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I'm a definate believer in Adams efforts, I was one of the first to join his group. There is a public perception of Disc Golf? I really don't think disc golf's reputation is as bad as you make out. A large percentage of adults in this country don't even know disc golf exists. And the majority of those slacking potheads will mature into responsible adults with children of thier own.
Don't dis on the casual disc golfers, that's where the growth of this sport will come from. Lets not take this sport so serrious that it stops being fun.
My son Ryan should definately join that group. He is totaly to blame for my plastic addiction.
Will they? Many of the stereotypical slacking potheads I know quit playing disc golf when they become resonsible--disc golf was a way for them to get out of the house and imbibe in their substance(s) of choice. But perhaps you are right...I hope you are right...
With all due respect, I think your underestimating the public. Guilt by association is a powerful thing--and many courses, both public and private, have been pulled due to less than mature behavior.
I'm certainly not dissing on the casual players, sorry if you took it that way--I would lump myself into that category most of the time, but growing the game in the right way is more important than just adding players to the course.
Contrary to conventional thought, serious and fun can exist simultaneously...
I think you and him can join the group
For Parents of the youngest children, as soon as you can like maybe 2 or 3 years on up to .. please show them Heave H.O.E. Frisbee throwing instructions on DVD, and have an original Wham-O Frisbee handy too!
For that matter, for anyone wanting to jump start a child (or adult) of any age into suddenly making good flying disc throws, check out HH on DVD.
I have witnessed unusual skills of accuracy and distance from every youngster that has had the opportunity to mentally ingest HH on DVD and practice a little. And these Frisbee games will occupy frisbee players for years.
HH is not just all about disc golf, but about pitching and catching the flying disc, in a friendly way too.
Hey, it may be a good stocking stuffer for young families (but for Grampa and Gram too!), and comes with a free Original Wham-O disc.
I just went through the complete list of groups on DGRUS and found:
Disc Golf Dads with 57 members.
Parents of Future Disc Golfers with 26 members.
Take Your Kids Disc Golfing with 24 members.
Also there is the
E.D.G.E. group that has 45 members.
and your group
Parents with Kids that Disc Golf has 17 members.
It would be nice if we could get all this content and members into one group.
It would be wonderful but as far as i know my group has been very active and i would like to keep it that way so all those members of other groups are more than welcome to join my group so we can all get together
My kid, now 19, has been around disc golf all his life.
NEVER pushed him, now he wants to play.
With some initial coaching, he asked, has developed into a new 'big distance' kid.
come on parents looking for new members
I'm in ... Live in Charlotte NC and my 9 year old would love to play more with kids his age.