First off, I love the fact that there is so much disc golf in St. Louis! I started playing DG in 2004 when I was living in Little Rock. I was introduced to the game by a friend from Rochester, NY, and he let me use a couple of his discs whenever we played. However, Little Rock only has one course, and nowhere to buy discs (that I knew of).
I've been living in St. Louis since 2006, but until I moved to Maryland Heights in the fall of 2009, I was unaware of how many courses there were. I was especially stoked to find that there was actually a course (Creve Couer) 3 minutes away from my place. So, using the 2 discs my buddy gave me, I began to throw again.
Since then, I built up my bag, and have played at a handful of courses in town. I have been planning on joining the RCF, but I wanted to get my game to a decent level before doing so. I'm not great, but I'm not terrible. I typically shoot par or one over on most holes.
Now, I have nothing against folks putting a wager down on a game, but here's what I want to know: If I join up with RCF and play some of the weekly games, or meet up with other players, am I expected to throw in money as well? I honestly just like to play for the sake of playing. Do you get any attitude or flak if you don't wager?
Also, are other players pretty laid back? Or is it uber-competitive? I'm just looking for some good folk to throw plastic with. Nothing heavy, just a nice game with some like-minded people.
Sorry for the long post...it's my first time dealing with a DG club.
2012 RCF Tag #490