There are several changes coming to tournament I run and the information available here. The SC Doubles Championship is moving completely out of Oconee County for 2013. Bryan Schaupp is going to be the TD next year and will be hosting the event at one of the best courses in the Upstate. It will be held at Grand Central Station Disc Golf Course in Central.
I have no information right now other than Bryan is targeting mid March for the Doubles this year. More information can be found right here when it becomes available.
The Chainsaw Classic will be run by someone other than me (hopefully) in 2013. I’ve had some preliminary discussions with two different groups that are interested in running the tournament. My hope is to keep it in Walhalla at Sertoma Field. I hope to be back running the event in 2014.
I have started a new venture. DiscGolf2U is a business dedicated to expanding Disc Golf into schools, churches, youth programs through providing portable Disc Golf Courses. I started the business last April and have done about a dozen events and that has lead to two 9-hole courses for schools. Both portable courses. I’m excited about promoting the sport in this way. I think getting as many kids involved at a early age is one of the keys to continued growth.
The other part of DiscGolf2U is selling, designing and installing courses. As of right now, we’ve installed a 9-hole course with the help of a local scout in Clayton, GA and have installed two private courses. Those courses were both made possible because someone saw a presentation DiscGolf2U did and decided to install small, short courses for their kids and grand kids to enjoy.
If you know of a group, city council, park board or county commission that has available land and there is a need or a good possibility of a course they would support, I would love the chance to make a presentation. Here’s a list of courses that I have had a role in getting funded and/or installed…
Plymouth Creek, Plymouth MN (Did original presentation)
Seneca’s Six at Shaver Recreation Complex (Ball field Holes) Seneca, SC (Sold course)
Seneca’s 9 on Pine Street, Seneca, SC (course funded and designed, not installed yet)
Chattooga Belle Farm in Long Creek, SC (Sold and designed)
River Chase in Union, SC (sold)
Chau Ram, Westminster, SC (sold – not installed yet)
Grand Central Station in Central SC (did original presentation with Sarah Cunningham and others – Bryan Schaupp is the one that got the approval and did the design and over saw the installation)
Clayton Eagle Ridge Course, Clayton GA (did presentation and design, installed by future Eagle Scout Sean Antosiac)
These are just some of the projects. Several of these are in the works…all have been funded…its just taking time to get everything installed.
Other projects are in the works and I’m hoping 2013 is full of course design and installations.