2011 PDGA Rules Update!

Posted by Grant on 2/18/2011 to Frisbee Golf
A very big TGIF!  This seemed to be the longest week ever.  Hope all is well for you and yours.  The Friday Minute Clinic is taking a break this week so we can update you on some of the most important changes to the PDGA (Professional Disc Golf Association) Rules. 

Watch the video for some important changes to "holing out" including changes to what putts do and don't count.

There have been other updates to the Rulebook as well.  Here's the rundown:

Drop Zone:
Tournament Directors can designate a drop zone for lost discs to improve speed of play.

Optional Rethrow (formerly Unplayable Lie):
You need to read the specifics but essentially if your disc goes OB or misses a mando or into any hazard, you may rethrow from your previous lie with a one stroke penalty.  Permission from the group is not needed.

YOU CAN NO LONGER back up to 5m due to an "unplayable lie."  You must rethrow with a penalty from the previous lie.

Note:  You can not declare a provisional throw as your optional rethrow after the fact.  Don't try to sneak around the rules!!

Obstacles and Relief:
Important changes here.  You need to read the specifics but here is the can't move anything on the course except that which is specifically permitted by the rulebook and/or the tournament director before the tournament. 

If the permitted or "casual" item can't be moved, you have up to 5m behind the lie to play with before you would have to take the Optional Rethrow rule and your one stroke penalty.

Disc Above or Below the Playing Surface:
This terminology has been added to the Rulebook where previously it had only been a part of the Question and Answer section of the rules.

That about does it.  Consult this link to check exact wording and specifics:

See ya on the course,


9 Ways to Get Your Disc Out of a Tree

Posted by Disc Golf Station on 1/13/2011 to Frisbee Golf

Knock your Disc down with a Softball

Knock it down with a softball

Knock your Disc down with a Big Rock

Throw a Big Rock

Use Reverse Psychology

Use Reverse Psychology

Climb Tree

Climb tree

Have your Friend Climb

Have your friend climb

Use Telekinesis to knock down your disc

Use Telekinesis

Use Telekinesis

Knock it down with Another Disc

Knock it down with another disc

Wait for a Storm to knock it down

Wait for a Storm

Wait for a storm

Eat a Leaf

Eat a leaf

Bryan McClain Open Coming up October 9th

Posted by Grant on 9/19/2010 to Disc Golf Tournaments
Get signed up for the 2010 Bryan McClain Open at McClain Park in San Antonio, a part of the 2010 Alamo Disc Series sponsored by  The "BMO" is a fun-filled, one-day "C" Tier disc golf tournament that promises strong competition from the locals and some out of towners too.  The course is undergoing improvements thanks to the good folks in the San Antonio Disc Club and the local disc golf community.  These guys have put in many hours to McClain to make it as good as possible for the tourney. 
Disc Golf Station will be at the BMO with discs and equipment available for purchase.  I haven't played more than 2 rounds in a week in months thanks to the little man that now lives at my house but I plan on doing well myself in the Intermediate division.  I'm hoping the heavily wooded fairways will keep everyone else in check while I play smart and play for 3s.  There are only a few birdie runs (from the concrete tees) in my opinion, I will go after those but everything else is par golf/avoid the bogey kind of golf. 
Get signed up over at  Players packs (including a Stash-Mini from Disc Golf Station for the first 50 people) will be available only for pre-registered players.  Can't wait to see all the San Antonio peeps again! 
See ya on the course (and at the BMO!),

Fahrenheit Results and LOSO upcoming

Posted by discgolfstation on 7/18/2010 to Disc Golf Courses

Nolan Grider holds off Brice Longerbone at the 2010 Fahrenheit Fling, shooting 17 down on the day.  The Pros and Intermediate guys played today (Sunday) while the Rec. and Advanced divisions played yesterday.  I play Advanced for the first time ever and didn’t die or get last, so I’m definitely pleased.  I shot higher than my rating both rounds, didn’t get too hot, got to play disc golf all day, and burned a ton of calories (much needed).

Adv/Rec. Results

Pro/Int Results

The 2010 Live Oak Summer Open is coming up this weekend.  It’s being played at Live Oak City Park and Universal City Park  Courses.  It’s going to be two rounds each day, one on each course.  LOSO is a very fun disc golf tournament and one of my favorite to play.  My brother, Wallace, and I plan on taking 1st and 2nd in Intermediate!  Ha!  We’ll see, won’t we!

See ya on the course,


2010 Fahrenheit Fling at Veteran’s Park

Posted by discgolfstation on 7/16/2010 to Disc Golf Tournaments

So, I’ve signed myself up to get brutalized by the Advanced Division for the first time.  This weekend, the Fahrenheit Fling tricks otherwise rational disc golfers into playing all day in the Texas summer sun and heat.  The 36-hole tournament is being held at Veteran’s Park in Arlington, Texas.  This silly clip art doesn’t do it justice, I assure you. 

(Was going for an old cowboy that was really hot from the summer sun...searching for "hot cowboy" in Google is not a good idea...)

Anyways, I’m not really ready for the Advanced division yet but due to scheduling, I’m going to go for it this weekend.  The Advanced and Recreational divisions will play two rounds on Saturday while the Pro/Open and Intermediate groups will play Sunday.  I can’t play on Sunday so I was left with Advanced or Rec. 

Although my rating might tell you otherwise, playing Rec. at this point is not getting me anywhere.  The Advanced division however will be quite a step up in competition.  My goal is to not get last.  To not look terrible.  To not fall down from being nervous.  To not suck.  Honestly, I don’t care if I get last so long as I play my best. 

I’ll let everyone know how good or bad this turns out next week…until then, please hold candlelight vigils and prayer meetings for my poor ego.  I’m not sure if my pride is going to make it!

See ya on the course,