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Old 10-08-2012, 12:15 PM
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Worrying about anything more than the current policy at the org level (PDGA) is unnecessary. Sponsors are the ones who dictate dress for their sponsored players or their events. If the sport eventually gets spectators, it will get big sponsors. They will determine a more restrictive dress code or surprise! they may want to encourage more "rad" dress than collared shirts.
Chuck makes a great point here.

I don't see disc golf ever picking up the big athletic sponsors (Nike seems the big one that everyone points to). If disc golf goes "mainstream", it will be in more towards the niche-sport, X-Games "mainstream" than the stick and ball mainstream. The major sponsors I envision for disc golf are energy drinks, beer, "skater" clothing lines (I'm the least fashionable person in the world, but you know what I mean, etc.
I think Anthon dressing like Anthon is what makes disc golf so great. It's a sport where its competitors come from many different walks of life.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM
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They look like college freshman cause most of them are young under 25
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:08 PM
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Disc golf is on the verge of exploding
Yep. Has been for 20 years.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:14 PM
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Please tell me one other sport where the course of normal play results in playing over a parking lot and a road and hitting a parking lot light pole, like Anthon did in round 3.

It doesn't exist. Football, basketball, baseball, soccer, boxing, rugby, cricket, tennis, hockey, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, winter sports, and even our sister sport golf: they all of their own field of play. None of these sports require utilizing the same area as a place where only a few hours beforehand or afterwards is a road where cars drive!

It's really a joke.
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:31 PM
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I like the love it part. If espn got ahold of it they would turn the sport into ****. You really wanna goto your local course and have it filled with the rich kids and having to pay course fees. That's not what disc golf is about.
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:49 PM
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Please tell me one other sport where the course of normal play results in playing over a parking lot and a road and hitting a parking lot light pole, like Anthon did in round 3.
Cross country
Marathon
Criterium
NASCAR
Formula 1

Edited: Oh - sorry. You only wanted one other sport.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:54 PM
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Please tell me one other sport where the course of normal play results in playing over a parking lot and a road and hitting a parking lot light pole, like Anthon did in round 3.
The oldest golf course in the world has a hole that plays directly over a hotel and street.
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The irony is only the parking lot seems to bug you and not the two miles of rope, bamboo fences, sidewalks, flying buttresses on home run walls, roads, tennis fences, temporary wooden dock tee, etc. Seems like once you start going a ways down the artificial path, then lots of other manmade elements just continue the same idea.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:23 PM
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:24 PM
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The oldest golf course in the world has a hole that plays directly over a hotel and street.
He is dead right there. Nice jongoff
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