Mt Pleasant Disc Golf
Craig Clingan December 11 at 5:32pm
Discs to the Phillipines
I met a friend at Worlds whose friend sends discs to the Philippines to help grow the sport there. I am collecting gently used discs in hopes of sending them in the next week or two. I plan to include a few Ultrastars and some minis too. If you would like to contribute, please get them to me as soon as you can. Thanks and Happy Holidays!!
Craig Clingan December 9 at 9:17pm
2016 Bag Tags
Our new tags are in and will be up for grabs this Sunday (12/13) during our normally scheduled 1:30 round at Deerfield. It's a $10 buy-in with the winner getting....#1. See you there.
Craig Clingan November 29 at 11:03am
PDGA Join/Renew - save $5!
It's that time of year again. Don't forget to use 15MDGOAFF as your Coupon Code when checking out from the Join/Renew process. Thanks to MDGO for saving us $5!
John "NACHO" Norkowski August 23 at 12:47pm
Get registered for States!
Deadline to register is in 1 week, August 28th 11:59pm! If you have a berth and do not register by then, your berth is void and you will have to play LCQ to earn a spot.
Craig Clingan July 19 at 6:34pm
Congrats to our own Alisha for winning the first-ever Vibram World Championship Birdie Bash!! Way to go Alisha, it was fun watching those last few holes!
John "NACHO" Norkowski April 1 at 5:59pm
New doubles/singles rule
No dogs during league rounds.
Craig Clingan February 11, 2015 at 7:05pm
Vibram Birdie Bash
Registration is now open for our Birdie Bash being held on April 19th at Deerfield Park.
John "NACHO" Norkowski January 13, 2015 at 8:17am
Finch field house tonight!
We have access to Finch tonight for some indoor golf! See you at 7 at finch on cmu's campus. If you have a basket please bring it.
Craig Clingan December 2, 2014 at 8:44pm
PDGA Join & Renew - Save $5
When you get around to joining or renewing your PDGA membership, don't forget to use the MDGO Affiliate Club membership to save yourself $5. The PDGA used to have a dropdown where you could select your club but now you have to use a Coupon Code. Use AFFMDGO14 to get your discount this year. Thanks, MDGO!
Craig Clingan September 18, 2014 at 9:54am
CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT at Deerfield Park this weekend!
Parts of both Disc Golf courses will be closed throughout the weekend:
All Weekend : Deerfield 15 & 18 Closed
Saturday 1p - 3p: Wildwood 17 & 18 Closed
Saturday 6p - 8p: Re-enactors on both courses
Sunday 1p - 3p: Wildwood 12, 13 & 14 Closed
If you do plan on golfing, please use the Sledding Hill parking lot (immediate left after stopping at the gate). Thank you!!
Craig Clingan August 18, 2014 at 3:47pm
State Championships Deadline
Reminder to berth winners for the Discraft Michigan State Championships. The deadline to register your berth is Fri Aug 22. This Fri. If you do not register it by then you may have to play the LCQ on Fri Aug 29.
Craig Clingan March 23, 2014 at 5:26pm
Birdie Bash Deadline
If you're thinking about joining us in some Vibram fun next Sunday, you must pre-register by TONIGHT at midnight! Follow this link, then click on the link in the about section: http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Deerfield_Parks_2014_Vibram_Birdie_Bash . It looks like a nice day and we all know how rare those can be. Hope to see you there!
Keith Aten March 23, 2014 at 10:59am
Tri City Open Next Sat
Event 5 of the Jbird Players series
Innova, DIscraft and Prodigy discs for prizes.
Spots still open
Craig Clingan March 22, 2014 at 5:47pm
We will be starting our Tuesday night leagues this Tuesday, 3/25, at 5:30pm at Deerfield Park. We'll move to 6pm as daylight permits. See you out there!
John "NACHO" Norkowski February 5, 2014 at 3:26pm
We will be holding putting league tonight at finch fieldhouse, 7:30-9:30. Bring a basket!
John "NACHO" Norkowski January 15, 2014 at 2:22pm
Putting league tonight at finch field house! 7:30-9:30, bring a basket if you can!
Keith Aten January 9, 2014 at 5:03pm
Indoor Putting Starting next Thurs in Ithaca
The Edge Bar & Grill Downtown Ithaca. $1 Tacos and weekly Drink specials. 8 pm start. League winner gets free entry to the Gratiot Co Open.
Craig Clingan December 28, 2013 at 9:17am
2014 - Save the Dates
"Build it and they will come". 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy Disc Golf season at Deerfield Nature Park: Jan 18 - 5th Annual Frigid Doe Ice Bowl (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/5th_Annual_Frigid_Doe_Ice_Bowl_2014) Mar ?? - Vibram Birdie Bash Jun 28, 29 - Michigan Match Play Championships Jul 5, 6 - Mt Pleasant/JBird Open (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Mt_Pleasant_Jbird_Open_Day_1_MPM_MA1_MG1_MA3_2014) and (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tourname ... more
"Build it and they will come". 2014 is shaping up to be a very busy Disc Golf season at Deerfield Nature Park:
Jan 18 - 5th Annual Frigid Doe Ice Bowl (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/5th_Annual_Frigid_Doe_Ice_Bowl_2014)
Mar ?? - Vibram Birdie Bash
Jun 28, 29 - Michigan Match Play Championships
Jul 5, 6 - Mt Pleasant/JBird Open (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Mt_Pleasant_Jbird_Open_Day_1_MPM_MA1_MG1_MA3_2014) and
Sep 6, 7 - Michigan Doubles Championships
Sep 13, 14 - Wild Deer Open/JBPS Finals (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Wild_Deer_Open_JBPS_Finals_Day_1_MPM_MA1_MA3_MG1_2014) and (http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Wild_Deer_Open_JBPS_Finals_Day_2_MPO_FPO_MPG_MA2_MA4_FA1_FA2_2014)
TBD - Discraft Ace Race
We'll see you out there!!
Craig Clingan October 27, 2013 at 11:35pm
Sawyer's Light Fundraiser
Eat at BDubs in Mt Pleasant tomorrow (10/28) and 20% of your order will go towards Sawyer's LIght Fundraiser. Here's a link to the coupon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10101807838114938&set=a.898765020748.2510928.21709958&type=1&ref=nf
Nancy and I and hopefully a few other golfers will be there at 8pm. Hope to see you there - there's really no good excuse to not eat at BDubs!!
Craig Clingan October 22, 2013 at 11:59am
Tuesday dubs @ 5!!
Deerfield dubs will start at 5 today!! This may be our last Tuesday night - we'll see...
John "NACHO" Norkowski July 1, 2013 at 8:00pm
Dubs at wildwood!
Mt Pleasant Tuesday Night 28 minutes ago
Doubles at WILDWOOD!
7/2/13 Doubles will be on the newly installed Wildwood course. Come out to get in some practice before the tournament this weekend.
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Craig Clingan June 30, 2013 at 10:34pm
Wildwood Baskets are IN!!
We played a dusk round tonight on our new Wildwood course at Deerfield Nature Park. The tee signs and directional signs have yet to be planted (Tuesday?), so if you decide to play it, there's a pretty good chance you'll get lost! :) Thanks to everyone who has helped make this happen, and thanks to the Isabella Parks for their help too (especially TJ and Zach!).
Here's a google map of the layout that may help until the signs are in: https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=208296612726450395794.0004cc3f8a4d2a7061361&msa=0
Craig Clingan June 29, 2013 at 9:02am
We (Simon, Brendan, TJ, Zach and I) put in a good day yesterday digging out and placing rocks on 18L, 5L and 7S, adding fill dirt and grass seed to all the pads on holes 1 thru 9 and cleaning up some of the pad areas. The last nine should be finished today. The tee signs are being painted with the auger being rented this week. TJ assures us that he's planting baskets tomorrow (Sunday) night (just in time for me to leave on vacation!). Feel free to stick around after doubles today if you want to pitch in. One week 'til the JBird!
Craig Clingan June 27, 2013 at 9:18pm
Rally The Troups!
The Isabella Parks department is bringing in extra bodies and equipment over the next 2 days to try and wrap up what is the awesome project we like to call "Wildwood"! If you have any free time, please make a point to join us in the final stages of getting this course DONE. I will be at the park tomorrow by 10am, so if/when you get there, shoot me a text @ (989) 506-7917 and we'll put you to work. Thanks!!
Craig Clingan June 20, 2013 at 10:17pm
Please Stay off the Wildwood Tee Pads
Yes, all 36 tee pads have been poured on Wildwood. That's great, but let's let them cure properly before we get on them. Besides, there's no baskets to throw at yet anyways. We'll let you know as soon as the course is ready...and it's getting close! Thanks guys and gals!
Craig Clingan June 16, 2013 at 11:45am
Make your Dad proud - work on Wildwood!
Will be out there working on tee pads today at 2pm. Bring your Dad if you have to. Happy Father's Day!! Hope you're able to give him a hug and tell him THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.
Craig Clingan June 14, 2013 at 7:54am
Wildwood Work - Friday 4pm
The first tee pads were poured yesterday!! They want to do the next pour early next week and we have 9 holes (18 pads) to finish prepping. They've been dug out by the tractor so we just need to set and level the frames. Hope you can make it! The more we get done today, the less we'll have to do this weekend. Thanks y'all!
Craig Clingan June 11, 2013 at 10:20pm
Wildwood Work - Wednesday 6pm
Still some tee pads in need of leveling, staking, etc. Hope to see you out there tomorrow (Wednesday 6/12) at 6pm. Let's meet in the Fussman lot - walk behind DF 2 and start on WW 3. We have 3, 10, 11 and 12 to get done by Saturday so come on out! Thanks!!
Craig Clingan April 29, 2013 at 4:33pm
Wildwood Cleanup, cont.
Working again today on Wildwood at 6pm. There's a few short paths that need defined.
Craig Clingan April 24, 2013 at 10:51pm
Let's get together tomorrow and Friday starting at 6pm at Deerfield Park and make some brush piles! When we first started clearing fairways, we dragged cuttings out of the way. Now we know the Parks would rather use their chipper and chop up all the unwanted. I would like to spend the next couple of days dragging out the cuttings into piles so they can feed them into their chipper and reduce them into wood chips. Even though we would never throw a disc off the fairway, those that may will ... more
Let's get together tomorrow and Friday starting at 6pm at Deerfield Park and make some brush piles! When we first started clearing fairways, we dragged cuttings out of the way. Now we know the Parks would rather use their chipper and chop up all the unwanted. I would like to spend the next couple of days dragging out the cuttings into piles so they can feed them into their chipper and reduce them into wood chips. Even though we would never throw a disc off the fairway, those that may will thank us in the end since they won't have to step on piles of cuttings while trying to get back to the fairway. So, long story short, see you tomorrow at Deerfield Park starting at 6! Thanks to anyone who can make it!
Craig Clingan February 22, 2013 at 6:05pm
No Doubles 2/23!
Tomorrow (2/23), many of us are playing in the MIDGC event in Midland and Freeland. Doubles League is officially cancelled at Deerfield, but feel free to play a bag tag or an impromptu round of doubles. Watch out for the hidden ice!
Josh Taylor November 11, 2012 at 12:34am
Fundraiser Tourney Wrap-Up
Big Thanks to everyone who donated prizes to the tourney and everyone who played as well! Special thanks goes out to Mark's Carpet Cleaning for donating a pop-up practice basket, we used it as the main prize for a raffle which brought in $215 alone. Enough prize discs were donated so that all players got at least one disc (and a free lunch). The grand total for money raised is $879 going to the new 18 holes at Deerfield!!!!! That's close to three baskets!!!! Keep 'em flyin' and thanks again -- MPDG
Josh Taylor November 2, 2012 at 2:26pm
Saturday Doubles at The Switchback Nov. 3rd
This Saturday Nov. 3rd noon Doubles will be held at The Switchback (address: 6315 S. Curtis Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858). Come out and get some practice on the course before the Fundraiser Tourney! If you have any disc or merch donations for the fundraiser tourney this would be a great time to get them to me! : )
Thanks -- Josh
Craig Clingan October 31, 2012 at 11:02pm
Bandit Forestry Mower Blazing Fairways!
Here's some news from the Parks. If you're in the area tomorrow, you should come out and watch the Autumn Olive eradication!! ---------------------- Hello Park Friends….. If you can make it out to the park to see what this mower can do please come by…Our friends at Bandit have been very gracious to demo the mower at Deerfield and help us out in some clearing…..I will be out there at 8:30. Sue Ann. From: SueAnn Kopmeyer [mailto:[email redacted]] Sent: Wedn ... more
Here's some news from the Parks. If you're in the area tomorrow, you should come out and watch the Autumn Olive eradication!!
Hello Park Friends…..
If you can make it out to the park to see what this mower can do please come by…Our friends at Bandit have been very gracious to demo the mower at Deerfield and help us out in some clearing…..I will be out there at 8:30.
From: SueAnn Kopmeyer [mailto:[email redacted]]
Sent: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 3:33 PM
To: '[email redacted]'
Subject: Forestry mower demo
On Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 8:30 to 3pm (approximately) local Isabella County company, Bandit Industries will be out at Deerfield Nature Park to demo a forestry mower. This is a $250,000 mower that will clear out some of the autumn olive (an invasive species-----) in the park, and as a bonus this will assist with the clearing required for an additional 18 holes being added to the already existing disc course that is in the park.
We (Isabella County Parks) have been working with the Mount Pleasant Disc Golf Club in building this course. They have been the creators, and instrumental in making this project happen, and now with the help of Bandit Industry we can work together to provide a day to observe what this Bandit mower can do, while benefitting the clearing of the course and this invasive species that needs to be cleared out at the park.
I hope you can send someone or some people out to observe and report on this if possible. I can be reached on my cell or at my office.
Sue Ann Kopmeyer, CPRP
Isabella County Parks & Recreation Commission
989.772.0911 extension 340
Creating community...through people, parks & programs
Craig Clingan October 26, 2012 at 10:54pm
Donation Form for the new 18 at Deerfield
As you probably know, we are well under way towards an additional 18 holes at Deerfield Park. If you and/or your club would like to make a monetary donation to help in purchasing the baskets, here's a link to the form: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3lu5sRkVzi-WUpleW80eWNvRzQ Thank you!!
Josh Taylor October 19, 2012 at 12:19pm
Saturday doubles at The Switchback tomorrow Oct 20th!
Moving sat dubs to the Switchback by popular demand tomorow oct 20th...prep for the fundraiser tourney on nov 10!
Join the group on the Home page!
Let me know if you need directions!
Switchback address: 6315 S. Curtis Rd. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
John "NACHO" Norkowski October 18, 2012 at 3:25pm
High School Championship
Jon Andrews will be hosting the high school state championship tomorrow at 10am at deerfield if anyone wants to come play a round of the shorts with some unique and cool students.
Craig Clingan October 5, 2012 at 6:57pm
Bag Tag Saturday!
This Saturday at Noon, we will be playing a round for tags instead of our usual doubles. We hope to have prizes and CTP's. We'll play Shlongs (Shorts and Longs) and for $10, we'll give you your 2013 Tag according to your place at the finish. So, if you win the round, you get #1! Come on out, it should be fun.
To add to this: You don't need to be an existing Bag Tag holder to play. This is open to everyone. Those wanting a 2013 Bag Tag can pay $10 following the round and get their tag. See you tomorrow at Noon!
John "NACHO" Norkowski September 30, 2012 at 9:51am
Work day today!!!
Sorry for the late notice but we will be having a workday at Deerfield today starting at noon.
Craig Clingan September 21, 2012 at 9:23pm
More Work at Deefield this Sunday at Noon!
We were very successful last Sunday as we cleared fairways for holes 2-4. Since then, 5 has been done and 6 is about half done. Come on out this Sunday and help us keep this momentum going! The new course is really taking shape. We plan to meet Sunday at Noon at the normal parking lot and start work in the area just past original 10's short tee pad. Hope to see you there!
Craig Clingan September 16, 2012 at 10:06am
Work at Deerfield
We will be clearing fairways for the next 18 holes at Deerfield today at 1pm. If you can make it, please park in the sledding hill parking lot. The area being worked on is behind 2's tee. If you have a hand saw and/or loppers, feel free to bring them. If we need, we can also borrow tools from the Parks so don't worry if you don't have tools - we can always use extra hands. Hope to see you today at 1pm!
Craig Clingan September 8, 2012 at 8:00am
Update on Course Expansion
Nacho and I met with Sue Ann and Mike on 9/5 at “The Shop” at Deerfield Park There were only a couple of concerns that they had about the 18-hole expansion to the Disc Golf Course: 1. Proximity to homes – The original layout map made it seem that the course crossed a neighbor’s property line, but once we showed them the new layout, it was clear that we had made sure to not impose on any other properties. 2. Interpretive Path – Originally, we did have a couple ... more
Nacho and I met with Sue Ann and Mike on 9/5 at “The Shop” at Deerfield Park There were only a couple of concerns that they had about the 18-hole expansion to the Disc Golf Course:
1. Proximity to homes – The original layout map made it seem that the course crossed a neighbor’s property line, but once we showed them the new layout, it was clear that we had made sure to not impose on any other properties.
2. Interpretive Path – Originally, we did have a couple of new holes that threw across the Interpretive Path but had since adjusted these holes, so that concern was taken care of.
Mike had heard from Bandit and there is a chance that they will bring a “forestry mower” to Deerfield to demo it while helping us to clear some fairways, especially behind Fussman where all the Russian Olive lives.
In the meantime, Nacho and I will be more clearly defining fairways, tee and basket placements so if/when the equipment arrives, they can “go to town”. You will be seeing lots of orange flags out there, so please don’t mess with them.
When it’s time for hands-on clearing, you will be hearing from us!”
Craig Clingan July 23, 2012 at 9:33pm
Isabella Parks Millage August 7th!
To all my Isabella County resident friends: Don't forget to vote YES on the Isabella Parks 0.35 millage proposal on August 7th! Don't worry, I'll remind you again as the date draws nearer. These funds will help the Parks maintain all our great parks and Disc Golf is listed as one of the things being supported at Deerfield Park, so pass this along. Thanks!
Craig Clingan June 23, 2012 at 10:34pm
Worker-Bee at Deerfield
Nacho and I could use your help in making sure Deerfield is ready for the big weekend next week. Let's try to get together tomorrow (Sunday 6/24) around 2pm to spruce up the course. Bring a rake and/or a broom so we can clean up some fairways and make sure all the pads are dirt free. We may do some minimal weed removal too so if you have a blade-on-a-stick, bring it. Hope to see you tomorrow afternoon and I'm sure there will be a bag-tag round to follow.Thanks everyone!
Keith Aten March 13, 2012 at 10:55am
Restarting Tues Dubs @ CMU Next Tues March 20
6:00 tee off
Josh Taylor February 22, 2012 at 1:00pm
Last MPDG Indoor Putting League and Disc Swap & Sell!!!
Tomorrow will be the last meeting of MPDG Indoor Putting League for 2012. We'll be at the church gym at 6:00. Feel free to bring in discs and other disc stuff that you would like to "swap & sell"...the more the merrier!!!
-- Josh Taylor
Josh Taylor February 2, 2012 at 7:32am
MPDG Indoor Putting League tonight @ 6:00
Indoor Putting League is on for this evening @ 6:00. Let me know if you need directions or have questions...
Josh Taylor January 23, 2012 at 11:48am
NO Indoor Putting League this Thursday (1-26)
There will be NO Indoor Putting League this Thursday (1-26) due to the fact that Thursday is my mom's birthday and Friday is Nikki's birthday...I have lots of cake and ice cream to eat!
We should resume on Thursday Feb. 2nd, see y'all then.
Please spread the word.
Thanks - Josh
Josh Taylor January 19, 2012 at 7:36am
MPDG Indoor Putting League tonight @ 6:00!
MPDG Indoor Putting League tonight @ 6:00! No cost to play, all are welcome! Feel free to bring discs you may want to swap & sell too.
Lat me know if you need more info. -- Josh
Josh Taylor January 11, 2012 at 3:52am
MPDG Indoor Putting
MPDG Indoor Putting will start this Thursday (1/12/12) 6:00pm at the MP First Church of the Nazarene. We get to use the very nice carpeted gym. We will play random parter "horseshoes", and and other fun games with at least two Chainstars and a few Skillshots. The church is on the northwest corner of the intersection of Pickard and Lincoln in Mt. Pleasant, come in the gym doors on the North side of the building. No fee to play, just good times! Bring your putters and come on out!
Craig Clingan December 11, 2011 at 10:33am
Ice Bowl Merch (Frigid Doe on 1/14)
I've had a few requests for Ice Bowl merchandise. Follow this link to see the full order form. Since this is a fund-raiser, there will be a 20% markup on your itmes plus your share of the shipping. Prices are still cheap at that rate! We will be placing our order next week, Dec 15th. Send your order to [email redacted]
Josh Taylor October 7, 2011 at 4:01pm
MPDG Fundraiser Shirts
Taking orders and payment starting tomorrow at our Ace Race!
Long Sleeve T: $20
Moisture Wicking Polo: $25
Payment is needed at time of order so I'm not chasing people down later. Just taking orders now, pick up date is unknown right now but once they're ready you'll be able to pick them up at any of our league days, any tourney I might see you at, or even at our Ice Bowl this winter!
Josh Taylor October 6, 2011 at 4:46pm
Hey, we will be taking orders and payment for another batch of Mt. Pleasant Disc Golf shirts at the Ace Race this Saturday! We will probably have cotton tees, performance tees, performace polos available for order. I will post more about available models and prices tomorrow. We will need all payments at the time of order. ---Josh
John "NACHO" Norkowski September 21, 2011 at 2:38pm
"Hello, Jon Andrews is hosting the disc golf state tournament at deerfield. We're doing one round from the shorts at 10am on October 14th.. Wondering if anyone is available to golf with a group of students to help show them the way around the course. He doesn't want kids getting lost. He will have a prize for the volunteer who shoots the best score."
Keith Aten September 7, 2011 at 9:31am
HELP find the Low Life
ATTENTIN ALL DISC GOLFERS
This weekend at states Jeffrey H Schwass has his golf bag stolen frm his home.
We will be posting the contents and we what your help in finding the low life that took this. All discs have his name on them.
Also a basket was stolen aprox the same time from his yard.
Josh Taylor September 6, 2011 at 3:51pm
Dubs at Deerfield tonight at 6:00!
If there was any confusion, doubles will be at Deerfield tonight at 6:00 (not at CMU).
Craig Clingan June 27, 2011 at 12:01am
Great work today!
Thanks to Jordan, Nacho, Chris, Colton, Josh and Craig for all their hard work today at Deerfield. The course is looking great and will be awesome this weekend! Also a big thanks to Johnny Shoes for stepping up as always to help us out spotting hole 3 both days this year. You rock, John!
Craig Clingan June 25, 2011 at 8:12pm
Course Prep for JBird Open
Next weekend is our big Mt Pleasant/JBird Open, so come on out and help us make the course as nice as possible. We're meeting Sunday at Noon to take care of a few things Nacho and I jotted down this morning. Nothing major but if you have a pair of loppers or a "blade on a stick", bring it! If we don't see you tomorrow, hopefully we'll see you next weekend! Also let us know if you're willing to help out with the tourney either day. A spotter here and there would be awesome too...
Craig Clingan March 23, 2011 at 8:06pm
MIDGC Midland/Freeland This Weekend!
Just a reminder that there's an MIDGC event this weekend and we only have to go as far as Midland and Freeland to have a blast. Bring your partner for match play doubles in the morning at Chippewa Banks, then fire up for some handicapped singles at Tittabawassee Park after lunch. Nacho and I have played in many of these events and they're always entertaining, so I hope to see you there! For more info, check out http://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/Michigan_Intercollegiate_Disc_Golf_Challenge_Series_2010-2011
Josh Taylor February 3, 2011 at 9:42am
MPDG Indoor Putting Tonight
MPDG Indoor Putting is back on tonight at MP 1st Nazarene Gym @ 7:30. Address is 1980 S. Lincoln Rd.
See you there!!!
Craig Clingan January 28, 2011 at 8:25am
Ice Bowl Donation
Congrats to everyone involved for helping to raise over $850 for EightCAP at this years Frigid Doe Ice Bowl! There's still merch left, so let us know if you need a shirt/hoodie/disc, etc. Thanks again!
Josh Taylor January 26, 2011 at 2:45pm
No Indoor Putting 1-27-11
There will be no indoor putting tomorrow night.
See y'all there next Thursday night!!!
Josh Taylor January 20, 2011 at 7:30am
MPDG Indoor Putting Tonight
MPDG Indoor Putting tonight at Mt. Pleasant First Church of the Nazarene, 1980 S. Lincoln Rd. starting @7:30 pm in the Gym.
Hope to see you there - Josh
Josh Taylor January 6, 2011 at 11:07pm
Putting League week #1
Congratulations to Craig Clingan and Jimmy Wiklanski for winning at Putting League tonight. We had eight players and ended up playing partners horseshoes in a double elimination bracket (with a little b-ball lightning afterwards). It was a lot of fun and good practice!!! Same time and place next week!
Josh Taylor January 6, 2011 at 11:18am
Putting Tonight @ 7:30
Snowing outside but the forecast for the Putting Gym tonight at 7:30 is 70 degrees, dry, and sunny ; )
Come on out - Josh
Josh Taylor January 5, 2011 at 11:09am
MPDG Indoor Putting Tomorrow!
Indoor putting "horseshoes" and other games tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 7:30 at Mt. Pleasant First Church of the Nazarene gym, 1980 S. Lincoln Rd. No money will be exchanged for this league. We will be playing for league-win-stars on The Scene, Bag Tags (after the ice bowl), practice, and fun! I have two Skillshots that will be there for sure. If you have a basket that you could bring, please do so. If you know you're bringing a basket please let me know. We'll ha ... more
Indoor putting "horseshoes" and other games tomorrow (Thursday) starting at 7:30 at Mt. Pleasant First Church of the Nazarene gym, 1980 S. Lincoln Rd. No money will be exchanged for this league. We will be playing for league-win-stars on The Scene, Bag Tags (after the ice bowl), practice, and fun!
I have two Skillshots that will be there for sure. If you have a basket that you could bring, please do so. If you know you're bringing a basket please let me know.
We'll have some music going and if anyone wanted to bring some snacks to share that would be sweet too.
You'll want to go to the glass gym doors at the north side of building, close to where my car will be parked.
See you there! -- Josh
Josh Taylor January 2, 2011 at 10:31pm
MPDG Indoor Putting
Starting this Thursday (Jan. 6th) indoor putting will be available in the Mt. Pleasant First Church of the Nazarene gym @ 7:30pm on a weekly basis. The address is 1980 S. Lincoln Rd. (northwest corner of Lincoln and Pickard). More information on format and "league" play to come soon!
Craig Clingan December 30, 2010 at 7:28pm
PDGA Renewal Time
Don't forget to renew your membership in time for our Ice Bowl on 1/22! The MDGO (Michigan Disc Golf Organization) is an Affiliate Club this year, so you can save $5 by going to this link http://www.pdgastore.com/Qstore/Qstore.cgi?CMD=011&PROD=1228369190 and choosing MDGO on the Affiliate drop-down box.
Craig Clingan December 1, 2010 at 6:24pm
Ice Bowl Merch
If you're interested in purchasing some cool shirts/hoodies/discs with this year's Ice Bowl stamp on them, let me know. Here's a link to an excel document that has the merch listed. I will be placing the order in the next couple of weeks, so don't delay!
Also, if you haven't noticed, the tourney is listed on the Scene, so feel free to sign up via the Talk tab on the tourney page. Thanks!
Craig Clingan November 22, 2010 at 10:31pm
Tuesday 11/22 at Deerfield
Here's a request for some golf that I received: "I would like someone to get in a round with tomorrow afternoon at deerfield....contact me if you can... Tom Postma 269-804-1222" I told him that he might be able to catch someone out there around 3:30. Hope he does. Thanks.
Craig Clingan October 28, 2010 at 7:03am
Hope to see you representing MP and/or CMU at Sunday's MIDGC at Deerfield. Things kick off at 9 with a bring-your-partner doubles, followed by a lunch, then a singles (from the shorts, I think). Check out the League page for more details:
Josh Taylor October 23, 2010 at 9:04pm
Singles League Starting Sunday!
Just a reminder...singles league is starting tomorrow (Sunday) at The Switchback at 2:00. Here's where the course is, if you haven't been there
$2 buy in, $1 ace pool
Josh Taylor October 19, 2010 at 8:10pm
New Singles League - Sunday Circuit Singles
This is a singles league rotating loactions between The Switchback, CMU, and Deerfield Park on Sundays at 2:00pm. We will start at The Switchback Oct. 24th, 2010, then CMU, then Deerfield, and so on. There will be two pools: Pool A for Adv.-Open, and Pool B for Int.-Rec. MPDG Bag Tags will also be in play (between everyone). If you need directions to The Switchback just let me know or ask someone else who's been there. This is a bit expermental and may be fine-tuned as we get into it...come on out and have some fun on Sunday afternoons!
Craig Clingan September 23, 2010 at 5:49pm
Ace Race 10/16/2010
Just a reminder that we are holding our first ever Ace Race at Deerfield Park on October 16th. I only have 50 packages with over 30 already spoken for. We will be giving priority to those who pre-reg on the Scene. Don't be the 51st! See you there!!
Josh Taylor September 20, 2010 at 1:58pm
Tuesday Dubs now starting at 5:30
Don't forget...Tuesday Doubles at CMU are now starting at 5:30!
Craig Clingan August 31, 2010 at 10:55pm
The PDGA is looking to create an application for smartphones (iphone, droid, etc) and is looking for your feedback. Feel free to take their survey at http://www.pdga.com/pdga-application-survey . Thanks!
Josh Taylor August 27, 2010 at 2:33pm
Beast/Goliath Closed Monday 8-30-10
If anyone is heading to Ludington for some States prep. be aware that Beast/Goliath are closed Monday for pouring of cement in place of the remaining rubber pads. If you try to play on them you'll have to answer to Gipe!
Beauty and Leviathan will be open for play.
Josh Taylor August 20, 2010 at 3:39pm
Myself, Jimmy and Ryan were "informed" today that the new pads on holes 10-15 should be stayed off of until Sunday, at which time the Parks will remove the caution tape, plastic wrap, and force field. So let's stay off the new pads this week and next until all precautions are removed - Thanks
Josh Taylor August 9, 2010 at 6:29pm
Doubles at CMU tomorrow!
Students are filtering back into town now so Tuesday doubles is moving back to the CMU course (at least for this week). Come on out to CMU this Tuesday at 6:00, and bring a friend while you're at it!
Josh Taylor August 7, 2010 at 4:16pm
Doubles at CMU this Tuesday!
Students are filtering back into town now so Tuesday doubles is moving back to the CMU course (at least for this week). Come on out to CMU this Tuesday at 6:00, and bring a friend while you're at it!
Craig Clingan August 6, 2010 at 10:36pm
Cement Work Starts Next Week!
Jordan and I met with Sue Ann and Mike today regarding the cement tee pads. Their plan is to use Michigan Works to help dig out the pads. Mike hopes to pour 6 or 7 holes at a time and wants to have all 36 pads done by the end of August! YES!! So, the price has gone down. We're now looking at around $1960 for all the pads, so please keep looking for sponsors/donations. If anyone wants to write a check, make them out to Isabella County Parks and get them to Craig, Jordan or Nacho and we' ... more
Jordan and I met with Sue Ann and Mike today regarding the cement tee pads. Their plan is to use Michigan Works to help dig out the pads. Mike hopes to pour 6 or 7 holes at a time and wants to have all 36 pads done by the end of August! YES!! So, the price has gone down. We're now looking at around $1960 for all the pads, so please keep looking for sponsors/donations. If anyone wants to write a check, make them out to Isabella County Parks and get them to Craig, Jordan or Nacho and we'll get them to the parks dept. Jordan and I hope to be at Deerfield at 8:30 Monday morning to see this project get under way. We should have a better idea of a work schedule after Monday so if you're looking to help, let us know and I'm sure we can put you to work! Thanks!
Craig Clingan July 29, 2010 at 7:21am
Jordan and I hope to speak to the County Parks real soon to get work started on the cement tee pads at Deerfield. Right now, we're being told that the cost is $3000 so we are really in need of your help in finding sponsors. At that cost, each hole (both pads) will cost 3000/18 = $167. I have created an online form where you can submit your sponsorships as you get them. Check it out at http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dHQwTFRYbTJSWmIwQ1YzLTh2eVFuU0E6MQ
Thanks as always for your support of our favorite course!
Josh Taylor July 26, 2010 at 12:46pm
Tuesday Dubs at Deerfield!
Hey y'all, don't forget Tuesday doubles is at Deerfield tomorrow! We'll start at 6:15 so that any stragglers that show up at CMU can make it over.
See you there!
Jordan Bruursema June 22, 2010 at 11:33pm
Deerfield Cleanup Tommorrow
I am planning on heading out tomorrow morning at some point (depending on weather) to blade on a stick it and whatever other cleanup I can find. All I wanna know is...whos coming with me...whos coming with me man... (sorry, got sidetracked on a little half baked). So yeah, let me (Jordan) know if you are interested.
Craig Clingan June 22, 2010 at 10:40pm
Jeff and I worked on hole 3 and a little of hole 2 tonight swinging the "blades on a stick". It would be a mistake to expect the parks to mow prior to the tourney. It's up to us to make the park look the way it deserves. Please make an effort to help out. If you need an implement of destruction, feel free to stop by the park shop (drive just east of Deerfield entrance) and ask for a blade on a stick. If you feel like I do and see Deerfield as one of the best courses in Michigan then please help us in making it look that way for the 100 golfers coming in over the 3rd and 4th. Thanks!!
Craig Clingan June 16, 2010 at 2:52pm
Mowing at Deerfield
I just heard from Sue Ann Kopmeyer, Isabella County Parks and Rec Director that they are mowing today and will continue next week on the course. She is also working towards a discounted rate for the cement so stay tuned on that one. She might even find a hole sponsor!
Don't forget to get out there and find us some CTP sponsors for the tourney. Thanks!
John "NACHO" Norkowski May 26, 2010 at 5:23pm
CONCRETE AT DEERFIELD!!!
We are looking to get tee pads poured at Deerfield before the tournament in July. We need two things to get the ball rolling; some donations of cash to pay for all the supplies and volunteers to help out on the days we put the pads in. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring a hole or even just putting a few bucks in get in touch with me (NACHO) and we will post work days as soon as we know the schedule. Thanks
Josh Taylor April 27, 2010 at 11:31pm
Mount Pleasant Disc Golf 2010 shirts are here!
Mount Pleasant Disc Golf 2010 shirts are here and they look sweet! Didn't place an order? That's ok, we have several available for purchase in sizes M, L, and XL in various colors. To get your hands on one of these primo T-Shirts see Nacho or Keith anytime. The price is $15 (the $5 profit goes to the club and concrete pads for Deerfield).
So get yourself some new swag and help make Deerfield an even better course!
Keep throwin' - Josh
Josh Taylor April 8, 2010 at 2:02pm
MPDG 2010 Shirts!
The first round of MPDG 2010 shirts have been ordered and should be ready in two weeks or less!!!
Josh Taylor April 2, 2010 at 8:23pm
MPDG 2010 Shirts! Get your order in now!
I will be ordering the first round of MPDG 2010 shirts early this coming week. If anyone wants to get in on this order then come out to doubles at Deerfield at noon tomorrow (Sat.) with cash for your order. If you need more info on styles, prices, etc, look at the previous News post in Mt Pleasant Disc Golf. http://www.discgolfscene.com/clubs/Mt_Pleasant_Disc_Golf/news
See you at Deerfield at noon Saturday - Josh
Josh Taylor March 28, 2010 at 9:44pm
MPDG 2010 Shirts!!!
MP Disc Golf 2010 shirts are in the works and they are going to look even better than last year! Check my profile pics for the graphics. Both graphics will be printed in black and white so that they will look good on light and dark colors. The oval design will be smaller and on the front center of T-Shirts only. All shirts other than T-shirts will have the back printing only. The club will have some T-shirts in various sizes and colors “in stock” for purchase once the ord ... more
MP Disc Golf 2010 shirts are in the works and they are going to look even better than last year! Check my profile pics for the graphics. Both graphics will be printed in black and white so that they will look good on light and dark colors. The oval design will be smaller and on the front center of T-Shirts only. All shirts other than T-shirts will have the back printing only.
The club will have some T-shirts in various sizes and colors “in stock” for purchase once the order is complete. If anyone wants to order specific colors and sizes of T-Shirts or any other style you can either see me (Josh) at doubles or anytime on the course, or you can place your order with Nacho at his store on High Street M-20 any weekday until about 2pm. If you place an order with Nacho or myself please pay at that time, sorry – orders without cash up front are too much hassle.
All profits go to the club to help pay off the baskets, install cement tee pads at Deerfield (hopefully soon), etc…
Prices and links:
T-shirt $15 ($5 profit to the club)
Two-Tone Cotton Polo $20 ($5 profit to the club)
Two-Tone Moisture-Wicking Tee $22 ($4 profit to the club)
Moisture-Wicking Polo $24 ($2 profit to the club)
Thanks - Josh
Keith Aten March 17, 2010 at 7:46am
Tyes Doubles Start April 5th.
I will start Tues Doubles April 5th at CMU course. Also on April 4th I will be starting the Monday night doubles @ the new Reed Park course "The Vines"
Come join the fun at both courses.
Craig Clingan March 2, 2010 at 5:42pm
Cement for Odyssey Course
I have heard from Jon Andrews that they have 9 baskets for the Odyssey School course but still need the cement to install them permanently. If anyone would like to help donate to the cause let him or me know. Does anyone know how much cement it takes to secure a basket? I'm guessing one bag per hole but I may be wrong. Anywho, it's for a great cause, so help out where you can. Thanks!
John "NACHO" Norkowski February 16, 2010 at 4:07pm
Hey everyone, I've got a bunch of Fundraiser Discs for sale. I got Nukes, and Buzzzes as well as some Mt. Pleasant Disc Golf minis. I've got pictures of the discs on my page and all profits go directly to the club. Just let me know what you need and I will get it to you.
Craig Clingan February 8, 2010 at 11:10am
Ice Bowl T-shirts
I just received a message saying that additional Ice Bowl shirts can be ordered if we can get the info to them by some time tomorrow. If you're interested in a shirt, let me know your shirt size and short/long sleeve. Here's a snippet from the original order form. This does include hoodies! Tee Shirts # Price Total Heather Navy XXL 0 $8.30 $0.00 Heather Navy XL 0 $7.30 $0.00 Heather Navy L 0 $7.30 $0.00 Heather Navy M 0 $7.30 $0.00 Heather Navy ... more
I just received a message saying that additional Ice Bowl shirts can be ordered if we can get the info to them by some time tomorrow. If you're interested in a shirt, let me know your shirt size and short/long sleeve. Here's a snippet from the original order form. This does include hoodies!
Tee Shirts # Price Total
Heather Navy XXL 0 $8.30 $0.00
Heather Navy XL 0 $7.30 $0.00
Heather Navy L 0 $7.30 $0.00
Heather Navy M 0 $7.30 $0.00
Heather Navy S 0 $7.30 $0.00
Navy 14-16 (L) 0 $7.30 $0.00
Navy 10-12 (M) 0 $7.30 $0.00
Military Green XXL 0 $8.30 $0.00
Military Green XL 0 $7.30 $0.00
Military Green L 0 $7.30 $0.00
Military Green M 0 $7.30 $0.00
Military Green S 0 $7.30 $0.00
Forest Green 14-16 (L) 0 $7.30 $0.00
Forest Green 10-12 (M) 0 $7.30 $0.00
Hooded Sweatshirts# Price Total
Dark Heather XXL 0 $14.50 $0.00
Dark Heather XL 0 $12.50 $0.00
Dark Heather L 0 $12.50 $0.00
Dark Heather M 0 $12.50 $0.00
Dark Heather S 0 $12.50 $0.00
Black Youth 14-16 (L) 0 $12.50 $0.00
Black Youth 10-12 (M) 0 $12.50 $0.00
Long Sleeve Tees # Price Total
Navy XXL 0 $9.30 $0.00
Navy XL 0 $8.30 $0.00
Navy L 0 $8.30 $0.00
Navy M 0 $8.30 $0.00
Navy S 0 $8.30 $0.00
Navy 14-16 (L) 0 $8.30 $0.00
Navy 10-12 (M) 0 $8.30 $0.00
If there's interest, I will place an order tomorrow! Thanks
Craig Clingan January 25, 2010 at 7:37am
No MIDGC this weekend, so Doubles is ON at noon!
MIDGC in Mt.P 1/30 Cancelled.
Hey guys....due to surgery tomorrow, I regret I need to CANCEL the MIDGC event scheduled for this Saturday in Mount Pleasant. Plan on making the February meet. See the MDGO schedule. We'll start out at Albion and move to JCC.
Posted by Leonard Johnson on January 25, 2010 @ 7:35am
Jordan Bruursema January 4, 2010 at 9:32am
Ice Bowl Fundraiser @ the climbing wall THIS THURSDAY
We are having a fundraiser at the climbing wall this Thursday from 5-8 pm to help raise more money for the soup kitchen along with the tourney on saturday. I was wondering if some the guys from the club would come out and belay for the families that will be participating. It will be a family night where entire families can come climb for $10 and all the proceeds will go towards our cause. Let me know if you can help. Also, if you know any families who might be interested, invite them. If you ne ... more
We are having a fundraiser at the climbing wall this Thursday from 5-8 pm to help raise more money for the soup kitchen along with the tourney on saturday. I was wondering if some the guys from the club would come out and belay for the families that will be participating. It will be a family night where entire families can come climb for $10 and all the proceeds will go towards our cause. Let me know if you can help. Also, if you know any families who might be interested, invite them. If you need to learn how to belay, I can meet you at the climbing wall in Finch a little early to teach you. Should be a good time and hope to see you guys there!
Craig Clingan December 7, 2009 at 5:36pm
Ice Bowl Update
We have decided to use the Saturday Doubles ace pool to help pay for the upcoming Ice Bowl merchandise. If you would like to see the Ace Pool rejuvenated, please do some fund raising for the Ice Bowl tournament. Whatever you can raise will help. This is our first year and the tourney is only a month away (Jan 9th) so we are under a time crunch to get some of this done. I will be posting "details" on the tourney shortly. Thanks for your help and I hope we can build upon this every year to help our neighbors have a good meal.
Craig Clingan November 30, 2009 at 9:17am
Here's an update from Leonard regarding the tourney this weekend. Nacho and I plan to attend. Anyone else care to join us? Should be a great time. "I am adding $50.00 cash for the two-person team points winners--starting with MIDGC #5 to be held at Grand Woods on Saturday, December 5th. Challenge your friends to join us at Grand Woods (registration 9 - 9:30) for the doubles round, followed by the singles round at Grand Ledge at approximately 2pm. Minimum cost to play and to compete ... more
Here's an update from Leonard regarding the tourney this weekend. Nacho and I plan to attend. Anyone else care to join us? Should be a great time.
"I am adding $50.00 cash for the two-person team points winners--starting with MIDGC #5 to be held at Grand Woods on Saturday, December 5th. Challenge your friends to join us at Grand Woods (registration 9 - 9:30) for the doubles round, followed by the singles round at Grand Ledge at approximately 2pm. Minimum cost to play and to compete for the $50 added cash is $15 for the day (this covers the 'team' entry fee, and both match play events). Maximum cost for the day is $30.
Come on out and play for your school, your club or your self.
Hope to see you there.
Craig Clingan November 29, 2009 at 11:14am
Frigid Doe Ice Bowl
We're looking at holding our own Ice Bowl tournament this winter with proceeds to go to the local Soup Kitchen. A tentative date is January 16. More details to follow but in the meantime, let me know if that's not a good date for you. (the name is subject to change too! ;-) )
Keith Aten November 3, 2009 at 10:47am
Midland Freeland Year end Shindig
Anyone who has played 3 league dubs at Midland this year is invited to their year end party. Sat Nov 7 start @ Midland @ 10:00 Dubs then to Freeland @ ? You cna play both or either times.
Keith Aten October 16, 2009 at 8:09am
Neww Reed Park first round Sat @ Noon
Tomorrow I will be placing the baskets at the new Reed Park course. At noon the first round will be played. Any one interested in joining me is welcome. Jope to see you all there.
Jordan Bruursema September 28, 2009 at 11:56pm
Deerfield Grand Opening
The official grand opening of Deerfield park will take place next Wednesday, October 7th at 5:30 pm at Fussman Pavilion. I believe that some sort of food will be provided and maybe a little doubles will take place as well. Alt tee pads have been marked and may be in by then as well. We had a blast playing them the other day. They are marked with fluorescent paint. Anyway, hope to see you all there next week. Also, there is a draw doubles tournament this weekend at Deerfield benefiting the Midlan ... more
The official grand opening of Deerfield park will take place next Wednesday, October 7th at 5:30 pm at Fussman Pavilion. I believe that some sort of food will be provided and maybe a little doubles will take place as well. Alt tee pads have been marked and may be in by then as well. We had a blast playing them the other day. They are marked with fluorescent paint. Anyway, hope to see you all there next week. Also, there is a draw doubles tournament this weekend at Deerfield benefiting the Midland/Isabella Youth Opportunity Initiative. $5 to play, prizes, and ctp challenge. Registration starts at 1 pm. 2 PM TEE OFF!
Keith Aten September 27, 2009 at 8:40am
Help me at Reed Park today
Going to the new Reed Prk today to clear out hole 2. Antone interesrted in helping give me a call. Look like the courde will be in the next few weeks. Yee Haa.
Craig Clingan September 15, 2009 at 9:49pm
There is a Discraft Ace Race being held this Saturday 10:00am at the CMU Course. $25 will get you 2 Discraft putters (protoypes called "Focus"), a hat and a marker. We will play 2 rounds of 18 and whoever has the most aces wins. A doubles round may follow depending on numbers still interested. See you there!
Craig Clingan September 15, 2009 at 10:18am
Deerfield Grand Opening
The county is planning a grand opening ceremony next month and would like to make sure that all of you that participated in its creation are invited. Please send your mailing address to Mike Tosto at [email redacted]. Thanks!!
Craig Clingan September 9, 2009 at 6:43am
Sanford Doubles Thursday
The Midland league will be breaking in the brand new golf course in Sanford this Thursday at 5:30. I plan to make the trip over so if you want a ride, let me know. There is normally a fee to get into the park but it's being waived for Thursday. Hope to see you there!
Craig Clingan August 15, 2009 at 10:12pm
Mt Pleasant Disc Golf on Facebook!
Ok, so I was bored and decided to create a Facebook page for our club. Hey, maybe it will bring out more players to our doubles! Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mount-Pleasant-MI/Mount-Pleasant-Disc-Golf-Club/116527253890 . See you there!
Craig Clingan August 11, 2009 at 9:51pm
1st Ace Race
Hey everybody. Jordan, Nacho, Jimmy and I all went to this Ace Race last year and it was a blast (and that was in the rain). Tom throws a mean "tourney" at his place, complete with a rock and roll golf cart, and strategically placed coolers with refreshements. Kraig also cooks up some mean brauts there so you should go. I'm out of town that weekend and am bummed about missing it.
Craig Clingan July 28, 2009 at 6:48am
Doubles at Deerfield
Just a friendly reminder that we're still playing draw-your-partner doubles every Tuesday and Friday at 6pm and every Saturday at noon. Hope to see you out there!
Craig Clingan June 27, 2009 at 7:49am
Saturday Doubles at Deerfield
Today's (6/27) doubles will be held at the new course in Deerfield Park at Noon. Most of the tee pads are in now, thanks to Jordan, Nacho, Keith, Collin and Craig. Hopefully they will be filled with "road gravel" on Tuesday. Tee signs and Next Tee signs should also go in on Tuesday! Have fun!!
Craig Clingan June 22, 2009 at 10:57pm
Tuesday Doubles at Deerfield on 6/23
Since the baskets went in at Deerfield Park today, we're having Tuesday Doubles there tomorrow (6/23). We'll start a little later at 6:30 in case people show up at CMU to give them time to head West. Craig will go to CMU until 6, then head to Deerfield. Everyone should drive around back to the Fussman Pavilion and park near the entrance to the Interpretive Trail. Just enter the park and keep going straight, past the hiking/biking trail head, past the fishing hole and past the swimming beach until you get to the pavilion. Parking on the right. See you at 6:30!!
Craig Clingan June 21, 2009 at 10:32pm
Hopefully Jordan will update everyone on the plan for Monday. All I know is that the baskets are scheduled to go in tomorrow but there is concern that we don't have everyone out there throwing at the baskets while they're being installed. The parks people need their time to make things right and we don't want to get on their wrong side. If you really want to help, you should contact Jordan and let him know. I walked some friends around the course this afternoon and there is A LOT ... more
Hopefully Jordan will update everyone on the plan for Monday. All I know is that the baskets are scheduled to go in tomorrow but there is concern that we don't have everyone out there throwing at the baskets while they're being installed. The parks people need their time to make things right and we don't want to get on their wrong side. If you really want to help, you should contact Jordan and let him know. I walked some friends around the course this afternoon and there is A LOT of work that needs to get done prior to 7/4. If we could get a big group together, things could be taken care of quite quickly. Remember, if you're not part of the solution...well, you know. Thanks!
Craig Clingan June 17, 2009 at 6:58am
18 Innova DISCatcher® PRO Disc Golf Targets (aka baskets!) were delivered to Deerfield Park yesterday!! The parks plan is to install the sleeves tomorrow (Thursday). They want to give the cement a couple of days to cure so baskets will not be in place until Monday. It's a nice rainy day today, so hopefully they're busy making signs. Things are shaping up! Thanks to everyone who has helped make Jordan's vision become a reality.
Craig Clingan June 9, 2009 at 7:35am
Wednesday at Deerfield
Keith is planning on getting some work done Wednesday morning and Craig hopes to head out there around 5:30pm so if either of those times work for you, let them know to expect you. It's getting to the point where we really just need to clear all our cuttings from the fairways and maybe work on the rough here and there. Tee pads also need to be constructed but we're not sure what that entails. Holes 4 and 7 have pretty sweet pads now so you really need to get out there and check out the progress.
Craig Clingan June 9, 2009 at 7:31am
I know we've all been basket cases lately wondering if we'd ever hear chains at Deerfield. Well, I spoke to Keith last night and JBird has ordered them through Innova so we could be seeing some bright and shiny baskets by next weekend (depending on shipping time). Sweet!! Thanks Keith and JBird for making this happen.
Craig Clingan June 6, 2009 at 10:49pm
Sunday at Deerfield
If the rain stops, let's meet at the CMU course at Noon to head over to Deerfield. We may just play the course and see what yet needs to be done. Of course we'll be admiring the sweet tee pad on hole 7 that Keith and Corey made last week too. Hope you can make it.
Craig Clingan May 27, 2009 at 6:55am
Jordan will be setting up a time either Thursday or Friday this week to meet the County Parks workers at Deerfield to get our brush piles chipped up. Let him know when you can make it out there. Also, we hope to get all the baskets paid for this week and possibly make a trip to Discraft to pick them up. Stay tuned and get involved! Thanks.
Craig Clingan May 21, 2009 at 5:30pm
Deerfield on the Scene!
I asked Pete to add Deerfield Park to the Scene and he did! This way we can be adding photos and such to help raise interest and awareness. Go add it to your faves!
Craig Clingan May 19, 2009 at 10:50pm
Deerfield Work Wednesday
Jordan and Craig plan to hit Deerfield Park tomorrow (Wednesday 5/20) afternoon/evening to continue the much-needed work. Please contact Jordan if you're interested in joining them. The earliest that they will be heading out there will be 4pm. Thanks!
Craig Clingan May 18, 2009 at 5:29pm
After our last work session out at Deerfield, Nacho wants to call the course "Snake Acres" after we discovered an Eastern Hog-Nosed snake quietly coiled up in the shelter of an Autumn Olive bush. I've posted a picture of Sammy The Snake on my profile inside the Deerfield Park folder. Check it out along with other worker-b pictures.
Craig Clingan May 16, 2009 at 8:55am
After league doubles today, we're headed out to the park to continue clearing fairways. If you're not coming into town for doubles, feel free to meet us out there but Jordan needs a head count for tools, so let him know. We'll probably hit the park around 2:30. See you there!
Craig Clingan May 16, 2009 at 8:52am
Climbing Wall Update
The turnout wasn't what we hoped for, but it was enough to raise about $120 towards the cause. Thanks to Jordan and Danielle for arranging this and I think I heard Jordan say something about doing it again in June, so that will be another chance for you to help out. Nacho, Josh and I all went to Belay School and spent most of the night helping people up and down the walls. The zip line was a big success with the kids too. Colton came a little later and helped take care of stuff during clean-up. Thanks to those who are putting forth some effort into making Deerfield Park a reality.
Craig Clingan May 14, 2009 at 8:56pm
Chance are pretty good that there will be no one at the course to run doubles tomorrow night. Keith is headed for Lansing and hopefully the rest of us will be at the Finch Fieldhouse helping to raise money for Deerfield. We'll see you Saturday at noon for our next doubles.
Craig Clingan May 14, 2009 at 8:54pm
Climbing Wall Fundraiser
Hopefully you are all joining Jordan as we raise money for yet another basket for Deerfield. Tomorrow will be the $10 family night at the Finch Climbing Wall and those of us who show up early will be taught how to belay and get fed tacos! Also, if you have a Mt Pleasant Disc Golf shirt, this would be a good time to wear it. So, see you at Finch Fieldhouse tomorrow (5/15) at 4pm for belay training. Climbing runs from 5pm until 8pm. I'm sure there could be cold refreshments somewhere afterwards. Thanks!!
Craig Clingan May 9, 2009 at 6:34pm
Well for doubles today, Keith, Nacho and I had a nice round of Bag Tag Cali-Singles. Keith and Nacho each shot minus 8 and I had fun watching my putter waiver in the wind. Keith pulled out the win on hole 2 placing his second drive right under the basket. Nacho was unable to can his long putt, so we both paid Keith and all kinds of bag tag swapping took place. Afterward, Ben met us out at Deerfield and the 4 of us pretty much finished holes 1,2,3,4,5 and 6. I believe we're down to the last 4 baskets being sponsored too, so things are coming along.
Craig Clingan May 3, 2009 at 9:24am
Deerfield Work Sunday
We're meeting at 12:30 at the CMU course to carpool over to Deerfield Park. We can really knock it out today if we get enough help. We got a lot of work done on the first 6 holes yesterday and we only had 2 hours to work. See you there!
Craig Clingan May 1, 2009 at 10:24pm
Deerfield Work Saturday
Jordan has made plans with the Parks Department to get some work done out at Deerfield Park tomorrow following our Noon doubles. We'll be leaving from the Golf Course parking lot, probably around 2. Catch a ride with us or meet us out there. The more people, the more fairways we can clear. See you tomorrow!
Craig Clingan May 1, 2009 at 9:00am
Deerfield today, part 2
Hey Keith and everyone,
I spoke to Jordan yesterday about this and the Parks are being pretty fussy about when we can do anything out there. Sounds like it will be limited to times when they can have someone out there with us to hold our hands. BTW, I have assorted implements of destruction in the back of my car too! ;-) Jordan may get something together on Sunday. We'll have to wait and see...
Keith Aten May 1, 2009 at 7:25am
If anyone is interested. I am willing to go to Deerfield today and clear some stuff. I will bring loppers saws and such. LMK or just meet me at the CMU course this am.
Craig Clingan April 18, 2009 at 10:05pm
Bag Tag League
If you haven't purchased your Bag Tag from TJ, hurry and do so. I've created a league here so we can track our challenges online and see who has which tag. Let me know if you've purchased a tag so I can add you to the staff. Everyone will be staff so we can all enter our challenge results. Let's have fun while we better our game.
Craig Clingan April 12, 2009 at 12:54pm
Hey Guys and Gals,
Let's plan on taking a couple vehicles full of crazed golfers to Newaygo State Park next Sunday (4/19) for a random draw "Max Doubles" fund raising event. The $10 entry will go towards helping Max Nunn make a full recovery. I've put a flier on my website at http://clinganphoto.com/discgolf/max_doubles.jpg .
Craig Clingan April 8, 2009 at 9:55am
Hey, what do you all think about having some sweet towels printed up with our new logo and selling them at tourneys (aka Keith's trunk) and maybe pocketing some cash towards Deerfield? I know I could use a new DARK towel. How about you?
Craig Clingan April 1, 2009 at 5:30pm
Flip Filling Fast
If you are thinking about playing in Saturday's tourney at Flip City, you better register NOW! I just did and there are only about 15 spots left. Here's the link: http://northernwatersseries.org/flip_city_01.htm . You will still want to get to the course early and sign in so they don't give your spot away to someone on the waiting list. See you there!
Craig Clingan March 27, 2009 at 9:57pm
Donor Letter for Deerfield
Since the plans have been OK'd by the County, the next step is to find friends and businesses that are willing to help pay for baskets, lumber, cement, etc. Jordan has created a Donor Letter and Pledge Sheet and you can access it at : http://deerfielddiscgolf.weebly.com/uploads/1/7/6/3/1763507/donor_lettet_and_pledge_workable.pdf If you have questions regarding the form, there is more information at Jordan's site for the course at http://deerfielddiscgolf.weebly.com/donor-page.html ... more
Since the plans have been OK'd by the County, the next step is to find friends and businesses that are willing to help pay for baskets, lumber, cement, etc. Jordan has created a Donor Letter and Pledge Sheet and you can access it at : http://deerfielddiscgolf.weebly.com/uploads/1/7/6/3/1763507/donor_lettet_and_pledge_workable.pdf
If you have questions regarding the form, there is more information at Jordan's site for the course at http://deerfielddiscgolf.weebly.com/donor-page.html .
As you find donors, keep Jordan informed of your progress. Let's start shaking the bushes! How sweet would it be to hold the J-Bird Open out there on the 4th of July!!
Craig Clingan March 25, 2009 at 6:35am
Here's a message from TJ. I will also post this under the "Talk" tab so people can respond.
"now that we have some club shirts (thanks again josh), would anyone else be interested in buying some bag tags and/or having a bag tag challenge where we order tags 1-25 or such, and as you play, winner takes the highest number. LMK what you think.
Craig Clingan March 20, 2009 at 10:37pm
CM Life Article
Craig Clingan March 18, 2009 at 1:46pm
News from Jordan
"Well the meeting last night would have been good but no one came to support and the board decided there wasn't enough interest. Just kidding, its a go! I will have donation forms by the end of the week. We have to get all the money raised before work begins so keep thinking about businesses or people who may want to donate. Thanks to everyone who has helped with this project so far. Now the real work and fun begins." Jordan B.
Craig Clingan March 16, 2009 at 2:08pm
The Final Step for Deerfield!
Jordan and the Isabella Parks Board will be taking the Deerfield Park Disc Golf Course proposal to the full County Commission tomorrow night (Tuesday, 7:00pm). It's in room 225 at the county building. I'm sure a showing of support would be nice. Once the final "OK' is given, the next task will be to get donations for baskets. Jordan is drafting up a formal tax-exempt donation form this week, so be looking for that and be thinking of businesses that might be interested in donating. Hope to see you tomorrow night at 7!
Craig (sending for Jordan)
Craig Clingan February 23, 2009 at 8:16pm
The weekend started out with a round of draw doubles Saturday (2/21) at noon. Of course, this was right in the middle of our latest winter storm. The course went from grassy knolls with clear t-pads to drifting snow and ice pellets blasting against your face. We had 10 golfers including 3 from the Big Rapids/Morley area so it was nice having some visitors to play with/against. All in all, a great day for disc golf! Check out the League page for scores and standings. Sunday, Leonard Johnson ra ... more
The weekend started out with a round of draw doubles Saturday (2/21) at noon. Of course, this was right in the middle of our latest winter storm. The course went from grassy knolls with clear t-pads to drifting snow and ice pellets blasting against your face. We had 10 golfers including 3 from the Big Rapids/Morley area so it was nice having some visitors to play with/against. All in all, a great day for disc golf! Check out the League page for scores and standings.
Sunday, Leonard Johnson ran the 6th leg of the MIDGC tournament. Usually, college students from around the state come to play in Match and Stroke Play hoping to keep their university on top of the scoring brackets. With the nasty weather, the only schools represented were CMU and FSU, with 3 golfers from each. CMU took the tourney and posed for a picture with the cool trophy. FIRE UP CHIPS!
The next leg of this tourney is at Cass Benton on March 21st. You should try to make it.
Craig Clingan February 8, 2009 at 8:47pm
Deerfield Park Visit
Today, Jordan, Josh, Nacho, Nick and I went out to the park and actually threw most of the holes. There's still some uncertainty about the layout of 1,2 & 3 but the rest of the course is really shaping up nicely. My back was yelling at me from yesterday's escapades, so I just walked the course with my trusty Discraft 175 and threw it once in a while. The bomb down the sledding hill was a definite highlight. There's still a need to pack down a walking path if we want to get the parks board out there before the snow is gone. I'm sure we'll hear more from Jordan as this project moves forward.
Craig Clingan February 7, 2009 at 9:43pm
Saturday Doubles 2/7/09
What a great turnout today! 15 people, easily surpassing our past record of 6. It was warm but man was it windy! The scores ranged from a 50 to a 58. Following the round, Keith and I went out to Deerfield Park and walked the newly proposed 18-hole championship layout. We're both itching to play it! Stay tuned for more news...