Ok so I decided to wait to write this blog because The Memorial was so close. Now that it’s over I’ll update on everything. Let me start with the Mariner Open. The tourney was put on by the local Aptos Disc Golf Club and it was their annual membership drive. It was really fun but I wished it could have been longer. It was only one round and we started really late. They could have easily started early to get two rounds in. Ohh well. I ended up with tag 11 out of 40 something people I think. Not too bad. The course is fun and the club was very welcoming. Stop by if you are in the area. One to the next.
The 2012 Enduro Bowl definitely lived up to its name. 58 holes is nothing to shake a stick at, especially playing at Delaveaga. I was told it was going to play all in the shorts… someone lied. Yes some were (like I-5) but most were not. She really but a hurting on me. I’m not even going to mention the score (It’s not as bad as you think. I just have higher standards for myself). Lots and lots of mental mistakes, bad judgments, and missed opportunities. It also didn’t help that I worked 11 hour and 10 hour days prior to the tourney. I was beat! Still played though. It was fun and I’ll be out there again next year.
Now for The Memorial! Let’s start with Kimmy Jones. She placed 9th place, one spot away from cashing! She played great and I give her mad props for playing in those tremendous winds (20+ constant!) We hope this is a sign that she is ready for the 2012 season. Go get’em Kimmy!
Triston Covington also put on a show! He placed solo 13th in Advanced which is awesome! Great showing and (like Kimmy) we hope this is only the start for this young gun. He now sets his sights on Lockdown at the Rock in Tucson on the 24th and 25th. Way to play Triston. I gotta up my name next time we play.
Now I would like to officially welcome Justin Weilacher and honorary member Ron Oberst to the Off Axis Family! Justin reigns from Fair Oaks, California and is looking to put a hurting in the Intermediate division. He is a sidearm thrower but his backhand isn’t too shabby. He will be attending the Classic with me so look for him sporting some Off Axis gear. Ron is a very close friend on mine here in South Bay. He is an honorary member because his love from the game is truly great. He is a great ambassador for us and we welcome him (He also said he would caddy for me! Yeah!). More to come on their behalf soon.
Last, (as you now) I will be attending the St. Patrick’s Classic this weekend. I have been practicing heavily these past couple of days. Lots of field practice (no rounds!) Putting as well. I’m trying to get myself mentally ready for this one, not just physically. These next few days I will be resting and putting only to refresh my body. Work has been pushing overtime status and its pretty heavy on my back and knees. Hopefully I’ll be rested up before the weekend arrives.
Till next time, move up people! It’s the only way you’ll get better.