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Kids, damn kids on my lawn. It never used to be popular and crowded. 27 17.53%
The sun is hotter than it used to be! 17 11.04%
The attitude that Ed's dead long live McBeth.. Don't these kids know where we came from! 0 0%
Trading "hippies" for "hipsters" 14 9.09%
Too many discs! Back in my day it was a putter, mid and driver. 10 6.49%
The reclassification of my current distance driver as a "fairway driver" 4 2.60%
Mowed and manicured courses, back in my day the rough was rough! 3 1.95%
Thumber, tomahawks, OH.. That's not how a disc is supposed to fly dumbass 8 5.19%
Some 14 year old throwing 200' further than me. 52 33.77%
I've got my own complaint.. See below. 19 12.34%
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Old 06-21-2019, 03:30 PM
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When I was in college I came across some ancient Latin that translated as: "Kids today, no respect! Things was different when I was their age!" This has literally been going on for thousands of years. Every generation sees the next one as deficient in some way.

But: disc golf brings generations together with something they have in common. I often end up playing with people less than half my age. We have a great time.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:57 PM
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Not really directing this at you Envy, but many parents. Our generation (old farts over 40+) is the real cause, not the children.
Well duh, because the kids haven't done anything yet.

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Old 06-21-2019, 09:53 PM
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When I was in college I came across some ancient Latin that translated as: "Kids today, no respect! Things was different when I was their age!" This has literally been going on for thousands of years. Every generation sees the next one as deficient in some way.

But: disc golf brings generations together with something they have in common. I often end up playing with people less than half my age. We have a great time.
That's awesome! Hahaha

Yeah don't get me wrong I love playing with kids and I really enjoy them for the most part. In fact I usually enjoy playing with the young discers more because, well they idolize me sometimes and are just generally awesome....

I just wish I could find some decent help at work.. Or someone to mow my grass at 50 percent effort of what I would put in... do I hear 40.... 40 percent effort... 25 an hour... cash.

Or...
Want to be an apprentice electrician?

Yes!

Hey great, just staple this across here and give me a hand with this ground plate..

How often do we have to dig?

Just when we need to, I try to avoid it..

Why do we have to get in that crawlspace? I want to install switches like it shows on the front of the career pamphlet.

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Old 06-26-2019, 11:01 PM
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So there's a discussion going on in another thread about the L and X bottom on Innova stuff. Apparently it's old guys that figure it's a leopard bottom. Which is also apparently wrong haha. X is maybe for extra stable... I thought it was Leopard that's how I distinguished or remembered.

What do you folks remember?
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:48 AM
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I'm old enough to be nostalgic for the long ago days when we were called worthless stupidy lazy whining sniveling entitled human meatbags. Yeah, us Baby Boomers. The "Establishment" didn't have a lot nice to say about us in the 60s and 70s, either. Odd to grow up and find out that, sometimes, they were right.
One of my favorite quotes, "By the time a man realizes his dad may have been right, he has a son that thinks he's wrong"

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One of my favorite quotes, "By the time a man realizes his dad may have been right, he has a son that thinks he's wrong"
Never heard that one. Great stuff.

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One of my favorite quotes, "By the time a man realizes his dad may have been right, he has a son that thinks he's wrong"
The older I get, the smarter my dad becomes.

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My usual gang of old chuckers has pretty much broken up do to general life issues so I have gone back to playing solo and/or hooking up with people on the course. In the last year or so, I've been playing with lots 20 somethings and the one thing that has amazed me is how eager they are to learn the game.

Met one on the first tee and he said, you can play through.
Wanna play together?
No, I'm not very good.
It's ok, maybe I can help.
Nah, you go.
Ok. So I get up and throw my usual shot (it's a very tight tunnel through the woods) a hyzer flipped Roc and it lands in the middle.
He says, yeah, I'll play with you.
What changed your mind?
I've never seen anyone throw a straight shot like that!
Played a round, ended up helping him out a little, gave him a few slower speed discs and a putter, and told him to put away the Boss for awhile.

I've run into a lot of these scenarios, and I've been keeping a box of old discs in my car to hand to noobs that genuinely seem interested but, I'm running out of mids and have no putters left!

The one thing I notice with younger players is they ask "how did you do that'? Instead of older players with big egos who say "you can't do that" even after watching the shot executed. Yeah, you know those guys, the ones who say you need a Firebird to throw a forehand!

Best one this year;
Hooked up with a college kid who was waiting for his friends. Friends were late, but they joined in, then we met up with a Vietnam vet and he joined, So we had a five-some ranging in age from 19 to 70! We played two rounds and it was the most fun I've had on the course this year!

This is the one sport where age really doesn't seem to matter

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Old 06-27-2019, 03:15 PM
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But: disc golf brings generations together with something they have in common. I often end up playing with people less than half my age. We have a great time.
What's fun is handing a youngster a disc to try that's older than they are. "Here, try this. It's OOP because I bought this before you were born."

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I've run into a lot of these scenarios, and I've been keeping a box of old discs in my car to hand to noobs that genuinely seem interested but, I'm running out of mids and have no putters left!

Keller, if you would pm me your mailing address I would be willing to send you some mids and putters, because what you are doing is something I would like to support.

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