- A Day Zero Project goal of P.J.’s has been completed!
Goal completed: Review 10 courses on Disc Golf Course Review.
Date completed: August 11, 2011.
Number: 68 (remember, these goals will not all be done in order. It’s a random list where the numbers actually are).
Description: Post reviews for 10 disc golf courses that I’ve played on Disc Golf Course Review, a website where players review and discuss courses and other disc golf items.
Why I wanted to do it: I am a firm believer in helping out others when it comes to reviews. The best way to find out honest reviews, I think, is to see what others have to say. And, sites like this, help out. How do I know about a course without seeing something about it? That helps me prepare for what I might be getting into. I figured, because I am a lower-level player, I thought I could give that sort of feedback.
How I did it: I played disc golf courses, of course. Though I have some favorites, I always like to peek around a bit and see new courses. When I did, I kept notes — either written down or mental — to be able to write about the courses. I always tried to give positives, any negatives and my personal thoughts. I think I’ve done a good enough job with my reviews as of the 13 I’ve written, I’ve received 36 “thumbs up” votes and one “thumbs down” vote. (I question that thumbs down vote, however, as every review on that course has a thumbs down vote, even the best and most fair reviews. If I had to bet on it, it’s someone who deals with the course and doesn’t like anything that isn’t a 5-star review, which this course doesn’t deserve in any way shape or form. For the record, I gave it a 2.5, which is what the course is rated right now based on 20 reviews).
The courses I’ve reviews (the 10 for this goal):
- Green Lakes State Park (Fayetteville, NY)
- Conklin DGC (Conklin, NY)
- Central Park (Schenectady, NY)
- Hyzer Creek (Providence, NY)
- Greenwood Meadows (Warren, NJ)
- Chimney Rock (Bridgewater, NJ)
- TC3 Panther Highlands (Dryden, NY)
- Gilbert Lakes State Park (Laurens, NY)
- D.F. Buchmiller Park (Lancaster, PA)
- Mini DGC at Mushroom Manor (Lancaster, PA)
In the end, I learned a lot about courses, reviewing and things to look for. It gave me a better view on playing the game and finding courses, which is a great thing.
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.