This talk has been going on what seems forever.
Disc golf does not have an audience OUTSIDE disc golf, no one else but disc golfers are interested.
Why would ESPN put in on TV?
How would they make any money off of it?
How many spectators are at disc golf tournaments? Now. One, two?
It is going to take more disc golfers, to make disc golf grow.
hey now,perhaps a general info video for the Parks/Rec depts to watch and understand.Economic spending for many parks have been stopped or dwindled down to only the basic coverage,maintenance,etc.The larger baseball,soccor,etc leagues are funded/better understood in general.Talk to someone about disc golf in the parks and they look at you as if you
re talking in an Alien tongue.
great post Audi, excellent call. We need to start thinking about how (whenever we get a chance) to ensure that whatever public exposure we get, its positive. If its as simple as giving new people on the course a map of the layout, or inviting them to play a round with your group, it all helps. If its advertising or media exposure, we need the positive spin to get people interested. Looking after our courses and getting youth involved are both very important as well, as members of the public will judge the sport based on what they see and hear the players getting up to. If you're passionate about this great game, donate your time and/or money towards improving it in your local area. Form a club, sell some discs at your local course or school, or volunteer to help out with course maintenance. This sort of stuff doesnt need to cost money, maybe just a couple hours of your time. Of course, if you are able to afford it, join the PDGA and your local club, and maybe even donate some money to sponsor a hole? I've just come back from holidays at a small country town, where they previously had a nine-hole ball golf course. They decided that they would like to install a back nine, so they made a proposal to council and got together a group of golfers who had the skills and expertise to design and install the back nine. The process took years to complete, but they now have 18 holes and also a very nice-looking clubhouse to show for their efforts. This is the sort of commitment we need in disc golf, but everyone's contribution helps.