Disc golf will be on TV in August, for two reasons. Both are directly related to the current global pandemic.
First or all, disc golf is exploding as a recreational activity. Rules and restrictions have severely limited our options, and disc golf happens to be an ideal option. It’s great for social distancing, very affordable, and, as countless people are finding out for the first time, disc golf is fun! This has led to disc golf businesses of all types (especially retailers) having a surge in demand for their products and services. School of Disc Golf is no exception, as we have experienced a sharp rise in website traffic and inquiries for lessons. Another, much larger disc golf company, Dynamic Discs, has recorded record sales the past three months and decided to invest the gain by funding a high quality disc golf production.
The other reason disc golf will air on the CBS Sports Network in a month or so is the dearth of sports programming in 2020. What better time to capture the attention of the world?
I wrote a recent story about the upcoming CBS Sports disc golf broadcast on Ultiworld Disc Golf, and will soon share some thoughts on what it means for the future of the sport. Stay tuned!