The Official #BringDiscGolfToEaling Petition Response
from Councillor Mahfouz, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Leisure.
Dear Sir or Madam,
Please note that the delay in responding to this petition was due to the fact that it was presented to a Full Council meeting on 18th December.
The following response has been made to the ePetition titled "Bring Disc Golf to Ealing" that you signed by Councillor Mahfouz Portfolio Holder for Finance and Leisure.
Thank you for taking the time to put together this petition, for what is an exciting sport. Whilst there is no funding for any such facility at the moment, and we have seen our budgets cut by 64% by government, I am happy to meet with petitioners and council officers to look at what options are possible to have a disc golf course in the borough, perhaps linked with one of our current golf course sites.
Click this link to view the ePetition and the published response. Citizens who have an association with the area will be able to find the "Bring Disc Golf to Ealing" ePetition from the CMIS ePetitions home page.
ePetitions Admin Team
Originally emailed from DemocraticServices@ealing.gov.uk on Jan 4, 2019, 4:09 PM
Frisbee golf challenge and family fun day in aid of mental health charities
A two-day frisbee golf challenge is being held at an activity centre in Churchill to raise money for mental health charities.
The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale has organised an ‘exciting’ new fundraiser for families and experienced frisbee golfers, which it hopes will become an annual event.
The Big Frisbee Golf (BFG) challenge is taking place at Mendip Activity Centre, in Lyncombe Drive, from April 21-22, when families and friends can battle it out on the 54-basket course across the Mendip Hills.
Club president John Murphy said: “The Rotary Club of Wrington Vale has been looking for some time for a really exciting new fundraiser which we hope will grow into a hugely popular and sustainable annual event.
“With the help of our friends at Mendip Activity Centre, we chose the frisbee golf challenge as it is great fun, simple to play and will appeal to the whole family.
“This family-friendly event is certainly something very different from our usual fundraising activities and we are really looking forward to it.
“We have already received generous sponsorship from many local businesses and we are sure it will be a great success.
“Rotary supports a wide range of local, national and international charities but for this year’s event the club felt strongly that the major beneficiary should be mental health charities working with children, teenagers and young adults.
“We hope to raise a significant amount of money for Young Minds and for the Burnham charity In Charley’s Memory - together with other charities supported by Rotary.”
The event starts on April 21 with a sponsored family fun day with disc golf activities for people of all ages and abilities.
Participants can choose from family-friendly nine-hole courses or tackle 18, 36 or 54 holes.
On April 22, it is the turn of experienced frisbee golfers who can compete in the 10km discathon race or ultimate endurance 54 challenge.
The Rotary club is collaborating with Mendip Outdoor Pursuits and Thatchers Cider to host the event.
Other activities on offer include archery, rifle shooting, axe-throwing, welly-wangling and food and craft stalls.
Tickets are available to buy online by logging on to www.bfgevent.co.uk
Originally Posted on www.thewestonmercury.co.uk by Vicky Angear
The wait is over: Paul McBeth has entered a new phase of his career after agreeing to a four year deal with Discraft in one of the biggest blockbuster signings in disc golf history.
“I believe Discraft has positioned themselves to make a big push for the sport,” McBeth told Ultiworld Disc Golf. “As we have continued to develop our relationship, I’m already feeling confident in my decision. My goals aligned perfectly with Discraft’s model, and the openness that Discraft has with their players and employees has made this transition easier than I ever expected. We have a very similar vision for the future and the growth of the sport and there is no better time than now to start in heading that direction.”
Although the deal has been in the works for weeks, McBeth only officially signed the contract late last week at Discraft’s headquarters in Michigan after spending a few days in Texas filming promotional material.
Sources tell Ultiworld Disc Golf that the contract is worth over a million dollars guaranteed over the four years of the deal, believed to be the largest player contract in the history of the sport. McBeth will also get his own line of discs with sales incentives.
Discraft declined to comment on the details of the contract or the possibility of new McBeth-specific molds, though they did say that no McBeth-related discs will be sold until early January. The company has not had a new disc approved by the Professional Disc Golf Association since the Vulture in February.
“We are very excited to be working with Paul McBeth and can not wait to share with the world all the great things we are working on together,” said Discraft Team Manager Bob Julio. “2019 will be Discraft’s 40th anniversary and it was time for us to make a big move. We feel that this will be great for the sport, our employees who work very hard, and the fans that have always been by our side.”
The McBeth signing marks an institutional shift for Discraft, which has largely stayed outside of the player free agent fray in recent seasons. The manufacturer’s biggest recent player transaction was signing Valarie Jenkins early last year after her public breakup with Innova. While Team Discraftdoes include a few top pros, their top player — Nate Doss — has played much less this season as he is working on starting up a brewery in Oregon, and Andrew Fish isn’t on tour full time.
“We had the rare opportunity to do something that could impact the future of disc golf,” said Discraft Vice President Mike Wagner. “After a handful of discussions with Paul, we couldn’t imagine a better fit for our company. His core character, professionalism, and business mindset will allow us to continue to push the boundaries and grow the sport of disc golf.”
There’s no bigger star in disc golf than McBeth. He won four straight World Championships from 2012 to 2015, and he just became the fourth player to win multiple USDGC titles after claiming his 2nd this October. He won his last USDGC title in 2015, the same year that he completed disc golf first and only grand slam, in which he won all five majors during the season.
Speculation about McBeth’s move to Discraft has been swirling since October. When Innova announced on Halloween that he would not re-sign with them, the rumors only intensified, and disc sales–both for McBeth’s signature Innova discs and for Discraft ones–spiked for at least one online retailer.
More specifics about the scope of the partnership are expected to emerge in the coming weeks as the official start of the contract approaches.
A wide-ranging interview with the four-time world champion
In his first long-form interview since switching sponsors, four-time PDGA World Champion Paul McBeth confirms the details of his new contract (3:20) and opens up about why he decided to move on (5:30). The California pro also talks getting the blessing of new teammate Nate Doss (9:15) and the role his agent played in negotiations (10:40). Later, McBeth discusses the impact the move can have on other players and the sport as a whole (15:00); if he had second thoughts before really committing (18:20); and the recent changes to the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s media landscape (27:25). And, of course, there’s plenty of discussion about what he’ll throw.
Later, Steve and Sara give their take on all of the recent news and share what they’re grateful for this Thanksgiving.
Use your Frisbee to traverse our new 10 hole, woodland, disc golf course in the fewest number of throws!
Mendip's New 10 Hole Disc Golf Course, one of only 35 in the country, winds through beautiful woodland and over rolling Mendip hill tops with stunning views. Originating in the USA, Disc Golf is just like traditional golf, the difference is it's played by throwing a flying disc into a metal target in the fewest throws - instead of hitting a ball into a hole.
Disc Golf is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, get active and have fun trying something new with family and friends.
A great home video shot by a family who played on our course recently...
OUR COURSE IS OPEN ALL YEAR BUT CAN GET VERY MUDDY IN THE WINTER SEASON - PLEASE WEAR WELLIES OR WALKING BOOTS AND BRING A CHANGE OF FOOTWEAR!
HOW TO PLAY DISC GOLF
1 No need to book in advance, just pick up a disc, scorecard and map in reception
2 Go to the first 'Teeing' off post
2 Take it in turns to throw your first shot towards the basket
3 The player whose disc landed farthest from the hole throws next
4 Once everyone's disc is in the basket, write down your scores
5 Find your next 'Tee Post' to play the next hole
6 Add up your scores - remember the winner is the player with the lowest score!
7 Return to reception to add your scores to our leaderboard!
Our New 10 Hole Course winds through beautiful woodland and over hill top farmland. Our course is on fairly rugged land and is a walk of a couple of kilometers including stiles and some steep tracks.
Walking shoes, boots or wellies are recommended. Flip flops, Crocs, sandals or open toe footwear is not suitable. The course is not suitable for pushchairs.
Suitable for anyone over six years. Younger children are welcome to share your disc and play for free. Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
Disc golf is enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life so come and try out this fun sport. Located within the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty our Disc Golf course is ideally located for people in Bristol. Bath, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset or anywhere in the South West.
DISC GOLF FEES
All day pass: Adult £4.90
All day pass: Under 16 £3.90
All day pass: Under 6 FREE
Includes disc hire, scorecard, instructions and map
Open 7 days a week
Mendip Activity Centre
01934 834 877
Originally posted by www.mendipoutdoorpersuits.co.uk
What is Disc Golf?
The object of the game is to throw a disc (a type of frisbee) from one hole (a metal basket) to another in as few throws as possible. Dinton is proud to host one of the few 18-hole permanent disc golf courses in England.
The course was installed in 2016 and was paid for by Berkshire Disc Golf Club (a group of local, volunteers who love disc golf!) The course is located on public access grassland adjacent to the main lake and you can access it from either the Dragonfly Café or Dinton Activity Centre. It is free to play if you have your own discs, but you can give the game a try and hire a disc from Dinton Activity Centre (off Sandford Lane). Disc Hire is available from 9am- 5pm and costs £5 for a set of 2 discs (mid- range and putter).
Berkshire Disc Golf Club
Berkshire Disc Golf Club meets at Dinton Activity Centre on a Wednesday evening at 5pm (for a 5.30pm start) for a relaxed training session (usually running until 7.30pm) - we play all through the year, with lit disc games in the winter. If you enjoy the game and wish to play regularly, then we ask you to join BDGC (at just £24 per year) so that you are insured when playing on the course and your membership supports the development and maintainence of the baskets and equipment.
For more information about the Club and playing disc golf at Dinton Pastures, please visit the website of Berkshire Disc Golf Club.
Originally posted on www.dinton-pastures.co.uk
Posted by Secretary Director James Luton of the British Disc Golf Association on Facebook.
Voting is over and we have our winners. Congratulations to all the nominees you are all winners in truth and we appreciate the work that you do.
Someone needs to win though and we have had a tight race in each category but I am happy to announce that our winners are:
Spirit of the Game - Lina Cox
Contribution to the Game - Olli Simonsen
TD/Tournament of the year - British championships Pat Green Edward Green Angus Green
Well done each and every one of you, you have clearly made an impact on the game this year and long may it continue. Thanks to everyone who voted for and nominated the people who make disc golf special for you.
This is likely my last post as Secretary and it's nice to sign off with a celebration!
For more information, please visit www.bdga.org.uk
Mill Creek Receives $16K Grant for Disc-Golf Course
OUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mill Creek MetroParks has been awarded a grant for $16,056 by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) for an 18-hole disc-golf course at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield Township.
The grant, through the 25th round of ODNR’s NatureWorks grant program, is providing 75% of funding for the project.
The disc-golf course will utilize the MetroParks Farm’s landscape, changes in topography, and scenic vistas to establish a unique recreational experience.
The construction of a disc-golf course continues the MetroParks’ effort to provide additional and diverse recreation opportunities throughout the county, and reinforces the MetroParks’ commitment of securing third-party funding for new active recreation facilities.
The project will be scheduled for construction as a 2019 capital improvement project.
Originally published on www.businessjournaldaily.com by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
“This is one of those texts you are never prepared to write. It is with a heavy heart I am informing you that Ricky Wysocki has decided to take on new adventures and leave the Latitude 64 family. Our four year relationship with Ricky has been a great one including back to back World Championship titles and countless big wins on the tour. There are so many great memories that I could write a book about them. The most memorable one for me is Ricky’s first PDGA Worlds win back in 2016 in Emporia, Kansas. Also the countless times we have seen the Dagger sail away from Ricky’s hand from 50 feet, safely landing in the basket, and followed up with the signature raptor run. Ricky, you will be truly missed by all of us and we wish you all the best on your new path.
Friends and fans, have a great creative weekend. Let’s work on making 2019 another great year for the sport of disc golf.”
CEO and co-founder of Latitude 64°
Originally posted on www.latitude64.se