A very quick, short update to say that I managed to have just enough time between conference activities, a storm, and the sunset this afternoon to sneak in one more eighteen-hole course here in Grand Rapids, Michigan: Old Farm Park. It was on my list of courses to play when I was here last Summer, as a part of our Disc Golf Foundation Board meetings. But with JUST enough time to “Run-a-Round” (copyright: Alan Hansen Begg) after my conference activities were finished, I was able to get that course played. I played it well, to the tune of a -9 (45). And not five minutes after I got in the car and headed back toward my hotel, the skies opened up and it rained. And rained. And rained.
Nice to sneak one more course in after work today, when I knew it might be tough for me to get back over here to play it! Sometimes it is better to be lucky than good. And today, luck was on my side.
Magic Number = 571 (1,429 Courses Played)
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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 our “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.