January ‘NICE BOWL’ Monthly & Chili Cookoff- Saturday 1/30

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Join us this Saturday January 30th for the ‘Nice Bowl’ Monthly Tournament & Chili cookoff! We will be collecting non perishable food items for Senior Citizens in neighboring Strawberry Mansion.

Tournament Info: Sedgley Woods DGC – 9am Reg – 10am Start – 2 Rounds – All Divisions $10 – Ace Pot Included – Super Side Pot Available – CTP’s

Chili Cook Off Info: Bring your best Chili for a chance to win a cash prize! Please heat your chili ahead of time and bring your own camping stove and propane if possible. We will have limited heating sources (no electric). Please provide your own sides and toppings. Please reach out to Miss Anne with any questions on Facebook or at the course. Small taster cups and spoons will be provided to taste and judge.

Please note: The tasting is first come first serve. Please take small amounts to allow everyone to taste and judge. You should still prepare to bring your own lunch in the event the chili runs out before you get off the first round. The more people we get to enter, the more chili there will be to eat so let’s get our chili on!

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Gold Tag Challenge January Update – (5 Events)

After 5 events Aaron and Knick Knapp are tied for 1st place.

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Nick Knapp Aces hole 8 and wins the #1 tag with a hot score of -11 to tie Aaron Fahey at event #3 on 1/7/16.

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Event #3 Lead card on 1/7/16

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2016 Sedgley Woods Gold Tag Challenge Kickoff Weekend!

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Immediately following our New Year’s Day Bash on Friday was the inaugural tag round of the year. The weather was just as agreeable as the previous day. We had a decent sized crowd of mostly regulars, all eager to get off to a healthy start in hopes of a better run in 2016.

Consecutive top 6 tags were all up for grabs for this first round. It seemed as if no one came into the clubhouse happy about their score and that everyone had trouble out there in one way or another. It was 2015 Tag Champ Aaron Fahey winning the first #1 tag of the year by virtue of the half stroke tiebreaker over John Murphy who also shot a +1 for the day.

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What are Sedgley Tags?

Perhaps you are a new player looking to improve your game and get to know the Friends of Sedgley Woods, or you’ve been playing a while and you are looking for regular weekly competition. Maybe you’re traveling through Philadelphia and looking for some local Disc Golf action. Either way, Sedgley’s Gold Tag Challenge is a fun and competitive way to challenge yourself, AND the course.

2016 Tags are available on scheduled league days. Obtaining a tag requires a $20 donation that goes toward maintaining the course throughout the year. Depending on how well you play, and what tags are available that day, you would be awarded points for the top numbered 40 tags. There are 3 recorded rounds every week, including end of the month tournaments. Last years Gold Tag Challenge consisted of 147 events!

Tag rounds are held on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Always check the website & Facebook pages for start times. You MUST sign in at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled start time or you will receive the half stroke penalty. Tie breakers are determined by the tag # you came in with on that day.

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In our continued effort to encourage more women to play disc golf, we have ladies tags available for free. See Anne Reese or Karen Flick for more information.

Here’s to another great year of friendly competition. Shoot well, and good luck to all!

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Happy 2016 from the Friends of Sedgley Woods!

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Another memorable and fun filled New Year’s Day Party took place this past Friday.
The morning weather was chilly but favorable as hundreds of disc golfers, frisbee enthusiasts, along with their friends and family arrived at Sedgley Woods for undoubtedly the most popular event of the year.

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With the buzz of Dave Manzo’s drone overhead capturing the essence of it all, everyone greeted and mingled with friends old and new, near and far. No time was wasted in getting the food out. Everyone enjoyed a huge buffet style pot luck feast. Anne, E Bush, Grizz and others really know how to take care of hungry guests and thank you to everyone who contributed to the food.

“Fire in the Hole” rang out from the libations tent regularly and Ule went right to work as he does every year with his famous Bloody Marys. Topher and Nan with help from others ran the registration tent. There were a total of 9 divisions. This was the 39th annual New Year’s Day extravaganza. Per tradition, the founder of Sedgley Woods, Jim Powers hosted the champagne toast and as he does every year. Cheers from the crowd roared as he exclaimed, “May all your shots go straight, may all your putts go in, Everyone have a happy new year!”

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FSW Executive Director John “Stash” DiSciascio presented this year’s honorary lifetime membership award to Jerome “Rome “ Vernon. Over the years Rome has been very instrumental in the transformation of Sedgley Woods. He has been on the FSW Board of Directors for many years and if you’ve ever lost a disc at Sedgley and had it returned then chances are it was him who got it back to you. He spends countless hours behind the scenes cutting out trails painting tee pad markers and painting and building benches. He’s the Rock of Sedgley and is always available when he’s needed to attend a meeting with Parks staff and assist John Stash. Sedgley wouldn’t be the great course it is without him.

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David Woods then took the horn and awarded our top 3 2015 Tag Champions. 2014 Tag Champ, Caleb Hoff finished in 3rd place with 461 Points, only 1 point behind Jason Coefer in 2nd place with 462 Points. But it was Aaron Fahey winning his 5th Gold Tag Challenge Championship to come out on top with an impressive, record breaking perfect score of 480 points by winning the #1 tag in all 12 months of 2015. Congratulations, Aaron. The top 40 points earners for 2015 were awarded special one of a kind mosaic trophies created by Woodsy and his helpers. He does this for us every year and it is truly a unique and appreciated tradition.

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Everyone gathered around the basket of hole #18 for the annual group photo and then it was off to our holes. A record breaking 245 golfers spread out across most of the original course to take on a round of the short tees. Most groups averaged close to 20 people or more. Heard groups stopped to graze once they holed out of 9 and 18 as the huge selection food was replenished throughout the day. The round lasted about 4 hours.

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Click Here for Tournament Results

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PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER RAISES AWARENESS FOR AUTISM 11/21/2015 National Disc Golf Champion Scott Stokely to Hold Special Needs Disc Golf Class and Charity Doubles Tournament

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Scott Stokely is a man on a mission. That mission is to raise Autism awareness through the sport he loves, Disc Golf. Working with local Disc Golf Clubs across the North East, Scott will be hosting a series of 26 Charity Disc Golf Tournaments and free Special Needs Clinics this winter. In doing so, he hopes to spread knowledge, Autism awareness, and empower others to be proactive in their support of people with special needs in their communities. Proceeds raised during these events benefit the Franziska Racker Center, an organization that helps individuals with disabilities and their families.

Scott and the Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Club will be hosting a Charity Doubles Disc Golf event at Sedgley Woods Disc Golf Course (in Philadelphia, PA) on Saturday, Nov 21 at 10:30am (Snow or Shine!). Cost of entry is $60 a team, and all registrants will receive a special edition disc and shirt. New players and kids are encouraged to come out and join in the play! Registration can be done online at www.SoStokely.com/events . In addition, a free “Intro to Disc Golf” class for kids and adults with special needs at 9:00am. Any person with special needs and their families are encouraged to attend!

How can you participate?
1. If you know anyone with special needs, bring them to the free 9:00am class and let Scott introduce this fantastic and affordable hobby that can be enjoyed by the whole family. and/or…
2. Bring a partner and play in the $60 per team doubles round at 10:30am. Everyone of all skill levels are invited to play and every person who enters will receive a $20 golf disc and a shirt just for playing!

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Through these events Scott hopes to promote what he calls “Blue Power”. “Blue Power is about knowledge and ending ignorance about autism.” Says Scott, “Everyone who comes to our events will leave knowing a little about this issue affecting millions around the world. Just like pink is the color of breast cancer awareness, blue is the color of autism awareness.” According to SoStockely.com, when someone has Blue Power they are encouraged to do two things;
1. Share information about Autism to others and help spread Blue Power.
2. Interact with people with autism and their families and help end the isolation they often feel.

Scott’s ultimate goal is for everyone who plays disc golf to have Blue Power, and through Disc Golf make the world a better place.

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Join Us For Love Your Park Day

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It’s Fall Love Your Park Time. Join Us for one of our biggest volunteer workdays of the year this upcoming Saturday 11/14. Look for projects to be posted at the course with project leaders assigned to each job. We will be spreading mulch, planting trees, raking leaves, Removing downed logs (Holes 18 & 15) and Much more. Lunch provided by the Friends of Sedgley Woods for workers. Tags will be postponed to at least 1pm.

For more information, visit loveyourpark.org/

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The Friends of Sedgley Woods Welcome Mr. Disc Golf to Philadelphia this weekend to host 2 great events, back-to-back!

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Saturday October 31st is the HyzerFlipadelphia Open a PDGA C-Tier event.
Please be advised the course will be unplayable for casual golfers on Saturday during these 2 PDGA sanctioned rounds. Saturday Tags League has been cancelled.
Tournament Layout TBA.

Entry Fees: All Pro Divisions Pro $45 • Advanced $40 • All Other Divisions $35
• Ace Pot Included With Entry
*add $10 if you are not a current PDGA Member
Register online for this event Here

Sunday November 1st is the Sedgley “BOO Doubles” BYOP Doubles Event
For the first round everyone will be playing 1 – 27 Blue. Second round will be 1 – 18 blue.
Please be advised the course will be extremely crowded for casual golf on Sunday during these 2 Doubles Rounds. Sunday Tags League has been cancelled.

Entry Fee: $60 per Team (Includes Ace Pot)
* Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.
Register online for this event Here

Agenda for Both Days:
Check-in / Registration: 8am – 9am
Players Meeting: 9am
Round 1 Tee Off: 9:15am
Lunch: 12pm (Tentative)
Round 2: will commence 45 mins after last card is turned in.
TD: Mike Solt – 610-844-1222 – mike@mrdiscgolf.com

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Upcoming Events at Sedgley Woods

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June – July Leagues & Events

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The 15th Annual BIG LID Golf Tournament

Disc Golf Drop ThrowIt’s that time of the year where we take it back to the old days before golf discs. Rasta-Dale Crawford Hosts one of Sedgley’s longest running tournaments, The BIG LID! This Saturday, June 6th. Registration is from 9 – 945 with a 10am Start Call. Hand-Made Trophies + Payouts to the winners. High Pro Payout percentage! (Risk $10 to win $100 for first place!) You may only use big lid discs, No Golf Discs. It’s a good idea to bring 2 in case you happen to lose one during the event. Check out Sedgley’s face book for updates. www.facebook.com/sedgley.woods We look forward to seeing you there!

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