Nantucket Disc Golf

Nantucket Disc Golf

2017 NDG Open

2017 Nantucket Disc Golf Open
Sat, September 9 (Pros) & Sun, September 10 (Ams)

PDGA B-Tier
NEFA-Sanctioned Points Event
2 rounds of 18 holes each day
$5,000 Added Cash to the Men's Pro Divisions (MPO/MPM/MPG) plus
$1,000 Added Cash to the Women's Pro Division (FPO) plus
$1,000 3-Hole Top 4 Pro Cowbell Razz Round to follow Pro Tournament
Tournament Directors: Todd Rainwater & Mike Harter
Official Tournament Thread: http://forums.nefa.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13099

Nantucket Disc Golf Course
21 Lovers Lane
Nantucket, MA 02554

Registration begins June 1, 2017 at 8pm ET
Click HERE to register for the PRO Tournament (Saturday)
Click HERE to register for the AMATEUR Tournament (Sunday)

Players must pre-register online (no day-of registration)
Players who are simultaneously eligible for both Pro and Am divisions may register and play in both tournaments
Total field size: 144 players (52 Pros + 20 "TD Picks" Pros + 72 Ams)

Player Divisions & Entry Fees
(Free BBQ lunch included in registration!)
Open (MPO): $80
Open Women (FPO): $55
Masters (MPM): $55
Grandmasters (MPG): $55
Advanced (MA1): $30
Advanced Women (FA1): $30
Advanced Masters (MM1): $30
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): $30
Intermediate (MA2): $30
Intermediate Women (FA2): $30
Recreational (MA3): $30
18 & Under Boys (MJ1): $15 
18 & Under Girls (FJ1): $15

A $10 fee will be added for non-PDGA members and this money goes directly to the PDGA
PDGA fee is waived for MJ1 & FJ1
Ace pot ($2) signup available during online registration

Schedule
Thursday, September 7
5:15pm - Disc Golf Clinic led by multiple Top 10 Touring Pros (tbd)

Friday, September 8
5:15pm - $2000 8-Hole Touring Pro Mixed Doubles Skins Match

Saturday, September 9
All Day - PRO Tournament

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 (included in registration - hamburgers & hot dogs grilled on site, potato salad, watermelon, brownies, soda & water)
~1:30pm Round 2
~5:30pm 3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round 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, September 10
All Day - AMATEUR Tournament

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 (inlcuded in registration - hamburgers & hot dogs grilled on site, potato salad, watermelon, brownies, soda & water)
~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 (AMATUERS ONLY)
All Amateurs will get a pretty sweet player's pack at check-in:

Payouts

3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round Playoff
Following the Pro tournament on Saturday, we will, as always, be holding the infamous and exciting winner-take-all 3-Hole Cowbell Razz Round Playoff:

2018 USADGC Qualifier
The 2017 Nantucket Disc Golf Open is the  one and only  Massachusetts Qualifier for the 2018 United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship. The top 35% of the Advanced (MA1) division at the 2017 NDG Open will qualify for the 2018 USADGC, which will be held in Milford, Michigan in early June of 2018. Any Advanced Amatuer player is eligible, including those who live out-of-state, so long as the Advanced Amatuer player has never received cash in a PDGA-sanctioned event.

For more information on the USADGC, check out  http://www.usadgc.com.

Ferries to/from Nantucket
All major ferries to Nantucket from the mainland leave from Hyannis, MA. Though seats are usually available for purchase at the dock, reservations are recommended. The two ferry companies that provide this service are:

High Speed Ferries Schedule  (Sep 7-10)
Hyannis->Nantucket
6:15am8:15am8:30am*, 9:30am11am11:20am12:35pm2pm2:25pm3:45pm5pm5:40pm7:30pm8pm**
Nantucket->Hyannis
8am9:30am9:55am*, 11am12:30pm12:50pm2:15pm3:30pm4:05pm5:15pm6:15pm7pm8:45pm9:20pm**

Traditional Ferries Schedule
 (Sep 7-10)
Hyannis->Nantucket:
9:15am2:45pm8:00pm
Nantucket->Hyannis:
6:30am12:00pm5:30pm

*Operates Saturday and Sunday Only
**Operates Friday Only

For those coming over to Nantucket the morning of the tournament, please be aware that the  ONLY  ferry that will get you to the island in time for the tournament on either day is the 6:15 AM Hy-Line High-Speed Ferry. Free transportation to the course via private vehicles will be provided to those arriving on Nantucket on this ferry at 7:15AM on both Saturday and Sunday mornings.

For those wishing to bring their vehicle with them to Nantucket, please be aware that this is, unfortunately, very costly and difficult to do. To start, the Steamship Authority traditional ferry is the only ferry that can accommodate passengers with vehicles. The cost to bring a vehicle to the island on this ferry is $400 round-trip during September and vehicle availability for weekends in September is usually very limited, unless booked well in advance. All this said, we encourage those coming over to the tournament to leave their vehicles at the ferry lots in Hyannis and take either public transportation to the course/campsite/lodging or the tournament-provided free transportation from the Hy-Line ferry terminal to the course on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Flights to Nantucket
There are scheduled non-stop flights to Nantucket on Cape Air, Nantucket Airlines, JetBlue, Delta, American Airlines & United from Boston, Hyannis, Martha's Vineyard, New Bedford, New York, Newark, Providence, and Washington D.C..

Transportation from the Nantucket ferry terminals to the Nantucket Disc Golf Course

Wherowhero Home, Nantucket Hostel, Camping & Other Lodging

Nantucket Disc Golf is, once again, offering a LIMITED number of beds for our tournament guests for Friday (9/8) and Saturday (9/9) nights at a home near the course. The "Wherowhero Home" at 5 Wherowhero Lane has 9 queen beds and 8 twin/single beds. Those reserving queen beds may bring one non-tournament guest with them. Complimentary transportation from the Wherowhero Home to the course will be provided on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Reservations for these beds are FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED and must be made on discgolfunited.com when registering for the tournament.

The Wherowhero Home is approximately 2.1 miles from the ferries and town. The WAVE Bus Mid-Island Loop picks up downtown at the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and drops off at the Surfside Road/Surfside Drive stop, which is just 1/2 of a mile from the Wherowhero Home. The WAVE Bus Micaomet Loop Route picks up downtown at the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and drops off at the Fairgrounds Road/Surfside Road stop, which is just 1/3 of a mile from the Wherowhero Home. The Wherowhero Home is approximately 1.6 miles from the NDGCDownload the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to locate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

Nantucket Disc Golf is also offering a VERY LIMITED number of beds (5 beds) in a co-ed dorm at the Nantucket Hostel at 31 Western Avenue on Friday (9/8) night only. Complimentary transportation from the hostel to the course will be provided on Saturday morning. Reservations for these beds are FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED and must be made on discgolfunited.com when registering for the tournament.

The Nantucket Hostel is approximately 3.2 miles from the ferries and town. The WAVE Bus Surside Beach Route that services the hostel ends its summer run just days before the tournament, howevever the WAVE Bus Micaomet Loop Route picks up downtown at the Greenhound Bus Stop at 10 Washington St and drops off at the Fairgrounds Road/Surfside Road stop, which is just 1.3 miles from the Nantucket Hostel. The hostel is just 2 miles from the NDGC. Download the Transloc Rider app (iOS & Android) to loc ate the real-time location of the WAVE buses so you can accurately plan your arrival at the bus stops.

Reserve & pay for camping when registering for the tournament or Paypal $10/night to todd@nantucketdiscgolf.org and specify which night(s) you want camping for. Camping is fairly primitive, though there will be barbecue grills, a disc golf basket and a porta potty on site. Camping spots are for tournament guests only and are limited and first-come, first-served. Unfilled camping spots will be released for purchase by players' guests 2 weeks before the tournament. The campsite is only about a 10 minute walk from hole #1. For the record, it is not where it has been in the past years, but is very nearby. Camping details, including a map to the campsite with WAVE bus route information, will be emailed out to all campers 2 weeks prior to the tournament.

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!

Tournament Day Luggage Storage

Though Nantucket Disc Golf does not have a secure storage area at the course, you may leave your bags, camping equipment, and other personal items next to us at the tournament headquarters' tent next to teepad #16 during your tournament rounds and we'll do our best to look after it.

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