2017 Leagues Underway

14 Apr

Playing with others is a good way to meet disc golfers, test your skills, and to learn more about what is going on in the disc golf scene. Fees are typically about $5 each week. Some leagues require a club membership to encourage growing the club. They offer a non-member fee for visitors.

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League schedule for a week in May.

Twelve “leagues” are currently scheduled around eastern to central Nebraska. Mini-tournaments is a more accurate description. Most of these leagues pay cash to the top third each week as opposed to buying into a league and having prizes awarded at the end of the session.

Having a weekly reminder on your calendar is a good way to remember what’s going on. The Lincoln/Omaha league calendar, and the Tri-Cities calendar, can be added to your computer or smartphone. Adding an iCal calendar is a little different for each device. The basic idea is to copy the iCal address, go into your calendar settings, click to add a calendar, then paste in the iCal address. For more information select the LEAGUES menu. Check the calendar from time to time because new leagues will be added. For example a Sunday Funday, or maybe a Roper Doubles this summer.

Starting a league is fairly simple. Decide where and when you want to meet, and how much to charge a pay back. Is there an ace fund, and does some of the money go to the local club or the league director? Will scores be posted online?

PDGA sanctioned leagues is an option too. It costs $25 for the sanctioning fee for a six to ten week league. And each week $1 is collected from each participant because 50¢ goes to the PDGA and 50¢ goes to the local club. Amateurs can even compete with the pros and win cash without effecting their PDGA Am status or eligibility for World’s tournaments. Being a PDGA member is not required, no extra fee for non-members. Here is a link to the PDGA league page that can answer a lot of questions. http://www.pdga.com/leagues

Select the LEAGUES menu to find a league near you. Hope to see you out on the course.


Sunday

  • Lancaster Loop League
  • Fort Kearny
  • Platte Valley League

Monday

  • rest

Tuesday

  • Lincoln, Tierra Tuesday
  • Lake Hastings
  • Norfolk Spring Traveling League
  • Omaha, Hummel Park sanctioned league

Wednesdays

  • Lincoln, Roper East or West
  • Kearney,  Cottonmill Lake
  • Omaha, Women’s League with mixed doubles on the 3rd Wednesday of each month

Thursday

  • Omaha Doubles at Seymour Smith
  • Grand Island, LE Ray Lake

Friday

  • pack for the Saturday tournament

Saturday

  • tournament day

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