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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Disc with Wings


The write UP for the mini GHEDI held on Friday is as follows.

August 8, 2020, the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic.

First round of disc on the GH 18:

A choice of days for this event was presented and it fell that Friday was selected.  6 of us found the day after the rain storm filled with sun and clear air.  (As it turns out Saturday was also rain to start).

The Count was overjoyed at completing the refinish on the Patio Doors after 9 days of stripping, sanding, and finishing.  A celebration of disc was required as he had gone discless during that DIY project! (Squeezed in 9 holes on Thursday but then the rain drove him inside).

The patio was set up for 6 for a lunch of brats and wings, buns were brought (more on that later), a wonderful fresh peaches with FRESH black berries and whipped cream, chips and beverages to be served after the first round of 18.  There were also fresh anniversary brownies (not magic) celebrating the Count and Countess being married for 44 years!

There were 6 of us, BA, Shaun Dog, Jerry Garcia, Eye, Cajun and The Count.

The results of the 18 were a surprise to the author of this missive....  Count = -13, Shaun, BA, and Jerry = -9, Eye = -8, and Cajun -7.

Lunch was called but the Countess informed us that Sparky had found the hot dog buns and ate them all but one.  Ahhh, what a hunter!


During the break, BA thought to challenge the Count in some cribbage to assuage his own honor.  He was taken 2/2 games at a previous meet at the Eye's home.  BA thought he would get in some revenge.  Now, to his credit he did get 3 points of Muggins off the Count in a crib but that was not enough as the Count took him by nearly 20 points.

2nd round of Disc, Partners and Best Disc on the GH 10:

We teamed up in the tradition of the GHEDI with Count and Cajun, Shaun and BA and Jerry and Eye as teams.

The score on the 10 hole course is a bit foggy but Shaun and BA =-7, Cajun and Count = -5, Jerry and Eye = -4 ??

There was an armed (with machetes) effort at finding one of Jerry's Discs that went (we thought) off course into the VERY rough southlands on Hole 2 of the 10.  Three of us beat down the blackberries for maybe 20 minutes and then discovered the fence had kept the disc inbounds!  All is well.

Note the photos below.  Jerry is showing off his ACE on hole #11 on the 18 and the other shows a proper social distancing being practiced to keep us all safe and ready to do it again.

ACE for Jerry Garcia!

Winners of the CTPs were spread about, Cajun got hole 4, BA got hole 7, The Count got hole 10, and Shaun Dog got hole 15, while Jerry took the ACE pot.  Eye owes all of us!

Lost Disc:

There was only one disc left on the course.  Shaun Dog left a fine pink ROC that is now residing in the trunk of the Uboat.

Disc With Wings (4th? iteration)

(The date was not documented)

Eye, BA, Cajun, Bling, Jerry, and Count Enrico were on the course for a singles round on the 18 hole course.  To shake things up, we tried a round of best disc on the 18 using the GH best and worst  pairing up.

Cajun = -11
BA = -9
Eye = -8
Bling = -8
Jerry =-10
The Count = -3 ( a very sad day)

EATING too much 
(a First World Problem)

The lunch was perhaps the best we have experienced with this format.

BA hosted by bringing brats and smoked chicken wings that were seriously good.

Cajun put together some crab wonton things that were totally heavenly.

Jerry had a huge bowl of fresh guacamole with chips and we all used it to slather on our buns with the brats.

Eye brought in some fresh fruit plate with great stuff on it.

Bling brought a bunch of deli chicken which we had to treat to Sparky with the skin!

The Count baked tollhouse cookies for desert!

It was difficult to get moving again.....

Cribbage Tournament

During lunch there was a cribbage game where BA tried to show his skills but got muggins called on him after a Nibs flip, while his attention was elsewhere a card was played and the points were taken by The Count.  BA went on to take third out of 3 players.  It is good to see him be positive about his game.

Bling took the game, leaving the Count one hole from the finish and enough to count out but protocol did not allow that.  BA was about 12 points off the pace.  A close game all around.

Disc course Record:

Cajun and The Count teamed up (previous holder of the record at -16) and managed a -10.

Eye and Jerry scored a -11.

Bling and BA pulled a -17!  The new course record for best disc

Eye scored an ACE on hole 15, getting the ACE pot and the CTP.  Cajun took the other 3 CTPs and may need a 1099 for all the income.

October 8, 2020, A Thursday:

The Wings and Brats were brought out again and we played the standard GHEDI format of play.  18 hole individual round followed by the best disc 10 hole course round.


As folks arrived for the event there was a heavy mist in the air so we set up camp inside the carport but when it came to time to cook and eat the mist had lifted and dried up.  The sun threatened to come through almost.  The camp was moved back to the patio where the propane outdoor heater was ignited and was appreciated.


BA bringing the smoked wings with some spice!
Jerry Garcia bringing the brats and buns
Bling bringing the Pub Snack
Count Ferrari with the blue berry scones and hot bean dip
Cajun with the BBQ skills!


Cajun:  Setting a new course record of -17!!!! Breaking his own previous course record that he set 2 years ago of -16.  (predicted -10)

BA;  -14 (predicted -10)

Jerry Garcia:  -9 (predicted -9)

Count Enrico :  -5 (predicted -9)

Bling:  -4 (predicted -4)

Scores on the 10 best disc course:  Based on memory and subject to change...

Count -4
BA -5
Caj -5
Bling -6
Jerry G -7

Cribbage tournament:

Bling took the three way challenge and BA finally got a respectable finish.  The Count had the last crib and could not count out, as he would have.  BA got a count and moved by to 8 points out, then Bling counted and went out leaving the Count out by 12!

PHOTO FUN from 10-8-2020

Friday, June 12, 2020

Isolation driven disc golf scores 2020,

-9,-5,-5,-5,-3,-1,-9  All played in April

This is my total data for the past week. 

-7 on May 1

-10 , May 2. -4 by the turn on 9. Ace on 10!  Backboard shot on a CTP hole. One bogey for the round. 

-8, May 3,  -3 at the turn, a Hellen Keller bird on 15 from the wrong side of the trailer,
One bogey, on 5.

-6, May 4, -3 at the turn, two bogeys 4, and 12.   

-9, May 5, -3 at turn, bogey on 6, miracle bird on 14,50’. 

-5, May 6, -3 at the turn, one bogey, wind and putting were issues. 

-6, May 7,-3 at the turn, no bogeys, lots of very close almost birds. 

-11, May 8, -6 at the turn, no bogeys,  nice warm weather 

-10, May 9, -5 at the turn, no bogeys but missed 3 putts inside 11’. Hot weather 

-4, May 10, par at turn, two bogeys (3, 14), missed 3 embarrassing putts. Hot weather, shorts and tee. 

-5, May 11, -1 at the turn, bogey on 18!, missed 6@ 12’ or less putts. A bit disgusting. Nice warm weather. 

-8, May 12, -3 at the turn, no bogeys, warm with a bit of wind. 

-5 , May 13, -4 at the turn,2 bogeys, 14 putting for a bird, getting a rim job, roller, then a bogey. Also bogied 17! Over cast. Tee shirt and light pants. 

-5, May 14, -2 at the turn,2 bogeys 8 & 16, overcast but tee shirt and light pants. 

-11, May 15, -4 at the turn, bogey on 3, gorgeous day. 

-6, May 16, -5 at the turn, double bogey on 14. Started two birds on first two holes. Light mist and overcast. 

-7, May 17, -2 at the turn, bogey on hole 6, missed some easy birds. Overcast 

-9, May 18, -5 at the turn, bogey on hole 4?!!!  Gorgeous day. 

-8, -4 at the turn, May 19, no bogeys. Overcast afternoon round. 

-12, -7 at the turn, May 20, 4 birds in the first 4 holes!  No bogeys Overcast with wet grass. Missed a couple birds while hitting chain. 

-10, -5 at the turn, May 21, no bogeys, overcast with light rain, 

Played par at Atown with Don. May 22

-7, -4 at the turn, May 23, overcast. 

-15, new personal record!, -8 at the turn, May 24, pars on 5,14,18. I probably had 3 CTPs too!

-8, May 25, -4 at the turn, bogey on 3,5,14, light rain and soaked feet. Took an Alpenglow start. 

-11, May 26, -5 at the turn. 

-9, May 27, -3 at the turn, no bogeys, first day for shorts and tee shirt. 

-9, May 28, -5 at the turn, no bogeys, missed 3 easy birds, shorts and tee shirt. 

-15, May 29, -7 at the turn, pars on 5,8,&9. Shorts and tee shirt. 

-5, May 30, -2 at the turn, bogeys on 6,8,12!  Rain day. 

-12. May 31, -7 at the turn, par on 1,5,12,13,14,18. Coat and wet feet. 

Par, June 1, par at the turn, 4 bogeys:3,5,11,14..great weather. Vest and tee. Worst score on record so far. 

-10, June 2, -6 at the turn, no bogeys. Overcast Vest and tee. 

-9, June 3, -4 at the turn, 1 bogey hole 3. Broken clouds, tee shirt weather. 

+9, best disc with Bling at Edgewater. 2 games of crib won by the Count. One was a CFB. One with a 24 and then a 14 to finish. Lost 2 games o DTR. 

-8, June 5, -4 at the turn, no bogeys, 3-4 missed easy putts. Overcast. Two shirts and dropped one off after 12. 

-12, -6 at the turn, June 6, 1 bogey on 3.  Overcast, two shirts.  Missed 2 10’ putts. 

-8, June 7, -4 at the turn, Bogey on 3

-14, June 8, -5 at the turn, no bogeys. Birds on the back nine for all!

-11, June 9, -4 at the turn, no bogeys, Barn coat and boots, light rain. 

-11, June 10, bogey on 5.  Tee shirt and boots. -5 at the turn. 

-11, June 11, no bogeys, tee shirt and boots. Missed two easy putts. -4 at the turn. 

-12, June 12, no bogeys, Barn coat and boots. Good putts! -6 at the turn. 

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Griffin Hill Disc Course Spring of 2020

This site can show all how desperate I am for something to do during this pandemic Virus panic.

I have created a course map for the 18 hole pitch and putt course.

A bit of practice never hurts, so I have played this each day from April 24 to June 24 as I type this.

I took off one day and went to play in Anacortes instead.

Griffin Hill 18 Course Description:
Course Record held by Cajun, -16
Hole 1:  Rank  4, 143’
Clear the fences to make it easier.

Hole 10:  Rank 1, 127’
CTP, Going left is bad.
Unofficial ACE by Count Ferrari during practice.

Hole 2: Rank 3, 107’
 Stop sign for asterisk bonus (CAREFUL)
Go too deep and trouble with trees.

Hole 11:  Rank 11, 164’
Take care not to throw into the pond. 
Tonal target, listen carefully.

Hole 3:  Rank  17, 165’
ACE:  Cajun
Has the ‘Ron’ Gate but you won’t need it if you don’t
go right.  A tonal so listen carefully.

Hole 12:  Rank 16, 151’
ACE:  Count Ferrari
Get elevation UP as possible,.

Hole 4:  Rank 5, 124’
CTP hole. 

Hole 13:  Rank 15, 160’
Do NOT go right behind the pump house.

Hole 5:  Rank 18, 199’
Uphill elevation gain, elevated target too.

Hole:  14:  Rank 17, 160’
Stay inside the fence. 

Hole 6:  Rank 6, 160’
Shoot straight at the ‘White Trash’ Cadillac hubcap.
Have to hit the hubcap or silverware hanging under for a tonal.

Hole 15:  Rank 6, 124’
ACE:  Scorekeeper (first of three in a row)
CTP, tonal, listen carefully

Hole 7:  Rank 8, 129’
CTP hole
ACE.:  Navlos first throw of tournament , 
Tonal so listen carefully.

Hole 16:  Rank 7, 122’
Asterisk ACE by many including Scorekeeper (3 in a row)
Actual ACE by Jerry Garcia
Asterisk bonus, CAREFUL

Hole 8:  Rank 10, 106’
ACE:  Muhammar Khadaffi
ACE:  Eye Rolling
Try to land between the fences on drive,
Go beyond hanging tree is to go too far.

Hole 17:  Rank 2, 94’
ACE:  Scorekeeper (3 in a row!)

Hole 9:  Rank 7, 110’

Hole 18:  Rank 9, 110’
Largest TEE PAD in the world,
Can you hit the broadside of a barn?
Get over 3 fences.
ACE:  Waffle Dough, BA, Ron


Griffin Hill 10 Course Description:

Course Record

Hole 1:  Rank 6, 254’

Driveway by the large Griffin to tonal in pasture 2 by the manure pile.


Hole 6:  Rank 10, 261’

Tee in dark forest to basket by the TV antenna uphill!  Hardest hole on the course.


Hole 2: Rank 4, 205’

 Tee in pasture 2 to basket near pump house and flag pole


Hole 7:  Rank 7, 201’

Tee in Orchard opposite Tee 3, shooting down to tonal by manure pile.

Hole3:  Rank  9, 280’

Tee in Orchard to tonal in dark forest by the 6 tee.

Longest hole on the course


Hole 8:  Rank 8, 215’

Prettiest Tee on the place, by pond and shooting up to the basket on the stump.

Hole 4:  Rank 5, 221’

Tee in Pasture 4 to basket with stop sign.  Asterisk in play.


Hole 9:  Rank 1, 143’

Short hole, tee from driveway or on top of rock to hula hoop in the corner of arena.  Same hole as #1 on the 18

Hole 5:  Rank 3, 237’

Take the walk on Jerry Garcia Way to Tee by B in riding arena, target in the bottom corner  of pasture 5.

ACE: Count Enrico Ferrari


Hole:  10:  Rank 2, 110’

Shoot from the largest tee pad in the world (the entire riding arena) to the sign hanging on the woodshed.  After hitting the sign take your best lie and prove it by hitting the 25 MPH sign.  One chance.


NOTE:  All distances posted in the notes are measured and are within 3' of accuracy.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Political Idea, limit the campaigns to 6 weeks

Observation on May 18, 2020:

Is there anyone who reads this who also thinks the Corona Virus Pandemic has done wonders for the removal of all political ads from the airwaves?

Canada manages to elect their politicians in a limited 6 week campaign.  This would certainly take some of the money out of the system and allow for the public to actually focus for a short while.  As it is the droning on, the negative rhetoric, the constant search for scandal (not that this seems to be an issue for Republicans) would be limited to the 6 weeks.

Please TRY and leave a comment on this. 

This is my first ever blog on any politics.  I mostly ignore the system.  I don't want to serve and really don't want to elect anyone who does but....  Maybe reform is needed.  We certainly do not have a functioning government at the moment.

I know there are those who are working in government who actually do good.  One never hears about that, just the sleaze.  Unlimited campaign time has generated some strange things like the PACs with seemingly unlimited money and resources.  Perhaps the limit on the election season would lead to term limits too.  Another good idea but has not gotten much traction. 

I know I am ready for change!

Count Enrico Alfredo Ferrari