Thursday, March 27, 2008

New! Devens Bag Tag League starts next Wednesday

We are happy to announce the start of the 2008 Devens Weekly Bag Tag League starting next Wed., April 3 at 5PM.

$10 gets you a handcrafted birch bag tag and a chance to compete for a higher-numbered tag each Wednesday, or whenever someone with a lower number challenges you (either at Devens or any other course). It's a fun way to build up some friendly competition and bragging rights for the Hill!
  • Cost: $10 to join. Proceeds go directly to our insurance fund.
  • When: Every Wednesday at 5:00 PM
  • Get one: Email Dave and let him know you want in, or get one next Wed. or Sunday at the Social.
  • Official results will be kept on our website
Thanks Dave for making the tags and running this league. It's going to be a fun season. I'll post a photo of the tag as soon as I get one.

In the first exhibition match last night, Dave claimed the #1 tag, Donnie Disc Golf, #2, and Ace Race Pete #3.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

We take a break from Devens Disc Golf today to say "Yeah boy!" to the UMass hoops team. What a friggin' awesome comeback victory last night against those cocky, out-of-shape losers from Syracuse at the Carrier Dome. We win 81-77 and are off to the NIT Final Four.

After playing like ass in the first half and trailing by 22 at the half, the boys slowly chipped away at the lead by nailing a ton of 3s and playing some scrappy D. Nice! Boo hoo. Bye bye. See you later, Orange.

Damn that was a great win last night. I haven't yelled at my TV like that in a long time. For a team picked to finish 8th in the A-10, I think we are doing pretty well!

Fellow UMass alumni join me now as I stand and cheer: "Go. Go U. Go UMass! Go UMass!"

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March Madness hits the Hill

If you haven't already joined 99 other groups, why not join ours? Just for fun, join the Devens Disc Golf bracket for the NCAA tourney.

I'll even throw in a 2007 Ace Race disc for the winner.
  • Free.
  • One entry per person, please.
  • Password is: chuckit

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

We get social

This week's Sunday Social brought some Southern flair to the mix with JJ from Georgia stopping by. He was in the area on business and found the time to join us. JJ is an old acquaintance of Daniel Marcus and told us a few entertaining stories about Daniel waiting tables down in Augusta back in the day.

Donnie, Dave, Rob, Pete, Ken, JJ

Congrats to Ken and Donnie on pulling out the one-stroke victory on the last putt of the round with a pretty sweet 51. Donnie also won a snazzy Got Gunk microfiber towel for getting the CTP on hole 9.

Social champs Ken and Donnie

The results:
  • Ken/Donnie: 51
  • John/Cali: 52
  • Dave/Rob: 54
  • Pete/JJ: 59
Since next week is Easter, I doubt we'll have many people show up, but as you know, the Hill will be there waiting for you no matter the holiday.

Dave approaches hole 4

Donnie goes for the winning putt on 18 (Ack!)

JJ putts up 18

Monday, March 17, 2008

Evergreen Solar is in for a birdie

Thank you Evergreen Solar for your sponsorship! Evergreen is building a huge manufacturing plant on Devens and hopefully one day will supply us with solar-powered soda machines for the back nine. That would be nice, huh?! :-)

Evergreen makes everything — wafers, cells, and panels — all under one roof.

Locally, 92.5 FM the River uses their products to power their radio station. Check out some other installations.

Thanks for your support. Go solar!

Friday, March 14, 2008

To the A-holes littering on our course...

Be a responsible human and pack out your beer bottles and other trash, damn it. Show some appreciation for the rest of us that have worked hard to make a beautiful free course for you. You f-ing losers.

By the way, cigarette butts are trash too.

If you are going to continue to be a loser and litter, donate some money to the course so that we can buy trash bags and shotguns and a few shovels. Not necessarily in that order. Thank you.

Sunday Social back on!

Now that most of the snow is gone, let's get the Social moving again. Pete and Donnie are getting tired of playing with themselves. (Umm, that doesn't sound right...)

Join us at 9:30 for a pre-St. Patty's day round of dubz. $5. A pot of Leprechaun gold for the winner.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Surprise! We lose again!

Yay to Dave James, our sole point winner, for keeping our 1-point per challenge average going strong in last Sunday's Team Challenge loss to Burgess.

Once again, we were "this" close to winning more than just one match-up. We hung in there, especially during dubz.

Donnie and I came back from a 2-hole deficit to tie it with one hole to go. They made a sweet pressure-filled putt thru the wind to force an eventual 6-hole playoff (which we obviously lost). I loved the gallery we had for the playoff and loved the pressure of it all. Very fun!

Arty and Gags took their match all the way to the last hole too, I think, but came up short. A few singles matches were close too, but no luck!

Thanks for the hospitality, Burgess. See you in the playoffs.

So we end our inaugural season at a stellar 0-5. Can't we get a half-point for close calls? Playoffs: April 27, Tully Dam. Prepare for Devens Domination!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Playing disc golf in shorts?

The big boys have started their season. This weekend they are out in AZ at the Memorial. Looks a little nicer there than here in MA!

Click the photo to see more from round 1 and 2.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Who has my lost disc?

Would the guy that called me a few weeks ago saying he found my NEFA Finals disc on hole 7 give me a call or email me? You said you'd leave it at Brian's house but we could not find it.

I love that disc. If anyone out there has one they don't want, I'll gladly trade you for it. It was from the 2006 Finals at Borderlands. It was white with the color NEFA States graphic. I think it was a Discraft Spectra. Help a brother out!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Let's go to the Cape of Cod

We're getting our March NEFA Challenge out of the way early this month with a trip down to the Cape to play the boys from Burgess Park in Marstons Mills on Sunday.

Most of us have not played this course, so I have no idea what to expect. Rumor is that it is short and tight, so maybe we won't be too much at a disadvantage.

I think Burgess is one of the top teams in the league, so they are prime for a little March Madness-style upset, baby!

Sunday Socialites, the Hill is all yours this week. Thank you Donnie for clearing tees 1-9 last week. Should be all nice and muddy with all the rain we're going to get tonight. Yum.