Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 6 Results

Superb night at Devens for league!  We hit a new record high of 74 players. I am quite scared of what is going to happen when we get to the 5:30 starts. Weather was fantastic we we got our first and second aces of the season! Nat Fairbanks hit his first career ace on hole 9 and Bob Kulchuk nailed hole 17 to split the large pot.

Hole assignments for The General didn't work very well. Here is what we are going to try next week. Let me know if you have any other ideas.

We are sending up to 33 people max out on The General. Will send out groups to hole 1 in groups of 3, then hole 12 in groups of 3, then hole 9 in groups of 3 then hole 14 in groups of 3. The first 9 people will start on 1, then the next 9 on hole 12, ect. You will receive a hole assignment AND a group # and a tee time. Group 1 will start 10 minutes before the general tee time, group 2 will start 5 minutes before the generals tee time and group 3 will start on time with the generals tee time (STILL 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE HILL).
So you check in and tell me you want the general, I tell you that you are on hole 1 in group 1 with a tee time of 10 minutes early.

I can't think of any better way other than spreading the holes out more and that is just cruel!  I need to get you checked into my spreadsheet with a hole assignment in under 30 seconds in order to get everyone checked in and out to their hole on time so all cooperation in appreciated.

I'll be using an air horn next week to avoid another false start..

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
Nat Fairbanks - Hole 9 (First Ace!)
Bob Kulchuk - Hole 17

They split a $260ish pot

Ace pot at $0

Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/cm4nkndza72yi1x/0415SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/k89tffgo17lsoyz/0415AVG.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 5 Results

Weather was pretty crappy but we still managed to draw 49 players for our 5th week of league.

We have now sold 96 tags!!

Next week we can start at 5pm. It seems that the trickle start on the General worked a little too well. There were groups done with their round for an hour before some of the Hill groups started coming back. Let's try the hill doing a shot gun start at 5pm and the general having a shotgun start at 4:45pm. We only walk out to 4 different holes on the general so there may be 6 or 9 people at each starting hole. Just split into three somes and start. If this doesn't work well I'll create some new cards with different starting holes. On the General you do not need to wait for the start call. Just start at or around 4:45...

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $191
General Pot at $12

Considering just making it one pot good to hit on either course. I'd cap pots at $250 and start a new one. What do you all think?

Skills Challenge -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z0y1nfyejt21sx5/0408SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/1etp25g4vi72ad8/0408AVG.pdf?dl=0

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday Weekly League - Week 4 Results

Pretty decent weather last night and we had 57 players. It was nice and sunny with a little breeze to start the round but the wind died down nicely.

We have now sold 94 tags!!

Next week we can start at 4:45pm and we will start implementing The General into league!!  At check in just let me know which course you wanna play so I can plug the right info into the spreadsheet.  Last call for players on The General will be at 4:30pm. If you arrive after that time you will have to play The Hill. Hole assignments will remain the same for The Hill and The General will have a trickle start off of holes 1, 11, 9 & 14. I'll send groups of three out at a time..

ACES (worth additional point in standings & $$)
none -
Hill Pot at $165
General Pot at $0

Skills Challenge  -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/z35h72is05ljlmm/0401SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/26qo9mntrl0hq9z/0401AVG.pdf?dl=0

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) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3dyxyh3b4mynpn4/0325SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/j5m0j06rb2kfloh/0325AVG.pdf?dl=0

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) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/u4bhmp9luxunzj9/0318AVG.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/59t0hazy84yqsd1/0318SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

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 & $$)
none

Skills Challenge (worth an additional point in standings) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p8tusmptxkf6dki/0311SCORESpdf.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7n6irmdxi32ixy6/031AVG.pdf?dl=0

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:

Luke

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:
http://devensdg.blogspot.com/p/leagues.html

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:
http://www.hawksnestdg.com/p/hill-yeah-spring-classic-3.html

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.

Parking:
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)

Prizes:
* 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

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

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

Refunds:
* 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

Waitlist:
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.

Questions?
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
Play:
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).
Registration:
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.)
Cost:
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
Schedule:
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
Prizes:
* 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
Refunds:
* 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
maadg@hush.com
TEXT ONLY!!!! 978-577-8021

Registration:
http://maadg.wordpress.com/tournaments-events/2015-devens-ice-cube-open-registration/

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.

Thanks!

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.

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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) -
None

Full Results:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vznmnfvn938vp3x/ww10_25_BTB.pdf?dl=0

Standings:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vq2tby96wwk368d/ww10_25_BTB_AVG.pdf?dl=0

PRIZES!!
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

Raffle:
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.