Grow the Sport - Steve Dodge

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Postby cgkdisc » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:40 am

grodney wrote:
Steady 26542 wrote:I'd love to play a course that used only Bullseye's.


On some baskets, I think you could zip-tie the ring and outer chains to the upper assembly, while leaving the inner chains as-is. That would be a quick and easy test.


Reviving my idea posted on r.s.d. in the 90s before the Chainstar messed that up.
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Postby Ferch » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:41 am

I agree with Dodge that our sport needs more direction to grow, but disagree on how it is to be handled. Im sorry folks golf grew in leaps and bounds when it came on tv and gained huge sponsership. But at that time it was an elitest($$$) sport, or more importantly, the rich promoting a rich hobby= easy growth. I have a hard time watching golf, but the moments to watch are worth it. I agree with Chase, who wants to watch 5 groups of pros almost ace a hole and tap in, over and over. It is worse than Nascar, at least the crash in Nascar is entertaining. The one guy who gets taken out by an "Iron Leaf" and doesn't get his bird is lack luster to say the least. I started to watch the Usdgc and quickly got irritated by poor play. I know of some guys who could compete with the top pros at the Usdgc, but don't attend for personal, financial, or family reasons. Those who I do know that went, they are the only ones I cared to watch. No big expectations for them, but if I am watching Nikko, Avery, or Will, I want to see the best play by the best pros. Screw this banter, I'm gonna enjoy the sport for what it is to me. Pure enjoyment of flight!
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Postby tufluk » Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:28 pm

Lots of guys who play ball golf are NOT rich (I don't play). I watch a good bit of ball golf. I'm not rich (not that there's anything wrong with that). If ball golf was filmed like disc golf, no one would/could watch.
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Postby Ferch » Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:13 pm

golf grew in leaps and bounds when it came on tv
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Postby Detra319 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:05 pm

I agree with Tufluk, the expectation of quality makes the initial investment into getting disc golf on tv very daunting. Going from barely able to cover the lead card as current videos do to being able to cover all of the course at once is a HUGE leap in costs and expertise.


I watch disc golf videos on the net all the time, and there is a large problem with the quality of the reporting on where they are going from here. The only person I have seen do it right is called Marorogunso on youtube and he at least puts a little marker that shows you where the basket is. The issue is that they show you a hole, show you the map of the hole, and then leave you to figure out where the hell they are going until they putt out.

The fact that there is absolutely no drama in the putting is another huge issue. Part of what makes ball golf so watchable is the fact that you have to pay attention to every single shot, even the 3 footer can be missed and suddenly we are in a playoff.
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Postby blkwizardsonny » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:09 pm

disc golf doesnt have to be filmed perfect like the ball golf that is nationally televised . if they put more effort and MONEY into it it could be the same . they just dont because its not worth it .my opinion
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Postby Grimm » Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:20 pm

blkwizardsonny wrote:disc golf doesnt have to be filmed perfect like the ball golf that is nationally televised . if they put more effort and MONEY into it it could be the same . they just dont because its not worth it .my opinion


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Postby 10up » Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:07 pm

just strap a goPro to Duden and send him out wandering around the course. That'd probably be the most "entertaining" way to cover disc.
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Postby Chase20460 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:49 pm

Sounds like this is a go to some extent. Great job Steve!
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