When you’re out for a day of discin’, many people have different thoughts on what the perfect day is like.
Some want to hang out with some pals and throw plastic. Some are solo and wanting to enjoy nature. Others are serious about doing different things to improve their games.
Any way you look at it, people have different reasons for being out playing.
But if you’ve been to a tournament or a course where there’s a decent crowd, there’s a good chance you may have heard people’s thoughts about playing a round and having to deal with dogs.
There are some people who bring their dogs with them (though it’s not something you can do in a PDGA-sanctioned event), sometimes leashed, sometimes not.
And, with that, people have different feelings on whether or not these four-legged friends should be out there during rounds.
We’ll touch more on that in a moment. First, let’s go back to last week’s poll and see what people had to say.
We asked how many discs you planned to likely buy in 2013 and 205 of you answered.
An overwhelming majority — 97 votes (47 percent) — said they’d be buying between 6-15 discs in 2013.
In second place was 0-15, with 46 votes (22 percent), followed by 16-25 (34 votes/17 percent), 26-50 (11 votes/5 percent) and more than 100 (3 votes/2 percent).
Let’s now see what a few of you had to say.
I said 6-15 and I’ve already purchased a few this year. Normally I’d say 20 or more but I’m having shoulder surgery so I’ll be out of the loop for most of the year, therefore I won’t be needing many in 2013. But look out 2014; I’ve got to make up for what I’m missing out on this year.
So you’ll be creeping up into those much bigger levels in 2014, eh?
Nikolas H says:
Just started getting into the collector side of it after playing for a year. Already hoping to pick up a few of the newly announced Discraft discs, Innova’s McPro Aviar and the bookstore by me has a few Innova first runs hiding away that I hope don’t get scooped up before I get to them. I voted 6-15. May be closer to the 15 end.
It seems like people who collect disc could easily jump up into the higher ranges when they start finding and accumulating discs, especially when just starting on the collecting side.
I said 6-15,and I hope I actually stick to that. My problem is that I know me, and I’ll probably go way beyond that. I really like getting new discs. There is just something cool about having a new weapon in the bag.
Very true, as long as the finances can handle the purchases!
Boy, I am hoping to keep it down to around a dozen this year. I’ve only been playing a year and 1/2, and I already have an embarrassing number of discs. I pretty much went crazy last year, and I have WAY more than I need.
That said, I went right out and bought a Flywood based on the article on this blog, so maybe I just don’t have enough willpower to keep myself under control!
Sounds like an addiction, eh? Many people succumb to it!
Typically it might be 6-15 but I have chosen 0-5 because of the circumstances. Just before this past Christmas I won a tourney and became the proud owner of 5 new discs after spending my vouchers then Christmas hits and I acquired about 10 more. Needless to say, these past winter months have been brutal battling the cold and trying to get a feel all the new plastic. It has been extremely overwhelming and It has been a lot to take on. I feel like multiple discs in my bag are just wasting away because I have not been able to experience their true worth in my game. Now, I have vowed to never get more than 1 (maybe 2) new disc at a time!
That’s a way to keep the spending down — win a few pieces of plastic via tournaments!
I said 26 – 50 because I am an addict, and I love new plastic, plus I am TD’ing a Vibram Birdie Bash, and will take advantage of the discounted price on all of the molds. I have also already purchased 1 of each of the MVP molds this year, in addition to many limited-run discs. So I’m already at twenty for the year.
Two months in and already 20? Good luck at keeping it at fewer than 50!
You disc golfers really are something with plastic. It’s fun to see the differences of those who don’t add much plastic compared to those who do.
And now back to this week’s question.
Do you think people should bring their dogs with them when playing a round of disc golf?
We left you with two answers — yes or no. Originally, we were going to add a third choice of “I don’t care,” but if you don’t care than it seems you would side more with the yes than the no. Pick your side and tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Keep these things in mind, though. Some might not mind, as long as a dog is on a leash and the owner(s) clean up after said dog. I’m sure most people don’t want a dog running wild on a course and snaring people’s discs.
And, heck, some people just don’t want to be around dogs or maybe hear them barking.
So keep that in mind when voting and expand in the comments. Let us know your thoughts beyond the yes or no answer. And, if you say you don’t care, let us know why.
Some courses are in public parks where walking and dog walking occurs often. Some places are just disc golf courses, so maybe people expect to be able to play without seeing dogs?
Let us know what you think!