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2013 SFDG Ironkid Event

Event Description

We love Ironman disc golf events, but 5+ rounds on full scale disc golf courses is simply too much for children, even active kids like our own. What if we used smaller courses instead though? Rock Hill, SC is the home of Innova East and to about 1 dozen small courses for kids/beginners. While Debbie was playing in a B-Tier tournament in Virginia, we headed to South Carolina to pack in as many disc golf rounds as we could.


Results

Round / Course
Bob
Victoria
Christian
1) Springfield Elem
5 birdies
205' drive hit basket
1 birdie
1 birdie
2) Rosewood
7 birdies
2 drives hit basket
3 birdies
3 birdies
1 drive hit basket
3) India Hook Elementary
2 birdies
1 drive hit chains
2 birdies
Ace! - Hole #1
2 birdies
4) Sullivan Middle
2 birdies
1 birdie
3 birdies
333' roller!
5) Northside
2 birdies
4 birdies
3 birdies
long drive hit chains
6) Northside
3 birdies
Ace! - Hole #3
2 birdies
Ace! - Hole #3
4 birdies
Ace! - Hole #3
7) Northside
3 birdies
Ace! - Holes #2 & 4
2 birdies
Ace! - Hole #2
2 birdies
Ace! - Hole #2
8) India Hook Elementary
8 birdies
6 birdies
3 birdies
Total
3 Aces & 32 Birdies
3 Aces & 21 Birdies
2 Aces & 21 Birdies

 

Commentaries

Bob's Notes:

WINDY!! We don't get a lot of wind practice in Charlotte with its tall buildings and tree-covered courses. All the courses we played (except Northside, which not coincidentally is where we got 7 of our 8 hole-in-ones) were in wide-open areas and it was brutal to some of our throws. One 50-ft approach shot I took (with a max-weight putter!) lofted high in the air and was slung far to my left, about 80-ft from the basket now and about 140-ft from where I threw it.

The kids were great! I was surprised by how much they enjoyed the day, especially Christian since he has been a bit hesitant about some disc golf outings lately (as he usually does something which gets him in trouble). We have more fun together than any family I know, but to hear & see how much they enjoyed this outing was a true delight.

Aces - Most of our aces came on the short, somewhat-wind-sheltered course at Northside. Even still, getting 3 consecutive aces in moderately windy conditions on a downhill slope is impressive, even if the basket was barely outside putting distance. Victoria has the only ace on a different course, though we each had several that hit basket/chains all day. Christian's aces were particularly exciting as they were his first aces and today was his birthday! How many 7-year olds have 2 birthday aces??

We stopped for lunch at Sonny's Dutch Mill after round 3 and got us some delicious hamburgers (and a birthday ice cream sundae for Christian). This was indeed a wonderful day/event and we look forward to trying it again in 2014, hopefully with some other ironkids next time.

Victoria's Notes:

On Saturday, we went up for Rock Hill. We played 5 easy courses. Out of them I got 3 aces!

It was also Christian's birthday so we had a sundae. At 5:00 we were finished and took one hour to get back. On the way back, we listened to Weird Al. It was an awesome day on Saturday!

Christian's Notes:

We had two discs each round of Kids Ironman. We played 8 or 9 rounds in our Ironman and on that day it was my birthday. We also got some aces. The total of aces we had was eight aces in one day. Is that impressive?

The wind was crazy or coocoo. After 4 rounds, we ate yummy hamburgers. We all did great after that violent wind. Two hours back we got ready to play our big Ironman. After Ironman, we swung on the big hand swing. We were tired after the Ironman. One round, hole #9, dad hit the basket. He was shouting "In... In..." cause he wanted a long ace.

This was a really good day. I would like to do it again someday.