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Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« on: September 17, 2010, 08:06:46 AM »
What Illinois players were you blown away by how good their skill level was when you first started playing casually or playing tournaments?   
In no particular order here’s my top six.

1. Bob Ryan
2. Scott Martin
3. Phil Arthur
4. Alex  “Rifleman” Bingman
5. Tim Martin
6. Joe “Flash” Fleischauer - I’ve never seen anyone throw as far as Joe. He would anhyzer the whole length of hole 9 at Channahon with a Roc and blow past the basket. Only the trees behind the basket would stop the disc.   

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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 08:52:43 AM »
Joe is a bomber! Just overthrew #16s basket at Eagle Ridge Wednesday. He also shot two rounds at -6 with no bogies in both those rounds! He tore me up on my home turf. Good shooting Joe! We missed Franks presence as he is a busy busy man. See you next time Frank!

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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2010, 09:26:27 PM »
Flash can throw. We played at Highland & on #9, I through twice & was still short of his drive, about a foot. Now everyone knows I don't have any D, but I threw 3 times! I didn't hit anything either! I remember him before he got hurt & after 4 years & big time struggle he's coming around.
 He throws so smooth & effortless. Flash gets my vote!!!
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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2010, 09:41:02 PM »
Thanks for those kind words fellas.
I can remember going to Westpark every day as a kid, i grew up only 6 blocks away. One day out of the blue sometime around 1979 i think baskets started popping up at the park. I can remember saying to some friends, what the hell are those things. I thought the park put them there for birds to hang out on. Then i saw some people throwing frisbees at those baskets. These things weren't for birds, well in a way they were if you could throw a 110 gram world class frisbee from k-mart far enough to make a duece. Soon after i got a frisbee from k-mart and started playing every day, i was hooked from day one. Then i met some of the old pioneers from the sport, guys like Gary Lewis, Paul McCallister, Steve Matul, Phil Corrigan, The late Dennis Flatt, Brian Cummings, and Bob Ryan, and many others too many to list.(never thought i would lose my memory but 30 years ago can do that) Those guys all had different styles but they were some of the best i can remember when i started. They all had a very positive effect on me playing disc golf as well as the growth that we see today in the Joliet area. Thank you fellow Disc Golf Pioneers, if not for them and all the new guys that continue to keep the Joliet area one of the best places to play we would not have what we have today in J-Town.
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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2010, 04:33:31 PM »
Jesse, its Alex Bingman.  I am Bingham. :)

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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2010, 08:20:58 AM »
It’s fixed. Bingham, Bangham & Bingman it’s so damn confusing.
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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2010, 06:39:04 AM »
Ha, ha, ha, ha! You see I get confused easy sometimes too, that made me chuckle. Some morning it's great to get up & have something put a smile on my face. I have a picture of Jesse going oops & Dean (bangam) going, what's up with that.
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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 08:20:20 AM »
Played 2 rounds with Flash and Frank at Eagle Ridge. Lost first round to Flash by one stroke. Then beat Flash by 4 strokes second round shooting a -8.
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 08:40:38 AM »
Played 2 rounds with Flash and Frank at Eagle Ridge. Lost first round to Flash by one stroke. Then beat Flash by 4 strokes second round shooting a -8.
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 As the saying goes: There's a first time for everything!

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Randy played very good!!! Ask him if his hand hurt? He was playing so well he didn't know he had a left hand. I yelled I'm the best driver in the world!!! Didn't work!
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2010, 09:12:10 PM »
Played 2 rounds with Flash and Frank at Eagle Ridge. Lost first round to Flash by one stroke. Then beat Flash by 4 strokes second round shooting a -8.
                                 I'm in la la land!

 As the saying goes: There's a first time for everything!

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Randy played very good!!! Ask him if his hand hurt? He was playing so well he didn't know he had a left hand. I yelled I'm the best driver in the world!!! Didn't work!
I've been waiting, it seems forever, for Flash to defend himself & nothing! Let me put his thoughts on paper. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Sometimes your the windshield & sometimes your the bug. That round Flash was the bug, & Randy was the windshield. It's not often Flash is the bug. You know I love you Randy!  :)
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2010, 08:53:30 PM »
Played 2 rounds with Flash and Frank at Eagle Ridge. Lost first round to Flash by one stroke. Then beat Flash by 4 strokes second round shooting a -8.
                                 I'm in la la land!

 As the saying goes: There's a first time for everything!

                                 ;D
Randy played very good!!! Ask him if his hand hurt? He was playing so well he didn't know he had a left hand. I yelled I'm the best driver in the world!!! Didn't work!
I've been waiting, it seems forever, for Flash to defend himself & nothing! Let me put his thoughts on paper. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut. Sometimes your the windshield & sometimes your the bug. That round Flash was the bug, & Randy was the windshield. It's not often Flash is the bug. You know I love you Randy!  :)
I'm typically the blind squirrel that gets whacked by the car. Not today!!! Mr. Moore was the bug. It took a long put on #18, 40' plus. Today I'm the windshield! The best driver in the World!!! It was a fun afternoon! What Flash shot doesn't matter, He's in my sights for next year, one step at a time. By the Flash aced #18
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Re: Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2010, 12:55:25 AM »
I will have to say that I love being the bug. Frank deserved it. If being the bug is spending the afternoon with great people, I will be the bug every day! Couldn't touch flash today he was on. Frank got some tips today that made those drives pretty impressive. January 1st Frankie is all I can say! lol lol


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