- May 29, 2007
I've got Udisc, but I've only played Top O down that way so it's nice to get some thoughts from people who have played the courses. I liked the course the one time I played it so I'd recommend giving it a go if you're in the area. Thanks for the recommendation on Woods.Closest course of note is Franklin Falls Dam in Franklin. It's a free ACOE site. Haven't played it but have heard positive things. It's supposedly on the long side. Few other pay-for-play options nearby: Woods at Beauty Hill in Barnstead (two full 18s plus a putter course), Top O' the Hill in Canterbury, and Moose Mountain in Brookfield. I've only played Beauty Hill and I'd highly recommend it. I know the owner at Top O' and he's a good dude so I don't think you can go wrong there either. If you don't have the uDisc app, I really recommend it. Great way to find courses nearby plus scorekeeping and course maps are built in. Even just their website (udisc.com) is handy as a course directory.
The tournament was a ton of fun to watch. I don't know if I'd go so far as to say it's nice to see the pros struggle, but it was nice to see a course and conditions where one didn't need to shoot double digits under par each day to contend. Predictably, there's been a lot of negative talk about the courses because a lot of disc golfers are unimaginative and don't think pros should struggle or go OB too often. I thought it was a great test and the player(s) who navigated the challenges smartly were rightly the ones coming out on top.
I don't always want to see the pros struggle, but it makes me feel a little better about my game when they aren't throwing 550 feet into the circle every time. Plus when you see a shot like Gilberts, it is then extra special.