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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10th Annual Lemmon Drop rocks the mountain

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 The 10th Annual Lemmon Drop Presented by Legacy Discs and New Belgium Brewing at Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley was a huge success, with 116 players battling in perfect weather for an all-time record prize purse. 520’s own Andrew Bohme won a tightly contested Men’s Open division, taking a tourney-record championship prize, and we had strong contingents of ams and women. For complete results, go to the PDGA event page.

The tournament directors and the TDGA would like to THANK Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley and ALL the sponsors and crew that made this unique event happen. Special thanks to Brittani Thomas and JP Pariury who handled registration and payouts, Mike Wierda who handled merch and helped all around, and Scott Honomichl,  a stalwart of the course construction and teardown crew. Scott and nine other construction crew members were awarded early registration spots in next year’s Lemmon Drop for their hard work, we’ll add that list shortly. Last but not least, thanks go to the 27 Early Bird Hole sponsors, many from all over the country, who helped support the tournament. Special thanks to Bill Richardson and Arizona Women’s Disc Golf Outreach; Bill not only sponsored several women but was on the mountain early Monday pulling baskets.

Presenting Sponsors

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Primary hole sponsors

Copper Sponsor: Paul Sacco 

Bill Richardson and Arizona Women’s Disc Golf Outreach

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Early Bird Hole Sponsors

Brandon Olson, Mike & Kathy Bibby; Nate Davis; Paul Sacco, David Munoz, Chris Munoz, Dillon Gassaway SCAPERS, Mike Harelson, Chuck and Sam Russ, Brian Ellis (Chico State Disc Golf), Tim Becks, Mike Thomas, Peter Engelman, Alison Haueter (Brad Casarotto), Michael Scott Honomichl, Joe Engelman, Ali Casanova, Mathew Warren, Lou McFadyen, Jake Roszak “Team Green”, Ija Kothrade, Chris Kaufmann “Kaufinator Discs” , Rich Appert (Palm Beach Disc Golf) and Tommy Gunz Trujillo III.

Mini tourney at 49er Country Club Tues. 5/19 ROCKED!

UPDATE: The 49er tourney was great, with 53 players on short notice and a fun time by all… Thanks to Jeremy, AJ and Tim Sells for putting this together!

TDGA member Jeremy Herr has arranged a mini demo tourney this Tuesday, May 19th at the 49er Country Club, come out and support if you can! Here’s Jeremy’s message : I know this is super last minute but we are taking advantage of the opportunity given to us. 49er Country Club is letting us do a Mini Tournament(Test Run) to see how well the turn out is. IF everything goes well we will be running two larger C-Tier events in the summer. Come show your support!

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Santa Cruz pads in, party planned

SantaCrzPour2SANTA CRUZ UPDATE: As most of you know, we poured the last new pads at Santa Cruz recently and they came out great. THANKS to all who came out and helped last Sat. and throughout this years-long project and at those who donated to make this a reality. There’s still some groundwork and beautification stuff to do, then we’re going to have an event to mark the achievement. probably after Lemmon Drop. We will now be turning our main attention to Groves Park, which will be improved initially with new teepads, with an eye to a perhaps a larger redesign. Look for info on a meeting on Groves coming up soon. Thanks for your support of Tucson Disc Golf!

PLEASE HELP@Santa Cruz Sat. 5/9; Women’s golf monthly

SCruzPour1We will be pouring the final new teepads at Santa Cruz River Park this Saturday, May 9 at 7 a.m.  Find the latest and let us know you’re coming at the event FB page.

This should not be an all-day affair, BUT we need as many people as we can get to arrive AT 7 A.M. to form crews for final prep work, pouring and finishing. Bring shovels, rakes and any concrete finishing tools, we’ll have some gloves and drinks. A celebratory round will likely break out afterwards.

Thanks you for your patience as we arranged this final concrete pour with the city, and thanks to all who donated to the Santa Cruz DGC Restoration Project. After the forms come off and we do final ground work, we will have a celebratory event to formally recognize this achievement and those who labored and donated to make the Cruz a much better place.

Women’s Golf Monthly Casual Round

Also on Saturday at Santa Cruz, TDGA member Bill R, a great supporter of growing women’s disc golf in Tucson, will be heading up the latest Women’s Golf Monthly Casual Round, starting with a tutorial for new players at 8:30 a.m. For more details or to reach Bill, go to the event FB page.

Opinions needed re points series planned for Quail Canyon

Quail Canyon Point Series

We are looking into having a point series at Quail Canyon. This series is a PDGA sanctioned league. For PDGA sanctioned leagues $1 of your entry fee goes to the PDGA (they send back $.50 of that dollar to TDGA) and your rounds go toward your PDGA rating. The series would be twice monthly for June, July, and August and would be a flex start. In the interest of including everyone we would like your opinion. Click on this form and give us your opinion. Following each option is the total cost if you play all 6 rounds in the series. At the end there will be a championship round for the top players of each division cost TBD.