Today was another interesting day, with over 400 miles driven across the entire State of Wyoming. Not a ton of time for disc golf, though I did make sure and sneak three rounds in. My first stop was at Spring Creek DGC in Laramie. I was not prepared for the ankle deep snow, and I almost lost one of my DGA Hurricanes under the snow pack. But I survived the round with my entire set of discs in tact.
Next it was on to Romero Park in Cheyenne. A fun course, though after Hole 1, I struggled until the back nine. I think 80+ new courses played in less than a month is starting to catch up to me! 🙂 Then to wrap things up before sunset, I got to check out nine more signs that I had created for Laramie County Community College’s course called Screaming Eagle. The signs looked great, the course was crawling with players, and minus some temporary fencing that obstructs one’s tee shot on a couple of holes? It was a fun course to play.
Those three courses got me to ten total courses played in Wyoming too, my 26th US State where I have played at least ten courses. Pretty cool.
Magic Number = 663 (1,337 courses played)
How it All Got Started: Tonn’s Travels >>
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.