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The co-operations between Finnish Disc Golf Association and its tours organizing partners. : researching benefits, disadvantages, and points of improvements from the co-operations

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The co-operations between Finnish Disc Golf Association and its tours organizing partners. : researching benefits, disadvantages, and points of improvements from the co-operations

Assignor was the Finnish Disc Golf Association, which is the national head organization of disc golf in Finland. Their goal is to advance and extend the participation of disc golf. There were four different tours under the Finnish Disc Golf Association and three of them was being organized by an external facet. Disc golf is a sport that shares the same ideology than normal ball golf. It is played with frisbee that is specifically designed for disc golf and has disc golf specified targets. Goal of this research was to increase the knowledge of the assignor about the co-operation benefits and disadvantages. Also points of improvements of the co-operation was important to improve the co-operation in the future. The goals of the organizers and Finnish Disc Golf Association was asked from different perspectives because they showed the way how the different organizations pursue to gain from the co-operation. One of the goals was to find about how the organizers felt that how easy it was to do the co-operation with the Finnish Disc Golf Association and if there was something to improve on. Qualitative research and half structured theme interviews were used because they were the most beneficial methods. It was able to conduct four interviews with one being with the assignor and three with the external organizers. These results help disc golf and the co-operations to take the next necessary step towards the better future. The co-operation with Finnish Disc Golf Association was overall excellent, but the improvement could be the extra resources, but it was understood that with the current resources it is not possible. In conclusion, the results were that the more experience of organizing the external organizer had, the more benefits they can have from the co-operation. The resources that the external organizer had for organizing also affected the outcome of the result. All the organizers wanted to boost disc golf and offer the best quality events to the players as possible.

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