Originally Posted by Sam
One reason. Why do you play disc golf?
For me, it is about the competition. I want to beat the course by going under par and I want to beat the people I am playing with - always.
So why do you play disc golf?
I'm not that competitive a person, but the desire to beat my last round/best score/own expectations etc. is quite a motivator. I tend to prefer solo sports to team sports, though football and baseball are enjoyable.
However, making the disc fly/roll/skip/bounce etc. is where the true fun is. It's more 3-dimensional than flat sports like pool or bowling, and it has more variety of flight lines than racket sports or stick-ball sports such as baseball or even ball golf.
Sam is so driven to beat his opponent that it makes it very fun to beat Sam, so his competitiveness brings out my competitiveness, I guess you could say.
Yep, that's it, I found the one reason I play: to beat Sam. (Or any of you...)
Actually, being outside in nature, getting exercise, peaceful solitude or warm companionship, the party atmosphere, camping out; it's just not possible to name one reason.
It must be the flight of the disc. That's why I will play alone, play in bad weather, play for years on end, accumulate hundreds of discs, etc. If I did not play, I would not walk these parks. I would be doing something else outdoors, probably a solo sport like snowboarding, mountain biking, wakeboarding, sailboarding, but it is the golf disc that gets me out now.