Posted June 11th, 2013 by Jeff
Smugglers’ Notch is all in when it comes to Vermont disc golf and it showed this past weekend! The Brewster Ridge Open went off this past Saturday and was our first GMPS event to sell out during this 2013 season. After another wet day that included a DNF and two no-shows, we saw 69 scores turned in, and they reflected a course that provided a formidable challenge to the field; only a few scores beat par. More on the results later, first a quick recap of the operation at Smuggs.
Tourney Central was the beautiful and brand new Brewster Ridge Pro Shop that has recently materialized at the new starting location of this course. The shop is located at the bottom of the Arbortrek driveway, just off of Edwards Rd, a road that loops off of Rt. 108 just short of the main entrance to the resort. It features BACHNEIN products following a recently struck deal with the trendy local VT disc golf company. Combo that with a full selection of Innova, Discraft, and Prodigy discs, along with snacks and refreshments, this is now the go to disc golf location in Northern VT. The course was also met with positive reviews that reflect a well maintained and buffed out course that only a full time staff can get you. If you haven’t been yet, do yourself a favor and go check it out. It’s only going to get better!
Brewster stamped discs, now available at the new pro shop!
When it came to the tourney, the competition was fierce, but the winners were definitive. Overall, a soggy day, the playing conditions stayed much better than the soaking, cold rain/snow we battled 2-weeks ago at Blackfalls. Player’s hands were pretty dry and did not soak through and, though the ground got soggy, the sweet tee pads held up great and stayed grippy throughout the event. Through a mist of precipitation emerged our division winners:
MPO – Jeff Spring
MPM – Dan Desch
MPG – John Sudarsky
AM1 – Andy Powell
AM2 – Evan Spher
FA1 – Jen Frantz
GM1 – Nyles Johnson
FA2 – Zoe Mader
AM3 – Braxton Showalter
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Posted May 27th, 2013 by Gretchen
I’m not exactly sure on all the details from BlackFalls this past weekend but as one dger said “it was disc golf gone wild.” Sometimes mother nature shines down on us, like the glorious weather today, but on Saturday she offered a slap down. Rainy down pour to get every nice and wet, and add some frigid temperatures and snow to boot. Uhm. Yeah. Not going to lie. More power to those that enjoyed it, but if I’m going to miss a tourney, I’ll pass on the snow in May. Word on the street is that at least one player fell In the water (bummer) and according to facebook Dave F. took a drive to the face (double bummer)
In fact, there was a little poll taken at the lunch break and decided that we’d keep this to a one round tournament. Yeah, that sounds like a good call. Huge thanks to Johnny for running the show and of course having a couple of awesome courses. continue reading »
Posted May 20th, 2013 by Gretchen
Nearly 70 peeps came out this weekend for the one and only Sap Bucket Open. We really couldn’t of asked for a better day. The Vermont weather gods we’re looking out for us DGers.
As usual, I want to give a shout out to the TDs for all the work. It really is a thankless job, so make sure to thank your TDs and thank them often. And if case you don’t follow the forum, it makes a TDs life easier (and thus the day run more smoothly and quickly for you) if you pre-register. So be a doll and pre-register for every and all tourney’s. I’d also say to every tourney player to TD at some point. I did it once – and no I will never be doing it again – but understanding all the work and coordination that goes into a tourney is an experience that every player could use. It sure made me more patient…
As always, a huge thanks to our GMPS Title Sponsors — Three Penny Tap Room and The Mad Taco; our GMPS Supporting Sponsors — Base Camp Outfitters DG and Brewster Ridge DG. And to The Alchemist for the great CTP prizes, and Chris Sherwin for some snazzy trophies.
For those that are visually inclined I took some pics and they live on the internets here. Want to know how the day shaked out? Yeah, I bet you do. You can take a look at the run down here. And for your breezing pleasure here’s the division winners.
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Posted May 7th, 2013 by Gretchen
Hi folks. Your friendly (and absent) blogger here. Sorry to have missed the first ever Mt. Sunapee Open. Sure sounded like a great time. Huge thanks to the friendly folks at Mt. Shunapee for building a course, hosting a tournament and sending me pics to send out to the internets.
And Jordan Potvin for stepping up again to do a little write up – since you know, I wasn’t there. The scores have been uploaded, and you’ll just have to have some patience for an updated GMPS Leader Board (unless of course you want to volunteer to update it yourself).
One last friendly reminder that the kick off to the 2013 Ladies League is this weekend: Waterbury Center, 10am.
And have you registered for the Sap Bucket? I have – so yeah I’ll be there:)
Mt. Sunapee Open from Jordan Potvin
A fresh morning, full of promise. GMPS tournament #2 was about to begin and the throws started quickly. I could see the practice basket from the car and I methodically threw every disc in the bag. Putters, midranges, and drivers until the Grip EQ was just a shell and I couldn’t remember where they had all landed. Parked a few and only hit the building once! Andy Powell was there with some new pro valkyries and borrowed the sharpie before he threw one into the building too. Chris Young was working the GMDGC sign at the tent and Allen was finding long zip ties to get everything attached. There was excitement in the air and many eyes watched the lift, waiting for the chairs to begin their slow ascent to the top. continue reading »
Posted April 24th, 2013 by Gretchen
One tournament down and now on to our first ever Mt. Sunapee Open. From what I hear it’s a pretty spiffy course.
A huge thank you to Nick Jennings for TD’ing. Seeing that I’ve never played at Sunapee don’t have much to add other than the details are below and don’t forget to be a doll and pre-register.
I unfortunately won’t be able to make it. Yes, that’s my pitch to have someone send me a write up and hopefully take some pics.
Sat May 4th, 2013
Mt. Sunapee Resort. Newbury, NH
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