« on: November 11, 2012, 12:54:40 PM »
The problem is not with the bottom end of Disc Golfers. Disc Golf will always have the appeal of being a very inexpensive sporting activity that one can get into at any age. You don't have to carry an elaborate bag, tons of discs or wear all the DG schwag --- But we do, and we freaking love it! However there are still many many people out there that play DG as a recreational healthy sport. That dynamic wont change. There will still be free parks donning baskets with amateur to pro setups.
I hope we do eventually get to see pay to play courses. but...thats another subject.
Vibram Steve has great points. The top end of disc golf isn't sustainable with the current model. Its complicated though, we need people other than disc golfers to be interested in the sport. conversely, Disc Golf NEEDS professional golfers. This drives companies and clubs to build and design new gear, technology,courses, etc. --- this is the part of Disc Golf that is fascinating to me. You can tell we're growing astronomically just from the different molds of drivers we're seen in the last 6 years... or all the new bag companies popping up.. or the PDGA #'s increasing at a rapid pace
It's a great time to be apart of Disc Golf. We cant contain it, we can just help mold where its going. let's all work together and grow the sport!