Friday, March 15, 2019

Behind The Scenes Of Sponsorship - Let's Meet DD's Very Own Derek Savory

As the years go by, disc golf is becoming a sport that’s more and more reliant on financial partnerships. Whether it takes money to get trophies made for a tournament or it’s a professional touring player who could benefit from help with entry fees or gas money, there’s no denying that having the support of others can go a long way. While it doesn’t have to be scary or difficult to ask for sponsorship, there’s certainly a process that’s involved to make sure all factors are considered.

When it comes to partnering with Dynamic Discs, there’s a good chance that you’ve chatted with our Sponsorship Coordinator Derek Savory. He’s been a part of our team for a little over two years and works hard to make sure that disc golfers locally and nationwide have the support they need. Let’s take some time to learn a little more about him!

Why DD?

While it’s the dream job of many, working at Dynamic Discs isn’t a given for all disc golfers. For Derek, it makes sense that he would join our team as he explained, “If you're a disc golfer that just moved 1200 miles halfway across the country from Upstate NY to Emporia, KS, is there really any other place you'd rather work?” Savory’s job is multifaceted, and while he has touched the lives of many, he has a humble attitude toward his work.

Like most of us here, he sees his position as one that allows him to interact with the greater disc golf family across the nation. Thanks to Derek, events from coast to coast are run in a more professional manner and players are able to fulfill their dreams of attending events that otherwise may have been out of reach.

Behind The Scenes

Savory doesn’t just grow the sport 40 hours per week, as he’s actively involved in the disc golf scenes of Emporia and back home in New York. He clued us into just a few ways that he and DD work toward hosting awesome events nationwide:

“I stay pretty busy hosting numerous events each year. Hops N Hyzers is a doubles league held during the offseason that teams up with our local brewpub, Radius Brewing Company, to keep people playing in the winter months. Lyme Warrior Open is an event that we're able to bring a little awareness to Lyme Disease in disc golf and play the infamous Jones Gold. Shenanigans at Shorewinds is an event my wife and I host in NY each summer that gives us an excuse to visit family and friends.”

Despite the cold weather that Derek often sees in both locations, he doesn’t let it stop him from getting out there and playing with friends for fun or in a tournament setting. He notes that his coldest round was during a -13 degree day, proving that he has a true love for the sport! The next time you’re curious to see how Dynamic Discs can potentially turn your disc golf dreams into reality, reach out to Derek to learn more about how we can help.