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Old 10-07-2011, 03:51 PM
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I carry my discs around in a "nutsac". Image/perception be damned!
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:54 PM
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I carry my discs around in a "nutsac". Image/perception be damned!
the more you play with your nutsac, the more your nutsac seems to be getting saggy.......your welcome
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:56 PM
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the more you play with your nutsac, the more your nutsac seems to be getting saggy.......your welcome
That's only because there's no drink holder for my beer.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:09 PM
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Again, where the f&%@ do you all live? There are a dozen courses within the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area. And with the exception of the rare case at just one course, not all of the courses mind you, just the one, do I ever see these shirtless, jobless DBs that that seem so prevalent everywhere else.
I live in Tennessee (cue the no shirts/shoes and jorts jokes) and we see this regularly. That being said, I have played in Rochester, NY and do not remember this to be the case. At Joseph Davis (this was about 4-5 years ago) there were some of these kids running around without shirts, 2 discs and stopping to make out with their girlfriends at every basket. They were just high school kids so I write it off typically. Having played in numerous states now, I can say that I notice these players most of the time. At Blue Ribbon Pines in Minnesota there was a group swimming in each little pond and they were all drunk. We ran into them on 3 seperate holes. In short, I know it was hot that day, but these guys weren't even really playing. They were just swimming. That's just one example, but I have run into these types in a lot of different regions of the country.

That being said, the disc golf popularity explosion in Middle Tennessee is in full effect. Most people now have heard of and seen people playing disc golf. Unfortunately, popularity brings more of these types of players to the course. My home course used to be considered crowded when on the weekend there were 10 cars in the lot. Now, there are about 30-45 everytime I have been out this year. And the "one-disc wonders" are everywhere. I am hoping an easier course will be planted in my town and then the newbies will become fond of it.

As for the smoking dope part of the argument, nobody likes a snitch, but the more the popularity of the sport grows and the more people come out to play, the probability of a snitch increases...a lot.
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Old 10-07-2011, 04:31 PM
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At Blue Ribbon Pines in Minnesota there was a group swimming in each little pond and they were all drunk. We ran into them on 3 seperate holes. In short, I know it was hot that day, but these guys weren't even really playing. They were just swimming. That's just one example, but I have run into these types in a lot of different regions of the country.
Being that I play this course regularly, I found the image funny. Obviously I cannot deny that it happens, as I can totally see it, but it does not happen often. I think you just had the perfect timing to see this.

I am not contesting your overall point. I guess if anything I am defending BRP in particular here. They have a rule that if you are in the water you better be SEARCHING for your disc. If you are doing anything besides looking for YOUR disc, you are banned from the course. They are very concerned about their image there, not only because they want to come across as a premier course that can be held up as what serious disc golf can look like but they have seen what happens to the other big courses in the area like Acorn and Kaposia.

I guess in reality I am defending your overall point by sticking up for BRP. By saying that even premier courses like BRP that are proactive in the sport occassionally suffer from people who make bad decisions.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:09 PM
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Here in Lexington, home of the University of Kentucky, whenever it's nice and sunny out and above 70-75 the shirts come off. You gotta get that tan you know to impress the hotties on campus. What better activity than to pair it with some frolf with your bros.

I hope that answers your "Where the *&#$ do you live?" question.

You wanna know how I got into discgolf? My shirtless college frolfer friends. Back then I thought it sounded like the most retarded thing ever. For one thing I didn't play frisbee but on the other hand I did like hiking and being outside so I decided to entertain them and play some frolf with them. The rest is history. I got into the competitive side of it and they drifted away from playing.

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Old 10-07-2011, 05:15 PM
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Here in Lexington, home of the University of Kentucky, whenever it's nice and sunny out and above 70-75 the shirts come off. You gotta get that tan you know to impress the hotties on campus. What better activity than to pair it with some frolf with your bros.

I hope that answers your "Where the *&#$ do you live?" question.

You wanna know how I got into discgolf? My shirtless college frolfer friends. Back then I thought it sounded like the most retarded thing ever. For one thing I didn't play frisbee but on the other hand I did like hiking and being outside so I decided to entertain them and play some frolf with them. The rest is history. I got into the competitive side of it and they drifted away from playing.

frolf frolf frolf
Hey, young guys everywhere take off their shirts to impress the ladies and get that tan. Its not the shirtlessness that I meant to say was a problem, but the jobless, drunk, in your face smokers, vandals and losers that seem to be everywhere but in Western NY. Love hearing someone use the word frolf. My wife uses it all the time. Another thing to NOT get panties in a bunch over. Its also quite common for folk around these parts to call disc golf discs frisbees either. And I'm not talking about weekend warriors.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:45 PM
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I just explained what disc golf was to a potential employer in a job interview. It probably helped that I compared the complexities to that of golf and I was wearing a suit and tie. He seemed to be receptive of the idea lol.


As for roudy participants/crowds, how does disc golf compare to the drunks that attend football games all painted and dressed up? Or even the athletes themselves who go to jail for various reasons, get involved with drugs, or do other such stupid things?

The public perception is a non issue, it's all in how you explain it to people. More people than you'd think partake in smoking it just is apparent n disc golf because some people carry one disc to the back of a course and smoke.
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:50 PM
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The players who do like to smoke and drink on the course are the ones who should be the most concerned about keeping litter from building up and discreteness when it comes to puffing. The police aren't stupid and know that people drink/smoke on disc golf courses (as well as ball golf courses), but we mainly play on public land and they'll be forced to address the issue if citizens complain or litter builds up.

So...if you enjoy a smoking/drinking while playing it's in your own best interest to pick up beer cans and ask weed smokers to be discrete when they're flaunting it. The players who don't do it aren't going to lose anything if a police officer is patrolling the course.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:33 PM
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I guess in reality I am defending your overall point by sticking up for BRP. By saying that even premier courses like BRP that are proactive in the sport occassionally suffer from people who make bad decisions.
I definitely would not dispute this. I simply used BRP because it is a private course and it furthers my assertion that this kind of behavior happens a lot of places...even at "upscale" courses. It may not occur that often in Western NY, but I have seen it many different places. I don't play in tourneys, but I always laugh when I am finishing a round before one of the local tourneys start. You have the guys in the dri-fit Innova polos with towels that are recently pressed who are very concerned with their stretching...and making sure others are watching them stretch. Then you have the guy in cut-off jeans, sleeveless shirt and a fish-net Rusty Wallace hat carrying his tall-boy because it would spill if left in the typical bag drink-holder. And then there's tie-dyed shirt guy.

Disc Golf - bringing washed-up jocks, hippies and hillbillies together since the 70s.

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