Bowen Park – Week of June 7-11th

Hello disc golfers!
For the week of June 7 to 11 the entrance will be closed off to allow the City of Nanaimo renovations to be completed. It will be reopened for the weekend by end of day Friday.
While this is taking place, all access to the Disc Golf Course, Bowen Centre, and Kin Pool will be from Wall Street. Signage will be installed  by the City at both entrances to inform patrons of the change. With this arrangement there is a bit of a pinch point in front of the Kin Pool with two way traffic and the patrons/public moving in and around the pool/playground. There will be a traffic control flagger on site each day next week to ensure this area is being managed safely with the traffic pattern changes.
We recommend to park down by the volleyball courts and start at Hole 10.

Closure: Hole 8 White

Attention Disc Golfers
Re: Bowen Park Hole 8
Effective immediately Hole 8 White Pad is closed due to safety. Please throw from the blue pad even when playing whites.
IF THERE ARE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS PLEASE YELL “FORE” WAY IN ADVANCED WHEN PLAYING 7 WHITE OR 7 BLUE.
The NDGC, City of Nanaimo, & Volleyball Representatives are currently in discussion on the safety concerns for all.
Signage will be posted very soon.
Please educate all persons playing Bowen Park.

Pryde Vista is Now Open

Pryde Vista Golf Course is now open for the season.

Tee times must be booked in advance by calling Pryde Vista, 250-753-6188. Cost is $8 for members, $10 for non-members. Maximum 4 people per group.
Please be on time for your tee time, no exceptions.

NDGC Drive to 100

February is “NDGC Drive to 100” Month. To entice players of all ages and abilities to sign up, we are offering up a rare 2021 Japan Open Firebird. To be eligible for the random draw for this disc on March 1, you need to be a fully registered member of NDGC by 11:59 p.m. on February 28.

Current club membership sits at 78. We have 22 tags left from our first batch. We will order more as necessary. We’ve never had more than 70 members in the club. This is amazing this early in the year! Membership runs from January-December annually.

To get your NDGC membership, email the following information to nanaimodiscgolf@gmail.com plus an etransfer for $30:
name, birthdate (mm/dd/yy), phone, email, address, PDGA # if you are a member and whether you are a member of BCDS (yes/no). Once we have received your $$ and info, we will arrange to get you your 2021 bag tag.

Currently, the club is working hard with the City of Nanaimo to develop more and better disc golf facilities. They are well aware of the explosive growth of the sport, the need to expand facilities and the benefits of disc golf in city parks. A redevelopment of Bowen Park is into the final planning stages. The City also has a few other parcels of land that are being considered for course development.

Showing growth in numbers is one way to help promote these initiatives. Spread the word. Let’s get to 100 members and beyond! Thanks for your support. See you on the course!

Covid Restrictions

Effective immediately all NDGC Club Events (Sunday Dubs, Monday Glow) are temporarily postponed until further notice due to the new Covid restrictions in BC.

“By order and direction of the Provincial Health Officer (PHO), all events and social gatherings are suspended to significantly reduce COVID-19 transmission related to social interactions and travel.

The order is in effect from November 19, 2020 at midnight to December 7, 2020 at midnight.”