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Aces Monthlies are back!

May 21, 2018

The 2018 season of San Diego Aces “rotating monthly” disc golf tournaments has begun, with the first two events being held at Kit Carson Park (March) and Mast Park (April).  Future events for 2018 look like this (so far):

  • May – Goat Hill Park – Sunday, May 27 at 1pm (online registration on DGU)
  • June – Colina Park Golf Course – Sunday, June 17 at 10am (online registration on DGU)
  • July – Brengle Terrace Park – Sunday, July 22 at 9am
  • August – Sycuan Golf Resort (Olive Glen) – Sunday, August 19 at 10am
  • September – TBA (maybe Mission Bay?)
  • October – TBA
  • November – TBA

Our intent so far is to rotate the monthlies between different courses, alternating between North and South county locations.  This gives players a chance to sample a variety of courses across the county.

The Competition – This year we are tracking points for how players finish at the monthlies.  There will be prizes (we’re working on them) for the top finishers in each division.  Competition is within individual divisions, so if you want to compete for the title you are better off picking a division and staying there.  We will, however, be on the lookout for clear sand-bagging and will move players up if needed.  Points are handled much like the Golden Sombrero Series – you earn one point for every player you beat in your division at an event.  We will count the top 4 point totals for each player.  Going into the May monthly this weekend at Goat Hill, here are the standings, based on the march and April scores:


Carlos Cabellero leads the Open division by one point over George Spracklen.


Nin Chau leads in the Advanced division by one point over Clint Calvin, three points over Randy Wylot and Tracy Crowder.  It’s still anybody’s game – only one Advanced player played at both monthlies so far.


Competition is tight in intermediate – Alex Walczak leads by one point over Dino Arellano by benefit of playing in both events.  John Maki, William Lynch and Mike Lamb are closely chasing.


Mike Bloomfield leads by one over James Buzzard in the Recreational division.  No one in this division played both events held so far.  The overall season champion in Rec may be the guy who decides to travel a little.


Kim Cottrell leads the Ladies so far (no ladies showed up to play at Mast Park?!?).  Once again – she who travels may take home the hardware…

Your Aces’ Board Members are making a renewed effort to build up the rotating monthly series.  We hope to see you out at a future rotating monthly event!


Map of the Golden Sombrero Series Locations

December 14, 2017

Here’s a link to a map of the Golden Sombrero Ice Bowl locations:

Mission Bay Ice Bowl Information

February 1, 2017
Hello Everyone
Due to the most recent storms, the lights on the Mission Bay Golf Course shorted out, and are not in service.
This means moving this year’s Ice Bowl. The city has offered to allow us to use the Balboa Municipal Executive Golf Course (yes, the one across the street from Morley Field), on February 26th. The event will be played in the afternoon and it will end when it gets dark. 
There will be 18 holes Par 56. Carts will be available as well as beverage and food cart. Mulligans and raffle as usual.
I will be opening registration on Thursday night February 2nd at 7pm and can be found on DGU under Balboa Ice Bowl 2017. Further details will be posted on registration site.
Since this is a temporary layout I will need volunteers to bring their baskets. If you have a basket please contact me or Dan Lichtman ASAP.
Remember, this is a charity event for the San Diego Food Bank. Please bring your food donations on the day of the event.
Look forward to seeing you all again…
Randy Wylot, Vice President
San Diego Aces Disc Golf Association
Ph: 619.709.7927

It’s Ice Bowl Season!

January 13, 2017

Every January and February disc golf courses around the country host a type of tournament called an Ice Bowl.  Ice Bowls are intended to be fun, low-key competition with a greater purpose: helping to feed our hungry neighbors.  Ice Bowl tournaments are required to raise funds for local charities that feed the hungry – in San Diego that usually means the San Diego Food Bank.

The Ice Bowl held at Colina Park Golf Course last weekend (1/8/2017) had 62 players and raised $1,010 for the food bank.  They will be able to pay for a whopping 4,040 meals from those funds!  One of the ways that funds are raised is by selling mulligans, basically a “do over”.  This means that a player can theoretically “buy a win”, but we need to remember the broader goal of the event (feeding the hungry).


2017 Colina Park Ice Bowl Participants – photo credit: Katie Risley

For the past ten years our Ice Bowls have been part of what is called the “Golden Sombrero Series” of Ice Bowls.  Golden Sombrero TDs band together to get discs with a Golden Sombrero custom stamp and players compete for an overall Golden Sombrero Series title.

San Diego is big on Ice Bowls so there are several more yet to come this season.  Here’s what’s coming up:

Sycuan Ice Bowl – Sunday, Jan. 15th

Brengle Terrace Ice Bowl – Saturday, Jan. 21st

Montiel Park – Sunday, Feb. 5th

Mast Park [tentative] – Sunday, Feb. 19th

Mission Bay Golf Course – Sunday (night), Feb. 26th


For more info on the Golden Sombrero Series and its individual events, check out the GS website.

For more info on Ice Bowls in general take a look at the Ice Bowl website.


Women’s Global (Disc Golf) Event!

May 4, 2016

Saturday, May 14th, 2016 will be the day that women’s disc golf in San Diego will set a wge2016_logo_fullcolor-450x456record – we will have the largest field of women ever assembled in San Diego for a disc golf event!  The San Diego Aces are sponsoring a 2-round, ladies-only tournament at Colina Park Golf Course as part of the PDGA’s “Women’s Global Event“.  This worldwide disc golf mega tournament will be played at over 60 locations around the globe, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Estonia and Texas, with over 1,500 women participating.  The PDGA will be using ratings-based performance scoring to calculate “global scores” for all players, which will allow for world-wide competition within divisions.  This allows you to compete against friends in far-away places on this one day.  But more important than the competition will be the energy created by a disc golf course full of fun-seeking ladies.

Our San Diego event is being organized by Co-TDs: Pam “I am” Vaughn and Allen Risley.  Here’s what Pam has to say about the WGE:

This year’s WGE is going to be record breaking in disc golf history! We have 33 (and counting) women of all ages on one beautiful course, but we are a part of 1,500 strong and growing worldwide!!! I’m proud to be hosting and playing in this great event.

Online registration for the tournament is still open at  Entry fees have been kept low to encourage participation, and divisions are available for first-time players and younger girls.  All participants will receive a player pack that includes an Innova “Throw Pink” disc and mini, towel from California Krush and a bunch of other goodies that TD Pam has pulled together.  And Rita’s Italian Ice will be on hand to provide refreshments between rounds.

Haven’t played Colina Park before?  You’re in for a treat!  It is a beautifully-maintained ball golf course with disc golf baskets.  Don’t worry about the length – most holes are between 200-250ft.  Well-watered grass, rolling hills and nice, grippy astroturf tee pads with an inspirational message carved into a big rock at each tee.  It’s a great setting for this epic event!

No Glow at Brengle Terrace, Please!

February 11, 2016

I received an email this morning from Robert Anderson, Recreation Manager for the City of Vista, asking disc golfers to stop playing disc golf at Brengle Terrace Park at night. His message:

“Recently staff have been having issues at night with disc golfers staying and using glowing discs. Please help us inform the patrons that the course closes at dusk, for some reason when staff spoke to the users they were under the impression the course was open until midnight.”

As disc golfers, we all have the responsibility to use the facilities to which we have been granted access with care. Nearly all (if not all) of the city parks in San Diego County with disc golf baskets close at sundown, for the safety of park users and to provide peace and quiet for park neighbors. While “glow golf” is fun to play, it might not be a legal activity in some of these places. Please protect our daytime use of these parks by refraining from playing glow golf at night, when the parks are closed.

– Allen Risley
San Diego Aces

2016 Aces Board Members

January 15, 2016
Officer positions for the 2016 Aces Board were assigned at Monday’s meeting. 2016 officers are as follows:
President – Allen Risley
Vice President – Randy Wylot
Membership Director – Mark Verrochi
Treasurer – Matt James
Secretary – Chad Nichter
Course Representatives:
Morley Field – Christian Cullen (Co-Rep Carl Renda)
Sun Valley – Mike Sills
Sycuan – Chad Holiman
Mast Park – Jerry Jones
Kit Carson Park – Tony Buck
Brengle Terrace Park – Jordan Hicks
We can still use a lot of help carrying out club tasks! The various course reps can definitely use help with maintenance and leagues, so if you want to help our just ask! Carl Renda has offered to pick up the task of organizing the Aces’ Monthlies (filling the very large shoes of Jason Perdue) but can use some help with that.
We are looking forward to a great 2016! Lots of events: Daniel Boe Memorial, Battle at Brengle, Morley Spring Fling, Sun Valley Open, a Women’s Global Event tournament and the return of the Challenge at Goat Hill. Along with morley monthlies, the Aces’ monthly series, the Ace Race, putting leagues, a Scott Stokely-inspired “Blue Power” event, various Birdie Bashes/Two-Disc Challenges/Trilogy/MVP/etc events and a few barbeque/bag tag challenges we should have a lot of disc golfing to do in San Diego. Enjoy!