Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday Weekly Results - Week 17 Results

We had an impressive 65 players considering a poor forecast. We almost got away without rain but most players ended up playing the last 2-4 holes with some heavy rain.

I have 3 goals for league:

1 - Give everyone something fun and inexpensive to do
2 - Raise $ for our courses and other local courses
3 - Get myself and everyone else on their merry way by 8:30pm

The implementation of the 2nd course at league has been great but it is truly difficult to get everyone to the correct hole and starting with their full group at the right time. Please help me to run this league well by forming your 4some and heading out to your starting hole then starting immediately. The last groups in at the end of the night are typically from the general and I really don't want to cut the General off any earlier than 15 minutes before the hill. I'd also like to have ALL groups from both courses text me their scores as soon as they complete their round and check the scores. I'll write my phone # down on each scorecard. This will help substantially. 617-905-6574 if you wanna store it in your phone now. Text is best. 

I feel like we have lost a lot of players who had been coming to this league and I'd  be willing to bet many of them would say that the reason they don't come anymore is because it runs too late.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None - Pot at $140 + next weeks money in


Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q9hb6chfd1m055a/0701SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/iaelis2j4vte68j/0701AVG.pdf?dl=0

The Handicaps in the B and Womans pool shifted a little. B is up to 6 and I have been mimicking W pool with B so that moved to 6 also.  C pool may drop to 7 strokes within the next few weeks.

Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (5.13) - Hill Rounds (340) General Rounds (147)
B - 6 Strokes (5.53) - Hill Rounds (211) General Rounds (58)
C - 8 Strokes (7.64) - Hill Rounds (206) General Rounds (76)
W - 6 Strokes (No good data - Using B Pool) - Hill Rounds (92) General Rounds (4)

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 16 Results

Another beautiful night out at Devens. We had 64 players which was more than I expected with the Maple Hill Open players meeting and pro clinic going on not too far away. Couple of personal best scores out there. Pete Nevius with a great 50, Jared Reinke with a nice 52. Brandon Blanchard also smashed his personal best by 8-9 strokes  with a 54..


ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)

None - Pot at $100 + next weeks money in


Skills Challenge -

None


Results

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1dcueaj540t94ya/0624SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0


Standings:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jb7wigjzmd4de0k/0624AVG.pdf?dl=0



Current Pool Handicaps:

A - 5 Stokes (5.18) - Hill Rounds (327) General Rounds (134)

B - 5 Strokes (5.44) - Hill Rounds (202) General Rounds (52)

C - 8 Strokes (7.84) - Hill Rounds (192) General Rounds (71)

W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (87) General Rounds (4)

Thursday, June 18, 2015

New Devens TShirt!

T Shirt featuring the grenade from our 2015 tag are now on sale!. You can purchase yours at the Hawks Nest Disc Golf shop, at league or at the 28 Chain Salute this Saturday.

All shirts will be $20 dollars look similar to the images below. We couldn't get ladies sizes in military green so they will be grey. Thank you for your support!


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Wednesday Weekly League - Week 15 Results

Pretty nice weather but we had a lighter turnout than usual. I'm guessing a lot of our players had post Maple Hill Open - AM Side rest going on. For the first time ever we had more players on The General than The Hill. As a result, the hole assignments on the hill were a little messed up because we didn't reach 12 holes with 3 people on them. Seemed like it all worked out though with a little shifting around.

It was essentially the halfway point in the season (15/31 weeks) and we broke 1000 players! 1,005 to be exact. That brings us up to an average of 67 players per week.

162 unique players for the year

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None - Pot at $52 + next weeks money in

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gu4yfhinsapbryq/0617SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4hgjxlm962cog7/0617AVG.pdf?dl=0


Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (5.10) - Hill Rounds (310) General Rounds (125)
B - 5 Strokes (5.34) - Hill Rounds (193) General Rounds (47)
C - 8 Strokes (8.02) - Hill Rounds (183) General Rounds (61)
W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (82) General Rounds (4)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 14 Results

Smashed the all time attendance record last night with 89 players. That is 5 more than the previous high of 84 and 11 shy of hitting our $100 for 100 players bounty.

Please help me to get players out on the course as efficiently as possible. If you are playing The General and have a predetermined group of players you wish to play with, please all check in at the exact same time. Once your group is set please go out and start playing immediately. If you wait than there becomes a backup since we only use 3 holes as starting holes on The General. It would be cruel to make people walk to further holes so please help me to help you. Last night the last 4 cards in were all from The General. If your card is coming in after 8:15pm pleeeaaase text me your scores. 617-905-6574

936 players over 14 weeks. That is an average of 66.85 players per week.

Sold another 2 tags and had 7 new players last night. I just counted 160 unique players for the year.

Jesse Cleary nailed the $218 ace pot on hole 13 on The Hill!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
Jesse Cleary - Hole 13 Hill $218

Ace pot at $0 + next weeks money in

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/q3m3rntunnfz8e7/0610SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z1z0ocj7zzgx8ho/0610AVG.pdf?dl=0


Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (5.10) - Hill Rounds (298) General Rounds (109)
B - 5 Strokes (5.20) - Hill Rounds (185) General Rounds (37)
C - 9 Strokes (8.50) - Hill Rounds (172) General Rounds (52)
W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (79) General Rounds (4)

Sunday, June 7, 2015

New Devens T Shirt Coming Soon!

We will be selling a T Shirt featuring the grenade from our 2015 tag. The shirts will usually be for sale at league and also at the Hawks Nest Disc Golf Shop. I am hopeful that we can get them in before The 28 Chain Salute so we can have them available to buy then as well.

All shirts will be $20 dollars will look similar to the images below. It sounds like we couldn't get ladies sizes in military green so they will be grey. Thank you for your support!


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Thursday, June 4, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 13 Results

We had 74 players on a cool but otherwise perfect night. Ideal league weather!

847 total player over 13 weeks. That is an average of 65.15 per night.

136 tags sold and about 147 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. Come and get it!

Couple of personal best scores were shot last night. Ashley Toomey shot a 55 and Gator Holmes shot a 53! Both on The Hill.

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

Ace pot at $152 + next weeks money in

Skills Challenge -
None

Results
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1zl9zrrc6o4h3es/0603SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/73dbrqcp1ju7p35/0603AVG.pdf?dl=0


Current Pool Handicaps:
A - 5 Stokes (4.89) - Hill Rounds (278) General Rounds (95)
B - 5 Strokes (4.62) - Hill Rounds (174) General Rounds (29)
C - 9 Strokes (9.35) - Hill Rounds (159) General Rounds (39)
W - 5 Strokes (No good data) - Hill Rounds (70) General Rounds (3)

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Workday - This Saturday

Reminder that we are having a workday this Saturday June 6th. We will begin at 9am from the Hawks Nest.

We have lots of little projects to be done and need lots of hands in order to complete the work. None of it should be too difficult. If you enjoy our courses, please consider coming out to help with improvements and maintenance. 

Sounds like there will be several small groups working on stair repair on hole 9 & hole 16 on The Hill and maybe 2 and 7 on The General.

We will also be adding benches, fixing spool tables and cleaning up trash. 

Need hammers, picks, spade shovels, weed whackers, clippers a wheel barrow or two and most of all you!

As usual, the course will provide pizza for lunch and beverages for volunteers.

Thank you!

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