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Old 04-20-2014, 05:03 PM
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Is Disc Golf Growing?

As some of you may know I am new to Disc Golf and this forum and I am currently obsessed. I was wondering, is this sport growing in popularity or is it about neutral or dying?
If it is growing is it growing fast? Growing slow?
What kind of things do we look at to see if it is growing? How can we make it grow more?
Sorry I said the word grow so much in this post btw.
I would really like to see Disc Golf become more popular.
Do disc manufacturers have a growing profit or a steady profit?
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:12 PM
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Disc golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world right now, here in Finland it has actually exploded in the last couple of years The modern golf disc is only about 30 years old so we're dealing with a pretty young sport.

One of the biggest challenges in the upcoming years is probably to get more women involved in areas where disc golf is already more or less popular. It sure helps to have younger girls break into the scene, such as the 14-year-old Henna Blomroos (Finland) who shot a 940 rated round (unofficial) yesterday, and ended up destroying the rest of the field by 20 shots by the end of the tournament.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:15 PM
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Yes DG is growing; AND Yes this subject has been beat to death by at least a dozen different threads in the past few months.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:21 PM
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Yes DG is growing; AND Yes this subject has been beat to death by at least a dozen different threads in the past few months.
thats my thoughts. this is such a stupid question/thread
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:22 PM
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If the O.P.'s "0.2 years played" is accurate, maybe not so stupid.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:25 PM
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thats my thoughts. this is such a stupid question/thread
There are no stupid questions in this thread, but mostly stupid answers. We're not a big sport as you know well. He got his question answered, so it's just better let the thread die rather than go all arrogant on a newbie, if you think the thread has no worth.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:25 PM
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It is growing.

/end thread. (Please)

Edit: Ristos, you're right. OP, wlecome to the forums. This subject has been rehashed here over and over and over. The sport is growing, but not all of us want it to grow the same way.

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Old 04-20-2014, 05:26 PM
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.....with that assumption, I'll offer this:

PDGA membership, number of tournaments, number of tournament players have been growing at a very brisk pace.

Number of courses has grown, if anything, even quicker.

Those are some measurements you might consider.

Number of product manufacturers and vendors seems to be exploding.
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Thank you those that answered, I was just wondering. Is there a way to delete this thread, I didn't know it would make people mad.
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Old 04-20-2014, 05:39 PM
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Thank you those that answered, I was just wondering. Is there a way to delete this thread, I didn't know it would make people mad.
Don't worry. It doesn't make us mad. It's just that those of us who have been around the forums for a while have seen many of these threads. I've even made one myself.
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