- Dec 5th, 2015
2015 End of the Year Ozark Flying Disc Club Bag Tag Championship - Two Rivers Bike & Disc Golf Park
Contact Shayn Woltz for registration info.
- Dec 12th, 2015
On Site Registration or Contact Me to Pre Register
The Winter Blast December 12th... The Monkey's Last Tourney of the year! Benefiting the Christian County Family Crisis Center in Ozark - Nov 25th, 2015
With the 7th consecutive DGM Tour behind us, we will say good bye to 2015 and bring in 2016 very soon. This year will mark 5 year's that we have helped the Christian County Family Crisis Center at the Winter Blast. Each year the CCFCC is overjoyed and thankful for our local disc golfer's gracious support. Mary and others, who have been with the Center, have mentioned time and again that we truly make a difference each year at a perfect time of need.
This year we plan on selling a few mulligans, having a raffle, and doing the popular Turkey Trot as we do each year. If at all possible, PLEASE BRING RAFFLE ITEMS for the Raffle. I don't normally ask players to do this much, but I want this raffle to be larger than normal so we can help the CCFCC as much as possible. If you have something to donate please contact me and let me know.
As for the big needs for the CCFCC, as always food is the big one. Asylum Discs last year went over and above and donated a truck load of food which was incredible. Thanks again! This year, as you will find on the flyer, a special request for Baby Wipes and Clorox Cleaning wipes has been mentioned. There is a special raffle for those who bring either or both of those in hopes of getting those needed items (1st Run Whale, Leopard 3, and a bonus disc will be in this bonus raffle).
I hope to see you at the Ozark Flying Disc Golf Club Bag Tag event on the 5th and a week later at the Winter Blast! Have a Happy Thanks Giving and Aces to You!!
Disc Golf Monkey Finale Schedule
Player Check In: 6:45am to 8:00am (Pick Up Your Players Packs - 1st Come 1st Serve)
Breakfast will be offered from: 7:00am to 8:20am (See Menu and pricing below)
Players Meeting: 8:00am to 8:25am (Do not miss the meeting!)
Round 1 Tee OFF: 8:45am
Lunch Will Be Offered Between Rounds: Menu and pricing below
Round 2 Tee OFF: To Be Announced (Please take advantage of the food on grounds or bring your lunch. Because of the time change, we will push to try to start the 2nd round as soon as possible)
Ace Throw Off If Needed
Raffles: EDGE Raffle, Dynamic Discs Ace/CTP challenge raffle, EDGE/Innova Ace /CTP raffle
DRIVE HOME SAFELY!!
BREAKFAST & LUNCH MENU
Frito Pie $4.00
Smoked Sausage $4.00
Bacon cheese burger $5
Chili cheeseburger $5
Bacon chili cheeseburger $6
Hot dog $3
Chili dog $4
Biscuits and gravy $2
Two biscuits and gravy $3
Biscuit sausage and cheese sandwich $3
Don't forget the 8th Annual Jeff City Open PDGA B Tier tournament is this Saturday and Sunday. There will also be a Flex Start doubles Friday that will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Dale Roberts Memorial is an event that comes each year with mixed emotions for myself and others I am sure. For me, the event itself is always fun. It brings in many players and is played on a fun local 18 hole course. The tournament continues to be supported by the Nixa Center each year. This tournament seems to be enjoyed by everyone that chooses to attend. Fortunately and unfortunately the Memorial part of the event forces me to think about the man who the tournament is in Memory of, Dale Roberts. I am thankful that he gave me the opportunity to help design the initial 9 holes. He also shared the vision early on that he wanted to continue adding holes until the course became a full 18. Unfortunately, Dale did not see the final three installed as he passed away weekend before they would be installed. His favorite and the signature hole #6 (which he designed), is a favorite of mine and is when I think of him the most. I'm still waiting for the day he helps me hit that perfect Ace line! The Dale Roberts Memorial Course will always be one of my favorite courses because of the above, and also I never play it without remembering my friend.
The unfortunate side is remembering how young Dale was, and how his life was cut way to short. Only one year separated us in age, and I remember thinking to myself, “way too young!”. The cliché “only the good die young” could definitely be used for Dale. I had the opportunity to run tournaments and leagues with him. He was one of the most organized people I have ever met. His careful focus on even the most minor of details made anything he ran successful. One of my favorite tournaments was an Ice Bowl that we were asked to run in Houston, MO. He, without any hesitation, volunteered to drive there despite some icy roads. It was bitter cold, but we had a blast!
I invited Dale once to talk about his job at the Center to the boys at the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch (where I worked for 12 years). Volunteering his time and seeing his interaction with the boys was special. The boys listened intently on what he had to say (and this was rare). I believe the reason they listened to him so intently was because he spoke with passion about his work, and he made everyone listening know that he loved what he did. Despite this being slightly outside of the Disc Golf realm it was still one of my best memories with Dale.
I am very thankful and humbled each year that I am given the opportunity to continue to be a part of this event. Although I know the tears will come at some point during every event with Amy (Dale's widow), Dale's parents (Butch & Patsy), and other family members. I am thankful that we get to remember such an awesome man in a fun and exciting event...The Dale Roberts Memorial.
I hope to see many of you hear this weekend!!
The Monkey Trap Open Was a Hot One!
Saying the Monkey Trap Open was a hot one may have been an understatement. With temperatures in the mid 90's and the humidity seeming to be working over time, it made competing even tougher than normal. Eight five gallon jugs may have not been enough to keep all 78 players fully hydrated as one jug was emptied in less than 12 holes of play. The good news was, I didn't hear of anyone overheating and this was a win in itself. The steady breeze provided some relief and was welcomed.
The temperature was not the only thing that was Hot though. The division leaders were hot as well. The races were extremely tight in almost all divisions. Only one to three strokes strokes separated 1st and 2nd in: Rec, Int Wn, Int, Grand Masters, and Adv Masters. James Gross won by the largest margin in the Advanced division. Jennifer Leftwich overcame Staci Healey in a play off in the Rec Women's division. The top dog Open field also took a play off to decide a champion where Derek “Big Guns” Norris took out local Dasun Keyler in a bonus three hole dual. Congratulations to all the champs and those who cashed!
Each player enjoyed a great player's pack provided by Innova champion disc. Star Rocamonga, dri fit shirt, hat, mini, pencil, and a meal provided Popeye's Chicken was this year's spoils for all. There was also an EDGE Raffle and Ring of Fire that provided several players some extra winnings. I think some of the favorite times by several players was sitting in the ice cold children's wing of the church. The Monkey Trap definitely does not ever lack on facilities to accommodate a crowd!
To Cross Church, all sponsors, players, and anyone who helped in any way, Thank you for supporting and making the 6th Annual Monkey Trap a big success!
There are several spots still open for the Monkey Trap Open. Registration will start at 8:00am at the Sports Life Course! See you there.
Player Check in and Late Registration will be at 8:00am at the Schlanger Center tomorrow. See you there.
The Jared Hilton Memorial Opened to 144 Players and Will Be Played on Two Courses for the First Time - Jun 20th, 2015
The Jared Hilton Memorial is rapidly approaching. We are currently at 90 players entered. We have filled the last several years at 100 playing 20 holes. This year we have decided to add a whole course instead of two holes. As many of you have noticed the field was opened to accommodate 144. This will allow 72 on each course. I believe this will be the best JHM yet. It's hard to keep making this event better but the city of Lebanon is going to pull it off again!
Some cool features:
Monkey Trap to be given away
Players pack: Disc, shirt, & hat
Awesome Raffle filled with cool prizes
If you plan on playing get registered now. To register click Register Here below the JHM and the link will take you to Discgolfscene. See ya soon!
Ryan Keating has spear-headed the Free Disc Golf Clinic (in Nixa) set for June 13 (next Saturday) at 2:00 PM. This is a very unique event in which any new player is welcomed to come out and participate. If you want to learn more about the sport we love and that has been called the fastest growing sport around, come and join us!
Ryan has been doing a massive amount of work promoting and gathering sponsors for this event. The first 100 participants will receive a disc provided by the Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) and Innova Champion Discs. There will be disc golf instructions/lessons, food, and a raffle filled with lots of prizes with the Innova Discatcher Sport as the big ticket item.
If you are interested in learning the game or know anyone who is, tell them about this fun time! Also, if you would like to help instruct, contact Ryan or myself. You can find more information including sign ups, who's instructing, what is being raffled and more on Face Book by typing in Free Disc Golf Clinic in the search.