Thursday, May 28, 2015

New Tag Procedure for League

In an effort to get people on their way home from league a bit quicker along with the desire to make sure everyone goes home with a tag at the end of the night we are going to implement a small change that should hopefully make a big difference. 

I am going to eliminate the "ending tag" column from my Excel spreadsheet. At the end of your round you have the option to stay and wait for announcements, winners, and tag distribution or you can simply grab the highest #'d tag available on the board and head out. Tag numbers get higher the further you go down the board so you would grab the tag on the lowest portion of the tag board. You will be passing on any payouts or lower tags you might have otherwise been entitled to if you had stayed, but you will still receive all points you have earned for the night. In an ideal world everyone stays, socializes and has fun but I understand the need arises for people to leave and I'd like to give you the option to go home with a tag while minimizing the # of tags I carry around from week to week.

I'll call out the results in order as usual and if you do not come and get your tag we will simply move on to the next player and available tag instead of putting it aside.  

Any questions??



Wednesday Weekly League - Week 12 Results

We had 65 players on a warm and windy (AGAIN!) night. Some heavy thunderstorms threatened but never actually reached us.

773 total player over the first 12 weeks. That is an average of 64.4 per night.

130 tags sold and about 142 unique players have been part of the league. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

For those who haven't heard. We are putting up an additional $100 to the payout the first time we hit 100 players. Our attendance #'s seem to be leveling off in the mid 60s so i'm thinking that time we hit 82 players was a fluke and we won't hit it this year. Prove me wrong next week!


ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $96 + next weeks money in

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qqlqnzetuyffkbn/0527SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/id6wi0k06br03te/0527AVG.pdf?dl=0


Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (4.98) - Hill Rounds (261) General Rounds (80)
B - 4 Strokes (3.94) - Hill Rounds (161) General Rounds (23)
C - 9 Strokes (9.24) - Hill Rounds (146) General Rounds (34)
W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (65) General Rounds (3)

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 11 Results

We had 63 players on a cool and breezy night. Maybe next week we will get some warm, sunny & calm conditions? Wind certainly kept the bugs away though.

703 total player over the first 11 weeks. That is an average of 63.9 per night.

128 tags sold and about 140 unique players have been part of the league. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

For those who haven't heard. We are putting up an additional $100 to the payout the first time we hit 100 players. Will it be next week? With good weather I think so!!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $47

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c80fdzb90po8sql/0521SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iorp2u6izq0x7mc/0521AVG.pdf?dl=0


Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (4.58) - Hill Rounds (243) General Rounds (71)
B - 4 Strokes (3.63) - Hill Rounds (146) General Rounds (22)
C - 9 Strokes (8.87) - Hill Rounds (133) General Rounds (30)
W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (60) General Rounds (3)

Friday, May 15, 2015

Course Workday - Saturday June 6th and Possibly Sunday June 7th

If you enjoy our courses please set aside Saturday June 6th to lend a hand during our workday. We have several projects that need to get done we need lots of people there in order to complete all tasks.

Josh is working on a plan for the day now and I will post all info as soon as I have it. Lunch and beverages will be provided

We will continue work on Sunday June 7th if needed but hopefully our army of volunteers can get the job done on Saturday! 

Be as cool as this cat and help us out!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 10 Results

We had 74 players on a nice night. A little cool and breezy but otherwise great!

Couple of reminders that really would help me in making this league run a bit smoother:

If playing The General, please wait until your full group is formed and head out to your starting hole together. One slight hiccup here and a lot of adjustments to the hole assignment board and spreadsheet are needed. Not fun when there is a line of 10 people.

Please use full names on the score cards and also please make sure you use the name that you check in with on the card. We waste a lot of time at the end of the night trying to figure out who is who on the score cards and full/real names would be immensely helpful. I'm sorry to keep repeating myself here but it's a constant problem that should be easily fixed.

We had 2 aces last night. Peter Simone hit hole 2 on his first throw of the night and Marc Duci nailed hole 9. They split $228.

645 total player over the first 10 weeks. That is an average of 64.5 per night.

125 tags sold and about 137 unique players have been part of the league. There are some that have bought a tag and not played yet but the # of people playing who bought a tag is way up this year. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

For those who haven't  heard. We are putting up an additional $100 to the payout the first time we hit 100 players. Will it be next week? With good weather I think so!!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
Peter Simone - Hole 2 $114
Marc Duci - Hole 9 $114

Ace pot at $0

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/66cacx2crewm17d/0513SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/m405pvzl1u02s40/0513AVG.pdf?dl=0



Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 4 Stokes (4.42) - Hill Rounds (225) General Rounds (60)
B - 4 Strokes (3.02) - Hill Rounds (134) General Rounds (20)
C - 8 Strokes (8.79) - Hill Rounds (122) General Rounds (26)
W - 5 Strokes (No data) - Hill Rounds (56) General Rounds (2)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

$100.00 Added Payout for 100 Players!

Attendance at league has exploded over the last month or so and we would like to announce that the first time we reach the 100 player mark this year we will give away an additional $100 in payout.

We will distribute it evenly amongst all divisions so $25 each to all 4 pools.

When will it happen?


Devens After Dark

Devens After Dark!

The Hawks Nest will be putting on a glow round on May 30. Check in starts at 8:00 the round starts at 9:00. We will be playing a modified 10 hole loop which will consist of holes 13,14,15,6,7,8,9,10,11,12. 7$ to play 2$ goes to the cost of glow sticks and 5$ goes to payouts. No pre registration. First come first serve. Ideally we would max out at 40 players. Park and sign up at the Hawks Nest. We are gonna light this place up like times square.

Tee Signs Installed on The General

I'm hearing that the tee signs have been installed on The General! Sweet!


28 Chain Salute Registration Going Live This Week!

2nd Annual The 28 Chain Salute (NEFA & PDGA C Tier on The General)
Saturday, June 20th

Registration for the 2015 28 Chain Salute goes live Monday 5/11 at 8pm for Pro's & Women Only!! All other divisions registration will open on Thursday the 14th at 8pm.

Registration link is here:  https://fs22.formsite.com/nefamembership/28chain/index.html

You can find all the information about the tournament here:
http://www.hawksnestdg.com/p/the-2nd-annual-28-chain-salute.html


Thursday, May 7, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 9 Results

Yup - Perfect weather brought out the biggest crowd we have ever seen for league. 82 players!

Air horn start worked well again and so did the trickle start off the General with 4somes and new starting hole assignments. I'll probably keep that all going as long as it continues to work. Basically, the General hole assignments work as follows. Check in, wait for a 4some to form and then you all go out together and start your round. No stringent start time aside from the firm cutoff of 15 minutes before the Hill start. When you check in for the General, don't wander too far away from check in area so you can be ready to go when the group is formed. Since we only use holes 1, 12 & 9 for The General it is important that you not let groups gather at the tee and wait until 5:15 to start teeing off. That kinda negates the early start time. If you are late getting back please text your scores to me @ 617-905-6574

571 total player over the first 9 weeks. That is an average of 63.44 per night.

122 tags sold and about 130 unique players have been part of the league. There are some that have bought a tag and not played yet but the # of people playing who bought a tag is way up this year. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $170ish (probably be well over $200 with next weeks contributions)

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vm542lld2ij6vam/0506SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/33qeq00ffjh7l6t/0506AVG.pdf?dl=0



Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 4 Stokes (4.16) - Hill Rounds (203) General Rounds (50)
B - 4 Strokes (2.76) - Hill Rounds (120) General Rounds (18)
C - 8 Strokes (8.23) - Hill Rounds (106) General Rounds (22)
W - 5 Strokes (No data) - Hill Rounds (50) General Rounds (2)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 8 Results

Another great showing and record broken at Devens league. We had 75 players join us on a nice night! No wind for a change!

Air horn start worked well again and so did the trickle start off the General with 4somes and new starting hole assignments. I'll probably keep that all going as long as it continues to work. Basically, the General hole assignments work as follows. Check in, wait for a 4some to form and then you all go out together and start your round. No stringent start time aside from the firm cutoff of 15 minutes before the Hill start. When you check in for the General, don't wander too far away from check in area so you can be ready to go when the group is formed. Since we only use holes 1, 12 & 9 for The General it is important that you not let groups gather at the tee and wait until 5:15 to start teeing off. That kinda negates the early start time.

Two changes that you should be aware of. First, the # of players in the C pool has been very high compared to years prior. Initially, I had set a top 3 payout for C pool given the # of players but it turns out the payouts are too high due to the high # of players so I decided to pay out top 5 instead of top 3. C pool will still receive points only for the top 3 since that isn't fair to change mid season.  Another temporary change is with the handicap for B pool. Something odd is going on within this pool and the scores on the hill vs general are not varied at all so the handicap is very small. It seems like people in B pool are less apt to play the general given a small handicap. I believe that the handicap will adjust over time but need players on the general to do so. I have adjusted the B pool handicap to 4 until it normalizes. I'll monitor and chance back to actual when necessary. Womens pool still has no data for handicap so have manually set that handicap to 5.

489 total player over the first 8 weeks. That is an average of 61+ per night.

113 tags sold and about 120 unique players have been part of the league. There are some that have bought a tag and not played yet but the # of people playing who bought a tag is way up this year. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $110

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/obrwigll0sm4y3m/0429SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/80woingtjxlmu7e/0429AVG.pdf?dl=0



Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 4 Stokes (4.13) - Hill Rounds (184) General Rounds (36)
B - 4 Strokes (2.36) - Hill Rounds (104) General Rounds (15)
C - 7 Strokes (6.55) - Hill Rounds (89) General Rounds (17)
W - 5 Strokes (No data) - Hill Rounds (43) General Rounds (1)

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sunday Social - Doubles League

DEVENS DUBZ LEAGUE - Sunday Social EVERY Sunday. Show up at the Hawk's Nest at 9:00am for a 9:30am start. Random dubz fees... $4 towards prize pool ...(60/40 split between top two teams) $1 towards end of season event $1 (optional) Ace Pot This League will run from first Sunday in April until the last Sunday in November. The last Sunday in November will be the season ending event. This is a points based league with points earned for INDIVIDUALS based on how many other individuals your team beats. Everyone receives 1 point for showing up. Example: 10 players show up for league. (5 dubz pairs) 1ST PLACE... 9 pts. awarded to EACH player...(8 players beaten + 1 pt. for showing up.) 2ND PLACE... 7 pts. for EACH player... (6 players beaten + 1 pt. for showing up.)

League Coordinators: Adam Abruzzi & Ric Hamel
Further Question? 978-5778021 to reach Ric or maadg@hush.com

June 20, 2015 - The 28 Chain Salute & Battle of the Aces





Monday, April 27, 2015

Women's League NEWDG- North

Women's League NEWDG- North starts tomorrow (Tuesday April 28th) at Devens. We will have CTPs and payouts. 5$ if you want to be involved in the points and payouts. 1$ is going to our NEWDG league. $0.50 towards the ace pot. $0.50 for the end of year points winner. And the 3$ will go to the weekly winner/winners. We are inviting ladies to join, even if you just want to come and throw and not be involved in the points series and payouts. We will have loaner discs if you know someone that wants to try it out. Please be there around 5. I would like to tee off at 515, 530 latest. We are going to have so much fun! Hope to see you ladies and your friends there. Please contact me if you have any questions. Also, if you have some discs you would like to donate to the loaner pile please bring them.

The league will take place on Tuesdays (check in at 5pm tee off shortly after) on a rotating schedule of Devens/Coggshall Park/Tully Lake.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 7 Results

Well, I don't know what to say anymore.. The forecast was not good, looked like solid rain for at least half the round with some pretty bad wind and 73 people still came out to play. We were all rewarded with just a few drops of rain! It was definitely windy though, especially during the first few holes.

Air horn start worked well and so did the trickle start off the General with 4somes and new starting hole assignments. I'll probably keep that all going as long as it continues to work. Basically, the General hole assignments work as follows. Check in, wait for a 4some to form and then you all go out together and start your round. No stringent start time aside from the firm cutoff of 15 minutes before the Hill start. When you check in for the General, don't wander too far away from check in area so you can be ready to go when the group is formed.

414 total player over the first 7 weeks. That is an average of 59+ per night. This matches our average from last year even when you consider we haven't had a 5:30 start yet. Fantastic!

105 tags sold and 110 unique players have been part of the league. There are some that have bought a tag and not played yet but the # of people playing who bought a tag is way up this year. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

NEXT WEEK START TIME IS 5:30pm (5:15 cut off for The General)

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $55


Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lolqkcxck8eey9l/0422SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar5b8milrenohsm/0422AVG.pdf?dl=0Well, I don't know what to say anymore.. The forecast was not good, looked like solid rain for at least half the round with some pretty bad wind and 73 people still came out to play. We were all rewarded with just a few drops of rain! It was definitely windy though, especially during the first few holes.

Air horn start worked well and so did the trickle start off the General with 4somes and new starting hole assignments. I'll probably keep that all going as long as it continues to work. Basically, the General hole assignments work as follows. Check in, wait for a 4some to form and then you all go out together and start your round. No stringent start time aside from the firm cutoff of 15 minutes before the Hill start. When you check in for the General, don't wander too far away from check in area so you can be ready to go when the group is formed.

414 total player over the first 7 weeks. That is an average of 59+ per night. This matches our average from last year even when you consider we haven't had a 5:30 start yet. Fantastic!

105 tags sold and 110 unique players have been part of the league. There are some that have bought a tag and not played yet but the # of people playing who bought a tag is way up this year. Thank you for your support of the courses!!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None

Ace pot at $55

Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (4.67) - Hill Rounds (170) General Rounds  (21)
B - 3 Strokes (2.55) - Hill Rounds (92) General Rounds  (12)
C - 5 Strokes (4.93) - Hill Rounds (71) General Rounds  (12)
W - 5 Strokes (No data) - Hill Rounds (35) General Rounds  (1)


Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/lolqkcxck8eey9l/0422SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ar5b8milrenohsm/0422AVG.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 6 Results

Superb night at Devens for league!  We hit a new record high of 74 players. I am quite scared of what is going to happen when we get to the 5:30 starts. Weather was fantastic we we got our first and second aces of the season! Nat Fairbanks hit his first career ace on hole 9 and Bob Kulchuk nailed hole 17 to split the large pot.

Hole assignments for The General didn't work very well. Here is what we are going to try next week. Let me know if you have any other ideas.

We are sending up to 33 people max out on The General. Will send out groups to hole 1 in groups of 3, then hole 12 in groups of 3, then hole 9 in groups of 3 then hole 14 in groups of 3. The first 9 people will start on 1, then the next 9 on hole 12, ect. You will receive a hole assignment AND a group # and a tee time. Group 1 will start 10 minutes before the general tee time, group 2 will start 5 minutes before the generals tee time and group 3 will start on time with the generals tee time (STILL 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE HILL).
So you check in and tell me you want the general, I tell you that you are on hole 1 in group 1 with a tee time of 10 minutes early.

I can't think of any better way other than spreading the holes out more and that is just cruel!  I need to get you checked into my spreadsheet with a hole assignment in under 30 seconds in order to get everyone checked in and out to their hole on time so all cooperation in appreciated.

I'll be using an air horn next week to avoid another false start..

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
Nat Fairbanks - Hole 9 (First Ace!)
Bob Kulchuk - Hole 17

They split a $260ish pot

Ace pot at $0

Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cm4nkndza72yi1x/0415SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k89tffgo17lsoyz/0415AVG.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 5 Results

Weather was pretty crappy but we still managed to draw 49 players for our 5th week of league.

We have now sold 96 tags!!

Next week we can start at 5pm. It seems that the trickle start on the General worked a little too well. There were groups done with their round for an hour before some of the Hill groups started coming back. Let's try the hill doing a shot gun start at 5pm and the general having a shotgun start at 4:45pm. We only walk out to 4 different holes on the general so there may be 6 or 9 people at each starting hole. Just split into three somes and start. If this doesn't work well I'll create some new cards with different starting holes. On the General you do not need to wait for the start call. Just start at or around 4:45...

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $191
General Pot at $12

Considering just making it one pot good to hit on either course. I'd cap pots at $250 and start a new one. What do you all think?

Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0y1nfyejt21sx5/0408SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1etp25g4vi72ad8/0408AVG.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 4 Results

Pretty decent weather last night and we had 57 players. It was nice and sunny with a little breeze to start the round but the wind died down nicely.

We have now sold 94 tags!!

Next week we can start at 4:45pm and we will start implementing The General into league!!  At check in just let me know which course you wanna play so I can plug the right info into the spreadsheet.  Last call for players on The General will be at 4:30pm. If you arrive after that time you will have to play The Hill. Hole assignments will remain the same for The Hill and The General will have a trickle start off of holes 1, 11, 9 & 14. I'll send groups of three out at a time..

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $165
General Pot at $0

Skills Challenge  -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z35h72is05ljlmm/0401SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/26qo9mntrl0hq9z/0401AVG.pdf?dl=0

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tournament Weekend in August

Four great events in one weekend. Join one, two or three and if you are a lady disc golfer, play in all four!

On Saturday we start out the morning with the single round 2nd Annual Trilogy Challenge. Last year this attracted a huge crowd and now with an even better grade of player pack for 2015 I expect could sell out The Hill...register early!

Saturday afternoon brings the newly announced MVP Circuit Series event to Devens for the first time! Similar in format to the Trilogy this is a great way to grab some new offerings in MVP plastic. Can you imagine a newcomer to the sport registering for both events and walking away with over $120 value in player's pack and swag? We can!

The fun continues into the night when at 9pm on Saturday we start a new tradition by crowning a glow round champion who will hold the title until 2016. Trophy, prizes and a player's pack.

On Sunday things turn a little more serious as we are very happy to announce the 1st Annual Devens Women's Open. A PDGA C-Tier event for just the ladies. Open, AM1 and Rec divisions will be offered.

Details and registration links will come up as soon as Hill Yeah finishes up. Stay Tuned!!!



Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League Results - Week 3

Third week off league and the devens crew showed up in full force again. 58 players in total! We have had 161 players so far and have sold 87 tags along the way. Thank you for your continued support!

We started off with some nice weather last night but the winds picked up a little as the round progressed and there was some light rain for the last several holes. The rain really kicked in during payouts/tag distribution. I don't know about you all but I'm ready for a league day with good conditions all around..

I was hoping to advance to a 4:45 start next week BUT there were several groups finishing in the dark last night so we will continue with 4:30 next week. Be checked in and out to your starting hole by that time.


ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $121
General Pot at $0

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

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dyxyh3b4mynpn4/0325SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5m0j06rb2kfloh/0325AVG.pdf?dl=0