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Old 03-16-2020, 05:51 PM
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Default If you were a touring pro, would you stop or keep going? COVID-19

As most of you know, our major events have been postponed or cancelled. Some of the smaller events the A's, B's and C's, Leagues are currently still scheduled.

If you were a touring pro, what would you do after the announcement of Waco?


Play all small events?
Go home and get a side hustle?
Attend all leagues?
What are your ideas?

Just curious what your mindset is during this interesting time.

I am currently at home. All tournaments are halted for a minimum of 3-4 weeks.
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Old 03-16-2020, 05:57 PM
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I think it would depend on what an individual's financial situation is like... though it may also depend on where you are living. There will likely be more and more cities/counties closing down parks like what happened with the Jax Open...

My advice to a lot of them, would be to stay home, practice when possible and try to save up some money. Maybe take a trip for Euro events later in the summer with that money if the virus stuff calms down by then.

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Old 03-16-2020, 08:05 PM
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Might be a good time to convince your sponsor that it's a perfect time to grow the sport in South America.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:09 PM
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Might be a good time to convince your sponsor that it's a perfect time to grow the sport in South America.
Good luck with that! We were supposed to be in Colombia for the next two weeks, but guess what?? Mandatory 14-day quarantine for incoming international travelers.
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Old 03-16-2020, 08:44 PM
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The next two weeks are going to be out of a movie. Hunker down and just survive. People aren't going to be interested in Frisbees as the death toll and infections rise. It's going to feel like being under seige.

I hope I come back here in a month and say I was wrong and look really silly.

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Old 03-16-2020, 09:02 PM
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We have an A Tier scheduled for April 18th and 19th. The thing is, we just have NO way to predict if we will have to cancel it or not. We have no plans to pull the plug, but everything is beyond prediction at this point. Please go home, be safe, get out and play where you safely can. The best plan of action is to live life as if you actually have the Corona.

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Old 03-16-2020, 09:15 PM
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I would go home and practice so when the tour starts up again I am playing my best. I would also start a youtube channel and make videos.

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Old 03-16-2020, 09:22 PM
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No brainer, the ethical thing to do is stay home if you can. Even if you’re in the low-risk category, you can contract it unknowingly, pass it on to scores of people, some of whom could become seriously ill and die. Theoretically if everyone would self-quarantine for two weeks, we could be done with this and get on with our lives. There is also the slim chance that you could be unlucky and have to go to the ICU even if you’re young and rarely get sick.

It’s a rare time when our freedoms are working against us. You can’t tell Americans to do the right thing and inconvenience ourselves, even for a relatively short time. We’re too important and special. We’re spoiled, entitled, ignorant, short-sighted fat sacks of **** for the most part. The rest of the world is going to watch this all go down and laugh at our hubris.

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Go home if you can afford it. More and more tournaments are just going to keep getting cancelled. Milwaukee County Parks are pulling all of their courses tomorrow because of the virus. The situation is just going to keep getting worse unfortunately.
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Old 03-16-2020, 09:45 PM
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I really feel for you touring pros right now. You're in a terrible spot. Even the idea of getting a side-hustle right now seems like it might be difficult. The thing I'd be concerned about, if I was going to set aside ethical issues and try to proceed as a professional disc golfer, is that any tournament that says it's still going to happen may reconsider by the time you travel there--and then what do you do? I wish I had better advice to give, but if it were me, I'd be going home and trying to stay safe and healthy and then figure it out from there.

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