Thursday, August 26, 2010

Val and Avery Jenkins, Nate Doss treat league members to a skills clinic

A few weeks ago, touring pros and World Champions Valarie Jenkins, Avery Jenkins, and Nate Doss stopped by the Wednesday Weekly tag league to give a free members-only skills clinic. Between the three of them, these guys hold six world championship titles, a couple of long distance throwing titles, and a USDGC title, so they were worth listening to!

The three pros reviewed the basics of throwing starting with the grip, arm motion, hip and head positioning, and finally the all-important x-step. After some Q&A about technique and life on the road, Avery let loose some bombs across the field while Nate and Val worked one-on-one with a few people. They also spent time autographing discs, posing for pictures, and just hanging out with us. It really was an awesome night and we owe most of it to Marcy who set the whole thing up. Yay Marcy!

Earlier in the day, several volunteers who have worked a lot on the course were invited to play a round with Val, Avery, Nate, and current <19 World Champion Ricky Wysocki. That of course was awesome because I've always wondered what a top pro would shoot on our course, never mind three.

Playing it blind, Avery was one throw short of tying the course record with a 50 (-4), Nate shot a 53 (-1), Ricky shot par 54, and Val, well, she got her money's worth. I can only imagine what they'd shoot after a few more round under their belts.

John Rodenhizer played really well for a spurt and was christened "Birdie Man" by Ricky after getting a bunch of birdies on the back 9. I like it.

Both Nate and Ricky really liked hole 16 and thought it was pretty cool and like no other hole they'd ever seen. Avery thought hole 14 was a great disc golf hole, "especially if you remove that pine tree." Not sure what pine tree he was referring too, but I'll have to check it out.

They also gave away a bunch of Keen and Huk Lab schwag like hats, visors, nice water bottles, stickers and patches. After it got dark, we headed over to the Devens Grill for dinner and more disc golf talk. Good times!

It was also cool hearing non-league players walk by during the clinic and ask me, "Hey, isn't that that Avery guy? What the heck is he doing here?"

So remember, next year when we start selling 2011 tags, you may want to snatch one up. Membership has it's privileges at Devens and we treat our members well! Rumor is that Marcy has already lined up next year's special guest, but you'll have to wait to find out who.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Look who stopped by at league tonight

Valarie and Avery Jenkins, Nate Doss, and Ricky Wysocki gave a members-only clinic tonight.

Hill Yeah!
Marcy and Valarie Jenkins

Avery Jenkins and the Devens Bagtaggers

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Top pros in MA for the Vibram Open this week!

Here's your chance to see almost every top pro in the world up-close and personal. Head over to Maple Hill disc golf course in Leicester, MA for the Vibram Open this week.

I'll be blogging live each day like I did last year on our new social page that includes the blog, tweets, live scoring, photos, and live video!

Preliminary events start Wednesday and Thursday with main play starting Friday and continuing through Sunday. All events are free and fun!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Marcy wins!

Devens own Queen of the Hill, Marcy Borelli, has been elected PDGA MA State Coordinator! Thank you to those who voted for her in her landslide victory (results).

Good job, Mrs. Killer B!

Friday, August 06, 2010

Did you "borrow" Donnie's bag?

Did anyone grab a disc golf bag with discs in it from the kiosk this afternoon?

Donnie Disc Golf Phillips offered a beginner bag to a new player who later decided he didn't want to use it. Donnie left it at hole 1 planning to grab it after his round, but when he returned it was gone.

If you see anyone playing with Donnie's discs, feel free to grab them or call the cops. Hopefully someone we know grabbed them and all will be well.

If not, then shame on you, you piece of poop.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

3 Disc Dilemma Nite

Three discs. One round. Much fun. Be there.