Come play one of the best disc golf courses in Massachusetts. Located 40 miles west of Boston off I-495 and Rt 2 in Devens, MA, USA, we are a free-to-play course. Please support the Hill and donate $5 toward our insurance bill every few rounds. Thanks and happy chucking!
Hurricane Irene left her mark on the course this weekend. The biggest hit was on hole 14 where a large tree snapped and took out two other trees and landed on the tee pad and path. The sign and tee pad did not suffer any damage.
Hole 10 has a large branch down to the right of the basket and a tree fell across fairway 18. There are downed smaller branches throughout the course.
Be a good golfer and toss any branches deep off the fairway and help us clean up the course.
Do yourself a favor and get your butt to Leicester, MA this week to watch the best disc golfers in the world compete in the Vibram Open at Maple Hill disc golf course.
Last year's Open winner, Nikko Locastro
Look in your bag and pull out a disc with a signature on it. Chances are good that that person will be at this event! Newly-crowned world champions Nate Doss and Page Pierce will be there, as well as former champs Nikko Locastro, Eric McCabe, Avery Jenkins, Valerie Jenkins, Dave Feldberg, and Barry Schultz.
The festivities start Thursday with Match Play and the Five Spot Tournament. The actual tournament starts Friday and runs through Sunday. Admission is free and there are all sorts of fun things to watch, especially the long distance contest. Bring a blank disc and a Sharpie and get some autographs too!
There will also be a special screening of the disc golf documentary Chains on Wed. night at 8:30. If you can't make it to the tournament, you'll be able to watch it live on DiscGolfPlanet.TV and keep up with live scoring and the blog which I'll be doing for the third year in a row. I'll post the link once everything is ready to go.
And who knows, maybe we'll get some pros to come to league the following week. We snagged Val, Avery, and Nate last year but it may be tough this year since I am moving away on Wed. but you never know!
We surprised our league members with a free pro clinic by Val, Avery, and Nate!
Thanks to all who came to the 666 Dubs Farewell and Fundraiser. It was great seeing everyone and best of all we raised close to $1100 for the James family! Disc golfers are awesome!
Luke and Donnie did a great job TDing their first event too. Maybe the King of the Hill will live on after all...
Here's a recap from TD Luke:
Devil Went Down to Georgia Tournament was a big success! Even the weather cooperated nicely until the very end of play and awards.
Thank you to every single one of the 58 players that came out yesterday in honor of Devens creator and mastermind John Borelli. We will all benefit from his hard work and dedication to the course for years to come. We know there were several events to chose from yesterday, two of which were PDGA events and one was a NEFA points event which speaks volumes to John's popularity around here. So, one last time, thank you for everything John. The Devens crew will miss you as a golfer and a friend! We wish you the best of luck down in Georgia.
Thank you as well to all those who donated to the James Family fund. We raised an amazing $1,077 yesterday for a wonderful local family that needed our help.
Donations went as follows:
$290 from entry fees
$125 from lunch
$40 from Patriots preseason game raffle
$72 from 50/50 ace pot
$550 from various donations
CTP prize on hole 17 was a toy couch potato that farted donated by John Borelli and also won by John. I think he deferred to the 2nd place CTP winner, haha!
Ace Pot was not hit however I heard that youngster Kindred Atwood chained out on hole 11 and then his partner (his dad, Joe Atwood) chained out on the same hole right after him. Jon Gordon also chained out on hole 10 and there were a few other close calls as well. Bro team Andy and Matt Duquette won first and second for the CTP throw off for the ace pot.
Donnie Phillips and Luke Adolph are co-TDing a tourney with a joint purpose. We would like to send Devens LEGEND John Borelli down to Georgia in style while raising some money for Dave James & his family.
Many of you know the Borelli story but here it is regardless! Marcy took a new job at PDGA headquarters in Appling, GA back in April and John has stayed behind in Massachusetts to tie up all the loose ends here. Well, the day is coming soon that John will rejoin his distant love in Georgia and leave us all behind.
John hinted a few times that we should throw him a going away tourney but I think we would have done it anyway even without his persistence! In all honesty, John has been an integral part of the Devens course and to the local disc golf scene and he will be missed by all of us.
We also thought that while we are all getting together to see John off to Georgia why not try and help a local disc golfer family at the same time! A couple of years ago John ran a tournament to raise money for Meg James, the daughter of Dave and Kari James. Meg had been diagnosed with Leukemia and we raised a decent amount of money which assisted the family with the obviously staggering bills and expenses.
Meg finished her treatment in May only to relapse in June. She is back in treatment now receiving chemo. Soon she will receive radiation and then a bone marrow transplant. The family is being as hopeful as possible but they could really use our support and positive thoughts.
Along with half of the money from the low entry fees going directly to the family we will also have a donation jar at the registration table. Please bring what you can to support them and consider donating any winnings.
Please join us on August 21st!
Devil Went Down to Georgia Tourney
Sunday, August 21st
Devens Disc Golf Course - Devens, MA
TDs: Donnie Phillips & Luke Adolph
Two rounds of 666 doubles, 36 teams max, 72 golfers