ok.....positive post by Keizer.....I have issues that Keizer has no issues.
Here are some of the takeaways for me that I think need help.
Water jugs....weather like yesterday, great, fine, other wise we should be able to put out jugs just like an event, we have them, they just need to be water only, no ice, that would be ideal.
Chili section/tables, that is something that we may need to look at renting an additional "chili section" for the event. I think that we may have actually outgrown the "shelter" for chili alone. I think that the additional help/staff may need to be utilizing more of the shelter and allowing less of the participants to be using it. Sort of a "staff only" in the area for at least about half of. Then we have people use the perimeter to get drinks, food, check-ins, scoring.
Multiple speakers pointed towards the CTP and the Parking lot would be advisable I think as Kevin indicated. If possible, even a remote speaker by hole #1 as well would be ideal.
Home Brew Beer contest, to compliment the craft brewers that are coming to the surface. I think that the notion of having a more organized platform could increase that base for us.
A bigger generator or multiple ones are needed, then we should have 1-2 people that clearly are aligned with setting up enough to handle 30 crockpot as well. I think that if we had a balance on the power distribution we may have been better at the power consumption.
More Chili prize distribution. I know that I spend a lot of money on my chili as well as time, and I am assuming that you did as well. We do this for the love of our sport, and the hopes to make us all happy, but with 30 people bringing in that much chili, I would like to have us look at a way to reward the top 5 at least from the judging standpoint. Not only disc golf certificates, but eating out at nice places would be idea. Something along the lines of 100-80-60-50-40 gift cards to places that you want to go and take someone nice to would be ideal.
A bigger scoreport. We need to unfortunately create 2 18 hole scoreports that can house 7 if not 8 cards apeice. OR.........get some cards that SPLIT the names on 2 places with Names and Rd 1 Score to be written. I am uncertain if it would be too small, but it is an idea. Another idea.......VIDEO MONITORS with the hole assignments on 2 screens facing that outer perimeter as I discussed earlier. If it were automated initially it may be easier on everyone. That would require at least 2 if not 3 laptops and video screens ( I would be willing to bring 1 possibly 2 next year, and donate my laptop for use). I think that would also ease the information that people were seeking, and creating the cluster around the scoreports. I don't think that we need to print out the information, but having it readily available, and automated would/should/could be easier on the scoring staff as well. Plus if played out our cards right, we may be able to have people upload videos from the course that could be sent to the monitors to play as well in some cases. Again food for thought on that.
More people stepping up to help with cleanup/prepping work, and more donations. This is our chance to shine, and the fact that a few make it happen is great. But I know personally that I pulled trash with Rob yesterday, and we had a little help, but could use more. Just as you are out there watching people do some of the cleaning, preparing, jump in and help out. A few minutes with everyone that was out there makes everyone's day go easier.
Overall, it is best day of disc golf locally we can ask for. We do a fantastic job of making our city community of disc golf lovers proud, and I am thankful for all the work that has gone on this year to make it happen, and over the years.
I promise to continue to buy and give away mulligans, because even if my name isn't on the trophy, the biggest winner is the community we live in and support. The real winners are those that we help. We are fortunate to be able to give to our community, have a small competition amongst us, and most importantly a great day to get out see people we haven't in awhile, and better yet improve the lives of people that we may not know.
It is a great sport, we are a great community, and I thank all of you for the support of the event.
BTW-it's not too late you can still donate to the cause, so go do so. Let's beat that $10k goal this year!