Going Low

2 Feb

In disc golf ‘Going Low’ means to score exceptionally well in any given round or tournament. It means you’ve found the zone and the plastic is flying smooth, long and accurately. It means the approach shots are on target and the putts are dropping. Going low means long hours of practice are paying off and your name will likely move up the leaderboard. It means you may gain some strokes on the field and be in a better position to capitalize on your advantage the next day.

In the case of this post ‘Going Low’ also refers to the location of my next tournament, The New Zealand National Championships at Waitawa Park on North Island. In six days I’ll be teeing off on the first day of a two day, 54 hole event and having the time of my life.


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This quest will take me far afield and afterwards I’ll be on a walkabout of sorts so will not be able to post on Friday Fictioneers for a while.

Thanks for dropping by to see what Going Low is all about. It’s an amazing world we live in and I’m glad you’re in it.





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13 Responses to “Going Low”

  1. Suzanne Joshi February 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm #

    All the best for the tournament, Doug. Have a great trip! 🙂 — Suzanne

    • dmmacilroy February 2, 2015 at 4:23 pm #

      Dear Suzanne,

      Thanks for the good wishes. Discs spin backwards below the equator so I’m going to need the help.



  2. sustainabilitea February 2, 2015 at 2:02 pm #

    Sounds wonderful, Doug. Can’t wait to see and hear more about the trip. Have a blast!


    • dmmacilroy February 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

      Dear Janet,

      Summer where I’m going. I’ll send you some. Thanks for the love.



  3. rochellewisoff February 2, 2015 at 2:24 pm #

    Dear Doug,

    In-all-you-do leap yahoo!
    Safe travels

    Kia Ora,


    • dmmacilroy February 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm #

      Dear Rochelle,

      Ditto, I will, thanks.



  4. Honie Briggs February 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Happy Trails, Doug. See ya when I see ya.

  5. tedstrutz February 2, 2015 at 7:48 pm #

    Best of luck in the tournament… but then Luck does not have anything to do with it… it’s the practice and dedication as you mentioned. When I first saw the title I thought of your knees, but I see it means the score… So Go Low in New Zealand and have a fantastic time… I know you will. Am looking forward to a report and some photos.

    Speaking of photos… in the second one, there is a contraption in the tree. Is that what you are aiming for and it records your strike?

  6. rUn A mUcK February 3, 2015 at 1:12 am #

    Huzzah another adventure! Wish I was headin’ there with ya! Are there caddies in Disc Golf?? If so…lemme know when I need to be there.

    Enjoy the walk and May the Putts Drop.

  7. David Stewart February 3, 2015 at 2:17 am #

    Doug, sounds wonderful. I’ve always wanted to go to New Zealand and disc golf sounds like a fun way to see it. Have a great time, do well in the tournament and we’ll all be waiting here when you get back.

  8. rogershipp February 4, 2015 at 11:26 am #

    Relax. Have fun. Go for the win!

  9. singleworkingmomswm February 4, 2015 at 9:08 pm #

    Enjoy, have fun, and do well! 🙂 XOXO-Kasey

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