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Respect your partner if you're playing for cash, keep it reasonable. 95 84.82%
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:26 AM
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I guess I could use my own experience to answer. The first year I played in the Ice Bowl I cashed. The last 2 times I got paired up with partiers. In fact the one year my partner could barely walk and fell a few times. While I didn't join the drinking, I said to myself, oh well, c'est la vie. So I gave up any notion of cashing. Instead I just went with the flow played the best I could and said there's always next year.

Every time I have that frisbee in my hand my number one goal is to have fun. So I did and I do.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:44 AM
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Always carry two things: a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite and as a further precaution- a small snake. (misquote) -W.C.
I once joined a group of younger locals this summer that I knew where going to be interesting by the fact that their bag(they carried but a one between the four of them) well, their bag was more portable bar(there used to be such things) than disc bag. Theirs' contained a big bottle of whiskey,2liters of cola, plastic cups,and some high speed drivers stuck in the ice like a mass ufo crash at the North pole, no one brought(owned?) a putter.
As far as how the round went it was enjoyable. I won't drink whiskey on account of it's disgusting, but the group by and large was very entertaining. I WAS used as kind of a seeing eye disc dog for the heavily inebriated, and a leaning post/walking cane for the more treacherous holes(the ones with gravity) One of the young men was having a terrible round, disc golf wise, and then he hit an ace on #3. His first. Had like six people sign his disc. It was endearing, but after that I had to get out of there as there was a tidal wave of whiskey bearing down.
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Old 08-22-2013, 10:51 AM
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Getting sloppy drunk while playing a round where something is on the line is something else.
It's a random draw tournament. How you finish is pretty much down to luck on the draw, unless you are the strongest player in the field and would win playing alone.

So people who are coming there and expecting to compete seriously for something "on the line" are in the wrong place IMO. They can play serious events and try to win cash

But random draw tournaments are IMO more about the socialising, having fun, and partying. Again, if you dont like that, I think you are in the wrong place.

So while the young drunk was insensible ( which was his rigth though, he came there to party while chucking a few discs every now and then ), I dont see anybody having the rigth to call him on it. All you can do is go with the flow. As long as it is not a PDGA tournament where drinking is forbidden, there is not much you can do.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:15 AM
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Every time I have that frisbee in my hand my number one goal is to have fun. So I did and I do.
sadly, a lot of people tend to forget this
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:33 AM
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It's a random draw tournament. How you finish is pretty much down to luck on the draw, unless you are the strongest player in the field and would win playing alone.

So people who are coming there and expecting to compete seriously for something "on the line" are in the wrong place IMO. They can play serious events and try to win cash

But random draw tournaments are IMO more about the socialising, having fun, and partying. Again, if you dont like that, I think you are in the wrong place.

So while the young drunk was insensible ( which was his rigth though, he came there to party while chucking a few discs every now and then ), I dont see anybody having the rigth to call him on it. All you can do is go with the flow. As long as it is not a PDGA tournament where drinking is forbidden, there is not much you can do.
No it isn't his "right". Being drunk in public and in most cases having open containers in public parks is quite literally not within your rights. I realize that your opinion that dubz is for socializing and partying is shared by a number of disc golfers which is why i don't play dubz anymore. As far as the OP goes, had i been put in the same situation as the older timer mentioned i would have left my partner too.
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:51 AM
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I haven't gotten around to looking at any leagues in my area yet as I'm trying to improve my game first, but I'd never go back to one with an experience like that tbh. If someone wants to get so impaired they can barely play then put them in a separate pool for draws so they don't drag people who came to play down imo. Whether it's more focused on socializing or not, you're a complete tool if you don't respect your partner (if they wanna party too then by all means go ahead). Old guy is completely justified to be frustrated with the situation imo.

I don't mind if someone has a beer or two, but to the point of being trashed or using illegal substances on top of that? I'll be gone before they stumble to their disc 50 ft away. I'm sure most people would much prefer a newer player, like myself, that they can give pointers to over some nimrod who can hardly stand up. You don't have to be drunk to have fun.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:04 PM
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If it is acceptable for a player to CHOOSE to get inebriated while playing competitive disc golf (that has a payout), it is also acceptable for a player to CHOOSE to leave at anytime during the round if they do not enjoy sharing the other players inebriation. It sucks that both players had to buy into the event to find this out.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:13 PM
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If you are playing league doubles to supplement your income, or are using the tourney as a chance to work out your frustration over your failure to make a mark in some other professional sport, good chance you are irritating me. Sloppy drunk is rude, but people are rude. If legal and not against league rules, it is his right. This old guy is the reason I do not play many leagues or tournaments. I am not into sloppy drunk while playing, mostly cause I have to drive home, but who am I to impede upon some other dude, trying to have his definition of fun. If you are so good and your partner stinks or is smashed, play better.
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:15 PM
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sounds like young guy just needs a lesson in common courtesy. Im not much on drinking while playing but do like to indulge in other party favors but before hand i discuss with the guys on my card if it would bother or offend anyone.. if so then enough said.. if not so be it .. but even then its not on the same level as someone getting smashed drunk out there... have fun but be courteous since everyone defintion of "fun" isnt the same
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Old 08-22-2013, 12:18 PM
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If my hard earned cash is on the line you better believe I would be ticked if my partner got tanked or stoned.

You know you guys are really beginning to scare me. I thought this would be a good family activity for me to participate in with my wife and 14 year old daughter but if public intoxication, drug use and fist fights (posted about in another thread) are the norm I'm beginning to have reservations. This is not the kind of crap I want my family around.

I used to think disc golfers were laid back, friendly, easy going folks just out to enjoy nature, some exercise and a good time. Now I'm actually having serious reservations about getting involved in this sport at all.

I may just stick to shooting guns. Gun owners seem to be a lot more responsible.
I think it's because it has become MORE popular. Therefore allowing MORE people to be out and playing...also meaning that more chance for crappy people. In my experience DGers have been awesome, I'd say 1-2% are the ones to avoid.
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