Prior to learning about the sport of disc golf, I was a big Major League Baseball, Collegiate football, and had grown into an NFL fan. I had played fantasy baseball and football, and participated in bowl season pick’em games. The PDGA was unknown, as was the concept of professional disc golfers and a tour for them to travel and play.
After discovering the greatness that is disc golf, I searched the Interwebs high and low for disc golf content. Lo and behold, Youtube was full of disc golf channels from which to watch and learn more about the sport. Not to mention the different disc golf blogs that are out there. Then, there are podcasts. With the information overload, I consumed as much as possible in my down time. On top of loving to play the sport, I became a huge fan, watching tournaments, coming to know the top pros, and learning about the intricacies of the game.
Being a regular viewer of the Smashboxx TV live podcast on Youtube, I’ve been exposed to other fans of the sport that are also big time professional players. Among them, Paul McBeth, Ricky Wysocki, Jay “Yeti” Reading, Zoe Andyke, Paige Pierce, Jeremy Koling, and Simon Lizotte. Each one I named love playing the sport and want to be the best in the world at it. At the same time, they are huge fans of the sport and love seeing great disc golf played, even if it’s not them doing so.
Since you can take the land as it is and put in a course, it’s one of the easier sports for which a playing ground can be created. Young players can get started for as little as $10 if just playing a one disc round. You don’t have to be great to enjoy the game.
I certainly know that Terry “The Disc Golf Guy” Miller is a player and a fan. It’s become his life you could say. So, that brings up the Question. Are you a disc golf player, a fan, or both?