Base Camp Open This Saturday (7/26)

We have now passed the halfway mark of the 2014 Green Mountain Point Series. It’s been a goods year thus far, with good weather, good people, and fun events. This coming Saturday the second half of the series gets underway with a southern swing, as Base Camp Outfitters opens up their fantastic course now in the midst of its 5th summer of operation. A course that is just downright fun to play, Base Camp challenges players to go low but only if they can hit some tough lines and avoid some some punishing rough. If you haven’t played Base Camp, this event would be a great time to try it out with course conditions reported to be excellent for this event in the heart of the summer.

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The beautiful view from Hole #2 at BCO

The beautiful view from Hole #2 at BCO

If you’re interested in playing, you should pre-register as this event is likely to sell out. With 50 people already registered only 22 spots remain before the field fills at 72. This is a meaningful event for the GMPS standings as well, with many divisions in the midst of tight races. Before the event, we’ll post more details about the second-half race for the GMPS and the scenarios that we could see play out down the stretch. Check back soon, but in the meantime, play some disc golf register for the BCO.

Smuggs Glow Round Tonight (7/18) – Ladies League Tomorrow (7/19)

Hey Disc Golfers! Some fun NON-tournament events coming up this weekend!

Tonight, come to Smugglers’ Notch Resort to play in their first glow round! Park in the main village and head to the gazebo to meet Drew and get signed up! Check out the flyer for more info:

Glow RoundAnd TOMORROW, join the Ladies League at Wrightsville Beach (if you are a lady or willing to wear a skirt). Click the link for more info, but they will be playing a round starting at 10:00am. This non-competitive league gives you a sweet bag tag for showing up! Check ‘em out and go play!

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Center Chains Wrap-Up & BCO Reg Open!

Before reading the review of GMPS#6 – sign up for GMPS #7, the Base Camp Open in Killington, VT next Saturday, July 26th HERE.

A look at the 11th basket at Base Camp Outfitters, site of GMPS#7!

A look at the 11th basket at Base Camp Outfitters, site of GMPS#7!

CENTER CHAINS CLASSIC WRAP:

It was another beautiful day for the sixth stop of the Green Mountain Point Series this past Saturday. A NEFA points event and a PDGA C-Tier, the Center Chains Classic drew players from Massachusetts and New York State as well as having a strong Vermont turnout. Many of the player’s in the winners circle were new, getting their first win’s of the year. Here are you’re results:

MPO – Travis Keller (93 total) – Shooting a super-hot 93 (46, 47) Travis cruised to a 5 stroke victory over the next closest competitor. Travis is an extremely skilled player with many dangerous tools. He throws a strong backhand and a mean flick, all while being automatic putting inside the circle. This is why we see Travis near the top of every event he’s able to attend in VT. We hope to see him at more! Travis beat a strong field of 15 with Mike Habets and Jeff Spring rounding out the top 3.

MPM – Andy Miskavage (106 total) – A remarkable 48 in round 1 staked Andy to a 6 throw lead over the Point Series leader, Chris Sherwin. He was able to use that margin to hold off Sherwin as he charged down the back nine. Andy, a Waterbury Center local held on for a 2 stroke victory. Nice shooting Andy!

MPG – Danny White (103 total) – With the biggest margin of victory on the day, New Yorker Danny White cruised with another amazing first round 48! The man behind the tracking all NEFA points, Danny gives a lot to the sport and it’s great to see him get a victory after traveling a ways to play with us Vermonters. Tied for second we saw the return of two formerly familiar faces to the series, JSuds and George Boone! Nice shooting guys.

MA1 – Ira Divoll (101 total) – Finally breaking through, Ira Divoll cashed in with some very hot shooting to hold off an eager Jim Bailey. Ira has been looking for his first Advanced victory for a hot minute now, and he deserved it this past weekend. With rounds of 49 & 52, Ira would have cashed easily in MPO but it still came down to a final 15 foot putt. Ira reported that even though he felt the pressure, he had no problem stepping up to drain the winning putt on the final hole. Jim had another strong performance and solidified his lead in the the Point Series with the 2nd place result, though you know what they say…100s win.

MM1 – Tim Tadlock (120 total) – After stumbling out of the gate, T2 was in a 4 stoke hole headed into round 2. Somehow, he righted the ship and after the dust settled Tim had made a 6 stroke improvement form round one, throwing a 57 and winning by 3 over Brian Bernard. This could become a race for a Point Series title down the line. Keep your eyes on this one.

FA1 – Jen Frantz (115 total) – Jen took down a three person field, holding off the solid play of Dana DY and newcomer (and female distance champion) Kiara Sears! Jen held a 4-stroke lead after round one and was able to keep Dana at bay in round two, winning by 3 shots. Kiara played well also, felxing her muscles by winning the long drive contest after formal play had ended. Let’s hope we continue to see this division expand!

MA2 – Jeff Wasielewski (111 total) – In the biggest comeback of the year, Jeff stormed back from 9 strokes back to steal the intermediate win from Sebastian Marshall. Sebastian threw a truly brilliant 48 in Round 1 prompting bagger-crys from over half the participants. I think all those people felt poorly afterwards as he struggled from the start of Round 2, opening the door for Jeff to sneak into contention. At the end of the round, Jeff’s 53 was enough to erase the 9 strokes and get his first MA2 win! Jeff shouted out to Beaver Lanes DG in his acceptance speech, while Sebastian seemed upbeat and ready to take down the next MA2 event he enters.

FA2 – Amelia Fotheringham (125 total) – Some would call her the next Frothy, until they looked at the spelling of her name closer, but the fact remains that Amelia swept away the competition in her first GMPS FA2 performance. With solid shooting, Amelia enjoyed a comfy lead throughout the day. Nice shooting!

MJ2 – The one man wrecking crew that is Jayce Slesar dominated the course, but unfortunately had no opponents to treat with the same indignation. Jayce threw a solid 64, 65 that may have held up regardless of whether or not he had competition in the MJ2 division. Hope to see you at the next event Jayce!

The day ended with a long drive contest (won by Mike Habets (PRO), Ryan Clements (AM), and the previously mentioned Kiara Sears (WOMEN)) and a putting contest for a Discatcher Sport basket. Greg Haskins came through with two huge putts to take home the basket. Overall, an enormous amount of merriment and good clean competition was had on this day that featured splendid weather and nine CTP prizes. Final note: two ACES on the day, one by visiting Mass-resident Matt Heenan and one by our MPO champ, Travis Keller on the challenging Hole #16! Until the next event, keep it classy out there.

 

Register Today for the 1st Center Chains Classic

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We are now less than 1 week away from the inaugural Center Chains Classic and this one promises to be special. First, everyone gets a disc with this pretty stamp from the one and only Matthew J Marro on it. These discs are going to competitors only, and you know you’ll regret not having this in your bag or on your wall. We are also giving away a brand-spanking-new basket to the winner of our putting contest. Check it out:

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Waterbury Center’s course is also the origin of disc golf in Vermont for almost all disc golfers here in the state. The Sap Bucket open has been run for years as one of everyone’s favorite events. This year, with a new name and date, Center Chains is ready to host yet another classic tournament. Lunch is also being provided by the always delicious MAD TACO! Make sure to fill out your lunch order when registering online!

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So, the moral of this post is that you should register today. Let’s support this awesome course and fill this tourney!

The 1st Center Chains Classic Reg OPEN!

So, what are you waiting for!? With just over 1-week until Center Chains’ only summer tourney, registration is picking up. Don’t be left out! Register here:

Center Chains Classic Pre-REG

This event is Saturday, July 12th and is GMPS, NEFA, and PDGA sanctioned. Every competitor gets their own commemorative disc and there will be other great prizes including a new DISCATCHER SPORT BASKET for the winner of one of our super-awesome contests! Show your love for Vermont’s most played and longest running public course and go register!