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Help Us Find Sponsors For Brengle Terrace

July 13, 2012

The Brengle Terrace Disc Golf Course project dodged a significant bullet this week, thanks to the carloads of Aces members who have shown up the past few weeks to help with construction.  THANKS to those of you who have been able to help us show the city of Vista that We WANT BRENGLE TERRACE PARK DISC GOLF COURSE!!!  We were able to make enough progress to keep the course alive, and we’ll continue to need your help because there’s lots of brush left to be cleared.

But now the project needs another type of help: money.

So far the San Diego Aces have given a significant amount of support to this new course – the former Emerald Isle baskets and teepads (owned by the Aces) and $2,400 in cash to pay for materials.  That money has been spent, and about $2,500 more is now needed to pay for more rubber teepads, materials for signs and equipment rental for things like wood chippers and tampers.  Installation of the course cannot be completed without these items, and the city of Vista has set  more deadlines for these items to be installed.  If we don’t hit these new deadlines, the course gets pulled.

It was expected that the remainder of the funds needed to pay for construction would come from sponsorships – disc golfers or local businesses buying tee sign sponsorships or plaques for the kiosk at the first hole.  Those sales have been very slow, which is why we need your help.  Aces Vice President Randy Wylot has volunteered to coordinate the fundraising effort, but he can’t do it alone.  If you would like to be a sponsor of this great new disc golf or know of a business that would like to be a sponsor, please contact Randy by e-mail: wylot@sbcglobal.net.

As it stands right now, the Aces Board voted at its July meeting to spend the necessary funds to finish the course.  But the money that the board pledged is needed to purchase membership discs and bagtags at the end of the year for 2013.  If we don’t find sponsors for Brengle Terrace the club won’t be able to pre-order lots of discs and tags like we have in previous years.  So…if you want 2013 membership discs and tags in December or January, help us find sponsors!

Thanks for helping us grow disc golf in San Diego County!

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Darren Bailey permalink
    July 24, 2012 6:54 pm

    Tags are most likely one of the best revenue generators for the club. If you eliminate these sales it will significantly effect the bottom line of the club and what it can do. Besides, tags get lost or broken, people move to other places or simply hide. The tags are not immortal and it would just get ridiculous to start stamping ridiculous numbers on new tags- #100000000000000000000000000045.

    • Brant Clabaugh permalink
      July 25, 2012 9:30 pm

      If people want to buy tags, let ‘em. I don’t know what to do about the possibility of someone having more than one tag wrt tag battles, but I’d imagine something could be worked out. People who value having tags would probably be willing to fork over say, $3, to replace a lost one. Leave base membership at $20, charge $2 for a tag at time of membership registration, $3 for a disc, $5 to mail a disc. Club revenue increases by my math.

      • sandiegoacesdgc permalink*
        July 25, 2012 9:46 pm

        Right now, replacing a “lost” tag costs $5. The discs cost considerably more than $3, depending on the type of plastic. We’ve always purchased premium plastic discs, which cost anywhere from $6-$8, depending upon the manufacturer.

      • Brant Clabaugh permalink
        July 25, 2012 10:02 pm

        So bump up the additional costs accordingly and monitor tag and disc purchase interest to determine future price points and offerings.

        That doesn’t change that a base flat no-frills membership cost of $20 plus more for additional tag and/or disc would bring more money to the club, assuming similar membership year after year, than the current $20 minus tag and disc costs with $5 more for shipping.

        Watch: Current membership is $20 – (disc + tag). Potential future worst case according to the pulled-out-of-my-arse amounts I’d stated above would be $25 – (disc + tag).

        Is there is more interest from Aces staff monitoring this site in poking little holes in the idea than in considering it and modifying to cover situations they might know a heck of a lot better than a fool like me?

      • sandiegoacesdgc permalink*
        July 25, 2012 10:20 pm

        I (Allen) wouldn’t call you a fool, Brant, and the intent of my previous comments wasn’t to poke holes, but to pass on information for your calculations. I have been following the conversation with interest, and think there’s a lot of merit in it – I’m glad you guys have spoken up. I plan to make a proposal to the board (at the appropriate time) that we offer “no disc” and “no tag and disc” options for membership. I think it’s a great idea to help include those disc golfers who don’t want another disc or don’t want to participate in the bag tag challenges. I would encourage you to come to the September or October Board Meeting if you want to be part of that discussion (not sure which month we’ll act on it).

        It’s my opinion that the number of members who won’t want a disc or tag will be relatively small, say, less than 10%. But I could be wrong – I am wrong about things all the time. I think we should give it a try and collect the data, and more members!

      • Brant Clabaugh permalink
        July 25, 2012 10:43 pm

        I didn’t find a way to tone down my hasty message by removing my last paragraph when your reply went up, Allen. Looks like you got the important part of the message despite that paragraph. Thanks. I’d be at some board meetings if my work schedule didn’t heavily conflict, if for no other reason than to find out what’s going on with disc golf in the area, because there is a ton of activity lately. It sounds like you have the gist of my idea, and I hope others’ ideas here get some airtime with the board as well. Thanks again.

  2. Paul permalink
    July 23, 2012 10:58 pm

    I live only a few miles away from this course and just had to check it out! My nephews were here from Vegas and wanted to throw some discs. Just have to say the course kicked our butts! It reminded me of Lions in Farmington, NM, mainly because of the high/low shots and extreme terrain, but Brengle Terrace was far more challenging. I just want to thank Aces for bringing this course to life, it’s an awesome project. Can’t wait to see it when it’s finished. I pitched the sponsorship opportunity to my boss, I hope they consider it. Loved #5 by the way :)

  3. Rob Laverty permalink
    July 21, 2012 1:47 pm

    Why don’t you offer an option for members to join or renew and contribute their disc and tag to course building/ maintenance?

    • Brant Clabaugh permalink
      July 25, 2012 10:23 pm

      I like this idea.

  4. Joe R permalink
    July 20, 2012 7:28 am

    Ive only been a member for a few months and am new to disc golf, but Herb N has a point. Maybe a new member that get a bag tag and disc should be at 1 price and a renewing member without a disc or tag should be at another price. No new bag tags every year, save the $$. Maybe there should be a fundraiser, lets have a bag tag event at Kit Carson, put in $20 and have the $ go directly to Brengle, isnt that part of being a member of a club?

  5. mike permalink
    July 17, 2012 7:17 pm

    is the 16 holes ready to play?

  6. Ben permalink
    July 16, 2012 8:42 am

    Please keep us up to date here about the progress of work out there and everything. I’ll be about 10 minutes away when I move down there in about a month and would love to help if you still need it.

  7. Herb N permalink
    July 13, 2012 9:34 pm

    How much do Sponsorships cost?

    • sandiegoacesdgc permalink*
      July 13, 2012 10:03 pm

      Contact Randy Wylot at the e-mail address in the post. He will have the details (which weren’t available at press time).

  8. Herb N permalink
    July 13, 2012 9:32 pm

    I’d love to have a new course. I think it it a waste of money to but new bag tags each year and that is one of the reasons that I do not re-new my membership each year. I’d rather know my money is going to maintaining a course than going to buying un-needed bag tags and discs.

    • JOE MILLEA permalink
      July 19, 2012 7:27 am

      I agree with herb n

    • sandiegoacesdgc permalink*
      July 19, 2012 2:45 pm

      It is great to have a new course. We’ll probably keep offering bag tags and discs for membership, though, since most of our members tell us that those are important perks that keep them renewing. If we offered a lower-price membership option with no tag or disc would you renew your membership?

      • Brant Clabaugh permalink
        July 22, 2012 1:25 pm

        I’d be up for a lower cost base membership with no tag or disc with option to get tag and/or disc for additional cost.

      • Herbn permalink
        July 25, 2012 1:03 pm

        I went ahead and renewed my membership at the full rate, but I couldn’t care less to get the disc and tag. I would love to see pricing for membership that has “options” to buy a disc and/or a bag tag. In my opinion, the bag tags do not benefit the run-of-the-mill disc golfer. They are a great game for the top 25-50 players in the area, but the rest of us just don’t seem to care. Again, in my opinion, I would never put money into a “bag tag pool” at a tournament like has been suggested before. I think it would be better to just get rid of them and use the money for a better purpose.

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