Pinnacle

Tourney Time

The GMPS season starts this Saturday, April 26th at Pinnacle DGC in Newport, NH. If you’re not registered yet, don’t worry! There are still some spots available, but go ahead and pre-register ASAP! The deadline for pre-registration is midnight on Thursday, April 24th, and there is a $5 fee for day-of registration.  The first event of the year is also a great time to get your 2014 GMDGC membership, or if you’ve already purchased it online, you can grab your membership package including your freshly stamped disc!

THE FIRST THREE

Pinnacle isn’t the only fun lined up in the near future though! Already pre-registration is open for the first three GMDGC events. Go ahead and register now! Simply click on the title links to get signed up! Here’s the info:

In what is becoming the traditional starting event of the GMPS, Bealieu’s baby offers a tough grinding challenge for all golfers to kick off the year. Pinnacle is a unique and exciting course to play with tons of shots you just look forward to throwing! An early season grudge match between VT & NH, this tourney brings out the best in golfers early on in our season. Can’t miss this one!

The second year for Sunapee and everyone is looking forward to playing this course again. After a fun year one, people will know what to expect, even if the course isn’t open to practice before the tourney. Stay tuned for more information on practice rounds…Lift serve disc golf, what more can you ask for. NEFA sanctioned this season, so we may see some new faces. Don’t wait, reg now!

Come to the BRO braugh! The folks at Brewster go all out for events, and this year they are again raffling off GRIP bags, giving away free discs, and lining up a fun awards ceremony and after party at the local Brewster River Pub & Brewery! A course designed to work for all ages and ability levels, Brewster features 4 tees on each hole, beginner through pro. With $500 added cash and 3 trips to the Vibram Open on the line, this event should be a blast. It’s already over 1/2 full though, so if you want in, get in!

2014 GMPS Rules Changes:

If you haven’t noticed, there are 11, not 12 GMPS events this year. It is how the cookie crumbled. However, let’s clarify the guidelines for the series this season since there are a few changes:

  1. Top 6 scores count – This is the same as last season. It’s a series for a reason. To win a division, you must show that you can score well in multiple events. This year we have 11 events, but 12 chances to score thanks to the fact that…
  2. Finals is Double Points – In an effort to bring more importance to our State Championship as well as increase participants chance to score, Finals will be a return to x2 points!

Any questions? Comments? Let us know!

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Ladies League: Game Time

Are you a lady DGer? Know any? Well, the ladies league will be here before you know it! We’ll be gathering once a month for a casual round – no money, no numbered tags, just the ladies having a fun time. And as always, we’ll rotate courses each month.

We’ll also have some pretty snazzy bag tags this year. Yes you wish you threw like a girl, as we always have more fun:)

All ages and skill levels welcome and make sure to sign up for the email list to get the updates, reminder email, etc. — http://www.gmdgc.org/ladies-disc-golf/ Have a question? Email Gretchen at gkruesi@gmail.com. And don’t forget to spread the word to other ladies. continue reading »

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2014 GMDGC Membership

The first GMDGC tournament is s short 4 weeks away – have you renewed your membership yet?  Get a head start and sign up today.  It’s very easy, and you can take care of the whole process online.  Membership Director Dave Frothingham will bring you all your swag when you come to your fist tournament.

Annual membership for the GMDGC is $35 for folks 16 and older. For juniors (under 16), the cost is $20 and you get all of the same cool stuff.

  • A GMDGC disc – we have a bunch of new discs for you to chose from this year (and weights for a discgolfer of any level)
  • A handmade Bag Tag that you can wear with pride.
  • A disc mini and an erasable pocket scorecard.
  • A discount on all GMDGC logo discs
  • Voting rights at the GMDGC meetings which will be held to discuss all GMDGC matters from annual election of officers to planning of tournaments to decisions regarding the future plans of the club. As a disc golfer in Vermont this is YOUR sport and YOUR organization.
  • Eligibility in the state wide Green Mountain Points Series (more details on the GMPS page). You can take a look at the current schedule here.
  • Any GMDGC member who wishes to attend one of the PDGA “Major” events can receive a $50 scholarship from the GMDGC in support of this effort. PDGA Majors include the following: USDGC, Women’s USDGC, AM USDGC, Pro Worlds, Am Worlds. There is a limit of one scholarship per member and a limit of a total of 3 scholarships in this year’s budget. If you are interested please let us know.

Please contact Dave (gmdgcmembers@gmail.com) if you have any questions about GMDGC membership

Reminder on the “Last 2″ Rule -  if you are not a GMDGC member at the time of a GMPS tournament and then join, only your last 2 events will count towards your overall Point total for the Series when you join. This gives new players a chance to check out a couple of events and see if they are interested in joining the GMDGC and competing in the GMPS before deciding on membership.  Just remember, you have to sign up before the event for the previous two to count.  If you wait to sign up at lunch or after the event, it will count as one of your previous two tournaments. We want to encourage membership to the GMDGC as much as we can, but we also do not want players waiting to see how they finish at events and becoming a member late in the season because they finished well, or not joining at all because they did not finish in a certain place.

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2014 GMPS Schedule Released!

I know, there is still quite a bit of snow on the ground, temps are still well below freezing, and it still gets dark before 6, but disc golf season is upon us!  The 2014 Green Mountain Point Series schedule is set and there are a few changes in store for your disc chucking pleasure.  Noticeable changes this year include:

  • Black Falls will be two weeks later than its traditional Memorial Weekend date.  The question still remains, will it snow during the tournament if it’s held in June?
  • What happened to the Sap Bucket?  Scheduling challenges and course conditions have led to moving the annual tournament held in Waterbury Center back a couple of months to July, well past sugaring season.  New month – new name.  The Center Chains Classic.
  • We have a new comer!  Storrs Pond will be hosting their first GMPS event in 2014.  Check them out on Facebook to learn about this new course in Hanover, NH.

The schedule this year is a well balanced one, with no more than 2 events in any given month, and at least two weeks between tournaments.  Several of this years events will be NEFA sanctioned, and possibly PDGA sanctioned.  Wanna compete with folks outside of the Green Mountain state (and NH)? Head over to the NEFA or PDGA website to learn more and get signed up.   But before you do that, make sure you signup as a GMDGC member!  There are perks to membership, including customized disc golf swag and the opportunity to win cash or prizes at the end of the year.

Without any further ado, your 2014 GMPS schedule:

Pinnacle Spring Run-off
GMPS #1
Saturday April 26
TD: James Beaulieu
Pinnacle DGC, Newport NH
NEFA pending, PDGA pending
Mt. Sunapee Open
GMPS #2
Saturday May 10
TD: Nick Jennings & Jame Beaulieu
Mount Sunapee DGC, Sunapee NH
NEFA pending, PDGA pending
Brewster Ridge Open II
GMPS #3
Saturday May 24
TD: Jeff Spring
Brewster Ridge DGC, Jeffersonville VT
Vibram Open qualifier, PDGA C-Tier
Black Falls VIII
GMPS #4
Saturday June 7
TD: Johnny Betts
Black Falls, Montgomery VT
Gnomes Challenge
GMPS #5
Sunday June 29
TD: Chris Young
White River DGC, Randolph VT
NEFA pending
Center Chains Classic
GMPS #6
Saturday July 12
TD: Jeff Spring
Center Chains DGC, Waterbury VT
NEFA pending, PDGA pending
Base Camp Open
GMPS #7
Saturday July 26
TD: Dave Frothingham & Tim Tadlock
Base Camp Outfitters DGC, Killington VT
NEFA pending, PDGA pending
North Calais Open
GMPS #8
Saturday August 9
TD: Aaron Moore & Paul Oleander
North Calais DGC, N. Calais VT
Wrightsville Beach Open
GMPS #9
Saturday August 23
TD: Collin (& second TD TBA)
Wrightsville DGC, Middlesex VT
NEFA pending, PDGA pending
Storrs Pond Classic
GMPS #10
Saturday September 6
TD: James Beaulieu & Jeremy Mattson
Storrs Pond DGC, Hanover NH
NEFA pending, PDGA C-Tier
VT State Championships
GMPS Finals
Saturday October 11
TD: Chris Young
Brewster Ridge DGC, Jeffersonville VT

 

 

GMPS Call For Events – 5 Days Left

Hey there Vermont disc golfers.

If you haven’t noticed, there has been a growing thread on the forum dedicated to receiving submissions for GMPS (Green Mountain Point Series) events (http://www.gmdgc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1687) . This post is a reminder that on March 1st, the call for GMPS event submissions ends and the Events Director will review the submissions and set the GMPS schedule for the year with the help of the board.

So, please submit an event for consideration if you have something in mind! Also, if you know a prospective TD that you think would like to hold a GMPS event this year and you don’t see a submission, let them know to get in touch with me (jspring@smuggs.com) or post on the forum!

The 2014 event season looks to be the biggest and busiest the Vermont has seen in a long time, maybe ever! Not only will the GMPS be rolling full steam ahead, but it looks like there will be many other events that focus on first time Vermont beginners to some of the best disc golfers in the world (VT Learn To Play DG Day, The Green Mountain Championship, a PDGA A-Tier Event at Brewster Ridge). March 1st may be the last day to submit a GMPS event, but there is no deadline for organizing community leagues and events outside of the point series for the 2014 season!

Here’s to a great year! The schedule should be posted during the first week in March.