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I have been out of work for quite some time now. When I have been out of work before I always end up at the disc golf course. It's like my place to get out and do something. Last year I put all of that spare time into course maintenance. I did recently land a part time job so maybe things are finally looking up.

How many of you are in the same boat? I think that disc golf can keep us a little bit sane in these tough times. Or else we end up here debating Roc vs. Buzz.

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There seems to be a different social group depending on weather it is a week day or the weekend.
People you meet at the course non-weekend:
the unemployed
college students
construction workers
delivery drivers/truckers
postal workers
(wish I were there!)
And high schoolers in groups of 12.
I do find that unemployment and improvement on the course go hand-in-hand--but this is only an observation from an employed bystander--it seems that when my friends become unemployed, their game improves, when they find work, it suffers...

but to be sure...if I were unemployed, I would be too guilty to be on the disc golf course...
Yeah, there is the guilt factor to a point, but life goes on and a job will come. Disc golf is part of the day in between sending out resumes and calling people. When there aren't a lot of jobs out there what are you going to do? I did recently land some part time work. Not what I really want to do, but the pay isn't bad and I can still look for another job. Besides nowadays so much of the job search is done online. Disc in the afternoon for sanity and look for the job in the morning and evening.

Ryan, are you still coming into town this weekend? I spoke with Cardin yesterday.
I am...I will get to Parker late on Thursday night, family stuff on Friday, and disc golf on Saturday morning--are you going to join us? It would be great to have a good group to join us from the Springs!
I will try. I really want to meet you.
It's always a shame when work gets in the way of disc golf.

Work part time as a stagehand/convention worker.
(And of course DPS discplayersports.com).
It's either feast or famine.
It's great when you make all the money, but you lose time at the course.
Your game gets really crusty, without playing.
When you do get to play, you are not only working out the bugs, but the muscles also.
It's good if you can balance the money all year long, when it's slow to actually have time to play.

It's a no brainer to work on the weekends, when there is more money at work than at the given tournament that you want to play in.
I know when I was unemployed last year I played a ridiculous amount of disc golf. I was trying to find a job at the same time, but the economy has been tough. I sent out my resume everywhere and always checked online, then my dream job was landed. I still play disc golf all the time though; I live in the land of the midnight sun. There is enough light out to play comfortably till 10pm right now and the days are still getting longer.
I'm most definitely in the same boat. I've technically been on unemployment for over year, which is a bit ridiculous, but it's given me a chance to focus on getting my foot in the door with internships in the movie biz here (as a camera assistant). It's been pretty slow lately though so disc golf has been a great way to keep my sanity. I just wish I lived in an area that had a more active disc golf scene.
Well I was fortunate enough to work only 10 days a month before I retired. So work never got in the way of disc golf thank goodness.
I've definitely played more since being unemployed, but now that I'm not within walking distance.. gas is more of a factor :(

but yeah, disc golf has kept me sane.
Nothing else better to do !!!

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