Tournament Details Page!
The Great 8 - July 24, 2010
taken from thegreat8.com
EVER DREAMED OF PLAYING DISC GOLF FROM DAWN TO DUSK?
Are you up for the challenge of playing 144 holes on 8 different
courses in one day?
Join us for the 12th annual Great 8 Disc Golf Event. Play
8 great central North Carolina courses in one day!
This event is not for the faint-hearted. We play in pairs,
so find a brave partner, make sure your car has a full tank
of gas, and come tackle all 8 courses.
- 2 Player's Pack (Innova sticker, sports cup, etc)
- Innova Roc (Intermediate Masters Champ)
- Innova Eagle (Intermediate Masters Champ)
Bob's Course Notes:
- Zebulon (starting hole #14) - too early; ground was very wet
with dew; main driver was almost out of control (took me several
rounds to determine it was the driver & to replace it... i
assumed it was me throwing incorrectly); course was nice.. would
like to play it outside of an endurance event
- Cedar Hills (starting hole #5) - two near aces skipped far from
basket; another course I enjoyed; more wooded & narrow than
Zebulon; we only bogied 1 hole here
- Kentwood (starting hole #3) - painfully crowded course with
intersecting & close fairways... injury waiting to happen;
can not see the appeal of this course to others as it would be
among my worst courses I've played on; our score of even par on
this course seems awful as just about every hole seemed birdie-able;
my focus was so much on getting off this course quickly that score
- Middle Creek (starting hole #17) - loved this beautiful course;
we got 6 birdies on this course and may have gotten more if it
wasnt so unbearably hot; intense heat & lack of food/drink
made me weary (almost delirious) to the point where I could barely
throw the last 9 holes
- Buckhorn (starting hole #1) - carried twice as much food/drink
into this course and it payed off despite the extra weight; course
was fun and Deb rocked the many water holes such that I didnt
even need to throw on them
- UNC (starting hole #8) - great to be back on UNC-CH campus;
couldn't find #16&17 so we had to take score penalties here;
this long & hilly course was tough at this stage (5th course)
in this heat
- Cornwallis (starting hole #1) - added new teepads since we were
here last; nostalgia feeling was present, but not huge as we had
the tournament to focus on and our strength to keep up; made back-to-back
50+ foot putts on #17 & 18 (Pro Rhyno) to close out strong
- Valley Springs (starting hole #1) - took a different approach
here and jogged through the course carrying no drinks and only
2 discs each; this worked wonderfully until hole #10 where we
caught up with another party who was playing too fast to request
to pass, but still slowed our jogging approach to normal play;
we could have trimmed several strokes if we took our time, carried
all our discs, hadn't played 7 courses already, but we were happy
with score under the circumstances
- It was a blessing to be able to stay at the Gaddy's house the
night before, eat out, and have a bit of rest before heading out
- I didn't like Kentwood... it felt that we were all on top of
each other. It wasn't a hard course, but we were playing just
to get out of it.
- I really liked Middle Creek, probably my most memorable course
of the day. Unfortunately, Bob came very close to heat exhaustion
mid-way through it. Consequently, I was primarily responsible
for the shots on the back 9 with Bob usually just doing the initial
drive. My most memorable shot of the day was the hole we were
in CTP range, actually I was 36" from the pole but someone
else in the contest was 19" from it and won the course CTP.
- I really like Buckhorn as well... this is my type of disc golfing...
long, wooded, and flat. I remember the feeling of making it over
the big water holes (multiple lakes that I needed to throw over).
Thankfully, Bob carried extra food & fluids and made a recovery
on this course... we were both good the rest of the way. We really
started to separate ourselves from the rest of the pack by this
course. We were leaving when many folks were just showing up.
- I hate to say it, but I didn't like the UNC course. We got frustrated
and couldn't find 2 of the holes... they need to mark this better.
We didn't do particularly bad, but this was one of my least favorite
courses of the 8, despite how much I love Chapel Hill and that
I learned the game on this course.
- I always love going back to Cornwallis, even if exhausted. We
were one of only 3 teams that had made it here by this time. The
sun was beginning to set so we were finally starting to get some
relief from the heat in the woods here. Cornwallis will always
be one of my favorite courses.
- We joined with Josh's team with this course as we arrived at
the same time. We played the first 3 or 4 holes with them, but
Bob & I had only brought 2 discs each and no drinks as we
intended to jog through this course, so we parted from them and
moved forward. We played quickly through this course up until
#10 when we ran into another team that was playing really well
and fast, so we slowed down a bit and played behind them until
we finished. We turned the card in at 7:45pm.
- I didn't care one way or the other about the last throw of the
night or the ring of fire contest since it was already dark.
- It was cool that we won our division as we were our own division
and won it. It made us stand out a bit, even though I already
stood out as the only female competing.
- One of the Great 8 founders asked me to be on the Great 8 Director's
board. Hopefully we will be able to get a lot more ladies out