Green Mountain Disc Golf Club
Membership Details - Updated for 2008
Annual membership in the GMDGC is $35 for folks 16 and older. For juniors (under 16), the cost is $20 and you get all of the same cool stuff.
Speaking of cool stuff, the membership package for 2008 includes the following:
- Similar to Last Year
- 1. A GMDGC disc - hot items, if you travel with one, you will be an instant celebrity
- 2. Your 2008 handmade Bag Tag which ensures free entry into the monthly Bag Tag tournaments.
- 3. Reduced entry fee for the weekly Thursday Night Triples (TNT)
- 4. Voting rights at the GMDGC meetings which will be held to discuss all GMDGC matters from annual election of officers to planning of tournaments to decisions regarding the future plans of the club. As a disc golfer in Vermont this is YOUR sport and YOUR organization.
- NEW for 2008
- 5. Eligibility in the all new state wide Green Mountain Points Series (more details on the GMPS page).
- 6. Free play at the Black Falls disc golf course in Montgomery, VT.
- 7. Access to edit the new GMDGC Wiki. What's the wiki? Its a website that we started, but you can change - post events, pictures, announcements, lost discs, etc...
About the GMDGC
The Green Mountain Disc Golf Club (GMDGC) is a non-profit organization started by a group of enthusiastic disc golfers from Vermont who are dedicated to the growth of the sport of disc golf in Vermont. In many other parts of the country disc golf is a thriving sport with many courses and a large number of players. In Vermont, disc golf is relatively new with only a few courses and until recently only a few regular players. In the past few years the sport has enjoyed significant growth, but that growth is starting to reach a limit due for the most part to the limited number of courses.
The mission of the GMDGC is to promote the growth of disc golf in Vermont with a focus on publicly accessable courses.
The sport is grown primarily by introducing the sport new players and to develop and install courses in communities where the sport has not been made availible. The GMDGC will be introducing the sport to new players through the organization of tournaments and clinics. These organized events allow disc golfers of all ages and levels of experience to interact, play the sport together and build relationships that will aid in the self-promotion of the sport. Tournaments will also bring in disc golfers from outside the state. The out-of-staters often bring in new ideas and feedback from experiences in their own local communities as well as return to their home state with the positive feedback on the sport in beautiful Vermont. Ultimately, the increase in the interest and activity surrounding the sport in Vermont will drive the demand for new courses in Vermont.
Ultimately the creation of a new disc golf course starts with discovering a piece of public land which is underutilized or not used at all. The GMDGC has a wealth of disc golf experience in its members and will be drawing upon this knowledge to present proposals to the local communities who are stakeholders in the land under consideration. The proposals will include details of recommended course designs, costs and information on installation schedules and resources. The GMDGC will work with the individual communities to establish how the material costs and labor responsibilities will be funded. Upon agreement the course installation will begin.
How Do I Participate?
Participation is as simple as becoming a member... see bit about membership at top of page.
The GMDGC enourages anyone interested in the sport of disc golf to join. Membership fees will be going toward the club's mission of promoting the sport in the state of Vermont.