Re: Spring Valley Spectacular
I thought that Chuck had the payout at 50%....which I believe might also be the suggested payout by PDGA (not sure though). Glad you had fun though, Matt and we're trying to get better at getting the cards right. I know that because of your sponsorship that it can hurt your ratings to play in our smaller events...plus there are only a couple of championship courses in town (one of which we can't even play) that someone with your talent & arm would rather be playing on. We're trying to do the best with the courses we have though...and we originally set out to have a series for am players to begin with anyway. I wish we knew what the secret is in all these other cities in the country where the players & the local parks departments have programs & facilities far superior to just about anything in Houston. I'm sure a lot of it has to do with who you know in the right places to make that sort of thing happen...if it was as simple as having enthusiasm for the sport we'd have more great courses here. Unfortunately, most people I talk to about the sport have never even heard of it! We need to recruit some city council members or something...I don't know. But I think everybody had a good time Saturday and the Chain Gang sounds like they're at least going to try to keep up maintenance on those courses mentioned. We need groups like that all over the city to get interested locally...write letters to the parks departments asking them to maintain the existing courses and possibly build new ones. The City of Sugarland seems to be biting...they've put in at least three courses this past year alone! Still no championship courses, but still...at least the mayor there knows what disc golf is! Thanks again for participating Saturday.