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By Joshua Woods ~ One of the most common hashtags used in disc golf social media is #GrowtheSport. It pops up on Twitter more often than hot takes from Brodie Smith. To many disc golfers, “grow the sport” is an aspirational catchphrase that celebrates the grassroots of the sport and unites the volunteers who made … Continue reading Emerging Sports as Social Movements: Disc Golf and the Rise of an Unknown Sport – Book Summary
Finland goes bonkers for disc golf By Kari Toivonen ~ I feel like the boy in the fable who cried wolf so many times that when the wolf actually came, no one listened to him. There have been so many articles about the disc golf boom in Finland, a small country with a mere 5.5 … Continue reading Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Walk in the Woods in Finland
By Cory Wiebusch ~ The 2021 PDGA Junior Worlds wrapped up in Emporia, Kansas earlier this month, and nine juniors were crowned World Champions. However, there could have been a tenth, my daughter Hayden who represented Team Throw Pink in the junior girls ≤8 division (FJ08). She was one of two girls invited to compete … Continue reading Playing Up Can Be a Downer: Rethinking Tournament Division Rules May Help Grow the Sport
Permanent human-made infrastructures are the key to growth By Josh Woods ~ WATCH THE video ESSAY HERE: Ed Headrick’s importance to disc golf is not a subject of debate. I mean, the guy perfected the flying disc, invented the pole hole, installed the first formal disc golf course and founded the Professional Disc Golf Association. … Continue reading Chapter 5: Ed Headrick’s Most Influential Achievement Wasn’t the Frisbee