To the best of our knowledge, the Dane County disc golf courses (Capital Springs and Vallarta-Ast @ Token Creek) will close for the season this Thursday, November 14th. Remember to check our Course Openings / Closings page for the latest information on the status of area courses.
At the MCDG board meeting last night, we awarded a $500 grant from the club's Course Fund to the City of Edgerton for the Edgerton Disc Golf Course at Old Racetrack Park. Thanks to Brian and Annie for coming up for the meeting, and for making this course happen! We've now donated $2800 to area communities for new courses since 2011. Thanks to everyone who has donated to the Course Fund for allowing us to make these grants.
The City of Madison is planning to close the disc golf course at Elver Park for the season on Monday, November 18th. The course, with a few changes, will reopen in the spring, typically around May 1st.
The disc golf course at Johnson Park in Maple Bluff is now closed for the season. It is expected to reopen in mid-to-late May of 2014.
Since it is that time of year, please be sure to check out out our Course Openings / Closings page for information on seasonal course closures. We will update the page as soon as we receive any information about any of the courses. Please check that page before calling any of the local park departments, Glide, the club, etc to ask if courses are open or closed. Thanks!
Do you want to see a disc golf course in Fitchburg? Based in part on the successful Fitchburg Disc Golf Day a few years ago, and followup work between the club, Glide Disc Golf, and parks staff, the city has been interested in finding the right place for installation of a disc golf course. They are currently assessing options for the Nine Springs Golf Course along Fish Hatchery Rd, whether to keep it as a ball golf course, or convert it to a park. One of the specific alternatives is inclusion of a disc golf course. Please see the following page for more info, including info about an open house this Thursday (Oct 24th) to discuss options:
We would love to have club members, ESPECIALLY Fitchburg residents, offer their support of disc golf at this open house. The open house is Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at the Fitchburg Christian Fellowship Church, 2924 Fish Hatchery Road, just south of the Beltline, past Wendy's and BMO Harris bank.
This event serves as a Thank You to our members for supporting the club and the Greater Madison disc golf community. Not a member yet? Don't worry, you can join on-site!
We've got a great weekend of disc golf coming up. Last we checked, at least half of the "extra" 50 spots for the Ace Race (Sun Sept 8th at Hiestand) have already been claimed. Get in to Glide to claim yours.
Start off the weekend by playing in the Bird's Ruins Fall Classic on Saturday, Sept 7th. This event, hosted by Marshall Parks and Recreation and the Rebel Disc Golf Club, consists of two rounds at Bird's Ruins, cash prizes, food and beverage on site, and live music afterwards. Registration is available at I Registered Online.
You have been challenged! We received 94 registrations for the Ace Race on Sept 8th, but "accidentally" ordered 144 player packs, which was how many players there were last year. That means there are 50 spots still available ... but not for long. If you haven't registered yet, we're giving you another chance. If you have registered already, thank you, but now go get some of your disc golfing friends and family to join you! The more players we get, the bigger and better additional prizes we can offer, but remember that the player pack alone is worth twice your $25 entry fee. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Glide Disc Golf. We've already ordered the packs, so once we hit 144 registered players, that's it.
As a reminder, you do NOT need a City of Madison disc golf permit to play in the Ace Race. We paid to rent the course for our participants.
There are only a few days left to register for the Discraft Ace Race, to be held Sunday, Sept. 8th at 9:00 AM at Hiestand Park. We'll be done in plenty of time to not only watch the Packers game at 3:25, but also most of the early afternoon NFL games. Deadline for registration is this Sunday, August 25th, so we can order players packs on the 26th. At this point, your best bet to get registered in time is to visit Glide Disc Golf this weekend and sign up.
The Mad City Open, presented by Ale Asylum & Glass Nickel Pizza Co., will be held this weekend, Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th. This PDGA sanctioned Super Tour (A-Tier) tournament is one of the premier disc golf events in the Midwest, and always draws a strong field of players from Wisconsin,neighboring states, and beyond. The tournament will once again be contested at Elver Park, Hiestand Park, and the Vallarta-Ast course at Token Creek County Park. All three courses are reserved for the tournament and are closed to public play both days, except that Elver and Hiestand will re-open after the completion of the morning round on Sunday, typically around 1:00 PM. If you’re not playing in, volunteering for, or spectating at the tournament, please use these times to visit our other area courses, such as the new Capital Springs course near Lake Farm County Park, Bird’s Ruins in Marshall, Kiwanis of Stoughton, Ripley Park in Cambridge, or Johnson Park in Maple Bluff.
Spectators are welcome at all times, including for the “Final 9” at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday on Holes 19-27 at Vallarta-Ast. We want to see a big crowd as the top four Open Division players compete for the championship.
There are also plenty of volunteer opportunities. Anyone interested should contact the Tournament Director, Mike, at email@example.com. Mad City Disc Golf is a sponsor of the tournament, and we’d love to get as many helping hands as we can.