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Old 08-20-2015, 02:36 AM
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22 Years Later..still not mainstream?

In this 1993 DG World Championship coverage, you have an awesome gallery, good sponsorship by Pizza Hut, TV coverage, etc. Looking at this video you have to ask...wtf..why isn't disc golf mainstream in 2015? When I heard about this video, I expected small crowds, no sponsorship, throwing at trees or cardboard boxes, etc. But wow...this event in 1993 looks to have better crowds, better coverage, decent sponsorship, etc, to some nt events in 2015!!

I've only been enjoying this sport for 3 years now, but...if disc golf was this popular in 1993, did something happen in the late 90's to stall the growth of the sport?

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Old 08-20-2015, 02:57 AM
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:07 AM
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:46 AM
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:56 AM
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I've only been playing for three years, so I can't give much insight, but I'll offer up the theory that people are becoming more and more ignorant as time goes by. I'm still being made fun of by some at my workplace for my obsession with it. Who knows.... that being said this year's Worlds final 9 gallery looked pretty large though.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:13 AM
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In this 1993 DG World Championship coverage, you have an awesome gallery, good sponsorship by Pizza Hut, TV coverage, etc. Looking at this video you have to ask...wtf..why isn't disc golf mainstream in 2015? When I heard about this video, I expected small crowds, no sponsorship, throwing at trees or cardboard boxes, etc. But wow...this event in 1993 looks to have better crowds, better coverage, decent sponsorship, etc, to some nt events in 2015!!

I've only been enjoying this sport for 3 years now, but...if disc golf was this popular in 1993, did something happen in the late 90's to stall the growth of the sport?

I'm guessing it was dude's unitard at 00:06. Nobody wants to see that.

The sport has grown exponentially since the early '90's so I am not sure what you are looking at.
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:26 AM
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Old 08-20-2015, 07:39 AM
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Easy to get sponsorship and TV coverage when you're being underwritten by a corporation that's calling in favors from its corporate partners.

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2813197

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Old 08-20-2015, 08:04 AM
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I've only been playing for three years, so I can't give much insight, but I'll offer up the theory that people are becoming more and more ignorant as time goes by. I'm still being made fun of by some at my workplace for my obsession with it. Who knows.... that being said this year's Worlds final 9 gallery looked pretty large though.
I always assume that a huge portion of the gallery is other players. There were 400 players who didn't make the final 9, and I imagine a lot of them showed up to watch it.
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Old 08-20-2015, 08:11 AM
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I've only been enjoying this sport for 3 years now, but...if disc golf was this popular in 1993, did something happen in the late 90's to stall the growth of the sport?
No. The sport has been growing consistently since then, in almost every way imaginable.

The ceiling has been non-player spectators, which were near-zero then and are near-zero now. Without them, there was and is very little outside money.
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