Friday, November 17, 2017

Stories From Grow Disc Golf Day - How One Store In Tulsa Spread The Love


The ways in which we tell others about disc golf and work to grow the sport vary quite a bit - sometimes we’ll bring our discs with us to work and invite a co-worker to play a round after clocking out. Other times, people drag their friends or partners out onto the course whether they want to come or not!

For a bit of a belated Grow Disc Golf Day this year, one couple in Tulsa, OK decided to use their passion for the sport to not only start their own business but to make November 4th a special day for their community. We talked with Amy, one of the owners of Basketcase Disc Golf to find out a little more.

Who’s Basketcase?

Kent Cox fell in love with disc golf several years ago, and after some persuasion was able to get his wife Amy to come out and play a round with him. She was instantly hooked, and as she sought to grow her disc collection, she noticed a problem: “We realized that there was nowhere in Tulsa to buy a wide selection of discs and it seemed like buying discs online meant I ended up with a lot of discs I couldn’t throw and didn’t feel right. There are stores that carry discs in Tulsa, but mainly one brand and other items not disc golf related.”

The solution to their problem came in the form of opening up Tulsa’s only all disc golf store, and when Kent and Amy saw an opportunity to do something for Grow Disc Golf Day, they jumped at the chance.

Putting On Their Clinic

With a passion to promote disc golf to anyone and everyone, Kent and Amy organized a clinic at McClure Park in Tulsa, inviting those who came out to learn how to play and rewarding them with a free disc for trying it out. Pro players Devan Owens and Tim Mirabal were in attendance, putting on in-depth clinics that showed attendees how to drive, putt, and throw midrange discs with ease.

Basketcase utilized their local television station to advertise the event, and 15 people came out for the clinic, 13 of which had never played disc golf before! Amy was really pleased with the turnout and said: “It was so awesome to see the excitement from the participants. We ended the day with a CTP for a disc and then anyone who wanted went and played a round at the park. We had kids and adults participating in the event, and yes, we will definitely do it again next year!”

Not only did they host this awesome clinic on the 4th, but their follow up event on November 18th will continue to work with players who are interested in learning more about the sport and improving their skills.

How Was Your Day?

Share with us how you spent time during Grow Disc Golf Day to spread the love of our sport to others. We’d love to hear your creative ideas for getting disc golf into the minds and hearts of everyone!
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