Start of season, finally

Four+ months passed by fast and I’ve neglected the blog. Whoops.

Fortunately, not a whole lot has happened over the winter.  Most of my time was spent keeping our course playable in the snowy conditions.  I ran three doubles tournaments over the course of the winter, each one better attended than the one before.  Registration opened and quickly closed on my June B-tier DDGC16 when it filled in about four days.

Since the snow’s been gone, I’ve been busy getting the course into shape for the spring.  I’ve already cleaned up a few fairways, cut a few trees to widen others, and a couple holes have gotten brand new long pin locations.  Work’s never done on that front.

But the biggest impetus to get back to blogging is my tournament season finally gets under way for real this weekend.  It’s a bit later into the spring than I usually get started, but tournaments are filling faster and faster these days and I’ve missed out on a couple merely due to bad timing.  Oh well.

My 2016 tour kicks off on Saturday just down the road at Devils Grove in Lewiston and the DGDG Open.  I played there last year as part of the Vacationland Open event.  This time they’re running a stand alone tournament.  It’s a fun little course that doesn’t call for much in the way of drivers.  Lots of holes drive-able with a putter.  My favorite kind of course, really.

After DGDG, it’s a week off before I head back to what I’ve affectionately come to call my personal ATM, Coggshall Park in Fitchburg MA.  Four starts there yielding three wins and a playoff loss.  Hoping to make it four wins on May 7, but it’s going to be a tough field to do it against.

I’m following that event with a full month off to focus entirely on preparing for the DDGC.  So much to do, so little time to do it in, and I expect to enjoy every minute of it.

Now to get back to putting practice on my Dynamic Discs Marksman. Best investment I’ve made for my game in a long time…just a great practice target for a reasonable price.