Friday, December 19, 2008

Register online for the ICO!

You can now sign up for the ICO with a couple clicks of your mouse using the form on the right side of this window or on our main website! Credit card or PayPal payments accepted.

That pretty cool, eh? Ha, get it? Cool... ice cubes... man I'm funny.

Save $2 a golfer by signing up the old fashioned way with a check.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Ice Cube Open registration now open!

Get your registration in for our second annual Ice Cube Open Ice Bowl! This will be two rounds of straight-up singles play for all divisions. No mulligans this year. (Sorry Pete!)

We are keeping with the Ice Bowl philosophy and producing another fun, low stress tournament, so first-timers are definitely encouraged to enter.

Our goal is to raise $750 for the Devens Loaves and Fishes and ARC Community Services of Fitchburg. $10 of every entry is going directly to charity!
  • Saturday, January 24, 2009
  • Pros: $30 (Open, Masters)
  • AMs: $20 (Masters, AM1, AM2, Rec)
  • Bring your own lunch or something to share.
  • Complete details

Disc Grab Bag raffle
Also new this year is a Disc Grab Bag raffle. Enter for a chance to win a box full of new-to-you discs! The more people that enter, the more discs you may win! Tickets cost $5 plus a decent new or used disc or 5 cans of food. If you don't want to part with any of your own plastic, you can enter for $10. Not a bad deal if you win! Winners get the discs, charities get the cash.

Send your name, division, contact info, and check made out to Devens Disc Golf to:

Devens Disc Golf
c/o John Borelli
40 Cranberry St
Pepperell, MA 01463

Only received entries will be marked as registered. Thanks and see you at the ICO!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Devens survives ice storm; other local courses not so lucky

Mother Nature was kind to us this weekend as it bypassed our course for the most part. Although every town around Devens was or is currently still without power due to downed trees and mangled power lines, the Hill survived with just a few scratches.

After clearing a couple of trees from my driveway, we headed over to the Hill to see how she fared. Happily, there were only a few branches down on the fairways and the worst was on the path from 12 to 13.

Any trees that had snapped or toppled were out-of-play in the woods. Hole 5 now has a nice stream flowing through it, but that is typical after any major rainstorm.

Other courses like Amesbury and Pyramids weren't so lucky. According to some posts on the NEFA board, Pyramids suffered major damage to baskets and fairways.

So, for those of you that need to get your disc golf fix, feel free to come to Devens. Or better yet, stop by another course and help them clean up and earn some disc golf karma.

These manly men braved the cold on Saturday to play a round

Thankfully this was the worst "damage" we suffered. This sapling snapped and landed on the basket on hole 5.

Mother Nature nailed this putt on hole 15

Hole 5 now has a water hazard!

More "damage"

To the left of hole 11 near the Ace tee

Just off the path from 12 to 13

PS. I love electricity and am happy to have it back at my house. Another night sleeping in 39-degree cold just wasn't going to cut it!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

World Trade Center flag flies over Fort Devens

How cool is this? Never forget, disc golfers.

Please take a minute today to remember all military personnel who have passed through Fort Devens over the years. God bless America.

World Trade Center flag flies over Fort Devens
By Gayle Simone
Staff Writer
Nashoba Publishing
Posted: 12/05/2008 08:35:00 AM EST

DEVENS -- As the sun went down, the American flag outside United States Army Garrison Fort Devens Headquarters was lowered in a brief ceremony with Department of Defense police and two Marines.

The flag was not one of everyday issuance and it was not removed because it was old and tattered.

The flag was actually one of the three Twin Towers flags flying on Sept. 11, 2001.

Though the flag is visibly damaged, with smoke stains throughout the colors and the bottom red stripe has been torn and repaired, it's considered a traveling memorial and has seen over 12,000 miles since it was first presented to veteran Bob Dunsmore of the Lakota Nation when he created an honor guard to travel to different pow-wows.

Law Enforcement Station Commander Lt. Kevin Cooney, police officer Rusty Simoneau and Marine Lance Cpl. Tyjuan Newsome presented arms as Marine Cpl. Brian Warren lowered the flag while "To the Colors" played over the Devens' sound system.

Newsome began folding the flag, bringing it closer to the waiting hands of Warren, as Department of Defense Police Sgt. Andrew Seropian held the glass box the flag travels in. Warren then presented the cased flag to Lorena Novak of the United Native American Cultural Center on Devens.

"On behalf of the Unites States government, it was an honor for us to fly this flag today," Cooney said. "We now return the flag to your possession."

Before flying at Fort Devens, the memorial flag was presented to Marine Sgt. Troy Schielein, who brought the flag to the Marines' Military Ball, where the flag was used as the center piece for photographs of the couples.

The flag flew on Fort Devens for the Marines' birthday on Nov. 10 and Veterans Day. The flag was given to fire Chief Thomas Garrity after being lowered from Fort Devens Headquarters, where it then flew over Rogers Field.

"We flew the flag for all of our fellow firefighter brothers who had fallen that day," Deputy Chief Joseph LeBlanc said. "We honored them, as well as any member of any department."

The flag had one more stop on Devens, the State Police barracks, before being shipped to Dunsmore who will continue presenting the flag at pow-wows in South Dakota and around the United States.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Borelli Bombs Bonanza! Hill Yeah!

After almost a month on the disabled list, I made a very successful return to the Hill Saturday as I won our Bag Tag Bonanza and laid claim to the #1 tag for 2008.

I have to admit that I was a little nervous heading out for round 1 with the other top dogs of Devens Ken Gary, Pete Tolvanen, and Phil Vilmorin, but I started off pretty well and never looked back. I got a little too confident in round 2 and gave up a few strokes toward the middle of the round to Ken, Donnie Phillips, and Dave James, but in the end cruised to a 6-stroke win. Besides the #1 tag, I also took home a great custom-made Bobka trophy.

Since we had no aces during the Bonanza, Dave decided to split the ace pot collected from the Wednesday Weekly three ways: lowest score for the day, highest number of birdies, and a final group CTP on hole 1. I continued my hot streak and won all three of these too. (112, 9 birdies, 10 ft or so). Pretty funny.

We also had 8 CTPs that Marcy, Donnie, Dave J., and Ken donated ranging from a snazzy grilling set, a portable grill and cooler, Nalgene bottles, hat, discs, magazine, CD, cigars, and glasses. Pete T (2), Pete N, Luke, Ken, Arty, Jim, and Dave were among the winners.

After things wrapped up, about half of the guys headed out for some dubs and could be heard laughing and hitting trees while the rest of us enjoyed some extremely hot chili and a few adult beverages by the Weber grill.
Overall, it was a fun day full of good golf, good friends, good food, and lots of laughs. Thank you everyone for making our first tag league a success. Next year will be even better!

Most of the Baggers

  • 1 John Borelli 55, 57, 112
  • 2 Donnie Phillips 60, 58, 118
  • 3 Dave James 57, 62, 119
  • 4 Ken Gary 60, 60, 120
  • 5 Phil Vilmorin 61, 59, 120
  • 6t Chris Gagne 65, 58, 123
  • 6t Rob Walker 61, 62, 123
  • 6t Luke Adolph 64, 59, 123
  • 9 Pete Tolvanen 64, 63, 127
  • 10 Jim Bobka 68, 63, 131
  • 11 Pete Nevius 61, 72, 133
  • 12 Brian McNulty 70, 64, 134
  • 13 Dave Mallen 65, 74, 139
  • 14 Arty Graustein 63, DNF, DNF

Monday, December 08, 2008

When men wore short shorts

If you want to relive the good old days of pro ball, search for Bird or McHale on YouTube. Man, Bird was a great player.

Johnny Most goes crazy.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Bag Tag Bonanza results

From 2008 Bag Tag Bonanza

We'll post a recap later. Until then, here are some photos!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

About half of all taggers are in. How about you?

Fifteen of the 30 or so bag tag holders have confirmed that they are in for this Saturday's Bonanza.

Let me know if you'll be joining us or not. Thanks.

See you at 9!