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  • #16
    Sometimes I use it, sometimes I don't; sometimes other group members bring theirs, it just depends on the vibe. Asking the group is a must; sometimes it's a rock mix, sometimes it's light classical/celtic. Music has the ability to enhance or distract any situation, even nature. Asking disc golfers a question about any topic that ultimately comes down to subjective personal preferences and you'll get as many answers as people you ask; make up your own mind, and accommodate the group you are enjoying the course with.
    educate your thinking

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    • #17
      moody blues- boo, hiss.

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      • #18
        (for hemmerling)

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        • #19
          I suppose there could be a difference between a course in town or by a freeway and the one I play most often. Except during the tournament, it's a very quiet place here. That, and hunting season or when there's logging going on close by. I remember the first other course I ever went to. It was Dabney, and the thing that most struck me was the front nine with the road noise from Crown Point Hwy. I guess the rest of the DG world is used to noise. I'm used to here. Given a choice between even the Moody Blues and the woodpecker... Well, just not most rap. It doesn't help my putting.
          The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
          ...but it plays one on TV.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by jevon View Post
            I use one, but only if its ok with everyone in the group. I also have a "disc" playlist that I put on random for a safe mix, 15 hours worth, a little something for everyone. I'll be the first to admit that I listen to some weird stuff that most people wouldn't like, or even consider music...
            What about if it is okay with other groups on the course? I fall into the it's annoying as hell camp.

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            • #21
              You can count me as one who finds it annoying. There are few things on the course that are mostly selfish. Smoking, screaming, littering and listening to "your" music. I have 3 kids, so my time on the course comes at a price (more than often I'm bargaining with my wife for playing time). I might take Disc Golf serious, but I feel my time is really precious and I just want to do well while out there. I think these avoidable distractions are a nuisance. Headphones for you, eye rolls for me!

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              • #22
                I can see backpacks with honking big amps and thumping sub-woofers coming to a course near you in the not-too-distant future.
                The Corporate Empire is NOT a Constitutional Republic...
                ...but it plays one on TV.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Jeff Hemmerling View Post
                  don't want my stroll in the park ruined by man-made sounds.
                  You mean, like the sound of an injection-molded polymeric plastic disc hitting galvanized iron chains, thrown by a (hu)man? What kind of Lord of the Flies middle-of-nowhere park do you frequent? Weak sauce, weak argument.

                  If there's money on the line, never. You have to let your competition distract themselves with their own thoughts.

                  Casual round, who gives a rat's? You'll probably miss the putt anyways. The time to be serious and focused is during field practice.
                  The only thing miraculous about ICP is the fact that their children look like them...

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                  • #24
                    Is that "Freedom Rock?" Well, TURN IT UP!!! Golf carts (excluding Rodney Dangerfield's and Puff Daddy's) don't come with stereos for a reason, dude. I'd say a weaker argument would be using speakers vs earphones so that one could 'hear what's going on'. Next time we golf together Chuck, I'm dusting off the old 'boom box' and borrowing a few of BA's Lionel Richey and Barry Manilow tapes. Nothing gets me pumped to chuck a disc like some 'Dancing on the Ceiling'... oh what a feelin'... when you're..
                    And no, you can't play any of your Miley Cyrus or Al'Margir cd's, Chuck.
                    Don't just walk past that candy wrapper on the fairway-- I know you saw it!

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Jester View Post
                      What about if it is okay with other groups on the course? I fall into the it's annoying as hell camp.
                      Well if you aren't within 20 feet of me you don't have to worry about it.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by KG_MCDGC View Post
                        You can count me as one who finds it annoying. There are few things on the course that are mostly selfish. Smoking, screaming, littering and listening to "your" music. I have 3 kids, so my time on the course comes at a price (more than often I'm bargaining with my wife for playing time). I might take Disc Golf serious, but I feel my time is really precious and I just want to do well while out there. I think these avoidable distractions are a nuisance. Headphones for you, eye rolls for me!
                        Amen brother. There are very few parts of my life that music is not a part of, or couldn't be a part of if I wanted. I listen to music all day long. For me disc golf is not only about the game but about experiencing the natural world. I botanize, watch birds, butterflies, dragonflies, etc. when I play, even during tournament rounds. It's a big part of what I enjoy about the pastime.

                        Amplified music goes right on the list with loose pitbulls, litterers, casual groups of eight, and shirtless aggro douchebags as things I dislike encountering on the course.

                        But that's just one man's opinion, and I've never asked anyone to turn their tunes off.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Matt B. View Post
                          Amplified music goes right on the list with loose pitbulls, litterers, casual groups of eight, and shirtless aggro douchebags as things I dislike encountering on the course.
                          NO PHKNSHYTE, MAN! I swear there was one afternoon when I was stuck behind a group of eight shirtless aggro douchebags with a boom box and two pitbulls. It is so frustrating when a bunch of inconsiderate idgits like this ruin the flow of a good round, or worse, force you to skip part of the course because they don't have the sense to let others play through.

                          Music is a wonderful part of life, but I would say that a vast majority of players, from Pro to Rec, do not find the random inclusion of someone else's choice of music to be appropriate, or even tolerable, on the course.
                          "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." -- Jimi Hendrix

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                          • #28
                            MP3 Player or not, in my opinion it just comes down to consideration. If you're on the course at 7am, no one wants to hear it that early! If you're with a course full of people, keep it to a minimum, just common courtesy. If you've got the course to yourself, bust it out, don't blast it to offend nearby neighbors though. I have one, but so do others in our group, I will hear it if it offends anyone and I have no problem turning it off, I'm out there to throw and have a good time, so who am I to ruin someone else's time? Use your common sense and think of others.
                            ccovington4169@aol.com

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                            • #29
                              Adding to the "no" votes. I'm outside in the woods because I want to hear the woods. Or hear nothing. Or hear chains.

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                              • #30
                                All the "no way" votes sound like positive votes for pay-to-play private courses. Do you people walk over to the pre-teens having a water balloon fight in the park and tell them to knock it off, there's people golfing here? Anytime someone pulls a golf disc out of their bag all sounds within 100 yards must cease just to suit you?

                                Follow the rules of the park, wherever that may be. If you're at Lucky Mud, leave the MP3 player in the car. If you are at Lakewood, let the sound fly. It's a public park first, and a disc golf course distant second. Obviously you should make sure it's okay with everybody in your group, but other groups' opinions should matter not. Remember, you think the guys with the pit bulls and the jam box are such assholes, what do you think their assessment is of your stuffed shirt? Who wins the opinion battle?

                                Next time you hear someone yell exuberantly in the park after getting an ace or a killer birdie, run your offended little ass over there and tell 'em to pipe down or you'll write a frisbee golf forum post about how much you disapprove of their noise.

                                The way some of you are arguing against it makes you sound like the hater/golfers from Falling Down. At least those d-bags were at a private country club with legal precedent.

                                One last note- some of you are confusing impolite actions with illegal actions. Placing litterers and music-listeners in the same category is pretty asinine.
                                The only thing miraculous about ICP is the fact that their children look like them...

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