Tournament Schedule

Jul 11th, 2020

The CYCLEBAR presents: The 1st Ozarks Dam Open - Powered by Liberty Utilities - Ozarks Dam DGC - Forsyth, MO

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Jul 18th, 2020

Elephant & Castle presents: The 11th Annual Monkey Trap Open - JB Hunt - Springdale, AR

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Jul 25th, 2020

Elephant & Castle presents the 8th Annual North Ark Open - North Ark College - Harrison, AR

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Aug 8th, 2020

The 4th Annual Lost Woods Open - Lost Woods Golf Course - Theodosia, MO

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Aug 22nd, 2020

The 4th Annual Return of the Little Big Show - North Morse Park - Neosho, MO

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Aug 29th, 2020

Dragon Ridge Open III - Dragon Ridge - Camdenton, MO

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Sep 12th, 2020

The 14th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial - McCulley Park (Dale Roberts Memorial) - Nixa, MO

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Sep 19th, 2020 - Sep 20th, 2020

The 15th Annual 4 States Open - McClelland Park - Joplin, MO

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Oct 7th, 2020 - Oct 11th, 2020

The 32nd Annual October Friz - The Fairgrounds - Winfield, KS

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Oct 24th, 2020

The 9th Annual Marshall Open - Indian Foothills DGC - Marshall, MO

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Nov 7th, 2020

The 12th Annual Disc Golf Monkey Finale - Pirates Ridge DGC - Calico Rock, AR

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Nov 21st, 2020

3rd Annual Encore - TBA - TBA

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Dec 12th, 2020

The 10th Annual Winter Blast - TBA

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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.

The 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial Update - May 20th, 2020

We are in the process of reinstating the 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial as a PDGA sanctioned event. The PDGA Tour Director. Andrew Sweeton, has contacted me via e mail regarding the process. The State Coordinator has been contacted as well, along with the Lebanon Parks Director. Everything is being done on our part to make this happen. I will still not guarantee this will be sanctioned, but either way (barring any major National Shut Down), this event will happen. Registration will open at 9:00 a.m. Last year this tournament filled at 144, and the current cap on this event is 108 (3/hole on the two courses offered). Please register quickly if you plan on playing.

Registration can be found at Discgolfscene.com

Lucky 13 Update - Mar 17th, 2020

As of now the Lucky 13 is still on. I received another call this morning from the Republic Parks & Rec letting me know that due to the Corona Virus precautions the city is now limiting gatherings to 50 or less. With our event full at 95, the initial thought was to cancel the event. Together though, we have worked out a scenario that will probably keep the event going. Tomorrow at noon I will be posting the plan of action after talking one last time to the Parks Director. My staff and I are working hard to make this work, and although it may not be the perfect scenario, we are hoping “The Show Will Go On”!

Thank you all for your patience and understanding.

The Professional Disc Golf Association has cancelled all PDGA events - Mar 17th, 2020

The Professional Disc Golf Association has cancelled all PDGA events.

Both the Lucky 13 and Disc’n for Cheetahs events have been cancelled for the dates they were scheduled for, because of the decisions made by the PDGA.

Both the Republic Parks & Rec and the Zoo administration have agreed to help reschedule these events, so they won’t initially be completely cancelled just postponed. Please be patient with this process as it is new to all of us. You know I will take care of any refunds that are needed, but I ask that you give me a bit to find alternate dates to see if you can attend this event at that time.


Below is the link and reason for the cancelling:

https://www.pdga.com/announcements/covid-19-statement

The Presidential Cup - Dynamic Discs 5K/10K Ace Challenge Recap - Feb 18th, 2020

The Presidential Cup V

I want thank everyone who came out to the Presidential Cup V. Filling this first PDGA event of the year was awesome. I also want to thank Scott Kisling for the remarkable job he has done on the course. It was mentioned by several players that upgrades and cleaning on the course was definitely noticed. The tee signs looked sharp, the 10 concrete pads are great, and the whole barbed wire fence being removed on the outside of the property was a welcomed face lift!

The morning was definitely cool and the wind wreaked havoc on the scores. The entire first round was effected by wind and made the birdies scarce in all divisions. The second round was definitely different with nearly no wind until the last 4 holes or so. Despite the short course with several 220 or less holes, Swing Right played tough this year.

There were 95 players that played the 19 hole layout with 8 divisions. The bonus 19th hole served again as the 301’ “5K/10K Ace Challenge by DD. This hole was permanently put in last year for this challenge and is only open to play at tournaments. Unfortunately no one hit the big one this year, but there were 3 aces. This year we had a professional photographer who took both videos and still shots of the players. The videos were then played on the simulator big screens after the 2nd round. This was a cool added treat.

Division tournament winners:
Recreational Division (18)
Derek Green snot +9, Adrian Miller & Kody Kutz tied at +8, and Nathan Krandall’s +3 took the win.
Intermediate Division (20)
This division was one of the closest races all the way through the field that I have ever seen. Almost every place was separated by just one stroke. Challis Carter -1, Daniel Holston & Darrin Dodson -2, and winner Joseph Haynes won with a -3.
Advanced 50 (5)
Robert Covert and Brad “the Bud Man” Hilton shot +2 and Mike McBee’s Even par was good enough to win
Advanced 40 (8)
Dustin Murray +3, Charles Rector Even, and Christopher Stebbins took the win by a convincing margin with a -5.
Advanced (11)
The top 3 in this division had a significant lead over the rest of the field. Thomas Sloan & Creighton Temerius both shot -4 with winner Matthew Wulfekuhl shooting 9 down.
Pro Masters (8)
John Belty had a bit second round to get to 9 down. Rick Waggoner and I battled all the way through and had to play 3 extra holes to take the win with 13 down and a 3 on hole 3.
Open Women (5)
3rd place was Mary Abbott with a +14 followed by Brandy Monnahan +10, and 19 year old Katelyn Belty took the win by 1 shooting +9.
Open Men (19)
Defending two time champion Jeff Renner’s 15 down was good enough for 3rd, Gaven Ossenkop’s 17 down was one short of the lead, and “King” George Smith blistered a 44 in the second round to take the win shooting 18 down!

Great job to all the above, and the other players who cashed!

The raffle was a lot of fun with the Luster’s 10lb raffle donation being the big buzz item. Rumor has it there was quite a stir on the way home about that feast! Dougie Broom squeaked in this event as the last on the wait list. And took home the KC Chiefs colored basket. It was cool seeing his little Toyota with a shiny Monkey Trap in the back as he drove out of Swing Right. Congrats buddy.

Thank all of you for coming out to this event, and I hope to see you in Lebanon, for the 12th Annual Ice Bowl in 2 weeks (February 29th).

Presidential Cup V - Dynamic Discs 5K/10K Challenge Recap - Feb 18th, 2020

The Presidential Cup V

I want thank everyone who came out to the Presidential Cup V. Filling this first PDGA event of the year was awesome. I also want to thank Scott Kisling for the remarkable job he has done on the course. It was mentioned by several players that upgrades and cleaning on the course was definitely noticed. The tee signs looked sharp, the 10 concrete pads are great, and the whole barbed wire fence being removed on the outside of the property was a welcomed face lift!

The morning was definitely cool and the wind wreaked havoc on the scores. The entire first round was effected by wind and made the birdies scarce in all divisions. The second round was definitely different with nearly no wind until the last 4 holes or so. Despite the short course with several 220 or less holes, Swing Right played tough this year.

There were 95 players that played the 19 hole layout with 8 divisions. The bonus 19th hole served again as the 301’ “5K/10K Ace Challenge by DD. This hole was permanently put in last year for this challenge and is only open to play at tournaments. Unfortunately no one hit the big one this year, but there were 3 aces. This year we had a professional photographer who took both videos and still shots of the players. The videos were then played on the simulator big screens after the 2nd round. This was a cool added treat.

Division tournament winners:
Recreational Division (18)
Derek Green snot +9, Adrian Miller & Kody Kutz tied at +8, and Nathan Krandall’s +3 took the win.
Intermediate Division (20)
This division was one of the closest races all the way through the field that I have ever seen. Almost every place was separated by just one stroke. Challis Carter -1, Daniel Holston & Darrin Dodson -2, and winner Joseph Haynes won with a -3.
Advanced 50 (5)
Robert Covert and Brad “the Bud Man” Hilton shot +2 and Mike McBee’s Even par was good enough to win
Advanced 40 (8)
Dustin Murray +3, Charles Rector Even, and Christopher Stebbins took the win by a convincing margin with a -5.
Advanced (11)
The top 3 in this division had a significant lead over the rest of the field. Thomas Sloan & Creighton Temerius both shot -4 with winner Matthew Wulfekuhl shooting 9 down.
Pro Masters (8)
John Belty had a bit second round to get to 9 down. Rick Waggoner and I battled all the way through and had to play 3 extra holes to take the win with 13 down and a 3 on hole 3.
Open Women (5)
3rd place was Mary Abbott with a +14 followed by Brandy Monnahan +10, and 19 year old Katelyn Belty took the win by 1 shooting +9.
Open Men (19)
Defending two time champion Jeff Renner’s 15 down was good enough for 3rd, Gaven Ossenkop’s 17 down was one short of the lead, and “King” George Smith blistered a 44 in the second round to take the win shooting 18 down!

Great job to all the above, and the other players who cashed!

The raffle was a lot of fun with the Luster’s 10lb raffle donation being the big buzz item. Rumor has it there was quite a stir on the way home about that feast! Dougie Broom squeaked in this event as the last on the wait list. And took home the KC Chiefs colored basket. It was cool seeing his little Toyota with a shiny Monkey Trap in the back as he drove out of Swing Right. Congrats buddy.

Thank all of you for coming out to this event, and I hope to see you in Lebanon, for the 12th Annual Ice Bowl in 2 weeks (February 29th).

2019 Recap and Bringing in the 2020 Vision Tour - Feb 6th, 2020

With the completion of the “Tear Down This Wall Tour” 2019, the Disc Golf Monkey has completed 11 consecutive disc golf tours with the support of many. Pushing closer to a monumental 150 Professional Disc Golf tournaments, it has been quite an adventure. So many awesome memories continue to be made with each and every event.

I can not go any further without recognizing my tour sponsors. My tour sponsors are incredible, and help give players a good players pack and a solid payout while also providing raffles that have given away over 125 baskets and so much more. Without the financial support of the following companies the DGM tour events wouldn’t be what they are. I also doubt we would be flying high into 2020 on our 12th consecutive tour without them. On behalf of the players and DGM, I thank all of you for your contributions: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms (Doug Bowen), Fossa (Parker Asay), Creator Designs (Dewayne Banner), Fimco Steel (The Arbeitman Family), Intuitive Body Works & Massage (Ashley Wright), Swing Right Golf (Scott Kisling), Innova Champion Discs (Zeb Campbell & Sara Nicholson), Dynamic Discs (Derek Savory), Millennium Golf Discs & Discs Unlimited (Dennis & Annetta Volshultz), Disc Mania (Chris Brubeck & Dana Vicich, and The Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) (Jay Reading & David Shope). You all make the DGM Tour events extra special... Thank You!

Each year around this time I sit down and reflect on the previous year. I try to recap the highlights and give thanks to all who are involved. The truth is, there is no way to thank all the many people who make the events happen, nor can all the many great things 20+ tournaments brings be captured in a recap. So much is involved, and with every step a relationship is formed in hopes that the passion for the sport gets transferred to the new convert to our sport. Whether it be the local club, park director, city board, sponsor, private land owner, or the players, it is my goal to try and promote the sport we all love in the best way I can. I thank each and everyone who has ever taken part in an event of mine in any way. Your continued support has helped me do my part in making Disc Golf the best it can be in our area.

I believe this sport sells itself if given the opportunity, but in order to keep things going, it takes a lot of dedication and help. Without sponsors above events can’t be funded. Likewise, with out Team Monkey, the events would not run as smooth as they do. All of us on the Disc Golf Monkey Team take pride in how our events are run. From the sanctioning, to marketing, to the turning in of the TD report there is a crazy amount to do in-between. Some of you know this and others it’s not even a thought. Either way, my crew makes it look simple and for that I am grateful. Kyle McClure, Jacob Whitehead, Kevin Carder, Michael Corey, Dasun Keyler, Brandon Shields, and Jackson Bekemeier, all make me look much better than I am. Thank you guys for all the work you do both on the front lines and behind the scenes!

Being able to give back to those in need, and furthering disc golf are two of the best things the tour is able to do. The following is something that all players can share and be proud of! I’m always amazed how generous people are when helping the many charities throughout the year. It’s awesome to see that not even bad weather stops the support. Congratulations to all of you for contributing over $11,000 in contributions in 2019:

$150 Ava Ice
$1366 Lebanon Ice
$3000 Disc’n for Cheetah
$325 Angelia Given’s Hospital fund
$400 Willard Charity Program
$1575 Winter Blast
$4000 EDGE
$500 Angel Tree - Calico Elementary
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$11,316

The 2020 Vision Tour has already began with the 5th Annual Ava Ice Bowl. Nick Helm’s, Bear Hollow Ice Bowl was the 5th consecutive tournament in Ava. The next event is set for February 15th at Swing Right Golf. The Presidential cup V is again sponsored by Dynamic Discs and is featuring the 5K/10K Ace Challenge. It’s not every day you are provided a chance to win 5 or 10 thousand dollars. All someone needs to do is make a 300’ Ace to collect! This is the first PDGA sanctioned event of the year and is one of 20+ on the tour.

This year’s 2020 Vision Tour will hold its first 15th Annual event! The 4 States Open PDGA A Tier is the longest running event that I have been a part of. The Joplin Disc Golf Club has done amazing things over the years and has made this tournament a favorite to many. Along with 4 States, the Lebanon Ice Bowl, Lucky 13, Jared Hilton Memorial, Monkey Trap Open, Dale Roberts Memorial, Marshall Open, and the DGM Finale have all been around for 9 years or more. These staples on the tour have continued to bring in large crowds crowds and often maxing out the field. I’m definitely liking forward to running these events for years to come.

Along with the longest running events mentioned above, the tour has picked up some super cool events/venues. Calico Rock’s Peppersauce Alley Open, Forsyth’s Ozarks Beach Damn Open, and Hannah Hills Open are all welcomed additions to the tour. If you have not played these courses, mark the dates on your calendar because they are all unique and special courses. The Luster’s did not disappoint in welcoming me to Calico last year and I look forward to going back for this year’s Finale! Russell Rosencrans effort in persuading Randy Richardson (Ozark Beach Dam Plant Manager) to put in a course on the land was a dream come true for him. This course has also brought new elements to disc golf in the area. Water holes will be less scary if you play there often. Last, on this list is the amazing Hannah Hills. This course is my new favorite. The 18th basket was set in the ground a week ago completing this private course owned by Vic and Diana Bentle. In only one year, with the help of son Michael Bentle and Jonathan Chambless, they have developed an incredible disc golf destination. Last year we held a C tier on the 12 holes that were finished at the time. It was a grueling format, but this year all 18 will be played as a traditional 2 round 18 hole B Tier. I am looking forward to these 3 new editions again this year.

I know I have not hit on all the tournaments on the schedule,
but they are not thought of any less. Each event is ran with the same effort and standard that DGM strives to achieve. I welcome you to all of these events, and know that not all are possible to attend for everyone. Be assured though, any event you choose to play will be fun and you will make memories that will last a life time. I look forward to seeing you and being a part in this 2020 Vision Tour. Aces, Deuces, and the lowest scores possible to all!

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