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
The 20th Annual Tucson Ice Bowl was a huge success, we had about 50 players who braved a very challenging special course and a winter heat wave to support the Community Food Bank. Preliminarily it looks like we raised about $1,200-$1,300 and a few hundreds pound of food. We still have some expenses and receivables to sort out, and we have some leftover merch to sell, so we’ll post final number and deliver all of it to the Food Bank later this week.
THANKS AGAIN TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED and our especially our sponsors including Rusty’s Family Restaurant and Sports Grille, Westside Liquor and hole sponsors Mike and Kathy Bibby, Jeremy Whittier, and Chris Kaufmann (who supplied a Kaufinator for most mullis prize).
Thanks of course to all who played and bought more than 900 mulligans to help feed hungry people, with Jeremy Herr buying the most at 73. Also thanks to those who couldn’t play but donated their registration anyway, your support is very much appreciated!
If you couldn’t make it to the Ice Bowl, you can still support the effort by making a donation before we turn in all the funds to the Food Bank at the end of the week, or by buying some of our leftover Ice Bowl logo merchandise, we have a few discs and shirts available that we’ll be bringing out to leagues.
The Sunday A-pad league at Santa Cruz River Park will be suspended Feb. 8 in deference to the Marana Disc Golf Club Bag Tag Challenge, which will be played that day at The Rock. League will return to play Sunday Feb. 15. The Tucson Disc Golf Club board has pledged to support MDGC in any way we can and encourage members to do the same.
The Marana Disc Golf Club is holding its annual Bag Tag Challenge Sunday, Feb. 8 at The Rock. 7:30AM-8:15AM Sign Up, 9 a.m tee. For more details, go to the Marana Disc Golf Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marana-Disc-Golf-Club/76701603927
DUE TO EXPECTED WEATHER THE SANTA CRUZ PAD SETTING WORK SATURDAY 1/31 HAS BEEN POSTPONED. WE’LL GET BACK ON THIS ASAP, KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR UPDATES AND THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.
The SANTA CRUZ WORKDAY is a GO for THIS Saturday Jan. 17, as we look to finish phase three of the restoration project, we’ll be looking to set 7 or more teepads, replacing the old hazardous hex pads. We need about a dozen souls to help on Sat. starting at 9 AM. Bring shovels, hoes, picks, rakes, wheelbarrows. We will have a backhoe for the heavy work.
LAYOUT UPDATE: Thanks to all who commented on the new tee positions for 3 and 4 that we tried out at league and club champs. Based on input from members and the board, we are adjusting a few things, such as moving the new #2 A teepad further west out of #1’s way (near old #17), the proposed new #3 A pad will move a little more east to get it further away from #2 green…you asked, we listened!
We’ll have a limited supply of Ice Bowl logo merch available at popular prices.
The 20th Tucson Ice Bowl Disc Golf Tournament benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona will take place Saturday, Feb. 7 at 8 a.m. on a special course at Santa Cruz River Park. FLYER
Entry is a $15 donation and there will be open, advanced, intermediate, masters and women’s divisions. As always, mulligans will be available for any shot for $1, with a grand prize for most mullis bought. Preregistration and same-day registration will be available, but we strongly encourage preregistration and will be offering an incentive (see below).
The Ice Bowl, part of a national series of tournaments benefiting food charities, is Tucson Disc Golf Club’s biggest annual charity event, and the club has raised nearly $14,000 and thousands of pounds of food for the Community Food Bank since 1995. In 2014, the Tucson Ice Bowl raised a club-record $2,713.
The Community Food Bank’s Jack Parris accepting a giant check from TD Dave Wichner for the 2014 Ice Bowl.
Preregistration is available on Disc Golf United, and same-day registration also will be accepted. We were a little conflicted about using preregistration for the Ice Bowl for the first time, since it carries a small cost. But DGU has offered a free Innova portable fabric basket for clubs that have 20 or more players register for Ice Bowl events through its site. And of course, prereg helps everyone by smoothing tourney administration. SO WE’RE GOING TO DO THIS: All players who preregister will automatically be entered in a raffle for the portable basket donated by DGU, so consider your small service fee a raffle entry.
Hole sponsorships will be available for $25 per hole, and info on other sponsorship opportunities and a general FAQ will be posted shortly. We are going to play a midlength course at Santa Cruz with some hazards like OBs and mandos. We are tentatively looking at playing a round of A pads and a round of Bs.
Left to right: Jeremy Herr, open; G. SCott Carle, masters; Tina Roher, women; Drew Robertson, Am
The 2015 Tucson Disc Golf Club Championships and Membership Drive was a big success, after starting a frosty morning on Saturday at Groves the weather and competition heated up at Santa Cruz River Park on Sunday, where an impromptu heavy-metal concert took place. Congratulations to top open finisher Jeremy Herr, amateur division winner Drew Robertson, masters champ G. Scott Carle and women’s winner Tina Roher. Complete results are available at Disc Golf United or tinyurl.com/p9bgjpt To view an album of photos from Sunday’s round: tinyurl.com/nfodup4
Thanks to the roughly 80 players who played and special thanks to members who helped TDs Chad Cassett and Dave Wichner make the tourney a success: TDGA treasurer Mike Wierda, who handled registration, shirts and tags with his usual aplomb; Quentin Riddle and the whole Groves crew who worked very hard to create a very special 18-hole layout; all-around helper Jason Yob; Ben Vosper who helped with course layout and admin; our barbecue chef JP Pariury who made excellent pulled pork and chicken and awesome, key registration and scoring helper and club secretary Brittani Thomas; and Joe Arenas for bringing drinks and the band, the Dead Chiefs, who rocked Santa Cruz during closing festivities!
The Sunday tee times for the second round are posted at the link below. PLEASE ARRIVE AND CHECK IN AT LEAST A HALF HOUR BEFORE YOUR TEE TIME.. Thanks!