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The Sociology of Disc Golf? Yep, that’s a Thing

Josh Woods ~ I am terrible at cocktail parties. I rarely say the right thing when meeting new people. But don’t get me wrong. I’m not someone who looks down on small talk. I can chat about sports, the weather and Caribbean vacations all day long. The problem is, when encountering strangers, the topics of … Continue reading The Sociology of Disc Golf? Yep, that’s a Thing

Who Gets Hooked? The Demographics of Disc Golf Involvement

By Josh Woods ~ One of my best friends almost died from a disc-golf addiction. He and I had recently discovered disc golf and were still in the honeymoon stage. Some days we’d play three rounds in the high hills of West Virginia under the hot summer sun. Old men trying to relive their childhoods … Continue reading Who Gets Hooked? The Demographics of Disc Golf Involvement

Play, Party, Plan: Pittsburgh’s Formula for Growing the Sport

By Josh Woods ~ Why do some disc golf communities grow, while others stagnate or decline? To be honest, I’m not entirely sure. But reasonable speculation on this question might begin with the case study approach: Find a model of success and try to learn what works. Over the last four decades, Pittsburgh’s disc golf … Continue reading Play, Party, Plan: Pittsburgh’s Formula for Growing the Sport

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