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Old 06-19-2019, 09:25 PM
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Sounds like the young guns that will be successful in 5 years will most likely be the ones with a trust fund, or well-to-do parents. That's if they don't burn out.
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Old 06-19-2019, 11:38 PM
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Met Paul McBeth's Grandpa in 2008 at the KC Wide Open. He told me he was hauling his Grandson around the country to play different tournaments. His Grandpa was very proud of him and seemed to really enjoyed being his chauffeur.

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Old 06-20-2019, 12:13 AM
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Met Paul McBeth's Grandpa in 2008 at the KC Wide Open. He told me he was hauling his Grandson around the country to play different tournaments. His Grandpa was very proud of him and seemed to really enjoyed being his chauffeur.
Wonders if kid is already getting overrun with sponsors.
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Old 06-20-2019, 12:31 AM
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Or they decide to pursue a career that they can make a living doing. I seriously doubt many of these young kids are being pressured by their parents to play a sport that even if they become one of the top 10 pros, they will still be denied for a mortgage because their annual income hovers right around the poverty line.
More and more the better disc companies are helping players make more money off the sport with signature discs, and helping the touring pros run for profit Disc Golf tournaments or ones that the pro sells extra discs at. Still the players are in the top 10 they will be making with everything about 20,000 to 30,000. So yeah few players are pressured by parents to do well in this sport but some are pressured more simply to parents that are playing the sport as well.

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Old 06-20-2019, 01:21 AM
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Well one things for sure with these kids they have a benefit of technology that many of us didn't in our youth. Lots of information and videos, a staggering amount of good plastic and a lot more courses. The tools are there and opportunities.

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Well one things for sure with these kids they have a benefit of technology that many of us didn't in our youth. Lots of information and videos, a staggering amount of good plastic and a lot more courses. The tools are there and opportunities.
Also knowing about the sport well before age 12 for almost all of the top Pro players even now. There are athletic exceptions of people coming from other sports, Paul McBeth was playing baseball at one point and a top level Pro female who went pro the mid 2000's was doing Discus in high school and for a brief period in Collage/University as well as Javelin before she dropped out to do Disc Golf as a Pro.

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Old 06-20-2019, 02:41 AM
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And I believe Sarah Hokum was a tennis pro.. Or was it Paige Pierce.. Anyways a background in sports especially throwing sports helps. I've played with a kid from Nanaimo a few times over the last 10yrs.. I remember when he got a bird up here and he was happy cuz his mom got par... now he throws 400+ probably can't drink legally and is one of the main guys to beat if he's hot.
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Hokom played volleyball.

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Old 06-20-2019, 03:12 AM
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Hmmm way off haha.. Now that I think about it she's definitely MVP.. I was talking to her in one of the threads.. I got her name in my head now, or her online one anyways haha. She made a quick transition from tennis into the disc sports and onto a team.

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More and more the better disc companies are helping players make more money off the sport with signature discs, and helping the touring pros run for profit Disc Golf tournaments or ones that the pro sells extra discs at. Still the players are in the top 10 they will be making with everything about 20,000 to 30,000. So yeah few players are pressured by parents to do well in this sport but some are pressured more simply to parents that are playing the sport as well.
Are you sure that players in the top 10 are making that little money? I thought all of the top 10 players got a base salary and most of their signature discs sell at least 5000. They get $5 a disc so that can add up. They should be making more than 20000-30000

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