The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is the governing body of the sport. It sets the rules and the technical standards. It runs an international and a national tour. It promotes disc golf in many ways. It is so
many different things that it has a very difficult governance task. It needs you!
I served for more than 5 years on its board of directors. The task was occasionally burdensome. It cost me a lot of time and a lot of other resources. But it was incredibly rewarding. As a disc golf course designer, I feel so rewarded when, for example, I visit Bandemer Park in Ann Arbor, and see dozens of people enjoying something that I made happen. As an Internet resident, it is rewarding beyond belief to see thousands of disc golfers in this network every day, connecting in ways they could not have previously done.
But probably the most important disc golf thing I have done was serve on the PDGA board of directors. Rewarding? Yes. I got to know so many people who love the sport like I do, and who are spending huge amounts of their personal time and resources guiding it forward.
First of all, join the PDGA
. Second of all, if you have the management skills, the wisdom of long experience as a leader in some other area, if you can listen to and engage others who disagree with you and assist in coming to a meaningful and positive compromise . . . the PDGA board needs you.
You have until May 15, 2008 to nominate yourself
(PDF). You won't regret it.