The San Francisco Disc Golf Club’s Bag Tag Challenge marks the beginning of a new year for California’s disc golf community.
The San Francisco Disc Golf Club’s Bag Tag Challenge is a fundraising event held each year at Golden Gate Park’s Disc Golf Course. This highly-anticipated, disc golf event is now celebrating its ninth year. This past Saturday saw record-breaking-attendance again with over 200 disc golfers converging at Marx Meadow in GGP. Golfers pay a membership fee, play 1 round of disc golf then sit back enjoying the club sponsored BBQ and side events. As the last group comes in from the course, scores are tallied to see who gets the coveted #1 bag tag. And from that point on, to see what tag your score gets you. Tags are then used throughout the year to challenge each other to a round of golf – the winner either swapping for the lower tag in the group or defending their tag.
The artwork for the tag changes each year. Back in late 2014, the SFDGC approached me to created said artwork and tag design. This is something that I have contributed to many times over and is beginning to feel like a tradition for me. That being said, I’ve referenced many SF icons and park characteristics over the years, giving full disclosure here, it was a bit of a challenge to figure what I was gonna do. Challenges aside, I was able to dig in and pen an illustration that showcases two iconic SF features, Sutro Tower and the City’s fog, as well as, give a hat tip to its psychedelic history. I’m pretty happy with it and from the feedback I’ve received so far from club members – they love it as well.