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While FDM was a good idea and a good mag when it actually was mailed out but i think poor management and lack of communcation will be its downfall. I was super excited about the mag when i first got it but with lack of consistancy i have started to give up hope. I have paid for 6 issues in one year and seen 4. This is why i did not order the dvd because i felt that they would not come throught and it would be money lost on a company that is looking as thought it will fail. Thanks for the effort but the results hve failed.
same here, with the last issue coming in december and the first inside page had an add for halloween discs, thats crazy. I love them when I get them but something needs to be done about the issues they are having.
I've only recieved 1 issue... I refuse to Renew a subscription to a 'zine that I do not recieve.. I'd rather log into this site and have instant acess as well as people to talk to.
It was too all over the place for me. I play disc golf, and there are reasons for that. I follow the Satchel Paige advice to avoid running at all times, so Ultimate was never my thing. If I teach my dog to catch Frisbees she will start chasing my missed putts in the back yard and suddenly I'll be known as "the dude who uses the putter with all the teethmarks." No thanks. I've played guts and DDC. They are OK. I wouldn't drive four hours to play in a DDC tournament. I do drive four hours to play disc golf. I'm a disc golfer. When I pick up a PDGA magazine, I expect it to be about disc golf. FDM was not enough about disc golf IMO. I know the coverage of other disc sports is exactly what a lot of people liked about it, but come on...the publication was being supported by PDGA $$$ and disc golf needed to be more of the focus of the coverage. The article about World's in the last issue was WEAK!

So, even if it had been on time and delivered 6 issues, I wasn't happy with the content. I'm not sure why the PDGA would want to use its $ to support a magazine that seemed like it was trying to get me interested in spending more time flipping a lid and less time playing disc golf.
Couldnt have said it better myself Scott.
Rick Rothstein decided to stop doing DGWN at the end of 2007 and would not bid for 2008. The PDGA had to put out bids and two people bid: FDM and I believe the free Disc Golf Magazine newspaper. The Board liked FDM's plan better. Now, the PDGA will be doing their own mag in 2009 focused mainly on disc golf. Rick is on the Board and will help get the new magazine launched. But I don't think he plans to be part of the day-to-day operation. Someone else would likely be the editor. But plans are still unsettled so we'll just have to see what emerges. I think they plan to have at least four PDGA magazines in 2009.
BTW, I don't have any idea if FDM may continue on their own after this year. I guess that will be up to them to say on their website at some point.
Contact Brian Graham at PDGA HQ following the holidays. I know they'll be looking for help. In fact he's already posted about it.

I apologize if that offends anyones delicate sensibilities. :)
Not offended .... we see that kind of thing in Canada all the time. It sure seems the FDM has been having their problems. I'm a Canadian Grandmaster and decided $50+ U.S. was too much for me to invest each year to be a member of the PDGA I'm not a pro, never will be one and would rather join a World Amateur Disc Golf Assoc. Suits my sensibilities more. PDGA great for the pros but for a rec player like me doesn't make sense. The only way I can join the PDGA is to pay the fifty and maybe think the FDM would make it worth it. Perhaps better that the PDGA start an umbrella Am DG Assoc. for amateurs at say $20 or 25, build a bimonthly web based magazine and call it a day. Makes way more sense to me. Web vs. paper anyday. Lower AM fees more people join and away we go, everybodie's happy.
Swamptoy said:
O Yeah Disc golf is not the only Frisbee sport .Did you know that there are mass Frisbee sports I like Frisbee Dogs and Ultimate is super sick to play them guys could all make good disc golfers
I guess I'm a little naive on this subject. Yes, of course there are other Frisbee sports. I just sort of assume that if you are into disc golf enough that you belong to the PDGA that you would be aware of other disc sports already. That's kinda beside the point, since the PDGA is not dedicated to promoting all Frisbee sports. The PDGA is dedicating to promoting disc golf, period. FDM was the official publication of the PDGA, but it acted like it wanted to be the official publication of the WFDF. I fail to see how the majority of the content of FDM was helping promote disc golf at all.

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