About us

Parked, a non-profit educational blog, was created in 2016 to broaden the discussion of disc golf, generate insight on the sport through scientific research, celebrate disc golf photography, and help grow the sport.


Josh Woods

Josh is an associate professor of sociology at West Virginia University who plays disc golf and writes about it. He lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife and daughter. He’s a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association’s Ratings and Statistics Committee, and writes occasionally for Ultiworld Disc Golf. Josh has two goals for Parked. He wants to convince the disc golf community that social scientific research can benefit the sport, and convince the academic community that disc golf is worth studying.

Jesse Wright

Jesse is the News Director at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and loves playing disc golf. He lives in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown, along with his wife and three sons. Jesse is the key contributor of photographs for Parked, and a consultant on stories. His work has also appeared in DiscGolfer Magazine and Full Metal Basket. Jesse has a great passion for West Virginia, and is a tireless supporter of the local disc golf scene. Check out more of his photography at West Virginia Disc Golf.


Parked is underwritten in part by a grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association.

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