Originally Posted by MrDarkHorse
It's the same way with the pot guys. I don't necessarily mind that you're smoking on the course, but I do think it's unfortunate that it means that people feel like they have to hide from unknown players for fear of being narced on. (not to mention the fact that outsiders are going to have a hard time taking a sport seriously that such a significant portion of the population likes to do it while under the influence and/or intoxicated... like darts or bowling)
TBH I've played ball golf with dozens and dozens of country club members over the past 10 years and I would say the same percentage or higher of them are either drunk, smoking weed, or sniffing coke - the main difference is a lower percentage of them smoke weed, but more of them get drunk and/or sniff coke. People seem to take ball golf seriously still though. The reason is that they aren't getting drunk or sniffing coke during tournaments, just like in disc golf where smoking cigs is even against the rules now.
Americans will get drunk or high doing any single player sport.