Wrap Up – Discraft’s GMC Concludes with Repeat Champs!

Ricky Wysocki & Catrina Allen repeated as GMC Champs last week, and for Wysocki, he remains the only winner of the GMC and is now 4X Champ! Check out some pictures from the exciting weekend!


GMC Pro Payouts Posted

Please see below to review GMC pro payouts. The field of 132 MPO & 13 FPO had $10,500 added cash split between them. MPO was give $9,500 and FPO was give $1,000 of the added cash. The top 10 players of MPO will recieve $1,000 or more. The winner receives $3,250. Every player who made the A-Pool will cash. For the B-Pool, there is a bounty of an Upper Park Rebel Bag for both the best score on the day and the lowest total score for the event. 50% of the FPO field will cash. There will be no bounty for the FPO B-Pool.

MPO Payout Table

Place Amount
1 $3,250.00
2 $2,250.00
3 $1,750.00
4 $1,500.00
5 $1,250.00
6 $1,200.00
7 $1,150.00
8 $1,100.00
9 $1,050.00
10 $1,000.00
11 $950.00
12 $900.00
13 $850.00
14 $800.00
15 $750.00
16 $700.00
17 $650.00
18 $600.00
19 $550.00
20 $500.00
21 $400.00
22 $350.00
23 $340.00
24 $330.00
25 $320.00
26 $310.00
27 $300.00
28 $290.00
29 $280.00
30 $270.00
31 $260.00
32 $250.00
33 $245.00
34 $240.00
35 $235.00
36 $230.00
37 $225.00
38 $220.00
39 $215.00
40 $210.00
41 $205.00
42 $200.00
43 $200.00
44 $195.00
45 $195.00
46 $195.00
47 $190.00
48 $190.00
49 $190.00
50 $185.00
51 $185.00
52 $185.00
53 $185.00
54 $185.00
55 $180.00
56 $180.00
57 $180.00
58 $180.00
59 $180.00
60 $175.00
61 $175.00
62 $175.00
63 $175.00
64 $175.00
 Total 32730

FPO Payout Table:

Place Amount
1 $1,000.00
2 $700.00
3 $480.00
4 $370.00
5 $300.00
6 $250.00
Total $3,100.00



Smugglers’ Notch FallFest/GMC/Pro Tour Championship Player Info

For those who may not have received this afternoon’s player’s email, here it is:

Hello GMC & Pro Tour Championship Competitors!

The week is upon us, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome your our corner of Vermont, in the heart of the Green Mountains at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Throughout the week, you will play our two courses, Brewster Ridge and Fox Run Meadows while competing in Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship followed by the Pro Tour Championship. You will also get a chance to celebrate Northern Vermont culture by enjoying local food, craft beer & cider, and live music and more at our 2016 Smuggs FallFest. Of course there are also chances to join in and be a part of giving back – we have a few ways to help raise money for the Vermont Special Olympics, which we send a team from Smuggs to compete in each winter, and we are on the lookout for some additional weekend volunteers.

Please review the following topics to be a well informed disc golfer during your stay with us this coming week. This email has been sent to player’s currently on the wait list as well, in order to keep you informed in case you get in via late drops.


We are looking for some additional help with live scoring! Shifts only last 3.5 hours. We are hoping to get some AM players to help on Saturday morning. Please email Dave Bensel at dbensel@smuggs.com if you can pitch in!

Practice Rounds/Pro Shop Hours/Mowing on Wednesday

The Pro Shop is open from 8am-6pm starting on Tuesday week as opposed to our normal hours of 10am-6pm. During competition, Tourney Central will open at 6:30am for competitors to arrive in the area to warm up for their rounds. The courses will be open, exclusively for competitor practice round on Tuesday. and Wednesday.  We ask that you make tee times by checking in at the pro shop or by calling 802-644-2477. If you do not make a tee time please understand if you have a small wait to get onto the course. Please note that the Pro Shop will be charging greens fees on Monday. Also, please note that we will be mowing during the day on Wednesday. Please be aware and give the mowers space to do their job.

Food Vendors:

We have many food vendors lined up and some will be setting up at Tourney Central. Please visit them and eat their delicious offerings. We will be releasing more local options and the line up of Food Vendors on Friday and Saturday evening at FallFest via the Event Guide tomorrow evening. Please note that breakfast options in the Smuggs Village don’t open until 8am, but breakfast will be served at Tourney Central starting at 7am during the days of competition!

Wednesday: Backcountry BBQ 11-2pm @ Tourney Central


  • 7:00am – 10:00am – 158 Main Breakfast & Coffee @ Tourney Central
  • 11:00am-3:30pm – Backcountry BBQ, Half Baked Woodfired Pizza, and Big Jay Wraps @ Tourney Central


  • 7:00am – 10:00am – 158 Main Breakfast & Coffee @ Tourney Central
  • 11:00am-3:300pm – Backcountry BBQ, Half Baked Woodfired Pizza, and Big Jay Wraps @ Tourney Central


  • 7:00am – 10:00am – 158 Main Breakfast & Coffee @ Tourney Central
  • 11:00am-3:30pm – Backcountry BBQ, Half Baked Woodfired Pizza, and Big Jay Wraps @ Tourney Central


  • 7:00am – 10:00am – 158 Main Breakfast & Coffee @ Tourney Central
  • 11:00am-3:30pm – Backcountry BBQ, Half Baked Woodfired Pizza, and Big Jay Wraps @ Tourney Central

GMC Playing Schedule, Tees & Waitlist Considerations

The GMC has always been growing towards our ideal format of 4 rounds with tee times for 4 days. This year, we are happy to have a different format as our schedule accommodates the Pro Tour Championship as well! Here is the current reg list: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/25011. Please let us know if you are listed incorrectly or see a needed change. The wait list is moving for the AM side. Due to the shotgun format on Saturday, we are just now seeing movement on the pro side as our fields are capped at 132 for MPO and 16 for FPO. Here is a review of the final schedule and tee assignments for the GMC.

Thursday, September 15, 2016START OF GMC TOURNAMENT PLAY

All Pro Players – Brewster Ridge Tee Times – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All AM Players – Fox Run Tee Times – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, September 16, 2016CONTINUE GMC TOURNAMENT PLAY

All Pro Players – Fox Run Tee Times – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

All AM Players – Brewster Ridge Tee Times – 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

  • Final Round for all AM players! Awards to be held at 8:00 pm at FallFest Friday
  • GMC Pros are split into A Pool (64 players) and B Pool (Remaining Players)
    • The B Pool players are then be eliminated from cashing, but will play for 3 bounties
    • Top Score for the round gets an Upper Park Rebel Bag
    • Top 3 finishers of B Pool to receive a prize pack!

Saturday, September 17, 2016 END GMC & START PRO TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP at 12:00 noon

Final Round GMC – Pro – Staggered Shotgun, both courses – 8:00 am

  • Pro A Pool – Brewster Staggered Shotgun (Chase MPO, Lead FPO, and Lead MPO cards to tee off at 8:10am, 8:20am, and 8:30am)
  • Pro B Pool – Fox Run Shotgun
  • GMC Pro Awards to be held at 8:00 pm at FallFest Saturday

Tee Layouts

MPO – Gold both courses.

FPO – Gold both courses, Blue tees on holes #7,8,9,13, & 18 on Fox Run.

Advanced (MA1): Gold on Brewster, Blue on Fox
Advanced Women (FA1): Blue on Brewster, White on Fox
Advanced Masters (MM1): Gold on Brewster, Blue on Fox
Advanced Masters Women (FM1): Blue on Brewster, White on Fox
Advanced Grandmasters (MG1): Blue on Brewster, White on Fox
Advanced Grandmasters Women (FG1): White on Brewster, White on Fox
Intermediate (MA2): Blue on Brewster, White on Fox
Intermediate Women (FA2): White on Brewster, White on Fox
15 & Under Boys (MJ2): White on Brewster, Red on Fox

Wednesday Night Banquet & Player’s Meeting

We are excited to offer a buffet dinner on Wednesday at 6:30pm before the 7:30pm player’s meeting. The meal will be served in the Oak Room, upstairs in the Meeting House, and the player’s meeting will be on the lower level.  We ask that all competitors attend the player’s meeting. If you cannot attend, please let us know by replying to this email and we will give you other instructions. If we do not hear from you to let us know that you cannot attend, you risk being removed from the event. Tee Times for Thursday will be released at the player’s meeting and player’s packs will be given out.

The banquet is included in all pro player registration fees. We welcome AM divisions, friends, and family to join in the banquet for $25/person. MENU:

Tossed Garden Salad
Maple Whiskey BBQ Chicken Quarters
Cabot Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese
Vegetarian Maple Baked Beans
House Coleslaw
Biscuits with butter
Cold Beverage Station (Lemonade, Iced Tea and Ice Water)
Assorted Desserts

We are getting a head count for people outside of the Pro divisions and would like to hear back ASAP. If you are interested, click the following link and then click “register”. The banquet ticket is the bottom option. We only have 40 spots left for this dinner so act now! RSVP HERE. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fallfest-2016-registration-27012238332

General Behavior

Please represent our sport well during your time at the Resort. Smugglers’ is known as “America’s Family Resort” and pride ourselves as being family and kid friendly. In order for this event to continue its growth, we ask that you put the best foot forward you can as a representative of disc golf and the wonderful community and sport that it is.


We have great lodging deals on site, and disc golfers have traditionally loved lodging at the resort as you are always near by the events, facilities and in the heart of the action. We still have rooms available. Please call Jason Niemi at 802-644-1060 for all of your lodging needs!

Club Wyndham Offer

While we are on the topic of lodging, we would like to thank Club Wyndham for sponsoring Discraft’s GMC! During your stay at Smugglers’ our Club Wyndham office is offering a fantastic deal:

“Come see us at the Club Wyndham Desk if you are interested in saving money on future vacations!  Qualified guests will receive a $100 AMEX gift card for their time.”

Club Wyndham has been a great sponsor and we hope to encourage their further entry into sponsorship of the sport of disc golf. We encourage you to visit the desk, ask about their offers, and see if you qualify for their $100 offer and tour!

Wednesday’s Village Fair – Pro Clinics, Long Drive Expo, Farmer’s Market, Live Music, & Urban Disc Golf!

We are excited to invite you to the Village Fair, Wednesday from 1:30-5:30pm. This event takes place at nearby Cambridge Elementary School. We encourage all AM player’s to attend as there will be a fantastic FREE clinic circuit from some of the top touring pros in the world! After teaching kids from the school, AM clinics will begin at 2:30pm and run until around 3:45pm. Your coaches will include the likes of – Zoē AnDyke, Dustin Keegan, Sarah Hokom, Madison Walker, Paige Pierce, Jeremy Koling, Bradley Williams, Peter McBride, Paul Ulibarri, Ricky Wysocki, Eric Oakley, and more! At 4pm, watch some of the furthest throwing pros face off in a distance expo! We will also have an urban disc golf course set up for the community that starts at 4:30 at the farmer’s market. Don’t miss this!

For more details and to let us know that you are coming, join the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1316654455033271/

Schedule Review & Other Events

Please check out the rest of the activity schedule that is attached and that includes many other can’t miss events that will be going on throughout the week! Here is a sampling:

Meet the Pros 6:00pm-8:00pm, Thursday at FallFest Central & the Festival of the Flying Discs!

Texas Hold ‘Em – Fundraiser Poker Event 7:00 pm – 10:00pm, Thursday in the Meeting House

  • A charity fundraiser for our Smugglers’ Special Olympics team.

NITE Golf 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm, Thursday at FallFest Central

FallFest FridayFiddlehead’s Case Sale & Can Release Party 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, FallFest Central

  • Purchase a case of Fiddlehead/Nate Doss’ beer available from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Free Admission into FallFest Friday featuring live music, craft beer & cider, vendors, and local food

FallFest Saturday

  • Free Admission into FallFest Satuday featuring live music, craft beer & cider, vendors, and local food

Thanks for reviewing this email. There is A LOT going on this week. Please come out to all the events and let’s make this a week to remember.

We will be sending out more info tomorrow night including the digital caddy book and digital event guide!


Jeff Spring

Event Director

Smugglers’ Notch Resort, VT