UNC Charlotte Disc Golf Club 2012-2013 Season President: Bryan Hoffman Treasurer: Brian Zesch Vice President: Justin P. Hovis Speakers:
Who Are We? • Officers • President: Bryan Hoffman • Vice President: Justin Hovis • Secretary: Andrew Quigg • Treasurer: Brian Zesch • Total membership: 10 • 9Male, 1 Female • Objective: To promote disc golf at the University and to raise awareness of the sport on campus. To represent the University in sportsmanship and competitiveness by participating in collegiate tournamentson and off campus.
Disc Golf Basics • Played like traditional “ball” golf • The goal is to complete the course in as few throws as possible. • Players drive, chip, and putt from a tee towards a metal target. • Three types of discs are used for varying shot types: drivers, mid-ranges, and putters. • Affordability and simplicity have made it one of America’s fastest growing sports (dga.com).
2012-2013 Academic Year Overview: • First year as an affiliated sport club – given $746.67 • Increased club membership (4 last year, 2 graduated) • Promoted at local courses, online, and showcases • Flyer distribution • Represented UNCC in five collegiate competitions. • Designed an on-campus course and held a fundraiser tournament which raised 160% of our allotted budget.
Tournament Participation • Southeast Collegiate Open (SECO) • Appling, Georgia – September 2012 • 2nd largest collegiate event (>25 teams)
Tournament Participation • Liberty Flame Thrower • Lynchburg, Virginia – March 2013 • Finished 2nd overall (5 teams) • Missed qualifying for national championships by one spot
Tournament Participation • Alabama Slammer • Tuscaloosa, Alabama – March 2013 • Finished 13nd overall (20 teams) • Missed qualifying for national championships by one spot
Tournament Participation Finished in the top 25 at the National Championships.
Tournament Participation • National Collegiate Championships • North Augusta, SC – April 2013 • Finished 25th overall (40+ teams) • Won the National Qualifier Playoff to earn a spot in the event.
Fundraiser for Niners – March 30th • First ever tournament held on campus. Over 55 competitors. Full, 18 hole, temporary course. • Total funds raised: $1200 (160% of school budget) • The club designed and got approval for the course layout
Community Outreach • Participated in a community service event to develop a new course in Gastonia, NC, called Goat Island. • Cleared logs, debris, and obstructions from fairways.
Community Outreach • Assisted in the development of a new concrete teepad at Nevin Community Park.
Sustainability • What makes the club sustainable? • Growth of the sport • The Professioal Disc Golf Association (PDGA) reports a 15%/year growth in tournament competitors. • Appeal to all people “Students love it as well as the community members, young and old. Generally speaking you get a different crowd playing than your normal athletic students that play football, basketball, softball which is great. But you get your share of families, traditional athletic people, women, and others playing… (1)” – Garry Greenlee (Associate Director of Recreation Services at Iowa State University) • Cost Efficiency • Most courses are free and only an $8 disc is needed! (1) University of Richmond Disc Golf Proposal. http://studentorg.richmond.edu/rcsga/Documents/Disc%20Golf%20Proposal.pdf
Sustainability • Collegiate growth • The National Championships has grown from 6 teams in 2006 to over 60 in 2013.¹ • Colleges from all over the country: Oregon, California, Colorado, etc. • Growing number of colleges with campus courses (1) Allthingsdiscgolf.com/ncdgc-2013-national-collegiate-disc-golf-championship-preview/
2013-2014 Budget Request Tournament Related Fees - $1500
2013-2014 Budget Request • Uniform and Disc (to fundraise) Purchase • Many collegiate events such as the Southeast Collegiate Open and National Championships require matching, university apparel from each team. • Custom disc purchase for re-sell to profit. Estimate - $550 • Equipment/Membership Purchase • Promotional items. • PDGA memberships required for Nationals. Estimate - $50 Total Expenses: $2100
Final Thoughts • Total Requested: $2100 - $1100 = $1000 • $1000 in projected revenues from fundraiser and $100 from disc sales. • Please show support by investing in us! • Desire to run more events, push for an permanent course on campus, etc. • Changes to fundraiser tournament (PDGA) lower potential for more funds. • Fielding multiple teams.