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Tom Reese III: 2014 - 2015
Michael Treat: 2010-2014
Joe Rotan:       2008-2010
Kevin McCoy: 2002-2008
Brent Doeksen: ???-2002

December 2015 Newsletter

posted Sep 15, 2015, 7:37 PM by Michael Treat   [ updated Dec 30, 2015, 2:07 PM ]

Greetings from your PDGA State Coordinator. It’s time for an updated newsletter to cover the last three months of activity.

There were six PDGA sanctioned events since September 1st. These events covered a wide swath of the state and featured some really great courses. I would like to personally thank the TD’s that stepped up to make these happen. As I am sure you can imagine this is a sometimes thankless job that takes a ton of work to do it right.

The first event was the 12th Annual Twisted Flyer Open presented by Innova Disc Golf. Joe Rotan always does a great job running this event and 2015 was no exception. The event had 100 players with some really exciting competition. Larry Gardner won the Open division with Jennifer Allen taking the Open Women’s honors.

Full results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21913

Next up was the River View Open held in Miami OK. The event drew 52 players and was a sanctioned C tier.

Final Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21928

An Oklahoma tradition followed with the Oklahoma Open presented by Innova Disc Golf with both B & A tiers being played. The events drew an even 200 players between them. The weather held and both days were very enjoyable. Yours truly TD’d the A tier and my partner in crime Dough Duff, along with Teresa Duff and Kim Aycock ran the B Tier. We has a big players party at Black Hawk Saturday night with burgers and hot dogs for everyone, adult beverage in a keg and a cool Fly Mart. Joe Rotan was in attendance with the really cool Innova van which was a nice addition.

Final results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21895

                        http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20881

The Stillwater Classic made a comeback with a great title sponsor. This was a  two day  B tier under The Original Hideaway Pizza Classic. My oldest son Matthew Treat was the TD and he even let me help! We had a great turnout form Ponca City which has a very active club. Stillwater now has four great courses and all were played over two days. If you haven’t played the two new courses at Lake McMurtry just outside of Stillwater you are missing out. Tom Lowery and his son did the design and they are really great. This is a different kind of Disc Golf than you can find anywhere else in the state. And of course Boomer Lake is still one of the most tradition laden courses around.

Final results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/22237

The final sanctioned event of the year was at the awesome (relatively) new course in McAlester. The 2nd Annual Buffalo Run Pro/Am. The TD was Matt House with Co-TD TJ Goodwin. The event had 83 players and was a big success. Again, if you haven’t made it down south to play this course you are missing out. Matt House has done an outstanding job. There are great tee pads, tee signs and multiple placements per hole. Bottom line this is a must play!

Final results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/22167

The next sanctioned event is the McClure Open sponsored by freshdiscgolf.com. Devan Owens will be the TD and I am sure this will be a ton of fun.

Please check out the calendar for all known dates for 2016. There are still a few open dates so please contact me as soon as possible if your want to run an event.

Now is a great time to join or renew your PDGA membership. All the local clubs are now offering 2016 memberships as well so get out there and support your local club however you can. Remember to leave it better than you found it. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, suggestions or whatever.

My contact information is in the Contact Us section.

Thanks and stay tuned!!!



September 2015 Newsletter
This is written by your returning PDGA Oklahoma State Coordinator Michael Treat. Tom Reese has stepped down as SC and I agreed to take back over. Tom did an extraordinary job as I knew he would. I picked him as my successor because I recognized his talents and love of our sport. I wish Tom the best as I know you all do and I look forward to his return to our unique world.

I think a good place to start is to recap some local tournaments and talk about some of you who were on the road recently representing Oklahoma Disc Golf.  

The Oklahoma Flying Disc Championships, a C-Tier, were held in Tulsa this year on June 27th & 28th. We had 71 players this year and many participated in both disc golf and the field events. Coda Hatfield won the MPO division with a hot -11. I will post the field event results once I have them.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21403

Next up was the Kenneth Brent Edwards Memorial, C-Tier. This is a relatively new tournament and it is well supported with 92 players participating.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21191

Up next was the Cleveland County Classic, B Tier, with Billy Engel as the TD. A great turnout of 133 players.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20357

July continued to heat up with the Hotter than Hell at Dolese Park. This was a C-Tier with 90 players.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21437

August kicked off with a new tournament to Tulsa, The 1st Annual H2O presented by Hyzerbomb Discs, B-Tier. Matt Siri ran a great event that we all hope becomes a Tulsa tradition.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21470

None other than Joe Rotan rolled his 12th Annual Twisted Flyer Open presented by Innova Disc Golf into Dolese Park in OKC. This was a C/B Tier with 100 players. Joe does a great job and he always remembers our Military past and present.

Results: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/21913

That brings us up to date on the local tournaments. Several Oklahomans traveled to the Am and Pro Worlds. Am Worlds was held in beautiful Kalamazoo MI. Brandon Cawthorne placed 11th in Advanced, quite an accomplishment in that field! Nick Papineau was close behind in 18th.

Pro Worlds was held in Pittsburgh PA on some tough wooded courses. Devan Owens place a very respectable 23rd out of 143 players. Matt House placed 52nd and Tim Mirabal placed 78th. Jennifer Allen placed 9th in Open Women out of 48 players. The old guys definitely stepped up with Eric Rainey, Ron Convers and Mitch McClellan finishing 3rd through 5th respectively. Great job as each was in series contention at various times.

Last but not least, Devan Owens and Tim Mirabal made a series run through Europe placing very well at each event. It is great to see our local players stretching the touring out to that extent!

Until next time, keep throwing and be sure to support the PDGA. Your membership is very important. If you sign up beginning October 1st, your membership is good all the way through 2016.

Find OK DG information on Facebook...

posted May 18, 2015, 10:03 AM by OK State Coordinator

https://www.facebook.com/groups/OklahomaDiscGolf/

There you will find relevant discussion concerning Oklahoma disc golf, scheduling, and other topics of the day.  I'll try to update this section, "News from the SC" on a quarterly basis.  Thank you. 

It is a Merry Christmas for Oklahoma Disc Golf

posted Dec 18, 2014, 12:37 PM by OK State Coordinator   [ updated Jan 20, 2015, 9:41 AM ]

Greetings again from the desk of the SC.  We've had some fantastic DG this Fall/Winter season, and as 2014 draws to a close we look forward to the big things coming  up in 2015.  First things first, we have THREE A-Tiers in our beloved state in 2015; the Tulsa Am Jam, the Norman Pro/Am, and the Oklahoma Open.

Let's talk about that finish at the 2014 Oklahoma Open, that was intense!  Chris Eads started off amazingly hot at Redhawk, yet somehow (even though Chris played incredibly solid all weekend) Paul McBeth was able to reel him in on the Final 9.  There was a fan-pleasing sudden-death playoff at Hunter park, where Paul had to drill in a monstrously nerve-racking putt from about 50-60 feet to keep the playoffs alive.  Chris, however, had a drop-in easy bird.  Then, going into the second hole, Chris had his putt go just a touch too low and hit the face mask of his par putt, allowing Paul to catch-up with a matching bogey.  Then, on the 3rd, and final, playoff hole, Paul nailed his birdie putt (slight anyhyzer, from the right side), while Chris went just low again.  Heart breaker for Chris, and a magnificent comeback for the only 2x OO Open Men's champ ever (he happens to be a 3x Pro Worlds champ, if that rings a bell).

Back on topic with 2015...

The Tulsa AM Jam has become a fan favorite in our fair little city. Dr. Jim Geurin is hoping for over 90 players this year, and I think he can pull that off.  Jim is a fantastic individual with a heart of gold, always looking to give a hand to those running tournaments or events.  Will Nick Papineau repeat, or will a new challenger arise?

The second A Tier is the 37th annual Norman Pro/Am, hosted by Billy Engel and Mikey Hooper.  Billy is a young TD, but has great passion and drive, those Norman/Sooner DGers have a lot to look forward to with their new leadership.  37 years, that officially makes it the 2nd longest continually running tournament that OK offers, and one of the oldest in the country!

The last A-Tier is, of course, the 15th annual Oklahoma Open.  This is the apex tournament for the world's top pros to come to (in OK).  You'll see signs of McBeth, Feldberg, McCabe, Jenkins, Ulibarri, Peirce, Allen, Catrina, so on and so forth. It's a great spectator event as well.

Lest we not forget, there are also two great anniversary events happening this coming year too!  The 36th annual Riverside Glide, and the 40th annual Oklahoma State Flying Disc Championships.  The OSFDC is the longest running tradition we have, establish in 1975, which also makes it one of the very first organized tournaments in the world.  It's the only time you'll see events like Most-Time Aloft (MTA), Freestyle, Double-Disc-Court (DDC), Distance and Accuracy (sometimes), and not to mention...disc golf!

As we go into this new year, I wish you all the best, I hope we grow together as a unified DG family.  Bettering our courses, improving and refining our own skills, and helping those around us to become better stewards of the game, our courses, and be a positive impact to the surrounding community.

The calender is starting to fill up!  Mark your dates, plan out your year, and look forward to some great fun.  We've been working hard to capture our history, records, and all kinds of other goodies.  I sincerely hope you enjoy going through this site.  

Until next time, Merry Christmas, happy New Year, and make those chains sing. 

Sept - 2014 (and "thank you" letter, combined)

posted Sep 24, 2014, 8:08 AM by T R III


An open letter to all of Oklahoma disc golfers.

It is with enthusiasm, thankfulness, and joy that you voted to have me as your next state coordinator. I would like to specifically thank Michael Treat, who will be a mentor in this area for the next two years, to help guide me through the ropes. Mike is going to pursue course improvements in our state, something that needed attention and he is hearing the call, something that all of us can lend a hand in achieving.

I’m honored at each and every one of your votes.

I have committed to one 2-year term. My professional, family, and educational pursuits will dictate my time more than anything else.

Here is my “early” vision for what I would like to accomplish in the next two years;
• Continue with the functional role of state coordinator, and all its duties.
• Continue to grow, and strengthen, our relationships with DG companies, local municipalities, and the PDGA.
• Continue to improve our courses, with the help of dedicated individuals who want to provide the best DG experience in the country.
• Establish a monthly column/article, which will be published here in Oklahoma Disc Golf, which will consist of relevant DG talking points, and maybe even answer a couple of questions in the meantime.
• Meet all the local club leaders, and build rapport with them.

I have one other personal goal that I would like to accomplish in the next two years, I would like to have Tulsa/OKC host a “thank you” tournament open to wounded veterans/firefighters/law enforcement. Completely free to them, supported by individuals in our community (state). This has been on my mind for some time, and I believe we can do it.

Lastly, I have asked one particular individual to help me in the OKC region,Billy Engel, whom is a solid young leader; Billy will help me in various ae, and I look forward to working with him. Keep your eye on that kid.
Thank you all again, I look forward to serving the community, and consider this a privilege.


As a state, we are gearing up for the final weeks of prime disc golf season.  Already, this month, OK has hosted the 7th Annual Lodge Teams event, 11th Annual Twisted Flyer Open, and the 9th Annual Jeremy Martin Memorial.  Gearing up for the remainder of the month, we have the 12th Annual Crow Throw, as well as a Joshua Family fundraiser, amongst other local favorite events like the Night Flights series that Wayne Forest holds. The Women's USDGC had local OK Pro Tara Why participate in it this year, finishing in 27th place

Next month, October, holds several very fun events; Ace Races, club picnics (and elections), the 14th Annual Oklahoma Open.  The OO is arguably the largest sanctioned tournament that we hold every year barring the 2014 US Masters already this year). 

As this website continues to be improved, I am dedicated to getting a "records" site built, where OK records, historic player information, and club history can also be built out.  This will take some time, and will not happen over night,  If you have information on OK DG history, I'd like to hear it.

So, get ready for some beautiful Fall disc golf, it's my favorite time of year to play!  I hope you all have a wonderful month.

Keep an eye out on the USDGC next month as well, who do you think will take away that prestigious title this year?

APRIL NEWSLETTER

posted May 8, 2011, 7:43 PM by Michael Treat

 April action is heating up and the 2011 season is off to a solid start. March offered multiple formats and play on some of our best courses. 
 
The TDSA held a successful Green Country Doubles with 58 teams competing.
 
Next on the list was a 1-day B-Tier, Dynamic Disc Showdown at The Lodge with 104 players. The LSDisc Tulsa Pro Am C-Tier was held at Chandler Park the next day. This event had 50 players.
 
Joe Rotan and his Twisted Flyer crew including Johnny Zumwault held another classic Duncan Hillclimber. This event saw players from several states including the famous artist Skeet Scienski.
 
Several local players including yours truly are going to the US Masters Championships in Huntsville TX. This event is April 8th, 9th and 10th at the beautiful Shawshank course.
 
The same weekend is a legendary tournament, the Chandler Stock Tornado Open. Scott and Marie are going to officiate the proceedings and this year is bound to be the best yet.
 
Get out and support your local Disc Golf scene. Many clubs are beginning their weekly mini's and these are a great opportunity to practice in a tournament setting and support the local club.
 
A special event, the Tye F. Cunningham Memorial tournament is a B-Tier will be held April 23rd and 24th in Edmond. Joe Rotan is listed as the TD.
 
April wraps up with the 3rd annual Centennial Cup in Owasso OK. TD's Dave Wise and Dough Duff have teamed up to run what will be a solid one day event on April 30th. Players will have a chance to throw an Ace and win $5,000.00!!!!!
 
Stay tuned for news updates after the events.
 
If you have not renewed for 2011 now is a great time. If you are a member of an affiliate club, such as the TDSA, you can save $5.00. I renewed online and it was a breeze.  
                       
Stay posted for more updates. I will write a newsletter each month with recaps and announcements.
 
Thanks for checking in and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

March Newsletter

posted Apr 12, 2011, 6:13 PM by Michael Treat   [ updated Apr 12, 2011, 6:17 PM ]

MARCH NEWSLETTER
 March is upon us and the Disc Golf action is firing up! The first weekend March 5th features the return of a classic, Willywood. Toby Prince is stepping up in a big way to host this event. The OKDGA is really taking off. I can't impress enough how important that is for Disc Golf in our state.
 
The next weekend March 12th & 13th is another long running event, Green Country Doubles. Another young TD Matt Treat is stepping up to run this infamous Tulsa event. We are fortunate to have a great stamp by Skeet Scienski. GCD historically has a St. Patrick's theme and this years stamp is going to be most awesome.
 
Next on the list is Dynamic Disc Showdown at the Lodge on March 19th. This is a PDGA sanctioned B Tier. Jeremy Rusco and company always put on a fantastic event. Jeremy Taylor has a great menu lined up and you have to admit, those courses are awesome.
 
The following day is a one day C Tier tournament the Tulsa Pro/Am hosted by LSdisc at Chandler Park in Tulsa. That weekend presents two great opportunities for Disc Golfers to gain PDGA points and ratings in two very different settings.
 
The month is capped off in Twisted style at the Duncan Hill Climber on March 26th & 27th. Joe Rotan and his gang have work days planned to make sure our experience is as enjoyable as possible.. We are very fortunate to have the second Skeet Scienski disc of the month. This one is a truely spectacular Inncolor that certainly captures the spirit of this tournament.
 
March is looking great with multiple opportunities to play competitive Disc Golf in various formats including doubles at some of the premiere courses in our state.
 
Stay tuned for news updates after the events.
 
If you have not renewed for 2011 now is a great time. If you are a member of an affiliate club, such as the TDSA, you can save $5.00. I renewed online and it was a breeze.  
                       
Stay posted for more updates. I will write a newsletter each month with recaps and announcements.
 
Thanks for checking in and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

posted Mar 16, 2011, 6:56 PM by Michael Treat

February is known as the month of giving when it comes to our Disc Golf community. This year the clubs really raised the bar. Tulsa's Ice Bowl was held on February 5th and was hosted for the 14 time by the infamous Wayne Forest. This year came with additional challenges due to old man winter. Players had to use a secondary entrance but thanks to hard work by the park crew it worked out great. There was a record 215 participants (194 playing), raising $5,643.00 and 321 pounds of food. That is an amazing accomplishment and all involved should be proud. The proceeds went to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

The second Ice Bowl was presented by the Oklahoma City Disc Golf Association. The TD was Cameron Kasperit. There were 131 players that raised $551.00 and 220 pounds of food for the Edmond Mobile Wheels.

Sooner Disc Golf held their event on February 12th. I will post results as soon as I can.

In spite of the recent epic snow storms, a lot of players are still out on the courses. Get out there yourself and keep your game in shape, spring is almost here!!

This is going to be a great year for Disc Golfers in Oklahoma..
 
If you have not renewed for 2011 now is a great time. If you are a member of an affiliate club, such as the TDSA, you can save $5.00. I renewed online and it was a breeze.
 
                       
Stay posted for more updates. I will write a newsletter each month with recaps and announcements.
 
Thanks for checking in and please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
 

Oklahoma Open October 30th & 31st

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:35 PM by Michael Treat   [ updated Nov 10, 2010, 8:27 AM ]

Oklahomas annual Super Tour event is sponsored by the Tulsa Disc Sports Association. This year featured two favorite south side courses, Haikey Creek and Hunter Park, along with Dovillio and McClure. The format for this year was three rounds and a final nine at McClure. The McClure final 9 once again featured the safari layout which was a big success last year. The TDSA also ran a B Tier for Intermediate, Recreational and Junior players. The TD for that event was Matt Treat. 

Weather conditions were warm and sunny with plenty of wind. Temperatures were cool in the morning but warmed up nicely by the afternoon.

The TDSA always has great volunteer help and this year was no exception. These people make or break a tournament and the volunteer staff from this year was second to none.

Skeet Skienski did the artwork again for the OO stamps. He did one line art and a beautiful Inncolor design. The color art work was featured on 75 Inncolor Rock + and the trophies.

The A-tier Open division was hotly contested with some of the best disc golfers in the world participating. Tulsa welcomed Nikko Lacastro, Eric McCabe, Will Schusterick. Avery Jenkins was in town but was unable to participate due to illness. Local players of note included Devan Owens, Josh Crowl, Paul Dorries, Coda Hatfield and Adam Hunt.

In the end it was Brad Williams from Texas who the Mens Open Division. Nikko Lacastro and Eric McCabe tied for second wth Josh Crowl rounding out the top 4.

You can go to the links listed below to view the final results.

posted Oct 12, 2009, 5:34 PM by Michael Treat   [ updated Nov 6, 2010, 9:39 AM ]

Scheduling for 2011

posted Oct 12, 2009, 4:33 PM by Michael Treat   [ updated Dec 12, 2010, 8:49 AM ]

Scheduling is in full swing for 2011. Several good dates are still available. Now is the time if your group wants to schedule an event.
  
Once I approve dates they will be added to the calendar in this site. I will also post or provide the calendar to the TDSA website and any other club that would like one.
 
I am looking forward to seeing the sport of Disc Golf continue to grow in Oklahoma. Lets work together to make this one of the best years ever.
 
Please email me at mtreat1@cox.net with the name of your event and the dates you are requesting.
 
Thanks and feel free to contact me with any questions..

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