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Tournament Details

Hat Rack Black for Halloween

Time: October 15, 2009 all day
Location: Cyberspace
Website or Map: http://www.discgolfersr.us/pa…
Tournament Type: virtual jumbo toss
Organized By: Terry "the Pirate" Calhoun
Latest Activity: Mar 10, 2010

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Tournament Description

This event is a Virtual Jumbo Toss with a twist. In order to make your toss, you have to provide us with a testimonial from a township, city, county, state, or other official which tells us how good disc golf has been for them in their park.

What Do You Win?

A brand new, limited edition, Fade Gear "Hat Rack Black" Tourney Bag - donated by Fade Gear in support of new course development.


Help Us Build a Course Development Resource!

See the sample testimonial we've already posted here in DGRUS. Yours doesn't have to be that long. But it does have to be from a real official of some kind, and you need to get their permission for us to post the testimonial and for others to use it - to persuade parks and other officials to get new courses installed!

You get the words, post them in the Comments to this event (below) and we'll add them to our resource - which will be available for anyone to use.

Get Creative! The parks official or city official, or whatever, that you contact can say how a course made a park safer, how it serves so many people and it so inexpensive, that it is so environmentally friendly compared to other park recreation, that disc golfers are great to work with - whatever. We just want to have good things from real people available for anyone to use to persuade other officials.

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Comment by Kelly on October 8, 2009 at 1:03pm
90 fun things to do in Wayne County Parks
#1 Play disc golf at one of our two disc golf courses (Cass Benton and Lola Valley).

On the Wayne County Web Parks and rec web site they have disc golf listed as the #1 thing to do in their parks. Wayne county parks is celebrating it's 90th birthday. That is pretty cool to me because my Grandfather used to work for them back in the day. He planted a lot of the trees that have grow into giants over the years. My dad tells me stories of when he was a kid hanging out in the park. Apparently Cass used to be a bad place to be and now that disc golf and other activities are there it is a lot nicer.
see web sit for additional info http://www.waynecounty.com/mygovt/dps/depts/parks/birthday.aspx
Comment by discpimpn on September 30, 2009 at 8:10pm
Local NewsDisc golf brings park up to par
Sunday, February 22 | 12:48 p.m.

BY SCOTT HEWITT
COLUMBIAN STAFF WRITER



Joe Armijo of Portland putts during the first professional disc golf tournament at a new 12-hole course at Leverich Park on Saturday. (Photos by Vivian Johnson/ for The Columbian)



Everybody watches while Chris Cusack of Corvallis tees off.

1of2Will flying discs reclaim Leverich Park?

The 33-acre hollow has developed a reputation for being dark, dank and a little dangerous. A good place to hide beside the freeway. A good place to recede into thick woods and unroll your mat.

"Historically, it's not so family friendly," said Jane Tesner Kleiner, parks planning and development manager.

But on Saturday, Leverich Park was a good place to have fun playing a game that's gaining popularity: disc golf.

It's exactly like regular golf in almost every respect. You're aiming a projectile at a far-off target and you're trying to get there in as few stokes as possible. There are out-of-bounds areas and water hazards — and, in the case of Leverich Park, some serious blackberry bramble to contend with if your aim is off.

But don't bring your golf clubs or balls. You play this game by flinging flying discs — smaller and faster than Frisbees, but it's the same idea — at metal baskets that are planted in the ground.

Those baskets — players just keep it simple and call them "holes" — were planted by volunteers from Vancouver Clark Disc Golf (www.vcdg.org), a new club that's formed to popularize the sport and spread the word about activities here in Southwest Washington. It's supported by Portland's Stumptown Disc Golf, which has been around for years.

And it's been years since local disc golf booster Steve Carson started lobbying parks officials to find a place for a Clark County disc golf course. Because that's another similarity between disc golf and traditional golf: they both require lots of real estate.

Last spring, Carson organized a disc golf tryout day at 40-acre Pleasant Valley Park, a big green basin near Washington State University Vancouver. But parking was a problem for neighbors. Meanwhile, Leverich Park was a site looking for improvements and visitors.

So when volunteers descended on the park to plant thousands of new trees on Make a Difference Day last fall, a permanent 12-hole disc golf course went in, too. Local businesses such as Bad Monkey Bikes, Corwin Beverage and Les Schwab contributed $100 each — and Stumptown kicked in $500.

"It's already brought new life to this park," said Carson. "I thought nobody would be here until summer, but every Saturday the place is busy."

He said disc golf has been on the rise since the 1970s, with numerous permanent courses all over the country and in the Portland area. (To see a listing, visit www.stumptowndg.org.)

Ed Headrick, the same man who improved a toy called the Pluto Platter into the modern Frisbee in the 1960s, also invented disc golf. He died in 2002, and Carson said his last wish was to have his ashes mixed into the plastic used to make some flying discs.

"He may be dead, but he plays on," said Carson.


Not too sloshy

Saturday was the Leverich course's inaugural tournament — what sponsors called the Wash Slosh. But the weather turned out to be dry, and the slosh factor minimal.

Nearly 70 people signed up and paid in to play at both professional and amateur levels, with the top winner making $110. They started at 9 a.m. and played until 4 p.m., winding around the park, enjoying the bright weather and the sound of chains clinking as discs hit baskets.

"It's a challenging course," said Rick Decorte of Vancouver. "There are elevations and there's that creek."

As you might expect, numerous hard-core golfers turned up — you can tell them by their heavy shoulder bags full of discs of different weights and stabilities.

Yes, there are driver discs, midrange discs and putter discs. That's just scr
Comment by G on September 23, 2009 at 12:38pm
Funding for Disc Golf

Here is an article on disc golf in Texas. The City Council Voted to give the disc golf club $20,500 to run a tournament.
Comment by Aviar in DUTCHains on September 12, 2009 at 11:53pm
From DePauw College Newspaper:


,,,,Freshman Amanda Brinkman played sports with Greencastle fifth-graders, and said she found the experience immensely satisfying.

"I loved it," Brinkman said. "I got to run around and have a good time with kids from the community."

Like many other students, Brinkman said she intends to continue her volunteerism at DePauw and with the community.

Students like freshman Ashley Shopp have come to realize the positive effects of their volunteer efforts. For her activity, Shopp drove to the Big Walnut Sports Park and helped Greencastle Parks and Recreation construct a public disc-golf course.

"Coming together was great for the community," Shopp said. "The First-Year Service Plunge brings the university together through helping others."

Student volunteers also visited the Humane Society, Peace Lutheran Church and Asbury Towers.

Any students interested in community service should attend the DePauw Community Service Fair on Tuesday, Sept. 1 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the tent on the green. Numerous student and community organizations will be available to talk to students about a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Comment by Marcos Castillo on September 11, 2009 at 10:49am
(From the City of Albuquerque website)
* The Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course Leaving www.cabq.gov, click for disclaimer is a collaborative project between the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the New Mexico Disc Golf Club.
Comment by Lotto on September 11, 2009 at 9:35am
discgolf helps keep old people strong!
Comment by Dennis "Dendog" Gordon on September 10, 2009 at 5:24pm
Cool-a$$ bag, Thanks!
Comment by Gabriel -=24 CHA!NS=- on September 9, 2009 at 7:26pm
(from the Michigan gov web site)
Disc Golf Month

Whereas, It is estimated that Michigan has over 10,000 recreational disc golfers and 70 public disc golf courses currently operating throughout the state; and,

Whereas, Disc golf is an excellent “lifetime sport” for all ages and can be found in 20 countries worldwide; and,

Whereas, Disc golf conditions the upper and lower body, providing a wonderful opportunity to improve our health; and,

Whereas, Disc golf provides an opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy Michigan’s beautiful natural environment; and,

Whereas, In June 2006, Hudson Mills Metropark will once again be the site of the Great Lakes Open, Michigan’s largest professional Disc Golf tournament, which will see over 240 of the best touring professionals and top-flight amateurs compete for a total purse of cash and prizes that exceed $20,000; and now therefore be it,

Resolved, That I, Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2006, as Disc Golf Month in Michigan
Comment by frank kleckner on September 9, 2009 at 6:40pm
this is franky k from Ferry Park Disc Golf Course Fort Walton Beach,Florida. I am proud to share this sport with a healthy mutual respect for all the players that i meet or just simply nod hello to during a round of discing. I,ve met people here who were from as far away as Michigan & New Mexico.....& they all share the same enthusiasm as I in regards to this sport & this somewhat small but challenging technical course. My hats off to the City planners & all the people who have & still do what they do ,to make Ferry Park a very special asset to the Fort Walton community!!!
Comment by Kurt Schoenhoft on September 8, 2009 at 2:46am
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club's Annual Charity Ice Bowl at Parma Disc Golf Course. For the fourth consecutive year we raised over $1000 for the host course's town Food Bank.

This year the grand total collected for the Parma Food Bank was $1145, and an additional 350lbs of food were generously donated by the 51 disc golfers that braved the cold temperatures for charity. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to local grassroots efforts here in Rochester!

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