When you wish upon a disc…

TDGA is preparing for our next disc order and the next DISCTRAVAGANZA, treasurer and merch master Mike W. says.
If you have forgotten the way the DISCTRAVAGANZA works is as such…for one night only TDGA club members will be able to buy discs from TDGA’s store stock for $1 over base wholesale.
That is a CRAZY DEAL!

To register your preferences, go to the online form.

For any questions or clarifications, go to the club Facebook page.

NOTE: You are giving suggestions not placing orders. Thus, we will try and get what you asked but we are not ordering specific discs for you.

New pro at Santa Cruz DGC; teepad work planned

SCruzSunsetThe TDGA board has appointed Karl Yares course pro at the Santa Cruz River Park Disc Golf Course, effective when Ben Vosper steps down in May. Course pros manage courses and maintenance and serve as liaisons with local officials and as official representatives to the PDGA.

With all the new signage installed, work to repair and replace the teepads at Santa Cruz is planned in the coming weeks — keep an eye out here and on the club Facebook page for information on how you can help. Congratulations to Karl and a heartfelt thanks to Ben, who has spent literally years and countless hours working on the Cruz and handling league and tourney duties and moved to revitalize club leadership at a critical time. 

New league start-time reminder; board to meet

JUST A REMINDER that the starting time for TDGA’s Sunday League (A-tees) at Santa Cruz River Park DGC is moving to 8 a.m. starting tomorrow, Sunday, April 6. As previously announced, the Saturday league at Groves DGC has moved to 8 a.m. for the summer.

Also, the TDGC/TDGA board will meet Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mays’ Counter Chicken and Waffles. We have a pretty full agenda but if there’s something you want brought up let a board member know. You’ll find the last approved meeting minutes on the About the Club page under Board.

Also please note that there is a new league Sunday mornings at Groves Park DGC, run by club VP Quentin Riddle. See earlier post or League page for details.

NOTE: Our apologies that the league schedule was screwed up recently, in the webmaster’s haste to edit new league info some data was dropped. Sorry for any inconvenience, it’s fixed now. If you notice something amiss with the website, send a note to contact@tucsondiscgolf.com

League news: Santa Cruz Sunday League to 8 a.m.; new Groves league

photoThe starting time for TDGA’s Sunday League (A-tees) at Santa Cruz River Park DGC is moving to 8 a.m. this coming Sunday, April 6. As previously announced, the Saturday league at Groves DGC has moved to 8 a.m. for the summer.

Also please note that there is a new league Sunday mornings at Groves Park DGC, run by club VP Quentin Riddle. It is a scratch league (no handis) on an A-B pad layout, starting time is 8:30 a.m. $4 round – $1 goes to Ace pool (currently above $150); CTP prizes awarded weekly.

Also, league directors are making every effort to get leagues started on time. Thus, please arrive 10-15ish minutes early for registration. This isn’t going to happen instantly but in the future arriving 10-15 minutes after the hour may be too late.

The Sunday A handicapped league at Santa Cruz has grown over the past couple of years from 20- 25 that could be pretty easily run by one person to now regularly reach 35 or more players (plus we now run the bag tag challenge). So we are actively trying to refine our registration, scoring and handicapping processes and you’ll see more on that soon.

Congrats to Lockdown players

Congratulations to all the TDGC and Marana DGC members who played and placed at the 2014 Lockdown at the Rock, hosted March 22-23 by Marana Disc Golf Club. Our 520 players won or played for top spots in most divisions, as we should! Congrats especially first place finishers Andrew Boehme (Open), Scott Carle (Grandmasters), Nick Stefano (Advanced) and Lance Puckett (Intermediate); and Pen Selusi, 2nd place, Advanced Masters.

For completer results go to the PDGA tourney Web page.

The TDGC would especially like to thank Lockdown TD Chad Miltenberger and all his crew for running a fine tourney, and it was nice to see tourney and Marana club co-founder Mike Anderson return from his new home in California to play and enjoy the Rock.

Lockdown looms at the Rock; Sunday SCruz league still on

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The tough #1 pin at The Rock

The Lockdown at the Rock takes place this weekend, Sat. March 22 and Sunday March 23, good luck to all 520ers playing in this PDGA Sanctioned B-Tier Event and Cactus Series event!

Because many players were unable to get into the Lockdown before it filled, and thanks to LD Dave S., the Sunday ‘A’ pad league at Santa Cruz DGC will happen this Sunday (still 9 a.m. for now, will be moving to 8 a.m. in the next month or so).

However, the Saturday morning league at Groves has been suspended this week, and of course Marana’s Saturday league also is suspended for the tournament.

Tucson DGC becomes PDGA affiliated club; discounts available

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The Tucson Disc Golf Club has become part of the Professional Disc Golf Association’s Affiliate Club Program, which offers members of affiliate clubs benefits including a $5 discount on PDGA membership dues and discounts at participating retailers.

To get the PDGA membership discount, join or renew online at www.pdga.com/join-pdga-today ; once you click on membership class, you’ll go to a page with links to join/renew, just use the second category of Quick Links under “2014 PDGA AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERSHIPS” . That takes you to a form which includes a pull-down menu of Affiliate Clubs, select “14 Tucson Disc Golf Club.” Note: A $3 transaction fee applies to all online PDGA memberships. You may also renew through the club via snail mail, if you wish to do that please contact TDGC Secretary Dave Wichner at Santa Cruz Sunday A league or using the E-Mail Us! link on this page. Please allow a week or so to assure processing.

Retailer discounts for PDGA Affiliate Clubs:

Discovering The World is happy to offer 10% off our extensive product line to Affiliate Club members who are also current PDGA members. This offer excludes, D.G.A. and Innova baskets, our beginner package and any otherpromotional discounts. This discount must be mentioned at the time of ordering by phone, fax, mail, e-mail and off our secure web site (in the comments section at www.dtworld.com).

Spinners on the Green is proud to offer a 10% off discount to Affiliate Club members who are also current PDGA members. Just mention the discount when paying in-store or enter code “ACP” when checking out at www.spinnersdiscgolf.com! This offer may not be combined with any other promotional discounts.

Chainbangerz Disc Golf Shop is stoked to offer 15% off DISCount to Affiliate Club Members who are also current PDGA members. This offer is good for all of our super cool custom Chainbangerz apparel as well as our current inventory of discs and/or disc golf related accessories. Sorry no deal on baskets or any other promotional discounts. Include “ACP15″ in comments section with all online orders to receive discount,when calling orders in to shop mention this ad to receive discount.www.chainbangerz.com

2 Disc Challenge Sat. at Santa Cruz

Dynamic Discs Chasing the Chains Tour will bring its 2-disc Challenge again to Santa Cruz River Park DGC Saturday, hosted by pro Eric McCabe, who will be there starting at 10 a.m.

The same deal as last year, 2 DD discs for $20, then you play a round (flex-time teeoffs you get a group together and play anytime from noon to 4 pm)  with those discs and top three in each division gets paid out in merch.

NOTE: This event will be followed by a similar event March 24 at Santa Cruz (see earlier post)

TDGA Board to meet this Sat.

TDGScorpLOGOThe Tucson Disc Golf Association board will hold a regular monthly meeting this Saturday Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. Since this meeting will be held at the home of a board member, we will have limited space so if you wish to attend, let a club officer know or send an email to contact@tucsondiscgolf.com (or use the E-mail Us! link on this page). All members are welcome attend board meetings but if you wish to address the board, please let us know beforehand.  We are working to plan another General Meeting with an open forum where members can speak about any subject, like we had last March.

A full agenda will soon be posted here and on the About the club/Board meetings page; among the items for discussion and/or action are a new course pro at Santa Cruz, scheduling a work day to replace teepads at Santa Cruz, the next open meeting and disc sale.