Lancaster County's newest course is now open!

Muddy Run Disc Golf Course is now open to the public. There are gold and silver tees for most holes, with a mix of open and wooded fairways. At 9,044 feet from the gold tees, and with a total elevation change of 690 feet, this course has every challenge an upper level player could want.  Narrow fairways.  Protected greens.  Challenging footing.  And risk/reward decisions on almost every hole.

For more information, check out detailed hole descriptions and a video walk-through here.
The Disc Golf Course Review page can be found here.

Winter Putting League begins Tuesday 12/6

Ready to get your putt on?

Winter putting league begins next Tuesday, 12/6, and continues every Tuesday through 2/21.

Start time is 6pm at Millersville Grace Baptist Church (121 Walnut Hill Road Millersville, PA 17551).

Format will change week to week, including lots of different putting games.

$2 per week, with $1 going to the church. The rest will be used for end-of-year party and prizes.

The league will run in combination with a league in Mechanicsburg. Come on out for some putting fun!

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Summer Solstice Series

Our weekly schedule will change in the coming weeks as we begin our annual Summer Solstice Series. The series runs from June 7 through July 9. Tuesdays will still be handicap singles, but we will be playing safari layouts. There will not be PGDA sanctioning. Thursdays will be doubles for five weeks. The first and last of these weeks will be random draw doubles at Ship Rock. The middle three weeks will be random draw doubles at Roland with a safari layout. So...

Tuesdays 6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28, & 7/5 - safari layout handicap singles at Buchmiller
Thursdays 6/9 & 7/7 - doubles at Ship Rock
Thursdays 6/16, 6/23, 6/30 - safari layout doubles at Roland

After that we will return to the regular Tuesday (Buch) / Thursday (Roland) rotation and begin our 2nd PDGA league series.

Trilogy Challenge at Herr Park

LAFS will be hosting a Trilogy Challenge on June 5 at Herr Park. This is a great event for beginners and experienced players alike. Get three discs with your entry fee. This event has sold out the last two years so preregistration is highly encouraged. To sign up, go to https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/LAFS_Trilogy_Challenge_2016 .

Akron Summer Classic

Next up on the LAFS calendar is:
The Akron Summer Classic - PDGA C-Tier
Saturday June 18th, 2016 @ Loyd Roland Park

Schedule:
Check In - 8am-9am
Player Meeting - 9:15am
First Round - 9:30am
Lunch - 12pm (tentative)
Second Round - 1hr after last card

Player pack included for all amateur divisions.
Multiple CTP Prizes.
Ace Pot included in entry fee.

Prices:
Pro Men - $45
Other Pros - $40
Advanced - $35
Other Amateurs - $30
(add $10 for non-PDGA members)

Pre-Registration is highly encouraged at: Disc Golf Scene starting May 26th at 8PM.

TD: Justin Weaver - info@lancasterareafrisbeesports.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/507397819448307/

Fee explainer

When there is a club event held at a Lancaster County course (with a monetary entry), the club requires a fee for each player. Some of the parks ask for a per player usage fee, which we use this to cover. Any extra, or the entire amount at the parks that do not require a fee, goes to the club to pay for course maintenance. The fee schedule is as follows:

entry <$4.99 = fee $0.50

entry $5.00-$24.99 = fee $1.00

entry >$25.00 = fee $2.00

Anyone may run an event in the area with club backing as long as they collect this fee. Contact Jon McDowell for more information.

LAFS Club news - Winter '16

Here is a brief rundown of things that LAFS is working on for the 2016 season and beyond...

  • The club will be taking monies raised at our big tournaments and setting them aside in a separate account to use to make future big tournaments bigger. 
  • We will be selling 12"x12" microfiber towels to raise funds for the club. Jon should have them in the next week or two.
  • Tags for this year will again be Gold & Silver. We've got a new style of tag in the works. We also plan on having a board to hang your tag on, in order, when you sign up. Should make things a little smoother at the end of the night. Tags will be $15 this year but we are considering raising the price to $20 for 2017. Feedback is welcome. Don't forget that buying a tag not only gets you in the yearly league, but makes you a full club member and gets you a discount on discs sold by Bill.
  • Jon is going to try to better organizing our growing group of volunteers. He'll post something up later. If you are interested in volunteering and getting more involved in the club, talk to Jon.
  • Travis secured ten new trees for Ship Rock! We also plan on installing more permanent OB lines and possibly adding three new sleeves for alternate pin placements.
  • We will once again have PDGA-sanctioned rounds on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kurt will be the PDGA guy for Tuesdays while Jerry will handle Thursdays.
  • Bill Erdley is working on a brand-new computer system for our tag and handicap rounds. This will make the end of the night go faster and should provide us with a way to regularly post results.
  • We have three new baskets to install at Roland this spring.
  • Justin Weaver joined the LAFS council, replacing Darrell.

Save the Dates

There is a lot of stuff in the works for 2016. Mark these dates on your calendar. More info will follow closer to each event.

  • March 29 - Beginning of weekly league
  • April 9 - LAFStock '16 - Season kickoff / fundraiser for the club
  • May 14 - Buchmiller Super Thriller - PDGA B-Tier
  • June 5 - Trilogy Challenge - location TBD
  • June 18 - The Akron Summer Classic - PDGA C-Tier
  • August 7 - PDGA C-Tier - location TBD
  • September 24 & 25 - Conrad Weiser
  • October 15 - PDGA C-Tier at Ship Rock

We'll be adding more as the year goes on so keep watching for updates!

2015 Financial update

A brief look at the club's finances for 2015:

Income

  • Tags - 785
  • Tuesday/Thursday- 917.5
  • Other LAFS rounds (including glow) - 84
  • Bill's Discs - 721
  • Linc's rounds - 53
  • Tournaments - 924
  • Donations - 376
  • PDGA series - 246.5
  • Other - 675

TOTAL - 4782

Expenses

  • Course Maintenance - 1869
  • Park usage fees - 586
  • Misc - 2368.5
  • Tournaments- 350
  • From events to Buch baskets - 462

TOTAL - 5635.5

Overall - -853.5

If any club member has any questions or would like more details, please contact Jon McDowell. Thanks!

Picnic, player of the year, and glow season

The LAFS year-end picnic was yesterday. 30-40 disc enthusiasts got together to play disc golf, shoot minis, have a putting competition, toss the lid around, eat food, drink beer, and have a great time. Thanks to Loudmouth Linc for hosting and to everyone who helped out.

The 2015 LAFS Player of the Year trophy goes to Jon McDowell. This trophy goes to the winner of the Tuesday/Thursday league at Buchmiller and Roland. Jon took the #1 Gold tag while Bill Erdley took the #1 Silver.

It's now glow disc golf season in the LAFS area. We were at Overlook last week and will be at Buchmiller on Tuesday (10/20). Start time is 7:00 Tuesday. Watch the Facebook page for updates - we will be playing Ship Rock and Roland this fall too.

2015 Amateur of the Year

It's a tie! The LAFS 2015 Amateur of the Year (Handicap series champion) winner came down to a tie between Travis Dombach and Bill Geibel. Congratulations!

This year's handicap series was an incredible success for the club. We regularly had 30 or more players on Tuesday nights at Buchmiller, topping out with 40 last night for the finale. Thanks to everyone who came and to those who helped to run things week in and week out.

Buchmiller 20th Anniversary Tournament

Lancaster Area Frisbee Sports Presents...

The Buchmiller

20th Anniversary Tournament

 Buchmiller Disc Golf Course installed baskets 20 years ago. LAFS will be celebrating this anniversary with a PDGA C-Tier tournament on September 19. This will be a throw-back style event, with only two divisions offered, Open and Intermediate. Online registration opens soon. You may register now with Bill Geibel.

 Saturday September 19, 2015

PDGA C-Tier

Sign up: 9:00

Player's Meeting: 9:45

Tee Time: 10:00

$20 entry fee

$5 optional ace pot

2 rounds of short baskets.

 

OPEN

Open division will pay cash prizes, 100% payout! Fees to be paid by TD.

$5 optional Super Pot - Compete for a side pot with all those who opt in.

Super Pot winnings do not count as accepting PDGA cash.

If you usually play am and want to step up to Open for this, you can accept prizes in lieu of cash.  

Intermediate

All Ams get disc of choice with entry. Top 3 finishers will win a trophy.

Ams may opt in to Super Pot.

 

Ace pots will be separate for each division. If no one hits an ace, we will play off for half the ace pot after 2nd round, with the other half benefiting the club.

If you usually play advanced we recommend you step up to Open for this one. Anyone can win the short layout at Buchmiller! As long as you accept prizes instead of cash you will not lose your PDGA amateur status.

 $10 extra fee for non-PDGA members.

Preregister at http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/20_Years_of_LAFS_at_D_F_Buchmiller_2015

Mid-season financial update

In an effort to keep LAFS member informed about club finances, Jon has prepared a brief summary of our income and expenses to this point in 2015. Anyone with questions or the desire for more details should contact Jon.

The club currently has $1806.20 in our account. That includes $462 raised specifically for Akron baskets. We have also committed to buying two other baskets. That would leave us at about $450.

Income:

Big tourneys - 797
Tags - 785
Weeklies - 614
Discs - 498
Other - 158

Expenses:

Buchmiller fees - 300
Course maintenance - 1292
Tags - 200
Ship Rock trees - 75
Web site - 26
World's discs - 20
Pavillion for super thriller - 90

Things on our wish list for future purchase include:

More baskets and tee pads
Riding mower
Chain saw
Laptop

Buchmiller basket fundraiser complete! New baskets coming soon.

The money is raised and the baskets are coming. New baskets for Buchmiller! We would like to thank everyone who helped to make this possible. Thanks to: Innova, Lancaster County Parks Department, Bill Geibel, Jon McDowell, Mr. DiscGolf, Sam Wiley, Richie Ross, Jerry Dyson, Kurt Demarra, Compleat Restoration, Kegel's Produce, Premier Print Marketing, Jon French, and everyone who bought a t-shirt or donated a small sum. The new baskets will be installed soon.

We will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Buchmiller Park disc golf course later this year with a big tournament. More information coming this summer.

We raised more money than we needed so we will be purchasing a new basket for Roland Park with the extra!