OK, that last post was kind of negative…so here’s something positive! Campus Rec at Cal State San Marcos recently acquired the rights to show a fantastic movie about Frisbee: The Invisible String. The film, produced by Jan Bäss, Michael Osterhoff and Greg Marter from Berlin, Germany is a documentary that tells the story of the origin of the plastic flying disc, the development of various flying disc sports and the culture that has grown around these sports.
If you have ever thrown a flying disc, whether it be a golf disc, Ultimate, freestyle, DDC or dog disc you are sure to feel a tingling in your happy place as you watch the action in this film. And the interviews with the elders of disc sports are also compelling – hearing stories about how our favorite games got started and the fun and camaraderie that was shared by those who played. It almost makes me wish I was back in the 70’s again!
We don’t have a date scheduled yet for the screening, but as soon as a date is set it will be announced here. It will probably be held at the amphitheater outside of the new University Student Union (USU) at Cal State San Marcos. Cost? Probably free. But we may try to do a little fundraising with a raffle for putting discs in the hands of local schoolkids. And we hope to have a few special guests in attendance – people who figure prominently in the film…
Some people are pretty low. Thoughtless. Selfish. And those are the people that steal your discs. Then there’s the real lowlifes – the basket thieves. And some of these scum stopped by Kit Carson Park last night and decided to steal basket #17.
It’s possible that it was stolen by some meth heads who will try to sell the metal as scrap – police report filed and local scrap dealers are being alerted. But it’s also possible that it was stolen by one of our local players who feels like it’s more important for him to have a practice basket in the back yard than for all of us to have a playable hole on our local disc golf course. That really sucks.
So if you happen to stop by someone’s house or apartment and they have a new practice basket with the #17 on it…or it has a big round number plate that they have painted over or covered in some way, please contact one of the Aces’ board members. Since we already have a police report filed we can call the police and they’ll pick up from there.
What happens next? Well, the basket has to be replaced. The San Diego Open is being held next week and they need to have 18 holes to play. So our Membership Director, Mark Verrochi (who happens to be sponsored by DGA) will be contacting DGA to see how quickly we can get a replacement sent out. Then Course Rep Tony Buck and his crew will install the replacement. It will cost the club a few hundred dollars to replace the basket. That’s your dues money – and money that could go to help pay for our next course installation (Mast Park in Santee). But instead it will be used to replace the basket that some jerk stole.
If you know who did it…kick then in the shin for me.
-Allen Risley, Aces President
Did you see the guys with the drone at the Emerald Isle Monthly/Women’s Global Event? Well, here’s some of the video that they shot. Many thanks to Alex Gorman and Evan Blumenfeld of Outer Limits Aerial for sharing this video with us.
The Rotating Aces’ Monthly for July will be held this Sunday, July 27th at Kit Carson Park. TD Jason Perdue has set up the registration page on Disc Golf United. There is a $5 discount for registering online. Registering online helps the TD get scorecards ready in advance and get the event started on time.
The August Monthly is scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 24th at Sun Valley.
Beginning this Saturday, July 19th, the Aces Saturday Morning Doubles League will move to the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Course at Brengle Terrace Park. The time (9am), entry fee ($5) and format (best shot, random A/B draw) will all stay the same. Brengle Terrace Course Rep Scott Miller will take over running the league. Players should meet up at tee #1. We hope to see you there on Saturday!
The Aces’ Rotating Monthly head’s back to Sycuan this Sunday (June 29)! For more details and to pre-register (and save $5) check out this page at DGU: http://www.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/tournament-dashboard.cfm/tourn_id/1418
After a one-year layoff to increase the size of his family, David Parnell is back to TD the Sun Valley Open in 2014. The tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 12/13, at Sun Valley Golf Course. As in previous years, the 18-hole SVO layout will be used (featuring tight lines and possible roll-aways), there will be two pools to maximize field size, there will be the $1,000 doubles-skins on Sunday and David promises big payouts across all divisions. Registration is available on DGU, a tournament flyer is available or you can contact David at 619-675-6477.
Lots of fundraising is required to make all of this happen, so David is going “full-NASCAR”, with lots of ways to sponsor the event and get your name or logo visible. Here’s a menu of the different ways to support the event:
Final 5 Safari Tee sign $60
Booth/Tent at event $40 + a prize
Tee Sign $25
Whole Sandtrap $20
Hang Business/Banner $20
Sponsor Score Board $30 each or both $50
Your logo on Hole Instructions
Basket card $5
P.O.D. Sandtrap block $5
Donate customize scorecards
Donate Prize for raffle(value TBD)
Donate CTP during round
Donate for lunch time eliminator
Contact David at 619-675-6477 for more info.