Pittsburgh Flying Disc Society
mike plansky 3 days ago
This could be the last winter before disc golf takes its first step into the mainstream. There's been a couple of ESPN ace highlights in the past year. The sports network sees it as a novel, quirky highlight opportunity to keep viewers' attention, and the interest of the broader publicly may have been collectively piqued? In 2016 the mainstream sports fans will be able to take a closer look. There will be 3 new pro-tours debuting next year with strong financial backing, including a wor ... more
This could be the last winter before disc golf takes its first step into the mainstream. There's been a couple of ESPN ace highlights in the past year. The sports network sees it as a novel, quirky highlight opportunity to keep viewers' attention, and the interest of the broader publicly may have been collectively piqued? In 2016 the mainstream sports fans will be able to take a closer look. There will be 3 new pro-tours debuting next year with strong financial backing, including a world tour and two espn broadcasts confirmed. What will they think? Will it be taken seriously?
Allthingsdiscgolf.com has been following these trends, including discussions on how course design and development can shape the legibility and legitimacy of the sport as it pushes through some growing pains of disc golf's 'teenage' years:
For a Thanksgiving deal on the author's book, act now and spend those long cold nights priming your dg brain for the future:
mike plansky October 20 at 8:46pm
interesting interview on allthingsdiscgolf about future course design and development for underutilized landscapes:
Mark Prestopnik October 20 at 1:45pm
Can someone add me as Membership Director to the club on this site? Thanks
Eric Nichols October 14 at 11:41am
I'm in the very early stages of starting an indoor putting league this winter. I've got a venue in mind that would enable us to have upwards of 100 people if needed and the ability to drink (responsibly) while playing. If you have interest please like this post and comment if you have a basket we would be able to use. I talked to a few people last week about this idea and it seems like we could have a pretty good turnout. The possible venue would be in the squirrel hill area. Not sure ... more
I'm in the very early stages of starting an indoor putting league this winter. I've got a venue in mind that would enable us to have upwards of 100 people if needed and the ability to drink (responsibly) while playing. If you have interest please like this post and comment if you have a basket we would be able to use. I talked to a few people last week about this idea and it seems like we could have a pretty good turnout. The possible venue would be in the squirrel hill area. Not sure yet on how much renting the space will be but before I go any further into this I want to get a head count of people/baskets. What are people willing to pay per week to do this? It would most likely be a Wednesday night from 7pm to 10ish depending on turnout. Random doubles tournament format putting at 30 feet. See link for more details. http://betterdiscgolfer.com/how-to-start-a-putting-league/ Please PM if you want to discuss further.
Trevor Murphy September 29 at 8:57am
Only 16 Spots Remain! Don't miss out! 2 Rounds at the New Buhl Park DGC.
Current Layout Map and Scorecard Available on the Tournament Page.
Sunday October 11th 2015 PDGA C-Tier
Trevor Murphy September 2 at 4:17pm
Who is Up for the Challenge???
Patrick Graziani September 1 at 4:38pm
Can someone please make me a staff member so I can set up my tournament?
Jeffrey Cheese Sova August 25 at 1:13pm
Can someone please tell me what time doubles are tonight at Knob Hill?..
Chris Lachendro August 25 at 9:44am
The 2015 Moraine Ace Race is Sept 13th. Pre-registration ends in less than a week.
Chris Lachendro June 4 at 8:49am
Night Round At moraine coming soon.
Daniel Radosinovich April 27 at 12:42pm
Would love to see everyone out this Saturday, May 2nd, at the 2015 "Coyote Howler" in Carlisle, PA. The course is looking better than ever. Think you have what it takes? Sign up today!
Larry Jennings April 18 at 8:44pm
Registration is now open for the 15th annual Discraft Shoot the Breeze Open! http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/2015_Discraft_Shoot_the_Breeze_Open
Trevor Murphy April 13 at 11:10am
I am currently looking for some volunteers that would like to help us install a 9 Hole Disc Golf Course in Sharpsville/Hermitage PA. (9inthePines). We are set to install our DGA Mach V Posts THIS Wednesday April 15th as well as some clearing of additional spaces for fairways. The GPS Address is 2442 Kelly Road Hermitage, PA 16148-7308
We will be meeting at 8am at
Trevor Murphy - (724)815-3535
Email: [email redacted]
Or feel free to leave a comment.
Chris Lachendro March 20 at 3:41pm
Doubles is coming soon.
Come join us.
Jon DeCapua March 16 at 12:19pm
FFFCT Final Event - Hudson
Final 2015 Frozen Finger's event is in Hudson this weekend! 50+ golfers already pre-registered. A "Double Points" event. $100+ Ace Fund. Raffle. Pot Luck Lunch. All for $20. All proceeds going back into NEO disc golf! Check out the 1st link below to pre-register. 2nd link below to see the point standings going into the final event. Cheers!
Jeff Stanek February 7 at 7:43pm
PFDS ICE BOWL - Tee pads have been cleared, there's not much snow on the course, temps. will be very comfortable for winter golf. Please come out and play, have fun, and support a great cause.
All players will receive a 1st run limited edition 2015 Pro Worlds Championship sticker.
eric centanni February 3 at 11:20pm
The Frozen Finger Fairway Tour is Back for its 5th Anniversary. Stop #3 is Young Run in Warren OH. I've seen many of you out for this event in the past. And would love to see you out again.
mike plansky November 21, 2014 at 5:14pm
Disc golf continues to grow exponentially but under the mainstream radar… This lifestyle sport has everything to do with landscape design, culture and leisure recreation for an increasingly urban world… Anyone interested in this subject should check out this 2013 MLA thesis from Cal Poly Pomona: Disc Golf Course Design: Inscribing Lifestyle into Underutilized Landscapes, for the short, cold months ahead:
Don Glaser October 29, 2014 at 9:24am
Hey Pa disc golfers!, the gauntlet has been thrown down...next Saturday, Nov 8th, Tomlinson Run Civil War (Battle of the States) just over the river south of East Liverpool Oh in New Manchester W.V. Two rounds on a great course. An affordable tournament with state pride at stake. Check it out, and bring your best game! Ohio vs. Pennsylvania vs. West Virginia!
Tree Vaughn October 8, 2014 at 3:34pm
Hello. I am going to see one of favorite bands at Howlers Oct. 22nd and wanted to play one or two of your best courses. I would like any info please. Also, I'd like a local to join me for golf. It would make my golf experience in Pittsburgh more enjoyable.