Results from the 3DiscGolf Survey (Part I) By Josh Woods, PhD, and Dee Leekha ~ Disc golf has changed a lot over the last twenty years. Two decades ago, there were 4,776 active members of the PDGA in the United States. Today, there are more than 28,861. Americans played in 329 PDGA sanctioned events in … Continue reading The most important problems facing disc golf courses in the United States
By Josh Woods, photos by Jesse Wright ~ Disc golf clubs are like unclassified plants. No one knows what they are, but still they sprout up and spread through the hills, fields and forests, bringing delight to anyone who finds them. In summer 2013, one disc golf club, the Morgantown Mountain Goats of West Virginia, … Continue reading Disc golf club runs 228 weekly league events in a row
By Josh Woods ~ In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville published an important book about disc golf. Okay, maybe Tocqueville wasn’t focused on disc golf exactly, but his ideas can be applied to it. In Democracy in America, he wrote about the delicate balance that must be found between the impulse of governments to centralize power, … Continue reading Does disc golf need a Leviathan?
By Josh Woods ~ Loving something that few people know or care about is not such a big problem. But when you love a loveless thing enough to play it and talk about it, without end—well, now you have a problem. Your troubles can emerge almost anywhere, and before you know it, they multiply. The … Continue reading To love a loveless thing