My Biggest Disc Golf Weekend Coming Up

This weekend is the third annual Soltstice Tournament up at Hickory Run and Francis E Walter Dam, a cross-town event. I’ve been in the previous two and I can’t wait for this years. The weekend is full of camping, parties, friends, prizes, cigars, and more. The event is put on by the Bearclaws and my buddy Mike Solt. He is stringing together a nice list of successful tourneys, especially this series. Each year, the player’s and prize packs get bigger and bigger.

I am heading up there early Friday to help set stuff up and any last minute preperations, plus get a practice round in. Now there is a random doubles match that evening at one of the courses. So, now that is 2 rounds on Friday and 2 on Saturday. That is the most I have ever played within a 48 hr window. I guess this is gearing me up for Sportsfest weekend down at my home course, Lehigh Parkway.

I’m sure there will be practice baskets at the campgrounds for some putting challenges.

The last two years at this tournament, I walked away with some sort of prize, so I hope to keep the streak alive. Just like Richie Klinger is hoping to keep his streak alive and winning all three Solstice Pro divisions. The first year I walked away with Closest to the Basket (which those in my foursome will not forget the path I took) and last year I one a portable basket from the raffle. This year I want first place in the rec division.

Sportsfest Tournament

The last two months in disc golf tournaments have been good to me. Or I should say last two tournaments. Last month at the second annual Soltice Tournament, I walked away with a new Innova Disccatcher basket. That was a nice perk after shooting like shit the first round at Hickory Run.

Yesterday was the 11th Annual Allentown Sportsfest and the 7th year LVDC held a tournament at the Lehigh Parkway for Sportsfest. I’ve never placed in a tournament and have been going in Intermediate Ams instead of Advanced in hopes to remind this mediocre athlete that I can play. The first round I did alright but had a few out of bound penalties that really could of hurt me. However, the amount of pars that followed help me get on the lead card for the second round. I was tied for second and only two strokes from the lead. The second round was a close battle back and forth until the guy that was tied with me started fading out. I could not capitalize on mistakes from the lead and two low putts right at the end cemented my place in second. Which I am still more than satisfied with. Still need a #1 finish and I guess I need to greatly improve and sit in thebottom middle of Advanced Ams for the rest of my days.

Upcoming Disc Golf Tournaments

It’s time to start stepping up my tournament play in the world of disc golf. It’s been a few months since my last paid event which was the 2007 Lehigh Valley Ice Bowl. The next few will be:

Great Eastern AM Cup on June 9th at Tyler State Park (WON’T BE ATTENDING!!)

2nd Annual Soltisice Cup on June 22nd at Hickory Run and Francis E Walter Dam

Sportsfest on July 14 and 15 at Little Lehigh Parkway

Jersey Jam on August 11 at Rutgers University

I think I might break down for these events and actually play in the correct division instead of playing in advanced amateurs in hopes I can put two good rouns together. I would like to get my first tourney win…no matter what division it is.