Arboreal Contact: A Story of hope, Disc Golf and The Debary Beer Festival

It started out like any other stormy Saturday...

4 out of our 5 person team were battling back from a nasty case of being novice. Luckily our 5th, and now official PHBC head Disc Golf coach Andrew, showed up not only with his disc bag... but it was filled with tricks, discy tricks! 

"If you can dodge a yeast plug, you can throw a disc" noted Andrew. It wasn't always clear what he meant, but his tutelage payed big dividends, resulting in some awesome (albeit still unimpressive) throws! 

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Woodsy" post release of what was a Cinderella Story kind of situation...Not in the sense that it went in the basket though. 

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Woodsy" post release of what was a Cinderella Story kind of situation...Not in the sense that it went in the basket though. 

"I suck at Disc Golf, but I'm good at beer" cries Andy! It was sort of like his mantra for the day. 

When all the discs settled and the sound of chains subsided it was announced that we were the winners! Winners of course in the sense that we didn't come in last place...Third to last place! "Pretty sure I win 1st prize for best arboreal contact" Paula exclaimed!

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Snacks" sharing her extensive knowledge of native Florida foliage.

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Snacks" sharing her extensive knowledge of native Florida foliage.

She of course was correct...Paula was in fact awarded Best Arboreal Contact (award to be pictured once it has been delivered)

Team Arboreal Contact was awarded the Best Most Fun Having Team Ever Award and also the Best Trick Shot While Drinking a Can of Beach Hippie Award, as pictured below...

The Weakest member of Team Arboreal Contact, Robbie, cited "I didn't have a clear understanding of how the game is supposed to work... so the bowler flings the round thing over the pitch and into the wicket? Where does the Batsman stand?" (Said of course with a thick and poorly imitated British accent) This all was to cover for the mild embarrassment of not knowing how to braid his own hair.

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Hair" getting his locks tight for the ensuing battle. 

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's "Hair" getting his locks tight for the ensuing battle. 

Not pictured is Team Arboreal Contact's Photographer/ Best player Justin who famously said "I would have had some great drives if there weren't so many trees and Beach Hippie wasn't 7.1%"

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's Photographer / Best player "Snaps" magically captures the spirit of an empty can of Beach Hippie gingerly laid to rest mid game. 

Pictured: Team Arboreal Contact's Photographer / Best player "Snaps" magically captures the spirit of an empty can of Beach Hippie gingerly laid to rest mid game. 

In all seriousness, the Debary - River City Beer Festival and Disc Golf Tournament benefiting the St. Johns Riverkeeper was a blast! Great Beer, amazing people and an all around great 1st year! We are really looking forward to next year... oh and as to not disappoint, we indeed got weird!

Pictured: This photo needs no caption...just Enjoy!

Pictured: This photo needs no caption...just Enjoy!

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