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Old 02-05-2014, 02:38 PM
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I live 10 minutes from a course that hosts a National Tourney (Brett Hambrick Memorial) .
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:50 PM
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Yes I would. Disc golf is fun to watch.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:56 PM
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yeah. love all aspects of the sport. would go camera in hand. anything that would support my local courses
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:48 AM
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Out of curiosity, what would you say defines the measure of the success of disc golf? Is it large purses for tournaments? You won't get them until you get lots of sponsors and you won't get lots of sponsors until you get media coverage.
And we won't get media coverage (at least not the kind the athlete worshipers here are looking for) because even the majority of the folks on board, who understand the nuances of the game say that there's nothing to watch.

Large purses for tournaments aren't the measure of success, as they generally are a resource gathered from the many for the benefit of a few.

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I would love to see DG get so popular that every city park that has room for a course lets someone build one just like you see soccer fields, baseball/softball fields and basketball courts in most public parks today. How we get their I don't know for sure but I would think media coverage would go a long way toward that goal.
Go to the directory and query how many pre-2000 installation courses are in it.

Then move the 2000 parameter forward a year to 2001 and check again, then 2002, 2003, 2004, etc.....

Seems your vision is well underway, and without the media coverage. Some of you with your "big media is the holy grail" mindset continue to have issues with that realization.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:04 AM
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^ Wow...just did that exercise (browsing courses and incrementing the Year Established).
I knew we were getting more courses but that really drives the point home:

pre-2000: 1139
2000: 81
2001: 121
2002: 110
2003: 161
2004: 198
2005: 216
2006: 231
2007: 290
2008: 277
2009: 347
2010: 322
2011: 351
2012: 401
2013: 328

Any company would be more than happy toopen new locations at that rate.
Who wants to guess how many courses get added on DGCR in 2014? I'll say 418.

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Old 02-07-2014, 01:08 AM
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And I think that's only the ones where the date gets listed, the numbers are probably even higher.
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Old 02-07-2014, 01:29 AM
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^ Wow...just did that exercise (browsing courses and incrementing the Year Established).
I knew we were getting more courses but that really drives the point home:

pre-2000: 1139
2000: 81
2001: 121
2002: 110
2003: 161
2004: 198
2005: 216
2006: 231
2007: 290
2008: 277
2009: 347
2010: 322
2011: 351
2012: 401
2013: 328

Any company would be more than happy toopen new locations at that rate.
Who wants to guess how many courses get added on DGCR in 2014? I'll say 418.
Lol...if every course that was more than two years old was pulled tomorrow, there would still be more courses in the ground than there were when I started playing.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:30 AM
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If I could sit near a basket on an interesting hole and watch shots come in while drinking a 12 pack I would do it for sure. I would also enjoy following the top card and watching them play.
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Old 02-07-2014, 08:37 AM
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If I wasn't playing and schedule allowed for it, then yea, I'd go out and watch. With a wife and young daughter, my schedule doesn't allow for much free time.
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