Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Two of my favorite musical acts have both been tapped for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2108. At long last, The Moody Blues and Nina Simone are headed to Cleveland. As the header of this post says, it's about time.
On a sad note, Pat DiNizio, the lead singer of the Smithereens passed away. He will be missed. They were a great band.
Friday, November 17, 2017
Friday, October 13, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
This is it. The USDGC is the tournament all pros dream of winning. Well, now Nate Sexton (the nicest guy in disc golf) has finally elevated his game and taken the title of United States Disc Golf Champion. With his wife and new baby girl present to witness the win, Nate was all smiles when he was crowned the champion last week. He has worked hard and finally broke through to become the U.S. champion with a laser-like focus and steady game plan, which saw him take and hold the lead for the last two rounds of the tournament.
Nate is so well liked that all his competitors were extremely happy for him. Here is a sampling of the reactions and comments of some of the top pros in the sport who are Nate's competitors on the course. Click on the text below to see what they have to say about Nate's epic win.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
We made it through the storm. She sat on top of us for 24 hours. She was a monster. We still don't have power 6 days after the storm. None of the parks are playable right now so here is the next best thing. Part III, with some fantastic footage of some of the top pros in our sport making some unbelievable shots. Enjoy.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Josh Anthon wins the Ledgestone Open wire to wire by a double digit margin of strokes over the Beast himself.
On a punishing course, with tons of OB danger requiring a need for distance as well as precision, Anthon cruised to victory, looking comfortable the entire way. He bested the number 1 and number 2 players in the world by at least 10 strokes and took home the $6,500.00 purse all by himself. The question is, can he show consistency and repeat this performance in future tournaments?
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
I spent some time in Asheville, North Carolina and here is the pin on hole 8 at Lake Julian Disc Golf Course. It's a beautiful course, but man does it punish you if you stray off the fairway. Loved the holes with the lake in the background. It was very picturesque.
Monday, July 31, 2017
With the most exciting finish yet in this storied tournament, Paul McBeth beat Greg Barsby by one stroke on the last hole to win the tournament. Barsby was attempting to do something no one has done in the history of the tournament and that is win the event wire to wire. It didn't happen though as the Beast did what he does so naturally and came through under pressure to snatch the win from Barsby who was very classy and sportsmanlike in defeat. What a great tournament. Enjoy the top 10 shots as compiled by SpinTV.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The warm up for the European Open took place yesterday. Team USA went up against Team Europe in stroke and match play in the President's Cup. The two teams battled it out with Team USA hoping to remain undefeated. Here is a recap of what transpired in Nokia, Finland yesterday in some windy and rainy weather.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The 2017 European Open is upon us this weekend from Nokia, Finland. The best players in the world will be battling it out for the exclusive title of European champion on the Disc Golf World Tour. Here is a brief preview.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
A friend of mine wrote this book and it is available on Amazon.com. The title of this book says it all. This book is about the author's father, who flew 50 bomber missions out of an airbase in Italy against the German war machine. He did it reluctantly but bravely, only wishing to come home in one piece to his family and resume his normal day to day life. The author also has combat air experience, having flown helicopters in the Vietnam conflict so his research, eye for detail, and singular writing style gives you a bird's eye view into one specific facet of the enormous devastating conflict which was the Second World War.
Such a unique account of what these bombing missions entailed should not be missed. It is a thoughtful and even-handed view of the bravery, effort and humanity of the crews involved in the air campaign against the Nazis. After having read this book I understand why these men and women have been referred to as the greatest generation.