WMDG elects officers, sets goals for 2022

Lewis to lead disc golf efforts in Allegany County
Club eyes nonprofit status, expansion

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FROSTBURG — Ten members of Western Maryland Disc Golf met recently at LG’s Pizza in Frostburg to elect the organization’s officers and set goals for 2022 and beyond.

BJ Lewis will serve as director, Scott Mallery as deputy director, Seth Wilson as treasurer and Jim Buser as course development/course liaison officer. Each of the four positions are 12-month terms and sets the group on a path towards becoming a nonprofit organization. All but Buser were in attendance.

BJ Lewis (top right), Scott Mallery (left), Seth Wilson (bottom right) and Jim Buser (not pictured) were voted by Western Maryland Disc Golf members to lead the club in 2022.

Lewis directed that Wilson’s top priority is opening a bank account in the club’s name and begin research on the best way to become a nonprofit.

Mallery provided an update on the 12 new baskets to be installed at Central Assembly of God, the home course of WMDG. There are currently nine baskets in play while three more areas are nearly ready. Mallery said the new MVP Black Hole Pro baskets will be delivered within the next two weeks, but it probably won’t be until early April or so until they are installed. A volunteer crew from Central Assembly has agreed to install the poles into the ground.

The baskets will cost about $4,500, but the club and the church are splitting the cost 50-50. Additionally, at least three baskets have been sponsored — at $350 apiece — and will offset the club’s share of the expense. That is expected to bring the WMDG’s cost to approximately $1,200.

Fall/Winter Doubles League

Kevin Spradlin updated the group on Fall/Winter Doubles League competition, which began Oct. 24 and runs through Feb. 27.

Through the first 12 weeks, a total a total of 22 players had completed 93 rounds of disc golf during league play. That equated to $465 in registration fees — it’s $5 per player per week, which includes $1 to the ace fund, $2 to the league and $2 to the weekly payout — and a total of $186 in cash payout for winners. Spradlin said the ace fund stood at $55 through Jan. 23, having been reset on Dec. 6.

Fall/Winter Doubles League competition resumes Sunday, Feb. 6 at Central Assembly of God in Cumberland. Tee time is 2 p.m. while registration begins at 1:30 p.m.

Spring League starts March 17

Lewis said Spring League action begins on Thursday, March 17. Play will begin as close to 5 p.m. as possible. Sunset is scheduled for 7:25 p.m. and it takes approximately two hours for a group to complete a round of 18 holes.

From March through Oct. 14 2021, 32 different players completed a total of 268 rounds of disc golf over 31 weeks of inaugural league play on Thursday nights at Central Assembly of God. There was a season-high 14 players on Aug. 26 and weekly play averaged 8.6 players.

League officials discussed ways to improve attendance for 2022.


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