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Late-April Update

BRO Reg Fills Quickly, Season’s Pass Sales Begin, and Brewster Prepares to Open for 2016 Play

Green grass, warm breeze and blue skies are on their way.

Green grass, warm breeze and blue skies are on their way.

Opening Day Approaches – Friday, May 6th!!!

The disc golf season is upon us, and here at Smugglers’ we are eyeing an early opening this year as we watch the ground and weather conditions. Courses around the state and New England have seen an uptick in early season play as a mild Northeastern winter has given way to some nice April weather. Up here at the mountain, it takes a little longer for us to un-thaw, so we always look for an early May opening in order to get our heavily traveled course ready for the Spring, Summer, and Fall traffic. This year, we will officially open on Friday,  May 6th! Now, all you have to do is buy your early-bird membership and save! Check out all of our 2016 Rates and Info and purchase your 2016 Season’s Pass. Now offering individual and junior memberships for 2016!

Basket #1 Beckons

Basket #1 Beckons

2016 B.R.O. – The 4th Edition

Last week, registration for our June 11th event, the Brewster Ridge Open IV, opened. It seems as though the enthusiasm for the GMC has carried over as we filled the BRO in the fastest time ever! It took just about 1/2 day for the 90 spots to fill up with the final spot snared around noon after a 5pm opening the day before. We are considering opening the event to 144, in which case we will offer spots to the wait list first before re-opening registration. This will depend on the status of our courses at that time. We will be offering spots to people on the wait list first, so please get on the WAIT LIST HERE.

Pressure putts galore at the GMC.

Pressure putts galore at the GMC.

2016 Smuggs FallFest & GMC Gets Bigger and Better

If you’ve been following us this offseason, you’ll know that the GMC (Green Mountain Championship Presented by Discraft) filled in record time. The 300 spots available lasted less than 2.5 hours! The GMC has also joined the Disc Golf Pro Tour for its inaugural season. This will be the premiere North American Tour come 2017 and are excited to host the Pro Tour Championship on Saturday & Sunday of FallFest weekend, directly after the conclusion of the GMC. Check out the entire week’s schedule HERE. We will be releasing great Stay & Play Packages for the week and weekend soon, so put it on your calendar and we’ll see you for a weekend of live music, local food, craft beer & cider, and of course some of the best disc golf action in the world.

That’s all for now, see you on the course!

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Thoughts on the GMC Evolution

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Thanks to our 2016 presenting sponsor: Discraft!

Registration Opens tonight, and as we’ve gotten closer, I’ve heard from many disc golfers from all over the country with excitement, questions and requests. I wanted to take the chance to talk about the event, respond to some questions, and let folks know about the thought behind some changes before registration officially opens.

First, let me say, this event has grown quickly! The turnout and support of golfers from across New England has been astounding over the past 3 years. This event has never been only about the disc golf, but also about people and the culture of the sport. It’s been about bringing people together to create an unforgettable experience. This is why, since day one, we have not only focused on providing the best tournament we can, but also providing the best event experience as well.

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We have another goal. To set the standard for what the best disc golf events in the world can  look like. This vision doesn’t stop with the tournament golf either. It includes all facets of the festival that we’ve been growing. Live music, local food, fun events, side competitions, family activities – they’re all part of the equation, and Smugglers’ has been a near perfect location to host, allowing us to do it all at one location. We aim to have not just the 300 players as part of this event, but to have everyone who comes up to stay at the resort genuinely know that they are part of it as well. We aim to not just have a weekend of fun, but an entire week. We aim to harness the energy of all the people participating – players and spectators alike – to create the spirit togetherness, acceptance and inclusion which pervades the disc golf culture and draws so many of us deeper into the game.

In growing to this point, we’ve had to continually evolve, and will need to do the same for years to come. This event is no longer just a regional event – we are part of and helping to create a new tour, a tour that aligns with our values and vision. We have joined the Pro Tour, and will be hosting a 2nd event once the GMC concludes – the Pro Tour Championship. The PTC will be an amazing spectacle and we all truly believe that the format will showcase the players and drama of competition in a new way.

It is with these goals in mind that has lead us to limit the Pro field to the Open divisions. We have simply grown to a point where our goal is to highlight these two divisions. We are happy to be able to continue to run an AM side, but for the Pros, its Open only this season. We certainly not ruling out the inclusion of more divisions in the future, with the potential for more courses and a bigger field. We also want all the pros out there to come and be apart of the event, even if they don’t decide to play Open. We hope this doesn’t stop anyone from coming to be a part of this event. We would like to see not only the 300 players, but hundreds of fest-goers as well as we aim to make this week special for whoever chooses to attend!

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Lastly, this event wouldn’t have grown this quick if it wasn’t for Fiddlehead Brewing Company. They’ve been here since day 1. Thank you! This year’s event would also not be what it is without the support of Discraft, our presenting sponsor, and Upper Park Designs, a new member of our sponsorship team this season.

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The 2016 GMC Joins the Disc Golf Pro Tour

DGPT LogoThe Disc Golf Pro Tour was just announced and Brewster Ridge Disc Golf and Smugglers’ Notch Resort is proud to announce that not only will the GMC be included in the inaugural tour, but that we will also host the Tour Championship featuring a $10,000 payout to the winner! Stay tuned for more details and a final schedule, but for now mark your calendars for September 14-18th, 2016. This is going to be a week full of amazing disc golf including the expansion of our Fall Festival!

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