Saint Augustine Friday Evening- Doubles (SAFE-D)

January '13 - December '21 • Elkton, Florida
Doubles league

Ace pool #2Secondary Ace Fund

as of September 18

Ace poolPrimary Ace Fund

as of September 18

Next league day

Friday, September 24 @ 5:15pm


Sep 17, 2021 · Top scores
St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Moccasin Creek DGC
all except 23 (24 long pad), 25 holes
-16 63
Bob McCracken
Brian Conolly
-15 64
Jake Loferski
Dan Bushnell
-13 66
Tyler Levindusky
Andy L
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About this League

Doubles league - 288 all-time players - 31 active players
$10.00 player fee each session
$1.00 ace pool entry
Tee at 5:00pm every Friday in Fall; starting earlier when neccesary or later as daylight allows. Winter months we play a half-round before dark, then a half-round after dark. Usually we play Best Shot Doubles, but sometimes Tough Shot Doubles, Wolf, Triples, etc Everybody is welcome to play; cost is “ten all in”, and includes Friday Ace Fund (FAF), Mulligan, and 3 random drawn CTPs. If there are multiple aces in the same round, each gets equal split of the ace ...
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League News

Walt Guttinger   July 24 at 2:57am

New white pins on front 12

A few of the white pin placements have been changed since last Friday. RickM bagged CTPs on yellow#9 and white#1. LukeS got yellow#2 ctp. GarrettJ, back to us bearded after a hiatus, got white#6 ctp. The big-baller tonight was RickM, who won by a stroke as odd-dog; due in no small part to his Ace on white#5 (original pin placement). Nice $99 cashout Rick.


Walt Guttinger   July 10 at 1:42am

Four CTPS went to...

WaltG on 14 and 21, SeanH on 24 long (from 23 pad), RickM & AaronB on third shot 25.


Walt Guttinger   December 22 at 7:56pm

StrongArm League is PDGA Affiliate Club again this year

I have a discount code to join or renew PDGA membership, it must be applied at checkout on the PDGA website. Will be made available for any former / current StrongArm League member, LMK.


Walt Guttinger   August 1, 2020 at 3:03am

At least it finally warmed up

Today's CTPs went to Jake L ( hole 4) and Caleb A (holes 6, 8 and 17). The gnats were in full force, as was the humidity. Ace fund now at $50. Hopefully Isaias will treat us kindly and next week's game will be less torturous conditions.


Walt Guttinger   May 11, 2019 at 2:37am

Doubles action

Trent took CTPs on holes 1 and 23, while 19 went to Chuck and 2 went to James. Luke and yours truly managed to put together a solid round and grab the win. Shot of the day had to be Luke's drive on 13, which bounced off the rim of the basket for a drop-in deuce.


Walt Guttinger   June 2, 2018 at 12:38pm

Down to one Ace Fund again

Luke Stamps got paid on a hole 2 skip shot that dropped from the band to the basket while barely hitting chains. As he was odd-dog last night, his partner threw just for giggles, and almost backed it up with another skip shot that didn't miss by much!

Jason Laughlin   June 2, 2018 at 3:40pm


Walt Guttinger   June 9, 2018 at 3:16am

yes he did!

Walt Guttinger   April 14, 2018 at 3:32am

pretty fair conditions

Very pleasant weather tonight, hope it holds out for the Jacksonville Open pros this weekend. Two foursomes finished before dark, even with a late start. Luke got the CTP on 1, and took those on second-shot 8, and short 25 from 22 pad. We decided to skip a few holes (22-24) because of campers. The ace fund(s) emerged unscathed despite the "v1m" that me and partner Jody posted on hole 15...I love this game.


Walt Guttinger   March 24, 2018 at 2:42am

good stuff

Weather was pleasant, to say the least. NickO showed himself for the first time in a while and renewed membership- bag tag and shirt TBD.
Jon Weber made his annual appearance and bagged 2 CTPs! New to us tonight was Trent Burns who shows promise as a serious thrower....
JLW & Nick had to make a 50' putt on the last hole to avoid a playoff (and did). Thanks to everyone who played and we'll do it again next Friday starting at 5:30.


Walt Guttinger   December 11, 2017 at 5:30pm

tap out

Please note 3pm tee for doubles this week- this is the "Friday after the Christmas Party" edition of the SAFE-D Meeting; those of you who have been around here for a while should know what that means.


Walt Guttinger   October 7, 2017 at 12:18pm

Ground as wet as I can remember it being.

Irma brought some rain a few weeks ago, but the Nor'easter since then dropped more precip than the hurricane! Many puddles in places I haven't seen puddles before. Surprisingly they managed to mow since last week, and the bugs were not that bad. Ed G dropped out midway and Bob finished his round Cali style.
We played until after dark thanks to a late start and a fivesome. After the round, I decided to lose my UV/blacklight flashlight, cell phone, and the round's scorecards. So the scores are approximate, but if you call to complain about it, I wont answer!


Walt Guttinger   March 26, 2017 at 3:13pm

Join us in Jacksonville this week

The regularly-scheduled SAFE-D Meeting is cancelled for 3/31/17 because almost all the usual players will be at doubles at Fore Palms, which begins at 3pm. I'm told that Rev. Lovejoy will begin signups around noon. Good luck to all StrongArmers in the Jacksonville Open this weekend!


Walt Guttinger   December 23, 2016 at 1:24pm

Eve of Christmas Eve doubles at 3pm today

The plan is to play all 26 holes before dark, while attempting to drain the remainder of the barrel. Come early & thirsty for the full experience. Added bonus CTPs and free libations (while it lasts) for throwers at this SAFE-D Meeting.


Walt Guttinger   May 14, 2016 at 6:45am

When lightning strikes

Not often has it happened, but the game was called early by mutual agreement tonight due to unsafe conditions. I was busy doing course prep for the Fling in two weeks, and Bryan came to see who was crazy enough to play in the crap we had this evening; well it was LukeS, DanBus, and even PhilR up to a point. Thanks for helping me after the SAFE-D Meeting Luke!


Walt Guttinger   April 30, 2016 at 6:30am

primary Friday Ace Fund at capacity

Current Members now enjoy the chance at a $200 ace payout! If someone gets a hole-in-one who is not a Current Member, payout is half of the fund* not to exceed $50. The secondary Friday Ace Fund (currently at $1 and getting bigger) is on the table only in the next SAFE-D Meeting after the primary FAF is paid out. Get some!


Walt Guttinger   January 2, 2016 at 10:01am

2016 turnout good so far!

23 throwers today for the keg-killing challenge; success was achieved.

Players from Live Oak, Jacksonville, Daytona, Snellville GA, and Somewhere Up In The Hills WV joined the regulars and demonstrated great sportsmanship on a soggy track tonight. Sarah and Nick played for a short time too. Slappy won the Best-Dressed award, James Wynn did what needed to be done without asking..
Scores posted under Week 144, the top four groups were paid. First place agreed to split rather than the usual pl ... more


Walt Guttinger   September 12, 2015 at 6:39pm

Now starting at 5:20

Please be signed up (or let us know your intention to be if you are running a few minutes late) by 5:05. We want to finish by dark, and that wont happen if more than 4 players on any card unless we tee AT 5:20.


Walt Guttinger   August 29, 2015 at 4:03pm

5:30 is now the STARTING time,

Please be signed up (or let us know your intention to be if you are running a few minutes late) by 5:15. We want to finish by dark, and that wont happen if more than 4 players on any card unless we tee AT 5:30.


Walt Guttinger   July 4, 2015 at 9:44pm

Summer hours

Friday Doubles tees at 5:45 from July through Sept to take advantage of the slightly cooler temperatures and give people more time to get here after work.


Walt Guttinger   May 29, 2015 at 8:45pm

3:30 start for the pre-tournament SAFE-D Meeting

5/29/15 should have a lot of players, so we will start earlier than usual and leave a little daylight so if people want to brew some after-doubles shenanigans they can.


Walt Guttinger   April 12, 2015 at 12:43am

Maybe we needed a good old fashioned butt-whipping

Guy blows into town outta nowhere with a putter & a driver, asks about doubles. "No problem" I tell him, "we start at 5:30". He signs up, gets paired with JML, and proceeds to put on a clinic for us; claims 2 of the 3 CTPs plus half of the prize for first place. Big Arm Adam parked #22 for a drop in, and overbrewed #11 by 50' but still got it. Shannon got CTP on #10. Lights out putting, and his partner was no slouch. Nice shooting Adam; it was great meeting you and ... more


Walt Guttinger   March 15, 2015 at 12:18am

21 holes completed in daylight

It was a little tricky with the rodeo traffic on 13, and really windy, but overall a nice evening for chucking plastic. Randomly drawn CTPs went to DanBus on 5, BenJ on 13, and JasonL on 15. Randomly drawn partners JamesW and LeoA won first place and scored $20 each. Half of the doubles crew stayed for a separate 12 holes after dark.


Walt Guttinger   March 8, 2015 at 1:17am

Daylight Savings Time starts tomorrow!

Sad to see the 'glow season' ending but...Next week the SAFE-D Meeting tee time moves to 5:30 and will go later as the daylight itself allows. At first we play one of the 18-hole layouts, then move to a 20-, 21-, then the full 25-hole layout when the days are longest. Check out the layout at the St Johns County Fairgrounds page here on DGscene. titled "Fairgrounds Fling Forty" under Courses tab. No decision has been finalized yet, but that's the one in the lead right now ... more


Walt Guttinger   February 27, 2015 at 7:50pm

5:30 start tonight

SAFE-D Meeting tonight will play a half-round before dark, then the same half-round after dark (i.e. event on N side restricts play of holes 13-25 so we'll play only on the Front 12). It will probably be 18 holes: 1-12 then 1-6.


Walt Guttinger   September 14, 2014 at 9:30pm

SAFE-D Meeting Update

This week's (2014 Sept 12) CTPs went to Scotty (2), James (4) and David (21). Congrats to Jason & Joe on their 17-under round that brought home the bacon.
The sixsome finished hole 25 in the dark, so next week we'll play holes 1-21 trying to beat sundown. As dark comes earlier, we will go to one of the many 18 hole layouts; and lastly, moving the starting time earlier in 15 minute increments.


Walt Guttinger   February 1, 2014 at 10:18pm

18 hole GOLD layout is a REAL par 57- Thanks Glen!

Last night's SAFE-D Meeting scores are posted, but don't scoff when you look at the amount relative to par. We played Glen's Gold Layout which uses 16 existing pads & two other hard surfaces to tee toward 18 existing baskets. The flow is pretty good in that it isn't too disruptive if other groups are playing the regular 25 hole layout. Gold Layout Holes are supposed to be challenging for a professional player, and this layout delivers! Glen mapped it out and assigned pars ... more

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brian baell   June 21, 2014 at 11:47pm

Wow! The layout looks awesome, yet it's brutally challenging:) My friend and I will try it out tomorrow morning. Look forward to it.

Walt Guttinger   June 25, 2014 at 4:55pm

How did you like the "gold" layout Brian? If you shot par you did very well...

brian baell   July 7, 2014 at 10:33pm

I like the layout!!! I shot 5 plus. Will play it again in the near future and try to shoot a par or better;)

Walt Guttinger   November 10, 2013 at 7:54pm

twice the SAFE-D starting 11/15/2013

Next week we start at 4pm, then do another round starting after dark, around 6:15 most likely. This way, the players who don't enjoy playing at night are included, as well as those who have to work later on Fridays and can't make it by 5pm.


Walt Guttinger   November 8, 2013 at 9:25am

Time Change / dark earlier now

This week we'll tee AT 5pm again for an 18-hole round, but keep in mind that by 6 it is dark. This means each player needs to come prepared with glow discs and lights / whatever is needed. I think this week is the rodeo on the north side, so we'll likely play 1-12 then 1,2,3,10,11,12 again. CTPs on 10,11,12 will give each player multiple shots at each CTP.


Walt Guttinger   October 9, 2013 at 6:16pm

If you are not on time...

This week the SAFE_D Meeting will Tee AT 5pm SHARP. We are playing only 18 holes in order to finish by dark. Please contact someone in attendance if you are running a few minutes late so we can randomly select the correct number of players. Latecomers who have not made such notification cannot play Cali, and may be ineligible for play during that round. Custom has been that your partner plays cali / odd dog until you can join the group. Slow play will be scorned, we gotta finish by dark!


Walt Guttinger   May 25, 2013 at 8:26pm

moony magical moment this Memorial

Oh, one of the coolest things about last night's game that I forgot to include in the last post:
About an hour after sunset, as the huge orange ball was rising toward the treetops in the eastern sky, we all got to witness a launch from the Kennedy Space Center! Cape Canaveral is a two hour drive by car from this course, but visibilty was great. The contrail was white at first, then faded to orange as the craft left Earth's atmosphere and the reflection from the moon did it's thing. Super Schweet Space Shot!!!


Walt Guttinger   May 25, 2013 at 7:22pm

Memorial weekend Magic in the air

What a night for disc golf in Elkton. There were 13 players, fewer than I expected given the flawless weather and portly Ace Fund.
Among the three cards, we had three eagles; including a "v1" by Billy M & Nick O on hole 15, a duece on hole 8 by Adam R & Walt G, and a laser-shot Ace by Jeff R on hole 19 that paid the lion's share of $500.
As announced the previous week, the league members present yesterday voted on 2 items.
1. Going forward, it has been decided that th ... more


Walt Guttinger   February 17, 2013 at 10:29pm

League Member shirts are IN!

Cotton ($20) or Dri-Fit ($25) available.
2013 League Membership includes custom shirt, laminated tag with name and permanent SLEDGE #, full payout of Friday Ace Fund (non-league members now receive 50% payout with other half going to jumpstart next Ace Fund), voting privileges, member-only CTP at the Inaugural Fairgrounds Fling 50 PDGA tournament on 4/20/2013, and opportunity to participate in bag-tag shenanigans (bag tags forthcoming).


Walt Guttinger   January 15, 2013 at 6:20am

Winter 2013 SAFE-D meeting update

The St Aug Friday Evening-Doubles meetings are alive & kicking!
Ace Fund will be $100+ for the January 18th, 2013 game. True random partners, 100% payout*. Players who have not played at least two prior SAFE-D meetings will forego 25% of any hole-in-one winnings; that goes to jumpstart the next ace fund.
Scheduled CTPs for next regular 25-hole round are 8, 15, 22 (CTPs #4, 8, 12 for next “2@front 12” game). Hole eight is a second shot, team payout CTP.


Walt Guttinger   November 8, 2012 at 7:39pm

This League is ACTIVE- alive & well, we play (almost) every Friday

Ace fund is well over $300 and ripe for the picking!!!