quality broadcast compared to last year, Jussi = no bogeys, only player i believe. broadcast needs billy crump. looks like TanK is off to a good round 2 start, -1 thru 6 holes. Jose Madrid ace on hole 3
I think the stroke and distance penalty is too austere for every hole, and I suspect it tends to get in the way of a person's enjoyment of the course. The risk is too high and will force more conservative (and less pleasing for spectators) shots. It's way too harsh on holes like 5, 13, 18, which are probably the most fun holes to watch out there. Hole 17 was originally stroke and distance, and it's nice to see it back again there. I truly detested the buncr rule. It would be interesting if they played the first and third rounds stroke and distance, and then rounds 2 and 4 by the regular rules of disc golf (except maybe for holes 10 and 17).
As far as the broadcast goes, while a little better videoing than last year, the personnel is still passable to below average with two exceptions: Crazy John, who unfortunately was only there for the President's Cup, and Dave Greenwell. Greenwell needs a strong play by play person to be at his best, and Terry Miller is not a very good anchor. He should stay with one-on-one reporting (and do better research before interviewing). Paul Belyea and Greenwell were excellent together last year. Hopefully, Paul will show up again this year. I also think Jim Oates is good, and of course, Billy Crump is very good at interviewing players.
I think disc golf will never reach its marketing potential as long as it pretends to be like ball golf or strives to be more like ball golf. (Why would we call something the Presidents Cup when that name is already in use in ball golf, which actually has historical connections with real Presidents?) While our diversity is growing, we're still not country club types, and we're not collar shirt folks (in general.) I think we need to embrace our counter-culture heritage and it's tattooed and pierced heirs, and promote the sport as being a more alternative, environmentally friendly, and inclusive version of golf. Boarding has not been hurting for sponsors with its less-traditional image. Also, I'm a firm believer if you forget who you are, someone will remind you. Also, you can put a collar shirt on a pig, and it's still a pig.
Even though I don't think the broadcast is that good, I did pay them $20. Anyone else pay? Professional disc golf will not happen until people find it entertaining enough to pay.