About dlaitsch

Dan is an avid disc golfer who also enjoys Free Style, Ultimate, DDC, and other disc sports. He has worked hard to advance disc sports through leadership positions in the BCDSS and the Disc Golf Branch of the BCDSS.

SIDGS Summer Classic (Fundraiser Tournament)

***Proceeds to support installation of a permanent disc golf course in Victoria!***poster

Where: Prospect Lake Golf Course

When: August 31st, 2014

Time: Players’ Meeting @ 1:30PM; First Tee-Off @ 2:00PM; Dinner @ 7:30PM

Registration Cut-Off Date: August 23rd, 2014

Prizes: TBA

Levels: Pro, Amateur and Novice

Number of Spaces: 80

Tee times: Random

Ace Pot: Sign up the day of

Prices: $60 for Pro, $50 for Amateur and $40 for Novice

Additional Info: Lunch and Drink Specials available all day. A specific dress code/ footware is expected by the Prospect Lake Golf Course. Please click here for more info. Dinner is included – choices available are on the registration page.

Register online at: http://sidgs.org/registration.html

Hopen Results

Hope results can be downloaded here. The top three finishers in each division are:

Round 1 Round 2 Total Round 1 Round 2 Total
Dan Laitsch* 56 54 110 Ryan Hammerquist 64 57 121
Kris Klimko 57 53 110 Gerry Gauthier 62 61 123
Glen Oliviero 55 55 110 Owen Baldry 63 62 125
*Places determined in a sudden death playoff
Leanne Fulton 60 59 119 Darrell Thrasher 64 60 124
Selena Tank 76 68 144 Kevin Brown 64 64 128
Jeff Schmitlutz 66 65 131
Darin Mickelson 64 67 131 INTERMEDIATE
Mike Graff 65 68 133 Owen James 63 57 120
Brad Henderson 68 68 136 Josh Evans 65 63 128
Erwin Fung 68 62 130
Jerry Boomer 69 69 138
Denis Riley 68 74 142

Hopen Map Revealed

Folks looking for the Hopen Map can find it below. As a reminder, check in is 8:30-9:00 Sunday, with the player meeting at 9:00 tee off at 9:30. Let’s show the good folks at Hope Golf and Country Club what a quality sport disc golf is!

Hope Disc Golf Course

BC Open Registration Open

Visit the Disc Cellar to register. As a PDGA B-tier event, the BC Open includes $500 added cash and a players pack for each player! The recently upgraded summer course should be in play, and the course map will be released as the event gets closer. See LDGC for details as they arise.

2014/15 Membership Drive

The BCDS will award Practice Baskets to the first 12 clubs with 50 paid members for 2014/15 membership year. Current memberships expire August 31. Offer ends September 14, baskets to be awarded at the AGM. Contact Paul Brownfield (Membership Coordinator) to confirm your memberships.

Large club benefits

Clubs with 50 or more 2013/14 members—don’t forget to take advantage of the BCDS Large Club Affiliation package. The club will receive 50 BCDS stamped discs for use as the club sees fit (for fundraising, allocation to members, as event prizes, etc.) and 50 custom bag tags (valued at approximately $105—club to supply image for the tag stamp).  Contact Paul Bownfield (Membership Coordinator) to confirm your memberships.

BCDS Seeks Candidates for Provincial PDGA Representative

The BCDS would like to work more closely with the Provincial PDGA representative, to be elected this year. As a result, for the first time we will be endorsing a candidate in the election, and will invite the elected representative (endorsed or not) to sit on the BCDS Board. Individuals planning to run for this position and interested in being endorsed by the BCDS should contact Craig Sheather. We look forward to working more closely with the PDGA!

The BCDS announces a second round of Course Development Grants

The BCDS has allocated $4,000 to a second round of provincial course development grants for 2013/14. Applications must be received from a recognized club no later than May 30. There are no restrictions on the amount requested or requirements for a cash-match from the club; however, the pool is limited to $4000 across all applicants. As such, applicants are requested to provide a minimum and maximum grant request. Successful applicants will be expected to provide a report of the results of the grant to be presented at the AGM and archived on the Website. A letter of support from the municipality is required for all infrastructure improvements and course development, unless the course is on private land (in which case a letter of support from the owner is required).

Deadlines and submission information

To apply for these funds, please send a description of your course development project, as well as details regarding how the funds will be spent. Make sure to include a minimum and maximum funding request and send the entire package to Paul Brownfield. Closing date is May 30, 2014.

Congratulations to all BCDS Grant recipients

Last night the BCDS Board awarded the following Innovation Grants:
$300 to Alex Fraser for activities to support the growth of the disc golf community on Pender Island;
$1000 to David Cowley to develop an online membership database and payment system;
$800 to Geoff McNamara to build a professional photo archive promoting BC as a disc golf destination;
$500 to Jim Cunningham for creation of a disc golf clinic kit and disc lending library; and
$400 to Ed Fogerty to support a disc golf camp for underprivileged children in the Fraser Valley.

Congratulations and thanks for your creative ideas supporting disc golf!

The BCDS Board also approved the following Course Development Grants:
$500 to Langley for additional tee pad improvements;
$500 to VanCity United for course upgrades to the Quilchena and Jericho courses;
$500 to Mission for tee pad installation; and
$500 to Kelowna Disc Golf Club development of a new course.

Thank you Clubs for working to improve the courses we play on!