Disc Golf Course Review is an outstanding Web site for the flying plastic obsessed people of the world. The site has accumulated detailed information, including photos and reviews, of disc golf courses from all over the world. It also hosts a ridiculously packed forum full with topics that practically cover every aspect ever thought of regarding the sport – and then there are duplicate, triplicate and quadruplicate threads for many topics to lose yourself in. What comes after quadruplicate? Because there are those too.
There are thousands of people registered, there is a market place to buy related and non-related items, there are numbered bag (travel) tags and there is a feature that allows players to keep track of their scores.
DGCR has pages of other features, but the one feature I wanted to highlight in this post is the achievement page.
To be more specific, the "stat addict" achievement.
These stats have multiple levels of achievement. The levels are bronze, silver, gold and diamond. When a player reaches each level they are awarded an icon on their DGCR profile page.
When the bronze level of "Shutterbug" (100 photos uploaded) is reached then this icon will appear for profile visitors to see:
Here's silver for "Disc Collector" (150 discs in personal organizer):
Gold for "Aces" (10 aces):
Diamond for "Wordsmith" (250 written reviews):
I'm on a journey to 400 feet, but that doesn't mean I can't have smaller goals as well. I'm interested in collecting as many of these achievements as i can. In the nearly 5 years of disc golf play I have accumulated a silver in the Ace department, a bronze in Workout, a bronze in Disc Collector and a silver in Stat Addict.
After a few beers the other night I decided to play with math and figure out how long it would take me to reach the diamond level Stat Addict achievement.
Here's what I came up with:
The goal: 50,000 holes
Current number of holes played: 6,125
Holes needed: 43,875
18 holes a round equals 2,437.5 rounds to reach goal
Realistic rounds in a week for me: 5
Rounds per year: 260
9.375 years to accomplish goal
Nine years. Wow. That's a long time. My daughter will be 11. I will be 45. The year will be 2022.
I wonder if I can accomplish the achievement sooner. I wonder if I'll be throwing 400 ft. by then.
How long would it take you?