Maybe if everyone stopped returning their used footwear, wed have a lil more buying power!
Discers, as a whole, are cheap and ill informed. "oh, your shoe tore after 6 months of grinding it on cement"
Imo, beer and outdoors gear are our two biggest potential sponsorships.
Sadly, the pdga is heading towards a sqeaky clean image that doesnt match its core, so i dont see alcohol in the near future (though budweiser & bells have tossed decent sponsorships- founders is sponsoring a belle isle event on nov 6th).
If i was merrel/keen/kushe/n face etc, the last people id want wearing my gear are discers b/c they belive theyre intitled to return everything even if its normal wear and tear.