Friday, November 30, 2007

After you play our course, you'll do this

But maybe not this fast.

Who's up for a round Saturday morning? I'll probably be there around 8:30-8:45. I'll also be there Sunday for the Social. Don't forget something for the Loaves and Fishes! Email or post here.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Mystery Man strikes again

Looks like our anonymous worker bee has struck again. Rumor has it that someone built some steps leading up to tee 17 and flattened out the tee area the day before Thanksgiving.

Thank you mystery man!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Dave's Septic Service drops a deuce!

Dave's Septic Service of Manchester, NH has donated $100 to the course! Thanks Dave!

I can vouch for Dave's portable toilets. We used them for our last outdoor event at my business. They were delivered and picked up on time, and were clean and shiny and ready action!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

More aces on the Hill

Congrats to Chris Piaseczny on his ace on Hole 2 Nov. 8. (Sorry about the delay Chris.) He nailed it with a Wizard which he later lost on 16 (d'oh!). Luckily, he found his lucky disc a few days later during our Challenge against Borderland.

Then, this past Black Friday morning, Hole 8 sponsor Arty Graustein also hit Hole 2 with a Buzz. Nice job, bud!

So far Hole 2 has been aced at least 4 times, with two of those aces being first-ever aces. So, if you are still looking for your first ace, head on over to Devens. We aim to please!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Aubuchon Hardware nails a birdie

Ha ha, get it? A hardware store nails a birdie sponsorship. Who-boy, that's a funny one...

Thank you Ayer Aubuchon Hardware for sponsoring our course! Forget those impersonal big box stores and support your local hardware store. Get the hometown service you need at Aubuchon.

The next time you are on the course, check out the fine hose clamps holding the flags to the basket. Yep, I bought 'em at AH. Aubuchon Hardware started in 1908 in Fitchburg and now has 130 stores throughout New England and upstate New York.

Thanks again, guys! First-time online buyers use code WEL888 to get 10% off!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Dave's Ace Race Dubz ace video

I've watched this about 25 times and still smile each time. What a way to win our playoff for the AM1 Dubz title. Great job, partner!

I love how Dave nonchalantly walks up to the tee box and flicks his disc. No practice motion, just set and launch. Nice!

Thank you Nut for sharing the video. I'm glad you where there to capture this exciting piece of Devens Disc golf history!

Snowy Sunday Social?

Just a reminder that our Sunday Social is still on for every Sunday at 9:30 AM. I should be there, barring any last minute work-related dog factory stuff this week.

Looks like we may get a dusting of snow Saturday night too. Nice!
  • Remember, it's $5 and a can or two of food for the Devens food pantry.
  • Winner gets $5 off at the Devens grill. Hey, that's a free beer!
Until then, I leave you this:

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Benny Lava!

Yes, I know, this has nothing to do with disc golf but I got a chuckle out of it. I love the "translation".

Monday, November 12, 2007

We lose a close one to Borderland: 14-0!

Yes, we got stomped, but it looks worse than it was. We lost several matches by a stroke or a hole, but unfortunately you don't get credit for that! I must admit, those Park Rangers have got some mad skills, money.

Hope you all had a good time despite our lunch snafu. It was great showing off the course to more of NEFAland, and thanks for the many positive comments!

Unfortunately, some guys left before I remembered to take the group picture! D'oh!

Gags and Josh enjoy a post-challenge refreshment

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Bring on the Park Rangers!

This Sunday at 9:30, the boys from Borderland are coming to Devens for our next NEFA Challenge. For the past few years during the off-season, courses from MA and CT have formed teams and challenged each other each month to a day of disc golf. An overall league winner is declared in the Spring.

Last month we lost our inaugural challenge to Team NASA (a mishmash of Amesbury, Pyebrook, and Wompatuck players) at Amesbury. This month we are hosting our first Challenge against a stacked team from Borderland.

It won't be easy going against several of the top pros in New England, but since we are a young new team, we've got nothing to lose and look forward to taking it to one of the best teams involved in the Challenge.

Hopefully the Hill will be kind to the home team and wreak havoc on the Park Rangers from Borderland!

The Sunday Social will still take place, so if you aren't involved in the Challenge, feel free to play.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Rainy Saturday and the Sunday Social

Hoping to avoid the rain from Hurricane Noel, I got to the course very early Saturday morning to clear a downed tree on 16 that had been bothering me for a while. My plan was simple -- clear the tree and then play a round with Luke Adolph. But, as some of you know, I just can't move a tree and be done with it. I must improve, tweak, finesse. Damn it, I love working on the course!

Luke putts on 8
I ended up thinning out some smaller trees on the right slope of 16 and getting rid of the pine that blocked the view of the pin from the tee. Then I dragged all the crap down the hill and across the road and forced myself to call it a day and go play some golf!

Jim Bobka had just gotten there and we bumped into Luke on 1, so we decided to play a very casual round. Nut emerged from the woods on hole 2 after having played a few holes, but had to head home. Thankfully, the rains held off until hole 18. Perfect!

Sunday Social
We had perfect autumn weather today - cool, crisp, sunny, cloudless. Some trees are still fighting to show some color too. Nice. It was a great day to be on the course.

Ken, John, Dave, Pete, Tim, Donnie

Dave Ace James and Pete Mr. Ace Race Nevius had a steady round to pull out the win, but Tim Seiger and I made it interesting with a hot back-9 push.
  • Pete/Dave: 54
  • Tim/John: 55
  • Donnie/Ken: 56

Donnie calls his broker before we start. "Sell! Sell! Sell!"

Dave putts on 1

Birdseye view of Dave on 8

Friday, November 02, 2007

Thank you!

Thank you Mark Hamilton for your donation! Mark is an accomplished musician and music educator and was one of the first guys to check out our course last year. Check out his website and learn how to make music fun for you and your students.