Thursday, December 17, 2020

102 Players Raised Over $1200 at Veterans For Vets Event


If you follow Chris Baker on Instagram then you may have come across a post about a Veterans For Vets event that was held in Nashville, Indiana on December 12th. There were 97 players that showed up at Deer Run Park and raised over $1200 for the American Legion Post 13.

We wanted to find out more about the event and the efforts that went into being able to bring in so much money so we reached out to Chris to ask him a few questions.

What was it like running the event during COVID guidelines in your area?

"Initially, it was to be a 1 day 2 round event but county COVID guidelines limited gatherings to 25, so the event was changed to flex start C-Tier with tee times from 9a to 1p to limit player contact. We held a virtual players meeting, made an online caddy book, and emailed awards and recognitions."

How did you handle registration?

"I used Disc Golf Scene which makes it easy to set up with people being able to tell me shirt sizes and other information. I had set up pre-registration incentives to help me know how many player packs to order. In the first two weeks, I had 45 players registered. The incentive for early registration was a free raffle ticket for the Veteran basket and other donated prizes. I ended up ordering 90 player packs 17 days before the event and within a week of the event, we were full at 90 players so I ordered 21 more additional packs which arrive right on time.

I had 103 players registered leading up to the final days before the event but had a few cancellations and we ended up with 97 players on the day of the event. We were able to sell 5 player packs to players that could not make it but still wanted to donate."

What was the purpose of running the event as a PDGA Competition Endowment Program Charity C-Tier?

"I think the C-Tier status and the chance to get a rated round was huge at driving our participation which is why I really wanted to try it this way. I would recommend the PDGA Competition Endowment Program to anyone running an event like this. We run a winter series comprised of only these types of C-Tiers that benefit food banks, and a similar fall series where the local clubs pick the charity. The PDGA donating the $2 player fee and waiving the $10 non-member fees is HUGE. So basically the only cost to PDGA is the $50 sanctioning fee. It makes a great first tournament for people wanting to try something more competitive that doesn’t have a PDGA number yet but also gets those rated round for the ones that do want that. I would say at least a quarter of my players on Saturday were first-time tournament players."

Do you feel like the event was a success?

"I would call this event a huge success especially since it was mid-December and working to keep with the COVID guidelines. It was a very windy and somewhat rainy day but everyone was happy to play some disc golf for a great cause.

With the big turnout we raised over $1200 for the American Legion Post 13. We also ha 7 Veterans sign up and we were able to recognize them and thank them for their service."

The Veterans For Vets is great way to bring together your disc golf community to help a local Veterans organization. Learn more at VeteransForVets.com.
Friday, December 11, 2020

You have picked the winner for the Elliot Zettas' Pitch for Pins


In October, we partnered with Elliot Zettas for his Pitch for Pins contest in which he is giving away his 18 Veteran Baskets that he won after becoming the 2020 US Amateur Match Play Champion. The contest ended after one month, and Elliot received over 40 entries. He narrowed it down to his top 5, and then asked the fans and followers of Dynamic Discs to help select a winner.

The poll to vote was open for a week, and 3,403 votes were cast. 3,403! Dynamic Discs is pleased to announce that the winner of the Pitch for Pins contest is Emily Fischer and her team at Gateway Woods. Gateway Woods mission is to provide a ministry avenue for members and supporters of the Apostolic Christian Church and deliver exceptional restorative services to children and families. Check out their video entry below and read their entire pitch here.

Pitch for Pins (Gateway Woods) from Gateway Woods on Vimeo.

IT WAS A CLOSE FINISH

A narrow margin separated Emily Fischer and Gateway Woods from Brylan Anderson and Classmates, whose entry got second place by only 36 votes. We were so impressed by their student-produced pitch that we have decided to allocate some funds from the $5K/10K Grow Disc Golf Ace Challenge to award Brylan and his school with 18 Patriot Baskets for their course in Spring Grove, PA. In their Pitch for Pins entry, they pitched the idea of designing a course that would be in the middle of 3 schools. The entire pitch was driven by students of the schools.

THE GIVING CONTINUES

In Gateway Woods's pitch it was stated that they would only be able to use 9 of the 18 Veteran Baskets. Emily Fischer from Gateway Woods had suggested that the remaining 9 baskets be given to the 2nd place winner. This was before she knew about us giving Brylan Anderson 18 Patriot baskets. Emily still wanted one of the top 5 entries to experience some of the excitement so Elliot reached out to Alan Hansen Begg and offered him the 9 baskets. After working with the Sierra County in New Mexico, Alan has confirmed that he will be able to use the 9 baskets for a disc golf course.

Thank you to Elliot Zettas for his generosity, to all the entries, and to everyone that voted!
Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Dynamic Discs Open Logo Design Contest


We recently announced that the Glass Blown Open was changing its name to the Dynamic Discs Open. Although the event itself, full of disc golf, a bonfire, a block party, and a top tier tournament, is not changing, we need a new logo to go with the new name.

This is where you, the fans and followers, come in. We want to give you a chance to design the new logo for the Dynamic Discs Open by holding a logo design contest! Companies as big as Toyota have crowdsourced their logo in the past to great success, and we can't wait to see what our fans can create.

The Dynamic Discs Open Logo Design contest is open for any and everyone to submit their idea. If this sounds interesting to you then continue to read on for all the details.

Things to consider when submitting your idea:

1. The text "Dynamic Discs Open" should be part of the design.

2. The Standard D's logo should be included in the logo.

3. The logo needs to be designed so that it can be put on apparel.

4. The logo needs to be designed so that it can be a stamp for discs. 

5. The design should be an original design.

6. You can submit more than one design. Please be sure to name the file so they can easily be associated with you.

You can find our logo files here.

You have until December 11th to submit your final entry.

Please label your file so that we can identify it by your name. For example, Bobby_Brown_DDO_Logo.jpg.

You can submit your info and logo entry using this form.

As entries are received, feedback will be given to determine if the entry is a candidate for the winning design. Once all the entries are received, Dynamic Discs will determine the winning design and contact the designer to finalize the logo. The designer of the winning design will receive $1000 in store credit to the Dynamic Discs online store.

If you have questions please contact bobby@dynamicdiscs.com.
Friday, November 20, 2020

Glass Blown Open is now the Dynamic Discs Open

Early in November we made the announcement that we were changing the name of one of our biggest events. The Glass Blown Open will now be called the Dynamic Discs Open. The news quickly spread throughout the disc golf community and was met with mixed emotions.


Jeremy Rusco appeared on an episode of the Disc Golf Audio podcast and was interview by Robert McCall. Robert discuss why Jeremy felt the need to change the name of the event.

You can watch the interview here.

Jeremy also appeared on SmashboxxTV to talk with Terry Miller and Jonny V about the name change.
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The Story Behind Grandma and our Disc Golf Hand Dirt Bags



If you've ever had grip issues on your discs, you've probably looked into Dynamic Discs’ Dirt Bags. If you've bought one of our dirt bags, we bet you didn't know that it was handmade. We'd like to introduce you to the person who makes those dirt bags and tell her story. It's time for you to meet Grandma.

10 years ago, Jeremy Rusco and Adam Searle went to an event and saw some dirt bags for sale. Because we're always working on something, they started to brainstorm on how Dynamic Discs could have a product like that.

Adam said, "I bet my Grandma could make these for us." Jeremy brought one of the bags back to Grandma, and she took it apart to make sure she understood how it was made. She took to her heavy-duty Singer sewing machine and made 200. She expected to make that initial batch and be done.

However, the bags sold very well, and Dynamic Discs quickly needed more bags, so Grandma made another batch. And another one. And another one. 10 years later, Grandma has 3 other people helping her

make dirt bags, and they make 500 bags every other week. She can't believe that they're selling all over the world, and she puts a lot of love into making them.

We thank Grandma every time we pick up a new batch of dirt bags, and next time you use yours to improve your grip, thank Grandma for us as well!

Friday, October 16, 2020

Non-Disc Golf Disc Golf Hot Take - NBA Goat



Anthony has this week's non-disc golf, but still sports-related hot take on the classic Michael Jordan vs LeBron James debate!

New Disc Golf Audio Episode
Thursday, October 15, 2020

Disc Golf Hot Take - Beginners



This fan-submitted Hot Take is about beginner level placement tournaments!

New Disc Golf Audio Episode
Friday, October 9, 2020

Non-Disc Golf Disc Golf Hot Take - Brunch



This week's Non-Disc Golf Disc Golf Hot Take comes to us from Bobby, and he's hot about brunch!

New Disc Golf Audio Episode

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Disc Golf Hot Takes - Stable



Bobby has a Hot Take about the term stable and its usage in disc golf.

New Disc Golf Audio Episode