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Letter — Disc golfers thank Parsons, Thrift

I wanted to personally and publicly thank Tim Parsons and Dan Thrift for all of their efforts over the years in developing, promoting and actively participating in the sport of disc golf locally. Together they have announced that they are retiring from running disc golf tournaments here in Lake Tahoe.

I know first hand of the amount of time and effort it requires to volunteer your efforts to benefit others or a cause for free (Bijou Community Park, South Tahoe Football Program, Valhalla, etc.) and I really appreciate your time and effort. You have set a standard to be admired in the disc golf community.

This last year in my quest to qualify for the World’s Amateur Disc Golf Championship Tournament I played in 10 Northern California Amateur disc golf tournaments. I fully realized the fruit of your labors in how tournaments are run on the tour. The difference in your organization and quality stood out like a sore thumb. I wish more tournament directors on the NorCal Tour would follow your example.



Through your vision, hard work, local network, quality staff and determination to put all of them together have set a quality standard on how to organize and run a disc golf tournament. Lake Tahoe disc golf has made the cover of Disc Golf World News, been featured on Disc Golf TV (with top pro and amateur players traveling from all over the country to play in your tournaments), and has been rated as one of the best tournaments in the entire United States every year.

Of course I know that just two people can’t do it all by themselves but your efforts helped put Lake Tahoe disc golf on the map.




I would also like to thank some of the people who came before you guys, Craig Getty, Brian Jonas, Super Dave Pollock, Russ Thaw and Tim and Greg from Parks and Recreation, along with people who have been helping you past/present and who will be taking over in the future — Russ Wey, Matt Egan, Jonas, and others on the new staff. I know there are many other people who have donated time and money to disc golf causes that I have not mentioned here and your efforts have not gone unnoticed over the years-THANK YOU to all involved.

I hope you two (Tim and Dan) will continue in some capacity to help transition some of your organizational skills over to help the new staff that will be taking over this next year. Also, thank you Russ and Matt for volunteering to take over, and I am sure if you ask the local disc golfers for more help Lake Tahoe disc golf will continue to be as successful as its past.

Steve Newell

Local disc golfer


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