The Cedar Hill Open Tee Times

Disc Golfers! The Cedar Hill Open is just 4 days away. Due to the limited daylight and more and more people showing their support, we sadly have to cap the registration at 105 players!!! This is amazing for disc golf in Victoria and across the Islands. Below is our posted tee times and groups for the event. Due to the time crunch and limited access to the course we hope everyone respects the following:

  1. Be ready for your tee time. Show up to the course and sign in 30 minutes beforehand. Be close to the tee pad for hole one 5 minutes ahead of your posted tee time. We will be sending groups out promptly, and you will be left behind.
  2. Pace of play super is important. Please be mindful of the time you take on each shot and don’t doddle between holes. Lost discs get 3 minutes of search time (starting when you can’t locate the disc, not 5 minutes into searching). It’s a public park and you can come back after the round to look further.
  3. There will be limited time between rounds. Please pack a lunch or use the concession window at the course.
  4. There won’t be switching groups between rounds.
  5. On friday, play starts at 3pm and is a $5 green fee paid at disc golf hole 1 (near the parking lot), should any ball golfers still be around, they always have the right of way. Because Saanich will have golfers on the course prior to the event, please only use the designated practice area to throw discs and be respectful of other park users.

Please send the TD Joe Salkeld a PM with any questions or concerns that may arise. SIDGS can’t wait to see everyone Saturday morning!

Note: Second round tee times may vary, you will be provided with an approximate 2nd round time at the completion of your 1st round.

The CEDAR HILL OPEN – October 26th

Hello Disc Golfers!

This is it! the first ever disc golf tournament at the Cedar Hill Golf Course. The Cedar Hill Open! The C.H.O.! proudly hosted by the South Island Disc Golf Society. First off, this course layout is absolutely amazing and having Saanich allow us to run a tournament at this location is a massive opportunity for disc golf in Victoria. We will have open play to the public from 3 pm until dark on Friday October 25th (the day before the tourney) so get out and see the course firsthand!

Based on golfing time constraints the morning of the 26th, we will be using a rolling start with assigned tee times for the tournament. Saanich will have a take-and-go food window open for groups to have a bite between rounds. If this isn’t for you, we highly recommend bringing your own food as the lunch break for your group will only be approx 30 mins. You will roll straight into the second round after your short break. We are going to base the groups off of the current Island Series standings, so the leaders can battle it out. We anticipate all groups being finished by 6 pm. We understand this is a little different, especially since we won’t be doing a card shuffle, but given the time constraints we’re under, we believe it is the best option to ensure everyone will get the chance to complete 2 full rounds of play on this championship level course. Plus, how exciting is it going to be having your name called on the tee box and throwing your first drive to cheers and claps of the Island disc golf community!? (hopefully not into a tree…).

We are asking those serious about coming to enter your names on the sign-up sheet provided in the google doc (link Below).

With the overwhelming sign up and support for the Cedar Hill Open, and growing concern of shortening days and available time to get two tournament rounds in we’ve changed the course layout to include Blue and Red pads (see revised caddy-book below). We’ve also been fortunate enough to have a ton of amazing sponsorship and are able to offer additional prizes for each divisions CTP, as well as prizes for all divisions to compete for (CTPs, long put, and long drive noted on respective holes in caddy-book). There will also be a VERY SPECIAL C.H.O. specific prize for the winner of each division.

The divisions playing each set of Tees are as follows:

Reds:

Intermediate Womans

Novice

Intermediate

Masters

Masters 50+

Blues:

Advanced

Open

We’re posting this in advance of posting tee times (Posted 3-4 days prior of the event) and groups to give everyone plenty of time to review the course layout and make changes to the divisions they’re competing in accordingly. SIDGS is pleased to announce the official TD of the C.H.O as Joe Salkeld. If you’re unable to change your division or wish to sign up before the Tee times please PM Joe on Facebook.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19lFhH4kq7LSZJ6NkftZGHl9zXD7V1-X6MJVKCgvHihc/edit?usp=sharing

We will have some capacity for walk-on players but depending on total numbers we recommend putting your name on the list to secure a spot (Walk-ons please arrive no later than 10am). We ask that players arrive no later than 1 hour before your posted tee time to ensure you can register, pick up a caddy book, and ask any questions you might have about OBs, etc. There will be a warm-up area with practice baskets to use while waiting for your round to start and you’ll be able to cheer on the rest of the groups on the first tee! This a massive opportunity for disc golf in Victoria and we kindly ask that everyone puts their best foot forward. It is going to be an amazing day of disc golf!!

A huge thanks to the tournament sponsors of the inaugural Cedar Hill Open!!

  • Metchosin Golf and Country Club
  • Gratified Construction and Tile – Call Kevin at 250-686-4032 for a free estimate
  • Sports Rent – Huge disc selection!
  • Kim Mclachlan Realtor: 250-514-1663 or kim@kimmclachlan.ca
  • Hecklers Bar and Grill
  • Victoria Car Wash
  • Sauvair – UAV Aerial Imagery www.sauvair.co
  • Crusader Digital Marketing – Check them out at www.crusaderdm.com/

Baskets in the Ground!!

SIDGS is proud to announce three baskets are now in the ground and ready for play at Cedar Hill Middle School! We were more than happy to help out the PAC at Cedar Hill Middle School with their vision of disc golf for the kids. These will see a ton of use during lunch time and PE. The Baskets will also remain in the ground in the evenings and for the summer as an incredible community resource. Together all three make a fun little three hole loop for the kids. With some imagination and the large fields surrounding them, they might just make the best practice spot in town. Have fun out there and remember these baskets are on school property, so treat them and the school grounds with the upmost respect. Once schools back in session, these will be an evening only resource, lets do all we can to keep growing the sport in Victoria!

2019 Spring Chicken Tournament Report

The 2019 Spring Chicken Disc Golf Tournament at Metchosin DGC was a massive success! SIDGS is proud to report it was our best tournament yet, with 78 entrants! It was also the largest turn out of an Island Series Tournament thus far. The day was incredible, with beautiful sunny conditions, the wind was breezy, but remained contestable for both rounds. The course was setup for high level action and it delivered. Not overly punitive, but just enough that poor throws were punished and great ones rewarded. Competition was tight in each division and many smiles were shared by all competitors. The Masters division was very tight this year but Hugues Lambert, the Uggg Monster himself, managed to take down 1st place with a 3 stroke lead over John Kiefer. The Novice division saw a massive turn out with Elvis O finishing in 1st place with a 3 stroke lead over Jeremy White. Intermediate had one of the most exciting finishes of the day, with a playoff between Will Henderson and Max Bazin. The playoff began on the nightmare peninsula hole, number 18, with both players managed to throw their drives in bounds and carded 3’s to push. On the next hole, course hole 1, Will managed to park his drive, flipping the pressure onto Max who had a 25 foot tester to push to another hole. His putt caught chains strong side, but was just a touch to wide to stick. The crowd let out a large AWE! and Will Henderson emerged victorious. The intermediate womans field had 2 entries this year, Rylee Harlos and Claire Chamernor. There was a grudge match on the course and although Claire managed to shave 10 strokes off her second round, it wasn’t enough to catch Rylee! The Advanced Field played like they had something prove, with the red hot Ben Corno winning another Island Series event. Kevin Gosselin finished 4 strokes back in 2nd, and Chris W another 4 strokes back in 3rd. After the first round the Open Field was tightly bunched, with the tournament still hanging in the balance and Geoff Maciver holding onto a 1 stroke lead over last years champ David Simmonds. In the second round David came out firing and shot a tournament best 6 under par round, leading him to a commanding 5 stroke victory over the field to become the repeat Spring Chicken Champion. Congrats to all the participants, thank-you so much for coming and making this tournament so successful. Thanks to all the tournaments sponsors, without your support this event would not be possible!! Thanks to:

  • Metchosin Golf and Country Club
  • Gratified Construction and Tile – Call Kevin at 250-686-4032 for a free estimate
  • Driftwood Brewery
  • Clarke Engineering
  • HTO Surf – Skate – Spear (and disc!)
  • Sports Rent – Huge disc selection!
  • Kim Mclachlan Realtor: 250-514-1663 or kim@kimmclachlan.ca
  • Saltspring Island Disc Golf
  • Hecklers Bar and Grill
  • Victoria Car Wash
  • The Wine Maker – www.thewinemaker.ca
  • Vancouver Island Ultimate Players Society
  • Clayton Beddington
  • Sauvair – UAV Aerial Imagery www.sauvair.co

Thanks again from SIDGS, we had a blast and can’t wait to do it again next year!

The consummate Open Division Champion!
In true spirit of the day, The Spring Chicken!!

SIDGS Presents The 5th Annual Spring Chicken Disc Golf Tournament

The South Island Disc Golf Society proudly presents The 5th Annual Spring Chicken Disc Golf Tournament at the beautiful Metchosin Golf and Country Club Disc Golf Course. On Saturday March 9th, 2019. An event of the Island Winter Series. Metchosin Golf and Country Club and SIDGS are the lead sponsors of the tournament this year, meaning 100% of entry fees go into pays outs and prizes. Additionally, SIGDS is putting up an additional $100 cash for the winner of the Open field and an additional $50 cash for the winner of Advanced to really make things interesting. There’s also a ton of door prizes for all entrants of the event, which will be drawn during the award ceremony in the club house. DAY OF REGISTRATION. We are following the payout structure of the Island Series:
– $30 Entry Fee
– $23 to the prize pool
– $2 to Ace Pot, $2 to CTPs
– $2 to Overall Series Prizes, $1 Series Costs
Divisions available for play for Men and Women include:
Open – Advanced – Intermediate – Novice
Masters (40+) – Junior (12-)
There will be two rounds of 18 holes at Metchosin DGC, with a 45 minute lunch break, food will be available for purchase in the clubhouse, as well as beer!
TIME LINE:
8:30 – 9:30 am – Registration
9:45 am – Players Meeting
10:00 am – Shotgun Start

Don’t miss out! on whats sure to be our biggest and best tournament yet!!

Join the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/545420672606197/

Huge thanks to our sponsors!!! Are you interested in Sponsoring the Event? Send us an email to get involved!