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Disc Golf Club Managers/President

The club is designed for club managers or board members who are looking for advice on how they can better run their club. It is also open to vendors and others to provide assistance.

Members: 68
Latest Activity: Nov 5, 2010

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What types of tournaments do/should a club hold? 10 Replies

Started by Anhyzer Bush. Last reply by Brandon Swanson Jan 26, 2009.

Ideas for weekly dubs, rolling ace funds, etc ? 3 Replies

Started by Queen. Last reply by Rebecca Jan 24, 2009.

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Comment by CBass on October 3, 2008 at 1:26pm
Should an ace pool be capped? If so, @ how much? Why or why not? Keep part for the club or no? Winner buys beer for group?
Comment by Anhyzer Bush on April 21, 2008 at 10:06am
anhyzer bush.pdfI have looked for cool disc golf shirts around. They are very hard to find. I own a custom Apparel shop and decided to offer shirts to discers.

Check out this order form and let me know what you think. Offer the shirts to your members.

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Comment by Anhyzer Bush on April 19, 2008 at 4:53pm
Thoughts on long drive tournaments. I have never seen any, but thought it might be a neat community event to hold a long drive tournament say at the high school football field. Hold long putt too. Have divisions of disc golf players and non players. Have disc golf vendors there and offer a t-shirt and 5 drives for $5 or something like that.
Comment by Mike Roman on April 18, 2008 at 8:43pm
My advice to anyone here is:
1.) Get your bylaws together and make sure that everyone understands how the mission statement is your core to work out from.
2.) Build your board of directors from those who have already proven their willingness to work and start nurturing other players to take on roles so that they can become board members for when others move on.
3.) Evaluate your minimum operating expenses and try to grow slowly from there. You may need to eat the operating costs for a while so try to spread the cost among other board members.
4.) Membership dues are a sticky issue, as the real casual players don’t see the cost benefit. Once a year we show our operating costs to the players and encourage them to get an annual membership ($10), but this is not required.
5.) Run a few annual charity events, as this will make you feel good about the club.
6.) Fundraisers are okay but try not to put too much time and money up front. These are best for new members with lots of enthusiasm.
7.) A sponsor can help but don't bet on a regular cash sponsor.
8.) Remember it is a labor of love and whatever you put into it you will get back from it.
Comment by BogieWon on April 10, 2008 at 1:13pm
I think there are plenty of opportunities for fun for Clubs that have limited or no money.
I've run the Chico Disc Golf Club for around 10 years. We are a low-key, grassroots type of Club. We do not pay dues, but still have around 50 members who regularly participate.
That being said we have Weeklies every Saturday, have held tourneys occasionally at our course, hold a Year End Fundraiser/Basket Raffle and used to run a 7 week putting leagues in the back of a local bar (very fun).
We have also had shirts and discs made in the past, mostly for fun, but also to raise awareness of our sport and our club.
As long as everybody is having fun, I don't know that you need a lot of money to have a good time.
Comment by KC Terry on April 8, 2008 at 12:15am
I agree that a club with little to no money can still do a lot to promote the game in your area. Very little of what our club does even involves money, however we do have a good sized savings ready for when we need it.

More important in my mind is to offer fun local events and foster a sense of inclusion for everyone in your club, not just the top pro's. This way you'll have the dedicated volunteers you'll need as you take on bigger projects as a club (such as sanctioned events, course installations and work days, etc.)

This is easier said than done, of course, but there are many examples of successful clubs out there to follow. Good luck!
Comment by Anhyzer Bush on April 1, 2008 at 9:06pm
Well, we already have a big group that plays at Morse Beach in Cicero Indiana. It is a small course but works for us. We play random doubles on Thursday nights. It is great fun. I won $40 the first time out. We are not organized to do much though. People just do their own thing when it comes to going to tournaments. We don't have a name so I created one...Morse Beach Disc Golf Club. What do you think?
Comment by Danny Newton on April 1, 2008 at 9:00pm
Well, from personal experience I would not start a club if you do not have at least 4 people who you totally trust with a lot of money and you know will be there for you no matter what. I tried to start a club in huntsville, alabama last year and it totally backfired on me and the club no longer exists. but everything happens for a reason and i got to be the president of the rocket city chain gang a well known club in the southeast that is known for upstanding members and great tournaments. I am very proud to say I am president but the way i acquired it is not admirable!! so just be careful and dont let someone that is not good at managing their own money have control of the clubs money. that is my main thing about clubs what happens to the money and have a fair way of letting members know what is happening with said money.
Comment by Anhyzer Bush on April 1, 2008 at 2:10pm
Welcome Everyone. I hope that this club will prove to be helpful to many of us. I am currently looking to start a club and will be working on that this summer. Any advice will be helpful to many.

Thanks
 

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