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    Burnaby Duck Golf 2012 (Dec 8th)


    2012 - 12.13

    These are pictures taken at the Duck Golf at Robert Burnaby this past weekend (Dec. 8th, 2012).  I haven’t looked through all of them, because there’s 666 of them, but at least some of them look interesting, there’s a number of sequences of people’s drives.

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    Burnaby Duck Golf 2012 (Dec 8th), a set on Flickr.

    Going Pro?


    2011 - 10.01

    Today I thought I was going to have to make a tough decision, not an irrevocable one, but still a tough one.  Whether or not I should go Pro in the Duck Golf series.  On some level I’m really not good enough, at this point I can have no real expectation that I’d be able to win any of the events, or that I’d even be in the money.  But based on my historic performance over the last couple of years, my scores in Amateur Advanced (what I have been playing) would have been good enough to not finish last in any of the tournaments.

    Also, if I went Pro, I’d probably practice more and take things more seriously.  But with the car trouble from yesterday I can put off that decision for another month, which I’m ok with doing.  It means I can decide later if I want to donate $40 a month to play Pro, or if I want to pay $30 a month and probably win it back in plastic (Amateurs get paid in prizes instead of money).

    No Power Up for you!


    2011 - 09.30

    I started packing my car to go to the Whistler Duck Golf, or rather I went down to my car to pack it for the tournament, and found that I’d managed to leave something electric on and that my battery was dead.

    Unfortunately, it was late on a Friday night, everyone (practically) is out of town doing other things.  I considered renewing my BCAA membership, and although it’s a good idea, I couldn’t justify it to allow me to go to the tournament.  It simply made the tournament too expensive to be worth travelling to.

    So a post on Facebook and I’ve got a jump arranged for Saturday morning.  No tournament for me.

    21,152 Steps


    2011 - 02.09

    Pretty much everyone in the family has pedometers these days, and mostly we have an Omron from Costco.  Because of the Disc Golf tournament this Saturday I was able to rack up a new record of 21,152 steps.  It’s a personal record at least, not sure if anyone else can top it.  Supposedly that means that I burned: 991 kcal, 54.6g fat and walked 15.86km.

    Karin previously had the record with 17,000 steps from the summer when we went to the PNE, there’s a bit of a funny story attached to that total, but I’ll let her tell it.

    How we did: Duck Golf #4


    2011 - 01.22

    So we talked a little earlier about the Disc Golf tournament that we played in Maple Ridge a while back, the scores have now been posted, so you can check out how we did if you’re interested.  Turns out that Karin did much better than she thought she did, and it was actually mostly local players with more experience on the course who beat her, I’m reasonably pleased with my rounds, but as always I left strokes out on the course.  Need to work on that.

    Duck Golf: Maple Ridge


    2011 - 01.12

    So Karin and I played Disc Golf this weekend (Jan 8th) in the 4th Duck Golf of the year (annual tournament series), it was our 3rd one this series, which is pretty good turnout for us.  It was a bit weird as we played 3 rounds of 12 holes instead of the normal 2 rounds of 18 holes.  The day saw variable weather, we had bright sunshine, hail, giant snowflakes and rain.  Karin took a number of pictures on her iPhone, but I’m not sure if she’s uploaded them to Flickr or not… maybe she’ll add one to this post later…

    In our wisdom of having played in these types of events previously we put a pot roast in our slow cooker before we left, so when we got home, just needed to take everything out, finish off the gravy and serve.  Ok, not quite true, as I decided to add corn and fresh buns to the menu, but it was a very little fuss dinner.

    I remember when you used to be able to get parbaked scissor rolls at Costco… but it’s been a long time since they’ve carried those, still one of my favourites though.  That said the buns that we got at Save-on-Foods were good enough that I’d recommend them to others.  I’m sure they are available other places as well, but that’s where we got Dempster White Dinner Rolls (note: sub-brand “OvenFresh”).  I think we’ve actually tried them all now: white baguette, multigrain baguette and rosemary and olive oil, and we’ve enjoyed them all.