We’re going to discuss buying discs for this week’s poll.
But, as per normal, we’ll get to that later on.
I had built myself up on this one to be shocked with the answers, but in the end it appears it was quite tame.
We had 113 people tally a vote in this poll. The top spot, which garnered 37 votes (33 percent) was the 10-24 range. That was followed by 1-9 (20 votes/18 percent) and a tie between 25-49 and 100-249, which each drew 17 votes (15 percent). Taking fifth was 50-99 (15 votes/13 percent), followed by 500 or more (four votes/four percent) and 250-499 (three votes/two percent).
I actually expected more votes toward the bigger amounts, but it doesn’t surprise me that reaching the big numbers — 250 or more — only accounted for seven votes.
That’s a lot of disc golf courses, after all.
Let’s see what some of the readers had to say.
Steve Huebner said:
I have really increased my courses played this year. After a year off with a elbow injury I have brought my whole family into the disc golf craze and we have visited a bunch of new courses this year. From Cincinnati to Lexington, then to Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, we have really enjoyed this experience.
Morgan Kelly says:
There are more than 30 courses near me. But I am slowly edging out to play in them. I have played at 6 courses within 30 miles of my house and played one that was 112 miles away. I plan on playing all the courses in my state of Virginia and then progress outward on vacations and such.
22 is my number. Being from the Chicago area, there, unfortunately, are not a large number of courses (especially quality ones) in the area, though I do live 10 minutes from a decent course, so I can’t really complain. Last summer I planned a disc golf trip to play Flip City and other Michigan courses with some friends. I also managed to play a handful of courses while on vacation in Colorado. I make a point to play any local courses if I have the opportunity while traveling.
Blue Andy said:
33 is my number, but that should change to 35 later this week. I’ve been playing for almost two years. I live in Atlanta, GA. There are 12 courses within 25 miles of home, and 9 more within 40 miles. I have played in GA, FL, SC and NC, and hope to add AL, TN, KY, OH and WI before the year is out. I travel a lot and take my discs with me every time, even if I don’t think I’ll have the chance to play (because that can change at any moment). A number of my recent trips were primarily for disc golf, including my 2nd trip to the I.D.G.C. last month.
I’m hoping I’ll eventually get the chance to see at least 100 courses. I always find something good about the ones I visit and though there’s sometimes bad stuff, a course to play on is a good thing!
Now back to this week…
I’ve noticed more and more online disc golf stores. And there’s a lot more, it seems anyway, actual stores selling discs.
So where do you buy yours?
Online? Stores in person? Clubs? Other?
In the poll below, let us know where you normally purchase discs. And drop a comment about some of your favorites and maybe why. Maybe some others will find new places to get their plastic.
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