In 2016, the ADG “Grants Program” was set up to provide financial assistance for activities that grow the sport of Disc Golf throughout Australia.
Submissions have been reviewed, voted upon and approved by the ADG board.
In summary, these grant applications needed to fall into one of three following categories:
A new school gala day or youth competition
Part of the cost of a disc golf course being installed
Resources for teachers and schools
Funding requests of up to $1000 per grant were entertained by the board.
The successful applicants for 2016 ADG Grants Program are…
Camp Wyuna – Queenscliff, VIC
Install a 9 Hole Beginners Course at Camp Wyuna YMCA
The idea is to develop a 9 hole beginners Disc Golf Course on the Council Land opposite YMCA Camp Wyuna in Queenscliff. The course would have shorter holes to make it more accessible for children and adolescents. The course could either be permanent, meaning that it could be used by the wider community, or temporary, so that it could be erected and dismantled at the discretion of the YMCA, allowing the park to return to it’s natural state if necessary. The course will be an excellent opportunity to introduce the YMCA’s primary school aged clients to the sport of Disc Golf.
Dubbo Disc Golf – Dubbo, NSW
Sandy Beach Disc Golf Course Signage
Sandy Beach Disc Golf Course currently has 9 baskets, and has approval to install a full 18 holes over time.
The first three baskets were privately funded and six by Dubbo Regional Council. The locals will seek further funding through the Stronger Communities Grants Program (associated with Council amalgamations) to complete the project. Funds from the ADG Grants Program will be applied immediately to fund principal signage for the course, indicating the layout, purpose and rules of disc golf.
South Australian Disc Golf – Adelaide, SA
9 Hole Course at Belair National Park, Adelaide
Belair National Park is the second oldest National Park in Australia. It is also the most frequented of all of the National Parks in South Australia with 7 out 10 people visiting parks annually in South Australia. Belair will look to install the first Disc Golf Course in Adelaide, consisting of 9 holes with alternate tees.
Mundaring Sporting Club – Perth, WA
Disc Golf Pro Clinics and Promotional Events
The Mundaring Sporting Club will use the ADG Grants Program funding to assist in hosting clinics for club members, and the local community, by touring professional players. This includes advertising, banners, disc giveaways for people who attend the clinics. Their aim is to increase community participation in the sport of disc golf, raise awareness of the Mundaring Sporting Club to increase membership, education people about the sport, encourage disc golf tourism from interstate and overseas, and ultimately, raise the profile of Disc Golf in Perth and Australia.