Big weekend: DD Challenge Friday at Santa Cruz; Ace Run at Groves Sat.; Scott Stokely at Cruz Sun.

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Friday: Eric McCabe will be at the Santa Cruz w/ the DD rig for a 2 Disc Challenge. There is an event posted below already.

Saturday: Dan Gibbs is running the 2nd Annual Ace Run at Groves Park. This is a prereg tourney with a 2-disc package that had to be pre-ordered; there were some extra packages ordered but there’s also a waitlist, go to the event Facebook page for the latest.

Sunday: DG legend and former distance record holder Scott Stokely will be at the Santa Cruz for league. Additionally Scott will be doing a free clinic (12pm) followed by doubles (1:30 pm). Follow the link below for more information on Scott’s travels. http://www.flyhighdiscs.com/2015-Tour-Schedule_ep_44.html

Ice Bowl a big success – Thanks!

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The 20th Annual Tucson Ice Bowl was a huge success, we had about 50 players who braved a very challenging special course and a winter heat wave to support the Community Food Bank. Preliminarily it looks like we raised about $1,200-$1,300 and a few hundreds pound of food. We still have some expenses and receivables to sort out, and we have some leftover merch to sell, so we’ll post final number and deliver all of it to the Food Bank later this week.

THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED and our especially our sponsors including Rusty’s Family Restaurant and Sports Grille, Westside Liquor and hole sponsors Mike and Kathy Bibby, Jeremy Whittier, and Chris Kaufmann (who supplied a Kaufinator for most mullis prize).

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If you couldn’t make it to the Ice Bowl, you can still support the effort by making a donation before we turn in all the funds to the Food Bank at the end of the week, or by buying some of our leftover Ice Bowl logo merchandise, we have a few discs and shirts available that we’ll be bringing out to leagues.

 

NOTE: Santa Cruz Sun. ‘A’ league canceled Feb. 8; Ice Bowl prereg still open

The Sunday A-pad league at Santa Cruz River Park will be suspended Feb. 8 in deference to the Marana Disc Golf Club Bag Tag Challenge, which will be played that day at The Rock. League will return to play Sunday Feb. 15. The Tucson Disc Golf Club board has pledged to support MDGC in any way we can and encourage members to do the same.

The Marana Disc Golf Club is holding its annual Bag Tag Challenge Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Rock. 7:30AM-8:15AM Sign Up, 9 a.m tee. For more details, go to the Marana Disc Golf Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marana-Disc-Golf-Club/76701603927

Santa Cruz workday is ON for Sat. 1/17

IMG_0486The SANTA CRUZ WORKDAY is a GO for THIS Saturday Jan. 17, as we look to finish phase three of the restoration project, we’ll be looking to set 7 or more teepads, replacing the old hazardous hex pads. We need about a dozen souls to help on Sat. starting at 9 AM. Bring shovels, hoes, picks, rakes, wheelbarrows. We will have a backhoe for the heavy work.

LAYOUT UPDATE: Thanks to all who commented on the new tee positions for 3 and 4 that we tried out at league and club champs. Based on input from members and the board, we are adjusting a few things, such as moving the new #2 A teepad further west out of #1’s way (near old #17), the proposed new #3 A pad will move a little more east to get it further away from #2 green…you asked, we listened! 

The Ice Bowl Cometh Feb. 7: 20th annual tourney benefiting Community Food Bank of So. Arizona

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We’ll have a limited supply of Ice Bowl logo merch available at popular prices.

The 20th Tucson Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. on a special course at Santa Cruz River Park. FLYER

Entry is a $15 donation and there will be open, advanced, intermediate, masters and women’s divisions. As always, mulligans will be available for any shot for $1, with a grand prize for most mullis bought. Preregistration and same-day registration will be available, but we strongly encourage preregistration and will be offering an incentive (see below).

The Ice Bowl, part of a national series of tournaments benefiting food charities, is Tucson Disc Golf Club’s biggest annual charity event, and the club has raised nearly $14,000 and thousands of pounds of food for the Community Food Bank since 1995. In 2014, the Tucson Ice Bowl raised a club-record $2,713.

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The Community Food Bank’s Jack Parris accepting a giant check from TD Dave Wichner for the 2014 Ice Bowl.

Preregistration is available on Disc Golf United, and same-day registration also will be accepted. We were a little conflicted about using preregistration for the Ice Bowl for the first time, since it carries a small cost. But DGU has offered a free Innova portable fabric basket for clubs that have 20 or more players register for Ice Bowl events through its site. And of course, prereg helps everyone by smoothing tourney administration. SO WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS: All players who preregister will automatically be entered in a raffle for the portable basket donated by DGU, so consider your small service fee a raffle entry.

Hole sponsorships will be available for $25 per hole, and info on other sponsorship opportunities and a general FAQ will be posted shortly. We are going to play a midlength course at Santa Cruz with some hazards like OBs and mandos. We are tentatively looking at playing a round of A pads and a round of Bs.

TDGC Club Champs a sunny success

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Left to right: Jeremy Herr, open; G. SCott Carle, masters; Tina Roher, women; Drew Robertson, Am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2015 Tucson Disc Golf Club Championships and Membership Drive was a big success, after starting a frosty morning on Saturday at Groves the weather and competition heated up at Santa Cruz River Park on Sunday, where an impromptu heavy-metal concert took place. Congratulations to top open finisher Jeremy Herr, amateur division winner Drew Robertson, masters champ G. Scott Carle and women’s winner Tina Roher. Complete results are available at Disc Golf United or tinyurl.com/p9bgjpt   To view an album of photos from Sunday’s round: tinyurl.com/nfodup4

Thanks to the roughly 80 players who played and special thanks to members who helped TDs Chad Cassett and Dave Wichner make the tourney a success: TDGA treasurer Mike Wierda, who handled registration, shirts and tags with his usual aplomb; Quentin Riddle and the whole Groves crew who worked very hard to create a very special 18-hole layout; all-around helper Jason Yob; Ben Vosper who helped with course layout and admin;  our barbecue chef JP Pariury who made excellent pulled pork and chicken and awesome, key registration and scoring helper and club secretary Brittani Thomas; and Joe Arenas for bringing drinks and the band, the Dead Chiefs, who rocked Santa Cruz during closing festivities!

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UPDATED WITH EARLY TEES : TDGA Club Champs loom

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A PDF list of players teeing off in the early flight at Groves Park DGC  tomorrow (Sat. is posted here. GrovesAMPMFlights

 If you are to tee off in the afternoon for the 1 pm shotgun start, please check in by noon.

The players meeting for the early-flight players will be at 7:30 a.m. and there is much to go over with this special course.

The 2015 Tucson Disc Golf Club Championships and Membership Drive is set to tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Groves Park. You can register online by noon Friday or walkup early at Groves (7-7:30 a.m.)

LAST-MINUTE NOTES:

SATURDAY AT GROVES: The tourney will start at Groves with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, with a second flight teeing off at 1 p.m. on a special 18-hole course featuring two par-4s.

  • If you requested the earlier tee time, please arrive by 7:30 a.m., as of 10 a.m. Friday it looks like all those who requested the early time will be accommodated.
  • If you are in the later group, please arrive by 11:30 as we will want to tee off right as soon as possible.
  • We will post a list of early and late Saturday groups online here and on FB, if you’re not sure contact Dave Wichner or Chad Cassett or send an email to contact@tucsondiscgolf.com

SUNDAY AT SANTA CRUZ: Sunday’s round at Santa Cruz will be by tee times, in order of placement in division based on Saturday scores.

  • Tee times will be posted on the registration site and on the website and Facebook, and sheets will be posted Sat. eve at Santa Cruz.
  • Santa Cruz will play from the B teepads as it is now, except that #9 will move to the long position behind the softball field, which we have reserved for the day to avoid conflicts. There are no Par 4s, all holes are Par 3.
  • We are looking at around 4 p.m. for awards, hopefully we will finish before that and can enjoy food and games…
  • Pulled pork and chicken, homemade cole slaw and potato salad are on the menu. We will not be providing drinks. If you’d like to bring a side dish to share, let Wich know or send an email to contact@tucsondiscgolf.com
  • Both ramadas are reserved but seating is limited, never hurts to bring a lawn chair. We have a beer permit, so you may bring beer but drink responsibly and let someone know if you need a ride.