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Old 04-03-2014, 04:05 PM
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What is more important for today's player.

Here is a question I have been working with for the past few months and I am hoping a few of you can help me out and be candid with your responses.

What do you think more players value more highly; being sponsored by a major disc manufacturer, or finishing in the top five of every tournament they enter?

I realize one can lead to another but I'm just curious which of the two seems more valuable to today's players?

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:13 PM
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Probably placing high in tournaments, but I imagine hookers and blow trumps both...
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:13 PM
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Well that could all depend....To start, I feel it would be safe to say that a large majority of people who even have aspirations of being sponsored are somewhat jaded and think that once you have become a sponsored player "you made it" and "life is good". Basically thinking that becoming pro and being sponsored automatically will offset the need for any additional income which couldn't be further from the truth.


I think for those who aren't sponsored they feel the sponsorship is more important not knowing that it doesn't really mean that much. Versus the ones who are already sponsored would value more placing top 5 because that would usually mean getting paid.

I guess its that whole "the grass is always greener" concept...it just depends on what side you are on

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:16 PM
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being sponsored by a major disc manufacturer.

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:16 PM
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I can't speak for anybody else, but I'd gladly take a top 5 finish over sponsorship any day.




(nice to see my post barely made the top 5 responses)
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:21 PM
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I would think the second would lead to the first eventually, and without the second, how long could you maintain the first? Results, man, give me results.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:21 PM
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It's too hard to differentiate. A player whose ultimate goal is to become sponsored knows that he needs to show that he can consistently finish at or near the top. So in the short term, he's focused on winning with the hope of becoming sponsored.

Once he's earned sponsorship, the focus shifts towards winning bigger and bigger events. By the time you get to touring pro level, the guys are good enough that they don't have to worry about sponsorship, they can focus on winning and earning big payouts.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:23 PM
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Probably placing high in tournaments, but I imagine hookers and blow trumps both...
When did Charlie Sheen start playing disc golf??
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:24 PM
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There are only a handful of members here who are qualified to answer this question.

As for me, I'd rather place in the top 5 every time. The sponsors would trip over themselves to get to me if I was that good.

Edit: Not even Paul, Ricky, or Will placed in the top 5 in every event last year. It's nearly impossible these days to be so consistent.

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Old 04-03-2014, 04:26 PM
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Do you think more players are putting their emphasis on getting a sponsorship or playing well?
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