What an amazing year we have had for disc golf so far and its only the last few days in April. There is far too much to cover in one Newsletter without tempting the most avid disc golfer to a nap so I will try and be brief, just remember this is an exciting time for our sport. Only 6 weeks ago our tour kicked off with The Battle at Bluebell Woods- Euro Tour #1 and since then there has been two other Bdga Tour events. From The 23rd Scottish Open on The Isle of Mull to the 1st Annual Loch Tay Open Scotland has seen some high level disc golf indeed. These successful events drew the best players from all over the UK, Europe and America to compete for money and prizes. Luckily as far as The Quaich Tour is concerned we are 3 events into a 10 event series so there is still plenty of disc golf for everyone.
I'd like to think that as the sport expands we will need to keep each other informed of all the developing activities so I've established a Forum on my website. (I'm all ears if anyone has a better option to keep us all informed of disc golf scene in Scotland.) for now feel free to list events, leagues, "Hey, I have the afternoon off" type things on this forum.
DG Forum Please sign up and be heard, lets all stay on the same page and blow the lid off this sport.
The Pdga ratings update for April 28th has put 3 Edinburgh Disc Golfers at the forefront of the sport in the UK. We wish these Gents the best of fortune for the remainder of the 2015 Season, Congrats to Seonaidh#2, Hamish #3 & Calum #5. They don't even have a local disc golf course, ...wait a second maybe they do now.
The Hermitage Disc Golf Course
The Hermitage is allowing disc golfers to play disc golf on their golf course on a pay to play basis. We will have the opportunity to set up our portable baskets and use the golf course to play our sport. If we all act accordingly and pay our greens fee (£3 per person) we should have a permanent home at The Hermitage in about a year. Just like disc golf there are no tee times at The Hermitage so feel free to walk up and play disc golf anytime. Please yield to golfers and let them play through as you move your basket about the course. If you are planning on playing at The Hermitage in a large numbers call ahead just for courtesy. We will start with an informal gathering at Tee1, 6th May 6pm, and we will grow from there, let me know if you can make it.
I can only imagine in a short time we will have many different layouts to choose from and as we learn to gather in larger numbers the course will only get better. I'm hoping that by the time we establish our permanent home here we will have enough in a volunteer base to install the course in a day or so, then we'll keep it evolving. Feel free to contact me about playing disc golf at The Hermitage anytime.
Next up ---> The Moray Open 23rd &24th May 2015 Pdga C-Tier Quaich Tour #4
Please join us at The Moray Open in May to celebrate the two newest disc golf courses in Scotland. Whether you just picked up a disc or are a seasoned veteran there is fun waiting at this event. One day option is available, see the invitation in the link above for details.
"I have all my wisdom teeth, two up top, two beneath and yet I recognize my mouth says things that aren't so wise" CTD