Tournament Fees: What Makes Dollars and Sense?

How to anger-proof a tournament in trying times.

Josh Woods ~

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Cell phone activation fees. Baggage fees. Hotel internet fees. Cancellation fees.

No one likes fees. People especially dislike hidden fees, additional fees and any charge that seems shady or unreasonable. Still, fees are everywhere. Including in disc golf.

As one example, players without PDGA memberships must pay a “$10 additional fee” to register for a PDGA-sanctioned tournament. Although there are logical reasons for this charge, not everyone is a fan. Continue reading “Tournament Fees: What Makes Dollars and Sense?”

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”

New Doc Showcases Frustration and Fun of Growing the Sport in Chattanooga, TN

By Josh Woods ~

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You’ve heard this story before.

But if there’s one story that should be told repeatedly, it’s this one: Disc golfers spend heaps of time and money building and maintaining disc golf courses for the public good. The disc golf infrastructure in the United States is, essentially, a fifty-year-old community development project headed by philanthropists and voluntary sports clubs. Continue reading “New Doc Showcases Frustration and Fun of Growing the Sport in Chattanooga, TN”

Six Ways to Kill a Disc Golf Course and One Way to Stop It

By Josh Woods ~

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I’ve heard enough.

In the last two months, local news outlets have reported that four disc golf courses may soon be closed, one fully funded course development project has been canceled, and one large disc golf community may see substantial new parking fees on top of the pay-to-play fees that already exist. Continue reading “Six Ways to Kill a Disc Golf Course and One Way to Stop It”