(From 2009, but still NEW!) - Click HERE for the Flying Disc Magazine article on "The Lake Erie Monster" - aka, the disc golf course at Lake Shore Park!
Shoot the Breeze Disc Golf Club Officers for 2015:
John Verzella, President
Tom Mote, Vice-President
Reggy Woodworth, Secretary
Kevin Smith, Treasurer
The Shoot the Breeze Disc Golf Club is an active organization of dedicated disc golfers who promote disc golf, and who love the game. The club was formed in 1999, and shortly after, through the generous support of numerous sponsors, was able to pay for the task of building a world class disc golf course on the shores of Lake Erie, at Lake Shore Park in Ashtabula, Ohio. It was a long process - starting out with markers on the ground for tee pads and a set of baskets, over the years, the course has developed into having 22 baskets, 47 concrete teepads, and numerous other improvements, including permanent benches at several of the holes. There is still the opportunity for more upgrades and improvements at the park.
The Shoot the Breeze Disc Golf Club has held numerous events, including the PDGA sanctioned "Shoot the Breeze Open", which over the past several years has had the primary sponsor of Discraft, a major manufacturer of disc golf equipment. This event draws professional and amateur disc golfers from around the region each year, and is a help to the local economy, as those out-of-towners need someplace to stay and to eat!
Additionally, the Club holds two fund-raising events each year: In February, in the dead of winter, the "Ice Bowl" event, which raises funds for Ashtabula Community Action's "Meals on Wheels" program, to supply much-needed food services for shut-ins, and collects canned goods for Catholic Charities of Ashtabula, which distributes this food to those in desparate need. The second fund-raising event held is during Lake Shore Park's "Rib Burn-Off" - held the third weekend in September each year - and the event is aptly named "Sticky Fingers" - and is a great draw for disc golfers, due to donations made by the participating vendors at the event. Over the past years, the "Sticky Fingers" event has raised funds for the Red Cross (Katrina relief), the Ashtabula County APL, and Ashtabula Homesafe (for battered women).
If you'd like to join the Shoot The Breeze Disc Golf Club, email us through the Contact Page - and we'll send you the info that you need. For $20, you get a premium disc and discounts on club merchandise and functions.