We asked you to let us know about your Grow Disc Golf Day and the feedback has been amazing. Everyone from every walk of life is sharing with us how they got their start in Disc Golf and how they plan to keep the sport growing. Below are just a few of the stories shared with us.
Texarkana Disc Golf Association
We have events weekly that encourage new players to come out and be paired with seasoned players and compete. We have multiple leagues a year, this year we had 8 women 5 who had never played at all until the week before league began. We had a coed tournament with 17 teams, most of the female members had never played before. We will continue to tell our friends and coworkers about the sport and invite them out to play with us. I use every social encounter or questions about the sport to invite people to come out and try. We will continue to hold events and be friendly with other park goers and invite them to join us and play.
Waterloo Disc Golf Club, Austin, TX
We very regularly support all growing events, established events, and up and coming clubs. Our club has specifically installed baskets in the playground area of the East Austin Children’s Shelter and donated a portable for indoor use; where no one else has ever been allowed, because the shelter is for those kids that come from unsafe homes and dysfunctional families. For us to meet with them and donate equipment and discs, it was a great experience for everyone involved.
We currently have more projects in the works where we are installing baskets at a local recreation center for the kids, we hold an annual parent/child doubles event called the “Young at Heart” event and it pulls in over 52 teams (ages 4 years to 17+ years) for a one day event. For our “Young at Heart” event we always have a charity benefit that relates to the kids.
We recently helped coordinate a large donation of two boxes of discs and items valued at over $300 to help jump start a Junior Disc Golf League in Southeast Texas so they could use our donated items for awards, prizes, and growing the sport.
Overall, our stories are endless with the hundreds of hours we provided to the community each year promoting and growing disc golf. Our club has become a steward of leadership that other newer clubs constantly seek advice on and we gladly provide it.
At Waterloo, we #growthesport every time we step onto a course. This year alone, our 38th Annual Classic will have raised over $100,000 for the Ronald McDonald House of Austin in just the past 15+ years alone.
We live the sport, we love the sport, and we #growthesport always.
Disc Sport Amsterdam
I teach Disc Golf at Amsterdam International Community School. On that Wednesday, for Grow Disc Golf Day, I will invite not only the students, but their teachers as well to come play. We learn in a small field at The World Trade Center here in Amsterdam so we will pass out info to everyone on their lunch breaks too and invite them to give it a try!
Phat Cat Nation
From the 5th to the 9th I will be going out to local park with a huge stack of discs and let any one use them. I will be helping who ever with form and how to throw the disc so they can have fun doing so. On Saturday the 10th I will be bringing my family out for tag league and will be purchasing them tags to take home! Hopefully they will be back out in the future to try getting lower numbers tags.
Santa Fe Disc Golf/Institute of American Indian Arts
Over the past year, I constructed a championship level 18 hole course on the campus of the the college where I work and designed and integrated a formal disc golf class into the college curriculum, stressing the life long health benefits of the game and teaching a group of young people twice a week. It is one of the most rewarding things in my life to date. I donate discs on a daily basis to any kids I see on the course as well as to my students during our weekly CTP competition. On Oct 3, I’m hosting a large clinic for 50 Cub Scouts–the 3rd time I’ve done this for our community, in hopes to groom a new generation of responsible disc golfers. I’m trying to do my part and I hope others will emphasize responsibility and health benefits of the game.
Carlisle Coyotes, Creekside Crawdads, Pinchot Llamas
The Carlisle Coyotes, the Gifford Pinchot Fighting Llamas, and the Creekside Crawdads have all joined together and are pleased to present “Grow Disc Golf Day” at Adventure Park DGC on Friday October 9th. All kids under 13 will receive a free used disc to play with. We will have discounted discs for all others and everyone is welcome to play. 4 – 5 pm will be the disc golf clinic hosted by our local clubs. At 5 pm we will play a fun round from the red tee pad areas. Every group that goes out will have an experienced player with them. This is about getting outside and exposing a possible new sport to people that may not have the opportunity. Please spread the word and come on out.
KWs Disc Golf, Pine Hills Disc Golf, and MVP Sports
Today, the Fifth of October I have become a Certified PDGA Official. Earlier this month my disc and supply dealer, KWs Disc Golf helped sponsor my first PGDA membership. On the Seventh I am meeting with a disc course that started development last year around a ball golf course; it’s my hope to make Pine Hills Disc Golf Course a championship course over 2016 and invite everyone over to my home away from home. Check them out, I just listed them on the PGDA course directory! This Tenth I am attending the MVP Sports fan/fam reunion at their HQ course, traveling about two hours away and expecting to have a blast!
Thanks again to everyone that shared their story. If you want to share your story with us head over to the form to let us know about your Grow Disc Golf Day.