1999 News Archives

Magic City Christmas Classic 1999- Success!!

Posted December 31, 1999
The Magic City Christmas Classic was a big hit despite the weather. We had 68 players on what became a cold wet day. The Southern Nationals crew did a great job. The winners were: Mike Young - Open, Robert McDonald - Grand Masters, Randy Fortenberry(DGB)- Advanced Am, Tim Williams - Am, Devin Lewis - Am Master, Melinda Umpenhour - Am Women, Chase Thompson - Novice. Everyone loved the course and what we have accomplished. DGB players placed in nearly all the divisions. Congratulations to everyone who won and those who helped make this happen.

Alabama Random Doubles Shootout - Oct. 9

Posted October 31, 1999
Ok, well it rained. A lot. We did have 16 people show up though. We did not however reach our goal for a new practice basket. Tom Monroe has donated an old basket for us to use instead. The money we had left over will be enough to buy some inner chains for the Mach I which has just one set of chains.

Randy Fortenberry and Robin ? won the two round tournament with -16. Second was Richie Kincaid and Ron Pittman. Next was Mark ? and Aaron ? who made a miraculous move from 6th to 3rd in the final round. Mike Dammes (Atl.) and the other Mark were 4th. Finally there was another awesome move by Tim Keith and his partner who came in at the break to move from last to 5th.

Back Nine

Posted February 28, 1999
Yes, believe it or not, the back nine at George Ward has concrete. Thanks to funding from the Glen Iris community and Joe Thacker of BUDA, and the manual labor from Ben Miller, Scott Killin, Phil Higgins, Kerry Wilda and others (there may be more I am leaving out) all members of the Dirty Birdies Disc Golf Club, the club which manages George Ward. Come out and play what seems like a whole new course.

New Courses in Birmingham's Future

Posted January 28, 1999
Disc Golf Birmingham and some interested players in the Birmingham area have organized to create the Disc Golf Birmingham Project. This is not a club or organization, but a group of people who wish to see disc golf spread in the Birmingham area.

Initial talks have begun with Hoover, Trussville, Chelsea and Jefferson State Community College. All parties seem interested in what disc golf can do for them. Placing a course at Jefferson State is likely to be least costly. The PDGA has a matching baskets program for courses placed on accredited college campuses.

Hoover and Trussville are looking for a public recreation facility with low cost maintenence. This is why disc golf is such a perfect product for them. Chelsea on the other hand is wanting to draw more people out to there newly organized area.

Other items on the DGB Project agenda include more availabilty of discs through the local retail market, more tournaments, and more public family and youth involvment. If you would like to know what you can do to help or be a part of the Disc Golf Birmingham Project, contact Brian Moon or Ron Pittman.

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