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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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Brewster Closes for the Season

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With snow now blanketing our mountain range, Brewster Ridge has closed for the season. The last few weeks have been some of the most beautiful autumn foliage we can imagine as the picture of hole #7 above indicates. It has been a remarkable year for the disc golf operation as we’ve seen our rounds per week grow and overall participation nearly double! Though we are closed, we will be updating our blog and website throughout the end of the fall and winter seasons as many exciting announcements are on their way. Stay tuned, and keep your game sharp this winter!