Monday, December 6, 2010

the trailhead sign at entrance to the TRAILS DGC

notice the mailbox?  soon it will hold scorecards with a map and distances.
the main sign is coming soo too.

Also - disc golfers - let me introduce you to my new friend....Mr Trashcan.  Please pick up trash...espcially yours!

 trash cans are only # 6 fairway, #14 tee box and by #18 basket at this time.  soon each tee box will have a small trash can.

Don't forget - if you are available - photo shoot with the county officals Friday December 10 at 4:00.

Trash cans!!!

there are trash cans in # 6 fairway, #14 tee box and #18 basket

please use them and pick up any trash you come across.


Doubles Saturday Dec 11 @ The Trails DGC

Saturday Doubles - $5 to get in.  show up around 9:30, play to begin at 10.  bring a friend!!!

the store will be open for your disc needs and orders for christmas.  discraft, dga, gateway, daredevil, and innova.
portable baskets from $115

bring your used discs if you want to swap with folks.

keith has done an amazing job designing a trails dgc disc.  we are going to get them printed for or sponsors and for sale to you guys around the first of the year.

see you saturday

Saturday, December 4, 2010

upcoming pay options - Sunday 12.5 and Sat 12.11

If you are out tomorrow at the trails in Anderson around 3, let's play a round!

and Saturday Dec 11 at 9:30 - let's gather for some doubles action.  $5 entry with full pay out for winning team. rookies welcome, we will pair up experienced players with newer or recreational players.

Velocity Disc golf will have Innova, Gateway, Discraft available for your pre Christmas purchase.  if you need a bag or portable basket let me know to be sure you get them by Christmas.

We've got tee signs coming, there is a first run TRAILS disc in the works - artwork by a local dger/ tattoo artist/ cool guy.  probably going to put it on a dx midrange and give to all sponsors of the course and sell to you guys first come  - $10

I still think the photo opp is on for Friday Dec 10 at 4:00 if you want to be in the paper with the county officials.  I will keep you posted.

PS - Tron is the coolest movie ever!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

FYI - Disc Golf Class for Credit @ Anderson University

For all those interested:

New for the spring semester at AU  - disc golf!!!!  that's right, disc golf class for credit.

the section will be Mondays 1:30- 3:30  Sign up today AU students.

No News

waiting on sign to be printed for the county to have the pr and photo opp.  maybe next friday(12/10) at 4:00

what about a 2 round singles something on Saturday 12/11?

anyone intersted in getting a grand opening of the trails disc?  I think we are getting rocs printed up.

let me know -

Saturday, November 13, 2010

First Event @ the Trails

great start to dg events at the trails today.  we raised $123 for the Canns as they prepare to go Peru to live for 26 months.  we'll do some more event to support them later.

likely we will do a grand opening ether Dec 4 or 11 - gotta check with county officials.  maybe we will do a pro/am type event where we pair players with sponsors to show them the course and how to play.  more later.

get your Christmas orders together and call me or email me with your disc golf needs!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

tee signs and trails entrance banner

all of the tee signs should be in place on Friday as well as a banner to show everyone where to start the disc golf experience.

we've talked about benches at each tee.  i think for now the best, most natural, cheapest solution is to cut sections of log and place 4 "log seats" at each tee box.  still need to clear out some around many of these.  feel free to do this as you go to play.

we are also going to place trash baskets at each tee box. please pick up your trash.

don't forget about the random doubles tournament on Saturday (11/13) $10 - 18 holes.  prizes for the winning team.  meet at 9:30, tees at 10 am.  Velocity DG will be on hand with lots of discs and order forms for all your Christmas disc golf goodies.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Random Doubles this Saturday - Nov 13

hey folks - if you are interested - we are holding a doubles tourney this Saturday (11.13) - one round, random draw doubles, meet at 9:30 and play begins a 10 am.

There is a $10 entry fee.  proceeds from this event go to help Sam Cann as he prepares to go to Peru in 2012.  There will be prizes for the winning team.  Velocity Disc Golf will be on hand with discs, shirts, etc for sale with the ability to special order bags, targets and specific disc by Christmas.  Bring your wish list.

call for more info 864-314-0348

Friday, October 29, 2010

Work Day

I know it is late notice, but if anyone is around Saturday (10.30) at 10 am, I will be at the course with bags of concrete that need to be poured in 6-7 tee sign holes where the poles were not correctly placed the first time.  Also, if anyone has seen a green tee sign post laying around, please let me know.  we are missing one on #18.

Other little projects include:  clearing around a couple of  tees and trails to tees.  bring your clippers!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Picked up a new sponsor

you never know what you'll come up with at the disc golf course.  last week, I was doing a little maintenance and met Jim.  Jim is retired and inquisitive and enthusiastic about people...especially his friends.  Jim wrote a check on the spot to sponsor a hole in his friends realty company's name.  Thanks Jim!  you are awesome.

Basil and the sign company are getting the kinks worked out and tee signs are coming.  No word from Duke Energy on the Pavilion/ starting point.  There are new "next tee" sign on the course, so navigation should be easier for newbies.

I've been asked about doing a fund raiser ace run on November 13.  Mark your calendars for some fun and prizes.


Monday, September 20, 2010

New Disc Golf Disc Manufacturer - Maple Valley Plastics - MVP

The ION is the only disc available and PDGA approved from newcomer Maple Valley Plastics out of Michigan.  They market their discs under the MVP label.  I contacted them last week to see if they send me a sample to demo.  They did.

Let me tell you the ION is one cool disc.  it is a putter like no other.  It features a two material welded disc.  A  candy like plastic for the inner dome and a rubberish rim that thickens out similar to an aviar.  I was so excited by it that I putted for 30 minutes after opening the package today.

Here are my thoughts on the ION.  It feels great, love the change of texture on the edge.  At full speed the disc flies true and holds a great line, especially if thrown low.  At low speeds, like a lob, it floats quickly to the right (RHBH).  You can really send some crushing throws into the chains with this disc.  i assume the rubberized outer ring is designed to absorb the energy of the throw into chains to cushion the blow.  It does to some degree, but if thrown high into the chains, it had the tendency to bounce out straight.  Maybe too much spring in the disc.

I do like the disc and it will ride in my bag for awhile.  I wonder what will come next in disc design - a putter with a crumble zone? 

anybody ever throw any of these?  i am working to get my hands on some other plastic from smaller dg companies.  DareDevil out of Canada, ABC in Indiana, DKG in Memphis, Ching in Asheville, Gateway in St Louis and a few overseas manufacturers.  Stay tuned.  If you need discs or want to be on our email update list for Anderson Area Disc Golf events and news, email me at

the PHD Pocket Disc

Ok, these are really cool.  We bought one this summer up in the mountains around Asheville, NC and had a "ball' with it.  I called the company, met the president and am now working with them to market them to the disc golf community.  Check out their website
These discs are the same size as traditional dg discs but made of a woven fabric.  They are tons of fun.  Locally, you can buy these at the Giggling Grasshopper.

more stuff I'm checking out

New Ching VELOCITY is a driver with grip-dimples (my words, not theirs).  I will be testing this week and will let you know how I like and what it's main attributes are.

Stuff that i'm checking out

The Nutsac!!  New Disc Golf Bag from Nutsac is really unique.  It is made from the same material as Carhartt clothes - really heavy duty canvas.  It holds about 6 discs.  Kind of looks like a rugged purse or murse (man-purse for the testosterone crowd).  In talking with the company, they say that it is perfect for the real disc golfer - the ones that realize that they only use about 4-5 discs, so why carry a suitcase around the course.

Anderson Independent Article Coming Out Soon

Great conversation with Jake Grove with AI.  He's covered Disc golf before when we installed the small course at Darwin Wright (City Beach DGC) a few years ago.  Be looking for the article this weekend.

I am including a picture of the sign template.  You will notice the blank space in the bottom, that is where the sponsor info will go.  and  speaking of sponsors...GPO needs your help to make a few contacts.  We have folders made up with all the info about sponsorship ($500 for 3 years - logo on a tee sign as well as the main trail head sign).  Let me know if you know of an individual or company that you and/ or i can approach.  Also, we have lumber and concrete - do you have the capacity to build benched or trash cans?  Can you did a hole and plant the sign posts (we have 3 that never got in and a couple more that have pulled loose because of too little concrete).

comment below or email me at


Friday, September 3, 2010

What can you do?

I am glad you asked because the Trails DGC is your course.  Any time you play, always pick up trash.  If you have the time, take some clippers/ loppers/ saws and clear out the trails and areas around the baskets.  Round Up Round Up Round Up.  Especially the Poison Oak/ Ivy.

All for now.

Thursday, September 2, 2010


We have several great partners and sponsors that have helped fund and build the trails dgc.  We are still in need of several more to complete our project with benches, trash cans and a trailhead sign/ map.

we have 6 hole sponsorships open - it is $500 for a 3 year sponsorship.  that gets the business logo on a tee sign as well as the main sign for the course.  we are affiliated with Foothills Community Foundation and are a non-profit organization.  your contributions may be tax deductible.  attached is the sponsor form and info about the course and GPO.

if you have ideas or questions contact me at



The Trails Disc Golf Course @ the Anderson County Civic Center

the course is officially open.  there will a "grand opening" soon where we can invite our sponsors and county officials.

tee signs are coming soon.  if you are playing for the first time, park in the new parking lot before the tennis courts and use the asphalt walk way towards the apartments.  #1 tee is on the left, #18 basket is on the right.

#10 & 11 tee boxes are painted on the asphalt walk way.  after finishing # 10 - 11 is up the asphalt walk not the dirt path.  after #12 - turn right through the trees to the open area for #113.  finishing 13 walk past 12 tee, step over the creek (its little, with a small bridge or log crossing coming) - turn right to find #14 tee.  everything else is simple.

questions?  call me at 864-314-0348 - David Barfield

doubles on Sundays at 3.  still looking for a day during the week to get together.

if you have some contacts we still have 6 holes for sponsorship.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Newly created

This is the first attempt at truly organizing outdoor sports, especially disc golf.  The trails dgc is now open at the Anderson Civic Center.

stay tuned