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More like ashamed. No wonder membership is dwindling or old members aren't staying current. Disc golf is not just for the elite members. After reading this forum for months and not offering any comments or thoughts, I understand now why I haven't. For the love of the game, the simplicity of it. There should be no factors outside of what it takes to simply enjoy the game.
Yes, tournaments, clubs, and any organization requires a set of guidelines, dedication and hard work to manage. There are countless members that are VERY passionate in what they do to help grow the sport. However, we can't be a sport when all we do is try to define how its played, who can play it and why. If that's what this is, then disc golf is nothing more than a game where children make up the rules when something doesn't work out in their favor.
If the tournament is defined by definite guidelines, so be it? Who cares? Let it be as its defined. No one has to play by the rules or even play at all. But if you respect the sport, which IS a sport, you must define yourself by respecting ALL that a sport entails. That is respect for the players, ALL players, as well. Regardless of who they may be.
I personally don't care if they entire universe is beter than me (they already are! Ha ha.). I don't care about a woman, or man, or young gun or old fart beating me. Disc golf only has ONE opponent... Yourself. No one else can beat what you throw. You throw a disc because you chose to throw it. What it does after your throw is yours to control through hard work, dedication, skill, and luck.
So... do you play to win or simply play to enjoy the game and hopefully learn to play a sport as you should?
Either way, I am finding it hard to be encouraged by the examples set on here, for which I am ashamed. But, alas, everyone is entitled to their opinions, which I've just stated mine.
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General Banter / Re: No longer a thread about a tournament but a ridiculous argument
« Last post by Nova on June 29, 2015, 02:30:10 pm »
No, The club is not responsible for what people say online. The Club allows us to be able to argue like school children. Please go look around at other clubs and what they talk about in their forums. We are not that bad. Just a debate that I think is one big spinning wheel. You may however be embarrassed to be a human. I know I am occasionally.
I feel bad for saying "a little bit" now. Sorry.
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This thread makes me embarrased to be a part of the KCFDC.  Anyone else?

No, The club is not responsible for what people say online. The Club allows us to be able to argue like school children. Please go look around at other clubs and what they talk about in their forums. We are not that bad. Just a debate that I think is one big spinning wheel. You may however be embarrassed to be a human. I know I am occasionally.
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General Banter / Re: No longer a thread about a tournament but a ridiculous argument
« Last post by robm on June 29, 2015, 02:20:47 pm »
Can I get an Admin to lock this thread and Unsticky it please?

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General Banter / Re: No longer a thread about a tournament but a ridiculous argument
« Last post by Nova on June 29, 2015, 02:19:33 pm »
This thread makes me embarrased to be a part of the KCFDC.  Anyone else?
A little bit, yeah. Fortunately people are a lot nicer face-to-face than behind the shield of a monitor and keyboard. I've never received or heard one ill word in person at any event around the area, and heard many great ones.
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General Banter / Re: No longer a thread about a tournament but a ridiculous argument
« Last post by robm on June 29, 2015, 02:18:04 pm »
This thread makes me embarrased to be a part of the KCFDC.  Anyone else?
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General Banter / Re: Matchboxx 64, Match Play format tournament, 8/30/15 Swope Park
« Last post by MK on June 29, 2015, 02:15:16 pm »


The fact remains it was decided by the Board to remove the "holding spots" of age, and sex.  Board decision, made based on complete lack of participation from the women in the local scene to attempt to balance a team.

After reading the threads from last year I don't see where the board approved the changes. That was my question all along.   After reading what the captains posted it looked like it just happened somehow where it was agreed to but neither side exactly understood what they were agreeing to.

And the fact that women can beat you Jack...  let's look at the ratings from the PDGA.  There are 37 women in the world with a rating of 908 or better, which is your current rating. 

In Kansas and Missouri there are 0.  None.

Men on the other hand there are over 380 men with a rating over 908 in the two states, and 87 are masters or grandmasters-I didn't try to limit it to the boundaries  of East versus west-which describes why the sex difference is a bigger issue than the age difference. 

But if the board has in fact approved the changes to eliminate the spots that were once preserved for women, ok.  It effectively eliminates women from the competition but if that's what the board wants, fine. 

And I never have understood why people think I want to "give" spots to women.  Women had spots and those spots were taken away without board approval or so that's what it looked like reading the forum comments from when it went down.
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General Banter / Re: Matchboxx 64, Match Play format tournament, 8/30/15 Swope Park
« Last post by Nova on June 29, 2015, 02:01:02 pm »
Sorry Rob for the thread drift on the other topics that some people can't grasp
Your passive-aggressive dig at me has been noticed. That was really childish, rude, and honestly beneath you. Is this the face you want to show everyone? 
 


Edit: added a bit.
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General Banter / Re: Matchboxx 64, Match Play format tournament, 8/30/15 Swope Park
« Last post by jack on June 29, 2015, 01:59:01 pm »

But enough about that, I am really wondering how this event can be "club sponsored" yet alienate the longest supporting business of Disc Golf to the club personally.  I have a much bigger beef with that than any of this other crapola that people are talking about.

Back on topic of the event please.  Sorry Rob for the thread drift on the other topics that some people can't grasp, can I get a reason why a Club event won't be allowed to use their earnings at all KCFDC locations that honor it?
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General Banter / Re: Matchboxx 64, Match Play format tournament, 8/30/15 Swope Park
« Last post by Nova on June 29, 2015, 01:50:39 pm »
It is appropriate in every conversation, especially apparently on the current social media.  I wasn't singling anyone out.  It is an issue though, as you stated in the comments and articles you quote, if a "man" as you see it is always better, than switching genders shouldn't be allowed as an unfair tactic.

I honestly cannot comprehend what you are talking about.
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