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Old 11-15-2013, 03:37 PM
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I also think that by attaching the word "quit" to the subject, you are getting a lot of false bravado responses.
But it invokes responses to a subject I rarely see talked about.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:38 PM
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I thought about quitting today when I hit a tree 100' in front of me. Then I parked a big downhill shot, that I usually throw a driver on, with a Buzzz. Then, I loved it again.

Quit? No thanks. Plus, my wife would kill me if I quit after all the cash I spent on gear.
My wife would probably like it if I quit.
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:58 PM
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My wife is happy I'm out exercising instead of just sitting playing Call of Duty.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:16 PM
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My wife is happy I'm out exercising instead of just sitting playing Call of Duty.
Yep, same here (although I would play WoW or something similar). She also appreciates that I need some time to go hang out with the guys, and DG is a somewhat healthy avenue to hang out with the guys, (i.e. it isn't going to bars or strip clubs).
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:25 PM
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I thought about making this same thread about a month ago. I play the same course between 4 and 10 rounds per week. Same discs, same shots day after day!!!!! Realized I was just getting bored. I just started playing in February and haven't really tried to throw thumbers, tomahawks, rollers and still am not very good at forehand. I started trying to incorporate all of these shots into every round I play now and it has helped break up the monotony of the same round day after day. My scores have improved as well.
Sounds like you play at Castle a lot. I do too. As good as that course is it is also a grind sometimes. Same shots on the same lines thrown the same way, and if you are playing bad (ie..missing lines) the course is merciless. Sometimes I have to take a break from it and play somewhere out of town.


I hear people say "a bad day throwing a disc is better than a good day at work." Honestly I am one of the few people who has a job they enjoy so when I am on the course and playing like s***, I often think that I should have just gone to work and made some money. I don't think about quitting the game though.
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Old 11-15-2013, 04:33 PM
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It crosses my mind once a week, or more. I'm 30 years old, and i've been playing this stuid game for over 20 years. I'm not getting better....the opposite really. My drives are getting shorter, I can't putt from as far away as I used to, etc. Everytime I play a tournament and just get totally creamed by some young guy who has no respect for the history of the game, etiquette, whatever, it just makes me want to put the discs down and never pick them up.

I am not physically gifted for this sport. I'm 5 foot 9 and one stocky sumbitch. I'm great at powerlifting and wrestling, but sports where the advantage is in rotational force, I'm always a step behind the taller guys and gals. Disc golf is one of those sports.

But then I reason with myself. It usually involves a compromise like "well, since these are so frustrating, maybe I'll just quit doing tournaments." and that only lasts until the next cool tournament comes along. It's a vicious cycle.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:25 PM
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I thought about quitting today when I hit a tree 100' in front of me. Then I parked a big downhill shot, that I usually throw a driver on, with a Buzzz. Then, I loved it again.

Quit? No thanks. Plus, my wife would kill me if I quit after all the cash I spent on gear.

^^Bingo.

I end up taking breaks from daylight rounds and just do night rounds. Most of my frustration, as I'm sure for many others, is that the max distance just isn't improving no matter what I try. There's a pretty crappy pitch-n-putt course that sucks and is generally crowded, but at night it's just me and whoever else feels like some night golf with a flask of fireball, knowing full well that the round doesn't really count. That's when the glo buzz flies like some ace-seeking missile and I remember that I started playing this GAME to blow off steam and not accumulate it. That's what jobs are for. That, and to earn more frisbee money.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:00 PM
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Personally:
I hope that I will always be able to play this game casually on my own schedule, but tournament competition no longer appeals to me. As someone that has been rated over 950 for several years now, I do not play anywhere near as much as I once did. Discgolf to me has just about as much significance as going bowling, or playing a game of spades. It is a fun activity, but for me, it's all about the people and new experiences. Playing against opponents that spend 5+ hours a day, 7 days a week on this game is part of what ruined it for me. My hand-eye coordination and the ranking system force me to compete against the top level of amateurs, but their unbalanced lifestyle is not something that I would ever want to emulate. For their sakes, I hope that they are magnificent at this one game, because they are missing out on so much more by devoting so much of themselves to it. Family, friends, career, religion, travel, and growth through new experiences are all much too important to me to ever want to dump so much of myself into just one thing. So I'll pass.


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I also think that by attaching the word "quit" to the subject, you are getting a lot of false bravado responses. The simple fact of the matter is that it is completely normal for people to become interested in something, learn it to the point of near mastery, then eventually move on to the next thing out of boredom. The hunger for the next new challenge is part of what makes us humans great.
You are clearly on the wrong site my friend. Family, friends, travel, religion, and growth can all happen on the disc golf course after all.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:45 PM
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About 2 years into playing, I got to a point where all I was doing was eating, sleeping, and talking disc golf 23 hours a day. My family was getting sick of it,and I was getting tired of it myself. I finally just had to take 2 months off. No playing, no talking about it, nothing. It was a nice escape. After 2 months, I came back to the game, and I felt more refreshed, and ready to play. My game improved, and I didn't take the game as serious as I once did.

I used to worry about tournaments, and trying to improve, and now, I just play for the fun, and enjoy just hanging out with my friends. If I shoot good, great, and if not, oh well. Its just for fun.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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I am no longer interested in tournaments, I do enjoy playing and working on my brothers form. He enjoys the game a lot more than I do. I still have a vast knowledge of the sport and how to fix form issues, so I'll just be his coach, especially since I don't have/want the mental game to play tournaments.
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