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Old 02-24-2017, 11:08 AM
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I purchased the Amateur membership for the PDGA, but really only to support the sport. I started playing in October. Between a 50-60 hour work week and grad school, I do not play a whole lot. However...

I love the sport, and I am thinking about trying to find a tournament. Does anyone have thoughts on this? I do not throw with a whole lot of distance. My scores have been 5-10+ over at most of the courses I play. I would like to experience a tournament but I would want to be competitive... And not embarrass myself. Should I wait until I have developed my game more?
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:18 AM
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Go and play! Sign up for the rec division. No better way to improve than being around other players and it will help you get over the embarrassment..

We all had to start somewhere. I wished I would have started with other players in the beginning, I would have learned a lot faster than doing what I was doing wrong over and over until I some how figured it out.

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Old 02-24-2017, 11:19 AM
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I think that if playing a tournament would make you happy, you should play in a tournament. With the different division offerings few sports are more accessible and I promise that each amateur throws a number of shots in every tournament that are a little embarrassing. Go play rec and have fun.

One thing that I recommend that can be done during your down time is to read the competitors rule book before you go.

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Old 02-24-2017, 11:37 AM
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Go and play! Sign up for the rec division. No better way to improve than being around other players and it will help you get over the embarrassment..

We all had to start somewhere. I wished I would have started with other players in the beginning, I would have learned a lot faster than doing what I was doing wrong over and over until I some how figured it out.
Same here. I played for a couple decades casually and now love playing in tournaments. Meeting and playing with other who love the game is a ton of fun. Remember to have fun is still the key for me. Good luck and play within yourself.

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Old 02-24-2017, 11:44 AM
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You've already signed up. Might as well use the thing.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:47 AM
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Play novice if it's offered. Don't forget to have fun.
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Old 02-24-2017, 11:56 AM
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I'm around the same experience level and rating as you. Speaking from recent experience, playing tournaments is really fun, even if you're not competitive in your division. I learned a lot from the guys I was playing with, and met some of the people who manage the local association in my area. I'd highly recommend trying it once.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:25 PM
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Play novice if it's offered. Don't forget to have fun.
^^ Do this. You may find you can be competetive in this division, but try not to worry too much about that. No one will care if you don't play well, and you will likely have more fun than you thought you would. After a few of these, tournaments will become second nature. You can move up as you get better.
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Old 02-24-2017, 12:32 PM
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I purchased the Amateur membership for the PDGA, but really only to support the sport. I started playing in October. Between a 50-60 hour work week and grad school, I do not play a whole lot. However...
Yikes, you work 50 hour weeks to pay your way through grad school and decided to donate $60 to disc golf? Kudos to you for selflessness.

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Old 02-24-2017, 01:12 PM
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Click over to my scorecard and you'll feel like a winner.
I played a charity tournament and that helped my mental game. I got injured two days later (Valentine's Day), so I haven't got any new scores.

Shoot for the stars, baby!!

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