Volume 1  Issue 14  -  August 20 - August 26, 2002  -  633 subscribers

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News from PAR-TWO

 Is a new international disc event coming?
PAR-TWO is planning something BIG! 

REALLY BIG for the entire disc golf community. We are waiting for the word to proceed in an official capacity.

I will need to have TDs or recreational TDs for a worldwide event before the end of September 2002. This will be something that most if not ALL disc golfers will feel a part of.

So if you think you might want to be a local TD and host this event locally contact me at jimm@par-two.com to let me know. It would be great to have a TD at every course.

All I want to say is that it will be similar to The World's Biggest Event.

 
 Hometown Disc Golf News
Don't forget to check out the Hometown Disc Golf News section of the website.  Read the latest 20 electronic newspaper articles on the topic of disc golf, from hometown newspapers across the country.

Here's a few of the latest articles.

Animas Valley Open disc golf tournament...
Durango Herald   Mon Aug 19 17:10:00 EDT 2002
Disc golf tournament hosted by two local parks...
Miami Herald   Sat Aug 17 12:50:00 EDT 2002
Disc golf gains popularity...
Papillion Times   Fri Aug 16 05:40:00 EDT 2002
Frisbee pioneer finally 'lands on the roof'...
IOL   Fri Aug 16 03:23:00 EDT 2002
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This is an unofficial position.  I am looking for one or two people from each city or general area to help promote disc golf.  A major city like Columbus could possibly have 4 reps within it.  A PAR-TWO rep would be responsible for organizing local publicity events.  It should take only a few hours a week and half of that time should be near recreational.  Let me know if you are interested and we will exchange emails. jimm@par-two.com
 
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 Make other athletes aware of disc golf!

We are in 104th place with 17,305 points!  That makes our pace to finish the month with 29,803 points. 

Try to visit the site weekly when you receive the newsletter.  If we get to the 60,000 point mark we will be in the top category for eTeamz monthly contest!  Even if we don't win, we do win, disc golf will be recognized by millions of athletes!

Each week when you receive this newsletter take 10 seconds and visit PAR-TWO and then click on the "Tips and Drills" section.  Then feel free to visit the rest of the site. 

If everyone receiving this newsletter would just visit the site we would have over 35,000 points each month. Add visiting the "Tips and Drills" section and our total would skyrocket to over 182,000 points per month which would DEFINITELY get disc golf noticed by the millions of athletes at eTeamz.

eTeamz also awards three monthly prizes.

  • One for sites between 20K and 40K points.
  • One for sites between 40K and 60K points.
  • One for sites over 60K points.

Any prize won will help the growth of disc golf.

 Join PAR-TWO's  website as a Member
Just visit the site and browse around until you click on a Member Only link and a form will appear for access.  
  • Complete the form.
  • If you do not want receive 2 or 3 eTeamz mailings per month uncheck the two boxes at the bottom of the form.
  • Please include how you found out about PAR-TWO Disc Golf Society in the request.
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News from the PDGA

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Check out the World's results!

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Upcoming PDGA Events (at least 3 weeks)

(more details are on PAR-TWO's Calendar or the PDGA Schedule)
The information contained in this section is collected from various
sources and is thought to be reliable, but cannot be guaranteed.
Start Date Duration Event (click for more information) PDGA City State Course
23-Aug-02 3 days Mighty Shunga Nunga Open B Topeka KS  
24-Aug-02 2 days 22nd Des Moines Open B Des Moines IA  
24-Aug-02 2 days 3rd Flying Pig Open B Fairfield OH Harbin (modified)
24-Aug-02 2 days 3rd Flying Pig Open B Cincinnati OH Mt. Airy
24-Aug-02 2 days Crossbones V B Rockledge FL  
24-Aug-02 2 days Dog Days of Summer X San Antonio TX  
24-Aug-02 2 days Flying Eye Team Challenge X Athens GA  
24-Aug-02   Highland Park Open C St Paul MN  
24-Aug-02   Hound Dog Howler B Felton DE  
24-Aug-02 2 days Oak Hollow Open - Pros B High Point NC  
24-Aug-02 2 days Pawnee Gulch Classic B Leadville CO  
24-Aug-02 2 days Rochester Flying Disc Open B Rochester NY  
24-Aug-02 2 days Rumbletown Classic A Milwaukee WI  
24-Aug-02 2 days San Francisco Safari B San Francisco CA  
24-Aug-02 2 days Sport City Challenge B Shreveport LA  
25-Aug-02   Hot Foot Open C Lewis DE  
30-Aug-02   West Virginia Doubles X Paw Paw WV  
31-Aug-02 2 days 14th Edgewood Labor Day Classic C Madrid IA  
31-Aug-02 2 days 27th Oklahoma State FDCs C Tulsa OK  
31-Aug-02 2 days 9th Northwoods Open B Lac du Flambeau WI  
31-Aug-02 2 days Lewiston Luau B Lewiston NY  
31-Aug-02 2 days MDGO Finals X Ludington MI  
31-Aug-02   New England Disc Golf Championship X Auburn ME  
31-Aug-02 2 days Outlaw Singles Shootout B Round Rock TX  
31-Aug-02 2 days Sierra Shootout - Ams B Grass Valley CA  
31-Aug-02 2 days Southern National Championships B Mobile AL  
31-Aug-02 2 days West Virginia Open B Paw Paw WV  
6-Sep-02   Lumberjack Doubles X Comstock MI  
7-Sep-02   2nd Shenandoah Shag C Strasburg VA  
7-Sep-02 2 days Florida State DGCs - Ams C Rockledge FL  
7-Sep-02 2 days Frontier Open C Hays KS  
7-Sep-02   Hastings Open C Hastings MN  
7-Sep-02 2 days In Flight Lumberjack Open A Kalamazoo MI  
7-Sep-02 2 days Lake Cumberland Open B Somerset KY  
7-Sep-02   Lake Russell Open C Elberton GA  
7-Sep-02 2 days Mr Big Putts Open C Abilene TX  
7-Sep-02   Paul Fein Challenge 2002 MADC Invitational R Philadelphia PA  
7-Sep-02 2 days Santa Maria Open B Santa Maria CA  
7-Sep-02 2 days Zephyr Cove Resort's Northern Nevada States C Zephyr Cove NV  
8-Sep-02   Calvert Open B College Park MD  
8-Sep-02   KDGA Vintage Championships X North Monmouth ME  
 
If you have an event coming up no matter how big or small, send in the details.
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Upcoming Non-PDGA Events (2 weeks)

(more details are on PAR-TWO's Calendar)
The information contained in this section is collected from various 
sources and is thought to be reliable, but cannot be guaranteed.
Start Date Duration Event (click for more information) City State Course
21-Aug-02 day Conocido Handicap Phoenix AZ Conocido
21-Aug-02 day Emerald Handicap Mesa AZ Emerald
21-Aug-02 day Pinetop Handicap Pinetop - Lakeside AZ Woodland Lake
22-Aug-02 day Vista Handicap Scottsdale AZ Vista Del Camino
24-Aug-02 day FEEL THE LOVE Lewisberry PA Pinchot Park
24-Aug-02 1 day HOUND DOG HOWLER Felton DE Killens Pond
25-Aug-02 1 day HOT FOOT OPEN   DE Cape Henlopen
25-Aug-02 day Sunday Doubles Bowling Green OH Carter Park
25-Aug-02 1 day The Kenwood Klassic   MN  
25-Aug-02 day Tucson Handicap Tucan AZ Santa Cruz River
25-Aug-02 day Vista Doubles Scottsdale AZ Vista Del Camino
26-Aug-02 day Conocido Blind Draw Doubles Phoenix AZ Conocido
28-Aug-02 day Conocido Handicap Phoenix AZ Conocido
28-Aug-02 day Emerald Handicap Mesa AZ Emerald
28-Aug-02 day Pinetop Handicap Pinetop - Lakeside AZ Woodland Lake
29-Aug-02 day Vista Handicap Scottsdale AZ Vista Del Camino
31-Aug-02 2 days Top of the Pines Pinetop - Lakeside AZ Woodland Lake
31-Aug-02 2 days WEST VIRGINIA OPEN Paw Paw WV  
1-Sep-02 day Sunday Doubles Bowling Green OH Carter Park
1-Sep-02 day Tucson Handicap Tucan AZ Santa Cruz River
1-Sep-02 day Vista Doubles Scottsdale AZ Vista Del Camino
2-Sep-02 day Conocido Blind Draw Doubles Phoenix AZ Conocido
2-Sep-02 1 day Flip City Doubles Hart/Shelby MI Flip City
 
If you have an event coming up no matter how big or small, send in the details.
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Member's Corner

 This Week's Member Feedback / Question
"How do I learn to snap the disc harder to get more distance?"

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 Responses to Last Week's Question
"I try to throw as far as I can but the disc veers to the left a lot. The flight distance is pretty far but in a curved pattern not forward. What can I do?"

Anonymous

I presume you are right handed and throwing a backhand shot, one that crosses your body.

Try to keep the disc lower, try to keep the disc within 20 of the ground.  At 300 feet many of my throws are only about 12 feet off the ground, to help reduce the effects of the "end of the flight fade".

Increasing the spin of the disc will also keep the disc on a straighter or even a right turning path.

Depending on your disc you may also need to lift the outside edge of the disc a bit to throw with an anhyzer flight that will straighten up and fly straight or even fade off and hyzer by the end of it's flight.

Jimm

Thanks Jimm
Director: PAR-TWO Disc Golf Society

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