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elmexdela 01-02-2020 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Central Scrutinizer (Post 3533284)
Ultimately, growth means more courses. Bring on his 2.something million subscribers, and before I'm too old every small town in America is going to have at least a 9-holer like they do basketball and tennis courts and softball fields and super expensive playground equipment. 18 baskets and cement tees is about the cost of one tennis court but can service up to 72 for recreation all at once. (Yes, I've given the pitch to parks departments!)

The old days sucked in comparison. The camaraderie and Happy Hippie Frisbee Family aspect was indeed great, and I want that to continue, but having to take a day trip just for the chance to play a different course that would have, at best, Mach III baskets with a Gazelle or Cyclone being the best driver seems like a distant memory now. It was cool to have been there during that toddler stage of the sport, but I'm glad I don't have to explain what it is every time it comes up in conversation anymore, and there are like a dozen courses near me when there used to be one.

I'm all in on the Brodie thing, and I like his enthusiasm. Bring on the growth!

just because you can put in courses doesnt mean you should

ive played so many crappy 9 hole city park model courses in small towns

quantity vs quality

crowded courses can suck to play so be careful what you wish for

Central Scrutinizer 01-02-2020 11:27 AM

I'd like to think ultimately it would lead to more quality courses too. We have way, way, way more quality courses now than we did a quarter century ago. And to alleviate crowded courses, you need more of them. People from my area who are my age can remember Brewer Park being unplayable after 12:00 noon due to the groups of 14 carrying an Eclipse in one hand and a liquor bottle cocooned in a paper bag with the other hand. It was one of three courses in a county with 750,000 or so.

I drool at the thought of private courses becoming economically viable and widespread. Critical mass for this is probably closer than we realize!

Central Scrutinizer 01-02-2020 11:31 AM

There's a new small 9-holer near me just put in a month ago. It's fabulous for my 10-year-old. We've gotta have these kinds of courses too so the next generation of serious player can get started.

GoobyPls 01-02-2020 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by elmexdela (Post 3533300)
just because you can put in courses doesnt mean you should

ive played so many crappy 9 hole city park model courses in small towns

quantity vs quality

crowded courses can suck to play so be careful what you wish for

Generally more popularity -> more courses -> less crowding. I live in a very popular area by DG standards, with >50 courses within a 60 mile radius of my house. Yes, you still run into groups of 8 chuckers sometimes, but with more courses available, they're more spread out. They also tend to congregate around the easy courses, so the better ones are less busy.

TL;DR: from my experience more popularity = a better time for disc golfers

elmexdela 01-02-2020 04:45 PM

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Originally Posted by GoobyPls (Post 3533315)
Generally more popularity -> more courses -> less crowding. I live in a very popular area by DG standards, with >50 courses within a 60 mile radius of my house. Yes, you still run into groups of 8 chuckers sometimes, but with more courses available, they're more spread out. They also tend to congregate around the easy courses, so the better ones are less busy.

TL;DR: from my experience more popularity = a better time for disc golfers

thats a very good point

GoobyPls 01-02-2020 05:16 PM

Actually make that >90 in a 50 mi radius per the DGCR database. That's insane

Golden Tuna 01-02-2020 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by GoobyPls (Post 3533409)
Actually make that >90 in a 50 mi radius per the DGCR database. That's insane

Where do you live?

EDIT: I find Brodie unbearable - hopefully he learns some etiquette as he is playing PDGA events...

armiller 01-02-2020 06:04 PM

I'm curious how seriously he's taking this too. I can't imagine he's planning an MPO career and suspect his YouTube business is the reason for this.

At the same time, I suspect he'll be a low level MPO player without all that much work if he desires, and certainly could hit 1000 rated with some time commitment.

I'll bet he can hit the 400' mark both forehand and backhand within a month of starting to work with disc golf discs. He's got some decent form already though it needs some DG tweaking.

Hampstead 01-02-2020 06:16 PM

Brodie could really bring some attention to disc golf if he did videos with celebrity casuals who play. Stay in his lane, so to speak.

biscoe 01-02-2020 07:33 PM

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Originally Posted by armiller (Post 3533428)
I'm curious how seriously he's taking this too. I can't imagine he's planning an MPO career and suspect his YouTube business is the reason for this.

At the same time, I suspect he'll be a low level MPO player without all that much work if he desires, and certainly could hit 1000 rated with some time commitment.

I'll bet he can hit the 400' mark both forehand and backhand within a month of starting to work with disc golf discs. He's got some decent form already though it needs some DG tweaking.

I know absolutely nothing about it but it would not surprise me if Brodie knows disc golf a bit better than Brodie was letting on. He did videos with Avery years ago.


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