Originally Posted by catalystdg
yes at the beginning of 2009 expanding toward the valley was one of our #1 objectives, however alot of your other information is incorect. and the accusation that " elected representitives of this Club have in the past used their association with the Club to forward their own specific interests at the expense of the Club's stated objective" is completely false. the clubs job is to promote and improve the sport of disc golf, if a club member or another board member helps another club in some way that does not hurt the sdga nor does it hurt disc golf, in my opinion the more the merrier.
but... An entity (club, business, citizen) has a reputation and responsibilities to uphold. We all represent the Club, but how many of us are responsible FOR the Club, and the Club's best interests. We, as a Club, have chosen to lay the responsibility on a Board, and chosen the members of that board.
That entity is for the good of the Club, and hopefully the Club, working as a united force, will be for the betterment of disc golf in general.
I wouldn't want someone promoting, in my name, disc golf or anything else I do, by representing themselves as from: Stimpi Ridge Disc Golf, or Mechanic On the Move, without my knowledge and approval. If they had my approval and then take my reputation to make contacts and deals, then create their own business/club to compete with mine. I suppose that is considered just good business, in some circles, but it sounds a little dirty to me.
I wear many hats, one of which is a member and representative of the SDGA, but when I'm working a deal, I make sure people know which hat I'm wearing.
For those of you hating the stupid club, at least give us credit for our continuing efforts on the two existing courses, which has built us a strong enough reputation that the "City" is now knocking on our door, requesting that we hurry up our efforts to place courses in wonderful areas that we've only dreamed about having courses, until now. That's what a good reputation will get you. When you're out complaining about how rundown, too easy, too difficult, and just how wrong everything is, thank the club we even have courses to play on.
Everybody, please stop being so negative. Let's play disc golf and work together to build our courses, and try to teach the uncaring public to care for our courses.