Hanna Hills II Players Meeting - Oct 2nd, 2020

Hanna Hills II
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the second Hanna Hills! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our tournament sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms & Z Loft Hotel Bar & Grill

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.

Carpool if at all possible. We've expanded the parking lot, but this will be the largest tournament on the property, which we are very excited about. We have also painted some parking lines to help maximize space. If the main parking lot is full, find Vic or Michael, and they will direct you where to park.

Directions: From I-44 take exit 153 at Buckhorn and travel south 1.1 miles on MO HWY 17, turn left (southeast) on Hwy NN. Travel 3.6 miles on NN. Enter the course next to the historic Hanna Post Office. Follow the signs marked "Hanna Hills Parking."

Everyone needs to check in at the barn. 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.
Regarding 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 9. Scores for this tournament need to be kept on paper scorecards. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes ‪Friday night‬ at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/44910. DGM staff will take the cards at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be provided by the Benteles on the grounds.

Round 2 SHOULD ‪start at ‬2:00, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted at the barn.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 1. Women's CTP is hole 2. Michael Bentele sponsored CTP is hole 3. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 8.

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.

Disc Mania presents: The Dragon Ridge Open Recap - Oct 1st, 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!

Disc’n for Cheetahs Wrap Up - Sep 28th, 2020

Disc’n for Cheetahs Wrap Up

2020 has been a unique year to say the least. The Disc’n for Cheetahs sponsored by AAZK of Southwest Missouri was supposed to be held back in April and held at Prime’s course and at the temp course at the Dickerson Park Zoo. Because of the Covid Pandemic, Prime informed is that they would rathe not allow people on their property in efforts to keep from spreading the sickness. For this reason we opted to reschedule and have it only at the zoo.

The temp course was around 4,500 feet with the longest hole being 408’ with the scary green mossed pond lurking very close to the hole. The shortest hole was 150’ that was a hanging basket. I would describe this course as a more technical course than what we have in Springfield, as many of the holes were either carved out of the woods or set up in them. There were a food mix of shots with trees, elevation, water, and thick brush that kept things interesting.

The field was full, for this PDGA B Tier charity endowment program event, that benefitted the AAZK of Southwest Missouri. $1,800 was raised for the charity and they could not be happier. Thank you to all of you for supporting this event!

There were 10 divisions with numerous beginners and first time tournament players. It was very cool seeing so many people happy and offering to help get the course in permanently if possible! The weather was nearly perfect with a minimal breeze throughout the day. In all, it was definitely a great time!

I want to congratulate all the players that cashed and take the time to mention the winners in the 10 different divisions:

Open (18) - Andrew Presnell - 85
Open Women (2) - Mary Abbott - 116
Advanced (6) - Dustim Lankford - 103
MA40 (10) - Ray Presnell - 100
MA50 (8) - Tom Butler - 104
Int (7) - Kodi Kutz - 107
Int Women (2) - Robin Boswell - 129
Recreational (30) - Levi Pierson - 104
Recreational WN (4)- Katie Sherman - 136
Juniors (2) Garrett Samek - 169

For full results:

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/45018

Looking forward to next year already!

Disc’n for Cheetahs Players Meeting - Sep 25th, 2020

Disc's for Cheetahs V Sponsored by AAZK of Southwest Missouri
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the fifth Disc'n for Cheetahs! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: AAZK of Southwest Missouri.
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.

Directions: From Kansas Expressway, Turn on Norton, then take first road north after light. Park entrance will be on your right.
Everyone needs to check in at the table by the house. 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/45018. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DFC. 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 SHOULD ‪start at 1‬, but may change based on last card. Watch the PDGA event page for actual tee time. 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 8. Innova CTP is hole 11. Women's CTP is hole 17. 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
1 347 Fence OB, building on or in, brush pile(marked by paint & flags)
2 350 Brush pile(marked by paint & flags) OB
3 300 Fence OB
4 225
5 258
6 333 Fence and fence line OB
7 165 Surrounded by water OB
8 201 Surrounded by water OB
9 150
10 234 Fence and fence line OB
11 210 Surrounded by water OB
12 300 Fence and fence line OB
13 408 Surrounded by water OB
14 330
15 306 Fence line OB
16 225
17 150 Fence and Fence line OB. If over fence, don't try to retrieve during round.
18 255 On building, fence OB

4 States Open - A personal Recap - Sep 23rd, 2020

It’s hard to believe that 15 years ago we started the 4 States Open! It’s definitely the biggest event on the Disc Golf Monkey tour in many ways. The Joplin Club & Crew are absolutely amazing, as they continue to raise the bar for local tournaments. I have to admit the 4 States is my favorite event on tour because I get to just be a player. The TD responsibilities are given up and when asked the many questions that a TD should know, I was able to pass off the questions I didn’t know to Kevin Carder, Michael Cory or Andrew Jinks. Thank you all for doing such an excellent job and letting me enjoy such an excellent event as a player!

The work done at McClelland with redesigning, clearing, making bridges, painting, and so much more was incredible. Along with the 3 guys mentioned above, I know that James Childers, Gregg, and many others have worked incredibly hard making the course what it is. As with all new courses that are carved out of dense woods,
it will take time to make all the tweaks, getting things cleared, and the list goes on, but the courses are true championship caliber. Thank you all who have worked so hard making Joplin an amazing disc golf stop.

I am very proud to say that I won the Pro Masters Division. This was my first Pro A Tier win, and I pulled it off facing some great competition. John Belty, the “ambidextrous one”, Kyle Wilkes, the “s curve master and roller king”, and Rick Waggoner, the “man with few years under his belt” (that who continues to keep climbing up in the ranks) were all on the lead card and pushed me to play some of the best golf I have ever played. Shooting a -9 and -10 on the opening two rounds made the difference as the 5 stroke lead after the first day is what I ended up winning by. The Eagle Course brought me back down to earth, but I was still on top of the world (at least that’s how I was feeling).

A bonus part of my weekend was getting to hang out and vend next to my good buddy Jason Schwake with his Innova Van. He was a good luck charm. You gotta make more of my events brother! I appreciate all the many players taking the time to give me the good vines, encouragement, and congratulating me on my play. Great players, great competitors, challenging courses, an incredible staff, and simply a wonderful experience that I am so thankful to be a part of.

A big thanks to my sponsors: Innova Champion Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Fossa, and Creator Designs. You guys are all Aces!

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

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