I don’t remember the exact day or year, but I do remember the exact spot where I first tried disc golf.
Hole 7, Winthrop Gold.
Roughly 10 years ago, I arrived at Winthrop with my son, an avid disc golfer. At his insistence, we stopped at the course during a weekend trip to see family in South Carolina. The United States Disc Golf Championship was to be played there in a few weeks and he wanted to take on one of disc golf’s most iconic courses. Continue reading “It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love with Disc Golf”→
Disc golf clubs are like unclassified plants. No one knows what they are, but still they sprout up and spread through the hills, fields and forests, bringing delight to anyone who finds them.
In summer 2013, one disc golf club, the Morgantown Mountain Goats of West Virginia, held their first meeting in the future president’s living room. The Goat founders appointed a Board of Directors, which included Shelby Dering, Shane Leiggi, Greg Hackett and Jason Lee, and started planning the future. Their initial priorities were to establish a formal league and further develop a disc golf course at Dorsey’s Knob Park in Morgantown, West Virginia. Continue reading “Disc golf club runs 228 weekly league events in a row”→
The hills of West Virginia are always nice to look at. In summer, these geologic wonders are attractive in a way that needs no explanation.
But in winter, when the temperature drops, and a thin blanket of snow covers the land, and the horizon fades into whiteness, and the wind dies down, and large, octangular clumps of crystallized water drift in the air like drunken moths, the hills of West Virginia are beautiful in a way that demands further clarification. Continue reading ““Beauty at low temperatures is beauty” – Joseph Brodsky”→
The received wisdom is that Sundays in November are for sitting on the couch.
It’s about kicking up your feet and reclining among the pillows, blankets and other implements of comfort. It’s about chicken wings and towering plates of sodium-loaded nachos. It’s about a warm house and a cold beer. Continue reading “Why disc golf in snow?”→
Dense fog blanketed Dorsey’s Knob, site of the 2016 Club Championship, the Morgantown Mountain Goats’ final tournament of the season. A windless morning, it seemed strangely quiet, subdued, almost solemn, as if attending the funeral of an old friend who had lived a long and fruitful life. Continue reading “MMGDGC 2016 Club Championship”→