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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.
  • Buffalo Park – A nine hole course in Springfield with woodchip tee boxes.
  • State Lakes Disc Golf Course near Fremont offers a desert like atmosphere with live cactus.
  • 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.
  • 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





SE Nebr Tournament Preview League

31 May



At the conclusion of the Lancaster Loop League there was discussion about a need for more Sunday only events. The Southeast Nebraska Tournament Preview League fits the bill. It gives people an opportunity to play competitively at a course where tournaments will be coming up. Kind of a practice competition round.

The layout and basket placement played at the league round is not guaranteed to be identical to what the TD will use. It does give players a chance to visit the course, and we are working with TDs to get layout details.

June 11, Beatrice -Nick W is planning a tournament in Beatrice on July 8.

June 18, Malcolm – Chris Hendrix has a Legacy Confidence Class event on June 24.

June 25, Seward – Preview for the Plum Creek Soiree on July 1.

July 2, Ashland Indiscpendence Day – An open week on the league schedule so everyone can have fun in Ashland.

July 9, Waverly – No tournaments planned for Waverly at this time. It’s a fun place to play.

July 16, Mahoney State Park – This is a week before the Cornhusker State Games at Mahoney. A day pass for park entry is $6, or if you will be visiting multiple times this year consider an annual park permit. They are available for about $30 at a sporting store or online.

July 23 – No league so everyone can attend the Cornhusker State Games.

July 30, Lincoln, Tierra Park – In lieu of an upcoming event this will be a special Welcome To The Jungle  themed afternoon including jungle style prizes.

August 6, Lincoln, Roper Park West – Preview for Steven Schneider’s tournament on August 12. [Updated: The Aug 12 event has been canceled.]


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.


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.

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


  • Lancaster Loop League
  • Fort Kearny
  • Platte Valley League


  • rest


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


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


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


  • pack for the Saturday tournament


  • 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.




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.



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.