I dodged raindrops most of the morning today while I walked Griffy and worked. But as soon as I got my first glimpse of sunshine? I was in the van and headed for Black Mountain, North Carolina. To play the last eighteen-hole course haven’t yet played within about 45 minutes (one-way) of our housesit in Asheville.

Black Mountain - Tonn's Travels
View from the Hole 2 tee at Black Mountain DGC in Black Mountain, North Carolina.

A super short 4,332 feet off the “long” tees, Black Mountain DGC is essentially a deuce-fest. The front nine has a couple of holes where you can go OB wet (though easy to retrieve in ankle-deep water). And the back nine has some pretty ferocious rough! AKA you can lose a disc in a fairway! But even with that rough (and water a few feet from a few of the baskets), I was able to card a -11 (43). For an estimated round rating of 981.

It now sounds like an 80-90% chance of rain in the Asheville area for the next three days! Bad for course collecting…but good for the bank account. I’ve got two more sets of tee signs that need to be drawn in Arizona and Missouri, and they aren’t gonna draw themselves! 🙂

Magic Number = 139 (1,861 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

Black Mountain - Tonn's Travels

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’s (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.