Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Tournament Weekend in August

Four great events in one weekend. Join one, two or three and if you are a lady disc golfer, play in all four!

On Saturday we start out the morning with the single round 2nd Annual Trilogy Challenge. Last year this attracted a huge crowd and now with an even better grade of player pack for 2015 I expect could sell out The Hill...register early!

Saturday afternoon brings the newly announced MVP Circuit Series event to Devens for the first time! Similar in format to the Trilogy this is a great way to grab some new offerings in MVP plastic. Can you imagine a newcomer to the sport registering for both events and walking away with over $120 value in player's pack and swag? We can!

The fun continues into the night when at 9pm on Saturday we start a new tradition by crowning a glow round champion who will hold the title until 2016. Trophy, prizes and a player's pack.

On Sunday things turn a little more serious as we are very happy to announce the 1st Annual Devens Women's Open. A PDGA C-Tier event for just the ladies. Open, AM1 and Rec divisions will be offered.

Details and registration links will come up as soon as Hill Yeah finishes up. Stay Tuned!!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League Results - Week 3

Third week off league and the devens crew showed up in full force again. 58 players in total! We have had 161 players so far and have sold 87 tags along the way. Thank you for your continued support!

We started off with some nice weather last night but the winds picked up a little as the round progressed and there was some light rain for the last several holes. The rain really kicked in during payouts/tag distribution. I don't know about you all but I'm ready for a league day with good conditions all around..

I was hoping to advance to a 4:45 start next week BUT there were several groups finishing in the dark last night so we will continue with 4:30 next week. Be checked in and out to your starting hole by that time.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $121
General Pot at $0

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -

Full Results:


Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 2 Results

Props to the 45 dedicated players who braved the fierce wind and cold last night. On the plus side, the walking was much easier than the week before with the hard packed snow instead of mush. Scores were really high (almost 67 on average) but I expect those to start dropping soon.

Next week we will start at 4:30 since every group made it off the course before dark this week.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -

Hill Pot at $77
General Pot at $0

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -

Full Results:


Thursday, March 12, 2015

League Starts Off with a BANG!

Back in the saddle. It was great to get everyone together on such a nice warm day after what seems like an extremely long offseason. With the snow still piled up pretty high on the hill we were expecting a max of about 30 people but more than double that actually showed up..  We got a total of 58 people onto the course to play and we turned away several who showed up too late to get to a starting hole. Play was slower than expected and several groups finished in the dark so we will still with a 4:15 start next week. Important to note that, given the large # of people, starting at the hawks nest turned into a bad idea. Next week will start from our usual spot in the main parking lot near hole 1. I'll be there and set up by 3:15 so please be signed in and at your assigned hole by 4:15.

Among the 58 players were about 15 players who either haven't  played with our league before or  maybe have done so once or twice in the past. Hoping this is a sign of a good year to come.

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -

Full Results:


Monday, March 9, 2015

The Wait is Almost Over!

Finally, league is back in session this Wednesday! Sure, there is a bit of snow on The Hill but with the proper footwear walking the course is actually pretty easy. We did a little preseason league yesterday and 5 groups of 4 players played the course in about 2.5 hours. Some people are still using ribbons but most discs are staying on top of the snow. It is still a good idea to keep a close eye on all throws and use spotters on the blind holes. 

We have already sold 47 tags and have some new players in the mix so I expect the league to grow again this year. We may start a little slow due to the snow but I expect to pick up the pace in a few weeks!

While we will normally start in the main parking lot near hole 1 we will be meeting at the Hawks Nest shop for the first few weeks. We were going to do a shortened courses but after the preseason round I am confident we can finish the whole course if we all keep play moving along. 

Couple notes about discs lost in the snow. Please limit search times to 3 minutes and come to a group decision on the spot of the disc if it is not found. There are no penalty strokes assessed for lost discs at this time. When all the snow is melted we will go back to the usual lost disc rules (re-tee or re-throw from previous lie with a penalty).

All 2015 league info is here:


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

League Starts Next Wednesday with a Preseason Round on Sunday!

Unfortunately, there is still a lot of snow on the ground but we will carry on with our scheduled official start to league NEXT Wednesday! We will need to make a few concessions though until the courses are in better shape. We will be limited to just The Hill for the time being and we will be starting out at the Hawks Nest shop.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Double the Team Challenge Fun This Saturday!

The Hill will be closed this Saturday as the course will host two team challenge events that will fill the course. The General will be open all day but I understand it is still pretty buried back there.

Team Devens takes on Team Crane Hill 2 and D2 takes on Team Bittersweet Ridge from Maine.

Wish both the local teams some luck! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

2015 League Tags are on Sale at the Hawks Nest!

I dropped off 40 tags at the Hawks Nest today. If you plan on buying a tag and playing in our league this year please make your way there to be a tag and maybe a disc or something too!

Tags are $20.00 for the year. Please make sure you sign the league waiver when you purchase your tag and let us know which division you want to play in this year.

I'll drop off some more if need be.

For all details:

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Registration Begins Tonight for the Hill Yeah Spring Classic 3

Registration begins tonight at 8pm for the Hill Yeah Spring Classic 3.  This tournament sold out in about 50 minutes last year so I would plan on signing up right away if you want in on the fun!

All info and registration:

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hill Yeah Spring Classic 3 - Saturday April 4th 2015

Devens – The Hill Yeah Spring Classic 3

Saturday, April 4th, 2014
Devens DGC – The Hill - Devens, MA
NEFA Points Event (though you do not have to be a NEFA member to play)
TD: Marc Duci, Joshua St. Denis

Registration: Will begin at 8pm on Thurs. February 12th at http://www.hawksnestdg.com/p/hill-yeah-spring-classic-3.html

Two rounds of singles - stroke play, 72 golfers max
8:00am - Sign in
9:10am - Players meeting
9:30am - Shotgun start

Entry Fees:
* $50 Pros - Open, Women, Masters, Grandmasters
* $30 Advanced AMs - Advanced, Women, Masters, Grandmasters, 
* $25 Intermediate & Intermediate Women
* $20 Recreational & Junior
* $1 NEFA and the PayPal fee will be added to your cost
* $2 ace pot (sign up and pay day of)
* Add $5 for day-of registration 

Donations of any size are appreciated to assist with the cost of trophies and various small expenses. Any help will make the payouts larger. CTP Prize donations are also welcome

Hole Sponsorships:
* We are looking for hole sponsorships in the amount of $10.00. Pick your starting hole. Groups will be done by division wherever possible if; for example, an AM1 player chooses hole 13, only other AM1 players will be able to choose that hole.

Please note that parking may be tight on tournament day depending on if there are soccer matches in the field throughout the day. We will likely be there before them but we must leave some room. Please carpool if you can and also be responsible during lunch, etc. as their could be lots of children around. This also may limit us to field practice before anyone else shows up. Please do not throw in the field if any soccer players are on any portion of it.

Players Packs:
* All players in the Amateur divisions will get a custom tournament stamped Disc (TBD)

* All Pros are playing for a 1st place trophy & close to 100% cash payout within their division
* All Advanced and Intermediate AMs are playing for a 1st place trophy & some funny money to Hawks Nest Disc Golf! Available to spend just around the corner at the conclusion of the awards ceremony
* All Rec and Junior players are playing for a first place trophy
* We will be paying out based on the PDGA recommendations 

* Tons of CTP prizes

Devens Pizza will be taking orders during registration and will deliver during lunch. Cash only for lunch sales

* Marriott Suites is 2 minutes away.
* Ayer Motor Inn is 3 minutes away. 
* Holiday Inn in Fitchburg is about 15 minutes away

* If you can't make it, let us know on or before end of the day on April 2nd and you'll get a full refund.
* After that date you will only receive 50% of your entry fee back.
* If you do not show on game day, you won't get anything back or get a player pack (even if you send an email or call that morning). Thank you for sponsoring the tournament!

Registration: Will begin at 8pm on Thurs. February 12th at http://www.hawksnestdg.com/p/hill-yeah-spring-classic-3.html

Drop us a line at hawksnestdg@gmail.com if you wish to get added to the WL. I’ll request payment closer to the event if you get in off the WL.

Contact Joshua St. Denis at 978-467-7987 (text or call) or email at hawksnestdg@gmail.com 

If you have a truck please help drive golfers down the road to holes 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, & 17

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Years Day Dubs!

New Year's Day dubs. Thursday Jan 1st at 9:00 am. Meet at the Hawks Nest. 5$ random partners. Ring in the new year with some great friends. Slamming chains and sipping champagne. 

This will be a 26 hole loop consisting of the full General course and 8 holes on The Hill (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 16, 17, 18). Par 80!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Ice Cube Open Returns!

5th Annual Devens Ice Cube Open- Presented by MAADG
Devens, MA (The Hill & The General)
Disc Golf Tournament
Saturday, February 21, 2015
TD - Ric Hamel
We will play 2 rounds of Best Disc Doubles. One round on "The Hill" & one round on "The General". 72 Teams maximum, (36 on each course).
On-line registrations through PayPal, pay through the link below. Make sure you select the correct option. Please add team players names to the note. (Paypal fees included when you check out.)
Also must bring 4 items of food stuffs PER TEAM (canned or boxed) on the day of the tournament.
$60 for Pro Open,
$60 for Mixed (1 male, 1 female)
$50 for AM Division
$50 for REC Division
If there are enough folks interested in a Junior division let us know quickly
Check In will be from 7:30am to 8:30am
Players starting on "The General" - players meeting 8:45am, first round 9:00am
Players starting on "The Hill" - players meeting 9:15am, first round 9:30am
* All Pros are playing for a 1st or 2nd place trophy & nearly 100% cash payout within their division, (minus $10 per team registration direct to Loaves & Fishes)
* All Mixed are playing for a 1st or 2nd place trophy & nearly 50% cash payout within their division plus a player’s pack.
* All AMs are playing for a 1st or 2nd place trophy & funny money, plus a player’s pack
* All Rec and Junior players are playing for a 1st or 2nd place trophy, plus a player’s pack.
* We will be paying out based on the PDGA recommendations
Hole Sponsorship's:
* We are looking for hole sponsorship's in the amount of $10.00. You get
to pick your starting hole.
* Hole sponsors will be eligible to win a very special CTP!
Donations of any size are appreciated to assist with the cost of trophies and various small expenses. Any help will make the payouts larger. CTP Prize donations are also welcome
* If you can't make it, let us know before end of the day on January 10th and you'll get a full refund.
* After that date you will only receive a 50% of your entry fee back.
* If you do not show on game day, you won't get anything back or get a player pack (even if you send an email or call that morning). Thank you for sponsoring the tournament!
Contact Info:
Ric Hamel
TEXT ONLY!!!! 978-577-8021


Reminder - Sunday Social League

Looks like several people have been coming out for random dubs on The General each Sunday morning at 9:30am.

Show up and join in on the fun!

$5 per player - meet at the Hawks Nest.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Team Challenge Weekend!

Both of our local teams are going back to work this Sunday. Team Devens takes on the Borderland Bombers at home and Team Devens 2 is traveling to Webster to face their bitter rivals! 

For local casual play, you may want to stick with The General in the morning and The Hill from about 1pm forward. Thanks for your cooperation.

Both teams are looking to go to 2-0 so wish both teams luck!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Workday Scheduled for November 15th

We are running  a workday on Saturday November and need our army to show up and get some work done!

We plan in sprucing up the tee boxes on The Hill and installing the sign posts on The General. There will also be some general cleanup and maybe some small cutting.

More details to come soon. Please put this date on your calendar.


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bag Tag Bonanza Wrap Up

Thank you to everyone for coming out to the Bag Tag Bonanza yesterday. It was so great to see everyone having fun out there and the perfect weather certainly added to the day as well. We played a modified layout of 24 holes and it proved to be a beast that only a handful tamed! Andy Duquette shot the hot round of 70 (3 under par) to move himself into the season standings payout! No need for an ace pot throw off either as Taylor Maz hit hole 12 on The Hill for the cash money.

I look forward to planning for the 2015 season, there will be some changes for next year that I hope will bring out even more people and provide a bit more fairness. If anyone has any suggestions please share them. I am always happy to hear them and will consider anything as long as it works for everyone.

Top 3 A Pool:
1-Andy Duquette - 72 - tag 1 - 4 points - $45
t2-Alex Gula - 72 - tag 2 - 3 points - $23
t2-John Buonsanto - 72 - tag 3 - 3 points - $23

Top 3 B Pool:
1-Nick Erickson - 78 - tag 17 - 4 points - $23
2-Ed Legenza - 80 - tag 30 - 3 points - $14
t3-Ryan Shevlin - 81 - tag 33 - 2 points - $5
t3-Corey Johson - 81 - tag 41 - 2 points - $5

Top 3 C Pool -
1-Jesse Cleary - 84 - tag 64 - 4 points - $24
2-Bill Marcin - 88 - tag 96 - 3 points - $15
3-Dennis Pelland - 89 - tag 100 - 2 points - $9

TOP 3 Women -
1-Ashley Toomey - 80 - tag 31 - 4 points - $14
2-Lee Marshall - 92 - tag 105 - 3 points $7
3-Jacki Bogan - 96 - tag 110 - 2 points

CTPs - Hole 14 GENERAL (worth additional point in standings & $$):
A - Frank Strauss $33
B/C/W - Corey Johnson $33

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
Taylor Maslowski Hole 12 on The Hill $116

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -

Full Results:


Each of these players won a $15 gift certificate to the Hawks Nest along with a Green Light Disc Golf Zipper Pull:
Taylor Maslowski
Adam Stearns
Dan Garvey
Fallon Enman
Corey Johnson
Taylor Maslowski
Chuck Tammaro
Charlie McQuade
Mark Padilla
Lee Marshall
Andy Duquette
Steve Banatoski
Dean Onners
Ryan Shevlin
Jacki Bogan
Andy Duquette
John Buonsanto
Alex Gula

Mach II Basket - Dan Nakamoto
C14 Agile Grip Bag - John Buonsanto
Dynamic Disc Soldier Bag - Dan Garvey
Dynamic Disc Soldier Bag - Sean Coyne (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST)
28 Chain Salute Water Bottle - Jim Robinson (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST) (Donated by Nat Fairbanks)
Disc Golf Hat - Steve Banatoski
Disc Golf Hat - Chris Pickering - (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST)
Green Drifit Shirt - Ben Geddes
Purple Drifit Shirt - Luke Adolph
Ladies Drifit Shirt - Christine Reynolds
Ladies Drifit Shirt - Jacki Bogan
Disc Golfer Sticker - John Buonsanto
Disc Golfer Sticker - Ashley Toomey
2012 Ace Race Disc - John Buonsanto
2012 Ace Race Disc - Ed Legenza
Borderland Spring Fling Vulcan - Pete Nevius
Hawktoberfest Flat Top Roc - Adam Stander (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST) (Donated by Hawks Nest)
Hill Yeah Spring Classic Suspect - Tony Rushcioni (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST)
10th Anniversary Buzzz - Sam Misuraca (Donated by Ric Hamel)
Various Beer - Art Blanchard (Donated by Hawks Nest)
Prodigy H1 Proto Disc - Fallon Enman (Donated by Bob Kulchuk)
Am Worlds DGA Torrent - Travis Reed (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST) (Donated by Bob Kulchuk)
Disc Golf Hat - Ken Gary
MVP Servo - Andy Duquette
MVP Amp - Dan Nakamoto
Prodigy PA4 Proto - Dean Onners
Prodigy PA3 350G Series - Steve Banatoski
Buzzz OS - Travis Milem
$25 Hawks Nest Bills - Peter Simone (PICK UP AT HAWKS NEST)
$25 Hawks Nest Bills - Doug Callahan
MVP Tesla - Bill Marcin (Donated by John Rodenhizer)
MVP Inertia - Jesse Cleary (Donated by John Rodenhizer)
Lattitude 64 Pure - Luke Adolph (Donated by John Rodenhizer)
Dynamic Discs Fusion - Mike Straker (donated by John Rodenhizer)

I'll be dropping off the prizes at the nest tomorrow (Monday the 27th)

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Hill Closed on Saturday

FYI - We will be having our annual Bag Tag Bonanza on Saturday, October 25th and we will be using 24 of the 36 holes available at Devens DGC. The event should will run from early AM until about 12:45pm during which time all 18 holes on The Hill and holes 10 through 15 on The General will be closed. Please keep your casual rounds to holes 1 - 9 and 16 - 18 of The General. 

Thank you for your cooperation.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Bag Tag Bonanza Details Update

The 2014 league season has ended and what a year it has been! We had 1,826 players for an average of about 59 per night when you include all weeks even going back to the 4:15pm starts in March and all of the recent earlier starts.  We also have had 183 individual players this year and have sold 128 tags. These are all incredible stats and huge improvements over last year and I hope we finish the year strong as well!  We will be working hard in the offseason to figure out a way to get more people onto the course(s) for league next year as we are pretty much maxed out now. 

We have 1 tag left for sale if you want to play in the Bag Tag Bonanza you will need to be a 2014 tag holder to do so. I'll have the remaining tags for sale leading up to the event. If you participated in league this year but did not buy a tag, now is the time to support your course and get in on this fun event! 

Speaking of the 2014 Bag Tag Bonanza. You can register now at http://devensdg.blogspot.com/p/2014bonanza.html . The entry fee and payout structure will be the same as a typical league but given that we are buying lunch for everyone it will be helpful to have you pre register.  The format for the day will be one round on The Hill with 6 holes from The General thrown in for a 24 hole round. Probably going to play it as follows: 1-7 on The Hill, 13, 14, 15, 10, 11 & 12 on The General then 8-18 on The Hill. We will do threesomes to keep things moving. We will have a lunch consisting of pizza/cookies/chips/soda/water followed by season ending point standings awards and we will also give away all of the raffle prizes at this time as well. In case you didn't know, each time you come to league you are entered into the year end raffle for some pretty cool prizes such as a high end bag,  basket and several gift certificates to the Hawks Nest among some other small prizes. The more you came to league the better the chance you have of walking away a winner. How often did you come? 

After the final round, lunch and awards we can play some random dubs! 

Did I mention that each participant of the Bonanza will be getting a custom stamped Dynamic Disc as a player pack? That alone is triple the value of the $5.00 registration fee which all goes towards payout/CTP/Ace Pot as usual anyway. FREE LUNCH as well! 

THERE IS ONLY 1 SPOT LEFT FOR THE BONANZA! Register using the link above, now is as good of a time as any. 

We will be paying out three spots in each division:

Womens Pool -
1st $75
2nd $50
3rd $25

A Pool - 
1st $175
2nd $125
3rd $85

B Pool - 
1st $75
2nd $50
3rd $25

C Pool - 
1st $60
2nd $30
3rd $20

Here are the top contenders in each division:

A Pool:
John Buonsanto 60 (lock for 1st)
Ken Gary 53 (lock for 2nd)
Cooper Arnold 48 
Andy Duquette 46
Aaron Little 46
(Cooper, Andy and Aaron will play together during the Bonanza to duke it out for 3rd place)

B Pool:
Avery Sartelle 63.16 (lock for 1st)
Nick Erickson 58
Moe Ryan 58
Ed Legenza 53
(Nick, Moe & Ed will play together during the Bonanza to duke it out for 2nd and 3rd place)

C Pool:
JD Killoran 60 (lock for 1st)
Bill Marcin 44 (lock for 2nd or 3rd)
Steve Banatoski 40 (lock for 2nd or 3rd)
(Bill & Steve will play together during the Bonanza to duke it out for 2nd place, JD can round out the card to watch the battle)

Womens Pool (payouts set!):
Ashley Toomey 103 1ST
Jacki Bogan 60 2ND
Kim Krieser 39 3RD

We will also have a prize for each player who had perfect attendance this year. 

Congrats to these guys for showing up each and every week, rain or shine!
Joe DeCarolis 
Josh St. Denis
Luke Adolph
Dean Onners (That makes 2 straight years for Dean, no missed leagues!)
Sam Misuraca (Sam is a true iron man - He hasn't missed a league in 3 years!)

Thank you for your dedication this year guys! 

So let's recap:

Over $1800 towards end of the year season standings payout and all of the various prizes
A custom stamped player pack disc for all
Free Lunch
About $3,000.00 in total going into this event!!!

Prize update. Every hole on The Hill will have a divisional CTP or an all players CTP for $15 Hawks Nest Bills and a zipper pull furnished by Green Light Disc Golf. 

Want this Mach II basket? Me too! 

CTP $ Galore

Just some of the other raffle prizes up for grabs

Player Pack Discs Rock! Lots of different color discs and stamps.
(I have 10 DD Wardens, 10 Latt64 Zero Pures, 40 Biofuzion Renegades, 40 Biofuzion Trespasses)

Player Package is going to be choice of disc and a koozie

More Raffle and CTP swag

Close up of Stamp

Go here for all info on standings, etc.

Hawktoberfest Tomorrow - Courses Closed for the Day

Tomorrow the fine folks from Hawks Nest Disc Golf are running a doubles tournament on both The Hill and The General and both courses will be closed all day. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Final Wednesday League of 2014

We had some nice weather for our last Wednesday league of 2014 and it brought out a big crowd for the 4:15pm start time! 57 players including 3 first timers. No aces so the pot will carry over to the Bag Tag Bonanza in two weeks. If no one hits it then we will do a throw off for it. It should be around $80 for the Bonanza.

Lots of good scores out there this week! Cooper Arnold shoots a 49 for the win and a bump into sole possession of third place in the points standings followed by Bob Kulchuk with his PB 50! Fallon Enman shoots a 58 to crush the ladies pool!

I'll do some league stats in a bit but have some more important Bonanza prep work to do first.

Top 3 A Pool:
1-Cooper Arnold - 49 - tag 1 - 4 points
2-Bob Kulchuk - 50 - tag 3 - 3 points
3-Aaron Little - 51 - tag 4 - 2 points

Top 3 B Pool:
1-Avery Sartelle - 56 - tag 26 - 4 points
2-Moe Ryan - 57 - tag 28 - 3 points
3-Eric Lindgren - 58 - tag 38 - 2 points

Top 3 C Pool -
1-Steve Banatoski - 59 - tag 58 - 4 points
2-Dennis Pelland - 65 - tag 103 - 3 points
t3-JD Killoran - 66 - tag 106 - 2 points
t3-John Defrancisco - 66 - tag 108 - 2 points
t3-Don Cleary - 66 - no tag - 2 points
t3-Jesse Cleary - 66 - no tag - 2 points
t3-Nat Fairbanks - 66 - no tag - 2 points

TOP 3 Women -
1-Fallon Enman - 58 - tag 48 - 4 points
2-Ashley Toomey - 66 - tag 105 - 3 points
t3-Ashley Jollimore - 70 - no tag - 2 points
t3- Emily Arnold - 70 - no tag - 2 points

CTPs - Hole 14 (worth additional point in standings & $$):
A - Drew Neumann
B/C/W - Jared Reinke

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
None - pot at $

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -

Full Results: