Monday, December 24, 2012
Prior to tournament Sir Parkwhether (Matthew) announced that we have money in the club fund, we usually pay membership dues each year, and he posed the question of getting some hot stamped discs for our new membership dues. JimmerMcJimmerson announced that he is going to order new bag tags. We should have a meeting sometime in January. Also, Davey D (with Rye Bread in mind) told folks to pencil in the first leg of the 2013 Coast Cup for the weekend of February 2nd and 3rd at Lake Mendocino.
Light North/NorthWest Wind = pretty good conditions but it was wet (on the ground) and a little rain in the air at times. G shot a great round shooting 9 under (7 under his handicap) to take the coveted paper slips (money) while Jake Tupper shot -8 (6 under his handicap) to seal up 2nd place. This writer (Davey D) shot the round of the day (12 under) to take home the womb broom (number 1 tag).
There were many CTP prizes such as: discs, flags, and rits crackers. Winners of the CTP prizes were: Hawk, G, Jeremy, Jim, Tups, and Ian (anybody else?).
I will take the coveted womb broom to Tucson, Arizona (my sister, brother in law, and nephew live there) and sweep up the desert with it as I teach the desert rats how to play disc golf...mendo style.
I will see y'all next year (Sunday January 6th to be exact). Happy Frolfing1
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Today is also the final A course round of the month, meaning the last bag tag challenge of the year. Lets all get out and do this thing. Also, I encourage everyone to get into the christmas spirit and bring a CTP or several to make sure we are all winners today.
Finally, anyone know why our blog is suddenly getting spammed? Can anyone do anything to stop it? I don't really want to buy male enhancement products from peru...
(BTW I learned where the phrase spammed came from if anyone is curious)
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
30 minutes before
"So what your saying is we showed up to tournament and David and Erin took all the money" -ParkWeather
"We can't split the ace pot just because I put in a dollar for you" -Davey D
"Yeah, that is what we are doing" -Erin Hemmings
Approximately 2 1/2 hours before
Conditions: cold, wet, a little drizzly, southish wind
Participants: JeremyEpic, UkiahGeorge, Hemulous, ItaliaJim, Parky, Rye Bread, Davey D
Other Info: Bag Tag Challenge
Cards: Jeremy, George, and Hemmies tee off first on hole 1. Davey, Jim, Parky, and Rye tee off 8 minutes later on hole 1.
Just prior to our tee off we witness Erin skip ace hole 2. As you may have guessed by clues earlier in this write up, I, Davey D, put in a dollar for Hemmies' ace pot and as some people (those smart and witty) say well, if you ace I get half. I in fact did say this and Hemmies obliged and gave me half the ace pot...Thanks Hems. If you are doing the math (and as Rye Bread pointed out) Hemmies was 3 under after 2 holes. The round was played and we finished in the dark. The boys went up to Parky's truck to see who won and see what bag tags got switched around. Unbelievable, everybody left with the same tags they came with. After tallying the handicaps both Davey D and Hemmies finished 3 under their handicap. Instead of playing what probably would of turned out to be 100 holes, we decided to split the winnings and take our fine earned money to the clubhouse...Splattys.
P.S. I enjoy the new Ice Bowl picture on the blog. By the way is that AJ? Thanks!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
In other news: Derrick won Sunday A course with a bilstering -10. Whip came in second, and won the coveted towel-clippy-puller-backer-thingy. I won a CTP and got a lousy $10. Welcome to the double digit club d-roc, if you weren't a member already!!! (I am to lazy to check right now)
On Thursday- Greg tore some s$%t up at fort bragg and shot a -9, Chris V came in second.
Finally I am happy to report that in a doubles match held yesterday in Mendocino, the doubles course record for B course was broken. Erin and I shot -15 in defeating Jim and David (who held the old record with Erin). Yay us!
Monday, October 8, 2012
9/30/12 = C Course was played and Jubilee shot like 100 under his handicap and won. I didn't play with him but reports confirm that he played the game of his life and beat notable players like Jake Tupper and Jeremy straight up.
10/7/12 = Old school A course was played and there were many memorable shots including our second hole (hole 4) were Jimmy ItalyRidge aced it. No surprise, GelatoRidge shot the best round at 9under but this day also belonged to Wip who tied for his best round at 8 under and won the tournament. Jody Brody came in second place. Another shot worth characterizing is hole 15 Bryan "no run up" Brody threw a back hand right at it low and it skipped off one of the rubber mats and hit the basket about 1 foot from being an ace...Cool Shot BRODY!
I think Manchester is next weekend?? Chris V, is this correct? I will be out of town so I will not be there. In 2 weeks NorCal Championships is in Grass and Penn Valley. Several of the MCFCers will be traveling to this event to show the rest of Northern California how we roll on the Coast.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I am writing today as a form of penance. It has been much too long since I babbled away on the MCFC blog and I have chosen to dedicate the next few moments of my life as punishment for my lack of attention to the Mendocino Coast Frolf Community.
Dispatch from 9/2/2012 Mendocino High School Disc Golf Course:
-Conditions: Steady NNW wind 10-20 kts. with sporadic gusts. sunny and warm
-Stakes: Tournament Handicapped Victory; Ace Pot; All-Who-Want-In Bag-Tag Challenge
There are many stories to tell this sunday but as my truck is parked in 2-hour parking outside of the office, I will tell them as briefly as possible.
1) Wip shoots -8 and wins the dough with -10? handicapped. hell of a round. It was windier than it looked and was a "men from the boys" sort of a day. The wind could help if you knew how or it could crush you if you didn't. Wip did and crushed the field. Second place went to Tupper. He only said, "Really, that's not fair" a few times and left enough room to birdie hard at the end and secure second.
2) Jeremy hits the Ace pot. "Really? Jeremy? You can't expect me to believe that Jeremy hit an ace during a disc golf round. Preposterous. Oh, right, THAT Jeremy. He always aces." said the unamed imaginary witness.
3) Davey D out plays the field for the overall win and the scooping of the #1 tag. Erin shot an admirable -12 but Davey Deesnuts Steinry nailed down the victory with a -13. Not too shaby for just a city boy, born and raised somewhere out near Detroit. Who took the midnight train going A-NY-WHERE.
Nice Tourney Boys and I look forward to next weeks installment of DiscsOnIce
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
As part of the sponsor program for improving the fort bragg course i was planning on getting some custom discs for all the sponsors. Gateway just offered a deal and i decided to snatch it up so we will be getting 50 custom discs and 50 custom minis, i was hoping we might be able to find/create a original piece of art for these discs, something that positively recognizes fort bragg and clearly states fort bragg college of the redwoods disc golf course sponsor. I've been having trouble thinking of what that image would be as we don't really have many distinguishing features on the course, so i was thinking outside the box at anything that represented fort bragg like ocean waves, abalone... anything that might be relevant to fort bragg. so im looking for ideas and or artwork, all the usual limitations apply as it is to be hot stamped is need to be a clear image. maybe we could get Erins talented mom to come up with something again?
anywho what all yall think
Sunday, August 19, 2012
2 Weeks ago = C Course was played and I think Jake Tups won but I am not positive.
Today = Traditional A course was played on a cold, windy, foggy Mendo Coast day. There were 8 players, 2 cards, and a lot of ace runs including MateoWeather hitting the gym on hole 8 and rolled within feet of doing the rolly mcrollerton shot. Also, on this hole Rye Bread hit the basket. 2nd place was Rye Bread shooting 9 under (4 under his handi). 1st place goes to lieutenant/farmer/Boonville Dan shooting 6 under (5 under his handicap).
Changing of the guard = I would like to congratulate Erin Hemulous Hemmings for keeping the number 1 bag tag for all of 2012 until this day (is this accurate)? That is quite a stretch! Going into hole 18 I didn't know my score but I knew I was close to Rye Bread and Hemmies. After Rye Bread split the up rights and I split the uprights I thought to myself (well, if I beat Hemmies by a stroke and tie Bread I will get the number 1 womb broom tag). Well, of course Bread hits his birdie and I hit my drop in birdie. Bread and I tied beating out King Hemmies by 1 stroke but I forgot (Bread soon let me know) that going into the day he had number 4 and I had number 5...shit I thought and said to myself...dam that one stroke.
Congrats to Dan the Man and Rye Bread!
Friday, August 3, 2012
~Single-digit-weather and Bread take 7th in Am1, with excellent under-par rounds on the final day, overcoming untold obstacles!
~D-Money leads AM1 for the first two rounds and finishes somewhere around 3rd, 4th, 5th?
~Davey-D improves on his 3rd-place AM1 finish last year with a 5-under final round and 2nd place.
~Dirty Dan-the-Man shoots probably the best Sunday round on the course--9 under!!--and takes the AM1s handily, setting a new standard for how to play on the lead card! He's already vowed to bump up to the open division next year. Clearly he has the shots for that course!
~Jason repeats in GrandMasters division, and achieves the incomparable BEER FOR LIFE FOR LIFE!!!!!
~Erin takes third in the Open division, which probably would have been a second if not for a course management issue at the end. We all eagerly await the day he finally slays the Dallas monster!
~Brady makes an ace for the second year in a row! Damn dude! Did everyone PAY that man??
~Other MCFCers, including Wip, Hawk, G, Nate, Brun, Craig, Tup, and others do amazing things that I was not aware of!!!
~Jim has too many balls in the air to relax and enjoy the weekend, and craps bed on course! Playing partners show patience and unspoken pity!
Thanks to Krash and the AVBC for the killer partay! May next year come soon... I'm already ready for redemption!!
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Sunday, June 17, 2012
I won, Finally, Tups, A formidably opponent, I suck at dice, Davey Earnhardt Junior, Splattys, Gone For 3 weeks, My Final Horray!
Fellows, I am out! I will see y'all July 11thish!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
In other news, last week Erin won tuesday pm doubles playing by himself. Alex V won sunday C course tourney shooting 4 under his handi. Derrick and myself tied for 2nd, and Derrick beat me in a playoff. Doubles tonight at 5:30, FB. PEACE!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
In other club news, 7 bewildered souls showed up the Sunday after the APE and played A course. Jeremy (who BTW hasn't thrown an ace in at least the last 72 hours...as far as I know...) won, Greg (shooting the best score of -6 ) tied with Nate dog, they had a playoff for 2nd- and I have no idea who won, cause I went home. This Sunday was B course and Nate Dizzle "who let us use his shit when he wasn't even there and we left chairs in the middle of his showroom and the heater on" Dog beat the shit out of any disc golfer who bothered to show with a -8 below handi!!! Jeremy and Juballe tied for 2nd, and Rayden was 3rd. Funny thing was, they had all gone home, so we put the $10 in the ace pot. Which brings up the subject of, well, what do we do when all the second and third place winners leave before the tourney is over? some other questions- Should we keep doing 3 different course in Mendo? and, Can we get an evening tourney in Fort Bragg so more club members can come? As far as I know, Fort Bragg has 2 pm dubs on Tuesday and 2:30 pm singles on Thursday. How about an evening or Saturday round? Just a thought.
Also, In this weeks Dubs from Ft Bragg, Greg and Jeremy took down Chris and Jesse and Dan and Matthew in a close and hotly contested doubles round. I believe all groups were tied at -7 after 11 holes, but G and the Germ pulled away on the last few holes for the victory.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Reporter: "So Chenzo, what are you going to spend your winnings on?"
Chenzo: Chenzo is doing the robot dance and singing an 80s ballad mash up.
Reporter: "Excuse me Mr. Koski, what are you going to do wtih your winnings?"
Chenzo: His robot dance becomes more feverish.
Reporter: "I don't have time for this nonesense I am out of here"
Chenzo: Vinny chases the reporter towards the parking lot, while still doing the robot dance while his 80s ballad mash up turns into "We Didn't Start the Fire" by Billy Joel.
While the other frolfers watch on in amazment Vinny's last words (as he is still chasing the reporter in the distance) "May March 25th now be considered Vince Koski day from here to eternity..ha ha ha ha ha ha ha".
2nd Place=EmmersonMcJimmerson (-2...3 under his handicap...I think)
Best Round of Day=Hemmies (-8...1 under his handicap)
Sunday, March 25, 2012
I Just saw that par infinity is doing this up north and thought it could be great for us too!
Welcome to PDGA Sanctioned Leagues
— Kevin McCoy
You may already have some sort of local league play or ‘action’ in your area. We are going to make your league better by offering PDGA player ratings to the equation. Chuck and Roger’s rating system is arguably the most exciting part of being a member. It’s always fun to go online and see what your rounds end up being rated. Some area leagues offer pseudo ratings but PDGA leagues are going to offer official ratings that will actually affect your player rating. This is beneficial in many ways;
- It gives players more rated rounds that equates to more accurate player ratings.
- It will allow offering handicap events which are popular with recreational players.
- It helps to determine which division is best suited for players.
I was involved in a very successful club in Tulsa and I really have a strong desire of wanting to help strengthen clubs and leagues. Giving something back to the club is essential to making the PDGA work for them. Here are some of the benefits the clubs will get out of the running leagues.
- Special Promotional PDGA Membership Discounts
- ½ of the $1 league fee stays with the league for course improvements, baskets, charities, etc.
- Exposure and advertising for your league through PDGA.com
Here is how PDGA Sanctioned Leagues are going to work initially. The first phase for 2012 will roll out in March, once daylight savings kicks in. We are offering sessions of 6 to 10 weeks for your league. We are going to start out keeping it simple with basic singles play, but in later phases we will be able to offer other formats.
- Anyone interested in becoming a league director can contact the PDGA and get a League Director package.
- It will be a $25 PDGA sanctioning fee
- The PDGA will provide the league director a League Director Spreadsheet.
- The spreadsheet will be able to track the results of your league auto-magically.
- Each league then is able to view results on the league page on PDGA.com.
The spreadsheet the League Director will receive will be a simplified TD report in Excel spreadsheet format. It’s a very simple page that just tracks names and scores, for uploading to the PDGA website. And, for the more dedicated TD's that want to input more data it can be used to track more detailed stats like your Birdies, Bogies, wins, losses, etc.
We are keeping it simple at first to make sure we have the kinks worked out. Eventually we will be able to offer many different types of formats that you may be play at your local action.
- Handicapped leagues
- Global league where you can compete against players across your state or all over the world
- Team leagues where teams will to play against other teams in a match play like system
- We will even be able to offer Doubles leagues and Mulligans
So if you like this idea and want to see the PDGA grow, buy into this plan, and start a disc golf league in your area. I guarantee this is a great path for us to succeed. My belief for true growth of the PDGA is grassroots - the home town recreational players. There are a lot of players that may have family, job, and responsibilities at home that they can’t chase their disc golf dreams every weekend, but are just as competitive. The PDGA leagues are going to provide the platform for the home town hero’s to compare themselves to the big dawgs. Even if it’s just compared by a rating it will be a very beneficial way to build memberships and get more value out of your memberships.
— Kevin McCoy
Thursday, March 22, 2012
soooo excited for this. lets get a club banner made before this event. and lets get a group site!!
Hosted annually by the United Flyers of Sonoma, The UFOS Pro Am Jam Disc Golf Tournament is held the first weekend in June. This is a “B” tier PDGA and NorCal sanctioned event for both professional and amateur level players that has drawn participants from as far away as Hawaii and Florida. It is easily one of the most popular disc golf events in Northern California.
Now in its’ seventeenth year, the Pro Am Jam this year moves to what we hope will be its’ new home at beautiful Lake Mendocino, a California Recreation Area managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. In this location, we have access to four disc golf courses:
- Lake Mendocino, South. An 18 hole course fairly close to the lake entrance.
- Lake Mendocino, North. Currently a smaller 9 hole course, it is in the process of being expanded to 18 holes as well and
may evenwill be ready by the tournament date in 2012.
- Mendocino College. An 18 hole course with multiple tee positions, that is only a short distance from the lake.
- Low Gap Park. a Mendocino County park with 18 holes located just across from Ukiah High School.
The proximity of these courses give us the opportunity to accommodate more players and perhaps migrate the Tournament to an “A Tier” event at a later date.
The fact that there is nearby camping at a very reasonable rate is another plus for the venue change.
Campsites are $25 per night and eight persons are allowed per campsite. These can be reserved by calling
ReserveUSA or visiting their website.
Because this event fills up early, online registration is stronglyrecommended.
Details for the 2012 Event
We will be using both the North and South Courses for this year’s event. For 2012 we will not be using Mendocino College or Low Gap.
After touring both areas, we have determined that Tournament Central will be located at the Pomo “A” day use site near the North Course. This tournament will be the first time that Mendocino North will be played as a full 18 hole course. The preview we received today assures us that Mendocino North will be a very technical and challenge 18 holes of golf. This area is also closer to the lake.
Are you a U.F.O.S or D.G.O??
As the U.F.O.S. have reserved an entire loop in the Kyen Campgrounds, if you are a U.F.O.S, you have first pick of these sites direct through this page at a rate of $10 per person per night. This area has restrooms and showers. If you wish to camp in the U.F.O.S. reserved area, you mustregister online at this site. The PDGA site online registrations will NOToffer the camping option.
Not a U.F.O.S or wish to have an individual campsite for your family??
If you prefer to make your own camping arrangements, other areas are available at $25.00 per campsite per night through ReserveUSA either through their website or by calling the number listed at the bottom of this page.
Recommended Campsites include:
Kyen Campgrounds (sites 48-60) Next to North Course and to the U.F.O.S. loop (sites 61-67)
Kyen Campgrounds (sites 39-47 & 69-72) further away from the course & tournament central.
CheKaKa Campgrounds (sites 1-13,15,17,21) Adjacent to South Course. Restrooms, No Showers.
There are, of course, other campgrounds at the lake, but they are further away from the action.
Monday, March 19, 2012
1. Sponsership/Course Improvement/Alan Carlson/Concrete
Turns out, Alan Carlson only owns 15% of the land east of College of the Redwoods (Ice Bowl land) and the same owners who own the Boatyard Shopping Center own the other 85% of the land. Jim called Alan Carlson and found this out and is awaiting a call from the other owners. Thanks Jim. Keep us posted. Also, Dirka wants to start going around and finding sponsers for tee pads and baskets for WHEN we expand or concrete the Fort Bragg course. The members offered Dirka suggestions and gave him the green light. Also, several members formed a Course Design Crew to "Pimp the Course Out". Those members include: Rye Bread, Dirka, Hemmies, and Hawk. These members are going to come up with designs and figure out an Awesome Course Layout. Vinny helped us estimate that each concrete tee pad would cost about $80.
2. Vandalism to the Mendo Course/Welders
As most of you know the Mendo Course was vandalized about a week ago. Me, Hemmies, and Vindy reset baskets 1 and 18 wtih concrete and Vinny yielded his chainsaw around to improve the stump for basket 18. We need a welder to come help our baskets. Action Plan: Nate Dizzle and Vince are going to talk to Welders they know to see how much they would charge to fix the baskets.
3. Fund raiser for the Mendo Course/Communication with Mendo High
We have talked about having a biggish tournament/fund raiser for the Mendo High course for a long time but we have remained underground but as more and more people are playing Mendo it is time to check in with the school/principal/maintenance. Action Plan: First step: I was nominated to talk to the High School principal just to get an idea of what she thinks about disc golf and disc golfers. I will keep people updated.
Vinny informed us that someone is building a course in Westport. Action Plan: Vinny is going to let us know of the progress.
As we have talked about for the last several weeks, if someone is drinking alcohol or smoking pot or cigarettes on the Mendo Course or threatening someone, on any course, they can be disqualified from tournament play by either 2 members on your card or whomever is running that tournament.
6. Death to Willits
Let's play Low Gap!
I think I got everything boys but if I forgot something let me know and post it in the comments section. Oh yeah, pizza and pasta was eaten and beer and soda pop was drank!
Over and Out
Saturday, March 10, 2012
V=Vandalism. So, I showed up to the high school last night (Friday) at 6ish and ran into the track coach who informed me the school was vandilized the night before. The ass faces pulled up basket 1 and turned it upside down and they broke the welding where the basket attaches to the pole on holes 2, 3, 4, and 7. Basket 7 got it the worst...when I looked at it, it was crooked. Hemmies met me up at the high school and we did a walk around to assess the situation and take pictures of the damage. Does anyone know a welder that can come to the school? The vandals also cut some of the baseball fence, threw the picnic table onto the field and threw the hurdles up in the trees thus it doesn't seem like the disc golf course/community was targeted.
M=Meeting. So, the MCFC is having a meeting on Friday March 16, 2012 at 6pm at the Pizza Factory in Fort Bragg. I hope to see everyone there.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I think it will go a little something like this:
Anyone can join our fantasy disc golf league
To do so they need to:
give me or promise to give me next time they see me 10$
and read our blog or someone gives them
this invitation code
then they go to
and under the find leagues tab you enter the invitation code
hopefully i get enough folks on board so i can get my thirty back and then the rest will all get paid out back to the top 30% of the highest point finishers
also there will be some kind of fun trophy for the first place finisher
come join the fun and tell your friends
theres all the info online at
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Birds of Paradise Bring Your Own Doubles (BYOD) event info: Saturday MARCH 24th. A division $60 ($30 per player) B division $40 ($20 per player). Payout will be big for 1st place, 2nd will get their money back and 3rd will get some plastic. This is assuming there are enough teams in each division. Custom stamped discs will be available for purchase. No "players package" as far as i know. $ raised for disc sales will go to BOP chain fund (still looking to get 3 mach style baskets to finish out the course). Meeting at Co-op 730 at teh gate by 9. 930 players meeting and 10am start. For sign ups contact myself (KB) 601-9716 or Irish 845-7801. This is his gig, I am posting info here on his behalf.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
First off i want to send out some thank yous i prob should of announced at the tourney:
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Bar B Q = Don't bring your lunch...there will lunch at the brewery. This way people don't have to run into town and pay $10 for a sandwich.
Hems the Wind Tamer = Sorry Jody Brody but Hems shot -6 (3 over his handicap) in the 100 mile per hour howlin' wind to win last week's tournament. Ogre came in 2nd and won $10. Alex came in a close 3rd. No one shot under there handicap.
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Monday, January 9, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Everyone knows about Google earth, but this has better resolution images: http://www.flashearth.com/?lat=51.225051&lon=4.434707&z=9.3&r=0&src=ggl
Take a look at Mendo and Fort Bragg courses, also click full screen.
Matthew, maybe you can scout your course ideas from the air?