I guess I'm just another "chunderhoad" opposed to fascist disc golf elitism. The way you present Par Infinity makes your club sound like a good old-fashioned high school clique, vulgarity and put-downs included. Basically, anyone who doesn't choose to play your sanctioned events becomes a knuckle-dragging heathen by default. Please understand that I have absolutely nothing against Par Infinty as an organization. Indeed, I appreciate everything they do to promote disc golf on the north coast.Yet I feel that the tone and intention of your letter does very little to truly and positively reflect the mission of your organization and it's diverse and passionate membership. For me, disc golf is one of many hobbies to which I choose to dedicate a significant amount of my spare time. I do enjoy playing with my close friends and their pleasant pack of enthusiastic dogs. We've learned to disregard the distractions and rigid formalities in our daily games, and we continue to progress as skilled golfers and promote a positive, responsible, and respectful approach wherever we play. In your rebuttal, you make some rather rash and insulting assertions/assumptions about those of us who choose to play unaffiliated and independent disc golf ("DG"), while portraying Par Infinity members as consumate professionals and pious, teetotalling gentlemen/goddesses. Really? We're all just people brought together by a shared appreciation of a wonderful game in a beautiful corner of the world. There's no need to take sides and make irresponsible and offensive generalizations about us "chunderhoads" and all of our unrefined amatuerism. Jeff Bird's article did not attack or belittle anyone. Instead it presented disc golf as a past-time that everyone, whether or not they choose to pay $10 a year and hang out with a certain crowd, has the right to play without unwarranted criticism. I definitely won't be signing up for any work days or tournaments anytime soon, but anytime you'd like to join us in a competive round at the Curtain, it would be a pleasure to ease your mind and show you that we are not such a bunch of irreverent hacks. We really are decent.
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In Print This Week:
Jan 12, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 2
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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