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The “Towch” Review by Dogleg JT

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As the end to Valentine’s Day Weekend draws near, I would like to share with you guys a new love that’s in the air. Something that I hope you guys will end up loving as much as I have.

A few weeks ago I was searching for a new towel to clip onto my disc golf bag. I stumbled across this thing called the “Towch®” and was like whaaaaaaaat? Weird name, right? This was something unlike I had ever seen or heard of before. For those of you that know me, I am huge proponent and fan of new technology—especially when it relates to disc golf.

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It’s Called a…What Now?:
What exactly is the Towch® you might ask? Well let me tell you. The Towch® is a pouch that also doubles as a towel. Before I dive too much further into the review, I’d rather you watch the video review we put together. Watch the video below and see the Towch® in action!

*If the video does not load, click here to view it on YouTube!

How it Works:
1) Using the 2 carabiner clips, attach to your belt loops, belt or bag.
2) Insert 3-5 discs to use as a carrying pouch.
3) Insert 1 disc and spin the disc around within the pouch to dry it off or to remove dirt/mud.

Final Thoughts:
This thing has so many different uses! Lately I’ve found myself using it more as a putter carrier attached to my belt loops. I haven’t had 5 discs maxed out in it yet while playing, so not sure if it affects my throwing. But 1-3 discs do not affect my throw. I like keeping my putter(s) in there for super quick access for putting. This would be a great solution for frolfers that only carry a handful of discs anyway.

During this cold spell these past few weeks, I’ve found myself even using it as a handwarmer pouch. Put a “Hot Hands” packet in there and keep that throwing hand warm! You could also use it to carry snacks, maybe a cold drink or two, camera, etc. Hahha or even use it as a hat to keep your head and ears warms! (See me being ridiculous towards the end of the video where I demonstrate the hat use). Possibilities are endless!

Get this, they’re 100% made in the USA! That’s awesome.

I want one! Where can I buy one?:
Please visit their site at TowelPouch.com to learn more! Towches® currently come in a variety of 8 colors. The standard, one-color Towch® has an MSRP of $11.99. Be sure to “like” their FB page at www.facebook.com/TheTowch! Mention you read the Towch® review on DoglegDiscGolf.com.

Share the Towch® love this Valentine’s!
-jt


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Dogleg Disc Golf wins “TOP 5 Disc Golf Blogs” Award!

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Top Disc Golf Blogs

Check this out guys: Dogleg Disc Golf was named in Disc Golf Station’s “TOP 5 Disc Golf Blogs”!

I want to start by thanking DiscGolfStation.com for considering us as a top disc golf blog nominee. It’s such an honor to be chosen in the Top 5! To read the full details, definitely check out the results here: Top Disc Golf Blog Winners! Be sure to “Like” Disc Golf Station on Facebook!

Next, I want to thank all of our fellow Dogleg contributors—you guys help made this achievement possible! And of course, I could never forget our fan base and support of our friends.

A Message from JT:

Here at DoglegDiscGolf.com, we strive to be different. Our goal is to deliver fresh content in a way that can relate to our audience unlike any other disc golf out there. We’re not pros. We’re just regular guys and gals that freakin’ love disc golf. We try to go extra lengths to explain topics, cover events and write a more in-depth review on things like disc golf apps. If we can’t relate and connect to our audience on a personal level, we’ve missed the point. We’re not here for money. We’re here simply because we love what we do. Keep slingin’!

Continue the love by subscribing to our blog, “Like” us on Facebook, and/or Following us on Twitter @DoglegDiscGolf.

Lots more to come in 2013, thanks again!
-jt


Prodigy 2013 – Founder Phil Arthur Video

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I’m sure a lot of you guys may have already seen this video, but wanted to post the link for those that have not. I’m pretty stoked to find out too that their disc manufacturer is based here in Georgia!

I’ll try my best to get a hold of one of the D1 and/or D4 drivers coming out this month, January. We’d absolutely love to do a review on a Prodigy Disc! If you happen to get one, let us know too! They will be debuting as a limited release for now. They said they will hopefully have them all available to everyone by late Spring.

If you’d like to get your hand on some of these Prodigy discs, here’s how:

  • Go to Prodigy Disc’s Facebook Page at http://on.fb.me/UwhIGm
  • Have your local vendor send them their contact info via Facebook
  • Prodigy will then reach out to them to set up an account

“Passion for the game.”

 


“Like Us” on Facebook!

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After over a year and a half, our Dogleg Facebook page is finally up and running. I’m still working on getting more content onto it. But if you’re on Facebook, check us out. Dogleg Disc Golf Facebook.

Please “like” us by clicking the graphic below to go to our Facebook page and/or share with your friends. Thanks in advance!

-Dogleg Crew


Dogleg Featured [Again] on Go Ham Disc Golf!

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We’ve done it again, guys!

This morning on Go Ham Disc Golf’s weekly YouTube segment, “This Week in Disc Golf”, DoglegDiscGolf.com received another plug! This time it was for Jeremiah’s post on Night Rounds – Reviews on glow sticks, LED Lights, and Glow plastic. Check it out at about the 2:35 mark. If you’re into night disc golf, you will definitely want to check out Jeremiah’s post. Enjoy!

Great post Jeremiah by the way and thanks again to Go Ham Disc Golf for choosing another one of our articles to feature. Be sure to follow Big John on Twitter @GoHamDiscGolf and his YouTube channel at Go Ham Disc Golf!

-jt


New Post November!

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We’ve got a few big things coming this November! We’ll kick it off today with Part II to our Denver Mancation Disc Golf trip, but first–a look at a few records we broke this past month.

In the year and half history of Dogleg Disc Golf, I’m pleased to announce we have broken a few of our personal records in blog stats this past month along with some other big achievements (for us)! Simply stated, October rocked!

  • BUSIEST DAY: – Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Tuesday we set a new record in total blog views for a single day. We beat our previous record by ▲26+% set back in June 2011.
  • BUSIEST WEEK: – October 21-27, 2012
    This past week was our busiest/most viewed week to date! We were up nearly ▲163+% from our normal average.
  • BUSIEST MONTH: – October 2012
    We had 800+ views this past month which surpassed our previous record by ▲50+% that was set back in July of this year.
  • Our “Average Views Per Day” have nearly doubled any other month to date. 
  • We broke 7,000 blog views this week! 
  • Avery Jenkin’s and Dogleg
    This past week Avery Jenkin’s himself tweeted us back with “Great Post!” and started following our blog after the publish of my Dogleg Loves Flying Dog post!
  • Go Ham Disc Golf and Dogleg
    Also this week, Destin’s The Importance of a Fairway Driver post was featured on Go Ham Disc Golf’s YouTube Video. Around the 2:55 mark, Dogleg blog gets a plug! To catch a glimpse of the video review, click here! Dogleg getting exposure, yay!

We, here at Dogleg, greatly appreciate all of your positive feedback and support from our fans, family, friends and visitors that frequent our blog regularly. We look forward to an exciting month ahead and will continue to bring you guys quality material, reviews, pics and more only at DoglegDiscGolf.com!

Rattle those chains and “Blog the Dog”. We’re always looking for new contributors to the blog, young or old, newbie or pro. If you are interested, please shoot us an email at DoglegDG[at]gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @DoglegDiscGolf.

Here’s to a new chapter in the Dogleg book!
-jt


DoglegDiscGolf.com Featured on Go Ham Disc Golf

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Yep, exciting! This morning our blog was featured on Go Ham Disc Golf’s weekly YouTube video segment called “This Week in Disc Golf News”. Big John from Go Ham Disc Golf features daily YouTube disc golf reviews, tips and giveaways. I don’t want to spoil too much of his video because I want you to check it out below!



Watch the whole thing through, but Dogleg is featured at about the 2:55 mark. The Dogleg post that Big John is referring to is the one written by our own Dogleg Destin on “The Importance of a Fairway Driver“.

Congrats to Destin and thanks again to Go Ham Disc Golf for choosing one of our articles to be a part of your segment. Be sure to follow Big John on Twitter @GoHamDiscGolf and his YouTube channel at Go Ham Disc Golf!

-jt


Dogleg Loves Flying Dog

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What dog doesn’t like another dog?  Hey, we’re dog people.

Another side trip we made on our Denver Mancation this past Labor Day, was a trip to the Flying Dog Denver Tap Room. It was located down a site street a good ways from our hotel. I remember there being construction down that street which eclipsed the view of their signage out front. One of the bartenders must have seen us walk past the main street and came out to holler at us if we were looking for Flying Dog. How did he know? We were very welcomed from the get-go.

The Flying Dog Tap Room environment was very friendly, even dog friendly. It’s a small hole-in-the-wall type of venue, but pretty unique and a chill, laid-back vibe. The bartenders gave us the first round on the house for being out-of-staters, heck yea! They were very thorough in describing their list of available beers on tap and bottle selection.

I’ve always like Flying Dog beer and especially their weird, twisted artwork by famed artist/illustrator Ralph Steadman. You might have heard that name as he’s best known as the illustrator of the works of Hunter S. Thompson. Being an artist and illustrator myself, I can really appreciate the uniqueness and detail he put into all of these label designs. I’ve collected a good bit of these Flying Dog bottles over the years. Here’s a the label for the Gonzo Imperial Porter–that was originally released in Hunter S. Thompson’s honor (wikipedia). It was a great, full-bodied heavy porter that we sampled while we were there.

Then we noticed what looked to be a disc hanging on the wall next to the bar. A little weird I thought at first, so I walked up to catch a better glimpse. It was indeed a disc, an Innova Star Destroyer signed by Avery Jenkins. Whaaaat, awesome!

Just another good reason to stop by the Flying Dog Tap Room next time you’re in the downtown Denver area!

-jt


Discasaurus – New Disc Golf Score Tracking App for the iPhone/Android!

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Hey guys I’ve got a new disc golf app that you all should check out!

It’s a brand new app that will hit the App Store within the next week or two. I’ve been messing around trying out a TestFlight version of this app most of the day today and I would like to share my review with you.

Interface:
First off, the name of the app is called Discasaurus. This is a score tracking disc golf app unlike any other I’ve come across out there. Its interface is very user-friendly and has a nice, polished look to all the graphics. A lot of the free disc golf apps I’ve used before have crappy graphics and appear as if they were thrown together in Microsoft Paint. Not this one. I really like its web 2.0 look and feel. The text is very legible and the buttons are large—great for those with clumsy thumbs and on-the-fly scoring.

Now let me take a few minutes to introduce and walk you through this handy app. You’ll be able to set up and start using this app by the time you reach the end of this article. Bet.

Getting Started: Setup
The setup process maybe takes 3-5 minutes, so here it goes! To get started, you’ll need to upload the course directory for your state. This is quick and very easy to do. From the main screen, you’ll go to “Settings” and hit “Update Course Directory.” Simply find your state and hit update. I was impressed by how quickly the courses loaded. When I selected Georgia, it was a mere 4 sec and boom!, loaded. You’ll probably be prompted to allow GPS location so it can find nearby courses for your area. From there, select your course and choose between the Blue or White tees, then hit “Start.”

At some point it will ask you to enter your name, email address and choose a disc color. I would recommend taking a few extra minutes and sign up on Discasaurus.com (This will be extra beneficial later. Hold your horses, I’ll get to that part later.) =)

Starting a Round: Scoring
Now you’re ready to start! Scoring on this app is very intuitive—simply tap the screen for each shot you took. ie. If you scored a par, tap the screen 3 times. One thing that was confusing to me was how to correct your scoring if you messed up. I tend to type/tap fast and I accidentally tapped one too many strokes for a particular hole. At first, I couldn’t figure out how to reset the hole but after playing around several minutes, tapping everything possible and visible on the screen, I finally figured it out. Simply press down on the screen for 2 seconds and it will reset that hole. Upon later troubleshoot, I found two more ways to correct the scoring. 1) Two-finger touch decreases score by one stroke; 2) Three-finger touch resets the score too with a vibration. However, I do wish there was some sort of Tutorial that had a few quick instructions on setting up/scoring. It’s all pretty straightforward, but that confusion earlier created a slight roadblock for me.

To advance to the next hole, just swipe your finger to the left and you’ll jump to the next hole. You can go back a hole by swiping your finger to the right.

Get ready for this. Some of the best is yet to come! When you finish out the 18th screen, you have the option of submitting your score to Discasaurus’ website. This is where the Sign Up from earlier will come into play.

Expand the Experience! Submit Your Score to Discasaurus.com!
I told you the best is yet to come and I wasn’t lying. Once you’ve signed up with a free account on Discasaurus.com, you have the ability to submit your round scores directly from the app. But that’s not all, there are LOTS more of cool stuff on the site available with your free account. By signing up, you’ll be able to create your own personal profile. You can choose a username and upload a picture to attach to your own profile. You can even set your city and state AND add your favorite courses as well to it.

Connect with friends and other Discasaurus users from across the nation! See their recent scores, profiles, and favorite courses. Check out the course directory to find courses, scores, and pics of courses in your area. They even post leaderboards and recent scores for every course on there, awesome! Keep track of all your rounds and see how well you stand up with other fellow Discasaurus app fanatics! Another neat feature I’ve never seen before is the profile widget (see pic on right). You can paste this anywhere on the web. It tracks your average rounds/scores for friends to see. Well worth checking out, you won’t be sorry. Look for it in the app store soon, Discasaurus!
-jt


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