Back in June of 2007 there was a meeting with some of the Omaha disc golfers and the Parks Department. The meeting was about identifying the areas of Hummel Park available for disc golf. Soon after people got to work and have carved a disc golf course into the park. The course is a work in progress and gaining momentum. The OMDGA is asking for help with permanent tee pads. Help a lot, or help a little, the money is going to a good cause for disc golf in Nebraska. Someday when you’re playing from those permanent tees you will be glad you helped contribute.
Click here to make your donation now: https://www.gofundme.com/HummelTeePads
A PDGA C-Tier event with a twist: for ladies only! For the first time in 26 years of disc golf tournaments in Nebraska there is a tournament specifically for women. The Omaha Metro Disc Golf Association is hosting the Summer Sensation tournament at two courses on Saturday, July 9. The morning round is at Seymour Smith Park with round two at Aspen Park.
Last year the Kansas City Flying Disc Club hosted the KC Diva Spring Feeva. The 2nd annual event filled in 2016. The Summer Sensation is hoping for a good turnout for the first year and has a long list of sponsors.
Players pack for all pre-registered participants, and you can pre-register online at discgolfscene.com/tournaments/SUMMER_SENSATION_Ladies_Only_Disc_Golf_Event
OMDGA club president Chris Oien has this announcement: ATTENTION! This is a call out to all our disc golf friends. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS for the all women tournament this weekend.This is the first event of it’s kind in Nebraska history. We are in need spotters, also people to keep an eye on the course and casual players trying to cut in on the women’s groups. We need people to play golf in front of, and behind the women’s groups to keep them from being interrupted during their round at Seymour. We would like to fill the course with golfers that know there is a tourney going on. So, if anything, We are asking you to come play a round at Seymour Saturday morning. Meet in the parking lot at 8:30-9am. There is one round at Seymour, and one round at Aspen. The Aspen round should be ok. Still could use some help there as well. We really need to support our women golfers in this state. This is a great way to do so. So please come out and lend a hand, and show your support.
The Lincoln Flying Disc Club is cooperating with the Lincoln Parks Foundation who requested $10,000 to the Lancaster County Visitors Promotion Committee, which makes recommendations to the Lancaster County Board about how to distribute revenue collected from a 2 percent lodging tax. Let’s hope the Board approves!
For more details see the Lincoln Journal Star article.
Omaha Metro Disc Golf Association News
Blair Riffel Chris Oien would like to thank all the people who came out to the last Winter Putting League at Nebraska Brewing Company. It has been a fun winter. Chris would also like to call attention to the 2015 club award winners. Volunteer of the Year: Kenny Witherwax, and Disc Golfer of the Year: Ben Baustian. Good work gentlemen. You’re a credit to our sport. An Honorary Club Membership, #K9, was given to our good friend, and club mascot, Oscar the dog. And a big thank you to Nebraska Brewing Co. for hosting putting league this year. It has been a lot of fun. You’re the best!
The ice has melted and spring is near. Many tournaments have been scheduled in Nebraska for 2016. Currently there are tournaments scheduled in Kearney, Omaha, Lincoln, Hastings, and Norfolk with the first A tier event in Nebraska.
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