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Old 07-28-2019, 07:11 PM
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I've noticed both on tour and at my local course guys giving each other high fives on the last teebox. Does anyone know what the story is on that and when/why it started?
Just find it curious. In golf, players give each others handshakes after the last hole, but disc golf it's on the last tee.
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Old 07-28-2019, 07:37 PM
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In my local beer-n-weed dubs league there’s usually an exchange of fistbumps/fives/good games somewhere between teeing on the 17th hole and wrapping up the 18th. IDK how it started tho.
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Old 07-28-2019, 08:18 PM
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Have to talk to somebody who's been around disc golf a lot longer than me, but I get the feeling it's about the cameraderie of our sport being a little different. Kind of stemming from the laid-back origins of disc golf: let others know you enjoyed their company even before the final outcome is determined, coz it's not who wins the competition, but who has the most fun. I'm pretty sure Steady Ed said something pretty close to that.

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Old 07-28-2019, 08:42 PM
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In my local beer-n-weed dubs league there’s usually an exchange of fistbumps/fives/good games somewhere between teeing on the 17th hole and wrapping up the 18th. IDK how it started tho.
My informal group of 4-6 does the same thing, but like you, I don't know where it started.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:20 PM
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Have to talk to somebody who's been around disc golf a lot longer than me...
Cue Jay Dub...

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Kind of stemming from the laid-back origins of disc golf: let others know you enjoyed their company even before the final outcome is determined, coz it's not who wins the competition, but who has the most fun. I'm pretty sure Steady Ed said something pretty close to that.
Pretty sure the origin is rooted in this, but I'd say persists today simply as tradition because most players don't necessarily know how it started... it's just what they've learned is expected, particularly at tournaments.




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Sounds kinda corny to me, but I've been labelled a cynic a time or two. Reminds me of the "good game" line after ball games where the teams line up and slap hands as they walk past each other. Don't get me wrong, if I play with others it's not like I just walk off and leave afterwards, there's definitely some "good game" moments, maybe some chit chat about the round, but there's no making a point to shake hands/high five.

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Old 07-28-2019, 09:22 PM
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We do it to let each other know we enjoyed the round and thanks for the fun/company/competition.

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Old 07-28-2019, 09:23 PM
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Cue Jay Dub...

Pretty sure the origin is rooted in this, but I'd say persists today simply as tradition because most players don't necessarily know how it started... it's just what they've learned is expected, particularly at tournaments.
Ha! I have no idea how/why/where it started.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:55 PM
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Curmudgeon has been playing longer than Jay Dub. Maybe he knows. (Thrembo, too?)
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Maybe if we do it before the last hole is played, we are sure that everyone will be there to participate. If it's done after hole 18 is completed, someone might leave hastily, whether out of disappointment with their round, the urgent need to use the bathroom, or eagerness to turn in their card and pop open a beer. =D

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