In August 2005, a young Devan Owens embarks on an unlikely journey. He leaves his home near Tulsa, Oklahoma and travels nearly a thousand miles to Flagstaff, Arizona for the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships. Owens is sixteen years old, a precocious lefty with a sidearm and a dream. Continue reading “The astonishing rise of Devan Owens, and the “secret sauce” of Tulsa disc golf”
The work of coordinating a local disc golf league is difficult, time consuming, potentially frustrating, and breathtakingly unprofitable. For this reason, the idea of organizing not one, but several leagues across four states seems bold, forward-thinking and, yes, a little crazy. Continue reading “Women’s disc golf network takes root in Wisconsin: An interview with Jenny San Filippo”
I finally took the plunge into social media – not that long ago – when I realized that the only way to keep up with my local disc golf community, the Morgantown Mountain Goats, was through Facebook.
More recently, as I began doing research on disc golf, I discovered one more reason to join: Facebook may be the only available tool for estimating the number of disc golfers in the United States and learning more about how this group has changed over time. Continue reading “Is your favorite disc golf group on Facebook bigger than average?”