We are an 18 hole course!
That of course is the big news for the year! We raised money, we cut trees, we cleared fairways and we planted baskets. We brought an 18 hole experience to the Monadnock region! Thats a big deal!! Big time shout out to all that made this happen this spring!!
We hosted 4 great tournaments!
While our tourney schedule was basically the same as last year (with 9 holes) we did them ALL BETTER. Once again we introduced many new people to competition and disc golf with the Birdie Bash. Then we put Otter Brook on the map with Summer of Dubz. We quickly followed that with a sold out Otter Brook Open and will be finishing the year with the fun Solstice Scrambles. Players from all over New England came to play and the feedback for our events and especially our course has been outstanding
We ran a weekly league!
Sunday league was a blast this year. We had 40 paid tag holders and weekend after weekend of fun random dubz. Between 8 and 17 people a Sunday came to play (never made 20 like I thought we would) and November had the highest attendance. Tags flew all over the place and we had great weather.
We strengthened KDGC
We have 40+ paid members, a strong balance sheet, and have been working with ACoE to formalize and strengthen our relationship with them. We are also officially a NH non-profit Corporation which I believe will have benefits in 2016. The breadth of support that we received in our fundraising drive and the work put into the course itself and our events all point to good things in the next few years.
We are getting better!
We had many people playing in state and regional tournaments and doing very well. (and some not so well...hey I try) We also are now participating with Royalston Fish & Game and fielding Team Otter Fish for Team Challenge. It also has been awesome to watch players that didn't know their jump putt from their anhyzer earlier in the year, putting it together to become solid players. The one downside is we have more players than ever struggling with plastic addiction...
So what is next?
Well part of that is up to you. We will be having club meeting in Jan and we will be talking about what is up for 2016. Tee Pads for back 9 will be the major "construction project" and we are waiting for final OK from ACoE. We will also be deciding what kinds of tournaments we want to do (do we want more Trilogy Challenge, Ace Race type events). What is league going to look like next year. There has been talk about making Sundays free and more casual random dubz day and maybe turning Saturdays into more competitive singles/ match /tags kind of play.
And we want to know what YOU want. More social stuff? More benches? More women playing? This kind of stuff wont happen unless we hear from our players. So don't assume that someone else will suggest, or that it will just happen. WE really really want to hear from YOU. This is OUR course, but YOU make it happen.
So everyone hoist your favorite beverage in the air and congratulate yourself on a year well done!!