Disc Golf Scene is a popular search on Google. But is it a website or a lifestyle? We look into this mystery while helping guide you to one of the sports go-to resources for tournaments. Stay tuned to discgolfdash.com for more on the lifestyle side.
How can you as a disc golf enthusiast get the most out of it? We answer your questions and guide you to have a better idea of discgolfscene.com
Let’s start with the obvious. Discgolfscene.com boasts 170,000+ members and a plethora of stats around various tournaments. You can find information regarding local leagues and clubs along with area courses.
Now I am not bragging about the design of the site, it’s a little outdated to say the least. Albeit we all know by now web design is completely subjective, but I digress…one sweet aspect of the site is the homepage shoutouts to all those that sunk a ace recently.
To join the foray go to discgolfscene.com and sign up on the homepage. You’ll be prompted to enter the usual credentials such as name, email, and password.
Disc Golf Scene Functionality
Once logged in you will of course be asked to confirm your email and activate the account. This in turn allows you to build your news page that provides a few options. The activation email link will take you to your profile and lets you upload an avatar, fill in some more basic information. Additional features include being able to post scores, reviews of courses, and pictures or videos.
But what’s the point? Besides the obvious logging of some random after work rounds on your local course, the main purpose of the site seems to be around two factors…building community and achievements.
Disc Golf Scene Community
I don’t know about you but not all of my disc golf friends live in the same area as I do. Discgolfscene.com allows you to invite friends and track rivals to build a bit of camaraderie and community. This has been helpful for me to keep up with my out of state friends and quickly remind them of all the beer they owe me for every ace I log. But it also allows you to view other member reviews and opinions on courses you may want to check out.
Disc Golf Scene Achievements
Perhaps one of the main functions or purpose of the site is to track your achievements. Discgolfscene.com denotes the achievement section on your profile with the following blurb:
“Achievements are a way to keep track of what you’ve accomplished in leagues and tournaments.
When a tournament or league director posts scores and enters your email address (the one you use on DiscGolfScene.com), you will be awarded achievements for any of the following:
- when you finish in 3rd place or better in a tournament
- when you get a payout of any dollar value (cash or merchandise) in a tournament
- when you get an ace
- when you shoot a hot round (best score in a round for your division) in a tournament
- when you shoot a course record (or tie the existing record) in a tournament
- when you finish in first place in a league round
Directors can link your scores with an email address at any time, even after they’ve posted the scores initially.”
Disc Golf Scene Tournaments
Ok I might have fibbed a bit in saying community and achievements were the two main functions of the site. In fact, there is at least one more, and that’s competition. The tournaments section is a main navigation link at the top. It’s worth a quick look even if you’re not planning on competing any time soon as it can give you a real sense of the “disc golf scene” lifestyle and how passionate people are becoming for this sport.
With over 40,000+ tournaments to choose from you can definitely find something nearby to check out. Filter the list using the sidebar locations, and then scroll to find something in your area. There seems to be consistent tournaments run every weekend in various areas.
Some tournaments offer payouts and some don’t. Most have a small to mild entry fee but those often include the payout or some type of swag. Also to note is the level of player division for the tournament. Look for the Class-C tournaments if you’re an amateur looking to get into competing. Remember it’s about having a great day out with like minded enthusiasts all trying to learn a little.
Tip: registering for a tournament might include an additional fee for non-pdga members. If you’re at the point of competing, even for fun, it’s time to become a pdga member. Go to the official pdga site here to sign up and get your official pdga number.
Disc Golf Scene: Lifestyle
I would be amiss to not promote my own site discgolfdash.com as a reference for all things related to the disc golf scene lifestyle, but there are other resources out there. Many of which I follow, read, and regularly enjoy to see what’s going on in the #dgscene world. You certainly can pick up on a bit of the lifestyle by signing up at discgolfscene.com and checking out all of the different tournaments, courses, and reviews. It’s exciting to see so many opportunities to play and a community passionate about the sport.
In the coming weeks we plan to review the Udisc app as well. Another resource for courses and various other aspects disc golf enthusiasts will appreciate. They offer a mobile app to track your scores and more, with a modern interface. Stay tuned for that one!
Finally, it should be noted that discgolfscene.com is owned and operated by the PDGA. As the go-to resource for tournament rules and regulations, pdga.com is a must to have in your bookmarks if you’re looking for official information on the sport.
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