After a few serious poll questions the past few weeks, we’ve decided to slow it down a little and get into something a little more fun.
And, honestly, one that I think may be interesting.
That’s a good thing.
At the same time, there are people who don’t own anything. And that’s fine, too. Choosing what people wear is not part of the game, especially at the casual level!
Think of all the hats and shirts and sweatshirts and more you see out there. This could turn into quite the interesting poll.
But before that, let’s head back to last week when we asked you about booze on the course. In the two polls preceding this one, we had close results and some really fun conversations about dogs on the course and smoking on the course.
This one wasn’t close.
We asked: “Should people be allowed to consume alcoholic beverages during a tournament round”
The answer was a resounding no.
Of the 154 people who took part in this poll, 126 (82 percent) said no. There were 28 (18 percent) who said yes.
This was a landslide from the beginning. So much so that we didn’t even get the deep conversation we often get on our polls.
Let’s see what a few people had to say, though.
J. Green said:
Like the smoking poll, I voted “yes” on this…but I know we’ve all seen the guy out on the course who started drinking way too early and by the end of the first round they just become obnoxious. I don’t think that should ruin it for the guys who can enjoy a few (I don’t drink at all) and act like a normal human being. I’ve played in softball leagues where beer is allowed in the dugouts so I don’t see much of a difference.
It’s one thing to have a beer during a casual round with friends. But in a tournament? If somebody was ever going to be like the person you mentioned at a tournament, hopefully he’d be disqualified immediately.
Kelly K said:
A recreational round of disc with beer doesn’t sound so bad. My call has always been “If you choose to drink during a round, choose to clean up after yourself.”
For a tournament, however, I should think one would want to perform at one’s best. I don’t know that drinking during the tourney would help. Drinking after the big game, I can see; drinking before? Ennnnh, maybe. During … drinking while throwing disc only make me *feel* like I’m doing better.
This seems like a rational way to look at things. It seems odd that beer might make people play better, too.
I am a non-drinker, but I have no problem with people that do. I think it all comes down to “respect,” again, if you can control yourself, and pick up your trash so others don’t have to, then have at it.
The littering would be a big thing for sure. It’s awful to go to a course and see beer bottles and cans all over.
Nyles J said:
I played in a non-PDGA tourney and a player in my group had a large McDonald’s cup and was sipping it with a straw. I didn’t think to much of it until he started having trouble finding his disc after each drive. He told the group he was sorry, and that he was “wasted.” One of the members questioned him, “how could you be wasted on diet coke”, he said, “this ain’t no diet coke.” So…. we were having trouble finding one of his discs and asked him what color it was. He said “I don’t know, I’m color blind.” It was a tough conclusion to the round for everyone.
That seems like something where the tournament director should be informed and something should have happened immediately. It shouldn’t matter what side of the fence one is on this question, this is wrong no matter how one looks at it.
That seems like a good place to move on, too.
This week it’s all about the clothing. And we want to know — how many pieces of disc golf-related clothing do you own? Hats, shirts, sweatshirts, jackets — whatever. How many?
And after you select it, drop us a comment and tell us why you own so much or so little and maybe what your favorite piece of clothing is.
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