Martin Disc Golf Club Newsletter 2.1

Martin Disc Golf Club                                                    Newsletter 2.1

Wowie Zowie! Notice that this is Newsletter 2.1 – first issue, second year !!

Calendar

23 January – Glow league resumes at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

25 January – TAG TOURNEY at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 9 am.

30 January – Glow league at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

6 February – Glow league at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

8 February – Murray Ice Bowl (http://icebowlhq.com/event/murray-ice-bowl/).

13 February – Glow league at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

20 February – Glow league at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm.

22 February – TAG TOURNEY at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 9 am.

27 February – Glow league at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm. TAG TOURNEY!!

1 March – Vibram Birdie Bash at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course (www.vibramdiscgolf.com)

8 March – Final night of glow golf (DST begins) at Harrison Road Disc Golf Course @ 6 pm

29 March – Vibram Birdie Bash in Milan, TN (www.vibramdiscgolf.com)

 Tag Tourney

The purpose of these tournaments is to provide a formal opportunity for people to play for tags once a month. There is no entry fee, and the format (e.g. four per card) depending on how many show up, weather, etc. If you do not have tags, you are still encouraged to come on out and play. One tag is still available for purchase, contact Charlie Jahr.

Newsletter Stuff

If you have stuff you wish to put in the newsletter please send your photo, ace data, poem, or whatever to martindiscgolfclub@yahoo.com and it will be in the next newsletter. Onward to a kick ass 2014!

Hott Shott National Championships

14 December 2014 was cold, windy, and wet/freezy. These are not the optimum weather conditions for a disc golf putting event. In addition to the weather Sam D. had to deal with the ol’ circus dog putt distractor (video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziNjshpPGwY). The Hott Shott people have not given me all results, but I know that: the Tennessee Overall Women’s Champion; 5, 15, 16, 17, & 38 year old Women’s National Champions; and 52 & 75 year old Men’s National Champions all came from our event. This is an outstanding showing for us! We also managed to hit the goal of 50 participants (we keep the Hott Shott disc pack) and were able to submit video for 49 of these participants ($49 goes into our club account) – not too shabby!

Vibram Birdie Bash

The VBB is a fun day of disc golf. For $30, each player gets two Vibram discs, a shirt, towel and coaster mini. We then play two rounds of Birdie Bash where we only count Birdies or better. On a par 3, you get two throws. On a par 4, you get three throws. Birdies are worth two points, Aces/Eagles are worth five points, and hitting metal is worth one point. The VBB is great for both tournament players and beginners as it is competitive but has a low key, fun attitude. Tons of prizes that everyone has a chance to win. Come out and see how fun “organized” disc golf can be. Registration is taken care of by Vibram online at www.vibramdiscgolf.com. The club makes $5 for every participant at Harrison Road. This is important, because money = course improvements. Come on out, support your club, and have some fun!!

Course Improvements

This winter we have seen some bad weather and it has been rough on the course. There are two main concerns: erosion and human safety. We hope to begin addressing these concerns soon. We have a very limited budget, so resource availability will be an issue. Work days will be announced on our Facebook page.Some small things have been done already. Expect to see some small trials of step designs and such to see if we can develop some low cost methods of dealing with our course issues.Rome wasn’t built in a day. Our course will require effort over time to become all it can be. If you have railroad ties, rebar stakes, landscape timbers, truckloads of gravel or other such materials laying around your house please let us know and we will have a WORK PARTY!

Logo?

MDGC logo

Would you throw a disc with this on it? Someone has to be able to do better. Design a logo, submit it. We will vote and then order some groovy club discs.

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