The Tucson Disc Golf Association is very pleased to announce the 10th Annual Lemmon Drop Presented by Legacy Discs and New Belgium Brewing, May 30-31 at Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley. We hope that you’ll be able to join us for this historic milestone. We’ll be posting some updates here, but for the latest details, go to the Lemmon Drop Facebook page.
Attention all big arms! Sunday B handicap league at Groves is in full swing. Come out and join us! 3pm this Sunday. $7 buy-in, top 30% pay out after ace pool and league dues.
For directions to Groves, go to the Local Courses page.
Turkeys lurking near a basket at Lemmon Drop 2014.
The 10th Annual Lemmon Drop has been set for May 30-31, 2015 at Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley! We are still ironing out some last-minute details but an event FB page will be up shortly and linked here, where we’ll give more details about online registration.
UPDATE: A quorum of four board members did meet Wed. March 18 and mainly took reports but also approved two expenditures: one for TDGC-stamped merchandise including umbrellas, towels and pencil/eraser combos, which will be sold at a profit to the club and used for prizes; and one for the next club disc store purchase. Further details will be posted shortly. For more information, contact club president Dave Wichner (you can use the contact link on this site.)
The TDGA board will tentatively meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday March 18 at Rusty’s, 2075 W Grant Rd. We apologize but we have had some difficulty getting a time we all can attend so this meeting was decided at the last minute. The board normally strives to give at least a few days’ notice to members on meetings (though our bylaws don’t specify, something we’ll look to amend), and since this is very short notice, this will mainly be a DISCUSSION meeting, if we need to take formal action we will notify the membership and such actions may be reconsidered.
Thanks, D. Wichner, TDGA President
The first TDGA Putting League was held on Wednesday March 11 at Dragoon Brewing Co. and it was a smashing success! Thirty-one players signed up and played five rounds leading to a final between AJ Herr and Dan Gibbs, who won 17-15 in extra frames. Find complete scores here. The putting was good, the beer was great and a good time was had by all, special thanks to Dragoon for hosting us, and thanks to Big Mike W for masterminding this cool event. We’ll be working to refine the league process and maybe create more space. We’ll post more pics later and see you next month (league is second Wed. of each month).
A dozen pads were set in a massive project in January.
We need your help! Workdays to set the final teepads at Santa Cruz River Park is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, March 14, and Sunday March 15. Bring your groundworking tools, shovels, rakes, hoes, and picks and we’ll set the remaining pads to make them ready for concrete in the third and final phase of the Santa Cruz Restoration Project. The club will provide some refreshments. Thanks for your patience and you monetary, physical and spiritual support during this transformative project for the historic “Cruz.”
The 2015 Tucson Ice Bowl on Feb. 7 raised $1,622 in cash and 140 pounds of food for the Community Food Bank of Arizona. THANKS TO ALL WHO PLAYED and opened their hearts and wallets, including a few who couldn’t play but donated anyway. You should be very proud for making the club’s major charity event of the year a rousing success. We fed a lot of people.
Special thanks to the crew who helped during the tourney, including Mike Wierda who helped the TD pre-tourney and who with Mike Early helped handle merchandise sales; Brittani Thomas who handled registration, scoring and mulligan collections; Matt Rotunno who helped with course setup, Gary, Scott and Ryan who helped with the raffle.; and everyine else who pitched in to help.
Lou Medran of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona accepts a ceremonial check for $1,622 from Tucson Ice Bowl TD Dave WIchner.
Congratulations to all the Tucson- area players in The Memorial Presented by Discraft this past weekend in Scottsdale, Mesa and Fountain Hills. Top local finishers include Jeremy Herr in Mens Open, who tied for 52nd at -12 in a field of 179 of the world’s top-rated disc golfers; and G. Scott Carle, who finished tied for 18th in a 45-man Open Grandmasters field. For complete results, go to www.memorialchampionship.com/
TDGA member G. Scott Carle putts on the 9th hole Saturday in the finals at Fountain Hills.
Jeremy Koling nails a long putt for birdie on #18 at Fountain Hills in the Open finals, giving him a stroke lead on Paul McBeth for the championship. Moments later, McBeth hit his birdie putt to retain the tie, only to lose to Koling on the first hole of a playoff. Photos by David Wichner
Lots going on this weekend in Tucson!
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