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By Robert H. Hooker ~ I don’t remember the exact day or year, but I do remember the exact spot where I first tried disc golf. Hole 7, Winthrop Gold. Roughly 10 years ago, I arrived at Winthrop with my son, an avid disc golfer. At his insistence, we stopped at the course during a … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love with Disc Golf
By Josh Woods ~ Compared to most issues in our fury-fueled political landscape, disc golf is a blissfully uncontroversial subject of public interest. But, if you plumb the depths of local news coverage, you will find at least some controversy over the upsides and downsides of disc golf. The debate, when there is one, can … Continue reading Disc Golf Is Winning Hearts and Minds, New Study Shows
New Study Examines the Moneyless Rise of Disc Golf By Josh Woods ~ Three years ago, I quietly jettisoned my sociological research agenda on terrorism and immigration and began thinking about the growth of disc golf and other emerging sports. The two-part question that has held my curiosity longest is this one: Is the popularity … Continue reading The Disc Golf Revolution Will Not Be Televised (But It Will Be Fun)
By Josh Woods ~ Should we call it “Frisbee golf” or “disc golf”? Few questions have generated more discussion among disc enthusiasts than this one. Opinions on the topic are as wide-ranging as they are divisive. And yet, what matters most to the future of competitive disc golf is not what insiders think about these … Continue reading Has Frisbee Culture Delayed the Rise of Competitive Disc Golf?