Friday, December 18, 2009

1,000th Visitor Today!

The site got its one thousandth visitor today! What better way to celebrate that with the long-delayed picture of the Orrington Disc Golf team that played in November's North vs South tournament.

Front row (left to right): Ryan Curran, Justin Gott, Joe the Mason, Ryan Enman.
Back row: John Hodkiewicz, Terry Pinkham, Lucas Butler, Mike Piirainen, Josh Stoll, Mike Laterreur, Ryan Andrews, John Blakley, Dustin Perkins.
Missing from photo: Brian Enman, Joe Baker, Gabe Geal and Scott Krieski.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Team Challenge Held at Orrington DGC

The Team Challenge Doubles league, now in its second month, hit the crunchy-snow-covered DR Disc Golf Course on Sunday in Orrington, December 13, 2009. Forty-eight golfers made up the twenty-four doubles teams to take part in the December edition of this once-a-month event.

Justin Gott, Beatz, and Nick

Weather early in the day was sunny and chilly in the mid-30s, but no wind. By afternoon, the wind picked up a bit as clouds moved in. The second round finished just as darkness was taking over. A rain/sleet storm started as teams were leaving, but all were able to get home safely, some a bit later than others.

Team results are below.


Woodland A.....164...170...334 1st (two months in a row)

DR Disc Golf.....173...166...339 2nd

Acker's A.........174...167...341 (Paco's team)

Acker's C.........170...172...342 (Leeman's team)

Acker's B.........173...173...346 (Gippy’s t eam)


Pleasant Hill.....174...176...350

Woodland B.....188....184...372

Note: Each team consisted of six players, making up three doubles teams. Playing for our club (Orrington) was: Justin Gott, Matt Enman, Tom 'Binks' Albert, Noah Fecteau, Owen Holland and Joe the Mason. Scores are the combined scores of the three doubles team for each club added together.

Dave and Ryan Enman check scorecards

Next month the tournament will be held at Acker's Acres in Bowdoinham on Sunday, January 24th, 2010. Here is the link to their club’s website.

Looking at the basket of 2

Getting ready on the tee of 15

Please note that the above date is still being discussed and could change. All discussions concerning the Team Challenge, including information regarding the dates and locations, can be found here on the Maine Disc Golfers website forum. Check it out often.

Thanks to everyone who organized and/or played in the this event and a big thanks to everyone for making trip to Orrington to check out Maine’s newest disc golf course. See you at Acker’s Acres next month.

The creek on fairway of 11 is starting to freeze over

Putting on 18

Happy and safe holidays to you and your families from the gang at DR Disc Golf. Make 'play more disc golf' one of your New Year resolutions and we'll see you next year.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Final Sunday Doubles of the Season

With a fresh five or six inches of snow on the ground, twelve golfers headed out for what will be the final Sunday doubles of the year. A few discs were lost under the snow despite long searches with everyone in the group doing the snow-shuffle. The snow-shuffle is when everyone looks for a lost disc by swinging one foot left and right through the snow to move it out of the way to locate the disc.

Par is 72. Results below.

Ryan Andrews & Noah Fecteau...57 1st

Rob Aquino & Joe the Mason.....59 tied for 2nd/split

Matt Young & Justin Gott.........59 tied for 2nd/split

John Parcak & Kevin Lord.........62

Dustin Perkins & Ryan Curran.....63

Joe Baker & John Blakley.........63

photo of basket 18 by Justin Gott

The ace was not hit and will start next season at $156.

Regarding next season, Wednesday afternoon doubles will start again on April 7, 2010 at 5pm. 5pm is the tee off time, so get there at least 10 minutes before to register and get your greens fees all squared away.

The clubhouse will be closing next Sunday, December 13. After that date, if you want to play you can, BUT you must call 522-8985 to let DR Disc Golf know you will be on the property. If you want to buy any plastic or other items that are normally on sale in the clubhouse, you can also call that number to arrange a time to meet up with Dave or Ryan Enman.

Happy holidays! Thanks to all for making the first few months of DR Disc Golf a hit. See yah next year...unless we see each other before then.

Check back here soon for some nice pictures of the snow-covered course.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Updated Pilot Numbers

Orrington Disc Golf Handicaps for Pilot Numbers

*as of 12/4/2009


1-------Ryan Enman---------10

2-------Rebecca Rackler----34

3-------Matt Enman-----------3

5-------Dave Enman---------15

6-------Brian Enman----------5

11-----John Hodkiewicz-----6

13-----Joe the Mason--------7

14-----John Parcak----------22

15-----Mike Piirainen-------12

16-----Travis Vicary---------16

17-----Kaj Thomsen----------7

18-----John Blakley----------7

19-----Mark Horton----------16

20-----Matt Young-----------16

21-----Joe Baker-------------15

22-----Mary Horton----------16

23-----Ryan Andrews--------13

24-----Dustin Perkins--------13

25-----Jake Worgull---------19

26-----Scott Monroe---------16

27-----Ryan Curran-----------8

28-----John Rutter-----------31

29-----Bill Gehman----------22

30-----Lucas Butler-----------8

31-----Brendon Beote-------9

32-----Seth Emerson---------25

33-----Eddie Bischoff--------22

34-----Josh Weed------------19

35-----Justin Gott-------------5

36-----Mike Subilia-----------16

37-----Tim Kenney-----------24

38-----Josh Stoll-------------11

39-----Brad Kearns-----------19

76-----Rob Aquino-----------14

87-----Owen Holland---------7

The course’s regular par is 72. Handicaps are based upon the PRO par for the course, which is 54.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Philadelphia Disc Golf - Sedgley Woods in Philly

There is a guy who produces a disc golf show in the Philadelphia/NJ/Delaware area called Disc Golf Monthly. Kevin McGorry has been shooting, editing and producing this show for many years, since about 2004. It started out being carried only by a couple of local channels in the Philly area, but after some persistence, Kevin was able to get the show on Comcast's "On Demand" channel. He continues to this day to produce a new show each month and covers disc golf in the Philadelphia disc golf area.

As a note, in PA/NJ/DE/VA/MD, most disc golf courses are in state parks, so it is the park service that takes care of the land such as mowing, etc. Disc golfers, however, maintain the courses (baskets, scorecards, etc) on an all-volunteer basis. The club at each course also runs their tournaments.

The disc golf course in Philadelphia was put into the ground in March of 1977, but an organized club did not form until a few years later. Learn about it here if you're interested. (This is from 2004)

In addition to covering history of courses, Kevin also records tournaments and below is a clip of one of Sedgley Woods' most beloved tournaments, the Paul Fein Memorial (but Paul is actually still alive and kicking). Note: you may recognize someone in this clip. The second half of this clip is not on YouTube, so it's not available. This is from the 2004 tourney.