My wife and youngest daughter had plans today that didn’t involve our van, so y’all know what that means… 😉
I had a “special guest” with me today, who I’ve missed and who could REALLY use a bit of time at a beach. So I made her a deal: humor me by letting me play an eighteen-hole disc golf course in Tillamook, Oregon, and I’d drive us to a beach in Oceanside. She thought that was a pretty good deal, so after grabbing a bit of food and other supplies, we were off!
After enjoying a beautiful drive from Hillsboro to Tillamook, we made our way to a school on the East side of town, to check out Bohannon DGC. A super short 4,239 feet over eighteen holes, it was filled with ace runs and deuces. I didn’t manage any aces (or close calls), but I did manage to get thirteen deuces, for a gaudy -13 (41) and an estimated round rating of 1005. 🙂 If ONLY I could have managed two more deuces or an ace and a deuce! I could have said that I shot in the 30s on an eighteen-hole course. Oh well. I shot a great score, had fun, and got a +1 added to my Courses Played Collection…so what else could a person want?
Well, there was ONE more thing that I wanted today…getting my “special guest” over to say hello to the ocean. So being a man of my word? We made our way from Tillamook over to Oceanside, Oregon, to spend a little time playing at the beach near Symons State Scenic Viewpoint. So, SO pretty! And I absolutely love the smell and taste of the salt in the air (being able to taste the salt on my lips, the more time we spend near the waves).
Aah…a good day! And our family of four is whole again…albeit temporarily.
Magic Number = 63 (1,937 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.
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.