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Postby johnemus » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:47 am

Didn't see it anywhere else on the board... Just wondering what the consensus is on here about the policy and what the opinion is if it gets extended to all sanctioned events (like alcohol)?
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Postby SARG27044 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:58 am

If it goes to all events, you will see more and more unsanctioned ones on the schedule. As well as a decrease in membership renewals. Some of those will just be trying to prove a point, others cant go that long without a smoke in a competitive atmosphere. Some will like it, but even some non smokers will disagree with it. I know I wont be playing any Major events...
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Postby Discgo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:01 pm

I would be fine with it. I would like to see a no smoking around the tee/group rule. For some reason I kept getting stuck downwind from smokers all weekend. It normally doesn't bug me but it really bothered me this weekend for some reason. I used to smoke and understand how hard the addiction is to break. Luckily I kicked it before I found disc golf as it would be harder to quit if it was tied into my game.

Would people honor the rule if it was put into place for all tournaments?
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Postby 10up » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:20 pm

As a recently reformed smoker of 15 years, keep your policies off my body!

Honestly, playing disc is the only place I still have a cigarette now and again. Fuckers...
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Postby Buzzznation » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:41 pm

We've already been exposed to this rule in our public parks. Pickard to name one is non smoking. We've seen how well that holds up.
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Postby SARG27044 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:52 pm

Buzzznation wrote:We've already been exposed to this rule in our public parks. Pickard to name one is non smoking. We've seen how well that holds up.
Its a little different. Pickard is School property, all schools in Iowa have smoke free grounds.
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Postby tufluk » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:47 pm

I'm a non-smoker and have never been bothered by a smoker on my card. The rule is just ignorant. I think the PDGA rules commitee has non-smokers on the board trying to gain a competative edge by having their opponents jonesing during the round.
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Postby Dale Jordal » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:28 pm

First off I am a non-smoker, but it seems to me if other people in the park can smoke (non-disc golfers) why would a lower AHJ over ride the laws of the folks who own the land :roll: to just keep a handful of golfers from not smoking .

I don't particularly like smoke but if the smoker in our group can keep some mosquitoes away :D from me I'm ok with it.
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Postby johnemus » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:52 pm

My opinion is different than most of yours. I actually like the rule. Now let me preface this by saying, I don't mind playing with smokers or anything like that.

However, IF disc golf is trying to become a larger, much more popular sport, than its got to appear to be more professional to outsiders. You don't see pro golfers smoking/drinking during tournaments or other professional athletes doing this while they are competing. The better disc golf can look in the public eye, the better the likelihood of it growing, which is what I hope to see it do. Just my opinion
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Postby medicinal funk » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:55 pm

johnemus wrote:My opinion is different than most of yours. I actually like the rule. Now let me preface this by saying, I don't mind playing with smokers or anything like that.

However, IF disc golf is trying to become a larger, much more popular sport, than its got to appear to be more professional to outsiders. You don't see pro golfers smoking/drinking during tournaments or other professional athletes doing this while they are competing. The better disc golf can look in the public eye, the better the likelihood of it growing, which is what I hope to see it do. Just my opinion


guys smoke during PGA events too, you just don't see it on television
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Postby Single L » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:26 pm

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Postby blkwizardsonny » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:31 pm

medicinal funk wrote:
johnemus wrote:My opinion is different than most of yours. I actually like the rule. Now let me preface this by saying, I don't mind playing with smokers or anything like that.

However, IF disc golf is trying to become a larger, much more popular sport, than its got to appear to be more professional to outsiders. You don't see pro golfers smoking/drinking during tournaments or other professional athletes doing this while they are competing. The better disc golf can look in the public eye, the better the likelihood of it growing, which is what I hope to see it do. Just my opinion


guys smoke during PGA events too, you just don't see it on television
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Postby Abe Froman » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:33 pm

medicinal funk wrote:guys smoke during PGA events too, you just don't see it on television

yep. ^^

dont pull the "grow up" card, they smoke in MLB dugout tunnels and offices. i smoke but need to quit. cigs r gross. go ahead and make it illegal in events, see how well the no beer rule works currently....
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Postby MDR_3000 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:50 pm

blkwizardsonny wrote:
medicinal funk wrote:
johnemus wrote:My opinion is different than most of yours. I actually like the rule. Now let me preface this by saying, I don't mind playing with smokers or anything like that.

However, IF disc golf is trying to become a larger, much more popular sport, than its got to appear to be more professional to outsiders. You don't see pro golfers smoking/drinking during tournaments or other professional athletes doing this while they are competing. The better disc golf can look in the public eye, the better the likelihood of it growing, which is what I hope to see it do. Just my opinion


guys smoke during PGA events too, you just don't see it on television
john daly smokes on tv b 4



I'm pretty sure they get fined for it too
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Postby The Donator » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:53 pm

MDR_3000 wrote:
blkwizardsonny wrote:
medicinal funk wrote:
johnemus wrote:My opinion is different than most of yours. I actually like the rule. Now let me preface this by saying, I don't mind playing with smokers or anything like that.

However, IF disc golf is trying to become a larger, much more popular sport, than its got to appear to be more professional to outsiders. You don't see pro golfers smoking/drinking during tournaments or other professional athletes doing this while they are competing. The better disc golf can look in the public eye, the better the likelihood of it growing, which is what I hope to see it do. Just my opinion


guys smoke during PGA events too, you just don't see it on television
john daly smokes on tv b 4



I'm pretty sure they get fined for it too

They do.
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