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Old 03-13-2014, 02:18 PM
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it's also pretty rough

I wouldn't want to play in my 40s
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Old 03-13-2014, 02:29 PM
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Disc golf continues to grow at an astonishing 15% rate. As it continues to grow out from the niche market to a widely mainstream sport, tourneys will continue to grow in size and prize as well. Coverage will continue to get more expansive as demand to watch grows. Then comes bigger sponsors and so on. I think we are doing fine.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:21 PM
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A professional lacrosse player? Who knew?
Did not even realize the game even existed after college.
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:23 PM
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A professional disc golf player? Who knew?
Did not even realize the game even existed outside of the parks.
fixed for our current public standing....
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Old 03-13-2014, 03:33 PM
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fixed for our current public standing....
Have to admit when I first told my wife that there are professional disc golfers she looked at me like I must be lying.

In the end disc golf is played directly for money, so it's far easier to become a professional at it than many games, including lacrosse. For example - the number of people who play poker for a living is astronomical compared to other games because earning money is straightforward. You don't need to be a star (although it certainly helps).
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:01 PM
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Professional Dart throwers, how much do they make a year?
How did bowling go from recreational sport to "professional" sport?
If we look at another sport that started around the same time as Disc Golf; how did Skateboarding go from renegade sport to "X games" level?
How did Bass fishing become a multi-million dollar a year sport?

What separates these "sports" from disc golf? Is it the look of the sport? Is it the setting? Is it the appearance of the players?

Just curious if anyone had some thoughts on this.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:05 PM
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One man's comfortable is another's wealthy. Or poor.

I am certain that Paul McBeth made more more last year than I did. And he's not married, raising three kids. To me, he's living large.
That's... interesting. Considering the prize for the Memorial was $4000 I highly doubt he's making THAT much money a year. In a game where you MUST win in order to make a small sum of money I would be surprised if top pros made close to or more than $20,000 a year, and they still have traveling expenses and whatnot.

I believe professionals play for the love of the game and not as a means of supporting themselves i.e. they probably have jobs besides disc golf.

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Lacrosse is teh ghey.
Haha that made me laugh. I have to agree... Lacrosse is pretty much a preppy douche bag game. Sorry, lacrosse fans! Actually, no I'm not.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:06 PM
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In many ways Disc Golf is already bigger than Lacrosse.
Yearly equipment sales, for example.
Disc golf is played by more people casually, and from a
much wider socioeconomic demographic.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:09 PM
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That's... interesting. Considering the prize for the Memorial was $4000 I highly doubt he's making THAT much money a year. In a game where you MUST win in order to make a small sum of money I would be surprised if top pros made close to or more than $20,000 a year, and they still have traveling expenses and whatnot.

I believe professionals play for the love of the game and not as a means of supporting themselves i.e. they probably have jobs besides disc golf.


Haha that made me laugh. I have to agree... Lacrosse is pretty much a preppy douche bag game. Sorry, lacrosse fans! Actually, no I'm not.
McBeth won $42303.90 in prize money in 2013.
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Old 03-13-2014, 04:10 PM
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