Parked is underwritten in part by a grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association.
A new method for studying the sport By Josh Woods ~ I’m not a fan of phrases like “close, but no cigar” and “close only counts in horseshoes.” They make it sound like close is a bad thing. As if anything short of first place, anything other than perfection, anything besides certainty is a grave … Continue reading What We Know and Don’t Know about Disc Golf
A brief look into the psychology and sociology of disc golf. By Josh Woods ~ The other day my seven-year-old daughter asked me, “Why do people get married?” I gazed into her curious brown eyes, knowing that my answer would not satisfy her. “Because they want to,” I said. “Why do they want to?” She … Continue reading Why Do People Play Disc Golf?
By Josh Woods ~ One of the questions you learn to answer in graduate school is, “Who cares?” As you work through your research ideas, your teachers drum this question into you. For instance, after presenting your thesis proposal, someone in the audience might chirp: “Your project sounds interesting, but I’m not sure it passes … Continue reading Three Reasons to Care about Disc Golf Research
By Josh Woods ~ I’m thrilled to announce that the initial goal of Parked is finally gaining traction. I’ve been working on academic research on disc golf for two years. I just received word that my first peer-reviewed journal article on disc golf will be published early next year in the International Journal of Sport … Continue reading A New Study Estimates the Size and Demographic Characteristics of the U.S. Disc Golfer Population