Posted by Mike Storrs
on 04/16/2014 at 09:04 pm
You may be asking yourself, “What does the club do with my membership money?” If you haven’t had a chance to attend a board meeting, you may not know all the functions of the club. Our first mission is to grow the sport, and we do that through our nightly tag matches that you can find listed on the home page. This is how most of our members are introduced to the club and the membership comes with a tag. All of our tag masters are volunteers and are not compensated for their time.
The next level is our PDGA sanctioned events. Each of these events requires PDGA sanctioning fees as well as minimum added cash requirements for some tiers. In an effort to bring more money into the tournaments, the club voted this year to minimize the player pack and direct that money towards our events based on tier status. Mile High Disc Golf Club runs 8 PDGA sanctioned events. Our A tiers are High Plains Challenge in Fort Morgan in June and the Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championships which will take place on a Bi-annual schedule starting in 2015. Our B tier is Johnny Roberts Memorial in September and we run 5 C tiers. Spring Fling Pro and Am, Mile High Classic Pro and Am, and Melon Madness.
Another area where the money goes is into our improvement and project funds. We currently have course funds for Johnny Roberts, Birds Nest, Lighthouse and Boulder course. We also support or run several non sanctioned events, including RODNOC, OPXE and Brighton Legacy Tournament. The last fund is our Junior fund which will allow us to fund junior events and clinics. Keep an eye out for some great opportunities for the kids this summer with MHDGC.
We encourage all members to reach out if they have an idea for an event, project, course, improvement, etc. We are here to serve our members, without you, there is no club.