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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

Gender Divides in the Language of Disc Golf

Six examples of gender bias on the disc golf course. By Josh Woods, PhD ~ The M in MPO stands for “male,” right? MPO is an abbreviation for “male pro open,” a PDGA tournament division for professional male disc golfers. I walked around with this idea for months. Walked around knowing, without question, what the … Continue reading Gender Divides in the Language of Disc Golf

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