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Club Update: Jan 2008
January 23, 2008

As 2008 begins, there is plenty of news from the San Francisco Disc Golf Club. Here’s an update on some of the things that are happening and what we have coming up.

BAG TAG CHALLENGE
The year 2008 started with a bang for the San Francisco Disc Golf Club. On the first Sunday of the year, the SFDGC hosted our first ever bag tag challenge. Over 120 club members came out to the course to renew their membership for 2008. We also had a good number of people become members for the first time. We sold close to $1500 in discs as well, which brought our one-day total to just under $7000. Even after we paid for food, beer, bag tags and discs, we brought in over $5000 for the club. This is an amazing one-day total, and a huge thanks goes out to everyone who came out and made this event a huge success. This money is a great start for the fundraising we will need to do to see a second course in San Francisco.

I also would like to thank Orion Sylvester, Peter Black, Jon Toby & Rob Lavender for all their help in organizing the event. Rob’s company “Grateful Dent” also provided the beer for the event, so if you have a dent you need to take care of, see Rob.

If you were unable to make the bag tag challenge, you can still renew or join for 2008. If you were a previous member and want to renew, simply find your name on the Members page and click the renew link by your name. If you have never been a member, now is a great time to join. You can sign up at the SFDGC Join Page.

CITY WALKTHROUGH
In early December, we had our first official walkthrough with the city since the course has opened. It was a very positive meeting with a few items worth noting. We now have permission to install a practice basket. We will be installing the basket at our Feb. work party (see below for more details.) We also made a request to receive more regular shipments of wood chips. If you have been out on the course lately, you’ll notice we’ve been receiving these. (A huge thanks to all those who have been taking the time to distribute these out on the course.) Finally, we made arrangements to receive 200 plants from the city to be planted at the Feb. work party.

CLUB MEETING
We will be having a club meeting on January 24th at 7pm. The meeting will be at the Zephyr Cafe (3643 Balboa Street @37th Street). Everyone is welcome to attend and if you are interested in getting involved with disc golf in San Francisco, here is your chance. We have lots of items to cover at this meeting:

-Course work party
-Planting of plants from the city
-Bag Tag Tournament recap
-2008 Safari planning (It’s important that we start on this now.)
-A second course in San Francisco

If you have any other items you would like to discuss, please come to the meeting and there will be a chance for people to bring up other issues. I hope that we will see many of you there next Thursday.

WORK PARTY FEB. 9TH
We will be having a work party on Feb. 9th starting at 8am. This will be a huge work party, as we will be working with one of the city gardeners to get 200 plants planted. We will also be installing the pin for the practice basket, as well as dealing with numerous other small issues that need to be addressed on the course.

As always, the course will be CLOSED during the work party. This allows the people who are taking the time to volunteer the freedom to work on the course without fear of getting hit by a disc. We will open the course after the work party, which may be late in the afternoon because of all the planting that needs to be done.

If you are unable to make next Saturday, remember we will now be having regular work parties on the first Saturday of even numbered months. This means the next work party will be April 5th.

Once again I want to thank everyone who has already become a 2008 member.

Thanks,
Jeffery Bowling
SFDGC President

Filed under: SFDGC Club Meetings

Nov. Meeting
November 14, 2007

SFDGC Meeting
Nov 13th. 2007

6 Month Walkthrough with the city
Will contact city for Walkthrough ASAP
Items to discuss with city at walkthrough:

  • Plants
  • Practice basket
  • Sign on hole 2 (explaining this is a volunteer effort, pack your trash, etc.)
  • Erosion prevention on 11, 12 & 14
  • Regular woodchips

Course Maintenance Issues
Regular Work Parties

1st Saturday of even months 8am-1pm

Regular Work Parties

  • 1st Saturday of even months 8am-1pm
  • Course will be closed
  • Club will meet 2 weeks prior to discuss issues to be addressed at work party

We also discussed numerous specifics on areas of concern with the course, including using tree screens in other areas on the course.

2008 Memberships
$40 for 2008 Membership

  • Includes $2 off plastic for the 2008 calendar year
  • 2008 bag tag

Bag Tag Tournament:

  • Sunday Jan 6th
  • Start between 8:30-11:00 am
  • Peter Black & Orion Sylvester are TD’s
  • BBQ to follow around 2pm
  • Weekly Ace poll will roll into as well as $1 from entry
  • Entry $40 membership
  • No payouts only bag tags
  • Will mail bag tags to those who can’t stay

Outreach
Pat Walsh will continue to explore different outreach opportunities. Pat will also contact Ross and get demo items and donate some of these materials to George Washington High School PE dept

Disc Sales
Been doing well and have a good inventory of discs currently.
Discussed other ways to offer discs: Boat House; approach convenient stores close to course.

2008 Safari
We will begin to plan the 2008 Safari near the beginning of the year. Need to get more commitments from club members to help organize the Safari.

McLaren
It was discussed and agreed we could raise the money and get the manpower to build McLaren. Jeffery agreed to work on putting together an MOU to take to the city around the 1st of the year.

Filed under: SFDGC Club Meetings

Club Meeting: Nov. 13th
November 8, 2007

We are having our next club meeting on Tuesday Nov. 13th at 7pm at the Zephyr Cafe (3643 Balboa Street @37th Street). I realize this is short notice but there are a few issues that need to be addressed ASAP. Everyone is welcome and if you are interested in getting involved with Disc Golf in San Francisco, here is your chance.

Some of the items we will cover:

Course Maintenance Issues
6 month walkthrough with the city
Planting of plants from the city
2008 Memberships
Bag Tag Tournament
Disc Sales
2008 Safari

If you have any other items you would like to discuss, please come to the meeting and there will be a chance for people to bring up other issues.

Hope to see many of you there next Tuesday,
Jeffery Bowling
SFDGC President

Filed under: SFDGC Club Meetings

Upcoming Events & the Course
August 31, 2007

Here is a list of upcoming events that will effect play on the course:

Sept 2nd: Summer of Love concert in Speedway Meadow: The course will be open but parking will be very difficult and there will be lots of pedestrians walking through the course. Please remember that pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way!!!

Sept 8th: Power to the Peacefull concert in Speedway Meadow: This is a huge free concert that will make playing the course almost impossible. The course will be open but parking will be very difficult and there will be lots of pedestrians walking through the course. Please remember that pedestrians ALWAYS have the right of way!!!

October 3rd- Oct 7th: Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: This is a free huge bluegrass festival that takes over the section of the park that the course is located in. The course will be closed starting Wednesday before the festival till Monday or Tuesday following the festival.

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