The Pro Tour was founded with one primary goal, create a stage on which our sport’s best athletes can showcase their skills, where fans can be social and enjoy watching together, and to bring kids into the sport at an increasing rate because they have heroes to look up to that play a game they love. In order to do this, the premier events in disc golf needed to be organized into an geographically sensible tour, needed to focus on our best athletes, and needed to put forward a product worthy of watching.
A geographically sensible tour was necessary because most players were living out of their vehicles. While many players now have RVs or vans, those early days were full of hatchbacks and “figure it out when we get there”ness. Maintaining a good order to the stops on the tour helps to keep costs in check as our best athletes carve out a living. The longer they can stay on the road, the larger their fan base becomes and suddenly they are making a living playing disc golf as a touring pro. That is part one and it is working.