under their belts, it didn’t take the guys long to level out their throws with more distance and better accuracy. My brother was even getting a consistent anhyzer by hole 4.
At that time the winds began to pick up and, by tee 5, the sky opened up on us. We finished what we could but were forced to call it. The next morning I got a text from my brother at 8:15. It read, “Let’s finish that round.” Even though we got rained out, all the guys are looking forward to our next outing.
A little disc golf and maybe some new players. That definitely sounds like a winning weekend!
Now, let’s get back to this week’s poll.
We’re wondering what style you use when putting. There are many, it seems. So what best do you use or identify with? Many people use different ones depending on the situation, but choose the one that fits you best.
So vote below and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.