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Ok I have a bad habit of walking out on at least 30% of the tournaments I play in, I admit that.
However I chose to make that decision for factors that you people may just not understand.

First off the only tournaments I quit are local events. Why? well for several reasons...
First off if you know me you know that I dispise the PDGA & Tier events. The reason is because they have gotten no fun for me anymore. I only compete in the Pro level & allot of times it's very uncomfortable. It doesn't have the feel that the Am levels did. Now everyone practices, Drills, and geeks themselves up so big for these events the whole time there playing it's stressful for them & the other guys in there card. So when I quit an event it's usually
becasue I am shooting like crap, realize that I could be doing something more fun, and not bring down the guys in my flight.
When I left the tournament saturday I went home, took a much needed nap, and relaxed with my family for the rest of the day. Am i regretful because I left? Nope. I wasnt having fun so I left, Period. i dont understand the mentality of people coming down on me for that. I dont take this mess that seriously, I dont compete for points, I dont play for the money. The reason I play Disc Golf period is for the friends that I have made in this sport. If I didnt want to see them & hang out I would have no reason to keep hucking discs.
I hope I laid it out simple enough.
See you on the course soon!

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Comment by Chris Wojciechowski on February 22, 2008 at 12:33am
I know you don't play for the money man.... but you were so still somewhat in it. You were only a stroke off of me, and I wound up in the cash. Nobody was playing hot, should have at least finished out those last two holes of the round and seen what you were coming in at!

The crap part of it was that you inconvenienced Mike, myself, and the entire card in front of us. You can't play a hole without an observer if you have less than three people. So Schack/Mouhos/Singer had to wait on us to finish 17, play 18, and then play 1 WITH them.

You're one of my favorite people to golf with, but you bailing on the round sucked, you were so still in it.
Comment by get your discs and godiscn on February 21, 2008 at 8:02pm
seriously though, get out and play a few holes when ever and with those that you enjoy being with. It's a beautiful day in the woods, the wind - forget the *?%# woods and wind but just godiscn when you can.
Comment by get your discs and godiscn on February 21, 2008 at 8:00pm
that's why I play fetch
Comment by sand506 on February 21, 2008 at 7:03pm
i am not too familiar with events yet but do know that no matter the attitude of others around me i still have fun because i am able to throw. disc golf to me is fun to throw no matter the condition
Comment by Senior on February 21, 2008 at 6:42pm
PS.. I have a knack of having fun even when I am having a bad day of golf.....
Comment by Senior on February 21, 2008 at 6:39pm
I have never quit an event, no matter how badly I was playing!.... The only reason would be an emergency or injury... I was touaght never to quit and to have fun even if it kills you! So, never say never, and never! ever! quit!
Comment by Chris "Smokey" Hoyle on February 21, 2008 at 6:35pm
I need to learn to stop quitting I admit that.Mabey it's all me I have no problem admitting that but it seems like some tournaments you get a better "feel" and just have more fun.
Comment by Jay Joseph on February 21, 2008 at 6:32pm
I understand some of the points you make about having fun and skill levels and such but quitting is not a characteristic I'd want to be associated with. Vince Lombardi once said, "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit."
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on February 21, 2008 at 5:07pm
This is why I've stayed Am. Although some Pros tell me they have fun playing Open, I too often see what looks like unhappiness, even in Pro Masters at big events. Actually, you see it sometimes in Advanced Am, as well, but again, only at big sanctioned events and in the lead cards.

Glad I'm an old guy - they don't get uptight, even in bid PDGA sanctioned events, even in Pro.

I can see why someone who is Pro and also wants to have fun would feel this way. I would, also, still want to play in big events. It's one of the reasons I see a huge future for even really good players to stay Am.

I also think that this is why a lot of players at this skill level end up dropping out of the PDGA, and I wish there was a way to change things so that would not happen.

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