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Mike_D
03-21-2012, 01:59 PM
I have been a member for 2 years now & i have always wondered this

Other then the initial benefits when you 1st sign up like free disc, stool or dry fit shirts what is the benefit of being a member through out the season / year ?

Haven't seen any events that members only get discounts or anything as such


This being said i'm down for putting a couple things together to make being a member more worth it. Like cook outs, Members only tournament & so on.

G1nked
03-21-2012, 04:08 PM
membership is only $10 bucks and if you use it to renew your pdga membership that saves you five right there. The other benefit is supporting local disc golf events which is well worth the other $5 bucks plus you get your choice of added initial benefits of a shirt, stool, or a disc. I think most people don't look at it as what is in it for me more so what little I can do to help improve the sport we all love.
Im sure any other benefits you can come up with would only be icing on the cake so go for it.

Adam
03-21-2012, 06:34 PM
I totally agree Shawn.

Mike_D
03-21-2012, 08:25 PM
I agree with what has been said BUT it would be great to make it so much more.

Kao
03-21-2012, 09:07 PM
I look at it the same way Shawn does.

Daniel
03-21-2012, 09:25 PM
I don't know if they still do it but leagues were $1 cheaper for members...

What else do you want? For $10, that's a lot right there. Look at the PDGA and see what you get for $40 relative to what you get here for $10...

Justin
03-21-2012, 10:31 PM
I too agree with Shawn, but have some extra input. I personally like knowing I am a part of something I have a solid interest in. Obviously I enjoy disc golf, so to be a member of a group of people who share the same interest is cool. Also, if there were no disc golf clubs, tournaments wouldn't happen, leagues wouldn't happen, and everyone would just go out and throw. It is in a sense a way of organizing people and should (and in our club is) be used to continue and better the sport. I'm sure if you look at who volunteers to do service work, a majority would be part of the club, not all, but a majority. Again, I just like that it means I am a part of something I enjoy along with a group of great people.

On a side note, when the D.G. Condors were released, I believe club members got either a $5 or $10 discount per disc. Not saying this stuff happens all the time, but it did last year.

captain plastic
03-22-2012, 12:04 AM
The club most importantly gives our disc golf voice a collective presence
in the community that could not be achieved by one single person alone. That is
priceless. Plus I have met a lot of great people from being a club member.

I do agree with your point Mike it would be great to have a few perks to club membership.
It would only make our club stronger.

Cheers!

MarcusGresham
03-22-2012, 10:13 AM
I know it's extra money spent, but could we get something to hang off our bags (that sounded bad) kind of like the keychain thing the PDGA gives you just showing that you're a member? It wouldn't have to be the hard metal things but something more affordable.

martin
03-22-2012, 10:59 AM
When I moved back to Louisville in 2005 - I saw a post on the the board at Iroquois (thats right IQ used to have a bulletin board) and it was advertising Join the Louisville Disc Golf Club. As I was reading it someone walked up beside me and laughed. They said, "don't join that club its a joke. They say you get a mini and quarterly newsletters. Well whatever is BS."

2005....shift to now...

The Louisville Disc Golf Club has been around more then 30 years and is one of the oldest clubs in the world. It is a player run organization. Thats right it only exists if the players (members) want it to exist. For 30 years it has been, it has had its ups and downs, as any player run and organized club does and should. It has had its members who put their heart and soul into this game that they love only to find themselves burnt out down the road as everything they are involved in weighs heavy on them. Thankfully there is always new blood, there are always fresh ideas, there are always new players to come to love the mental and physical challenge of letting a disc fly.

There are many golfers in the Louisville/Southern Indiana region. Some of these golfers just play. The golfers who choose to be part of the Louisville Disc Golf Club are doing something. Something is so much better then nothing. Nobody in the Louisville club profits, only the disc golf community does.

All disc golfers I ask you... What can you do for disc golf? Can you give your time? We have members who run leagues, tournaments, bag tags, find sponsors for our events, clean up trash, and maintain the courses. Grow the sport? Can you share the fun - take new players out on the course, give a disc to a kid or adult, invite players to our leagues and website, let people know why you play this game!

This year, this 2012 could be our greatest membership ever. Who wants to join something that does nothing? The club is growing - we host a league throughout the winter months and three leagues during the spring, summer, and fall. We have already supported one of our members with the 3rd annual Louisville Classic, we will be supporting more of our members with the 2nd annual Seviren Lang Memorial - all in preparation for hosting a dual weekend Charlie Vettiner A-Tier event in May where we have consistantly played host to world champion golfers. The crown jewel of the year is when Louisville and Southern Indiana are home to the National Tour US Masters during Labor Day Weekend.

Join the Louisville Disc Golf Club in 2012!
http://louisvillediscgolf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5059

There are currently two ways to pay your membership dues...

$10 and you recieve a LDGC stamped dx disc
http://louisvillediscgolf.com/join/

$20 you recieve 2 raffle tickets to win a $400+ innova discatcher, a chance to play for free in the CVO in May, shirts, discs and other prizes
http://louisvillediscgolf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5154


By joining the Louisville Club you are saying I support Local Disc Golf and I Love this game

martin
03-22-2012, 11:11 AM
I said more then i needed to perhaps - I agree with you Mike D - member events are important - as this is a player run organzation - the players have to make these things happen -

The club is our central processing station - the website and the facebook site our info centers - you have an idea - share it - if you want it to be you should make it be.. dont wait for others to do it for you... We run our club...we all need to run our club

cookouts and such are great

Im not a big fan of giving discounts at tournies and leagues because the club exists for the disc golf community and I believe everyone should be involved club member or not

captain plastic
03-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Jack Sprarrow represents the newest webbots. Somebody ban this fool.

Other than that I agree with what Martin said.

Justin
03-23-2012, 12:25 AM
Jack Sprarrow represents the newest webbots. Somebody ban this fool.

Other than that I agree with what Martin said.

You're absolutely right, but the way they went about it was genius! Started out with the first post about new to the board nice to meet you all with which a few people welcomed him. He followed that up with a thanks and talking about how he does disc golf and ball golf. After a few more posts, BOOM, check out this lower back pain relief ad. I've never seen that approach before. So for that I must say well done jacksparrow. With that said, somebody ban this fool.

Adam
03-23-2012, 01:06 AM
Jack Sprarrow represents the newest webbots. Somebody ban this fool.

Other than that I agree with what Martin said.

Banned.

I though he seemed like a spammer, that's why I asked specific questions that he avoided.

MarcusGresham
03-23-2012, 02:23 PM
I prefer Elizabeth Turner, anyway

djswim
04-04-2012, 04:40 PM
Wait, I was supposed to get a disc when I joined?

Judge
04-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Wait, I was supposed to get a disc when I joined?

depends on how you joined if you bought 2 raffle tickets no. if you paid the club straight out 10 then yes

swasafix
04-26-2012, 09:57 PM
For just ten bucks a year I am more than happy to be a member, I dont get to play much because of work and kids but I have met some really cool people by being a member. Im glad my little ten bucks can actually make a difference. It makes me feel pretty good to be a part of something that i enjoy.