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Est. 2013 • Play Gray - Rock the chains, not the chair.

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Fred Vocino    July 31 at 9:49pm

I neglected to identify the potentially competing tournaments this year. That may have been less critical due to the schedules for PDGA events. Craig points to another possible function of the MM&M club; that is, giving players improved probability for age divisions when they consider their choice of tournaments over a season. This would involve a 2015 pre-season review of the choices and some consensus building among club members. There will be different levels of readiness to travel and other ... more

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steve nolff   August 1 at 9:05am

Great idea Fred. Nothing more frustrating than signing up for a tournament as a grand and ending up tournament day deciding to play Rec or moving up to play the long tees. Is there a list available of 2015 tournaments or are you proposing we use 2014 as a guide in chosing the above?

Fred Vocino   August 1 at 11:22am

We will probably need to wait for Late Februuary 2015 to see the available choices. This year's tournaments can be good guide for 2015. We might look back through the results pages and note where the age divisions were populated. That may indicate a likely repeat in 2015. If you would like to look a ... more

Craig Clingan    July 31 at 2:08pm

So, I just registered to play AM 2 at this weekend's CCR. Where are all the old farts? Get out of your rockin' chair and get to Lansing this weekend!

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Scott Ransley   July 31 at 5:58pm

You could always play Pro Masters. Giant field there.

John Minicuci   July 31 at 10:02pm

Craig, I am in wedding shower mode here at the house. I have 2 weeks to get the house ready for a shower here and a B Tier FE the week after. I would love to but family calls!

Fred Vocino   August 1 at 11:40am

I did CCR last year and played "young". This year I missed it in favor of Gale Vaughn Mem.(last weekend) and FlipCity Aug 9. See my other comment re: a system for next year.

John Minicuci    June 17 at 4:07pm

Hi guys - an A Tier is calling, can ya hear it?

http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Michigan_Amateur_Open_2014

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Jeff Hill   June 18 at 9:48am

I heard it! Great course that is closed to casuals during the tourney, food and drinks provided after the round on Saturday with a putting competition. This is going to start filling up fast in the next few days.

Michael Wildner    April 8 at 11:07am

We've got 3 Pro Grand Masters and 1 AM Grand Master signed up for the MnM Series #1, "Near Wild Heaven", 4/26 at Manton, which is a PDGA C Tier and a J-Bird Series event. I am willing to switch to MPG, MG1, MM1, or MPM to accommodate players in any of these divisions. Also running a "double shot" side game for players who play this event and the Quinvitational, 4/27 at Ludington, a little more than an hour away from Wild Haven.

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Jammer Gross   April 8 at 6:15pm

I plan on playing mpg mike

Eddie Ruiz Grateful Discer    April 3 at 11:01am

Att. Vets No charge to enter and play June 21 at Hollywood's , Stars and Strips Forever Turny. for more info look it up on the Tournaments section or Mark Stephens .

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Randy "Shide-arm" Shideler   April 3 at 11:54am

Thanks for the heads up. If i weren't already playing in the Meijer State Games I would have played.

Corey Nufer    April 2 at 4:31pm

The 2014 Vibram Birdie Bash at Knollwood in Kalamazoo is coming up on May 17th! $30 gets you two Vibram discs, a dry fit shirt, a towel, and a Vibram mini!



Last year's Birdie Bash was an extreme success and I hope to see everyone there, the money raised from this tournament will go toward finishing up the installation of tee pads and tee signs.



To register, use the link provided below:



http://vibram.usetopscore.com/p/2014-knollwood-park-may-17th-information

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Fred Vocino    April 1 at 11:38pm

May 3 and 4 are dates for the Southern Michigan Open in Ypsilanti. It looks like a few folks (including me) are hoping to get enough MG1 and MS1 players to have those divisions. A tier tournaments are special. This space is running out; pay and no pay registration is possible right now.

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Fred Vocino    October 28 at 9:57am

Sunday Nov.3 at 10am. BELLE ISLE DGC, Detroit. Tournament to keep hope alive for a permanent course no matter how the political issues are resolved. Sport transcends these differences. I'm going to my hometown to help with the message about Discgolf. Already enough enthusiasts to make it a good game. 20 bucks and good weather predicted.

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Fred Vocino   October 28 at 10:00am

se upintheairdiscgolf for more

John Minicuci   October 28 at 11:44am

There is a decent Masters Division, albeit Doubles Nov 2 @ Sunnybrook...

Fred Vocino   October 28 at 7:48pm

I saw that. As for BYOP, that's usually a little doubtful. Also, playing a "bomber" course the day before Belle Isle would wreck my arm. As it is, I'm about to start my winter R&R. Following up on your quest for ancient plastic treasures- I gave your number to Adam Weiss with a message about your interests. Good luck..,see you in spring.

Fred Vocino    October 6, 2013 at 2:26pm

Yesterday at Blue Gill the Old Guys Draw Dub's game was held; thanks to Joe Gill and Chuck DeVries, and 14 other great guys 46 or older. My extra treat was seeing Adam Weiss and Ray Hart. They were part of my earliest league: Royal Oak, Wagner Park, c.1984. (pre- Motor City Chain Gang). The "OG Dubs" is the latest iteration of a dubs game that Chuck started recently. This 2013 event was won by Joe Gill who received the first trophy given. It was unanimously decided that each year the trop ... more

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james-JOSH- russell   October 6, 2013 at 9:24pm

If there is room for me next year, let me know. That sounds like something up my alley.

Fred Vocino   October 6, 2013 at 9:48pm

I will be keeping my eye open for the 2014 event. It came up impromptu this year and I was lucky to hear about it. Its a traveling game so we will have to have the right "favorites" on DGS to hear about it. I'll let you know when I do.

Michael Wildner    September 27, 2013 at 9:48am

My 1st event at my new course, Wild Haven in Manton, will have Masters divisions, both pro and am. Saturday, October 5th. Camping available on site, night golf is in the forecast too. The four guys signed up so far are all at least masters age, and are pretty flexible about playing either pro or am. Two of us are too young to play GM or older though :)

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Fred Vocino   September 27, 2013 at 11:29am

Thanks for the notice. The two pics and my understanding of the terrain suggest a very nice layout. My schedule takes shape fairly early in the season. Others should enjoy Oct 5 and having another private course in Mi. Its a good sign for the future. I'm in Grand Rapids-not so far away.

Fred Vocino    September 26, 2013 at 6:33pm

I sitting here getting a tx from my buddy Roger and I realize that late trny date changes have made masters coordination more difficult. So much of our future success depends on advance planning. We should think about our club response to trnys that are inserted in time and place that have a potential to break up divisions.

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Rob Jerisk    September 25, 2013 at 10:20am

October 27 is the Goldenrod Championships. There is a Grand Masters division and I am registered. I am trying to get enough of us registered early so they will get a trophy for our division.

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Jeff Hill   September 26, 2013 at 6:18am

I'll be there. Registering next week. For those that haven't played Goldenrod it is a challenging course. A good mix of woods, water and good basket placement. Always a great time at Grod!

Fred Vocino   September 27, 2013 at 10:05pm

My play / rest pattern gets started early in the season. At this point I start to wind-down for my winter arm rehab. I'll be sticking closer to home for my last three tournaments. Cheers to anyone getting a trophy.

Michael Wildner    July 24, 2013 at 1:26am

I have some upcoming unsanctioned events that are very Masters friendly, I use a format of singles for the 1st round, doubles for the 2nd round, partners based on scores from round 1: highest with lowest, 2nd highest with 2nd lowest, and so on. Tried this at Whitehall earlier this year and three of the top 6 were guys masters age or older. Events are: Wild-Koondog-Capsule Invitational, Wild Haven, Manton, MI 8/17 Wild About Disc Fun(d) Raiser, River Road, Petoskey, MI 9/21 More details in the ... more

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Fred Vocino    July 11, 2013 at 7:15pm

See News page for the last set of 2013 tournaments that may need coordination.

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Craig Prime    May 27, 2013 at 10:10am

New Layout & 20 new baskets for Old Course in AuGres - wanna help ? The status of the course is WET !!! July 4th is the target date to have the baskets in and hopefully have a dry course to play. NO MORE RAIN !!! But the good news is that 4 of the 9 new holes are cut and ready for more hands to help with brush and log removal. Anybody that might want to help is welcome, bring friends, boots, gloves, trimmers, rakes and BUG SPRAY. Thus far there have been 4 different volunteers show up and course ... more

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Jeremy- Hitman- Horton    May 10, 2013 at 11:44am

you guys need to put something up about the frankemouth turny this Sat , it will be having some of the largest masters divisions I've been to ,besides states that is :) bombs bombs bombs !!!!!!!! its going to be a hell of a day !!!:)

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John Minicuci   May 10, 2013 at 11:52am

The Frankenmuth tourney is already full. No need to plan on heading out there...

Curt McGill   May 10, 2013 at 12:38pm

Cashless pre reg could mean lots of know shows ...just a thought.

Fred Vocino   May 11, 2013 at 12:26pm

The club has just started. Anticipating situations where coordinating the division players is needed- that started with May 25 to give lead time. Also note that tournaments that are distant from others in location and time would not get paired--up in the "opportunities" posts. The examples you see s ... more

Leslie Charles    May 9, 2013 at 6:01pm

This is pretty cool, especially for the men who've been in the game for years. As the only female amateur Legend in maybe the world, lol, I'd love it if you could pull some Sr GM women out of the woodwork. Keep sending me missives and maybe I'll discover some women players more my age in this state. I'm weary of being tromped by 40 year olds. <G> Thanks!

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Fred Vocino   May 9, 2013 at 6:28pm

We do have a shared mission. You should be able to track the development of the Club and see the opportunities for all age based divisions. The club administration could use a "correspondent" to serve the efforts for the female players. We have a pro and a male Am on the team already.

Jammer Gross    May 9, 2013 at 2:29pm

Thanks 4 the info Fred

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Jim Daniels    May 8, 2013 at 7:32am

Love the logo

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Jeff Bauman    April 29, 2013 at 5:57pm

Great idea! Let me know what I can do to help.

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Fred Vocino   April 30, 2013 at 12:28am

Thanks. We're going to need some brainstorming on the questions that come up as this thing gets going. As this will likely involve a balancing of interests among members and the preservation of good relations with the leagues and TDs, the club should show no bias as we pursue the primary objective - ... more

Jeff Bauman   May 1, 2013 at 12:34pm

Sure love to.


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