Blog: October 2010

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NEFA Dubs series kicks off Sat. 

Friday, October 29, 2010  by John Borelli

The new NEFA Dubs series kicks off this Saturday at a new course in Rindge, NH. Go play the Halloween Howler Doubles and be part of a fun new series.

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NEFA folks and VO featured on Disc Golf Monthly 

Wednesday, October 27, 2010  by John Borelli

I've been waiting for a rainy day to post this, so here you go! Set aside an hour today and check out our NEFA President Rob Tatro, TD Steve Dodge, and locals Seamus Scanlon and Mike Polenski as they get some face time in the latest episode of Disc Golf Monthly


You'll probably recognized a few others too, like Scott Howard, Mark Verrochi, David Frothingham, Michael Sperow, Nick Gagne, Jason Dore, Steve Ditter, Marcy Borelli, Tom Southwick, and a few more local celebrities.

Be sure to watch all four videos for the hour long show. Here's the first one.




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Help Flat Rock win a community grant 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010  by John Borelli

You can help Flat Rock disc golf course in Athol, MA win a $2500 Responsible Sports Community Grant. 

All you have to do is take a 10 minute quiz. The group with the most quizzes taken wins the grant. It's an easy way to give back to your favorite sport! Do it now!

Enter "disc golf" as the sport category and "Flat Rock Disc Golf Club" as the organization. Be sure you use a space between Flat and Rock. You can also take both quizzes (Coaches or Parents).

Take the quiz  (Look in the Get Started section in the center of the page. Click "Parents" or "Coaches". Then click "Take the Quiz".)






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It's election time, NEFA! 

Monday, October 25, 2010  by John Borelli

It is election time here in NEFA. Please consider serving NEFA and be prepared to do some work for the greater good of us all. All elected positions serve on the Board of Directors and are vital for helping us make decisions based on our vision of where we would like NEFA to go.

To those that like to sit and complain about how things are, this is your chance to help change things. Run for office! Get involved. Be a positive force behind New England disc golf!

General info and candidate info

Positions up for grabs include:

> President, Vice President, Treasurer, 
> State Representative for CT, ME, MA, NH, NY, RI, and VT.

Election schedule:
  • - Nominations are due on Wednesday, November 3.
  • - Postcard ballots sent on Monday, November 8.
  • - Members will receive ballots by November 12
  • - Members will have 1 week to decide: November 14-21
  • - Ballots must be postmarked by Monday November 22
  • - Winners will be announced by Wednesday, December 1


 

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Thrilling weekend ahead in MA 

Thursday, October 21, 2010  by John Borelli

Devens disc golf course hosts it's annual Thrill on the Hill Dubs and Speed tournament this Saturday in Devens, MA. 

While the actual doubles event is a good time and a great opportunity for new players to try doubles or play their first tournament (there are 12 Rec players signed up!), the showcase event of the day is the 4-hole speed round.

If you haven't been to Devens, it is an up and down course built on an old army training hill. If you are out of shape it's challenging enough to walk, never mind run. Brave souls who sign up for Speed have a big challenge ahead of them and are probably slightly wacked in the head. 

Speed is a timed race of 4 holes with your final time a result of your score and time. If you are over par, penalty time is added per stroke; if you are under par time is subtracted. Players go off at 30-second intervals.

The first hole (13) has an elevated tee and levels out through some beautiful pines. Heading down the incline after your tee shot is always fun because you naturally want to watch where your disc went but also have to watch your step as you go down the hill. Some less-than-graceful golfers (like me) have wiped out much to the delight of the crowd on tee 13. Good times.

The second hole (14) is a doozy  that goes straight up the 310 ft hill at a pretty steep clip. Next, you are rewarded with an "easy" 100 footer from tee 15's teepad to hole 9's basket. It's a good opportunity to catch your breath and bag a 2, but since you're lungs are screaming and your head feels like it's about to explode, it's not always that easy.

The fourth and last hole (10) is a 215 ft downhill toss, another great place to wipe out running full throttle down the hill. After you putt out, a "simple" 40-yard uphill dash to the finish line at tee 11 is all it takes to receive the respect and admiration of the disc golf world! 


Last  year's record of 2:47 (even par 12, no penalties) by Kevin Fox is going to be hard to beat, but you never know what'll happen out there!


Tully Octoberfest

Also this Sunday is the Tully Octoberfest, a free event at Tully disc golf course in Athol, MA. Get on out there for some free disc and grub!




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