2017 Concludes With A Windy State Championship at Smuggs!

The Green Mountain Point Series crowned it’s 2017 winners last weekend at Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center. Serving as the site of the 2017 Pro World Championship, Smuggs provided a test for GMDGC disc golfers, especially as players were challenged with 15-25 mile per hour wind gusts throughout the day!

Congratulations to all the winners!

For the results of the Vermont State Championship, CLICK HERE

For the results of the 2017 Point Series, CLICK HERE

Check out pictures from this great day in the gallery below! Thank you to all GMDGC competitors for a GREAT season! We will be announcing information regarding the annual meeting and planning for next season in the near future!

VT State Championship (GMPS Finals) Tourney Reg Now Open

The Vermont State Championship (REGISTER HERE) will take place at the Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center on Sunday, October 15th! All divisions will play one round on Brewster Ridge and one round on Fox Run Meadows. See below for tee assignments. The event is open for registration to all Vermonters and all members of the GMDGC. If you are not either and would like to compete, you can join the GMDGC here.

Player Divisions, Entry Fees & Tees

The tee assignments are list as (BREWSTER, FOX RUN). Round 1 & 2 course assignments will be announced 2 days before the event and will depend on registration numbers.

Open (MPO): $40 (Tees: Gold, Gold)
Open Women (FPO): $40 (Tees: Gold, Blue)
Pro Masters (MPM): $40 (Tees: Gold, Gold)
Pro Grandmasters (MPG): $40 (Tees: Gold, Blue)
Pro Master Women (FPM): $40 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Advanced (MA1): $30 (Tees: Gold, Gold)
Advanced Women (FA1): $30 (Tees: Blue, White)
Advanced Masters (MM1): $30 (Tees: Gold, Blue)
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): $30 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Advanced Women GM (FG1): $30 (Tees: White, White)
Intermediate (MA2): $30 (Tees: Blue, Blue)
Intermediate Women (FA2): $30 (Tees: Blue, White)
Recreational (MA3): $30 (Tees: Blue, White)
Juniors 15 & Under: $30 (Tees: Blue, White)

GMPS Set to Kick Off with Tourney Registrations Opening!

The first 3 events of the 2017 GMPS Season have announced their registration! It’s time to register and shake off the rust of the off season! Check out the details and click the links to register!

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Will you be able to park hole #4 at this year’s Sap Bucket!? Not likely.


GMPS #1 – The Quarries Throwdown

May 13th – The Quarries DGC, Barre, VT

NEFA, PDGA C-Tier

Alpo & Friends are holding work days this weekend (May 6/7) to help get the Quarries looking pristine for the 1st GMPS event of the year! With registration 2/3rd full, you shouldn’t wait to pull the trigger as TD Andy Powell has this event teed up to sell out!

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The daunting throw over the quarry on hole #5.

The daunting throw over the quarry on hole #5.


GMPS #2 – Sap Bucket Open XIV

May 27th – Center Chains DGC, Waterbury Center, VT

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The longest running event at the oldest public course in Vermont. I think I’ve said enough! Registration is rolling with 12 of 72 currently signed up. TD JSuds is returning to the helm and this event normally sells out, so not a bad idea to get in before things start getting tight!

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Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course Hole #14 by Steven Valkenberg

The approach to Hole #14’s basket on Brewster.

GMPS #3 – Brewster Ridge Open V @ Smugglers’ Notch Resort

June 10th – Smugglers’ Notch Disc Golf Center, Jeffersonville, VT

NEFA, PDGA C-Tier

The site of the 2018 PDGA Pro Worlds is ready for the 5th anniversary of the BRO! One round each on Brewster Ridge and Fox Run will be a test for all that come to compete! Registration Opens Friday May 5th at 5:00pm so get ready to jump on it!

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2017 GMPS Schedule Released!

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2016’s GMPS Champions from each division! Get ready for the 2017 schedule if you aim to be in this picture come October!

In Early March, the GMPS schedule was finalized! With 10 events, competitors top 5 scores will count! All events are single points with the exception of the Vermont State Championship, which is double points and serves as the GMPS Finals. The GMDGC board of directors works hard to weigh all considerations and options regarding scheduling and courses. Here are the results:

GMPS #1: 5/13/17 – The Quarries Throwdown
Course: The Quarries DGC
Barre, Vt. (PDGA/NEFA)
TD – Andy Powell

GMPS #2: 5/27/17 – The Sap Bucket Open
Course: Center Chains DGC
Waterbury, VT
TD – John Sudarsky

GMPS #3: 6/10/17 – Brewster Ridge Open V (BRO V)
Courses: Brewster Ridge & Fox Run Meadows
Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT (PDGA/NEFA)
TD – Jeff Spring

GMPS #4: 6/25/17 Gnomes Challenge X
Course: White River DGC
Randolph, VT (NEFA)
Td. Chris Young

GMPS #5: 7/1/17 – Base Camp Open
Course: Base Camp DGC
Killington, VT (PDGA/NEFA)
Td. Mike Miller/Dave Frothingham

GMPS #6: 7/15/ 17 – Blackfalls XI
Course: Black Falls DGC
Montgomery, VT
TD – Chris Martin/Corey Clark

GMPS #7: 8/5/17 – North Calais Maple Extravaganza 2017
Course: North Calais DGC
North Calais, VT
TD – Dave Carter

GMPS #8: 8/19/17 – Wrightsville Beach Open
Course: Wrightsville Beach DGC
Middlesex, VT (NEFA)
TD – Dave Frothingham

GMPS #9: 9/9/17 – Storrs Pond Classic
Course: Storrs Pond DGC
Hanover, NH. (LFTD)
TD – Dan Walsh.

GMPS FINALS: 10/15/17 – Vermont State Championship
Courses: Brewster Ridge & Fox Run Meadows
Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT
TDs – Jeff Spring/Chris Young

Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course Hole #2 by Steven Valkenberg

Get ready for some disc golf!

GMDGC ICE BUCKET XI APPROACHES!

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The 11th GMDGC Ice Bucket is only ONE WEEK AWAY, taking place on Saturday, February 4th at the Center Chains disc golf course in Waterbury Center, VT. This event is part of the National Ice Bowl series where participants play disc golf in mid-winter in order to raise money for local food shelves. It is a great way for ALL Vermont disc golfers to have fun, donate to a good cause, and enjoy the Vermont disc golf community.

GMDGC President Chris Young spearheads donations and fundraising and Treasurer Pete Hess helps direct the event while over 50 Vermont disc golfers fund raise and show up to play. All entry fees, donations, sponsorship cash, and purchased mulligans (a fun quirk of the Ice Bucket that gives players multiple shot attempts for $$$) go towards the fundraising goal of $16,000! Each player gets to leave with a little something, as local businesses support the event by donating dozens of prizes to the event. On top of the fundraising, players do compete to win the event which has a singles round followed by a doubles round. For more information on the event including registration, event schedule, prize listing, and ways to donate, CLICK HERE.

The Ice Bucket has a rich history of being one of the most productive Ice Bowls in the entire world. In 2016 Ice Bowls in total had 13,140 disc golfers participate and raise $357,452, which pushes the charitable total raised by Ice Bowls since 1996 to $3.51 million. All of this money was given to local organizations dedicated to fighting hunger. Here in Vermont, our GMDGC Ice Bowl, came in 2nd Place for “Money Raised” out of 218 events nationwide. We raised a record high of $15,143!!! To date, the GMDGC Ice Bowl has raised close to $64,000 in 10 years!! The local food shelves that we have given to have been the Waterbury Emergency Food Shelf and the Lamoille Community Food Share. Join in to help make an impact!

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2016 Ice Bowlers brave the cold and snowy elements!

It’s not too late to join! If you cannot attend, but would like to donate, please do so: DONATE. There are prizes for the top money raiser, so list the disc golfer that you would like to donate in the name of! Even if you can only give a small amount, or show up to play, every little bit helps! Thank you for helping the GMDGC fight hunger in VT!