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Smuggs Fall Fest a Great Way to try Disc Golf for the First Time

The 1st Annual Smuggs Fall Fest is under two weeks away and preparations are reaching their final stages! The final schedule has been released and is posted for all to peruse. It includes a great event at the near by Cambridge Elementary School, the Jeffersonville Village Fair, that is designed to teach disc golf to any and all newcomers to the sport. It will also serve as competitor’s first chance to check in to the weekend tournament. Check out the schedule below:

Click here to see the final schedule!

Click here to see the final schedule!

The Thursday event in Jeffersonville is a Village Fair that will feature food, music, games (including a kids zone) and of course, disc golf! This is a perfect event for those who have never played the game of disc golf as free clinics are being offered every 30 minutes from 4:30-6:00pm. Five of the top ten players in the world will be in attendance to give the students of Cambridge Elementary School tips on how to play and why disc golf is so much fun! The clinic running from 5:30-6:00pm will be open for adults to learn as well! For those wanting a more structured disc golf lesson, Avery Jenkins and Simon Lizotte will be running a Deep in the Game clinic that requires pre-registration. For more info and to register, go HERE.

Player’s can immediately take what they have learned and use it by trying our Downtown Disc Golf Course presented by Backcountry Magazine! It will be a beginner’s course departing from the school and running through the fields of a nearby facility. Formerly Windridge Tennis Center, the property is being remade into a wellness hub for the area and will have a fun disc golf layout set up for all to play, for FREE! The course will be open starting at 4:30pm and run until dusk. However, event goers should be sure not to miss the Long Drive Contest, sponsored by Innova Disc Golf. Did we mention that five of the top ten players in the world would be in attendance? Well they will all be competing in the distance competition, and with the ability to throw over 600 ft, this will be a spectacle not to miss! You can get involved by betting on your favorite player. Just buy a raffle ticket and place it in the jar of the player you think will win. If they throw farthest, you will have the chance to win a pair of skis from Backcountry Magazine!

Beautiful Hole #27 at the Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course

Beautiful Hole #27 at the Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Course

While there is plenty of disc golf action, there will also be food vendors, local artists and other businesses, set up for guests to check out. Families of CES will have access to a discounted meal deal, and there will be a kids zone set up featuring one of Smugglers’ favorite characters, the Friendly Pirate to go along with games from the Smugglers’ Notch Country Fair. The event will wind down just after 8pm, so make sure you get there early to learn about the great game of disc golf and to have some good old fashioned fun!

 

 

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2014 PDGA World Review and Green Mountain Championship Update

WORLDS

A large crowd gathers around the second tee at Blue Lake Disc Golf Course, site of the Final 9.

The PDGA World Championships in Portland, OR was a tremendous event. With over 400 competitors and 6 courses, Portland seemed to have disc golf fever throughout the week as evidenced by over 3,000 spectators on the final day. It came down to the a five-hole sudden death playoff between the #1 ranked golfer in the world, Paul McBeth and #2 ranked Ricky Wysocki. Below is a video of Ricky putting for birdie on the 4th playoff hole to extend the match.

Brewster Ridge is very excited to welcome Ricky Wysocki back to Smugglers’ for the 2014 Green Mountain Championship. Ricky will be one of many top pros to attend. Steve Brinster, currently 7th in the world rankings and co-designer of BRDG’s next course will be in attendance as well. On top of those two we have former World Champ Avery Jenkins, European Champ and the #8 ranked player in the world Simon Lizotte, former US Champ and #5 ranked player in the world Will Schusterick, and former US Champ and #9 ranked player in the world Nikko Locastro.

Nate, Val, Steve

Jeff with Val Jenkins, Steve Brinster, and Nate Doss. The three on the right share 6 World titles and 2 US Championships!

At Brewster Ridge, we hope to continue to grow our own events in order to someday get to the same level of competition and excitement as the 2014 World Championships. The Green Mountain Championship presented by Prodigy Disc is on our horizon now as we are in the final month before the event. With over 120 players registered for the event we should have a great turnout and competition here are Smugglers’ Notch Resort.

Don’t forget, we have Mountain Bike clinics and group rides going for the event as well along with live music and craft beer. We hope to have many Vermonter’s join us at Smugglers’ for the weekend of the event, September 19th-21st.

Some other parts of the event to look forward to:

  • Jeffersonville Village Fair Sponsored by the Cambridge Artists & Entrepreneurs – Thursday, 9/18 – 4:30-8:30pm
    • Free play on our Downtown Disc Golf Course from 4:30pm-7:00pm
    • Free Pro Clinics at 4:30-5:00pm, 5:00-5:30pm, and 5:30-6:00pm
    • Discmania’s Deep in the Game Clinic – Pre-registration required
  • Fiddlehead’s Can Release Party – Friday, 9/19 – 7:00-10:00pm
    • Located on the Smugglers’ Village Green
    • Debut of Hyzer Flip Double IPA – A beer brewed for the GMC and Smugglers’ Notch Resort
    • Music from the Woedoggies from 7:oo-10:00pm
  • Smugglers’ Fall Fest – Saturday, 9/20 – 2:00pm-10:00pm
    • Located on the Smugglers’ Village Green, $5 entry fee
    • Beer & Cider Garden Featuring Fiddlehead Brewing, Citizen Cider, & Lost Nation Brewing
    • Music from Dale & Darcy, Citizen Bare, Conscious Roots, & more from 2:00pm-10:00pm
    • Vendor Market with food, art, samples and more!

And of course, tournament disc golf will be going on starting Friday and running through Sunday. A spectator guide will be released soon for those hoping to catch some of the best disc golfers in the world!

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The PDGA World Championships in Portland, OR

Hey Brewster Ridge Disc Golf Fans!

I’ve been at the PDGA Disc Golf World Championships in Portland, OR spreading the good word about Brewster Ridge DG and competing with the world’s best players! Here is the commemorative image from one of the premiere disc golf brands and pro shops in the country, Huk Lab. The BRDG Pro Shop will be stocking their signature Tri-Fly stamps in the near future, so get ready to throw some sweet plastic! I will update folks on progress out here later today!photo 4