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Welcome to the future of Disc Golf for Women on www.DiscGolfersr.us
We need you to help us by finding more Women Golfers—we want them to sign up on this site so they can talk about our sport and learn from each other. Spread the word. It doesn't matter how new you are to the sport, or good your skills are. We just want women to have more access to resources: this site is a place where women can connect with each other, and the occasional male. So please get the word out: encourage your women friends to join up and we will do our part, too. We need more women in this sport. Here on DGR.us women represent only 6% of the total membership. We would like that number to be much larger.
Val Jenkins, Leslie Charles and William Gilbert have volunteered to get the word out to all the women and to work together to use this page and ones yet to be made and linked, to support women disc golfers.
From the Short Tee - Leslie Charles
This is written on Monday, April 13, 2009. It’s a big day and I wake up excited because at 6:00 PM we kick off our 2009 women’s league season. I wouldn’t be the ardent disc golfer that I am without this weekly opportunity to throw with friends and work on my game. I’m a motivational speaker by profession so it’s hard to curb my enthusiasm when I get caught up in an idea or physical pursuit. I’m also an author of self-help books, so I always want to “teach” something when I write. This article covers two points about women and disc golf that I hope you’ll take to heart.
From the Long Tee - Val Jenkins
I’m very excited to get this woman-powered page up and running! It has been a work in thought for the past few months, and the anticipation has built up. Glad to finally be able to put our ideas to flight.
My portion of this page will be the view from the Long Tee. I have been involved with Disc Golf all of my life, and have been competing in tournaments since I was 15. So, with a solid 22 years under my belt I think it’s fair to say that I’ve developed some experience on all aspects of the game.
From a TD - William Gilbert
Hello to the ladies!
I am a TD of some events in Michigan, but what i hope to learn from the ladies and pass on to other women who read this posting are things that women would appreciate, or would need at or as a part of a disc golf tournament. I think i am blessed by my club that has tried different ways to approach women in disc golf. I am from the Ann Arbor area in Michigan. My club run's a women's only event, that this year has become a Male 40+ year old and women event. We will be running the two events at the same time but separately sort of. What is the Michigan Women's Championship (Femillz Open) has at the moment become the Beauty and the Beast due to lack of sponsors!
I would like to give back to women in our area find what they want to experience in a disc golf tournament and make that happen.
The Beauty and Beast tournament should be very similar to prior years events with extra stuff given away, Players pack(s?).
As a TD I am always searching out ideas for items that women would appreciate in a players pack or at a tournament.
So any suggestions you have please forward them to me and i will happily share them with everybody who is willing to listen.
President of A3Disc
TD for the Michigan Women's Championship (Femillz Open)
Last updated by William Gilbert May 28, 2009.