By Chris Bawden ~
Artwork by Chris McDowell.
Disc golf prides itself on being in touch with nature and treading lightly on the planet. It’s not surprising that eco-friendly discs have become a common offering across disc manufacturers. But what does eco-friendly disc golf mean and are eco-friendly discs worth throwing?
Continue reading “What is Green Disc Golf, Anyway? A Guide to Eco-Friendly Discs.”
By Josh Woods, PhD, Bill Newman and Vic Allen ~
Photo Jesse Wright.
Environmentalists can be found in all major sports, but they seem especially common in outdoor activities that depend on a clean, sustainable environment.
For instance, as global warming has turned mountain snow to slush, snowboarding legends like
Gretchen Bleiler and daredevil ice climbers like Will Gadd have been using their sport as a platform to raise awareness about climate change. With coral reefs declining and plastic waste amassing in the oceans, surfing gods like Kelly Slater are pitching in to clean things up. Continue reading “Do Disc Golfers Lean Left on Environmental Issues?”
Disc Golf as Modern Achievement Sport
By Josh Woods ~
Photo: Innova Disc Golf (NBC logo added)
Defining disc golf is like describing the taste of water. The task seems at once obviously possible and extremely difficult.
The hard part involves the utter plurality of what disc golf means to those who play it. As I argued in
Part 1 of “Rise,” disc golf is not one thing, but many. Like Waldo’s world, its definition depends on where you look. Continue reading “Rise of an Unknown Sport (Part 2)”
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. Continue reading “In the News, July 1-15, 2017”