Originally Posted by DanD
While I agree about the neccessity of rules, I do prefer a more casual approach - it's why I enjoy playing disc golf. For instance, I subscribe to the "play it where it lie" concept - I don't care where it lie, you find it, play it, all good.
In my myopic disc golf minds eye, one of the beauties of disc golf is that we don't have to subscribe to a governing body, we play in the woods, we should be able to drink, have fun, and not stress if your foot landed 6" from your marker on a 200' fairway drive. That's disc golf to me, course I used to use tombstones as hole markers so I'm not tied to these basket things either.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-PDGA, exactly the opposite, it's more a personal belief and style of play. You Be the Judge! Now go throw!
I entirely agree with this sentiment Dan (I mean, who's daddy came up with You Bee The Judge, anyway, right?), BUT, and yes it is a big but, when it comes to competing it also has to be fair... when I'm just playing a cas round with my homey's I choose to be my own judge and keep it fun... like, not playing from the middle of a crazy gnarly blackberry bunker since it's bad enough that I'm going to have to go in there and get my damn disc anyway, and no, I'm not taking a stroke... the prickles are punishment enough, I'll just take my asterisk* thank you very much... but as soon as it becomes a competition... even a non sanctioned event (Dan, you know what I'm talking about
) then it becomes a whole different story. Don't you dare try to post a score that says you're a better or more skilled golfer than me if you are not following the same rules as me... that's an insult to everyone involved and terribly disrespectful... (in case you can't tell, I've had to deal with cheaters and folks playing a much different kind of golf than me in my day... so, yeah, I'm a little bit sensitive... )
peace threw disc golf,