The 14th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial Players Meeting - Sep 11th, 2020

The 14th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Elephant & Castle’s
14th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

First and foremost, we'd like to thank our title sponsor, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms. The owner, Doug Bowen, would like everyone to know how much he appreciates the Dale Roberts Memorial, and the Roberts family. This has meant a lot to the disc golf community through the years. He also wished he could play, but unfortunately he is still battling and injury and felt like 2 rounds would be a little too much to soon. He sends his best to all who participates!

And of course our tour sponsors: Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, EDGE, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in inside the building. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water stations on the course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 10. Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted by the time registration closes ‪Friday night‬ at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/46928. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DRM. Please have one person only record the card scores to ‪pdga.com‬. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be on your own. Round 2 will ‪start at 2‬. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on ‪pdga.com‬.

All disc golfers please remember: This park is alcohol-free and smoke-free. No smoking of any type is permitted during this tournament.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 8. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 9. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Course distances and OB rules for the course:

Hole Number Distance OB Rules
1 304 Sidewalk and beyond, concrete ditch and tunnel
2 248 On path, sidewalk and beyond
3 225 On path or pavement, painted line and beyond
4 332 On path or sidewalk, road and beyond
5 310 Path and beyond, sidewalk and beyond
6 346 On road, sidewalk, or path
7 240 Path and beyond, sidewalk and beyond, beyond fence line
8 230 On building, on pavement under building, sidewalk and beyond
9 215 On parking lot, fence and beyond, curb and beyond
10 243 On pavement
11 403 In painted areas around bleachers, on new pavement
12 260 Tall grass marked by paint, beyond painted line, over fence
13 330 Beyond fence line
14 270 On pavement, path and beyond
15 308 Curb and beyond, path and beyond
16 325 Beyond fence line
17 250 Sidewalk and beyond
18 500 In playground, sidewalk and beyond, in drainage ditch(marked by paint

DiscMania presents: The Dragon Ridge Open Recap - Sep 4th, 2020

This past Saturday a maxed out field of 90 players took part in the 3rd consecutive Dragon Ridge tournament in Camdenton Missouri. It has been a treat partnering with Disc Mania for all three of these years. We appreciate and thank Disc Mania for the custom discs that were stamped up this year. I also want to make sure we thank Larry Bennett and the Camdenton Parks and Rec as for allowing us to try and slay the Dragon again this year and for funding this event. Another huge thank you that needs to be given is to both Darren Rucker and Mike Abbott for weed eating for nearly 4 hours a few days before the tournament. This made the course play much better. Thank you to all of you!

The day started off beautiful allowing players to warm up any way they chose. Blue skies and a cool start. Kevin Burns with local radio station 93.5 Rocks the Lake was on site and did an informative interview. This was a very cool added feature. Unfortunately, the radio jinks happened as Kevin had to say this on air, “it looks like you’ll have good weather this year”... as you may have heard the weather was far from good! We appreciate the shout out any way, but whatever you do, don’t cover the weather any more!

The rain moved in half way through the round, making the Dragon even tougher. This course is physically and mentally challenging without any weather. Add rain, and man is it tough! The rain continued through the rest of the 1st round. The 3 hour and 45 minute first round was grueling. The brutal conditions only allowed 8 players in any divisions to finish under par.

The second round was started in the rain. Unfortunately play had to be suspended due to inclement weather as lightening set in. Knowing that the course took over 3 and a half hours to play, and the rules stating that 30 minutes after the last lightening strike after suspended play must be allowed before a restart, we knew there was a chance we wouldn’t get the last round in. 4:20 was the latest we could start and get people in before dark. Thankfully this happened! Everyone was finished before night fall.

The competition was tough and the winning margins were almost all super close! Congrats to all winners and players that cashed. It’s worth noting again, that there were only 8 players that finished under par.

1st place in Open, in a great come back win, was Andrew Presnell holding off both Jake Hebenheimer and Adam Morrison by only one stroke. Andrew shot an impressive -9 for the tournament.

Open women winner Millie Cowgill has only played one other tournament. The Farewell to Jonathan Chambless tournament was a non sanctioned event a few weeks back at Hanna Hills. She was able to take her 1st PDGA win with only a one stroke lead over Brandy Monnahan (+17).

Pro Masters had a great battle. Roger Reyes of St. Louis and I battled to the end. I was able to shoot -1 to snag a small two stroke margin win.

Advanced Men had the tightest battle in the field having to go into a play off to decide the winner. Jon Corristin bested Jon Musick in the play off. Both players shot +5.

Dan Newlin in Am Masters took a commanding lead with his +9 winning by 4 over Scott Reek.

Women’s Am Masters was taken by Mary Abbott by the largest lead in all the divisions. Her +26 was 19 strokes better than second place.

Tom Butler recorded his 50th PDGA win. He was able to thwart off local Brad “the Bud Man” Hilton by 5. Tom shot +11.

The intermediate division was taken down by Dylan Gilltrap’s +5. Only one stroke separated him from both Paul Baker and Brad Walkenhorst.

Ben Neufeld won the Recreational division shooting a +10.

A huge shout out to players that hit aces as well:
Rick Waggoner hit a 400’ blind hole 2 Ace.
Aaron Reinhardt also had a blind ace on the 270’ hole 1.

Thank all of you for coming to this super fun tournament. We hope to see you all again next year as well!

Dragon Ridge Open III Players Meeting - Aug 28th, 2020

The 3rd Annual Dragon Ridge Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 3rd Dragon Ridge Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

Discmania
The City of Camdenton

And of course our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the trailer. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water stations on the course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 10. Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/46047. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DRO. Please have one person only record the card scores to pdga.com. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be on your own. Round 2 will start at 2. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 15. Unbranded CTP is hole 16. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Course distances and OB rules for the course:

Dragon Ridge Doubles - Aug 28th, 2020

Hello again. The Dragon Ridge Doubles check in can be done through U Disc. Simply use the U Disc App. Click on Events then find the DGM Doubles (Dragon Ridge). You can then check in and create a score card. Payment can be done in cash when you see me or through PayPal. If you need to reach anyone for help give me a call or message. I have ran into a little problem and am running way behind. Gotta “love” the pandemic junk.

Lost Woods Players Meeting - Aug 7th, 2020

The 4th Annual Lost Woods Open Sponsored by Prodigy
Players’ Meeting



Welcome to the 4th Lost Woods Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

Wallace Insurance Agency, Gainesville, Missouri
Bull Shoals Lake Package and Outdoor Sportsman, Theodosia, Missouri
Dustin's Body Shop, Theodosia , Missouri
Theodosia Tire, Theodosia, Missouri
Doug Hawkins Shelter Insurance, Gainesville, Missouri
Smokin Joe's BBQ & Pizzeria, Gainesville, Missouri
SDS Excavating, Seth Smith, Isabella, Missouri
Wing and Fin Resort, Isabella, Missouri
Big Creek Resort, Theodosia, Missouri
Lake Time Resort, Ocie, Missouri
Ms Mary's Family Diner, Theodosia, Missouri
The Country Apron Bakery, Theodosia, Missouri
Century 21, Nathaly Sherrill, Gainesville, Missouri
Randy Donley Farms, Thornfield, Missouri
Ozark County Farm Bureau, Gainesville, Missouri
BlueWater Resort & RV Park , Protem, Missouri
Do it Best Hardware, Theodosia, Missouri
Turkey Creek Ranch and Resorts, Theodosia, Missouri
Christeson's Electrical, Theodosia , Missouri
Shockey's Boat & Motor, Isabella, Missouri

We’d also like to thank all of our tour sponsors this year: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the pro shop. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water stations on the course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 10. Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/46084. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is LWO. Please have one person only record the card scores to pdga.com. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the pro shop. Round 2 will start at 2. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 7. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 15. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Register Here:

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_4th_Annual_Lost_Woods_Open_2020/register

Elephant & Castles 11th Annual Monkey Trap Open - Jul 16th, 2020

Elephant & Castle presents
The 11th Annual Monkey Trap
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 11th Monkey Trap Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms. We’d also like to thank all of our tour sponsors this year: Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the DD Store between 8:00 to 9:30. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water stations on the course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments are already posted at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/46082. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is MTO. Please have one person only record the card scores to ‪pdga.com‬. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, everyone is on their own for lunch. Round 2 will ‪start at 2‬. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on ‪pdga.com‬.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 18. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.



JBeast OB’s
1 Road and beyond
2
3 Path and beyond
4 Path and beyond
5 Path and beyond
6 Path and beyond
7 Path and right. If missed on drive, proceed to DZ with 1 stroke penalty
8
9
10 Access road & beyond OB on the left, outside of the flags on the right
11 Path & beyond
12 Path & beyond
13 Path & beyond
14
15
16 There is an OB river. You must clear the creek area or lay up short of the access road at the bottom of the hill to be safe. If you go past the access road and land in the creek area you are OB. Road & Beyond OB. If you are surrounded by concrete on the path you are OB.
17 Road & beyond
18 Road/path & beyond

Monkey Trap Open Update - Jun 22nd, 2020

UPDATE ON THE MONKEY TRAP OPEN:

Due to the Corona Virus the Sportslife course will not be able to be used. The good new is this event will still happen with both rounds being at JB Hunt “JBeast”. This will limit the field to 90, but this course is challenging and a lot of fun. This is a PDGA B Tier and will have the $750 cash added to the Pro fields. Big thanks to Doug Bowen, owner of, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms for beimg the Title sponsor again this year!

The 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial Recap - Jun 16th, 2020

The 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial was again fortunate to have Missouri Eagle and Elephant & Castle as dual title sponsors. The continued support is much appreciated. Events like this one, that continue to bring in players from all over, shows how special the JHM really is. On behalf of The Hilton Family and the Lebanon Parks & Rec thank you both for your generosity and support.

It has been a long time leading up to this event. The uncertainty of even having the JHM was nerve racking. Being able to open the event to 144 was a bonus, as the City of Lebanon allowed this to be possible. Despite several people withdrawing late, players were there and ready to fill those spots. Another maxed field continues to show that our sport and our region is a hot spot for disc golf!

There were 12 divisions represented by the 144 player field. The two 18 hole course (the Jared Hilton Memorial & Winfrey) were both used as the field was split into two pools. The A pool played Winfrey in the morning while the B pool took on the JHM. After completing the 2nd round on the JHM, I almost think I would have rather played them in reverse order because the sun seemed extra brutal on during the second round.

There were definitely changes at this event because of the Covid problem. The major one was on live scoring. This proved to be amazing and will likely be the norm. A big thanks to my DGM crew for helping make this transition almost to easy. Having to sign waivers was not the best, and pay out was slow, but we have some ideas to speed this up in the future.

The results can be found here:

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45739

A big shout out to Andrew Preznell for destroying both courses and the field with a -23 win in the Open Division.

Other Winners included:
Brandy Monnahan +10 WPO
Russ Burns -11 MPO
Creighton Temirius -12 MA1
Esmeralda Dodson +17 FA1
Dan Newlin -4 MA40
Mary Abbott +20 FA40
Tim Wilson -3 MA50
Michael O Luster -3 MA2
Tina Gilltrap +21 FA2
Ryan Burns +1 MA3
Laura Lee Bentle +40 FA3

Great job to all and to all other players that cashed!

As always, Brad Hilton came through giving away thousands of dollars worth of stuff in the raffle. Over $1,800 was brought in. This will no doubt be a huge help in bringing in disc golf into another school in our area. Initial talks have mentioned Lakewood School District as a possible recipient. Last year’s money raised went toward the installment of the course at Conway Highschool. Thanks everyone for taking the time and opening your wallets to support the growth of our sport.

The 2020 Vision Tour is back on track. Thanks so much for making the 10th Annual JHM such a success. We’ll see some of you at 8 Up doubles followed by the CYCLEBAR presents: The 1st Ozark’s Dam Open in Forsyth, MO.

Welcome to the Missouri Eagle and Elephant Castle 10Th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial - Jun 13th, 2020

Welcome to the 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsors: Missouri Eagle, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms.

We’d also like to thank the tournament sponsors: Sound Envision, All-Brite Fabrications

Every year we have tour sponsors and could not do half of what we do with our them. Thanks for the continued support: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the house at the Winfrey course. Since this only recently became a sanctioned tournament, Disc Golf Scene did not collect the $10 PDGA fee for most players. Any PDGA non-member or non-current member must pay the extra fee at the time of check-in. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed into the house. There will be four water stations on each course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments are already posted at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45739. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is JHM. Please have one person only record the card scores to pdga.com. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, everyone is on their own for lunch. Round 2 will start at 2. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfree. Unbranded CTP is at hole 17 of Atchley. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

The Missouri Eagle and Elephant Castle 10Th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial- Update! - Jun 12th, 2020

Welcome to the 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsors: Missouri Eagle, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms.

We’d also like to thank the tournament sponsors: Sound Envision, All-Brite Fabrications

Every year we have tour sponsors and could not do half of what we do with our them. Thanks for the continued support: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the house at the Winfrey course. Since this only recently became a sanctioned tournament, Disc Golf Scene did not collect the $10 PDGA fee for most players. Any PDGA non-member or non-current member must pay the extra fee at the time of check-in. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed into the house. There will be four water stations on each course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please use the sanitizer before touching the water jugs, and do not open the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as three people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments are already posted at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45739. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is JHM. Please have one person only record the card scores to pdga.com. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, everyone is on their own for lunch. Round 2 will start at 2. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfree. Unbranded CTP is at hole 17 of Atchley. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

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