TDGA nominations coming up; workdays loom with cooler weather

TDGAswooshCropTDGA’s annual elections are approaching, with a nominating period starting Oct. 15 for the offices of treasurer (2 yr. term), vice president (2 yr.) and amateur representative (1 yr.). The current officers have indicated they will not seek re-election (though they’ll all still be working hard for the club in other capacities). We need some folks to step forward to fill these spots and help guide the TDGA into the future, and we have many initiatives that require some thoughtful governance. If you’re interested in finding out what  these positions entail, read the TDGA Constitution, linked here and always on the About the Club page. Nominating forms will soon be made available so keep an eye out. Also, this year, we will pilot an electronic voting system, as well as paper balloting, to increase convenience and participation. If you have any questions, reach out to any club officer or use the contact link on this page.

Workdays coming with cooler temps

Meanwhile, with the weather cooling down we are looking to hold workdays in the very near future to put some finishing touches on one course restoration project and kick off another. In the coming weeks, we’ll have a workday at Santa Cruz River Park to do some final work, including replacement or improvements to a couple of smaller old teepads, ahead of a commemorative event with the city. We also will be kicking off the Groves Park restoration project with some needed teepad installations and other work while we finalize an overall plan for the course that will include teepads, benches and signage. Stay tuned for posts here and on FB announcing these workdays very soon.

TDGA involved in Tucson parks master-planning process; bd. to meet






Tucson is planning for the future of its parks, and disc golf is part of the vision.  The Tucson Disc Golf Association is currently providing formal input to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department as part of its 5-year master planning process. The TDGA was included in a facilities users focus group on Sept. 9, led by city master-planning consultants Norris Design. TDGA President Dave Wichner represented the club and made a short presentation outlining the history and rapid growth of the club, its longtime, ongoing partnership with the city to build and improve city parks courses, and the great need for additional DG courses, with a goal of building a new 18-hole championship-level city course in the near future. The city had the TDGA penciled in as a participant early on as a longtime user group and our message was very well received. We plan to be there every step of the way during the master planning process, and you can help.

The city has scheduled a series of ward meetings to gather public input on the plan. TDGA members are encouraged to attend at least one of the meetings and/or send a message of support for more and better disc golf facilities.

Upcoming public comment meetings are:

Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015
El Pueblo Activity Center – Multipurpose Room
101 W. Irvington Rd.
(Ward 5)

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015
El Rio Center Multipurpose Room
1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
(Ward 1)

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015
Clements Center Multipurpose Room
8155 E. Poinciana Dr.
(Ward 4)

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015
Sahuaro High School
545 N. Camino Seco
(Ward 2)

Additionally, you can send comments supporting disc golf in city parks to  Julie Parizek of Norris Design, at

BOARD Meeting: The TDGA board will meet at noon on Sunday, Sept. 27 at the Quail Canyon Golf Course clubhouse,5910 N Oracle Rd. An agenda will be posted shortly at Among the topics are the annual club election, course restoration and planning for a December bag tag championship. Here’s the agenda.

Quail Canyon co-course fundraising underway!


We are starting this up! See the fundraising for details. In a nutshell, we need to raise ~$7000 to cover the cost of this course.

HOWEVER! Your donation will be reciprocated back to you in PRE-PAID GREENS FEES.

Please review the document below and refer any questions to

You can submit you sponsorship at


Quail Canyon championship rounds Sunday; future home of co-course

QCanyonThe championship of the Quail Canyon Sizzling Summer Series is coming up this Sunday, as top points finishers in each division square off in a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Additionally, the Women’s Disc Golf Outreach will have it’s monthly round at QC at noon after the series champs. More info

Thanks to all the players who supported the series, those who helped with setup and registration to make the series a success, Quail Canyon Golf Course for their support, and especially Mike Wierda the league director and driving force behind this co-course series.

Separately, with QC’s support we are now looking to install an 18-hole course with regulation metal baskets at Quail Canyon through a grassroots sponsorship effort, so look for more information on that soon!

NOTE: Sunday club leagues will proceed as usual on Sept. 20.

Women’s Disc Golf Outreach offers sponsorships for Phx Ladies Open

Women’s Disc Golf Outreach is a great initiative to offer more disc golf playing opportunities to half the population and has the full support of the TDGA. The growing group is offering sponsorships for the Phoenix Ladies’ Open. WDGO’s current calendar is below, with information about the sponsorships (for more details go to the WDGO FB page):



A message from Tina of WDGO: Women’s Disc Golf Outreach is supporting the Phoenix Ladies Open (Nov 7th) by offering to pay tournament registration fees for 20 Arizona women (up to $50 each/person).

10 sponsorships will be offered for women from Tucson, and additional 10 sponsorships will be offered to women from throughout Arizona.

Women’s Disc Golf Outreach is asking Arizona based disc golf clubs to nominate women who may benefit from these sponsorships. Additionally, if you or a friend would like to be considered for a sponsorship, please contact either Jennifer Morris or William Richardson directly (contact information is available on the Women’s Disc Golf Outreach Facebook page).

We will review initial requests this Sunday, August 2nd, then every 1-2 days and notify the competitor of the status of their sponsorship request as soon as possible. Those who are awarded sponsorships through Women’s Disc Golf Outreach will be registered for the event once they are notified.

In order to offer these sponsorships in a fair manner, we are using the following considerations to award sponsorships: Need, participation, new player sratus and age. (see WBGO page for more details)……

Finally, please act soon. Once the 20 sponsorships have been awarded, we will stop accepting nominations. Thank you kindly. -Tina Stanaitis, Women’s Disc Golf Outreach

Meeting on Groves Park July 25, 8 a.m.

SamsungNow is the time to get started on our “Year of Groves” projects! Any and all support is needed!

On July 25th at 8 am at Groves Park Disc Golf Course, the TDGA board will be hosting an open meeting to put our heads together and discuss the restoration of this longstanding east side course. Please come out to have your opinions/ideas heard. Some of the things we will address are new pads, tee markers and overall course layout/improvements. We want a good turnout so we can get some ideas on the table. Refreshments will be provided and possibly a fundraiser round to follow.

Thank you for your patience and we hope to see you there!

SAVE THE DATE: Groves Park general meeting set for July 25

grovesSave the date! On July 25th at 8am at Groves Park Disc Golf Course, we will be hosting an open meeting to put our heads together and discuss the restoration of this longstanding eastside course. Please come out to have your opinions heard. Some of the things we will address are new pads, tee markers and overall course layout/improvements. We want a good turnout so we can get some ideas on the table. Refreshments will be provided and possibly a fundraiser round to follow.

We are also still looking to hold a celebration to mark the end of the major phases of the yearslong Santa Cruz River Park DGC restoration project, probably in early August. There may be a work day to handle some finishing work in the interim, so watch for word on that. The new teepads are in and we are also looking to inaugurate them with a tournament in the very near future.

Quail Canyon Sizzling Sundays League Round 2 June 28

The first Quail Canyon Sizzling Sundays summer disc golf league kicked off Sunday, June 14 with the second round coming up Sunday June 28. This is the first PDGA-sanctioned league ever run in Tucson and a very exciting partnership with our friends at Quail Canyon Golf Course.

The first week’s play attracted 40 players, and it’s not too late to join the league (you can always play without joining the overall league). For complete info including scores and point standings, go to the event Facebook page. (Scores are also posted on the PDGA event page.)

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