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How much would it take to get a disc golf commercial on ESPN?

Commercials are meant to draw people on to a product or service. A commercial for the PDGA on ESPN would possibly draw in many players. My guess is that a commercial on ESPN would cost about 30,000 dollars. This would be for a thirty seconds spot.

If you have watched Smashboxx then you will realize that PDGA has a commercial, as well as other disc brands and stores. The PDGA commercial is great, but who does it appeal to? I already play disc golf and have a PDGA Membership, so what would it do for me.

If this commercial were shown on National Television, or even local cable networks, it could grow the sport. Why hasn't anybody reached out to get a commercial on TV? Sure, watching live Disc golf on ESPN would be great, but starting with a 30 second commercial could do so much.

A commercial explaining what the sport is about and even showing tournament coverage etc. Would help.

Does anybody agree or am I being unreasonable...
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How much would it take to get a disc golf commercial on ESPN?

Commercials are meant to draw people on to a product or service. A commercial for the PDGA on ESPN would possibly draw in many players. My guess is that a commercial on ESPN would cost about 30,000 dollars. This would be for a thirty seconds spot.

If you have watched Smashboxx then you will realize that PDGA has a commercial, as well as other disc brands and stores. The PDGA commercial is great, but who does it appeal to? I already play disc golf and have a PDGA Membership, so what would it do for me.

If this commercial were shown on National Television, or even local cable networks, it could grow the sport. Why hasn't anybody reached out to get a commercial on TV? Sure, watching live Disc golf on ESPN would be great, but starting with a 30 second commercial could do so much.

A commercial explaining what the sport is about and even showing tournament coverage etc. Would help.

Does anybody agree or am I being unreasonable...
It was done a couple years ago ... one of the standard commercials made it to ESPN and there were complaints from disc golfers -- not very nice complaints, I might add, about how a World Champ looked in her outfit.
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It was done a couple years ago ... one of the standard commercials made it to ESPN and there were complaints from disc golfers -- not very nice complaints, I might add, about how a World Champ looked in her outfit.
Huh. I missed that. Is there any video of the commercial out there?
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Someone will find it ... It was a PDGA commercial that you've probably seen before. If I recall correctly it was right when Rebecca Duffy first became president, and they had a last-minute, "had to get ESPN something that was already ready to go."

Personally, I think we're beyond that point. THe future of television(?) market is in streaming services, so the right way is to find where sports will be done. It's ironic that I'm old enought ot remember ESPN from it's inception (I was in college), and during the first few years of the "Entertainment and Sports Programming Network" they would have killed to have had access to the disc golf that we put on YouTube today...
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It was done a couple years ago ... one of the standard commercials made it to ESPN and there were complaints from disc golfers -- not very nice complaints, I might add, about how a World Champ looked in her outfit.
Not sure about this, but the current version, with some work, could be quite good. It's the one where people talk about why they play disc golf. Look through any of the walk through vids, it might even have been in the shorts from the DGWT last weekend. For sure they showed it in La Mir, and at the GBO.


The acting is a little spotty at times, but not too bad, and the give away discs the guys who say they play "because it's inexpensive" aren't representative, the director was saying, "look, cheap discs," but our discs are cheap enough anyway. The sections with Paul are very good! Especially the fade shot at the end with him driving on a hole in Pennsylvania.
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How much would it take to get a disc golf commercial on ESPN?

Commercials are meant to draw people on to a product or service. A commercial for the PDGA on ESPN would possibly draw in many players.
Why is there a push to get more people disc golfing??? Our courses are already packed enough! Keep DG obscure!
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Especially the fade shot at the end with him driving on a hole in Pennsylvania.
Moraine State Park Hole 15. My favorite hole at one of my local courses


I agree with the fact that the commercial is very good. I would love to see it on my TV
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How much would it take to get a disc golf commercial on ESPN?

Commercials are meant to draw people on to a product or service. A commercial for the PDGA on ESPN would possibly draw in many players. My guess is that a commercial on ESPN would cost about 30,000 dollars.
There's local spots and national spots. Local spots are cheap. Back in the day, you could call your local cable company to ask about rates for various channels at various times of the day. I don't know if that's still true.

My suggestion 15-20 years ago was to produce a slick 25ish-second spot for disc golf, then let local clubs use it for free, and pay for local spots in their own markets. The 5ish seconds at the end are reserved for a custom local tag such as "FOR INFO IN THE AUSTIN AREA --- CALL 714-366-DISC".

I worked for a national pharmacy chain, and that's exactly how they did it. A slick non-area-specific commercial, with a custom tag on the end. Each store bought their own time in their own markets.

Of course you could have a national body (such as the PDGA) help supplement the cost for any local markets, if you want to go that way.
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p.s. I found my post from Feb 1998 -- Quote: "Ad rates for some channels are alarmingly low. In Des Moines, 30
seconds on The Weather Channel, MTV, Cartoon, or Headline News is $10. I think Conan O'Brian goes for $5 per 30 seconds."

Yes, I had called the cable company and they faxed me the rates. Fax was a thing in 1998.

Original thread is here is you want to read it....it's almost embarrassing how exactly the same my post was then to my post above: https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec....M/iht1ygHoy7AJ
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There's local spots and national spots. Local spots are cheap. Back in the day, you could call your local cable company to ask about rates for various channels at various times of the day. I don't know if that's still true.

My suggestion 15-20 years ago was to produce a slick 25ish-second spot for disc golf, then let local clubs use it for free, and pay for local spots in their own markets. The 5ish seconds at the end are reserved for a custom local tag such as "FOR INFO IN THE AUSTIN AREA --- CALL 714-366-DISC".

I worked for a national pharmacy chain, and that's exactly how they did it. A slick non-area-specific commercial, with a custom tag on the end. Each store bought their own time in their own markets.

Of course you could have a national body (such as the PDGA) help supplement the cost for any local markets, if you want to go that way.
Sounds interesting. I live near Pittsburgh, so they have a large sports following thus a local sports channel. The local club could most likely get a commercial on the channel with proper funding.
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