Lessons Learned at the Disc Golf World Championships

The happy #2 son during a good round.

The happy #2 son during a good round.

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?

#2 tees off.

#2 tees off.

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.

#2's long upshot towards the basket

#2's long upshot towards the basket

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.

Joe putts.

Joe putts.

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 putts.

Frosty putts.

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.

Jerry tees off.

Jerry tees off.

Idaho’s Jerry was the class clown . . . until he started playing poorly. The lesson for #2? Don’t lose your focus!

Jarred concentrates on making the putt.

Jarred concentrates on making the putt.

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.

Oscar about to can yet another putt.

Oscar about to can yet another putt.

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?

5 responses to “Lessons Learned at the Disc Golf World Championships

  1. Thank you so much the wonderful pictures. Our whole family will enjoy them. It was great to meet you and your family. I hope to see you next year.
    Thanks
    Candy

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