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Regina Disc Golf Association

The season is upon us, all of our baskets are installed and ready for your Discing Pleasure! Get out there and ring those chains.


THE REGINA DISC GOLF ASSOCIATION WELCOMES YOU! This course is free to play at your leisure: enjoy the walk in the park! It’s been paid for by local businesses, private donations, and grants. In return the RDGA and its supporting members ask that you respect the land, the animals that live here, other disc golf players, and anyone else who is enjoying the park. This is a multi-use space so please be courteous to everyone in the park while you play.

RDGA RULES AND COURSE ETIQUETTE

COURTESY

— Players should not throw until they are certain that the thrown disc will not distract another player or potentially injure anyone present.

— No littering, including cigarette butts.

— Absolutely no alcohol or drugs on the course.

— Non-disc golf players always have the right of way. Please wait until they have safely passed by before resuming play.

— Respect the trees and all the animals that live in the park. This includes not disturbing any birds that may be nesting in and around the course.

— Please do not enter someone’s backyard to retrieve a disc. Knock on their door or email the RDGA to get the disc back. The people living there don’t want you trespassing on their property!

— Those walking dogs remember this is a public park, be respectful of others walking their dogs and keep yours on a leash.

TEEING OFF

— Teeing order on all subsequent holes is determined by the scores on the previous hole, with the lowest score throwing first, and so on. If two players are tied the previous hole dictates player position.

— After all the players in the group have teed off, the player furthest away throws next.

Out-of-bounds:  Area marked in gray (or another colour?)

SCORING

— Scoring is exactly like golf. Most holes are PAR 3 unless otherwise stated. The player with the lowest score after the game wins.

— A player whose disc is out-of-bounds must add one stroke to their score. This includes a disc that is unreachable in a tree.

If you are interested in purchasing discs please visit Sunshine & Ski (4403 Albert Street). Check out  www.innovadiscs.com/    to learn more about the discs you’ll need, or drop the RDGA an email. Members of the RDGA are able to borrow discs from our organization for a short period of time, but it’s always best to buy your own.

Upcoming Tournaments & Events

2018 Offerings

RDGA 2018 Offerings

 

All offerings excluding the Walk in the Park league require an RDGA membership to participate. Memberships can be purchased for $10 at any time. Email reginadiscgolf@gmail.com for more details.

Walk in the Park – Fun is the aim, and Disc Golf is the game! We are bringing back the renown “Walk in the Park” league. It is taking place Tuesdays at 6:30pm beginning May 13th at the Douglas Park course. If you’ve never played disc golf this is the best place to learn. Everyone here is just out for a stroll on the course with some fun Disc Golf side action. Don’t have any discs? No problem! We will loan out discs to anyone here for the round.

Bagtag League Our annual tag league is well underway. This league is best suited for those interested in the more competitive side of the sport, with the best players in the city vying for the #1 tag! You can read more about this league on the tag homesite https://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/RDGA_Bagtag_League_2018

June Doubles Tournament – Our annual doubles tournament is happening Sunday June 24th. Come out and get partnered up with another golfer and play 2 rounds against your fellow players texas scramble style! Players are matched up based on skill, attempting to even out the overall team skill so that everyone has a chance to win. Registration starts at 9am and the rounds begin at 10. $25 to enter for members, $35 for non-members.

Trilogy Challenge – Regina’s first run of a Trilogy Challenge. Slated in for August 12th tentatively, more info to come soon!

Tommy Douglas Open – This is Regina’s premiere Disc Golf tournament. Last year we had 60 participants from all over the province and even a few from beyond. This year promises to be even bigger! This beauty of a tournament takes place on the 3rd weekend of September, but any further details are not yet available. Stay tuned to hear more.

2nd Annual Tommy Douglas Open

 

Regina’s Premiere disc golf tournament. Last year there were more than 50 players involved in the biggest disc golf tournament this city has ever seen. This year promises to be even bigger, with larger cash payouts, more mini games and alternate basket placements you have every reason to check the TDO out again this year.

Schedule

9:00 – 10:00 Sign in and Walk-up Registration
9:45 – 9:55 Players Meeting
10:00 – 12:00 Round 1 Shotgun Start
12:00 – 1:00pm Complimentary Lunch
Putting Circle
Longest Drive
1:00pm – 3:00pm  3:00pm Round 2 Shotgun Start
3:30pm Awards for Amateur Divisions
4:00pm – 5:30pm TDO Super 9 – A previously unplayed 9-hole super course at Douglas Park for top 5 players in Open
5:30pm -6:00pm Award Ceremony for Top Competitors.

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

C$60.00 Open

Cash Prizes
C$45.00 Advanced

Merchandise Prizes
C$45.00 Advanced Women

Merchandise Prizes
C$45.00 Advanced Master

Merchandise Prizes
C$30.00 Recreational

Merchandise Prizes

As an incentive to register beforehand, the first 50 online registrants will receive a players pack including a Special Edition TDO disc!

For online registration check out: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Tommy_Douglas_Open_2017.

OFFICIAL DOUGLAS PARK DISC GOLF COURSE

RDGA Course Map - 2017 View PDF

How To Play

Is Disc Golf Similar to Regular Golf?

Disc golf is scored similar to golf, but that’s where the similarities end. Specially designed discs and a basket mounted to a pole set in the ground replace the ball, clubs and hole. Anyone who can throw a common Frisbee® can play disc golf — it just takes a little bit of practice and some walking.

Disc golf also has relatively low capital and maintenance costs, compared to other recreational installations. It is environmentally sound because the courses don’t require a lot of maintenance, and part of the fun is using natural obstacles such as trees, bushes and shrubs to make things more challenging. Disc golf can also be played year-round in all climates.

How is Disc Golf Played?

Instead of hitting a ball into a hole, as in golf, you throw a streamlined-looking Frisbee® disc into a supported metal basket. The goal is the same: to complete the course in the fewest number of shots. A golf disc is thrown from a tee area to each basket, or the hole. A short hole (par 3) is no more than 150 feet, but they can be much longer, depending on the par of the hole. As players progress down the fairway, they must make each consecutive shot from the spot where the previous throw landed. Finally, the putt lands in the basket to complete the hole.

What Does a Basket Look Like?

On a professional course, each playable hole has a basket mounted on a pipe that’s anchored to a cement pad. The baskets are approximately five feet tall, and have loose chains fastened to the top and bottom of the basket to help dampen and catch discs upon impact. Portable baskets are also available, which feature the same type of design.

What Does One Need to Play?

Even then, baskets aren’t required for playing a round of disc golf. All one really needs is a set of discs that are readily available online. Discs range from about $8 to $20, depending on the style and plastic. The best way to get started is with a putter, mid-range and driver. Putters are shaped much like regular Frisbee® with a deep dish to allow for greater control without much distance. Drivers, however, have a shallow dish and streamlined edges to create a higher topspin. The result is an average drive of about 200 feet, but many professionals claim to throw at least twice that distance.

Who Can Play?

The simple answer is: everyone. In studies measuring participation in recreational activities, throwing a Frisbee has consistently been a top-ten activity. A disc golf course serves a broader portion of the community than many narrower interest activities with higher cost, skill or fitness levels required to even begin to play. Men and women, young and old, and families with small children can all play disc golf — it’s really just a walk in the park. Because disc golf is so easy to understand and enjoy, no one is excluded. Players merely match their pace to their capabilities and proceed from there.

PDGA - Official rules

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Contact

Dave RDGA President

306.515.2264
reginadiscgolf@gmail.com

Chris RDGA Director & CFO

639.571.2174
reginadiscgolf@gmail.com

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