Monday, July 25, 2016

28 Chain Salute Wrap Up

Thank you all so much for making “The Third Annual 28 Chain Salute” tournament such a success! This was our first attempt at a two day event and it sure was exhausting! I enjoyed myself though and I hope you did as well. Aside from the searing heat both days (especially on Saturday!) and the wildfire which closed down 2 holes on the General on Sunday things seemed to go pretty smooth. I appreciate everyones flexibility on Sunday when we had to change holes 13 and 14 on the general to holes 3 & 4 on the hill. 

We did a fun twist to hole 2 on Saturday and it produced some interesting scores! We put some OB rope up and played it as a "island hole". You had to get in bounds on your drive or re-tee and the scores ranged from a 1 to a 13 and just about everything in between! 

There were two aces during tournament weekend. Aaron Little aced hole 2 on the General on his first throw of the day. Angel Vega hit the same hole on Sunday as well! Aaron won a $124 ace pot and Angel won a $76.00 pot. 

If you signed up for the event on the morning of the tournament and didn’t get your points for this tournament please let me know. I’m not sure how long the process takes but give it at least a few days. I submitted the results today.

Thanks also to the volunteers and those that helped with registration, scoring, spotting and payout stuff at this event along with Sam Henderson who donated some prizes and ran a throw off them! Thanks also to Green Light Disc Golf for stepping up at a late stage to be our AM payout vendor. Was great to have them on site! Am's can redeem there winnings at other Green Light events this summer and fall. Next up for them is the Summerfest at Rapscallion Disc Golf course this coming weekend. 


Full Results and Unofficial Rating:





Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday Event - 28 Chain Salute

So we had a pretty large fire on the course this evening which was luckily contained away from fairways and basket areas. The area of concern is behind and left of 12s basket on the General and below holes 13 & 14 as I understand it. It's a pretty large area though our paths and playing areas should be fine.

While we expect the AM day of the 28 Chain Salute to run as planned tomorrow there will be some small inconveniences. The firefighters will be back at 5am tomorrow and will be working until after the tournament starts. We cannot use any transportation trucks so all holes will need to be walked to. You will be provided with ample time to get out to the further holes and I ask you to text me when your full group is at your starting hole.

The firefighters will be going in and out and we need to give them all the space they need. Please don't  park over by tournament central. They state  that the fire will be smoldering all night and into probably during the day tomorrow. Don't be alarmed if this area is still smoldering.

Lastly, it's very hot and dry. A cigarette on the ground will likely destroy our course. If  see anyone  tossing a cigarette please remind them of what happened today.

See you all in the morning.




Friday, July 22, 2016

The General is closed this weekend

Please note that due to the 28 Chain Salute taking place all weekend, the General will be closed!

The Hill will be fully open for play and Coggshall Park in Fitchurg would love to have you as well.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

28 Chain Salute Notes

I'm looking forward to seeing the pros and advanced players tomorrow and all of the other amateur players on Sunday! it's going to be hot and we will have 4 cases of water on ice. Same deal on Sunday. The course is well shaded but make sure you stay hydrated, etc.

Make sure you are registered by 9am each day or you will lose your spot in the event if there is someone there waiting for it.

We are still planning for the players party! Devens Disc Golf is hosting a players party at the Billiards Cafe in Ayer on Saturday the 23rd at the conclusion of day one of the tournament. About 60 people expressed interest in this event during a registration poll. All registered players from both days of the tournament are invited to attend. We expect to start the party at about 5:30pm and it should run for a couple of hours. We have 4 pool tables reserved and some food being served at 6pm with a replenishment at 6:30pm. We will be providing wings and pizza and the pool play! The food is good! Come and grab a bite to eat and enjoy!

I'll have additional discs to sell for $10 each, stickers for $1 and Devens bag tags for $20 each.

Am payouts:
Green Light will be at the tournament on Sunday so that winners from both Saturday and Sunday can redeem their funny money. If Saturday players can't make it back on Sunday the certificates will be good at all other events run by Green Light Disc Golf along with at their store at the Rapscallion course. They are also kicking in an additional 15% of value as well!

It came to our attention mid week that tee box 13 is pretty weak towards the front of the box. Ken went out to provide a temporary fix tonight but it didn't 100% resolve the problem. Teeing off towards the side of the box is recommended. I have't seen it personally but there is some flexibility in the boards under the fly pad.

Hole 2 OB rope went up tonight and it is visible from the tee (bright pink!). The basket side of the rope is in bounds and everything short of that is out of bounds. Retee shooting 3,5, etc. until you get in bounds. This OB is in effect for Saturday only.

All event details:
http://devensdg.blogspot.com/2016/05/the-third-annual-28-chain-salute.html

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 19 Results

Had a decent league the other night! 73 players with a nice break from the hot and humid weather

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - Greg McWilliams hit hole 18 on the General for $250!

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $90 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings

Friday, July 15, 2016

28 Chain Salute Players Party - Saturday Evening 7/23



Just a reminder that Devens Disc Golf is hosting a players party at the Billiards Cafe in Ayer on Saturday the 23rd at the conclusion of play one of the tournament. About 60 people expressed interest in this event during a registration poll. All registered players from both days of the tournament are invited to attend. We expect to start the party at about 5:30pm and it should run for a couple of hours. We have 4 pool tables reserved and some food being served at 6pm with a replenishment at 6:30pm.

We will be providing wings and pizza and the pool play! We had a little course board meeting there last night and the food is good! Come and grab a bite to eat and enjoy!

Billiards Cafe Website


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Devens Women's Open

The Devens Women's Open is officially scheduled for Sunday, August 21st.
Registration should go live next Monday evening through NEFA.
This tournament will be NEFA and PDGA sanctioned.
10.00 hole sponsorship will be offered with proceeds going to New England Women's Disc Golf.
This tournament will be two rounds on the Hill.
Pro registration fee will be 40.00, Am will be 30.
I'm working to get a custom stamped disc and some other small items through Dynamic Discs. I am ordering 40 discs total.
Please sign up ahead of time if you know you're able to come.
Once player packs are handed out I imagine there will be additional discs for purchase. I'm paying for these ahead of time out of my own money so any help I can get with getting these sold, I'd appreciate it.

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 18 Results

Hot and humid round last night. 63 players.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $250
Ace pot #3 at $35 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Green Light Disc Golf Vending at the 28 Chain Salute!

Thanks to the flexibility of Green Light Disc Golf we will still have a quality AM payout vendor at the 28 Chain Salute! Green Light will be at the tournament on Sunday so that winners from both Saturday and Sunday can redeem their funny money. If Saturday players can't make it back on Sunday the certificates will be good at all other events run by Green Light Disc Golf along with at their store at the Rapscallion course. They are also kicking in an additional 15% of value as well!


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 17 Results

Thanks to Tim, Bill and Rob for covering for me over the last few weeks! I should be back to run league next week. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $238 + next weeks money in. Will be two full pots!

Results

Standings


Monday, July 4, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 16 Results

Sorry for the delay!

As a reminder, we will cut off registration and put the system into score reporting mode at 5:20pm and tee off is at 5:30pm sharp. If you wish to play league please arrive before 5:20pm. As usual, the cut off for general groups is 5pm.

We will also be banking all payouts aside from the ace pot. All weekly winnings will be tracked on our standings page and all money will be paid out at the bonanza or shortly after if you are not in attendance there.

An additional note, the back of the Hill didn't hear the start last week. With the firm 5:30 start time why don't we all just start playing at 5:30pm. I'll still call a start but if you don't hear anything for a minute or two just start your round. Just don't start before 5:30pm.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $189 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 15 Results

Sorry for the delay! I should be back on track with posting results next week. 

As a reminder, we will cut off registration and put the system into score reporting mode at 5:20pm and tee off is at 5:30pm sharp. If you wish to play league please arrive before 5:20pm. As usual, the cut off for general groups is 5pm.

We will also be banking all payouts aside from the ace pot. All weekly winnings will be tracked on our standings page and all money will be paid out at the bonanza or shortly after if you are not in attendance there.

An additional note, the back of the Hill didn't hear the start last week. With the firm 5:30 start time why don't we all just start playing at 5:30pm. I'll still call a start but if you don't hear anything for a minute or two just start your round. Just don't start before 5:30pm.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $130 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 14 Results

Sorry for the delay! The next couple weeks will also have delayed results.

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation with the changes. We cut off even more time this week! We gave out our last tag at 8:21 which is about a half hour earlier than we were at a couple weeks ago!! As a reminder, we will cut off registration and put the system into score reporting mode at 5:20pm and tee off is at 5:30pm sharp. If you wish to play league please arrive before 5:20pm. As usual, the cut off for general groups is 5pm.

We will also be banking all payouts aside from the ace pot. All weekly winnings will be tracked on our standings page and all money will be paid out at the bonanza or shortly after if you are not in attendance there.

An additional note, the back of the Hill didn't hear the start last week. With the firm 5:30 start time why don't we all just start playing at 5:30pm. I'll still call a start but if you don't hear anything for a minute or two just start your round. Just don't start before 5:30pm.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $75 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings



Saturday, June 11, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 13 Results

Sorry for the delay! The next couple weeks will also have delayed results.

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation with the changes. We cut off an additional few minutes this week and I still think we can continue to improve. As a reminder, we will cut off registration and put the system into score reporting mode at 5:20pm and tee off is at 5:30pm sharp. If you wish to play league please arrive before 5:20pm. As usual, the cut off for general groups is 5pm. 

We will also be banking all payouts aside from the ace pot. All weekly winnings will be tracked on our standings page and all money will be paid out at the bonanza or shortly after if you are not in attendance there.

All background information on these changes can be found here:
http://devensdg.blogspot.com/2016/05/some-changes-to-devens-league.html?m=1

An additional note, the back of the Hill didn't hear the start last week. With the firm 5:30 start time why don't we all just start playing at 5:30pm. I'll still call a start but if you don't hear anything for a minute or two just start your round. Just don't start before 5:30pm.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - Bob Kulchuk Hole 17 Hill for $250Ace pot #1 at $250Ace pot #2 at $15 + next weeks money in

Standings

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 12 Results

The great weather streak continued on Wednesday and we had 74 players. Had several personal best scores out there. Here are the ones that I can recall:

Kristina Draeger 67
Alyssa Sartelle 66

Thank you to everyone for your cooperation with the changes. We cut off about 10 minutes yesterday and I think we can cut off another 15 or 20 going forward. As a reminder, we will cut off registration and put the system into score reporting mode at 5:20pm and tee off is at 5:30pm sharp. If you wish to play league please arrive before 5:20pm. As usual, the cut off for general groups is 5pm. 
We will also be banking all payouts aside from the ace pot. All weekly winnings will be tracked on our standings page and all money will be paid out at the bonanza or shortly after if you are not in attendance there.
All background information on these changes can be found here:

An additional note, the back of the Hill didn't hear the start yesterday. With the firm 5:30 start time why don't we all just start playing at 5:30pm. I'll still call a start but if you don't hear anything for a minute or two just start your round. Just don't start before 5:30pm.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $208 + next weeks money in

There should be two full ace pots next week, come and get  it!

Results

Standings

Monday, May 30, 2016

28 Chain Salute - Registration Opens This Thursday at 7PM!

Reminder that the registration for the 28 Chain Salute opens this Thursday June 2nd at 7pm. I'm expecting it to fill fairly quickly so act fast on Thursday!

All registrations received on Thursday before midnight will be eligible for a sweet Legacy pack consisting of several discs, a sticker, towel, hat, shirt, mini, and either a small bag or stool.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Some Changes to Devens League


This may end up being a long post, sorry for that! Please do read if you are a league participant..

As you may have read on the Devens Facebook page we are looking to make a few small changes to our weekly league. I thank everyone for their comments and value every opinion. John Borelli created this league nearly 10 years ago and it has grown significantly each and every year since it's inception. 

This is the average number of players per night for the last 6 years. 

2011 - 20
2012 - 31.06
2013 - 47.52
2014 - 59.12
2015 - 66.58
2016 so far - 86.82

Thats about 430% growth since the 2011 season and there isn't much room for growth left in the current league configuration and, in fact, our participant numbers are already slipping from earlier this season.  Aside from being a fun thing to do the league is responsible for keeping the courses in the ground by paying our large annual bills along with providing funds to other courses so that they can install 18 hole courses quicker. We've now donated thousands of dollars to other courses and we should all be proud to be part of the community.  

I'm faced with a problem, I don't want it to stop growing but cannot add on additional work involved in running the league and I don't think we need to, in fact, I think we can make it easier on ourselves and get out earlier at the end of every league night in the process. I believe that we can take the system that Tim Seiger built and use it to our advantage. This automated system already cuts about 15 minutes off of the time you spend at league and it eliminates a lot of the leg work during check in and score reporting portions of league so all I'm really asking for here is the cooperation of everyone. 

The problems are basic and manageable in smaller leagues but if we want to continue to grow we have to adapt. For the remainder of the season we will be making the following changes. 

  • we will be cutting off registration at 5:20pm going forward. This must remain firm. If you can't get paid and registered by 5:20 and out to your hole by 5:30 than we cannot hold up a full course. Please plan accordingly if you wish to come to league.
  • we will be holding all nightly winnings until the end of the year. I already keep track of your winnings in the standings and I will create a second column with your banked money. I know it is great to be able to walk home with some cash but I think this change is for the better of the entire league. You'll be able to track everything and will either get a cash payment at the bonanza or a paypal payment within a few days of that event. If this does not work for you, I apologize and ask for you to understand that there isn't a great balance here. Mandating that you must be present to accept your cash is not what I think we should do going forward and I cannot be responsible for holding money/paying out on a ongoing and varied basis. One banked amount for everyone works best for me and I hope that's OK with you. 

In addition, if everyone follows these simple guidelines we have already made significant improvement and we can continue to grow. 

  • Report to your assigned hole on time. The automated system places people on the course in the most efficient way possible. We've considered all course flow issues and we ask that you understand that you have been assigned that specific hole for a reason. 
  • Please keep up the pace of play. We all have individual styles of and we shouldn't need to change our style in order to keep play moving along. A simple protocol would be to keep an eye on those in front of your group and behind your group. If you never have to wait for a group to finish a hole but often have a group waiting behind you than your group is a creating a course flow problem and you should pick up the pace a bit. 

We should be able to keep tag distribution the same and ace pot will still be paid out when hit. With banking money people can be free to stay to hang out or head home without the loss of money. You should still grab the highest tag from the board if you leave. My goal is to be done with tag distribution by 8:15. You should aim to be done with your round by 7:50pm at the latest. 

Thank you for your cooperation!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 11 Results

Great weather on Wednesday and 78 players. Had several personal best scores out there:

Jeremy Draeger 54
Bill Pacheco 62
Ethan Strauss 69

There may be a few changes as of next week to the league structure. Trying to close up shop 20-30 minutes earlier each night. More soon.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none

Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $153 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Third Annual 28 Chain Salute - Saturday July 23rd and Sunday July 24th

Green Light Disc Golf Presents the Third Annual 28 Chain Salute

Registration and waitlist:

SOLD  OUT - Waitlist Forming
Saturday July 23, 2016  - All Professional Divisions and Advanced Men (AM1)

Devens DGC – Two Rounds on The General - Devens, MA
NEFA Points Event
PDGA C Tier
TD: Luke Adolph


SOLD OUT – Waitlist Forming
Sunday July 24, 2016 -  Advanced Women, Intermediate, Intermediate Women, Advanced Masters, Advanced Grandmasters, Recreational and Junior

Devens DGC – Two Rounds on The General - Devens, MA
NEFA Points Event
PDGA C Tier
TD: Luke Adolph

Each day will be two rounds of singles - stroke play, 72 golfers max
8:00am - Sign in
9:10am - Players meeting
9:30am - Shotgun start

Entry Fees:
* $50 Pros - Open, Women, Masters, Grandmasters
* $25 Advanced men, women, masters & grandmasters divisions
* $20 Intermediate men and women
* $15 Recreational and junior
* $1 NEFA and the PayPal fee will be added to your cost
* $2 ace pot (sign up and pay day of)
* Add $5 for day-of registration
* Add $10 if you are not a current PDGA member. This does not apply to the junior divisions.

Players Packs:
* All players in the Amateur divisions will get a custom tournament stamped disc.
* Some additional discs will be available for $10

Prizes:
* All Pros are playing for a 1st place trophy & a cash payout within their division
* All Advanced, Intermediate, Rec and Junior players are playing for a 1st place trophy and funny money from Green Light Disc Golf. Tiered pricing so higher divisions will receive higher payouts.
* We will be paying out based on the PDGA recommendations
* A registration night giveaway All registrations received before midnight will be eligible for a sweet Legacy pack consisting of several discs, a sticker, towel, hat, shirt, mini, and either a small bag or stool. The drawing will be done by Monday night June 6th. The winner was Sam Gaddes! Pick a number app chose #29 and Sam was the 29th registration to come in.
* Devens Disc Golf will be hosting a player’s party on Saturday evening beginning immediately after day one awards are complete.  The Player’s Party will be at The Billiards CafĂ© in Ayer, approximately 1.5 miles from the course (39 Main St., Ayer, MA).  Plenty of parking on street or at the Ayer train station, directly across the street.  Free pool and access to full bar and menu.  The Player’s Party is for all registered players.  Come join after day one or before day two play. Looks like about 50-60 people are interested!

Lunch:
Devens Pizza or another local sub/pizza shop will be taking orders during registration and will deliver during lunch. Cash only for lunch sales

Lodging in Devens Common:
* Hilton Garden Inn
* Spring Hill Suites

Refunds:
* If you can't make it, let us know on or before 10pm on July 22nd (Friday night) and you'll get a full refund. This applies to both days of the tournament.
* If you do not show on game day, you won't get anything back or get a player pack (even if you send an email or call that morning). Thank you for sponsoring the tournament!

Registration and waitlist:

Waitlist:
If this event sells out we will run a waitlist with priority going to those who are paid. There will be a separate waitlist for each day.

Questions?
Contact Luke Adolph at 617-905-6574 (text or call) or email me at devensdiscgolf@gmail.com

If you have a truck please help drive golfers down the road to the middle of the course.



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PAID WAITLIST SATURDAY:
Brett Stetson – Pro Open – IN (6/13)
Bret Norcross –  Dropped (6/24)
      Robert Direnzo – Pro Open – IN (7/1)
      Benjamin Cybul – Pro Open – IN (7/5)
Mike Dussault – Pro Master – IN (7/10)
      Greg McWilliams – AM1 – IN (7/15)
      Clayton Fahey – MPO – IN (7/17)
      David Williams – MPM – IN (7/18)
      Jesse Richardson – AM1 – IN (7/18)
      Cam Rose – AM1 – IN (7/20)
      Mike Sale – MPO – IN (7/20)
      Peter Bean – MPO – IN (7/21)
      Joe Mercieri – AM1 – IN (7/22)
      Sandy Redd – MPO – IN (7.22)


PAID WAITLIST SUNDAY:
      Jimmy Towey – AM2 – IN (7/7)
      Mario Rodriquez – AM2 – IN (7/16)
      Mike Thompson – AM2 – IN (7/18)
      Kevin Cocci – AM2 – IN (7/20)
      Jake Morris – AM2 – IN (7/20)
      Mark Ewell – AM2 – IN (7/20)
      Adam Carmichael – AM2 – IN (7/22)



UNPAID WAITLIST:
1.      Joe Bishop – MPO - Saturday




REFUNDS:
Heather Stebenne – Dropped from FA1
Kassandra Martin – Dropped from FA2
Kevin Gardner – Dropped from MPO
Tyler Johnson – Refunded $10 PDGA fee
Aaron Little – Refunded $10 PDGA fee
Bret Norcross – Dropped from Waitlist
Brendan Kaisershot – Dropped from MA2
Ryan Shevlin – Dropped from MA2
Clayton Fahey – Dropped from Waitlist
Bradley Arnall – Dropped from Pro GM
David Furman – Refunded $10 PDGA fee
Joy Hartwell – Dropped from FPO
Derek Zwart – Dropped from Rec
Max Foner – Refunded $10 PDGA fee
Josh St. Denis – Dropped from MPO
Tom Fisher – Dropped from MA1
John Hart – Dropped from AM Master
Magnus Johannsson – Dropped from MA1
Steve Hartwell – Dropped from MPG
Nick Glendenning – Dropped from MA1
Nick Parabicoli – Dropped from MA2
Nat Fairbanks – Dropped from Rec
Charlie Crosby – Dropped from Am Masters
Jonathan Cattel – Dropped from MA1
Steve Walker – Dropped from Rec
Greg Bianco – Dropped from MPG
Jesse Richardson – Dropped from MA1


Notes:
Mark Padilla – AM2 to Rec – Refund $5. Donated
Avery Sartelle – AM1 to AM2 – Refund $5. Donated
Bob Kulchuk – MPO to MPM


Friday, May 20, 2016

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 10 Results

Great weather on Wednesday and 84 players. Thanks to those who had fun with the TM's red nose stuff!

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$) - none
Ace pot #1 at $250
Ace pot #2 at $94 + next weeks money in

Results

Standings