Scott at hole 5.


23 May 2004

Scott was ready to quit after the second hole at Morley field today, as I was beating him by four points in our round of disc golf, following my two birdies and his two bogies. As the round went on, he settled down and was down 28-33 after the front nine. Around the 12th hole he always starts asking about his personal best. With a score of nine over par after the 12th, he needed to get all pars the rest of the way to beat his lowest score ever, 64 or 10 over par. Two pars on 13 and 14, and a drive straight to the hole on 15 raised his hopes, but his disc had skidded 20 feet beyond the pin and behind some bushes. Going for the birdie, Scott threw his disc past the hole again and ended up with a four on 15. Now he had to par in to tie his best score. The drive on 16 wasn't so great, but his second ended up under the pin so he parred that one. On 17, his drive through the thick trees skipped off the ground and kept going to the hole, and flew just under the basket, barely missing the ace. He dropped it in for the birdie. On 18, his drive went straight to the hole, but skimmed the top of a tree and ended up 50-60 feet short. A nice approach shot and a par gave him a 63 (33/30), his best score ever. The kid threw some of his longest drives ever today, including a nice roller on the 405-foot 7th hole that gave him a 20-foot shot for a birdie, which he just missed. With birdies on 17 and 18, I ended up with a pretty good 56 (28/28), beating Scott only because more of my putts went into the baskets. Soon he'll be beating me consistently in this sport.


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