Winter Disc Golf

12 Dec

Plenty of opportunities to play disc golf during the winter.

Winter leagues are underway! The Lincoln Flying Disc Club meets at Tierra Park on Sundays beginning at 1:30pm; $3 to play. In Omaha the Sunday afternoon league begins at 12:30pm and rotates between a few different courses. The Omaha Metro Disc Golf Association also has an indoor putting league. It’s hosted by Nebraska Brewing Company at their tap room in La Vista on Wednesdays at 6:00pm.

The Ice Bowls are coming. A fun way to play disc golf and contribute a few dollars to a local food pantry to help those in need. Currently on the schedule are:

  • * Saturday, January 23, LE Ray Park, Grand Island : event link
  • Saturday, January 30, Mahoney State Park : event link
  • Sunday, January 31, Lincoln’s Tierra Park : event link
  • Saturday, February 6, Omaha’s Seymour Smith Park : OMDGA link
  • * Saturday, February 6, Hastings’ Lake Hastings : event link

* Added January 2, 2016

 

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photo credit: Tim Steward

Dressing properly is key to having a good time while outdoors in the elements. Outdoor retailer REI has a good article: Layering Basics

So grab your stocking cap, boots, a few discs and come enjoy disc golfing in the Winter!

 

 

Fall Flyover IV

17 Aug

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Fall is coming and so is the fourth annual Fall Flyover touring disc golf league. Play at local courses on Sunday afternoon beginning September 13; tee time is at 2:00pm and get there early to register. All skill levels are welcome. Of your $10, $1 is for your local club. $1 is for an ace or closest-to-pin given away that week. 50¢ is a tour fee and the other 50¢ is a PDGA fee. PDGA membership is not required and there is no extra cost for non-members.

The statewide league is divided into four regions. The central region, hosted by Darren Holzinger, is in the Tri-City area of Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings. The south region, hosted by Steven Schneider (Birdie 30), is around Lincoln. to the east is Mr. Bill in the Omaha metro area. And to the north is Zach Nickolite in the Hwy 81 corridor of Columbus, Norfolk, and Yankton. You can play at any location at anytime, mix and match whatever suits your schedule.

You can choose to compete with others from all  four regions in the challonge bracket. There are no fees for joining the bracket, just register for either pool.

At the conclusion of the Fall Flyover is the Hall of Fame triples team event on October 31. Stay tuned for details as things are still being set for that tournament.

The locations for the Fall Flyover IV are:

North East South Central
13-Sep Yankton, Fantle Memorial Park Ashland, Mahoney Chain Challenge Ashland, Mahoney Chain Challenge Grand Island, L.E. Ray Lake
20-Sep Norfolk, Skyview Park Plattsmouth, Memorial Park Beatrice, Chautauqua Park Hastings, Lake Hastings
27-Sep Yankton, Gavins Point DGC Blair, Black Elk-Neihardt Park Seward, Plum Creek Park Kearney, Fort Kearny
4-Oct Columbus, Raider Run DGC Omaha, Hummel Park Malcolm, Larry Muarry Park Holdredge, South Park
11-Oct Yankton, Pierson Ranch DGC Oakland, City Park Lincoln, Tierra Park Loup City, Jenner’s Park
18-Oct Norfolk, TaHaZouka Park Ashland, Ox Bow Trail DG Course Waverly, Wayne Park Kearney, Cottonmill Park

In addition to the tournament forum, each region has it’s own topic.

Opportunities for Recreational Players

10 Aug

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September 12, Omaha – Seymour Smith Park is the location for the Trilogy Challenge. For $30 you receive a disc from Westside Discs, Dynamic Discs, and Latitude 64 plus some other goodies. Using those three discs you play one round of disc golf and the best score wins. For more information see: discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Trilogy_Challenge_Omaha_2015

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September 19, Omaha – Busy on September 12? You’re in luck because there is also a Discraft Ace Race at Seymour Smith Park on September 19. Players can check-in at the course beginning at 8:30am, and the race begins at 10:00am. Online registration information is available here: 2015_Omaha_Discraft_Ace_Race

Frolf aired on WOWT

3 Aug

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The WOWT news crew came out to the State Games of America disc golf competition at Hitchcock Park during the final 9 round on Sunday.

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Disc-Golf-a-Family-Affair-at-the-SGA-320445752.html

Panhandle Putters hosting an MVP 2015 circuit series event

10 Jul

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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.

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