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Im from california, and the other day i was looking at all the members on this site, being nosey. I couldnt figure out why there seems to be so many more disc golfers from michigan and other states where it would seem very hard to play year round than say cali, where its 80 degrees in dec. Why is this?

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I'm from San Diego , CA . I can play outside year around.
i know people from so. cal can play year round,Thats where im from. I'm just wondering why there are so many MORE disc golfers it seems from states that seem unpractical to play year round
Im from michigan and I play year round. Rain or snow I dont care.
What about disc golf makes it a summer sport and not really a winter sport that can also be played in the summer? Notice that there's no disc company called Equator but there is one called Latitude 64 which is even farther north than anywhere in the continental US. The sport is bigger there in Scandinavia, home of winter sports, than all of southern Europe.
Wow, thats cool, maybe one day i'll make it over there to play
My theory is that it has little to do with weather, and a lot to do with suitable locations for disc golf courses - and by extension, disc golfers. You need enough population and enough available land to create a lot of disc golf courses. The midwest seems to have about the right balance. New York City has too many people per open acre. Nevada has too few. So, neither have a lot of courses.

My perception is that the livable land out west is limited to relatively few isolated pockets. So, the only places with enough people to justify a lot of courses also have too high of land values to "waste" any acres on a non-revenue, less popular, sport.

In truth, despite Chuck's protest-too-much to the contrary, we do play less in winter up here (partly because it is dark). But, we might play more in total over the course of a year, because we have so many uncrowded courses to play.

Living in Florida, understand your point.
But here near the Atlantic where winters are mild, like the Pacific. have lots of options other than disc golf.
you know that makes alot of sense. I didnt think of all are other options, and other activities that im into. When i'm on this site i have tunnel vision, all about discs.
dang graphs and all, Its true there isnt a lot of room to build courses where i live, and there are lawyers waiting to get there hands on my money if i have a bad throw and hits some one. Damn california and the greed.
i'm waiting to see how many of my D G buds melt-away when the rainy season gets here. i'm from hawaii. aloha
Nice post Steve.
This is the actual answer to your question if your question is about the members of this site:

Our genial host of this website, Terry Calhoun, is from Michigan. He promoted the site to his disc golfing friends and they have promoted it to theirs. If someone from California starts a non-regional disc golf website, it will probably initially have more California members for the same reason.

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