let's talk about glow golf
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November 1st, 2012, 10:33 PM
September 19th, 2012
Been playing glow golf for the past few seasons when it comes to this time of year. Usually get out to Pier Park once or twice a week for a glow round. Like somebody else mentioned the park is actually open until 12:01am (literally says this on the signs) so its legal to play. I have encountered one police car shining a spotlight at me while playing a glow round but I just gave him a wave and he moved on without a second thought. Pier park has its benefits and drawbacks for glow golf though. Drawbacks mainly being the light pollution means it can be hard to spot lit discs on some holes until you're on top of em. This can also be a benefit as I frequently play with people who will just throw an unlit white disc and use the sound of it landing to pinpoint their lie off the tee.
As for the discs I am a big proponent of glow plastic over the taped on lights. The glow plastic is not quite as bright (you may not be able to see it land if you can throw it 350+) as the LEDs but it is, in the end, more reliable. No chance of detaching or turning off, no annoying tape to deal with that doesn't apply properly without dry/room temp discs. No opportunity to lose your favorite daylight drivers. No preparation involved, I just carry the flashlight in the bag and leave a few glowies in the trunk. I've played around 50 glow rounds with my glow discs and haven't lost one yet. One thing someone mentioned to me that they were concerned of was that if you were playing with a large group on a course with blind shots and you absolutely blast one down a fairway while everyone else hits trees. This is about the only time I could see the glow "wearing off" enough that you may not be able to easily spot it within 100'. For reference, I use a 12-LED UV Flashlight I bought from home depot for $12 to light my discs before each throw (about 5 seconds of rotating around the wing of the disc works). The UV light saves your nightvision quite a bit compared to regular white light and really gets the glow plastic goin enough that I have to hold the disc behind my back to get a good look at the fairway before my throw.
Now that the discussion is going, would anyone be in favor of an organized weekly glow round at Pier Park? Perhaps a weekly doubles (as what seems to be popular here in the NW). Being local to the park and a schedule that allows for plenty of evening golf I would be happy to organize this.
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