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Volume 1 Issue 5
June 18 - June 24, 2002
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News from PAR-TWO

 Locate other players in your area.
Several members have responded to this newsletter asking for players in their area.  This has prompted me to create a new area on the website for people to locate other disc golfers in their area.  Add your request 

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 Want to trade mini markers?
There has been a new message area added to PAR-TWO's website to buy, sell and trade disc golf stuff.  Several members have been trading mini markers so give them a couple days to get their items posted and check back often. View or Add your items.

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 Your Help is Needed to Get Disc Golf Recognized.

Let's show eTeamz that disc golf is a respectable sport!

Help get PAR-TWO ranked in the top ten. To achieve this every member of this newsletter would need to visit the site daily, you could set your start page to http://www.eteamz.com/par-two/. Just visiting the site gives us 11 points. Visit the "Tips and Drills" section and that's 50 more points (only once a day). For every different page you visit we earn another point, up to 30 pages per day.

eTeamz also award three prizes each month. If we happen to be one of the winners I plan on putting the winnings back into the growth of disc golf, I could hand out discs at the course, sponsor an event, buy a basket or two for a park to get a taste of disc golf or giveaway discs to the users that got us there.

 
 User Feedback Needed
Everyone is encouraged to provide feedback in the Member's Lounge and other areas of the newsletter.

If you would like to contribute to any section of this newsletter let me know by responding to this email with a story, an event, a disc golf joke, a one-liner or even a new section.  All responses will be considered for publication.

 Our PDGA membership drive for the is still on.

PAR-TWO Disc Golf Society will be submitting a bulk membership order to the PDGA.  2002 PDGA membership dues are $30.00 for amateurs or $50.00 for professionals.  We need 7 more people to join or renew their PDGA memberships.

Membership packages can either be delivered to any course within a 90 minute drive of Columbus, or for an additional $5.00 we will ship to any where in the continental US.

PAR-TWO/PDGA Affiliate Club benefits
  • Your choice of any "PAR-TWO/MindLeaders Disc Golf League" golf disc from our stock.
  • Your choice of any "PAR-TWO/MindLeaders Disc Golf League" mini-marker from our stock.
PDGA Affiliate Club benefits
  • Take the PDGA officials test with no fee. ($10.00 value)
  • A PDGA Course Directory ($15.00 value)
  • 10% off at Discovering The World excluding baskets and promotional discounts.

PDGA benefits

  • a lifetime PDGA member number
  • Custom logo golf disc (new members only)
  • Personalized mini-disc (new members only)
  • Disc Golf Rule book (new members only)
  • Personal 2002 membership card
  • bumper stickers (renewing members only)
  • and an annual subscription to the PDGA's official publication, Disc Golf World News. (worth the price of membership by itself)

(more details and the benefits of joining the PDGA through PAR-TWO Disc Golf Society.)

 

 Bring DiscTV to Local Programming
PDGA Alert  --  June 10, 2002

Would You Give Ten Minutes To Disc Golf?

Ten minutes. Not a lot of time there . . . 600 seconds, in fact. About as long as your opponent in the last tournament took for each putt :)   Yet in ten minutes you can impact the growth of disc golf in a big way.

How?

DiscTV is on the air: the first weekly TV program about disc golf has arrived to a national audience via the Empire Sports network (Sundays, 7pm ET). However, most viewers can only see Empire Sports on a satellite system (Dish Network and Direct TV).

Wouldn't you rather see it on your local cable system?

By spending ten minutes right now, you can help the growth of disc golf and encourage access to DiscTV on your local cable system.

What to do:

Call your local network broadcast affiliates (ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX) during business hours. You can find those numbers in the phone book under the station's call letters (ex: WPAR-TV). Tell the receptionist that there is a new show about frisbee golf called Disc TV, and you would like to know if they carry it. Be polite (tough, we know) and brief, but make your calls today, before you get busy with the other disc golf things you were thinking about.

After you call, it would also be helpful if you quickly visit http://www.disctv.disclife.com/calltv.shtml and tell us who you called so Disc TV can follow up on your efforts.

Also, please forward this message: electronically, by posting on course message boards, and verbally. Spread the word to your clubs, networks and disc golfing buddies to do the same, and to keep spreading the word. Ask everyone to make those calls to their local TV stations. Your small contribution to building the Disc TV market can go a long way in building the game.

Keep it in the fairway . . . !

Disc TV - The Weekly Disc Golf Television Show
http://www.disctv.disclife.com

Terry Calhoun, #15117
PDGA Communications Director

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Upcoming Events

(more details are on PAR-TWO's Calendar or the PDGA Schedule)
The information contained in this section is collected from various
sources and is thought to be reliable, but cannot be guaranteed.
Start Date Duration Event PDGA City State Course
June 19, 2002 day Codorus Tags No Hanover PA Codorus
June 20, 2002 day Random Draw Doubles No Terre Haute IN Deming
June 22, 2002 1 day GREAT EASTERN AM CUP     PA Tyler
June 22, 2002 2 days PITTSBURGH FLYING DISC OPEN     PA Knob Hill
June 23, 2002 day CFDGC Sunday Doubles No Columbus OH Griggs
June 23, 2002 day Codorus Tags No Hanover PA Codorus
June 23, 2002 2 days Star of North Disc Games No      
June 26, 2002 day Codorus Tags No Hanover PA Codorus
June 27, 2002 day Random Draw Doubles No Terre Haute IN Deming
June 29, 2002 1 day DAM DOUBLES     PA Walter Dam
June 29, 2002 1 day MADC GENERAL MEETING     MD  
June 29, 2002 2 days PATAPSCO PICNIC   Patapsco MD
June 30, 2002 day CFDGC Sunday Doubles No Westerville OH Hoover
June 30, 2002 day Codorus Tags No Hanover PA Codorus
July 4, 2002 day Random Draw Doubles No Terre Haute IN Deming
July 6, 2002 2 days Brent Hambrick Memorial Open-Ams B Westerville OH Hoover
July 6, 2002 1 day Sedgley Monthly     PA Sedgley Woods
July 7, 2002 1 day Dream Team Doubles No South Bend IN Rum Village
July 7, 2002 1 day BIG ARM CLASSIC       Prompton Dam
July 11, 2002 day Random Draw Doubles No Terre Haute IN Deming
July 13, 2002 2 days SPORTSFEST/OCTAD   Allentown PA  
July 13, 2002 1 day FEEL THE LOVE No Lewisberry PA Pinchot Park
July 18, 2002 day Random Draw Doubles No Terre Haute IN Deming
July 20, 2002 2 days ANIMALFEST V     NY Warwick
 
If you have an event coming up no matter how big or small, send in the details.

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Member's Corner

 This Week's Member Feedback Question
"I have noticed that when putting into the wind or at my back the disc reacts extremely. Does anyone have any pointers for me?" Anonymous
Add Your Response to be posted next week.
 

 

 Responses to Last Week's Question
"I just started playing this year, should I participate in a tournament?" Anonymous
If you have the time, inclination and entry fee, participating in tournaments exposes you to a lot of players who may throw better or "worse" than you. Better yet, you will be exposing yourself to how others may approach the game...some for fun, some for competition. You get the opportunity to see different throwing techniques. Best of all, you may win some stuff while playing a sport that is always more fun doing than ALMOST anything else!!!

D Kleppe
http://www.huntingtondiscgolf.com/


Since you asked the question you must have the desire to participate.  Don't worry about the competition, just enjoy the experience.  Make sure you register for the right division.  As a rule of thumb if your average is 5 per hole to register as a Novice, 4 per hole a Intermediate, 3 per hole as Advanced.  Good Luck!

J Crawford
PAR-TWO Disc Golf Society

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