New Ice Bowl Art Raises Awareness about Global Warming

By Josh Woods ~

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Ice Bowl events have been tackling social problems for more than two decades. Since 1996, this series of disc golf charity events, played in dozens of cities, has been raising funds for good causes, amounting to over $4.55 million in total, including over $322 thousand in 2019. Continue reading “New Ice Bowl Art Raises Awareness about Global Warming”

Flying Blind: How Disc Golf Can Be Played by People with Visual Impairments

By Kaycee Glattke ~

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Working out in the gym and playing sports are two great ways to stay active and in shape. Yet, both have drawbacks.

While hitting the gym is an excellent way to gain strength and maintain a healthy lifestyle, it lacks in other areas such as social inclusion and cooperation. And while organized sports provide opportunities to interact and socialize with others, many rely heavily on sensory cues such as sight in order to be played. Continue reading “Flying Blind: How Disc Golf Can Be Played by People with Visual Impairments”

Do a Good Deed for Disc Golf

Help Bring a Disc Golf Course to the Gorgeous Coopers Rock State Forest in West Virginia

By Nick Buysse, Greg Hackett and Josh Woods ~

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The look out at Coopers Rock State Forest, WV (Photo Jesse Wright)

Here are three ways to help:

1) Attend the public tour at Coopers Rock State Forest on March 2, 2019 at 10 am. The tour involves a short walk in the woods where the proposed disc golf course may be located. The more people who attend the event and voice their support, the better our chances of gaining permission to build the course. Please write a short email to Mr. Travis Miller at Travis.M.Miller@wv.gov and let him know that you will be attending the walk through. Continue reading “Do a Good Deed for Disc Golf”

Disc golf gives back during Down Syndrome Awareness Month

By Brian Wells ~

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Brian Wells presents a disc golf donation to ARC Marion, October 2017.

Disc golf is my favorite hobby, and I take every chance I get to play. But like most disc golf dads, family comes first. I have a wonderful wife, a four-year-old daughter, and a two-year-old son.

When our daughter came along, I knew I would have less time for disc golf. With the arrival of our second child, I expected my disc golf time to get even tighter. But when we realized that our son was born with Down syndrome, our world was turned upside down. Continue reading “Disc golf gives back during Down Syndrome Awareness Month”

Disc golf as social movement: A strategy for growing the sport

Is disc golf headed for the mainstream?

Last year, Steve Dodge, Director of the Disc Golf Pro Tour, predicted that disc golf would be bigger than ball golf by 2026.

Many observers share Dodge’s optimism, and there’s some evidence to support it. Continue reading “Disc golf as social movement: A strategy for growing the sport”