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General Banter / Re: Ace Report 2009
« on: August 14, 2009, 09:39:15 pm »
Spoiler alert!!!  Cecil Cameron hit #10 at Wyco for the BIG PAYOUT!!!!!!!!  Skip Ace Style!!  Good Job!!

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Ok so every once in a while I run into videos I just love to share.  I went threw a lot of this guys songs and had a problem deciding which one to post, but I think this is my favorite.  You have to go back to watch the first song and the one about the crew as well.   Very funny. 

p.s. No it is not me :)


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Beginners / Re: Straighter End Flight
« on: August 14, 2009, 03:15:09 pm »
I offer 2 hours for 20 bucks.  I have one satisfied customer so far.  But I've only given 1 lesson.

What are your qualifications?

13 years of disc golf experience
7.5 years on the PDGA tour
2 years of playing open
Self taught mainly but took some lessons in driving and distance from Beckett Carduff about 3-4 years ago which I still use in my methods of teaching.   
Playing with some of the local greats like Arturo, LaRon, Otto, Todd Henry, CD, Crazy John, and a whole host of others.  Arturo has helped me not only in areas of my game but in also giving my confidence to improve my game.
I've played with some of the Top players in the game and have been able to pull things from their games to help my own.
I have video taped and edited over 40 hours of disc golf which has allowed me to see differences in peoples throws.  This helps in determining what it is you may need to do to correct your stroke. 
I taught myself to throw left handed in order to better teach others how to play with their dominate hand.
I can and DO videotape who I am teaching to play back for them to get a better understanding of what they are doing right and wrong.   
I've tried out many different putting styles and also putting training exercises and come up with a few routines that have helped build confidence and accuracy. 
I have a simple way of instructing others that allows me to communicate with the student and help them fully understand what I'm trying to teach them

I also give a GUARANTEE, If I do not teach you anything of use to you in the 2 hour time you don't owe me anything.  So I guess if you learn something but wanted to be an ass you could just take the lesson and say " YA, that sucked I didn't learn crap"  well ok.  free.

I will say the lesson I did give went really well and the person actually gave me a tip on top of the initial charge.  That should say something.

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Club Archives / Re: World's Wrap-up
« on: August 14, 2009, 12:30:52 pm »
I'm sure he  was referring to Swope Gold with Ropes.   

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Beginners / Re: Straighter End Flight
« on: August 14, 2009, 07:31:38 am »
What was that comment for?  Maybe you could use a lesson.

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 13, 2009, 07:29:31 am »
Ladies and Gentlemen.  Our 2010 KCWO TD.  Cooper A!  And the crowd rejoices. YAH!

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General Banter / Re: OLD DOWN UNDER PINS??? WHEN IS THE AUCTION OR SALE?
« on: August 13, 2009, 07:22:51 am »
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I am gladly paying the $150 asking price

Ya suckup!

Dan  ;D

Good call

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Beginners / Re: Straighter End Flight
« on: August 12, 2009, 03:47:14 pm »
I offer 2 hours for 20 bucks.  I have one satisfied customer so far.  But I've only given 1 lesson.

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General Banter / Re: OLD DOWN UNDER PINS??? WHEN IS THE AUCTION OR SALE?
« on: August 12, 2009, 02:58:24 pm »
Jack will buy anything once.

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 12, 2009, 12:55:02 pm »
Tony Hawk is a freak of nature.  That's not a good point.  I mean age is only relative.  Though Kevin's point is that there aren't a bunch of old farts in X games means the demographics are different. 

The problem is that all of you see the term "dress code" and you all think you have to put on khakis and button up shirts.  The PDGA is very liberal on this issue.  They, like a lot of us, want to be taken seriously as a sport. 

So being  the fact that we virtually have nothing to offer sponsors or cable TV, we should not worry about the fact that the PDGA would like to see the sport taken more professionally rather than a bunch of pot heads who throw frisbees.  Again they will not ask any one of you to do so.  It is really a small issue that has no foundation.

And anyway.  The X Games are a combination of many sports/pastimes, similar to the olympics.  I'm sure there is a dress code of some sort.  They really don't want to promote weed and other illegal substances.  Nor do they want you to be naked.  You think those sponsers are going to cough up big bucks for just one of these sports on their own?  Sure Redbull and Monster will but we are talking small fries. They don't pull out the big money until this 1 event.  Where they can get a lot of exposure.  There is NO exposure currently with in our sport.  Mainly because we are not taken seriously.  Also because there is no real fan base for our sport.  Hell most people who play casually don't like leagues / tournaments.  We  just get in their way.   While in skateboarding and such people who casually participate actually like seeing it done be professionally.   Skateboarding also is an Image thing and always has been.  Disc golf only has one image and it is something we need to break.  Mainly because the demographics are much more broad then a bunch of teenagers. Ever been to an X games or Skate Demo?  The only "older" people there are the parents who had to get their kids there.

In closing.... No one is going to trying to turn this into Ball Golf!   Most of us would just like to get the sponsors with real money who can support lots of tournaments through the year.  That isn't going to happen with a bunch of beer drinkin', tank top wearin, mullet sportin', goof balls with a frisbee.    They just ask that hey the day we do get on TV again, how about we look like a real damn sport?  How about we show the world that the people who actually compete (not worry about a dress code that will probably never affect them) are professional as any other sport, and are ready for their shot at some big bucks.


P.S. Please spell check this so we can talk about something else. 

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 12, 2009, 07:27:04 am »
Mike you have this all wrong.  There is no dress code that says you have to look pretty.  or wear slacks or knickers or any of that.  Nor does what someone wears outside of their sport matter.  Look at Josh anthon.  Basketball shorts, a baggy polo, and a crooked hat.  Dood.  That is within the "dress code"  They just don't want us to look like an amateur sport.  Which is what some guy with a beer belly and no shirt would look like.  This isn't the gestapo here.   And I'll tell you what.  Most of these disc golfers who are really good.   I bet you most of them love ball golf, tiger woods, and all that go along with the sport.  Including the clothes.  I love getting a new dri fit shirt.  It helps you play at your best.  Hence the "performance" value.   Really, you shouldn't worry about this.  I think it is only a big deal to a select few people.  Silly my friend.

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 11, 2009, 10:49:59 pm »
I love how my point gets buried by my lack of spell check.   <snip>
<vacation off>
Use Firefox with built in spell checker for form fields.  Of course, if you just ignore the red underlined words and click "Post", it won't help ya.
<vacation on>

Actually I do... But when the word corresponds with another word that just isn't the word you are using then... wallah no red lines

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 11, 2009, 05:57:17 pm »
thes es un ahn guing theng.  Pepple lik te b dom

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 11, 2009, 04:59:52 pm »
I love how my point gets buried by my lack of spell check.   Without which most of you would have nothing to do.  SO.  fack off.  There spell check that.

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Tournaments / Re: To PDGA or Not
« on: August 11, 2009, 02:41:08 pm »
I think you all are silly.  Minus Kevin.  Not that I agree or disagree with him ( I agree ) but MMA?  X GAMES?  Is this what you want our sport to model itself after?  Come on.  No one has ever asked you to wear a collared shirt I'm sure.  No one will.  Unless you get to a higher level of play.   And at that point there should be a shroud of professionalism.  Most tournaments give you a dri fit shirt or polo of some kind these days.  Just throw that on.  It isn't much of a dress code.  Nor is it enforced nearly as much as any other sport.    I think getting all bent our of shape because someone wants you to be clothed while representing our sport isn't that bad of idea.

And to reiterate what Kevin said.  Get off the computer and go run a tournament.  non sanctioned / sanctioned, what ever!   Jack wants to run a PDGA tourney let him!  You aren't going to get out there and do it.






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