My dad (like everyone’s dad) told me, “Build it to last.” He was right.
If the Pro Tour spends 2016 and 2017 burning through our vast stock piles of money without building something that can sustain itself, then we have failed. I am okay with failure because it means I tried, but I definitely do not want to fail. Therefore, sustainability is baked in from the start.
There are a lot of costs associated with live video coverage, developing the most amazing statistical app disc golf has ever seen, building a disc game festival from scratch, moving it all around the country and then running a $40K Tour Championship. We have a pretty in depth budget, but we also have a pretty big “Miscellaneous” line item! There are a lot of moving pieces and we are working very hard to put them all together in the right order.
The Pro Tour model has four income streams. Initially they are all critical. How can you help?
Sustainability relies on the tournaments and players being happy to be a part of the tour, the fans being excited to watch the tour and participate in the disc festival, and the sponsors being happy with the number of eyeballs that we get. We are in the early stages of this path, but we have to start somewhere.
There are a lot of ways to fail and only one way for this to succeed. To succeed, we all need to come together to celebrate disc golf, to participate in the disc festival, to showcase our products, to throw amazing shots, to staff amazing events. We all need to take this leap of faith together. I’m ready. Are you?
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