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Think you got the eye? 

Friday, July 27, 2012  by mcmanus

 

Are you a shutterbug, disc papparazzi or just an enthusiastic novice with the camera?....then send me your best pics and the stories behind them and I'll post it right here!!

Whether its action shots or just capturing various moments out on the course, there's always a story behind every image

So, what the *&%#@ are you waiting for??, send in your pics and stories or I'll be forced to start blogging about my daily life

and you really don't want to hear about that.    staraviar@yahoo.com

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Burgess Facelift  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012  by mcmanus

Repainted park sign 

In a land where beaches, fishing, seafood, and ball golf rule the day, there is a tiny slice of disc golf heaven on Cape Cod called Burgess Park.  Long gone are the days of scattered litter, broken glass,  rampant vandalism and inconsistent management.  The Cape Cod Disc Golf Club has taken Burgess by the reigns and tamed this once unruly patch of woods located in the village of Marstons Mills. 

Recognizing the need to create a legitimate and responsible stewardship presence for Cape Cod's only disc golf course, Greenleaf Garrison, Club President, has rallied the course regulars into forming the Cape Cod Disc Golf Club.  Since the club's formation nearly two years ago, they have recruited several new members and are currently in the process of acquiring 501(C)(3) non profit status from the IRS.  The club has reached out to the Barnstable Recreational Committee as well as the local Marston's MIlls Village Association in an effort to work with both entities for proper management and stewardship of this community park and its disc golf course.  Future meetings are planned with the local Conservation Commission as well.

Burgess has undergone some significant improvements lately, from revamped tee pads and new basket locations to new signage and pathways.  The Club has also started an "adopt a hole" program...a concept borrowed from Borderland DGC... and it has taken off with wild enthusiasm and success.

Hole 1 right tee pad 

Hole 5 left tee pad

 Rock framed garden off Hole 14's tee pad

New pathway from Hole 3 to Hole 4

With the sold out Sports Authority Cape Cod Disc Golf Open just around the corner on June 30th, the CCDGC members and volunteers have been working feverishly to get the course in prime shape for what is sure to be a memorable tourny.  In keeping with the shameless promotion of my home course, I'd like to thank Greenleaf Garrison, Todd Lapham, Steve Solbo, John Tserpes, Josh Rogers, Erica Johnson, Chris Irvine, Doctah, Buja, Drew Austin, Eric Pleso, Brian Harrington and all the other Burgess regulars, volunteers, course freaks and any other random disc dudes who have asked what they can do to help.....you guys ROCK!

Hole 10 looking back

So be sure to pack your discs next to the fishing rods and beach towels for your next Cape Cod vacation...and if you run into Greenleaf at the course, ask him for a homebrew!

Peace!

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NEFA & PDGA Points Season In Full Effect 

Wednesday, May 9, 2012  by mcmanus

With a near snow-less winter, a March that was warmer than April and borderline drought conditions during what is typically known as the wet season, 2012 has gotten off to a topsy turvy start...hmmm, maybe the Mayans were on to something.  Perhaps Bill Murray put it best in the movie Ghostbusters when he stated:  "dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria!!"  Thankfully, one thing remains constant and that is tournament season in NEFA land!  So, before you start your doomsday prepping, check out the NEFA and PDGA points tournies coming down the pike to a course near you:

May 12th, The Tully Tournament & Women's Global Event- NEFA Pts/ PDGA C-Tier

May 20th, 2012 Park City Charity Open- NEFA 2X Pts / PDGA C-Tier

May 20th, The Sap Bucket X- NEFA Pts

June 2nd, Dragan Disc Gofl Classic- NEFA Pts/ PDGA B-Tier

June 2nd, The 2012 Long Island Open- PDGA C-Tier/ NEFA pending

June 16th, Pokerpalooza Reloaded!- NEFA Points

June 23rd-24th 10 Annual Borderland Spring Fling- PDGA B-Tier

June 30th Sports Authority Presents the Cape Cod Open- NEFA Pts/ PDGA C-Tier

July 1rst, Pure Flight Presents The Crane Hill Open- NEFA Pts/ PDGA B-Tier

So don't despair because tournaments are popping up like dandelions in an unmowed field this year.  I'll leave you with a final doomsday quote:

" Don't wake me for the end of the world unless it has very good special effects"

-Author unknown

Oh yeah, one more thing, I am stoked to see a disc golf course on Long Island...aka, my birthplace ...more to come on this new course in a future blog! 

-Peace

 

 

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NEFA welcomes Community Discs as its new vendor! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012  by mcmanus

 

Hello Everyone,

We are happy to announce the 2012 NEFA preferred vendor, Community Disc Golf (www.communitydiscs.com).  This is a new offering that we are providing to the NEFA tournament directors.  NEFA has entered  into a partnership iwth Community Disc Golf to provide more value from the tournament vendor.  Our TD's work hard, so this is another way to make things easier for them!  NEFA tournament directors will have the option of using the preferred vendor or to select a different option for the AM division payout.

When the TD decides to work with our preferred vendor for their NEFA  tournament, they can enjoy the following benefits:

Tournament Discs:  Community Disc Golf will coordinate the purchase of tournament stamped discs, with the TD only paying for the discs that are provided as player packages.  Community Disc Golf will take on the additional inventory or the TD can purchase the remaining discs for the same low cost

Additional Tournament Prizes:  Community Disc Golf will supply disc prizesfor your events competitions.  Up to 2 each for Ring of Fire, Distance, CTP for AMs

Onsite Tournament Vending:  Onsite vending is an option for the tournament (advanced scheduling required) with a minimum of 550 products and all brands carried by the vendor represented, set up by the start of registration.  If Community cannot attend the event, then online vouchers can be purchased from Community Disc Golf.

Online Vouchers:  Players can use their vouchers online to purchase form the entire stock.  Shipping is always $1 flat rate shipping, so your players won't be charged a premium to get their merchandise.  The vouchers will become active upon payment from the TD

Discount Rate:  The tournament director will enjoy a 25% discount on the AM vouchers (20% retained by TD/ 5% sent to NEFA by TD).  If the total AM payout will be $1,000, the TD will send Community DG, $750.00.  In return, Community DG will provide $1,000 worth of vouchers to be used as the AM payout.  The TD keeps the $200 and sends $50 back to NEFA.

In addition to all of these benefits, our preferred vendor will also be supplying NEFA with 10% of all non-voucher purchases made at www.communitydiscs.com  They will also be offering equipment for NEFA outreach events, making it easier for NEFA to gain exposure and grow the sport!

For any tournament director interested in working with our preferred NEFA vendor, please contact Justin Anderson at Community Disc Golf to work out the details

E-mail  Justin@CommunityDiscs.com

Phone: 617-959-2647

http://facebook.com/CommunityDiscs

http://twitter.com/CommunityDG

 

 

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Tournament of Tradition 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012  by mcmanus

 

What's so exciting about the month of March you ask?...well, for one, it signifies the beginning of the end for winter weather, though one really wouldn't notice that as much this year considering mother nature's hiatus from the typical winter weather doldrums.  There's also March Madness for all you college basketball gambling freaks (yep, I'm one of em) and of course the grandest of Irish drinking holidays, St Patrick's Day!...and what better way to celebrate it by spending the weekend on Martha's Vineyard for a convivial  gathering of disc golf enthusiasts at an annual event known as the Vineyard Social.  One of the first NEFA points events of the season is on once again and your island friends have been working hard to make sure each year's tournament exceeds the previous year's experience.  With 3 course layouts comprising 36 distinct holes, one can look forward to a day of challenging variety in a setting truly unique to the island. 

Check out the tournament details here

Ferry info can be found here

Parking info here

Lodging info here  (although there are a ton of websites for lodging on the vineyard, your best bet is to go on the discussion forum thread  and ask a local for their recommendations, they won't steer you wrong!

So, pack up the supplies and head on over to the Vineyaaahd on March 17th for some disc chuckin, pub crawling, head pounding island excitement....don't forget to eat and bring your game face! 

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