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JANAURY 2003

The Saturday afternoon (1:30pm) random draw tournament is in full swing. We have had as many as twenty people playing during a tournament, and hope for more. A few points of interest to mention that we have decided on are as follows:

1. The entry fee is $5 for the Saturday tourneys with $1 going towards the ACE pool, and $1 dollar going to a Closest to the Pin (CTP) prize.

2. The ACE pool will be capped at $100. Once the cap is reached we will continue to collect until the someone claims the bounty, then re-start the pool at $25. The $100 is waiting to be claimed, as of January 18, 2003.

3. The ACE pool will be capped at $100. Once the cap is reached we will continue to collect until the someone claims the bounty, then re-start the pool at $25. The $100 is waiting to be claimed, as of January18,2003.

4. A minimum of six players are required to have the CTP contest during a round. If we donít have six, we will not collect for the CTP prize that week. If we have 12 players or more, we will have two CTP holes. The CTP prize will normally be a disc. 

5. You may play in the tournaments without taking part in the contests.

POINTS OF INTEREST

ODGC is preparing to host our first "Ice Bowl" on Saturday, February 15, 2003. Entry fee is $20 with proceeds going to the Salvation Army. the tournament will include many CTP's, an ace pool, putting contest, and offer "Mulligans" for sale "on the spot". Winners in each division will receive disc prizes. Food will be provided by Ben Whitman with his mobile gourmet kitchen. More information will be available soon. 

Our petition for PDGA sanctioning for the SC Festival of Roses has been approved for Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2003. Buster Smith of OP&RD and Harold Duvall of Innova Discs have offered their sponsorship and assistance. More information tba.

We are also considering two other "major" events for Orangeburg this calendar year - The weekend of August 16 & 17 as well as a one day event on December 13. A more definite schedule will be available in the February newsletter.

"Of Course" Consideration

The course improvement committee is finalizing the course improvements options. Buster Smith and the OP&RD has approved the funding for the double chains for all 19 Discatchers as well as matching funds for our other improvement projects. Once again, our parks dept. comes through in a very big way. 


On Tuesday, January 14, 2003 The ODGC held it's monthly meeting at The House of Pizza. Although only six members attended, the discussion was lively, informative and very productive. The results from the meeting are as follows:

Election of Officers:
Ambassador- Ben Whitman
President- Tim (Shade) Hogg
Vice President- Eric McCall
Treasurer-Eric McCall
Secretary-Shade Hogg
Membership Director- Ronnie Barr
Merchandise Director- Joey Johnson
Official Webmaster- Eric McCall
Public Relations Director- Mike Farnham
Sponsorship Director- Don Burns

We drafted our club "Mission Statement" : The mission of the Orangeburg Disc Golf Club is to serve itís members through organizing and hosting tournament activities, overseeing the course, providing merchandise, and participating in outreach activities that promote the growth of disc golf in the immediate area as well as the surrounding region.

Membership Status:
ODGC has 15 members in good standing through December 31, 2003.
The membership program offers many advantages including: a bright white tee shirt with the "ODGC" logo, a premium mini marker, subscription to the monthly newsletter, reduced prices on discs as well as all other merchandise, voting privileges, plus priceless other advantages. All for only $ 15 per year with a $10 renewal. To find out more, ask any member.

Upcoming Events:
The Saturday afternoon (1:30pm) random draw tournament is in full swing.
We have had as many as twenty people playing during a tournament, and hope for more. A few points of interest to mention that we have decided on are as follows:

The "Adopt-A-Hole" program still has holes available for caring individuals with a little extra time to give back to the course. As of this printing, holes 2, 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 12, and 13 are still awaiting "adoption". 

Most of the holes now have names (see back sheet), but a few remain nameless. If you come up with a name, throw it around. Let's get this done. We also want to complete the hole descriptions, so let's get going. It's your course too. 

Touring The Region
Charleston, SC- Ronnie Barr and Shade Hogg made respectable showings at "The Charleston Coca Cola Classic" tournament held on December 7 & 8, 2002'. 
Chapin, SC. -Mike Farnham, Joey Johnson, Chris Kilgus have been "takin' it to" the Columbia area players at the weekly doubles held at 3:00pm each Sunday at Crooked Creek Park. Orangeburg players are quickly becoming well seasoned early in 03'.

Local Results
"Santa Classic" ( December 14,02' )- Mike Newman won the Open Pro Division, Eric McCall took the honors in the Advanced Amateur Division, and Joey Johnson topped the Intermediate Amateur Division. Altogether 24 players braved the very challenging winds of Edisto Gardens Disc Golf Course.

 
Saturday ,Jan 4- Doubles- Brent Jarret and Eric McCall defeated Jama Rutland and Shade Hogg in the third hole of "Sudden Life" over a fairly strong field.

 
Saturday, Jan 11-Doubles- Chris Kilgus and Aaron Smartt shot a doubles record 48 for a six stroke victory. Chris sank a 45 ft. "putt" on the ninth (final) hole to secure a "Catch 22".

Contact information:
Newsletter Editor - Tim "Shade" Hogg
(843) 327-8728
thog9999@hotmail.com


ODGC Webmaster - Eric McCall
tericm@yahoo.com
http://members.tripod.com/odgc-sc/

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