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Sustainability & Disc Golf

For disc golfers who appreciate the environmental friendliness, as well as the social and economic egalitarianism, of our sport.

Members: 142
Latest Activity: Feb 19

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Plastic Water Bottles! 17 Replies

Started by Anthony DeMers. Last reply by R Hayes Apr 20, 2010.

Butts and Arses, what to do? 3 Replies

Started by Nascar Dave. Last reply by William Gilbert Jun 10, 2009.

Tournament Ideas 6 Replies

Started by Christian Dietrich. Last reply by Paul Thompson Dec 27, 2008.

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Comment by Nascar Dave on March 14, 2009 at 8:42am
Here's something else we're doing at my local course. We just signed up as part of the Keep Weatherford Beautiful program. Most civic groups choose a road to keep clean, I'm sure y'all have seen the signs along the roadways.
We decided to sponsor our park that the course is in. We will getting signs as well that say this park is sponsored by us. Once a month we will do a workday even though most of the time we clean as we go. It helps to promote our image with the neighbors of the park as well.
Comment by Nascar Dave on March 12, 2009 at 9:13pm
Okay, we're fixing to start a recycling program for the aluminum to benefit the course fund. But, what do you do about all the butts.
i used to smoke so I don't rag on smokers but I would really like to know what you do about the butts?
Comment by Pepe on March 4, 2009 at 1:11pm
Nice Spam disc golf monthly.

Here are some things I'm thinking about incorporating into disc golf to make it more environmentally friendly and sustainable:

- All tournaments will include carbon offsets into the cost of entry (not a big cost. it will break down to about $100 a tourney)

- every major course that is heavily used should have a long term vegetation management plan

- carpooling to remote wilderness courses, especially at tournaments: for example, a TD could offer this incentive: folks who carpool (2 or more per car) will get a stroke deducted. Or perhaps their entry is $5 cheaper than those who don't carpool.

- combining disc golf and environmental education. Most disc golfers seem to care about taking care of the environment. If we plan to do more education (perhaps tee signs that tell the story of the natural history of the area), then we should be able to assume that disc golfers will become better stewards of the land in the now and the future

- recycling discs...as well as beer cans and bottles. There is a lot of plastic out there that nobody uses anymore. Perhaps the disc manufacturers could begin to accept recycled discs as part of the business plan? Is there an incentive for golfers to recycle? Is there an incentive for manufacturers?

It's time we begin to green this sport in earnest. Doing so will enhance our reputation tremendously, and my guess is will make it that much easier to get courses installed nationally.
Comment by Disc Golf Monthly Television on March 4, 2009 at 12:51pm
Hello everyone, here's the latest Disc Golf Monthly episode featuring competition for the Mens final nine round at the 2008 Seneca Soiree Mens final nine round with team innova champion members Brian Schweberger and Steve Brinster representing.

Enjoy the show and thanks for watching,
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Comment by Pepe on January 12, 2009 at 1:49pm
I wonder if anyone knows if you can recycle discs. How cool would it be to be able to send used discs back to the manufacturer and have them melt them down for reuse? Does anyone have any information about this?
Comment by Hi, I'm Todd Lewis on January 10, 2009 at 5:53pm
2009 Northern Waters Disc Golf Series
“Celebrating its 10th Year of Northern Michigan Disc Golf Events”

2009 Tourney Schedule
“10 Years/10 Events"
1. NWS #1 - Flip City – Shelby, MI Saturday, April 4th
2. NWS#2 – Kenwood Heritage Park - Cadillac, MI Saturday, April 25th
3. NWS#3 – “Quinvitational” Leviathan - Ludington, MI Sunday, April 26th
4. NWS#4 – Avalanche Park – Boyne City, MI Saturday, May 16th
5. NWS#5 - Hickory Hills Open - Traverse City, MI Sat. & Sun., June 20th-21st
6. NWS#6 – Myles Kimmerly – Maple City, MI Saturday, July 18th
7. NWS#7 – Northend Riverside Park - Big Rapids, MI Saturday, Aug. 8th
8. NWS#8 – Kingsley Civic Center South – Kingsley, MI Saturday, Aug. 22nd
9. NWS#9 - River Road Sports Complex - Petoskey, MI Saturday, Sept. 12th
10. NWS Finals - Whitehall Township - Whitehall, MI & Flip City - Shelby, MI
Sat. & Sun. October 10th-11th

Comment by Fedora on January 5, 2009 at 10:45pm
I admit that I smoke... a lot, like a smokestack some would say, and even still, the issue that bothers me more than any, and there are a lot, is cigarette butts on the course.
Comment by Paul Thompson on December 27, 2008 at 11:57am
Glad to see this group...I have concerns about environmental issues around our sports....littering, compaction and erosion seem to be firmly entrenched problems at courses.

Bigger issues would be having members take energy reduction action in their homes, workplaces, schools and faith communities to start Green Teams and build awareness towards the emerging Green Economy.

Would be interested in hearing from others what you are doing in yoiur communities to play Green,

Paul Thompson
Comment by Pepe on December 9, 2008 at 4:41pm
KC Terry,

There is no silver bullet solution to your question. The best bet is to plant native species for your area. Of course, before you do so, do your research on what trees and shrubs will thrive on your course by talking with local experts. Explain to them that the trees will be getting pummeled. Hopefully they'll have a solution that will work for you and your club. No tree/shrub will thrive without being protected in their youth.

Here in SF, we're planting native pacific wax myrtles, ceanothus, toyon, and coast live oak. Some are directly in the flight path, but many aren't. For those that are, we set up golf netting on the course to protect young trees.
 

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