A new and improved Santa Cruz Restoration Project Raffle has begun, detailed in the following message from our club treasurer Mike Wierda:
With the successful installation of the A pad signs TDGC is looking forward to the Santa Cruz B pads and beyond.
Because of the diligence and generosity of SC Course Pro Ben Vosper the installation of A pad signs drew $1.00 from the donation and raffle sales for the past two months. Which means there is already $335 toward the expected ~$700 price tag for the B pad signs. TDGC provided lunch and waters for the workers at a cost of $50.00. Meaning this incredibly successful work day cost TDGC only $50.00! Money well spent I’d say.
“Big Tony from AZ” found a source of scrap metal posts that was enough to complete the A signs. We have one left which can probably do 2 more. Thus we are looking for a scrap source of posts.
TDGC spent $267.00 on supplies needed to finish the signs for the “A” tee pads which came out of the $400 budgeted to the SC course for 2013. That plus the purchase of 3 large hoses and some new locks leaves the SC w/ $43.95 for the rest of the year for Santa Cruz maintenance. Thus continued efforts directed toward the Santa Cruz Restoration Project must be funded through donations and raffle ticket sales.
How the raffle works
Where do you get tickets and what do they cost? $1.00
Raffle tickets will be available at all TDGC events. Tickets will be sold until the moment of the drawing! The winners will be drawn at the first Santa Cruz Sunday league of the month.
What do the winners get?
GRAND PRIZE winner
RUNNER UP winners
How can TDGC afford to give away so much? You say.
We can’t. We need your support. Please donate runner up prizes. Lightly used or new discs, disc golf swag, lottery tickets, drink coozies from your business, shirts, hats, and other cool stuff are all great prizes.
The 8th Annual Lemmon Drop disc golf tournament at Ski Valley on Mount Lemmon, is filling up fast, with only 17 amateur spots left as of the weekend (probably fewer now). To register for this PDGA Pro B-tier / Amateur C-tier event go to the online registration page.
If you’re not familiar, the Lemmon Drop plays a special layout at Ski Valley, the ski operation at the top of Mount Lemmon.
NOTE: You can find links to Arizona tournament registration forms and links at the Disqman.com calendar site, http://calendar.disqman.com/ (there’s a link at the top of our tourney schedule page as well).
This shot was a mandatory roller for CTP, with extra points for going through the soccer goal.
Under sunny, breezy conditions at Groves Park DGC last Saturday, about 30 golfers pulled, flipped, hyzered, hammered and rolled their way through the Tucson Disc Golf Club Skills Challenge,The event will feature a series of skills challenges, including driving, putting and general accuracy, including mandatory throws, special obstacles.
Test your disc-golf chops at the the Tucson Disc Golf Club Skills Challenge, this Saturday, April 20 at Groves Park DGC. Registration opens at 8 a.m. (no preregistration), players’ meeting at 9, tee-off at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15. The event will feature a series of skills challenges, including driving, putting and general accuracy. (Groves photo posted by Quentin Riddle on www.discgolfscene.com)
Attractive, durable signs during install (those are level gauges on the pole)
On Saturday, April 7, new ‘A’ teepad signs were installed at Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course by a determined group of TDGC members led by course pro Ben Vosper.
Many thanks to the 20+ members who showed up and those who donated to the hardware needed to build and install the signs. Besides installing the signs, crews moved some benches to better locations and created a permanent long position for Hole 9. Next at Santa Cruz, the TDGC will focus on teepad restoration and installation of ‘B’ course signs as they become available.
The happy peasants at work
COURSE NOTE: As part of the changes, Hole 10′s former ‘B’ pad has become the ‘A’ pad and the former ‘C’ pad beyond the softball centerfield fence is now the Hole 10 ‘B’ teepad (it will soon be re-oriented to point to 10). The former Hole 10 ‘A’ pad is now the drop zone if you fail to clear the OB softball field (throwing 3 from there).
What do you want to see in the club store? The TDGC wants to know what members want, as it periodically replenishes the club store of discs. To that end, as the next club purchase approaches, club Treasurer Mike Wierda asks members to let us know what kind of discs they’d like to see available in the club disc bins, by posting replies to this post, specifying what model discs (including plastic types and weights) they prefer. (USE ‘LEAVE A REPLY’ LINK ABOVE THIS POST)
Remember, buying discs through the non-profit club helps helps support and grow disc golf in greater Tucson.
Starting this week, Sunday April 7, the Santa Cruz ‘A’ teepad league will move to an hour earlier start, at 8 a.m. Note that the Saturday Groves Park league also has moved to an 8 a.m. start.
NOTE: The Wednesday Santa Cruz B league start remains at 8:15 a.m. year-round.
Time to dig out your shovels and work gloves: This Saturday, April 6th, TDGC will be installing the ‘A’ teepad signs at Santa Cruz River Park DGC, under the supervision of course pro Ben Vosper. Work starts at 9 a.m. and volunteers are needed. The club is springing for some refreshments.
After the A signs are installed, the club will begin working on ‘B’ pad signage at Santa Cruz and fixing/ replacing substandard teepads, so look for future work updates.
Mark your calendar: The next Next Big Thing is the Tucson Disc Golf Club Skills Challenge, set for Saturday, April 20 at Groves Park DGC. Registration opens at 8 a.m. (no preregistration), players’ meeting at 9, tee-off at 9:30 a.m. Entry fee is $15. Look for more detailed info on that event here soon.
MEETING RECAP: Thanks to all who attended the general club meeting this past Saturday at the Sam Lena Rec Area. We had a good discussion of what’s been happening with the revitalized club and exciting opportunities for the future, plus some fun Sam Lena doubles afterward. For those who couldn’t make it, look for minutes of the meeting along with other materials to be posted shortly.
The TDGC general meeting set for this Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. has been moved to the ramadas at the Sam Lena rec area at the Kino Sports Complex, where the club has a six-hole course. (See previous post for meeting details.) The complex is set back behind the corner of S. Country Club Drive and W. Ajo Way (access from Ajo off Forgeus, or off Country Club, look for sign just before Ajo). Some folks will arrive early to set up and hold the ramadas (probably the ones down on the golf course NW of the ballfields to avoid civilian distractions) … perhaps we’ll play a few holes prior, and after the meeting there may be spontaneous doubles or something.
With a growing membership and revitalized leadership, the Tucson Disc Golf Club/Tucson Chain Lightning has set a general meeting to discuss progress, plans and opportunities and engage all members in an open forum. The meeting will be Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. AT A LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED HERE AND ON FACEBOOK PAGE SHORTLY. (THE INITIAL LOCATION, THE CLEMENTS CENTER, IS UNAVAILABLE)
An official agenda will soon be posted and sent along with a meeting notice via email (to club members who gave us their emails; we’ll make efforts to tell those who didn’t).
The agenda will include:
- Welcome by TDCG/TCL President Chad Cassett with an overview of the club including membership and current board efforts
- An update on the proposed reorganization of the board and club; including proposed changes to the club Constitution (Club Secy Dave Wichner)
- A full budget report including an overview of current projects and organizational efforts (Treasurer Mike Wierda)
- A look at upcoming events and how members can help (Chad)
- An open-mic member public comment session during which members can comment or ask questions of the board. (You?)
At this meeting, any club member will have the opportunity to address the board and ask questions, subject to time limits. (NOTE: Under the club Constitution, all club board meetings are open to members and they can ask to speak on agenda items, but there is generally no open forum except at the required November general membership election meeting.)
The new board plans monthly meetings (though the club Constitution does not require them) and to hold more general meetings with open forums, in addition to the November general election meeting.
Additionally, a new page of official club information soon will be posted under the About the Club page, with the club Constitution, board and general meeting notices and agendas, minutes and more.