League Directors Matt & Timmy The
Sundog Tournament Series summer
disc golf league was started in 1993 by Minnesota
Frisbee Association member and volunteer extraordinaire,
Greg Rife. Through his welcoming personality, positive
attitude, and tireless efforts - and those of the
volunteers that have followed - this unique disc golf
series has developed into what is arguably the largest
and most enjoyable league in the world today.
season was great! More than $15,000 in cash and
prizes was paid out to over 70% of all Sundog contestants,
over $2500 was paid out in ace pools to 19 lucky/skillful
winners, and the league raised over $2000 for the Minnesota
Majestic PDGA SuperTour event. Incredibly, the series
averaged more than 130 players weekly, and saw over
450 different competitors come out to play. And again,
as always, the series finals and the awards party at
Kaposia were the height of the season. Another record-breaking
year, it's gonna be hard to beat!
2012 season is already shaping up to be great!
New and more players are showing up every week, we're
bringing in new courses to the Sundog rotation, and
we have exclusive use of several courses. And while
we always provide instant round ratings, instant weekly
and seasonal stats, and online access to your own personal
statistics, we're always trying to improve on our reporting.
To that end we intend to change the points system this
year to be more fair.
do not want to miss out on this summer-long event,
and by event we mean this is not your average weekly
league. The Sundog Tournament Series is for the competitive
disc golfer looking to improve their weekend tournament
game and get those crush-your-friends results. But it
is also known for good times and great people, so come
on out and join us for some of the most enjoyable and
diverse disc golf competition in Minnesota. Seeya on
(in) the links!
The Sundog Tournament
Series: What’s Good About Having
it at Your Disc Golf Course?
it is: The Sundog Tournament Series
(STS) is a singles-format, tournament-style,
Tuesday evening, summer disc golf league
that rotates between 12 to 15 courses throughout
the greater Twin Cities metro area each
year. The STS features various levels of
competition with two professional and four
amateur divisions, and weekly registration
is open to anyone at any time during its
22-week summer season.
STS league play can benefit your course:
Disc golf is a game that demands high standards
of rules, etiquette, and courtesy. Among
the basic elements of these standards are
concern for spectators and safety, and respect
for plants and wildlife on the course. The
STS has strict rules in place regarding
vandalism, littering, and bad or illegal
behavior. Most STS league players are etiquette-savvy,
familiar with organized competitions, and
possess a strong self-policing ethic. Some
of the things you can be sure of when the
Sundog Tournament Series is at your course:
players do not litter; many, in fact, will
clean up as they play, and educate others
about keeping courses and parks clean. STS
policy regarding trash is “pack it in,
pack it out”.
• STS players police and report course
vandalism, a concern for all disc golf course
• STS players monitor and report bad
or illegal behavior on and around the course
and parking areas.
• With a weekly average of 130 players
- many of them using local services - the
STS can have a real impact on small business
• League play teaches newer players
to be better stewards of the game, and the
courses upon which it is played.
• League play can reduce serious crime
in your park through increased traffic. There
are many examples of this.
• STS league provides a way for newer
disc golfers at their respective home course
to see or try “entry level” tournament
• STS league brings people from all
over the region to your city, many of whom
will return again and again to enjoy what
your area has to offer.
• STS carries its own liability insurance,
and all course operators are additional insured.
photos courtesy of Brian Donahue, Matt Koerner