Brengle Terrace is in Jeopardy!
Dear Aces Members,
Brengle Terrace is in jeopardy!
I am writing this note to all members of the San Diego Aces as what could be
the final appeal for help on the construction of the Brengle Terrace disc
golf course. We received a letter from the City of Vista telling us to
complete 16 of the holes by July 12 or they will terminate our agreement. A
quote from the letter: “If not, the City expects the existing tees and pins
to be removed from the park and the grounds returned to their condition
prior to the start of the course construction.”
The impact of this goes beyond Brengle Terrace. Potential for new courses
all over the county will be hurt if we don’t succeed. The Aces reputation
with government decision makers will be tarnished. On the other hand, if we
do succeed, we can point to this course as another example of how disc golf
can work in city parks.
IF THIS HASN’T GOTTEN YOUR ATTENTION, THEN DELETE THIS EMAIL AND GO PLAY
Otherwise, read on.
In December the Aces entered into an agreement with the City of Vista to
install the course within six months. In good faith we signed the agreement
with the belief that, with several hundred avid disc golfers in our
organization, we’d have the man-power to have it open in 2-3 months. I even
remember worrying about too many people showing up and thinking “how are we
going to manage all those people?” Well, that problem has not come to pass
and now we are struggling to meet our commitments.
There is one weekend between now and July 12. The work is scheduled to
begin around 7:30 AM until we are exhausted or run out of daylight on each
of the following days.
Friday, July 6
Saturday, July 7
Sunday, July 8
Lunch will be provided on Saturday, and we are organizing prizes for a
raffle for those who work this weekend.
So please sacrifice a couple rounds of golf this weekend and come help us
get this course open. Once you see this place you will understand why such
effort has gone into it so far. It’ll be worth it.
Jeff Nichols, President
San Diego Aces Disc Golf Association