It appears disc golfers don’t overdo it when it comes to PDGA-sanctioned tournaments.
In last week’s poll, when we asked our readers how many PDGA tournaments they would play in this year, the winning answer was 3-6.
It makes me wonder if we should have just said tournaments? After all, there are doubles tournaments, non-sanctioned local tournaments and other ideas. But, it’s also interesting to see how many PDGA tournaments, because one pays the membership fee to be part of the organization.
Maybe we’ll re-visit this later in the year and make it overall tournaments and see how many tourneys people actually played in.But for now, let’s see how the vote turned out. A total of 86 people voted.
The winning selection of 3-6 tournaments received 29 votes (34 percent). In second was 1-2 tournaments with 19 votes (22 percent). Third was 7-10 with 13 votes (15 percent), followed by none (11 votes/13 percent).
It’s interesting to have the “none” vote that high. Is it that people are not playing in PDGA tournaments or none at all? Either way, it’s intriguing to me as I think it might show the more casual side of this sport and how beneficial it can be etc.
Let’s see what some people said for last week’s poll.
I have yet to play in any tournaments but I have a growing desire to enter into a few. 3-6 is a good goal for 2012.
That 3-6 mark seems to make more sense, as I read comments and look deeper. If you figure the good “season” is about five or so months long, give or take, and somebody plays in a tournament every month or two, 3-6 works out well.
Aaron C makes a good point about tournaments being good for experience, and I wouldn’t disagree.
I’ve played one tournament so far and only plan on playing a few more at most just because of my schedule. If I could play more, I definitely would. Tournaments are always a good experience.
Brian Buller brings up an interesting point, too — not having PDGA tournaments near where he is.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any PDGA-sanctioned tournaments near where I live and I don’t have the money or the flexibility with my job to travel to a tournament. However, there are a lot of tournaments put on by the locals throughout the year. I played in my first-ever tournament this January and had a great time, so I hope to be able to attend more of them in the future!
With the economy the way it is, I’m sure many people may not be looking to hit up tournaments where they have to travel. At least the more casual players. If you consider entry fees from 20-50 bucks, gas, food and anything else, and it could be an expensive weekend. So that’s something people probably keep in mind when thinking about tournaments.
We’ll definitely re-visit this topic at some point and it will be interesting to see the end results.
And — as always — we’ll give a little something away to a random person for commenting on the poll’s page. This week’s winner is Brian Buller! Get me an address so I can send you something from the prize box!
Now, on with this week’s poll.
We want to know — How many rounds of disc golf (on average) do you play per week?
By round, we mean playing a full course once around. So, if the course you are playing is 18 holes, that’s a round. If it’s 27, that’s a round. If it’s a 9-hole course, that’s a round.
Let us know!
Vote away and let us know in the comments your thoughts about the amount of rounds you play per week. A random commenter will be selected for a prize, so make sure you leave your thoughts! (Remember, to be eligible for this, you must leave the comment here, not in other places!)
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