By “Hobie” PDGA# 1946
Recruiting New Members
Almost every time I am playing Disc Golf, I meet new players or onlookers who want to know what I am doing. This is an excellent time to recruit new people to our sport and clubs.
I encourage everyone who plays Disc Golf, to actively seek out these people as you play and take a minute to explain that Disc Golf is a organized sport and there are local clubs devoted to its promotion. Give them a score card. Invite recreation players to view a tournament or league night. Chances are if they see me play (they will be thinking – I can play better than this clown), they will be encouraged to sign up and play themselves.
Also, make sure they are aware that there are several amateur and pro divisions depending on age and ability. This will also help reduce intimidation.
And finally, don’t forget to tell them about the Bucks County Disc Golf Alliance and our meetings: BCDGA (www.bcdga.com), MADC (www.madisc.org), PDGA (www.pdga.org), and (if your in God’s Country “Pennsylvania”) Disc Golf PA Web site http://bioteca.com/discgolfpa/ .
Stay in the fairway!
Last Updated: 11/17/2009