The Quail Canyon BYOP (Bring Your Own Partner) Challenge is on for Nov. 15-16 at the beautiful Quail Canyon Golf Course, 5910 N. Oracle Rd. This new tourney is a straight doubles format, you pick your playing and sign up together. The cost is $64 for each team, which includes greens fees.
It’s BAAAACK! Just before Halloween comes a very scary TDGA tradition, the Extremely Hazardous tournament at Santa Cruz River Park, on Saturday, Oct. 11. <NOTE CORRECTED DATE Our intrepid glowmaster and TD Dave Shircore has resurrected the Extremely Hazardous is readying a course that is sure to scare you to the core, with the wires, paths and just about everything O.B. There’s no prereg, this is a fun monthly, only costs $10 and the club is supporting with am prizes.
Also, SAVE THE DATES NOV. 15-16 for a tentative bring-your-own partner charity doubles event at Quail Canyon Golf Course, an 18-hole, par-3 ball golf course just off N. Oracle Road between Orange Grove and River. Details have yet to be finalized, but TDs are looking at $60ish a team ($24 going toward greens fees). Other details: It would be a two day fundraising event. Course would be open for play Saturday and Sunday. Standard flex start system. Last card coming in 3pm-ish Sunday w/ awards and such to follow. LOOK FOR UPDATES ON THE CLUB WEBSITE AND FB PAGE.
The TDGA board will meet Sunday, Sept. 14 after Sunday league at a yet to be determined location. A tentative agenda has been posted below and the location will be updated today. Among the discussion items will be the club elections, for which nominations will open in in October.
The second annual Voyager Classic tees off Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Voyager RV Resort in southeast Tucson. This is a one-round 18-hole tourney on a grass executive ball-golf course with water and trees. TD Quentin Riddle says some 60 people have signed up, and he is thinking about a 9-hole playoff for the top spots in each division. For the latest, go to the Voyager Classic Facebook event page.
MARANA’S ACE RACE OCT. 4
The annual Discraft Ace Race comes to the Tucson area Sat. Oct. 4 at Marana Rock DGC. Pack payment deadline is Sept. 15, and the TD is Kyle Unger. If you’ve never played an Ace Race before, it’s a way Discraft rolls out new discs- for $25 you get a player pack with 2 new discs – this time two new Z-type prototype drivers – and a bunch of other goodies, then you throw a short ace course with a big DC first- prize pack on the line.
Link to tourney flyer: ace race1Page
Effective Wednesday, Aug. 20, the Wednesday B-pad handicapped league at Santa Cruz River Park DGC will permanently move a half-hour ahead, to meet at 7:45 a.m. and tee off at 8 a.m. This will avoid some heat in the summer and give some people a little more leeway to play before work or school. We’ll consider an even earlier start next summer but we’ll keep this for now as a permanent time (this league has never changed times seasonally).
I am also considering adding an ace pool though I am a little reluctant to have to keep track of another league dollar-per-round pool, so stay tuned. Thanks for your suggestions and patience as we fine-tune this and other club leagues.
On a personal note, I started this league nearly 9 years ago as my small effort for the club and for folks like me who (at the time) could rarely get off work in time to play in the weekday evenings. It’s been a small league most of the years and now as the TDGC family grows we’re getting bigger cards, contributing more to the club and offering club-sponsored CTPs nearly every week. I’d just like to thank all the stalwarts who have supported this league over the years - even when just a few people showed up for weeks on end – and to all the newcomers who have made the league bigger than ever.
Cheers, Dave Wichner, Wed. League Dir.
This Friday Aug. 8, Trevor the Lever will be running a night glow doubles event at the Marana Rock Course (playing on the perimeter course as much of the main course remains flooded). Thanks Trev, longtime dual member of TDGC and Marana DGC, for setting this up, come out and represent!
Heres’ the deal: Random draw glow doubles, 5$ 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.
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.
Matt and Tina
Come 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.
There 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.
The 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 tdgatreas
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.