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Old 02-17-2014, 10:25 PM
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With this being my first year as a PDGA member and 2nd year playing overall, I wanted to see if anyone on here had good ideas they used to not be a sore loser and to show good sportsmanship. Everyone gets mad and nobody likes losing.
Here is something I always (try to ) remember to not be a sore loser and be a good sport.
"In order to be a good winner, you have to be a better loser."
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:53 PM
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Exactly what came to mind first was, have fun. Winning and losing well will take care of themselves from there.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:54 PM
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Wear headphones.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:57 PM
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Win or lose, don't do this.
Who's a whiny 49ers' fan?


If you lose, shut up and party.
If you win, collect your prizes, shut up and party.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:50 PM
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Don't do this when you have a bad shot!

More importantly, don't get down on yourself for throwing bad shots, try to remember the good shots.
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:16 AM
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It's pretty easy for me to remain a good sport. One, I'm not going to win much unless it's our club doubles and that's usually only when I get paired with a decent partner and I'm putting good. Two, I constantly remember I'm outside throwing plastic objects in a park. Why would I get too serious about that? I'm an amateur and I play for the fun and experience and not a plastic payout so it never really dawns on me to get worked up when I suck. I've accepted my suckage.
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Old 02-18-2014, 03:06 AM
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I tend to become a fan of the people I am playing with. I cheer them on and hope they play their best. Respect them. When that happens, when you loose you get the chance to cheer really well for people who are your friends or who you are a fan of. If you win, just remember that it isn't really about you.
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:36 AM
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When you win, take the advice of Barry Sanders when he was asked why he never did a touchdown dance: "Don't act like you've never been there before, and don't act like you'll never be there again."

The only hard time I have with losing is when I know it was my fault. If I played my hard out, and the guy was just better than me, I have a much easier time dealing with it than if I know the guy (or guys) isn't better than me, and I beat myself with poor shot/disc choices. I always try and keep my mouth shut for 24 hours (I have a lot of practice in not winning) and try and cool off before I say word one about it. Usually helps.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:16 AM
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I get pissed at myself for screwing up, but never at anyone else for playing well. Unless they nail a 75 foot putt to negate my skin when I put my drive under the basket ; )
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 AM
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I get pissed at myself for screwing up, but never at anyone else for playing well. Unless they nail a 75 foot putt to negate my skin when I put my drive under the basket ; )

I'm pretty much the same way. When I mess up on something I know I can make, I really get furious at myself. I've gotten better at it, but I still get way to mad about that.
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