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

January 21, 2022
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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.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TEE TIME, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY ON SATURDAY!!!!

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!!!

Thanks!

Allen Risley
President
San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club

Bag Tag Challenges are on!

January 19, 2022
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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
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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
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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 (ajrisley@yahoo.com) or Vice President Randy Wylot (wylot@sbcglobal.net).

Current Course Status During CORONA-time

May 4, 2020
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[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: https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/#faq 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: https://www.morleyfield.com/

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: https://www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/golf/covid19

Colina Park Golf Course: Course is closed until further notice. See their web page for more details: https://www.colinaparkgolf.com/

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: https://www.singinghillsgolfresort.com/

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: https://www.cityofsanteeca.gov/our-city/public-notice

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: https://www.escondido.org/covid-19.aspx

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: https://www.jcgolf.com/san-diego-golf-blog/2020/04/23/jc-golf-safe-play-guidelines-amid-coronavirus-regulations/

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: https://www.cityofvista.com/city-services/city-departments/fire-department/covid-19-coronavirus/covid-19-postponed-events-and-closed-facilities

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: https://www.san-marcos.net/live/emergency-preparedness/covid-19-response

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: https://www.csusm.edu/incident/resourcefaq/community.html

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: https://www.goathillpark.com/course-updates/?fbclid=IwAR3EE3SfbnpCzHuCJFFYNc0DQPmBmT9nN6FQtIVdGiDzjc9yZRCYC0wg2L8

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.

Thanks.

Send questions/comments to SD Aces President Allen Risley (ajrisley@yahoo.com).

San Diego Aces Response to COVID-19 Situation

March 16, 2020
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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
  • WASH YOUR HANDS FREQUENTLY
  • 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: https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/ncov2019.aspx

California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a State of Emergency for California to help the state prepare for the broader spread of COVID-19: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/04/governor-newsom-declares-state-of-emergency-to-help-state-prepare-for-broader-spread-of-covid-19/

San Diego County has issued orders prohibiting “large gatherings” an is initiating school closures in response to COVID-19: https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus/

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
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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
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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!

Aces June Rotating Monthly at Colina Park

June 27, 2018

The Aces Rotating Monthly traveled back down south for the month of June, with 39 players descending on Colina Park Golf Course for a two round event on Sunday, June 17th.  Aubrey Daniels took the title in Open, beating a field of 10 players with a two round total of 90 throws (42/48).  Aubrey’s total was one throw better than Don Burdette, who had the second round highlight of getting an ace on Hole 18 and taking home the Colina Park Ace Pot.  Pat Franklin took third with a total of 95.  There was no Advanced division this month, as all of those players decided to bump up to Open to challenge for a greater pot.

Fourteen players competed in Intermediate, but none of them were prepared for the second round score of 40 carded by Rene Ramirez on his way to a two round total of 87 and the win.  Rene’s 14-under round included 2 OB’s and an ace on Hole 4 (his final hole of the tournament).  Alex Walczak was second with a total of 91 (47/44), followed by Mike Lamb in third (47+45=92).  Robert Santos won the Recreational division with a two round total of 97 (47/50), followed by Chris Troie in second (51+50=101) and Billy Donovan in third (51+51=102).  Jennifer Burdette was the brave, lone woman in the field and fired a two round total of 120.

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Aces’ June Monthly at Colina Park – Top Finishers

After 4 monthly events, the leaders in each division are as follows:  Aubrey Daniels in Open, Clint Calvin in Advanced, William Lynch in Intermediate, Mike Bloomfield in Recreational and a tie in the Ladies’ division between Kim Cottrell and Jennifer Burdette.

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The Aces Rotating Monthly heads back north in July, going to Brengle Terrace Park on Sunday, July 22nd and will serve as a combination San Diego Aces and Brengle Bombers monthly, so both sets of bag tags will be in play.  Watch for pre-registration soon on DGU.

Brengle Terrace DGC Closures this Summer

June 15, 2018

It’s summertime, and while that means there are more hours of sunlight in the day to play disc golf, it also means there are more people wanting to use our local parks for things other than disc golf.  Brengle Terrace Park in Vista has a great disc golf course, but it is also the jewel of the City of Vista’s collection of parks, so it has many different uses and fills many roles.  What that means for us is that there are times during every summer when the course at Brengle is either partially or totally unavailable for disc golf play.

Here’s an email that the Aces recently received from Rob Johnson, Recreation Manager with the City of Vista that outlines course closures this summer.  Please refrain from playing the course (or specific holes) during these closures:

Greetings, the Moonlight season is upon us as well as some of our special events and wanted to give you a heads up as it will effect some of the course as well as some total course closures.

· Scottish Highland Games – Course closed June 22, 23, and 24

· 4th of July – Course Closed

· Movies in the Park – July 14 and August 11 – Holes closed after 5pm (near and at grass parking lot and above the softball fields – Holes 4, 5 and 5A)

Moonlight Season

June 12 – June 30 (no shows on June 18, 25) Holes closed after 5pm (near and at grass parking lot and above the softball fields – Holes 4, 5 and 5A)

July 17 – August 4 (no shows on July 23, 24, 30, 31) Holes closed after 5pm (near and at grass parking lot and above the softball fields – Holes 4, 5 and 5A)

August 14 – September 1 (no shows on August 20, 21, 27, 28) Holes closed after 5pm (near and at grass parking lot and above the softball fields – Holes 4, 5 and 5A)

September 11 – September 29 (no shows on September 17, 18, 24, 25) Holes closed after 5pm (near and at grass parking lot and above the softball fields – Hole 4, 5 and 5A)

For the hole closures due to Moonlight, we can be flexible until parking arrives.

If there are any other events that occur I will let you know.

Thanks

Rob Anderson

Recreation Manager

City of Vista

It is important for the disc golf community to respect these hole closures, if we want to maintain a positive relationship with the City of Vista.  Please find other places to play on those days when the course is closed entirely (June 22-24, July 4).  When the Moonlight shows are going on we need to bypass holes 4, 5 and 5A – and possibly hole 2 if the south side gate is being used by the ticket office.  And on other holes, as always, if you see other park users in the fairway or near a basket DON’T JUST YELL “FORE!”  Someone walking their dog in the park or trudging up the hill to see Phantom of the Opera won’t understand why you’re yelling “fore”.  Wait a few minutes to throw until they have moved along, or walk closer to them and talk (not yell) to them to explain what you’re doing with your discs.

Thanks for your help!!!