Before we get rolling with this week’s poll, we’ll clear up yesterday.
We hope you all enjoyed the story and everything. With how April Fools’ Day is now, it’s hard to slip things past people, so we wanted to have some fun. The thing about that day, in this day and age, it’s hard to truly pull something off. So the goal was to have fun and make people smile and laugh.
There will always be critics and skeptics, but we hope most of you enjoyed the story and everything else.
Now, on with the poll.
We’re going to tackle something many of us have seen. The inner-circle, or “old boys” sort of network in disc golf circles. Or, if you’re lucky, the lack thereof.
As the game grows, there will likely be situations like this. And, with society, it can often be a norm. So, we’ll tackle that in a moment.
First, let’s get back to last week’s question and see what some people had to say. We asked you how many disc golf-related clothing items you owned. We had 197 people vote.
Of those voters, 91 (46 percent) said they owned 1-10 items. That was followed by 11-20, which garnered 41 votes (21 percent). None came in third (34 votes/17 percent), followed by 21-30 (16 votes/8 percent), more than 50 (11 votes/6 percent), 31-40 (2 votes/1 percent) and 41-50 (2 votes/1 percent).
Now let’s check in with a couple of reader comments.
Kevin King said:
I voted in the 1-10 range. If I have an extra $15 to spare, I tend to spend it on plastic over clothing, but I do have a few shirts that I wear out in public that promote the sport a bit. Dynamic Discs makes some sweet shirts that I like, plus I have the odd league dri-fit shirt or Collegiate team shirt in my closet.
Understandable about wanting to spend the money on plastic, but sometimes there are some really nice shirts or sweatshirts…
Brian Bell said:
I have a few tournament T-shirts, a Tournament volunteer polo, 1-2 “World’s Biggest” T-shirts, and one other. I have not found too many designs that I liked enough to buy at the price offered.
That seems like a common theme, too. Sometimes, designs get a little too crazy. Others have made those comments, too, and can be picky. And, honestly, who can blame them?
Stop with the bedazzled type stuff or big giant prints on front and back. Some of it is starting to look like ed hardy garbage
It makes one wonder that if with so many companies and such making shirts, if there’s the feeling things like that need to happen to attract buyers. And there must be different groups, too, because it seems like all sorts of shirts sell.
Ben T. said:
The few pieces of clothing I have come from tournaments I have played in. I was recognized by a fellow DGer last summer when my wife and I were out looking at houses because of the shirt I was wearing. I hadn’t played with this person but he knew the tournament and the sport.
As for going out to buy a shirt/hat/jacket, most places don’t carry it in my size. I tried to find a hat that I would wear every day but didn’t find anything that I would buy instead of a disc or two.
It can be nice to get a shirt in a tournament packet, as long as the design is decent. Wearing it, of course, lends to the possibility into running into fellow golfers. And fully understood on the size issue. It seems many disc golf wear is often in the same sizes and doesn’t always include smaller or bigger than regular.
Thanks to all who voted and commented on last week’s poll. Now, let’s get to this week’s poll.
Jenny Cook’s story from last week touched on something on something interesting — how it can be hard, at times, for newer players to hop into league play because of the groups that have already formed.
To take that a step further this week, we come to ask you this question — how do you perceive disc golf? Is it one big happy family? Or is it made up of many cliques?
Vote away and drop a comment below to discuss. And let us know the reason behind your vote!