Family in focus at 1st Fall/Winter Doubles League play

Bill Shreve on the front nine at the tee of No. 8.

CUMBERLAND, Md., Oct. 24, 2021 — For Scott Mallery, there is no such thing as too much family time. So when the opportunity presented itself Sunday afternoon to follow up a family meal with some disc golf with son Colby, he was all in.

And at the end of the day, Scott and Colby stood — together — atop the standings of the four-team competition on a 65-degree day at the 2021 debut of the Western Maryland Disc Golf Fall/Winter Doubles League competition at Central Assembly of God in Cumberland. The father-son duo led the way with a combined score of 109, split between Scott (53) and Colby (56).

Colby Mallery.

The day was, almost to a person, a family affair. The husband-wife combo of Keith (59) and Nicki (75) combined to place third with a 134 while the father-son duo of Kevin (71) and 8-year-old Luke (86, with splits of 45 and 43) rounded out the field with a score of 157. It was Luke’s third time at Central and first time playing a full 18 holes. Luke’s two trips to the course in September, while playing only nine holes each time, yielded scores of 51 and 47.

In between, it was Bill — who shot a day-best round of 50, tying his first-round score eight days previously in the inaugural Western Maryland Disc Golf League Championship, where he finished third overall after tiebreakers — with Kevin, who’s score counted twice in order to field four complete teams.
Bill finished five under par in large part by shooting five birdies on the front 9 and shot for par on eight of the back nine (and one birdie).

Lucas Spradlin-Vogelsang, 8, of Frostburg. It was his first time competing in league play.

Fall/Winter Doubles League action continues on Sunday, Oct. 31 with a tee time of 2 p.m. for all players. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. The registration fee is $5 per player ($2 goes to the league, $1 goes into the ace fund and $2 goes into the weekly winner’s purse).

Rules for Fall/Winter Doubles League action will vary week to week. For the Oct. 31 competition, the following rules will apply:
• Both partners drive from the tee. (one stroke)
• Each team picks the best lie from their throws and mark it.
• Each player then takes the next throw from new lie. (one stroke)
• Again the best lie is marked. Repeat towards the basket. (Stroke for each lie)
• When the final lie marks a putt both players attempt the putt. (one stroke)
• Only one player is required to make the putt in.
• When a player putts into the basket the hole is finished for that team.
• A team may only use one players drives twice in a row. After that, the other player only drives.
Disc golfers should also keep an eye out for upcoming events at Mile Lane Disc Golf in Mount Savage. Stay tuned to this page for more information.
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