The Community of Disc Golfers and About All Things Disc Golf
Here's the final results from the "How Many" survey. The survey was completed by 120 disc golfers. As you can see from the chart above, most of the golfers who responded have played a lot of different courses since they started playing disc golf. The median number of courses played was 30, so half of the golfers surveyed had played less than 30 courses and half had played 30 or more. There are some real road warriors out there, as nearly one-in-five (17.5%) said they had played more than 100 courses. On the average, these golfers have played for almost 20 years (19.19). Golfers who had played 26 to 100 courses made up one-third (34.2%) of those surveyed, and these players have been playing disc golf for an average of 13 years (12.59). About one-third (31.7%) of the golfers responding said they had played 11 to 25 courses over the average of nine years (9.39) they have been playing. Disc golfers who have played ten or fewer courses counted for about one-sixth (16.7%) of those responding, and this grouphas been playing an average of about six years (5.75).
The average number of years played by respondents to the survey was about twelve years. As you can see from the chart above, the largest group of players had played about 3 to 7 years, but there is a sizeable group of players who had been disc golfing for around thirty years. Perhaps this topic was more interesting to the old-timers? One item of interest is the dip in the graph at 20 to 25 years. Were there just not that many new players in the late 80's?
Finally, the survey asked about the number of courses played each month. By looking at the chart above we can see that the average number of courses played each month by these disc golfers is about 4-5 courses (4.48), but that the largest group of players plays three courses per month. boy, I wish I was the guy playing twenty courses each month, or at least those playing 15 to sixteen.