With the dog days of summer upon us and Missourians likely looking for any chance to wring out as many memories as they can before the chill of winter, now’s the time to hit the local disc golf course.
With National Disc Golf Day arriving Saturday and the excitement around disc golf over the past few years, BetMissouri.com took a break from covering sports betting in Missouri and looked at which states across the United States are the most interested in disc golf.
BetMissouri.com utilized two combined data points to develop the ranking of the 50 U.S. States from most to least into disc golf. We utilized the Professional Disc Golf Association’s course directory to find the most disc golf courses per capita in each state and then Google Trend’s search interest of the phrase “Disc Golf Near Me” over the past 12 months. Points were rewarded from 50 to 1 based on the states’ ranking in each category.
States Most Interested in Disc Golf
Missouri Among Most Disc Golf Crazed States
Overall, Missouri finished with the 12th highest score of any state by our metrics, with a total of 70.
The Show Me State’s net total was dinged by the lack of disc golf courses per capita, with Missouri’s 31 points ranking third-to-last of the states in the top 15.
Missouri did rebound a bit by notching 39 points for the state’s disc golf search interest.
Maybe there is so much interest because there are no legal Missouri betting apps.
Overall, the national leaders in terms of disc golf interest were Missouri’s westerly neighbor and Vermont, which had 92 points apiece, followed by Maine (90 points), Wisconsin and Iowa (89 points each).
Other neighboring states to crack the top-15 nationally included Oklahoma (67 points) and Arkansas (65 points).