Thread: Chuckers!!
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by JC AceHole View Post
The most simple definition of a chucker is as followed:

One who has total disregard for everyone around them aside from their own band of goons. They litter everywhere, deface the signs and baskets and no matter how many times you yell at them or try to inform them, they do not have any course etiquette. Generally unpleasant to be around.

To clear up any confusion, not all one discers are chuckers and not all chuckers are one discers. The chucker can be any type of person but they ALWAYS have the criteria posted above.
I like the definition but not the use of the term chuckers. I think chuckers are one or two levels above the band of goons in JC AceHole's definition. Here in Charlotte, one of our most popular handicapped leagues is called Chuckers. They average about 40 players every Saturday AM and maintain handicaps for well over 200 players--many now playing pro or advanced AM (including the current Pro Women's World Champ). The Charlotte Chuckers league helps transition the casual (or "goon") player into a more structured, competitive environment. Some might still be hackers.

What this tread is complaining about are the "goons" who are driven by testosterone and illegal substances (most eventually either transition from this group, lose interest, or die). As a Charlotte course director, I see a few "goons" but the course thankfully is not in the heavily trafficked social areas.

I see more families trying to learn DG. They are very receptive to suggestions on throwing techniques, what "rules" mean (I find the use of the foul line in bowling to translate to stance requirements), and the etiquette most know through ball golf.

There is no solution to avoid "goon" disc golfers just as there is no solution to avoiding similar "goons" in everyday life.
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