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Old 01-19-2019, 07:26 PM
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Financial sustainability is in growing the game, not so much the sport. More playing the game ultimately supports the viability of the sport.
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:02 PM
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Financial sustainability is in growing the game, not so much the sport. More playing the game ultimately supports the viability of the sport.
How are you distinguishing the "sport" from the "game"? organized vs casual?
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:36 PM
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Ya know, this thread (or this current iteration of the same thread) is making me realize I've never heard the term "grow the sport" except on DGCR -- always disparaged. Now I don't use Facebook or reddit, so maybe I'm missing the mentions.

The fact is, the sport or game of disc golf is growing. And not everyone likes change. And not all change is necessarily for the better. But hey, that's going to happen without anyone saying #growthesport. Meanwhile, I'll be happy to try some new courses. And yes, DG companies, I'll be using your products in the process.
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Old 01-20-2019, 06:58 AM
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I saw "grow the sport" used several times recently, locally, and positively, saluting the guy who negotiated to get a new course installed on a (ball) golf course.

As for sport vs. game, whether there's a distinction or not, I don't think those using the phrase are making one.

But armiller's right---whether anyone uses the phrase or opposes the phrase, and whatever facets of disc golf anyone considers "the sport", it's growing, and looks to continue to grow for the foreseeable future. #stopgrowingthesport would be a vastly greater challenge.

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Old 01-20-2019, 07:34 AM
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It's big enough. Too many millennials. I'm tired of picking up after them.

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It's big enough. Too many millennials. I'm tired of picking up after them.
They can't hear you cuz their ear buds won't let them. They will be assimilated, resistance is futile.

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Ya know, this thread (or this current iteration of the same thread) is making me realize I've never heard the term "grow the sport" except on DGCR -- always disparaged. Now I don't use Facebook or reddit, so maybe I'm missing the mentions.
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Naked Olympics, #grow the sport.

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Old 01-20-2019, 09:07 AM
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I got 2/3 of the way through a Gordie Howe "grow the sport" hat trick yesterday. I introduced disc golf to a completely new player and bought some sweet merch from a dg retailer. Unfortunately, I don't own a dog to take off leash to complete the cycle
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:14 AM
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I got 2/3 of the way through a Gordie Howe "grow the sport" hat trick yesterday. I introduced disc golf to a completely new player and bought some sweet merch from a dg retailer. Unfortunately, I don't own a dog to take off leash to complete the cycle
did you buy a dime at least?
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As for sport vs. game, whether there's a distinction or not, I don't think those using the phrase are making one.
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I was refering to Chuck's quote where he definitely makes a distinction. I was just wondering what that distinction is. No big deal, just curiousity so I can follow the discussion.

"Financial sustainability is in growing the game, not so much the sport. More playing the game ultimately supports the viability of the sport."
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