MANY THANKS to our 21st Tucson Ice Bowl Sponsors

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5910 N Oracle Rd., Tucson

The TDGA would like to extend its sincerest thanks on behalf of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona for making the 21st Tucson Ice Bowl a rousing success. Not only did we raise more than $1,800 for hungry people, we inaugurated a new championship-length disc golf course in collaboration with the good folks at Quail Canyon Golf Course.

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1310 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson

Thanks to all our sponsors, some longtime supporters others new, members please express thanks by supporting them with your patronage (click on logos for websites):

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1110 E 6th St, Tucson

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No Anchovies!, Main Gate Square, 870 E University Blvd.

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Quentin Riddle and Team Elevate.

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Patty Miller and Blue Willow, 2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson

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1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson

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Women’s Disc Golf Outreach

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1110 N Silverbell Rd/ 3620 W Tangerine Rd, Marana

21st Tucson Ice Bowl raises $1,800 for Food Bank; Friends of PACC get $691 donation

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Mike Wierda, immediate past TDGA treasurer and Quail Canyon DG pro, presents a check to Rhonda Bodfield representing Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.

 

Preliminarily, the 21st Tucson Ice Bowl at Quail Canyon GC raised nearly $1,800 ($1,780 so far) for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, beating last year by nearly $200. Some donations are still trickling in and we expect to deliver the money and about 90 pounds of food by Friday.

And we gave Friends of Pima Animal Care a donation for $691 at the Ice Bowl, thanks to player donations for use of our portable baskets.

KGUN-TV also did a cool video on Quail Canyon GC becoming the first Southern Arizona ball and disc co-course.

MANY THANKS to the 68 players,and our SPONSORS, Quail Canyon GC which hosted and donated back half the greens fees, DGWoodworks/Legacy and Ben Vosper, Women’s Disc Golf Outreach, Freewheel Bikes, No Anchovies!, Dragoon Brewing, Bianchi’s Italtian Restaurant, Westside Liquor, Blue Willow Restaurant/Patty Miller-Aceto and our individual hole sponsors, Brittani Thomas, Quentin Riddle/Team Elevate, and Zack Elliott. SPECIAL THANKS to Ice Bowl stalwart Daniel Bohme, who won the prize for most mulligans by throwing down a Benjamin and using like 97… and Ryan Like who bought 80-plus mullis and won open shooting 22 down, one stroke ahead of Daniel…and a bunch of people who bought 30 or 40… You guys rock!

 

 

Board to meet, tournament planning

The TDGA board will meet Sunday Dec. 27 at Quail Canyon Golf Club. An agenda is here.

Ahead of that meeting, after Sunday league at Santa Cruz we will have a short stand-up meeting of a tournament committee we are assembling to finalize some dates for 2016. If you run a tournament or want to run one, stick around after league. This will be a quick organizational meeting. then we’ll meet as needed, if you can’t attend and have ideas for tourneys or want to help, send an email to tdgapresident@gmail.com

Tourney dates so far include the Membership tourney Jan. 9-10, Ice Bowl tentatively Feb. 6 at QC or a special course TBA; and Lemmon Drop tentatively June 4-5. We are looking to bring back the Tumbleweed in the summer and we’ll be hosting the State Championships Nov. 19-20. Final Ice Bowl details and registration will be posted in the next day or two. Thanks!

Taking early Sat. tee times for Bag Tag Challenge Dec. 19-20

We are now taking names for early tee times for the 2016 Bag Tag Challenge at Groves Park a week from Saturday. Because we are using the standard 9-hole/two-way B layout, which takes time, we need to space rounds out and so we will be trying to get 30-40 players through the course by noon, rest will be flex start, last card out at 3 p.m.

You can sign up for an early tee time on the event Facebook page , or send an email to tdgapresident@gmail.com.

We fill up a first flight at 8:30, the rest of the earlybirds will go off when the first groups finish around 10:30. So ESPECIALLY if you want to tee off early, on the FB page, just hit going and leave a comment here as to your time preference.

Sunday’s round at Santa Cruz will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start.

TDGA at the Tucson Family Festival

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Ashley and Justin teach eager kids how to putt.

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Ben provides encouraging words for a young man who looks like he nailed this putt.

The Tucson Disc Golf Assn. was a popular participant in the City of Tucson’s Family Festival in the Park on Sat. Nov. 21, which including activities and exhibits from family-oriented recreation groups citywide. Flor the second year in a row, a TDGA crew set up a putting basket and a small 4-hole course, exposing hundreds of kids and adults to disc golf. Special thanks to Ben Vosper who led this effort, Justin, Ashley, Jason, Hannah and DG Hall of Famer Jeff Homberg, who came out to support, and thanks for the city and Parks and Rec for inviting us. Check out the photos and vid: Family Fest video

Congrats to new TDGA board members

Club Election results: Thanks to all who voted in the Tucson Disc Golf Association election. The votes have been tabulated and we have the following new officers:

  • Jeremy Herr, Vice President
  • Dave Shircore, Treasurer
  • Steve Miller, Amateur Representative

The results are available below.

There are a couple of important notes to this election, which due to an open nomination process had many fine nominees:

  • Steve won a clear majority for Am Rep. Jeremy won a plurality but not a majority for VP, which under our bylaws would mean a second, runoff election with the next highest vote recipient, Mike Early. Mike was consulted and decided to concede the office to focus on other vital club work.
  • Scott Honomichl won a narrow vote over Dave Shircore for treasurer, but in the end decided that with family commitments he could not devote the necessary time to the office. He also will remain a strong contributor to club events and workdays as time permits (in Beast Mode).

The club board wishes to thank all of the fine nominees, several of which declined to be on the ballot but remain steadfast contributors to our club and community.

Vote tallies (49 ballots received)

VP: Jeremy 21, Mike E 14, Bill Richardson 11, Jason Deeds 2, Daniel Stevens 1

Treasurer; Scott Honomichl, 26, Dave Shircore 23

Am Rep: Steve M, 29, Kyle 12, Utah 8

Ballots out, voting through Sun. 11/22

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CLUB ELECTION: Electronic ballot links have been sent out to members emails and paper ballots will be made available to members at leagues or by request through Sunday Nov. 22.

The nominees are:
Vice President: Jason Deeds, Daniel Stevens, Jeremy Herr, Mike Early and Bill Richardson
Treasurer- David Shircore and Scott Honomichl
Amatuer Rep- Steve Miller, Kyle Unger and Utah McKellips
NOTE: If no one wins a clear majority, there will be a runoff election between the top two candidates.
THANKS TO ALL OUR CANDIDATES!