Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thank You for a Fantastic Year @ Devens DGC!


Wow, what a year it has been for Devens DGC!  There were so many highlights in 2013 but none compare to the installation of our new 18 hole course.  Together we built something special and as a small thank you to those who helped build the course we made a tag that we hope you will proudly display on your disc golf bag.

I should have these tags in hand shortly and I will start distributing right away on an "as I see you" basis. 

Thank you again and I look forward to an excellent 2014!






Donnie Phillips Nails First Ace on "The General"!


Well, it didn't take long for someone to ace on the new course.  Donnie Phillips hit hole 2 last weekend for the first ace!

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lost and Found Moving to Devens Pizza


The Devens lost and found is being held at Devens Pizza on Main Street in Ayer. This is the building behind "The Hill" hole 12 & "The General" hole 11. Next to where Killer B Disc Golf was. To get there, leave the course via Antietam Street. Make a right at the Parker School and a right on Main Street. Store is on the right. Tell Billy you have a disc in the lost and found and thank him for holding them by patronizing his store. You can also donate to the course to say thanks.

It is always a good idea to put as much info as possible on your disc. Full name, Phone # and email address.



12/8/2013-

No Name - Red Champ Ape with ape stamp
Avi Turkewitz - 617-909-xxxx Pro D Magnet - Magic Hat
Guy - Green Dyed Ace of Spades
Phil Violette - Red Champ Sidewinder
K. Woodard - 978-496-xxxx Orange FLX Buzzz
Brian 978-277-xxxx Blue
js5779@comcast. net  978-580-xxxx Green Champ Orc
Nick Silva 774-349-xxxx Green Quest Bone
Dirk Yurganof -978-466-xxxx Green Champ Katana
Chris Langley - 978-790-xxxx Red Legacy Rampage
Chris Langley - 978-790-xxxx White DX Boss
Bobby Kemp - 978-790-xxxx Orange Z Buzzz (w/glow stuff)
Bobby Kemp - 978-790-xxxx white Roadrunner
Cody B. Red Star Wraith
Barry Kosherick 610-513-xxxx Blue Opto River
Barry Kosherick 610-513-xxxx Orange Z Glide
RB - Green Z Buzzz
Michael Thorpe - 978-602-xxxx Orange Star Sidewinder
DTC - White Eagle
Joe Walker - 978-790-xxxx White FLX Buzzz
Cody B. - Red Star Wraith
Nate Wood - woonat@gmail.com - Yellowish Vibram Trak
Kevin G. - 508-523- - Pink Z Nuke
John Miasen - 978-772-xxxx Yellow DX Dart
Mike Delgiudice - 978-502-xxxx - Yellow DX Beast
Shawn Ouellette  - 978-855-xxxx White Star Leopard?
Stephen Venable - 617-290-xxxx - Blue DX Puma
Rob Bowes - 661-478-xxxx - White Quest Defender
Jim Macrae - 978-621-xxxx Blue Star Boss
Larry Casey - 508-762-xxxx - Red Z Nuke
Matt Grayum - Neon Yellow 2011 Dam Tourney
508-713-xxxx - Orange Pro Leopard
Derek Delaney - 603-762-xxxx -  Neon Yellow Champ Orc
Brian B - 508-735-xxxx - Blue Epic
Chad - 917-498-xxxx - Yellow Sidewinder
Jeff Kussman - 803-315-xxxx - Prostyle U-2
Bobby D - 774-571-xxxx - White 2007 MSDGC
Adam Mornzer - TANK - Orange JLS
Russ Cohen - 781-646-xxxx - Orange FLX Surge
Steve L - 207-319-xxxx - Blue Champ Coyote
Adam Mickey - Yellow Champ Monarch
John Fiske - 508-353-xxxx - White Pro Ryhno
Josh Peterson - 978-855-xxxx - Yellow Classic Roc
Josh Peterson - 978-855-xxxx - Yellow Z Comet
Greg - 413-572-xxxx - Blue Kite
Pete P - 978-259-xxxx - Yellow Gumbputt
E-M-C - Blue Champ Orc
Nate Malchik - 617-281-xxxx - Green Spider Sharpie Design
Nat - 617-549-xxxx - Orange Champ Sidewinder
Lietro - 978-417-xxxx - Orange DX Valkyrie
Ryan Arnett - 617-910-xxxx - White DX Teebird
Jason R - 603-828-xxxx - Tie Dye Champ Orc
Mitch Guess - 602-214-xxxx - White 2010 Dam Tourney Monarch
Roedel - Champion Leopard
Beave - 978-855-xxxx - White DX Beast
Tommy Podles - 508-873-xxxx - Green Innova
Sam Shaw - 406-570-xxxx - White Star Teerex
Brett Hakesley - Peach Odyssey
Craig - 978-729-xxxx - Red DX Stingray
Will Spaulding - 978-808-xxxx Tie Dye Pro Wraith
Bryan "The Hammer" McCormick - 781-507-xxxx - White DX Leopard
Timo - 978-496-xxxx - Yellow DX Leopard
Mark D - 734-236-xxxx - Yellow Z Nuke
David Poole - 978-772-xxxx - White DX Valkyrie
Leannakig - Old Blue - 845-323-xxxx - Blue DX Leopard
Aaron - 406-599-xxxx - Blue Innova Bay Pointe Mortage
Dave - 413-668-xxxx - White ESP Nuke
Dave - 413-668-xxxx - Green Avenger SS\
Mike Welch - Orange Ching Power Genesis
Eric - 508-997-xxxx - Blue Champ Groove
Josh Powers - 603-965-xxxx - Tie Dye Champ Vulcan
Godek - Blue Champ Banshee
Alex - 978-508-xxxx - Blue Champ Groove
Nick Castro - 978-621-xxxx - DX Roc
Dan - 508-863-xxxx - Tie Dye Champ Wraith
Dexter Laplant - Orange Express
Brad Parsons - 978-877-xxxx - White FLX Buzzz
liamp807@hotmail.com - Green 2012 Ace Race
Garrity - 978-870-xxxx - White XL
Lee Graves - White/Red Champ Sidewinder
Barry Kosherick - 610- 513-xxxx - Blue River
Paul - 508-517-xxxx - Red DX Roc
Ed Rose - 774-218-xxxx - Yellow ESP Meteor
James - 978-443-xxxx - Yellow Frisbee Disc Midrange
Lessard - Middle Finger Stamp - Blue Destroyer
Ryan - 508-612-xxxx - Blue Wolf
Mark Rooney - 207-751-xxxx - Light Purple Champ Teebird
Nick Washburn - 978-895-xxxx - Blue Champ Groove
Tony - 978-895-xxxx - Yellow Champ Monarch
Tony - 978-895-xxxx - Yellow Champion Beast
js12982@gmail.com - White Star Boss
Ryan - 508-579-xxxx - Red Sar Valkyrie
Avery S. 978-503-xxxx - Orange Tomlinson Run
Jeremy Travis - 857-488-xxxx - Orange Double Stamps Star
B. Harmon - 508-868-xxxx - White Star Teebird
Bob -  707-479-xxxx - Green Champ Orc
Bob - 707-479-xxxx - Yellow DX Valkyrie
Anthony M. - 508-308-xxxx - Yellow Champ Beast
Ryan Mac... - 207-252-xxxx - Green Champ Shark
M. Wallace - mjwallace17@yahoo.com - Yellow Star Wraith
Katelyn - 978-799-xxxx - Red DX Beast
Matt Schofield - 978-877-xxxx - Yellow DX Beast
Merv - 508-942-xxxx - Green Champ Stingray
Chris Citorik - ccitorik@gmail.com - Orange Star Katana
Carl Rossetti - 978-877-xxxx Star Katana
David Weaver - 973-650-xxxx - Yellow Star Roadrunner
Laura Houde - 508-410-xxxx - Yellow DX Valkyrie
Daum - 978-407-xxxx - Blue DX Beast
Mike Brown - 978-693-xxxx - Orange Star Sidewinder
R. Cameron - 508-840-xxxx - Orange QJLS
Stephan Cramb - 978-807-xxxx - Yellow Great Chili Cookout 2010
Jim Warren - 508-615-xxxx - Green Bone
Kurt W - 978-855-xxxx - Orange DX Boss

Minis:
Kenny Briand - White Glow
No Name - Orange Saint Louis DGC 2013






Monday, December 2, 2013

Finishing Touches on The General

Please note that this weekends work days will be condensed into Sunday only. 

Collectively, we have absolutely killed it during our last three work weekends. It really has been amazing to see so many people working together to build something special. Since the baskets are in and the course is getting a lot of play we would like to take care of some of the safety concerns before the ground is really frozen!

On Sunday, we would like to complete the following:

1 - Create a level walking path along hole 2s fairway
2 - Create a level walking path along hole 3s fairway
3 - Build solid steps mid fairway on hole 5
4 - Build solid steps mid fairway on hole 8
5 - Build solid steps down from 11s tee
6 - Create a better path from hole 8s basket to hole 9s tee

Does anyone have a bladed weed whacker? We need to weed whack a path up the following fairways 6/9/13/14

Lots of pole sawing to do all over the course.

Some small cutting on certain holes - 
Hole 9 we need to take out a small tree near the basket
We are going to cut all of the small stuff around hole 12s baskets within 30 feet

Brush dragging - EVERYWHERE (we should be doing this as we play our casual rounds as well)



Opening Event Scores on The General


On Sunday December 1st we ran a very loose tournament in which you played as many rounds as you wished and at your own leisure. We asked that you submit your scores on Facebook and while it turned out to be a pretty crappy day weather-wise we still got 17 people who submitted scores and at least another dozen or so people out there playing who didn't submit their scores..

Travis currently holds the official course record at a 62!

Travis Milem 62
Ned Eisenberg 64
Frank Strauss 65
John Buonsanto 65
Bradley Arnall 65
Bob Kulchuk 66 (dropped a 73 round)
Pete Nevius 66
Luke Adolph (dropped a 69 round)
Ken Gary 68
Bill Bertera 68
Taylor Maslowski 68
John Rodenhizer 68 (dropped a 75)
Phil Vilmorin 69
John Mucchiarone 69
Ken Marshall 70
Chris Mergemekes 73
Chuck (Tammaro?) 77
Ashley Tombey 79

We can run an official league round at some point over the winter because these scores will drop with drier weather!





Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The General is Ready!

Over the past two months a steady group of 20-30 dedicated golfers have been viciously chomping through the previously untouched woods adjacent to our original course "The Hill". Over the last two weeks Ken Gary and Josh St. Denis (along with a few helpers) have been quietly digging holes, installing sleeves, and as of yesterday 18 shiny new Discatchers are installed!

 The result of everyone's hard work is a fantastic 18 hole disc golf course with decent natural tee pads. Devens DGC is proud to be the only disc golf course on the mainland of Massachusetts to have two separate courses on the same land.

 Devens has made a name for itself for having probably the largest and most dedicated player base in our area. I'm proud to call Devens my home course and feel privileged to play with you guys and gals!

 Some upcoming events on "The General":

 Josh is running an informal doubles match on Thanksgiving morning @ 8am

 On Sunday December 1st we will be running an informal singles event, who can set the initial course record? There is no entry fee and you can play as many rounds as you want during the day. Form your own group of 3/4 and start on hole 1. Have someone post your groups names/scores on Facebook after each round ends and I'll tally at the end of the day.

 We will have another work weekend on December 7th and 8th in which will we do lots of pruning, some stairs, dragging of brush piles and other touch up work. Please come out if you can! Tee pads construction and installation will begin in the spring.

 Come out and enjoy the new course!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Big Work Weekend!

Devens Work Weekend - Nov. 16/17th - The General!

Ok Devens, another work weekend is before us. If we get done what we plan to do, we could see baskets in the ground real real soon. So clear your calendars and get rid of those well-worn excuses and come on out. Here is the plan:

Saturday – finish cutting in fairways on last 3½ fairways. The usual chainsaw people will be there (right?). Everyone else, work gloves and help clear debris off the fairways. We will meet at 9am to start. If you come later and want to meet us, early on you can follow the road below the current course hole 9. Later morning onward take the road left past current hole 6 and look to the left or downhill from hole 7 basket/8 tee. 

We will also be clearing smaller brush areas on already cut holes after we finish clearing the new holes.

Sunday – Vic is arranging to bring in a wood chipper to process the woodpiles. Meet at 9 am to start. We need people to bring wheelbarrows, shovels and rakes to move woodchips to the pin areas. If you have these supplies, but need a way to get them to the course, please post and I hope those with pickup trucks can swing by. If we get done with piles on the new course, we may be able to chip on the current course to add woodchips below a number of worn basket areas (1,18, 10 would be great). This could really help out the current course so try to get out to help.

We will also be setting the new basket sleeves in the ground for the existing holes.

We also need some clearing of the high tree ceiling on hole 7. If anyone can climb and cut branches, we need you now. This work requires about 10 limbs that are too high for a pole saw to come down. Someone experienced is needed.

The weather is looking like it is going to cooperate. Look forward to seeing a lot of people this weekend. It may be the last large-scale work effort before this course is playable.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Bag Tag Bonanza!

Well, the 2013 Bag Tag Bonanza and League Season is in the books! Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to celebrate a great year and have some fun.

We had 45 players for the morning round and 26 stayed after lunch to play in a birdie race round. I apologize for the franticness during lunch awards. It was a race against time with my laptop battery and I lost.. I was in overdrive and definitely made some mistakes along the way. I think everything worked out properly and I appreciate your help squaring me away!

I am taking suggestions for the 2014 season and of course I hope to enhance the league in some way. Is it March 2014 yet?

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Top 3 A Pool:
T1 - Luke Adolph - 52 - Tag 1 - 4 points
T1 - Dan Nakamoto - 52 - Tag 2 - 4 points
T3 - John Buonsanto - 54 - Tag 3 - 2 points
T3 - Adam Stearns - 54 - Tag 6 - 2 points
T3 - Donnie Phillips - 54 - Tag 8 - 2 points


Top 3 B Pool:
1 - Bud McGarry - 59 - Tag 24 - 4 points
2 - Dave Mullett - 60 - Tag 33 - 3 points
3 - Sam Misuraca - 61 - Tag 39 - 2 points


Top 3 C Pool -
1 - Scott Wilson - 58 - Tag 20 - 4 points
2 - Steve Walker - 69 - Tag 72 - 3 points
3 - Tom Burrell - 71 - Tag 78 - 2 points


TOP 3 Women -
1 - Fallon Enman - 70 - Tag 77 - 4 points
2 - Christine Reynolds - 102 - Tag 90 - 3 points


ACE (worth additional point in standings):
Hole 9 - Scott Wilson $120! HIS FIRST ACE

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/nux1ffadzd2i6t5/11.09.pdf

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/4xoxdazt38w1xgq/11_09AVG.pdf


Season ending payouts went as follows:

A Pool -
1st - Frank Strauss 67 points $140
2nd - Ned Eisenberg 64 points $80
T3rd - Alex Gula - 50 points $25
T3rd - Donnie Phillips - 50 points $25

B Pool -
1st - Dave Mullett - 59 points $75
2nd - Art Blanchard - 58 points $50
3rd - Bud McGarry - 55.8 points $25

C Pool -
1st - Scott Wilson - 68 points $50
2nd - Tom Burrell - 65 points $35
3rd - Tim Seiger - 45 points $20

W Pool -
1st - Jacki Bogan - 57 points $50
2nd - Fallon Enman - 54 points $35
3rd - Christine Reynolds - 30 points $20

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CTPs from the Bonanza:

White Discraft Hat - Brian Allen
Pink 10th Anniversary Buzzz - Luke Adolph
Ti Nuke - Keith Enger
Mini Pack - Art Blanchard
Mini Pack - Scott Wilson
Mini Pack - Fallon Enman
Hill Yeah Tourney Scorecard - Ned Eisenberg
Hill Yeah Tourney Scorecard - Christine Reynolds
Green 10th Anniversary Buzzz - Scott Wilson
Black Discraft Hat- Tom Burrell
Dynamnic Discs Koozi - Andy Duquette
Ti Force - Donnie Phillips
Start Krait - Ned Eisenberg (collect from Aaron Stewart)
Star Roadrunner - Fallon Enman
Ibex - Dave Mullett (collect from Aaron Stewart)


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Birdie Race -

A pool:
Frank Strauss - 7 points $40
Pete Nevius - 6 $20
Alex Gula - 6 $20
Ned Eisenberg - 5 $5
Joe Decarolis - 5 $5
Luke Adolph - 4
Bob Kulchuk - 4
Josh St. Denis - 4
Keith Enger - 4
Dan Nakamoto - 4
John Rodenhizer - 4
John Buonsanto - 3
Dean Onners - 3
Chris Pickering - 2
Ken Marshall - 2
Nick Ceja - 2
Doug Callaghan - 2
Adam Stearns - 1

B pool:
Dave Mullet - 6 points $20
Bud McGarry - 4 $15
Tom Burrell - 3
Moe Ryan - 3
Scott Wilson - 2
Art Blanchard - 1
Chuck Tammaro - 0

W pool:
Christine - 0 points $5.00

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Team Devens 2-0!



Team Devens beat a really talented team from Bellamy Park (Dover, NH) yesterday. We took a modest lead after singles and completely crushed the doubles round as usual. We are now 2-0 on the season and our next opponent is West Thompson.


Singles:
Lee Marshall vs Alicia Villnave - PUSH
Pete Nevius vs. Gary Dodge - 6&5 Devens
JayBob Johnson vs. Keith Rice - 5&4 Bellamy
Ken Gary vs. Andrew Sipple - 2UP Devens
Alan MacLean vs. Simon McAlister - 1UP Bellamy
John Buonsanto vs. Rob Feeney - 7&6 Devens
Taylor Maslowski vs. Alex Foley - 2UP Bellamy
John Hart vs. Rich Reilly - PUSH
Luke Adolph vs. Jordan Potvin - 3&1 Devens
Ned Eisenberg vs. Chris Baker - 2&1 Devens
Andy Duquette vs. Joe Roy - 4&2 Devens
Donnie Phillips vs. Mike Roberts - 1UP Devens
Travis Milem vs. Ryan Keefe - 1UP Devens
Alex Gula vs. Jon Alley - PUSH
Frank Strauss vs. Tyler Grady - PUSH
Bob Kulchuk vs. Drew Smith - 1UP Bellamy

Devens - 10
Bellamy - 6

Doubles:
Donnie/Lee vs. Joe/Alicia - 51-52 Devens
Bob K/Ken vs. Andrew/Gary - 49-53 Devens
Alan/Jaybob vs. Keith/Jordan - 49-46 Bellamy
Bill B/Travis vs. Chris/Rich - 47-49 Devens
Andy/Luke vs. Alex/Rob - 47-50 Devens
Ned/Taylor vs. Drew/Mike 45-49 Devens
Pete/Frank vs. Tyler/Ryan - 49-45 Bellamy
John B/Alex vs. Jon A/Simon - 47-49 Devens

Devens - 12
Bellamy - 4

Totals 
Devens - 22
Bellamy - 10

Friday, November 1, 2013

Ned Eisenberg Sets a New Course Singles Record!



Ned just slayed the course record on The Hill. You know it's a good round when you tie the doubles course record in a singles round!

A 44 is the new record. He birdied 10 holes and took a 3 on the remaining 8 holes. Great job!

1 - 2
2 - 2
3 - 3
4 - 2
5 - 2
6 - 3
7 - 3
8 - 3
9 - 2
10 - 2
11 - 2
12 - 3
13 - 3
14 - 3
15 - 2
16 - 2
17 - 2
18 - 3


Thursday, October 31, 2013

Courses Named!

So since we will have two full 18 hole courses on site we wanted to give each one an individual name.

I'm excited to announce that the original course will be known as "The Hill" (shock!) and the new course will be known as 'The General".

Reminder that there is another work weekend going on 11/16 - 17. We are looking to finish cutting the last 3 1/2 fairways and then doing lots of other projects on some of the already completed holes.

Some of us are getting together on Sunday morning 9am (11/3) to start some stair work, please join us!

Team Devens Hosts Team Bellamy on Saturday 11/2

Team Devens is set to take on a fantastic team from Bellamy Park in Dover, NH this Saturday! Last year, we played them at their home course to start our season and we managed a come from behind 1 point victory! They have added some really great players but so did we. I'm expecting a fierce match and I cannot wait to get started.

Course will be open for casual play but pretty crowded. It's probably a good idea to play the 14 holes of the new course on Saturday if you are coming out. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Team Devens 2 Hosted Borderland for their Inaugural Match

This past Sunday Team Devens 2 hosted the very strong Team Borderland in their very first team challenge match. Unfortunately, the end result was a loss but the local boys did put some decent points up on the board with lots of other very close matches! Keep at it guys!!

Congrats to Marc D, Dean O & Moe R for winning their singles matches and Chris/Aaron, Josh/Joe & Dean/Dave (they pushed) for winning their doubles matches!!

I read on the discussion boards that you guys put out a fantastic food spread, they were talking like "best ever" kind of stuff and they have been playing Team Challenge for a long time!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Team Devens Beats the Borderland Bombers!



Yesterday Team Devens traveled to Borderland State Park to take on the Bombers. These guys are pretty tough and went 6-1 last year. They beefed up their team in the off season so I definitely had some concerns.  Team Devens takes the win and we start the season 1-0 marking our 6th straight one on one match victory!  We had a blast playing against the Bombers and we wish them the best of luck with thei rest of their season.

Here are the results:


Laura Castanon Lee Marshall 2-1 B
Chris Gortze Pete Nevius 5-4 B
Jon Gerry Bill Bertera 3-2 B
Kevin Fanning Taylor Maslowski 2-1 D
Kidd Steglemann Jaybob Johnson 5-4 B
Manny Trujillo Travis Milem 4-3 D
Sean Mccabe John Buonsanto 4-2 D
Ira Divoll John Hart 1up D
Ben Kirby Ned Eisenberg 5-4 B
Mark Steglemann Andy Duquette 4-3 D
Pete Violet Alex gula 5-4D
Mike Rogan Bob Kulchuk 5-4D
Felix Rentschler Donnie Phillips 6-4B
Mike Dussault Frank Strauss 1up D

Devens 8-6

Borderland Devens
Kidd / Laura 65 Bob k /Lee 68 B
Chris /Chad 68 Ned /Taylor 60 D
Ira/ Pete 63 Donnie / Travis 64 B
Mark S / Kevin 64 John H / Jaybob 64 Split
Felix / Manny 64 Luke /Andy 61 D
Mike D / jon 64 Jon B / Alex 58 D
Mike R /sean 67 Frank / Pete 61 D

Devens 9-5
Devens wins 17-11

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Yay for Team Challenge Season!!



It's that time of the year again and this year we have two teams representing the home course! Both teams kick of their season this weekend.

Team Devens will take on the Borderland Bombers at their home course on Saturday and Team Devens 2 will host Team Borderland @ Devens on Sunday.

You can follow all of the team challenge results and discussion here:

http://www.devensdg.blogspot.com/p/team-challenge-teams.html

Good luck teams!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Another Successful Work Weekend!

Wow!  We had our second work weekend and with all of the people we are getting to help out the course is getting cut very fast. On Saturday, we cut out holes 5, 6, 7 & 8 and on Sunday we cut out holes 9, 10 & part of 11. That leaves only 3.5 holes left to clear!

We will see you in November to blaze through holes 12, 13, 14 & finish 11!

There will be lots of other projects to do such as stairs, paths, polesawing, weed whacking so don't worry we won't be bored at all this winter. Tee's are going in next year.

Here are some pictures from this weekend 

Our basket sponsorship program is going very well, we only have 4 baskets left that need a home. This basically means that we should be playing with chains pretty soon! Check here for more details on the basket sponsorship program.

I'll post  a complete walking guide to the course as it is now as soon as possible.



Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New Course Work This Weekend!



Hello Devens Disc Golf Players.  Another work weekend has arrived – Oct. 19/20.  We will be clearing holes 5-10 this weekend.  We will meet in the parking lot at 9 am to start each day.  Bring the following if you can:
 
- Chainsaws (TM will not be with us this weekend, so we could use all others)
- Weedwacker for low brush clearing
- Polesaws
- Handsaws
- Gloves for all carrying materials from fairways
- Rake/shovel for tee box clearing/leveling
 
Holes 5-10 are located in the far corner away from the course entrance.  To get there we will drive the outer road past current hole 12.  Either take a right at the path before the condo or continue.  If walking, go past current hole 6 like you were going to hole 7 but continue straight down that path.  Hole 5 is straight.  Hole 10 is left at the fork. Holes 6-9 are right of hole 10.  Listen and you will find the work crew.
 
We will begin work each day at 9am and work until a lunch break around noon. Lunch will be pizza/soda/water (BYO Beer) provided by Devens DGC. We will also have some water/gatoraid for during the day as well. We will resume work after lunch and work until around 5pm.
 
A few notes:
 
- Please cut everything LOW TO THE GROUND. I know it’s a little more difficult but its better than having to cut twice or having someone trip and get impaled.
 
- We will be looking to border walkways between holes using the thinner trees we cut.
 
- Cut material wants to be dragged well off the fairways and left in a natural deadfall state. We are not looking to create large deadfall piles. No burning allowed.
 
- We may collect some cuttings into road accessible areas for later chipping – use around green and walkways.
 
- The fairways are marked with orange flags/tape. We are cutting inside of the flags with the exception of trees with orange tape. Most anything outside the flags will stay unless directed otherwise. If it’s questionable, ask Ken or Luke.
 
- We will try to create level areas for tees, all natural for now.
 
We plan on installing bucket targets and having 14 holes "playable" by the end of the weekend.
 
 
Ken can be reached at 781-526-5080 (text or call)
Luke can be reached at 617-905-6574 (text or call)
 
Remember, hole sponsorships are $400 and can be shared by up to 4 people.  See Luke or Ken for info.
 
Again, thank you!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thrill on the Hill is in the Books



Thank you all for coming out to the Thrill on the Hill 2!

I hope that everyone had a great day. I am really bummed that I wasn’t able to stay later than the players meeting but I am extremely grateful to my Team Devens teammates who pitched in to make this day great!

Looks like Alex and Frank tied the doubles course record with a 44, nice!

We had a $5 ace pot and 59 out of 72 people put in and the pot was $295!!  Unfortunately, no one hit the darn thing and we had to do a throw off for the pot. I believe the winners of the throw off were:

John Giampapa
Donnie Phillips
Josh Gibson

Results:

PRO –
1- 44/46 – 90 – Alex Gula/Frank Strauss $160.00
2- 45/46 – 91 – Pete Nevius/Alan MacLean $100
3- 47/46 – 93 – Andy Duquette/JayBob Johnson $60
4- 47/47 – 94 – Ken Gary/Dave Richardson $15
5- 49/45 – 94 – Matt Talbot/Kary Buckley $15
6- 49/46 – 95 – Ned Eisenberg/John Buonsanto
7- 48/47 – 95 – Dave James/Bob Kulchuk
8- 48/47 – 95 – Donnie Phillips/John Borelli
9- 50/47 – 97 – Andrew Ross/Nick Ligouri 
10- 48/52 – 100 – Dave Hickson/Gage Benson
11- 47/54 – 101 – Adam Stearns/Andy Allen
12- 48/53 – 101 – Jaxon Sheehy/Pete Violet
13- 51/51 – 102 – John Giampapa/Bobby Baker
14- 50/52 – 102 – Rob Breckenridge/Drew Smith
15- 49/54 – 103 – Josh St. Denis/Dean Onners
16- 51/56 – 107 – Josh Gibson/Matt Sroka

AM1 –
1- 46/47 – 93 – Marc Duci/Aaron Kaczowka
2- 49/50 – 99 –  Aaron Stewart/Taylow Maslowski
3- 53/55 – 108 – Chuck Tammaro/Doug Callaghan

AM2 –
1- 50/51 – 101 – Keith Enger/Joe Collins
2- 51/51 – 102 – Nick Catano/Tom Leo
3- 51/52 – 103 – Bill Corr/Adam Stander
4- 51/55 – 106 – Moe Ryan/John McGarry
5- 55/53 – 108 – Tom Burrell/Art Blanchard
6- 55/54 – 109 – Mike Rogan/Sean McCabe
7- 56/54 – 110 –  Bernie Kuszweski/Michael Morin
8- 56/55 – 111 – Brian Wilson/Jef Donovan
9- 56/56 – 112 – Eric Wilson/Matt Morris
10- 59/56 – 115 – Evan Marcyoniak/Randy Burlingame

CENTURY –
1- 49/53 – 102 – Mike Connell/Jim Bobka
2- 56/58 – 114 – Rob Walker/Steve Walker

MIXED –
1-  55/51 – 106 – Nick Ceja/Fallon Enman
2- 57/54 – 111 – Mark Dombek/Jill Curtis
3- 55/58 – 113 – Matt Oleski/Alicia Turcott
4- 56/61 – 117 – Wallace Holmes/Jackie Bogan

REC –
1- 58/58 – 116 – Eric Prouty/Chris Greiner



Killer B Speed Challenge Results:

1- Pete Nevius – Actual Time 2:49 – 2 under par = 30 second bonus / 2:19
2- Donnie Phillips – Actual Time 2:59 – 1 over par = 15 second penalty / 3:14
3- Pete Violet – Actual Time 2:58 – 3 over par = 45 second penalty / 3:43
4- John Borelli – Actual Time 3:51 – even par = no penalty / 3:51
5- Rob Walker – Actual Time 4:24 – 1 over par = 15 second penalty / 4:39



CTP Prizes:

Monster Energy Jacket – Gage Benson
Discraft Towel – Marc Duci
Discraft Towel – Chris Greiner or Eric Prouty
Ti Force – Jaxon Sheehy
King of the Hill Valkyrie – Adam Stander
White Discraft Hat – Pete Nevius
Mini Pack – Gator Holmes
Mini Pack – Andy Duquette
Mini Pack – Marc Duci
Mini Pack – Bill Corr
Red Shut up and Throw Tshirt – Mike Connell or Jim Bobka
Lazy Frog Beverage Koozi – Rob Breckenridge

Thursday, October 10, 2013

League Results: 10/9

Well, thank you to our very dedicated players for an amazing 2013 league!

The growth at our course has been tremendous over the past few years and this year seemed like an explosion! The participation from our players in league, workdays & tournaments is UNMATCHED in this area and I am very proud to be a part of it and you should be as well!

As usual we have our sights set on bigger and better things for 2014!

Please mark November 9th on your calendar for our annual bag tag bonanza tournament. 

I'll have some pretty detailed stats in a few weeks or less but here is a couple quick standouts:

1,473 players walked through the doors for league
Avg score was 62.8 (i'll do avgs for men/women soon)
31 weeks / avg players per night was 47.5. Our lowest was 39 aside from the 2nd week when a foot of snow fell (24)
13 ACES!
92.5 THOUSAND shots!

OH! Alex Gula shot the OFFICIAL course record last night with a 47. There are some 46s out there but the lowest league/tournament round was a 48, I think! Way to end the year, Alex!

Congrats also to Sam Misuraca, Gator Holmes & Dean Onners who each made it to all 31 weeks!!!  Sam actually hasn't missed a league in 2 years, wow!


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Top 3 A Pool:
1 - Alex Gula - 47 - tag 1 - 4 points
t2 - Frank Strauss - 52 - tag 2 - 3 points
t2 - Andy Duquette - 52 - tag 3 - 3 points

Top 3 B Pool:
1 - Bud McGarry - 57 - tag 21 - 4 points
2 - Moe Ryan - 61 - tag 46 - 3 points
3 - Art Blanchard - 62 - tag 47 - 2 points

Top 3 C Pool -
1 - Scott Wilson - 60 - tag 44 - 4 points
2 - Tom Burrell - 65 - tag 65 - 3 points
3 - Tim Seiger - 69 - tag 74 - 2 points

TOP 3 Women -
1 - Ashley Jollimore - 75 - no tag - 4 points
2 - Jacki Bogan - 79 - tag 86 - 3 points
3 - Kelly Lavoi - 92 - no tag - 2 points


CTPS Hole 13 (worth additional point in standings & $$):
A - Dan Nakamoto
B/C/W - Aaron Stewart

ACES (worth additional point in standings):
None - Pot at $100

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/9ntahi7uzgh1d7c/10_09.pdf

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rr7hffc8ubtqpf0/10_09AVG.pdf

Monday, October 7, 2013

New Course: Basket Sponsorships

Devens Players,
 
Work on our new course is progressing well with 8 holes roughed in during our work weekend in September.  If we can sustain this current participation, I anticipate that we will have all 18 holes roughed in by our November work weekend and be ready to place baskets in the ground during our December work days at the latest.
 
So it’s time to talk fundraising for baskets.  Thanks to the great participation we have at league, including bag tag purchases and the donations of players to the donation tube at the entrance to the course we will be able to pay next year’s fees and insurance as well as tees and signs for the new 18 holes from those funds.  Therefore we will focus fundraising to complete the course on basket purchase.  We will do this through a basket sponsorship program.  Here are the details:
 
Basket Sponsorship:
 
            Cost: $400 per basket
            What is included:  1 basket, extra sleeve, sign recognition of sponsor(s).
Do I get anything for Sponsorship?: Sponsors name(s) will be included on signage for that hole, either a separate sign or inclusion on the Hole info sign.
What baskets are being considered: Always a controversial decision, but as of now we plan to install the new 28 chain Innova DISCatcher Pro.
How many people can co-sponsor:  Up to four (4) people can pool funds for each basket.
Who do I pay?:  Payment of the entire amount can be made by cash or check (made out to Kenneth Gary).
Can I choose a hole?:  After all 18 holes are complete, sponsors may choose what hole they would like to sponsor of a first come (payment received), first choice basis. 

When do you need payment?: We will start accepting payments at league, October 9th.  Remember, first to pay will receive first choice of hole.

Thrill on the Hill Doubles Tournament This Sunday!



Yes, it's almost tournament weekend!!!

Here is all the tournament info you need, please let me know if you have any other questions
devensdiscgolf@gmail.com




Reminder: Main Course Closed This Sunday October 13th

FYI - The main 18 hole course will be closed this weekend due to the "Thrill on the Hill" Doubles tournament going on. The tournament and closure will run until about 6pm at the latest.

You are welcome to play the 8 holes we have cut out of the the new course.

You can find more info about the new course here:

http://www.devensdg.blogspot.com/p/new-course.html

Please enter the new course via hole 1 of the main course and take a right at the end of the green fence. Then just follow the path below holes 2, 3 and 4 of the main course. Please be aware of tournament play during your walk up to the new course.

You can also choose to go play Coggshall Park in Fitchburg as well:

http://www.dgcoursereview.com/course.php?id=3764

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ned Eisenberg Wins NEDGC!

What a great day for Devens DGC and our players!

Today was the culminating event for the Nefa points season and our very own Ned Eisenberg takes down the AM side. Well done, dude!

The finals were played at Hyland Brewery and Orchard in Sturbidge, MA and I hear that Frank tied for 3rd as well

Next up is crushing the team challenge season!

Taylor Maslowski Wins the USDGC Performance Flight Open!


HUGE congrats go out to Taylor Maz who just wrapped up a win at the 2013 United States Disc Golf Championship - Performance Flight.

The tournament is played on the famed Wintrop Gold Course in Rock Hill, SC.

A nice write us from the USDGC Website:
http://www.usdgc.com/10/06/maslowski-takes-perf-flight

http://www.usdgclive.com/leaderboard/performance/

He started the week in about 20th place and played better every round to move up the leaderboard. Taylor started the final day 2 strokes behind the leader and had a breakout day which gave him the win by 6!

Here is a little bit about the tournament:


This year, the USDGC is made up of two distinct flights. Open Flight competitors will play using traditional scoring, while Performance Flight competitors will use Performance Scoring; and a Champion will be crowned in both flights.
What is Performance Scoring? Unlike typical stroke-play, Performance Scoring allows players of varying skill levels to compete on an equal basis. Using a unique set of calculations, each player is assigned a “Projected Score” based on their skill level and the layout and difficulty of the course.
Ranking is determined by comparing the “Performance” of each player - which indicates how a player’s actual score compared to their projected score (under, over, or even).
In order to facilitate live scoring, each projected score has been broken down into hole-by-hole ‘Personal Pars’ for each player, which depending upon the player's skill level could be higher or lower than the hole’s actual par.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

To Do List for New Course

Lots of people have asked what they can do to help out with the new course! Our next workdays are scheduled for October 19-20 but in the meantime I have posted a list of things that need to get done on the current 8 hole loop (1-4, 15-18).

When a task is completed please let me know so I can take it off the list. email devensdiscgolf@gmail.com or text me 617-905-6574. I'll keep the list in the New Course page.

http://www.devensdg.blogspot.com/p/new-course.html

League Results: 10/2

NEXT WEEK START TIME IS 4:30pm. NEXT WEEK IS THE LAST WEEK OF WEDNESDAY LEAGUE PLAY FOR 2013!

We had 51 players last night, shockingly high! Our average for the year is something like 47.8 players per day. I'll run as many stats as I can after the league has ended.

Our end of the year bag tag bonanza is set for November 9th. I'll have some more details about that after next week but set the day aside as it should be a fun day! I think we are going to do 1 regular league round in the morning and then crown the points winners and do the daily payouts during lunch. (Which will be provided by Devens!) 2nd round will be a birdie race for an additional $5 buy in. Keep it in our usual pools and pay out top few as usual.

Point races are as follows:

A Pool -
Frank and Ned are guaranteed 1st and 2nd place. Ned could potentially come back and take first if Frank misses next week or the bonanza and he shoots well. If Frank shows up to both final rounds and places at all he would get the win
3rd place is currently owned by Donnie but he could potentially be caught by Alex or John Bon. Very long shots to catch third are Luke, Marc & Dean

B Pool -
Dave Mullett and Art Blanchard are guaranteed 1st and 2nd place but they are only a point apart so its anyone's game there. Art has been playing hot lately!
Third place is currently owned by Bud but Gator is right behind him. Moe is a few points behind in the race but he could potentially make the comeback.

C Pool -
Tom Burrell and Scott Wilson are guaranteed 1st and 2nd place but they are only a point apart so its anyone's game there too. Tim has 3rd place locked up.

Womens Pool -
Jacki Bogan and Fallon Enman have 1st and 2nd locked up but they are only 4 points apart. If Jackie shows up next week and to the bonanza and places at all she should have 1st in the bag. Ashley, Christine and Lee are all really close together for 3rd place.

Lots of Personal Bests out there yesterday. Art with his 53 and Gator shot a 58! Nice shooting, guys!

We are selling Devens Tshirts for $20 and Hill Yeah Spring Classic Tournament Buzzzes for $15. Please support Devens Disc Golf & the sport in general. All funding is going directly to our new course!!

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to the new donation pipe, everyone has been very generous so far and each donation brings us closer to our future goals!

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Top 3 A Pool:
1 - Alex Gula - 49 - tag 1 - 4 points
T2 - Frank Strauss - 53 - tag 3 - 3 points
T2 - Adam Stearns - 53 - tag 5 - 3 points
T2 - Andy Duquette - 53 - tag 10 - 3 points

Top 3 B Pool:
1 - Art Blanchard - 53 - tag 4 - 4 points
2 - Drew Neumann - 55 - tag 17 - 3 points
3 - Adam Stander - 56 - tag 23 - 2 points

Top 3 C Pool -
1 - Tom Burrell - 62 - tag 56 - 4 points
2 - Tim Seiger - 63 - tag 58 - 3 points
3 - Nat Fairbanks - 67 - tag 74 - 2 points

TOP 3 Women -
1 - Fallon Enman - 70 - tag 78 - 4 points
2 - Jacki Bogan - 80 - tag 86 - 3 points
3 - Kelly Lavoie - 95 - no tag - 2 points


CTPS Hole 12 (worth additional point in standings & $$):
A - Joe DeCarolis
B/C/W - Gator Holmes

ACES (worth additional point in standings):
None - Pot at $45

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j156gd0fc61wxii/10_02.pdf

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z8s57spjazwsqmz/10_02AVG.pdf

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

USDGC

Taylor Maslowski is down in South Carolina this week competing in the USDGC Performance Flight.

You can follow Taylors scores here:www.usdgclive.com/leaderboard/performance/

Bring that win home to Devens, Taylor!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

September Workdays Were a HUGE Success!

Our goal for this past weekend was pretty ambitious! We wanted to cut the fairways on 5 holes and sink the bucket targets on those 5. Thanks to the help of over 30 different people (some of whom came both days!) we crushed those 5 holes and cleared an additional 3 fairways. We also created some sweet temp tee boxes and put some logs in place to prevent future erosion.

As it stands right now, holes 1, 2, 3, 4, 15, 16, 17 & 18 are completely playable and a ton of fun! We will be tweaking small things over the next few weeks but we are extremely happy with how these turned out. 

NEXT WORK WEEKEND IS OCTOBER 19 & 20. Please set the date aside to help out again!

You can check the holes out yourself if you want! All of the cleared holes are par 3. 

Hole 1 begins next to hole 4 of the existing course. A new path has been cleared to this area by taking that right turn after the green fence on existing hole 1. Follow the raked path across the road on existing hole 3 and then up the hill behind existing hole 3s basket. The path to new hole 1 begins just to the right of existing hole 4s tee pad.  Its a relatively long walk to hole 1 but it is going to be worth it! 

Directional bricks are in place by the bucket targets on each hole and we tied trees with some ribbons to help follow the paths.

Hole 1 is a straight tunnel shot about 350, very slightly downhill
path to hole 2 is up the hill to the left of 1s bucket
Hole 2 is a 200 foot shot over a tricky gully. A few guardian trees to keep things interesting. Go long and you have a tricky comebacker and come up short for a tricky uphill putt. 
Path to hole 3 is down hill to the right
Hole 3 is a 280 foot lefty hyzer delight! Don't go long!
Path to hole 4 is just to the left of 3s bucket. Up the small hill and down the road a bit. Entrance is across road on the left. 
Hole 4 plays up a hill that drops off on the left. I think its about a 350 foot hole but that first shot needs to be placed well in order to get the 3. Any drives that come up short of the landing zone are in trouble!
Path to hole 15 plays up the road to the left. 
Hole 15 is a tight (maybe 280 uphill a bit) shot off the tee but if you can stay just to the right of the big tree but not too far over you could be left with a shot at birdie. Hit that tree and a 4 or worse is likely.
Path to hole 16 is sort of in line with the basket as you approach. 
Hole 16 is a short birdie hole (150ish)  BUTTTT Lay up and make your putt to get the two. Real easy to go long and it would be a fight to save a 3. Too short creates a daunting putt as well.
Path to hole 17 is just down the hill and up the road a bit. 
Hole 17 plays up the road for a bit then takes a left turn into the cleared area. Some guardian trees early. Basket is about 150 from the cleared left turn. Total length is around 300
Path to Hole 18 is to the left of the basket. Follow a winding path that is already slightly beaten in! 
Hole 18 has 2 fairways. A lefty hyzer or a righty hzyer. Pick your lane and the basket is down the hill hidden behind the trees in the middle. 220ish either lane.

Hole 1 - Before and After:






Hole 2 - Before and After:





Hole 3 - Before and After:





Hole 17 tee - Before and After:




Hole 17 approach - Before and After:








Hole 18 - Before and After:






Hole 4  - After:















Hole 15 - After:















Hole 16 - After:
















Some video of the day as well!

video

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Monday, September 30, 2013

Yeah, Doug!

Just heard that Doug Callaghan aced hole 12 this afternoon. 

Way to go, Doug!!!!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Let's Build a NEW COURSE this Weekend!

Additional Work Day Details:

As you probably know, we will be breaking ground on our new course this weekend. We have a very busy couple of days planned and we wanted to thank you in advance for donating your time and effort to our new course!

We will begin work each day at 9am and work until a lunch break around noon. Lunch will be pizza/soda/water (BYO Beer) provided by Devens DGC. We will also have some water/gatoraid for during the day as well. We will resume work after lunch and work until around 5pm.

Meet in the usual parking lot and we will drive over to the work central area near new hole 3 (need trucks!)

If you show up late, you can follow the new path that leads to the existing course’s hole 4 tee and you will see us working in that area. This path begins after the fence on old hole 1 and meanders up below 2 & 3. Follow the sweet sounds of chainsaw! You can also call us on our cell phones – numbers below.

Things you can bring:

Work Gloves
Chainsaws
Pole saws
Hand saws
Loppers
Shovels
Picks
Rakes
PICK UP TRUCKS

The focus of this weekend is to clear fairways.  We will go over the details of what should and should not be cleared on each hole before we begin.  During the day if you have questions, call Ken or Luke.  A few notes:

- Please cut everything LOW TO THE GROUND. I know it’s a little more difficult but its better than having to cut twice or having someone trip and get impaled.

- We will be looking to border walkways between holes using the thinner trees we cut.  

- Selected holes may use logs to mark a route from tee to green and also prevent hillside erosion.

- Cut material wants to be dragged well off the fairways and left in a natural deadfall state.  We are not looking to create large deadfall piles.  No burning allowed.

- We may collect some cuttings into road accessible areas for later chipping – use around green and walkways.

- The fairways are marked with red flags/tape.  We are cutting everything inside of the flags with the exception of trees with red tape. Most anything outside the flags will stay unless directed otherwise.  If it’s questionable, ask Ken or Luke.

- We will try to create level areas for tees, all natural for now.

We will be working on holes 1, 2, 3, 17 & 18. Once complete this will make a nice 9 hole loop using holes 1-4 of old course or 23 hole course using all 18 old holes! We plan on installing bucket targets and having these holes "playable" by the end of the weekend.


Ken can be reached at 781-526-5080 (text or call)
Luke can be reached at 617-905-6574 (text or call)

Again, thank you!