Tournament Schedule

Apr 25th, 2015

Prodigy Disc Presents: The 1st Airpark Open - Eldon, MO - Airpark

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May 16th, 2015

3rd Annual North Ark Open (Vibram Open Qualifier) - Harrison, AR - North Ark College

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May 23rd, 2015

* The Vibram Birdie Bash - Miller Park in Republic, MO

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Jun 6th, 2015

* Trilogy Challenge - Branson Cedars

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Jun 27th, 2015

Innova Presents: The 5th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial - Lebanon, MO - JHMDGC at Atchley Park

Registration will open on April 28th

Jul 11th, 2015 - Jul 12th, 2015

Millennium Presents: The 6th Annual Pitt Open - Pittsburg, KS - Schlanger Park

Registration is not yet open

Jul 18th, 2015

NNWA Presents: The 6th Annual Monkey Trap Open - Springdale, AR - Sports Life

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Aug 8th, 2015

Fossa Presents: The 1st True Life Open - Springfield, MO - True Life Church

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Aug 22nd, 2015

Dynamic Discs Presents: The 4th Annual Marshall Open - Marshall, MO - Indian Foothills

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Sep 5th, 2015

9th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial - Nixa, MO - McCulley Park

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Sep 25th, 2015 - Sep 27th, 2015

10th Annual 4 States Open - Joplin, MO - McClellan Park

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Oct 17th, 2015 - Oct 18th, 2015

Innova Presents: The 8th Annual Jefferson City Open - Jefferson City, MO - Binder Park

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Nov 7th, 2015

Dynamic Discs Presents: The 7th Annual Disc Golf Monkey Finale - TBA

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Dec 12th, 2015

4th Annual Winter Blast - TBA

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THE BIG SPLASH OPEN IN CARTHAGE, MO (TO BE HELD THIS SATURDAY the 11th) WILL BE MOVED TO MORSE PARK NORTH IN NEOSHO, MO BECAUSE OF FLOODING - Apr 5th, 2015

It is often said that April showers bring May flowers. Unfortunately sometimes the April showers bring more than just flowers in May. Kellogg Lake's course in Carthage, Missouri where the 2nd Annual Big Splash Open was to be held this Saturday April 11this flooded. I received many calls, texts and FB messages letting me know that several of the holes and places where temp holes are set up are under water (I will be posting a few pictures on Facebook for people to see). Several of us have decided to move this tournament to Neosho's Morse Park North course because of the current amount of water on the course, There is a few days of rain expected and there is little to no chance of the course drying out by Saturday. I contacted Andrew Sweeton, the Director of the Professional Disc Golf Association, and he agreed this was a good decision. So this year's Big Splash at Kellogg Lake will be renamed “The Little Big Splash Open” in Neosho. Disc Golf Scene, the registration site has been updated of the course and city changes. I am hoping that the PDGA site will reflect the changes on Monday as well. The tournament will go on as planned with only the change of venue.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING:
THIS YEAR'S BIG SPLASH OPEN IS BEING MOVED FROM KELLOGG LAKE IN CARTHAGE, MISSOURI TO MORSE PARK NORTH IN NEOSHO, MO BECAUSE OF FLOODING!!!

The Elephant & Castle's Lucky 13 Recap - Mar 27th, 2015

I would like to start by thanking Jared Keeling and The Republic Parks & Rec department for again using their awesome facilities at Miller Park. Their seven year's of continued support is second to none! The 1st PDGA tournament for the Barrel of Monkey's tour 2015 is in the books. Reflecting back on the this event, I don't believe I could have asked for anything more for a season opener!

The Elephant & Castle presents: The 7th Annual Lucky 13 B Tier Co-sponsored by Innova was a huge success. This was the first year at the B Tier status moving up from the C Tier status the 6 previous years. For those of you new to the Sport/PDGA events, the differences are: money is added to th Pro payout, players receive double points toward qualification to the Disc Golf World Championships in August, and most sponsored Pros receive bonuses for top finishes. All of these tend to draw in more players. Making it a B tier was a good decision.

We had a maxed out field of 92 players. We squeezed in a ghost card to allow the 2 extra players to play. It was definitely how you want to kick off the tour! Only 2 hours after receiving/assembling the custom sparkle purple top EDGE/Innova basket, an Ace was drilled on it by Springfield's Chad Fisk (one of the most loyal players to the tour every year)! The hole measured 250' and served as the EDGE Closest To Pin contest. It featured both Innova feather banners on each side of the new custom basket. It was almost magical as this is also Lucky Hole 13 every year for the tournament. Every year we use this basket for the Ring of Fire, so Innova and EDGE were advertised very well this year.

This year's players packs were over the top thanks to some incredible sponsors. All players received a custom premium Innova disc, a custom Innova Lucky 13 hat, a shirt, and lunch was provided by Little Caesars and McAlister's Deli. Elephant & Castle and Innova were the Title Sponsors for this event. Along with the two title sponsors, we also had many others including: PSC Accounting, Larry Catt Law Office, Grass Works, Fimco, Queen City Cycles, BK Design Inc., and Little Caesars. This event also benefited by our Tour Sponsors: Millennium golf Discs, Quality Trim & Sign, Creator Designs, Prodigy Disc, NNWA, Gateway Disc Sports, EDGE, Fossa, and Auto Zone. Please visit, shop and thank any and all of these companies if you get a chance!

Over $450 was raised for EDGE in the drawing, so we are off to a great start. Along with the end of the tournament drawings, we will be selling chances to win the cool custom Purple Top Innova Pro target and it will be given away at the Finale. There will be several ways of winning chances toward taking home the basket like winning the CTP for all tour events and winning chances in games and drawings through out the season. Good Luck!

A Big congratulations to our winners, and for a full view of the standings please visit the following http://http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20120

Open Men: Chris Clemmons Back to Back Champion
Open Women: Audrey Goetz
Advanced Men: Seth Hamilton
Advanced Women: Janey Helton
Mens Advanced Masters: George Eudy
Intermediate Men: Justin Mount
Recreational Men: Dallas Butler
Recreational Women: Staci Healey

Get Registered for The Elephant & Castle's Lucky 13 Right Away, You Won't Want to Miss It! - Mar 11th, 2015

As many of you know, this year's Lucky 13 is registered for the first time as a PDGA B Tier event. In celebration for this years step up, the Players Pack for all players will be a custom shirt, disc, hat and food will be provided. The Players Pack is valued over the highest entry fee! This is to simply say Thank You for growing this sport and this event! I want to say a very special thanks to all of the people, players, and businesses who have helped make this awesome Players Pack possible!

There are several models of discs to choose from and also available for sale including CFR Glo Katans, Gators, and Destroyers. Each CFR disc purchased for $20 will give you two tickets to the special raffle for 4 additional Lucky 13 Custom Stamped Discs. Each Regular disc purchased for $15, will get you one ticket. The money raised will help fund this event.
You may contact me for information or to reserve the discs you wish to purchase by calling, e mailing, texting, or FB.

Along with the expected players packs, ctp's, payouts, ring of fires, and raffles, that the Disc Golf Monkey's Tour events are known for, there will be several new things added that will make this year unique and better for everyone. A few of these things will be unveiled at the Lucky 13, so I hope you can make this Season Kick Off Event! If you are a player who regularly plays in the DGM's Tour events, each event you attend will benefit you...
By the way if you have a old Lucky 13 shirt it would be to wise to wear it...


...See Ya On Tour!!!

Dynamic Discs presents the 3rd True Life Bowl is This Saturday! - Feb 26th, 2015

The III True Life Bowl is this Saturday. Below are a few pictures (including the front cover of the Autism Report Magazine) of the 1st presentation to the Special Needs Classroom at Truman Elementary. Because of your support and giving, we raised enough money to buy computer tablets for all the students in the class! Last year we raised $2,000 and the school was able to purchase a Sensory Board. The board is a tool used to help the students work and develop their fine motor skills. The teachers have mentioned that both accommodations have been greatly used and a big help in the student's development.

This year the goal is to raise $1,500. If this is raised, the plan is to purchase a large Sensory Ball for the classroom, that works in a similar way to the board. I Believe We Can Do It!!!!

So, if you are on the fence on whether or not to come to this event, I hope the above will have you lean toward making it. This is a fun course (we will be playing the full 18), always great accommodations, and a very worthy cause!

I've been asked if people who can't make the event can still contribute. The answer is most definitely YES! Simply contact Nick DeRosa or myself and we will make arrangements.
As always, thanks for the ongoing continued support for this event and the support of the areas Disc Golf growth as a whole!!

The 7th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 24th, 2015

The 7th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl was definitely a true Ice Bowl. The attendance suffered because of poor driving conditions and the threat of more wintery precipitation throughout the day. Despite these conditions 29 players showed up to play and support L. Life (this years charity).

A remarkable $901 was raised, plus food, and clothing. A $5 fee, mulligans, and a drawing filled with multiple prizes including a Monkey Trap were the way the money was raised. A special thanks to all of you for making this happen.

The temps were decent considering how the morning started. I'm guessing there was about 5” of snow on the ground when play started. By the second round the snow was melting quickly. Congratulations to our Winners:
Jake Hebenheimer Open
Stan Balke Adv Masters
Seth Black Intermediate
Chris Waterman Recreational
Brandy Monnahan Women

SEE YOU THIS COMING SATURDAY FOR THE TRUE LIFE BOWL!!

2014 Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) Recap - Feb 19th, 2015

EDGE TCP Review-2014
The Educational Disc Golf Experience would like to thank you for your involvement with the 2014 EDGE Tournament Charity Program.

If you have not done so yet, please take a quick moment and "LIKE" the EDGE Facebook page to get all of the latest updates and awesome EDGE stories throughout this year.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Educational-Disc-Golf-Experience-EDGE/292561224869

Please share the numbers and EDGE Facebook stories with the folks that attend and support your events. It is important that we all keep the players informed of the great work getting accomplished with their contributions. 2015 will see EDGE release its 3rd edition to the Getting the EDGE Curriculum and Activity Guide that will include updated standards, an expanded technique section and at least ten new disc golf related activities!

Whether you are a player/contributor or a tournament director making things happen, our EDGE hats are off to you! We at EDGE hope you enjoy seeing this program grow and produce solid results. We are all making a difference and the sport is growing right before our eyes.

Cheers, Jay Reading
(EDGE TCP Coordinator)


2014 Year End Stats

--83 Tournament Partners in 2014

--$26,268 contributed into the EDGE TCP grant program

--$11,700 granted out in the form of 25 different EDGE TCP grants in eleven states

--Thirteen new events participated in the EDGE TCP program this year including The Texas Amateur Doubles (Texas) and The Homie Fall Celebration (Indiana) that both contributed over $1,000 in their first year!

--Suzette Simons and the Sky High Showdown nearly crested the $2,000 mark for ONE EVENT!

--We also want to acknowledge three of our Series Contributors who broke their own contribution records. Congratulations on helping move the sport forward!

Iowa Disc Golf Tour with $2,506 +$730 from 2013
Western Arkansas Flying Disc Assoc. with $2,839 +$669 from 2013
Russ Burns' Disc Monkey Tour with $2,285 +$385 from 2013


Acknowledgments for 2014


TOP TEN Contributions for a Single Event
1st--Sky High Throwdown (CA)-Suzette Simons ($1,726)

2nd--The Live Oak Charity Ching (TX)-Des & Jay Reading ($1,550)

3rd--Texas Amateur Doubles (TX)-Mike Schulgen ($1,147)

4th--Homie Fall Celebration (IN)-Deb & Jay Svitko ($1,028)

5th--Cedar Hill Chill (TX)-Cedar Hill DGC ($1,000)

6th--Woodway Challenge-Channon Quillen WDGC ($977)

7th--Hell on the Border (AR)-WAFDA & Chris Eads ($731)

8th--War on the Shore (AR)-Matt Loyd & PVDGC ($708)

9th--Four States Open (MO)-Russ Burns ($640)


10th--Victoria Open (TX)-Riverside Disc Club ($600)
--Junction Freezer (TX)-Charlie Chapman & Hoyt Moss ($600)
--Fox Valley Open (WI)-Oshkosh Disc Golf Club ($600)


TOP FIVE Highest Contributions from a Series
1st--WAFDA Events (AR)- Western AR Flying Disc Association ($2,839)

2nd--The Iowa Tour (IA)-Kurt Conrad and Iowa Tour TD's ($2,506)

3rd--The Disc Monkey, Lucky Monkey Tour (MO/AR)-Russ Burns ($2,285)

4th--Meteor Mike Schulgen Events (TX)-Mike Schulgen ($1,597)

5th--Georgia Super Six Series (TX)-Campbell / Adams / Jones ($800)
--Orlando Disc Golf Events (FL)-Orlando Disc Golf Club ($800)

Pitt Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 6th, 2015

Pitt Ice Bowl Recap

35 Players played a temp course at 4 Oaks Golf Course

There were 5 divisions that included Open, Adv, Mst, Int, & Rec

Winners:
Brad Rush - Open
William Marshall - ADV
Kevin Elrod - MST
Noah Dixon - INT
James Lakey - REC

The weather, despite another Doom & Gloom forecast by some of the world's worst predictors on the planet (Meteorologists), was excellent. No rain, very little to no wind, fairly warm...

Sara Vocca from the Park & Rec Dept. Provided a count of $423 raised and she will be getting the final word on the lbs of food shortly.

A special thanks to Gateway Disc Sports, Dynamic Discs, and the Pitt Parks & Rec Department for donating the players Packs. A big thank you to all who came, played, and contributed to this event despite a very short notice!

Hope to have this again next year with more than 2 Weeks Notice

Bear Hollow Ice Bowl Recap and Get Ready for the Pitt Ice Bowl at Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg, Kansas on January 31st - Jan 21st, 2015

All in attendance at the 1st ever Bear Hollow Ice Bowl in Ava, Missouri last Saturday was fortunate to enjoy unseasonable weather. It was nearly 60 degrees as 60 players came to try their luck at the first tournament with the course permanently installed. Although the terrain was a bit sloppy, few complained because it wasn't ice. There was some wind the second round, but it was still a remarkable day for disc golf in January!

Nick Helm, TD and organizer had two goals listed on the flier: $400 and 150 lbs of food. Nearly 150 lbs of food was raised, and even more impressive and exciting is the fact the monetary goal was more than doubled with over $900 being raised for the Heart of the Hills Food Pantry and Thrift Store! On behalf of Nick Helm and the City of Ava, a huge thank you and several pats on the back for all who took part in this event!! Who knows this may even lead to an annual event or perhaps a stop on the Tour as a PDGA event. Whatever happens, this was a record for a first Ice Bowl both in attendance and money raised. We were blessed with a near perfect day for this event!

Winners included Sandy Leech -Women's, Ray Renner – Recreational, Seth Black & Ray Presnell tied and played a sudden death CTP in which Seth Black won, Chris Dangler - Advanced, and Andrew Presnell – Open. Congratulations to each of you! The other big winner taking home a Monkey Trap was Mike Sisco. I thought this was fitting since he has worked hard on installing a disc golf course on his property that is opened to the public. If you have yet to play the course in Westplains you should.

DON'T FORGET JANUARY 31st IS THE PITT ICE BOWL TO BE HELD AT THE FOUR OAKS BALL GOLF COURSE ON AN 18 HOLE TEMPORARY LAYOUT! HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!

Bring On 2015... The 1st Bear Hollow Ice Bowl is Saturday Jan. 17th - Jan 11th, 2015

The first Bear Hollow Ice Bowl is this Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Bear Hollow Disc Golf course located in the Ava City Park (corner of hwy 5 South and Y hwy) in Ava, MO. Registration begins at 8:30am in the pavilion by the pool. The players meeting is at 9:45 with a tee time of 10am. The entry fee is $20 plus 5 cans of food or $5. Along with supporting the Heart of the Hills Food Pantry & Thrift Store each player will receive a 2015 Ice Bowl disc, a custom Bear Hollow shirt complements of Slacker Industries, thanks Corey and one free raffle ticket for a beautiful Monkey Trap Disc Golf Basket hand made by the Disc Golf Monkey himself. Other raffle prizes include 2015 Ice Bowl mini's, stash mini's, a full color Buzzz, a Beanie, a performance Long Sleeve shirt, a zip up hoodie and much more from Auto Zone, the Monkey and Bear Hollow. To help raise even more money for charity, Mulligans will be sold for $1 a piece or 20, the max, for $15. For more info please visit and like our page on Facebook, fb.com/bearhollowdg or call Nick Helm at 417-693-1019 or stlhelm@gmail.com . I can't wait to see all of you Saturday as we help the people of Douglas County and celebrate the Grand Opening of it's first Disc Golf course!

Nick Helm

Winter Blast Update With Last Year's Totals - Dec 10th, 2014

Alright Ladies & Gentleman.

Update on the winter Blast:

Last year's totals:
32 Players
Temps. Never above freezing
6-7" of snow
$410 raised
Food, clothes, cleaning supplies, and more were all given to the CCFCC

This year I am confident we can smash the attendance record and the donation amount.
Because this is a charity event, with entry fees low, there has never been a players pack. This year Elephant & Castle has donated some money (thanks Doug Bowen) that will allow the first 50 entries to receive a cool Santa Monkey mini provided by Gateway (thanks Dom).

Several have asked how they can help. If you make a mean batch of chile, bring it (contact me too so I know you are bringing it). Also, bring raffle items. I have some things, but the more the merrier they say! Last, if you can buy raffle tickets when you come.
I appreciate the support and this event is for a great cause! See you all Saturday!!

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