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Of the 1000+ PDGA events that happen yearly, the clothing policy covers what 15-20??? I don't think that it is that big of an issue. Most people wear those clothes because they prefer to. My club ordered nice embroidered polos for tournaments.
nitegolfer said:Kyle said:I agree. Tough to market stuffiness.How about letting the pros be themselves and not having to wear khaki shorts and a polo?
More beginner friendly courses.
Or no one will play and they will rip out the baskets just like they are doing here locally in Eugene Oregon...
The PDGA could have a promotional year where they give some money/plastic to someone who gets another person to join the PDGA. If you join the PDGA, you are more likely to go to tournaments therefore more likely to take your game seriously. The more people that are actually out there for the love of the game and not just a good place to get high, the better.
I laugh at some of these posts. Im sorry i really do.
People crying cause discs are to expensive, people have to wear polo's at pdga events.
Supply and demand, Its as simple as that ! If people buy a disc at 16 bucks why mark the price down ? If a certain disc doesnt sell to their expectations they discontinue it.
Why not look presentable when you are playing at the top level ? There is no restrictions except for either a polo shirt or a dri fit shirt. No offence but how many of you guys actually play more then 2 NT's ? i can think of a handful on this site. SO in other words your nice ing about something that really doesnt apply to you.
cant afford discs ? dont play !
dont want to wear a collared shirt? dont join the pdga or play NT's.
its pretty simple.
I am also laughing at the comments made by people on this post. Clean up the sport to grow the sport has been going on for how long now? And, the results are the same. Just stating my opinion but if it is taken as whinning or complaining then this sport is still doomed to flounder around until the differences are settled.
Disc Golf is a regional thing and what is an issue in one part of the world is not necessarily an issue in other places. But, there are some that think what happens in their epsilon delta neighborhood (backyard) should apply to everyone else which to me is some pretty narrow thinking. Not thinking outside the box or square to me, but just my opinion. I respect people's desire to make this a better sport but respect is a two way street. My opinion comes from a marketing angle and I can agree to disagree all day long. IMO, limiting your marketability is not a sound business model and locks you into one direction.
The EDGE program is a good idea but at least where I live there are no true beginner courses. So, getting back to my OP it would be nice to see a basket or two or more in a park or playground so that families can go and get accustomed to DG before they go out and start cloggin up courses. Some families do not have time to play 18 holes when they simply want to get the kids outside for some excercise.
If discs are getting too expensive for the families and kids that the EDGE program is trying to target then maybe start a used disc fund locally so that the costs of purchasing discs are relatively cheap. What does a beginner need a new Champ Destroyer for anyway? Turn in x amount of discs and you get a free 1 year membership to your local club might work or something like it.
At the end of the day we all can agree that promoting DG is something that we all want. The problem is how we go about it. Since I do not play National tournaments and I am not part of the PDGA then I guess I have no voice.
I'll take my experience elsewhere.
Put a fork in me, I'm done.