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The Disc Golf Tour for 2007 is over. Record attendence and congratulations to Simon Feasey for taking his 7th (we think) title! And this time with something like 3 events to go!. Click here to see the final 2007 points standings.

A New Permanent Course in New Zealand!

Disc Golf New ZealandOn Sunday May the 6th Sport Northland, ASB and The Pulse hosted the launch of Whangarei’s FIRST Disc Golf course. 

It was a fabulous success which had people from all walks of life making their way around Raumanga Reserve playing Disc Golf.

2007 New Zealand Match Play Championships

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Here they are - NZ's best. Lined up and ready to play the exciting format of Match Play to see who will be New Zealand's Disc Golf Match Play Champion for 2007 (note folded arms denotes...

Story and Pics right here...

2007 Gentil Sport Taupo Classic Disc Golf Tournament

Disc Golf New ZealandSpa Park, Taupo, New Zealand

"Probably the most anticipated event on tour, this year’s event once again exceeded player’s expectations. Halfway through a warm-up round on Friday arvo and whilst taking in the majestic view of the mighty Waikato river from the 14th tee I reaffirmed my belief that this is the best course in Aotearoa [probably cause I’m a Lefty as well]."

We invited Marty de 'Dev' Haas to write a story for us this time around (we think we have edited most of the spelling mistakes and lies - ed).

You can enjoy his banter, view some cool pics and check out the results on our dedicated page to the 2007 Gentil Sport Taupo Classic Disc Golf Tournament

Story, Pics and Results right here...

2007 Auckland Disc Golf Championships

Disc Golf New ZealandWhat a fantastic park Monte Cecilia is for Disc Golf. Sadly with Auckland City’s ‘Arts, Culture and Recreation Committee’ about to turn it into “a place of discovery and encounters, with an arts focus”, this will probably be the last time we have an organised Disc Golf event there.

Mind you I reckon 18 baskets scattered through out the park classify as art! Maybe a few letters to the mayor and elected councillors [in election year] talking about the fantastic ‘basket art’ you saw over the weekend might have them seeing things our way. Especially if we point out that this sort of ‘art’ will encourage Aucklanders to get out and exercise, not to mention bring tourists to the city...

Click here for pics, results and the story.

2007 Freaky Styley Crater Cup

Disc Golf New ZealandAuckland, New Zealand

It has been very encouraging over the last few tournaments to see the Womens class growing in numbers.

For the 2007 Freaky Styley Crater Cup at Auckland's One Tree Hill, saw four girls working their way around the tough climbs and mean winds of the Crater Course.

A great time was had by all and the final top 6 playoff did not disappoint for excitement.

Click here for pics, results and the story.

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Des Cooper doing the 'Lost Tribe Shuffle'

Good Luck Kiwi Golfers!
Jul 2007

Good Luck to Team New Zealand Disc Golf as they head across to Wisconsin in the US to take on the world's best ..
Des Cooper from the Lost Tribe club in Taumarunui will be competing  in the Am's from the 24th through to the 28th of July in Milwaukee. You can follow his progress at here

New Zealand Open Champ Simon Feasey, along with Joe 'Fish' Seebeck and the GM will all be flying the flag at the Pro Worlds at Highbridge. Rumour has it that 'the Fease' is considering playing in Masters for the first time this year, if for no other reason than to join the lost Kiwi Mark Dakiv who will be coming down from Canada to play worlds. Progress from the Pro worlds can be followed at here

2007 Tauranga Extreme - Tauranga

Disc Golf New ZealandWhat a Weekend for de Haas

Marty de Chef from the Auckland Freaky Styley Disc Golf Club served up a feast over the weekend at the ‘Tauranga Xtreme’ round of the New Zealand Tour.

The entrée was a tasty round of 60 to give him a share of the lead.

The Main Course was a superbly prepared and presented course record of 55. This saw him heading home to mum’s for a decent night’s sleep an unbelievable 9 shots up on second place.

The Sunday Desert was .. ‘Ginger Crumble’. It just didn’t happen for the ‘Ginga slinger’ on the Sunday. A 15 over 71 saw his lead cut to zero with only 4 strokes difference between the Super 6 for the final 6 hole round.

Story, Pics and Results right here...


Queenstown Course Upgrades
Feb 2007

Saturday the 17th of February saw the installation of 8 new pole holes (baskets) at the Frisbee golf course in the Queenstown Gardens, bringing an end to a series of major course upgrades which have taken place over the last 4 months.

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Basket Assembly

Following meetings with QLDC Parks Manager the improvements to the course are inline with the councils Queenstown Gardens Management Plan. With a lot of donated time, money and equipment Queenstown now has Frisbee Golf course that is, as one person described "very shiny".

Starting in early October with the installation of new tee pads, the course has been receiving significant improvements all summer, including the laying of Ground Guard to protect the grass areas around the tees and holes.

The 8 new pole holes mark the end of the target upgrades, which have been installed to protect the root systems of the old target trees which have been in use since the inception of the Queenstown Gardens course in 1996.

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Ensuring regulation height is adhered to

"The new tees, tee markers, and extra sets of chains for the basket holes are our own initiative to improve the course," said James Smithells of Queenstown Frisbee Golf.

The first major test of the new holes will come on Saturday the 11th of march when the 12th Annual 'The Helicopter Line Queenstown Calssic'
tournament will be held. The new holes have been set up to meet the NZFDGA (New Zealand Flying Disc Golf Association) regulations, insuring that the Queenstown Classic will stay part of the national tour for years to come.

Pole Hole Construction

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New hole - #3

A big thanks to the NZFDA for supplying the pole holes, Fulton Hogan Central, Ironwood Recycled Timbers Ltd, and Ground Guard for supplying the materials needed for upgrades, and to James Smithells, Uan Spijkerbosh, Nathan Howie, Lee Eliott and Regan Caldwell for the time and effort they have put in over the last summer helping to upgrade what has to be one of the most scenic courses in the country.

Article Written By Regan Caldwell - Courtesy Queenstown.com

BIG changes for Queenstown Gardens

Windy way will never be the same. After the weight of this winters snow saw some branches break off the old pines along the Queenstown Bay side of the gardens the council decided they all should come out.

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You can view some before and after shots at queenstown.com - click here...

Other changes to the Gardens course sees a solid post being installed as the target for hole #1.

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James, Uan and Regan hard at work with the new first hole.

With all these changes one thing we do know is that James will be claiming the new record on the re-designed course!

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Smokin` Mountain 2007 & the North Island Disc Golf Championships

The word was that Des the TD of the ‘Smokin Mountain’ NZ Tour event was planning something special to mark the 10th year of this National Park event, and the weekend lived up to all expectations...

Story, Pics and Results right here...

The Hill - Taumarunui April 2007

Disc Golf New ZealandThey more than welcome Disc Golf visitors in Taumarunui, they lay out the red carpet and 'The Hill 07' weekend was no exception. What a fantastic couple of days of friendship and disc golf. Thanks to the locals who are only too keen to share their homes and food with the out of town visitors.

To Pete and Corynne your hospitality is legendary. The cooked breakfasts coffees and juice were the best way to start the day and the Saturday night 4 course banquet for 20 was something out of this world. We are all  truly indebted. Thanks also for enabling us to host the NZFDA Inc. AGM at your place on the Saturday evening on top of everything else.


Disc Golf QueenstownThe 12th Annual Queenstown Classic
Queenstown, March 10-11 2007

Stunning weather was one of the features of this year' event. We were there and have some great pics. You can see the pics and results that have changed some standing in the 2007 NZ Tour - click here to view our dedicated Queenstown 2007 page .

New Zealand Disc Golf Nationals 2007 - Te Kuiti, New Zealand

Disc GolfThis year's Nationals once again saw an all new course - this time Te Kuiti's Brook Park, a gem of a park for those interetsed in trees.
Testing conditions under foot made for some tough holes.
Who played the right shots? Who won the first ever Handicap Award? You can find all the answers, results and pictures on our dedicated NZ Disc Golf Nationals 2007 page...

Click here to see it all...

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Queenstown Course Upgrades

Saturday the 17th of February saw the installation of 8 new pole holes (baskets) at the Frisbee golf course in the Queenstown Gardens, bringing an end to a series of major course upgrades which have taken place over the last 4 months.

Following meetings with QLDC Parks Manager the improvements to the course are inline with ... read story

Disc Golf AotearoaHave A Go Auckland!
Disc Golf at Monte Cecilia Park

Recently some of Auckland's top disc golfers took time out to introduce their favourite sport to some interested folk thank to the AkActive 'Have A Go' programme.

More than 50 Aucklanders (and even a visitor from Australia!) turned up to play a casual round of 7 holes at the stunning Monte Cecilia Park.

We were there and caught the occasion on camera.

Click here for the story and pics...

Annual General Meeting

The NZ Disc Golf annual meeting was held over the Nationals weekend in Te Kuiti. For a pdf of the minutes click here.

Disc Golf New Zealand20-21 January 2007 | Waiheke Island Disc Golf Championships
Waiheke Island, Waitemata Harbour, Auckland
TD Brett Hailstone
Well done to Simon Feasey on his first discgolf victory of 2007. Something tells us it may not be his last! Story, pics and results up soon.


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