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Take the PDGA Survey to help improve our sport more

Friday, August 26, 2011 (14:29:17) Event
Here is the chance to let yourself be heard by the PDGA. Please spend a moment and answer the survey questions to help our sport develope through the PDGA and their resources.

Click Here to Take the PDGA Survey!

Austin City Council Elections & Disc Golf Information

Thursday, May 12, 2011 (15:53:50) Event
Recently the Waterloo Disc Golf Club put together a questionnaire and sent it to all the Austin City Council candidates. We think it is important for disc golfers to know where these candidates stand on these issues. We compiled the responses and read them aloud at our club meeting last night, and we will also be posting them on our website and facebook page. They are listed in their entirety below.

Only 3 candidates responded by our deadline and the consensus at the meeting last night was that this said a lot about those candidates. They were Laura Morrison, Chris Riley, and Michael “Max” Nofziger

7 of the other candidates did not respond and the consensus was that this also said a lot about those candidates.

Finally, 1 of the other candidates did respond but just very recently; it was Kris Bailey.



The club feels that one of the reasons we lost our battles this past year was due to lack of political support from elected representatives.

If disc golf is to ever be taken seriously by the City, we must show up in numbers at important meetings and more importantly, vote.


The election is this Saturday, May 14th. Please vote!

Thanks,
Waterloo Disc Golf Club



Austin City Council Election

Place 1

Josiah James Ingalls – No Response

Roger Chan – No Response

Norman Jacobson – No Response

Chris Riley (Incumbent) – see response below

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

I don’t see disc golf as bad for or a threat to the environment. It’s safe, quiet, low-impact, and it requires only minimal materials.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?
Yes, I would. We’re aiming to have a general-obligation bond election in November 2012, and I’d support including on the ballot an item for parks and associated facilities.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?
In deciding whether parkland should be devoted to preserves or more active uses, I’d expect the considerations to include:
--any environmental features on the property, and the likely impacts of various potential uses;
--demand for each of the various potential uses, in the surrounding area and citywide;
--the reasons for acquiring the parkland;
--any long-term plans for the property in neighborhood plans or in other city planning documents;
--the availability of other nearby parkland offering opportunities for similar uses; and
--input from community stakeholders, the Parks Board, and staff.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I strongly support making parkland available for organized activities like disc golf and soccer. Activities like these are an important part of the quality of life we expect in Austin. They promote public health, build community relationships, and help make parkland safer.

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

I’d like to see an ongoing, cooperative partnership between Waterloo and the City that serves the interests of both. The terms of the partnership should be developed through discussions between the two entities, and should be adjusted over time to meet changing needs and opportunities. The City can make parkland available, provide ongoing maintenance, and assist with special events. Waterloo could help with keeping the land clean and well-maintained, and could work with the City to address needs as they arise.


Place 3

Kathie Tovo – No Response

Randi Shade (Incumbent) – No Response

Kris Bailey – Responded late, his answers are below Mr. Nofziger’s

Michael "Max" Nofziger – see response directly below

1. Disc golf is not inherently bad for the environment, but like any activity, it can impact the environment, especially grass and ground cover, and then, erosion may become a problem. Care and maintenance have to address the normal wear and tear.

2. The city should apply consistent standards in general, while recognizing the specific character of any given activity. The city should apply general criteria, but with flexibility to accommodate each activity.

3. I think physical activity is something the city should encourage, given the sedentary nature of many jobs and the obesity epidemic. I would support including in the 2012 bond election funds for more fields, and the funding in subsequent budgets to maintain them.

4. There are many factors to consider: size, location, topography, vegetation, proximity of other parks, etc. Preserves may be used to protect unusual features and limit accessibility. Parkland could be used more heavily.

5. I like to see organized activities like soccer and disc golf on parkland. I like to see people enjoying physical activity outdoors, and benefiting from their tax dollars. When I was a city councilmember, it was especially gratifying to me to see the people using the facilities which we had provided through their taxes.

6. I think a reasonable partnership may include joint sponsorship of an event, and ongoing joint maintenance of the grounds used. It would be great if the folks engaged in a specific activity would partner with the city to make sure the grounds are always in top shape.

Thanks for the opportunity to express my views. I appreciate the fact that you have built a successful sport here in Austin that encourages physical activity and fitness. As a councilmember, I will encourage the city to help you grow this beneficial activity.

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Apologies for not responding by the deadline, it has been very hectic these last few weeks! For what it's worth, here are my answers.

-Kris Bailey

QUESTIONS:

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

No, I am a disc golfer myself, it's been a couple of years but I do not feel it is bad for the environment in the least. Disc Golfers always seem to be very concerned about not trashing the courses and picking up trash. I sincerely appreciate this from the disc golf community.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes. The parks are for everyone and all rules should be applied equally to all. No groups or people should be favored over another.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?

No, I will not support any future bonds. I would prefer to pay for things with existing funds instead of borrowing more money. I believe by selling Austin Energy we could pay down a significant amount of debt that the city carries. By ending subsidies to private businesses as well as tax breaks to corporations and higher end homes in Austin, we should be able to finance projects like these without bonds.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?

I see no issue with allowing disc golf courses in lands around the city, I don't believe there is any negative environmental impact from this. If it's in an existing park, I have no problems with letting a disc golf course go in.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I think it's a great idea!

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

Do your thing! As long as you are responsible with your use and keeping your areas clean, you will see no opposition from me.


Place 4

Eric J. Rangel – No Response

K. Toby Ryan Hill – No Response

Laura Morrison (Incumbent) – see response below

1. Do you think that our sport is bad for or a threat to the environment, and if so, how?

Anytime we bring a human activity into nature, we are impacting the environment, so it is important for us to monitor and mitigate those impacts to the best of our ability. Disc golf alone is not harmful to the environment. In fact, I appreciate how the sport brings people into nature to give people a better understanding of what our city is trying to protect. It is it the overuse of an area from foot traffic, regardless of the activity, which increases our erosion problems.

2. When reviewing the environmental consequences of recreational proposals and existing activities, should PARD, the Parks Board and Council apply standards consistently to all recreational users?

Yes. Environmental impact should be assessed fairly and consistently to truly understand the measures of impact for various park uses.

3. As you may know it is the opinion of many organizations such as ours that the City is short in development of fields for sports as well as disc golf courses, would you support a bond for adding more; and if so how, if not why?

Yes, recreational sports are important to the city’s overall public health, for example, in combating the city’s growing epidemic of childhood obesity. I would support consideration of funds for recreational sport facilities in the 2012 bond package.

4. Recently, land targeted for either existing or proposed disc golf courses has been removed from all recreational use, effectively creating more preserves. What factors should be considered when deciding whether public park land should be used for recreational activities or preserved?

We need to do a better job as a city in engaging stakeholders to work through concerns prior to decisions being made that significantly impact the use of parkland. I wholeheartedly believe that if we come to the table to talk about our concerns, we can create solutions that will work for everyone. I also believe decisions that significantly change the primary use of parkland need to be made by the City Council, who are the ones accountable to the public. This will ensure there will be a public voice in the decisions being made.

The factors I would consider in evaluating park land use decisions would be community input, relation to existing plans, environmental impact, deficits of recreational activity, and public safety.

5. Where do you stand on organized activities such as disc golf or soccer on parkland?

I support the use of parkland for both disc golf and soccer. Both sports have high demand in the city and merit consideration for new facilities. In order for us to be a truly sustainable city and promote overall public health, we need to designate areas within our urban area for recreational sports.

6. If a group such as ours is using parkland for our supported activities, what is a reasonable partnership between Waterloo and the City?

We have different structures for various sports and leagues within the city, and I’m not sure what structure would work best for disc golf. There are some sports where we contract with the league to maintain and lease the facilities while we have others that the city maintains and leases. I am supportive of a dialogue to discuss how best to partner with Waterloo.

Waterloo DGC ~ Spring League

Friday, February 25, 2011 (04:36:40) Event
Spring Is Here Again!

WATERLOO SPRING LEAGUE[i]

Every Thursday @ Zilker Park (starting March 31st)

Flex Tee time: 5:00 – 5:30 (sign up Hole #1 South)
10-week singles league with 4 divisions (Pro, Adv, Int & Rec)
$20 to join with an optional one-time $5 league ace pot that is split evenly between all aces hit during league play.
You can play all 10 weeks and drop your worst 5 scores; you can play just 5 weeks and all your scores will count; or anywhere in between. You can join the league any time during the first 6 weeks.

For more information about the mini, please call Phil Haik @ (512) 826-6591, or check out Waterloo’s Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151868558211233.

DiscNation is a proud sponsor of Waterloo Disc Golf Club.

2011 Texas State Amateur Doubles Championships

Friday, January 21, 2011 (17:08:56) Event
Register Here for the Event:
http://www.discnation.com/2011-Texas-Am-Doubles-Disc-Golf-Championship.html


Round Top Texas
3405 Muske Ullrich Rd.
Round Top, TX



2011 TEXAS STATE DOUBLES AMATEUR DISC GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
MARCH 4 - 6, 2011, PDGA XB-TIER


Sponsored by Millennium, Innova, Discraft and Southern Star Brewery

Benefiting local Austin area disc golf course maintenance and re-building.

A Perfect Warm-up for World Doubles - Limited to 32 Teams per Flight

Three rounds of 18 holes with a final 9 on Sunday afternoon. There will be a cut before the final nine. Texas State Doubles competition based on the World Doubles format. Bring your own everything: camping supplies, food and drink, etc. PACK IT IN PACK IT OUT.

Pre-registration ends Wednesday, March 2, 2011. A $5 late fee will be charged after March 2nd. Credit card registration available through www.discnation.com.

FOR FLIGHT A ONLY: AT LEAST ONE TEAMMATE MUST CHECK-IN ON FRIDAY MARCH 4TH BETWEEN 1:00 PM AND 11:00 PM (or register - if space still available). This person must pay all the team’s fees that are still due: ace pot, non-PDGA fees, etc. NO REGISTRATION OR CHECK-IN FOR FLIGHT A ON SATURDAY MARCH 5TH. Any pre-registered team not checked in by 11:00 pm on Friday will be dropped and replaced by a team on the waitlist.

FOR FLIGHT B ONLY: Please try to have at least one teammate check in (or register - if space still available) on Friday March 4th, between 1:00 pm and 11:00 pm. This will help us out greatly getting things ready for Saturday. There will be a short check-in & registration period Saturday morning March 5th from 7:30 am – 8:30 am. Any pre-registered team not checked in by 8:30 am will be dropped and replaced by a team on the waitlist.

FEES – PRICE IS PER PERSON (does not include the $4 Ace Pot)
FLIGHT A: Advanced Men $60; Advanced Master $50
FLIGHT B: Adv. Women $50; Adv. Grand Master $50; Int. (Men & Women) $45; Rec. ( Men & Women) $40

Fees include $3 PDGA Fee & $14 Greens Fee. All players who are not active PDGA members for 2011 at the time of the tournament must pay an additional PDGA fee of $10. Camping fee for non-players is $14 per person. Friday afternoon doubles round on March 5th: $20 per team and a flex tee time starting at 1pm (½ round Best Shot, ½ round Alternating Shot).

Important City Meetings Tonight & Tomorrow Night

Monday, November 29, 2010 (21:44:39) Event
Just a reminder that tonight is an important “public input” meeting about the proposed disc golf course at the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park;
Monday evening, November 29th
6:00 – 7:30 pm
Ruiz Branch Library
1600 Grove Road, 78741

And tomorrow night is the monthly Austin Parks Board meeting;
Tuesday evening, November 30th
6 pm at City Hall
301 W. 2nd Street
Boards and Commissions Room (Rm. 1101)

The opponents of this new course have marshaled their defenses and are putting a lot of pressure on the city council, parks department, and austin parks board; the same as the opponents of the Pease course have done.

We need good turnouts at both meetings and good pressure on these same institutions though emails and phone calls in order to balance out the negative information.


For the Parks Board meeting on Tuesday, the official agenda lists the disc golf part at a briefing by the city on the proposed disc golf course at the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park. I believe the public can also speak out about this project at this time because it is on the agenda. But in addition to that, they have a Public Comment period at the beginning of the meeting for people to speak about items not on the agenda. This is where we can talk about Pease.

Having a lot of supporters there both voicing concern for Pease as well as the need for Roy G. is important from a ‘public input’ standpoint. If we don’t speak up for what we want, we’ll never get it.

Thanks!