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Well Donnie Reece, you are not average- you play tournaments! A tournament Rec player is far better and more motivated than the average casual player on the average course. If you want to be average you need to regress and forget about things like keeping score, following rules (especially courtesy and vandalism) and realizing how good some players become. You should also wipe out any hidden desires to practice and get better.
The average player plays with the same group of people and will never enter a tournament and will never get significantly better than their buddies. They have no need to and many have no real desire to. Which is fine. We are all average at some things and suck at others (with truly few exceptions like Dr Rick Voakes who is a Renaissance Man) Only when we find something that really clicks with us do we go to the effort to establish competance or greater.
An average, resonably athletic guy (or girl) should be able to eventually compete credibly at Am 1 level, if they have the motivation. The only hard part of disc golf is putting. Throwing with a modicom of power and control is not all that difficult. Eventually most players can become proficient at throwing. Putting is a whole different animal. But even the weakest putters can find a putting stroke and putting head with enough motivation.
So how good can a given player get? Motivation and talent are co-equal limiting factors.
I had no idea that Jon Brakel was even in the FBI. I need to be more careful. Does Jon realize his own brother is a terrorist? or an revolutionist? or one of those Ists?
So, I could legitimately play Rec, and since guys who own two discs and have been playing for a week routinely beat me I won't win and I'll avoid the "Sandbagger" catcalls.
Here is the catch...I've met a lot a good guys over the last 15 years. Being able to hang out with my friends is one of the main reasons I play in tournaments. None of my friends play Rec. They at least play Advanced Master. So when I play, I sign up for Advanced Master. I'll play one round with some friends, then another round with that guy who hates me because he sucks almost as much as I do and we always play the second round together. Anyway, my point is that I sign up for a division that I have no chance of winning because I don't play tournaments to win some discs or inflate my ego. I go to have a good time, smoke cigars someplace where my wife won't see me, tell inflated tales about long-ago road trips to long-forgotten tournaments, listen to my friends make fun of my pathetic skills, throw some plastic, maybe go to a bar afterward and lie about how well I played. I really can't do that playing old man to the kids in the rec division.
Besides, I get cranky explaining what a mini disc is used for.
If you keep playing, you will find where you fit. For me I fit someplace where my skills can't hack it, but it's where it fit. The guys who take my money don't seem to mind too much.
"Im a rec player and when i play events i feel that i am pressured to get better from better players."
When you write this its probably because they see something in your game that shows potential. I think its a compliment. If you have the time and desire you will likely get better. If not you will still enjoy going out to the park when you can and throwing plastic circles. Its all good.