, 2023-02-28 02:00:00,
From the desk of Owl P. Jackson, Esq.
February 28, 2023 by Owl P. Jackson, Esq. in Opinion, Recap with comments
It’s a city built on a little bit of risk and a whole lotta luck. You arrive with high hopes and big dreams, but only a few will leave as winners. Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada! We’ve got golf carts, rangefinders, and pestiferous geese—not to mention the hazards. In my not-so-humble opinion, these are the top ten storylines of the 2023 Las Vegas Challenge.
1. Disc Golf is Back
Ten oughta do it, don’t you think?
All in all, this was quite the entertaining offseason. It began with little promise of the previous year’s fireworks (or helicopters) but ended with blockbuster deals and legal discussions. Still, it is good to have disc golf back on our variously sized screens, isn’t it? Whether you’re listening to Ian or the JoMez folks, it’s good to hear familiar voices again. And, let’s be honest—All-Stars doesn’t really count. This is where things really begin. I’m hoping for a year full of close finishes, highlight moments, and plenty of storylines! Welcome back, everyone.
2. Calvin Heimburg
The house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house.
Calvin Heimburg was hitting putts from everywhere on Sunday. Still, it never felt like it was his tournament to win until the last four holes of the final round. Leader Kevin Jones had been playing cautious and conservative. Calvin took a more aggressive approach. In his post-round interview he said, “Being the first one on the box, I wanted to push the issue.” It always feels like there are a couple extra layers of pressure on Calvin (mostly because he is so good and so consistent). For example, he comes to mind first in the “best player without a major” conversation. Last year also brought the pressure to give a contract year performance. Now that he is set for 5 years, Calvin will be free to just play disc golf. That’s a good thing for fans…because he’s pretty darn good.
3. Catrina Allen
Smash and grab job, huh?
Slightly more complicated than that.
No Kristin. No Paige. No Val. If you didn’t pick Catrina to finish on the podium, there’s no helping you. Cat did exactly what we expected her to do, winning…
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