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September 13, 2005 at 3:53 am #867
Is there anything that passes for a disc golf course at Mc Murdo? hmmm thats the only question I have right now.
MbSeptember 13, 2005 at 12:41 pm #8316MightyAtlasModerator
I don’t know how you came up with this question, but McMurdo does, in fact, have a 3-hole ‘course’. We even sold 3-disk sets (with ice stuff on ’em) this past winter.September 13, 2005 at 7:38 pm #8317Been ThereMember
I wondered what you IT guys did all winter. Now I know. Is it a par three course?September 14, 2005 at 2:33 am #8318MightyAtlasModerator
Hey, BT —
It was a bitch – had to take a big, orange flashlight out there with me. Too bad the disks they sold weren’t glow-in-the-dark.
Who are you, anyway?
aSeptember 14, 2005 at 10:54 am #8319Been ThereMember
The Shadow knows.September 16, 2005 at 7:01 am #8320thepooles98Keymaster
Yeah Molly, It’s getting to be popular these days. There should be tournies before long.September 20, 2005 at 2:17 am #8321
sounds like you guys know how to have a good time, I am getting closer by the day. Tomorrow i have my physical and then more waiting, for results etc….September 20, 2005 at 2:46 am #8322
Soooo, should I bring my own discs or just pick some up on the ice?September 20, 2005 at 7:16 am #8323thepooles98Keymaster
Disks are such a specialty item I wouldn’t trust that the store would have them. I’d send down a set to be on the safe side.September 20, 2005 at 3:13 pm #8324SciencetechKeymaster
Yeah, bring your own down. But the store sets (if available) are embossed with nifty Antarctic-theme logos, so if you’re really into it you may want those as well.September 20, 2005 at 7:59 pm #8325
What is disk golf? Have I been missing out on life?September 22, 2005 at 4:25 pm #8326
Disc golf uses smaller diameter, heavier frisbees than what are used for games that involve catching the frisbee. Often courses are set up on University Campuses (at least in my experience) and in public parks. Scoring is similar to golf, the ‘hole’ can be anything from a specially made metal basket with chains, to a designated tree or hanging piece of metal that you hit with the disc. See http://www.pdga.com (the professional disc golf association website) for specific rules and a course directory.
There are apparently 3 courses in Nashville, I bet you could find some people to play with just hang out on the course sometime and ask people about it. You can usually buy discs at a major sporting goods store, definitely online, and apparently at the store at Mc Murdo! The course I used to play at had a big creek that would periodically eat discs, which the local kids would fish out and resell at 3 / $10 which is great if you can find this kind of deal.
I hope you check it out, its a fun time.
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