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By Josh Woods ~ What makes something funny? Where does fun come from? Is disc golf fun when it’s funny? Part of me wants to answer these questions by reviewing scientific research on humor. But then, that might not be much fun. As the poet E. B. White put it, “Humor can be dissected, as … Continue reading Bad Santa 2.0 Spreads True Meaning of Disc Golf
By Josh Woods ~ UDisc launched its blog Release Point in summer 2018 and began publishing articles regularly just two months ago. Drawing on unique data from UDisc app users and offering compelling commentary, Release Point is providing new insight on disc golf courses, communities and culture.
Results from the 2017 Parked Facebook Study – Part 1. By Josh Woods, PhD ~ In early 2017, we collected the first large-scale random sample of disc golfers and estimated the size and characteristics of the organized disc golfer population in the United States. The results discussed in this post will appear in the International Journal … Continue reading A Demographic Portrait of Disc Golf Land
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