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NEFA New Year is Twice As Nice with Ice!! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015  by mcmanus

Tis the season for resolutions, so in this new year of 2015, resolve to get out and play some ice bowls!  Ice bowls seem to be gaining in popularity every year, and justifiably so....where else can you  spend a day out in the cold sans skis, snowboards, snowshoes, tubes or sleds and still have a gnarly time carving through the woods?  While having a killer time, you'll also be supporting local ice bowl tradition.  There is certainly no shortage of local ice bowls to choose from in NEFA land, just check out the tournament thread under the NEFA forums to see what's happening.  The 2015 Ice Bowl season kicks off with the Mt Kisco Klassic Ice Bowl (currently sold out but there is a waitlist):

Winter disc golf is truly a different animal...icy, snow covered conditions can require not only a change in gear, but also a change in throwing strategy...shorter run-ups, tactful approach and putting and of course, the ubiquitous usage of colored tape or string so one may quickly locate a submerged disc.  No matter what the elements, disc golf is a true year round sport!

  2015 also brings about the annual 2 for 1 NEFA Membership Deal!  Clicking HERE will miraculously whisk you away to the sign up form....c' it NOW!!

Stay tuned for more blog material as I resolve to stop slacking on the NEFA Blog.  I smell a disc golf photo contest!
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Somethin's Shakin on Marshall Street: 2014 Pyramids Mixed Doubles & NEFA Auction  

Friday, November 21, 2014  by mcmanus

 The 2014 NEFA Auction and Pyramids Mixed Doubles is all set to go on Saturday, November 22nd.  If you didnt get in on the doubles event, show up anyway and shoot your best round outta three rounds on the world famous pink course (6 mindblowing holes with  bulls eye baskets that won't accept anything less than perfection).  The cost is $10 to play with payouts in auction dollars so you can throw down on some sweet, funkin shwag.  Best of all, its for a good cause & always an epic time!  Grub and drinks are provided, followed by the NEFA Auction at Southwick's off the wall Auction Hall (aka, his house).  Get ready for a Jason Southwick time

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Disc Golf Goes Global! 

Friday, July 11, 2014  by mcmanus

Read all about it!, New England disc golf just got some serious recognition in the press!  Patricia Harris and David Lyon of The Boston Globe provide a very well written article about the sport that's sure to garner some serious attention and curiosity from newcomers
as well as respect and pride from enthusiasts.

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World War I Park DGC, North Attleboro: Ahh... That New Course Smell! 

Monday, June 16, 2014  by mcmanus

Once considered a barren disc golf wasteland,  the Route 495 corridor in Southeastern MA is slowly filling in with new courses. Just a few years ago, Borderland State Park was the only course option between Cape Cod and the disc golf mecca of Central Mass and the North Shore courses.  Since then, Dacey Community Fields DGC has been installed in the town of Franklin and most recently, a 9 hole layout at the beautiful World War I Memorial Park in North Attleboro. 

A great mix of elevation changes, mature hardwoods and large rock outcroppings, WWI Park Disc Golf Course presents a fun and challenging all woods layout surrounded by a beautiful park setting.  Course organizers have hosted several workdays over the last few months to get the 9 hole layout in place (keep an eye on the previously listed facebook link for info on the course).  Presently, the fairways have been carved out and baskets are in place, so let the race for the course record begin!

As is the case with most disc golf courses on public lands, the park has multiple uses, so please respect other users of WWI Memorial Park.  Be sure to park in designated parking areas only and show the same level of respect you would use on your own home course.  This course has the possibility of expanding to 18 holes as long as players continue to show respect for the land, the park facilities and other users of the park. 

Many thanks to Jay Mello, Pete Violet and the many selfless volunteers who have worked on making this latest addition to the 495 corridor a reality!  You can follow the course progress and get the latest info on the WWI Memorial Park DGC facebook page here or on here top Top > Comments   (2 comments)

The David Stidham Tournament Series: Your Donation Dollars at Work 

Monday, January 27, 2014  by mcmanus

Winter in NEFAland means Ice Bowls and there are certainly plenty of local tournaments to choose from each year.  A common thread amongst all Ice Bowls is the charitable motivation behind them  From food pantries to foreign missions and everything in between, Ice Bowls are organized  first and foremost to raise funds for charitable endeavors.  Indeed, it is this charitable component that reminds us all that we can still compete and have fun while raising money for a good cause. 

Gary Cyr  has taken over the David Stidham Tournament Series since the passing of tournament director extraordinaire, & NEFA legend, David Stidham, last year.  Each tournament in the David Stidham Series will have a portion of the proceeds go towards the Coastal Haiti Mission.  David hosted the Buffumville Ice Bowl since its inception along with many other tournaments, and his charity of choice is the Coastal Haiti Mission, a foster care program for homeless children in a section of Northern Haiti.  Not only did David actively raise money for this charity through the many tournaments he directed, he was also involved in the mission first hand, making several trips to Northern Haiti to directly help children in need.  Below is a link to a thank you letter sent from Constance F. Goddard of the Coastal Haiti Mission to all those who have participated in the Buffumville Ice Bowl Series, be it as players, volunteers, organizers and outside donators: 


It certainly does the heart good to see that your charitable donations are going directly towards helping to improve the lives and opportunities of those in need.  If you've never played an Ice Bowl before, I encourage you to do so.  That  intense feeling you get from competing in the sport we all love will be exceeded a thousand fold by knowing you helped contribute to the betterment of those who are truly struggling. 

If you wish to make a charitable donation to the Coastal Haiti Mission, please click here to find out how.

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