Patriots Gold & Silver’s 1st Runnin’ with Squatch Players Meeting - May 15th, 2021

Patriots Gold & Silver’s 1st Runnin’ the Trails with Squatch Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the First Sasquatch Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. As mentioned above, Patriots Gold and Silver (owned by Jeff Ford) is our title sponsor. He will be playing the event, so thank him if you meet him.

Tournament sponsors: Fossa, District 9 Paintball, Reed Springs Pizza, Missouri Ridge, Elephant and Castle, Tequilas, Tad Odom, Xtreme Photos, Treez Nutz, Nixa League, Andes Snack Shack, and Big Air

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 clubhouse. 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. Please follow the guidelines and directions given by Teddy & Liz regarding their COVID concern policy.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is SQO. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/50950. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the clubhouse. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 16 blue. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 5 pink. All water is casual.

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.

Patriots Gold & Silver’s 1st Runnin’ the Trails with Squatch Players Meeting - May 14th, 2021

Patriots Gold & Silver’s 1st Runnin’ the Trails with Squatch Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the First Sasquatch Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. As mentioned above, Patriots Gold and Silver (owned by Jeff Ford) is our title sponsor. He will be playing the event, so thank him if you meet him.

Tournament sponsors: Fossa, District 9 Paintball, Reed Springs Pizza, Missouri Ridge, Elephant and Castle, Tequilas, Tad Odom, Xtreme Photos, Treez Nutz, Nixa League, Andes Snack Shack, and Big Air

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 clubhouse. 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. Please follow the guidelines and directions given by Teddy & Liz regarding their COVID concern policy.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is SQO. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/50950. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the clubhouse. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 16 blue. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 5 pink. All water is casual.

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.

Elephant & Castle’s 9th Annual North Ark Open’s Players Meeting - Apr 30th, 2021

North Ark Players Meeting

Elephant & Castle presents
The 9th Annual North Ark Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 9th North Ark Open! We’d like to start off by thanking Doug Bowen, owner of Elephant & Castle Fine Arms our Title Sponsor, as well as, a tour sponsor. I don’t think we could do what we do with out Doug’s continued support. If you are wanting to buy or sell guns or need ammo, head to Ozark and visit him at Elephant & Castle Fine Arms.

We also want to thank all of our sponsors for the Rock On Tour 2021: Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, Patriot’s Gold & Silver, Fimco Steel, Discs Unlimited, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, and Dynamic Discs. As most of you know, without sponsors tournaments are tough to run. We are always looking for more sponsors. If you know of any leads contact us.

Everyone needs to check in at the concession stand. 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 before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines. A few players at a time will be allowed in to use their vouchers.

Further related to COVID-19, the state of Arkansas limits gatherings to 100 people or less. Since we have 100 players at the tournament, we must ask that no one brings a caddy. Also, any spectators we might have would be asked not to follow the players. This will help us stay within guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Round 1 tees off at 10. Scores for the tournament should be kept on the PDGA website, but we can have paper scorecards available if necessary. Player course and hole assignments will be posted Friday evening at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/50428. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is NAO. 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 should start at 2, but will be based on receiving the last card after round 1. 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 and course map can be be found on FB: Russel Burns, Disc Golf Monkey, Ozarks Flying Disc Club, and Harrison Disc Golf Society. Unbranded CTP is hole 6b. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 7b. Women’s only CTP is Hole #13. 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.

Hanna Hills Players Meeting - Apr 16th, 2021

The Third Annual Hanna Hills Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Third Annual Hanna Hills! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking 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.

Tournament Sponsors: Hanna Hills would like to thank their hole sponsors for 2021! Please take note of the new hole sponsor signs on the course. Some holes are still available. Ask Vic, Diana, or Michael for more information.

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. Also, please try to start live scoring before you get to the course. (www.pdga.com/score. Code is HHO). The cell signal is very hit and miss. Mostly miss!

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. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as 4 people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament wil be kept online at www.pdga.com/score. Code is HHO. Paper cards will be available upon request. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/50427. DGM staff will receive the online scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be provided by the Benteles on the grounds. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted online.
Rules for the course are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 3. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 2.
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’n for Cheetah’s VI Recap - Apr 14th, 2021

Disc’n for Cheetah’s VI Recap

The sixth year of the Disc’n for Cheetahs tournament took place this past weekend. This was only the second time that it was played at the Dickerson Park Zoo property. Initially the event was held in Ozark, then Ozark & Prime Trucking and then because of the Pandemic, a temp course was the set up on the zoo grounds. The land is absolutely beautiful, like a hidden oasis. Elevation, trees, a pond, a creek, all make for a fun challenging course despite the fact that it is a shorter course.

The course was in great condition as it had been mowed and prepped by the zoo keepers. The trees were blooming and the Purple Redbuds stole the show of the natural beauty of the property. As expected, there was rain and wind through out the day. The second round had more rain and there were stronger winds to contend with.

This year’s event had been full for three and a half weeks. There was a few drop outs that made some players very happy as they jumped on the chance to play. A maxed out field of 100 with 12 divisions, including a large women’s attendance (11 women and a junior lady) and a total of 4 Juniors was so awesome!

This year we raised $1,800 for the Cheetah Habitat in Kenya. This figure was accomplished by sanctioning the event as a B tier through the charity endowment program set up by the pdga and a raffle. On be half of the Zoo Keepers, AAZK, and the Cheetah Habitat in Kenya, thank you for making this such a success for 6 years in a row. We plan on continuing this for years to come!

Result Recap:

Junior Girls - 9 year Allayna Ward (Lu as they call her) won the junior girls division shooting a +37. This kiddo loves the game so much and you can tell she practices. It will be fun watching here get better and better. She tried to clean out all my mom’s jerky with he winnings :-)

Junior Boys - there were 3 kiddos in this division and all had a great time. Owen, Garret and Elijah finished in that order with Owen shooting a +31. Great job gentleman, and keep playing!

Recreational Women - There were four ladies in this division. Whitney Marcum won this division by several strokes despite being 6 months pregnant! What’s trooper! You Roc Whit!!

Recreational - This was the largest field with 20 players. What a super tight race between the top 4 players that ended up in a pair of ties. The tie for 3rd was between Miro and Allan at +4 (1 stroke off the leaders tying score). The tie for first at +3 between Tyler Dixon and Brett Stofer went sudden death on hole 1. Brett said he teed off first and smacked the building, leaving a tough upshot. Tyler threw down the middle of the fairway and proceeded to lay up for par. Brett rolled to about 35’ and chained out on his putt. This gave Tyler the “W”.

Intermediate Women - Ashley Hood was the only player in this division. We need to get more ladies playing so she has some competition... let’s go! She shot a +32.

Intermediate - There was another close battle in the intermediate between the too 3 players. Tyler Adleman’s -2 was goos enough to hold off Barak Barton and Nevada McAlpin who tied at -1.

Masters 60+ - This was quite a dog fight with 3 of the 4 players tying for 1st at +6. The play off started on hole 1, where all 3 parred. Hole 2 took out Jon Parson’s as he found the OB. This left Brad Hilton and Roger Reid who ended up playing two more holes where Roger proved victorious. This was the first time Roger had beaten both Brad and Jon... Kudos brother!

Masters 50+ - There were 7 players in this division. Darrin Dodson, took the lead in the 1st round and never looked back. He was able to win by 6 strokes over the returning Kevin Elrod and Doug Clark who each shot +9.

Masters 40+ Women - Two ladies battled it out here. Candie Luster from Calico Roc was able to get a win over Julie Crouch (who I am thankful that she did not get hit this tourney). Candie shot a +32 and Julie shot +37. Looking at the scores, you ladies may think about playing INT with Ashley Hood next time. You all would be very competitive with each other.

Masters 40+ - This division always has great competition and the 4 top players seem to always be near the top. Toby Rector was able to hold off the charging Seth Hamilton who shot the hot round of the division (58) in the near come back. Toby shot E, Seth shot +1 and Dan Newlin and Adam West ended up +3.

Advanced - Kody Kutz and Parker Asay were in a close battle to the end it appears. Kody’s 3 stroke lead proved to be the difference as Parker did get Kody by one in the second round, but it wasn’t quite enough. Kody shot -7 and Parker was at -5.

Open Women - Mary Abbott, Brandy Monnahan, Katelyn Belty, and Esmeralda Dodson were the four that competed in this division. Brandy and Katelyn are the two registered Pro players, the other two bumped up. Great job to all. Mary played incredible and took home the win holding off Brandy and Katelyn by 5 strokes. Very impressive win over some good competition!

Open Men - Kyle Webster who snuck in late Friday night (maybe even Saturday morning) was the man who tamed the Cheetahs. I’ve said for a long time Kyle is my favorite pro player. He has all the skills needed to be great, but is humble and so much fun to be around. Class act all the way around. He absolutely lit up the course both rounds, but really killed it in the 2nd round giving him the win by 8 strokes over Andrew Boone and 9 over myself. Congratulations Kyle, and thanks for the fun Video Blog. You can see it on his FB page.

Disc’n for Cheetahs VI Players Meeting - Apr 9th, 2021

The VI Annual Disc'n for Cheetahs sponsored by Ozarks AAZK of Southwest Missouri - Driven by Innova

Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the fifth Disc'n for Cheetahs! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking 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. There should be a path through the zoo in the morning to get to the house from the parking area, at least in the morning. You will be walking back along the road to get to your vehicles because the gate will be locked once the tournament begins. PLEASE! Stay on the path. DO NOT approach the fences or animals as you walk through. This is for your safety!

Please be aware that no alcohol or drugs will be allowed on any part of the zoo property at any time.

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. After the tournament, amateur players will receive their payout out of the trailer. There will be a limited number of players let inside at one time.

Between rounds there will be a food truck for your convenience and there are several restaurants available. Please check UDisc for round 2 start 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 around the time registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/50426. 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. Paper scorecards will also be available upon request. 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. Innova CTP is hole 1. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 4. Women-only CTP is hole 7. 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.

Lucky 13 Wrap Up - Mar 15th, 2021

13 years of the Lucky 13 are now all in the books. 99 Players braved the weather knowing it was going to be a swampy nasty mess for the Elephant & Castles 13th Annual Lucky 13. Unfortunately our local meteorologists were right about the forecast. It was raining when we all started at 9:00, and it continued through the first round. There was a little wind as well, but nothing like the second round. The rain stopped completely before the second round, but the wind picked up at the same time. Rain, wind, mud, water and more water equaled very tough conditions.

There were eleven divisions represented this year. We were excited to have seven women and one junior in the field. Thankfully the 20 hole lay out flowed rather well despite the rough conditions. As always OB’s are what make this wide open course such a challenge. There were two CTP holes sponsored by Innova and Dynamic Discs. Dillon Clinkanbeard won DD’s and Chris Eads one Innova’s. Congrats guys.

The 24 player Open division was a very tight race to the end result in a sudden death tie break between Dasun Keyler and Micah Funderburgh. Their -15’s were two better than David Savage and Chris Eads. In the playoff, Micah parked the hole to take the win with a -15.

The Open women had two players Andrea Eads and Brandy Monnahan. Andrea shot 920 rated golf for the day smashing the course.

The Advanced men had 11 players, and was where the best score of the tournament came from. Andrew Boone, a 969 rated player annihilated his field shooting -18 for the tournament. This score would have one Open by three strokes. Great job, and hope to see you in Open soon. Noah shot a very respectable -7 that was good for 2nd place.

Mary Abbott and Esmeralda Dodson competed in the Advanced Women division. The first round was very close, with Esmeralda up by only a stick. She turned it on in the second round shooting a 66 pulling away and taking the win.

There were 9 players in the Am 40 division. Ray Presnell, (who could have played MA 50+) made a late decision to jump to this division. This was a great choice as he killed it shooting a -3 for the day besting brothers Charles & Toby Rector who tied for second with a +9.

Candie Luster was the loan lady in Am 40. We hope to find you some competition at the next one!

There were 5 players in Am 50+. I want to point out that two of our Tour Sponsors were in this division. Much thanks to Doug Bowen (Elephant & Castle Fine Arms) and Jeff Ford (Patriots Gold & Silver). John Parsons (Co TD of the Marshall Open) won the division shooting +4 which was 2 better than Jeff.

Seventeen players made up the Intermediate field. There were only 2 players in the division shooting under par. Michael Cory fought back from the second card shooting a 54 to leap card several players. Although it was a great come back, it wasn’t quite good enough to catch Tyler Klinglehoefer’s -8 victory.

The largest field was again the Recreational Division with 25. It’s amazing to see how many new players there are. Our sport keeps growing and it’s awesome! Nevada McAlpin shot a very impressive -4 winning with ease. Rodney Gemme was 2nd with a +7.

There were two in the Rec Women field. Whitney Marcum and Julie (She-Ra) Crouch finished strong. Whitney who, is pregnant was able to battle through to the end and take the win.

There was only one Junior registered. This was only Wyatt Sorrell’s 2nd event, if I’m not mistaken. I am sure he is waiting for a good weather event.

Shout out to the Luster’s on winning the custom Monkey Trap basket.

On behalf of the Republic Parks & Recreation, Thank You all for playing, and Congratulations to all the players who cashed. There are plenty more events coming up soon, so don’t wait to register.

Until next time, Aces and Deuces to you all!

Elephant & Castles 13th Annual Luck 13 Players Meeting - Mar 12th, 2021

Elephant & Castle's 13th Annual Lucky 13 - Driven by Innova
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 13th Annual Lucky 13 on the 13th! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. Our title sponsors are Elephant & Castle Fine arms and Innova Champion Discs. It's worth noting that Elephant & Castle is also a tour sponsor and the title sponsor of several of this year's tournaments. A special thanks to Zack Pirwitz and Little Caesars for providing pizza for lunch as well. Zack has made sure we have had food for many years at this event. Both of these guys will be playing. Introduce yourselves and thank them!

Our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the main 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.

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. 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. Following Republic's guidelines, we will not be able to allow caddies at this tournament. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept two ways. The PDGA will be enforcing a new rule this year that at least two methods of scorekeeping must be offered. Official scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is L13. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/49110. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, pizza will be delivered to the course. Please limit yourself to 3 pieces until everyone has had a chance to eat. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page. Once the second round has finished, the EDGE raffle and payout will be done.

Rules for the course are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 15. Trilogy-only 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.

The 13th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Players Meeting - Feb 26th, 2021

The 13th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Players’ Meeting


Welcome to the 13th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, and Dynamic Discs.

Everyone needs to check in at the Winfrey 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.

I also want to thank our volunteers who are preparing our lunch: Brad Hilton, Brandy Monnahan, Ruben Apodaca, Belma Burns, and Joey Schiller. Also, thanks for the efforts in course preparations by: Brandy Monnahan, Brad Hilton, Tim Saldago and the Lebanon Parks Department headed by John Shelton. A big shout out to Tim Saldago for offering to run doubles and putting out the temp tee signs on the Winfrey course, you rock buddy! Last and never least, Kevin Carder’s behind the scenes efforts are rarely seen but are a vital part of what makes our events start, run smooth, and finish like clock work. Thanks buddy! To all the above and to all who are playing, thanks for all the support and efforts and congratulations on making this event a record together!!

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. 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 this tournament will be kept two ways. The PDGA will be enforcing a new rule this year that at least two methods of scorekeeping must be offered. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is LIB. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/49072. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, a chili lunch will be served at the Winfrey house. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the course are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 17 at Jared Hilton. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfrey.
Park bathrooms are closed, but there are 3 porta potties on the courses.


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.

Presidential Cup VI Recap - Feb 16th, 2021

The Presidential Cup VI Recap

The Presidential Cup VI sponsored by Q102 and Dynamic Discs was held this past Saturday. In my near 30 years of play, I can’t recall playing a competition round in those extreme low temperatures. Starting out in single digits with “feels like” temperatures below zero was pretty brutal. Despite that craziness, 82 players braved the elements Saturday which I am sure will be remembered forever by all who played. We had several other tournament sponsors that helped with this one including Intuitive Body Works (Ashley Wright), Branson Trails (Teddy & Liz), The Cycle Bar (Jeromy & Megan), and Greazy Dyes (Chase Marcus). Thank you all so much for the support

It seemed all players had there own ideas on how to stay warm with every type of “stay warm” contraption available being used. I wanted to give a shout out to David Christie & Adam West for letting Scott Kisling come grab fire barrels and wooden crates to burn. These fire barrels were a hit, despite a few ruined pair of gloves and a jacket from what I heard. The bitter temperatures were accompanied by some wind that definitely cut through you. I’m glad I was a part of this experience, but I am ok with a one and done!

Scott Kisling did a remarkable job prepping for this tournament. Along with the fire barrels, he prepped the tee boxes the night before using a torch to melt any snow and ice and then put salt on all of them. I never slipped on a tee box. Well done Scott. He also marked OB’s real well with string paint and flags for visibility. A spot on the fence row was missed initially but painted in between rounds. The wooded holes look incredible with very few limbs lying around. There is no telling how many hours were out into all that was done. Great Job on all the course updates and preparation Scott. We thank you for a great place to play.

I want to thank Brian Kisling for his help in the morning prep as well. Also for his pot of chile. Brad Hilton and my mom also brought chile for lunch. This was a perfect answer for the cold.
A big shout out to Team Monkey for helping to make sure everything ran smooth and made sure we were out in a timely fashion. You all are the best and much appreciated.

A note from Scott Kisling:

“We would also like to thank the representative's from the Spfd Convention & Visitors Bureau and Spfd Sports Commission for coming to view and express their interest in the tournament. As well as KOLR 10 featuring the event in their news program. I want to thank everyone that signed up, played or not, for supporting Swing Right as we continue to improve our course for the disc golf community.” This is very exciting to have some support from the city and a local news station. Again, thanks for the hard work on the course as well as the promotion of course, tournament, and disc golf in general!!


The official results can be found here on the PDGA’s website:

https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/49072

Winners included the following:
Juniors - Wyatt Sorrel our only brave Junior

Rec Women - Julie Crouch who took a disc to the face and still came back and played the second round. Definitely winning the “Toughest Player Award”

Rec Men - 125 - Jon Randle edging out Christopher Pearson by two in a small comeback

Intermediate Men - 121 - Michael Cory by two who held off a young Drake Ford who put in a good charge in the second round

AM50 - 125 - Ray Presnell by 2 over Mike McBee who over came a 3 stroke deficit after round 1

Advanced - 117 - Sam Knopf by 2 breaking the 1st round tie with Paul Dingman

Open Women - 124 - Rebekah Kersey shooting well above her rating and wining handily

Open Men - 105 - Andrew Presnell shooting the hot rounds on a freezing day and winning by 5 over Loren Lewis

Hats off to all the winners and a big congratulations to all of you. This is an impressive win because of the elements. I hope to see you at the Ice Bowl in Lebanon on the 27th. Until then keep warm!!

Presidential Cup Players Meeting - Feb 11th, 2021

Q102 Presents: The Presidential Cup VI Sponsored by Dynamic Discs (GDC 5K/10K Event)

There are still openings. You may register here:

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Q102_presents_The_Presidential_Cup_VI_Sponsored_by_Dynamic_Discs_GDC_5K_10k_Event_2021/register


Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Presidential Cup VI! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Cyclebar Springfield East, 8Up, Fimco Steel, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, 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.

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. 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 this tournament will be kept two ways. The PDGA will be enforcing a new rule this year that at least two methods of scorekeeping must be offered. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is PRESCUP. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/49072. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, there will be chili for lunch. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the course are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 19.


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.

AMATEURS: your pay out will be done out of the trailer as always. We ask that you stay in the building to keep warm until your turn to shop. Pay outs are to be completed that day. You may have someone pick up your prizes for you if you must leave early. If you have any questions let me know before you leave.

10th Annual Players Meeting - Dec 11th, 2020

The 10th Annual Winter Blast
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 10th Annual Winter Blast! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. Special thanks go out to Doug Bowen and Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Grumps Hamilton, Grubaugh Disc Golf League, Ashley Wright of Intuitive Body Works, Scott Kisling with Swing Right Golf, Craig & Michelle Goldsberry of 8Up & PC Accounting, and last but not least Santa (aka Santa) and Wal Mart of Ozark.

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 pavilion. 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. 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.

Following Ozark’s guidelines, we will not be able to allow caddies at this tournament. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept two ways. The PDGA will be enforcing a new rule next year that at least two methods of scorekeeping must be offered. Also, for this tournament, anyone wishing to be in the Turkey Trot will need to keep track of their turkeys on the paper scorecard. There will be a column for each player to tally their turkeys.

The official scorekeeping will be at ‪pdga.com/score‬. The code is WB10. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes ‪Friday night‬ at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/48018. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, you're on your own for lunch. Round 2 SHOULD ‪start at 1‬, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the course are listed below. Grumps CTP is hole 10. Unbranded 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.

Elephant & Castle Fine Arm’s 12th Annual Lucky 13 Driven by Innova Players Meeting - Nov 20th, 2020

Elephant & Castle's 12th Annual Lucky 13 - Driven by Innova Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 12th Annual Lucky 13! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. Our title sponsors are Elephant & Castle Fine arms and Innova Champion Discs. It's worth noting that Elephant & Castle is also a tour sponsor and the title sponsor of several of this year's touraments. Thank you so much Doug Bowen for all you've done for the sport, especially this year!

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 west building. We will not be using the main building this year. 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. 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.

Following Republic's guidelines, we will not be able to allow caddies or spectators at this tournament. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is L13. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/44486. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, pizza will be delivered to the course. Please limit yourself to 3 pieces until everyone has had a chance to eat. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Once the second round has finished, the final EDGE raffle of the year will be held on the back patio by hole 15.

Rules for the course are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 15. Trilogy-only 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.

DGM Finale Players Meeting - Nov 6th, 2020

12th Annual DGM Open "A Salute to Veterans" Driven by Innova
Players’ Meeting



Welcome to the 12th Annual DGM Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. Our title sponsor this year is Innova Champion Discs.

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 pavilion. 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. 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 will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is DGM. Round 1 player hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/47706. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the pavilion. The VFW is providing brats, chips, and drinks free to the players. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.


Rules for the courses are listed below. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 2. Innova CTP is hole 17. Ladies only is hole 7.


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 1st Hallowed Trails Players Meeting - Oct 30th, 2020

1st Hallowed Trails Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the First Hallowed Trails Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

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 clubhouse. 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. 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 will be kept at ‪pdga.com/score‬. The code is HTO. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes ‪Friday night‬ at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/47582. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the clubhouse. Round 2 SHOULD ‪start at 1‬, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is hole 12. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 16. All water is casual.


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.

9th Annual Marshall Open Players Meeting - Oct 22nd, 2020

9th Annual Marshall Open
Players’ Meeting

In Memory of Jerry Scott

The Marshall Open this year is being played in Memory of Jerry Scott, who was taken from us earlier this year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who ever met Jerry would almost immediately know three things about him – he loved God and his church, he loved his family, and he loved disc golf.

Jerry was the pastor of Olivet Free Will Baptist Church for the last 20 years and assistant pastor for 17 years prior, only recently retiring. He was constantly helping anyone in need, even if not from his church, with things like food, shelter, or transportation. He was even one of the most loyal members of the jail ministry team that would visit the county jail on Sundays.

As much as Jerry is missed in the community, the Marshall disc golf scene would be totally different without his influence. He was one of the designers/builders of the original course. He was the first to speak to the Park Director, and led the presentation to the Park Board. Without his continual nudging, the course may never have existed. Not only was he one of the handful of players to build the first course, he also spent countless hours over the years doing maintenance work.

Jerry loved the sport, playing as often as possible, even if he didn’t expect to win. He attended tournaments as far away as the Amateur World Championships in Emporia, Kansas and the Tim Selinske U. S. Masters Championships in Charlotte, North Carolina. He would never miss the Marshall Open until failing health last year forced him to just watch. Another favorite was to play in the Show Me State Games where he always medaled in his age bracket.

In short, Jerry was an inspiration to the community in all ways. He will be sorely missed.

Welcome to the Ninth Annual Marshall Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.
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 pavilion. 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 on the course at each shelter house. 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.

Caddies are not being allowed at this tournament. However, spectators are welcome. We ask that all spectators maintain social distancing at all times.

Round 1 tees off at 10. Scores for this tournament will be kept at ‪pdga.com/score‬. The code is marsh. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes ‪Friday night‬ at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/47200. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, the Rotary Club will be selling lunch at the course. Proceeds go to funding a course at Marshall High School.

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

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is North hole 17. Trilogy-only CTP is South hole 5. All players play from red tees on both courses.
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 North course:

Hole Number
Distance
Notes
1
420
OB - Road and beyond, rock ditch
2
304
OB - Road and beyond
3
259
4
448
OB - Road and beyond, playground, shelter
5
550
OB - Railroad track and beyond, gravel
6
253
OB - Road and beyond
7
355
OB - Road and beyond
8
322
OB - Road and beyond
9
345
OB - Road and beyond
10
367
OB - Road and beyond
11
330
OB - Road and beyond
12
280
OB - Over fence
13
306
OB - Over fence
14
235
OB - Over fence, creek and beyond
15
255
OB - Creek and beyond
16
186
17
201
OB - Road and beyond
18
390
OB - Road and beyond, creek, grass under bridge. Grass on bridge is safe.

*Course distances and OB rules for the South course:

Hole Number
Distance
Notes
1
307
OB - Creek and beyond
2
250
3
295
OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
4
340
OB - Shelter house, playground
5
180
OB - Creek and beyond
6
330
OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
7
460
OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
8
465
OB - Walking trail and beyond
9
441
OB - Road and beyond, skate park, gravel terrace. Grass terrace is safe.
10
317
OB - Road and beyond, lake
11
300
OB - Road and left, lake. If OB from tee, go to drop zone. All other OBs play from last in.
12
260
OB - lake
13
275

14
475
OB - Road and beyond, lake
15
421
OB - Road and beyond, walking trail and beyond, parking lot and beyond
16
267
OB - Road and beyond
17
333
OB - Sidewalk and beyond, shelter house
18
315
OB - Road and beyond

Play well, have fun, and good luck!

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

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.

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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