Ladies of Climax, MI
About this League
I am happy to announce the second of the highly anticipated Women's Disc Golf League that is starting up near Kalamazoo, MI!!
April 10, 2011 @ 1pm
For more check out our homepage at ploegblog.net/discgolf
Jen Dombrowski August 21, 2011 at 5:39pm
Save the date!
I am going to make a calender of everything. But, here is a list of dates for all you sexy ladies to keep in mind: Sept 2 (Friday): last chance qualifier for state championships in Ludington. if you want to play in this be there by 330 to reg. tee-off is at 4pm SHARP. Sept 3-4 (Sat/Sun): Michigan State Championships. Stephanie Gerry has volunteered to run the show. League will go on. Sept 10 (Sat): Kalamazoo Championships. 2 rounds at Oshtemo. Sept 11 (Sun): Hastings Championships. 2 ... more
I am going to make a calender of everything. But, here is a list of dates for all you sexy ladies to keep in mind:
Sept 2 (Friday): last chance qualifier for state championships in Ludington. if you want to play in this be there by 330 to reg. tee-off is at 4pm SHARP.
Sept 3-4 (Sat/Sun): Michigan State Championships. Stephanie Gerry has volunteered to run the show. League will go on.
Sept 10 (Sat): Kalamazoo Championships. 2 rounds at Oshtemo.
Sept 11 (Sun): Hastings Championships. 2 rounds at Hastings DGC.
COME PLAY THESE TWO EVENTS AND SUPPORT ONE OF OUR BIGGEST BADDEST COOLEST SPONSORS- The K'Aces. Free ace pool if you sign up for both events!
Sept 18 (Sun): League will be transported to J-Birds!!!!!!!!!! Bring some cash with you to buy some souvenirs. You will be sad if you don't! Car pool arrangements will be figured out!
Oct 1 (Sat): K'Aces League party!!!! Including the Climax Club! Us ladies and your mens can camp out there that night (or feel free to leave them at home). When the K'Aces party is over we will just be getting started! More details to come!
Oct 15 (Sat): Luna Disc Ladies Open
Oct 16 (Sun): Flip Off to Cancer MIXED Doubles (League will still go on as normal!)
Oct 30 (Sun): Last day of league. *tears*
It is possible we will have dress up day every Sunday in October. We need to vote on themes. So far the ideas are: Zombies, Witches, Mob Wives, Ghetto Gangsters, Super Heroes/Villains, Hippies, Princesses, ....
Nov 6 (Sun): K'Aces Winter league at Oshtemo. 10 am!!!!!!!
Jen Dombrowski April 6, 2011 at 11:10pm
Check it out! Disc golf for women website! more to come!
Toyo ohtsuka March 2, 2011 at 11:33pm
I posted a video on youtube from the last day of league :)
Jen Dombrowski February 24, 2011 at 8:21am
Spring 2011 here we come! We will be kicking things off on Sunday April 10th at 1pm! Can't wait!
Jen Dombrowski October 7, 2010 at 2:15pm
Donnie Haste made the ladies league a Kick A** Trophy! Please be sure to thank him when you see him! This is quite the piece of artwork, and is much appreciated! Thank you so much for the generosity, time, and effort you put into this!
Jen Dombrowski October 7, 2010 at 2:13pm
Last day for points and prizes will be Sunday October 31st. Slumber party at Discn' Debs house on the 30th. Should be a rockin time! Most of plan on dressing up too for Halloween! If you can't make it to Debs be sure to make it out Sunday! There will be prizes (as usual) and the club will be donating a 2011 CB park pass for a CTP. We will also throw off for the ace pool!
Jen Dombrowski September 7, 2010 at 2:21pm
The end is near....
WOW! This summer has flown by! Sunday, October 31st will be the last official day of league as far as points and prizes are of concern. Most of us who are not playing in the K'Aces winter league will probably continue to play into next year though! It's been a great time, thanks to everyone who has come out this year! For the party date, all members can check their email!
Jen Dombrowski March 1, 2010 at 11:27am
It's Almost that TIme!
Ladies, Thanks to all who made a point to come to the meeting yesterday, thanks for all of the dedication and hard work. It was a huge success as we got a lot of ideas/issues panned out and on paper! For those of you who couldn't come, you missed out on a huge fantastic feast which was put together by Julie and I. The food was great! And a BIG thank you to Julie for opening up her home. For those who weren't there, I am including everything in this email that we decided to try out for thi ... more
Thanks to all who made a point to come to the meeting yesterday, thanks for all of the dedication and hard work. It was a huge success as we got a lot of ideas/issues panned out and on paper! For those of you who couldn't come, you missed out on a huge fantastic feast which was put together by Julie and I. The food was great! And a BIG thank you to Julie for opening up her home. For those who weren't there, I am including everything in this email that we decided to try out for this year.
* We will be starting up April 11th. 1pm sharp we will figure out teams. Please try to be on time- I had a few complaints last year, and there were other ladies who wanted to show up but got discouraged because they were worried about timeliness with having to work in the evening. If we make a point to make teams as scheduled I think we will in time have a bigger crowd!
*There was talk about switching days. Sunday seemed to work best for everyone last year, lets see how that goes for this year. I think there will be people who want to play in tournaments this year, I plan on playing in maybe 5 or 6. I don't think this will be too affected! I do think Sunday is the most open day due to there being other leagues in the area.
*Cost/Payout: We will be doing a membership fee. This will be a one time fee of $15. You will receive a players package sometime in the summer- I am shooting for June at the latest! The package will consist of a shirt (you can let me know the size you want when you pay, a gateway disc, and a mini. Thanks to Gateway for the sponsorship! Once you have paid the one time fee of $15, there will be a weekly fee of $3. 100% of this money will go to the club. This money will be used to buy merch and hopefully get discs with a club stamp! I am also trying to have money go towards an overall payout at the end of the year as well as a party. And I am still shooting for Cash sponsorship for Woman's Nationals. If I can't get what we need, then possibly some of this money can go towards that, depending on what it builds up to and how much merch we want to buy for the club. If you chose not to be a member, then the weekly cost will be $4. In order to be eligible for any prizes/payout at the end of the season you must be a member!
* Running a tournament- There is lots of interest in doing this. Lets do it then! However, we need money to make this happen! This is also part of the reason that I am promoting the membership fee. Once we have money to invest into a tournment, the club will hopefully be able to make money from the tournament which will lead to more merch and bigger payouts! I would like to do something in the fall, this gives up time for planning and raising funds. Lets shoot for October/November.
*Ace Pool- this is optional! It is $1 and will carry over each week until it is hit! It is at $53 to start out with! At the end of the year we can do a shoot off for any money left in the pot, or we can carry it over again- we can take a vote at the end of the season!
*I will plan on doing 2 CTP's minimum per week. Anyone who wants to donate goodies to go towards CTP's feel free to do so! The more stuff the better! Also, non disc items would be awesome! Let me know if you have anything in mind that you think may be useful! There is no additional cost for the CTP's- all CTP's are provided from our awesome sponsorships as well as myself.
*Points- we are going to start doing points for everyone. This may be a little bit of a task for me, but I want to try it out and see how it works. It will work something like this: Points will be for each group. Lets say we have 8 ladies, 4 teams, so that would make 2 foursomes. There will be 3 points for a win (per group), 2 for a tie, and one for playing. Each person on the team will get these points. Then, there will be two bonus points for the overall winning team, and one bonus point for the overall second place team. Everyone will have a chance at points this way, and everyone will have a chance at being able to catch up if some gaps are created. We will have to try it out, I have played with the numbers on paper and so far I think it will work. I would like to send the top two (minimum) to Woman's Nationals this year. It will be held in September in North Carolina. I am shooting to pay for your entry fee and provide gas money. Camping accommodations are usually provided at this event. If you car pool then we may have money to send more then two people! I am excluding myself from being eligible for this!
*Singles Round- I like the idea of doing a singles round once a month. I think we will have to play this by ear though. Bree had some great suggestions, and I think I want to give that a go..... I want the league to be a newcomer friendly as possible. If we plan on a scheduled day for the singles round and then a few new people show up, I don't think it would work out ot the advantage, and this may be too intimidating for any newbies. However, lets tentatively plan on it once a month, and when it works out it works out! And, on the days that we do play singles lets do double points! The points will work out the same way as doubles, the only difference is you won't have a partner! I will still do all of the points/stats for non members, but remember you have to be a member by the end of the season to be eligible for goodies, prizes, and the Woman's Nats sponsorship (*assuming I get it!)
*Integration Day- Lets hold off on this. I love this idea, however, the aim and point of the woman's league is to be a newcomer as friendly. I am worried if we do this once a month, that'll be the day that all the newbies decide to come out and that would bring back the intimidation factor we are trying to avoid! Hopefully we can make that happen in the future!
*Woman's Nationals- if you can't tell by now I really want to work hard at promoting this and trying to get some of you new ladies to go to this event! All of my plans for this are tentative. We as a team really need to work hard to promote this league and build it up! If we do that, then we will be able to make this happen! I also have a couple people in mind that I am trying to work with in order to get a cash sponsorship so we won't have to dip into club funds. If we all work hard at club promotion I think it will be really easy to send people down!
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. I have a TON of fresh fliers... I will go to all the courses this week to post them. If you are interested in a having a stack of em for yourself to stick in your car so you can hand em out just let me know and I will get more made up for you!
If there are any issues/ideas/questions/concerns, feel free to contact me! Email me, or call!
Jen Dombrowski October 8, 2009 at 8:38am
By next spring, Deb, Bree, and myself will have a concrete plan of attack as far as a points system is concerned. However, a vision came to me like Peter Pan in the night...... Once a month, let's say the first Sunday of every month, we will open up doubles to anyone who wants to come- guys I am talking about you. Here is the thinking behind this.... When I first started playing, there were people who would invite me to come play doubles, or a tournament. I never thought I was good enough ... more
By next spring, Deb, Bree, and myself will have a concrete plan of attack as far as a points system is concerned. However, a vision came to me like Peter Pan in the night......
Once a month, let's say the first Sunday of every month, we will open up doubles to anyone who wants to come- guys I am talking about you. Here is the thinking behind this....
When I first started playing, there were people who would invite me to come play doubles, or a tournament. I never thought I was good enough, but also, there was a huge intimidation factor. I would see league happening, and think to myself- there's like 40 guys.... why would I, a female, be welcome, and, there is no way I am good enough..... About two years later, I broke my shell, went out there, and later laughed at how intimidated I was- for no good reason. I really was not as bad as I thought, and I was actually better then some guys who played. A lot of this is the purpose for forming a woman's league. But, I would like to get guys out there, because some of you are very impressive with your game. You have a lot to bring to the table, and if we could incorporate your talent I think the ladies would learn a great deal from you. This would create a "no pressure" atmosphere for the ladies who could possibly be intimidated, because at this point the guys would be coming to our turf. I think we could do the fees the same, but instead of a cash CTP, have that dollar go towards the club (we're women and we want your money), I would like to call this the Gender Tax.. However, I would still donate stuff for prizes so we could have CTPs.
In time I think this will get more ladies to come play league, and tournaments in the future. But, not only would this benefit the ladies, I also think we could get more guys out who are avid players, but still somewhat intimidated by league. I always invite my boyfriend to come play doubles (It would do wonders for his game to see how the pros do it, but I think that he thinks it is too formal of a thing, and he may not be good enough, he will never admit this though, and don't tell him I said that). When I ran this idea by him, he was all about it- I invited him to the ladies league- ha, obviously no intimidation by that. So, someone like him would get teamed up with a more experienced player, and he would probably learn a lot, and in time improve his game. The same goes for all of his friends- they are avid players and want to improve their games, but, they do not take the time to hunt down the best of the best (in the area) to learn from. Little do they know how much fun they are missing out on. Also, by only playing in the same group day after day, there is no real challenge, and their games kind of go stagnant.
I learned that with playing with new people, one's game can really sky rocket.
We could do pro/am doubles, pretty similar to the Saturday league that happens at Coldbrook....
As far as ace pool, maybe we could start up a separate one.
I want to hear some feed back, and I want your opinions, and ideas (I sure do ask for a lot)- please give it to me!
Jen Dombrowski October 8, 2009 at 8:21am
Climax Club of Climax, MI
(get your minds outta the gutter)
this is the name we have come up with....
I have to thank Larry Labond, Toyo, and Julie Jett for the excellent slogan brainstorming session we had... there are many great things to come
Jen Dombrowski October 8, 2009 at 8:16am
Quality not Quantity
I am so exited to see new faces join us! At first, I was a bit discouraged that there were not hundreds of ladies showing up, however, I am absolutely blown away at the talent that has presented itself. So far, of the nine people that have showed up, 5 I have never met or seen before. They have incredible talent, and I am more than impressed. Way to bring it on ladies! It's all about the quality, not the quantity, right? See ya Sunday!