Thursday, July 29, 2010

Thank you Bradley Arnall and Don Boutin

A few months ago, I was at Bradley's house and he offered me a pretty cool piece of wood leftover from a tree that had been cut down in his yard. 

A few weeks later, I remembered that Don Boutin had carved a nice sign for Maple Hill, so I asked him if he could whip us up a basic sign and he said, "Sure, no problem."

Well, if you haven't been to the course in the last two weeks, you're in for a treat as you walk up to tee 2. Hopefully the sign will last a while and not walk away like our other one on tee 14!

Thank you very much Bradley and Don! I appreciate your contributions, time, and skills that make our course even better!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thank you Pencil Person

I noticed last week that there was a big bucket of pencils beside the kiosk. Thank you to whoever left them and sorry if I just noticed! I'm an old man now, don't you know.  :)

And thank you to Luke Adolph who frequently fills the mailbox with scorecards. It's great to know that people care about our course. Now if we could work on the losers who drop their cigarette butts and beer cans!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Housing and rides needed for traveling Vibram Open golfers

The Vibram Open at Maple Hill in Leicester, MA is just around the corner (Aug 13-15) and NEFA is continuing its tradition of offering traveling golfers a free place to crash. But first, we need some empty beds!

Any and all offers are much appreciated, so if you have an extra couch, bed, or even camping space in the backyard, please contact Marcy Borelli (email, 978-496-5753) who is coordinating this.

Marcy and I put up a guy from CA last year and it was a lot of fun. Even better, we have a free place to stay now out in Sacramento. Good deal!

If you need a place to stay
  • Contact Marcy who will try to match you up with a friendly local.

If you are a friendly local with extra space
  • Contact Marcy and let her know where you live, what you can offer, and how many golfers you can accomodate.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Thank you Treesus!

Hill Yeah to Pete Nevius for hitting hole 11 tonight at the Wednesday Weekly! Pete kissed his Buzzz off a tree for a sweet $180.

I think Pete also took home an ace pot last year. How about letting someone else go home with the money once in a while?!

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Duke takes two

Congratulations to Devens regular Andrew Duquette who won two tournaments this weekend! Nice work!

Andrew took AM2 honors at the Beauty Hill Championships in NH on Saturday and the Lincoln Peak Open at Sugarbush Mt in VT on Sunday.

What's next, Andrew? Another ace at league this week?!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Vote for Marcy for PDGA MA Coordinator!

Our very own Queen of the Hill, Marcy Borelli, is running for the MA coordinator position for the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association).

You all know what a great TD and league-runner she is, so you can bet she'll be a great rep for all of Massachusetts. Marcy is also a certified PDGA official, TD, and member.

PDGA members should have received an email this week containing a link to your ballot. If you don't see it in your Inbox, check your Spam folder or search for "2010 PDGA Elections Ballot".

Marcy is the only name listed on the ballot, but there may be others counting on the write-in vote, so please be sure to vote for her. With so few people typically voting, every vote is important!

I may be a bit biased, but I think Marcy will do a  great job! Thanks for your support and Hill Yeah!

If you want to join the PDGA, be sure to add my PDGA number (John Borelli, 23492) to your membership application and Devens will get a $5 credit!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Hot weather makes for hot shooting!

Last night, 23 golfers showed up for league on the hottest night of the year so far. At tee off, it was a mere 95 degrees!

The hot and humid stickiness did not deter Ken Gary though, as he shot a scorching 50 (-4). Ken was proud to ask, "Has anyone else shot lower than their age out here?" I don't think you have to worry about anyone else beating you on that one, old man. Nice job!

The course singles record is 49 held by Donnie Phillips (while running the course) and Matt Arminio at league last year.

Update: We replaced tee sign 7 last night. So please, no more writing on the sponsor sign!

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Brave the heat. Join us for 7/7 WW!

Since tomorrow is 7/7, we will be paying out $7 to 7th place at the Wednesday Weekly. Yes, it is quite exciting. We will be lucky if seven people show up and brave the heat and humidity!

Any other 7/7 ideas, let's hear them. Feel free to bring a 7/7 prize or CTP.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

One for the road

Just played probably my favorite course ever in Chili, NY. Absolutely beautiful, fair, and well-designed. Site of next year's Worlds.

Will be home in about 7 hours. Yahoo!

Happy 4th, America!

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Worlds 2011, anyone?

Training for next year's Worlds in Rochester, NY starts today. We are making our way home along the Great Lakes and plan to visit two of the courses today.

Drove through Cleveland. There are signs up asking LeBron to stay, blah blah blah. Drove by the baseball and football stadiums and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame but didn't feel like paying $10 to park just to stretch our legs so we said forget Cleveland and their lame sports teams and continued on our way.

Just passed Buffalo where there is a toll every 5 miles it seems. Thank God we have an EZ Pass and can pass by the big backups.

Congrats to Nick who tore it up today with a 47 (-10) at Upper Sandusky to finish 8th overall! That is so friggin' awesome!

And let's also hear it for Sandy and Bill who finished in the 20-somethings. Amazing accomplishment, boys. You've made all of NEFA proud.

Friday, July 02, 2010

My Worlds is over

Unfortunately, I missed the cut to play in the semis by just two strokes. That 2-stroke penalty I had on Tuesday due to the crappy course signage did me in after all. I was so close and finished tied for 39 out of 88 golfers. I think I cashed as well, but will know for sure Sunday afternoon.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our adventures this week. If you can make it to next year's Worlds in Rochester, NY, do it. It's a wonderful experience.

Now, it is time to pack and hit the road back to MA. Who knows what adventures await us on the trip home? Hill Yeah!

By the way, please check out our friend's book, Setterly Yours: A Photographic Introduction to English Setters. Marcy's friend, Danica, wrote the book and put us up this week and we really appreciate the hospitality and doggie daycare too!

"Nice putt"

Mr. Positive Nick Connell is keeping us entertained at a backup on hole 14 at Delaware. Does this guy ever not smile?

A guy on his card asked him to stop telling him his missed putts were good and lost his temper a bit.

Abel is tagging along keeping Nick out of fistfights. ;)

Nick is cruising along great. We saw Sandy but he isn't feeling it today.

We watched the lead card with Wiggins for a few holes. The average age of the card has got to be about 17. Amazing. So young, so skinny. How do they chuck so far and accurate?!

Nick putts on 14

Today's highlight

I saw a wheat field. Truly are amber waves of grain.

And the cornfields go on forever. Pretty amazing if you stop and actually take in how many acres of farmland you are looking at. Just a little different than New England.

A good sign?

Marcy just bought me some scratch tickets called "Lots of 50s". Let's hope this comes true for all NEFA players today!

Let's go everybody. Throw straight. Put with confidence. Make the cut. Get paid!

Good luck and have fun.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Day 3 has been a rollercoaster

Today was an up and down day filled with a bunch of near misses and several incredible long-distance "almost" putts that rattled off or in and out of the cage. After wussing out on many putts in Rd 1, I switched back to my old putting style and turned it around in Rd 2. However, a few errant drives off the tee landed me in the worst jail I have ever been in and cost me several strokes.

Tomorrow is do or die for me. I'm going to have to shoot great to get back above the cut line. No problem. No problem. No problem.
I am a bit pooped mentally but a relaxing evening and some downtime should rev me up for tomorrow. If not, we are off to Columbus for an evening in the German section of town and to watch their huge fireworks display.

I've seen a few deer during my past few rounds, as well as a rabbit. Chris P just called to tell me he grabbed my APO Buzzz out of the lost and found. Yay! I lost it on Tuesday, or was it Wednesday (see, everything's blurry) on my infamous double-circle 7 over the water.

We thought this was funny. Ears and eyes next to each other. Did I mention we are a little tired?

This pretty much sums up how I felt after today.

But then I'd hit the cage on a 40-footer like this and perk back up. Ride the rollercoaster, baby.

Yesterday, we followed Sandy Redd around Alum where he was on the top card for his pool. The boy is good and making NEFA proud!

Sandy hits another tricky putt.

Since I like to take care of my MA NEFA consituents, I happily jumped in the water and went fishing for one of Sandy's discs. Anything for a vote.

Sandy's card had two Justins, a Reid, and a Redd. Not too confusing when asking for scores.