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Is disc golf really a sport, or is it just a novel recreation at schools and public parks? Disc golf is the only “Sport” I know of where the amateurs and club volunteers donate to clubs to run PDGA Sanctioned Professional Disc Golf Tournaments. All other sports that I know of have Vendors as the primary sponsor, and they PAY the people that help to run the tournament.

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The large percentage of people who play the sport may not even be aware that there is a PDGA. Also, I doubt many of them could even name a touring pro unless they happen to look at one of their rocs, leopards, teebirds or avengers. Those of us who pay attention to tournaments and the big pros, as well as come online to sites like this are in the very small minority. Most people in this game are in it to play. They're not interested in watching unless they happen to stumble on someone throwing an utter bomb on the course.
Yeah that could be possible...considering after 3 decades the PDGA is only at 41000. Why is that?

Someone would have to verify this...but at one point wasn't the WFF or World Frisbee Federation over 100000 strong? Not sure about the exact name or the figure on that...what happened to all those people if that was the case.

Did the name Professional keep them away? High cost of membership? Where'd they go?
Wow . . . hmmmmmm . . . so many great thoughts . . .

Capturing the flight of the disc . . . sign me up. I happen to be fairly decent at swingin a camera lens, if I do say so myself.

The PDGA is doing a great job promoting the sport, but may have more than enough on their plate, or maybe more of us should try and get involved on a larger level as PDGA members and volunteers. Maybe some important peeps are already discussing a "higher-end" pro player oriented entity. Maybe it is time for we the disc golfers to form an entity with the sole mission of promoting the sport's growth. And maybe these "entities" will take some weight off of the PDGA's shoulders, allowing them to focus on more governing-type goals . . . such as rules, disc and target approval, ratings, disciplinary process, event sanctioning and scheduling, etc., along with any political process, as such.

Let's say that a group of us videographers, photographers, writers, promoters, event organizers, course designers, et cetera were to organize a group of fellers that were hell-bent on bringing disc golf to every household via TV, Radio, Word-of-Mouth, et cetera? . . . hmmmm

Coin phrase, "Your sport, our dream" . . . names for our ready-to-be-formed disc golf promotion entity ? ? ? What if somebody like Rick Rothstein, amongst many disc golf promoters was willing to be our CEO and/or President directing our goals of TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION?

Thinkin' out loud,
-Derek
www.discgolforegon.com
bump . . . thoughts?
This was touched on a bit here before.... One idea was a the formation of a Professional Players Union of some sort...focused on promoting the professional angle....defining it. Raising the bar.


Another idea is a coalition of disc golf business entities..whom all agree to contribute to a media fund at some level....specifically for a regular run networked aired promo spot. A group like this could also set professional standards and guidlines for price range, quality in customer service, etc. There's a few possibilities here.These companies do stand to benefit the most from regular media exposure...full blown mainstream interest.

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