I want to make WCF|WTF bumper stickers now.
It was West Jordan, not West Valley on the mural controversy.
A journalist who doesn't love nearby can't still dig up stories? Once a Utahn, always a Utahn ;)
All the more reason to vote for Nick Deland in the legislative race vs Kim Coleman.
"Self-respecting bankers" who enjoy disc golf are also very likely aware that this sport and it's emerging industry has experienced a phenomenal and steady growth rate of 15% to 18% every year since it's inception. Take that to the bank!
I agree with your first two points, but if Indians or Redskins are offensive we need to get rid of the Vikings as well.
As one of the current fastest growing sport that has only been around since the 70's, disc golf IS THE FUTURE. 5 years from now disc golf will be the UFC and Ball golf will be Boxing. How many self respect g bankers are into UFC(mostly for the money)?
Hey cityweekly, About TRAX and the other endless abuses of power. . . can we start taking a serious look at third party candidates who may be qualified to do the job that the (D)'s and (R)'s are butchering?
For example Andrew McCullough for AG.
Hi. I am from Utah and am now currently captain of the University of Oregon Disc Golf Team. Disc golf has been nothing but good to me. I started playing a few years ago, a bit skeptical because of the bad rep that the sport has. I went to the weekly doubles tournament to be welcomed by open arms. Everyone was very nice, from Craig Myrick who works in health care, to Cory Sharp who actually played disc golf for a living at that time. I traveled this summer to the Amateur World Championships in Emporia, KS. Out of the 800 competitors that were there, there was only one incident of a disc golfer doing what the general public likes to associate with disc golf (for those who don't know, disc golfers are supposedly lazy, beer drinking, pot smoking hobos who are always late). 1 in 800 at a professional event? Very classy I would say. Dress codes, and a very strict rulebook make this an incredibly demanding game that requires technique and endurance. Top pros are making around 40-50k a year, which is over double what it used to be a few years ago when I was starting. The leading companies are fighting for representation through the top pros. Monster Energy, Keen footwear, and other large companies are starting to jump on the disc golf train because the profits are rising. In Oregon, every single city has it's own disc golf shop. 2 years ago, it was between Innova and Discraft. Now there are other leading companies such as Prodigy, Trilogy, MVP, and even Vibram. Without disc golf, I wouldn't be where I am today: A college student rising through the ranks of disc golf, being a leader of a team who is a family to me, and studying to get a business degree at the University of Oregon. If you would like to chat sometime, I would love to, because we are doing our best to remove the bad reputation from disc golf, and Utah is on a very fast track to doing that. Keep throwing plastic my friends, the sport is exploding.
Don't bash what you don't know. There's lots of money in disc golf and it is only growing. Hopefully you are assigned to write the articles covering the future disc golf tournaments. . . actually, hopefully not.
Your article suggesting Disc Golf is illegitimate is misinformed. Please research your content before throwing accusations and dispersions. Thank you for your support,PDGCA
". . . what self-respecting banker plays nine holes of disc golf?"
To answer your question me. I also know many other self-respecting people who play too. The article approaches the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) like it is second rate to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA). This is simply not true. Disc Golf and Golf are two different sports that appeal to all kinds of people with different interests. There are many self-respecting people who play in these sanctioned PDGA tournaments around the world. These tournaments also have the ability to bring in money.
The great thing about disc golf is that those who want to play professionally can participate in these revenue generating tournaments and those who don't want to play professionally can still play for fun. This provides a great opportunity for families in our communities who don't want to spend a bundle of money. It is not completely fruitless though because they would still have to buy the discs.
Both Taylorsville and Creekside parks are currently kept clean mainly by the disc golf players. This cuts on costs of the city having to clean up the park. The players keep it clean because of the respect they have for the course and the game. We could use more places like this in our city.
If that wasn't enough I thought these "higher class" golf courses were in trouble in the first place. It is better to be making a little bit of money and provide a great place for families than have a golf course that is in trouble.
If the self respecting bankers were playing enough ball golf then the properties would not be in such financial distress, hopefully we can all get together and do whats best for both parties so we can all enjoy being outside with our family and friends playing a sport we love
Disc golf is a fantastic sport. I would love to have more courses in Utah. When I am not stamping out pain and suffering as a Physical Therapist in Salt Lake City, I love to play a round of disc golf.
What self respecting writer writes fluff pieces for City Weekly?
I am a mechanical engineer in my mid 30's who has a great career and will be pursuing a MBA. Disc golf is an awesome sport that anyone in the community can play. I have plenty of friends that are working professionals who would much rather pick up their frisbees than a set of clubs. We shouldn't bash on a sport that gets more people in the community as a whole to go outside and be active. We NEED more disc golf courses in Salt Lake and Utah as a whole!
Such a pity that the golf courses built exclusively for self-respecting bankers could soon be used by common folk of all ages to play disc golf. Disc golf hardly costs any money at all, and pretty much everyone can play! What will the neighbors say?
I play every chance I get. You should give it a try, instead of bashing it.
This self respecting finance worker plays 18 holes of disc golf every other day.
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