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Disc Golf the Ed Headrick way?

Posted by Trackin01 
Disc Golf the Ed Headrick way?
February 21, 2013 02:33PM
What is your take on this matter. Steady Ed was featured on a video via PDGA where he explains a "Game" for his friends who were having tough times with drugs and alcohol and introduced them to something free and recreational. It gave them something to do without rules or someone telling them what to do.
In todays time, the "game" has turned into what we call the sport of disc golf. We still have Free courses but are seeing a trend in the (PTP, Pay to Play) courses.
Headrick designed courses for Frisbee's in the Park. Manufacturers are designing disc's that are more advanced than the simple flying Frisbee. These course designs where each hole can now be reached in one throw, are getting a poor rep cause they are too short or too easy.

Do you think courses will make the trend of what is called "championship" since the new disc's are coming out to fly farther than ever? Those holes that require you to earn a 4 or 5 based on good throws would be considered par in that case.

Maybe that is why after 7 years Steady Ed turned the PDGA over to the players, because he saw the trend going from recreation in the park to advanced disc's being made and flying much farther. Where the "game" has been trasitioning into the "sport" based on the level of players........such as Athletes getting interested.
Just for thoughts guys and wanted to see what your opinions are.
Re: Disc Golf the Ed Headrick way?
February 21, 2013 02:55PM
A trend towards pay to play courses should equate to more championship courses. Nobody wants to pay to play at a course if it's not any better than a free course down the road.

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Re: Disc Golf the Ed Headrick way?
February 24, 2013 07:23AM
Ed turned the pDGA over to the players and started the RDGA which was for Rec players
Re: Disc Golf the Ed Headrick way?
February 25, 2013 08:25AM
Jack C. Wrote:
> Ed turned the pDGA over to the players and started
> the RDGA which was for Rec players

Jack your exactly right. Thor and I have talked about this a lot. Headrick was trying to bring out those 130g discs as well, but for some reason the RDGA never took off and fizzled out.

Championships courses vs shorter par 3 courses are less played because of the difficulty factor. Players love to come out to a disc golf course, don't stretch much and tee off right away on Hole #1. Then one hour later.......finished. Where a championship course is more difficult and longer causing a person to stress their body harder than usual.
We had two courses in Russellville, AR where players have no choice to play the length due to not having shorter pitch and putt courses. Since those players have learned on that course, they tend to play better even when they travel. All the amateur players can throw so much farther than our local players here in Little Rock.
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