I Think that before any Sponsors would consider using disc golf as a platform to advertise there product, they would have to be confident that alot of people would be seeing what there trying to sell. No one wants to sponsor an event that isnt going to generate any significant exposure.
Does anyone have any ideas on ways to create spectator interest, not selling tickiets to an event, but a way to get people to watch and attend tournaments.
A couple thoughts that i have:
1. DONT hold an AM a teir on the same weekend in the same town at a different course. The AM division is the overwhelming base of your spectators. All this does is take all the fans and place them at a different course across town.
2. I think that Majors and NT's should be held in areas were there is a HEALTHY club 200+ members. A healthy club has already done all the hard work for you by generating a local interest in the sport, which will result in spectators, every rec player always wants to see how the top guys fare on their home turf.
As far as generating spectators outside of the sport, one tried and true method is get local government involved in a charity event based around the disc golf tournament. Example, come watch the mayor putt for charity...ect. Any charity event will ALWAYS generate local media as well as local interest, if you get them down there for a good cause odds are they will stick around to watch the tournament.
Just some thoughts...any others...i really believe one of the first steps in legitimizing the idea of gaining sponsorship is getting people interesting in watching the sport.