By Asbjørn B.V. Hauberg ~
The Disc O’ Boyz of Denmark, along with clinic hosts Philo Brathwaite and Gregg Barsby in July 2018. Photo: Martin Erichsen.
“20 Questions” is a series of articles about the global culture and commerce of disc golf. The goal is to better understand the sport’s growth by comparing the scenes in diverse regions of the world. Continue reading “20 Questions – Denmark”
By Josh Woods ~
If you go back to late November 2019 on Brodie Smith’s Twitter feed and scan the posts until December 27, this is what you’ll find:
More pro football
Naked dude on roller skates
John C. Reilly
Flaming baton twirler
More ball golf
Just, like, tons of ball golf stuff (and without Bill Murray … yeesh)
A nodding Robert Redford in Jeremiah Johnson looking like Zach Galifianakis
Excellent puffin shirt
Over-the-top wedding video
Nostalgic Christmas card photo
And then this:
Continue reading “Three Reasons Brodie Smith Could Be A Game Changer for Disc Golf”
By Josh Woods ~
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”
Results from the 3DiscGolf Survey (Part I)
By Josh Woods, PhD, and Dee Leekha ~
Garbage on disc golf courses, long grass on fairways, uneven or small tee pads, erosion, and no bathrooms top the list of concerns among experienced course developers.
Disc golf has changed a lot over the last twenty years.
Two decades ago, there were 4,776 active members of the PDGA in the United States. Today, there are more than 28,861. Americans played in 329 PDGA sanctioned events in 1998. They will play in no fewer than 2,368 in the coming year, per the PDGA.
Scott Stokely broke the World Record for distance with a jaw-dropping throw that carried 693 feet. In 2017, Simon Lizotte parked a 726-foot hole during tournament play, and the World Record is now held by David Wiggins Jr. with a distance that exceeds Stokely’s by nearly 400 feet. Continue reading “The most important problems facing disc golf courses in the United States”