Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to make your voice heard. For Disc Golfers in Australia that time is now. The Australian Flying Disc Association (AFDA), are embarking on a new strategic plan in 2023 and part of that planning process involves taking the pulse of all flying disc sports in Australia through this survey.
AFDA are our representative body in Australia and the decisions that arise in this plan will, one way or the other, have a huge impact on Australian Disc Golf; especially in areas like coaching, school programs and development. 10-minutes of your time to complete this survey and let AFDA know you are a disc golfer will quite possibly be the best thing you could do for our sport this year.
A photographers view of Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park in Mount Gambier.
Compared to that game they play with sticks, a Disc Golf course can be installed almost anywhere. In Australia we have courses in public parks, on private bush blocks, along riverside gardens, in the deep forest, and on rocky mountains. Courses can sometimes be in untidy, scrubby bits of land that aren’t used for anything else and that only a disc golfer can love. But sometimes they are in the most beautiful places imaginable. Crater Lakes Disc Golf Park in Mount Gambier is most certainly in the latter category. Set on the crater of a dormant volcano that last erupted 6000 years ago: a place the Boandik people called ereng balam – home of the eagle hawk – a round of disc golf here will have you throwing off high ridges over lakes, along lush green fairways lined with giant weeping willows and through tunnels of natural bush.
The Mount Gambier Disc Golf Cub recently held ‘The Eruption’, and ADG major tournament at crater lakes, and among the action shots taken over the weekend we managed to collect some pictures of the stunning landscape in ‘the volcano’.
The AGM is a great opportunity to ask questions of the board, provide feedback and discuss what disc golf in Australia should look like in 2023.
At the meeting we will be electing the ADG board for 2023. This year we are making some changes to how the board is structured. This change will allow more people to be involved and help the board to achieve more through the creation of sub-committees with specific roles.
If you are interested in nominating for a position on the ADG board, Tournament committee or State Representative Body please complete this form by 5.00pm Thursday 10th November. You can find out more about these positions here. If there is someone you think should apply please let them know you will support their application. We welcome applicants from diverse gender and cultural backgrounds.