With a pretty bad back injury, I tend to be in pain for a good
number of tournaments (and rounds for that matter), but the pain
this time was almost unbearable. The only relief I had was towards
the end of the first round until mid-way through the second. At
several points, I did not think I'd be able to continue.
Add to this, a non-stop downpour with no rain gear, and an 8-year
old who was far more interested in goofing off then playing, and
any small hope of actually playing good disc golf was out the
window early on.
Dispite these 'challenges', I enjoyed much of the tournament.
I love UNCC, got to play with some really great people, and even
had some great shots once in a while. The biggest surprise to
me as far as disc-golf scores was my consistency in these hard
conditions (when normally I'm inconsistent in the best conditions).
I didn't have any disaster holes until the very end when it was
just too painful to throw (had to skip the post-round competitions
as well). Putting was awful, but otherwise my play was decent
and uncharacteristically conservative.
The 1st round Christian & I played with "G" and
his son Anthony. The 2nd round, "G" was on anotehr card
and we had 14-year old Christopher with us.
A few of the memorable experiences were: throwing over the 300'
lake with my favorite driver from a tee-pad so muddy it was hard
to stand; CTP on #18 (nearly aced); challenging Tori to better
her score by a stroke per hole and she did 3 strokes better than
that; and nailing a 40' elevator birdie putt on the 'parking deck'
We played 2 rainy rounds. The first round I shot a 100 because
it was raining hard. I finally did a better job on the 2nd round
and I got a 79.
For lunch, I had a hot dog, BBG chips, and a Sprite. We also
had a distance and accuracy competition. I won an Atlas. It was
a good turn out. but only 3 women so I played with my mom and
genevieve. I had fun!