Category Archives: PDGA

Las Vegas Challenge

Good luck to all the Canadians playing in the Las Vegas Challenge this week, and a special good luck to Michael Ramanauskas, Team Disc Cellar member and the artist behind the Exobot.

I’m sure we’re missing some, but here’s standings so far through 1 round (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/34119)

Pro Masters 40+

Pro Masters Women 40+

Pro Masters 50+

Advanced

Advanced Women

Amateur Masters 40+

Amateur Masters Women 50+

Intermediate

Recreational Women

Novice

And on the National Tour side of things (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/33918)

Open

Open Women

Duck Golf #1 Langley Oct 7 or 8

Looks like registration is about to open for Duck Golf #1 in Langley. Amateur divisions on Saturday, Pro divisions on Sunday. Registration seems to be through Disc Golf Scene, here’s the links:

Oh, and reg opens in 4 minutes (8pm today).

It’s National Disc Golf Day Canada!

This is the second Annual National Disc Golf Day, the first Saturday in August, which means that it falls on the BC Day Long weekend (as well as long weekends in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nunavut), and will continue to do so forever.

So is this a real thing? Yes, and no. The PDGA worked with the National Day Calendar in order to get this “official”, so it’s now on the Calendar: National Disc Golf Day. They are not a government organization or anything like that, but they do send out lots of press releases and it’s recognized by the PDGA which makes the Official Rules for Disc Golf, so that’s good enough for me.

Let’s claim the day Canada, today is the day to share your love of Disc Golf with others, and if they say no, you reply: “But it’s National Disc Golf Day!”. Don’t worry they’ll give in.

National Disc Golf Day

Week 5: Mundy Park League presented by The Disc Cellar

The park may be busier today because Mundy Park Tags are being released today. Same rules apply as always, play the map, play in your group, pay your drop-in fee (if applicable), submit your scores.

Front 9 should be the same as last week (but follow the map anyway), Back 9 is different.

Mundy Park League Week 5: front 9
Mundy Park League Week 5: back 9

Stewart McIsack – let’s get him some press

Some of you are probably following the PDGA 2017 Amateur World Championships and already know that Mission’s Stewart McIsack (#73512) is currently in 7th place after 5 rounds (tied for 4th after 3 rounds).

Let’s see if we can get him some mainstream media coverage:

Let them know you want to hear how Stew is doing through local media too!

Week 3: Mundy Park League presented by The Disc Cellar

This is week 3, doesn’t matter if you played last week or not. Doesn’t matter if you’ll play in any of the other remaining weeks, or if you’re a current, lapsed or non-PDGA member.

I should be at the course 6-7pm today, as long as you follow the designated course below with 2 other league participants (or PDGA observers) you can play at any time today. Submit your scores to david@disccellar.ca, and include your full names, PDGA # (if applicable) and PDGA Division.

If you aren’t registered you can do so online, or in person from 6-7pm. If you play this week and need to pay in person but miss me this week, submit your score and provided you pay for the week your score will count.

Here’s the course description, map below:

  1. Left of the blue garbage can on the path to 8 basket
  2. 4 tee pad to 6 basket
  3. 7 pad to practice basket
  4. rec 8 pad to 9 basket
  5. rec 1
  6. rec 2
  7. beside field fence (will be flagged) to 3 basket
  8. rec 4
  9. pad in trees past 4 basket to 5 basket
  10. 6 pad to 7 basket
  11. extended 8 pad to 8 basket
  12. 9 pad to practice basket
  13. rec 8 to 6 basket
  14. forest pad to 9 basket
  15. beside blue garage can on path to 1 basket
  16. rec 2
  17. rec 3
  18. 4 pad to 9 basket

Mundy Park League: Week 3 front 9Mundy Park League: Week 3 back 9

Week 2: Mundy Park League presented by The Disc Cellar

This is week 2, doesn’t matter if you played last week or not. Doesn’t matter if you’ll play in any of the other remaining weeks, or if you’re a current, lapsed or non-PDGA member.

I plan to be present from 6-7pm today, as long as you play the designated course below with 2 other league participants (or PDGA observers) you can play at any time today. Submit your scores to david@disccellar.ca, and include your full names, PDGA # and PDGA Division.

If you aren’t registered you can do so online, or in person from 6-7pm. If you play this week, and need to pay in person but miss me this week, submit your score and provided you pay for the week your score will count.

Here’s the course for this week:

Mundy Park League: Week 2 front 9 Mundy Park League: Week 2 back 9

Course description:

  1. Rec 1
  2. Rec 2
  3. Rec 3
  4. Rec 4
  5. Rec 5
  6. Rec 6
  7. Rec 7
  8. Rec 8
  9. Rec 9
  10. Rec 1 again
  11. Rec 2 again
  12. Rec 3 again
  13. Rec 4 again
  14. 5 pad to 6 basket
  15. rec 7 again
  16. extended 8 (use the back pad) to 8 basket
  17. use the pad in the trees off the side of 6 fairway to practice basket, make sure hole 8/16 is clear
  18. Rec 9 again

Details again:

We are pleased to be bringing a PDGA League to the lower mainland. The venue: Mundy Paaaaark!

This is a PDGA League, which means that you get to work on your PDGA Rating and collect PDGA Points. Not a PDGA Member? Doesn’t matter you don’t need to be, anyone is welcome to participate.

The Disc Cellar is presenting a barebones PDGA league at Mundy Park Jul 5-Sep 6, 2017. Why barebones? Initial feedback on the concept was people are more concerned with getting the opportunity to work on their PDGA rating than they are in winning prizes. So remove prizes and the league is dirt cheap, and you get to work on your ratings.

Course: Course layout may change week to week, but will always be Mundy Park

Start Time: flex start, on Wednesdays

Rules: all PDGA rules in full effect

Divisions: all PDGA divisions are offered, pick anyone that you’re eligible for

Prizes: no prizes, just bragging rights

Ace Pot: any ace hit during league play with 2 witnesses will earn a $20 Disc Cellar gift certificate

How many weeks? The league runs for 10 weeks, you can join in at any time, play as many weeks or as few as you like. You do not have to play on any given week.

Cost: $15/person for the 10 weeks, or $2.50/week drop-in. Pay online, or in person at the course.

So how does this actually work? Show up at Mundy Park on Wednesday, play the designated course, submit your scores to david@disccellar.ca (picture of a signed score card), and repeat. Unofficial results will be updated weekly, with final PDGA Ratings being generated once the league is complete.

This starts today, I will be at the course from 6-7pm tonight, and we’ll be playing the regular Mundy Park recreational course (twice). In order for your score to be valid: it must be for the designated course, it must be on a Wednesday, and it must be witnessed by 2 other people (note: the other people do not need to be playing in the league, they don’t even need to be disc golfers) (correction 12 Jul 2017: you must play with 2 other people and they must be league participants or PDGA observers, these are PDGA restrictions). Basically, we’re trying to make this as flexible and easy as possible for everyone to do. Fit it in with your schedule, and improve the accuracy of your PDGA Rating.

Congratulations Team!

Team members: Michael Ramanauskas (2nd MM1), Theo Brown (1st MA1), Sarah Hokom (FPO)
Team members: Michael Ramanauskas (2nd MM1), Theo Brown (1st MA1), Sarah Hokom (FPO)

Great showing by the team this weekend! Congratulations to all the winners from the BC Open. Quick recap of the team performance:

  • Open Women (FPO): 1st place, Sarah Hokom
  • Grandmasters (MPG): 5th place, Dan Laitsch
  • Advanced (MA1): 1st place, Theo Brown (unofficial round ratings of 994, 993 and 981); those are some stellar rounds to start his PDGA rating with; 10 stroke victory.
  • Advanced Women (FA1): 1st place, Jordan Bernelot Moens; 22 stroke victory and 3 rounds above rating (886, 934 and 902/ +43, +91, +59)
  • Advanced Masters (MM1): 2nd place, Michael Ramanauskas; 1 stroke back and 3 rounds above rating (918, 953, 966/ +14, +49, +62)
Sarah Hokom with her 1st Place FPO - BC Open 2017 trophy
Sarah Hokom with her 1st Place FPO – BC Open 2017 trophy