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By Valarie Jenkins and Josh Woods ~ “Back in the weeds … great!” Learning how to play disc golf can be frustrating. Searching for your disc in thorny underbrush while your friend taps in for birdie can test the patience of any disc golfer. But then it happens: A breakthrough. The disc leaves your hand, … Continue reading Two approaches to teaching disc golf
Paul McBeth is feeling small. On September 16, 2017, shortly after dropping out of the Green Mountain Championship due to an injury and carding his first-ever DNF in a PDGA event, McBeth posted a message on Facebook: “Being 5’8″ 160 lbs you’ll never be the favorite in sports. That’s why I like my story. #MyMindIsReady … Continue reading Without a net: All professional disc golfers are underdogs, even Paul McBeth
By Jim Palmeri ~ Why is disc golf such a fun, fast-growing recreational and competitive activity? Part of the reason is that disc golfers embrace two different perspectives on the game. Advocates of the first viewpoint—the ball-golf perspective—believe that disc golf should encompass all the subtleties and nuances that make ball golf the widely celebrated … Continue reading Two perspectives on disc golf and why we need them both
Is disc golf headed for the mainstream? Last year, Steve Dodge, Director of the Disc Golf Pro Tour, predicted that disc golf would be bigger than ball golf by 2026. Many observers share Dodge’s optimism, and there’s some evidence to support it.