The city of Thornton, CO. hired Birdie Disc Golf to consult, design and install a unique 18 hole disc golf course in the Springvale neighbor. This course plays like two 9 hole courses that provide very different levels of challenges for disc golf skills practice and play. The Starburst award is presented by the Colorado lottery for excellent use of lottery funds. This course was designed to fit the local neighborhood residences to encourage people to come out and play no matter what their skill level. This course had its grand opening June 23, 2013 and has been very busy since the opening.





John Bird and Bill Alderman of Birdie Disc Golf recently developed and installed the Riverfront Park Disc Golf Course near Fruita, Colorado. The 18 hole championship disc golf course first opened Aug. 7th 2011 and features several different pin placements per hole which create a variety of shots making the course a challenge for players of all skill levels. Riverfront Park sits along the Colorado River just south of Fruita off Highway 340 near Snooks Bottom Open Space. Birdie Disc Golf worked with the Fruita Parks Advisory Committee and the Park Department to develop the budgeting, planning and developing of the Riverfront Park disc golf course. For information about playing the course, contact Bill Alderman at For information about Riverfront Park or the Snooks Bottom Open Space, contact Fruita Parks and Recreation at

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Today the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) posted to their website updated technical standards for disc golf discs and catching targets. These standards are guidelines for all manufacturers seeking PDGA approval of their equipment.

Acrobat PDF files of the standards documents can be downloaded at

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CBS News 4′s Stacey Donaldson produced a Great State video segment where she met with Birdie Disc Golf President John Bird to learn disc golf.

In the 3-minute piece, Donaldson visits Johnny Roberts Memorial Disc Golf Course in Arvada and, with instruction from Bird, takes a few throws at the chains.

View the video clip at

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Sharon Sullivan of the Grand Junction Free Press covered the 2007 Grand Valley Finale Disc Golf Tournament held October 2007 in Palisade, CO and included John Bird’s comments about the course and it’s impact on western Colorado disc golf.

Read the Free Press article

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The 2007 PDGA Election Results (PDF) were announced today and John Bird was elected PDGA State Coordinator for Colorado. As coordinator, Bird will work with PDGA tournament directors on event administration and serve as liason to the PDGA.

View the 2007 PDGA election results (PDF)

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Fort Morgan Times Newspaper online article john bird high plains challenge disc golf tournament 2007

John Bird is tournament director for the biggest disc golf event in Colorado for 2007, the 5th Annual High Plains Challenge in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Disc golfers from around the country will converge at the Optimist Disc Golf Course to compete for an invitation to disc golf’s premier annual event, the United States Disc Golf Championship held in Rock Hill, SC on the famed Winthrop Gold Disc Golf Course. Over 180 players from 15 states are slated to attend the two-day event which Bird has directed for the past three years.

Read the Fort Morgan Times article

John Bird Featured on KUSA Channel 9News in Denver, CO

John Bird was interviewed by Denver NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9‘s Greg Moss for a business segment about the 50th Anniversary of the Frisbee.

Visit for a transcript.

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Negotiations between Big Sky Brewing of Missoula, MT and Mile High Disc Golf Club (MHDGC) of Arvada, CO were finalized by John Bird, MHDGC president, whereby Big Sky will act as a seasonal sponsor for the 2007 event season. A combination of cash and merchandise will be divided amongst all club events in 2007.

Home to Moose Drool, Scape Goat, Big Sky Crystal Ale, Powder Hound, Summer Honey, and IPA beers, Big Sky Brewing has specialized in brewing English style ales since the early 1990′s.

Visit the Big Sky Brewing website

Microtel Hotel Disc Golfer of the Week — John Bird — April 2, 2007

Microtel named John Bird their Disc Golfer of the Week for the week of April 2, 2007. Bird was recognized for his efforts as PDGA State Coordinator in Colorado, for many years of fundraising for Food Bank of the Rockies and Arvada Food Bank and as advocate and steward to the sport in Colorado for many years.

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On behalf of Mile High Disc Golf Club of Colorado, club president John Bird presented fund raising checks with a combined total of $6397 to Kathy Underhill of Arvada Food Bank and Gordon Reusink, Director of Arvada Parks, Golf and Hospitality following the 2007 Ice Bowl at Bird’s Nest and Winter Warrior fund raising events. Bird has acted as the Mile High Ice Bowl event director for the past 4 years.

The goal of the Ice Bowl event is to raise funds for local food banks and community organizations.

View a presentation photo

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