(Posted: Friay, Aug 1 2014 - edited 8/22)
Today we wrap up the first round of the NoCo Match Play Invitational, with many exciting matches in the books. Some outcomes were expected, others were upsets, but all tested the nerve and strategy of the competitors.
Throughout the tournament, we're experimenting with different media formats to bring you some of the action, a few of which have been included here. Enjoy these from home, or check the calendar for the match times and watch them in person! Special thanks to Matt Rothstein for filming and editing the incredible YouTube videos on the event page!
More video content available on the event page!
(Posted: Friay, Aug 1 2014 - edited 8/22)
As I write these words, the first match between Rob Liebman and Dylan O'Malia is underway at Cache La Poudre disc golf course. Who will win: youth and energy? Or experience and cunning? And how will that affect the bracket? You can follow the results as they roll in at the Challonge.com page for the tournament. We've also embedded the live bracket on the NoCo Match Play Invitational event page, where you can also see videos of the matches and check out the livestream.
(Posted: Monday, July 28 2014 - edited 8/22)
The players have been seeded based on their player rating, and the bracket pool is open until August 1st. Stop by the Wright Life to fill out a bracket, then watch the results roll in as the matches take place. You can work on your bracket at home before dropping it off by downloading a copy here:
Want to watch the action as your friends go head to head with the top local pros? Keep an eye on the NoCo Events Calendar for dates and times of the matches as they are announced.
(Posted: Sunday, July 27 2014)
16 qualifiers and 16 invitees make up the list of 32 participants in the 2014 NoCo Match Play Invitational, a club fundraising event taking place next month. Match play begins August 1st, and runs throughout the month, culminating with a final match that crowns the winner.
Didn't get into the tournament this year? Not to worry! You can participate by getting in the action in other ways.
- Fill out as many tournament brackets as you like for $5 each. The winning bracket takes all! 50% payout, with the rest supporting the club to promote and develop local disc golf. Brackets can be filled out at the Wright Life.
- Spectate at the matches and cheer on your friends or favorite players! Match times/location will be posted whenever possible, so offer to caddy for your friends in the tournament!
The qualifiers earned their berth based on their performance at the July 22nd Edora Summer League, and the invitees were chosen by the co-tournament directors based on club support/involvement, skill level and availability. For fairness, the pairings were randomly drawn from a hat, but the player with the lower PDGA rating determines the course to be played. A player whose opponent has a good short-game but doesn't throw far might choose a long course, and vice-versa.
While the lower-seeded player gets to choose the course, they are limited to the following NoCO course options. An 18 hole-minimum course length must be specified, so shorter courses must consist of multiple rounds:
- Edora Park (FtC),
- Aggie Greens (FtC),
- Boltz JHS (FtC),
- Fort Collins HS (FtC)
- Heritage (FtC),
- Cache La Poudre CLP (Laporte),
- Oxbow (Windsor) and
- Rice Elementary (Wellington)
This is going to be Epic! (Pun intended..)
Players begin to show up for the pairings party at Coopersmiths July 25th:
(Posted: Wednesday, June 11 2014)
Red Feather Open will take place July 19-20 this year at two great courses in Red Feather Lakes, Colorado. Tournament registration is live, and details are posted on the Wright Life website here. Chris Brubeck will be the TD again this year, and the format will be similar to last year's event, with the weekend starting off at Beaver Meadows course, then continuing the next day with an extended layout at Sundance Trail. Don't miss out on this Northern Colorado classic! And plan on staying up there on Saturday night, as there will be a player's party at the Beaver Meadows restaurant and bar.
(Posted: Thursday, May. 8 2014)
Edora Summer League is just around the corner! As a series, there will be 12 weeks of points factoring into the end of season awards, a "handicapped" round based on players' scores, and of course the fun end-of-season party we all love. But even if you can't make every week come on out! There are nightly payouts as well, and tags are always in play.
- Registration begins at 5:30 and ENDS at 5:50
- Entry is $5 (BRING SMALL BILLS - NO COINS) including ace pool ($100 cap)
- 12 weeks of points + handicapped round + end of the season awards = 13 weeks
- Nightly divisional pay-out and end of series awards/prizes
- Divisions offered: Intermediate, Advanced Am, & Open divisions.
Spring League continues...
In the weeks leading up to the start of Summer League join us at Edora for the ongoing Tuesday night Spring League. It works just like Summer League, minus the points and the series payouts. Spring League is a good way to get in the flow before the rounds start counting toward your series totals. And, it's fun! Spring Leagues is starting a bit earlier than Summer, with the cut-off for registration being 5:20.
(Updated: Friday, June 27 2014)
Connor Mitts has stepped up to bring back a long-standing tradition here in Northern Colorado, Thursday Doubles! For years, Thursday doubles was one of the most popular weekly events, but it lost participation (and eventually its point-person) when a nearby private course began holding rounds on Thursdays. Thanks for bringing back a locals' favorite Connor!
- Format: Random-draw, best-shot doubles, no divisions (flip for a partner)
- Entry: $5 per person
- Be there by 6:00 to flip for partners
(Posted: Tuesday, Mar. 4 2014)
We've taken as many names for the waitlist as we think could possibly get in, and we're sticking to 90 players, so we're closing the waitlist now. If you aren't currently in the tournament we can still use your support! Please let us know what you can help with and we'll gladly plug you in. Here's a few things we need volunteers for:
- Course prep the Saturday before (mulch, etc)
- Spotters for certain holes
- Help around tournament central
- Someone to help at the players' party
- Someone to sell NoCo tags
- Someone to collect and distribute tags
- Someone to handle the ace pool
- Someone to run a ring-of-fire and CTP after the event
- Someone to move baskets (possibly)
- Someone to record video and/or take photos during rounds and at awards
- Someone to handle that thing I forgot to list here
- Probably other things too
As you can see there is a lot to be done, so we could use you! Get in touch with Vinnie to let him know what you can help with: firstname.lastname@example.org or (970) 566-0149.
(Posted: Tuesday, Feb 11 2014)
UPDATE: The Meltdown is now full! Contact the TD Vince Castillo for a potential waitlist spot: email@example.com
Finally.. the moment you've all been waiting for. Meltdown registration is open!
This year, Noco's third monthly tournament, the St. Patty's Day Meltdown, returns as a two-day, PDGA-sanctioned C-Tier event, taking place on the Edora Park disc golf course in Fort Collins, Colorado. Registration will be limited to 90 players, so be sure to get signed up soon!
Registration is live! More information and online registration is available on the event page.
(Posted: Tuesday, Feb 11 2014)
- February 15, 2014
- 9:00 am check-in/10:00 am tee off
- $20 pro divisions /$10 am (Prize Payout)
Come out to Edora this Saturday for Noco's Valentine's weekend tournament tradition. Registration will begin at 9:00 am with a players meeting at 9:45 and tee off at 10:00. The weather looks great this weekend so if you strike out on Friday come out for a second shot at some (birdie) love on Saturday. This year Noco is teaming up with the CSU disc golf club to host this one-round tournament on a modified layout.
The tournament will also serve as the last/first tag match for the CSU club. CSU is reviving the very popular wooden tags with the grateful ram logo. We have a limited amount of these tags this year and they will go fast! Everyone that plays Birdie Love will recieve a $5 discount to the superclass tournament that will be hosted by the CSU team on Saturday March 22nd at a temporary course in Fort Collins. Come out to support the CSU team in their journey to the Collegiate National Championships this April in Georgia!
(Posted: Tuesday, Jan 14 2014)
Cabin Fever Killer Monthly Mini Tournament
- Saturday, Jan 18th
- Registration 9:00am, Player's meeting 9:45
- Tee off 10 am sharp!
- Pro, Amateur, Women's and Junior Divisions will be offered
- One round, singles format. Payouts for all divisions
- Entry is $20 Pro, $10 Amateur and Junior divisions
- 2014 NoCo tags will be available
- Current members! Tags will be in play, so don't forget to bring yours!
Questions? Contact Vinnie at 970 566 0149.
(Posted: Saturday, Dec 28 2013)
The Winter Warriors benefit series is making a stop in Fort Collins at 10am on Saturday January 4th. Come out to throw some discs and help support the Food Bank of the Rockies at the same time! Incredibly, in the last eight years since its inception, Winter Warriors has already raised more than $39,000! The format is best-shot, random-draw doubles—but with some special rules added to enhance the fun; and the entry fee is only $5.
More information is available at the Mile High Disc Golf Club website
(Posted: Thursday, Dec 19 2013)
The year is drawing to a close, which means it's time for one last throw-down with those 2013 NoCo tags! You've been on the hunt for that low tag all season... this is your chance to grab it! And, if you're currently holding a low number... we hope to see you there! Actually, we hope to see you there either way, of course... The last tag match is free to all existing members.
2014 Tags Release
For those who didn't join the club last season—now's your chance to start the new year off in style with a low-number NoCo tag! The 2014 tags are going to be awesome; stay tuned for pictures and more information—but make plans to be there! Club memberships will be $20 again this season, and will include a tag and a beanie with the NoCo logo.
Here's the best part: For those who sign up for a new 2014 tag, we'll have huge CTP giveaways, and new or renewing members will be entered in a drawing for a free entry to the 2014 St Patty's Day Meltdown!
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 28th
- Location: Edora Park Disc Golf Course - Hole One
- Time: 9am sign-up, 9:30 players meeting, 10am tee
- Format: One round. Play for both '13 and '14 tags
- Who: Open to ALL! (Must either join/renew for 2014 or have 2013 NoCo tag)
- Entry: Free for existing members; $20 to join for next season and to be elgible for CTPs and St. Patty's drawing
(Posted: Wednesday, Nov 20 2013)
A message from Sean Lewis in Longmont...
Hello, NoCo discers!
My name is Sean Lewis, and I'm with the Long's Peak DGC. We have a weekly Snow-Glow gathering that we put on all winter on our two local courses. If you've never played glow disc, you're missing out!
This year we are organizing a couple of travel weeks, with the first one taking us to Oxbow on 11/27/13. We will be lighting up all 12 baskets, and playing two rounds in the dark. We did this last year and had a blast, but I wanted to invite all of you to join us as well.
We will be arriving at the course around 7:00pm from Longmont, but I will be there early setting up and selling lights. We require lit-up discs after looking endlessly for glow plastic, but we have LED setups for $1 apiece available. Buy as many or as few as you need, they are reusable and will get you playing those after work rounds through our dark winter months. We will also have handwarmers for $1 a pair to keep you toasty warm.
There is more information on our website longspeakdiscgolf.com, and you are more than welcome to come play any week this year.
We wanted to travel before it got too cold, and Thanksgiving Eve will let everyone sleep in the next day as well. Plus, if your in-laws are in town, now you have a reason to escape for a few hours!!
It's a completely casual and fun round, and I hope to see some new faces join us. Looking forward to meeting you all on the course!
(Posted: Friday, Nov 15 2013)
Get involved and find out what's going on in your local Disc Golf Community!
This Monday Nov. 18th, 7pm @ the Old Town Library in Fort Collins, (201 Peterson St.)
All who have a passion for disc golf are welcome to come participate and listen in. We are taking the much needed steps toward organizing our local club, clubs and working as a positive, exciting and fun group going forward.
We are focusing on communication, cooperation, and consistency. We have people that are willing to step up and help where they have gifts and skills with disc golf, and we need your help too. Surely you have some mad skills yourself! Please share these to better the disc golf scene in our area. No skill is too small to offer—we need it! Even if you'd rather not take a leadership role but still want to support where you can, please come on Monday!
Some areas that we always need more help with are Events, Maintenance, Community Outreach, Free Clinics, Course Proposals, Charity Events, Membership, etc. Do you see an area that needs more attention and feel energized to help out with it? Come out Monday and lets discuss it. All skill levels welcome, we need input from beginners to the pros. This meeting will set the mood and focus for all of next year... disc golf needs your help and support for this growing sport!
NoCo Disc Golf and the rest of the Northern Colorado DG scene
(Posted: Saturday, Nov 9 2013)
Effective today, the Edora Park Disc Golf Course has been switched to its new, permanent layout! Tee signs with the new hole numbers will go up next week; in the meantime be sure to print a map of the new Edora layout to take with you.
The new layout utilizes many of the same holes, with the addition of seven new holes to the east of the railroad tracks. Players will cross under the railroad bridge after what was previously hole 17 (the one after the island hole), play clockwise around the power substation, then cross back over to the park-side again. Seven holes have been removed on the west side of Edora Park, including all holes across the road leading to the baseball diamonds.
A big thanks goes out the the City of Fort Collins for working with us on this great new layout, and for their responsiveness to the concerns and requests of the club.
(Posted: Thursday, Oct 10 2013)
Sorry for the late notice...
This Saturday Oct.12th...Choice City Challenge XVII
Registration @ Edora Park Disc Golf Course (pavilion near hole #1) 9:00-9:30 am
Edora 9:45 Start
2 Rounds of 9 @ Greenbriar Park (temp. course just off willox and lemay)
Open-$20 Master-$20 Amateur-$15 Women-$10
A Huge Thank You to the Wright Life for helping out with baskets & prizes!!!
(Updated: Friday, Aug 16 2013)
Update: The 2013 Colorado State Disc Golf Championship is full! Stay up to date on all the most current information by visiting the CO States website.
The Colorado State Disc Golf Championships website is up, featuring an events schedule for the tournament week, sponsor and contact information. Check it out! Here's the link: Colorado State Disc Golf Championships
Sponsors are still coming in, but we need your help to make this event the best States yet. Know a business owner who would like to support disc golf? Please put us in touch with them, or have them contact the tournament director, Vinnie for more information.
See you in October!
(Posted: Tuesday, June 18 2013)
Registration is live for the 2013 Red Feather Open, presented by The Wright Life and Northern Colorado Disc Golf. The Wright Life will be providing online registration for the tournament here. For information on the tournament specifics, check out the RFO event page.
Missed out on Kiss the Sky and looking for some great mountain golf? Look no further... Here's your chance!
(Posted: Wednesday, May 8 2013)
The Disc Gust club will be hosting their traveling points series again this season, with Saturday stops each month from May through September at courses all over Northern Colorado and the surrounding areas.
All events will have a flat entry fee of $10, with sign-in starting at 9:30 and a 10:00 am players meeting. Everyone is welcome with no club membership required, and you can play the full series or just a single event, as there will be payouts for both the full series winners and those who do well at each event.
Here's the schedule for this year's tour:
- First round: Birds Nest, second round: Ghost Town
- Both rounds at Colorado Heights University
- A different set of tees for each round
- First round: Beaver Meadows, second round: Sundance Trail
- Both rounds: Estes Park YMCA course
- First round: Hughes Stadium, second round: Laporte
For more information, contact the Tournament Director: Troy at 307-631-3170.
(Posted: Sunday, Mar 31 2013)
- April 20, 2013
- Team NoCo vs Team Wyo
- Amateur players Event
- Holiday Park in Cheyenne, Wyo
Come out and watch, cheer and support your team or your favorite. As Team NoCo takes on the team from Wyo in a special (President's Cup-style) disc golf tournament format. 12 person Team doubles and team single point system. With the winners taking home "The Pot" 3 rounds on Saturday 4/20 followed by awards after. All rounds played and point tallied. Match Starts at 9 am with lunch in between and finals single matches to starts approx 1-1:30.
This should be a "competitive", yet fun event to watch as both teams are set to do battle. The trash talking is already going on. In the end there can be only one winning team!! With the outcome: friends, always. Come out, car pool, bring your camera and friends!
- Team NoCo Captain: Vinnie
- Team Wyo Captain: Big Red Jeff
(Posted: Sunday, Mar 31 2013)
Dates: May 4-5 2013
Aggie Greens, Fort Collins and Sundance Trail in Redfeather
A PDGA-Sanctioned B-Tier event
It's time for another Grateful Disc! Bill Wright and the Wright Life have been hosting this tournament, one of the country's longest running events, for 35 years, and are gearing up for number 36! This tournament is always a great time, and will feature some new elements at the recently added course at Hughes Stadium.
For more information and to get registered, visit the Grateful Disc Event Page on the Wright Life website.
(Posted: Saturday, June 2 2012)
A new course was installed recently in Wellington, located near the west entrance to the Rice Elementary School. The course is a result of the combined efforts of Bill Wright, Don Labor and the City of Wellington. The course is unusual in that the first half is located on the west side of I-25, and picks up again on the east side of the interstate. The word is that, eventually, the city plans to create a walkway under the interstate, which will allow the two halves to flow together. Generally, players have been parking at the first hole (a hole numbered "0", strangely..), playing the front, then driving across the interstate to finish their round. Directions to the first part of the course, then from there to the second half, can be found here.
The course has a good mix of long and short holes, and although it is relatively flat and open, the holes have made excellent use of the terrain and trees available. The terrain should be easy enough for most people to navigate and the course is suitable for players of all skill levels. Don't forget to bring some bug spray, as there are lots of mosquitos out there right now. One other tip, it appears that hole #17 has been pulled, or hasn't yet been installed due to ongoing landscaping work.
(Posted: Sunday, Jan 15 2012)
The new disc golf course at Hughes stadium is in the ground, and has so far been met with good reviews from local players. For those who are unfamiliar with the area, here are directions to the course from I-25. Having another 18 hole course in Fort Collins is long overdue and we applaud the City of Fort Collins, Colorado State University, and Bill Wright from the Wright Life for partnering to make this course a reality.
The city has also made it clear they intend to downgrade the Edora Park course from 18 holes to 9 holes, now that this new course is open. Due to overwhelming disapproval from local players, we are circulating a petition to encourage the city to preserve this historic course, an important asset of our city for 22 years. There is an online petition which we encourage you to sign, but knowing that physical signatures are most important, we encourage you to seek out the paper version we are circulating at events. If you are interested in circulating a copy of the petition, contact Luc at firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent articles related to Hughes and the Edora downgrade:
- Yahoo News: Disc Golf in the News: Fort Collins, Colorado and Anderson, Indiana
- Coloradoan: Disc golf debuts at Hughes Stadium amid questions
- Coloradoan: Petitioners amass more than 900 online signatures to save Fort Collins disc golf course
- Coloradoan: Disc golfers flock to Hughes course
(Posted: Friday, Apr 02, 2010)
As some may already know, we have a new disc golf course in Northern Colorado, located in the Oxbow Natural Area of Eastman Park, in Windsor, CO. This 12 hole course is a collaborative project between the Town of Windsor and the dedicated volunteers in the local disc golf scene, made possible by many generous donations from the surrounding communities.
The course is open for play, and baskets are in place, but many features are still in the works. Currently, the tee sign posts are installed and numbered, and soon the signs themselves will be finished. Plans are in the works for a welcome board to house the course map, announcements, etc.
Being in a natural area, it is very important that visitors respect the land and the natural features of the course. Tread lightly, and please avoid, as best you can, causing any damage to your surroundings. Intentional breakage of vegetation is not allowed, and should be actively discouraged if encountered.
We'd like to give a big "thank you" to all those who contributed in their own way to making this great new course a reality! A special thanks goes out to Shawn Aschliman, who was not only the original inspiration for the project, but the primary motivator and organizer of the effort. Thanks Shawn!