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frankthetank396 09-20-2011 09:09 PM

Disc golf on TV
 
I see poker, darts, and billards on espn but i have never seen disc golf. When do you think disc golf will make it on tv?

TheWCG 09-20-2011 09:16 PM

I'd say 5yrs. It'll be on at YOUR local bar.:) Edit: VVV;)

Johnny Conservative 09-20-2011 09:16 PM

Hopefully not in the too distant future. I think that because this sport is gaining popularity all of the time that it will gain some notoriety soon. I know that is a vague answer so I will say within the next 5 years.

Amenz 09-20-2011 09:34 PM

Someone's about to get prerubed, I can feel it.

thrembo 09-20-2011 09:35 PM

Yeah. DG has been on tv lots of times.

MNcyclone 09-20-2011 09:40 PM

Disc golf is getting super popular / people love watching it / nobody cares to watch it that doesn't play / its impossible to film disc golf / disc golf is exactly like skateboarding / disc golf is nothing like skateboarding / disc golf has an unsustainable business model / disc golf companies make tons of money / disc golf will break through any minute now / we need to ban smoking and drinking to improve image / we need to keep it underground / disc golf has sold out / people that have been playing under 20 years don't know what they are talking about / people that have been playing over 5 years are stuck in the past / you need to be an ambassador / I am an ambassador / TD's are corrupt and steal money / disc golf will never be bigger than ball golf / ball golf sucks / we just need a nike sponsorship to save us all / no big sponsor will ever show up / yada yada yada

Thread over.

#19325 09-20-2011 09:41 PM

Plain and simple. It comes down to money. There are no disc golf manufactures footing the bill to get disc golf on TV and there isn't enough interest from the general public.
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Dear Brett,

Thank you for contacting ESPN.

ESPN makes its programming decisions based on a number of factors, including viewership, as reflected by ratings and the interest from advertisers and affiliates, on a nationwide basis.

We’ll be sure to let our programming executives know that our viewers would like to see more Disc golf on our air.

Sincerely,

Tara
ESPN Viewer Response

MacDaddy 09-20-2011 10:22 PM

Checkered history
 
Disc golf has been "on TV" many times, just not nationally on a consistant basis. It has been on MTV Sports, ESPN II, Jerry Seinfeld, etc. Back in 1994-1995 Innova sponsored a cable access show called Disc Golf Television (DGTV) that was syndicated on 44 cable systems across the country (I was the host & producer). Until the number of people playing disc golf reaches a critical mass that is large enough to attract sponsors from outside of the disc golf community, you will not see regular broadcasts on a national network. Sounds like we need a LOT more courses and players!! And disc golf needs to be in every school in the country:popcorn:.

scarpfish 09-20-2011 10:23 PM

http://timstvshowcase.com/gongsh2.jpg

bcr123psu 09-20-2011 10:29 PM

Disc Golf Monthly used to be on the local cable sports channel. Not so much anymore. :(


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