For those of you looking to make your 2013 tournament plans, the WI Tour schedule has been released, and is available at the Wisconsin Disc Sports Association website. We can help you fill in the question mark for the WI Tour Finale, because we are hosting it, Sat. Sept. 28th, at Vallarta - Ast (Token Creek). That's right Madison-area golfers, we're looking for you to qualify to play the Finale on your home turf!
We are pleased to announce the addition of JD Ball as MADC Secretary. The MADC Board appointed JD to the position at its last meeting on Thursday, January 10th. Welcome, JD!
The Madison Area Disc Club is once again part of the PDGA Affiliate Club Program for 2013. This means that MADC members receive a $5 discount on the price of their online PDGA membership renewal or new membership. Members can receive the discount by visiting the Membership Page at the PDGA Store and clicking the appropriate link for New or Renewing members at the bottom of the page under "2013 PDGA AFFILIATE CLUB MEMBERSHIPS". On the forms, look for the section titled "Affilate Club" and select "13 Madison Area Disc Club" from the pulldown menu.
PDGA members receive a $10 discount on entry fees for B-Tier and C-tier PDGA tournaments. PDGA membership is required to play in an A-tier (such as the 2013 Mad City Open) or Major tournament. Even if you don't play in a lot of tournaments, PDGA members receive other benefits and help to promote disc golf around the world. For more information on PDGA membership, please visit the PDGA's Membership Information page.
The Fall Picnic is still on, even if it rains. We'll keep monitoring conditions and modify the schedule as necessary, but we'll still have games, lunch from Ian's Pizza, the raffle, used disc sales, elections, and hopefully a round or two of disc golf. Remember, we're at the "new" shelter at Elver, which has covered outdoor seating and a large enclosed room in which to escape the weather. Registration starts at 9:00 AM. See you there!
Reminder that elections for the 2012-13 MADC Board of Directors will be held this month, starting at the Fall Picnic on Sunday, October 14th. Club members will be able to vote for candidates to fill two-year terms for the positions of President and Treasurer, as well as one-year terms for all three at-large positions. Candidates have until this Sunday, October 7th, to declare. Please see the 2012-13 Elections thread on the forum for more details.
With the growth of disc golf as a sport, so does the demand for more courses in the area. In turn there is an even higher demand for volunteers to conduct maintenance, design and
implementation efforts. Without our members this could not happen. MADC hosts this annual event as a way of giving thanks to our members for their continued support.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
9:00 am Singles Bag Tag Registration & Board Elections
10:00 am Singles Bag Tag Round Begins
1:00 pm Lunch, Games, Awards & Raffle
2:30 pm Doubles Registration
3:00 pm Doubles Round Begins
The singles round and lunch are FREE to 2012 MADC members. You must be a current member of the club to participate. You may join the club and participate the day of this event. It is $15 to become a member and you will receive a 2012 MADC Bag Tag.
The afternoon doubles round is optional and there is a fee of $5 per person.
Summer may be winding down, but disc golf activities in the Madison area are heating up. Keep tabs on the Events page for the latest information. From the Bird's Ruins Fall Classic in Marshall, to Discraft Ace Races in Madison and Stoughton, to the Tyrol Basin Fall Fling, and of course, our annual MADC Fall Picnic ... September and October are going to be busy.
MADC will be at the Northside Ride the Drive with an activity booth in Warner Park. We will have putting stations and basic disc golf instruction. MADC will also be accepting memberships at this event!
August 12, 2012
10 am - 3 pm
View our Facebook album for pictures from the Downtown Ride the Drive back on June 3. MADC had a great space in Olin Park right by the lake with panoramic views of the capitol building. Disc golf was a huge hit!
The start time for Goodman Pool Disc Golf Day this Saturday has been pushed back to 1 o'clock pm. Don't miss this super fun family friendly disc event! Everything else remains the same; Check out the details on the post below.
Learn new Frisbee sports and meet world class players at this 37th annual discing event!
The 11 official Flying Disc disciplines are: Disc Ultimate, Freestyle Frisbee, Frisbee Golf, Guts, D.D.C. "Double Disc Court", Accuracy, M.T.A. "Maximum Time Aloft", Distance, Discathon, T.R.C. "Throw Run & Catch", and Disc Dogging. This tournament takes Frisbee sports beyond disc golf and ultimate.
Saturday, July 14th at Elver Park
Sunday, July 15th at Hiestand Park
The entry fee is $20 and includes one or all events. There will be demos and practice time before and during each event.
For more information, daily schedules, and recaps of last year's event visit the Overalls site or email Brad Wendt.