Wednesday, April 15, 2009
You may remember that in the last review of the Ale Stars meeting I made mention of fellow Ale Star Ben and his recent International sporting championship win. He even brought in his International sporting championship winning trophy for ‘Show & Tell’.
Ben managed to beat all comers in his division and at the same time keep down a fairly impressive quantity of the sponsor’s product, Barefoot Radler. Thinking back on this, I’m not sure which is the more noteworthy achievement.
Now, before you get all huffy and say that piffin’ a plastic flying disc around a public park is NOT an international sporting championship worthy of the distribution of international sporting championship winning trophies, hang on, it’s much more than that. Remember that these people compete against other like minded folk who also enjoy piffin’ a plastic flying disc around while drinking beer AT THE SAME TIME!! And they got to go all the way over to Perth to compete! Well, not the ones FROM Perth, obviously.
Plus, these sportsmen and women have their very own website, so ... well .... so .... SO THERE!!
It seems to me that disc golf – which is pretty much like piffin’ a plastic flying disc around a public park but at the same time aiming at a certain spot on the ground – is just like real golf but with the benefit of (A) Not having to walk around quite as much, (B) Not having to dress up like a fat American tourist without the camera, and (C) You don’t have to hang around with people who like real golf. And, you can drink beer.
Well done, Ben, you have made your fellow Ale Stars proud.
Anyone who wants to learn more about piffin’ plastic discs around a public park, click here.