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Posted by: Jerry Sherwood - 02/09/14 @ 8:49AM

 Our time has come!

Disc golf in Wichita and around the world is swelling in popularity, being called by many the fastest growing "new" sport.  And, relatively speaking, this forty something sport is still very new.

 And that is what makes it exciting as more people finally discover what we already know; this game is a fun, challenging and rewarding sport! It i s far more than a leisurely stroll in the park and tossing a "Frisbee" around. (Not to disparage a fun past time enjoyed by millions over the years).

This is the time the Air Capital Disc Golf Club has been working towards. Our prime directive has been to promote and support the sport we all love to play so much. And we, along with other local clubs, state associations and the international PDGA are now seeing the blossoming of the fruits of our labor. But, this is only the beginning of the best of times for disc golf.

To build disc golf into a self-sustaining sport with a lasting place in the annals of professional and amateur sports we must become clear on what we need to do to feed the swell and ride this wave of popularity into the future. We must be dedicated and willing to put forth the effort to do what is needed to accomplish this lofty long term goal and the short term goals that are necessary to get us there.

This is what is at stake. This is our opportunity.

The excitement and energy that has kept so many of us playing for decades now and has caused so many more of us to join the ranks of the disc golf community is now spreading. And it is this energy that we can harness to light a fire under the powers that be to get with the program and provide more opportunities for more people to discover and enjoy playing disc golf in Wichita and South-central Kansas.

It is this energy that we can direct to bring more people into the club to join us in accomplishing great things for disc golf and building the sport for future generations. And, in coming together as a community of disc golf enthusiast who love to have a good time - competing with, learning from and just spending time together.

Most importantly, it is our privilege to fuel the movement with more

·         Exhibitions to introduce disc golf to others

·         Clinics/Workshops to help disc golfers from the novice to the pro to improve their game

·         Events, large and small, to feed disc golfer’s hunger for competition and camaraderie

·         New ideas to inspire and encourage others to join our cause

This is why

 The Air Capital Disc Golf Club is holding a meeting this Saturday, February 15 to hear from YOU!

Please Join Us! as the ACDGC Board is ready to listen to what you have to say and see what you have to offer in support of Disc Golf and the Disc Golf Community.

This is where, when and how

Come to the Water Center meeting room at the Herman Hill Disc Golf Park, enter through the south door. Meeting begins at 12 noon and will continue through 2 p.m.

The meeting will be structured in a way to maximize the opportunity for ordered and focused input from everyone who wishes to speak. If you can’t make the beginning then come when you can. Come even if you don’t think you have anything to say, you might be surprised and, at a minimum, you will have a chance to learn more about where we are going as a club and what you can do to help us get there.

Jerry Sherwood
President, Air Capital Disc Golf Club

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