REDARMY wrote:4 out of 5 people i met last year said jeff was a giant asshole.
There's the warm fuzzy feeling I've been missing since I tendered my resignation. That right there is a good enough reason not to ever be involved in this club. Maybe StL disc golfers are just spoiled brats and they expect everything for nothing. I know at least one big haired local pro that acted this way at every tournament I ran.
Let me lay this out there for the general public, not the volunteers, the players. Disc golf is a game and should always be fun & competitive
. There will never be a situation that pleases everyone so when it is your turn to be upset, pissed off, etc don't complain, just thank the volunteers. If it is really that bad, then get involved and make the changes you wish to see. That's what I did until some P.O.S. threatened a spurious (fake) lawsuit if I didn't step down from the position and make room for someone that will give preferential treatment to a certain sponsor.
Most would just prefer to bitch though and make the lives of the people who do volunteer that much harder by complaining about everything.
To put things in perspective, you come out to a tournament and pay $20 to play all day. At the end of the day, you win cash or plastic (no matter what place you finish, 1st or last) you should be happy since you just got paid to play a fun game all day. You weren't at work or at home cutting the grass, pulling weeds, cleaning, etc. You got paid to play a game!
And, again, disc golf is not the NBA of NFL. We don't get shoe contracts or gold chains (though the way some people act you would think we are the highest paid "athletes" in all of sports). I mean, disc golf, as a whole has still not made it out from under the label of "wacky sports." Why would DGers expect to be treated like royalty around the course when the people we share the parks with, pedestrians, typically don't even know what we are doing?