Whew! Today was a day! The first time in many months that I have played more than 100 holes of disc golf in a day. I was able to play the following courses today:

Hillsboro DGC in Hillsboro, MO
Evergreen DGC in St. Clair, MO
Autumn Hill DGC in Union, MO
Busch Creek in Washington, MO
New Melle Lakes in New Melle, MO
Warrenton Pool Park in Warrenton, MO
Vandalia DGC in Vandalia, MO
Shelbina DGC in Shelbina, MO

I feel pretty darned good, pushing myself to playing that many courses in a day, as it has been far too long. And not only that, but I was able to discover what I consider to be one of my Top 50, possibly Top 25, courses I have ever played: New Melle Lakes.

101 Holes of Disc Golf in Missouri
View from the Hole 12 red tee at New Melle Lakes Disc Golf Course in New Melle, Missouri.

What a phenomenal course! It has just about everything a player could ever want. Long and short tees. Elevation. Open bombers and narrow wooded alleys. And water. Just enough water to scare you on a couple of tee shots. Excellent, EXCELLENT course! Kudos to Tim Weigard and the St. Charles County Parks Department in coming up with such an awesome place to play.

I would write more, but I am whooped! Time for sleep…so I can play a few more tomorrow.

Magic Number = 416 (1,584 Courses Played)

How it All Got Started: Tonn’s Travels >>
A main purpose of this blog will be to share information, helpful tips and tricks (everything from health and fitness to methods for saving money while you’re out “bagging courses” of your own), and ideas for better, safer course design. But I am also hoping to inspire others with my passion for the sport, via the stories I can share about all of the interesting experiences I have. All of the interesting people I meet. All of the amazing courses I am blessed to have the opportunity to play. If I can inspire even a handful of individuals to get off the couch, get “out of their bubble” or “security blanket” and explore more of this big, beautiful planet we all call home? Then I will consider this effort a success.

About Derek

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Derek Tonn is a member of the DGA’s Ambassador Team. His company, Mapformation, LLC, has been DGA’s partner in the development of disc golf tee signage since 2012. The longer our two companies have worked together, and the more Derek has gotten to know all the great folks at DGA, the more he has wanted to formally sing the company’s praises. The more he has realized that “Steady” Ed the father of disc golf and the modern day Frisbee vision for the sport and his company perfectly describes his own interests and priorities related to disc golf, and the more Derek has recently been encouraged to share his story.

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