By Rebecca G. Burton ~
Hole 17, Seth Burton, Fairmont Ice Bowl, 2017. Photo Jesse Wright.
Much of what makes life tolerable in the worst of times and joyous in the best of them happens when people come together.
The Fairmont Flyers are busy, once again, preparing for the
sixteenth annual Ice Bowl in Fairmont, West Virginia on February 22. Over the last five years, a Chili Cook-Off was added to include more people from the community and raise more money for the designated charity, a local food pantry called the Soup Opera. Continue reading “How a Resilient Disc Golf Community Made the Best Out of the Worst Situation”
How to anger-proof a tournament in trying times.
Josh Woods ~
Cell phone activation fees. Baggage fees. Hotel internet fees. Cancellation fees.
No one likes fees. People especially dislike hidden fees, additional fees and any charge that seems shady or unreasonable. Still, fees are everywhere. Including in disc golf.
As one example, players without PDGA memberships must pay a “$10 additional fee” to register for a PDGA-sanctioned tournament. Although there are logical reasons for this charge, not everyone is a fan.
Continue reading “Tournament Fees: What Makes Dollars and Sense?”
Every kid has at least one completely ridiculous belief that causes embarrassment later in life. Mine was the Smurfs. For a time, I was sure they were real. One day I even went looking for them in a forest near my house.
After spending half the day turning over rocks and kicking tree stumps, I came to three conclusions. One, Smurfs probably do not exist. Two, throwing stones at a hornet’s nest is a bad idea (really, don’t do that). And three, nothing exists until it’s observed.
Continue reading “Disc Golf’s Silent Majority: A Search for Non-PDGA Disc Golf Events”