Well, I'm glad you thanked him. I missed that....my apologies.
I'm sure he was planning on trading it in. That happens all the time. And, to answer your question to me, I would have taken it in trade. I do, however, return discs to people from my bin when I can. Especially when I know the person trading it in is not the person on the disc, though that is tough to determine sometimes. I have been known to call the number on a disc just to see if the person wants it back. I have returned about half a dozen discs this way, including one worth about $50.
I agree with you that he should have tried the email addy. I know I always do.
And, just to be clear, this was not a post that was meant to be directed at you. I was just using the most recent example in my memory to make my point.
I certainly don't want to make this post about you. I want EVERYONE to think about how they view lost discs, both those that get returned to you, and those that you find. And I stand by my statement that if a player loses a disc, it no longer belongs to them. They do not have a right to demand it back if the person does not want to give it up. And they certainly don't have the right to beat someone up over it (I have overheard threats regarding lost discs in the past.)
On the other hand, I would hope that all players feel some obligation to return a lost disc whenever possible. If the players name and phone number is on it, there is no excuse not to try.
I'm glad you responded and I'm really glad you thanked the guy. That is so important. Anything we can all do to encourage positive behavior in the disc golf community is a plus. And once again, sorry I didn't hear that, and sorry I used you as an example.
Has anyone ever found a lost disc of yours? What is the accepted etiquette for that situation?
I'm asking because I saw an exchange between two disc golfers in front of my table the other day. One golfer saw that the other one had one of his lost discs. He was polite about pointing out that it was his, and then he took it back. (He didn't ask for it back, he just took it.)
My problem with this is that I didn't hear him even say thank you. Granted, the other golfer didn't come forward with the disc. But, it is my contention that we should be encouraging golfers to return discs in a positive way. For my part, when a disc gets returned to me, I offer up any disc in my used bin, or in my personal stash of unused discs that I keep in my trunk. I feel this is a win-win because I get my prized disc back, while they get to choose from a bunch of used discs in return. Usually, the other golfer finds a disc they prefer over the one they are returning to me anyway. This costs me almost nothing, and it encourages those golfers honest enough to do so to continue returning lost discs.
Please keep in mind when this situation comes up that "your" lost disc isn't really yours anymore. You lost it. They found it. We all know that saying.
I've overheard a LOT of golfers talking about what they would do to a person they caught carrying a disc they lost. Please adjust your attitude so that we can encourage people to come forward and return lost discs to their original owners.
I'm open to a discussion with anyone who feels I am wrong.....
Looks like live scoring will be available too, with the following doubles teams: Avery Jenkins & Steve Brinster, Cale Leiviska & Michael Johansen, Jeb Bryant & Matt Orum, Des Reading & Liz Lopez, Sarah Stanhope & Paige Pierce, Valerie Jenkins & Sarah Hokom, Dave Feldberg & Bradley Williams, Nate Doss & Ken Kreie, and Nikko Locastro & Jeremy Koling.
I am very pleased to be able to offer live coverage of the 2010 Vibram Open on my website! Just follow the link off the front page of my website at www.acesandchains.com.
Planned coverage schedule
Thursday, August 12th
Noon - Champion's Dubs 3:00 - Ace Dubs
Friday, August 13th
2:30 - SuperGroup 1 - Pro Worlds Final Four Rematch 2:45 - SuperGroup 2 - Vibram Open Champions & a Five Spotter
Saturday, August 14th
10:22 - Lead Women's Card 3:30 - Lead Men's Card 7:00 - Long Drive Finals, presented by Lamoureux Ford 7:45 - Putting Contest Finals, presented by 10 Down 8:30 - Twisted MPH Finals, presented by Twisted Flyer 9:15 - Accuracy Finals, presented by Nite Ize 10:00 - Impromptu Pie Eating Contest with Table Talk Pies
Sunday, August 15th
11:30 - Lead Women's Card 12:30 - Lead Men's Card
It is currently clipping a bit on the right, but that is only affecting the chat box and one of the ads. Video box is fully visible and should be fine. I am working with Vibram to see if there is a solution. If need be, when the video starts playing, you can put your cursor over the video box and select "full" to make the video full screen.
If anyone has any other problems with the feed, please let me know. This is very experimental both on my part, and on Vibrams. I am excited to see how it works out.
I believe this has to do with the Pros actually playing Highland first while the Ams played Westpark first. When I initially put up the scores, this was not taken into consideration. After correcting the course layouts to show that Westpark is 25 holes, and that the Pros played Highland first while the Ams played Westpark first, the Ams ratings went down.
This should only be true for the rounds on Sunday.
I'm no ratings expert, but I did expect a drop in ratings for the Ams once I corrected the course layouts. It makes sense. Prior to the correction, you were probably being compared to the highest rated Pro to determine ratings. Afterward, you were probably compared to the highest rated Am.
At least, that's my take on it. But again, I'm no expert on ratings.
By the way, you still have the best rated round in the AMs at 981 for your -2 round at Highland. (Great round!)
There was an issue when I first put up the results. Westpark was still showing an 18 hole layout. I fixed that yesterday and made sure that the AMs and Pros were listed on the correct course layout for each round.