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Workparty: Dec 1st 9am-1pm COURSE CLOSED!!!
November 24, 2007

I just wanted to reminded everyone that there will be a work party on Saturday Dec. 1st from 8am-1pm. Â We are hoping to have a few shipments of wood chips by then so we will need as much help as we can get. Â Feel free to show up any time during these hours.

As always, the course will be CLOSED during the work party. Â This allows the people who are taking the time to volunteer to work on the course, the freedom to work on the course without fear of getting hit by a disc. Â We will open the course after the work party at 1pm.

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 but of course there will be a few exceptions and Feb. will be one of them due to the Bezerkeley Best Pairs Bash. Â We will have the Feb. work party on Feb. 9th. Â But I am getting ahead of myself…..

See everyone out there next Saturday.


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

Club Update
October 13, 2007

Hello everyone,

I wanted to give everyone an update on the club and what we have planned for the next few months. As many of you know, I have been working on finishing up my Master’s thesis these past few months and that is why there has not been as much disc golf chatter coming from me. I am near the end of my thesis, so I am once again excited to start focusing on disc golf in SF.

The Past 6 Months:

Course Opened: Obviously the course opening has been a huge success. We have a few issues out there that we still need to address, but the design of the course has held up amazingly well considering all the traffic it has seen. We have made some minor improvements, such as the tee location marks on each sign, as well as some erosion control measures on the hill between 11, 12 & 14. There is still a good amount of work to be done, but for the most part the course is holding up pretty well in the first 6 months.

The Club: The popularity of the course over the summer was amazing and it has been awesome to see so many new faces playing disc golf. Obviously, with so many new players there have been some growing pains but generally the club has done an amazing job with the first 6 months of the GGPDGC. The club has over 300 paid members for the 2007 year and we are still adding new members almost daily. We have had numerous people step up and take more active roles in club leadership, disc sales, weekly TD’s, work party organizers, etc. I am really excited about the number of people who are now actively involved with the club.

San Francisco Safari: The club took over running the Safari this year and it was a huge success from all accounts. We had almost 200 participants playing 72 holes of golf over the weekend. We had some awesome discs, t-shirts and various other schwag. (We still have some Safari stamp discs if you did not get one.) While we had a few issues, this is to be expected as this was the first time for many of us hosting a tournament of this size. We learned a lot this year and the future looks bright for the 2008 Safari.

Disc Sales & Treasury: We have sold a LOT of plastic since the course has opened. We have seen 11 new club stamps since opening day and have sold more discs than I can count. We have had numerous people step forward and help us sell discs and we have even gotten some of our custom discs into a local shop. Between disc sales and membership, we have been able to build our treasury back up to a reasonable level after being in the red from the construction of the course. We will continue to build the treasury for maintenance of the GGP course as well as to start saving for a new course. (see below)

The Next 6 Months:

GGPDGC: We will be scheduling our first walkthrough with the city in the next month. We are scheduled to do a walkthrough with the city every six months to discuss ways we can improve the course. We will need to schedule a work party before the walkthrough to get the course looking its best. Items we will be approaching the city about will be a practice basket and some plants to use for erosion control. We will also be discussing ways to prevent further erosion on the hillside between 11, 12 & 14.

McLaren: This by far is the one question I get asked the most: “When are we going to start on McLaren?” Well, that is a complicated question without an easy answer. My current thinking is that we need to continue to raise money to have enough to fund the McLaren project. The GGP course cost $60,000 and there is no reason to assume that McLaren will be any cheaper. This means that we need to continue to raise money before we can even think of starting out at McLaren. The second issue is the amount of work that will be involved in the construction of a second course. As those of you who were involved with the GGP course construction know, the amount of work that goes into a course construction is huge. GGP had over 4,440 work hours and once again there is no reason to assume McLaren would require any less. This means before we can move forward with McLaren, we need a core group of people to step forward and commit to spending a considerable amount of weekends working on the course construction. I am willing to move forward with this to the city if we have a commitment from people who want to be in charge of the construction. In other words, McLaren needs a Les & Anne to step forward and say they are willing to work their asses off to see this happen.

Well, that’s the update for now. Look for a work party in the next few weeks and hope to see everyone out on the course soon.

-Jeffery Bowling
SFDGC President

Filed under: Community

Course will be CLOSED this weekend
October 4, 2007

Just a reminder that the course will be closed from Oct 4th till Oct9th. This is due to the ‘Hardly Strickly Bluegrass Festival’ that occurs in the three meadows that surround the course.

Filed under: Community

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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Filed under: SFDGC Club Meetings

Do You Want Some?
August 23, 2007

We are excited to announce that we have lots of new discs and new designs. We have 3 designs left from this years SF Safari. We also have 3 brand new club stamps including the next in our tee sign series, hole 11. We are also excited to announce that 3 of the new designs are full color discs. Not only do we have new discs, but we also now have some full color club stickers. Be sure to look for us out on the course and pick up some new plastic & a sticker. And as always, remember all the money from discs sales goes into the club to continue to see Disc Golf grow in San Francisco.

Be sure to check out our disc designs page to see these new designs and to see some of our past designs.

Filed under: Plastic

Thanks!!!
August 21, 2007

Thanks to everyone who participated in this years Safari. The full results are now up at the PDGA site.

We hope to see everyone next year as we continue to expand and improve on the Safari. Thanks again for a great event!!!

Thanks to Ben, here are some highlights:

http://www.sfdiscgolf.net/Images/sfsafari07movie.html

Filed under: Safari

Course Closed to Play Dates
July 31, 2007

Just a reminder that the GGP disc golf course will be closed to play on August 4th & 11th for maintenance.  All of this work is done by volunteers so come out on these Saturdays and help the SFDGC maintain the course.

Also the course will be closed to public play on the weekend of August 18th & 19th for the annual SF Safari.


Best of the Bay
July 28, 2007

The Golden Gate Disc Golf Course recently made the Bay Guardians ‘Best of the Bay’. You can check of the list here.

Filed under: Community

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