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  • Sam
    started a topic Two New Courses Next Weekend

    Two New Courses Next Weekend

    Was going to hit other courses and save these two for a future trip, but why put off something fun, right?

    Next Friday I will be hitting Lake Casitas in Ojai for a couple of rounds. Seeing the pictures at the Ventura Disc Golf Club website (http://www.venturadiscgolf.com), I am very excited to just be at this place let alone play the course.

    The following Monday I will be going to La Mirada - considered by many to be the premiere course in southern California. 27 holes of manicured grass with a 900+ foot par 5? Sam likey.

    Anyone have any insights or advice for a first-time players of these courses?

  • Tim
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    Ahh, that kinda sucks. Still a great course I'm sure, but the water definitely adds to the experience. When I played, the pin was in a different spot, so it should have been a natural easy hyzer. Instead, my first shot of the day (with no warming up and a sorry ass backhand game), I aired it out, nose up, stalled, and dove downwards There was a kid sitting on the bridge fishing, my disc sailed right over his head and SPLOOSH! I think it scared him almost as much as it scared me.

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  • Sam
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    Right. You can walk across it right now, though they did get two docks from the lake that they modified to make a bridge so you can walk across it at any time.

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  • "Over the Hill" Bob
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    Originally posted by Tim View Post
    Ahhh, gotta love SoCal in the wintertime--the one time of year when you actually see GREEN. Is it just the angle of the shot, or is the water hazard on #1 dried up now?
    The lake is dropped right now, drying up the water hazard.

    Bob

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Looks like a fun course. Too bad my one SoCal friend moved to Cape Cod...

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  • Tim
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    Ahhh, gotta love SoCal in the wintertime--the one time of year when you actually see GREEN. Is it just the angle of the shot, or is the water hazard on #1 dried up now?

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  • Sam
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    You have a MUCH better camera than I do.

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  • "Over the Hill" Bob
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    Hole 1 Casitas:



    Mando through arch of tree:



    Sic shot off the tee under LOW branches:



    Bob

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  • "Over the Hill" Bob
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    Originally posted by Sam View Post
    Talk about DG road trips... October at Casitas, baby!!
    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhh Coyote Classic! After playing a casual round all I could think about was how much I'd love to play a Tournament Round there. There are definetely some sic, sic shots out there and yet some good birdie shots available too. When the guys mentioned the Coyote the first thing my wife said was, "we need to talk to Sam and Jamie". I should be able to get a few pics up later today.

    Bob

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  • Sam
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    Originally posted by "Over the Hill" Bob View Post
    The first guy we ran into asked if we were there for the "monthly", and I said no that we were visiting from Portland, Oregon. He was amazed, and said wow there was a guy here last week from Portland. I said yes, that would have been Sam. YOU KNOW SAM? I had to admit that I did and that was a friend. The group let us jump into the middle of them and there wasn't a problem...
    Wow! You admitted that I was a friend and they STILL let you play with them?!

    Glad you got to run into the same awesome locals that I ran into. Those were some good folks right there. Also glad you got a chance to play this beautiful course. Talk about DG road trips... October at Casitas, baby!!

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  • snap7times
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    Originally posted by Sam View Post
    OK... so it took a few days, but here are the pics:

    http://www.nwdiscgolfnews.com/forum/...php?albumid=10

    I need a better camera.
    In all my videos I have used the Canon Powershoot 1100 IS *image stablizer*. Easyyyyy to use and easy to transfer to computer. Worth every cent in it's video and picture quality for a camera.

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  • "Over the Hill" Bob
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    Wife and I hit Casitas this morning. Sam is right, this is an awesome course. Its mostly in the short position right now, I'd love to play it in the long. The first guy we ran into asked if we were there for the "monthly", and I said no that we were visiting from Portland, Oregon. He was amazed, and said wow there was a guy here last week from Portland. I said yes, that would have been Sam. YOU KNOW SAM? I had to admit that I did and that was a friend. The group let us jump into the middle of them and there wasn't a problem waiting on tee's. We did get heckled for being Blazer fans so had to ask.........Kobe who? Anyway a great course with elevation changes at almost every hole. We had a lot of fun and I was actually excited about my first bald head sunburn of the year.

    Bob

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  • Sam
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    OK... so it took a few days, but here are the pics:

    http://www.nwdiscgolfnews.com/forum/...php?albumid=10

    I need a better camera.

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  • Sam
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    Sylmar is awesome, too! Not AS awesome as Casitas but that is a fun little course. Good mix of forehand/backhand shots. Good use of elevation. 3 pin placements for every hole. A well-stocked pro shop that Steve Rico his brother and Gary Sandoval run. Friendly locals. I ended up staying there until about 1:30 and am saving Dodger Stadium for a future trip.

    So... Casitas = great.
    Veteran's Memorial = pretty great.
    Conejoy YMCA = big fat turd.

    Pics coming tomorrow.

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  • Adam Schneider
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    I'm headed south -- but not THAT far south -- this week.

    I'm hoping to hit Whistler's Bend and Tom Pearce on Thursday before stopping in Medford or Yreka, then maybe Anderson River Park on Friday.

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