Hmmm . . . I’ve blogged about coming home from last week’s Disc Golf World Championships in Kansas City, flying there, and the Mister’s expensive laundry. Am I missing something?
Duh! The actual tournament!! The #2 son played six rounds of 18 holes each; I got to watch his second tour of a disc golf course Thursday and his final one on a very-demanding course Friday.
The #2 son finished 14th out of 25 boys in the age 16 and under division. He played better than his ranking in four of the six rounds. But, more important, he got experience at his first worlds, and he got to meet other boys from all over who are just as passionate about the sport. I think he learned something from everyone in his groupings and who he watched play.
Take Joe here, who is from Nebraska. This was his third worlds. #2 learned from watching his cool under fire, even though he’s only 14 (the same age as #2).
Frosty lives in KC. His favorite course was the difficult one (Water Works) they played the final day, and he really rocked on it. That showed #2 that a hometown advantage can be very important.
Idaho’s Jerry was the class clown . . . until he started playing poorly. The lesson for #2? Don’t lose your focus!
Jarred, a fellow Texan from Beaumont, proved to be a great guy to pal around with. He and the #2 son had a lot of fun together . . . off the course.
Finally, there was Oscar Stenfelt of Sweden. He ran away with the 16 and under division, winning by a hefty 24 strokes. He bested #2 by a whopping 69 strokes!
Lesson learned? #2 needs a lot more practice and experience! And maybe it wouldn’t hurt to learn a little Swedish?