Thursday, September 20, 2018

Disc Golf in a series of silhouettes

I think these silhouettes sum up the beauty of our sport. My body has definitely been in each and every one of these positions at some point during the multitude of rounds I have played throughout the course of my life. Disc Golf is life!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Gregg Barsby wins the 2018 Worlds Championship

Barsby is the winner of the grueling 5 round 2018 Worlds Championship at Smuggler's Notch in the Men's Profesional Open division. Innvova is once again back on top and it couldn't have happened to a cooler guy. Barsby has been at it for many years and is recognized as once of the most free spirits and nicest guys in the game. It is a well deserved win and he was ecstatic as he dropped in the final putt to cement the win.

On the woman's side Paige Bjerkass wins her first world title. It is really interesting to see all of the new talent coming up in the ranks of both the men and the women. 2018 marks the crowning of two new, first time champions, something that is great for the sport. I love Disc Golf!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Wayfaring Stranger

Hayde's version of this plaintive song. Enjoy is all I can say. It's a beautiful rendition.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Paul McBeth shoots 18 under par at Great Lakes Open

The McBeast gets a full segment on ESPN Sports Center, complete with Shakespeare quotes from the play McBeth. An unbelievable performance and perhaps the greatest round ever played? You decide.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Disc golf humor

The work of a really twisted course designer's mind.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Well, he did hoist a trophy.

Just not the one he really wanted. Luka Modric won the Golden Ball at the 2018 World Cup as Croatia succumbed to an excellent French team 4-2 in the final.

It was a good game, although not without controversy after some dubious calls by the referee. That's futbol though and in the end France's talent shone through to show that they were indeed worthy of being in the finals and winning the title. 

The captain of the gritty Croatian team, which captured the world's hearts and minds, took home the award of the best player at the 2018 World Cup, and deservedly so in my view. It was a great tournament and for a small nation, being second on the world stage is no small thing. Congratulations to all the teams that qualified and congratulations to France and Croatia for being number 1 and 2 in the world respectively. Also, my pick to take the whole thing (Belgium) came in third, their best showing ever on the World Cup stage. Congratulations to them as well. It was a great month of viewing for futbol fans all around the world. Now we have to wait another four years. Darn!

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Well, my pick is out: Go Croatia!

Well, now that my pick, Belgium, is out and will be playing England in the third place game it is time to change allegiances. I am wholeheartedly rooting for Croatia, a tiny nation in their first ever world cup final. Who better deserves to hoist the trophy than Luka Modric, the 32 year old diminutive midfielder and captain who has the heart of a lion and the legs of a Tour de France cyclist. 

What a journey for this team to make it this far. Three extra time victories in the knockout stage. Unheard of. Although they will be facing a rested French team and they will have very tired legs my heart will be with them and every single Croatian fan. Go Croatia, the underdogs and darlings of the tournament!