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Old 07-28-2009, 12:21 PM
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Default Taking DG TOO seriously???

Been having recent discussion lately with a great many people on the spectrum of disc golfing over the past couple years. Seems that there is a great divide between those whom I believe "get" what disc golfing is about and those that take it too seriously and miss the spirit of this great sport. You can see it on courses, in the way that certain people act, and even here in board postings and responses. A negativity has seeped into the mixed which I feel takes away from the brotherly spirit and free nature of the game.


What are you thoughts/experiences? Am I just starting to get too old and should buy a house and sit on the porch and scream "GET OFF MY LAWN!" from now on?
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:28 PM
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sure and instead of shooting a shotgun, you can FH lasers to their heads haha
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:35 PM
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The pot smoking hippies are being outnumbered these days

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Old 07-28-2009, 12:52 PM
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The pleasant pot smoking hippies are being outnumbered by asshats these days


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Old 07-28-2009, 12:59 PM
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Why not a diverse sport/activity, where disc golf is to many different people, many different things?
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:00 PM
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The people playing the sport are just as different as the discs that we all carry
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:02 PM
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with change comes growth?
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:11 PM
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With change comes a trip to the vending machine?

Seriously though when I started last Oct I found that people were VERY supportive and more than happy to help you out with your form and what kind of discs to use. I would see people throwing amazing shots and thinking they would be kind of elitist if you talked to them but 9/10 of the time they are more than happy to help you out.

I think thats what great about this sport is that if you're new people will help you and you have a great chance to improve and get better. I remember trying to get into ball golf and asking someone for some tips and they said that pretty much if you didnt get into golf at a young age there wasnt much hope for you. That right there depressed the hell out of me. But as I've been playing Disc Golf I see myself improving greatly because of the help from the more advanced players. Granted, Im sure theres ass-hats with their ass-hatery out there but honestly I cant think of any I've met.

I think as long as the better people continue to help out the newbies like myself I think the spirit of the game will keep going. As long as people dont start looking like nascar drivers at Tourneys I think its fine.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:11 PM
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i dont believe i play in a huge DG hotspot and everyone i have seen is out for fun.

- i've def seen postings here which indicate some take it too seriously. i get a sort of an elitist vibe from some of the convos. Usually those convos are about Weed / course behaviour tend to bring out some generalizations and lots of smug comments.

Those convos are sort of eye opening since i thought the deal with DG is it's a cheap laid back sport where just about everyone is accepted and yet i see some convos where there are clearly some angry people out there.
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