Charlotte: On Top of the World

Welcome to Crowley’s Corner, the place for disc golf players everywhere…

Issue #014  takes you on a trip to the International Disc Golf  Hall of Fame and Charlotte Worlds. We’ll also have some of the regular features of the ‘Corner, so relax and enjoy while in between rounds of golf.

Let’s start with 4 quotes from 4 famous people:

********************** DISC   GOLF   “QUOTES”

                      “Don’t bother trying to be better than your contemporaries or your predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

                                                                                                            -William Faulkner

 “When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.”

                                                                                                          – Joe Namath

“If there is no struggle, there is no progress.”

                                                                                                          -Frederick Douglas

” A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”

                                                                                                           - Winston Churchill

****************** CHARLOTTE :  ON TOP OF THE WORLD

    This year’s Disc Golf World Championships will be remembered as one of the best. Stay with me as I take you on my personal experience at the 2012 Worlds in Charlotte, North Carolina:

My seventh Worlds was unique in that I decided not to play, but instead  enjoy seeing the best disc golfers under the greatest pressure, and come back with not only a story to tell, but one to remember.

But first, I stopped at a special place…..

********************** ON THE ROAD TO THE HALL

I was ready to go and drove all the way to Appling Georgia, only stopping a few times. Fifteen hours later I arrived at the International Disc Golf Hall of Fame.

I could feel the vibe as I walked in with excitement and anticipation of what I would see after my 1000 mile trip to get there. Right away the guys running it were real nice and didn’t even charge me the ten bucks to get in.

Plaques with the Honorees names and inscriptions are lined up and taking up one wall in a room that serves as the “Hall”.

 There’s a room with huge glass displays and historic disc golf items. You’ll also see a place reserved for the Father of Disc Golf, Ed Headrick. He brought us the Mach One, Mach Two, Mach Three and Mach Five (there was no Mach Four, he combined the 2 and 3). He gave us lines of Headrick, hooks of Headrick, the Disc Golf Association, and the PDGA.

Proud to have met and talked to the legend a couple times,  I felt a sadness for the loss of a man who changed my life and whose statue was before me.

I’m sure he would be amazed if he saw the Hall and the sport of disc golf today.

After taking it all in, I head into the gift shop and buy a disc with the IDGC logo on it so when I get to Worlds, I’ll get some Hall of Famers to sign it.

Had a fun time and stayed the night in Georgia before heading to Charlotte, two and a half hours north.

************************CHARLOTTE  WORLDS

So, it’s off to Charlotte, where my first event was the players meeting.

Likely the biggest mass of people ever assembled together in one room for disc golf made up a special night of  welcome and good luck. The amazing part is before and after, where all the many reunions are taking place for people who met at worlds or other places and are meeting up again. The friendships are rekindled and strengthened as the years go by.

A Lot of the big time players are roaming around the hotel and it’s like a big family get together for disc golf. A special day ’cause THIS IS WORLDS!

A record amount of players took part in a Worlds that saw a lot of close battles and two first time World Champions emerge in Paul McBeth and Sarah Stanhope.

 On the first day I started out watching the Open players, amazed at the courses and the level of play I was seeing. These guys are the real deal. Every hole was exciting!

 The second day I went to see the Masters play and got to see some of the best golf, and some tense moments between players.

 Ken Climo was tied with Johne Mcray starting out the day and was joined by Jay Reading and Patrick Brown.  Barry Scultz joined the lead card the next day and battled Climo the rest of the week before Climo won his 13 th Worlds, and first in Masters.

 Tense moments came between Climo and Reading at one point as Jay was crunching the bushes too much.  Reading also took heat from Patrick Brown, who felt no sympathy for Jay’s injury, thinking he was faking it to work the group. I saw a lot of grumbling from the masters field that I didn’t see from the Open players, and it’s usually the other way. The masters were complaining of all the people roaming around the course, where the Open players were so cool and collected while playing under pressure. They were polite and respectful most of the time to the fans and each other. It was enjoyable to watch these cats play.

 In Open I got to see Ricky Wysocki and McBeth battle Michael Johansen and Cale Leviska most of the week and then Will Schusterick had a hot final round to make the final 4, but not after an exciting playoff between Johansen and Leviska to see who would get the final spot in the final 4. On the fifth overtime hole Cale had a putt to end it from about 25 feet but missed, and the next hole Johansen parked it, Cale didn’t, and it was over.

The finals were just incredible at Hornets Nest, and it was great to see them all tee off. After that, you had to pick a group to watch. The last 3 groups groups were the Women, Masters and then Open. I watched the Women play their first hole and then the Masters for about 6 holes and then the rest of the Open finals. I missed a really good Women’s Finals as Sarah Hokem made a huge last putt to win her first World Title.

        Paul McBeth made history in 2012.  He was good and he was poised. He looked and acted mentally strong and backed it up with some incredible shots and solid putting. I’LL bet his phone # is (222) 222-2222.

             He was THE best at Charlotte Worlds.

                                  …….DISC…….GOLF ………..TICKER………

                                Here’s my disc golf ticker for my trip……..

Saw Bobby Jones Highway and JC Smith University……License plates : DSKGOLFR……FRZB……..DISGOLFR…….DSCGLF……ACERUN… and on a Corvette I saw ZOOM….. The previous 4 World Champions faced off in the opening round….Flymart was massive huge with a lot of vendors……Had a huge thunderstorm everyday around dinner time……….Saw NASCAR Hall and Lowes Motor Speedway…..drove 2,450 miles… got signatures from Hall of Famers on my IDGC disc…..saw a lot of New Yorkers during the week…Huge gallery at the finals….speeches by the World Champions…..

************************DISC GOLF RULES!

         From the PDGA Rulebook:

                  805. Measurement Cross Reference

                         10 meters                 32 feet 10 inches

                           3 meters                    9 feet 10 inches

                            1 meter                     3 feet 3 inches

                          30 cm                         11 and 3/4 inches

************************CROWLEY’S DISC GOLF TIPS

                Here’s my tips for the Ams:

 There is nothing wrong with being an amateur player if you enjoy the sport at your own, maybe making some small improvements to your game. But if you’re an amateur that wants to improve and possibly make the pros, you can do it by trying to improve each part of your game. As explained in Crowley’s Corner “The 5TH Element”, there are 5 main parts to your game.

Driving, approaching, and putting are the first 3, then your physical and mental part of your game. If you improve a little on each one, each year, your scores will get better and you’ll be more consistent.

 Pros don’t need a lot of advice but are trying to improve and learn in order to transfer everything into low scores when it counts.  We can all improve somewhere and we all have weaknesses. We can all practice better and improve our mental game. Learn to recognize where your game needs work and apply it.

************************ THOUGHTS ON GOLF

Charlotte Worlds was my 7th that I’ve been a part of. I had previously  played in 4, volunteered in 1 and watched 1. Now, for the first time I got to see the whole week from the sidelines with a front row seat to the stars.

Disc golf and life are all about the moments and there were many. Especially the magic moments with disc golf’s elite players. The people of Charlotte were nice and the volunteers were proud and did a great job with our sports biggest week.

 Charlotte- I love you man….


                        Once again, my goal is to educate, enlighten and inform people about America’s best sport, disc golf.

            Gary Crowley –  Writer and Editor of Crowley’s Corner

           Professional Disc Golfer since 2005/Disc Golf Writer since 1999

This entry was posted in Crowley's Corner. Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted August 30, 2014 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    He is a man who will understand dreams, and he is his dad’s beloved daughter.
    It might be due to the nature of town which means school.

    It is scene and an explosively exciting song.

  2. Posted August 31, 2014 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    Windows XP Setting If you own a business and have older XP
    business software. The start-menu is the most notable change for the old-fashioned Windows OS.
    Who says you have to consider different things?

  3. Posted September 1, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Stick cu informa?ii care este orientat foarte de ni?? ?i nu se
    r?spândesc net prea mare .

  4. Posted September 1, 2014 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Hello, i feel that i noticed you visited my blog so i came to
    go back the prefer?.I’m trying to to find issues
    to enhance my website!I guess its adequate to use some of
    your ideas!!

  5. Posted September 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi this is somewhat of off topic but I was wanting to know
    if blogs use WYSIWYG editors or if you have to manually code with HTML.
    I’m starting a blog soon but have no coding expertise so
    I wanted to get guidance from someone with experience.
    Any help would be enormously appreciated!

  6. Posted September 6, 2014 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    Hello, all is going sound here and ofcourse every one is sharing facts,
    that’s genuinely good, keep up writing.

    Feel free to surf to my webpage :: sub shop Pompano Beach

  7. Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm | Permalink

    This piece of writing will assist the internet visitors for setting up
    new webpage or even a blog from start to end.

  8. Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    Hi there colleagues, how is the whole thing, and what you wish
    for to say on the topic of this post, in my view its genuinely amazing in support of me.

  9. Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    I do not even understand how I finished up here, but
    I thought this publish was good. I do not understand who you might
    be but definitely you are going to a famous blogger in case you aren’t already.

  10. Posted September 7, 2014 at 11:21 pm | Permalink

    Excellent goods from you, man. I’ve understand your stuff previous to and
    you’re just too fantastic. I actually like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the
    way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise.
    I cant wait to read much more from you. This is really a great

  11. Posted September 12, 2014 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    whoah this weblog is excellent i really like reading your
    posts. Keep up the great work! You realize, lots of people are hunting round for this information,
    you could aid them greatly.

    My webpage :: suites [Maribel]

  12. Posted September 14, 2014 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Appreciation to my father who told me concerning this website,
    this web site is truly remarkable.

    Look into my web site; auto body repair sacramento

  13. Posted September 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm | Permalink

    Way cool! Som? extremely valid ?oints! I appreeciate ?ou penning thiss post ?nd the rest ?f the site iis extremely ?ood.

  14. Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Hey, I think your website might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog in Chrome, it looks fine but when opening in Internet
    Explorer, it has some overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up!
    Other then that, excellent blog!

  15. Posted September 17, 2014 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    Greate article. Keep writing such kind of info on your page.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hello there, You have done an excellent job.

    I’ll certainly digg it and in my opinion recommend to my friends.
    I’m sure they will be benefited from this website.

  16. Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    I like the valuable info you provide to your articles.
    I will bookmark your blog and check again here frequently.

    I am quite certain I will be told many new stuff proper here!
    Good luck for the next!

  17. Posted September 20, 2014 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find most of your post’s to be exactly I’m looking for.
    Do you offer guest writers to write content for yourself?
    I wouldn’t mind composing a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write
    regarding here. Again, awesome website!

    my web blog – fashion tas korea

  18. Posted September 20, 2014 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and
    wanted to mention that I’ve truly loved browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing in your feed and I’m hoping
    you write again very soon!

  19. Posted September 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Permalink

    Thanks on your marvelous posting! I certainly enjoyed reading it, you might be a great author.I will always bookmark
    your blog and will eventually come back later in life.
    I want to encourage you to definitely continue your great work, have a nice afternoon!

  20. Posted September 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Hello there! I know this is somewhat off topic but I was wondering which blog platform
    are you using for this website? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at alternatives for another platform.

    I would be great if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

    my web site need to lose 50 pounds

  21. Posted September 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    I’m gone to say to my little brother, that he should also visit this website
    on regular basis to obtain updated from newest reports.

    My blog post … how to lose 50 pounds in 6 months

  22. Posted September 23, 2014 at 12:06 am | Permalink

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was
    doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me
    dinner due to the fact that I found it for him…

    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah,
    thanks for spending time to discuss this issue here on your
    web page.

  23. Posted September 23, 2014 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    When thinking about buying yourself jewelry with precious stones in it, please take them into consideration. Ask a successful and wealthy person for a handful of soil
    (e. is a positive energy stone and enhances concentration,

  24. Posted September 23, 2014 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Hi there just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a
    few of the pictures aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same outcome.

  25. Posted September 24, 2014 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    What’s up to every body, it’s my first pay a visit of
    this blog; this website consists of awesome and genuinely good material in support of readers.

  26. Posted September 26, 2014 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    Hi to every single one, it’s truly a good for me to go to see this web site, it includes precious Information.

  27. Posted September 29, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Hello, all is going nicely here and ofcourse every one is sharing information,
    that’s really excellent, keep up writing.

  28. Posted September 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    Truly when someone doesn’t be aware of after that its
    up to other visitors that they will assist, so here it takes place.

    Visit my site: Security Benefit Secure Income annuities

  29. Posted October 2, 2014 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite
    reason seemed to be on the internet the simplest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I certainly get irked while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the
    whole thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.
    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  30. Posted October 3, 2014 at 9:57 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how could i subscribe for a blog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast offered bright clear idea

  31. Posted October 4, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts about prostate massage milking.

  32. Posted October 5, 2014 at 8:05 am | Permalink

    I was recommended this blog by my cousin. I’m not sure whether this post is written by him as no one
    else know such detailed about my trouble. You are wonderful!

  33. Posted October 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    When I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify
    me when new comments are added- checkbox and now whenever a comment is added I recieve
    four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there
    is a way you can remove me from that service? Thank

  34. Posted October 8, 2014 at 7:40 am | Permalink

    Yes! Finally someone writess ?bout technics 1200 repair.

    my ?age buy instagram followers (Jeffery)

  35. Posted October 11, 2014 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    It’s really a nice and helpful piece of info. I’m satisfied that you simply shared
    this useful information with us. Please stay us informed like this.
    Thanks for sharing.

  36. Posted October 18, 2014 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    Thanks for every other informative website. Where else may I am
    getting that type of information written in such an ideal manner?
    I’ve a project that I’m simply now running on,
    and I have been at the look out for such information.

  37. Posted October 21, 2014 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    Hi, i believe that i noticed you visited my weblog so i
    got here to return the choose?.I am attempting to to find
    things to improve my site!I guess its good enough to
    make use of a few of your ideas!!

    My blog: Entertainer For Kids Birthday Party (Angeles)

  38. Posted October 21, 2014 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    This site was… how do you say it? Relevant!!
    Finally I’ve found something that helped me. Thank you!

  39. Posted October 23, 2014 at 7:52 am | Permalink

    Awesome issues here. I’m very happy to look your article.
    Thanks a lot and I’m having a look ahead to touch you.
    Will you please drop me a mail?

  40. Posted November 2, 2014 at 4:15 pm | Permalink

    At tjis moment I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming yet again to read other news.

  41. Posted November 23, 2014 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    I’m now not positive where you are getting your information,
    but good topic. I must spend some time finding out much more or understanding more.
    Thanks for wonderful info I used to be looking for this
    information for my mission.

    My web-site real estate virtual tour software

  42. Posted December 2, 2014 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    It’s in fact very complicated in this active life to listen news on Television, thus I only use internet for that purpose, and take
    the latest information.

  43. Posted December 3, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Fantastic website. Lots of helpful information here. I’m sending it to a few buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious.
    And obviously, thanks on your effort!

  44. Posted December 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm | Permalink

    But, utilizing the products off the shelf is a lot better
    than nothing. Pack each layer firmly and use the trowel to remove any air bubbles.
    8) Lubrication Additive – Because Biodiesel is a better lubricant than current low-sulfur petroleum, fuel injectors and other
    types of fuel pumps can rely on Biodiesel fuel for lubrication.

  45. Posted January 1, 2015 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    We’re a gaggle of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your site offered us with useful information to work on. You have done an impressive activity and our whole group shall be thankful to you.

  46. Posted January 17, 2015 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    Just use the tool plus let our automated system dangerous the security of
    the online messenger for you personally, it’s as easy
    as that!

  47. Posted January 31, 2015 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    There are thousands of cost-free images for one’s use, either directly or as being a base
    image which can be built upon. Experience- this factor plays the one thing
    acquire the best for the best web site design company. Take time for you to think how we want your small business,
    products as well as services portrayed, inside your signage and the method that you would like your customers to perceive your organization remember you
    simply have 3 seconds to convey that message as they pass your store.

  48. Posted February 17, 2015 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Air plants and urban varieties are becoming very popular and giving
    new trends to plant lovers. Special tools and techniques are needed for Bonzai gardening and those people who enjoy this type
    of gardening really enjoy the challenge of nursing these trees into the shape and style they want to create.
    Things that readers are unlikely discover from a regular gardening book.

  49. Posted April 17, 2015 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    If you wish for to improve your familiarity just keep visiting this web
    page and be updated with the hottest information posted

  50. Posted April 19, 2015 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    She is now appealing for the State Supreme Court a case against Wailuku Agribusiness on the parcel near her home in Wailuku,
    Maui does alpha shred work approximately twelve months ago this
    month july 2009, i started the method of credit modification that the government had made available.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>