And before anyone jumps on me for being some kind of drama queen (Ron). I just wanted to clarify that I'm not upset about anything or anyone. I'm just not enjoying playing competitively anymore. Most of my time now is going towards raising/handling two teenagers, trying to keep my skill set up for work(staying relevant in IT is hard), and doing audio/video work at church. I'm not going to put golf ahead of the stuff that really matters to me. It's just me realizing what's important to me, and I'm going to stop beating myself up mentally just to outshoot some kid 15 years my junior. I'm sure you all can understand.
Last Edit: Jul 19, 2011 12:53:05 GMT -5 by slowroll
Well stated my friend. I too know what you are feeling. I've played more DG this summer than any other time of my three years playing. And... I'm playing worse than ever. My rating has dropped over the last 3 tourneys I've played. Now for me... I'm gonna just cut back on my playing and try to get my mental bearings back in order. I still love the game and I want to continue to play and hopefully improve. I think I just need a little more time off between rounds so I can try to regroup my body, my mind and most of all... My perspective. Hang in there slowroll and I'm sure we will see one another on a DG course in the not to distant future. Blessings!
Post by mikemyrick on Jul 19, 2011 14:24:21 GMT -5
I know that feeling as well. I had such a great posse' in North MS and had such a good tournament run in 2005 and 2006. Then, everyone had more going on than they could handle without dropping disc golf for a while, and I'd graduated and returned home to Jackson, MS. I was the only pro player within a 2 hour drive aside from Doug Williams, but he took some time off as well to spend time with his kids more. Definitely found it less appealing to keep playing much when gas is $4/gallon and I'd have no one to commute with and no one to play alongside of as opposed to just tutoring, while I had several friends with boats always wanting to spend time on the water in the summers, hunt in the winters, and have get-togethers and events in the comfy seasons. Then jobs come, life gets busy, a kid pops on the scene... disc golf definitely took a back seat; only now returning to action when I came here to Franklin/Nashville. Sometimes a break is the right thing to do.
Slowroll/guys, I can relate to this thread in this regard: You haven't seen me around because I have been busy & working a lot ( which is + ). But I haven't played in many months ( which is - ).
Even though I'm not competitive, have a wimpy drive but can't putt, I recall that day we played the Shire & that course with the lake with much fondness & a smile on my face. I really did enjoy the road trips & epic playing for FUN days.