New Course: The Pas, Manitoba

We’re proud to have been a part of a number of new courses over the years, but this is the farthest East we’ve ventured so far. Congratulations to Sam Meggs and the community of The Pas on embracing Disc Golf.

Like so many Disc Golf projects this one wouldn’t have been possible without a motivated and dedicated local volunteer putting in countless hours. It also wouldn’t have been possible without sponsors and grants. In particular The Pas Community Renewal Corporation (TPCRC) was instrumental in making this new course install possible. Let’s spread the love and take a moment to let them know that their contribution and generosity is appreciated by the Disc Golf Community everywhere!

So give them a like on Facebook, or send them a note, or an email. Here’s some pictures of what they made possible:

 

MVP Circuit Discs are here!

The discs have arrived! It’s always a relief when doing one of these events and you finally have the discs in hand. A full MVP restock will be arriving on Tuesday.

Here’s what we’ve got: Signal: 175g x 12, 174g x 11, 171g x 8; Matrix: 177g x 2, 176g x 5, 175g x 12, 174g x 8, 173g x 4; Sign: 174g x 13, 173g x 12, 172g x 4, 171g x 9, 170g x 2.

Also a full restock of MVP Bags:

  • Voyager premium Backpack Bag (Black) x2
  • Nucleus deluxe tournament bag: Orange, Red, Royal Blue and Yellow
  • Beaker deluxe medium bag: Lime, Orange, Pink, Red, Royal Blue, Yellow (2 of each)
  • Cell starter bag: Lime, Pink, Red, Teal, Yellow, White (2 of each)

Also, MVP metal mini drivers, large, small and micro.

Restock of small metal mini drivers from MVP Disc Sports

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Island Summer Series Finale @ Mary’s Farm and Sanctuary

We’ll be on location on Saturday at Mary’s Farm and Sanctuary for the Island Summer Series Finale, hope to see you there!

In case you’re having difficulty reading the poster:

  • On site camping Fri. Sept 23 (pre-reg through http://www.sidgs.org/tournament.html), $10
  • Mini Glow Golf (for Campers only)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner available (pre-order: http://www.sidgs.org/tournament.html)
  • Cash Only*
  • Proceeds support Mary’s Farm & Sanctuary
  • 1128 Finlayson Arm Rd

Registration opens on Saturday @ 8:30am
Player’s meeting @ 9:30am
Tee off at 10am

2 Rounds of 18

MVP Circuit Update

Current registration is 21/30 spots filled for the event, so if you want to guarantee yourself a spot, register ASAP (also you save $5 over the day of registration). List of registered players.

Format: depending on weather and course conditions we will be playing the 10 recreational pads, followed by 10 additional holes using either the recreational pads or the alternate pads. If course conditions/weather make some of the alternate pads inappropriate those holes will either be skipped or played from the recreational pads. We will not be playing a second round, although if participants are interested we can do a break and reseed people after the first 10 holes.

There has been a shipping hiccup, which means that the MVP Circuit discs will be here on time, but the restocking order with lots of other goodies will not arrive until Tuesday.

Glow Wizards (New Arrival)

We’ve restocked on Glow Wizards, but there’s only 30 so they’ll go fast! Stock up while you can. We also have some Glow Lil Wizards, but only 10!

Glow season is just around the corner, so start stocking up before it’s too late.



Go TEAM!

Congratulations to Team Disc Cellar are in order after solid performances in the first two rounds by all players.

Derek Wintermans sits tied for 3rd place (Pro Open) at even par (6 strokes back of Matt Dixon [1st], but 4 strokes clear of Dave Ross [5th]), with two rounds above his rating 998 and 974 (compared to current rating of 949).

Wesley Eccleston sits in 1st place (Pro Masters) with a 5 stroke lead and two rounds above his rating 962 and 984 (compared to current rating of 952).

Jordan Moens sits in 1st place (Amateur Intermediate Women) with a 1 stroke lead and one round above her rating 829 (current rating 804).

Keep up the good work, but we’re proud of your day 1 performance regardless!

Good Luck at Provincials!

Provincials is underway this weekend in Kelowna, and we’d like to wish everyone good golf and good luck. Although we’re not on-site this weekend, we are a major event sponsor with a noticeable on course presence.

Find our tee-sign and snap a picture with it to be entered into a draw! Post it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and tag us so we know it’s there.

We’d also like to give a special shout out to the Team Disc Cellar members competing this weekend: Wes Eccleston, Derek Wintermans and Jordan Moens.

MVP Circuit @ Robert Burnaby, 25 Sep 2016

Sample MVP Circuit 2016 Player's PackThe Disc Cellar is pleased to announce that we will be hosting an MVP Circuit event at Robert Burnaby on Sunday, 25 Sep 2016 with player pack distribution starting at 10am, and the event starting approximately 10:30am.

For your $35 entry fee you get 3 discs (putter, midrange and driver) and an opportunity to take home one of the big prizes. Division prizes will depend on the normal divisions of those who register, but we expect to offer at least 3 prizes: Top Pro, Top Amateur and Top Woman. We may also have additional categories: Junior, Recreational, etc… depending on participation.

We will play 18-20 holes to determine the winners. There may be additional side events. Register through our online store.


Even if you cannot attend you can purchase a player's package.

Day of registration will be available if we still have packages left, but will cost $40.

Disc Golf on YouTube: Wintermans Faves

When I really committed myself to disc golf in the fall of 2010, I was a sponge for disc related footage on YouTube. Unfortunately six years ago good coverage was hard to find. Since then there’s been an explosion of the sport on-line with what seems like unlimited tournaments, interviews and video clinics. My subscription bar always seems to have new videos every day. So I thought I’d share some of my favourite, frequently updated channels and break them down in to a few categories:

Major Tournament Coverage

  • The Spin TV – Innova’s channel, tournaments, interviews, lifestyle
  • Prodigy Disc – formerly McFlySoHigh, tournaments, team and disc info
  • McFlySoHigh Video – very high quality coverage from many major past events, not updated since 2015
  • The Disc Golf Guy – mix of tournament and blog updates, interviews
  • SmashboxxTV – featuring The Disc Golf Guy: live tournament coverage, live tournament recap shows, regular Tuesday night live podcasts
  • Jomez Productions – very high quality, Southern US focus
  • Disc Golf Pro Tour – new this year, live coverage of some very big events
  • Central Coast Disc Golf – best commentary in disc golf, focus on West Coast events, in the bag, “Ask Me Anything” with top pros, Champ vs Chumps

Regional Tournament Coverage

Manufacturers

  • DynamicDiscs – great short videos, clinics, disc comparisons, tournament previews, lifestyle
  • Latitude 64some tournament coverage, pro team in the bags, product reviews, lifestyle
  • Discraft Disc Sportshasn’t been updated in 2 years, great clinics and tutorials
  • Kastaplastdisc “explained” videos
  • LegacyDiscs – Steve Rico explaining discs and plastic
  • DGA | Disc Golf Association – clinics, thorough explanations of their products

Touring Pro Channels

  • Will Schusterick – some tournament coverage of just him, clinics, tricks, updates regularly
  • Eagle McMahon – the life of a touring teenager, updates regularly
  • Paul McBeth – hasn’t updated in a year
  • Nate Doss – infrequent updates

Other

  • Best Disc Golf Discs – Tutorials on the science behind disc flight, very easy to follow
  • Trent Nicholl – Booom disc clothing, tournaments, promos
  • Dude – Australian clothing company with many top pros

There are many other channels out there that are worth watching, please share your favourites and why in the comments.

My personal channel is djwinter77. I don’t post disc golf videos, but you can view who I follow to click their links for easy access.

Happy watching!

Derek Putt close upDerek Wintermans is a member of Team Disc Cellar and made the trip to Amateur World’s in both 2014 & 2015 before turning Pro.