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Old 07-02-2009, 05:39 PM
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Disc Golf as a competitive sport

Anyone familiar with any college or H.S. teams being estabilshed and competing either as a Varsity or Intramural Sport? I tried doing a search with no success. I wonder what needs to be done to establish this, as it would mark a huge step in legitimizing the sport.
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:41 PM
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Cal State University Monterey Bay plays University of California: Santa Cruz in intercollegiate tournaments often.


http://clubs.csumb.edu/discgolf/tournaments/
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:50 PM
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:50 PM
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There's a collegiate tournament every year that has teams from Georgia, Oregon and others. It was just covered in Disc Golfer magazine.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:10 PM
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There's a collegiate tournament every year that has teams from Georgia, Oregon and others. It was just covered in Disc Golfer magazine.
do you have the article?
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:12 PM
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i believe it is offered as a one credit elective in 2 colleges around here..i think we need it taught in elementary school p.e.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:30 PM
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i think we need it taught in elementary school p.e.
Agreed. I think the problem in many locales is that there's no course available to play on, and even if there is, its hard to find access to golf discs because no retailer in town sells them. The last time that I saw a local P.E. class (looked more high school aged than elementary) on the course here, everybody had one disc, and I'd say half of the discs they had were non-golf discs.
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Old 07-03-2009, 09:35 PM
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There is a course over in mesquite that is on a school grounds, and its not a bad 9 hole course. I dont know if they have classes but I wouldnt doubt it.
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Old 07-03-2009, 10:02 PM
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i believe it is offered as a one credit elective in 2 colleges around here..i think we need it taught in elementary school p.e.
This is something I'm hoping to work on. My local course has two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school within two miles -- the two elementaries and the high school are each less than 3000 feet from a park entrance. The high school brings kids over for P.E. classes, and one of the teachers is a serious local player who encourages the kids to play. My wife's really active in the PTA for one of the elementaries, and we've talked about trying to introduce it to the P.E. staff there, either via the EDGE program or in a more informal way. They started a running club at the elementary last year that's been very popular and successful, so I'm hoping there's a chance to do the same with DG. I'd also like to see them introduce Ultimate, as a more "active" alternative that would get them moving in a sport that emphasizes sportsmanship and fair play, and that won't have hovering parents hoping their kids will earn a scholarship from it.
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:49 AM
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I have tried to get intramural Disc golf at NC State but I always seem to get the run around.
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