Arnold Recap

Friday, March 3, 2017, 6:00 am — 12:00 pm

34 / 27 °F

Partly sunny.

Humidity: 64%

Barometer: 30.47 “Hg

W Wind: 16.157 mph

Yes, that was the weather conditions for the start of Arnold Open ’17. Fortunately it’s not the first time Mother Nature has thrown us a curve ball! On the contrary, it’s become the Norm!

Thank you to all of the athletes that came and supported the event.
What a great fun time everyone seemed to have.

I would like to give the “game disc” to all of those who volunteered their time to make this event run as smoothly as it did.

Co-Chairman- Rick Stevens

Walnut Hill volunteers

Mark Knight
Cory Clark
Bob Potter
Jake Kocher
Richie Adkins
Connor Flood
Ryan Advent
Bill Nash
Erik Zeng

All of you who jumped in to lend a hand

Arnold Expo Volunteers
Mike Nevett
Leah Raab
Ken Blackwood
Dean Barbo

Yes, we had a demonstration area at the Kids and Teens Expo. Look for the addition of the first Arnold Junior Disc Open in 2018.

Congratulation to all of the Arnold Disc Open ‘17 Champions

Open- Tyler Horne 16058
Masters- Steve Heckathorne 18116
Grandmasters- Don Alexander 29974
Advanced- Zachary Looper-Friedman 63568
Advanced Masters-  Bob Harris 55751
Intermediate Women- Roxanne Eckrote 60758
Intermediate- Ryan Lemaster 90364
Recreational- Marty Ertel 54167
Novice- Joe Parker 82967

Field Events
Open- Nathaniel Shifley 52312
Masters- Scott Ruffing 13759
Grandmasters- Frank Garcia 6475
Advanced- Chadwick Miller 80981
Advanced Masters-  Bob Harris 55751
Intermediate Women- Roxanne Eckrote 60758
Intermediate- Bill Nash 71952
Recreational- Marty Ertel 54167
Novice- Robert Shephard 91160
All Field Event Champions will receive a medal- I will get these to you.

New Walnut Hill tournament Course Records- Par 54
Long tees- 51
Open- Tyler Horne
Short tees- 49
Open- Pete Moritz, Jared Mustacchio, Tyler Horne

Longest Distance throw this year
Open- Nathaniel Shifley 52312 – 465’

Longest Distance throws this year by division
Open- Nathaniel Shifley 52312–               465’
Masters- Steve Heckathorne 18116        315’
Grandmasters- Don Alexander 29974     363’
Advanced- Andrew Blankemeyer 50397 435’
Advanced Masters- Bob Harris 55751     345’
Intermediate- Joseph  Miller  92187      417’
Recreational- Matt Dobson 89700         405’
Novice- Joe Parker 82967                         333’

We would like to thank our tournament supporters for their generous contributions to this year’s success.
Disc Golf Mart
City of Columbus Recreation and Parks
Columbus Flyers Membership

The goal will always be to continue to learn and improve this event. We look forward to the Arnold Disc Open ‘18 with anticipation and vision.

Paul Jay- Chairman
Rick Stevens- Co-Chairman

2017 PDGA Affiliated Club



The Columbus Flyers are once again a member of the Affiliated Clubs for 2017

All CFDGC 2017 club members can receive a $5 discount on their PDGA memberships as well as other discounts and offers. When joining or renewing with the PDGA online you will need our coupon code.

Simply email/text Paul to get that code at: or 614-203-0995

Not a CFDGC 2017 Club member yet?

Join or Renew Here
Memberships now good through 2017

During the PDGA checkout process, you can enter the coupon code to receive $5 off of the price of their membership.

PDGA can not retroactively apply this discount for members that do not register or renew their PDGA membership through our club code

King of The Courses Columbus Point Series ’16 Finale

Register     Registered

PDGA C-Tier Event presented by Columbus Flyers Disc Golf Club


  • All Pro and Advanced divisions will play long tees
  • All other divisions will play short tees
  • Round 1: Lobdell 18 holes
  • Round 2: Blendon Woods 18 holes
  • All groups will play rounds 1 and 2 together
  • Scorecards will be collected after each round
  • Lunch: one hour after last card turned in
  • Round 3: Hoover 27 holes



  • Check-in: 6:30-7:30 am
  • Players meeting 7:40 am
  • Tee Off Round 1: 8 am
  • Tee off Round 2- Whenever your group reassembles at Blendon Woods
  • Lunch- 1 hour from last card turned in after Blendon Woods round
  • Tee off round 3- TBD


Entry Fees:

Open $52.00
Masters $42.00
Advanced $32.00
Intermediate $22.00
Recreational $17.00
Novice/Jr $17.00

Add $5.00 to entry fee if you are not a current CFDGC Member.  Join/Renew
All memberships received will be good through 2017

Add $10.00 to entry fee if you are not a current PDGA Member.  Join/Renew


Paul Jay

Griggs Parking lot closure

Aug. 8-14th the US Open will be taking place at the Scioto Country Club.  With this, Scioto Country Club has asked that we partner with them under a parking agreement for their volunteers and staffing for the event.  This will require closure of some of the parking areas throughout Griggs and the Disc Golf Course is one of those temp. closures.  The Golf Course will NOT be closed for play, just the parking area.  As an alternative, however, parking will be limited to the upper location, near the CPD building and Griggs Maintenance Office.  

Andy 24

Hey everyone.

Wanted to give you a bit more information about the upcoming Ultimate and Disc Golf Charity event called Andy 24.

The event is open to players of all experience levels and runs for 24 hours straight from Friday July 29th at 7pm to Saturday July 30th at 7pm.  For Ultimate, you sign up for a specific time block/blocks that you are available to play.  Please keep in mind that we typically need extra players on Saturday (all time blocks) to keep momentum rolling through the end of the event.  For Disc Golf, you play any time, day and/or night – baskets will have glow sticks – as much as you want.

We support local charities such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbus and Compassionate Friends.  Both are very good causes and are extremely appreciative of the money that we are able to raise on their behalf.  We recently gave $4000 to Boys and Girls Club and $2500 to Compassionate Friends and over the years of the event, Andy 24 has donated more than $75,000 total.

The event is named after Andy Starinchak who was a big part of the Columbus Ulitmate community who was taken from us before his time.  His parents come to the event each year and are immeasurably grateful to the participants who help keep the event going.

Why should you sign up?
1. it is really fun.
2. hourly raffles for players ranging from shirts, shorts, discs, to sporting event tickets and memorabilia to overnight hotel stays.
3. great way to give to charity – by playing Disc!!!!
4. each participant will get an event shirt and some raffle tickets.
5. other games like Flimsee and Disc Golf Putting contest with other prizes.
6. playing at 3am is pretty fun (18yo+ please).
6. the more players we have, the better the event is.

Our goal is to have over 200 people preregister this year for Ultimate and Disc Golf combined and we are well short of that number currently.  Please take a minute to sign up now and help make this another great year!!!

Also, we are always looking for new sponsors.  If your employer or friend or family member with a business, supports local charity events, please ask them to consider sponsoring our event.  Information can be found at this link on our website:
Or they can email us at:
Or let us know and we can contact them.

Thanks for your time and we look forward to seeing you at the Andy 24 this year!!

Paul Jay, Jenny Pfaff, Nick Coleman, and Paul Devine