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Old 10-07-2011, 06:35 PM
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What's disc golf?
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:58 PM
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as long as they dont base it on the people ITT. we will be ok.
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Old 10-07-2011, 07:56 PM
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Disc Golf - bringing washed-up jocks, hippies and hillbillies together since the 70s.

So in other words, the public perception of disc golfers is: WHITE PEOPLE!
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:30 PM
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To give the simple answer- college.

Many courses seem to be around campus areas. College is when many whites are broke for the first time so many gravitate towards the poser hippie look.

My gf's college ex was her intro to dg. He was a scrub that wore tye dye so that was her preception.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:05 PM
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I have seen more people get into the sport because of the Wii, and Playstation 3, introducing Disc Golf to the public. It will never truly grow though, till we get more courses in more places. There are almost no courses in East Houston, and the area around there, where I grew up, and most people there give you a strange look if you even mention disc golf, and most of them would have to drive at least 18-20 miles to get to a course. If you can get it where most people can drive just down the street to play, it will change.

I am slowly trying to get my Church to install at least a 6-9 hole course. Not a lot of property there, but I might make something work. Right now, I have to drive at least 11 miles just to play, and the other course near me, went private. If I could get something 5 miles away, it would be great.
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:13 AM
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:32 AM
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I dunno.....

I got the (arguably) snootiest town in the area to pony up the dough and put a course in their town. Even the local police chief gave the idea a thumbs up.

Most of the people who say "disc golf is for losers" are people who are just hip enough to be completely ignorant on every subject under the sun.

While the most common reaction to my mentioning disc golf is the blank stare, people of all ages and walks of life have said "yeah I know someone who plays that.....all the time."
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Old 10-09-2011, 12:38 AM
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^You make a really good point. I think most of the people out there very actively pushing the sport are acting like we are the red headed stepchild of ball golf. If people were more proactive and 'duh' about the sport, it would garner respect from non players.

A member here's sig here has something along the lines of 'When you tell others that you play disc golf, assume they are are familiar with the sport.' I can't tell you how true that is. If you go through explaining it as 'ohhh, well you throw frisbees at these chain things,' it will ALWAYS come off as the latest and hippest version of Dungeons and Dragons. Explain your game and competition and let THEM feel dumb for not knowing what it is.

I think a good approach to city councils is more along the lines of 'omg! We don't just need one of these now, we need several! and now! Before it blows up because you KNOW it will!' Instead I think its still the approach of 'well, we really need it, and it gets rid of gays and bums, poor people like it, and please please pretty please let us have 20 acres of the park pleeeeease.' Being proactive and positive and CONFIDENT about the sport will go a long way for us.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:37 AM
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It's plain ignorance. And yes the hippie stereo type is true. There are a lot of players who still smoke that green stuff while playing
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Old 10-10-2011, 11:14 AM
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What is worse are the dudes that take it too seriously. Asking people to leave the course on league days.
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