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a disc ethics question

okay, so i'm out here in Ft. Collins and i was playing at Edora park the other day. there was a kid in the water of the lake there looking for something. i asked what he had lost and he said, "nothing in particular, but anything there on the land there is for trade or sale."

i found a pro Valkrye which i've thought about purchasing for a while, good shape. i bought it from him for $5. later, as i was finishing up the round i saw him again and asked him casually if he was Brad, the name written on the disc, he said "no."

so, now i have this disc with a name and phone number on it that this kid found at the bottom of the lake and sold to me. what is the disc-ethical thing to do? call the guy? just keep it?
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Oh, woe is my game...

Those few of you who happen to read my ramblings at howardtayler already know my shoulder is hosed.


I can't drive, period (drive from the tee-pad, I mean. I can drive my car fine.) I had a Type 1 separation (non-displaced sprain of the AC ligament with impingement of the CC ligament) in my right shoulder, and not only can I not throw right-handed, any left-handed throw that requires energetic torso rotation (like a good side-arm drive) hurts almost as much.

The only spot of good news is that I've pulled my discs out of the trunk of my car, and set up my practice basket in the back yard. Maybe, just maybe, if I practice enough left-handed side-arm putting for the next two months, then by the time I heal up enough to drive, I'll have a decent game in me.


Fair Trade?

So, what do y'all think of this? I headed over to the course to get some putting practice. When I got there Girls League was just starting and there was a large group of them heading off the first pad. I went over to the putting pin and there were three kids there trying to putt. I worked with them for a bit and they were telling me about this nice girl who gave them their discs. After about half and hour they decided that my discs were "Ace #1s", and that they just had to trade me. I resisted for a while, but then figured what the heck, if it made them happy (and shut them up). I couldn't trade away all my putters, so I took them over to my car. I laid out my discs in three piles: DX, Pro/EX, CE and other discs I wasn't willing to trade. They all had Pro and EX discs, so I told them I would trade Pro for Pro or Pro for 2 DX. After a few trades, some trials and changes of mind here's what we swapped for.
Kid 1: Pro C Roc for Pro MRV
Kid 2: Pro C Roc for EX XL
Kid 3: EX Storm for DX Putter and DX Archangel.

That seemed fair to me, and they all loved their discs. What do you think? Also, the girl who gave them the discs left her number written on them. I was thinking of calling her to see if she wanted them back, but figured she might be offended that they wanted to trade, or offended that I had agreed to trade.

So I was thinking...

Since most of us seem to be just regular players and non-professionals, I thought it might be cool if we could all pick a course near each of us that have the same or a similar total par. We could compare scores and give each other encouragement... I'd suggest an online tournament, but I am only a poor starving artist and can't pony up for a prize. Personally, I think it'd help me improve, being in a competition that's not really a competition.

The closest course to me is mixed par (and I was only six over there yesterday, even with two in the bushes and one in the water). The one I like playing best could definitely be played as all par 3's.

Whaddya think?
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I played Edora park here in Ft. Collins. I had a great round - I was 9 over for 18 holes (assuming a par 3) & I introduced a new person to the game. Some random guy walked up to me on 12 and asked if he could play with me and if I would teach him how to play.

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Retarded amount of fireworks: $452
Food and Beer for 18 closest friends and family: $322
Parking passes for discgolf: $15
Tent and camping gear: $310
One gallon of gasoline in plastic milk container w/ 4 M-80's duct taped to it: (roughly) $4.50
Setting yourself on fire in front of closest friends and family: Priceless

Forth of July rules!
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Have I got a hole for you!

Nah, this isn't my famous Mexican hooker story. Sorry.

We played three courses this weekend. A round at Riverside Park on Friday, where Brother Ben and I left off keeping score after both of us lost discs on 14, the same water hazard that swallowed my white Eagle a couple weeks ago. Ben had gotten into town the day before and played Riverside while I was at work and had lost a disc then as well. Fortunately, there was a guy there in waders, poking around for discs and he grabbed ours out for us. The two we'd just lost, anyway. Ben's shot from Thursday remains in a watery grave. Hole 14 at Riverside is the liquid equivalent of Charlie Brown's kite-eating tree.

Saturday we played Old Farm Park. Being as the front nine is wooded, I had to give in to Ben's "house rule": hit four trees, and you must sing the first verse of Monty Python's lumberjack song... I went five over for the day.

Sunday we played nine at Brewer Park. This is one of our faves to play when Ben's in town. Has four nine-hole, color-coded courses, mix of wooded and wide open, long fairways up and down hills. My favorite's the blue course, back in the trees, short and technical. Hole 4 on the blue course is a straight shot down a pretty steep slope, through the trees. Here's a couple shots of it.

One from the tee...

And one with a better view of the basket.

Now that I think on it, I should get a couple more pics from this course. Hole 6 is a straight shot to the tee... through trees spaced anywhere from two to six feet apart.

No, I didn't sing Sunday.
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