2015 Aspen Sports Treebash Open @ Thorpe & McPherson Disc Golf Courses
Jun 6 – Jun 7 all-day

Welcome to the 2015 Aspen Sports Treebash Open event page. Check back here for tournament information, including news posts, schedule, rules & regulations, course maps, event guide, Facebook feed and more.

*The amateur wait list is now full. To get on the pro wait list, email the TD at discbill@yahoo.com.


General Rules & Regulations

The Treebash Open is a PDGA B-Tier event. All PDGA rules will be enforced. Certified Officials will be at both courses. The two-meter rule will be in effect, so any disc coming to rest 2 meters above the playing surface will be considered out-of-bounds according to PDGA rule 804.04.

Alcohol consumption will not be permitted during tournament play. This includes players and player caddies. Any player or caddie caught consuming alcohol during tournament rounds will be disqualified immediately and reported to the PDGA. Consumption of alcohol in non-glass containers by those who are 21 and over is permitted at Thorpe & McPherson Park before, between and after tournament rounds.

No dogs or other pets will be allowed on the course during tournament rounds for players or caddies.

June is often dry and we may be under smoking restrictions.  If so, smoking is banned on the courses .  Any player caught smoking will be disqualified and reported to PDGA.

Flagstaff’s disc golf courses are in multi-use parks. All players are required to extend courtesy not only to other players, but especially to other users of the park and the park itself (littering and vulgar language are considered as courtesy violations). If it is determined that a player is being discourteous according to the PDGA Player Misconduct Rules, disciplinary action will be taken.

Refund Policy

We will adhere to the PDGA refund policy (section 1.3 of the Competition Manual)

  1. A player may officially withdraw only by contacting the Tournament Director.
  2. Players must email (discbill@yahoo.com) or phone (928.707.2676) their withdrawal requests to the Tournament Director at the contact information posted above.
  3. Discussions with persons other than the Tournament Director, including other tournament staff, shall not be considered official.
  4. Withdrawals made 14 days prior to the start of the event shall be refunded 100 %, less paypal fees or postage and handling costs, which shall not exceed 10% of the entry fee.
  5. Withdrawals made between 7 and 13 days prior to the start of the event shall receive a 50% refund, less paypal fees or postage and handling costs, which shall not exceed 10% of the entry fee.
  6. Refunds will not be given for withdrawal requests within 7 days of the start of the event, but the player shall be sent a player’s package if one was provided to event competitors.
  7. These criteria may be relaxed at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

Refund deadlines:

Full refund (minus PayPal fees) if you notify the TD (discbill@yahoo.com; 928.707.2676) by 10:00 PDT on Saturday, 23 May.

Half refund (minus fees) if you notify me by 10:00 PDT, 30 May.

Any drops after that receive no refund, but will be given a player’s pack.

Ace Pool

Players can enter the ace pool for $5.00.  Ace pools will be run separately for Pros and Ams.  If there are multiple winners, the pool will be split evenly.  If no ace is hit in Pros or Ams, we will hold a raffle for ace pool funds.  Raffles will be done separately for Pros and Ams.  If you entered the ace pool, you’re in the raffle.  We will pay out 4 places (40%, 30%, 20%, 10%).  The raffle will be held at the awards ceremony.  You must be present to win.


We strive to provide you with a quality disc golf experience.  Of course, more resources (cash or merchandise) allow us to provide more amenities and a bigger payout. A number of players have already sponsored holes.   We offer opportunities to sponsor the tournament at various levels. Please consider contributing and feel free to pass this on to others who might want to support this tournament.


Our title sponsor, Aspen Sports is the premier ‘hometown’ outdoor outfitter located in downtown Flagstaff, Arizona. They have a fantastic merchandise selection and an experienced staff to assist you when you are planning your next outdoor adventure. They carry the highest quality, dependable and functional gear.  If you’re in need of a replacement disc or need something a bit less stable for 7,000′, Aspen Sports has the best selection in town. Aspen Sports is looking forward to serving you! Whether you’re planning to climb the San Francisco Peaks, hike the Arizona Trail, raft the Colorado River, or play in the Treebash, Aspen Sports has the gear, clothes and accessories to make your adventure a memorable one!

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE (Subject to change)

Friday, June 5th

Player Check In – McPherson Park

Random-draw Doubles
$10 entry, McPherson Park
3:30 signup, 4:00pm Tee

Saturday, June 6th

Player Check In:
Pros at McPherson Park
Ams at Thorpe Park

Player’s meeting:
First Round:

Pros at McPherson Park
Ams at Thorpe Park
Lasts one hour from submission of last card

Second  Round
Pros at McPherson Park
Ams at Thorpe Park

Players’ Party and Flymart
7pm at The Patio

Sunday, June 7th

Player’s meeting
Pros at Thorpe Park
Ams at McPherson Park

Third Round
Pros at Thorpe Park
Ams at McPherson Park

lasts one hour from submission of last card

Fourth  Round
Pros at Thorpe Park
Ams at McPherson Park

Awards Ceremony
TBD, likely 6pm
Immediately following 4th round at The Patio





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Facebook Event Feed

2015 Aspen Sports Treebash Open

PDGA B-Tier tournament in beautiful Flagstaff, Arizona. June 6th and 7th Thorpe and McPherson disc golf courses
Matt McCreary
Matt McCrearyFriday, April 17th, 2015 at 10:39am
Are you going to need spotters or any help? I didn't get signed up in time but would love to hang out and help
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Little Bird
Little BirdTuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 4:18am
Beat of luck, Tree Bashers!
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Flagstaff Disc Golf Club
Flagstaff Disc Golf ClubFriday, May 29th, 2015 at 2:57am
The weather forecast for Treebash is looking a little better than last year!
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Ameya Meya
Ameya MeyaMonday, June 1st, 2015 at 6:53am
When and where are doubles this year?
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Chris 'Barley' Kirby
Chris 'Barley' KirbySunday, May 31st, 2015 at 3:58pm
Hole A at Thorpe (between 16 & 17) is a technical downhill shot finishing to the right.
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Tuesday League @ McPherson Park
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Tuesday League @ McPherson Park | Flagstaff | Arizona | United States

Meet below hole one near Jay Lively at 4:00, we will try to tee off by 4:30. Check out the latest McPherson handicap averages.

Here is how it works: The first time a player comes out, he/she establishes their handicap (average) for the course. The cost is $1 and that player is not eligible for prizes that day. After you have an established handicap, the cost per league is $5. At the end of the round, all the scores are entered and everyone’s handicap is calculated. We pay out the top 40-45% each week in new discs and other prizes.

Every other week we use one of two methods to determine the groupings (usually foursomes). One week is random draw and the next is sorted by average scores so the groupings are tournament-like. So, if a player is averaging 58.5 (+4.5) and shoots a 54 (even par), then his/her result for that league is -4.5

Check out the current averages at McPherson:http://flagstaffdiscgolf.org/mcpherson-handicap-scores/

After a player has ten recorded scores, the system drops the highest and lowest, averaging the remaining eight. If a player averages under par (which is 54), their remaining handicap is 80% of their average. For example, is a player averages 5-under 49, their handicap is 50.

We usually have a closest-to-the-pin prize and an optional ace pool and birdie club.

Thursday Summer League @ Rotating Courses
Jun 11 @ 5:30 pm

9 week summer league – Singles – non-handicap – Open and Am division Open and Am : Cash Payout – You will play Open if you carry a handicap below 0 at any local course and league discretion 35-40 % payout in each division, 100 % payout

$5 entry plus optional $1 ace pot.

Courses will rotate alphabetically – McP, NAU, Thorpe

June 11 McP
June 18 NAU
June 25 Thorpe
July 2 McP
July 9 NAU
July 16 Thorpe
July 23 McP
July 30 NAU
August 6 Thorpe

League results 6/2/15

We had warm and breezy conditions and played a par 55 with hole #9 in the par 4 position (thanks to Marcus for setting up and breaking down). CTP Winner: Wayne Hanks #17 long Player Handicap Score Result Tony Beckett…

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League Results 5/26/15

31 players attended with temps in the mid to high 60's. CTP Winner: Josh Garcia #7 winning a cool Legacy banner donated by Bill Block. Player Handicap Score Result Cruze Walker 17 11 -6 Jerry McLaughlin 13.5 8 -5.5 Barley…

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Saturday League Results 5/23/15

Player Handicap Score Result Payout Curtis Knott -0.5 -5 -4.5 $18 Bill Block 7.8 6 -1.8 $12 Jessica Jarvie 15.5 14 -1.5 $9 Tony Beckett 1.7 3 1.3 $6 Chris E. -1.6 1 2.6 Daniel Crim 1.8 5 3.2 Kyle…

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Videos of the Week

For state-wide tournament info and to register or renew for the Arizona Disc Golf Club, check them out the new azdgc.com!


Photo of the Month


Ben Rosenberg approaches on #15 at league. Cairn by N8 & Trevor Mee.

Flagstaff Disc Golf Club
Flagstaff Disc Golf ClubTuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 6:22pm
We had warm and breezy conditions and played a par 55 with hole #9 in the par 4 position (thanks to Marcus for setting up and breaking down). CTP Winner: Wayne Hanks #17 long Player Handicap Score Result Tony Beckett 2.6 -3 -5.6 Barley -3 -7 -4 Ben Rosenberg -1.5 -5 -3.5 Jessica 12 9 -3 Wayne Hanks -3.3 -6 -2.7 Jerry McLaughlin 11.6 9 -2.6 Nina 20.5 19 -1.5 Jackson 10.3 10 -0.3 Eric Lukkari 0.5 1 0.5 Travis Lamb 3.5 4 0.5 Trevor Paquet 1.3 2 0.7 Nathan Renn 5.5 7 1.5 Stan Johnson 1.3 3 1.7 Chris Ericks 0.7 3 2.3 Bobby Harding 0.7 3 2.3 Kip Gleason 2.3 5 2.7 Kenji Cassady 3.3 7 3.7 Marcus Norling 1.2 5 3.8 Grace 18 23 5 Josh Garcia 3 10 7 Cody Shinaman 1.7 10 8.3 Chris Johnston 4.6 999 994.4 established:

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Flagstaff Disc Golf Club
Flagstaff Disc Golf ClubTuesday, June 2nd, 2015 at 8:07am
Broom collection day! If you have any old brooms lying around & would like to donate then to the tournament, please bring them to league today at McPherson.
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Flagstaff Disc Golf Club
Flagstaff Disc Golf ClubMonday, June 1st, 2015 at 6:37pm
Check out our locals in the Lemmon Drop. Congrats everyone!

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Flagstaff Disc Golf Club
Flagstaff Disc Golf Club shared a page.Monday, June 1st, 2015 at 6:35pm
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Black Bear Diner Disc Golf Bear
Black Bear Diner Disc Golf Bear. Feed Your Inner Bear.
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