Happy new year! As 2019 ends we look to the new year and what it will bring.
In November we held our Annual General Meeting (AGM), as a result of this meeting we have a new board of directors.
Executive Director: Evan Zimmer
Deputy Executive Director: Kevin Zimmer
Treasurer: Barb Gratton
Secretary: Robin Zimmer
League Director: James Gerlinsky
Tournament Director: Vacant
Fundraising Coordinator: Candice Bolig
Youth Coordinator: Shawn Gratton
Women’s Coordinator: Kennedy Chartier
Course Steward: Vacant
Director at Large: Christine Fegan
Director at Large: Colton Scott
As we move into the new year, we begin with our annual Charity event the 2020 Ice Bowl. This event is run in partnership with D.G.S., and all proceeds go to local charities.
See you on the course!
As the days grow short and the weather turns, the club looks back on our accomplishments. We built a new course at Jackfish Lake, held a spring tournament at Centennial, the usual Canada Day weekend at both Centennial Park and Fort Battleford, held one of the biggest events we have ever held at Jackfish lake The 2019 Gold Eagle open (you may have heard of it !! :)), and capped off an awesome league season! With all these accomplisments we have lots to look back on.
Speaking of the new course, you should play it! Lots of people are making their way out there! The Gold Eagle open was held at this location and it made for a phenomenal tourney. I even had to opportunity to play it in the fall, the colors out there are unreal! When family flies in from across the pond they need to see this course! It not only showcases what disc golf is in Saskatchewan but also the surreal beauty we have in our backyards!
As we wrap up the year, I cant help but look ahead at the next few months. We will be calling an A.G.M. soon. I ask for everyone that has any interest in the sport to take part, even your new. The club will be rolling out some new things and lots will change. Stay tuned for more updates.
Winter rounds will also be starting before you know it, Bag Tag is still wrapping up. Look for a group of diehard players once the snow flies!
See you on the course!!!
At the beginning of the month we hosted the Oh! Canada Tournament, thank you to all the players that came out and made the event a success! Following that some players made their way to Edmonton for the RCC (River City Cup) last weekend. We had a huge showing at that event. Congratulations to the winners of these events!
In August we will have a slight break in events in North Battleford. but we will see players doing more traveling as other clubs are hosting their own events. One of the big ones being the Saskatchewan open in Regina (see link). For list of events in the province and beyond go to Disc Golf Scene.
Even though the club is not hosting any event in August, it doesnt mean we are sitting still. In September we are pleased to host the 2019 Gold Eagle open. Before the event much still has to happen to the course at Jackfish Lake. The course is playable but there are still things that need to be done. If you are interested in lending a hand check out this link to one volunteer event we are having.
The weather may not seem like it but summer has begun! The club has had a busy couple of weeks. We’ve had club members going to Schools in North Battleford teaching the students all about this great game. A huge thank you goes out to Shawn Gratton, Beau Gratton, Meike Gratton, Kristy Bird, James Gerlinsky,Adam Bolig, Dalas Pawliw, Maarten van Assem, Kevin Zimmer and Evan Zimmer for taking the time to teach the kids. Also a thank you to the Schools for inviting us. I know the club members had as much fun as the kids.
This past week also saw Battleford Disc Golf Clubs Adam Bolig Team up with Disc Golf Saskatchewan to represent Disc Golf at the SHSAA (Saskatchewan High School Athletics Association) conference. This event was a great boost for the awareness of disc golf. The next day some club members took the time to show the delegates what disc golf was all about! The club members took the delegates for a round of night Disc Golf in centennial park, with fresh new disc in hand!
All the while this is going on, a couple members also took the time to ready 4 more tee boxes for cement. So while they have not been poured please stay off the tee box and play from an alternate tee box.
As the School year winds down we are looking to the long lazy days of summer ….. well kinda lazy! The club is kicking summer off with a bang! On Canada Day long weekend we are proud to present the Innovation Credit Union Oh Canada tournament, this two day will cover two courses over the span of two days! With multiple division this is bound to be a great event, with lots of support form local businesses. We look forward to seeing you there!
The new season is well under way. The league has kicked off ! Our first tournament is just around the corner. As things start to heat up for summer the Disc Golf is proving to be awesome! We wrapped up the USAMPC North Battleford bracket a few weeks ago. Congratulations to James G. on the win and a big thank you to everyone for coming out to compete in this event. Check out the Discovery Co-op Trilogy Challenge, lot of prizes, and 3 new discs to put in your bag win or lose!
We are working at growing disc golf, a few member of the club are going to be visiting local schools and showing the students how to play this wonderful sport!