Busy weekend: Cactus Flower Sat., DD 2-Disc Challenge Sun.; board to meet

2 EVENTS THIS WEEKEND: Saturday May 14 – Cactus Flower Classic at Quail Canyon Golf Club; Sunday May 15 Dynamic Discs 2-Disc Challenge at Santa Cruz River Park (NOTE SUNDAY ‘A’ HANDICAP LEAGUE is SUSPENDED THAT DAY)

Come on out and support the PDGA Women’s Global Event being brought to you by Women’s Disc Golf Outreach this Saturday at Quail Canyon Golf Course! There will be mini games and lots of fun to be had.

Be a caddy, be a spotter, be a supporter, be a friend!
For details, visit the Cactus Flower FB event page or the DD Challenge event page

ALSO, the TDGA board will meet Monday, May 16th at the El Pueblo Center, 101 W Irvington Rd. An agenda will be posted shortly.

New Groves pads installed, more to come!


The Groves crew hard at work



On Saturday April 30, a crew of about a dozen stalwarts installed three new teepads at Groves Park in the latest phase of the restoration project. Thanks to the workers, especially Mike Early who brought materials and supervised and did finishing work with Chris Dawkins, plus hard work all around by course pro Quentin Riddle, Bill Richardson, Brian Wilson, Jeff Garland, Travis Bowen, Ben Bates, Darrell Knight, Brian Kaylor, Chris Dewitt, AJ Herr, Wich, and others.

We are working an a partial redesign of Groves and tentatively looking to pour 6-9 new or replacement pads in the next phase. Look for information and meetings soon on proposed Groves improvements, which will be presented to the general membership for input and to the board for approval.

Wild Bill’s: New putting league at QC starts Tues.

A new monthly putting league is starting at Quail Canyon Golf Course Tuesday April 26, thanks to co-LDs Scott Carle and Trevor Chilcote.  The league will be pWildBillsPuttingLglayed on an 18-hole layout around QC’s grassy event area and Wild Bill’s bar will be open. Some particulars below, but for all the info or to ask questions, go to the event FB page.

• $10 ($2 to QC, $1 to TDGA, $1 to PACC, and $6 to payouts)
• First round, 18 holes, two putts per hole
• Second rounds, top half play front nine and bottom half play back nine
• Last Tuesday of each month
• Time: Registration 6-7pm. First putts at 7:15pm
• Made putts earn one point
• Missed putts must be cleaned up, if the comeback putt is missed you lose 1 point
• Points possible range from 2 to -2 on each hole
• Bottom half winner will receive a prize
• Top half players will have a cash payout for 50% of the field
Course layout
• An 18 hole course will be set up between Wild Bill’s and the parking lot with sixteen portable baskets along with the practice basket and basket 18


Quail Canyon monthly doubles league debuts March 26


The first league at the beautiful Quail Canyon Golf Course will tee off this Saturday, March 26! Some details are below but for more info and discussion, go to the league Facebook Page.

QC Random Draw Doubles

4th Saturday of each month

$10/person ($5 to greens fees, $4 to payout, $1 to TDGA)

For the March 26 league, registration is open from 3:30 to 4:15. If you are not registered or in the registration line at 4:15 you will not be playing. Generally, registration will start 3.5 hours prior to sunset w/ the plan of teeing off 2.5 hrs prior to sunset. This will make the league later in the summer and earlier in the winter. Times will be posted on the TDGA Events Calendar and FB.
Other details:

  • Limited to 54 players
  • This is a walking league. No cart rentals.
  • No outside alcohol
  • No warm up holes. Use the driving net and the putting green for your warm ups.
  • Be courteous during your warm ups. Be aware of your surroundings!

Player problems prompt basket move at QC

Hole #13 at Quail Canyon will be getting a new pin location.

Disc golfers have consistently ingnored QC request to stay out of the pond and evidently two DGers fell into the pond over the weekend. QC has legitimate concerns about liability so the basket will move. This was easily avoidable and is very disappointing. That was one of the best basket locations on the course. So, because people didn’t show the facilities and QC the respect they deserve and because people consistently think rules don’t apply to them we are losing this pin placement.

Hopefully, this is all we will lose. Please respect the rules of QC so we can enjoy this gem of a course for years to come.

Mike Wierda

Groves workday set March 13; TDGA board to meet

SantaCrzPour2A Groves Park workday has been set for 8 a.m. March 13. We will be starting the first of many, long awaited improvements to this beloved east side course. We will be starting work on tee pads 1, 2 and 18. This is the first of many to come. So all those who have expressed great interest in the upgrading and improvements of your beloved Groves, please join us in making that a reality!

The TDGA Board will meet Sunday Feb. 28 at 12:30 p.m. at Quail Canyon Golf Course. See tucsondiscgolf.com for the agenda. We’ll be finalizing some tourney sponsorships, talking about Groves course improvements and planning for the new Rillito River course. See the About the Club page for the tentative agenda.


MANY THANKS to our 21st Tucson Ice Bowl Sponsors


5910 N Oracle Rd., Tucson









The TDGA would like to extend its sincerest thanks on behalf of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona for making the 21st Tucson Ice Bowl a rousing success. Not only did we raise more than $1,800 for hungry people, we inaugurated a new championship-length disc golf course in collaboration with the good folks at Quail Canyon Golf Course.


1310 W Speedway Blvd, Tucson

Thanks to all our sponsors, some longtime supporters others new, members please express thanks by supporting them with your patronage (click on logos for websites):


1110 E 6th St, Tucson


No Anchovies!, Main Gate Square, 870 E University Blvd.


Quentin Riddle and Team Elevate.


Patty Miller and Blue Willow, 2616 N Campbell Ave, Tucson


1859 W Grant Rd #111, Tucson


Women’s Disc Golf Outreach


1110 N Silverbell Rd/ 3620 W Tangerine Rd, Marana

21st Tucson Ice Bowl raises $1,800 for Food Bank; Friends of PACC get $691 donation


Mike Wierda, immediate past TDGA treasurer and Quail Canyon DG pro, presents a check to Rhonda Bodfield representing Friends of Pima Animal Care Center.


Preliminarily, the 21st Tucson Ice Bowl at Quail Canyon GC raised nearly $1,800 ($1,780 so far) for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, beating last year by nearly $200. Some donations are still trickling in and we expect to deliver the money and about 90 pounds of food by Friday.

And we gave Friends of Pima Animal Care a donation for $691 at the Ice Bowl, thanks to player donations for use of our portable baskets.

KGUN-TV also did a cool video on Quail Canyon GC becoming the first Southern Arizona ball and disc co-course.

MANY THANKS to the 68 players,and our SPONSORS, Quail Canyon GC which hosted and donated back half the greens fees, DGWoodworks/Legacy and Ben Vosper, Women’s Disc Golf Outreach, Freewheel Bikes, No Anchovies!, Dragoon Brewing, Bianchi’s Italtian Restaurant, Westside Liquor, Blue Willow Restaurant/Patty Miller-Aceto and our individual hole sponsors, Brittani Thomas, Quentin Riddle/Team Elevate, and Zack Elliott. SPECIAL THANKS to Ice Bowl stalwart Daniel Bohme, who won the prize for most mulligans by throwing down a Benjamin and using like 97… and Ryan Like who bought 80-plus mullis and won open shooting 22 down, one stroke ahead of Daniel…and a bunch of people who bought 30 or 40… You guys rock!