News Archives

April 2011

April 16 Newsletter

04/16/11

Hello NDG Friends!

Wanted to let you know that our big pre-disc golf course construction volunteer meeting is going to be this Thursday, April 21 at 6pm. Come one, come all. Parking is available at the Easton/Hulbert rotary.

For the most part, the meeting is simply an opportunity for all the wonderful Nantucket Disc Golf volunteers to meet each other and visit prior to construction. We will however sit down for a few minutes and discuss logistics, everyone's availability and access to landscaping equipment, and our plans for the next few months.

Speaking of plans, I can now confirm that the mowing in the South Pasture will take place from April 22-30. If you can't make the meeting, come on out during that time if you can to help us out or if you just want a tour of the future course. We will be removing dead trees beginning May 2 and would love your help during that phase of the construction as well.

Hope to see you Thursday!

NDG in the I&M

04/07/11

Hello NDG Friends!

If you haven't already seen it, I wanted to let you know that there was a great article on the front page of today's I&M sports section about Nantucket Disc Golf!

I think Peter did a great job summing up what we have accomplished so far and describing exactly what it is that we're bringing to the Island. Most importantly, he communicated quite well how the environmentally-sensitive, inexpensive, year-round, family-friendly sport of disc golf is a sport that fits in so well with exactly what Nantucket needs.

If you haven't read the article yet, check it out!

http://www.ack.net/discgolfcourse040711.html

April 1 Newsletter

04/01/11

Hello NDG Friends!

Are you ready for some disc golf? If so, I've got good news for you...it's go time.

Yes, indeed, after a false start last fall, NDG just this past week completed and signed our MOU with the State and it's time, finally, after two and a half years of preparation, to begin work on the course in the South Pasture! Check out the Massachusetts DCR Press Release here .

The plan right now is to begin actual work on the course mid-April and have all the mowing done by April 30. At that point, we will most likely be bringing in heavy equipment to remove dead trees and clear debris from the course. Then later in the summer, we'll be fine tuning everything and installing the baskets and teepads. At least that's the plan. Throughout this process, we'll need all the volunteers and equipment we can get, as this is going to be a big project.

Please do let me know when you all think would be good days and times to work and I'll do my best to develop a work plan that will accommodate the schedules of as many of you as possible. Will get back with you all here in a week or so with a preliminary plan and by hopefully by then I will have more details as to when specifically we'll be getting out there to begin the work.

I want to thank everyone for their support over the last couple of years. I really am excited that we finally have completed all the required paperwork and I am looking forward to joining everyone out in the South Pasture soon to begin work on this exciting project to bring disc golf to Nantucket!