Keep Playing

10 May

Nebraskan’s are able to continue playing disc golf around the state despite restrictions. Although during this time of social distancing the regularly scheduled leagues and tournaments are postponed.

Disc golfers have adjusted and are playing within the guidelines. As usual, groups of five players or less is recommended. And while maintaining a distance of at least six feet we avoid touching each other with high fives and fist bumps, avoid handling discs that belong to others, and avoid putting-out when within fifteen feet of the basket.

Popular means for disc golfing during the pandemic:

  • glow golf – 8:30pm is a popular start time and the course is not as busy.
  • bracket tournaments using a match play format. Two players meet at a course and time convenient for both.
  • challenges – One idea of a challenge round is to throw only forehand drives. Or try a round throwing only a putter.
  • lessons – Contact your course pro for tips on throwing techniques and disc selection.
  • course grounds work – Remove fallen debris from the course, or put on gloves and pick up trash. May want to use hand sanitizer before entering your vehicle and be sure to not touch your face.

The Professional Disc Golf Association has statement on COVID19. There you can read about the current sanctioning status and mitigation techniques.

Exercise is beneficial to a person’s physical well being. It benefits mental health too which is also important to manage during these times. So get out there and keep playing!




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



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.


  • 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.


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.