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Disc Golf Day at Petco Park – July 4, 2022!

June 25, 2022

The Padres are teaming up with San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club and Innova Champion Discs for the 3rd Annual Disc Golf Day at Petco Park! Purchase your game tickets through the special link we’re sharing below and you’ll receive a limited-edition Padres themed disc and a ticket to the Mariners vs. Padres game. Click on this link.

Is it a baseball or a disc? You’ll have to get one to find out!

Now, the Padres are no dummies. They know that if they hand out the discs before the game some number of them will end up on the field during the game. [Sidebar: an old friend of mine used to do demo shows for Wham-O back in the day. He told me a story about doing a freestyle show at a Houston Astros game where everyone got a Wham-O Fastback (like a dog disc or Innova Sonic) before the game…the Frisbees were raining down on the field all game long…]. So don’t have so many beers that you forget to pick up your disc as you leave the game!

This is the 3rd time that the SD Aces have teamed up with the Padres for a disc golf-themed game. Somewhere down the line we hope that they’ll let us lay out a disc golf course through Petco like the Dodgers did a few years back and like we’ve seen done at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, but…baby steps. Rather than group all of the seats together they Padres are allowing you to buy tickets anywhere in the stadium, which is cool. The first time they did this we were all out in Section 133 (think…outfield) which was far from the action, but cool to have all the disc golfers together. Funniest thing I remember from that game was all of the disc golfers yelling “OB!” every time someone hit a foul ball.

We’re working with the Padres to have some sort of disc golf “spin” put on the throwing out of the ceremonial first pitch. We have someone selected for this honor, but we’re going to keep it a secret until the whole thing is confirmed.

So…..GO PADRES!!!!!! And go play disc golf!

Results from the Year-Opening Bag Tag Matches

February 1, 2022

Here are the results from the weekend’s bag tag challenges at Morley Field and Kit Carson Park. Apologies for the crummy formatting – Facebook doesn’t play nice with tables.Folks at the bottom of the list with “?”…they either: 1) Didn’t show up to play, 2) Didn’t turn in a score or 3) Were given a high tag because they didn’t want to wait and we were so busy that we missed writing down the tag number. There are probably reasons #4 and #5, but I don’t know what they are.

If you haven’t picked up your tag, we will haul them around to events being held locally – Mast Park Ice Bowl on Saturday (1/29), Goat Hill Monthly (1/30), Morley Field Ice Bowl (2/12/2022) and Super San Marcos Ice Bowl (2/13/2022). Allen Risley will be Ubering the tags around for the next few days, someone else will get custody for next weekend while he’s in Pasadena.

We ordered 200 more discs from Innova Tuesday and are putting together a Legacy order. Ordering more tags too. We will have online signups on DGU starting next week. Enjoy!

First Name Last Name Tag Ladies’ Tag

Tyler Reeves 1

Aidan Bound 2

Mason Newstead 4

Matthew Goeller 5

Isaac Park 6

Lucas Kraatz 7

Cameron Chase 8

Alex Hernandez 9

Diego Lopez 10

Jeff Nichols 11

Justin Kuester 12

Arick Stillwagon 13

Ryan Wolovnik 14

Trey McKelvey 15

Edgar Spracklen 16

Mike Reeves 17

Derek Joyce 18

Derek Carver 19

Jeremiah May 20

Carl Miller 21

John Riley 22

Jerry Jones 23

James Sheppard 24

Josh Doebel 25

Kevin Simpson 26

Jeffrey Fellows 27

Andy Filcher 28

Juho Valenzuela 29

Brandon Fantasia 30

Ian Anderson 31

Brentt Dellek 32

Manuel Villa 33

Will Donohoo 34

Derek Ryan 35

Kyle O’Brien 36

Hans Degner 38

Antonio Brown 39

Kenichi Yoshida 40

Hugo 41

Wesley Slack 42

James Barnes 43

Chewy Hernandez 44

Paul Hanson 45

Christopher Dodds 46

Clayton Anady 47

Alan Rodriguez 48

Evan Brockwell 49

Justin Kellar 50

Micah Miller 51

Matthew Dewitt 52

Everett Spirit 53

Max Nichols 54

Chris Handley 55

Keith Ciani 56

Bernie Higgins 57

John Butterfield 58

Peter Ivey 59

Daniel Rodriguez 60

David Arterburn 61

Daniel Rogers 62

David Rodriguez 63

Joe Goodman 64

Hudson Elliott 66

Sean Declercq 67

Brady Armstrong 68

Travis Tapley 69

Gabriel Rivera 70

Zachariah Weirphrey 71

Patrick Flinn 72

Michele Pagnano 73

Shawn Salas 74

Miguel Mayon 75

Nin Chau 76

Mark Laube 77

Stephen Rodgers 78

Richard Foley 79

Zach Voth 80

Andrew Allen 81

James Abeyta 82

Kyle Wittenberg 83

Paul Brumbaugh 84

Jesse Zomisky 85

Levi Geeting 86

Tito Mendia 87

Tim Lasky 88

BJ Jaeger 89

Joe Rodriguez 90

Nicholas Curl 91

Brady Bishop 92

Steven Carey 93

Raymond De Luz 94

Alex Talledo 95

Hernan Domingo 96

Kim Cottrell 97 1

Alex Moore 98

Hisanobu Kanaoka 99

Parker Askegreen 100

Matthew Tregidga 101

Alejandro Chavez 102

Nicholas Duquette 103

Eric Simmons 104

Brad Kardos 105

Steve Timinskas 106

Charles Aylward 107

Ryan Omer 108

John Colmenarez 109

Derek Bisson 110

John Warnock 111

Allen Risley 112

Luke Sponsler 113

Nathan McQuade 114

Armando Lopez 115

Michele Pagnano 116

Cameron Lemons 117

Jeffrey Roggen 118

Marcos Olivas 119

Miguel Castillo 120

Fernando Gomez 121

Alvin Ratsabout 122

Hayden Kirsch Ball 123

Cody Canepa 124

Nicholas Soto 125

Tom Vincent 126

Spencer Bietz 127

Brandon Sapia 128

Steve Jenner 130

Christian Cullen 131

Hardy Houston 132

Jarrett Lee 133

Jay Fernandez 134

Jason Griffith 135

John Nichols 136

Jason Stacks 137

Thomas Styles 138

Bo Jungblut 139

Daniel Burke 140

Brandon Smith 141

Carlos Rivera 142

Frank Green 143

Michael Tomaska 144

Shaun Watkins 145

Spence Stevens 146

Todd Hogan 147

Travis Mescicki 148

Emily Hardy 149 3

Eric Belknap 150

Gavin Holder 151

Ryan Swenson 152

Shawn Roj 153

Landon Priebe 154

Zander Daniels 155

Sean Robertson 156

Amy Schiller 157 5

Chandelle Butterfield 158 2

Vaishali Desai 160 4

Alan Jacobson 161

Randy Xayasomloth 162

Aidan Sargent 163

Mike Ramirez 164

Todd Lewis 165

Eliot Geeting 166

Lance Hatchett 167

Shelby DuMars 168 6

Randy Beckwith 169

Nicholas Lopez 170

Nick Imperial 171

Celina Russo 172 8

Alex Moreno 173

Tiffany Choi 174 10

Mario Jimenez 175

Yuka Yoshida 176 12

Carlos Villa 177

Anthony Long 179

Anthony Moreno 181

Anthony Benn 183

Terri Carver 185 7

Carl Holbrook 187

Andy Carver 189

Thomas Hemphill 191

Brennan Alcantara 193

John West 195

David Kay 197

Ryan Case 199

Joe Romney 201

Joey Mosley 203

Sawyer Murphy 205

Adam Gearheart 207

Jason Feldman 209

Nate Schar 211

Raymond Alvarez 213

Drew Stover 215

Jeff Sabo 217

Joshua Malish 219

Zach Ellerbrook 221

William Woodward 223

Carol Robles 225 11

Allister Bietz 231

Christopher Seay 233

Ryan Brunansky 256

Zachary Rath 258

Eric Ducharme 262

Aaron White 268

Logan James 270

Matt James 272

Chris Langford 276

Riley Fantasia 278

Jason Bergren 280

Michael Ballestas 282

David Weltsch 284

Kevin Gomez 286

Mike Melton 288

Matthew Pruitt 290


Robert Russell 294

Eric Crocker 296

Chris Hanau 298

Eddie Ahumada ?

Richard Ayers ?

Cody Barahona ?

David Billings ?


Adam Hernandez ?

Sam Lott ?

Robert Marquis ?

Jake Oleksienko ?

Scott Pittman ?

Eric Russell ?

Ryan Suter ?

Ethan Van Antwerp ?

Don Vincent ?

Michael Vivian ?

Important Info for Saturday’s Aces Bag Tag Event at Morley Field

January 21, 2022

Hello All! Thanks for signing up to be a San Diego Aces member in 2022! We will be set up with a tent and table near the 1st tee on Saturday at Morley, ready to distribute membership discs and collect scorecards.


You will still be able to pick up your disc and a higher number bag tag, but we have not bought out the course for open play. You can, of course bring your new odd-numbered tag up to Kit Carson on Sunday to play for an even-numbered tag, at no cost.

We have set up a league on UDisc for scorekeeping: San Diego Aces Bag Tags. When you open the UDisc app tap on “Events” at the bottom of the screen, then tap on the name of the league. Tap on “Players” to add yourself to the leaderboard and start keeping score. If you can’t do UDisc scoring we will accept paper scorecards.

Make sure to submit your scores by 4pm so we can figure out who gets what tag!!!


Allen Risley
San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club

Bag Tag Challenges are on!

January 19, 2022

What’s Up?

Click here to sign up for the South challenge on Saturday at Morley Field. Sign up for a Saturday, 1/22/22 tee time here.

Click here to sign up for the North challenge on Sunday at Kit Carson Park.

What do I get?

Membership in the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club costs $20 each year. Your $20 includes a membership disc with the club logo stamped on it, a numbered bag tag that you can use for challenges (Ladies get a standard tag and a special “SD Ladies” tag) and helps the club cover other operational costs. An important part of those “operational costs” is the liability insurance that the club carries that allows the courses at Brengle Terrace Park, Mast Park and Kit Carson Park to exist. That insurance is also used by local Tournament Directors who run PDGA-sanctioned tournaments. The club also pays for maintenance on the disc golf baskets and tees at many of our courses , along with sponsoring tee signs at local tournaments. Since 2007, the SD Aces have been integral in growing and supporting disc golf in San Diego County!

What’s up with the UDisc thing?

UDisc is a great smartphone-based scoring app that makes events like this much easier to run. We have a UDisc League set up named “San Diego Aces Bag Tags“. The UDisc app is free for basic scorekeeping (there’s also a paid membership that gives you more features). Open the app and tap on “Events” to find UDisc Leagues and choose the “San Diego Aces Bag Tags” league. Join the league and check in to play in the bag tag challenge (there’s a separate “event” for Saturday and Sunday). Using UDisc to keep score will make it MUCH EASIER for us to organize the scores so you can get your bag tag quickly at the end of each day. Not tech savvy or stubborn? We’ll accept paper scorecards too…@%$&!

How do the bag tags work?

This weekend we will pass out bag tags to players based on their scores on Saturday and Sunday. We’ll assign odd-numbered tags on Saturday at Morley and even-numbered tags at Kit Carson. The object of the bag tags is to encourage competitive play among members, with the goal of getting the lowest tag number you can. Every round you play is a bag tag round! It’s pretty simple: the player who gets the lowest score when you play gets the lowest number tag. Tags 1 through 10 are highly sought-after! These are the “Black Tags” – this year they are distinctive! Tags 1-10 are rectangular, made of hickory wood and painted black with gold print. When you hold a black tag, you don’t have to pay an entry fee at our club monthlies (we want you to show up and put the tag up for challenge!). The remaining bag tags are round and made of metal. Tags 11 through 25 are white (in contrast to the black of 1-10) and then the remaining tags up to 300 are in blocks of color, based on the tag number. The numbers go up as the colors progress across the rainbow -> red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple…which allows members an easy way to de-code whether another player has a lower or higher number. Turn every round you play into a tag match, whether it’s a casual round with friends or a PDGA-sanctioned tournament. And yes, wagering is allowed!

I can’t get there in time to play! Can I still get a tag and disc?

Of course! Morley will run out of tee times on Saturday – we’re sure of that. Or maybe you can’t get there or to KCP until 4pm, without enough time to play a full round. You can still sign up online and stop by to get a membership disc and a higher-number bag tag. Then challenge someone and get that lower tag next week!

Where will the discs and tags be?

We will have a pop-up tent and tables set up near the practice baskets at Morley on Saturday and Kit Carson on Sunday. Look for the San Diego Aces and Innova banners. We’ll be easy to spot.

It’s a New Disc Golf Year!!! 2022!!!

January 6, 2022

Guess what? We’re getting new bag tags for 2022! Little Flyer, the company that has been supplying bag tags for the Aces since 2009 has ceased operation. Long story that we’ll share another time. Unfortunately, it took a few weeks to get that answer from them and here we are.

The good news is that we have a new supplier and we’re going to have some great tags for 2022! We’re keeping the tradition of a distinctive 1 through 10 tag – these will be wooden, rectangular and will be black. Tags 11 through infinity will be round metal tags – they’ll look a lot like the mini disc tags we’ve been using for 10+ years. 11-25 will be white, then 26 will start a progression of colors, as we have been doing the past several years. These tags will also have a QR code that takes you to the Aces web page (This page).

Oh, and this web page? While it has been sorely out of date for the past handful of years, you can expect that to change. Someone on our board just retired and has committed himself…not to an asylum…but to promoting disc golf in all of it’s flavors here in San Diego County. So change is a-coming!

Once we have a delivery date for the bag tags we will announce dates for the 2022 bag tag opening challenge. As in past years, we’ll do one down south and one up north (comment below on where you’d like that to happen).

Additionally…get ready for the return of the “Aces Rotating Monthly Series”, where we hold a monthly tournament at a different course each month. That will start up in February. Right now it’s Ice Bowl season, so the Aces will be busy helping out with various Golden Sombrero Series Ice Bowls – starting with the Sweetwater Ranch Ice Bowl in Jamul on Sunday, January 16th.

Let’s play disc golf!

Disc Golf Returns to “Normal”

November 18, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to subside, disc golf is returning to normal. Our local parks departments are beginning to allow in-person gatherings, so the San Diego Aces will resume bag-tag matches and monthly tournaments in 2022. We’re also putting together a full schedule of Golden Sombrero Ice Bowl tournaments in January-March, 2022!

If you are interested in helping grow disc golf by volunteering with the Aces, contact Aces President Allen Risley ( or Vice President Randy Wylot (

Current Course Status During CORONA-time

May 4, 2020

[Updated 5/3/2020 @ 11:45pm]

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak the Governor of California has instituted a stay-at-home order that has caused many local agencies to close their recreational spaces. Here is a link to the Governor’s stay-at-home page: This page does not address disc golf directly – disc golf is NOT prohibited or allowed by this document. That means that local governments and course managers are coming up with their own rules. Here’s what we know about our local courses:

Morley Field: Course re-opens on May 5, 2020. Morley is instituting tee times and a group size limit of 4 players. They have an online tee time registration system. Check out the website. Morley Field website:

Mission Bay Golf Course: The course is open. Although the city’s website says that disc golf and footgolf are “postponed”, players have made tee times and then played disc golf at Mission Bay. You must have a tee time to go on the property – no walk-ups! City of San Diego Golf Division COVID-19 page:

Colina Park Golf Course: Course is closed until further notice. See their web page for more details:

Sycuan (Singing Hills Golf Resort at Sycuan): The resort, including the disc golf course, are currently closed due to COVID-19. See the notice on their website:

Mast Park: The park is open, the disc golf course is closed – baskets have not been replaced after park construction project. City of Santee COVID-19 response page:

Kit Carson Park: Baskets have been reinstalled. The city’s COVID-19 information page states that disc golf can be played: “…active recreation areas such as basketball, disc golf, and tennis courts are open for limited use by members of a single household only.” Please note the use by MEMBERS OF A SINGLE HOUSEHOLD ONLY! CITY’S INFORMATION PAGE:

Reidy Creek Golf Course: The course is open, disc golf is open. As of Saturday, only the front 9 was open. You must call in advance for a tee time. No carts. Face coverings are mandatory. See the JC Resorts Covid update page:

Brengle Terrace Park: The City of Vista pulled the baskets on Saturday, May 2 because people were playing the course in large groups, not following social distancing. Vista categorizes disc golf as an active sport – Brengle Terrace is only open for passive recreation. If you continue to play the course as an object course in groups, not following social distancing guidelines, the city will delay putting the baskets back in. City of Vista COVID closures page:

San Marcos: Sunset Park is listed as being closed on the city’s COVID response page. Montiel Park is not listed as being closed, but the parking lot is closed and the city lists nearly every other park facility in the city as being closed. We think it is safe to assume that the disc golf course is closed. City of San Marcos COVID page:

CSUSM: The campus is closed to all activities except ESSENTIAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY. Disc golf course is closed. CSUSM COVID page for Community members:

Goat Hill Park: Goat Hill is open for golf and disc golf. Tee times only, do not come to the course unless you have a tee time. No carts. Prices have increased $5 for the time being. Goat Hill Park web page:

Mountain Pride Park, Murrieta: Mountain Pride will be closed until all of the public courses in San Diego County reopen. The neighborhood surrounding Mountain Pride cannot handle the increased traffic, parking and trash.All of these listings are subject to change.

Please follow the guidelines as described by the course managers, including limitations on group size, need for face coverings, social distancing. If we can’t follow the rules we can expect to have more closures.


Send questions/comments to SD Aces President Allen Risley (

San Diego Aces Response to COVID-19 Situation

March 16, 2020

From San Diego Aces President Allen Risley:

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 virus outbreak, the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club is suspending all club events, including monthly tournaments and weekly doubles leagues. As of 8am on March 16, 2020, all club-sponsored or organized events are cancelled until public health conditions are deemed to be safe. Anyone organizing a disc golf event or meet-up is doing so on their own volition and doing so without the sponsorship, support or cooperation of the club.

Information on the Coronavirus is changing frequently, but at this point the recommendations and reports are becoming more, not less concerning. The President of the United States has issued recommendations that include:

  • Staying home if you are sick
  • Work from home if possible
  • Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people
  • Avoid eating or drinking at bars, restaurants, food courts, etc (use drive through or delivery options)
  • Avoid discretionary (unnecessary/social) travel
  • And practice other good hygiene methods

The California Department of Health is posting guidelines and regular updates on how to prepare for and deal with COVID-19:

California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency for California to help the state prepare for the broader spread of COVID-19:

San Diego County has issued orders prohibiting “large gatherings” an is initiating school closures in response to COVID-19:

This is real. People are getting sick. Nearly all well-respected public health doctors and scientists are recommending that we refrain from public gatherings, in order to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 virus. At this time we are supporting the recommendations of health officials and elected representatives, from local city council members and mayors, through Governors, U.S. Representatives and Senators, all they way up to President Trump: DO YOUR PART TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

2019/2020 Aces Bag Tag Events Scheduled

December 16, 2019

The 2019/2020 Tear End/Beginning bag tag events for the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 28 & 29, 2019 at Kit Carson Park (12/28) and Colina Park Golf Course (12/29). 2020 Aces memberships will be on sale both days at both locations.

The past few years we have had a gigantic turnout for these events, which means we had reeeeeeaaaaaallllllllyyyyyyy long lines. So, for the first time we have set up online registration on DGU for both days. Registration for the Saturday event at Kit Carson Park costs $20 (plus DGU fee) and includes your 2020 membership disc and bag tag (yes, bag tags will be available at the event this year…). Skip the line and sign up online!

Registration for the Sunday event at Colina Park Golf Course costs $26 (plus DGU fee) and includes your 2020 membership disc, bag tag and your $6 Colina Park greens fee (includes ace pot). If you already purchased your membership at KCP you can pay just your greens fee online.

Along with the bag tag challenges, the Aces will be wrapping up the election of the 2020 Aces Board of Directors at these events. Watch your email beginning 12/21/2019 for the Online Aces Board Vote email invitation. If you choose not to vote online or do not receive an email (and you are a 2019 member) you will be able to fill out a paper ballot at KCP on Saturday, Colina Park on Sunday.

Join us to ring out the old year and ring in the new one!

2019 Starts With a Bang!

January 1, 2019

New Year’s Resolution #1 – post more on the San Diego Aces website.

So…here goes.  We’re one day into the new year and already have over 180 members signed up for 2019!  THANK YOU to everyone who came out to Kit Carson Park on New Year’s Eve and Colina Park Golf Course on New Year’s Day for our year-end/year-beginning bag tag challenges.  Over 100 players braved the rain at Kit Carson to battle for the first set of odd-numbered bag tags (the North gets the odd numbers by virtue of their win in the 2018 North vs. South Challenge) with over 70 showing up for a beautiful day’s round at Colina Park.  When we crunch the numbers and sort the spreadsheet, here are the winners of the coveted black tags to begin 2019:

  • #1 – Max Nichols – Shot 45 at KCP
  • #2 – Carlos Caballero – Shot 42 at Colina
  • #3 – Clint Calvin – 46 at KCP
  • #4 – Mike Westerman – 43 at Colina
  • #5 – Cris Johnson – 46 at KCP
  • #6 – Hunter Ramp – 45 at Colina
  • #7 – Johan Gehrisch – 47 at KCP
  • #8 – Allen Risley – 45 at Colina
  • #9 – Kyle O’Neill – 47 at KCP
  • #10 – Tracey “Noonin” Crowder – 45 at Colina

Ladies’ tags were also on the line. After the two rounds, here are the top ten Ladies’ tag holders:

  • #1 – Charlotte Towle – 62 at KCP
  • #2 – Alejandra Puga – 50 at Colina
  • #3 – Jenna Johnson – 63 at KCP
  • #4 – Hayley Dumont – 54 at Colina
  • #5 – Liz Silva – 65 at KCP
  • #6 – Shallon Lowry – 59 at Colina
  • #7 – Danielle Bell – 70 at KCP
  • #8 – Madison Ramirez – 59 at Colina
  • #9 – Jennifer Knox – 73 at KCP
  • #10 – Chandelle Butterfield – 64 at Colina

173 unique players played in the two events (some played in both). Full results are available here. Many thanks to the volunteers who helped out with the two events: Mikey Slager, Jerry Jones, Mike Lamb, Tracey Crowder, Christian Cullen, Randy Wylot, Maxine Duncan, Jeff Donatoni, Dave Weltsch and Allen Risley.

We also want to thank all of the people who signed up both days for their patience. We gave out tag numbers but weren’t able to pass out the tags…because the tags haven’t been delivered yet. Our vendor made a mistake with shipping and the tags are still on the road with UPS. As soon as the tags arrive our Aces Board members will be distributing tags at local events (Ice Bowls, doubles, etc), our local courses and various bars and watering holes. If you are owed a tag and have a preferred place for picking it up, send a PM to our SD Aces Facebook page to let us know.

We’re looking forward to great things for San Diego disc golf in 2019: a bigger and even better Daniel Boe Memorial tournament, A-tier status for The Challenge at Goat Hill Park, more Ice Bowls than ever, a new course in Chula Vista (and more in the works), another great year of Aces’ monthlies and countless other PDGA/SoCal tournaments, doubles leagues and putting leagues. Join us out on the course!