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Midnightbiker 11-16-2012 10:07 PM

How Did You Discover Disc Golf?
I am sure we will hear some good stories. I will tell mine in a little while

prerube 11-16-2012 10:12 PM

Can I prerube midnightbiker or would that be blasphemy?

harr0140 11-16-2012 10:13 PM

I was planning a roadtrip to Florida to see my parents . . . I was looking for a place to stop for lunch where we could explore and do something fun. I settled on Elizabethtown, KY as our place to stop, partially because we both enjoyed the romantic comedy about that town. I found a park (Freeman Lake Park) and read about it online. It said it had an 18 hole disc golf course and I thought that sounded fun. It was partially an inside joke between my wife and I because whenever we played frisbee together I would end up running all over because she couldnt throw it consistently in any one direction. I figured . . . if she throws it errant to the right she might correct that and learn how to make it go left, but either way she had to pick up her own frisbee.

She was not thrilled with the game initially AT ALL! Eventually she got better and now she is consistent and loves the game.

davmer2303 11-16-2012 10:16 PM

I was taking photos at a park and saw some baskets. A friend told me what they were for and I thought...Wow! that would be nice to do with my sons. So we went the following week with some frisbees, but didn't even know where to tee off. A local took mercy on us, showed us around and gifted us some hand me down discs....Well, much plastic later, we are all pretty addicted to this wonderful sport. I'm just glad that I picked that particular park to take photos, or else I would really be missing something....

sisyphus 11-16-2012 10:18 PM

edit: sorry prerube, three posts since I started typing & I did NOT intend blasphemy!

;) Not trying to be clever here, just thought I'd help out in the prerubing department:
How did you get started?
Why did you start playing disc golf?

I think I wrote in one of those about walking for exercise, getting bored with that, dragging out my 1970's Wham-O discs & playing an 18-hole object course in the neighborhood until a neighbor talked to me about real DG, mentioning having worked with a woman who was 'pretty good at it' (I discovered she's 5x World Champ Tammy Pelicane). Then I started in Sept. 2011, played tournaments and leagues all of 2012...

Halcón 11-16-2012 10:21 PM

This thread is deja vu all over again.

I was coaxed into it by my brother, and a mutual friend/co-worker. They had played a bunch of rounds and kept telling me I should try it out. I finally decided to go out with them. I'll never forget me telling my wife, "I'm just going to go this once. I'll probably not like it, and never go again." :D

My friend let me borrow his beat DX Roc as my only disc for my very first round. I stunk it up big time, but there was one shot that sealed the deal for me. I was about 175 feet from the basket on hole 10, and I let the disc fly. It soared beautifully in the air, and almost hit the basket. My brother and friend were impressed, and it was all over for me. The next day I went to Innova's website, found this site, and bought my own discs.

The funny thing is, my brother, and friend hardly play anymore. I'm the only addict that I know personally.

prerube 11-16-2012 10:25 PM

When I was in grad school, the person I was observing asked if I wanted to try. I was recently removed from the school ultimate team because I no longer had health insurance, so I said what the heck. I threw my first game entirely with a wolf and still came back :)
I did not join DGCR right away because none of my friends were on the site and I did not want to be the first since I was the rookie in the group, but after 14 courses I needed a way to keep track and I joined. 5 years later the guy who got me started finally joined.

redwrath 11-16-2012 10:29 PM

My hometown installed a disc golf course the summer after my eighth grade year. My friends and I would play off and on through high school. After graduation, we would usually get together and play a round whenever a group of buddies were back in town. Occassionally, we would go on a stint where we would play consistently during a given summer. It was always a social thing.

These days, the main reason I play is to get outside and stay active.

4hcgoods 11-16-2012 10:39 PM

I had friends who played and talked about it when I was in high school and when we got a course here in my new town, I mentioned off-hand to my wife that it would be fun to try sometime. A few months later she surprised me with a disccraft starter set for my birthday. I played the par 34 course the next day and shot 42. Only 4 months later I was down to a 30 and still trying to improve just as much as on day 1! I love this sport (By the way thank you to these forums for giving me a place to learn about the sport. Also thanks for saving me and my wallet from spending money on useless discs, and pointing me towards some amazing ones as well.)

renoob 11-16-2012 10:47 PM

In high school a dude we knew lent a friend of mine a Cyclone, Comet, and some lid putter. Three of us went to Ellison to try it out- we had to share the 3 discs. On hole 7 (500ft wide open downhill bomb) one guy (not me) threw a magical 400ft laser with the lid that I swear was in the air for a full minute. Once you see that there's pretty much no turning back.

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