In the News, July 1-15, 2017

InTheNews

Grow-the-sport news from around the country: Mcbeth, Panis make TV appearance; Discmania gives tips for going pro; Dodger Stadium disc golf; high-value disc golf news coverage in Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal; dog lovers trash course; PDGA’s Chargualaf gains footing; new courses in Alabama, Illinois, New York, Washington and Weber State.

Fluffy

July 12, 2017 – McBeth, Panis appear on a Fuse TV program, Fluffy’s Food Adventures. Parked grades the show’s take on disc golf a “B.” Fluffy makes a positive comment about women’s disc golf, but uses the F-word (Frisbee) and undermines the sport a bit with buffoonery. Read more.

Taylor AL

July 12, 2017 – New course is coming to Taylor, Alabama. Read more.

Elgin IL

July 11, 2017 – Forest Preserves of Cook County celebrated the completion of a professional-level disc golf course in the Rolling Knolls Forest Preserve in Hanover Township near Elgin, Illinois. Read more.

Discmania

July 10, 2017 – Discmania offers advice on becoming a professional disc golfer. Read more.

Dodger Stadium

July 9, 2017 – For the first time ever, Dodger Stadium will be turned into a 9-hole disc golf course. Read more.

Small town in NY finishes 18 hole disc golf course

July 7, 2017 – Small town of Niskayuna, New York pays $5,000 to finish 18-hole disc golf course in Blatnick Park. Read more.

Victoria Disc Golf Club media write up

July 7, 2017 – Victoria Disc Golf Club and its course at Riverside Park in Victoria Texas receives local media write-up, photos and video. Read more.

Boston Globe

July 7, 2017 – Boston Globe covers the growth of disc golf. Parked gives this article an “A.” No superficial descriptions of the sport; no references to Frisbee, or demeaning comparisons to ball golf; great quotes from multiple disc golfers and references to Devens Disc Golf and the New England Flying Disc Association. Read more.

Dynamic Discs

July 6, 2017 – What does the future of disc golf technology look like? Dynamic Discs has a few interesting ideas. Read more.

Dogs only

July 4, 2017 – A conflict between disc golf and dog park advocates leads to vandalism of disc golf baskets on a course in Vancouver, Canada. Read more.

PDGA director

July 3, 2017 – PDGA Executive Director Joe Chargualaf finds his footing in his new job. Read more.

Big Cross

July 2, 2017 – Disc golf course nears opening at Pasco’s ‘Big Cross’ in Washington state. Read more.

Weber State

July 1, 2017 – Weber State makes plans for disc golf course on campus. Read more.

Wall Street Journal

July 1, 2017 – After finding other types of exercise too hard or too dull, a Georgia musician discovered his jam with the mellow sport of disc golf. A-rated article on the positive health effects of disc golf in an elite U.S. newspaper, Wall Street Journal. Read more.

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