Back on the road again today, playing a few new courses in NorCal after completing some work in Monterey, CA. Started my day in Prewett Park (Antioch, CA) where I got to speak with Bob Lambrose, a friend of a friend in course design circles, while he was getting ready to work on improving a tee area on Hole 7. Bob has been playing, off and on, since 1974. It’s not often I meet players who have been around the sport longer than I have.
After that, I made it to play Hillcrest Community Park in Concord, CA. Met a nice local named Sal Azevedo who I played about half my round with, only to have Sal offer to play Taylor Mountain in Santa Rosa, CA as well. A rainy round, with slick footing. But we had fun regardless. I then squeezed in one final round at Crane Creek in Rohnert Park, CA. Before heading North to Clearlake, CA for the evening.
Magic Number = 723 (1,277 courses played)
About Tonn’s Travels
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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 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.