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Josh Woods ~ I am terrible at cocktail parties. I rarely say the right thing when meeting new people. But don’t get me wrong. I’m not someone who looks down on small talk. I can chat about sports, the weather and Caribbean vacations all day long. The problem is, when encountering strangers, the topics of … Continue reading The Sociology of Disc Golf? Yep, that’s a Thing
A woman lands the cover in back-to-back issues. By Josh Woods ~ Here’s an earth-shaker for you: When people go to restaurants, they order food from a menu. A few picky eaters may request off-menu items, but most people stick to the script. According to researcher Brian Wansink, customers are especially likely to choose items … Continue reading DiscGolfer Magazine Just Made History
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
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