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If you're reading this, you most likely are already sold on the awesomeness of disc golf.

Likewise, you probably greatly appreciate and enjoy any live video
coverage of the seminal professional events of our sport. But if you
look at it with a critical eye, you gotta admit that even the best the
sport has to offer is pretty amateurish. The Players Cup coverage last
weekend wasn't much better - in terms of video AND commentary (no
offense to my pal Billy Crump) than what the average Joe with a single
HandyCam can produce. Coverage of the USDGC was a little better, but
still failed to convey how disc golf has become a near carbon-copy of
the Grand Old Game, with all its nuances and intricate mental challenge.

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Comment by Ryan Rios on December 4, 2010 at 9:07pm
I think that crump and dodge are both doing a great job.
We have to be realalistic- while its easy to compare dg to extreme sports due to its grassroots beginings, the major difference is what it takes to film. Dg would require wireless hd camera set ups to cater to current quality of other sports. Two things to consider are that one, dg is small, the competitive group is smaller, and those with an interest to watch is an even smaller group. Two, dgolfers are ugly- ever seen hd close ups of nikko or kenny?

Comment by Disc Player Sports on November 30, 2010 at 7:52am
Having worked as a stagehand in various events, rock shows, tv shoots and so on; disc golf video production is on the low end scale of anything production wise.
The group involved is making a valiant effort. Personally I feel like they are trying to get their 'foot' in the door as to when disc golf will get 'big.' This is only an opinion.

Having a disc golf related biz (dps), another story, I still see disc golf as a growing entity.
The major manufacturers Innova & Discraft still are looked upon as "it." They represent the sport end of this right now. They sponsor the players and the events and supply most of the equipment right now.
Both these companies have enough revenue to dump $100K or more each to get a reality production going. This being only a start, since you need an audience. Which really does not exist at the moment to support larger productions.

I say emphasize the new media, internet and cheap video to create a niche market. Use creativity to come up with a 'different' approach. USE DGRUS TO ITS FULL POTENTIAL, ALONG WITH FACEBOOK AND anything else that comes along.

If you look at "skateboarding" (what a major marketing enterprise).
How many manufacturers of skateboards and shoes alone are there... a bunch.
Then came the "X games" it wasn't about the sports originally, it was about making money.
Group all the cool games together moto-x, skiing, skateboarding, winter and summer games.
And eventually ESPN took notice....
Comment by Mike McFarlin on November 28, 2010 at 1:00pm
I feel that maybe disc golf should stop trying to be ball golf’s younger brother and start promoting its differences. One of the best ways for this to happen may just be in the video presentation of the sport. I’ve been impressed by some of the video’s I’ve seen on the various web sites. Personally I’d like to see more creativity and less slick ball golf video professionalism. And screw the whispering announcers disc golf doesn’t need them.
Comment by Adam Sinkus on November 25, 2010 at 12:44pm
This is an awesome point of view... but i think you need both the spectator and participant angle when talking about it. If you listen to a pga broadcast they talk technical and simple as to appeal to a wider audience... this is what is missing from most disc golf coverage (oh and $100,000 worth of video equipment). One day i think it will be there untill then we just keep pushing ESPN even if it is late nite coverage.

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