I'm growing to love the DG community out here in the cities. I've only played to league days/nights with the MFA (Minnesota Frisbee Association) gang, but I've been shown a great time. For those not familiar with MFA league nights, two of the biggest are the ChillyDog Winter League and Sundog Tournament Series. They are singles leagues, where you play in divisions. You earn points every time you play, and the money that gets paid to enter by those in your division stays in your division for payouts!!! This is really nice compared to random draw dubs where you are playing with a huge group of highly different skill levels where the same people are getting paid out every week. Yes, it may be the same people with singles, but they are at the top of your division.
Also, an awesome guy named Porterhouse sponsors all the ladies weekly because he wants to encourage more to play. FREE league nights??? I can't resist when I'm able to go. Thanks Porterhouse!!!
Not only do we have these leagues (which I gave a very brief synopsis of), but then we also have the state cup, the Mider Cup. The MFA is decided into zones (N, E,S, W) and each zone hosts events and such. For the Mider Cup, each zone sends their top players from each division (I believe) to compete for the team championship (and bragging rights). It's amazing seeing the loyalty of people to their zone. I'm EASTSIDE... and we're gonna win this year!!!
There are so many disc golf companies out here. Fariway Flyerz, Gotta Go Gotta Throw, Long Tee, Par72, DGTV, and PDGA radio are all located in or near the cities. Also, we have some great pros in Cale Leiviska, John Drummond, Timmy Gill, and Katy Schreder. The state is just booming with disc golf. There are courses everywhere. In comparison to OH and MI, this place is awesome in regards to disc. I have been challegened to learn to throw some different shots. Long. Short. Uphill. Downhill. Heavily wooded. Wide open bomber holes. There is so much variety here. I don't think I could ever get bored out here.
In no way did I mean to knock on Ohio and Michigan disc golf with this post. I love my home state and the disc golf it contains, as well as all that disc just over the border in that "state up north". Haha.
I wish I could write more for this post. I will later. I had to rush to get it done before I have to work and study tonight. More ti come later.