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2014 Nantucket Disc Golf Open

2014 Nantucket Disc Golf Open
Saturday, June 28 (Pros) & Sunday, June 29 (Ams)


PDGA B-Tier & NEFA-Sanctioned Points Event
2 rounds of 18 holes each day
$5,000 Added Cash to the Pro Divisions
Tournament Directors: Todd Rainwater & Mike Harter

Nantucket Disc Golf Course
21 Lovers Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554

Registration begins Mon, April 7 at 8pm ET
The Pro Divisions have SOLD OUT.
Click HERE to put your name on the PRO Waitlist (Saturday)
Click HERE to register for the AMATEUR DIVISIONS (Sunday)

To view the Official 2014 NDG Open Tournament thread, click HERE.

Players must pre-register online (no day-of registration)
Total field size: 144 players (62 Pros + 10 "TD Picks" Pros + 72 Ams)

Questions? Contact Todd at todd@nantucketdiscgolf.org

Player Divisions & Entry Fees
Open (MPO): $75
Open Women (FPO): $50
Masters (MPM): $50
Grandmasters (MPG): $50
Advanced (MA1): $25
Advanced Women (FA1): $25
Advanced Masters (MM1): $25
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): $25
Intermediate (MA2): $25
Intermediate Women (FA2): $25
Recreational (MA3): $25
Juniors: $10 (PDGA fee is waived for Junior division)

A $10 fee will be added for non-PDGA members and this money goes directly to the PDGA
Ace pot ($2) signup available during online registration

Schedule
Saturday (PROS)
7:45-8:30am Player check-in (at teepad #16)
8:35-8:50am Mandatory Players Meeting
9:00am Round 1
12:30pm Barbecue Lunch (delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages grilled on-site by ACK BBQ, plus chips, soft drinks and brownies - just $5 if paid in advance)
~1:30pm Round 2
5:30pm 3-Hole "Caddyshack Style" Playoff between Top 4 Pros (holes 16, 17 & 18)
6pm Awards

MPO, FPO & MPM will play from the long tees in the morning and in the afternoon
MPG will play from the long tees in the morning & the short tees in the afternoon

Note: If you win cash or a prize and need to leave before the awards, you may see a TD to collect it at the end of the 2nd round

Sunday (AMATEURS)
7:45-8:30am Player check-in (at teepad #16)
8:35-8:50am Mandatory Players Meeting
9:00am Round 1
12:30pm Barbecue Lunch (delicious hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages grilled on-site by ACK BBQ, plus chips, soft drinks and brownies - just $5 if paid in advance)
~1:30pm Round 2
5:30pm Awards

MA1 will play from the long tees in the morning and in the afternoon
MM1, MG1 & MA2 play from the long tees in the morning & the short tees in the afternoon
FA1, FA2, MA3 & Juniors will play from the short tees in both rounds

Player Packs
All Ams will get a player pack at check-in:
- 2014 NDG Open Disc designed by Skeet Scienski
- 2014 NDG Open T-Shirt designed by Skeet Scienski
- Other cool player pack items will be announced shortly

Payouts
Pros: 100% cash payout within each division + $5,000 added cash to overall Pro purse
Ams: Merchandise &/or gift certificates

Payouts will be based on current PDGA recommendations

Hole Sponsorships
Just $10 and you get to choose your starting hole for first round. Only one sponsorship per hole please, as PDGA rules prohibit players from choosing who they play with. Players meeting will be at hole #16, so holes that will be close will be 1, 2, 6, 14, 16 & 17. When registering, please include the $10 for the sponsorship and indicate which hole you would like to start on.

2014 Maple Hill Open Qualifier/2015 USADGC Qualifier

The 2014 Nantucket Disc Golf Open is both a 2014 Maple Hill Open Qualifying Event and a 2015 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship Qualifying Event. So, whether you're a pro or an amateur, you'll have something big to play for.

Pros who wish to play for a 2014 Maple Hill Open spot simply need to pay a $10 opt-in fee when registering for the 2014 NDGO. The top 3 Pros that opted-in will earn spots to the MHO. Players may be from any Pro division, so long as all rounds are played from the long tees. Ties will be broken by sudden-death playoff. Previously qualified players cannot compete for spots. At the awards ceremony, players who qualify will receive a qualifying letter. Keep in mind, that the 2014 NDG Open is (other than the Five Spots Tourney held at MH the day before the MHO) your FINAL chance out of 24 MHO qualifying tournaments held worldwide to earn a spot at the prestigious 2014 Maple Hill Open, held just one week after the NDG Open.

All Advanced (MA1) players in the 2014 NDG Open will be automatically entered into qualifying for the 2015 USADGC, held in Milford, Michigan on June 5-7, 2015. Players finishing in the top 15% (rounded up) of the MA1 division will receive invitations to play in the 2015 USADGC, a PDGA Major event. If there is a tie for the final spot, all tied players will receive an invite to the USADGC. If a player has already qualified, he is used as a "spoiler" and his final position counts as one of the qualifiers in your event.


Transportation to/from Nantucket
All ferries to Nantucket from the mainland leave from Hyannis. For those traveling over on either morning of the tournament, the 6:30am Hy-Line Fast Ferry from Hyannis is the only ferry that will get you to Nantucket in time for the players meeting. We will be picking up players from the docks when that boat arrives at 7:30am each morning and taking them to the course. Transportation back to the docks after the tournament will also be provided. There are fast ferries returning to Hyannis each night at 6:15pm (SA), 7:20pm (H), 8:45pm (SA) & 10pm (H) and slow ferries returning at 8pm (SA) & 8:20pm (H).

Steamship Authority Ferries
Traditional (2 hours and 15 minutes): $17.50 one-way, $35 round-trip
High-Speed (1 hour): $36.50 one-way, $69 round-trip

Hy-Line Ferries
Traditional (1 hour and 50 minutes): $22.50 one-way, $45 round-trip
Traditional First Class (1 hour and 50 minutes): $30 one-way, $60 round-trip
High-Speed (1 hour): $41 one-way, $77 round-trip

Lodging & On-Island Transportation
1) Nantucket Inn
- $150/room/night (up to 4 people per room) on the nights of Friday 6/27 & Saturday 6/28
- 1 Miller Ln, Nantucket, MA 02554
- 1.2 miles to course
- At the airport
- Closest hotel to the course
- The WAVE bus (Airport Route) goes from the Ferries/Town-> NDGC ("Lovers Lane" stop)-> Nantucket Inn ("Nantucket Memorial Airport" stop). The Airport Route also returns from the Nantucket Inn-> NDGC-> Ferries/Town. It runs every 20 minutes every day from 10am-6pm and costs $2 each way.

To reserve a room at the Nantucket Inn, call 508-228-6900 no later than May 12 and mention Nantucket Disc Golf when making your reservation. Please note that rooms at the Nantucket Inn are LIMITED and are only available to 2014 NDG Open participants.

2) Camping
Camping on private property near the course will be available free of charge for those wishing to stay overnight on the night(s) of Friday 6/27 and/or Saturday 6/28. The property has an outdoor shower and is only a 7-8 minute walk from hole #1. When registering, please indicate whether you are going to be camping. We will contact everyone who has indicated as such at least 2 weeks prior to the tournament with further information regarding the camping location and facilities. Please note that, per the State, camping is prohibited at the course and throughout the Nantucket State Forest. Also, due to the close proximity of many of our course neighbors, we must ask that there be NO GLOW DISC PLAY at the course during the evenings. We will have a basket at the campgrounds though which you may use during the evenings to your heart’s content!

3) Hyannis Hostel
For those who arrive in Hyannis late Friday or Saturday night and who are looking for a place to crash before boarding the 6:30am Hy-line ferry over to Nantucket, we have reserved a few male and female beds for both nights at the Hyannis hostel. The hostel is on the waterfront and is only about a 4-5 minute walk from the ferry. Hostel beds are just $30/bed/night. Please indicate whether you would like a Hyannis Hostel bed when registering for the tournament, as NDG is handling all reservations for the hostel beds.

Withdrawals and Refunds

Per PDGA Competition Manual:
No refunds will be issued 0-6 days prior to the event, but the player shall be sent a players package if one was provided to event competitors.
Withdrawals made 7-13 days prior to the start of the event shall receive a 50% refund.
Withdrawals made 14 days or more prior to the start of the event shall be refunded 100%.

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NDG Announces Hiring of Youth Program Director

09/18/13

Nantucket Disc Golf is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Harter from San Francisco, CA as our new Youth Program Director. Mike is an accomplished disc golfer, has many years of experience teaching tennis to youths, and is very excited about his new role in which he will promote disc golf as a healthy, inexpensive, year-round, recreational alternative to the youth on island.

In addition to his amazing first day on the job visit to the Boys & Girls Club today (thank you B&G Club!), Mike (pictured in the black sweatshirt) has plans to meet in the coming weeks with younger students at the Lighthouse School, the New School and the Community School to demonstrate the sport of disc golf and provide group driving and putting lessons. For those schools and youth organizations that are interested, Mike plans to follow up his initial visit with regular trips with these schools' students and teachers to the disc golf course, with the ultimate goal of helping establish self-sustaining disc golf programs within these schools and youth organizations.

Mike is also planning to visit with older children at Nantucket High School this week and next to demonstrate disc golf in the PE classes and to recruit students to be a part of a new NHS Disc Golf Club at the school.

If anyone has any thoughts on how Mike and Nantucket Disc Golf can better serve the community, please don't hesitate to reach out. I must say, after spending 3.5 years obtaining permission to install the course and spending 1.5 years installing the course, Nantucket Disc Golf is very excited about finally being able to focus virtually all our energies into fulfilling our original and primary mission to promote disc golf as a healthy recreational alternative to the youth on the island.

A huge thanks to Mike Harter for coming on board to help us begin the process of making this dream a reality.

Thank You Avery, Valarie and Nate!

08/28/13

What an incredible two days of instruction and disc golf fun at the NDGC!

A huge Nantucket Disc Golf thanks to Avery, Valarie and Nate for coming out to Nantucket and putting on the clinics.  It was a truly amazing couple of days and we all learned so much about backhand and forehand driving, putting and more.  And I gotta say watching them compete on Monday and playing Doubles with them on Tuesday was an absolute blast!  Best of luck to the Champs as they continue their tour throughout the Northeast and prepare for the USDGC coming up in just a few weeks.