WILL CHANGE CREATE INTEREST!! An article by Earl Ball in 2005!!!
It’s the year for change in Shuffleboard!! As I sit and watch all the sporting events on TV it’s obvious they’ve made changes to create interest and it’s worked. Golf, our number one rival has become very exciting and somehow makes people feel they can compete. Baseball has gone from a boring hit and run game to the excitement that the next guy up will hit the long ball and turn the game around. Football has gone from three yards and a cloud of dust to the big play!! Basketball from the two hand jump shot to the slam dunk and long game winning three pointer!! Even tennis has gone to the arched back serve creating new speed and excitement. Hockey realized that they needed to change and have opened the game up this year. All of these sports have become more popular than ever with new players pouring into their sports, interest and enthusiasm is higher than ever.
Our sport once very popular, when some clubs had thousands of members, a time when players had to wait in line for a court, is due for an update to regain it’s rightful place in the sporting world!! Who better to lead the charge than the Florida Shuffleboard Association and their President Clarence Wright! When Clarence took office, his pledge was to make the changes necessary to re-popularize the game; he appointed a committee comprised of the District Presidents to bring forward the changes they saw as necessary. The Committee’s recommendations will be presented this Saturday at the State Meeting in Sebring. This vitally important State meeting is open to all, so come see your Officers in action as they take on the exciting challenge of “Change”. October 15th, 09:00 hrs; lunch is provided. We can come back!!!!
It’s also the year of the 10-day notice, so if you have an idea you think will help, this is the year to submit that idea! Article by Earl Ball. 2005 10 12.
HOWEVER; Earl did not stop writing in 2005; as most of you know he continues!!: I am now giving you an excellent example of Earl’s ongoing STIMULATING remarks; this time he is writing in 2017: When you read the pdf file, do take note of all the COMMENTS. I do hope and expect that the FSA Board is taking such proposals c/w reactions, under consideration. Click: REACTION TO EARL BALL’S CHANGE SUGGESTION. 2017 12Posted by Stan McCormack on 2018 04 15