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Old 10-07-2018, 07:31 AM
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The upstate is definitely an emerging hotbed of growth.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:00 PM
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107 isn't bad, for such a small state.

OK, it's not great, either. The eastern two-thirds of the state are a general wasteland, with few courses and just a scattering of good ones. The real growth is in the northwest corner.

But with Charlotte and Augusta right on our borders, we feel pretty rich, just with the proximity.
I love the Palmetto State and having lived there for a good chunk of my adult life I can understand why there isn't much disc golf there. South Carolinians care way more about youth baseball and football and that's where their parks and rec dollars will go. Then there's Clempson and Curralinuh games to watch. And if you don't like sports you're probably hunting or fishing. You have to remember this is a largely rural state in the south.

The northwest corner is chock full of people, mostly not from South Carolina (or the US) and that's why there's more growth and DG. I really do miss the courses there. The upper state is just a cool place right now. The midlands (Columbia/Sumter) is just a different level of hot and the lower state between there and Chucktown is just well, what it is. But yeah the proximity of Charlotte helps (if you live in Greenville/Spartanburg/Rock Hill).

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Old 10-07-2018, 08:37 PM
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We can't be that much different from North Carolinians!

(or perhaps we can be).
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:54 PM
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We can't be that much different from North Carolinians!

(or perhaps we can be).
You guys differ more on barbecue styles and suaces more than you do disc golf.

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Old 10-08-2018, 11:18 AM
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You guys differ more on barbecue styles and suaces more than you do disc golf.
Heck, South Carolina has 3 different barbeque sauce regions. 2 of which are simply wrong. It's more than we can undertake to straighten out any other states.

In truth, South Carolina seems to be more like Georgia than North Carolina.

Keltik was right about parks. Most towns and counties don't spend much on parks, and when they do, it's almost always for athletic fields, not natural areas. As a result, there are fewer places where a course might go on public property, and little interest from parks departments. With a few notable exceptions, of course.

As someone who remembers when there were 2 courses in the state, 107 doesn't seem all that bad. About 90% of them are within 2 hours of my house.

The total looks a little better when viewed in relation to our size and population.
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Old 10-08-2018, 12:37 PM
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I played Holston Creek in Inman yesterday. That is one heck of a disc golf course. I see Spartanburg being way ahead of Greenville right now, but hoping Greenville can make a comeback.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:39 PM
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I played Holston Creek in Inman yesterday. That is one heck of a disc golf course. I see Spartanburg being way ahead of Greenville right now, but hoping Greenville can make a comeback.
Is that the one with the huge "Air Mail" box with a dangling basket? I played a course in Inman (that's what my phone says, anyway), but I can't remember the name of the place.

Really, really cool course, whatever it was.
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Old 10-08-2018, 01:44 PM
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Is that the one with the huge "Air Mail" box with a dangling basket? I played a course in Inman (that's what my phone says, anyway), but I can't remember the name of the place.

Really, really cool course, whatever it was.
Yes! That is the one!
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:07 PM
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We can't be that much different from North Carolinians!

(or perhaps we can be).
from a North Carolinian to a South Carolinian you guys are different but in a good way. We're kinda standoffish up here. But we do barbecue way better than you guys. What is that mustard sauce abomination?

Yeah Spartanburg County had better courses than Greenville County when I was down there. When did Boiling Springs change it's name from Va Du Mar to Shoally Creek? anyway that course was the JAM!
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:08 PM
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We're more standoffish b/c we're closer to yankeedom.
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