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Old 02-07-2020, 06:21 PM
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My tinnitus said to tell you that silence is loud.
The nice thing about my tinnitus is that it filters out all the low-level distractions, so if I do hear something, I know for sure that it was definitely loud enough to overcome that bar.
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Old 02-07-2020, 07:18 PM
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As long as it isn't bad music coming out of crappy speakers, a barking dog or an owner yelling at their barking dog, I don't mind ambient noise. Of course, I'm also not a top tier pro playing for hundreds of dollars.

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Old 02-07-2020, 07:19 PM
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PGA #16 at Scottsdale encourages crowd noise, players seem to do fine there.

This was the first thing I though of when I began reading this thread. Of course the golfers expect the noise there.

The problem is sudden noises just as a golfer is about to swing and hit the ball. Ditto that for a DGer about to throw and someone makes a sudden noise.

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Old 02-07-2020, 08:16 PM
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The problem is sudden noises just as a golfer is about to swing and hit the ball. Ditto that for a DGer about to throw and someone makes a sudden noise.
This.

And in addition, there is a big difference between a generalised crowd murmur, and your card mate talking 10' away from you. The brain responds very differently to the two sounds.



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Old 02-07-2020, 10:46 PM
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Personally I think disc golf needs to get over itself a bit.

I've only spectated a few top tier tournaments. In fairness they were wooded courses, so the marshals' jobs are a little more difficult, but I didn't find the experience to be particularly enjoyable. The marshals seemed to go way overboard and take their jobs way too seriously. You could barely get in position to see anything before you were getting told to stop moving. And half the time if you were in position to see they would tell you to move back (apparently every pro needs a 50 foot protective bubble to perform). "Give them space! Give them space!". If Tiger woods hits into the crowd he's got a line of people 4 feet from him on either side, surely McBeth can handle someone 20 feet away. If you want to grow spectators, there needs to be more balance between their needs and the players' needs. I've been to PGA tour events and they weren't nearly as bad.
Well, at least you spelled marshal correctly. Beyond that it’s a difference of opinion.

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Old 02-08-2020, 11:18 AM
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I may be wrong, but the etiquette for most individual sports calls for silence. Team sports, loud as sh*t.

Personally, I like the noise and don't enjoy the feeling of everyone shutting up and holding their breath while I putt. Lot of pressure!
It's less about team sports vs individual competition as to what they are modeling: combat, hunting or survival.

Combat simulators are very loud and rambunctious(soccer, American football, MMA, boxing...).

Survival simulators tends to have cheering but much less rambunctious ( cross country, Olympic weightlifting...)

Hunting simulators tend to be very quite. One, after all, does not want to spook the game. (Golf, archery, darts... and yes, disc golf.)

Just as there are combat simulators that are individual(MMA), there are hunting simulators (long range shooting) that are team based. MMA is loud whilst long range shooting is very quite.

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Old 02-08-2020, 11:35 AM
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Most of the time... I'm too busy dealing with the voices in my own head to worry about what other people are doing/saying...

Also, between the 7 or 8 years I spent in jr bowling leagues and the group I used to disc with on the weekends, you get used to it pretty quickly.
Dude, you play at a course that every 20 minutes one has to drop to the ground and cover ones ears just to keep them from rupturing from the noise. Can you even hear someone razzing you now.

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Old 02-08-2020, 11:42 AM
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I don't even notice the planes anymore at Idlewild.
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Old 02-08-2020, 11:48 AM
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I don't even notice the planes anymore at Idlewild.
A nice things about planes is that they're constant noise.

I can play just fine with a car alarm blaring in the background. But when the alarm stops making noise right in the middle of a putt, I'm guaranteed to miss.

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