Man Shoots Albatross On 850-Foot Disc Golf Par 5

June 15, 2016


This is a video of disc golfer Philo Brathwaite shooting an albatross (aka double eagle) on an 850-foot par 5 at the 2016 Beaver State Fling disc golf tournament. And it's not a straight shot either, he has to make a very hard right bank around some trees towards the disc basket on his second shot. For reference, 850-feet is almost 2.5X the length of a football field, including the end zones. Sure he's throwing a disc made to fly as far as possible, but that's beside the point, this is all about accuracy. This is like throwing a crumpled piece of paper at a trashcan 30-feet away and making it, but that trashcan is in your neighbor's apartment with the door and windows locked. Okay so maybe it's nothing like that, but it is extremely difficult. I used to love playing disc golf when I was in college. It includes everything you need to have a great time: friends, the outdoors, throwing things at other things as hard as you can, drinking beer, losing your discs in the woods and getting pissed and yelling and punching trees, getting attacked by bears, trying to defend yourself from bears, dying, reviving yourself with the Amulet Of Virility gifted to you by a witch hag who was in desperate need of some tender loving one lonely night out by the swamp. *rereading* Yep, that's what I love about disc golf.

Keep going for the video, as well as the classic, "What the f***, Richard?!" disc golf throw because it gets me every time.

Thanks to me, for being brave enough to admit my love of disc golf and old witch hags.

  • I came here expecting to see a large bird die im not all that disappointed at what the post is actually about.

  • abcdefgjklmnopqruvwxyz

    Same, only I am a bit disappointed. You don't see Frisbee related bird deaths every day. Especially not with an albatross. Those things are huge.

  • CitizenV2

    I thought he actually hit an albatross with the disc... should have read the description, but it was too long.

  • dusto

    If you watch the video, he does it in two shots and its a par 5.

  • ShartInYourJacuzzi

    This comment is great for people who couldn't make it all the way through the description in the title.

  • InkyBloc

    Oh wow

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