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Old 01-09-2013, 11:00 PM
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I didn't found the club at Georgia Tech, but I joined at the very first meeting and later served as President. My advice is to be patient. Building a club is hard work and takes time. Just know that if you put in the effort and persevere, it will all be worth it.

Good luck, and please keep us updated with your progress!
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:44 AM
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I didn't found the club at Georgia Tech, but I joined at the very first meeting and later served as President. My advice is to be patient. Building a club is hard work and takes time. Just know that if you put in the effort and persevere, it will all be worth it.

Good luck, and please keep us updated with your progress!
Yeah I know how much work it can be Haha I was the VP of BSU's club baseball team for a season.. Im excited to get this going. I have a meeting with the schools club adviser next Thursday. After that's done I can start advertising that the club exists.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:57 AM
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From the official school club side of things it's usually as easy as filling out the proper forms.

From the recruiting members side of things:
-Try setting up a facebook page for the club, and getting word out about a weekly time you meet up at the course and play doubles or whatever format you want.
-Develop an email list of all those interested or who have come in the past.
-Spread the word around campus by postering a "call-out" or setting up a basket and having a group of you putt on it, with a giant sign next to it letting people know when to meet at the course.
-You can make membership free, or you can choose to charge a small fee to give people ownership. We include a custom mini/bag tag with membership.

These are ideas we have successfully used in setting up our disc golf club.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 AM
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From the official school club side of things it's usually as easy as filling out the proper forms.

From the recruiting members side of things:
-Try setting up a facebook page for the club, and getting word out about a weekly time you meet up at the course and play doubles or whatever format you want.
-Develop an email list of all those interested or who have come in the past.
-Spread the word around campus by postering a "call-out" or setting up a basket and having a group of you putt on it, with a giant sign next to it letting people know when to meet at the course.
-You can make membership free, or you can choose to charge a small fee to give people ownership. We include a custom mini/bag tag with membership.

These are ideas we have successfully used in setting up our disc golf club.
Thought of all those things Haha Email has already been set up, just need clarification that I can use it. Already have a flyer drawn up, just need clarification to post it up around campus. During the meeting next Thursday Im gonna see if it would be cool to set up a table in the common area of the SUB and just put my Mach Lite next to it with some poster board hangin from the table saying "Boise State disc golf club.." with a clip board for people to write their e-mail address/info on.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:30 AM
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I started the DG club at Western Kentucky University. Our school has a sport club department which includes more than 20 different sports. I went to them and the only thing I needed was a constitution and to sign some papers. We get a little bit of funding every year which we use to pay for tournaments put on by the collegiate governing body the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Check them out online at NCDGC.com Let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:34 AM
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I started the DG club at Western Kentucky University. Our school has a sport club department which includes more than 20 different sports. I went to them and the only thing I needed was a constitution and to sign some papers. We get a little bit of funding every year which we use to pay for tournaments put on by the collegiate governing body the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Check them out online at NCDGC.com Let me know if you have any questions.
Oh ya that reminds me, I need to write up a constitution before the meeting Haha But for sure. That'd be awesome if we got a little bit of funding. Id love to get some dri-fits made with the BSU Bronco on the back with Boise State Disc Golf on it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:02 AM
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I took over the UC Santa Cruz club and served as President for two years. When I first took over I didn't know much about competitive disc golf and, while I thought I was baller at the time, I wasn't very good at all. I made a point of having regular field and putting practices during the week and leaving course practice for the weekends. Obviously most players attended course practice more than field or putting, but committing to those practice times forced me to be there and improved my game dramatically.

As far as competing within the club, get bag tags! We ordered the club deal through paragon that got us shirts, tags, and towels. Even newer players LOVE bag tags because it provides incentive for serious play. After a couple months of competing among ourselves many newer players began branching out to weeklies and monthlies in the area.

Regarding recruitment, this was probably my greatest weakness as an organizer. I was much more interested in the disc golf side of things than the getting people involved side. We were able to do tabling outside of our bookstore on a few occasions and each fall there is a club fair. about 2 out of everyone 100 people we got emails from ever came out.

Hopefully something in this longwinded mess is helpful.
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