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Move Over Disc Golf. Pole Dancing In The Olympics?

Posted in Humor / Comics, In The News with tags on February 26, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

That’s right… Olympic Pole Dancing!

A petition is circulating for a test event at the 2012 Olympics in London for Competitive Pole Dancing., with a formal event following at the 2016 games in Rio De Janeiro. While the pole dance competition would obviously exclude stripping, it would “embrace the athleticism and gymnastics” involved with the “sport”.

It could happen:
1900 Paris Games hosted Pidgeon Racing AND a Pidgeon Shooting event (hopefully separate events)
1900 – 1920 Tug-of-War was an Olympic event
1932 Los Angeles games held Rope Climbing

Whats next?:
Pinball?, Typing?, Tire Swinging?, Guitar Hero?, Limbo?, 1m Belly Flop (actually, that would be cool!)

Disc golf (and ultimate) were in the World Games in Japan in 2001, Unfortunately, disc golf did not make the 2005 games, and only ultimate represented flying disc sports in 2009. Because disc golf is no longer represented within WFDF, it’s unlikely that disc golf will make it back to the World Games, which at one time, was thought of as a way into the Olympics.

What is Disc Golf doing wrong that puts us lower on the list than Pole Dancing? (trying to limit all the bad puns, jokes, etc…). O.K., yes, the majority of Disc Golfers out there are “fans” of both “sports”, we get it!


Funny Disc of the Month

Posted in Humor / Comics on September 2, 2009 by morleyfieldsd







If you have / see / find a humorous disc stamp,
send us the picture or link to it and we’ll post it here

Disc Golf Lingo: “Discribing”

Posted in Disc Golf Lingo, Humor / Comics on September 1, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

discribing – (disc – cribing) the activity of using a Sharpie to place identifying marks on the disc used in the game of disc golf.

EXAMPLE IN A SENTENCE – “Because I had no time for discribing, everything in my bag is just as purchased. The problem, I lost a disc in the trees and now the finder won’t be able to disctinguish who the owner is.

What Is A “Bagger”?

Posted in Humor / Comics, Useless Information with tags , on August 12, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

Define the term “Sandbagger”
– “A player who plays in a category below his/her level in order to beat the easier competition.”

From The PDGA –bag2
Pros Playing Am” : Pros rated <970 may now compete in Amateur divisions offered at PDGA Tour A B and C tier events, for which they qualify based on player rating, age, and gender:

Pro Men and Women
<970 can play Advanced
<935 can play Intermediate
<900 can play Recreational
<935 can also play Advanced Master if they are of Masters age
<850 can play Novice
<900 can also play Adv. Grandmaster if they are of Grandmasters age

Pro Women only
<850 can play Advanced Women
<800 can play Intermediate Women
<750 can play Recreational Women
These players are awarded Amateur points for their performance but these points are not eligible
for year end awards or Worlds invitations.

Disc Golf Comics – 5/16/09

Posted in Humor / Comics on May 16, 2009 by morleyfieldsd


Fundamentals of Hideous Putting

Posted in Humor / Comics on March 10, 2009 by morleyfieldsd

By Jason Southwick of Marshall Street Disc Golf Store

Let’s be clear what we’re talking about here. We’re not talking about missing half your 20-footers. That’s considered bad putting in some circles, but here we’re talking about being fairly incapacitated from five to 10 feet, and missing the entire basket a lot of the time. And of course being terrified before the putt, and mortified afterwards. What happens during the putt is hard to remember, due to your little nervous breakdown. You can try covering it up with self-deprecation, but truth is, most people on the planet – and many of them have never even seen a golf disc – can putt way better than you right now. Then again, most of them don’t have brand new facial twitches and a loud ringing in their ears.

And it’s not something that comes quickly. You can’t just walk onto a disc golf course and be a hideous putter. It takes thousands and thousands of putts over many years, covering dozens of putting styles and any number of putters. Hideous putting also requires brooding, and attaching your self-worth directly to the shortest of putts.

With the proper negative energy, nurtured by a deep-seated fear of failure, we can make our putting so hideous that people look away. And the one friend who’s not giving you the silent treatment asks, shocked, “What was THAT?”

Well, it’s not easy. Here are a few ideas for climbing into the abyss.

Bad Posture, the Key to Sucking at Any Sport

A few years back I gave a disc golf lesson to a big strong man, and we began with putting. Right off the bat he’s all kinds of nervous, and can’t reach the basket from 15 feet with his straddle putt. He somehow looks like so many bad putters, just worse. It dawns on me he’s making the classic mistake of reaching the disc toward the basket – to make the putt shorter and, presumably, easier – while necessarily sticking his butt out in the opposite direction.

Problem is, in that position, it’s difficult to muster enough coordination for even regular bad putting, never mind enough oomph to actually reach the target. It can be mind-boggling to witness otherwise normal disc golfers reaching forward in this awkward standing broad jump pose, eight feet away from the basket, as if they’re trying to defuse a basket-shaped bomb with a disc-shaped remote control.

So if you define success as failure, remember to maximize the distance between the release point of your putt, and your rear end. Guaranteed to raise your score while amusing your friends. And one of the bedrocks of hideous putting.

Jason demonstrates extreme “Reach Closer So You Won’t Have to Throw it as Far” putting, the perfect stance for unearthing that truly humiliating stroke that resides in all of us.

Footfault Every Single Time

Develop the habit of stepping on your mini upon release, and stepping over it afterwards. The idea here is to send the subliminal message to Captain Brain that you’re unworthy. While disc golf will naturally rob us of our confidence, we can greatly accelerate the demoralization process by making our bad putting also illegal, the way Shaq used to step over the foul line after every foul shot.

The fact that cheating brings you a little closer to the target won’t help one bit, and chances are, like poor Shaq stepping over the foul line, you won’t be called on it that often. Why? Because what you’re doing is so obviously not helping.

And because, as fellow disc golfers, we recognize that you’re suffering enough already.

Thought Flashes

Thought flashes are the opposite of mantras. A mantra is something you repeat in your head over and over, in a calm, slow Keith Oberman voice: “Put the bisquit in the basket.” Thought flashes are much more sudden, involuntary, and sound a lot like Sam Kinison screaming words so offensive they’d make the most hardened PDGA Monitor blush — even if you wrote them without vowels.

No putting can attain true hideousness without well-timed thought flashes.

When the Psyche Goes Bad

The psyche is the whole shebang. It’s what you’re thinking and what you know and don’t know, what you remember as well as everything you’ve forgotten. And if your body isn’t part of your psyche, it’s the car the psyche’s driving, often erratically, especially on those short putts where your skin crawls right off of you, stands up on its own with holes for eyes and laughs in your face. And it’s not a nice sort of laugh, either.

Whatever messes with your psyche, is guaranteed to mess with your putting. They are reflections of each other.

“Hurry up and miss,” says my former skin, suddenly bored with the inevitable.

And of course I clang the front of the basket from nine feet and, since my skin’s new job is to mock me, my blood and organs spill out of me onto the ground next to my poor putter.


You can improve your posture, avoid footfaulting, suppress some of the more shattering thought flashes, start actually practicing, and visit a sports psychologist. All of this may help. When you’re in hideous putting mode, however, your best bet is to simply surrender to it and accept it.

Sooner or later the vortex in your head will settle, your confidence will return, and you’ll be putting as well as the first time you ever picked up a disc.

Disc Golf Comics – 3/1/09

Posted in Humor / Comics on March 1, 2009 by morleyfieldsd



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