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Old 02-27-2017, 02:33 PM
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Reading that article was painful. Leaving HS in favor of home schooling so he can have more time to focus on disc golf? That doesn't sound like the best idea.
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This kid could potentially make hundreds of doll hairs.

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Wysocki was home-schooled and lived across the street from a course. His school day was over at lunch and he'd spend all afternoon practicing according to a PDGA mag article a few years back

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Old 02-27-2017, 02:34 PM
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did anyone else think that kid is huge for 16 years old?
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Old 02-27-2017, 02:39 PM
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This kid could potentially make hundreds of doll hairs.

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And someday, have multiple thousands of fans. #dreambig
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:21 PM
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There are quite a few great players out here in CA that the rest of the country doesn't know about.

I, too, would like to see these distance records without the aid of the wind.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:26 PM
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did anyone else think that kid is huge for 16 years old?
Yes, first thing I thought was he sure looks big for his age.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:29 PM
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Wysocki was home-schooled and lived across the street from a course. His school day was over at lunch and he'd spend all afternoon practicing according to a PDGA mag article a few years back

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Right, but I would HOPE his parents didn't make the decision to home school him so that he can have more time to practice disc golf.
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Old 02-27-2017, 03:50 PM
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Considering there is no 401K or retirement plans for professional disc golfers, I would hope that some of these kids coming up don't expect to get rich off of disc golf.

Not everyone can make McBeth money.

Even Climo had a real job.

Education is important unless you want to be delivering pizzas at 60 years old.
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Last years distance competition needs to be deleted for the integrity of the record and so it will be attainable down the road. Boo on everyone that allowed that to happen for the sake of 30 seconds of fame.
+1 bagillion

Proper record for distance lies with Sandstrom. This event spits in his face and the prior record holders as well. It was probably a bitter enough pill for all the classic bombers like Malafronte and Johnson to get smoked by new hi tech discs, but to get smoked by ultra hi tech discs in ridiculous wind is stupid.
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RE: Home schooling

Is this really any different than any of the sports based magnet schools, or keeping your kid at home to get more time in figure skating / gymnastics/ anything? I mean the payoff is much greater for other sports, but the likelihood is sooooo much less.

Holly Finley had it correct. Disc golf is a small pool filled with genetically unfit fish. The odds of being a top player is relatively high compared to other sports, to counter the max payout being relatively low.

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I didn't see that...they showed the clip on air, and the hosts laughed?
No, ESPN was interested in airing it until they saw the footage.

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Wysocki was home-schooled and lived across the street from a course. His school day was over at lunch and he'd spend all afternoon practicing according to a PDGA mag article a few years back

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Eagle was home-schooled too. Hmmmm.... <pulls kids out of school>
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