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Come on parents this is your chance
Do I get extra points for getting my father involved as well. He is a true disc golf addict. Or should I start a group titled "Kids who have parents that disc golf"?
Your points are well taken. However, I believe Adam's efforts are to be applauded and should be taken more seriously by more disc golfers.
Lets face it, disc golf has a terrible reputation. We are generally percieved to be a bunch of slacking potheads who throw frisbees in a park for shits and giggles. I understand this does not cover all of us, but this is the public perception of our game.
Adams initiative could help this reputation on a couple different levels:
1) Taking the time and effort to teach our kids to play disc golf the proper way will help raise a new generation of disc golfers who take the game much more seriously than the vast majority of casual disc golfers.
2) Disc golfers who assume the responsibility to teach and grow the sport through their children and families will help to alleviate this issue over time. The key word there is responsibility; that word is generally dormant or non-existent in disc golf circles.
If disc golf remains an activity to get away from the wife and kids we will struggle to grow the game beyond the stereotypes that dominate the public eye.