The Victorian and Tasmanian branches of the Australian Sports Commission joined up in Hobart for a few days of information sharing and team bonding. The Hobart office were keen to show their Victorian colleagues one of Hobart’s sporting treasures, so they spent an afternoon at Poimena Reserve in Austins Ferry, playing the oldest disc golf course in Australia.
Discology’s Richard Sampson ran a short disc golf skills clinic for the staff followed by a mini competition on the front 9.
Richard’s comment “the Australian Sports Commission’s Hobart office has been very supportive of our efforts to develop disc golf in Greater Hobart, it was great to help them out and also introduce them to the sport and the Poimena course first hand. The Victorian staff were extremely impressed with the course and the sport. It was encouraging to hear such positive feedback about disc golf from professionals who deal with sport and physical activity in the community on a day to day basis.”
Year 11 students at Guildford Young College in Glenorchy have been receiving disc golf clinics with Discology’s Richard Sampson. Around 35 students received the coaching, along with PE teacher Ramon Jacobs and a teacher in training.
The first 90 minute skills session took place on the College oval and then students had a second 90 minute session at Poimena Disc Golf Course.
Richard’s comments “Taking disc golf into schools is such a great way to develop new players and generate awareness. Hats off to Guildford Young College for bringing alternative sport into their PE curriculum. 2 x 90 min sessions meant the students received a good dose of disc golf, learning some essential skills, the rules of the game and playing the game on a real course. Hopefully some of theses students will continue to play.”
The website for last year’s Australian Disc Golf Championships in Tasmania is now online once again for one and all to enjoy. It’s new home is ADGC.com.au/2011. New, never seen before images have been added to the photo section of the site.
Whilst we can now relive the great memories from last year’s Championships, we can get even more excited at the prospect of this year’s tournament in Geelong – nearly sold out with 6 weeks still to go – wow!
The Australian Disc Golf Championships is Australia’s premier tournament and Discology is thrilled to be part of this fantastic event. This year’s competition is happening in Drysdale, Victoria, 2-4 November, and promises to be a first class experience for players.
Geelong Disc Golf Club and Melbourne Disc Golf Club are co-hosts and they certainly know how to put on a good show.
The Drysdale course is a beauty, it has a little bit of everything – booming drives, shorter technical throws, tight wooded areas, open fairways, water hazards, elevation, ace runs, risk and reward.
The tournament is two months away and it is almost sold out already! The maximum field is 72 players and at time of writing there are only about 12 spots remaining.
To find out more about this event go to the tournament website www.adgc.com.au
After four years of lobbying the Melbourne and Geelong Disc Golf Clubs will be installing two new public courses. I do not know the locations yet, but the baskets are on order. At least one course should be in by end of October. Watch this space.
Australia’s premier tournament is happening in Geelong on 2-4 November. The host course is Drysdale, a favourite of many Aussie golfers. Melbourne Disc Golf Club and Geelong Disc Golf Club are teaming up to host this event, so expect a fantastic player experience.
This event traditionally draws the biggest field of players of any Aussie event in the year. It also attracts the best of Australia’s players as well as players from overseas. Last year’s tournament was spiced up with some great players from Finland, Great Britain, USA and New Zealand.
Discology owner, Richard Sampson, had a conversation with World #2 Will Schusterick at the PDGA Worlds in July. Will was making noises about wanting to make the trip Down Under – you never know, watch this space.
This year’s Queensland Championships is shaping up to be a cracker. The Brisbane Disc Golf Club is hosting the event and the members have been working hard to make this the best Queensland Championships yet.
Discology owner, Richard Sampson, says “I love to see local players going the extra yard to help the sport. I’m excited for Discology to play a part in supporting this event.”
The tournament is happening 28-29 July at Yeronga Disc Golf Course, Fehlberg Park, Yeronga, Brisbane.