Birdie Bash - May 21
Birdie Bash is a super fun beginner disc golf event. Great intro into how a tournament works, very low key and lots of fun prizes & schwag. Its fun if you play a lot and is a great event to bring someone new too. Also there is a women division and jr division.
Check out http://www.birdiebash.com/players.html for details.
BUT... We need someone to step up and be Tournament Director for this event. This is also a great time to get your feet wet running an event. Vibram makes it super easy and since this is our 3rd one we have folks that know the ropes and are more than willing to help out along the way. If you want to step up and be an Otter Brook hero, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Slap - June 11th
This is going to be a fund raiser for KDGC. Looking like cool prizes and a sweet BBQ lunch. And make some ching to continue to improve Otter Brook in general and tees for the back 9 specifically. We will have more details on this come spring.
Summer of Dubz - August 6th
Last year was our first year and we sold out, had some of the best players in NE and got great feedback on this event. Now we want to bump it up a notch. We will be looking for volunteers to help with all phases of this event. We will be looking for field officials (spot and make OB determinations) people to line up hole sponsors or event sponsors, scorers, parking, grilling. video...basically whatever skills you have and want to use to make this a great event. So we want players, event staff and spectators!
KDGC Championship - TBD
We have been talking about this for 2 years now. And we still are!! Here is another event that we need a TD. This will not be a huge event as it will be limited to paid members. Part of being TD is picking when you want to do it. Being a TD is not rocket science...If I can pull it off, I am pretty sure you can! Club will be kicking in for food and prizes.
Otter Brook Open - October 8th
Bit of change for Otter Brook Open. We have decided to move to October for a variety of reasons. Partly because there are so many events going on in Sept, the fact that it will not be a NEFA event (still PDGA) and how gorgeous the course is in October. Again we are looking for sponsors and will need volunteers. Also we will be looking at doing a normal 18...no more beach shot. We will have a competition either at lunch or at the end that will incorporate the Horse shoe pit!!
The other part of doing a "normal" 18 is that payers will then get a more accurate player rating for the course.
Solstice Scrambles - December 17th
Lets just say you will want to register early!
And if you have an idea for an event (Legacy, Ace Race, Trilogy, Halloween) its all good. We just need you to take lead on it. We have folks that will help you out!
2015 league was great. We had a ton of regulars and all and all, while not perfect, it was pretty successful. One of the things that we started hearing was that some players were not into playing for money and sometimes felt over matched. And for me that is one of the great things about DG...you can play whatever level you desire. And to that end we are going to have 2 league days.
Pay league will continue. But now it will be singles 3 times a month and random dubz the last league day of the month. The second day is going to be a free league or Recreational League. The initial thought is it will only be when park is open (Memorial Day to Labor Day) and will be possibly faster games (play 9 holes, Birdie Bash rules etc) maybe varying times. The idea is to have a free, more laid back experience.
BUT...again we need someone or someones to step up and take ownership of the new Rec League. While there is no money to collect, we do need someone to welcome new players, organize the game that is going to be played and use Facebook to let folks know time and game for the upcoming week.
So, we have cool things planned. But it does not happen by magic. We need folks to step up and give some of their time and expertise to make all this happen. Birdie Bash, Club championship and Rec league will not happen unless people step up. The cool thing is that we are 3 years in now and we have a pretty good handle on how these events are run. We WILL help you (a lot), I promise.
There you go, the 2016 Otter Brook Disc Golf schedule.