A few days ago I completed my second-ever 100 Holes tournament in Appleton, WI. It was originally concieved by a close friend of mine as an excuse to waste an afternoon and also test the endurance of local disc golf players. Three years ago I was one of a handful that actually completed the round. This year we had a marginally better eight people complete the tournament. We only lost one to illness.
The tournament started at 9:30 AM — of course it was supposed to begin at 8 — and lasted until 8 PM. We had some really slow golfers on this outting and it probably didn’t need to take that long. I seem to recall the last 100 Holes going until only about 5 or 6, but my memory is known for it’s holes. At any rate, I finished second to last. Having only played one other round of 18 holes of disc golf this season I don’t see that as too much of a failure. Also, I think I finished about 37 over par. An admirable score by my account. Plus, there is plenty of room for improvment. Set the bar low, that’s what I say!
Waking up the next day I discovered that, while my driving arm hadn’t gotten tired the day of the tournament, I had, indeed, used it far too much. The ache felt as though I had been punched repeatedly in the shoulder. Maybe working my way up to 100 holes is a good goal for future years. Of course I compounded the whole thing by going bowling on Sunday night, but what are you going to do? Not bowl? I don’t think so…
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