I am curious what others spend monthly on disc golf. Plastic, tournaments and any other dg related stuff. Plus, do you break even with your winnings. I had no idea that I spend around 100 bucks a month average and maybe rake in 25-35.
I like to buy at least one new disc a month(17-20 dollars) and the league I'm in runs me 8 dollars a month. So I guess thats about 28 dollars a month. I've won one CTP in 8 months of league. I guess on average that puts me at about 25 a month.
As long as we don't count gas. I would say I throw out around 100 on Tourneys alone. If I am having a good month then yeah I Break even or better. Haven't had to buy any plastic for a while. Around tax time I shelled out well over 5 bills in a few days. Between a practice basket, new bag, Straps and lots of new plastic. I did some damage there
We have alot of $5 buy in leagues around here. I started with $20 and put the change in my bag. Then each week I pay for my league(s) fees with that money. Everytime I win, I put the money in that pocket. So, I have a revolving DG cash fund. Once the pocket reaches $50, I put $40 in the bank and have $10 left over (this means I better win this week or next if I want to continue playing)
I've been doing this for about 18 months and have been to the bank 3 or 4 times to make a deposit. I've also been able to play league every week since I started doing this. I've been trying to work on my game more so I haven't been using this fund to enter into tournaments (because I haven't played any this year) So, over teh last 18 month, I was able to turn $20 into 4 deposits totaling $120 - not bad income for a weekly hobby.
Last year I bought quite a few new discs. This year the only new disc that I have purchased is the Star Katana. League costs $10 per week (plus maybe $5 for beer). Gas and car expenses to get to the course cost a bit.
Last year I ended up putting some of my own money into course improvements (especially basket improvements). Maybe about $100 bucks there. All money is well spent.