Friday, May 29, 2009

Speaking of Atwoods....

I just realized that I never properly thanked Mindy Atwood for her help with designing our tee signs. Mindy's magic came through as she took my idea and turned it into reality. I must say they came out looking pretty awesome (and going by comments and emails I've received, other people think so too!).

So, thanks again Mindy! You are indeed an Awesome Atwood.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Taking on the other hill

Another weekend, another tournament, another successful day for the HillBillys. This Sunday, we headed over to Leicester to play Maple Hill 4. Seven out of nine of us cashed, and six finished in second or third place.

Nice job, golfers!

Can I get a "Hill Yeah!" for:
  • Ed Hovestadt (2nd in Adv Masters)
  • Marcy Buchanan (3rd in Intermediate Women)
  • Jeremy Travis (2nd in Rec)
  • Ken Gary (2nd in Pro Grandmasters)
  • Alan MacLean (2nd in AM2)
  • Luke Adolph (3rd in AM2)
  • John Borelli (5th in AM1)
Jeremy, Matt, Ken, John, Luke, Marcy, Alan, Dan

Next weekend, Terrace Pines Open in NH.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Awesome Atwood!

Wurd up to Joe Atwood for his first career ace this weekend! Joe hit hole eleven on Sunday in front of the whole family. That's the way to do it, boy!

I just hucked my Halloween edition BuZZ straight up the alley. It kissed off the last tree on the left and ..... CHAINS. SAWEET!
I think it is the first time 11 has been aced, too.

Friday, May 22, 2009

I know it's hard for some people, but try not to be a loser

We are happy that so many people have come to the Hill and keep coming back for more. It proves that we have a great course. But, we are not happy with the people who have been littering on the course. You guys are complete losers.

To the jerks who recently left 24 empty beer cans and 8 empty Red Bull cans strewn about the course -- you are no longer welcomed at our course, you friggin' losers.

Show some respect for all the hard work we have done to build you a FREE disc golf course. Of course, I'm probably preaching to the choir here.

PS. And in case you have forgotten, cigarette butts are litter too. Snuff them out and put them in your bag.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Golf for a good cause

Please join other Devens golfers as we play in Rob Tatro's Hunt for a Cure tournament, June 13, at a custom-made, one-of-a-kind temporary disc golf course in Medfield, MA.

This is a NEFA and PDGA event. Sign up or send your tax-deductible donation now!
This tournament is a charity event to help raise money and awareness for SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) and will be full of many extras that you cannot get at most tournaments. Please consider joining us for the weekend as we as a disc golf community, show our charitable spirit and help SMA hunt for a cure!
Rob is well-known throughout NEFAland for his fun and unique tournaments like Pokerpalooza, so this event promises to kick butt too. He has a whole slate of things on tap, so do the right thing and play in this charity event!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another good showing for the Hillbillys

The Hill continued its good showing at area tournaments this weekend. At Saturday's Amesbury Pines Open, Ed Hovestadt took down Advanced Masters and took the traditional victory plunge into Dano's pool, while Alan MacLean collected some AM2 hardware for third. Marcy Buchanan also came in third in Intermediate Women. Nice job golfers!

On Sunday, Alan continued his winning ways and took third at the Eastern MA Championships at Pyebrook Park, while Sam Misuraca continued his domination in the recreational division with his second win of the year! Nice job Sam!

Next up, Maple Hill on Sunday.

At the APO: Marcy, Ed, John, Pete, Alan

Alan loves his third place trophy from the APO

Sam needs more hands to hold his first place booty from the EMC

Sam and Alan

Devens Disc Golf sponsored a hole at the EMC

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Visit the base on Armed Forces Day Sat.

Visit Fort Devens this Saturday and celebrate Armed Forces Day. All you need is a photo ID to get on base. Music, food, and US military might on display.

Turkey frame!

The rumors are true. There's a turkey playing the Hill!

As we were setting things up the morning of the King of the Hill tournament, Rob and I heard and finally saw a turkey wandering around hole 4. A few golfers also saw it during the tournament, but hole 3 sponsor John Knowles and his son actually got photographic evidence the day after!

Thanks for the pix, John!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hillbillys go mental

A few of us Hillbillys played at the Northampton Mental State Western MA Championships this past Saturday. The results still haven't been posted yet, but from what I remember Matthew Duquette tied for 4th in AM2, Marcy B won her second Intermediate title and a CTP, and I missed out on winning my second tournament in a row by one stroke and finished second in AM1.

Good job, golfers! Next week, a bunch of us will be at the Amesbury Pines Open on Saturday and the Pyebrook Eastern MA Championships on Sunday. Good luck, everyone! Hill Yeah!

Marcy picks up her big winnings

Friday, May 08, 2009

First time, long time...

Well, that was fun!

Talking disc golf on the radio

I went on just after 2:00 after the Fandango guy's interview about how great the new Star Trek movie is. As we were driving in, it was cool hearing Ray mention me as an upcoming guest.

After a brief off-air hello, we jumped right into it. I fumbled the start a bit when Ray led me with an open-ended statement about disc golf and then stared at me waiting for my response. That threw me off a bit since I was waiting for a specific question, but I recovered. I got the hang of the whole thing after a few more questions.

I was on for 9 minutes and it went pretty fast. I had so much to say and explain, but the questions were general in nature. I think I did okay for my first time and I'll definitely do better the next time around now that I know what to expect.

We chatted for a few minutes during the commercial break and I showed him my bag and discs. He seemed interested in giving it a try with his 12 yr old. Then some guy in a suit came in the studio, so we took off.

Marcy recorded it on my camera and once I splice it up into parts small enough for YouTube, I'll post it.

Thanks to episodes of WKRP in Cinncinati and Fraiser, the station sure was not what I had pictured in my mind!

John and Ray Shackett

Talking disc golf at WCAP

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I got a few more minutes!

This afternoon I got a call from "Livin' for the Weekend" host, Ray Shackett, from 980 WCAP-AM out of Lowell. He had seen the article in the Lowell Sun and wanted to know if I'd like to be a guest on his show and tell his listeners a little more about Devens disc golf.

So, if you want a good chuckle, tune in a little after 2:00 Friday and listen to my radio debut!

Start your 15 minutes!

Here's our latest local newspaper coverage. These are some awesome photos!
Thank you Lowell Sun!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Devens does it at the Dam!

Due to a conflict of interest, today's post is written by Marcy! ;-)


Well, this is strange because I do not have the same creative flair as John, but here goes!

Devens Hillbillys had a great turnout yesterday and I am happy to report that we had 4 who placed and cashed. Alan MacLean tied for 2nd in AM2 (winning his first tournament cash!), Mike Connell placed 3rd in Pro Grandmasters and Jim Bobka placed 3rd in AM Masters. Oh yeah, I almost forgot...John won the AM1 division! Hill Yeah!!!!!

Jim, John, Mike, Alan

Of course, he did not make it easy on me -- he had to do it in a one-hole playoff with Mike Murphy. So let me back up a little. John finished his round before me (don't even ask where I ended up - let's just say I didn't come in last!) and when I asked how he did, he nonchalantly says, "I'm tied for first." Man, I would be doing cartwheels, but I know he was trying to keep his head in the game and not get overly excited.

So after what seems like forever they finally make their way to tee 1. There was a gallery of people all watching them. I can only imagine what it is like to have 50 or so sets of eyes watching me drive off the tee!

After both having good drives, John threw his approach first and landed a few feet from the OB water. The gallery oohed and ahhed. Mike's approach landed in the OB water and he putted out. John now had to hit his putt to win, and he did!

He also won the CTP for AM1s. I'd say he had a good day all around!

Congrats to the other Devens regulars for representing... John Hart, Bradley Arnall, Sam Misuraca, Jeremy Travis, Matt Muller, Matt Duquette, Andrew Duquette and, oh yeah, me. :)

Thanks, John for letting me hijack your blog temporarily! Now back to our regular blogger, the newest AM1 champ and reigning Tully victor, Mr. John Borelli.........


Nice job, Marcy! But don't quit your day job. Oh yeah.... that's right... ;)

Can I get a Hill Yeah!?

Although my putt for the win was only 10 feet, it was definitely the toughest putt I've ever had to make! What pressure!

The NEFA tournament season is now in full swing with an event every weekend until about June. With Devens on the rise, I'm sure I'll be posting more good news in the future. Watch out for the HillBillys!

Friday, May 01, 2009

In the News

The Lowell Sun photographer came on Wed. and took a lot of pictures. Early word from reporter Rachel Briere is that they came out great.

The story is due to be published next Thursday, May 7 in the Steppin' Out section of the Lowell Sun.

Autographed copies will be available for purchase! :-)