It’s at all times been about development and constructing, each professionally and in disc golf, for Kalle Vainikka.
After working within the development business and leaping into disc golf full steam, Vainikka will mix these passions as the brand new PDGA Europe Administrator, a possibility he sees to assist additional push the speedy development of disc golf in Europe.
“We’ve got quite a lot of potential for development in Europe and the recognition of disc golf has already grown exponentially in lots of international locations,” stated Vainikka, who began his place earlier this month. “My objective is to help and assist international locations and nationwide associations.
“Collectively we will create an much more superb disc golf group. It’s important for me to contemplate each skilled gamers and amateurs. Working carefully with PDGA International will allow disc golf to unfold throughout Europe.”
With a background within the development business, particularly in venture and development administration, Vainikka stated that these abilities will assist him in his new place – drafting contracts, funds administration, reporting, scheduling and extra.
Vainikka will oversee group funds, communication, illustration to PDGA Europe member and different duties. He sees his essential position as growing PDGA Europe into an entity that works for its members in Europe, evolving the game within the continent and supporting its current development.
In 2020, disc golf in Europe skilled a 22.7% development, rising from 8,924 members in 2019 to 10,950 members in 2020. Europe added 160 disc golf programs in that point as nicely.
Vainikka took up the game 5 years in the past and have become extra energetic round three years in the past, competing in match in addition to working as a founding member of the HaHaa Heitto disc golf membership, generally known as one of many extra charismatic golf equipment in Finland.