Originally Posted by DexterHawk
I've played with and around a lot of the top players in our sport and while their are many really sincere and generous players it's true that most of them feel like they should be in charge and are not hesitant to publicly bad mouth TDs, courses / layouts, rules and even the PDGA. That said I think that has more to do with the nascent nature of our sport than it does the people involved.
Andy good point, its probably more true then we can know right now but only time will tell.
Byron, I made my point to competition only, sure there are awesome and amazing golfers I meet everytime I am on the course. Most amateurs fit into this category, however on the tour, which is what I am comparing, most disc golfers attitude reflect my previous judgment.
I think the biggest hurdle our sport are the rules. A rule where a player can solely determine an unplayable and take relief is ridiculous. Our rules allow players to twist them to their advantage in a lot of ways and that just seems wrong. Our rules put the players on the defensive against each other and people consider it a personal attack if a rule violation is called. Watching it is almost vindictive, when someone gets called they start looking to bust the person who called them. I have seen this way to many times for it to be isolated instances.
Man I guess I do sounds cynical, I should really work on that!