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What is the current relationship between the PDGA and the WFDF?
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Old 01-13-2019, 02:31 PM
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There is no formal one as far as I know. WFDF references to the PDGA for their official rules of play, but other than that, I don't believe there is any "relationship" between the two.
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There is no formal one as far as I know. WFDF references to the PDGA for their official rules of play, but other than that, I don't believe there is any "relationship" between the two.
That's a shame since the WFDF has IOC recognition and a good chance of getting flying disc in the Olympics.
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That's a shame since the WFDF has IOC recognition and a good chance of getting flying disc in the Olympics.
There was a formal agreement between them but the PDGA broke it off a couple years ago. PDGA was hoping to get an international bump from them but it turned out they were doing better internationally on their own.

WFDF is still working on behalf of disc golf (and all flying disc sports) for potential Olympic involvement, and if they succeed, there's no reason the PDGA can't get involved then. But frankly, the Olympics is such a pipedream that it isn't all that worth pursuing. If that's the driver for working with (and paying some sort of dues to) WFDF, it's not worth it. I'm glad the PDGA sees it that way.

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There was a formal agreement between them but the PDGA broke it off a couple years ago. PDGA was hoping to get an international bump from them but it turned out they were doing better internationally on their own.

WFDF is still working on behalf of disc golf (and all flying disc sports) for potential Olympic involvement, and if they succeed, there's no reason the PDGA can't get involved then. But frankly, the Olympics is such a pipedream that it isn't all that worth pursuing. If that's the driver for working with (and paying some sort of dues to) WFDF, it's not worth it. I'm glad the PDGA sees it that way.
Yeah...at the risk of sounding negative, I agree with JC here. Disc golf in the Olympics is not something I think the PDGA should be focusing on. I am not sure anyone should at this point. IMO, it is simply not a great spectating sport and its popularity would have to absolutely explode to get on the Olympic radar.
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You can't realistically focus on the Summer Olympics until you have around 50 national associations overseeing the sport in their country. We're in the neighborhood of 20 or so right now. More realistic to lobby for inclusion in the Winter Olympics with a lower minimum country threshold. Most of our disc golf countries are already active in the Winter Olympics with several other sports.

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With the flipside that Winter Olympics are often hosted in places that aren't the best for disc golf, at least at that time of year.
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With the flipside that Winter Olympics are often hosted in places that aren't the best for disc golf, at least at that time of year.
Disc golf is played year round in many locations. Not only would you play in snow but play at night, creating a fireworks-like LED explosion during play that would be highly entertaining for viewers, especially when the event is scheduled at night in European or Asian time zones when it's prime time in the U.S.

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Disc golf is played year round in many locations. Not only would you play in snow but play at night, creating a fireworks-like LED explosion during play that would be highly entertaining for viewers, especially when the event is scheduled at night in European or Asian time zones when it's prime time in the U.S.
Kind of cool...but, I don't see winter glow golf as much of a "grow the sport" platform.
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But... DG is exploding in Europe and there are a lot of little countries in Europe to get us closer to that 50... There also seems to be an interest growing in Asia/Oceania, which is another are with a lot of small countries.
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