GRDGC News Archive


Great turnout for the 2015 Ice Bowl!




Feldberg and Pierce Capture this year's

Mens and Womens 40th RFDO Titles



David Feldberg claims the 40th RFDO Men's Open title after coming back from a 3-shot deficit with three holes to play to tie Simon Lizotte after making an amazing 80' putt on #18 for the birdie!



Paige Pierce dominates field to capture the Women's Open Title.



Host Club of the...

  • 1984 and 1999 Professional Disc Golf World Championships
  • 2011 PDGA Amateur and Junior Disc Golf World Championships
  • 2011 Monroe County Sports Commission - Event of the Year!



New Club Sponsor - Millennium Games

Proud to announce that Millennium Games ( West Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623) has signed on to be a club sponsor!  They have a huge selection and growing of over 1,000 discs and other disc golf related merchandise!  Stop in and shop our newest supporter!


New Course!  The Woodlands at Gates Town Park

This new course is in the ground and ready to be played!  The course is in Gates Town Park on Lyell Rd. Check out the course page for location and course map.


New Course!  The Apple Farm in Victor


This new course, Spartan at the Apple Farm, is in the ground and ready to be played.  The course will be a pay-to-play but for now it is free for everybody to check out.  Also, check out the Apple Farm Course forum page where additional hole descriptions can be found!



1640 New York 444  Victor, NY 14564

The Apple Farm website

Please check in at the store first.  Also, you should really try some of Bejan's donuts and cider!







Free Champions Clinic with Jay & Des Reading

Tuesday Aug. 27th before Doubles at Parma at 4:30pm


Top touring Pros (Jay and Des Reading) will be at Parma DGC on Tuesday (Aug. 27th) to host a free clinic at 4:30pm before the start of Doubles League (5:45pm).




GRDGC Club Final 

Saturday, November 10th, 2012


GRDGC Ace Race

Saturday, October 27th, 2012


GRDGC Club Meeting

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012


Cement Tee Pads at MCC

On Saturday August 25th, 2012, cement tee pads were installed on all 18 holes for the gold course.



38th Annual RFDO (Rochester Flying Disc Open)

The 38th Annual RFDO will be taking place on August 11th and 12th, 2012!  This will be the BIGGEST WEEKEND tournament ever held here in Rochester.


We have worked very closely with the PDGA to get our tournament strategically placed in order to attract the top Touring Pros!!!  Our Supertour/ A-tier event is in between 2 NT events, the Brent Hambrick and the Vibram Open. I have little doubt that we will sell out both AM and the Pro pools at 72 each. This is going to be a great event, following this town putting on an incredible Am Worlds!!!


Disc Golf in the News!

May 12, 2012: From the Democrat & Chronicle - Disc golf is worth a shot.  Thanks Caurie!



2012 GRDGC Memberships

This year we are offering 2 different GRDGC Membership options.  For $25 you get a dry fit tee + bag tag + towel... OR, for $30 you can get a dry fit collared polo + bag tag + towel.


Becoming a GRDGC member helps the club promote and improve the sports of disc golf locally!


Order Your Membership Online Today!




Dave Lesveaux Fundraisers - June 9 & 10

As many of you already know, Dave had to leave Doubles League on Tuesday night (5/29) in an ambulance.  He slipped on the tee pad of hole 5 and hurt his leg... we don't know the extent of the damage to his leg, but it did not look good.

Dave does not currently have insurance through his job, so this is going to be a hardship for him financially, and he needs our help! 


We will help Dave by having two fundraiser tournaments - both at basil. Doubles on Saturday June 9th, and Singles on Sunday June 10th.  Players meeting at 9:30 AM both days. We will do a CTP on every hole: Mike Drees is currently accepting any donations to help with that.



The Great Chili Cookout 7 Results

Congratulations to Dan Hastings, not only for winning the open division, but shooting an impressive 1048 rated first round!


Here is the Cookout Results thread...


Here are the Cookout Results on the PDGA site...





2012 Rochester Ice Bowl

Thank you to all 41 disc golfers that made it out to MCC this Saturday for the Annual Rochester Ice Bowl. We raised $700 and about 250lbs of food! This will all go to Food Link. I also wanted to thank Physician Sales and Service for their donation.




Driving Wishes & Ringing Chains for Children

Thanks to everyone for showing up for the doubles fundraiser event at Parma.  It was a beautiful day, and we all did something great for some kids in need. 34 people showed up and together we got a truckload of presents and a grand total of $2,180 to donate to St. Joseph's Villa!

*Special Thanks to our sponsors: Nick Day, Larry Day, Heather Day, Cat Fallia, Tony Inzana and the GRDGC... and another special thanks to John Alloco for helping put together this great event. Hope to see you next year! -Mike D



2011 GRDGC Club Championships

This year the GRDGC Championships will be held at MCC on Saturday, November 12th, starting at 9am.

This will be a 2 round event with lunch in between. It is free for all current GRDGC Members (bring your bag tags). There will be multiple CTP's and this year we're introducing a special something for the winner!

We met with the manager at the Tap Room/Bill Grays at ESL today and are working out the food details. There is no hockey tournament that weekend so they are going to reserve the whole back section of the Tap Room for us.

All money from club memberships goes towards course improvements and small percentage towards this event. If you felt that it is too late and doesn't make sense to join, please reconsider. This is how we fund tee pads/signs/extra basket locations/ect...Your membership is truly making our courses better.  Club Memberships are $25.   This year we teamed up with Paragon Disc Golf to offer a nice membership package including a custom dry fit shirt, microfiber towel, and bag tag! (add $2 for 2XL, $3 for 3XL)



Thanks to everyone who came out to this year's Ace Race!



Thank you to everyone who made the

2011 PDGA Amateur & Junior World Championships a great success!




ROC the Worlds - A Preview to the Worlds

Come preview the courses before the Am Worlds!  May 8th at Churchville, June 25th at Parma, and June 26th at Basil Marella.  All three dates will be separate PDGA sanctioned C-Tier events.  2 rounds of play each day.


Please contact Tony Inzana at for any questions or call (585) 429-0077. Pay Pal is accepted, check flyer for details.

ROC the Worlds Flyer



37th Annual Rochester Flying Disc Open

I would like to thank Max Norman and Dynamic Discs, Innova, Mickey Welling, John Alloco, Tony Inzana, House of Pain-Haunted House, Jermai Frechette, Jamie Habitzruether, Bryon LaChance, Dan Hastings, and Everyone that brought a basket to GVP!


I also want to thank everyone who played, especially those who made a long trip. 79 Players was a good turnout and I hope that everyone enjoyed themselves. Hope you enjoyed the courses...despite the extra long grass.  I will be back again running the 38th Annual RFDO so stayed tuned. -Ryan Hand



The Great Chili Cookout 6

If anyone has questions please feel free to contact John at 585-576-5238.

Event Thread


A link to pictures from the tournament can be found in the forum section for this tournament.





2011 Greater Rochester Ice Bowl

Thanks to everyone who made it out and supported the cause! 



Cement Tee Pads at Parma DGC

Thanks to the hard work of numerous GRDGC members, the tee pads at Parma are done!  Thanks to all that helped make this happen.  The course has also been tweaked a little, with some new hole additions.  Hope everyone enjoys!

Remember that it is a requirement as a club member to participate in work days to be eligible for the year end club finals as well as the year end doubles final.


We really hope to see you all out there. This is really important for our club in preparation for 2011 AM Worlds! We all need to come together to make this happen. 



Cement Tee Pads at Widener Park (formally Baker Park)

Widener Park disc golf course now has cement tee pads!  A huge thanks to the numerous people that came out both Friday and Saturday and helped make this project a success.  Click the image for the rest of the pictures!


We worked about 5 hours Friday night, putting the forms together, digging the tee boxes out, back filling around the forms, and some much needed bush trimming.  Saturday morning, a couple early-birds were at the course around 6am starting right back into back filling around the forms.  Around 7am the first cement truck pulled in, and by just a little after 11am the final tee box was finished.  After some lunch provided by the GRDGC, we worked for another couple hours moving some of the remaining dirt.  Also, a thanks to Pat Harris for taking pictures of both the work days.




Club & Worlds Meeting Minutes

The minutes from our Club Meetings and 2011 Am Worlds Meetings will now be posted on this site!  The club meeting minutes page, and the worlds meeting minutes page have been separated into two pages, both of which can now be found under "News" in the navigation bar.



2010 Ice Bowl Results

A big thanks to everyone who came out to the 15th Annual Greater Rochester Ice Bowl!  This year, the charity disc golf event was held at the Parma Disc Golf Course. 


We had a total of 35 participants.  Alan Koons and Ryan Hand won the Open division, while Tim Johnson and Joe McGlinchy won the AM division.  Tony Inzana and John Alloco won most charitable (something new we did this year) for most donation of money/merchandise.

There was great generosity in the form of mulligans: $472 to be exact!  In total we collected $700 for the Parma Food Bank.

Please note that we still have a moderate amount of Ice Bowl discs leftover.  We would really love to donate more money to our charity so let us (or Ryan Hand) know if you're still interested in any Ice Bowl discs, you can also checkout this page of the forum to see what discs are still available.  Also, thanks to Gene & Pat for the pictures (click image above to view).



2009 Ice Bowl Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Greater Rochester Disc Golf Club's Annual Charity Ice Bowl at Parma Disc Golf Course.  For the fourth consecutive year we raised over $1000 for the host course's town Food Bank.


This year the grand total collected for the Parma Food Bank was $1145, and an additional 350lbs of food were generously donated by the 51 disc golfers that braved the cold temperatures for charity. Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to local grassroots efforts here in Rochester!



Other Club News

Our club is always welcoming new members. The base membership is $20, and includes a 2009 GRDGC Bag Tag for our annual Bag Tag Challenge. The Bag Tag gives members an invitation to the year end event, which includes a catered lunch and great prizes. $30 and $50 levels of membership are available and include choices of discs and shirts.  Welcome to our latest member...Wayne Morford!

In an effort to recruit more female disc golfer members to our club we are offering a discounted membership of just $10. Welcome our first two female members...Jenn Digioia and Amanda Catherwood! 

Club members interested in joining the PDGA (or renewing) are eligible for a $5 discount on their dues. To join either the GRDGC or the PDGA contact Ryan Hand at 734-6397 today!



What's New

Cement tee pads are the new trend here in the Rochester area. Basil A. Marella was installed in May 2008 and we have just completed installing cement tee pads at Chili's Baker Park.  Remember membership requirement is that each member participate in at least one work day.  You can see who has participated based on an asterisk by names on the members list.


Check out our new bag tag challenge post in the forum section.  Our goal is to make it easy to post/accept challenges and update your current tag number.  There is a full list of rules on the top navigation bar and we look forward to kicking off the season April 1st.  Soon we hope to have "the top 10" posted on the home page, which will be regularly updated.

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