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Old 03-03-2013, 02:12 PM
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Asked to Lead DG Club

Here's the Short of the situation that has been presented to me recently.
A friend and local DG'er who was inspirational in getting our city current and only course operational has decided to step down from a leadership role after 10yrs of being the guy.
He called last night and asked if I would be interested in filling his shoes. This would mean oraganize tournaments, work with city officials, be a spokes for our group, ammbasador of the sport and organize clean up and building of course.

I have only had experience organizing such disc golf events in a smaller community. Namely no one else was willing to do it so I stepped up and organized ran a couple of the small tournaments around big events in the town that had been done in the past. Now its a bigger scene where I live now and see the course is used by a wide variety of players, attracting crowds for the spring and summer.

I am asking to others who are organizing the local DG clubs for feedback support and pointers, suggestions. I really love DG and want to see this beautiful course stay here in Juneau Alaska, it takes a lot of work to keep it clean and trails built after yearly snow and rainfalls shift the grounds. Moving here a few short years ago I meet and established many good friends from the group that plays here now,. Many already dedicated time and sweat to keep things going. I wonder if my apparent nomination to be the DG Guy is going to be meet with hesitation or fanfare. Either way I do not want to see the course fall into disrepair.

Advice, pointer, and guidance sought.

The city wants us to make it work. I can get the former to shadow me but short of this experience running the club before how hard can it be.
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Old 03-03-2013, 03:37 PM
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If you already had certification as a cat-herder, it would help.

As I've been helping two friends trim their bootleg course into fairway beauty, I can't even imagine the effort to keep up a course where snow and rain are adept at altering the landscape [I play at Pier a lot and know that several holes get closed in winter to head off erosion issues].
As far as the tourneys go, sponsor and city support[prizes and cash] go a long way towards making a person feel appreciated for his work.
Its also possible you can get a grant from some arm of the govt. for providing park improvements and a financially viable recreational opportunity for tourism.
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