2001: Where does the loot go?

BY: Ronnie Ross     ronnie@badcodisc.com

Many people have asked me why BADCO tournaments are so expensive. My only reply is it costs money for everything we do. For instance, cement for the basket pin sleeves, locks for the baskets, inner chains for the baskets, t-shirts, trophies and course maintenance.

Thanks go out to all who participate in tournaments…they help to keep the course in good shape and provide for good tournament player packages and prizes. We at BADCO would hope that those who attend tournaments bring a friend! As more players attend tournaments, the fees will decrease and more course improvements can be made. Our goals for the future include:

-The operation of par 54 and 72 courses

-A stocked clubhouse/proshop

-Growth of the BADCO club

We encourage everyone to come out and play in the tournaments and join BADCO. If you are a member, encourage your friends and family to join…the more members we have the better our ability is to develop new courses and help the sport grow in and around Denver.

2001: Badlands Birth

BY: Ronnie Ross     ronnie@badcodisc.com

Ronnie Ross began dropping off literature at Hyland Hills Park and Recreation District regarding disc golf shortly after BADCO was formed. Almost one year later Ronnie received a phone call from Hyland Hills asking what ‘this disc golf thing is about’. After a brief explanation, they asked BADCO to look at a park they had and we did the very next day.

We walked up to the pavillion, peered over the first hill and knew that had to be hole one. From there it took several weeks to walk the course time and time again to develop a good layout. After 20-30 revisions, we settled on the layout that exists today. The course layout included the placement of trees, benches, tee boxes and 57 basket positions.

2001: Badco Beginnings

BY: Ronnie Ross   ronnie@badcodisc.com

Let’s begin by introducing the four outlaws that started BADCO Disc Golf Club. Then we’ll get to who, what, when and why.

BADCO Member #1 – Ronnie D. Ross ‘Thunderchief’ – President.

BADCO Member #2 – Brett O. Marshall ‘Chainz’ – Vice President.

BADCO Member #3 – DeSean Brown ’8-Ball’ – Head of Maintenance & Design.

BADCO Member #4 – Bill Askew ‘Weeds’ – Secretary

BADCO was founded on May 16, 1998 at World’s Biggest Ruby Hill. It was founded due to the lack of a club in Denver, to promote disc golf, and to encourage the development of future courses in the area.

From that point it’s been one adventure after another from designing and building our first disc golf course to hosting World’s Biggest 1999 and travelling to Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

BADCO would like to thank Hyland Hills Park & Recreation District for the use of the breathtaking park and all the hard work on the tees and greens. Also, thanks to Tom Lacrosse with BC Surf & Sport for all the junior prizes (without which there wouldn’t be a junior program), Bill Wright (The Wright Life) for helping procure the 18 baskets for the course, and Jason Rosenbaum for running Thursday doubles.