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  • "Over the Hill" Bob
    started a topic PDGA's on the ball!

    PDGA's on the ball!

    So last night I finally committed to become a PDGA Official. I had read somewhere on their site that you can choose to have the test sent via email and since Stumptown is an Affiliate Member the test would be free. I went through the process of filling out all of the information to order the test thinking at some point I would be asked for Affiliate Member information and whether I wanted the test on paper or emailed. I got to the end and never had the option so I didn't click on the button to finish and instead hit my back arrow. Didn't matter the order went through. I promptly emailed them this morning only to find out that the test and rules book were processed and sent out in the mail already. The PDGA sent it out right away? Who'd a thunk!

    Bob

  • "Over the Hill" Bob
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    Originally posted by "Over the Hill" Bob View Post
    Thanks Bob! So I ordered on the 9th and recieved the test in the mail on the 11th. Test completed and emailed back on the 12th. So lets take bets on how long it takes to get the word that I'm the new "Sheriff" in town. PDGA website says 4-6 weeks. Can they set a record like ORS registrations this year?

    Bob
    It's "official", I'm a PDGA Official!

    Bob

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  • snap7times
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    Its not standing around, you follow a group with some really cool players in it and watch in awe how they throw, and take your own pictures too!!
    You will be suprised to see the huge difference between their play and our level of play... Everyone I know who has had the opportunity to witness these guys has always enjoyed it... your call... just dont to me when you wish you watched a round...
    Just stay away from the smokers, DF and KC.. I want to watch Nikko, Gregg, Avery, and oh say a local NW pro on the same card... ohhhh

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by Tim View Post
    Whoa, could it be that Adam is actually Patrick Bateman in disguise?
    Yup. I'm also D.B. Cooper.

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    What did I say about standing around?

    Maybe I just get bored easily. I like playing softball but not attending baseball games. I like to play my guitar but I don't enjoy live music shows. I like taking pictures but not watching other people's slide shows...
    Whoa, could it be that Adam is actually Patrick Bateman in disguise?

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by snap7times View Post
    P.S. Adam, I sure hope you come to BSF to watch at least...
    What did I say about standing around?

    Maybe I just get bored easily. I like playing softball but not attending baseball games. I like to play my guitar but I don't enjoy live music shows. I like taking pictures but not watching other people's slide shows...

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  • snap7times
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    This. I'm on the course to throw, not stand around. This is why I don't play Pier Park except before noon on weekdays.

    Also, I don't have as much fun if my score actually matters, and if I can't throw extra discs to see what they would've done.

    Also -- the reason I posted here -- I've rarely seen a large congregation of disc golfers that didn't involve cigarette smoke. I know people "try" to stay downwind, but you know that doesn't always work out. I can smell it from 500 feet away. (Pot smokers actually bother me less, because they usually go back in the woods and do their thing, and don't carry it around with them stinking up the course... on the other hand, pot smokers who do it out in the open piss me off much more, because it's not good for the image of the sport.)


    I think it's interesting that so many serious disc golfers are always looking for organized tournaments to play in... most other sports aren't like that. There are thousands, maybe millions, of hard-core ball golfers who play every single weekend, but they rarely play in tournaments.
    Gotcha, so smaller tournaments that have less than a full turn out, would those work? I've played in plenty of tournaments with no wait time... Ball golf has a way more wait time than disc golf from my own expirence...
    I guess its better to play Deaf tournaments since there is always a few empty holes between cards. BTW i'll be at beaver state fling with an "become Deaf in 5 minutes" device... Only $100 dollars per 5 minutes... any takers???
    And Golf is expensive, there is a lack of tournaments as opposed to disc golf because entry fees are outrageous and there is so much drama into it...
    Anyways thanks for answering my question and back to our normal thread topic...
    P.S. Adam, I sure hope you come to BSF to watch at least...

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  • Ol' Bob
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    ...not good for the image of the sport.
    End the stupid prohibition. Educate the people. Be done with the Dark Ages.

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by jevon View Post
    Some people don't like when it takes over 3 hours to play one round.
    This. I'm on the course to throw, not stand around. This is why I don't play Pier Park except before noon on weekdays.

    Also, I don't have as much fun if my score actually matters, and if I can't throw extra discs to see what they would've done.

    Also -- the reason I posted here -- I've rarely seen a large congregation of disc golfers that didn't involve cigarette smoke. I know people "try" to stay downwind, but you know that doesn't always work out. I can smell it from 500 feet away. (Pot smokers actually bother me less, because they usually go back in the woods and do their thing, and don't carry it around with them stinking up the course... on the other hand, pot smokers who do it out in the open piss me off much more, because it's not good for the image of the sport.)


    I think it's interesting that so many serious disc golfers are always looking for organized tournaments to play in... most other sports aren't like that. There are thousands, maybe millions, of hard-core ball golfers who play every single weekend, but they rarely play in tournaments.

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  • jevon
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    Originally posted by snap7times View Post
    Now you got my curiousity "piqued" if that how you use that in English... Why is the tournament scene not "Mr Schneider's" "thing"? Just curious... I would like to hear the other side of the spectrum...
    Some people don't like when it takes over 3 hours to play one round.

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  • snap7times
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    For you. Not for me.
    Now you got my curiousity "piqued" if that how you use that in English... Why is the tournament scene not "Mr Schneider's" "thing"? Just curious... I would like to hear the other side of the spectrum...

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  • Adam Schneider
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    Originally posted by snap7times View Post
    the list of pros for playing in a tournament, especially larger ones far out number these smaller con lists...
    For you. Not for me.

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  • snap7times
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    Point is, we need to stop worrying about social status related to being the tattle tale on these rule violations and just do our part and rat on the rule violating SOB's... I used to be a little concerned about what people would think if I ratted someone out but from now on I will just be upfront about it and if someone cries like a baby, i know i got plenty of fellow dg'ers who will back me up... I would expect the same for everyone else... I want to see the game grow, i want to see my kid*s* be able to play this game their entire lives, but it wont happen as long as we are sterotyped and don't help each other step up our image...

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  • Tim
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    Originally posted by Sausage Fingers View Post
    According to the competition manual, you are only prohibited from these activities from the 2-minute warning to when the scorecard is turned in. Were you offended by people drinking liquor at tourney central between rounds too or just the 'evil weed'?
    Heh, I never said it offended me. But isn't the whole rationale of the rule to present a professional, clean image to the world at large? Seems to me, a crowd of 100+ people standing around with bursts of fragrant smoke erupting here and there pretty much trumps the couple of groups that may be partaking during the round (which, as you might guess, was also happening). I'm not trying to come off as preachy here or anything, I'm just saying, I don't think it's right to imply that Washington is more guilty than Oregon when it comes to The Rule.

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  • snap7times
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    Originally posted by Adam Schneider View Post
    So it's kosher, according to PDGA rules, to smoke tobacco during rounds? I'll just add that to the list of reasons I don't play in tournaments...
    somebody's missing out.... the list of pros for playing in a tournament, especially larger ones far out number these smaller con lists... I hope you going to BSF as a fan at least...

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