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Chick Flick

August 25th, 2011

Congratulations to one of our own, Nichola “Nika” Landry, for earning first place in Advanced Masters at the Chick Flick. This is an event designed to ensure that only ladies will have the fun playing disc golf! 79 Ladies participated in this event, including two other Deaf ladies, Kanesha Kindblade and Tracy Buckner. Do we have a future pro Deaf lady disc golfer on the rise? Kanesha was able to win the Recreational division on her first try!

If you take a moment to scroll down in the article, you’ll find Nika representing Deaf disc golf.

Be on the lookout for next year’s Chick Flick. It’ll be the 5th annual on August 4th-5th, 2012 at same ol’s Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, OR!! Dare we see more ladies attend this event?

PDGA Global Tournament

August 23rd, 2011

Congratulations to Tony L. Pert for placing first in the first ever PDGA Global Tournament.

Tony was able to average 969 rated disc golf to secure the title in Intermediate division.

Tony’s win at the Global event has awarded him a paid spot at the PDGA Championships in September and he has also qualified for the 2011 United States Disc Golf Championships in October!

Other Notables:
20th place in Advanced WOMEN – Brittany Brougham with a 728 average.
80th place in Advanced – Patrick Harris with a 913 average.
118th place in Advanced – Travis Brougham with a 862 average.
126th place in Advanced – Corey Driscoll with a 799 average.
12th in Advanced MASTERS – James Clark with a 929 average.
210th place in Intermediate – Paul Fries with a 759 average.

Pro Worlds 2011 – Day 3

August 11th, 2011

After the first 21 holes, Boyes was at +11, and with round 3 in the books, Boyes was able to climb his way back to even out his total score. The winds started out with 10-20mph and picked up to 30mph during the last 10-15 holes. Boyes confessed that the overstability of the Boss and Force helped him with factoring in the wind. He was able to birdie hole #10 which plays at 460 feet. His 60 foot birdie putt with a deadly downgrade behind the basket aimed true. Boyes was able to secure a total of 7 birdies and struggled with only one hole in the third round. He earned a double bogey on Hole 7 with 800 feet surrounded by multiple out of bound obstacles. Some would say earning a double bogey on that hole is luckier than most! All day long, crazy par saves from tight spots with a trusty IL09 red wizard kept him in the game. The birdies were earned off the tee with throws from the following: Hurricane, Force, Buzz, Nuke, Wizard, Buzz, and a Teebird to show how diverse the holes were.

Ashton is climbing back into the fray. He was able to score 86 on a par of 89. He got four birdies and safely kept his disc in bounds on all 27 holes. The highlight was a hard earned “5″ on the 1,288 feet hole with OB roped all the way to the basket on left and right side. Ashton was able to keep his disc inbound the entire length of that hole. Ashton also reports that Hole F was an ace run but earned no metal. The disc of the day for Ashton was a Destroyer. He shares that his mentality has changed. In the past he would obsess with the holes and now he has to ignore the past holes while focusing on the next shot.

Both Ashton and Boyes are candidates to join Team DGA in 2012. Look for the Squall and Hurricanes to become a staple of their bags.
Tonight is the Flymart and DDGA has a booth. Look for them there!

Pro Worlds 2011 – Day 2

August 10th, 2011

With a 10:00a cst start time, the boys finally turned in their scorecard at 3:15p for Nathan Boyes and 3:30p for Justin Ashton. Boyes was able to secure 7 birdies and limited himself to 1 bogey and 1 double bogey for 4 under par. Ashton ended his birdieless streak with 5 birdies this round, however he found trouble on 7 bogey holes to end up with 2 over.

Ashton had his pro destroyer clang off basket #23 uphill about 310feet for a near ace. So close! Boyes was able to deuce that scary cliff hole. Boyes shared that DGA discs, huuricane, squall, and aftershocks helped him on several of these holes. Weather reports that wind played a factor in this round ranging from 5mph up to 30mph. Lots of golf left! Keep throwing!

Pro Worlds 2011 – Day 1

August 10th, 2011

The 2011 Pro Worlds 1st round results are in for our DDGA’ers.

Men’s Open B Pool played at DeLaveaga.
Nathan Boyes 90 – 959
Justin Ashton 93 – 941

Master D Pool played at Pinto Lake.
Todd Thompson 106 – 906

It appears that Boyes started solid on the front 9 until a disc struck his hat bill on the 10th hole. A run of bad luck had him falling apart from hole 10 until 21 for 11 strokes before getting 5 birdie putts on hole 22-27. Ashton was unable to make any birdies at DeLa. Both players struggled with nailing their putts. Boyes state that the birdie highlight for him was parking the blind uphill hole #26. The hole plays 303′ uphill right through trees. He was able to lace it through the gap and put it 12 feet away. After a nice spread knee straddle, he birdie the hole while two others on his card earned bogey strokes. Other birdies involved downhill #6 with the basket adjacent to the raod, the “lady” #17, and the tight mando #24.

Still lot of disc golf to be played!

*Hat tip to Jamie Clark + Kent Schafer for their reports.

DDGA + Pro Worlds 2011

August 5th, 2011

There’s an article in the Santa Cruz newspaper recognizing Nathan Boyes (DDGA #160) + Justin Ashton (DDGA #199) at Pro Worlds 2011 in Santa Cruz, California.

Good luck Gents, make the hearing players fear you on the course!

Disc Golf Event at Timberfest in Oregon 09/02/11

July 30th, 2011

ODDGA and WDDGA are proud to announce that they will host NWDDGC during 30th World Deaf Timberfest!!

September 2nd- 4th, 2011
Jerry Miller DG Course Camp Taloali

Open/Masters/Grandmasters $25
Amateur/Women $20
Men and Women Recreational $10 ( 2 rounds: Saturday and Sunday)

Schedule: Registration: Friday at 1 pm (Open, Masters, Grandmasters, Amateur, Women players) and Saturday at 9 am (Recreational players) at entrance to Jerry Miller DG course.
• September 2nd (Friday) – Round One @ 2 pm
• September 3rd (Saturday) – Round Two (TBD)
• September 4th (Sunday) – Round Three (TBD)

Round Two and Three will have flexible group starting time to accommodate for the players participating in other WDT events. We will have Pool A and Pool B starting at different times.

Lodging: 30th World Deaf Timberfest
Deadline: August 29th for the registration.

Co Tournament Directors:
Scott Martin: discinscott65(at)sprint(dot)blackberry(dot)net
Nichola Landry: Oregonian65(at)sprint(dot)blackberry(dot)net

Patrick Harris in the news

July 30th, 2011

Congratulations Patrick Harris.

Patrick Harris featured in the news!

AM-Worlds 2011

July 24th, 2011

This final week of July 2011 begins the Amateur World Championships at Rochester, NY.

Good luck to the following competitors represented at AM-Worlds
Travis Brougham
Patrick Harris
Wayne Morford
as well as our 13y and under competitor
Brock Dowell

Let’s show them that a hearing loss does not stop us from showing off our amazing disc skills among the nation’s finest competitors! Good luck!

Results will be posted here

Clinic – St. Paul, MN on 08/14/11

July 24th, 2011

Are you in the vicinity of St. Paul, MN and want to learn disc golf?
Here is your chance! The basics grasp, form, footwork, and more will be taught at Highland Park.

Sunday August 14, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

At Highland Park
2000 7th Street West
St. Paul, MN

Hosted by the Minnesota Deaf Disc Golf Association
Contact: Robin Johnnson
Email: mddga1(at)gmail(dot)com

Sponsored by Fairway Flyzerz