We got word from the City of Madison Parks Department that the disc golf course at Elver Park will be temporarily closed from July 1st through about noon on July 3rd due to the fireworks show. Many of the baskets will be removed, as the course encompasses part of the explosives safety perimeter. Please stay off the entire course for those two-and-a-half days!! Thanks!
The MCDG Board has decided to postpone the Spring Kickoff to the rain date of May 9th, in two weeks. Even if the chances for additional rain tomorrow morning and mid-day do not materialize, the forecast still calls for damp, cool, and windy conditions, and the course may still be soggy from this evening's rain. We realize this decision won't please everyone, but we feel it is in the best interests of the club and the Vallarta-Ast disc golf course. We look forward to better weather and a strong turnout on May 9th. Thank you for your patience.
Also, please note that the Short Grass Open is still scheduled to take place on Sunday at Capital Springs. The $10 additional fee for registering on-site on Sunday will be waived.
Hope everyone has a nice weekend, and gets some disc golf in one way or another!
The annual Stoughton Kiwanis Disc Golf Rally will be held on Saturday, May 2nd, at the course in Amundson Park. The cost is only $5 per person ($10 max per family), and the first 20 registered students (K-12) will receive a free disc! For more information, please visit:
NOTE: Fall Picnic is October 5th, not the 15th as shown in the title.
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!
The election to determine the 2014-15 MCDG Board of Directors will be held during this event. You must be a club member to vote or sit on the Board of Directors. Interested in running for a board position? Visit our Board of Directors page to learn more about the responsibilities.
Details in the flyer below.
The Mad City Open will be held this weekend, August 23rd-24th. The MCO is a PDGA Super Tour (A-Tier) event, and we expect over 250 players to compete. The Vallarta-Ast (Token Creek), Capital Springs (Lake Farm), Hiestand Park, and Bird's Ruins disc golf courses are all reserved for the tournament and will be closed to public play as follows:
On Saturday, all four courses will be closed until the completion of the second round of the tournament (approximately 5:00 PM). However, holes 19-27 at Vallarta-Ast will be open all day Saturday (please park near shelter #5, by holes 25-27).
On Sunday, Capital Springs, Hiestand, and Bird's Ruins will be closed until the completion of the third round of the tournament (approximately 1:00 PM). All 27 holes at Vallarta-Ast will be used for the tournament on Sunday and closed to public play until approximately 5:00 PM.
All times are approximate, and will be dependent on weather and other factors. Please do not play any of the courses until you can confirm that tournament play is completed for the day. Spectators are welcome to come watch the tournament at all times at all courses. The top players will be finishing their tournament on Holes 19-27 at Vallarta-Ast on Sunday afternoon, which is a great place to see the action.
Please note that other area courses will be open for play all weekend, such as Elver Park, Stoughton, Maple Bluff, Waterloo, Watertown, Evansville, Edgerton, Exeter, Portage, Beaver Dam, Waupun, Horicon, Lodi, Prairie du Sac, Arena, Baraboo, Cambridge, Milton, Janesville, etc. If you're not going to join us at the Mad City Open, this may be a great time to check out a course you haven't played before.
We thank you for your cooperation in allowing us to host one of the premier disc golf tournaments in the Midwest.
Mad City Disc Golf
Mad City Disc Golf is back with its Annual Goodman Pool Disc Golf Day at Goodman Pool this Saturday, August 2nd. We will be on the grounds from 1-3 pm.
This is a family friendly event for all ages. Don't miss:
For more information about Goodman Pool hours, policies and entrance fees visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool/.
The weather looks great for tomorrow's Spring Kickoff at Vallarta-Ast (Token Creek). Registration for $5 random-draw doubles starts at 9:00 AM, and you must be registered by 9:45 to play. Cost to join the club is $15, which gets you a bag tag and lunch from Ian's Pizza, and supports our club's events and activities throughout the year. You can join the club without playing doubles, but must be a club member to participate in doubles and lunch.
As a reminder, we will be selling Dane County Disc Golf Permits on site for $48 (cash or check only). You do not need a permit to play tomorrow, but if you plan on playing Vallarta-Ast and Capital Springs more than six days the rest of this year (that's only once per month), the annual permit is the way to go. Support the club and County's courses by purchasing your permit at the Kickoff!
Mark your calendars! It's back! Our annual Spring Kickoff event is scheduled for next Saturday, April 26th at Vallarta-Ast Disc Golf Course at Token Creek County Park*.
The Spring Kickoff provides a fun, community focused way to ring in the disc golf season. Click the flyer for more details.
As part of your MCDG membership, you receive an annual bag tag for use in the Bag Tag Challenge. The Spring Kickoff provides a fun, community-focused way to meet other disc golfers and participate in a friendly competition for the lowest bag tag.
Those of you who have attended in previous years know how fun this event is! Help spread the word.
* A Free Day of Disc Golf on the Dane County Courses is being brought to you by Mad City Disc Golf & Dane County Parks! Permits not required to play on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at any of the Dane County Parks Disc Golf Courses. Participating courses include: Vallarta-Ast at Token Creek County Park and Capital Springs at Lake Farm County Park.
Questions? Contact us!
p.s. Here's a sneak peak of this year's tags:
Check it out at www.MadCityOpen.org. All the details are there, and registration will open no later than April 1st.
The 22nd Mad City Open (MCO) is an annual disc golf event sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour. This year’s event will be hosted by Mad City Disc Golf and its members. The event will be held on Saturday 8/23 through Sunday 8/24 at parks in and around Madison - Capital Springs, Hiestand, Bird's Ruins, and Vallarta-Ast.
The Mad City Open is a PDGA sanctioned A-tier event. PDGA membership is required to participated in the event.
Due to its popularity, the MCO typically draws a handful of current and past world champions each year. These types of professionals provide a level of competition that draws spectators of all sorts -- recreational disc golfers, beginners, children and community members. If you don't plan on participating in the event, we strongly encourage you to join us as a spectator!
Mark next Saturday, March 1st on your calendars. Glide Disc Golf is running an OPEN PUTTING SESSION at the KEVA Sports Center in Middleton from 6:00-10:00 p.m.
It's been a long, rough winter. Most of the area courses are closed. This is a great opportunity to have some fun, work on your putting and hang out with fellow disc golfers.
The event is open to everyone. The cost is $6 per person (paid at the door to KEVA). Concessions will be available including beer.
We will have several baskets set up including an Innova DISCatcher Pro, DGA Mach III, Discraft Chainstar and Gateway's Bullseye Training Basket. Various distances will be marked off from each basket (i.e. 10 ft., 15 ft., 20 ft., 25 ft., 30 ft., 10 meters, etc.). Innova Discs has generously provided an assortment of their putters for you to test!
We hope to see a lot of disc golfers at KEVA on Saturday. If this event goes well, Glide may be hosting more of them in the future!