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I think of disc golf as a form of recreation more than organized competition. There is time and place for it to be taken serious by some players. I like to compete occasionally cuz I'm pretty awesome at throwing plastic through trees.( I also believe that disc golf has a spirtual merit that exceeds either priority.)

What I am getting at is...  Should organizations cater to either recreational players or competitive players more than the other? 

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Any sport can be viewed as recreation or competitive by any participant or spectator.

But if someone is keeping score then it is inherently competitive in nature.

Recreation is a walk in the park. If during that walk you are trying to control the flight of a disc and paying attention to the number of throws it takes then it is competitive.

Playing but not keeping score usually means you don't care or you suck or both.
lol, i love the honesty!
Ya, we are all impressed with this guys ability to state the obvious. Te he.
i only keep score on holes that i get birdie or better... :D
Show me the money.
I guess after playing now for almost half my life, I wouldn't call it a rec sport for me like lawn darts or botchi ball. I think if you are going out and trying to improve then it falls under competitive (even if it is just against yourself). That is one of the great/worst things about the sport is no matter how good you get there is always something to work on and improve.
It is the greatest thing about the sport. There are always things to learn. Larry Bird had a philosophy that he could always play basketball as hard as he wanted to with any level of player because he would simply work on a specific skill (passing, rebounding, court vision, etc)...
Sidearm, Turbo puts, push puts, approaches, playing with one disc, UD's, understable discs, playing sober, playing intoxicated (in some states), back hands, different routs, playing with people who talk too much, people you don't like, teaching beginners, rollers...
What a sick game disc golf is.
adverse weather conditions, new courses, lefty...
Please anyone add to the list.
Recreational players and families is how i think of disc golf. A family sport and courses should be designed with this intention imo...
Are you kidding? I may be misunderstanding how you are saying this, so I apologize. Can you elaborate?
Love playing Tournaments !!!! I also Love playing just for Fun !!!
I think it's up to me as a player, not any organization, to define what is and isn't fun /recreation/competition.
if I'm not having fun, 98% of the time it's my fault, 1% of the time, it's mother natures fault.

the rest of the time it's someone else s fault :)

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