Do you know what yours would be?
One glorious piece of plastic to carry for 18 holes.
Drives. Up shots. Putts. In and out of trees or wherever else.
One simple disc.
Backhands. Forehands. Flicks. Overhand shots. Rollers.
Oh how life could be so simple, eh? No need for a bag full of discs. Just that one piece of plastic.
Could you do it? Could you survive? Would you get the cold sweats when you had a certain shot and you didn’t have another disc? Would you panic?
Or would you just deal?
This idea came to me recently after a lackluster round at a St. Patrick’s Day tournament. Though I didn’t play awful, I knew I could do better. There were times I went with one disc, threw it and wondered if I was better off using something else.
After that round, I swore off disc golf for a bit. I needed to re-focus. Until the next day that is.
With the idea of doing some photography of the older baskets at the Rutgers course in New Brunswick, N.J., I set out with Rattling Chains staffer Darren Dolezel. We opted to play some sort of round, but with me toting my camera — I didn’t want to carry many discs.