Warning: Only a handful of people will benefit from disc golf growing into the mainstream. Overwhelming odds are that you, the reader, are not one of those people. Be careful what you wish for.
Everyone would benefit from disc golf growing into the mainstream. More people would know about it and likely play it, and we'd have more pull to get choice pieces of land to make incredible courses.
You don't have to be making money from the sport to benefit from more people knowing about it.
And, after all, shouldn't we be hoping that more people get to learn about the wondrous flight of a golf disc?
We'll see if you hold the same views when there aren't any free courses left and discs cost $40 apiece.
As a new player but an old guy and I have seen a lot of things in my short 56 years.
Both sides are true:
The more people playing , the more voting /whatever power. I play with a guy who has been playing Disc Golf since 83 and he told me there was only a couple of courses. Today, there are a lot of places to play.
BUT, if too many people play ,then things change. I used to be a flyfisherman, I fished all over and all the time. Now I only flyfish in remote areas with are hard to get to. The streams I used to fish have been overran with hoards of people both respectful and destructive. I can see waiting a long time to play and have all ready followed players that just threw their trash on the ground with a trash can near by.
I for one am glad with the growth but wary of th Wally world aproach to the sports. A balance of enough to keep it productive but not so much ,it destroys itself in the name of progress.
Remember the Harley craze