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Sunday, March 20, 2011

2011 Spring GHEDI

This article is about the spring Griffin Hill Equinox Disc Invitational tournament.

The invites went out and the weather was ordered.  The players showed up and all was good.  If you care to read some details check out the rest of the article.

First arrival was my trusty Score Keeper, Mephistopheles, or as he is known on the record board, Doorman.  He showed up at 9:00AM after calling in at 8:58 AM to say he was close to on time.  WTF?
The Doorman with his aids to scoring... Coors light and
spiced Kraken Rum.  (No doubt bribes)
The rest of the players were all there by the 10:00 AM tee off time.  We had 14 players in all.  There were two groups of 4 and a group of 6 that all teed off for the initial round on the 18 hole pitch and putt.  The most unfortunate issue was Count Ferrari's camera battery was not charged for the start... images are incomplete.  It is assumed there might have been some lapses in the photographic mind of the Count.
Lefty on the right.

Lefty scores a -6,  CF suspects sandbagging for some reason...

He was instrumental, working with Doorman, in setting up the players in working groups using a deck of cards for the random selections.

Oz, on right, conversing with the Count

Other players include Oz, from Lake Stevens and new to the course,  with a -12 winning the singles round and taking home the way cool disc trophy on the stump.  This guarantees his invitation for next fall!

Other players from Lake Stevens came in two rigs and added 6 to the total making it a VERY competitive field.

The group from LS donated about 10 discs to the trophy pile so lots of plastic was won by all!

They were asked to come up with Disc Names by the Scorekeeper so that is how they will be named in this blog account.

Big Bubba Belly scored a -6, Air Bounce a -9, Eye with a -7, BA with a -9, and Cajun with a -10.

Returning players had the Rear Admiral Papajani with a new personal best at -4, Polisher moving to a +1 as  new personal best score, Count Ferrari playing well with -10, Doorman with a -6 (taking 10 strokes off his play from last year), Astroman  to a -4 and personal best, and Hawkeye shooting his usual good round at a -10 (also a personal best for him).
Sparky the wonder dog.  He ran out and back for 27 x 6 drives..
He slept well that night.

Just a note to those reading about the GHEDI for the first time.  The format is as follows.  A singles round is played on the 18 hole course.  Scores are then recorded and teams are built with the best scoring teaming up with the worst score and then playing best disc on the 9 hole course.

The teams bravely went out to play around 11:30 after taking a couple of breaks at the clubhouse.  The sun was out for the entire day but hand warmers were passed out by BA in the morning and were nice to have.

In 7th place for the team competition were Count Ferrari and Astroman scoring a -1, which would have been tied for 2nd in most GHEDI tournaments.  Not so this spring.
Astroman driving off Hole 8 tee on the 9 hole course.

In 6th place, we had Rear Admiral Papajani eyeing his partner Cajun.  We know why and warned him.  They managed a -2.
The REAR Admiral contemplating (what else?, a rear), Air Bounce in middle talking
with BA and Eye, and Doorman scoring.

In 5th place with a -3 (which would have won any previous GHEDI) were Bling and Eye.
Blingster eating some of his marvelous veggie Chili!

In 4th place after a 3 way tie for 2nd at -4 and decided with a sudden death playoff on the 18 hole course, were Oz and Polisher.

In 3rd place, getting served on hole 5 for the playoff were Planet Kevin.  Hawkeye and Lefty getting their groove on but not quite enough to get to the 2nd place trophy.
Hawkeye slurping up some posole without looking.

The 2nd Place Trophy was awarded to BA and Doorman.  After scoring a bird on hole 5 to take the playoff for 2nd place!  Doorman was later seen stashing the trophy in the back of BA's Suburban and covering it up to make sure it went home to a safe place and also assuring BA of an invitation back to the fall GHEDI.
Big Bubba Belly on left, BA with a disc, Air Bounce, and Lefty
standing on hole 13 tee for the 18 hole course.

First place was taken by two newbies to the course from Lake Stevens.  Air Bounce (feeling NO pain at the end of the tournament but not having to drive so no worries) and Big Bubba Belly.  They managed to take home a hat each and a marker disc.

An ACE was made by Lefty during the tournament on Hole 8 on the 18 course which got him some award (undocumented).  The Rear Admiral got a ACE* on hole 16 using the stroke off rule on the STOP sign/ net target.  In post tournament play Count Ferrari and Cajun got an ACE * on 16 and Count Ferrari also pulled an ACE on 2 on the 18.  NOTE:  This is the first time best disc was played on the 18 and CF and Cajun played an incredible -15!
Teeing off of hole 4 on the 9.  If you hit a horse you add a
stroke!  No strokes were added keeping the GHEDI
as an option  for playing once more.

Other awards:

Nutcracker:  Awarded to BA for being hit by a disc but reawarded to Air Bounce for massive blood from climbing over fences to discs on the road!   A guarantee of a invitation to Air Bounce for the fall.
BA stuffing his Cake Hole.  

Fatal Attraction:  Air Bounce
Air Bounce getting into the Jumblaya (sp).  However you spell
it.  IT was good!

Most Regular: (middle of the pack finish, tied with Bling but cut cards for the award)  Eye
Eye devouring the cornbread with the tortilla soup.

Traveler:  Astroman  (I think he gets to keep this one now after getting it 3 times in a row)

Best Dressed:  Astroman for his golf foul weather boots with golfing cleats.

CTP #4:  ($13) Cajun

CTP #10 ($14) Oz  (the dollar discrepancy was no doubt due to the treasurer being Albainian)
Oz chowing down after throwing well!

Most Improved:  Doorman (improved 10 strokes)

Most Well Equipped:   Polisher ( for carrying around more than 8 beers at a time)

UP in Smoke:  Hawkeye (for polluting the awards ceremony at just the right time)
Hole #1 and #9 target  This is a Glacier target.

2nd Place:  BA and Doorman with BA taking home the trophy.

Straight Shooter:  Hawkeye (who had to drive to CA. with his newly won sawed off .22 cal rifle in his van)

This concludes the report on the Spring GHEDI.  Submitted by Count Enrico Alfredo Ferrari, one day after.


  1. Nice, I love all the eating shots!

  2. Count Enrico Alfredo Ferrari,

    Thanks very much for hosting the awesome tournament/party. We all had a blast. Incredible food, great course, and some great people as well. Lots of laughs. Jesse has a pile of pictures and I will make sure you get these. Hopefully I will be invited back next time so I can get rid of this 3 foot monstrosity trophy that Dooreman snuck into my Suburban. Cheers all! Great times!


  3. This for Kevin Pierce since he was unsuccessful at posting here.
    From his e-mail to me, "I didn't take the straight shooter award. It was KO for his ace on 8. (the gong hanging next to the driveway from over by the pond) Therefore I do not have a sawed off .22 with me."
    I was glad to hear that. :)

  4. Had a wonderful time! Griffin Hill ROCKS! - Cajun