I used to play disc golf quite a bit. Got hooked, and entered a tournament. I played for about a year before entering. Read up on the rules a bit, and entered in the lowest class since it was my first tournament.
I played very well that day. Beat everyone in my foursome by a good margin. I didn't win it, but I was called out as a sand bagger from folks that have played longer than me in that class. They were pissed at me.
I had a good day, and I'm the asshole that should have known how to pick my class in my first tournament. They were the ones telling me which discs I should have thrown, and how to follow through the first few holes.
That soured me towards the sport big time. Competitive disc golf is full of jerks who want to win instead of have fun. Which, was all I wanted... Fun.
My discs have sat in my bag for over 2 seasons, and I have no desire to play after that.
I will never enter any competition for anything with a small niche of enthusiasts. They seem to be more worried about other people than just to have fun.
That's just me though. Maybe it is really important to beat that kid that is having a good day.
Edit: I'm pretty drunk right now. I may regret this in the morning. I apologize ahead of time. And, God bless spellcheck.