I’ll be heading out to Jericho doubles tonight with about 600 discs. Doubles starts at 6pm, I should be there a bit before so people can browse and I’ll stay around afterwards if people want to shop (although I’ll probably be closed during doubles because I’m planning on playing).
I’ll also be on location at QE on Monday at the Trilogy Challenge. I’m expecting a shipment of Dynamic Discs bags tomorrow, so assuming that comes in as expected I’ll have those at QE.
If you haven’t voted in the PDGA elections yet, you have until July 31st, 2014 at 11:59pm ET, so for us on the Westcoast that would be 8:59 PDT. So don’t wait until the last second to vote because you might be in the wrong timezone.
If you want more information about the election and candidates: http://www.pdga.com/get-your-vote
I highlight this for a number of reasons:
- With the increasing number of PDGA events in BC, it’s more important than ever before that we like the direction of the main board, and that we’re happy with our provincial representative
- Since I’m officially running a PDGA Affiliated club, you know so you can get those discounted PDGA members and pay in Canadian dollars, I’ve got a bit more obligation to make people aware of things like this
- If you’ve already voted or done research, you probably know this, I’m running to be the PDGA Provincial coordinator for BC. I think I’m well suited for the role, and would appreciate your support. That said, it’s a weird thing, those of us who stepped forward this year (Brad, Matt and myself) wouldn’t have known who else also volunteered. So we’re all running because we felt that strongly enough to volunteer, not because we think the other guys will do a bad job, we didn’t know that anyone else had volunteered until we saw the ballots. So, please do vote, for whomever you feel best represents your personal views of the role at this time.
I’ve got a few Dynamic Discs Ranger bags en route, they are scheduled to arrive on Friday. If they do, I’ll have them with me at the Trilogy event at QE on Monday. If you’re interested, they are going for $220 (including taxes).
This is the least expensive backpack that we carry. Incoming colours are Ralph and Ombre Gringo.
If you’re looking to register for the Ogopogo Open presented by the Kelowna Kinsmen on the BRAND NEW Myra Canyon Adventure Park Disc Golf Course, then look only one click further:
If you have questions about the event ask the KDGA, if you have problems with registration ask us.
Working with a number of groups on custom stamp discs, and it looks likely that they will be ordered together, along with a couple of baskets. As such the order will likely ship on pallets, resulting in the lowest shipping prices available.
So if you are looking for an Innova basket, this is a good opportunity to save some money on shipping, or to put together a volume course order.
There also may be a smaller Innova order before the big one, with expected delivery prior to World’s, so if anyone needs something for World’s we can coordinate that as well.
If you’ve been thinking about registering for The Hopen, today is your last chance. So do it now. Here’s a bunch of reasons why you should register for the event:
- Random draw for $100 Disc Cellar gift certificate (coming from added cash)
- Another $150 in Disc Cellar gift certificates for CTPs and prizes (coming from added cash)
- Prizes through The Disc Cellar voucher system for Amateur Divisions, Cash payouts for the pros
- Buffet lunch included in your entry fee
- 2 rounds on a temporary Disc Golf course on a ball golf course
- the more successful this event is, the more likely we’ll be able to get more events at non-DG courses. This could be an important case study.
- The Disc Cellar on location
Hope to see you there!
This idea is just that at this point. Throwing it out there to see if there’s some traction for it or not.
It’s too late to do this for the summer, but I was thinking that on non-Duck Golf dates it might be possible to run a 4 event series in the lower mainland…
Here’s what I’m thinking, focus would be on Juniors, Women and recreational golfers. Divisions offered would be:
- Junior I
- Junior II
- Junior III
- Junior IV
- Amateur novice women
- Amateur recreational women
- Amateur intermediate women
- Amateur advanced women – if there’s demand
- Amateur novice
- Amateur recreational
- Amateur intermediate – if there’s demand
- propagators – group of 3 rated golfers who play in order to allow the other groups to get ratings if desired
The idea here is to focus on newer golfers, or those who don’t enjoy playing 3-5 hour rounds and 36-44 holes in a day. Thinking the events would probably use existing recreational courses, and play 2 rounds of the recreational course. So courses like Mundy, Jericho, QE would be 18 total holes; Burnaby would be 20 holes, Quilchena or Maple Ridge would be 24 holes, Langley all holes would not be played (or maybe you play all 18 holes, but with a “half time”). The projected result would be:
- shorter rounds
- longer lunch breaks
- shorter courses
- courses you can practice prior to the event
- less intimidation
- opportunity for clinics or other instruction
- non-playing Tournament Director to help deal with any issues
Costs would be kept lower, payouts would be in vouchers/prizes and with series awards. Rentable discs and bags could be made available.
My hope is that these events would appeal to more casual golfers who don’t normally attend tournaments. That families could play together. That it would provide a good venue for regular tournament players to bring first timers and non-tournament friends out to give it a try knowing they would not be playing a soul crushing full day 36 hole, short lunch, start early, finish when it’s dark sort of day.
Anyway, like I say, this is just a concept. So I welcome additional feedback on it, as well as other collaborators if other organizations, vendors, individuals are interested in getting in on the action.
Unfortunately do to logistically challenges it looks as though The Disc Cellar will not be making the trip to the Hub City Huck like we had hoped. We hope that it is a great event for everyone who is able to make the trip.
Since we’d like to believe there are some Islander’s who are disappointed that The Disc Cellar and our large inventory won’t be on site this weekend we have some compensation for you.
Any Island orders over the next week (until next Friday), will ship free*!
to the Islands (if it involves a ferry you’re covered)
You see, it’s not that we don’t love you, it’s just sometimes things don’t work out. Online inventory is not up to date, so if there’s something you’re looking for ask if we have it and we’ll verify for you.
* In the interest of economics however, I may try to do bulk shipments to each “club” if it makes sense to do so.
Getting this order finalized has taken a lot longer than I expected, but it’s just about there. So if anyone has any final requests, get them in ASAP. Limited availability of the ProBag 30+, but all colours of the ProBag 20+ should be in stock from Prodiscus to order.
I’m not overstocking on the bags, I’m bringing in maybe an extra bag or two, but otherwise the bags I’m bringing in are pre-sold.
I am bringing in a few of their discs at the same time, but not a huge quantity, so if there’s something you want, let me know so that I bring in enough of them for you.
Projected prices for the bags are ProBag 20+ ($275), ProBag 30+ ($320). Haven’t brought in any of their products yet, so there might be some shipping related surprises, but I’ll honour those prices if you pre-order. If the price goes down once their here, I’ll refund the difference.
What follows is a list of what is now in stock for Vibram. For those of you unfamiliar with Vibram discs, they are available in 2 main materials: X-Link Medium and X-Link Firm which correspond to the rigidity of the discs. Once a year (in the fall) Vibram produces their discs in X-Link Soft, which means that by this time of year there’s limited availability in Soft. If you want something in Soft, get your pre-order on the books now, so that I can be sure to bring it in for you when it’s available. Additionally around October they also produce X-Link Glow, but my understanding is that’s only available directly from their on-line store and not to retailers. Keep in mind that we’re not talking “plastics”, this is Vibram after all, so these are compression molded rubbers.
Also it’s worth pointing out that most of these discs are not a single solid colour, but instead a variety of colours. Unlike most I-Dye or Fly Dye discs however these are opaque and the disc is not translucent at all. So you are less likely to lose these discs when compared with them. Also, the discs do not have hot stamps, but rather have the model information included as part of the mold. However, because of this nature, I will not be listing the colours of the discs, just their weight and firmness (S, M or F).
- 158m, 167m, 171m, 172m, 173m x 3
- 159f, 171f, 174f, 175f
- 162m 164m, 168m 169m, 171m x 2, 173m x 2,
165f, 168f x 2, 170f x 2, 175f x 2
- 165m, 168m, 170m x 2, 173m x 5
- 165f, 169f, 170f, 171f, 173f, 175f
- 157s, 171s
- 152m, 168m, 171m x 2, 174m x 2
- 171f, 175f x 2
- 156s, 171s
- 154m, 167m, 170m, 172m, 175m x 2
- 170f, 172f, 173f, 175f
- 155s, 172s
- 159m, 172m,
- 175f, 176f
- 155s, 170s
- 153m, 171m, 175m, 178m
- 174f x 2
- 155m, 173m, 174m
- 158f, 174f, 175f
- 147m, 173m x 3, 174m, 175m
- 151f, 174f, 175f
- 145m, 173m x 3, 174m
- 154f, 174f, 175f
- 148m, 173m x2, 174m, 175m
- 152f, 173f, 175f
All Vibram discs have an MSRP of $17.95, so their with tax price is $20.10. I’ve also got one starter pack of 3 discs (Ridge, Ibex and Lace): $56. I also have some minis: 4 x black, 3 x green, 3 x pink ($4.00), and camo x 10 ($5.00).