Do You Think You Have a Problem?
To answer this question ask yourself these simple questions and answer them as honestly as you can. Only you can decide.
- Is the state of your game making your home life unhappy?
- Does your search for the perfect disc make you careless of your family’s welfare?
- Is your short game affecting your reputation?
- Do you play to escape from worries or trouble?
- Do you putt alone?
- Have you lost time from work due to the weekly doubles match?
- Do you choose your lunch based on how sticky or slippery it is likely to make your discs?
- Has your efficiency decreased since missing that 20 footer?
- Do your feel guilty when accused of sandbagging?
- Have you ever felt depressed after losing a disc?
- Are you in financial difficulties as a result of feeding your disc habit?
- Do you crave a match at a definite time daily?
- Does fear of DiscCatchers cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
- Do you become frantic when you can’t find your favorite Aviar?
- Have you ever had a complete loss of memory as a result of drinking at a tournament?
- Has your doctor ever treated you for a rotator cuff injury?
What’s your score?
If you have answered YES to any one of the questions, there is a definite warning that you may be Disc Golf Addict.
If you have answered YES to any two, the chances are that you are a Disc Golf Addict.
If you have answered YES to three or more, you are definitely an Disc Golf Addict.
Why do we say this? Only because the experience of hundreds of thousands of unrepentant addicts has taught us some basic truths about our symptoms – and about ourselves.
Admitting you are an addicted to the sport may seem today like the end of the line to you, but there are thousands of people in Disc Golf Outlaws who can testify that acceptance of the incredible suckiness of their game was not an end, but a beginning; the beginning of their recovery and a new, enjoyable and (hopefully) lower-scoring round.
We at the Disc Golf Outlaws have a simple, workable program. It is a down-to-earth program designed BY and FOR Disc-aholics. If you honestly want birdies above all else and are fully willing to follow this program without qualification, you have written your own guarantee for par (maybe).
THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE OUTLAWS IS A DESIRE FOR A DECENT SCORE.
This does not mean signing up, although your support will be appreciated and membership definitely has its’ rewards. You can simply come along to any local course, where you will find people who have been through exactly the same sort of things as you. Get to lots of tournaments. That way you will hear different Outlaws telling their experience. Among them you will find people with whom you can identify closely – people you feel understand YOU.
MAYBE YOU ARE STILL NOT CONVINCED YOU ARE AN ADDICT?
In which case, a few matches may help you to decide. All we ask is that you bring with you an open mind and a good selection of discs
IS OUR PROGRAM THE ANSWER FOR YOU?
Only you can decide whether you want to give it a try —
We who are in the Outlaws came because we finally gave up trying to control our addiction to Disc Golf. We still hated to admit that our game was the ultimate in suckiness. We found out that many people suffered from the same feelings of listlessness, loneliness and hopelessness that we did when our disc landed in a tree or in the water.. We realized that we had these feelings because we had the disease of Disc Golf Mania. We decided to try and face up to what our abundance of bogies had done to us. Here are some of the conclusions we reached and the steps we have taken toward recovery. After all, we were in deep trouble with our game. How about you?
Remember, there is no disgrace in facing up to the fact that your game generally sucks.
1. We admitted we were powerless over the water shot – that our drives had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that the perfect disc could restore our scores to sanity.
3. Made a decision to turn our game over to the care of God as no one else could help us.
4. Made a searching and fearless inventory of our bags to weed out ‘gacked’ discs.
5. Admitted to the TD, to ourselves and to others in our group the exact nature of our unworthiness.
6. Were entirely ready to have TD remove all course obstacles and out of bounds markers.
7. Humbly asked the TD to remove those $^#@ Yellow DiscCatchers.
8. Made a list of all shots we had flubbed, and became willing to take responsibility for those pukey scores.
9. Made direct approaches wherever possible, except when to do so would injure others.
10. Continued to take personal responsibility and when we were OB promptly admitted it.
11. Sought through drink and meditation to improve our knowledge of the course as we understood it, praying only for knowledge of the best lie and the power to carry that hole.
12. Having achieved spatial awareness as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others and practice our drives and putting at every opportunity.
WHY NOT GIVE THE DISC GOLF OUTLAW PROGRAM A TRY?
We did, and it may not work but it’s fun trying.