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Old 09-16-2020, 04:58 PM
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I play and enjoy all formats. Solid rounds, casual, league and tournaments. The only way I don’t enjoy it is if the course is really bad/dangerous or the people suck. Then I don’t play in those locations/with those people anymore.
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Old 09-16-2020, 05:13 PM
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Sounds like you need to try another league. I was pretty apprehensive playing leagues last year, but actually ended up having a great time. You can pick up some really good tips from other people you play with too.
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Old 09-16-2020, 06:04 PM
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I only play for $.
Easily one of the best ways to get better....faster.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:29 PM
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I really do enjoy just throwing a disc. From in the yard to A-tiers. But I understand the vast majority of discers play recreationally. With that, if I come across someone who is good at the sport, at maybe a rec level, I’d encourage them to try a league. It’s a great way to meet others who enjoy the sport.

Competitively, I think leagues are great. For me, I feel I can measure up to locals, and usually fare pretty well, even winning a few times. But playing with random people, bag tags, competition... it’s all awesome.

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:39 PM
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How do you know, for sure, if you've never tried?
Well I work evenings, so that takes league out of the question. I think it's on Thursdays.

A playing tourneys would cut into my course bagging. 😉

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Old 09-16-2020, 07:43 PM
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In ball golf, the term 'best ball' has been mis-used to identify you and your partner each playing a shot, then picking the 'best' of the two and playing from there. Officially that is called a "scramble" (USGA rules 9c). But that is by the 2019 rules. When I started playing ball golf, "best ball" was officially each team mate playing their own ball and using the best score, while "captain's choice" was each team mate playing a shot, deciding which shot to use (usually the better player would decide, hence captain's choice) and play from there. But somehow, somewhen, captain's choice started being called best ball and it went on from there.
Called that in disc golf. i have never seen a ball golf scramble be called best-ball. That is a disc golf thing.
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:54 PM
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I first tried league at fifteen. I've always had a decent arm.

It was a handicap league. The league would set the card groups by handicap. My handicap as a fifteen year old was 1 stroke over par.

This put me on a card with 3 ~40 year old guys, and it kicked their fourth buddy off the card. They were never friendly, and were obviously frustrated that I'd broken up their grouping. For all I know, they had had that grouping for years.

After about a six weeks with the group, I bested all three of my card mates by throwing an Eagle on what was our 18th hole due to the shotgun start. It was the only par four pin in play that day. And one of the guys kind of threw a fit about losing to a "kid", which was really unbecoming. It was my first Eagle, and I was pretty pumped, so it really bummed me out to get so much negative energy from my card mates.

Whatever. It was windy that day, I beat my handicap by a couple strokes, won a disc. Won a ctp prize, too- it was a Discraft towel. Got a bunch of dirty looks at the post round huddle when the winners were announced.

He then said some things when my mom came to pick me up.

"Oh look, he can't even drive!!!" Or something like that.

I was being smart and said, "I always out drive you."

And that was my last time ever playing league.

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Old 09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
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Called that in disc golf. i have never seen a ball golf scramble be called best-ball. That is a disc golf thing.
"There are a variety of formats used for golf tournaments and outings. A popular one is best ball. This shouldn't be confused with the scramble format, which is sometimes mistakenly referred to as best ball. Both of these formats allow beginning and experienced golfers to compete with each other in a tournament. According to the United States Golf Association, the official Rules of Golf apply to best ball formats as long as they are not at variance with specific rules."

From an article in Golfweek

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Old 09-16-2020, 09:15 PM
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I have never been pressured to join the club at my home course. Been asked several times, but not pressured.
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Old 09-16-2020, 09:27 PM
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I first tried league at fifteen. I've always had a decent arm.

It was a handicap league. The league would set the card groups by handicap. My handicap as a fifteen year old was 1 stroke over par.

This put me on a card with 3 ~40 year old guys, and it kicked their fourth buddy off the card. They were never friendly, and were obviously frustrated that I'd broken up their grouping. For all I know, they had had that grouping for years.

After about a six weeks with the group, I bested all three of my card mates by throwing an Eagle on what was our 18th hole due to the shotgun start. It was the only par four pin in play that day. And one of the guys kind of threw a fit about losing to a "kid", which was really unbecoming. It was my first Eagle, and I was pretty pumped, so it really bummed me out to get so much negative energy from my card mates.

Whatever. It was windy that day, I beat my handicap by a couple strokes, won a disc. Won a ctp prize, too- it was a Discraft towel. Got a bunch of dirty looks at the post round huddle when the winners were announced.

He then said some things when my mom came to pick me up.

"Oh look, he can't even drive!!!" Or something like that.

I was being smart and said, "I always out drive you."

And that was my last time ever playing league.

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