Vendor Activity – Spring 2017

10 Mar

 

river-run-challenge-1482530836-largeBirdie30 is the vendor for the River Run Challenge in Norfolk on March 25. The River Run Challenge is a C tier for pros and a B tier for ams.

 

 

 

Volo Disc Sports is partnering with Next Generation Disc Golf for their 2017 tour series. kiasoulturbo2017-03051The winner of the nationwide amateur series receives a 2017 Kia Soul. Competition in Nebraska will be in Seward on April 8 and Lincoln on June 10.

 

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The Spring Fever Fling is on April 22 at Hanscom Park in Omaha. Disc Store is a sponsor and you have a chance to win a new GrowTheSport 2.0 Basket which was recently approved by the PDGA as a championship level basket.

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Dakota Disc, located across the Missouri River in Yankton, SD, has the new Dynamic Discs branded Zuca backpack cart.

 


To see more information about disc golf events in Nebraska select Tournaments or Leagues from the menu.

 

Nebraska Ice Bowls 2017

2 Jan

 

What is an Ice Bowl®? Ice Bowl® is a disc golf event held in January or February for fun and with a mission to increase local awareness of disc golf by raising charitable funds to combat hunger. The following three (more-or-less mandatory) Ice Bowl® Rules convey the spirit of Ice Bowl®:

  1. Under no circumstances, may an Ice Bowl® be cancelled or postponed because of weather conditions.
  2. No wimps or whiners are allowed.
  3. There are no excuses for not attending. Either be there or be called out as a wimp!

These are the dates and locations for Ice Bowls in Nebraska.

Date Location Name Time TD
Sat-21 Jan Ashland, Mahoney SP Mahoney Ice Bowl 1:00 PM Zach Kelley
Sun-29 Jan Lincoln, Tierra Park Lincoln Ice Bowl 1:00 PM Andrew Chisholm
Sat-4 Feb Omaha, Seymour Smith Park OMDGA Ice Bowl 12:00 PM Mr. Bill
Sat-4 Feb Grand Island, LE Ray GI Ice Bowl 10:30 AM Darren Holzinger
Sat-18 Feb Hastings, Lake H Hastings Ice Bowl 10:30 AM Darren Holzinger

The Nebraska Ice Bowl History says there has been over $27,000 contributed since 1991. This year the contributions go to:

It’s best to dress in layers for outdoor sporting activities in the winter. REI has some good information on the topic: Layering Basics

Stay warm but don’t sweat and come have some fun hucking discs in the winter for a great cause.

 

 

Disc Golf Year-round

15 Nov

 

 

At this time we have three options for playing disc golf during the winter months.

Lincoln – Winter League at Tierra Park on Sundays at 1:30pm

Two rounds of 9 from different tee pads each round. The cost is $5 for those that want to be in the payout, or $1 to only be in the ace fund. When the temperature is below freezing at 1:30 the $5 registration drops to $3. Come join at any time, there are no league fees. Contact Andrew Chisholm, 402-525-7409, for more information.

Omaha – Winter Putting Leagues on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.

The OMDGA and Nebraska Brewing Company are hosting a 16 week Winter Putting League.
It is getting dark too early and colder, and is keeping us working stiffs from tossing the plastic.  Show up each Wednesday night from 6 to 9pm for some INDOOR putting and enjoy some craft beer specials (our beers are even made by disc golfers!)

Meet new people, work on your putting and just get out of the house this Winter by supporting your local club!

Leagues are $3/week. $1 to the OMDGA and $2 goes towards payouts!

Putting League Special: Individual cans for $2.50 each or Buckets for only $13. Special only good Wednesday’s between 6pm and 9pm (during leagues). Come on over to Nebraska Brewing Company Brewery & Tap Room, 6950 S 108th St, La Vista, Nebraska, 68128. Contact Blair Riffel for more information.

Omaha – Sanctioned Sunday Winter League

$5 each week that you want to play. Each round you play is PDGA rated and you do have to be a current PDGA member get the ratings. Non-PDGA members can play as well without any extra fee. Eight weeks of play; rotate between Hummel, Seymour, Cunningham, and Aspen. $1 progressive ace fund each week included.

Dates of play (Sundays):

  • Jan 8, 15, 22
  • Feb 5, 12, 19
  • Mar 5, 12

 

Ice Bowls

  • Lincoln Ice Bowl: Sunday, January 29, 1:00pm, Tierra Park
  • Omaha Ice Bowl: Saturday, February 4, time & location are to be announced

 

Fall Blowout

7 Sep

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As the sunset arrives earlier in the evening the weekday leagues are coming to an end for 2016. Not to worry, there are still many opportunities to play disc golf this fall.

 

Date Community Name Director PDGA
10-Sep Omaha, Seymour Smith 10:00am – Trilogy Challenge OMDGA
10-Sep Omaha, Seymour Smith 9:00pm Glow Golf Derek Corns
17-Sep Mahoney St Park Chain Challenge Steven Schneider C
24-Sep Yankton – Gavin’s Point 2-Step Maverick Disc Golf C
24-Sep Malcolm Legacy Battle of the Aces Chris Hendrix
25-Sep Yankton – Fantle Memorial Park 2-Step Maverick Disc Golf C
Oct 1-2 Mahoney State Park Nebraska Team Challenge Scott Hoffman
1-Oct Norfolk – Skyview Lake MVP Circuit Brent Cakebread
8-Oct Hastings Take the Lake Steven Schneider C
9-Oct Norfolk Kings of the Northeast – Doubles Brandon Wolff
9-Oct Omaha – Lake Cunningham Platte Valley DGA Fundraiser Jared Stricker
15-Oct Seward Plum Creek Classic Zach Nickolite C
16-Oct Blair Bring It To Blair Scott Hoffman C
22-Oct Omaha, Seymour Smith – North Fall Classic Doubles Scott Hoffman
23-Oct Oakland Fall Mini Series 2 Scott Hoffman C
29-Oct Omaha – Seymour Smith Fall Mini Series 3 Scott Hoffman C
5-Nov Plattsmouth Fall Mini Series 4 Scott Hoffman C

A late addition:

13-Nov, Waverly & Ashland (12 miles apart), Rakin’ In The Fun – Scott Hoffman, C tier

Course Sponsorship Opportunities Announced in Lincoln

25 Jul

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The Lincoln Flying Disc Club is soaring into action. By taking action now you can make a difference in the sport of the future. Here are some clips from the sponsorship solicitation letter.

Project Overview
Lincoln Flying Disc Club in partnership with Lincoln Parks Foundation and City of Lincoln Parks and Recreation is growing the sport of disc golf in Lincoln by improving and making permanent disc golf courses at Max E. Roper Park in northwest Lincoln and Tierra Park in south central Lincoln. These courses will allow for recreational and competitive disc golf opportunities for visitors and local residents.

Participants
The two disc courses at Max E. Roper park will be able to accommodate nearly 1,000 disc golfers per day for recreational purposes, and more than 180 disc golfers during competitive events.

Timeline
The first phase of the project for which sponsorships are being solicited, Roper East, is expected to be completed by Fall 2016 with a new kiosk, cement tee pads for a pro tee and amateur tee on each hole, hole signage, and new baskets. Roper West is expected to be completed by Fall 2017 with the same amenities. The scope of Tierra Park is not fully identified; however replacing the equipment on the current nine-hole disc golf course is expected to occur by Spring 2018.

Sponsorship Levels

  • Naming Rights – $40,000;  The (name) Disc Golf Complex at 2 courses (Max E. Roper East and West)
  • Naming Rights – $20,000;  The (name) Disc Golf Complex at Max E. Roper East
  • Ace – $10,000 (one available per course)
  • Albatross – $5,000
  • Eagle – $2,500
  • Birdie – $1,000
  • Par – $500
  • Caddy – $100, $75, $50, $25, $10

Roper East Project Overview

  • 36 Concrete tee pads
  • 19 New baskets (1 for putting circle)
  • 18 New metal & plexiglass tee signs
  • 3 New pin locations per hole
  • 1 New message board for all park activities

Timeline: (Dates are tentative)

  • August 14th: Move all baskets to Roper West.
  • Build concrete pad forms on site.
  • August 15th: Pour 17 tee pads.
  • August 16th: Pour 18 tee pads.
  • August 17th: Dig 18 holes for tee signs, 24 holes for pins.
  • August 18th: Pour concrete and install signs.
  • August 19th: Install sign graphics.
  • August 20th: Install landscaping around tee pads. August 21st: Install new baskets.
  • August?: Build new message board.

For full details see the Roper East Sponsorship Letter 2016.