Hello CDGC members. Today we are going to talk about becoming a helpful volunteer.

I feel like everyone in Charlotte runs when they hear the word volunteer. I wish it wasn’t that way. I also wish everyone truly understood how awesome and fortunate it is to be a disc golfer and live in Charlotte.

I’m from Michigan and when I moved down here 2 years ago I quickly realized how amazing every single course in Charlotte is. I have had the opportunity to travel around the country and played numerous courses. Most courses that I played don’t have tee pads, tee signs, pavilions, message boards, or volunteers to clean them up. And don’t even get me started on the baskets.

Here in Charlotte we are really spoiled to have such a wonderful club that helps maintain and improve these amazing courses. I used to take it all for granted.

It’s kind of crazy to think that G-town which is way smaller than CDGC has the same amount of volunteers as CDGC – with half as many members. We have over 440 members and yet we only have around 20 to 30 volunteers. I hope this article will at least help us double that.

Now that I have attended a few club meetings and heard numerous times how short handed the CDGC is, I am asking you to take the time and volunteer. CDGC needs you. You might be like me and be injured or not physically fit, or lazy, or busy. I know I get it. That being said we need you to find the time to volunteer for whatever it is you can do.

Here is a list of things the club needs volunteers for……

  • Coursework Helpers (Resurrecting Hornet’s Nest)
  • Tournament Directors
  • Course Directors
  • League Directors
  • Spotters

No matter how you want to get involed…You can always pick up trash and kick all the sticks and limbs out of the fairways while you’re playing.

Thanks for taking the time to read this article and I really hope some of you step up and volunteer. The courses are great, help us keep them that way.

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Jeff White

Disc Golfer, Coach, Teacher, Uber Driver, Volunteer, and Friend to All