ROUND THREE!!! Welp, perhaps my husband was a tad over-confident going into this round because he was so proud of his score from the previous day… but, that is the brilliance of this course. Disc golf is just as much a mental game as it is a game of skills. This was probably my most favorite round of the whole tournament, even though my husband didn’t shoot as good as he had hoped. The dudes on his card were Ted Keith (Kansas City), Tomas Stevens (Washington State) and Brandon Burbach (Wisconsin). Let me just tell you that Ted, the oldest of the bunch, taught everyone a lesson that day. He played it smart and his game was full of thoughtfulness. He utilized his strengths to the best of his ability and worked hard on not throwing out of bounds. He knew he couldn’t throw as far as the other dudes on his card, but that didn’t seem to get in his way one bit. Taking risks and going for it was quite the gamble, for if the disc goes OB it is a two stroke penalty and a re-throw from the same spot. Tom, who was clearly the best of the group, was smoked by Ted on multiple holes because he went for it too much. He still played incredibly well, however, and we were all amazed at how he could throw the hell out of a disc. I have a photograph of him about to throw an overhead shot on the third to last hole… don’t worry, he cleared the incredibly tall trees that stood in his way… I’ve never seen someone take that shot on that hole, and it was ridiculous to watch. It was fun to capture him on camera… and when he screwed up on a hole, he quickly regained his focus on the next hole. So, he and Ted played pretty well this round. Tom was so impressed (and so were we) with Ted that the next round and day, he found himself saying he was going to “pull a Ted” for certain shots… which, basically meant pitching it up a little and playing it smart as opposed to risking a disc going OB. I found myself saying this at well to Ricky the following day… anytime Ricky would tell me he thought he could make it, I would say, “I think you need to pull a Ted, Ricky… play it smart this hole.” LOVE THAT!!!!! I think it made Ted happy as well to hear that he now had a move named after him. Just goes to show you, that anything can happen out there on the infamous Winthrop Gold disc golf course. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these photographs and please, stay tuned for the final round and bonus pics on my next post. 🙂
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