News Archives

May 2011

May 30 Newsletter

05/30/11

Hello NDG Friends!

A great week indeed. Finishing up the clearing of the final hole on the north side and it's looking good out there.

Also, I talked to the course designer (John Houck) yesterday and it looks like he will be coming to the island for a visit in a couple of weeks. Very exciting. Getting his feedback on the final trees to cut, the limbs to cut, and the specific spots for the teepads and baskets will allow us to move forward and put the finishing touches on the north eight within the next couple of months hopefully.

This week, NDG workdays will be:
Thursday at 5pm
Sunday at 1pm

For the time being and going forward, these will be the usual days and times, so jot that down on your calendar and come out and help us build Nantucket's first and only disc golf course.

Hope to see ya Thursday!

May 23 Newsletter

05/23/11

Hello NDG Friends!

Another great week. Thank you to Peter, Gerd, Anders, Phil, Mike, Brock and John for all your hard work. Though we still have a long way to go, we are getting closer and closer to getting the north eight cleared. Very exciting.

This week, NDG workdays will be:
Thursday at 5pm
Sunday at 1pm

Our plan right now is that we will stick with this Thursday/Sunday schedule for the next several weeks. Stay tuned for confirmation that this will be the case.

Hope to see ya Thursday!

May 16 Newsletter

05/16/11

Hello NDG Friends!

A great week, indeed. Removed all the marked trees and debris on one, two and three. Lots of work done on four and sixteen as well.

This week, NDG workdays will be:
Thursday (the 19th) at 5pm
Sunday (the 22nd) at 1pm

We are really in need of someone with chainsaw experience to help remove trees, so if you fit that bill, please contact me or swing by on Thursday or Sunday. We've got a new powerful Husqvarna chainsaw and the manpower to move cut logs and debris...we just need the lumberjack!

As always, meet in the Lovers Lane/Ticcoma Way parking lot on the eastern side of the park. See ya there!

May 9 Newsletter

05/09/11

Hello NDG Friends!

So, we've had our pre-construction meeting, finished the mowing, held a kick-off tournament, and now we just had a great visit by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The DCR very much approved of the work that has been done so far in the South Pasture and were very excited about what is yet to come.

Now, we begin work removing trees and debris. Our goal is to schedule regular workdays for two days each week, and I'd love to get everyone's feedback on which days would work best.

This week, NDG workdays will be:
Wednesday (tomorrow) at 5pm
Sunday (May 15) at 1pm

Meet in the Lovers Lane/Ticcoma Way parking lot on the eastern side of the park, and bring your gloves, pruners, and chainsaws if you have 'em!

World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend

05/02/11

Hello NDG Friends!

Wanted to invite everyone out to the South Pasture on Sunday at noon for a little recreational disc golf "tournament" we are holding as part of the World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

WBDGW is a 21-year old international event, founded by our very own course designer John Houck, in which hundreds of disc golf clubs across the world simultaneously hold tournaments to celebrate disc golf and introduce the sport to newcomers, all while raising funds for a good cause.

We'll be setting up around 6-8 temporary baskets Sunday and we'll play on the actual future Nantucket Disc Golf course fairways! We'll have pizza and refreshements, and will be giving away WBDGW t-shirts and discs, along with NDG logo discs. Parking is at the Lovers Lane/Ticcoma Way parking lot.

I wanted to also update you on the course construction...it is going spectacularly and we've done most of the mowing that needs to be done. Just going to go in the next few days for some fine tuning. After the mowing, we will begin our work removing trees and debris, and we'll absolutely need volunteers to help out during this phase of the construction, so grab some gloves and come on out then if you can.

Finally, wanted to let you know that we've posted some great pictures of the course construction on our Facebook Fan page, and we will continue to post pictures in that gallery as we build the course over the next few months. Click here to check 'em out, or better yet, join our "Nantucket Disc Golf" Facebook Fan page (110 members and growing!) for real-time updates on the course construction and more.

Hope to see you Sunday at Noon!