So here is where we stand on a couple of things:
The Club. Keene Disc Golf Club is in great shape! We have a strong balance sheet, a strong online presence, dedicated members and new people joining in all the time. last year we sold 40 tags, this year the goal is 60. We have become a NH non-profit corporation and will soon have a new club bank act and PO Box. While this sounds like it is making things more complicated, it is actually making things easier.
The Course. This is an area that I wish I had more news. Heard from ACoE this week and they assure me that our agreement is moving forward. Until all this is finalized, we are still in no work mode. But once we get the OK...watch out!! Biggest project for 2016 will be Tees for the back 9. Along with that will be more benches and picnic tables and a couple new bridges. And of course ongoing tree work on back 9. Pruning, pole sawing etc etc. Trust me, we have a list to keep us going for the next couple of years!!
The Season. Our Tourney schedule is pretty much set. The one kind of change is that we will not be a Live Free and Drive stop this year. They wanted to pair down the number of events and that combined with scheduling conflicts, we decided not to host an event in 2016. We will throw a hell of an event in 2017!!!
The League. After talking with many of our players we have made some changes to Otter Brook Sunday League. "League" is going to be more singles / tag oriented and more competitive . 3 weeks a month will be singles and once a month will be random doubles. But we also heard from our less competitive players. So this summer while the park is open (Memorial Day to Labor Day), we will have "Recreational League" on Saturdays. It will be free to play and the group may mix up the games and possibly the times. The idea is that this is NOT a beginner league, but a more flexible, fun, and social type of play. It also happens that it will be a great way to introduce new players to Otter Brook.
The new "League" will be starting as soon as we get our new tags, which will be ordered March 1. Im guessing 2nd or third Sunday of March.
We believe that we now have enough members to support both formats and I think we will see many people playing both.
The Membership. We are taking early bird memberships now till 2/29. Early bird members get a shirt, Tag, towel and OB sticker. After the 29th you just get a tag...and maybe a sticker if I have any left.
Membership helps the club financially, qualifies you for ace pot in league, and club championship (and yes I know we have said that a couple times, but its really going to happen this year)