18 songs for 18 holes: A disc golf mixtape

By Steve Hill — Rattling Chains staff

Of the two venues I refer to as my home courses, only one – Brengle Terrace Park in Vista, California — can make me feel like a naïve post-adolescent all over again.

Marked by tight lines and peppered with elevation and tricky pin placements, Brengle Terrace takes me on an emotional roller coaster each time I play it. Like the girls I pursued in high school and college, it makes me feel like I have a fleeting chance at glory, only to shoot me down and tell me it just wants to be friends.

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Still, like the sad sap I once was, I keep coming back for more, hoping one day it will see me for the disc golfer I am.

Since this course is my disc golf version of unrequited love, I thought it was only appropriate to make like my 17-22 year-old self and try to win it over with an awesome mixtape. After all, what female didn’t swoon when presented with a collection of songs that you took the time to put together in her honor?

What’s that? None of them swooned? Oh, that’s right. I forgot.

At any rate, the personality of this course lends itself to a collection of songs that captures its spirit. Some of these selections are obvious and some have subtle undertones that take a deeper listen to be revealed. And, like any good mixtape, there are a couple gems from relatively obscure artists, just to show you how much work I really put into it.

(And yes, I am aware that we don’t have actual mixtapes anymore. Just humor me on this one.)

I lean more toward the rock-based side of things in my musical tastes, and that is reflected on this list. Plus, some good, heavier music puts me in a good mood to go out and try to conquer the course.

So, without further ado, I present 18 Songs for 18 Holes: A disc golf mixtape. Enjoy.

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Finding entertainment from the disc world on YouTube

It’s been a while since we’ve run a post full of YouTube videos.

Originally, the YouTube feature was supposed to be a regular thing on Rattling Chains. Though it hasn’t worked out that way, it’s nice to do some surfing on occasion to see what’s out there.

The turn of the year is usually a good time to check things out as many people seem to upload trick shots or compilations of aces and things like that as a year-end sort of thing.

These videos are always pretty entertaining.

While it’s true that most of these people probably take multiple shots to get the result, it’s still pretty impressive they get the shot done at all.

Either way, they are still entertaining.

So sit back, enjoy your day and hopefully you have the time to check out some of these videos as they are quite fun to watch!

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