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
Tournament Director: Nick Jennings continue reading »
Posted April 22nd, 2013 by Gretchen
Hope everyone had a great time playing Pinnacle this past weekend. How’d the trees treat you? Since I was out in the mountains enjoying some family time discgolf wasn’t really in the cards. But luckily Jordan Potvin volunteered to do a little write up about the day. Thanks, Jordan!
Want the run down of scores and divisions? Yeah, I bet you do. Well, as soon as the TD does all the fun data entry (yeah the thankless work of a TD is never done) and gets it off to our Tour Manager (thanks, Frothy) we’ll get that out to the internets.
Until, then the write up below and a few pictures of the day will have to suffice. BTW if you have any pics feel free to send them my way.
I’ll be missing Sunappe too – but we may have another guest write up. See you at Sap Bucket!
As always make sure to send huge thanks our GMPS Title Sponsors: Three Penny Tap Room and The Mad Taco. And to our GMPS Supporting Sponsors: Base Camp Outfitters DG and Brewster Ridge DG. Yep you guys are great:)
– Your “friendly” blogger, GK
UPDATE: Spencer is on top of it and has posted scores from the day on the forum here: http://www.gmdgc.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1464&start=160#p12408.
Pinnacle Spring Run Off-IV from Jordan Potvin
When I arrived after stopping at a local diner and getting a hot roast beef sandwich smothered in gravy, I was greeted by a overcast skies and gusty winds. I’m just thankful the rain had passed. The place seemed deserted at first, only a few gents at the registration table and a lonely practice basket. I threw a few discs at the hill, and when I entered the woods I was greeted by the pleasant knocking of plastic on trees. Then I noticed bodies moving through the forest, golfers in their natural habitat. Jeff Spring was laying out meteors to the middle of the fairway and I even convinced him to flick a couple shots on hole 5. continue reading »