Disc in the snow
Well, it has been quite a while since I’ve written anything. The holidays are finally done and my real job (the one that actually pays me) is finally slowing down enough for me to take a breath. Plus, it’s winter. Winter is a tough few months for disc golfers. Sure, there are a lot of hardcore fans of the sport that fight the elements and play no matter what. There are even quite a few winter tournaments to get people back out to the courses. But there are a lot of people who think it’s just not worth it. It’s cold, snowy, and wet and the conditions make it tough to have fun. Have you ever tried throwing a disc with two pairs of gloves on?
Despite the weather, there are still a lot of us who have the urge to play or at least stay in the loop. Luckily, there are a few websites out there that promote keeping in contact with other disc golfers in the harsh winter months and throughout the year.
The first social networking site I want to mention is DiscGolfersR.Us. It is a great community for disc golfers with tons of information. There are discussions on the sport, blog posts, a tournament calendar, and much more. It’s free to join and you basically set it up like you would a Facebook or MySpace page. From there, you can add friends, join groups, and comment on photos or other topics that are being discussed.
Another good social networking site specifically for disc golfers is The Disc Golf Scene. This site is set up the same way. You create a profile for yourself and then customize your page. The Disc Golf Scene also allows you to catalog what discs you have in your bag, list your favorite courses and also record your different achievements or any aces you may have thrown.
So for anyone who would rather stay cozy and warm inside but would still like to talk about the sport and stay informed about what’s happening, I suggest joining these sites. They are a great way to meet some new people and connect with other disc golfers while Mother Nature isn’t cooperating.