We did one of those Learn to Play Disc Golf things for the kids today. We had about 20 or 25 kids. It was insane chaos. We started 15 minutes late and only had the three of us and five learn-to-play people. We decided to play best shot in a big eightsome. By the end of hole 1 stragglers had doubled the size of the group and we split up into three smaller groups. One of those groups then picked up more stragglers and split again. The main thing was to get discs in the hands of new players and to let them loose on an easy beginner course to have fun. I think we accomplished that.
One of the little girls, Kaylie, was a natural. She had a nice, smooth straight throw. Her dad bought discs, but i think he bought them for her brothers. Hopefully next week she goes to a learn-to-play tennis thing run by a better coach. People never believe me when I say, "Your kid is a natural." Every time there is one. I don't say it about every kid,
I'm so deaf. I called her Katie for nine holes. I probably called her Katie 26 times since I always let her throw first. She was too polite or intimidated to correct me. A lot of small children are afraid of me, with my crazy beard and loud voice.
We might get a junior league going again, for two more years. Kira has several friends and acquaintances who drive and have cars.
Today's really good joke: "That boy doesn't need a costume for Halloween. He can just walk around and show people that he has a driver's license!" The other good joke. At the end Kira and I were sitting in the car waiting for everyone to leave. She asks, what are we the marines? First in and last out? And I say, no, I'm just afraid to leave here with any of those boys driving the same road behind me!
Unrelated, we packaged three orders today, 170 discs, and are 1/3rd of the way back to zero. Still a lot of good stuff in the Blowout Sale.