November Leagues, etc.

For those who have asked about it, we play disc golf year round!

November leagues will be at Douglas Park on Saturdays at 10:00 am.
Wednesday leagues have ended for the year, and will pick up in the spring.

Also, club members, don’t forget that the period for nominating officers (President and Public Information Officer) ends November 1.  Make sure to get your nominations in by then!

 

Illinois State Fair

August 8-18 is the Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Our weekly rounds will meet at their normal times and places.  Saturdays we play at Lincoln Park at 10:00 am; Wednesdays at Douglas Park at 5:30 pm.  Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience!  Rounds generally last about an hour and a half (maybe a bit longer at Lincoln Park).

Springfield has four courses at two city parks and the University of Illinois Springfield:

(1) Lincoln Park is a short walk from the fairgrounds, off of 5th Street, just south of Sangamon Avenue.  There are two courses here–one on the north end of the park; one on the south.
(2) Douglas Park is a short drive (about 10 minutes) from the fairgrounds, just west of Walnut and north of Madison.  There is one course here–it is the shortest course in town.
(3) University of Illinois Springfield is about 20 minutes from the fairgrounds, on the south end of Springfield.  There one course here.

If you are visiting Springfield, we invite you to join us on Wednesdays or Saturdays.  Or, if you can’t make it for that, but are interested in playing the course with one of the locals, email the club and we’ll try to find someone to throw with you.

If you haven’t played in Springfield before–or if it has been a while since you’ve played–we’d love to share our courses with you!  We are available at:  SpringfieldDiscGolfClub@gmail.com.

We hope to see you around!

August Meeting and Giveaway

In August, in addition to:
Wednesdays being at Douglas Park at 5:30 pm
and
Saturdays being at Lincoln Park at 10:00 am,

August also holds the excitement of:
(1) a Disc Golf Center gift certificate giveaway on August 7th–invite your friends, or show up for the first time!
and
(2) a Club meeting on August 7th (the same night as the giveaway) after leagues (so, about 7pm) at the Hardee’s at Jefferson and Walnut.

Hope to see you there!

IL13 Has Arrived!

This week–June 26-29–the national championship for the Deaf Disc Golf Association is taking place in Springfield.

First, to all DDGA members, family, friends:  welcome to Springfield!  We are excited that you have come to our city.  We hope that you enjoy your time here.  If we can help in any way, let us know!

To all SDGC members–and other local disc golfers:  head over to Lincoln Park at some point (or multiple times) Wednesday-Saturday to both check out the tournament and see if there are any ways we can be of assistance.

More information on IL13, including a schedule of events, is available at www.il13.org.  Check it out, and we hope to see you there!

New members

We’ve had several new members sign up in the past few weeks, and we want to welcome them to the club.

Allen S., Scott M., Scott B., Brad W., Josh D., Brian V., and Rich K.–welcome to the SDGC!

Hopefully, we’ll see you on the course and at leagues soon.

June

First–thanks to everyone who came out to make the Sleepy Abe a success–and thank you to our title sponsor, Just Beds, Inc.

Second (and belatedly)–leagues this month will be:
Wednesdays will be at Douglas Park at 5:30 pm–go ace hunting on Wednesdays!

   Saturdays will be at Lincoln Park at 10:00 am.

As always, if you’re new to the club, leagues are free; come out and enjoy a round of disc golf with the club!

Just Beds, Inc. Presents: The Sleepy Abe Classic

Just Beds Inc. Presents:
The Sleepy Abe Classic
Sunday June 2nd at Lincoln Park

The Springfield Disc Golf Club will be hosting The Sleepy Abe Classic Disc Golf Tournament. The tournament is non-sanctioned.
Pre-register by emailing your name and division to springfielddiscgolfclub@gmail.com or register the day of the tournament from 11:30-12:30 at Picnic Area 5 near course map sign.

The players meeting will be at 12:45.
1st round starts shortly after player’s meeting.

Entry fee for all divisions- $20.00
Player’s pack for all divisions includes a premium disc and dinner.
Most of the amateur and pro entry fee is allocated toward player’s packs.
The prize out will be minimal for all divisions.

Amateur divisions offered:  Novice, Recreational, Intermediate, and Advanced. Advanced Grandmaster and older will be one division.
Pro division will not have any age protected divisions.
The club will have a raffle. Each $5 raffle entry will win a prize.

Two rounds for all divisions: 30 minute break between rounds. Dinner will provided shortly after the 2nd Round.
Novice and Recreational Divisions will play two rounds of 15 holes on the north course from the red tees(except hole 15 will be from the blue tee) Hole 4 through Hole 18 will be used for Novice and Recreational divisions. Novice division will be very flexible and allow up to four friends per card to throw with each other both rounds.

Intermediate, Advanced, Advanced Grandmasters and Pro divisions will be playing a modified South Course. Intermediate and Advanced Grandmasters will play red tees. Advanced and Pro will play blues tees(except for hole 4 will be from the red tee). Holes 3, 14, and 15 on the South Course will NOT be used. North Course Holes 1N, 2N, and 3N will be used in place of the three holes not being used on the South Course.

If you are interested in tee sign sponsorship or have
any questions about the tournament, email Scott at springfielddiscgolfclub@gmail.com
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Player’s Name_____________________________
Division: (Circle One)  Novice   Recreational   Intermediate   Advanced   Advanced Grandmaster   Pro

May

Straight and to the point:

In May, Wednesday leagues will be at Lincoln Park–5:30 pm (try to be there early so that we don’t run into too many issues with sunlight).

Saturday leagues will be at Douglas Park–10:00 am.

CORRECTION:  Note that Saturday leagues will be at Douglas Park, not Lincoln, as previously posted.