Santa Cruz Wed B League moving to 7:45 am on 8/20

photoEffective Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Wednesday B-pad handicapped league at Santa Cruz River Park DGC will permanently move a half-hour ahead, to meet at 7:45 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m. This will avoid some heat in the summer and give some people a little more leeway to play before work or school. We’ll consider an even earlier start next summer but we’ll keep this for now as a permanent time (this league has never changed times seasonally).

I am also considering adding an ace pool though I am a little reluctant to have to keep track of another league dollar-per-round pool, so stay tuned. Thanks for your suggestions and patience as we fine-tune this and other club leagues.

On a personal note, I started this league nearly 9 years ago as my small effort for the club and for folks like me who (at the time) could rarely get off work in time to play in the weekday evenings. It’s been a small league most of the years and now as the TDGC family grows we’re getting bigger cards, contributing more to the club and offering club-sponsored CTPs nearly every week. I’d just like to thank all the stalwarts who have supported this league over the years - even when just a few people showed up for weeks on end - and to all the newcomers who have made the league bigger than ever.

Cheers, Dave Wichner, Wed. League Dir.

 

Marana glow doubles this Friday at the Rock

MaranaGlowThis Friday Aug. 8, Trevor the Lever will be running a night glow doubles event at the Marana Rock Course (playing on the perimeter course as much of the main course remains flooded). Thanks Trev, longtime dual member of TDGC and Marana DGC, for setting this up, come out and represent!

Heres’ the deal: Random draw glow doubles, 5$ entry fee comes with two mini glow sticks, additional glow sticks can be purchased for 25 cents each. We will be playing the perimeter course, sign up begins at 7, teeing off at 7:30.

For more info, go to the Glow Doubles Facebook event page.

PLH charity tourney raises $1,500: ‘We just need more disc golf’

The PLH challenge was a big success, raising about $1,500 to help defray final expenses for Tina’s brother. Here’s a message from Tina and Matt:

On August 3rd, 2014 at Santa Cruz River Park the 1st annual (possibly more to come?) P.L.H. Challenge took place. It was an astounding success, we had 38 players come out for a brutal A-B-C three disc challenge round where they managed to raise $1277 with an announcement that we can expect another $200 for a total of about $1500. Even though Utah took home the 1st place trophy for advanced with an 11 under par, Krill walked away the big prize winner after buying the most mulligans (38) and winning a few CTP shots (including the one donated by James) and also placing 2nd in advanced. Other winners were Ryan (3rd adv.), Morgan (4th adv.), and Ben (5th adv.); also winning prizes in Intermediate were Eric (1st), Dillon (2nd), Ed (3rd), Drew (4th), and Jason (5th).

First off we want to thank everyone that was there for us either playing in the tourney, it was our first try at being TD and you really helped the event run smoothly and helped it to be as much as fun as it was, you all are amazing and it is truly an honor to be a member of this community. Secondly thank you to everyone that helped us secure prizes for the players, there is no doubt that if you hadn’t stepped up it would not have been nearly as successful. The TDGA board with a unanimous decision to donate 11 brand new discs, JP with a wide variety of custom dyed discs and the external hard drive, Early came through with the awesome trophy a disc and some Disccraft swag, James’ CTP prize filled with too much stuff to list, Moses and his brother Ryan came through with getting food cooked for everybody (almost everybody, there was a mad rush on the food and some people didn’t get to eat, my apologies) as well as donating discs and shirts a reaper mini and a gift card, Thomas added a few discs, Rick added a few discs, AJ and Jeremy managed to do a few custom dyed discs for us before they left to represent at the Tree Bash and also donated one for when they get back, also Ben Vosper who showed up with a box of Legacy discs and swag, and Joel with a disccraft bag and disc. Wow! sorry if I forgot anyone there, but it was an overwhelming amount of people and stuff involved in these prizes. We also want to thank Stan and Nancy Dunst for the $200 donation, and everyone else that offered monetary support even though they were unable to compete in the event.

We cannot say thank you enough times. You have all come together to make a significant impact during a time of much need. Some people need religion, some need therapists, some need medication, we just need more disc golf.

Sincerely,

Matt and Tina

P.L.H. Trilogy Challenge this Sunday / Voyager Classic set for Sept. 13

PLHLogoCome out and support a TDGC member in need: The Peace, Love and Happiness Trilogy Challenge will tee off at at Santa Cruz River Park  at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, (registration at 3 p.m.) with all proceeds going to the family of member Tina Roher to help defray final expenses for her brother, Chris, who passed away recently. The tourney format is unique: Pick any three discs in your bag and play a one-round, 18 hole format on rotating A,B, and C tees at Santa Cruz. Entry is $10 with unlimited $1 mulligans available. For more info, go to the tourney Facebook Page. You may also donate through the family’s fundraising page at GoFundMe.

PLHdiscsThere will be two divisions, Intermediate and Advanced, a $1-a-throw CTP and other games. Ramada 1 has been reserved with a beer permit and burgers, hot dogs, Moses’ Old Testament style Chili, soda, water, and more available for a minimal donation.
The TDGA board feels strongly about supporting members in need and has approved a donation of some fine prize discs (left) for the P.L.H. tourney. Several members also have generously contributed. We encourage all club members to open their hearts and wallets as they can to help.

 

 

2ND ANNUAL VOYAGER CLASSIC SET FOR SEPT. 

The 2nd Annual Voyager Classic is set for Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Voyager RV Resort golf course on South Kolb Road. This is a fun layout on a hilly, grassy golf course. Contact Quentin with questions and look for updates here and on the club Facebook page.

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Poolside Disctravaganza this Sunday; Board to meet

DisctravaganzaThe Tucson Disc Golf Club will hold a members’ pool party and Disctravaganza following club leagues from noon to 4 p.m. this Sunday, June 20, at the home of club treasurer Mike W.  For directions, ask Mike or any board member or email tdgatreasurer@gmail.com

The club has worked hard to make discs available to club members at affordable prices, and our occasional Disctravaganza offers cash prices just over our wholesale cost to members. We have loads of discs available including many nice club stamps, and the deep discount applies to everything in the store. Note we accept only cash for this special sale.

Following the party and sale at around 4 p.m., the Tucson Disc Golf Association board will hold its regular meeting. We have a large agenda, including plans for this year’s election, and the meeting will likely last about two hours. Club members are welcome to attend the meeting, but if you wish to address the board please let us know ahead of time. Here’s a TENTATIVE AGENDA

Look for more info soon on the club election. This year, we will be electing the President and Secretary to two-year terms, along with the annual election of the Amateur Representative.

P.L.H. Challenge Aug. 3: Support a TDGC sister

PLHLogoThe Peace, Love and Happiness Trilogy Challenge will tee off at at Santa Cruz River Park  at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, with all proceeds going to the family of TDGC member Tina Roher to help defray final expenses for her brother, Chris, who passed away recently.

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Chris Roher

The Tucson Disc Golf Club/TDGA family extends its condolences to Tina and her family, and we encourage the all TDGC brothers and sisters to come out and support this cause.

The tourney format is unique: Pick any three discs in your bag and play a one-round, 18 hole format on rotating A,B,and C tees at Santa Cruz. Entry is $10 with unlimited $1 mulligans available. For more info, go to the tourney Facebook Page. You may also donate through the family’s fundraising page at GoFundMe.

 

9th Annual Lemmon Drop rocks the mountain; RESULTS POSTED

LDropNo4viewThe 9th Annual Lemmon Drop disc golf tournament wrapped up Sunday with Flagstaff pro Nathan Genthner repeating as men’s open champion. Find complete results on the PDGA event page. You can also view images of the cards on the club Facebook page.

A sincere thanks to all players, sponsors , Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley and all the volunteers who spent countless hours over the last year making this unique tournament happen.

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Flagstaff’s Nathan Genthner is applauded as the Lemmon Drop first open repeat winner

The tournament directors were busy all day Monday dismantling the course.

There’s still much work to be done to haul the baskets away and restore teepad areas. The tournament directors ask anyone who can help this Saturday June 28 to show up at Ski Valley by 9 a.m. Check the club Facebook page for latest info or to carpool. 

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Even the elderly can help

 

 

 

Lemmon Drop important scheduling info; leagues suspended

LmDrop WorkThe 19th annual Lemmon Drop this will kick off this Friday June 20 with random-draw doubles, with signups at noon. Here’s an updated schedule:

Friday June 20th: Random Draw Doubles $20/person. Sign up at noon, tee off at 1 pm.

Saturday June 21st: 7:00 am – Mandatory player check-in/players package pickup and waiver signing. 8:15 am – Mandatory players meeting.  9:00 am – first tee times start

Sunday June 22nd: 9:00 am – First tee times start. Tee times will be posted online Saturday night. Award Ceremony on the Ski Valley observation deck following the last card turned in.

Meanwhile, weekend club leagues at Santa Cruz and Groves are canceled for this weekend due to all the TDs being on the mountain.

For the latest updates, go to the club FB page or the Lemmon Drop event page at tinyurl.com/kyl29yc

UPDATED Newest Tucson disc golf course at Sears Park; formal opening in July

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There’s a new course in town.
A nine-basket course that plays two ways for 18 was recently installed at Sears Park, just south of Park Place Mall, and it will be formally dedicated sometime in July, says TDGA President Chad Cassett, who worked tirelessly with City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and the neighborhood to get the course approved on a six-month probationary basis. Special thanks to City Parks and Rec, Sky Island High School, Wilshire Heights Neighborhood Association and the Park Place Mall Security for making this cool little course a reality.

Though a course map will soon be available, the teepads are marked by plastic whiskers in the ground. Hole #1 is by the backstop on the far east end of the park, near where you should park in the mall lot. On the front half you’ll find pink whiskers along the north edge of the park. After making the turn at the west end of the park you’ll find white whiskers along the south edge of the park.

At opening, there will be two metal course maps (we’ll post a course map as soon as possible). Like Groves Park DGC, Sears will play nine holes two ways for 18 holes total. People are free to play the new holes but bear with us as we prepare for the formal opening. A legacy Tucson Chain Lightning temporary course used in the past for Ice Bowls and other events, Sears features grass and mature trees in a tight, technical layout. PLEASE STICK TO THE COURSE LAYOUT (REFRAIN FROM PLAYING YOUR OWN LONGER HOLES) FOR NOW, AS THE CITY IS CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY. (UPDATED)

Above all, practice the utmost courtesy when playing at Sears, which is a horseshoe-shaped linear park adjacent along one side to homes and a school. As with all city courses, remember this is a MULTIUSE park, so you will encounter walkers, kids, picnickers etc. who have the same right to be there as you have.

The course was approved on a probationary basis only after months of meetings with city officials and neighborhood representatives who were concerned about the impact of the course. Whether this course becomes permanent — and very well the future of other new city course installations  – depends on how players conduct themselves.

“DON’T PLAY THE FOOL”: TDGC members should lead by example to set the highest standard for appropriate behavior:

  • TDGC members are expected to conduct themselves courteously and considerately and abide by all park rules and laws at all times.
  • Keep dogs on leashes at all times and clean up after them.
  • Remember this course will be new to many park users, and many have no concept of disc golf or what “fore” means (if all else fails, try “heads up!”).
  • As with all park courses, err on the side of caution when throwing, wait and communicate politely with other playing groups and park users (BEFORE throwing).
  • Please refrain from loud profanities: Remember families and kids use the park, and likely no one else wants to hear it, either.

Getting there: Please park in the mall parking lot on the far east edge of the park. DO NOT PARK ALONG 14TH STREET IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

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Click on map for larger image.

 

 

 

Support the Lemmon Drop with a cool tourney disc

LemmonDropfundraisediscsThe 2014 Lemmon Drop is very pleased to offer Legend Clutch putters as a tournament fundraiser disc, co-TD Ben Vosper announced: “All are around 174-175g. This year’s art was done by well known artist Dave Lonteen. $25 shipped. Thank you in advance for helping us with fundraising.” For more info, visit the club Facebook page or contact Ben to place an order.