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Old 04-19-2021, 04:00 PM
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In the late 90's myself and a couple buddies came to the Earlewood Classic every year- between various expenditures we were easily dropping $500 a weekend. It adds up. Local economies are built a few bucks at a time in most places.

Michigan State University used to have an online Economic Impact Calculator for Tourism- for some reason I can't seem to find it currently. The numbers it would kick out would shock you.
Back then, there were far more travelers, far fewer locals.

Many players don't drop a dime in the communities they visit. Particularly 1-day events, which are becoming more common around here. And at any rate, to Columbia your $500 wasn't even a drop in the bucket of the local economy, no matter what economic multipliers are applied. Families having relatives visit probably generate a thousand times as much, in a year.

It does bring to mind a speculation that, for economic effect, it might be better to host a Masters event, than a general all-divisions event.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:00 PM
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The flip side of that is that I have a buddy that works in the Chamber of Commerce in my area. He is dealing with a lot of events that are bringing in tens of thousands of people and college football games that are probably bringing in 200,000 people.

...and then he'll get a letter asking them to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to build something with the promised payback of a sandwich and a coke purchased from a retailer twice a year. They actually take those letters seriously, but you can't help but chuckle.

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Old 04-19-2021, 08:57 PM
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Admittedly we are generally a "cheap" group on the whole.

In my microcosm of a community (3000ish permanent/ 10,000 summer) 100 people makes a difference. Especially at the cold beer and wine store and they clean out all the cheap foods like hot dogs and burgers at the grocery....

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Old 05-02-2021, 12:13 PM
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Buddy of mine has played pretty casually for years, showed up and played his first tournament yesterday. Took T3, beat me by 4 strokes over 2 rounds. Maybe he hasn’t been playing as casually as I thought lol. But I think he’s hooked on the DG scene now

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Old 05-02-2021, 12:32 PM
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Admittedly we are generally a "cheap" group on the whole.
Let's be perfectly honest - low cost of playing is one of the things that attracted many of us to the sport in the first place, and allowed us to play a lot and get better. As long as the sport is able to be played on the cheap, it's going to continue to attract "cheap" people.

I wouldn't mind seeing some really spectacular, country club type courses with hefty greens fes, just to showcase what's possible, but I'd hate for it to be the norm. I'm still thankful for the low cost of entry to the sport, and hope it stays that way.

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Old 05-02-2021, 01:55 PM
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I wouldn't mind seeing some really spectacular, country club type courses with hefty greens fes, just to showcase what's possible, but I'd hate for it to be the norm. I'm still thankful for the low cost of entry to the sport, and hope it stays that way.
Well our local ball golf course has installed pins. It's laid out so we stay away from their precious greens. I think it's up to $10 now for green fees but that's 1/3 of what the ballers pay. I think I heard some bitching about the extra $3 this year haha.

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Old 05-02-2021, 02:35 PM
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Well our local ball golf course has installed pins. It's laid out so we stay away from their precious greens. I think it's up to $10 now for green fees but that's 1/3 of what the ballers pay. I think I heard some bitching about the extra $3 this year haha.
How does that work? Do have ballers and Dg on the course at the same time?
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Old 05-02-2021, 05:24 PM
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How does that work? Do have ballers and Dg on the course at the same time?
They do, we are to keep celebrations to a respectable minimum, be aware of quiet needed for them to putt , and yield right of way.

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Old 05-02-2021, 07:08 PM
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I'm ready for there to be lots of public park courses from which to choose and also lots of private awesome next-level Disc Golf courses that cost something to play as well. Imagine a Flip City or three in every county. I think it's feasible in my lifetime, and hopefully soon enough so I can shoot decently on them.

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