Volunteers needed for Family Fest; TDGA board to meet


Member Justin Andrews helps a little guy putt as Ashley encourages, during the 2015 Family Festival in the Park.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Tucson Parks and Rec has once again invited us to participate in its annual Family Festival in the Park on November 18th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Reid Park. Each local rec group sets up a booth and we’ve been doing this for several years, we set up a putting station and a few holes that have been pretty popular and it’s a great outreach to the community. It’s also a real hoot watching the little guys get excited to make a putt or drive it 100 feet..
In the past there’s just been a few of us, I’d like to get a crew of about 10 and we can have an early shift 9:30-noon with setup and then late shift noon-2-teardown so we all don’t have to commit to 4 hours. 
PLEASE consider donating a couple of hours of your time to this worthy endeavor. We’ve created a public FB group linked to the club page to coordinate, for now just chime in there with your interest and availability and we’ll set up a schedule in the next couple weeks.

The TDGA board is scheduled to meet Thursday Oct. 12 at 7 p.m., at Rusty’s Family Restaurant, 2075 W Grant Rd. An agenda is posted under Board Meetings.


Rillito DGC, Tucson’s newest course opens

Rillito River Disc Golf Course is open! Baskets are in at Rillito. Big thanks to course developer and TDGA board member Dave Shircore and Pima County for making this happen, and for all the folks who sponsored baskets and came out to help install baskets. The course is still a little rough and mosquitos are a challenge, but the course and the bugs will break in and we’ll be looking to add teepads and signage.

The course is north off Ruthrauff Road just east of La Cholla Blvd, just as the road turns there is a driveway with a low concrete Rillito River Park sign (mostly visible coming from the east just as the road straightens, it’s a driveway that also has a Dead End 100 ft. sign, drive back and you’ll run into the parking lot. While we’re working on hole signage, there is a main sign you can snap a pic of. Teepads are marked by bricks in the ground – yellow for A, green for B, orange for C.  There are no lights (this is a dawn to dusk park) nor water but the county plans on installing a porta jon. 

A. Bohme takes 12th Annual Lemmon Drop

Congratulations to Tucson’s own Andrew Bohme won the open division of the 12th Annual Lemmon Drop Presented by Legacy Discs and DG Woodworks, shooting 19 under on the new three-round layout.

TDGA member John Waugaman took first in Advanced Masters, and other top 10 local finishers include Scott Carle and Wayne Blas in open grandmasters,

The TDGA would like to extend its deepest gratitude to Lemmon Drop TDs Mike Wierda and Ben Vosper, presenting sponsors Legacy Discs and DG Woodworks and all the hole sponsors, the whole course construction crew, and the spotters and players who made this a unique, extreme disc golf experience.

Fundraising launched for 18-hole Rillito River course

Great News! Fundraising for the Rillito River Park Disc Golf Course is officially
under way! The Phase 1 price tag for 19 baskets and installation is approximately
$7,400. When TDGA reaches $3,700, the Pima County Parks and Recreation
Department will match us and Phase 1 will begin.

Unlike Tucson’s last course, Quail Canyon, this will be a free to play course, open to all. We won’t be able to offer incentives of free rounds like we could at Quail, but those that help fund this course will have their names proudly displayed, first on the Rillito River Park
Disc Golf Course Message Board, which will one day greet players at the course
entry, and later, on individual Tee Signs as that later phase gets added. For display
purposes on our Message Board, the course/basket sponsorship will have the
following categories based on the general cost of Removable “Championship
Level” Baskets (TBD) that will eventually be purchased for the course.

National Tour – Elite Series Donor: $240 (1 person)/Tax-exempt $270
Super Tour – A Tier Donor: $120 each (2 persons) /Tax-exempt $135 ea.
B Tier Donor: $80 each (3 persons) /Tax-exempt $90 ea.
C Tier Donor: $60 (4 persons) /Tax-exempt $68 ea.
X Tier Donor: $ Any amount (Individual or Any # of persons)
Standard donation checks should be made payable to the Tucson Disc Golf Club.

There is a way to make your donation a charitable donation that can be taken off
of your taxes, but be aware that there is an administration fee of 10%. So, this
means to give the Rillito DGC project the same dollar amount, the donation
amount would need to be larger: $270 instead of $240. (See above.)
Charitable donation checks should be made payable to the Parklands Foundation,
with a note in the “For” blank specifying Rillito Disc Golf Course.
Printable donation forms can be found on the TDGA website. Please see any of the
TDGA Board Members with your Rillito River Park DGC donations or questions.
TDGA Board Members: President- Dave Wichner; Vice President- Jeremy Herr;
Treasurer- Dave Shircore; Secretary- Nick Stefano; Am. Rep.- Kyle Unger.

Rillito DGC Donation Formpdf