Adam Klein  › Alaska Disc Golf Association   February 25, 2014 at 12:44am

Fur Rondy Disc Golf Classic--
The event has been created. Due to the short notice on the event request, this will be a simple as possible event. I can not stress enough how important this event is for the ADGA. We have the potential to create a solid working relationship with Fur Rondy to develop an annual DG classic winter event. This tournament is set up to introduce the sport of disc golf to the Anchorage community and others visiting the festival from out of state. Furthermore, it is an opportunity for us to introduce the ADGA to our community and why we love the sport so much. For this event we will be ambassadors to the sport. We are holding this event for others to learn how to play the game, properly. We may even be able to get a some new ADGA members.

The tourney will be a draw doubles pairing new entrants with veteran members. I have limited the registration total to 54 so that means 27 slots available for our members. We will need loaner discs for those who do not have one. A list will be made of who borrows whose disc.

Important note:
The Tour of Anchorage is being held on the same day. It is the final race day for the"National Masters 2014 distance freestyle championship race" so we need to reroute parts of the course for safety. We will need help getting new holes set up. We will be playing on the west lagoon. Huhooooooo!

Prep projects I am looking for volunteers for:
-Since we are getting warm weather later this week, I would like to snow shoes the tee, fairway, and basket areas to be placed on the lagoon.
-It would be nice to have a hot pot of chili, stew, soup or hot food of some sort at the end of the tournament. Any takers?
-We will be getting Fur Rondy prizes. However, it would be nice to get a few gift certificates from stores and restaurants around town. Remember we have a state non-profit number to give to donors for tax right off. Ideally would like to be able to give a prize to all the new entrants.

Tournie day:
-Basket set up
-Throwing and Putting clinic instructors
-Block off both ends of user trail along hole 7
-Event video- looking for a volunteer to take video footage of the tournament for archives and future publicity.

Post tournie:
-Remove temp baskets
-Temp trail fence
-Clean up

Last note: I want to reiterate what I asked at the Food Bank tournament.... if you bring any adult beverages put them in personal containers. The ADGA Nalgeen bottle is a great choice. Keep in mind, we will not be the only community members using the park that day. Who knows how many race watchers will be along the trails. Plus, we all know how course usage has been scrutinized in the past.

Let's go out and have a fun day of disc golf and share this sport we love so much. Many hands make light work! After the event, we can play a money round dubs before the temp holes get removed. Maybe some prizes will be left over or I will throw in some extra cash prize.

Thank you all for taking the time to read this...please post in the comments what you would be interested in helping with.


John Thein   February 24, 2014 at 3:26pm

I could donate a few discs !

Adam Klein   February 24, 2014 at 3:48pm

Excellent! For loan or for prizes? Just to be sure?

Andrew E   February 24, 2014 at 4:29pm

i am in. can someone call me asap 616-430-9453. thank you

John Thein   February 24, 2014 at 5:14pm

I'll see what I got most likely both

Tay Harling   February 24, 2014 at 5:14pm

Do you need more portable baskets? What are gonna be the rules for lost discs as far as the 3 minute rule and for people that loan their discs for others to use

Thad Murgatroyd   February 24, 2014 at 5:42pm

I'm in and have some loaner discuss well

Adam Klein   February 24, 2014 at 7:00pm

Tay, it is not sactioned so no three minute rule however depending on how many participants we should keep in mind speed of play if we have a packed event. I will be surprised if there is lost discs. It is going to be warming up this week so the snow should pack down a bit.

Adam Klein   February 24, 2014 at 7:01pm

Andrew, I will call tonight after work unless Jeremy beats me to it

Adam Klein   February 24, 2014 at 7:03pm

Despite my previous post, I suggest only loaning discs that you do not mind losing....for example, I have several X Out Aviars that I used for practice that I will put in to the loaner pile. Looking for putters, mids, and fairway drivers. Will have a better idea of how many we will need toward the end of the week.

Jeremy Boyd   February 25, 2014 at 10:39am

Mike Miles brought up something I think would be a good idea. If you are bringing discs to loan or donate it would be ideal for your partner to be the recipient. That would allow us to help keep an eye on our plastic. I would imagine 3 discs per new player would be sufficient. I will be bringing ... more

Joe Schacht   February 25, 2014 at 8:13pm

Yup yup!