OK, folks, it’s time to really have some fun.
This poll truly only works, however, if you leave a comment at the end explaining.
We want to know this — have you, or have you seen, somebody have an honest-to-goodness blowup on the course? We’re not talking just a toss of a towel or something, but a true boomer that makes people stop and stare?
We’ll expand more on that in a moment.
Before we get into the new poll, let’s check out the results and some comments from the last poll, when we asked you what your favorite season was for disc golf.
Of the 156 people who voted in the poll, it was a runaway victory for fall, which garnered 91 votes (58 percent). Summer followed with 31 votes (20 percent). Spring placed third (30 votes/19 percent) and winter was last (4 votes/3 percent).
Let’s see what a few readers said:
Kevin King noted:
I love the crispness of fall. I tend to get much better skip shots with the leaves on the ground.
That’s probably one reason why many people selected fall. The weather seems to be perfect for disc golf.
Kevan G said:
Well, being a Wisconsinite and all, we all know what season I hate most for disc golf. A good amount of courses take out their baskets in the winter season (not that I would want to go in -30 degree weather, either). The best season, however, is fall. No doubt. The leaves are changing colors and the course almost seems to open up with all the bare branches. The weather is perfect for sport shorts and a hoodie, which I’m most comfortable in.
There are many people who would likely agree with this, especially the shorts and a sweatshirt.
Ben T said:
Love summer! I played through the last 2 winters and actually lost distance due to guarded driving from slippery surfaces. Spring is wet and windy, fall is cold. Summer is hot but nearly every day in Spokane is a good day to play disc golf.
Getting the distance back, but have no run up anymore. Will have to work on that in the dry inside this winter. Thats what the off season is for. Now, if I still lived in Arizona, the fun would never end
Somebody had to voice it about summer! The debate on summer is likely based on where somebody is located and how hot it can get. If it’s brutal, then it’s probably one reason why fall gets so many votes!
Luke T said:
Winter, for sure! Primarily because summer here can hit 40+ (104+) on a regular basis… and throw in some smothering humidity, it’s almost impossible and certainly unhealthy to be out hucking plastic. Even in Spring, it has hit mid to high 30?s a few times and that’s not brilliant weather for DG either.
Only downside to winter DG is if you play in the southern parts of Australia, it gets bitterly cold with days that don’t make it out of single digits.
Interesting argument. Winter, despite being cold, can be good if there’s no snow on the ground. Alas, if there’s snow on the ground, mixed with the cold and it can be tough to go out for a round of disc golf!
I disc golf year round, but Autumn is by far my favorite season. Warm enough to keep from being uncomfortably cold, but cool enough to avoid sweating through 3 shirts in 1 round. Easier to find wayward discs. Changing leaves making already gorgeous courses that much more enjoyable.
Plus, there is the added bonus of enjoying some nice autumn beers before/during/after.
All valid arguments, especially the last one!
Thanks to all who voted and commented in the last poll. And now on with the new poll.
Anyway, on with the new poll.
The best part about this is you don’t have to mention names. Just tell us what happened.
An example — at a national tour event I once was at, I saw a top-named professional absolutely lose it in the span of 3-4 holes. On one hole, a couple of awful shots got the bad kicked, with a few discs flying. Some choice language came out, too.
A couple of holes later, he threw one out of bounds and when somebody went to get it for him, he flipped telling that person to leave it because it wasn’t worth anything. After the pro moved on, the fan grabbed it, of course, for his personal collection.
Though not as colorful as watching it live, you get the idea. And now, what we would like to hear, are your stories. The big blowups, though, not just somebody flipping a disc to their bag because they missed a putt.
So give a vote. And share your stories. Let’s hear about the blowups. After all, these happen in every sport. Why not smile a little by looking back?