The disc golf course at Hiestand Park is now open for the 2015 season. Be prepared to see red ... in a good way.
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:
MCDG has renewed our membership in the PDGA Affiliate Club Program for 2015. As a perk to MCDG members, you can receive $5 off your 2015 PDGA membership, for both new and renewing PDGA members. We received a coupon code for the discount. If you are a MCDG member and want the code, please send us a message via Facebook or email. Please help support both MCDG and the PDGA by only requesting and using this code if you are a current MCDG member. Thanks!
Mad City Disc Golf will no longer be managing a page to announce course openings and closures. It's come to our attention that the service provided by Disc Golf Course Review provides this information, together with a wonderful overview of course details and layouts. Visit their site at: http://www.dgcoursereview.com/browse_map.php?szip=53703.
Please provide any feedback about this decision by Contacting Us.
It is that time of year where the seasonal disc golf courses will start to close. The course at Johnson Park in Maple Bluff is now closed until next spring. We will attempt to update our Course Openings / Closings page as we receive information from the various parks agencies. Contact us via email or Facebook if you are aware of a closure that we have not posted. In the meantime, get out and enjoy the fall weather while you can!
The election to determine the 2014-15 MCDG Board of Directors will begin during our 2014 Fall Picnic event on October 5th through the following week at Glide Disc Golf, ending on 10/10. You must be a club member to vote or sit on the Board of Directors. Please see our Board of Directors page for more information on voting and running for a spot.
Positions up for election:
If you would like your name added to the board, please Contact Us with your name, contact information, position you are running for, and details on why you would like to run.
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