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i'd LOVE to quit my day job to disc golf for a living. so would almost everyone else on this site. but even if you made double what the top pros make unless you're like the new tiger woods of disc golf, you can't stay in your prime forever, so you have 10 years as a top pro under your belt and then you have to go find an entry level job somewhere. if disc golf "breaks through" and becomes mainstream then great, but if not the subculture we have is awesome and i'm proud to call myself a disc golfer.
Ya not to mention its not cheap getting to an event and then room and board when there.
Be careful what you wish for. With big pro money comes fancier courses for the people who want a perfect experience everytime, fees to play, Golf disc cost goes from $8-$20 for basic stuff, dress codes (I kid you not), and did I mention stiff course fees. Soon the free courses would be so crowded that playing wouldn't be worth the trouble.
Ball Golf was a people's game until the pro game came in...now it's impossible to find a place to play that isn't either crowded or sick expensive.
I admit that the best players are pretty impressive, but I'm an ex ball golfer and multi sport athlete and I'm shooting scores around 5-6 over after less than a month of playing. That's on a very tight, wooded, technical course. I need to get longer off the tee for some of the long, wide open courses, but that will come with time. There is an egalitarian and terrific side to Disc Golf in that the skills needed to play pretty well are available to almost anybody willing to learn. I'm not sure that anything but extreme length would work to truly put a big gap between the pros and top Ams.
Not everything in the world allows people to make a living...maybe this is one of those great things where it doesn't matter.