The last bag tag melees of 2015, which coincidentally will also be the first bag tag melees of 2016, will be held Saturday, December 19 at Kit Carson Park and Sunday, December 20, at Morley Field. Both events will be held from 10am – 4pm. The club will have food available on Sunday (for a modest donation – hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks).
This is your last chance to play against large groups of people for the 2015 tags. 2016 membership packages will also be on sale both days, with new membership discs available (Color Glow L3s, Color Glow Roc3s, Pro MD-2s, Champion Eagles, Legend Nemeses, Icon Outlaws, SP Hellfires and Proline Steadys). And of course……[drum-roll]……the new 2016 bag tags, including the highly sought-after black tags (#1 – #10). As in years past, one location will get the odd-numbered black tags and the other will get the even-numbered black tags.
This is also your chance to vote in the 2016 Aces Board of Directors Election, if you have not already done so electronically. Vice President Randy Wylot will have a list of all members (those who have already voted will be crossed off) and ballots on both days.
Come join us!
Disc golf in San Diego lost one of it’s most-loved players last week with the passing of Donny Olow (PDGA #2656). For over 30 years, Donny was a fixture at Morley Field – throwing aces, telling stories and helping to build a disc golf community. He was well-known and loved across the disc golf landscape – Morley Field, San Diego, SoCal (SoCal member #008) and across the U.S. Donny was a respected competitive disc golfer, playing in many major tournaments including the PDGA World Championships and U.S. Masters and was a past winner of the Morley Field Course Championship and San Diego Spring Fling. He was a founding member and served one term as President of the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club, and served as Morley Field Course Representative for several years.
If you want to get an idea of how Donny touched the lives of others, go check out his Facebook page. There you will find countless expressions of affection and remembrance, along with many personal stories from his disc golf friends. Feel free to add your thoughts to the page and share with others. If the worth of a man is to be judged by the friendships he has formed and the joy he has spread, Donny Olow was a rich man indeed.
At the time of this writing, no details regarding memorial services are available, but representatives from the S.D. Aces have been in contact with Donny’s family and we will do our best to keep disc golfers informed. In the meantime, the club will be collecting signatures on a few S.D. Aces discs to be presented to his family and used for a memorial. The discs will be available in conjunction with the Aces’ bag tag events and election being held this Saturday (Dec. 19) at Kit Carson Park and Sunday (Dec. 20) at Morley Field (near hole #8). Both events will be from 10am-4pm.
Emails were sent out tonight (Friday, Dec. 18) to all Aces members with valid email addresses. If you did not receive an email but think you should have, contact Allen Risley at email@example.com. In-person voting will also be available next weekend (Dec 19/20) at the bagtag matches at Kit Carson (Saturday, 10-4) and Morley Field (Sunday, 10-4).
Candidate bios are available here: http://wp.me/PApG1-k7
All other questions regarding the election should be sent to Vice President Randy Wylot, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are now open for the 2016 San Diego Aces Board Election. If you are interested in running for a board position, please contact Aces Vice President Randy Wylot at email@example.com. You must contact Randy by Friday, December 4th at 5pm if you want to be included on the ballot. The online portion of the election will begin on Friday, December 11th and will run until Friday, December 18th at 5pm. All San Diego Aces members with valid email addresses will receive an email invitation to the election ballot. If you receive the monthly Aces email messages from Mark Verrochi, we have your email address on file. If you have not been receiving the monthly emails, contact Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org. In-person voting (for those that do not vote electronically) will be conducted on Saturday, December 19th at Kit Carson Park and Sunday, December 20th at Morley Field. We hope to hold BBQ’s or bag-tag challenges in conjunction with the voting (volunteers welcome!).
How does the election work? You do not vote for specific board positions. Each member can vote for up to five candidates. The five candidates who receive the greatest number of votes will meet as a committee to elect members to the five Executive Board positions (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Membership Director). Once the Executive Board is selected they will appoint Course Representatives at the January board meeting.
Election weekend is also a great time to renew your membership for 2016. We will have 2016 bag tags available that weekend, along with the new 2016 membership discs. Five black tags (#1-#10) will be released at each of the two events.
Thanks for your continued support of disc golf in San Diego County!
This coming Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 7/8) is the Morley Field Course Championship Tournament…and there are still some open spots available! Registration is available online at Disc Golf United (click here). There are only three divisions for the course championship: Pro ($70), Amateur ($60) and Women ($30). The winner of the Pro division is guaranteed a spot on the San Diego team for the upcoming Southwest Team Championship Invitational, and scoring well is often used as criteria for filling some of the additional spots on the team.
Sign up now!
The 8th Annual San Marcos Ace Race will be held at Montiel Park on Saturday, Oct. 24th. You can register online at DiscGolfU: http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/tournament-dashboard.cfm/tourn_id/3388
REGISTRATION CLOSES FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, SO SIGN UP ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We use the Ace Race each year as a fundraiser. This year most of the proceeds will go towards the Daniel Boe Memorial Tournament, which will be held at Kit Carson Park in the Spring.
The Ace Race is always a lot of fun at Montiel Park. We will once again have a shortened layout, since the Ace Race prototype disc for 2015 is a putter. And as always, we will have the Mini Ace Race, played on 9 mini baskets. Sign up ASAP and bring a few extra bucks on Ace Race day so you can enter the side games.
Se you there!
Baskets 10 through 14 on the Cal State San Marcos Disc Golf Course are closed for the week of August 10-16 as the campus hosts the Stone Brewing Anniversary event. The baskets have been pulled and the whole central part of campus is covered with pop-up tents, so those holes are unplayable. You can still play holes 1 through 9 and then walk to play holes 16-18. The baskets will be back in place by Monday morning, August 17.