I play Disc Golf, and enjoy it a great deal. I also enjoy photography, and have a camera with me most of the time.

I play Disc Golf, and enjoy it a great deal. I also enjoy photography, and have a camera with me most of the time. 

Sunday just gone saw the 2015 Chick Flick (a tournament focussing on female players) here in Perth, held at the Rob Hancock Memorial course, and I decided to concentrate on recording the event, rather than playing.

Although the name and entry classifications are rather jokey ("Chicks", "Not Chicks", and "Not Chicks Dressed as Chicks"), actual play is pretty darn intense, and scoring divisions were split along more traditional lines, with Women's Open and Advanced, and Men's Open, Advanced, and Rec divisions. Play was two rounds of 12, followed by a final 6 for the top-card Women's Open players. We had 11 women playing - which was a great turnout, given the quite small size of the Perth disc golfing community.

As you can see from the photos, conditions were ... challenging, to say the least, with gusts over 50km/h and pounding rainstorms. Just to taunt us, every once in a while the sun would come out, and make us hope the rough weather was over. It never was.  Despite this everyone completed the course, and we were treated to some magnificent play.

It also was a very valuable day for me personally, as it gave me great experience, not only in sports photography, but also in handling heavy weather while taking photos. 

In the end, though, the day was all about our players - and, as you can see, they handled the weather and a course that is highly technical with grace and skill.  














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  1. We play alot of disc golf in wisco

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  2. We also play a lot of disc golf in Lake Tahoe / Nevada

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  3. Nice photo's! Am I ok to share a link to this on the PDGC Facebook page?

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  4. Go ahead, Chris Barker​ ! And thanks!

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