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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:37 pm

I’ve seen/heard word going round that 2 baskets were stolen from the Austin Ridge Bible Church course. This is really despicable!!!

They put up a great course for all to play, so the least we can do is help the church get the baskets back from whoever stole them (prosecution of the thieves would be even better though, in my opinion).

Below is some information from Josh Thornton, the Property Director for the church. If you have ANY information at all about these thefts, please contact Josh.



It was basket #1 and #3 on our course. They have 1 and 3 on them. They are Innova Disc Catchers. Red lettering and yellow top trim. They will not have the locking tab on them. They were donated to the church by an individual trying to give back to the community.


Thanks for your help,

Josh Thornton
Property Director
Austin Ridge Bible Church
9300 Bee Caves Rd
Austin Tx 78733
josh @ austinridge.org
512-443-9130

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:25 pm

NEEDED - 10-15 Experienced Disc Golfers to help introduce Disc Golf to a group of It's My Park Day volunteers.

WHEN: Saturday, March 5th from 11am-3pm

WHERE: Zilker Park, North Course

Interested parties, please email Zac Tolbert at zac @ club51discgolf.com

Link to Event Website click connect.austinparks.or...ty_id=1060


Background Info:

March 5th marks the 9th annual It's My Park Day, presented by The Austin Parks Foundation. This year's event promises to be much bigger than years past, with 60+ projects citywide! One of the single largest projects will be the final step in the Zilker Tree Rescue Project, which will include 200 volunteers and the planting of nearly 300 trees throughout the park including many around the disc golf course. But don't worry, The Urban Forestry Department and Austin Parks Foundation were proactive, seeking out the advise of local disc golf course designers to ensure the new trees will do nothing but improve the course.

The best part is, the Forestry Dept. approached the Waterloo Disc Golf Club and Club 51 Disc Golf with the desire to promote disc golf through this event! So after the morning of tree planting, volunteers can head over to the Zilker North course for a small lunch and free disc golf introduction.

Thank you in advance for your support!
-Zac

J. Zac Tolbert, RLA, LEED AP
Executive Director
Club 51 Disc Golf
www.club51discgolf.com

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Re: Billy Lang Memorial, April 9, 2011, Kyle, TX

Post Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:55 pm

Saturday April 9th will be the Billy Lang Memorial Disc Golf Tournament at Steeplechase Park in Kyle, TX.

It is a 1-day, 2-round tournament; not pdga sanctioned.

Billy Lang loved playing disc golf. He died a couple of years ago (at the young age of 19, I believe) and his parents want to honor him by throwing a tournament in his name. The entry fees will be kept low and it will be a fundraiser for the Austin Recovery Center, but there will be added cash and prizes.

More information coming soon, but mark that date in your calendars. We want to have a really fun event for all the players that honors Billy's spirit, gives back to our community, and helps his parents with the healing process.

If you knew Billy, please get in touch with me: gordon @ ventbird.com or a PM through this message board.

Thanks!
Gordon

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Re: Billy Lang Memorial, April 9, 2011, Kyle, TX

Post Posted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 3:27 pm

Sorry for the delay, but we finally have everything set for the First Annual William David Lang V Memorial Disc Golf Tournament. The event info is below (just email or PM me if you would like a copy of the full flyer) Online registration is up and running at Disc Nation. The direct link to the page is: www.discnation.com/Lan...ament.html


FIRST ANNUAL
WILLIAM DAVID LANG V
MEMORIAL DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT

Saturday, April 9, 2011
Steeplechase Park, Kyle, TX

Come on out and join William’s (Billy’s) parents, family, and friends in celebrating his life doing something he loved so much: playing disc golf!

This will be a great, fun disc golf event for beginners through pros, and we will be raising funds for the local, non-profit, drug rehabilitation center: Austin Recovery.

$25 All Pro Divisions
$20 All Amateur Divisions
$5 Optional Acepot

Sign up online through Disc Nation, www.discnation.com, or mail your check to: Gordon Maxim-Kelley, 1905 Harmon Hills Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620.

8 am – 9 am Late Registration
9:30 am Round 1
Followed by Lunch, Round 2, and Awards

Benefitting: Austin Recovery, www.austinrecovery.org
Sponsored by: Disc Nation, www.discnation.com

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:26 pm

Below is the sponsorship request letter for this event. Disc Nation is a HUGE sponsor and Waterloo Disc Golf Club has already agreed to help too; and when I sent out the email about it on Friday, the first to respond with a "yes" was SADA. Thank you South Side!!!



Dear Sponsor,

Saturday, April 9, 2011 will be the First Annual William David Lang V Memorial Disc Golf Tournament. It will be held at Steeplechase Park in Kyle, TX. William (Billy) died tragically a couple of years ago at the too-young age of 19. His parents, family, and friends are joining together to celebrate his life doing something Billy loved so much: playing disc golf! This will be a fun disc golf event for beginners through pros, and we will be raising money for the local, non-profit, drug rehabilitation center: Austin Recovery.

We would like to ask you to please help us honor William’s memory and support a great local charity that gives back to our community in such an important way: helping people regain their lives. Any amount will help, and for $50 or more, we will include your name on a tee sign on the disc golf course during the event. Sponsorship can be in the form of cash, merchandise, or gift certificates. Checks can be made payable to Austin Recovery or to Gordon Maxim-Kelley, and should be sent to Gordon at 1905 Harmon Hills Rd, Dripping Springs, TX, 78620. Merchandise and certificates should be sent here too.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact the Tournament Director, Gordon Maxim-Kelley at (512) 858-1615, or Billy’s parents: Mary Baker and David Lang at (830) 540-3301.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Gordon Maxim-Kelley
Tournament Director

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:49 am

Just a reminder about the William David Lang V Memorial Disc Golf Tournament.

Saturday, April 9, 2011; Steeplechase Park in Kyle

$25 All Pro Divisions
$20 All Amateur Divisions
$5 Optional Acepot

All amateur divisions will be paid out in Disc Nation gift certificates, so you can pick out whatever great merchandise you want! You can use them in the store OR online from the comfort of your own home (or work Smile ).

The entry fees are kept low to keep it affordable, and $5 of every player’s entry will be donated to the charity, but we WILL have some extra cash added to the payout for the pros and we will have extra merchandise added to the payout for the ams. Thank you to our sponsors and to Billy’s parents for getting us these extras!

Click here to sign up online: www.discnation.com/Lan...ament.html

Thanks,
Gordon

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:34 am

One final reminder about the William David Lang V Memorial Disc Golf Tournament this Saturday in Kyle. There is still time to pre-register through Disc Nation, the event will be up on the site until 10 pm tonight. www.discnation.com/Lan...ament.html

And we expect plenty of folks just to come down to the park Saturday morning, you can sign up between 8 – 9 am.

We will have added cash for all the Pro divisions and added merch for all the Am divisions, plus other prizes to give away.

Also, we are still looking for last-minute sponsors. If you have anything you can bring down to the park that morning or during the day, please do it; discs, shirts, hats, minis, gift certificates, cash donations. We’ll gladly accept it all!

I’ll be at Zilker Park this evening for League, so you can bring it to me there if you want. We’ll make tee signs for any sponsorship of $50 or more (cash or merchandise).

William’s parents will be cooking some food for sale at lunch, and we’ll be doing a course clean-up following the awards (nothing fancy, just taking some trash bags out on the course to pick up any litter that is around).

Thanks!
Gordon

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 10:16 am

Here is the follow-up from last month's William David Lang V Memorial, April 9, 2011, Steeplechase Park in Kyle

Twenty four players competed in the tournament plus at least that many friends, neighbors, and other family members came down to the park to enjoy the day and to take part in the celebration of William’s life. Thanks to the incredible amounts of sponsorship from Williams family, neighbors, and friends, plus Disc Nation’s incredible support, we were able to make huge payouts to the players (between 325% - 350%, and we paid out to all 24 players). In addition to this great payout, we also raised $850 for the charity Austin Recovery.

Open players paid in $80 and were paid out $290 in cash.

Open
1 Mondo Flores 60 59 119 $150
2 Adam Hernandez59 70 129 $90
3 Aaron Stair 69 67 136 $30
4 Matt Harris 70 69 139 $20


Amateur players paid in $300 and were paid out $985 in Disc Nation gift certificates.

Advanced
1 Eric Salazar 58 65 123 $110
2 Chris Bohls 70 69 139 $60
3 Sam Janis 72 69 141 $30
4 Benjamin Raley 68 999 DNF $20

Adv. Master
1 Damon Cotter 63 64 127 $85
2 Stevo Barnes 65 63 128 $50
3 Bert Lirette 74 71 145 $30

Intermediate
1 Matt Strader 59 54 113 $150
2 Roy Wright 61 59 120 $110
3 Roger George 62 62 124 $75
T4 Spencer Liscano 61 64 125 $40
T4 Emilio Herrera 64 61 125 $40
6 Tony Dieterick 63 63 126 $20
7 Seth Rogers 63 65 128 $15
8 Shane Finger 70 68 138 $15
9 Sid Doyle 73 999 DNF $15

Recreational
1 Robert Wyatt 66 999 DNF $40

Novice
1 W. David Lang IV 64 73 137 $50
2 Bob Stillinger 77 999 DNF $15
3 Ron Benton 88 999 DNF $15

No aces, but Roger George won $40 in the ace-pot CTP afterwards.

Thanks again to Mary Baker and David Lang (William’s parents), Disc Nation, Kyle Parks Depts, and all the great sponsors! Plus I couldn’t have done this without the awesome help of Damon Neth, Roger & Stephanie Allen, Troy Herman, Roger George, Aaron Stair, and Glenn Schleicher.

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 2:23 pm

The Lone Star Deaf Disc Golf Assoc. (LSDDGA) and the Austin Bible Ridge Church are having a workday this Sunday, May 22nd.

The goal is to get the course looking and playing better for the National Deaf Disc Golf Championships being held here in Austin next weekend. Please come on out and help, this is a great chance to support our local deaf disc golf community and to give back to the church that gave us disc golfers such a cool course to play on.

Thanks,
Waterloo Disc Golf Club



LSDDGA & the church sent the following info:


The project is from 9:00am to 1:00pm this Sunday, May 22. We will meet at the church at 9:00 am (there is a little pavilion by hole #1) to go over the project list and put some teams together. We'll be putting out shredded mulch on T-Boxes, picking up trash, cleaning disc baskets, and chalking the Out of Bounds.

The church has some rakes and forks for mulch and trash bags. You will want to bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, etc. and comfortable shoes (if you are familiar with the course it can be a little challenging terrain).

We will also provide water and snacks for the day.

Any other equipment you think might help with the spruce-up feel free to bring. Wheelbarrow would be good. Maybe something to trim vines, undergrowth around baskets or T-Boxes.

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:24 am

Disc Golf Association (DGA) is having a contest to give away a 9-hole course. This is not the usual raffle but an essay contest and voting for the best essays is what moves them on in the contest.

There is still plenty of time to enter yourself. Also, voting on existing entries continues until mid-July.

Our own Troy Herman wrote one, and we encourage you to go check it out and vote for it; it is called Play it Forward.

You can vote for up to 5 essays PER DAY, so go back every day and pick your favorite(s). I think all you need to do to be eligible to vote is to “Like” the page (though you do also have to be a facebook member).

There is also an entry there from Scott Hougland, called Central Texas Temp Course.

The link to the contest is: apps.facebook.com/cont...sts/93874/

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE Very Happy

Thanks,
Waterloo Disc Golf Club

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:13 pm

Waterloo is having a last-minute, mid-week workday tomorrow at Circle C!



Matt Papa and Josh Rippie will be out at Circle C tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18th) spreading mulch. They could use some help raking it out and making it beautiful. They will have some rakes provided, but feel free to bring your own tools.



7am - 1pm or so.



Thank You to SADA for getting some mulch out there for us.





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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:42 pm

More details to come next week but for now… mark your calendars:

Waterloo Disc Golf Club will be holding a workday at the Manor course on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Thanks,
Waterloo Disc Golf Club

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:24 pm

Can you give some sweat to help make the Manor course “Texas State Championships ready”?

Manor Disc Golf Course Work Day

Saturday, Feb 16th
9:00 am – 1:00ish

~ Meet at Hole 1 ~


All extra hands & help are appreciated. If you can, please bring loppers, weed eaters, garden rakes & chain saws. Work gloves are always helpful too!

You don't have to be a club member to volunteer.

For more info about this work day or to RSVP that you’re coming, please call Waterloo at 512.994.9508.

THANK YOU!!!!!

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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Just a reminder about the Waterloo Club’s workday at the Manor disc golf course tomorrow (Travis County East Metro Park). Should be cool in the morning and then it will turn into a beautiful day for working on the course.

Also, Vinnie & Blake will be bringing BEER for the volunteers!!!

There is a lot to do, both in terms of regular maintenance as well as getting the course ready for the huge Texas States Disc Golf Championships (a National Tour event), so we could really use a good turnout.

Saturday, Feb 16th
9:00 am – 1:00ish

~ Meet at Hole 1 ~


All extra hands & help are appreciated. If you can, please bring loppers, weed eaters, garden rakes & chain saws. Work gloves are always helpful too!



Here is a link to the park’s facebook page, and there is a map there too. www.facebook.com/#!/pa...82?fref=ts

From Hwy 290 east, turn right on Loop 212 (there is a traffic light here). According to the map it is also called W. Murray Ave and/or N. Lexington Street. Continue down 212/Lexington until you reach Blake Manor Rd. Turn left on Blake Manor Rd. Go several miles (about 4 I think?), turn right into the first park entrance. Follow that road all the way until it dead ends near a couple of large pavilions, and park there. Hole #1 is by the very end of that parking lot/road.

Hope to see you out there!
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Re: Other Disc Golf & Park Stuff

Post Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 6:47 pm

Saturday March 2nd is shaping up to be the biggest disc golf workday in Austin’s history!


1) Waterloo Disc Golf Club is planning a workday at Roy G. that day, starting at 10 am (going until about 2 pm).

We are still waiting on confirmation of being part of the big It’s My Park day event, but even if we aren’t officially part of that we will still be having the workday.

Mulching, removing fallen trees and those huge thorn vines, and trash pickup will all be part of it. There will be drinks and snacks for the volunteers, including cold frosty beverages compliments of the Texas States group!

We will also be working at Roy G. on Sunday, March 3rd – finishing up projects that we don’t complete on Saturday. Josh Rippie is heading up both of these work days (thanks Josh!)


2) SADA (South Austin Disc Assoc) will be having a work day at Searight that day, from 7 am until about 11 am; part of It’s My Park Day; drinks and food available for the volunteers; more info and sign up here: austinparks.org/multi-...ectproject


3) WBDGC (Wells Branch Disc Golf Club) will be having a work day at Wells Branch that day, from 9 am until 12 pm; part of It’s My Park Day; drinks and snacks available for the volunteers; more info and sign up here: austinparks.org/multi-...ectproject


4) Mitch Justice will be heading up a work day at Manor that day, starting at 10 am; finishing up the long process of getting the course ready for Texas State DG Championships. A lot has been done during the past few work days, but there is still more to do – that course was in need of a LOT of help and we are almost there. drinks and food available for the volunteers.


5) Finally, the Windsor Park Neighborhood Assoc. (the neighbors of Bartholomew Park) is having a It’s My Park Day event there at Bart on March 2nd. Part of it will be cleaning debris and trash out of the creek – the whole length of it; quite a bit of that creek goes through the disc golf course. If you want to work on that project instead, go for it! It will make our course nicer, and when you show up let them know you’re a disc golfer that loves Bart ? The link to register for this project is: austinparks.org/multi-...ectproject


For the It’s My Park Day projects, go to those links or go to austinparks.org/its-my...k-day.html and pick a project, there are a ton to choose from; volunteers who register will get a shirt plus other goodies from some of the event sponsors.


If Waterloo gets approval for our Roy G. workday to be part of it, we’ll post that link too.

Thanks, and mark your calendars for next Saturday, March 2nd – please plan on helping out at one of these great projects. Your disc golf courses, and your friends, will thank you!

Waterloo Disc Golf Club

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