I leave for Japan on Monday. I had to go out and find another rolling duffle bag for the trip. I wanted a big one but I think the one I got is too big. I’m fairly certain I could fit in it and I’m not that flexible anymore.
I think it’d be wise to keep the # of 150 class discs in my bag to a minimum so that I have less discs to learn. As it sits now, I don’t really know how most of them react in diverse conditions. My hope is that I can at least get comfortable with the putters since that’s where the most ground is gained. Of course making schulio drives and upshots will lose that ground just as quickly.
So my biz partner and I spent copious hours searching for auto liability for the dg design company.
We contacted a guy in KC who insures the KCDG club. He found us a decent policy that was about the same as my personal auto policy. When I asked how much it would be if they covered commercial and personal, it actually went down and should cost a couple hundred dollars a year LESS than my current personal policy! Add insurance to the long list of things I will probably never understand.
During this process, I went online and paid to get my MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) The record came back clean for the last 7 years. The very next day, I was trying to get outta town to pick up some more Theracanes in Daytona on the way to The Jammers (freestyle tourney) in Jacksonville… in rush hour traffic. Some guy hit his brakes, I hit mine and some stuff started flying, I reached to block the fall and ended up bumping this guy at around 3 mph!
As it turns out, the guy is a physician and knows exactly what to say when it comes to incidents like this.
I asked his passenger if she was OK and she said yes. But HE said her head snapped back and so now I’m waiting for this vulture to try to collect.
The cop, that didn’t show up for about 50 minutes, said that it was so minor that he wasn’t even going to give me a citation. However he did a report and I will still have to bring it up to my insurance company.
Gotta love my timing.
The Jammers was amazing as usual. Perfect weather, although the wind was a bit too stout for me to demonstrate any real control. Lots of wonderful folks and great play. I chose to NOT compete since I had absolutely no idea how my knee would react to playing, and instead video taped the routines.
For many who make this event, this is one of their great highlights of the year. Paul Kenny, his wife Cheryl, Mom Kenny, Carl & Michelle Emerson, Dan Berman and others do an amazing job of going waaaaay above and beyond to make everyone feel special with an incredible out-pouring of love.
I would outline the entire event, but this is a blah blah blah’g and, despite my eternal ramblings, NOT a novel.
Susan Hill’s photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/39217801@N03/page5/
video of 1st place-mixed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXkAaJYcWlI
video of 1st place-co op: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO_l2dgqvVg
On the way home I went 45 minutes out of my way to play the Ronnie Van Zandt memorial dgc in Middleburg, FL. I had heard that most of the actual holes were decent but many were jammed together, which was a very accurate assessment of the course. Hole #13 had no discernable fairway but most others were fairly decent. But the proximity of these holes to others was frightening. Several tees were within the putting circle of the previous, or next basket. One tee was within the putting circles of two baskets!
So, as I prepare for Japan, the biggest concern is that my body hasn’t felt even decent since the VA states.
On a daily basis I have to do Yoga (am & pm), ice down, hang upsidedown, and lie down in the middle of the day. Less regularly, I have gone to the chiro, a rolfer, orthopaedist, putt off surgery, taken several meds, beat on myself relentlessly with a thumper and a theracane just to keep moving. Between Greenwell and myself, this year’s Japan Open GM race will probably be run with crutches.
Tomorrow: Packing the massive duffle.