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I've got nothing against pot smokers & beer drinkers, I know the roots of the sport. However, I'd like to attend some events next year and bring my family; so what are the best events for taking kids? I know PDGA rules say no drinking/smoking while playing, but I'm also concerned about the in-between. My idea of a good family tournament would be to be able to camp in the area with other disc golfers & kids. But I don't want to introduce them to too much too soon. Again, not trying to get all prudish; just want some family fun. Guys having a few beers around a fire is cool. Any tournaments pop into your mind? I live in South Texas. Thanks.

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Probably should stay away from Northern Callifornia. Not to say that it's not family friendly, just aparently what people from Texas would consider un-family friendly. We have lots of disc golfing familys that I see out everywhere, and they have kids of all ages with them.
Don't lump all Texas in with me. I'm actually from Montana if you want to paint everyone else in my geographic area with a broad brush. Pretty sure it would be more fair to just call me names like "prude" or something if you think that's what I am. If others want to have their kids around people passing a joint, so be it. I do not. And I think it's fair that I do not.

humchris said:
Probably should stay away from Northern Callifornia. Not to say that it's not family friendly, just aparently what people from Texas would consider un-family friendly. We have lots of disc golfing familys that I see out everywhere, and they have kids of all ages with them.
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And that can be a problem. Some of the Other Message Boards were talking about the lack of WOMEN playing the sport and I suggested that they are responsible for raising families in their healthy and athletic period of their lives.
What we need was a Child Care or Parental plan of sorts to get families involved.
Unfortunately having a good time sometimes means misbehavior for others. I too am not a Puritan, love a good time.But there are concerns when people enjoy themselves too much in public places. I guess its up to Tournament Officials to make the CALL but that can not always be the case. By the time someone throws a FLAG the bad deed has already been performed witnessed and maybe 2nd hand inhaled . Too Late to UN-expose a child who witnessed that.
I guess its a matter of Common sense being just not Common enough.
But I can also add that I used to volunteer at a First Aid Station at a weekend Bluegrass Festival (Shut down by Police) that was Frolicking Mayhem from Friday to Sunday night and many children were just as exposed (Even worse Nudity)to bad behavior without the immediate urge to Blow into a Jug and Pluck a Washtub bass.
pretty much any event you participate in if you dont smoke ur not going to see people smoking, everyone keeps that on the hush hush when they are at a pdga event.
I'm picturing something like putting together a 3-9 hole temp course with the baskets 100-150 feet apart for 5-10 year olds to play as a "tournament" or "skills challenge" and want to take my family, camp out, and run it at bigger tournaments (NOT a daycare center, though). That's my main thing. So, if blazers keep it quiet around the kids, I'm cool. Like I said, I've got nothing against people smoking pot, just want to keep the young ones fresh a little longer, until I can give them the Talk.

Logan Lemcke said:
pretty much any event you participate in if you dont smoke ur not going to see people smoking, everyone keeps that on the hush hush when they are at a pdga event.
yeah man that sounds sweet, its just another way to get more kids playing the sport, u have my support
Mr. Jims Carrollton Open, a suburb of Dallas. May be a chore to find close camping, but the event is run with all PDGA rules enforced uniformly, and one year, a short course was set up for kids to play a "mini tournament" between 2 rounds.
Some Familys visiting San Diego where I'm from , like seeing the Zoo , Wild Animal Park and Sea World. Also the Beach is nice in the Summer time.
Down East Players Cup in Greenville, NC. Check out the story and vid at 1000 rated.com
Haha... tournaments say no smoking pot but usually about every other one I have done I have seen someone doing it mid round, and the ones that I don't see they are always doing it in between rounds. I know they say you can turn someone in if you see them doing it during the round, but seriously... It's not effecting me if they do it. Ok, back on topic...

My advice to you would be this:

Go to a PDGA sanctioned event, since it is supposed to be illegal at these. Tell your family that it is a common stereotype for disc golfers to smoke pot and drink. This way, it won't be a surprise for them. I seem to be in the minority in the disc golf community, in that I do not smoke pot but I have always been able to have a good time with them regardless. I have never had someone force me to use it, and I don't think most of them really care that I don't.

Disc golf is an enjoyable experience, whether you do pot or not.

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