About Us

The Central New York Disc Golf Association (CNYDGA) is a non-profit organization formed in September of 1999 with a main goal of promoting the sport of disc golf in Upstate New York.

What is disc golf you ask? To find out watch this video featuring some of our club members:

How to join the CNYDGA?

To join the CNYDGA see a club officer. For an initial donation of $15 a lifetime membership number will be assigned and an active membership for the first year. An annual renewal of $15 is required to stay an active member but your lifetime CNYDGA member number will stay the same whether you renew or not. Family rates are available ($40/3, $50/4).

All funds provided through membership and events are utilized in accomplishing the following goals:

  • Expand the awareness of disc golf in the area through events suitable for players of all ages and gender.
  • Increase the number of disc golf courses in the area as the sport grows, through proposals, design, and construction.
  • Provide prizes for local tournament events and tournament entry fee discounts and exclusive merchandise for members.
  • Why join the CNYDGA?

    Become a member and support disc golf in your community!  Members get to help plan and support the continuing growth of disc golf in the Central New York region as well as be a part of a welcoming, friendly, competitive and mature group of individuals and families who love to throw the disc around.

    The CNYDGA is a great way to meet other disc-golfing enthusiasts in the area. Some say the best way to improve your game is to see how others play and exchange tips. Events are typically geared towards all types of players, allowing disc golfers of all skill levels to win prizes.

    Why support disc golf in the area?

    Disc golf is an all-inclusive sport, enjoyed by all types and skill levels of players, that provides a great physical and mental workout. Disc golf is also environmentally friendly. Many disc golf courses have been set up to preserve woodlands and familiarize people with the beauty of those sites. Unlike “ball” golf, disc golf courses require very little maintenance and do not significantly alter the landscape.

    So, if you’re interested in getting involved with disc golf in the area join the CNYDGA today!

    Here’s another video for your viewing pleasure:


    1. David Prunty
      Posted December 2, 2011 at 11:54 am | Permalink

      So…how do you join? There isn’t a link on the web site and I am interested.


    2. Posted March 6, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

      To whom it may concern:

      I work at Lindenwood University as the Director of Intramural Sports and I am an avid disc golfer. A few years ago we installed a course on campus and recently have started a club team. Last weekend we competed in the Gateway Collegiate Classic in our hometown of St. Louis, MO. I was surprised to see how many schools drove from across the country to compete in a disc golf tournament. I was even more surprised to hear how many more teams that are in existence and were not at the tournament.

      So the reason for my email is simple. I would like disc golf to become a “legitimate” collegiate sport and by legitimate I mean a sport where its athletes are on scholarship to play and that the school helps to pay entry fees and travel expenses.

      I am in a unique position to help make that happen. Lindenwood has historically been known to have a wide variety of club sports or as we call them “Student Life Sports”. They have everything from Billards to Chess and Table Tennis to Debate. So my first thought after this weekend was this, “Why not disc golf?”

      I talked to the Director of Student Life Sports this morning and he said that this could be a possibility if we could do a few things:

      1) Establish growth of the sport (not only among college students but among high school and middle school students).

      2) Prove that Disc Golf would be a recruiting tool among high school students and existing college students.

      If you have any information on high school or collegiate disc golf that would be very helpful. I have already started to do some research on my end. Please contact me back.

    3. alex sousa
      Posted September 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

      I’m planning on coming down from Ottawa to the Syracuse region on the weekend of Oct 7,8,9. I plan on playing maybe 10 courses, Clyton Park, Oxbow, Green Lakes, Jamesville, Emerson Park, 5&20, Sned Acres, Sodus Central, TC3, Robinson. I’m writing to find out if any of these courses may be closed. I’ve done my research on the PDGA site and haven’t come across closing dates for those courses. As well I ask if there is any thing out of the ordinary that I may know, if there is a course to avoid or if I’m pressed for time, which courses I should have on the bottom of my list.
      I appreciate any advice and thank you for your time, I can’t wait to see what CNYDGA has to offer.

      Alex Sousa

    4. Erin McDonald
      Posted March 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

      I would love to join how do I do that?

    5. Trip
      Posted March 7, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

      Hi Erin,

      If you would like to join our club you can send a $25 check or money order made out to: Eric Trippany 213 Melrose Ave. Syracuse, NY 13206. Your membership for 2013 includes a dri-fit shirt with our club logo and your personalized name on the sleeve, a CNYDGA bag tag, and a 15-40% discount on discs, shirts, hats, minis, etc. we carry in our store. If you have any questions please call me at (315) 436-0203.

      Eric Trippany
      Pres. CNYDGA
      PDGA NYS Coordinator
      Disc Golf Junkie

    6. hugh perkins
      Posted September 15, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

      Putting league info.
      Could Trip send me (Hugh) some info on the winter putting league.

      Posted October 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

      Does anybody know what evening the halloween disc golf is taking place out at Oxbow?

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