Upcoming Disc Golf Project – Working with Rocks – not ROCs

In the Out-of-Bounds area on Hole 16 (East Course)

It’s been raining for the past four days. There have been a few times when I have ridden around in the car to run to the grocery store, hardware store or just to get out of the house.

I typically come in through the second entrance into the neighborhood. This brings folks right past hole 16 – which is a massive 1,100 foot hole.

As you can see in the sketch above. There is a great area to do a rock bed that spells out “Disc Golf”. Is this a good idea or great idea?

I can’t decide which it is… let me know what you think.

We are doing some work in other areas of the course. We can start making rock piles to supply the “Disc Golf” rock bed. It’ll take some lugging around and some digging out. But it’s certainly do-able. Unless this is a totally lame idea. Let me know.

Panorama of the Out-of-Bounds area on Hole 16.

What Can I Do to Help?

Ok. So, volunteer effort is where projects like this go from the “idea” phase to “reality”. Let’s get real. Let’s go from the mystic realm to the physical realm.

Non-Disc Golf Related Information: our family has recently watched the entire Marvel series of movies. I’ve realized I am a huge Dr. Strange fan. Also, I now think of myself as Quill and my wife as Gamora. I want to run around the universe with her…

Anywho…

Take a moment to send me a message so I can add you to the list of volunteers. Let’s do this Disc Golf Fans!

How Can I Work on my Game Right Now

Just because we’re social distancing right now – doesn’t mean we can’t figure out ways to practice. Getting out into a field is always a good way to raise our skill level and to gain an edge over our competition when Disc Golf tournaments fire back up.

Paul Ulibarri has a YouTube show teaching us hackers how to improve.

Paul Ulibarri (PDGA #27171) just released a new training show “Down the Fairway” on his YouTube channel (make sure to subscribe) where he teaches us how to get better.

I dive deep into the “Down the Fairway” show and Paul Ulibarri the player in one of my other blog posts. He is a class act and worth your time getting to know a bit more about this top pro.

This first show focuses on the most important 50 feet in Disc Golf. We all often refer to it as the “initial gap” or “the bogey maker” or “that damn tree there” or “gotta beat” or “dammit I hit it again”. Your choice on what you call it.

You might not have a goal post to throw at. But there is certainly two trees near you that can be used to work the practice routine that Paul shares with us.

Don’t let the indoors seduce you with that comfortable couch and Netflix binging. Get out and work on your game. Your future self will thank you.

Play, practice, build your game and have fun disc golf fans!

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

The West Winds Disc Golf Show

2 thoughts on “Upcoming Disc Golf Project – Working with Rocks – not ROCs

  1. Not sure if this gets to you or not but I think the rock Idea is a good one.
    May also be a good time to put your logo out there. That may be more appealing to the neighbors to see.
    I don’t know if you have thought about bringing your neighbors into a competition to help create the new course logo but man. Talk about bring the community into it and who knows maybe there is someone very talented in the neighbor hood that would rock it. You can always bow out if nothing comes in. All in the approach.
    But yea the rock Idea is a good one but I’m not sure I would want to see a permanent rock sign on a hill that says disc golf if I wasn’t yet into disc golf. But a logo competition with the winner getting it put on the hill side would be huge.
    Or your logo on the hill would draw interest. Whats that? What does it represent. I think I’ll as my neighbor………
    Once again, off my soap box.

  2. Disc golf written in rocks not a good idea. Work with Westwinds hoa for a proper sign at that entrance if this is what is happening to golf course and green space. Written in rocks would look amateurish.

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