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Lets face it, disc golf is a part of our lives. So much so that we find ourselves here on DGRU reading everything we can about our sport and surrounding ourselves with like minded people. For some life is waking up, possibly eating and then hitting the course. For others like myself those days are gone and we find ourselves married now, maybe raising children and we have to juggle our time spent between our 2 loves.

For this group i am writing this blog today...

For me things are running pretty smooth. While I'm not sailing at an Americas Cup winning clip i'm not out in rough waters either. It takes work and compromise. I have found that there has to be a trade off. For the hours i spend on the DGC i have to spend an equal or greater time with my family with my focus solely on them. Not the TV, PC, PS3 or trying to get my 1 year old to throw a mini around the living room.

It's best to be upfront. Let your other know how you feel about playing. At the same time get excited for them over their own activities. Plan an afternoon out or just spend some family time during what would usually be time spent playing. It shows that family is first and the next time an unscheduled round op. pops up you're in!
*word of wisdom here...don't throw it back in their face or it will never happen again and all your efforts will come off as contrived.

IF your GF, BF, Wife, Husband etc. works, those are great times to play. If you're married and both work DON"T go play every time you both have the day off leaving them at home! Especially if you have kids!! That's the wrong path to travel if you want to juggle your time between family and discs.

If at all possible get the whole family playing! Take them all to an easy course, give them a flippy disc and don't act like a drill instructor! Share your time with family and you'll have an easy time spending some away, playing with your mates ;)

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Comment by Kati on May 19, 2010 at 3:21pm
Well I've been playing since I could walk practically because my father took both my brother and I out to the course with him. Now my brother and I are hardcore golfers and thankfully I've converted my bf into one as well. My family spends holidays discing ...its one of our biggest traditions!
Comment by Jeff Vest on May 19, 2010 at 12:03pm
Awesome advice. I am dealing with the same situations right now. Luckily my wife likes to play but that also gets me in trouble sometimes because she doesn't like it quite as much as I do. She doesn't consider a round of golf "family time" and I always thought that it counted as family time. Time to bite the bullet I guess. Good to know that I am not the only one with two loves in my life! Of course we don't love disc golf more than our families but I can see how it would seem that way to our partners sometimes.
Comment by eric beich on July 17, 2009 at 8:53pm
good advice. at first I thought your family was into "juggling" haha.
Comment by Disc Player Sports on July 17, 2009 at 8:11am
This is the biggest challenge.
Life and disc golf.
Comment by Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun on July 17, 2009 at 7:08am
Yep. A marriage, or family relationships, has to be worked on just like your putting game. And the better you integrate disc golf into your life in a way that doesn't make it feel like a threat to your partner, the better off everyone us.

Personally, I recommend shooting your television set. There's rarely anything to watch that's better or more important than doing something with your family or playing disc golf.
Comment by wayhighoffire on July 17, 2009 at 1:12am
solid advice right there

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