Do you ever take pictures of the courses that you play? I know you do – I see them on Facebook all the time. How about sharing your pics with the rest of the disc golfing world, not just your “Friends”! If you have pictures that you feel do a good job of displaying a hole on your local course, there are a few websites that can show those pictures to other disc golfers. This can be a big help to a golfer who is traveling through and wants to figure out which course to play – I know I always appreciate it. A few of these sites are:
- DG Course Review – http://www.dgcoursereview.com/ - DG Course Review has a ton of resources related to disc golf courses: a clickable map, course data and info, message board, reviews and PICTURES! To add your pictures, find your local course in the directory, click on the “Media” tab, and find the little “Upload Photos” link in orange at the bottom of the Media tab. You need to create an account to upload pics (and these accounts aren’t free). The paid accounts give you access to all sorts of cool disc golf resources.
- Disc Golf Scene – http://www.discgolfscene.com/ - This is more of a social media-type site, organized around a database of courses. Each course has a page, where you can find info on who plays there, upcoming events, leagues, aces and course records and PICTURES. These accounts are free and give you access to all of the features. To upload pictures, find your course and you’ll see a “+Upload pictures of this course” link on the “Info” tab.
Check out these sites and start adding photos. The whole (disc golf) world is waiting!!!!!!
It’s mid-October and the first cool days of Fall have arrived. Some casual players are packing away their golf discs until Spring, but seasoned players know that right now is when competition on the course is heating up. There are quite a few competitive (and not so competitive) events coming up before the end of the year. Here’s a list of what we know about:
- Saturday, October is apparently “Glow Golf Day”. Kinetic Disc Golf will be holding a 2-round event at Brengle Terrace Park – the first round is a “Legacy Ace Run” (similar to the Ace Race held at Montiel), while the second round will be a glow ace round, on a modified darkness-friendly BT layout. The fun starts at 1:30. If you’re down south you can head to Sun Valley for your glow golf fix. MJ and crew are hosting a night golf event that starts at 5pm, with last tee time at 8:30pm. For more info on these events, see the “Upcoming Events” listings on the right-hand sidebar of this screen.
- Who’s the best disc golfer at Morley Field? Most years it has turned out to be Micah Dorius, but he always has to earn it at the Morley Field Course Championship tournament. This year’s tournament is November 3/4, and consists of 3 rounds on a challenging Morley layout. Only three divisions: Open, Am, Women – no silly PDGA MA1, MA6, MPX, IPA, SAT, etc., etc. The top three Open and top Masters-age finishers qualify for spots on Team San Diego for the Southwestern Team Tournament in December. Check out the flyer here. No online signups – you gotta go to the pro shop.
- The SoCal Disc Golf Association season is almost over. The only events left on the schedule are the two weekends of the SoCal Championships, held this year at Kit Carson Park and Brengle Terrace Park. Ams play Nov. 10/11, Pros play Nov. 17/18. Innova Disc Golf always sponsors this event, which means the payout will be great. There are a few San Diego Aces who are hoping that strong showings at the SoCal Championships can help them win the mini-basket trophies you get for a SoCal Series title – Max Nichols is still in the hunt in Men’s Open, Randy Wylot is near the top in Men’s Pro Grandmasters, and A.J. Risley currently leads in Men’s Advanced Am. A few extra incentives to play these events: the San Diego Aces will have a team for the Southwestern Team Championship, and the SoCal Championships will be one way the team is selected; and these events will also be used to select the North team for the Aces’ North/South Challenge. Flyers and links to online registration can be found on the right sidebar, or on the “Upcoming Events” page.
- The first weekend in December means…the Southwestern Team Disc Golf Invitational at Morley Field. This event (“Snapper’s Clambake”) has been going on for at least 25 years and is a very interesting team match play event. Eight teams from all over the Southwest (Arizona, Huntington beach, Redwood Empire, Santa Cruz, Sylmar, San Diego, Oak Grove) bring their best players in the Open, Pro Masters, Pro Grandmasters, Pro Senior Grandmasters and Pro Women’s divisions. Players play a round-robin match play tournament, with the top two teams holding a 19-hole final. Many former (and maybe a current) World Champions will be on hand, so the play level is super-high. Team San Diego is made up of players who have either dominated the Open division of the Morley Monthlies, finished at the top of the Morley Course Championship, played well in past team Tournaments or make it on through a series of match-play “grinders”. This year, there will also be a “Team San Diego Aces” for local players who don’t quite make the Team S.D. cut. Play well in the Morley Course Championship or SoCal Championships to get on that team.
- Mid-December (dates TBA) brings the San Diego Aces’ North/South Challenge. South Captain Dan Lichtman is undefeated – with his Southies winnng all of the annual matches so far. The tide may be shifting, as there are more and more strong North players…or so hopes Team North Captain A.J. Risley. Each team consists of 20 players: 5 Men’s Open, 1 Pro master, 2 Women and 12 Ams. One day of play occurs in North County and one day in South County. On each day one round is singles match play and one round is doubles match play. The South courses are typically Morley Field and Sun Valley. The North courses are up in the air – Kit Carson is a safe bet, but the other course could be Brengle Terrace, Goat Hill or even Montiel. If you want to be a part of this event – contact your local team captain (their info is on the “Contact Us” page). The dividing line for North vs. South is Miramar Rd.
- The end of December might be the right time for the return of the Goat Hill Monthly?
- January and February are Ice Bowl season. Expect to have Ice Bowls held at Montiel Park (Jan. 12), Olive Glen (Sycuan) and Mission Bay Golf Course (Feb. 24).
Additional events are bound to pop up. Keep your eyes on the Aces’ web page and Facebook page for more info!
Well, the 5th Annual San Marcos Ace Race is in the books. A record-setting 165 players took part in the event, held again this year at Montiel Park in San Marcos. One thing, though, that was different this year – the course was played backwards! Over 120 players had checked in and got their player packs by 9:30am, so something almost unheard of in disc golf occurred…the players meeting started 5 minutes early! Reviews of the new prototype disc were very positive – it’s kind of a midrange/fairway driver hybrid, very much like the DGA Squall. Yes…very, very, very much like the Squall.
It was quite a site to see well over a hundred players on the course at the same time, and it was a rush to hear the ooohs, aaaahs, groans and shouts of Metal!!! across the course. And every so often, you heard the type of cry that only accompanies an ace. Twenty-six times, to be exact.
Matt Howard of El Cajon ended up walking away with the first prize – a golf bag full of discs from Discraft. Matt had been tied at 2 Aces and 2 Metal hits by Chris Beecher, but when 4 o’clock rolled around Chris had left for the day. Matt also took home $100 from the Ace Pot, as his $10 buy-in times 2 Aces gave him twenty of the $5 shares. Any fans who had wanted a playoff still got one, as there were three players tied in the contest to take home a new DGA full-size basket. After a CTP contest on hole #1, Chris Hanna edged out Kevin Christie and David Phillips to take home the basket. Jason Weidmann won $20 in the Mini Ace Race contest, with 2 Aces and 3 Metal hits on 9 holes of mini-golf.
The Ace Race was a big success for our charity, EDGE. Between the player pack sales, and donations for Gatorade and pizza, we cleared $1,000 for EDGE. Look for that money to help bring disc golf discs and baskets to a local school in the near future.
The full list of players who hit Aces:
|Matt Howard||2 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Chris Beecher||2 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Sean Reed||1 Ace, 5 Metal|
|Kyle Harrop||1 Ace, 4 Metal|
|Scott Bowers||1 Ace, 4 Metal|
|Don Vincent||1 Ace, 3 Metal|
|Ray DeLuz||1 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Phil Johnson||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Saska||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Ryan Hartley||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Kade Stab||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Tater Coney||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Scott Tullius||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Dan Shorkey||1 Ace|
|Darren Bailey||1 Ace|
|Gabe Canales||1 Ace|
|Tabetha Canales||1 Ace|
|Derek Underwood||1 Ace|
|Lee Beecher||1 Ace|
|Martin Ramirez||1 Ace|
|Mike Ramos||1 Ace|
|Leo Hurtab||1 Ace|
|Shawn DeWeerd||1 Ace|
|Jake Perkins||1 Ace|
The 5th Annual San Marcos Ace Race will be held this Saturday, October 13th at Montiel Park in San Marcos. The event is sold out, with 150 players pre-registered. If you’re pre-registered, we will start check-in at 8:30am, handing out player packs (2 discs, water bottle, sunglasses, mini). We will hold a player’s meeting at 9:45, or sooner if the check-in line for pre-registered players empties. After the player’s meeting (around 10am) play begins. Some details:
- You can make you own groups – no more than 8 players, so as not to block the flow of play.
- Only throw tee shots, one per hole. Just because you have 2 discs does NOT mean you can throw two tee shots to finish faster. That’s cheating.
- Only count aces and metal hits – skips, rolls, slides into the base count.
- Play your 36 holes straight through or at your own pace. You just have to finish by 3:30pm so we can give out prizes.
- We will have a Mini Ace Race – $1 to play 9 holes. Rules are the same as the Ace Race. The winner splits the cash pot with our charity (EDGE).
- We will have a separate hole-in-one contest. $1 for two throws, 1st prize is a DGA Mach III basket.
- We will be bringing in pizza and drinks – yours for a small donation.
Oops!!! I didn’t pre-register! Can I still play?
The event is sold out. We don’t have a waitlist, but here’s what you can do:
Show up on Saturday AFTER we have had a chance to check in all of the pre-paid players. Once that line is empty, we can start registering walk-up players. Since we won’t have a players pack for you, you will need to find a pre-paid player who is willing to let you borrow one of their (2) Ace Race discs. The only way you can participate is if you have an official Ace Race disc to use. We will register you for the regular fee ($25), order your player pack on Monday and give you the player pack once they are shipped to us.
We expect to start signing in walk-up players around 10:30, which will be after the pre-registered players have had their player’s meeting and can start playing. When the pre-registered players check in, we will let them know that there are players who want to use their extra disc, so you shouldn’t have to explain the whole thing to them.
Please don’t show up early to ask us if we can sign you up. We have a lot of work to do to check in 150 pre-registered players and set up the course, so we don’t have time to deal with that until we get everyone checked in and started playing.
There will not be enough parking in the parking lot at Montiel Park. Your best bets are to carpool, and to park a few blocks away from the park at the Coles/Turner Outdoors parking lot or Gateway Church. We will be bringing in pizza (for a donation) at lunchtime and will have water and gatorade.
Both the Brengle Terrace Park and Kit Carson Park disc golf courses will be closed to public use this upcoming Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23 for the North County Cup tournament. The tournament is being played on both courses Saturday and Sunday, so no casual or league play will be allowed. On Friday, the courses will be open for tournament practice at a fee of $3/day for a single course or $5/day for both courses, with the proceeds going to the tournament’s professional player prize payout.
This weekend would be a good opportunity for players who aren’t in this tournament to make use of the other disc golf options in the area – try playing a course you’ve never played or reacquaint yourself with an old friend. Just don’t stop flinging plastic!
First things first: The Aces have a deadline of October 1st to complete the last two holes of the Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course. The city of Vista has the right to sever the agreement with the club and require the course to be removed, if these holes are not completed. The will be a work party this Saturday, September 15th starting at 8:00am and lasting most of the day. Meeting place will be the parking lot in front of the Rec Center. If you have chainsaws, tree saws, lopers, etc., please bring them.
On Saturday, Sept. 8th the San Diego Aces hosted a grand opening round of golf at the new Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course. 75 players converged on the new course to give it it’s first major run-through, and the reviews were great. Aces Vice President Randy Wylot had organized the event, and put together a fun day for those who participated. Randy had assembled a full team of volunteers to staff the event, which was one reason it ran so smoothly: Jeff Nichols prepped the golf course and set up two temporary holes for a full round of 18; Allen Risley handled the scorecards and tee assignments; Tony Buck distributed the very cool event discs (donated by Legacy Discs); Mark Verrochi and A.J. Risley organized the giant bag tag challenge; Nate Carter provided cool tunes through his sound system; Max Nichols put on a great putting clinic and Marc Jarvis wowed the crowd with a distance throwing clinic. Local disc golf vendors SDSF and Kinetic were also on hand, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Once everyone was checked in, Randy made a brief presentation, recognizing all of the Aces board members in attendance, as well as former board members Ryan Myers and T.J. Cruz, who were instrumental in getting the new course approved by the city. After a quick group picture, players headed out to challenge the new course. The event was a great success, especially as a fundraiser – $1,753 were raised to cover installation expenses for the course.
Results from the round:
|San Diego Aces|
|Brengle Terrace DGC Grand Opening|
|1. Max Nichols||47||3|
|2. Nick Newton (tie)||49||22|
|2. A.J. Risley (tie)||49||27|
|4. Marc Jarvis||50||-|
|5. Stephen Heaps||51||37|
|6. Jeff Nichols||53||45|
|7. Tyler Ellis||54||48|
|8. Steven Thomas||55||-|
|9. Chris Rogers (tie)||56||118|
|9. Garrett Tapken (tie)||56||-|
|11. John Heaton||59||289|
|1. Amber Ivy (tie)||64||518|
|1. Emina Weaver (tie)||64||-|
|3. Pam Iam||67||537|
|4. Allison Wylot||72||617|
|5. Becky Anderson||78||-|
|1. Scott Miller||48||12|
|2. Patrick Paramore||53||40|
|3. Dave Dohr||54||65|
|4. Allen Risley (tie)||55||73|
|4. Josh Marsh (tie)||55||76|
|4. Justin Martinez (tie)||55||99|
|7. Adazm Nash||56||-|
|8. Dallas Snow-Ramirez (tie)||57||121|
|8. Mark Verrochi (tie)||57||129|
|8. Daniel Boe (tie)||57||-|
|11. Jesse Myers||58||170|
|12. Rhett Stroh||61||385|
|13. Nate Carter||65||519|
|1. Eric Raszewski (tie)||54||49|
|1. Nathan Roode (tie)||54||-|
|3. Shaun James (tie)||57||146|
|3. Stephen Brown (tie)||57||149|
|5. Seth Rushin (tie)||58||158|
|5. Tanner Kurtz (tie)||58||179|
|5. Andrew Tate (tie)||58||245|
|5. Scott Bowers (tie)||58||258|
|9. David Cross (tie)||59||309|
|9. Tim Caldwell (tie)||59||-|
|9. Wes Schneider (tie)||59||-|
|12. Chad Nichter (tie)||60||318|
|12. Augie Reyes (tie)||60||-|
|14. Kevin Christie (tie)||61||324|
|14. Mike Kvasnicka (tie)||61||376|
|14. Tom Vincent (tie)||61||379|
|17. Chris Kimar||64||510|
|18. Peter Godoy||69||583|
|19. John Bailey||70||614|
|1. David Pigott||57||155|
|2. Wesley Long||58||287|
|3. Joe Sanger||59||314|
|4. Jeremy Fairchild||60||-|
|5. John DeGroot (tie)||61||382|
|5. Greg Johnson (tie)||61||-|
|7. Josh Tays (tie)||63||475|
|7. Joe Rodriguez (tie)||63||492|
|9. Tony Buck (tie)||64||508|
|9. Jim Richter (tie)||64||515|
|11. Casey Petty||65||529|
|12. Michael Azarmi||66||530|
|13. Ryan McGuire (tie)||67||547|
|13. Scott Downey (tie)||67||551|
|13. Garrett Geuss (tie)||67||552|
|16. Mike Kazarian (tie)||70||587|
|16. William Schneider (tie)||70||-|
|18. Michael Kroeker||71||-|
|19. Taylor Hoagland||72||640|
|20. Adam Barker (tie)||73||645|
|20. Mike Daglio (tie)||73||665|
|22. Ray Butcher (tie)||75||726|
|22. Taran Bradley (tie)||75||727|
|22. Curtis Johnson (tie)||75||-|
|25. Hudson Elliot||76||728|
|26. Kevin Chu||78||729|
|27. Mark Bradley||89||-|
|1. Xalen Nash||79||-|
official grand opening of the Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course in Vista. Events will include a 16-hole tournament, BBQ, Pro Player Clinic and prize raffle. The first 72 players to register will receive a special commemorative hot-stamped disc, donated by Legacy Discs. Tournament Director Randy Wylot has designed special commemorative 1st-place trophies for each division, fashioned from materials harvested by the work party that cleared holes 10 and 11.
Along with celebrating the opening of another new disc golf course in San Diego County, the Aces will be raising funds to help pay for the final wave of construction costs for the course. There are tee sign and Hole #1 kiosk sponsorship opportunities available – see Randy for more information.
Brengle Terrace Park is located at 12oo Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084. You can sign up to play in the opening tournament and/or receive a commemorative disc at DiscGolfU.com.