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January 2020

3 Jan

As nebdisc begins it’s twentieth year of sharing disc golf news for Nebraskans we are excited to see events currently scheduled for all but five weekends in the 2020 season.

For details see the nebdisc calendar page, it is kept up to date. Or have a look at this January version of the schedule in PDF. Some of us will be printing it and putting it on the refrigerator. Promoters are encouraged to put a copy at their local course.  ThrowWhere-Jan2020

The upcoming tournaments are:

Sat 4 Jan Ashland, Mahoney St Park Mad Dog 2020
Sun 12 Jan Ashland, Mahoney St Park Hunters Helping the Hungry
Sat 18 Jan Hastings, Lake Hastings 11th Hastings Ice Bowl
Sun 19 Jan Omaha, Hummel Park Winter Warriors II
Sun 26 Jan Lincoln, Tierra Park Lincoln Ice Bowl #30
Sat 1 Feb Omaha, Seymour Smith Park OMDGA Ice Bowl

Winter leagues are running and will continue into March in Beatrice on Saturdays and in Lincoln on Sundays.

Indoor putting leagues are underway in Grand Island at Prairie Pride Bewing, in Omaha at Nebraska Brewing’s tap room on Thursdays and in Lincoln at [UPDATE: NOW AT THE ICE BOX] Barry’s Bar & Grill on Thursdays.

Fall Disc Golf 2019

6 Oct

It’s a great time of year to play disc golf. Get out and enjoy the weather, get some exercise, meet up with friends.

League Options

Beginning October 5, Richard Maher is hosting a league on Saturdays at Chautauqua Park in Beatrice. Play starts at 1:30pm and the cost is $5. If things go well it will continue to run until the beginning of March. And in Lincoln the Disc Gauntlet guys have scheduled glow rounds on Tuesdays at Tierra Park. Starts at 6:30pm, the first meeting is October 8. Late in the fall the Tierra Fall/Winter league will officially begin on Sundays at 1:30pm and run until March 1. And beginning November 6 is the indoor putting league at Nebraska Brewing & Tap Room in Omaha.

Tournament Options

Tournaments are available on the eastern side of Nebraska every weekend until Thanksgiving!

Date Location Name PDGA Sanction
5 & 6 of October Hummel Seymour Roper E & W Nebraska Team Challenge
Sat 5 Oct McCook CASA BYOP Doubles
Sat 12 Oct Omaha, Hummel Park Hummel Fall Doubles
Sun 13 Oct Blair Bring It To Blair! C
Sun 13 Oct Glenwood, IA Longest Drive
Sun 13 Oct Kearney, Centenial Discraft Ace Race
Fri 18 Oct Omaha, Seymour Smith Hyzer-Ween OLO fundraiser
Sat 19 Oct Indian State Caves, Auburn, Peru IAP Iron Man C
Sun 20 Oct Omaha, Seymour Smith Rumble Royale C
Sat 26 Oct Omaha, Seymour Smith Fall Classic Doubles
Sun 27 Oct Oakland Oaktober Throw C
Thur 31 Oct Auburn Skeleton Scramble
Sat 2 Nov Omaha, Seymour Smith OMDGA Club Member Championship
Sun 3 Nov Waverly Rakin’ in the Fun C
Sun 10 Nov Plattsmouth Oak Hollow Affair C
Sun 17 Nov Springfield Battle at Buffalo Park C

What Happened?

24 Jun

Lot’s happening in the disc golf world! I’ve taken some time off from this blog and so let’s catch up.

The Lincoln area had and Ice Bowl in January, Winter Wizards putter tournament in February, and in March was the Thaw Out the Throwers with 26 players braving the cold for a C tier. Also the Shammrock Showdown Doubles and St Patty’s Day mini. In April was the Blooming Beast C tier. The Star City Shoot-out was in May along with the Quick Draw Mini and High Noon Doubles, and remember the Memorial Day Triples too. There was also the putter league at Blue Blood Brewing in the winter months, and of course winter league at Tierra Park on Sunday afternoons.

Disc Gauntlet is a disc golf startup with Ben Langley and Jake Hedden at the helm. They have been hosting C tier tournaments, mostly in southeast Nebraska. Locations have included Lincoln, Maryville (MO), Beatrice, Falls City, and York. Everything has not gone perfectly every time, but these guys are dedicated, good listeners, and adapting well to TD life. Looking forward to more events on the schedule from Disc Gauntlet.

Omaha had a lot of events so far this year. There’s the Ice Bowl along with the Iron Man Doubles in Blair, Lake Cunningham, and Seymour Smith Park. The Spring Fever Fling filled with 90 players in April. Then in June was the Tour de Omaha.

Other communities with events include: Hastings, Norfolk, McCook, Ashland, Burwell, Ord and Loup City.

To find out what else is happening be sure to use the nebdisc calendar. It is updated weekly.

 

 

 

Winter Disc Golf

24 Dec

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Resist the doldrums and cabin fever by getting out to play disc golf. That’s right, disc golf in the winter! There are many opportunities to enjoy the out of doors while the forecast is for cool weather. Weekly leagues, afternoon pickup games, indoor putting and Ice Bowl fundraisers just to name a few.

Leagues

  • Sundays, 1:30pm, Winter League at Tierra Park in Lincoln
  • Mondays, 6:00pm, Putting League at Blue Blood Brewing, Lincoln
  • Tuesdays, Nebraska Brewing Putting League, Omaha
  • Thursday, 4:00pm, Doubles at Seymour Smith Park, Omaha

Be sure to check the local Facebook page or with the tournament director as weather conditions or other conflicts could cause changes.

Tournaments

Date Location Name
Jan 19 Grand Island, Stolley & Ray GI Ice Bowl
Jan 20 ET Mahoney State Park Hunters Help Hungry
Jan 27 Lincoln, Tierra Park Lincoln Ice Bowl
Feb 2 Omaha, Seymour Smith OMDGA Ice Bowl
Feb 23 Hastings, Lake H Hastings Ice Bowl
Mar 16, 19 Lincoln, Roper East Shamrock Showdown
Mar 17, 19 Blair, Cunningham, Hummel Iron Man Doubles

 

 

Here is a tip for attaching a ribbon when the snow is deep.

 

 

June Update

23 May

The Glass Blown Open in Emporia, KS, had over 1,600 participants. A new world record for the size of a disc golf tournament. Notable Nebraska finishes include Blaine Anderson of Kearney in sixth place out of 314 in the advanced division. Also in the advanced division were Sean Swihart and Jacob Barber, both from Lincoln, tying for 24th place. In the Pro Masters 40+ division Dominic Sawtelle, Lincoln, placed 20 out of 49. Blair Riffel, Omaha, finished 23rd out of 162 in the Am 40+ division. Of the 367 players in Intermediate Kyle Carnahan of Auburn placed 13th and Cash Minx of Lincoln placed 17th.

Benjamin Baustian will represent Nebraska in the Dynamic Discs Match Play tournament in Emporia, KS.

Top 10 rated Nebraska players from the May ratings update are:

1. Brandon Oatmen, Hastings, 983
2. James Chamberlain, Kearney, 982
3. Sean Swihart, Lincoln, 974
4. Dominic Sawtelle, Lincoln, 969
5. Brad Vannoy, Omaha, and Jacob Barber, Lincoln, 966
7. Benjamin Baustian, Omaha, and Nicked Whited, Aurora, 960
9. Jonathon Fletcher, Fairbury, 958
10. Trevor Wilkerson, Hastings, 956

The Lincoln Flying Disc Club has a newly remodeled course, Roper West. The finishing touches are still being applied, like tee signs, message board, and still some dirt work. There is a new website too. You can find a Roper West map under the courses section. LincolnFlyingDiscClub.com

Hummel Park, Omaha, is the host location for a Jomez Pro Final 9 filming location on June 30.  Entry fee is $25 and gets you a player pack that includes a custom stamped disc, t-shirt, and more! Player packs are limited to the first 80 players to pre-register. Register Here: jomezpro.com/f9omaha