As we reach the dog days of summer, many Kansans will look for ways to get outside and enjoy the sun before the chill of winter arrives.
With National Disc Golf Day taking place Saturday, and the excitement around disc golf over the past few years, BetKansas.com took a break from Kansas betting apps coverage and decided to look at which states are the most interested in disc golf.
BetKansas.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 “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
Kansas Among Most Disc Golf Crazed States
It’s safe to say, besides Kansas basketball and Kansas State football, the other pastime that bonds Sunflower State residents together is their shared love of disc golf.
Kansas ranked in a tie for first alongside Vermont for the two metrics BetKansas.com used, with the highest score for disc golf courses per capita (50) and eighth highest score for “disc golf near here” search interest (42).
Those two datapoints gave Kansas a total score of 92 points, which was tied with Vermont for the No. 1 spot nationally, ahead of Maine (90 points), Wisconsin and Iowa (89 points apiece).
About the only downside to the state’s love of the sport is you can’t use Kansas sportsbook promos to bet on it.
The rest of the national disc golf top 10 included Minnesota (87 points), Oregon (81 points), Montana (80 points), Colorado and Michigan (79 points apiece).
Kansas’ easterly neighbor ranked 12th nationally, with 70 points, showing once again who is the victor in the border war.