Winter League – Week 3

After two very cold Saturdays of action, week 3 is going to feel like summer.

This week our brave disc golfers will be playing holes 1-9 twice.

Will the warm weather bring any aces?  Stay tuned to find out.

2018 Winter League

Only 3 days remain before winter league starts.

What’s in store for Saturday January 6th?  A crisp -18C with a sprinkling of the white stuff.  Those conditions should make for an exciting 18 holes.

If you’ve never thrown a disc in the winter, you should know they tend to fly a little farther and a little straighter (wind dependent of course).

Disc PSA – Don’t leave your disc out in the cold.  Make sure you can find it by “winterizing” your disc.  Learn how here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq7onUGx5So.

Interested in playing?  It’s not to late to sign up.  Register HERE!

First tournament in the books!

Weather – Check!
Players – Check!
Fun – Check!
Turkey’s – Check!

Our very first tournament has come and gone.  We had a fantastic turnout of 28 people in 4 divisions.

After two rounds of play using the normal 12 holes on the course, the field was cut in half.

The third round was played using a modified 18 holes and and the open male division ended in a three way tie that required two extra holes to break.

Congratulations to our winners:

Junior – Kevin M.
Female – Nicole D.
Male – Michael S.
Masters – Kristine P.

A big thank you to our tournament sponsor:

VISTRA Engineering.

Vistra Turkey Toss

Thanks to all who participated and volunteered!

Windy Week 8

August 24th 2017 can be summed up in one word… GUSTY!!!

Sure it was cold.  Sure it was sunny.  Sure Shaw was taping us.  All excuses to wishing we could have played better.  From a quick analysis of the scores from that day, I believe the wind added an average of 4 strokes to everyone’s game.

Wind is part of the game though.  An element you can let take advantage of you or one you can use to your advantage.  I certainly let it take advantage of me, rather than the other way around.  I ended with a +5 on the day, my worst outing yet.  With 7 more weeks to go, I’ll work to remove those strokes.

Who’s interested in a tournament?

We’re considering hosting a tournament.  We would like to hear from you.

Should it be an open format or age/gender formatted?

Saturday & Sunday or just Saturday or just Sunday?

One disc (say a mid range) or any disc/any number?

What kind of prizes do you expect/want?

What do you think a reasonable entry fee is?

Let us know…

League night #3

What a difference one week can make.  Last week, rubber boots and maybe a paddle boat would have been an ideal way to make our way around the course.  This week, blue sky, warm sun, green DRY grass.

We now have 17 people signed up for league night and I think that is fantastic!  This is the final week to sign up, but that will be covered in a different post.

My name is Curtis Vanderloo and I have just joined the ACE club!  Hole 3 at 56 meters or 183 feet.  After hitting the tree just past the tee box the last few weeks, I made a small adjustment and the disc found its way right to the centre of the chains.  I love to hear the chains rattle!

Unofficial winner of the night was Nicholas Raymo (sign up man!) with an impressive -4 on the night.  Official winner of the night belonged to Dan “Consistency” Doucette with a -3.  Except for the roller he tried on hole 11, which rolled right into a tree and led to his only bogie, he hit par or birdied.

We also had some major improvements from last week to this week.  Michael Skinner shot a -1 or a 6 shot improvement.  Darryn Ross went from 8 over last week to 3 over.  Alder Devries had the biggest jump, from 14 over to 6 over.

All in all a fantastic evening.

It’s a Discy Business

Where can I get discs?

It’s a question commonly asked these days in Sault Ste. Marie.  Up until a few months, people might have looked at you a bit strangely with a question such as that.

These days, the answer is pretty simple.  ZooZoo in the Station Mall or online.

I’ve been playing disc golf for a number of years now and have traveled (while not extensively) to a few other cities and played a few other courses.  Along my travels I have gone in search of new discs and except for one store down near Detroit, I haven’t been impressed with the selections I’ve come across.  Normally, there is a scattering of putters, a few drivers and some cheap mid ranges.

Online the variety is endless, but shipping costs are sometimes a burden and I really like to feel the plastic in my hand, so those are a few strikes there.  You can certainly hit a home run with some mixed misprint defects.  It’s usually a variety pack and you won’t know what you get, but that is part of the appeal.

This past weekend (July 16th, 2017) I ventured into ZooZoo.  I had called Mario (owner) a few weeks before and he agreed to carry some discs.  When I walked in the store, he didn’t just carry some discs, he bought the entire Innova line up.  From super high quality discs to cheaper beginner discs.  The selection is truly one of the best in store selections I’ve seen.  I dropped a few bucks for a disc and a bag to add to my growing collection and look forward to picking up a few more discs soon.

He took a gamble on a sport not widely known in the Sault and after some more discussion and comparison, the prices he is selling the discs for are pretty well in line with most other places.

If you have a chance, head to ZooZoo and check out his selection.  Tell Mario that Curtis sent you.  That doesn’t carry any clout but at least he’ll know that you are there because of the Sault Disc Golf Association.  He’s supporting our love of the sport and if we can, I’d like to give that support back.

Want to compare selections and prices?  Head across the river and check our Meijer and Dunham’s Sport.

 

 

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