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by james
Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: National Directors Report 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 751

National Directors Report 2016

Ok here goes my NDs report. Now I've never done this before so be nice :) thanks! National Directors report 2016 2016 has been a year of new beginnings for the BDGA. We have made a lot of progressive steps forward that I am proud of. However, we have only been working on these things for a year and ...
by james
Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: Notification of an AGM
Replies: 26
Views: 3449

Re: Notification of an AGM

Think questioning when the position is up for renewal again is a bit of a low blow there Rich. Charlie has worked tirelessly this year and done very good work on an international level for the BDGA. I honestly don't see why after a long report about all the good things and progress that has been mad...
by james
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

James my statement regarding every 18 hole course with a willing TD supplying one tournament per calendar year all with equal value in view of the Bdga is the answer to inclusiveness. Before we concentrate on how something like this might be accomplished it must be asked if it is in the direction t...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

Collective decision making is a process that starts with seeking opinions and engaging with ideas, that is what I consistently strived to do Independently coming up with some options and then holding a vote is not an inclusive way of working, it's a way of offloading responsibility for the decision...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

A promotions officer is definitely something I have thought about. Something for next year perhaps if anyone was interested we could create the position.
We can have 'media coverage like never seen before'. :D sorry Rich last one I swear!!
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:08 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

I appreciate your question Andrew, I would like to see Mull, Loch Tay, Moray, Bluebell Woods and Burnlaw plus all on the rest of the 18 hole disc golf courses in the UK with a willing TD host one event per course, all holding the same value with the Bdga in 2017. If this happened the Bdga would sim...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

bruce wrote:The point is Bonjour that the regional series currently are completely unconnected to the BDGA
I'm fairly certain that at least the MODS operates using BDGA insurance. Or at least it did at the beginning of the year. So not completely unconnected.
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

James, after 3.5 years in Scotland I've been nothing short of a suggestion machine. With all due respect Seamus a lot of times I struggle to really grasp what it is you are trying to suggest to us. I understand that not everything is perfect and we cannot be on top of everything but I have been in ...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

I would like to run a BDGA that is a much more inclusive operation in terms of decision making Over the life of this forum (since 2005) I have on average posted 2 in every 3 days. Probably more as director as I've posted less the last year. Let that sink in. I've publically engaged with not just th...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

20% ? Do 20000+ disc golfers use the forum? Don't undervalue the size of the sport in the country. There's over 100000 people that play every year and growing. I believe Rich was referring to members rather than casual players who I'm sure are also not likely to check the forums. With regards to 10...
by james
Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:24 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

Obviously there are a number of ways to show commitment to British Disc Golf. But it is unfair to say that players who regularly attend tournaments and get involved in the disc golf scene in this country, of which the tour is a large part, are not showing a commitment to British Disc Golf.
by james
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

robbnot wrote:Back to the EDGC '18
If the top players in the BDGA tour qualify, then why not have the top of the Quaich tour qualify aswell
Has been discussed and will continue to be. Fingers crossed but it's not down to us its more a PDGA Europe/EDGF decision I believe.
by james
Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:33 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Inclusiveness
Replies: 88
Views: 8165

Re: Inclusiveness

Ok this is just a brief message until I can get home from work and write a full response hopefully tomorrow if I don't get kept too late! I apologise for not writing earlier Seamus I must have missed the post going up whilst I was away and I happily admit myself I don't often check the forum daily. ...
by james
Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Development Committee
Replies: 11
Views: 1852

Re: Development Committee

I sent this info as an email but feel I should also publicly defend the work the BDGA do. Since I took over the development email in the interim whilst the constitution was sorted and we set up a new development committee (very very soon) I have received two email enquiries regarding course installa...
by james
Sun May 29, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA Newletter
Replies: 16
Views: 1931

Re: BDGA Newletter

I echo the sentiments of both Tom and Jester here. A mistake was made and an apology was offered. Hopefully this is something that can be avoided in the future. The Newsletter has and continues to be our main method of updating members as to what is going on around the tour and Rich dedicates a lot ...
by james
Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA National Director Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: BDGA National Director Review

Sorry I just typed out a very long and detailed response to this but then left the computer for 5 mins and have been logged out and subsequently lost my entire response. Have to head off to work now so will respond to this tomorrow. Apologies.
by james
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:19 am
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA National Director Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: BDGA National Director Review

All very good points Del. I'll try my best to answer them now as best I can. But our aim is to get everything together to produce before Mt Edgcumbe and to have it all approved. So... 1. We're very aware of this and have been trying to figure out what it is the BDGA can offer on top of the current m...
by james
Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA National Director Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: BDGA National Director Review

I'm really not going to get into a petty back and forth about what you think the role of national director involves jester. It simply isn't a good use of my time. But let me just say that nothing was dodged and as I said in my initial reply clearly explained there will be an update in time. But as T...
by james
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA National Director Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: BDGA National Director Review

Jester, I appreciate your comments that you feel I did not respond in effective time to this post. The truth is that I, like a majority of our touring members, do not often use the forum as a means of communication. My approach to this role has been to prioritise the work that myself and the rest of...
by james
Tue Mar 29, 2016 10:27 pm
Forum: General and Disc golf in the news
Topic: BDGA National Director Review
Replies: 22
Views: 2593

Re: BDGA National Director Review

Didn't see the post before I left for Mull since I don't really check the forum much. wouldn't have any reason to avoid this obviously. We have worked on everything we promised. Constitution is finished just needs final approval. Promised myself I wouldn't be checking these things whilst on my holid...