Here is an opportunity to travel to Sidney and try the nine hole disc golf course. Might be some added temporary baskets too. For only $30 you get to play some organized disc golf, meet some other disc golfers, try a course that you probably haven’t seen before, and the player pack includes three discs plus some other swag. With gas prices being fairly low, I’m seriously considering the five hour trek across Nebraska from Lincoln.
All disc golfers are invited to the Mahoney XL. The first 72 registered amateur players get a $55+ player pack including three discs. The registration fee isonly $32 for PDGA members (add $10 for non-members). There will also be a raffle for prizes including a packages valued at $90. It’s only $32 for two rounds of 18 holes for a PDGA C tier event, plus a huge players pack!
The tournament on Saturday, July 18, at Mahoney State Park.
- 8:00 – 9:00am player check in
- 9:15am – player meeting
- 9:45am – first round tee
- hour lunch break
- 2nd round
- award ceremony and raffle
Registration is now available online. The event is expected to sell out so you might want to sign up soon. http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21448
Take exit 426 from I-80 and enter for free with your Nebraska State Park sticker, or purchase a day pass for $5. Other activities at Mahoney include:
- horse trail rides
- 18 hole miniature golf, and driving range
- paddle boat rental
- arts & crafts center with ceramic, leather and wood crafts
- family aquatic center
- Live entertainment, a melodrama: The Dastardly Director is scheduled for Saturday the 18th.
- The Park’s activity pdf has more details.
For the most up to date information visit the nebdisc discussion forum.
In 1990 the Cornhusker Open began at the 9 hole course in Roper Park. To avoid confusion a few years later with the Cornhusker State Games, also played at Roper Park, the Lincoln Flying Disc Club decided to call the tournament the Star City Shoot-out and was dubbed the midwest’s friendliest tournament.
On many road maps the capital of each state is represented by a star. With the help of CB lingo of the early ’70s Lincoln became known as the Star City. Under direction of Mayor Helen Boosalis and the downtown beautification project there was a large star emblem made of brick installed in the pavement at the intersection of 13th St & O St. It can still be seen today.
Birdie 30 Disc Golf Pro Shop is presenting the tournament. Blue Blood Brewing Company has returned this year as a major sponsor. Studio 951 Architects is a sponsor too. And when viewing the tournament web page click the Sponsors and Lodging link then scroll to the bottom to see the nebdisc logo; this represents the $225 collected on behalf of the all the players from the BADGER Bash 8 in Beatrice last March. The Tierra Winter League is a tee sponsor, and members of the Lincoln Flying Disc Club have helped to prepare the grounds.
In addition to the PDGA B tier tournament on Saturday you can also choose play a single round C tier tournament on Friday, and a doubles tournament at Roper Park on Sunday.
The Shoot-out has been played at a few different locations within the Lincoln city limits. As last year, the tournament will be held at Pioneers Park. The course layout for the 2015 tournament combines elements seen about ten years ago in the Thrower’s Cup, some from the 2012 Shoot-out as well as the 2014 Shoot-out. With 21 holes there are certain to be new challenges for everyone. Looking at the course map there is an island hole and four drop zones for mandatory flight paths including one described as a clown’s mouth.
Tony Odem is the tournament director, see the Star City Shoot-out website for more information.
In cooperation with the Nebraska Sports Council and the Lincoln Convention & Visitors Bureau, the State Games of America will be held in the Lincoln and Omaha area.
Under the State Games of America format, all residents of the host state are eligible to participate along with State Games participants from all other states who’ve earned a medal in the two years leading up to the State Games of America. Qualifying events include Summer Games held in 29 states and Winter Games held in nine states.
Disc golf competition will be held at two locations in the Omaha metro. Recreational and Juniors: All Rec and Junior divisions, except 9 & Under, will play 36 holes on Saturday only. Junior 9 & Under will play 18 holes Saturday only. Open, Advanced, Intermediate and Amateur: Two rounds of 18 on Saturday. There will be a round of 18 Sunday morning. There will be a final 9 holes for the top 4 finishers in the Advanced Men division. Temporary or alternate tees may be used at both courses.
Register by June 1 and save $5. Final registration deadline is
Wednesday, July 1. July 5 update: Registration will remain open until July 26 for disc golf.
ALL NEBRASKA RESIDENTS ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE and can register like normal Cornhusker State Games years. Should space become limited, priority will be given to Nebraska residents who’ve medaled in 2013 and/or 2014. Additional criteria, in rank order include: participation in 2014 CSG and participation in 2013 CSG.
Hosted by the Kearney Parks and Recreation department, the Drop-in Disc Golf Tournaments meet once a month on Thursday evenings. May 14, June 11, and July 8 are at Centennial Park. August 13 is at Cottonmill Park. Tee time is 6:00pm.
http://nebdiscforums.yuku.com/topic/4369 is a link to the discussion forum.