Thanks Tanner, Wood, Dan and all that helped run the team event.
The event was very entertaining. Glad I had a chance to play for the QC team. Again thanks QC team for inviting me!
The memories of that day will always have a special place in my memory. Especially the drama surrounding the safari/finals. It was off … then on again …then off … then IC/CR and QC teams began a very unique TEAM finals safari. I only wish Disc Golf TV would have been there.
It was bizarre to have all 10 team members trying to figure out who should throw what shot and where to land etc. Teams were taking so much time Tanner finally had to put us on the clock. I think we took 5 minutes trying to decide who should tee off on the first hole!
The QC team learned the hard way how NOT to use your BEST player. With only 3 of 10 players that had not thrown yet we faced about a 35-40 footer on the second safari hole. The 3 were Jay Reading, Mr. Chad and myself. All anyone could think about was saving Jay and Chad for the next hole. All 10 of us totally forgot that if this putt is missed someone will have to take their turn with a drop in. Whoooooooooops! … so they choose me for the putt (which I was Ok with because I planned on making it) … However I did not make the putt and then reality set in real quick! …. After some anguished looks on our faces the World putting champion Jay Reading steps up to the basket and drops in a 1 foot putt!!!!
I felt bad because Jay should have taken the putt and made it, which would have still let Chad drive the next hole and I could have taken the second shot … if Jay would have missed (I don’t think he would have) then I could have dropped in (gladly). Oh well we learned something there and luckily it did not cost us a stroke …. It for sure did not happen again! …. And I did get a chance at a 7 footer on the next hole which I made with ease!
…. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that much pressure on a 7 footer and those who were there will tell you that I DID NOT make it with ease! It just barely made it over the front rim! I wobbled away from the basket and checked my pants.
It was all good.
One of the best times I’ve ever had in the rain! top 5 easy!