I vividly remember the day we met 15 years ago. It was a warm Spring day during a walk through the park in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I had never held a disc before; you were my first disc golf experience.
We threw around for a few years and I admit that I experimented with other drivers during college. But then you offered me your Crush and I graciously accepted. I took this commitment seriously. In the following years you taught me how to hyzer and eventually how to throw straight lines and gentle s-curves; you truly shaped my game the way it is today and I will cherish your Crush forever.
Unfortunately I have come to realize that you did not take this commitment as seriously as I did. You discontinued your Crush and took it away from me. What’s worse is that I only found out because I saw it on Facebook, and so close to Valentine’s day! How embarrassing that you couldn’t even tell me first! Everyone was already talking about it by the time I knew.
Perhaps I am partially to blame. I smothered you and insisted on bringing you along for every round I’ve ever played. Perhaps I expected too much from you too soon and was overly critical when you hyzered and fell short. But the last few years had been wonderful, the way we fought the headwinds together and birdies you helped me achieve.
They say that if you love a disc, you should let it go. If it comes back to you, well then it’s probably a boomerang and you should try again. I understand that things can’t go back to the way they were. I made my own mistakes and secretly threw a Wraith for a year, which I deeply regret but cannot take back. We’ve also both grown in our own ways; my distance has grown as has your line of discs.
I can try to move on… I know it wouldn’t be easy but I hear good things about Crank or even Surge. Or we can push through and try make my dwindling Crush supply last. I hate to give up on a good thing, but if we’re not meant to be, then maybe it would be easier for both of us to find our own courses to play now.
Disc Golf Chris
*Chris actually printed this letter off and sent it to Discraft headquarters sealed with heart stickers.
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Dear Disc Golfers,
If you’ve been following us over the past couple of months then you may have seen us go through the logo incident. Without going into detail, another disc golf company used the DG Puttheads logo on apparel they were selling. Don’t worry though, this appears to be resolved.
Anyway, in the wake of dealing with this we decided that we should turn the situation into something positive. If we’ve learned anything from Patrick McCormick and Read more
In the spirit of Halloween, I challenged Rodney to a special disc golf challenge – The Halloween Disc Golf Bag Challenge!
It’s a simple concept, load your bag only with discs having a name related to Halloween. To make the round a little more challenging we Read more
We love what we do. We’re disc golfers and we’re proud of it! But sometimes we like to keep our disc golf idioms within our circle disc golf peers. After all, non-disc golfers just don’t understand many of the things us disc golfers do.
Here are 10 things that many of us disc golfers are just a little embarrassed to admit to our non-disc golfer friends:
10. We brag to our friends about owning a first run Buzzz AND a first run Buzzz Mini
We’ve got a very special guest post for you today from Chris’ wife, Cheryl. Cheryl has some advice for the wives (or husbands) of all the disc golfers out there which should be especially helpful for those who’s spouse just picked up disc golf! Here’s what she has to say.
So your husband just picked up disc golf… don’t worry, this doesn’t mean you’re marriage is a complete fail. You’ll need to work on your patience a lot but there are few things that you can do to be prepared without extensive research on disc golf.
Disc golfers love custom discs and place a great deal of sentimental value on disc golf equipment. It should come as no surprise that many of us have attempted to dye our discs ourselves. Most of us end up with a mess of mis-colored discs and stained shirts, but a few of us press on and go searching for the best way to die a disc golf disc.
I’m with most of you, I’m not good at custom dying discs. The good news is that you can learn from my mistakes! This post will go over some basics of dying discs that I’ve experienced and address some important Read more
If you’ve been listening to the Zen Disc Golf podcast then you’ve heard us mention these special molds a few times, and you’ll know that we’re huge fans. We’ve finally taken the time to review some of our favorite discs in this category and we hope you find this informative!