The Community of Disc Golfers and About All Things Disc Golf

what makes someone a bagger ? and why when you win everyone says bump ?

Views: 4

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I am a bagger. I carry a backpack to work. And a discgolf bag when I go out disc golfing. I even use bags when I go to the store and buy groceries. I use little bags when I make a sandwich.
Bagger, or Sandbagger is someone who plays in a devision that is clearly below their level usually just to take 1st place. Everyone says bump to have the guy bumped into the higher division. There have many many times someone just played a great round and everyone called him a sand bagger... That can just be rude.
It's almost a right of passage in the game. As you start doing well or maybe even winning a few tournament, you are bound to get called a bagger. The idea is to gently (although doesn't seeem so) make the person aware that his skill level may have outgrown thier current division.
Of course if they don't move up on thier own, thier PDGA ratings will catch up with them and they will be forced up.
I got called a bagger playing juniors but im still under 16. Its alot of times people just messin with you. I got 15 people saying bagger and one thumbs up.
yeah i got the same things said to me when i won the Jr. Div. here in Oklahoma at the 3 park throw down, but im only 16,
age has nothing to do with it.
I agree with Silverback. As a generalization Juniors have more time to practice and less worries with the world (families next meal, housing, etc..). There are instances in other activities that I have seen that Juniors are not allowed to play against the adults because they are simple better, mainly because of practice time. Look at gymnastics, when was the last time you saw a 30 year old female in the Olympics? Figure skating. etc... Scores should be able to prove/disprove "sandbagging". Player ratings are a good way of providing data over a period of time.
Im going to start playing am3.
yeah nick, thats just alot of jealous little punks too.
I played in a tourney a while back where the person that won am 4 could have beaten more than half the people in am 2. If I remember correctly he would have cashed in am 2 as well. Beat everyone in am 4 by I think it was 12 shots.
I saw a tourney at my home course. I did not register in time where a guy in advanced shot 3 1000 rated rounds and a 995 rated round. he won by like 14 shots or so. He would of T1 in pro. He is a good player. He then the next week at the same course same layout and everything at a smaller tourney shot like 930- 940 rated rounds and finished like 7th.
I played a tourny a month or so ago,in intermediate I took 3rd,1st and 2nd where from out of town 2nd plays advance at home (not gonna cal him a sandbagger for dropping on a course he has never played)1st place plays open at home.Now that is true sandbagging IMO.


Blog Posts

State of Disc Golf: Disc Golf Growth

Posted by Alan Barker on January 29, 2014 at 2:26pm

What are your favorite Disc Plastics?

Posted by Alan Barker on November 4, 2013 at 1:38pm

2 Tips For Guys To Entice A Girls

Posted by Frederick Cranford on September 11, 2013 at 5:42am

Disc Golf Answerman Episode 6

Posted by CoolDaddySlickBreeze on August 13, 2013 at 4:40pm

Prodigy Fairway Drivers

Posted by Alan Barker on July 8, 2013 at 5:30pm



© 2014   Created by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service