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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.  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

 

 

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Nebraska Tour 2018

23 Feb

After several years without a disc golf tour across Nebraska things are changing and competitors now have the opportunity to register for the Nebraska Tour organized by PDGA State Coordinator Nick Whited.

  • April 7 – McCook Open at Kelly Park in  McCook, a PDGA B tier. It’s a disc golf filled weekend in McCook with a glow tournament Saturday night and the DASAS Open Fundraiser C tier on Sunday.
  • May 26 – King of the Creek in Seward, C tier
  • June 9 – Heart City Throwdown in Valentine, C tier with lots of added cash advertised
  • July 14 – Omaha Ladies Open at Lake Cunningham Omaha Ladies only Tour Stop
  • July 14 – Dave Kimmel Memorial in Alliance, C tier
  • August 18 & 19 – A Call To Arms in Omaha
  • September 29 & 30 – Jekyll & Hyde in Norfolk
  • October 27 – Take the Lake at Lake Hastings in Hastings, B tier

Each player will be competing within their divisions they have registered. If you register for the tour as intermediate you will receive points only for tournaments competed in that division (this was voted on and decided by players of the state).

For Novice players: You will receive points in the Rec division if you register in an event where novice is not offered up. At a Tour event where there is no novice division, points will be weighted based on Rec scoring and applied to the Novice division scores.

How it works: You must have a tag in order to participate. 100% of entries go back to the players in one way or another. There is no skimming off the top or overhead taken away from entry fees.

Points: You will receive points based on your scoring in your division

1st = 1 point
2nd = 2 points
3rd = 3 points
4th = 4 points
and so on
Missed event = Last place + 1 point

There are 7 events total in the tour (ladies have a bonus tour event of their own)

3 of your worst finishes will drop off, this will allow for players to be a part of the tour and miss a few events for any reason. For players missing an event they will receive last place + 1 point to their score.

In the event that a player misses 4 events the 3 of the worst scores will fall off and the 4th (best of the worst scores) will be added to their total scores.

Payouts will be by division (determined by how many players buy tags in your divisions).

$5 of each tag will go to CTPs and prizes at each Tour Event

Lancaster Loop League 2018

9 Feb

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League scores posted here: pdga.com/tour/event/35351

Announcing the Lancaster Loop League for 2018. 1:30pm on Sundays, March 11 – May 13. Join anytime for $1, pay $5 each week, includes $1 rolling ace fund, 50¢ PDGA, 50¢ local club, which leaves $3 payout, and payouts are each week. This is really a series of mini-tournaments.

Ams get cash, does not effect Am status. PDGA membership not required but these are rated rounds and includes points.

March 11 at Tierra Park, then Roper, Malcolm, Branched Oak area 6 (new), and Waverly. Rotates through those locations again for a total of 10 weeks.

ACE FUND STARTS AT $108, funded by the Tournament Preview League last summer. Ace payouts are split evenly by the number of aces during the 10 weeks.

Nebraska Ice Bowls 2018

11 Jan

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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 Tee Time TD
Sat-20 Jan Ashland, Mahoney SP Mahoney Ice Bowl 1:00 PM Zach Kelley
Sun-28 Jan Lincoln, Tierra Park Lincoln Ice Bowl 1:00 PM Andrew Chisholm
Sat-3 Feb Omaha, Seymour Smith Park OMDGA Ice Bowl 12:00 PM Mr. Bill
Sat-17 Feb Hastings, Lake H Hastings Ice Bowl 10:30 AM Darren Holzinger
Sat-24 Feb Grand Island, Stolley & LE Ray GI 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.

And here are some interesting record statistics.

Lifetime Total $11,937 Omaha As of 2/4/17
Daily Total $1,100 Omaha February 4, 2017
Pounds 950 North Platte February 28, 2010
Players 70 North Platte February 28, 2010
Low Temp 2F Omaha (’97) &
Grand Island (’06)
January 25, 1997 February 18, 2006
High Temp 57F Grand Island February 15, 2014
Snow Depth 24″ Omaha February 6, 2010
Oldest 27th annual Lincoln January 20, 1991

 

2017 Wrap Up

15 Dec

Looking back at 2017

New Courses

  • Branched Oak Lake – Blazing a new concept in share resources, this nine hole course located about 20 miles northwest of Lincoln offers ball golf, soccer golf, and disc golf all on the same fairways. http://dgcour.se/9548
  • Buffalo Park – A nine hole course in Springfield with woodchip tee boxes. http://dgcour.se/9121
  • State Lakes Disc Golf Course near Fremont offers a desert like atmosphere with live cactus. http://dgcour.se/9320
  • Stuart DGC in Stuart has a new 9 hole course with two tees for each hole. Other amenities include: park campground, rodeo, sprint car racing, three baseball fields, soccer fields, playground, tractor pull strip, horse shoe pitching, and an ice rink. http://dgcour.se/9568
  • Mahoney State Park version 3.0 – The Cornhusker State Games used a new layout at Mahoney State Park located near the entrance. The new layout is a work in progress and the baskets have been moved back to the old locations.
  • Milford – A nine hole course was installed on the Southeast Community College campus. Includes cement tees and elevation.
  • Pickrell – The Zion Church near Pickrell has a nine hole public course. The course is closed only during regular church service hours on Sunday mornings until about 1:00pm.

 

Weekly Leagues

  • Norfolk
  • Omaha
    • Ladies League
    • Hummel Park
    • Seymour Smith
    • Winter putting league at Nebraska Brewing Company
  • Freemont
  • Lincoln
    • Tierra Tuesdays
    • Roper Wednesdays
    • Impromptu Sunday Fun Days and Putter League too
  • Lancaster County Loop League
  • Tournament Preview Travel League
  • Hastings
  • Grand Island
  • Kearney
  • Chadron

 

New PDGA State Coordinator

Say “hi” to Nick Whited.

 

New Tournaments

  • Oregon Trail Doubles in Scottsbluff
  • Polish Days in Loup City made a comeback
  • Blue River Showdown in Beatrice
  • Heart City Throwdown in Valentine
  • Chadron Fall Doubles