We definitely want to know about your lost discs.
I’ve heard some great stories our there about discs being lost and the attempts to get them back etc.
So why not a poll?
First, let’s go back to last week when we asked you how many people you’ve introduced to disc golf.
For this poll, 85 people took part. I was quite shocked at the top vote getter in that 32 percent (27 votes) said they have introduced 21 or more people to the sport. Well done, people!
That spot was followed by 3-5 (29 percent, 25 votes) and 6-10 (21 percent/18 votes). The fourth spot was 1-2 (9 percent/8 votes) and 11-20 took fifth (8 percent/7 votes).
The cool part? Of our 85 voters, not one said they hadn’t introduced someone to the sport, which is very nice.
Let’s check out a couple of the responses, too.
Derek O’Neil says:
It was one of the first dates I took my wife on when we met, I have introduced it to her whole family and now they go out and play regularly. And now I host a doubles disc golf date night with friends and many have caught the disc golf bug! Where ever I go for vacation, school travels, etc I always look for nearby disc golf courses and bring along anyone who is with me!
A match made in chains, perhaps?
Brian Buller notes:
It’s one of the greatest feelings in the world when you introduce someone to disc golf and then you see them out on the course playing with their friends that they just introduced to the sport.
That is very cool. I can’t say I’ve had that feeling yet, but it must be pretty awesome for sure.
Stan Frischman, who said he worked in Parks and Rec for more than 20 years, helped with a clinic recently. One of the boys in the group (which had about 30 kids) has Asperger’s Syndrome, which is a learning disorder similar to autism, according to WebMD.
He was extremely anxious, and afraid he would be horrible at disc golf. With some positive encouragement from me and the other boys in the group he managed to calm down and have a pretty good time. He started to get the hang of it, and admitted it was kind of fun. I plan on following up with him, and hope to meet his parents, and encourage them to make disc golf a regular family activity. I definitely saw his success with the sport build his self esteem. That just made my day!
GR Mendoza said:
The way I got a few of my friends into disc golf is by telling how much fun it is. I tell them is pretty easy to play but hard to master. Then I point out it’s great way to get outside and hang out.
It’s great to see the stories about people introducing the game to people. I definitely give kudos to all of you out there. Keep spreading the word and keep on bringing new people to the game!
As always, we like to give something random away to those who comment on the weekly poll. This week’s Randomizer selection is Erica. Send me an address as well so I can get something from the prize box out to you!
And now for this week’s poll…
How many discs have you lost? A simple question, yes, but the prize can be in your answer. We’re looking for the best stories about losing a disc. So, in the comments, tell us not only how many discs you’ve lost, but tell us a story about one. The most creative story, as judged by our staff, will win a disc (not sure what disc yet, but we’ll give something away)!
(Note: We reserve the right to not award a disc if the staff doesn’t think any of the stories match what we are seeking. We don’t think this will happen as we haven’t been disappointed yet, but we need to put this here…)
On with the poll!
Vote away and make sure to comment as we’ll, as always, give something away to a random commenter. You can’t win if you don’t comment here. (In other words, comments on Facebook or other places where this poll might be linked won’t count… it has to be here).
NOTE ON PRIZES: If you have won something from us recently — and have sent us an address so we can send it out — and haven’t received it, our apologies. I’ll be hitting up the post office this weekend and will send everything out!
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