We are pleased to announce, along with Gail Lynch, the induction of Tim Marchbank into the ADG hall of fame in 2018. Tim started his life with frisbees at the University of Queensland in 1994. A former champion orienteering competitor, he started playing ultimate and object disc golf before acquiring his first golf discs when John Bray park was installed. Ultimate remained his main focus for the next 10 years though; and he represented Queensland in that sport a number of times.
In 2003 he traveled to Canberra for the Australian Ultimate and Flying Disc Championships and it was at this point that he began the transition to disc golf. Tim was involved in the early development of the ADG as it grew its independence from AFDA. He has served on the ADG board for many years along with his involvement in the administration of Ultimate in Queensland.
As a player his list of achievements is extensive: He won the Australian championships in 2004 and 2009, has won the QLD championships five times and finished 2nd three times. He won the ADG tour in 2007 and even has an international win – the Crater Cup in New Zealand in 2005.
He helped design and install the Fehlberg Park Course in Brisbane in 2007. Tim has also coached at numerous come and try days, Brisbane City Council’s Active & Healthy Parks Program, Moreton Bay Regional (& forerunner Pine Rivers Shire) Council’s school’s programs and others.
Tim’s also an accomplished photographer and one of his disc golf pictures have featured on the cover of Disc Golfer magazine.
‘Rowdy’ as a few people call him, is the definition of a quiet achiever. His humble manner, high intelligence and clear vision for the sport will stand out to anyone who takes the time to get to know him.
As the sport of disc golf grows in Australia and the overall standard of players is improving, the structure of our divisions is gradually aligning with the rest of the world. The following changes to divisions for the 2018 tour, come into effect for the national championships
FPO is now a mandated division and must be offered at all ADG tour events. For ADG tour only, FA1 and FPO points will be combined.
MPM is now a mandated division for Australian A-Tier events only. It’s not mandated for B-Tier and below but may be offered if there is demand. For the ADG tour only, MPM points will be combined with MPO. Masters players take note MPM will be offered at the ADGC in Canberra this year.
Due to a lack of player numbers this year, FA2 will not be offered on the 2019 tour. All women above a rating of 725 will play FA1 (advanced). 725 and below will play FA4 (Novice)
On Thursday 22nd November, 2018, Australian Disc Golf will convene for the 2018 ADG Tour Awards night and the Annual General Meeting. The venue for these festivities will be The Old Canberra Inn, located at 195 Mouat St, Lyneham ACT. The presentation will commence at 6pm with AGM to follow immediately after tour presentation is completed.
The agenda for the AGM and the financial statement are attached. There is also a proxy voting form which can be used by those unable to attend the meeting. The form should be filled in and returned to the ADG at firstname.lastname@example.org .
At the meeting we will be electing the ADG Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Director of competitions, Development officer, Communications officer and State representatives for the ensuing year. As per the ADG Rules of Association, written nominations for the above positions must be received by the Secretary of Australian Disc Golf (inc) by 5.00pm Monday 12th November at the following email email@example.com
The AGM is a great opportunity to hear what has happened in disc golf around Australia in the past year and what is coming up in the year ahead. Following the official parts of the meeting the floor will be open for general discussion. You can bring items up at the meeting or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can add items to the agenda. If you have any questions or require a copy of the ADG Rules of Association please send me an email.
Following the awards and AGM, Todd Nowack and the ACT club will host the 2018 ADGC Players Meeting before dinner. Menu’s can be found on The Old Canberra Inn’s website. Due to the large number of players in attendance for the awards night and player’s meeting, it is recommended that you order food in advance.