Tuesday, October 4, 2016

We have had a great start to the academic year!

The new players on the club show a lot of promise and it's awesome to introduce new players to the competitive side of disc golf.  We have been running a lot of clinics at practice and there have already been dramatic increases in skill for a lot of people.  This is good as tryouts for the collegiate tournament are just around the corner! First tryouts begin 10/23 and will take place in Conifer and Bailey CO.  Hopefully the weather will be cooperative!

In other news the Ace Race fundraiser was quite successful! We raised about $450 for the club which is about a plane ticket for a member of the club! More fundraising tournaments are in the future including the next month or so.  More correspondence regarding these tournaments will be posted as more information becomes available!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

CSU Disc Golf Club's Ace Race Tournament is Back!!

It is that time of year again where the CSU Disc Golf Club will be hosting a Discraft Ace Race fundraising tournament to assist in the clubs ambitions of going to the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships.  Going to this tournament is a big deal for our club as it gives our members the honor of growing the sport at a collegiate level.  This year is a big year for the club as there are a good amount of new members joining our ranks and it is important for CSU Disc Golf to be actively engaged in the Fort Collins disc golf community.  The Fort Collins disc golf community has long been a faithful supporter of our club and we want to continue that great relationship.  This year people will be seeing our club all over the place whether it be volunteering in the community or just a casual round at the course.

The 2016 Ace Race Players pack is bigger and better than last years coming with a variety of disc golf apparel.  The Ace Race disc this year is a disc that is said to be beginner friendly, yet should be appealing to experienced players too! The disc is driver/midrange hybrid probably similar to a slower Lat 64 River or Innova Teebird The disc features the new premium Discraft ESP plastic.  Included with the TWO discs that come in your players pack, are other disc golf paraphernalia such as; a high performance wicking t-shirt (colors & styles may vary) where sizes may be selected at registration.  Also included are; one premium disc golf towel, one reusable disc golf scorecard, one mini marker disc, and one vinyl sticker.  This players pack is listed at a 72 dollar value which is insane!



Payouts for this tournament will be prize only and will feature a variety of options due to the various donations we have received from our great sponsors.  The pay out scale and specific pries will be determined day of as the list of prizes we have is ever changing and will not be finalized until the day of the tournament.

This year the Ace Race will be held at Edora Park on October 1st, a Saturday.  Registration and a lot more detailed info can be found at;
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/CSU_Disc_Golf_Clubs_Ace_Race_2016

Registration will close on September 14th due to the order for the players packs needing to be submitted at least two weeks before the tournament date.  There will most likely be a few extra players packs ordered so if you want to sign up but the registration deadline has already passed then please email the TD at the email address provided below to see if we can still get you in this guaranteed to be fun tournament!

Any additional questions can be directed to Maverick Robertson at mfalcons777@gmail.com or by cell at 619-857-6576.

We look forward to seeing everybody out there!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Summer ambitions for the club

This summer is going to be an important, busy summer for the CSU disc golf club.  This club has the potential to be a bigger club with more members and influence in both the sport of disc golf and CSU.  We encourage anyone attending CSU to try out for the club to better their discing abilities and join a fun club who want to make an impact on the ever more popular sport of disc golf.

Last April, our club did not fare too well in the championship division at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships due to a variety of reasons.  This upcoming year looks much more hopeful however, because our first flight team was able to take the defending first flight champs, Ferris State, to sudden death playoff after four days of fierce competition.  Though we lost in the playoff, the strong finish at second place demonstrates the young talent on the team ready to take on the challenge of trying out for the championship division next year.

The CSU Disc Golf Club will be hosting a fundraiser tournament in late August but the dates have not been finalized quite yet so you will see the information regarding that in a later post.

In other news, the Colorado State Disc Golf Club is excited to announce the arrival of our new sponsor, SAVAGE.  They are a clothing apparel company who are invested in multiple sports including disc golf.  SAVAGE has a great selection of customizable jerseys and polos and we are ecstatic to represent them!

Finally, the tryouts for next year are going to be a bit different in years past as we will have to qualify for the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships so we will be attending a qualifier in Emporia, Kansas.  This is an exciting opportunity where we will be able to be more engaged in the competitive collegiate environment.  The details regarding this qualifier will also be addressed in a later post as Kansas University, the host of the tournament hasn't released details about the tournament.

If there is any questions regarding any of these topics especially any interest in becoming a member of our club please feel free to send an email to our president Maverick Robertson at mfalcons777@gmail.com

More correspondence coming soon!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Last Tryout Locations Announced!

The final tryout dates are this Sunday, March 6th, and March 20th. Sunday we will be playing Edora and Fort Collins High School. March 24th we will return to Fort Morgan for two rounds at Pessimist. Check the Tryouts page for more information.

With that being said, we are getting very close to the NCDGC which means we need to keep raising funds to get there! Join us for a day of fun at our 90's Challenge Fundraiser! We will have hoodies, under armor and cotton tee's, custom stamped discs, towels and other fun merchandise for sale at the Challenge. Can't make it? Email csudgweb@gmail.com and we'll set you right! Thanks for supporting CSU Disc Golf and hope to see you soon!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tryouts Page Updated!

42 more holes are in the books and the fourth tryout day is complete! The Tryouts page has been updated with current player ratings and rankings. It's hard to believe that there are only two more days of tryouts left! 

If you haven't already make sure you're current on the info for the CSU Disc Golf Club 90's Challenge, which will certainly be the most fun tournament of the year! More information can be found here

That's all for now, email csudgweb@gmail.com if you have any questions or if you see any disc golf movies starring Antonio Banderas as Paul McBeth!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Next Tryout Sunday 2/21, More Updates

The Courses for the 7th and 8th tryout rounds coming up this Sunday have been announced. Check the Tryout page for more information and links for course information.

The final tryout date has been set for 3/20/2016. Courses will be decided as we get closer to the date.

Information for the upcoming fundraiser, the CSU DGC 90's Challenge, has been posted under the Fundraising Events page.

That's all for now, hope to see you all Sunday!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Updates!

The 3rd tryout held over the weekend was a major success! There wasn't enough snowfall Saturday night to hinder play and Sunday's weather was more than agreeable over the course of the two long rounds. The Tryouts page has been updated but there are a couple of important things to note in addition to the new rounds added. All earlier rounds have been recalculated due to the removal of scores from Coach Colin, Luis and Zev. Additionally, from now on current ratings are calculated by dropping a player's four lowest rounds (the maximum allowed).

There have also been some major updates to the Instruction page. Many videos have been added that can help to refine your game. Mort importantly, there are videos to help clarify some of the more confusing rules of disc golf. All are valuable and worth watching!

That's all for now! As always, please email us at csudgweb@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments or quips about quantum mechanics.
       

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Team Announcements

We're almost there, only two more days until the first practice of 2016! With that in mind there have been a couple changes to our team.

First of all, Coach Colin has withdrawn from consideration for the 2016 NCDGC. He will still be involved with the club through the semester, but has chosen to focus his time more on his upcoming attempt at thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. What is the Pacific Crest Trail, you ask? Check out some details about this massive undertaking here! It's safe to say that the Colorado State University Disc Golf team would not be the same (or even exist at all) without all the hard work Colin has put in over the years. I hope that throughout this semester we can all show our appreciation in honor of his efforts and support him on his next great adventure. Let's make this semester one to remember!

Secondly, our teammates Luis and Zev have not enrolled at CSU this semester and will not be joining us for the remainder of the year. We wish them both luck with their future endeavors and want to remind them that they always have a spot on the team should their paths lead them back.

So what does this mean for the rest of the team? Check the Tryouts page and find out! Colin, Luis and Zev occupied three top positions in the NCDGC standings. Suffice to say, by removing them from contention there has been some movement in the rankings.

Keep in mind that currently we have only played four tryout rounds, and each player is allowed to drop four of the 12 total tryout rounds. Current standings have been calculated by dropping only the lowest two rounds. After our tryout on January 31st, and into the future, scores will be calculated by dropping each player's four lowest rounds.

That's all for now, as always email us at csudgweb@gmail.com with any questions/jokes/insights and see you all on Monday!

Monday, January 11, 2016

1st Practice CANCELED, Moved

Unfortunately, due to a university scheduled event our first practice (originally scheduled for Wednesday January 20th) has been CANCELED.

The first practice for the spring semester will now be Monday January 25th from 7:00-9:00 PM.

Let us know if you have any questions/comments/concerns at csudgweb@gmail.com and we look forward to beginning CSU Disc Golf in 2016!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

2016 Is Here!

Happy new year all! 2016 should shape up to be a very exciting year for CSU Disc Golf and it begins with some important announcements:

Our first practice is WEDNESDAY JANUARY 20th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Practices will be held Mondays and Wednesdays for the spring semester. This information will be posted under the Practice Schedule page.

The first tryout of the semester is SUNDAY JANUARY 31st. Due to the unpredictability of Colorado winters, we will be waiting until our first practice (and possibly even later) to announce which courses these tryouts will be held at.

Any players looking to brush the dust off and get back into the competitive groove should try to participate in the Northern Colorado Disc Golf Club's first event of the year, Cabin Fever, which will be January 23rd. More information about that can be found here.

As always email us at csudgweb@gmail.com with any questions/comments/concerns and we look forward to seeing you all real soon!