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GMC Discs!

We are excited to announce that we have beautiful fundraiser discs on sale now for the 2016 GMC:

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Buy one today at the Brewster Ridge Pro Shop! Not in VT, stay tuned for more information about purchasing online!

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2016 League Info & Membership Days!

Throughout the 2016 season, we are excited to get our members together to play some disc golf on regular basis! Monday singles league and Thursday doubles nights! We are also announcing the first of 3 membership days that will involve a few hours of course clean up and projects, as well as a members-only BBQ and group round.

IMG_3787Time to start the season right! Come out for group play nights!

Monday Night Brewster League: Starting Monday June 6th! Playing RAIN OR SHINE!!!

  • Every Monday at 5:30pm. We will adjust when we start losing light to 5:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get set up.
  • Choose to compete in league (league fees apply, and chance to win) or don’t compete and play a fun group round (no league fees)
  • Play from your most appropriate tee (red, white, blue, or gold).
    • If you throw below (-5) you must move back a tee the following week if you are competing.
    • You will be competing only against those who play from your tee.
  • $5 greens fee, $5 league fees (red, white), $10 league fees (blue, gold)
    • Members do not pay greens fees
    • Top 40% of each “color” division paid out.
    • Red, white, and blue paid out in Brewster Ridge gift certs
    • Gold Paid out in cash
    • All $ paid out each week!

Thursday Night Dubs: Starting Thursday, June 9th! Playing RAIN OR SHINE!!!

  • Every Monday at 5:30pm. We will adjust when we start losing light to 5:00pm. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get set up.

Each Thursday we will get together to play in some type of team format. We will alternate between random and “bring-your-own” partner. This Thursday (June 9th) will be bring your own partner. If you don’t have a partner you will be grouped up with someone! We may play Triples some nights. We will alternate between “best shot”, “alternate shot”, and maybe even some “worst shot” layouts! Come on out!


 

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Season Standings & Club Championship

This applies to the Brewster Singles League only:

Each night will stand on its own and all money will be paid out within each division. However, we will keep track of season standings but they will be based on overall score, regardless of division. Therefore, even if you play a different tee than someone else, you may be the overall winner of the night.

  • We will keep track of league standings based on points given out similar to the GMPS. First place will get 100 points. The points for second, third and on are based on how many people there are each night. If there are only two people, second place will get 50 points, three people (2nd – 66.67, 3rd – 33.33), 4 people (2nd – 75, 3rd – 50, 4th – 25), etc. Your total score for the season will be based on your best 6 scores. End of season standing tie-breakers will be decided by who threw from the further tee.
  • League will run on every Monday until the GMC. No league Labor Day. Last league night September 12th.
  • The Club Championship will then start and it will be match play!
  • Each of the top 14 seeds qualify. Here is the layout. Single elimination. You will compete against player’s from the tees you ended the season playing (i.e. if you moved back from white to blue during the season, you will compete from blue in the match play rounds). Here is the format:
  • BR Match Play Format
  • Top 5 in the season standings will get prizes, and the top 3 in the Match Play Championship will get prizes!

Membership Day #1Sunday, June 5th Cancelled due to 100% chance of rain 🙁 Rescheduled tentatively for June 18th.

  • We will reschedule this as soon as we have a nice day with no conflicting events!
  • Come out and group up for a 10am work session. We will be going out to beautify the course and have select few projects to work on. 2 hours of team clean up will go a long way!
  • At 12:30, a BBQ lunch will be served of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, and BYOB. Raffle of some prizes for those who helped work on the course!
  • At 1:30pm well go out to play some form of doubles!

 

 

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BRO Field Expands to 108 & Fox Run Basin Layout Update

The Brewster Ridge Open has expanded its June 11th field to 108 players with a new format to maximize player participation! The 9-hole Fox Run temp course will not be open for the BRO, as it undergoes steps to confirm it’s permanency. The full 18-hole Fox Run layout is scheduled to open on August 1st, with some new layout configurations, as we prepare for the GMC & Pro Tour Championship.

Fox Fun will be fully open August 1st!

Fox Fun will be fully open August 1st!

As for the BRO layout, we will be expanding to 108 players and playing in groups of 4. Player’s on the wait list have been invited to register. There will be 2 different layouts for the day that player’s will tackle based on their division, but all players will play 18 holes in round 1, and our 27 hole layout in round 2. Here’s the breakdown:

  • MPO, FPO, MPM, MA1 (72 players)
    • Round 1: 18 hole layout of Brewster Ridge from the Gold Tees
    • Round 2: 27 hole layout of Brewster/Fox Run from the Gold Tees
  • MPG, FPG, FA1, MM1, MG1, MA2, FA2, MJ2 (36 Players)
    • Round 1: Two 9-hole loops (18 holes) on Fox Run from previously assigned tees
    • Round 2: 27 hole layout of Brewster/Fox Run from previously assigned tees

Please note that depending on the wait list response, we reserve the right to switch a division’s layout, but should know final assignments by the end of the week. We will have more updates in the coming weeks about our 4th edition of the B.R.O.!!!

 

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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!

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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!

Thanks:

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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