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if by "...holds disc golf back" you mean from popularity or becoming a mainstream sport (Olympics, ESPN, XGames, etc...) you need to look no further than the short HISTORY of Snowboarding. It was not "accepted" at all until it shook it's "negative" image. I'll let you discuss what those negatives are but "you can't know your future if you don't know your past".
...just my opinion :)
mdub said:if by "...holds disc golf back" you mean from popularity or becoming a mainstream sport (Olympics, ESPN, XGames, etc...) you need to look no further than the short HISTORY of Snowboarding. It was not "accepted" at all until it shook it's "negative" image. I'll let you discuss what those negatives are but "you can't know your future if you don't know your past".
...just my opinion :)
For awhile, many ski resorts would not let you snowboard, but not anymore. The image has changed and it's on ESPN, ABC and video games.
As for the bad attitudes, I've been lucky and found that most of the people I meet are friendly. I've struck up many conversations with people on courses. I haven't had a chance to get a lesson from a local pro. That would be great. Grow the sport by getting your friends and family to join you. Coworkers are also a good option. Then they can get their friends playing as well.
I know in many areas, players are mostly counter-culture and I'm cool with that. Most of my friends over the years fit into that category. Bad behavior is bad for any sport, drugs and alcohol are not allowed on a football field. You don't see Tiger Woods drinking a can of beer right before he tees off. Even chewing tobacco has left MLB for the most part. There is a time and place for everything. Drink the beer after the round is over and chill with your friends. Throw your trash away. Be respectful of others. Welcome newbies! Watch your language around families. A park should be a place for all.
If we can all enjoy the same sport, we should be able to put aside the little things and just play!
drugs not in football ha thats a f-ing joke those guys are the biggest abusers of pain pills there are. Sure the league has cracked down now but how about in the 70's or 80's Those guys were loaded. Chew has left baseball? how many games have you seen lately? My wife doesn't even like to watch with all the spitting that goes on and the roid issue. What about basketball, players flashing gang sings and sporting gang tats. With the same crap that goes on with the football crew. Come on, every sport has their folks that take part in or abuses the leagues rules.(ie John Daily) Some just get caught more than others. All the PDGA can do is put the rules into affect however that will not remove the problem. Oh and by the looks of things baseball and football, basketball are still doing great with lots of tv time and guys getting paid the biggest bucks even with some of them getting into shootings at bars, dog fighting,abuse, man slaughter etc, etc, etc. It seams to me that although the image of some is not wanted it's not affecting the game on a hole. Huge stadiums are still selling out. Go figure.
hmmm i dont think that all drugs are bad
i dont see the problem with it in moderation as long as it doesnt effect anyone else around that person