- A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Play 10 disc golf courses I have never played.
Date completed: March 2012.
Number: 67 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: I wanted to play and explore 10 disc golf courses I had never played before. Being there aren’t many in my local area, this meant I would have to likely travel around and see new places.
Why I wanted to do it: When I first started the Day Zero Project, I was also new to the game of disc golf. That meant, it was a way for me to see new courses, play new courses and hopefully learn about the game more.
How I did it: I did it over time, that’s for sure! In my early playing days, I had only played “three” courses. I use quotes because two of them were full-time courses and one was a temp course. From there, I expanded a little. I hit up the course in Schenectady (which I have now played many times over) and then the one in Binghamton. I got the other in our “area” before expanding. A trip to the city to stay with a friend for a few days got me a few more courses in December 2010 and I thought I was on the way to doing this quickly.
Alas, it slowed down.
I added another in April 2011 for a tournament. Two of us went to the Ithaca area and ended up playing TC3 Panther Highlands. We had planned to try at least one 9-hole course there, but the first one took a while, so we moved along. I then finished off this goal with a weekend trip to Lancaster, Pa., in later March/early April this year. There, I played several mini courses and two regular courses. At some point, I also played one of the “local” courses at a state park — an object course — but hadn’t written it down. So I’ve done well enough to get my 10 new courses.
The courses I visited:
- Schenectady Central Park, NY (11-11-10)
- Conklin DGC, NY (11-25-10)
- Hyzer Creek, NY (12-4-10)
- Rutgers – Douglas, NJ (12-22-10)
- Chimney Rock DGC, NJ (12-22-10)
- Greenwood Meadows DGC, NJ (12-22-10)
- FDR State Park, NY (4-2-11)
- TC3 Panther Highlands, NY (6-25-11)
- D.F. Buchmiller Park, PA (3-30-12)
- Mini DGC at Mushroom Manor, PA (3-31-12)
About P.J.’s Day Zero Project: Day Zero is a project where people come up with 101 things to do over 1001 days. I started the project on Oct. 10, 2010 with an anticipated finish date of July 8, 2013. Goals will not be revealed until they are completed. A private list is at the Day Zero website and the list will be made public upon completion of the project. It’s my thoughts that if things are kept private, should I not do them, change or find a way around it, I’d only be cheating myself.
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