I haven’t made a blog entry in almost two months. I’ve been what I call B-Lazy or Blog Lazy. Something happened today that regenerated my desire to write about Disc Golf though. I played my usual Saturday AM round at Floral Park with the gang. Didn’t shoot very well but had an awesome time, as I always do. Later in the day, I had just had dinner and was watching a college football game on the tube. The phone rang and the incoming number was displayed on the TV. It was a number I didn’t recognize so I figured if it was important they’d leave a voice-mail. A few seconds later my cell began ringing from the same number. OK, this must be semi-important. The caller obviously has both of my numbers. So I answer it. It was Mike Barnett of Sun King Disc Sports. I had played a round with one of my disc golf nemeses Everett C. after work yesterday at Cliff Stephens. On hole number 4, I threw my only Ace disc into the water and could not see it to get it back with the golden retriever. This DX Glow Beast is really beat up and flips for me 99% of the time. For those that don’t know, there is water on the left side on hole 4. Well, this was the 1%. I aimed it just to the right of the edge of the water knowing it was going to flip and turn to the right. Damn thing went straight into the water. Shit! I lost my one and only Ace Disc!
But…. today Mike Barnett called me! He was also at Cliff last night when a squid went in the water and found my disc. Mike had remembered meeting me at one of the tournaments and gave the squid a couple of bucks to get it back. Thanks Mike! I really appreciate it! I owe ya!
Mike runs a Disc Golf store in Sarasota called Sun King Disc Sports. He also runs countless Disc Golf tournaments.
As I told Mike on the phone, this has happened to me 3 or 4 times in the one year I’ve been playing. Yeh, I still suck and keep losing discs. The great thing is that for almost every disc I’ve lost I’ve had it returned due to someone like Mike taking the time to call the phone number on the disc. I’ve said this before and I maintain…..
Disc Golf ROCKS!