Today was one of those days where I need to remember that the glass is half full. Started out great, playing Franklin Field in Taft, CA, followed by Buttonwillow Park in Buttonwillow, CA. Played them strong too, posting estimated round ratings of 973 and 964. Nineteen deuces against seventeen pars.
However, my afternoon that was supposed to be spent checking out three additional courses in Central California was a complete bust. Karen Mechem Park was at a naval station, not open to the general public. Hickey Park in Hanford, CA is closed until April. And Kings River had a locked gated, and threats of trouble if one does not have a pass from the County. So my 81-hole day became a 36-hole day. But Taft and Buttonwillow had been on my To Play list since last February. So mission partially accomplished.
No more disc golf for a couple days, as work is calling! But seventeen new courses played so far on this trip.
Magic Number = 727 (1,273 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.