Twenty Percenters Disc Golf Club*
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Part I- The Basics
What is Disc Golf? A game, and a competitive sport, enjoyed by tens of thousands of players around the world, and also a quietly growing phenomenon here in Corning, NY since 1988.
Yes, but what is it? A fun, challenging game for all ages that is very similar to traditional golf: Disc golf players throw discs into baskets, whereas traditional golfers hit balls into holes.
What is a "disc"? "Disc" is to "Frisbee" as "Facial Tissue" is to "Kleenex". Whammo and their Frisbee products drove initial development of disc golf, since that time dozens of other companies like Innova and DiscCraft have since grown in relevance, becoming the corporate drivers of the sport. There are literally dozens of different disc styles, hundreds of product lines, and a wide variety of manufacturing processes, materials and disc weights that represent a vast array of discs with which to play.
Part II- Disc Golf at Denison Park in Corning,
Disc Golf has been played by the club founders in Denison Park since 1988. But it was not until the city purchased, and the club installed, the initial 9 baskets in 1993 that the sport truly landed in Corning. Since then thousands of players have enjoyed this small but challenging course. The course was bolstered again by the city of Corning in 1999, with their purchase, and club installation, of 9 permanent tee markers. Through fundraisers, tournaments and private donations, the Twenty Percenters raised sufficient funds to purchase and install 4 more baskets. Courtesy of the City of Corning, and the city's dedicated Parks and Recreation Department, we now have a full 18 basket course, as illustrated at right. We thank the City of Corning for their ongoing support of the sport and look forward to cooperating with them in future development of the course. The disc golf course at Denison Park is a great, living example of how private and public entities can work together to create vital community resources for the enjoyment of everybody.
Part III- Disc Golf in the Corning Community
Community involvement has been a consistent objective of the Club. Whether troubled teens, elementary school students from Gregg Elementary School, kids enrolled in the City's summer programs, or the Finger Lakes Expo, the Club is dedicated to heightening awareness of the sport throughout the community. Furthermore, over the years, the club has hosted hundreds of competitors at our various tournaments, many from out of town and thereby positively contributing the economic prosperity of our community.
Part IV- Club Mission
Part V- Future Initiatives
The following is a short summary, in approximate order of priority, of the Club's myriad near-term objectives:
Part VI- Events
The Twenty Percenters host 5 events every year. Each event has its specific focus and purpose.
They are listed in chronological order.
Part VII- Sponsorship
We welcome all business sponsors. In the past locally active companies like Wal-Mart have helped grow the game locally by contributing funds towards tournament events and development of the course. We want to thank the Steuben County Conference and Visitors Bureau for their support of disc golf throughout Steuben County. Businesses considering sponsorship should contact Hank Foss at 607-937-8153, email@example.com
Part VIII- Regional Tournaments
Members of the Twenty Percenters will be competing around the region in a variety of tournaments, including tourneys in Rochester, Syracuse, Ithaca, Buffalo, Pittsburgh and other places. Disc golfers interested in joining us at these events are encouraged to contact us.
Part IV - Contact Us
For more information on Disc Golf please contact the Club Founder:
Hank Foss, Course Pro and Club President, 607-937-8153, firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to learn more about the club.
Click here to learn more about the Syracuse club, here to learn more about the Ithaca club, and here to learn more about the Rochester club.
Visit www.pdga.com to learn more about this rapidly growing sport through the governing body.
* Thanks to Harley for his observation that disc golf is 80% skill and 20% luck, hence the club name.