Jared Hilton Memorial Players Meeting - Jun 13th, 2024

Missouri Eagle and Elephant & Castle Fine Arms Present:
The 14th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial - Driven by Innova

Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 14th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial! I would like to start off with a warning for all players who have not been to the courses lately. There has been construction going on for quite some time. The city is widening the road in between the two courses. There are several holes that have been affected. Hole 4 has completely been moved and is a temp hole. You will see a few holes that have dirt work and mounds on fairways and near greens. Also, there were some pretty severe storms and the wood pile on Winfrey behind 9 and part of 10 is larger than ever. Please take added caution on your footing in these areas. The Club and I feel both courses are playable with the changes made.

A big shout of thanks to the following people for their work on the courses: Red Dragon, Ryan Shockley, Skyeler Crutchfiled, Dan Newlin, Steve Wilson, Brandy Monnahan, and Brad Hilton. If I missed someone, please make any efforts known in the comments!

Moving on to sponsors. We again have two Title Sponsors and our Manufacture sponsor represented on the custom discs. Thank you to all three: Missouri Eagle, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, and Innova Champion Discs.

We'd also like to thank our other tournament sponsors:
Slim Chickens, Mike-Red Dragons, Chris, Ryan, Angela Adkins, Brad Hilton, Court, Probationary Services Inc., Lowes Home Improvement, All-Rite Fabrication, and Da Vinci’s.

Last and definitely not least we appreciate all of our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Kinney Amusement, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Round 1 tees off at 9. The course assignments will be announced Saturday at check in. The reason for the delay is to make sure we split the field the best way possible given the divisions and numbers of players in each. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is JHM. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night athttps://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78329. All players are required to keep score. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, Slim Chickens will provide lunch 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. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 5 at Jared Hilton. Full Turn-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfrey. MVP-only CTP is hole 2 at Winfrey.

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.

Points Series Update - Jun 8th, 2024

DGM’s Reflection Tour Points Challenge Update:

With the North Ark Open and the Dragon Ridge Open behind us the Reflection Tour has officially made a stop at each region of the season! It's time to take a look at where everyone stands on the Points Challenge board!

Before we get into the update don’t forget this weekend is the Jared Hilton Memorial part of the East region, and the following weekend is the Olde Glory Days which is the North Major that gives double points. This is a great chance to move up in a big way. God luck!

Congratulations to all players who are currently at the top of the board after the latest tournament!

Since the last points update there have been some big movers on the board!

In the Silverback Division:
Andrew Presnell jumped up from 36th to just shy of top 10 taking the 11th place position on the board!

Phil McGuire moved up from 23rd to 14th place!

In the Gorilla Division:
Tyler Zustiak jumped from 20th all the way up to 4th place!

Tobby Rector moved into a top 10 position from 13th to 6th place!

Brad Hilton also moved into a top 10 position from 29th to 9th place after the last two tournaments!

Jacob Whittle moved from 30th to 13th place!

In the Mandrill Division:
Esmerelda Dodson has maintained her first place position, and became the first Mandrill to play in a tournament from each region on the tour!

The Mandrill Division had 6 new players added to the board after the last tournament!

In the Kong Division:
Ian Boyer made a huge leap into a top 5 position from 29th to 4th place!

Cameron Banks moved up from 30th to 16th place!

The Top 3 in each division are as follows:

Silverback
1. Russ Burns 272
2. Nevada McAplin 235
3. Jackson Bekemeier 188

Gorilla
1. Tyler Northrip 318
2. Jonathon Chambless 232
3. Mason Myers 185

Mandrill
1. Esmerelda Dodson 289
2. Mary Abbott 234
3. Julie Crouch 191

Kong
1. Brian Warren 228
2. Justin Hare 188
3. Preston Curry 170

The Points Challenge full results are updated after each tournament and can be found on my website:
http://www.discgolfmonkey.com/tour_schedule

If you need more information about how the points challenge works or what to expect please read below:

1. At the end of the season the top four players in each division will receive a large prize and a hand casted pure silver pendant made by Jeff Ford of Patriot’s Gold & Silver

2. To qualify for the points series a player must compete in at least one tournament from three of the four regions. The regions can be found on the Points Challenge flyer. There is currently one Wild Card event (The Winter Blast) that can be used as a tournament for any region.

3. For the Points Challenge, players are separated into the following categories:

Silverback- All Pros
Mandrill- All Women
Gorilla- All Advanced
Kong- All Other Men’s

Route 66 Disc Golf Putting Challenge - Saturday June 1st - May 30th, 2024

Tomorrow is the day for the Route 66 Putting Challenge (part of the Route 66 Festival in Lebanon, Missouri).

If you only have a short time to play some golf this is perfect. Come putt for your chance to win before or after you play a local course in the area.

What time? Tomorrow from 10:00-3:00
Where? Boswell Park - Lebanon, Missouri
Cost? $10/ round of 18
$5 for kids (they will get a custom disc)

There is a $750 purse for both Pro & Am divisions. Come show off your putting skills!

This is a fun way to show the sport to people who may not know much about it. If you want to come hang out, join us any time between 10:00-3:00. There will be a 6 hole putting course and a couple of mini baskets set up.

Rules:
1. Each player will have 2 putters/ station.
2. At each station two putts will be attempted.
3. There will either be a line or a circle with flags marking the throwing area. If there is a line with two flags, you must throw from behind the line. You must not step over the line after release until the disc comes to rest in the chains or bucket on holes 1, 2, 3, & 4 (PDGA rule). If there is a circle, this means one of your feet must stay on that circle when putting.
4. There are 3 points possible for each putt (6 total with the players two discs/hole):
Metal (cage and above ) = 1 Point
Chain (does not stay in) = 2 Points
Made = 3 Points
5. Hole 5 has a Bonus Disc that is Marked “2X Points”. This disc is used each round and is an additional shot that is given double points (this disc is the only one that can be used for the double points). A make is worth 6, chain is worth 4, & 2 points for metal.
6. Each player will pay $10 and play through the 6 hole course three times. A player will take the scores for 18 holes as their total.
7. A player may pay & play as many times as they wish. Only the players best score will count and a player may only place once.

1 - 25’ “Nothing Fancy” - straight on putt (line at 25’)
2 - 28’ “Stretch” - Straddle putt to either side of barrel (marked at 28’ and dot is behind the middle of the barrel)
3 - “Aim High” - Elevated basket (placed on a platform 20-25’… marked line for tee off)
4 - 25’ “Turbo Lover” - A turbo putt must be used and thrown over the banner from 25’)
5 - 33’ “Let’s Jump” - Bonus 2X points with special putter. Players may jump putt if desired.
6 - 55’ “Circle 2 Madness” - A mammoth 55’ putt that will test your long range putting.

7th Annual Dragon Ridge Recap sponsored by: Discmania - May 27th, 2024

The 7th Annual Dragon Ridge Open brought us a three way MPO playoff, multiple Ace Hits, and challenging rocky terrain that made for steep competition!

First and foremost, a big thank you to the title sponsors of this tournament: Discmania and The City of Camdenton Parks & Rec! We also appreciate the efforts of Travis Brock, Parks Director, who keeps
this event flying! To our first time tournament sponsor Bergmanis Law Firm, we appreciate your support!

Also, we want to give a big shout out to our tour sponsors who continue to make the DGM Tour a success each year:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

A special thank you to Triston Stark for putting up the canopy, getting ice, making sure water jugs were full, and for weed eating. Thanks River Flagg as well for helping with weed eating and other course prep work. I speak for all the winners when I say great job Kenny Hunt, for the amazing wooden mini trophies!

Last, but never least, Thank you to Team Monkey: Michael Cory, Jonathon Chambless, Ian Boyer, Justin Hare, and Ashley Lucas for all your help. I appreciate all the support!

There were 90 players signed up to try and slay the Dragon Ridge course. There were 11 divisions were represented.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Andrew Presnell -8
FPO- Alexis Kerman +15
MP50- Dylan Giltrap -2
MA1- Tyler Zustiak -1
FA1- Meredith Bushatz +19
MA40- Todd Bishatz E
MA50- Jason McEwen +9
MA60- Scott Conner +5
MA2- Michael Cory +5
FA2- Tina Giltrap +37
MA3- TJ Krueger +9

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78328

In MPO:
First place in MPO had to be decided with a three way playoff between Andrew Presnell, Derek DG Green, and Benjamin Lemon! The battle for victory ended with Andrew Presnell taking the first place win after two playoff holes!

Hot rounds of the day go to MPO players who shot 1007 rated rounds which is definitely no easy feat on this course! Shout out to Micah Noble, Benjamin Lemon, Derek DG Green, and Nevada McAplin! Great job guys!

In FPO:
Congratulations to Alexis Kerman who held the lead for both Rounds and shot an 884 and 873 for the win!

In MP50:
Dylan Giltrap had the lead at the end of Round 1, and smashed it with a great Round 2 by shooting a 987!

In MA2:
There was a tight field in MA2 the whole day. Multiple players were within one or two strokes from victory. Michael Cory was tied for 6th place at the end of Round 1, and battled his way all the way to first place from chase card!

In MA3:
There was a playoff for first place between TJ Krueger and Makai Matthews! TJ Krueger took the victory after just one hole!

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament!

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Unbranded CTP Hole 16 - Justin Hare
MVP Only Hole 11 - Ashton Pullis
Full Turn CTP Hole 16 - Michael Cory
Prodigy Only Hole 17 - Triston Stark

Also, Congratulations to the big raffle winner Brady Doss who chose to take home the Mach II basket!

Congratulations to our multiple Ace Pot winners for the tournament:
Dallas Whittle MPO got an Ace on Hole 11, Round 1
Derek DG Green MPO got an Ace on Hole 11, Round 2
Dan Newlin MP50 got an Ace on Hole 15, Round 2

Honorable mention to Colby Robbins MPO who did hit an Ace on Hole 9, but wasn't in on the Ace Pot.

I hope to see you all at The 10th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial coming up on June 15th!
You may register at the following link:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Missouri_Eagle_and_Elephant_and_Castle_presents_The_10th_Annual_Jared_Hilton_Memorial_sp_by_Innova_2024/register


LOST AND FOUND ITEMS:
Lone Star Mini
Gateway Spear
Discraft Passion
Innova Pro World’s stamp 2014
MVP Reaper stamp Tesla

If you played this event: be the first person to make a comment posting a picture from the tournament and win a 1 Hour massage from Intuitive Body Works (a $95 value), courtesy of Ashley Wright, owner.

Dragon Ridge Open Players Meeting - May 21st, 2024

The 7th Annual Dragon Ridge Open Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 7th Dragon Ridge Open! I’d like to give a big Shout out to Gary Braman. Gary pushed to get this course in years ago. He continues to maintain signage, moves baskets, designs the hot stamps, and more. He has also worked on getting another course in the ground at Osage Beach… coming soon! We appreciate all you have done for disc golf in the area.

We want to thank our Title sponsors: Discmania & The City of Camdenton. Disc Mania has been our manufacturer sponsor for all 7 years. They continue to do a great job on the custom discs. The City of Camdenton Parks & Rec, ran by Travis Brock (parks director), have continued to support this event every year. It has truly been a pleasure working with them. The partnership between us all has generated 7 straight filled up events! On behalf of Disc Mania and Travis Brock, Thank You for your continued support!

We have one tournament sponsor and we appreciate Bergmanis Law Firm for their support!

We also give a big thanks to our Tour Sponsors. Without them we couldn’t make the tours happen: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Kinney Amusement, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Without these sponsors, the tour would not be what it is today! Thanks for believing in what DGM does, and supporting us each year!

Everyone needs to check in near the trailer under the canopies. Every player will receive 1 premium plastic custom disc and a koozie. Ams will receive a base level custom disc as well. Round 1 tees off at 9:00. 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 athttps://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78328. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DRO. Everyone is required to keep score. 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. 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 course are listed below. MVP-only CTP is hole 11. Unbranded CTP is hole 15. Full Turn-only CTP is hole 16. Prodigy-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.

Rules & OB’s
Hole Number Distance OB Rules
1 270 Inside softball Field. Retrieve through gate.
2 365
3 205
4 229
5 360
6 280
7 392
8 335
9 280
10 338 Road on right side, on and beyond
11 197 Inside tennis court fence
12 300 Parking lot of water park
13 325
14 274
15 190
16 228
17 250
18 258 Parking lot behind basket

North Ark Recap - May 13th, 2024

The 12th Annual North Ark Open was an amazing day of beautiful sunny skies, an immaculate well maintained course, a multitude of playoffs to win, and a full field of competitors!

First and foremost, a big thank you to the sponsor of this tournament: Elephant & Castle (we missed you Doug Bowen)

Also a big shout out of thanks to our tour sponsors who continue to make the DGM Tour a success each year:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

A special thank you to Matt Bell, Director Explore Harrison, who has been the leading supporter in keeping this tournament a big success. He has continued to help grow our sport and many others. You are the best Matt!

Also, a big thank you to Rick Gilmore who donated a four wheeler to be used to aid in water refills and tournament set up.

Thank you to Team Monkey: Kevin Carder, Dasun Keylor, Kyle Mcclure, Ian Boyer, Justin Hair, Jonathon Chambless, and Ashley Lucas for all your help. I appreciate all the support!

There were 100 players that came out to compete in this tournament and 13 divisions were represented.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Andrew Presnell -29
FPO- Jana Booth -1
MP40- Corey Riley -11
MP50- Dan Newlin -7
MA1- Justin Knuckles -9
FA1- Itzy Castorena +8
MA40- David Anderson -4
MA50- Tim Wilson -12
MA60- Shawn Tompkins +6
MA70- Michael McCallum
MA2- Neil Seaman -6
MA3- Ian Boyer -9
FJ18- Addy Carder +94

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78327

There were some crazy high rated rounds, and several playoffs to decide who would be named the winner at this tournament!

In MPO:
The hottest round of the day definitely goes to Andrew Presnell, who recently won the Champions Cup in Illinois, and shot a 1043 in Round 1 and a 1044 in Round 2! Andrew definitely was on fire throughout the tournament! Congratulations Andrew on your well earned victory!

In MP40:
There was a fierce three way playoff for first place between Corey Riley, Chris Goodman, and Dasun Keylor in the MP40 Division. After one playoff hole, Corey Riley took first place with a great drive and 20 foot putt for birdie. Congratulations Corey on the win!

In MA1:
Tyler Northrip and Justin Knuckles tied for first and battled through 4 holes before a winner was declared. That was no easy feat after a 40 Hole day of competition! In the end, Justin Knuckles claimed the victory! Congratulations Justin on the win! Despite having not won first place, Tyler Northrip decided to throw one more hole after the tournament was over, and ended the day with an Ace just for fun!

In MA2:
Nathan Huffman and Neil Seaman had to playoff for 1st place to decide the winner of MA2 after yet another tied finish. After one hole Neil came out on top as the winner! Congratulations Neil Seaman on your first place finish!

In MA50:
In the fourth tie of the day Toby Rector and Tim Wilson tied for 1st place in their division. It only took one hole of play for the winner to be determined! Congratulations Tim Wilson on your win!

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament!

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Unbranded CTP Hole 5- Russ Burns MP40
MVP Only Hole 6b- James Hanna MA50
Full Turn CTP Hole 7b- Kevin Carder MA40
Prodigy Only Hole 17- David Anderson MA40

Also, Congratulations to the big raffle winner disc golf monkey basket Jeff Ford!

Ace Hits:
There were no official Ace Pot winners today, but Clinton Carson in the MA2 Division had a lucky shot Ace on Hole 18 in Round 1 (off the tree). Unfortunately, he was not in on the Ace Pot, but still congratulations on the Ace! There was $260 in the Ace pot. So 1/2 will go to EDGE and 1/2 will be rolled over making Dragon Ridge’s Ace Pot start at $130!

I hope to see you all May 25th at The 7th Annual Dragon Ridge Open in Camdenton!

You may register at the following link:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_7th_Annual_Dragon_Ridge_Open_Sponsored_By_DiscMania_2024/register


LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: Discraft Passion

North Ark Players Meeting - May 8th, 2024

Elephant & Castle presents: The 12th Annual North Ark Open Players’ Meeting

We are close to filling up! You may register here:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Elephant_and_Castle_presents_The_12th_Annual_North_Ark_Open_2024/registration/edit

Welcome to the 12th North Ark Open brought to you by Elephant & Castle (Thanks Doug Bowen and heal up soon)! I have to start by giving a huge shout out to Matt Bell, Director of Explore Harrison. For thirteen years our partnership has continued to produce one of the best events on the tour. Before we started the North Ark Open, the new course here was introduced at one of DGM’s Finale tournaments. Nearly every year the NAO fills up. This event continues to raise and contribute money to the EDGE program. We are proud that this event has been a part of the Tournament Charity Program (TCP) for many years. Above all, North Ark offers a beautiful and challenging course. The maintenance crew at North Ark College keeps it in immaculate condition. We hope to continue each year “Exploring Harrison” as this tournament continues on! Thank you Matt!!

We also give a big thanks to our Tour Sponsors. Without them we couldn’t make the tours happen: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Kinney Amusement, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Everyone needs to check in at the concession stand or in the trailer if there is poor weather. Round 1 tees off at 9:00. 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 athttps://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78327. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is NAO. As of January 1, 2024, all players must 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 around 1, but the official start time 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 are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 5. MVP-only CTP is hole 6b. Full Turn CTP is hole 7b. Prodigy-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.

North Ark
1 305 OB – Sidewalk and parking lot on left
2 310 OB – Road, curb, and parking on the left at base of slope
3 385 OB – Road, curb, and parking on the left at base of slope, parking lot behind basket, and tall grass on far side of cross country track on right
4 310 OB – Fence in trees on left
5 244 OB - Maintenance buildings on left
6 422 OB – Tennis court behind basket, gravel parking area marked by paint
6b 210 OB – Street and parking area beyond basket
7 315 Mandos left of marked trees. OB – Construction on right and beyond
7b 250 OB – In or on top of buildings
8 770 OB – Fence on right and beyond basket
9 350
10 356 OB – Fence beyond basket
11 190 OB – Fence on right
12 223 Mando – Between 2 trees in front of tee. Retee if missed
13 191
14 350
15 312 OB – Fence on right. DO NOT cross fence to retrieve discs
16 446 OB – Fence on right
17 247
18 364 OB – Road, curb, and parking beyond basket

Hanna Hills Recap - Apr 18th, 2024

Hanna Hills Open Recap:

We recently had the 6th Annual Hannah Hills open! This course was recently named one of the best courses in the entire World (84th). We were treated to beautiful scenery, the sound of wild peacocks, and super challenging fairways!

First and foremost, a big thank you to the sponsors of this tournament:
Title Sponsor Patriot's Gold & Silver, our Disc Manufacturer Sponsor Innova Champion Discs, and Grow & Throw!

Also a big shout out of thanks to our tour sponsors who continue to make the DGM Tour a success each year:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, and Sticky Dyes.

A special thank you to the Bentle family for hosting the tournament, providing lunch to all the players, and sharing such a beautiful course for us to play on!

Also, a big thank you to Kenny Hunt and Hunt Works for your enormous help during the tournament and the beautiful wooden mini trophies!

Thank you to Team Monkey: Kyle McClure, Jonathon Chambless, and Justin Hare for all your help. Also, a big shout out to Michael Bentle, for helping out the team! you guys rocked it!

There were 90 players that came out to compete in this tournament and 10 divisions were represented.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Dallas Whittle -14
FPO- Brandy Monnahan +10
MP40-Corey Riley -5
MP50- Russ Burns -13
MA1- Andrew Ellinghouse -13
MA40- Michael Bentele +9
MA50- Terry Wood +3
MA60- Stan Balke +7
MA3- Louis Belamour +3
FA3- Erika Wood +48

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78325

We got to see truly talented competitors that are worth mentioning!

In the MPO Division, Zackriath Johnson shot a 1021 in Round 1!

Also in MPO Dallas Whittle shot the only bogie free round of the day, and ended up winning the MPO Dvision!

In FPO, Mary Abbot threw 230 foot upshot that skipped right into the basket in Round 1 on Hole 9! Great shot!

In the MP40 division, Corey Riley and Matt Christensen ended the day with a playoff hole for the win after battling it out. Corey Riley ended up victorious!

In the MP50 Division, Russ Burns took the win with a 999 2nd round to finish 13 down combined. Russ shot just 1 stroke more than the winner of MPO.

In the MA1 division, Andrew Ellinghouse shot two rounds in the 50’s for a -13 as well, taking down his field!

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament!

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Full Turn CTP Hole 2 - With no participants, everyone missed an opportunity to throw some great discs from Full Turn!
Innova CTP (Any disc) Hole 3- Gary Saurez for his Ace! Can't get closer than that!
MVP only CTP Hole 8- Alec Reven
Prodigy Only Disc CTP- Hole 17- Chris Hutchinson

Also, Congratulations to the big raffle winner Alex Herrera who chose the Hydro dipped Zuca cart to take home as the grand prize!

Congratulations to the only Ace hit of the day Gary Saurez and his $280 Ace Pot win!

I hope to see you all at the next stop on the Reflection Tour at Elephant & Castle’s 12th Annual North Ark Open on the beautiful Pioneer Disc Golf Course in Harrison, Arkansas.
You may register at the following link:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Elephant_and_Castle_presents_The_12th_Annual_North_Ark_Open_2024/registration/edit


LOST AND FOUND ITEMS: There was a trifold chair left

Hanna Hills Update - Apr 12th, 2024

Good Morning Players and Welcome to Hanna Hills

Remember to try and check in before you get to Hanna Hills. Reception is poor on certain holes and around the place of check in:
www.pdga.com/score
The code is HHO

There will be a scorepointe with hole assignments at tournament central. There were late changes made, so please make sure you are at the right hole.

Good Luck and be safe!

Players Meeting is below this post, and is available to view at the check in table.

Hanna Hills Open Players Meeting - Apr 11th, 2024

Hanna Hills Players Meeting:

Patriot's Gold & Silver Presents: The 5th Annual Hanna Hills Open sponsored by Innova Champion Discs Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 5th Annual Hanna Hills! We’d like to start off by thanking our tournament sponsors which include our Title Sponsor Patriot's Gold & Silver, our Disc Manufacturer Sponsor Innova Champion Discs, and a new Tournament Sponsor Grow & Throw

We also want to shout out THANKS to our Tour Sponsors:

Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Carpool if at all possible. We've expanded the parking lot, but there is still limited parking. If the main parking lot is full, find Vic, Diana, Michael, or Jonathan, and they will direct you where to park. Also, please try to start live scoring before you get to the course. 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. 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/67758. 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.

This is an incredibly beautiful and well kept private course, for this reason we ask that you bring a donation for food if you are able. 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 and on paper.

Rules for the course are listed below. There are 4 CTP’s: Full Turn Only is hole 2. Innova CTP (any disc can win) is hole 3. MVP-only hole is hole 8. Prodigy-only hole 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 Notes
1 408 OB - Main pond, surrounded by water. If OB, proceed to DZ. Water left of road will be casual.
2 224 OB - Surrounded by water
3 234 OB - Surrounded by water
4 417 OB - Barbed wire fence
5 336
6 432 OB - Surrounded by water, barbed wire fence at bottom of cliff. If over the cliff, but in bounds, player may play from lie, or from previous lie with penalty.
7 264 Play from red/white pad (on the right). OB - Surrounded by water
8 238
9 438 Green rope on left OB. Yellow rope above it is for visual reference off the tee. Make a judgment call, benefit to the player. If disc goes over cliff, DO NOT retrieve. Vic will get it after your round.
10 330 Surrounded by water OB. If OB, proceed to DZ.
11 221
12 387
13 420 Surrounded by water OB
14 237
15 438
16 621
17 225
18 713 Play from blue/white (long) pad, near the bench that was donated by the Burns family. Fence beyond basket is OB

Disc’n for Cheetahs Recap - Apr 7th, 2024

The 9th Annual Disc'n For Cheetah's tournament benefiting The Cheetah Habitat in Kenya did not disappoint. This year brought 20 mph winds along with 98 fierce competitiors. All competitiors enjoyed a beautiful course full of blooming redbuds, a few dogwoods, a beautiful walk along the creek, and other spectacular views.

First and foremost, a big thank you to this year’s tournament sponsors:
Sho-me pest
Justice Electric
Alpaca farm/humming acre
Big Johnsons power washing
Fletcher Farms
Rivard Heating and Cooling
Friends of the Zoo
Blackbird Blades
Fetch Pet Supplies
AH Trucking LLC
Pam and Ed Gwin
Republic Animal Hospital
Gordon's feed and pet
Ozarks coca cola bottling company
Ozarks aazk
Architectural Creations
Dickerson park zoo
Botox & Company
Woodland Whack DG
Missouri Embroidery & Screenprinting

Also a big shout out of thanks to our tour sponsors who continue to make the DGM Tour a success each year:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Sticky Dyes, and Hunt works.

Special Thanks to Matt Corrie, Friends of the Zoo Volunteers, and the Dickerson Park Zoo staff for supporting the tournament by allowing us to use the facility for the event, helping at the event, providing lunch options, and spotting/disc recovery services to all the players!

Also, a special thanks to Rick Gilmore, Charles Smith, Neil Seaman, and Justin Hare for all the hard work and man hours put towards making the course look amazing for the big day.

Thank you to Team Monkey: Greg and Linsey Cass, Ian Boyer, Dasun Keylor, Kevin Carder for all your help. Thank you for the tournament director services put in by Brent Hilliard. It takes a lot of people coming together to make tournaments possible, and I appreciate all the help and support!

Thank you to all players who participated in the raffle. Money from this tournament’s raffle will be donated to the Cheetah Habitat in Kenya. We will have an exact figure on what was raised very soon. Matt mentioned that we have raised just under $20,000 total in the previous 8 years!

The 98 players that came out to compete made up 13 divisions.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Phil McGuire -15
FPO- Mary Abbott +13
MP40- Keo Sabengsy -17
MA1- Tyler Northrip -6
FA1- Julie Crouch +5
MA40- Toby Rector -3
MA50- Mike Abbott +2
MA60- Bradley Hilton -2
MA2- Christopher Brawn -6
MA3- Ian Boyer -1
FA3- Ashley Love +34
MJ18- Jackson Fisher +21
FJ18- Ashley Carder +100

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament.

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/78323

The hottest rounds of the day came from the MP40 division by Keo Sabengsy (The Snake Tamer) and Dasun Keylor who both shot -10 in their second round! Keo came out on top taking 1st place in his division and best score overall of the day!

In MA3, Ian Boyer and Jacob Woolston needed an extra hole to decide 1st place. Ian Boyer nearly aced his tee shot just narrowly missing hole 1. Ian took the win with a solid birdie tap in for the win!

In MA50 Mike Abbott and Darrin Dodson also required an additional hole to decide 1st place. An unfortunate skip landed Darrin Dodson in OB trouble. Mike Abbott took the victory with a tap in bogie.

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Any Disc Innova Hole 13- John Corriston
Full Turn Only Hole 1- Bryan Pitman
Prodigy Only Hole 4- Carson Rees
MVP Only Hole 18- David Savage

Also, Congratulations to the big raffle winner Patrick Price who chose the Monkey Baskey to take home as the grand prize!

There was a trio of Aces. Way to snag some cash fellas!
Roy Crouch- Hole 18 round 1
Jacob Woolston- Hole 19 round 1
Ian Boyer- Hole 19 round 1

Thank you to all players for keeping the course clean and making the day fun and memorable! I hope to see you all on April 13th at The 6th Annual Hannah Hills Open in Laquey MO!

You may register at the following link:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_6th_Hanna_Hills_Open_sponsored_by_Innova_2024/register

LOST AND FOUND ITEMS:
There were several discs pulled out of the pond by Keo. Feel free to mention what you lost in the pond in the comments. Jeremy Surratt lost a blue G Star Boss that has Iceberg written on it. It was left on hole 19 in the Bamboo. If you found it contact him or you may drop it off at my place.

Lebanon Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 20th, 2024

The 16th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl definitely lived up to it's name this year. Icicles could be seen hanging from the baskets with snow flurries giving everyone a great wind read!

First and foremost thank you to the sponsors of this tournament Lebanon Parks & Rec and Patriots Gold & Silver!

A special thanks to John Shelton (Lebanon Parks Director) for all his support. Thank you to Brandy Monnahan, Rollin Clammie, and Amanda Donnelly for all your help at the event. Thank you to Team Monkey: Jonathon Chambless, Kevin Carder, Justin Hare, and Ashley Lucas for helping with the tournament. Thank you to all who brought food to provide lunch to the players and all who donated to the raffle!

I am very grateful for the generosity of the players that came out Saturday and helped by making donations, putting in for the Ace Pot, bringing canned goods, and buying raffle tickets! Collectively we were able to raise $2,000 dollars that will go to benefit L-Life Food Pantry! When I told John Shelton how much we raised he said "Wow great job. This tournament has been such a great help to the community and the support of the parks. The play that the disc golfers bring to the park is crazy. Everyone is talking about it." There is a lot of heart in the disc golf community and I'm so glad we can come together for these events to share the sport and give back to others.

There were 78 players that came out to compete in this tournament and 10 divisions were represented.

First place results in each division are listed below:

MPO- Allen Heston -16
FPO- Brandy Monnahan +12
MP40- Russ Disc Golf Monkey Burns -6
MP50- Chris Neff -4
MA1- Matthew Williams -7
MA40- Joe Linkins +1
MA50- Darrin Dodson +4
MA60- Stan Balke +6
MA2- Justin Warren -1
MA3- Chase Greazy Dyes Marcus +4

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/77384 (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/77384)

Congratulations to the hot round shooters of the day! Allen Heston shot a 1030 in the 1st Round on Jared Hilton Memorial and won the MPO division! Micah Noble also had a hot round and fought his way into second place by shooting a 1030 in Round 2 on Winfrey!

Matthew Williams and Christian Polovich were neck in neck battling for first place in MA1 the entire tournament neither yielding to the other. In the end a playoff hole was needed to decide the winner and Matthew Williams came out on top!

Congratulations to Justin Warren on his hot start to the season by getting his second tournament win in a row for MA2!

Congratulations to all players who cashed in the tournament!

Congratulations to our CTP winners:
Womens CTP- Esmerelda Dodson
Any disc CTP- Jacob Eaves

Also, Congratulations to Chris Ryan who was the big raffle winner and took home a Prodigy Basket!

There were no aces hit today, but the Ace Pot roll over for the next tournament will be $535!

I hope to see you all on March 16th at the The 1st Tom Wolfe Memorial Open- Benefiting the Honor Flight-VFW in Monnett MO!

You may register at the link below:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_1st_Tom_Wolfe_Memorial_2024/register (https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_1st_Tom_Wolfe_Memorial_2024/register)

16th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Players Meeting - Feb 15th, 2024

The 16th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 16th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Tournament sponsors include: Lebanon Parks & Rec & Patriots Gold & Silver

A big shout out of thanks to this year’s Reflection Tour Sponsors:
Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Everyone needs to check in at the Winfrey house. Pro players will be paid via PayPal unless other arrangements are made. Please be sure that the address that is used to sign up with is the e mail you want your money sent to. If not, let me know the address you want used before you leave the event. Amateurs you will be paid out with a voucher that may be used in the trailer just like cash. Six players will be allowed in the trailer at a time to shop. If you receive a voucher, it must be redeemed the day of the event unless special arrangements are made. Simply come talk with me if there is a circumstance in which you need to leave before shopping. You may have someone shop for you.

Round 1 tees off at 10. 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 http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/77384 (http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/77384). 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.

There will be a $5 (Cash only) Ace Pot going on as well. Don’t forget to sign up buy putting your name on the Ace Pot bag and putting your $5 inside. The current roll over Ace Pot is at $390! Good Luck!!

As many of you know, there has been construction on the road between the two courses. The city has been working on widening the road. There is equipment and other things that have been in the field of play on holes 2, 3, 4, & 18. John Shelton, Parks Director, has said that most of it should be moved. Saturday morning during check in if there are rule/OB changes they will be printed out and posted.

Rules for the course are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 17 at Jared Hilton. MVP-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfrey. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 5 at Jared Hilton. Women only CTP is hole 4 at Winfrey.

Park bathrooms are closed, but there are 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.

Play well, have fun, and thank you for being a part of helping the L-Life Food
Pantry as they help the less fortunate and hungry!!

Presidential Cup IX Players Meeting - Feb 7th, 2024

Swing Right, Q-102, and Dynamic Discs present: The Presidential Cup IX Players Meeting

Welcome to the 9th Presidential Cup! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. A big thank you to our Title Sponsors Q-102 and Dynamic Discs. We also want to thank Scott Kisling and Swing Right Golf for their continued support of the tour and disc golf as a whole!

Our tour sponsors this year are: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Kinney Amusement, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Everyone needs to check in at the pro shop.
All 100 players will receive a players pack consisting of a custom disc and shirt. Don’t forget to sign up for the $5 cash only Ace Pot. This year we will continue doing the Roll Over Ace Pot if no Ace is hit. The Ace pot will be
rolled over to the next event unless the tournament is benefitting a charity, in which case, 1/2 will roll over and 1/2 will go to the charity. Last year the Roll Over Ace was very exciting as it reached over 2,100! Best of luck.

After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will line up at the back of the trailer and six people will be allowed in the trailer at once to shop. All Amateur Players Please Note: All vouchers must be used the day of unless arrangements are made before you leave. You may have friends use your vouchers for you.

Round 1 tees off at 10. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is PRES. There is a new rule set by the PDGA: EVERY PLAYER MUST KEEP SCORE. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/77382. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, there will be chili for lunch. If anyone would like to bring an extra pot, please do! 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.

As many of you know, Dynamic Discs was bought out, and there have been changes made. I’m sad to say that one of the changes this year is they have done away with the 5K/10K Challenge. We hope after this year they will bring it back.

Rules for the course are listed in the Gallery. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 1. MVP-only CTP is hole 2, Women only CTP is hole 19, and the unbranded CTP is hole 20.

Bear Hollow Ice Bowl Recap - Jan 24th, 2024

The Reflection Tour is officially underway as we completed the 10th Annual Bear Hollow Ice Bowl this past weekend!

First, a big thanks to Jeff Ford, owner of Patriots Gold & Silver for being the title sponsor. Thanks to Nick Helm for spearheading this course and his continued dedication to making this a great tournament. A special thanks to Jonathan Chambless, Dasun Keylor, Jacob Whitehead, and Kevin Carder for all the help they put into making the tournament possible both behind the scenes and at the event. Thank you to all who participated in the tournament as charitable donations from players provided money and canned goods to the Heart of Hills Food Pantry and Thrift Store. Total Donations will be announced by Nick Helm on the Bear Hollow Ice Bowl page when completed.

A total of 45 players came out to brave the frigid below freezing temperatures and be the first to get points for the season!

Ice Bowl was definitely the right name for this year’s Bear Hollow tournament as the temperature off the tee for Round 1 was a bone chilling 9 degrees. By Round 2 temperatures had only rose to 19 degrees, but the sun was out and it was still a great day to play!

There were 10 divisions represented, and first place results are listed below.

Division winners:
MPO - David Savage -16
MP40 - Russ Disc Golf Burns- -12
MA1 - Patrick Hoffmann -9
FA1 - Esmerelda Dodson +7
FA40+ - Julie Crouch +13
MA40+ - Brad Philpott -3
MA50+ - Jeff Ford +6
MA60+ - Bradley Hilton +2
MA2 - Brian Warren -5
MA3 - Andrew Schrautemeier +5

Full results can be found at the link below:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/76794

Congratulations to all those who cashed!

We did have one exciting Ace hit today! Congratulations to Ace Pot winner Daniel Penn, MA1, who hit an Ace on Hole 18 in Round 1 of the tournament!

Congratulations to both CTP winners of the day Tyler Northtrip and Daniel Penn!

Congratulations to the big raffle winner of the day Joshua Jarvis, MPO who won an Innova Disc Golf basket.

I hope to see you all at the 9th Annual Presidential Cup next month on February 10th in Springfield Missouri!

Written by: Ashley Lucas & Justin Hare (Thank you both so much)


https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_9th_Annual_Presidential_Cup_Sponsored_by_Swing_Right_Q102_and_Dynamic_Discs_2024/register

Bear Hollow Ice Bowl Players Meeting - Jan 17th, 2024

Patriot’s Gold & Silver presents: The 10th Annual Bear Hollow Ice Bow Players’ Meeting

Welcome Back! As 2023 left, 2024 arrived with a vengeance bringing freezing temperatures that will be remembered for a long time to come. This year’s Reflection Tour kicks off the year with the Bear Hollow Ice Bowl that Nick Helm spear headed 10 years ago. He continues to make it happen, and I want to say thanks for all the behind the scenes work you put in. Thanks and great work!

Welcome to the Patriot’s Gold & Silver 10th Annual Bear Hollow Ice Bowl! Thank you Jeff Ford for jumping on board as the title sponsor again this year. Worth mentioning, this event is where I first met Jeff. He was eager to help out sponsoring, and continues to be a main contributor every year since!

I am currently working on my Tour Sponsors and am excited that I have several new opportunities. By the next event I should have the full list of DGM’s Tour Sponsors! If you want information on how to sponsor an event or the tour, contact me. We cannot do what we have done for the last 15 years without sponsors.

The temperatures will be very low Saturday. The weather itself looks to be clear. People have asked what constitutes cancelling the second round. My answer is this: I want players to be safe first and foremost. That said, if there is a chance for Icee precipitation during/after the 1st round, I will 100% cancel the 2nd round. I want players to get home safely. Fortunately I have not had this happen, and with the clear but cold forecast Saturday, I am planning on two rounds. Dress and prepare accordingly.

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion.
Round 1 tees off at 10. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is ICE. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/76794. 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. There will be two CTP’s (Hole 1 & Hole 2) and any disc can win. 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: All concrete and walking paths are OB. In most cases, simply refer to the posted sign for rules

You may register here:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Patriots_Gold_and_Silver_Presents_The_10th_Annual_Bear_Hollow_Ice_Bowl_2024/register

2023 Jungle Run Tour Recap - Jan 15th, 2024

The Disc Golf Monkey’s Jungle Run Tour 2023 Recap

(Check the first picture for the DGM Tour 2024 - Big thanks to Jack Lowe our State Coordinator for keeping everything organized)!

2023 is in the books, and it was definitely one to remember. In this 15th consecutive year of running a tour, DGM continues to make memories while pushing the sport forward. “Growing the Sport” is what we have been doing before the saying was adopted. So many players, sponsors, clubs, schools, churches, camps, etc. have been a part of watching the disc golf movement grow in our area, as disc golf has boomed world wide. Today is definitely an exciting time to be involved in the sport we all have come to love.

There is simply no way to give the following group a big enough thanks. Without the DGM tour sponsors, we would not have such an incredibly strong tour, filled with amazing tournaments that is the foundation for all local events. I speak for all players, when I say Thank You to all of DGM’s Tour Sponsors:

Innova Champion Discs, Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Todd’s Exteriors LLC, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes

The above sponsors allow us to do many things: larger payouts, solid players packs, exceptional CTP’s (including manufacture CTP’s from Innova, Dynamic Discs, Prodigy, and MVP), large raffles (that raise money for charities), host demos/clinics, and the list goes on. Having partnerships with quality companies has been key to the success of DGM.

In 2023 DGM was part of 27 tournaments. The main tour consisted of 20+ pdga events. Along with the sanctioned events, there were a few non sanctioned that included two school tournaments. One was at the John Thomas School of Discovery in Nixa and the other was at Grace Classical Academy in Springfield. DGM also helped others host tournaments as well. No matter how small or large the events were, the effort put in to make them happen was well worth it. It’s so awesome seeing and hearing the continued appreciation, excitement, and fun being had by players of all ages and skill levels!

One of the additions to the 2023 was the introduction of the Points Challenge developed and run by Scott Elam. The points challenge featured 4 Divisions, as well as four regions. All players were eligible and there was no cost. Players had to compete in at least one event from 3 of the 4 divisions. Points were given by how the players placed. There was no minimum or maximum events that could be played, but only the best 10 tournament scores were used. Trophies were 3”x2” metal basket pendents with the 1st place being sand casted in pure silver. These were made by Jeff Ford, owner of Patriot’s Gold & Silver. Other prizes are also being given for the top 3 as well. Below are the top 3 point winners in each division. To view full results visit www.discgolfmonkey.com , click on tournaments, and select from the division you want to view on the top. Congratulations again winners.

Pro Men
1 Micah Noble - 675
2 Nevada McAlpin - 549
3 Russ Burns - 535

Women’s
1 Mary Abbott - 603
2 Brandy Monnahan - 524
3 Esmeralda Dodson - 439

Advanced Men
1 Darrin Dodson - 544
2 Johnathan Chambless - 466
3 Brad Hilton - 436

Amateur Men
1 Davis Ford - 514
2 Mike Haralson - 480
3 Justin Warren - 448

This year was exciting as we continued to make baskets, improve corses and install new courses in several cities in two states. We had projects in Arkansas and several here in Missouri. Agee Park in Alba, Transland Trucking in Strafford, Fox Run Greenwood, AR, Laurie at the Hillbilly Disc Golf Course, Dr. Korn in Columbia, Marshfield’s Mother Road, VFW in Monett, all have either upgraded, added to, or have new courses. The excitement of being a part of watching baskets go in the ground never fades

There were a lot of highlights and I definitely want to elaborate on a few. In May, we had another fun end of the year party/tournament at Nixa’s John Thomas School of Discovery headed by Joe Shawnassey and Matt Baker. The Mother Road Open, the first PDGA B Tier was held in Marshfield back in August. In October we did a doubles event with the kids at Grace Classical Academy, where David Hyde and I installed a small 9 hole course. In November the DGM Encore was held at the Tom Wolfe Memorial course at the VFW (installed by Derek Mulvaney). So much can happen in a year and my mind can’t remember them all. It goes without saying that the more courses going in means more players will be playing! We look forward to installing more baskets in the near future.

Since the beginning of the DGM Tours, we have looked for ways to give back to communities who have invested in disc golf. In the fifteen years I am proud to have worked with many charity and non profit organizations. Our local disc golf family has been remarkable at teaming up and coming together when there is a need. Along with helping out multiple organizations, the players supporting the tour, have helped out several of our own in their time in need as well. This year the tour continued to give back in a big way. Seven different charitable organizations were helped with over $10,000 raised. A huge milestone was met as well, as we broke $40,000 in contributions to the EDGE program. To all of you who have been a part of the DGM events, take a bow! On behalf of all the charities and friends that have benefitted over the years, I say thank you so much for making so many things happen in our area through the sport we love so much!

Charity Organizations & Donations from 2023
$800 Ava Ice
$2,600 L Life Food Pantry
$1,400 Disc’n for Cheetahs
$3,010 Educational Disc Golf Experience
$860 K-9’s for Vets
$600 Veterans Foreign Wars
$1300 Children’s Day Treatment (CDT)

DGM has been in business since 1999. In 2007, 16 years ago, I took a scary leap to make DGM my full time gig. I wouldn’t trade a thing, and have very few regrets. Having run 213 PDGA events and countless non sanctioned tournaments, it was quite exciting being told by the PDGA that I am in the top 10 of running the most PDGA events by a Tournament Director. I honestly didn’t even know there was such a list, but it’s definitely a great honor. Without players, sponsors, and family support, I would not have accomplished any of this. Thank you all so much for the opportunity be a part of the Disc Golf Boom over the last 24 years!

As I was reflecting on 2023, I’m humbled and amazed by how much the sport has grown in popularity. I can’t help but think even further back when I came to Missouri back in 1992. Seeing the area go from having one course (Oak Grove), to having so many options in Springfield to play is incredible. Even better, is nearly all the small cities surrounding Springfield have a course as well. It has been fun watching new players start the sport, get involved in local events, improve their skills, and move on to getting sponsored and even touring! Being a part of this is very rewarding. There is truly something special about Disc Golf… gripping, ripping, and watching a disc fly… it doesn’t get much better!

We will see you somewhere in 2024… Keep on Flying… And Aces To You All!

DGM’s Jungle Run Tour Points Recap & Champions - Jan 1st, 2024

Jungle Run Tour Points Series Recap & Winners

The 2023 DGM Tour brought an experimental point challenge that proved to be fun and it functioned well. The Ford family and several others, asked that some kind of points system be implemented for the tour. This added push, helped me reach back out to Scott Elam, PDGA #53939, who came up with the points system. Scott resides in North Carolina, where he is very involved in the disc golf scene. We had talked about it a couple of years back, and he actually had the time and was eager to put it all into action. He worked countless hours on the spreadsheets and compiling all the data after each event. I want to give a big shout of thanks on behalf of all the players for making this a success. We appreciate all the effort Scott!

This year was an experimental test year as mentioned. After our initial review of the data and results: Scott Elam, Kevin Carder, and I believe it worked well. The points, amount of tournaments that must be played, and having to play one event from 3 of the 4 regions proved to work well. This year the first 3 players in each division will be getting a sweet metal bag tag that was promised at the beginning of the year. The 2nd & 3rd place tags were made by Kyle Potter, owner of Lazer Lab Creations (www.lazerlabcreations.com and @lazerlabcreations). These were made of stainless and bronze. The first place tag were made out of pure silver casted by Jeff Ford,
Owner of Parriot’s Gold & Silver! These are sweet and are definitely worth some bragging
rights. The first 3 places will also receive prizes along with the tags. 1st place had the option of a Lite Basket (DD, MVP, Discmania, or Innova) or a $150 gift card. The 2nd and third place will get Jungle Run Tour Discs and apparel.

In 2024 we will be doing the point challenge championship again. We plan on making it more exciting by recapping more often, raising funds for bigger & better purses, and hopefully being able to pay further into the field.

For the Official and Full Results:
1. Visit www.discgolfmonkey.com
2. Click on tournaments
3. Click on the division you would like to view.

Below are the top three in each division. Congratulations on being the first DGM Tour Point Champions!!

Pro Men
1 Micah Noble - 675
2 Nevada McAlpin - 549
3 Russ Burns - 535

Women’s
1 Mary Abbott - 603
2 Brandy Monnahan - 524
3 Esmeralda Dodson - 439

Advanced Men
1 Darrin Dodson - 544
2 Johnathan Chambless - 466
3 Brad Hilton - 436

Amateur Men
1 Davis Ford - 514
2 Mike Haralson - 480
3 Justin Warren - 448

4th Hallowed Trails Players Meeting - Nov 17th, 2023

For Sunday the 19th
Greenlight Presents: The 4th Hallowed Trails Open
Players’ Meeting

NEW SCHEDULE & START TIME
(Because of Day Light Savings)

Both rounds will be played on the Blue & Pink Combo Course. Check in is at 7:30 and Tee Off is at 8:30.

Welcome to the 4th Annual Hallowed Trails Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.
Our tournament sponsors: Greenlight

Tournament Sponsors: Greenlight, Hyzer Creep, BransInn, Texplex, Dan's Disc Dyes, Treeznutz, Patriots Gold & Silver, The Sign Man, Flowers by Billie, Owen's Cleaning, Olivia's Wonderland, Celebrity Car Museum, Reeds Spring Pizza, Downing Street Pour House, Brent Hilliard, Big Air, Fossa, Foxx Recovery, Missouri Ridge, Distillery, Lite up Dispensary

Our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Everyone needs to check in at the clubhouse between 7:30 and 8:10. Remember there is over $2,100 in the Roll Over Ace Pot (unless it gets hit at the Encore) and it is a cash only pot that can only be entered at the registration desk. Round 1 tees off at 8:30. 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/74412 The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. Please have at least two people keep score. This will help keep any mistakes from occurring.

When round one is finished, lunch will be provided by Downing Street Pour House & Brent Hilliard for free (donations welcomed). Round 2 SHOULD start at 12:30 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 Pink hole 2. MVP-only CTP is Pink hole 3. 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 co
urse TD to determine the correct answer.

Encore Players Meeting - Nov 17th, 2023

The 6th Annual DGM Encore - presented by Greazy Dyes - Benefitting the VFW Post 4207
Players’ Meeting

Thank you Chase Marcus for making Greazy Dyes be our title sponsor. Keep rockin’ your dyed magic!

A big shout out of thanks to our tour sponsors: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Everyone needs to check in inside. Remember there is over $2,100+ in the Roll Over Ace Pot and it is a cash only pot that can only be entered at the registration table.

Round 1 tees off at 9. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is VFW. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at The 6th Annual DGM Encore - presented by Greazy Dyes - Benefitting the VFW Post 4207 (CEP Charity - Rated)
(https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/75129). The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. Please have at least 2 players keep score. This will help eliminate the chance of mistakes. After the first round, lunch will be provided by the VFW. Donations will be accepted for the 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.

We will be doing a raffle to benefit the VFW. Please come prepared for this. Let’s show them our appreciation for the Tom Wolfe Memorial Disc Golf purse by giving some back. We appreciate you all!

This is the last opportunity to win a CTP and put in the raffle for the Innova Pro 28 Target ($500 value) and the MVP target. The Unbranded CTP presented by Innova is hole 6. The MVP-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.

Hole Number
Distance
Notes
1
509
OB - Driveway right and beyond
2
411
OB - painted line right and beyond.
Hazard - painted line left and beyond
3
229

4
282
Hazard - Painted line right and beyond
5
260

6
228
Double Mando - if missed throw from Drop Zone
7
236
Hazard - Painted line left and beyond
8
208
Hazard - Painted line left and beyond
9
472
Hazard - Painted line left and beyond
10
147

11
213

12
148

13
214

14
227

15
161

16
193

17
153

18
317
OB - Parking lot left
Hazard - Painted line right and beyond

Finale Recap - Nov 7th, 2023

Elephant & Castles 15th Annual DGM Finale - Featuring the 7th Annual Veterans Fundraiser Recap

This past Saturday there was a lot of golf happening in the area. That caused a very light turn out for this years Finale. Despite the small turnout, we had a great time playing the two short courses at McClelland, Chiltzer & McWoods.

The weather was absolutely perfect highs topping out in the low 60’s and no wind to speak of. We started the day playing Chiltzer first, which is the more open of the two courses. It took less than 2 hours to finish. The 2nd round we played McWoods which the fairways were definitely much tighter than Chiltzer. We finished that round in under two hours as well, wrapping up one of the fastest tournaments ever.

After the second round we did three drawings. The first was for the year long manufacturer CTP challenge sponsored by Prodigy. Jackson Bekemeier won the Prodigy basket. The second drawing was for the Dynamic Discs/Trilogy CTP challenge. James Martin won the DD basket. Both players have been notified. The last was the raffle that raised money for the Heartland Canines for Veterans (HCV). We were very thankful to raise nearly $900, despite the small field. On behalf of the HCV, James Childers, and Jimmi Burgess, thank you for the huge effort in helping Vets!

You can find the full results here: https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/75125

A big shout out to all the 1st place champions:
Micah Noble - MPO
Mary Abbott - FPO
Frank Hebert - MA1
Michael Cory - MA40
Brad Hilton - MP50
James Childers - MA3

Thank you to Kenny Hunt for doing an incredible job on the wooden trophy minis! Everyone who earned one loved them!

I would like to thank Doug Bowen, Elephant & Castle owner, for being out title sponsor.
A big shout out to our tournament sponsors as well: Crawford County Mental Health Center, Alice CBD, and JDGC.
As always a big thank you to our many tour sponsors that anchor the tour each year: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.
Without our sponsors we just couldn’t do what we do! Thank you all so much!

We have two events coming up in two weekends:

On Saturday the 18th - The Encore presented by Greazy Dyes - This will be at the new Tom Wolfe Memorial course in Monett, MO.
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_6th_Annual_DGM_Encore_presented_by_Greazy_Dyes_Benefitting_the_VFW_Post_4207_2023/register

On Sunday the 19th - The Greenlight Hallowed Trails make up event in Branson, MO
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Green_Light_presents_The_4th_Hallowed_Trails_Open_2023/register

We hope to see you at both!

Finale Online Players Meeting - Nov 1st, 2023

The 15th Annual DGM Finale featuring the 7th Annual Veterans Fundraiser Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Veterans Fundraiser and the Disc Golf Monkey’s Finale! We are happy to team with James Childers in helping out our Vets. We can never thank the Men and Women who have served our Great Nation enough. Thank You all who have served or are currently serving.

As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our tournament sponsors: Crawford County Mental Health Center, Alice CBD, and JDGC. We appreciate you so much.

To our Tour sponsors this year, you all have continued to make the DGM Tour successful for the last 15 years! You all Rock! Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

There is over $2,100 in our Roll Over Ace Pot that is up for grabs. This is a cash only contest and can only be entered by signing up and paying your $5 at the registration table. Please don’t forget to sign and put your money in the envelope to assure your chance at a big pay day! Both courses we are playing have multiple chances for ace runs, so get in and win! Remember both McWoods and Chiltzer are shorter than the normal courses at McClelland.

There will be several baskets given away at this event. Dynamic Discs, Prodigy, MVP, and Innova have been our CTP sponsors. These companies have taken part in our Manufacture Exclusive CTP Contest. Every event has had 4 CTP’s and all the winners have received prizes for winning, and they were also added into the year end drawing for the basket donated by each company. You will have one last chance at qualifying to win the Dynamic Disc and Prodigy CTP’s. These two baskets will be drawn for at the end of the event (you do not have to be present to win). The other two baskets (MVP & Innova) will be given away at our Encore on the 18th in Monnett, MO. Good Luck!

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Round 1 tees off at 9. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is DGM. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/75125 (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/75125). The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. Please have at least 2 players keep score. This will help eliminate the chance of mistakes. After the first round, lunch will be on your own. 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.

OB rules for the courses are fence and beyond for Chiltzer and road and beyond for McWoods.

Unbranded CTP is Chiltzer hole 3. Trilogy-only CTP is Chiltzer hole 12. Prodigy-only CTP is McWoods hole 9. MVP-only CTP is McWoods 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 co
urse TD to determine the correct answer.

Elephant & Castle’s 17th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial Rap Up - Sep 3rd, 2023

The Wrap Up for the Elephant & Castle’s 17th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial

This Saturday 100 payers registered for the Dale Roberts Memorial. It was great to see the continued support of this event as we continue to remember Dale Roberts, former employee of the Nixa Center and the man who spearheaded the coarse at McCulley Park. Dale was an awesome working man, and loved working at the center where he was always involved in many fun activities. He loved working with kids and volunteered often including once going to the Good Samaritan Boys Ranch (where I worked back then), and discussed his job with the students. Seeing him interact with the kids made it easy to see how much he loved being around and helping the youth in our area. We ran several disc golf events together including successful leagues, multiple Ice Bowls in Nixa, one Ice Bowl in Houston, MO, and one Hooters Challenge in Nixa as well. I never saw him do anything half way. He was always committed to what ever he tried and was always all in! I miss my friend, and am honored to continue to keep his memory alive. On behalf of Amy Roberts and Butch & Patsy Roberts and Dale’s entire family, Thank You all for making this another special Remembrance Day!

A big thanks again to Doug Bowen, owner of Elephant & Castle Fine Arms for being the title sponsor. I’d like to thank Amy Roberts for the pizza from Godfather’s for lunch. A huge shout out to Captain Jonathan Chambless and Kenny Hunt for helping set up the canopies, water, and signs. We want to thank Matt Crause and his grounds keepers for making the course look great with freshly cut grass.

To our tour sponsors, you all rock and we appreciate all that you continue to do for us: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, Todd Exteriors, LLC, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

The day started off absolutely gorgeous. Cooler
Temperatures were welcomed in the first round that started at 9:00 a.m. There was no wind, and the players finished around noon. The second round started close to 1:00. During the second round, the temperatures soared to nearly 90, with an ever so slight wind. It was definitely beautiful conditions for a tournament.

As mentioned in the players meeting and on Facebook, there was $1,400 in the Roll Over Ace Pot before the tournament started. $370 was added with 74 players paying in to the Ace Pot. There was an Ace hit, but sadly all it got him was a “1” on the score card. Definitely a costly $1,770 mistake :-( The next tournament in Forsyth will be fun as there will likely be nearly $2,000 for an Ace for anyone that takes part in the Ace Pool! With 9 legit birdie chances on the Ozarks Dam Course, it will be surprising if an ace doesn’t get hit!

After the round there was a raffle. The big winner of the basket was Tyler Webb. It was great seeing him and his buddies out there on the course again! A great welcome back win!!

There were 10 divisions represented in the field.

I would like to give a big Congratulations to all that cashed and mention all 10 Champions:
Micah Noble * MPO -26
Esmeralda Dodson * FPO +3
Derek Green * MP40 -21
Carson Rees * MA1 -15 (Tie Break Win over Dylan Clinkenbeard) Moooooove Up!!!!!!!!
Charles Rector MA40 -11 (Tie Break Win over brother Toby Rector… say it ain’t so Tob!)
Darrin Dodson * MA50 -6
Justin “Move Up” Warren * MA2 -14
Catie Sala-Bankston * FA2 +18
Cameron Banks * MA3 -9
Brittany Michael * FA3 +33

For Full & Official Results click here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/72394

Don’t forget the next stop on the tour is the Ozarks Dam Open in Forsyth Missouri: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Patriot_s_Gold_and_Silver_presents_The_4th_Annual_Ozarks_Dam_Open_2023/register

Elephant & Castle presents: The 17th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial Players Meeting - Sep 1st, 2023

Elephant & Castle presents: The 17th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 17th 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. We appreciate your support over the years.

A big thanks to our tour sponsors as well:
Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, Todd Exteriors, LLC, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

We also want to thank Amy Roberts for supplying lunch. This is greatly appreciated.

THERE IS $1,400 IN THE ROLL OVER ACE POT. THE ACE POT IS $5 AND PAID SEPARATELY AT THE CHECK IN TABLE. GOOD LUCK!!

Round 1 tees off at 9:00. 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/72394 . The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DRM. Please have at least 2 people keeping score. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be on your own. Round 2 should start at 1:00 but will be based on last card from the first round. 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 that this park is alcohol-free and smoke-free. No smoking of any type is permitted during this tournament. Matt Crouse, the Nixa Parks director, is letting us know that there will be police patrolling the area that day.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP (sponsored by Innova) is hole 8. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 9. Prodigy-Only CTP is hole 2. MVP/Axiom 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.

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
4A 275 Mando left of telephone pole. DZ if missed. Property line OB.
4B 160 Path 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 Sidewalk on and beyond, parking lot on and beyond, on asphalt
12 260 Over fences
13 330 Beyond fence line, beyond painted property line
14 270 On pavement, path and beyond
15 308 Curb and beyond, lower/original 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)

Soundenvision’s 1st Mother Road Open Players Meeting - Aug 16th, 2023

SoundEnvision Presents: The 1st Mother Road Open...Driven by Innova Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 1st Mother Road Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: SoundEnvision. SE is a local business that does about anything with home & car stereos and the same with graphics: signs, stickers, vehicle wraps and more! Look them up and tell Luke the Monkey sent you. Also a huge thank you to Marc Baker, Parks & Rec Director for thr City of Marshfield, and their Parks and Rec Department.

We'd also like to thank the following hole sponsors:
Marshfield Lumber
Southern Bank
Optimist Club
Brooks Gas Company
B & G Brush Control
Custom Creations Landscaping & Lawn
417 Soft Wash
Old School Doughnuts
Marshfield Electric
Diehl Excavation LLC
Roast Ready Mix
Replogle Pump Service LLC
Reese Tree Service
Marshfield Community Center "Retro Zone"
DONCO 3 Construction LLC

Last but definitely not least, a big thanks to our tour sposnors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

All the above has allowed us to give a players pack to every player and add $1000 to the purse ($500 ea. to Pro & Am)!! Thank you all!

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Scores for the tournament should be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/72391 (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/72391). The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/ (https://pdga.com/score/). The access code is MRO. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, you will be on your own for lunch. Round 2 should start at 1, but will be determined by the last card in. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com. Per PDGA rule, if anyone should require a paper scorecard, they can be made available by DGM staff.

Please keep in mind that AT LEAST two people should be keeping score on your card. The PDGA has fixed their electronic scoring such that multiple people can be keeping score at the same time. It will even tell you when different scores were entered for the same person on the same hole. Having multiple scorers will help eliminate mistakes.

Rules for the courses are listed below. MVP/Axiom CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 3. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 5. Unbranded CTP is hole 6. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. Remember that the benefit should go to the player. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to I determine the correct answer.

North Park
Hole Distance Comments
1 320 Double mando. If missed, proceed to drop zone. OB - Road and beyond
2 155 OB - Water and beyond, road and beyond, shelter on or in
3 192 OB - Road and beyond
4 387 OB - Road right and beyond, creek left and beyond (marked by paint and flags), property line long
5 221 OB - Road right and beyond, creek left and beyond (marked by paint and flags), bridge
6 256 OB - Road right and beyond, property line long (marked by paint and flags)
7 173 OB - Road long and beyond
8 236 OB - Property line right
9 220 OB - Gravel road left and beyond, paved road and beyond, past barrier. If OB on the left, play from drop zone with one stroke penalty.
10 197 OB - Property line long and beyond
11 491 OB - Property line right and beyond, road left and beyond
12 201 Double mando. If missed, proceed to drop zone. OB - Property line right and beyond, road long and beyond
13 255 OB - Road right and beyond
14 148
15 240 OB - Road right and beyond
16 225 OB - Road right and beyond
17 433 OB - Road right and beyond, road long and beyond
18 322 OB - Creek right and beyond, shelter long on or in

Players Meeting for Elephant & Castle’s 3rd Breakin’ Chains Open - Aug 10th, 2023

Players’ Meeting For:
Elephant & Castle presents: The 3rd Annual Breaking Chains sponsored by: Dynamic Discs

Welcome to the 3rd Breaking Chains! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms. Doug Bowen, the owner of E&C has quite a collection and stock of guns and ammo. If you need something along those lines go see him off the square in Ozark.

We’d also like to thank Dynamic Discs for being our disc manufacturer sponsor. They did another great job on the discs & dri fit shirts for the players packs.

Last but certainly not least, a shout out to out Tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, Intuitive Body Works & Massage and Sticky Dyes.

Also, a big thank you to Dan Bull, Travis Baker, and Peace Chapel, for the continued hard work keeping this course in tip top shape. It’s truly amazing what they have done in updating and maintaining the course. Thanks again and keep up the great work. Your efforts are noticed and appreciated by many!

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Check in begins at 8:00. Tee off is at 9:00. Remember there is a large roll over Ace Pot in play. Don’t forget to pay your $5 and get into the Ace Pot before the first round starts.

Scores for the tournament should be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/72460. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is PC18. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be provided in the church. Round 2 should start at 1, but will be determined by the last card in. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com. Per PDGA rule, if anyone should require a paper scorecard, they can be made available by DGM staff.

Please keep in mind that AT LEAST two people should be keeping score on your card. The PDGA has fixed their electronic scoring such that multiple people can be keeping score at the same time. It will even tell you when different scores were entered for the same person on the same hole. Having multiple scorers will help eliminate mistakes.

Rules for the courses are listed below. MVP/Axiom CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 7. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 9. Unbranded CTP is hole 16.

**Even if not specified, tall grass and beyond on all fairways is hazard. Play from where it lies with one stroke penalty. There is no relief from this, except to rethrow from the previous lie with a stroke penalty. In general, the forested area is NOT hazard or OB, unless specified. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. Remember that the benefit should go to the player. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

PC18
Hole Distance Comments
1 282 Hazard - Tall Grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway. Double mando is marked. If missed, proceed to DZ. OB - road and beyond. If beyond road, do not retrieve. It will be returned later.
2 213 Hazard - Tall grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway.
3 367 Hazard - Tall grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway.
4 318 OB - Road and beyond
5 190
6 308
7 243 Hazard - Tall grass right (and beyond) of fairway. OB - Blackberry thicket by 8 tee box.
8 548 Triple Mando. If missed go to Drop Zone. Hazard - Tall grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway.
9 171
10 223
11 292 Hazard - Tall grass left (and beyond) of fairway.
12 371 Hazard - Tall grass left (and beyond) of fairway.
OB - Blackberry thicket by 13 tee box.
13 413 Hazard - Tall grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway. OB - Road and beyond, fence and beyond.
14 551 Hazard - Tall grass in middle and right (and beyond) of fairway. OB - fence and beyond.
2 meter relief from barbed wire.
15 151
16 148 Island hole. If island is missed, play from lie as hazard.
17 404 Hazard - Tall grass left and right (and beyond) of fairway.
18 433 Hazard - Tall grass left (and beyond), right (and beyond) , and middle of fairway.

14th Annual Monkey Trap Open Players Meeting - Jul 13th, 2023

Patriot's Gold & Silver Presents: The 14th Annual Monkey Trap Open Players’ Meeting

Register Here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Patriot_s_Gold_and_Silver_presents_The_14th_Annual_Monkey_Trap_Open_2023/register

Welcome to the 14th Monkey Trap Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: Patriot's Gold & Silver. Also, we want to thank Dynamic Discs our manufacturer sponsor and a Huge thanks to Kick'N Sound DJs’s for being our tournament sponsor.

We’d also like to thank our Tour Sponsors who keep supporting continuously: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Everyone needs to check in near the store. Scores for the tournament should be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/72145. Round 1 starts at 9. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is MTO. Please have at least two people 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 determined by the last card in. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com. Per PDGA rule, if anyone should require a paper scorecard, they can be made available by DGM staff.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 18. MVP-only CTP is hole 7. Prodigy-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.

The 1st Olde Glory Days Recap - Jun 25th, 2023

The 1st Olde Glory Days Open Recap

This past Saturday 54 disc golf players made a trip to Clinton, Missouri to try their skills on the Artesian Park Disc Golf Course. The 1st Olde Glory Days Open was brought to you courtesy of the Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce. David Lee, Chamber & Tourism Director, asked me several months ago to make Clinton a stop on the tour. David, the chamber, the parks department, Tim Komer and local professional player Micah Noble, all partnered with the Disc Golf Monkey to make it happen. A big thanks to all of them for their financial support, time, and efforts in making this event happen.

The course was very well groomed. Micah, marked the OB’s and drop zone areas. He also put out some much needed ice water out on the course with the help of Jonathan Chambless. Jon Parsons was the Tournament Director and Dason Keylor and Kevin Carder took care of check in, scoring, and payout. These guys did a fantastic job as always. I would also like to thank them and Justin Hare for cleaning up at the end. To the entire crew and possibly anyone I may have missed, thank you all for making this 1st event a successful one!

HOT was definitely the most talked about feature of the tournament. There was some wind involved as well, but it seemed to blow up high and not around ground level. This weird wind gave little to no relief from the temps that reached the low 90’s. As always in Missouri, the humidity made the hot even hotter. Keeping hydrated and not getting over heated was definitely a big key to performing well.

The players started showing up a little before check in at 8:00. Raffle tickets were sold as the players picked out the 2 Prodigy discs that were given away in the players pack. A big shout out of gratitude to Kendall over at Prodigy for the great looking discs. As always in the raffle, there were a lot of prizes given out. Tim had an Innova Discatcher Pro target for the raffle for the big ticket item. The winner of the basket was able to pick between three baskets, and Marlin Briggs chose the Discatcher. Congratulations to all the winners.

THERE WERE NO ACES HIT BY THE 39 PLAYERS THAT PUT IN! This makes the roll over Ace Pot worth $615. You can try your luck in Theodosia at the Lost Woods Open in two weeks. You may register here:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_7th_Annual_Lost_Woods_Open_2023/register

There were 10 divisions made up of the 54 players that showed up. Winners included the following below.

Complete and official scores can be found here: https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/70758 (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/70758)

FA3
1 Korie Clupka 158

MA3
1 Cody Bradley 118
2 Jake Gilmore 123
3T Vadim Timoshshuck 125
3T Austin McBee 125

MA2
1 Justin Hare 113
2 Jack Daughtery 123
3 Kevin Carder 127

MA60+
1 Brad “Bud Man” Hilton 121
2 Stan Balke 125
3 Roger Reid 127

MA50+
1 Darrin Dodson 125
2T Mike Abbott 130
2T JD Williams 132

MA40+
1 Mary Abbott 138

FA1
Kassidy Dalton 132

MA1
1 Matthew Williams 111
2 Will Styles 113
3 Tyler Northrip 119

MP60+
1 Ray Presnell 114
2 Bruce Hudson 123

MPO
1 Bradley Brown 101
2 Micah Noble 105
3 Dason Keylor 109

The 1st Olde Glory Days Open Players Meeting - Jun 21st, 2023

The 1st Olde Glory Days Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 1st Olde Glory Days Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our tournament sponsor:
Tournament Sponsor: Greater Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce (David, Joyce & Mark of the Chamber are incredible). These three have welcomed the sport and have funded this event. We are hoping for a good turn out for this first event in Clinton!

I’d like to give a shout out to Kendall at Prodigy for the sweet discs that each player will get two of!

Huge thanks to our Tour sponsors: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Everyone needs to check in at the trailer. 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/70758 (https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/70758). The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/ (https://pdga.com/score/). The access code is glory. Please have at least two people record the card scores to pdga.com. This will help reduce the possibility of errors. 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.

There will be a raffle and you can purchase tickets throughout the day. The drawing will be at then of the event. The big ticket item will be a Monkey Trap (you will have two to choose from) so come ready to take it home! Don't forget all amateur players that cash must use their voucher the day of or make special arrangements with me before you leave. Good luck and have fun!

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 2. MVP-only CTP is hole 8. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 12. Prodigy-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.


Artesian Park
1 425 OB – Maintenance building fence on or over, property line on or over
2 177 OB – Inside playground or pavilions
3 362 OB – Parking lot on or past, road on or over, property line on or over
4 420 OB – Parking lot on or past, road on or over, property line on or over
5 413 OB - Road on or over, property line on or over
6 637 OB – Road on or over, property line on or over
7 363 OB – Property line right on or over
8 265 OB – Property line right on or over, road long on and beyond
9 331 OB -- Roads on and beyond. Tee box grass area is safe. Across street left is safe. Gravel road is safe.
10 411 OB – Gravel parking lot
11 333 Mando left. If missed, proceed to DZ. OB – Road in front of tee, road left on and beyond
12 258 OB -- Road and beyond
13 645 Double mando. If missed, proceed to DZ. OB -- Road on and beyond, gravel parking lot. Second mando around 320 feet. If missed, proceed to second DZ near mando tree.
14 279 OB -- Gravel parking lot
15 583 OB – All roads and parking lots, road right and beyond, road long and beyond.
16 312
17 307 Island hole. Grass before road and island is safe. If island is missed on drive or approach, proceed to DZ.
18 253 OB – Road in front of tee, road parallel to hole on and beyond, National Guard fence and beyond, parking lot long

Jared Hilton Memorial Recap - Jun 15th, 2023

Missouri Eagle and Elephant & Castle’s 13th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial Recap

This past Saturday 142 players met up in Lebanon’s Atchley Park to pay tribute to Brad Hilton’s son Jared. The Jared Hilton Memorial means a lot to many, but none more than Brad. He makes sure that everyone who comes has the best time possible. On behalf of Brad and his family, thank you for continuing to play this event.

An impressive $1,500+ was raised that Brad will team with EDGE to install a course somewhere in the area as he did in Conway. If you didn’t attend, the way this money was raised is through one of the most incredible raffles ever. 4 baskets, 20+bags, stools, umbrellas, and so much more. Nearly everything is donated by Brad that is supplied by his year long winnings! Thanks again for all the generosity!

Surprisingly the weather was much better than the local doom and gloom forecast that was given by our local meteorologists. I know of a few who didn’t play because of the threat of bad weather, and it was on the back of everyone’s minds. Thankfully we had some wind and mostly overcast, but the rains stayed away. If memory serves (and don’t count on that), this was the coolest temperature JHM to date.

The first round started right on time with the horn sounding at 9:00 a.m. We used both courses and both pools played quickly. Chris and Pamela, cooked hot dogs and hamburgers for everyone. This kept most close to the courses. It was great seeing everyone together telling stories and catching up. It was like a large family reunion brought to you by Brad Hilton and his Crew.

The 2nd round actually started earlier than expected because of the combined quick 1st round and having food on site. Big thanks to Chris and Pam for that. The 2nd round took about the same amount of time to play. The Monkey crew tallied, scored, and printed out vouchers as soon as the last card came in. The Am Payout and raffle took place simultaneously. The big ticket winner of the Monkey Trap paid for by the Lebanon Parks and Rec was Will Jones.

I want to thank everyone who went out to get sponsors. Along with our regulars: Brad, Dan, Brandy, Pamela, and Rollin, I want to say a special thanks to a good friend, Loriell Calton for her surprising 5 sponsors! She’s not a disc golfer, but she likes what we do in her home town! To our “Big Three” we can’t thank you enough: Missouri Eagle , Elephant & Castle (Doug Bowen), and Lebanon’s Park & Recreation (John Shelton). Thank you for many years of making this one of the best events on the DGM Tour. To all of our local sponsors listed below, you are all appreciated:
Lebanon Parks & Rec, Chevrolet, Rivard Heating & Air, Route 66 Putting Gang, All Rite Fab, Sound Envision, Atkinson Farms, Red Dragons, Missouri Cooperage, Patriots Gold & Silver, Hanna Hills, Brad Hilton, JHM Angie Advantage Insurance, DaVinci’s, Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, and Realty Executives of Lebanon

Last but never least, we’d like to thank our Tour Sponsors who keep supporting: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Official scores can be found here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/69076

Pictured are the top scores of each division.

WE HOPE TO SEE TOU AT OUR NEW VENUE IN CLINTON, MISSOURI AT ARTESIAN PARK FOR THE FIRST OLDE GLORY DAYS OPEN!!! REGISTER HERE: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/The_1st_Olde_Glory_Days_Open_2023/register

Players Meeting - Jun 7th, 2023

Missouri Eagle and Elephant & Castle Fine Arms Present: The 13th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial - Driven by Innova Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 13th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial!

As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

How great is it that we have not one but two title sponsors?!?!?! Thanks so much to Missouri Eagle & Elephant & Castle Fine Arms (Brad Hilton and Doug Bowen I speak for all when I say we appreciate you both)

To our large list of local sponsors, thanks for the home town support:
Lebanon Parks & Rec, Chevrolet, Rivard Heating & Air, Route 66 Putting Gang, All Rite Fab, Sound Envision, Atkinson Farms, Red Dragons, Missouri Cooperage, Patriots Gold & Silver, Hanna Hills, Brad Hilton, JHM Angie Advantage Insurance, DaVinci’s, Shadel’s Colonial Chapel, Realty Executives of Lebanon, and Lebanon Property Management

Check out the signs for all of the sponsors above on the course. I want to thank Brandon Shields for graphic design and Luke at SoundEnvision for making them happen!

We’d also like to thank our Tour Sponsors who keep supporting continuously: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

The Jared Hilton Memorial is a very special tournament to many players. Most of these players have a great relationship with one of the most incredible guys in our area, Brad Hilton. I am honored to be called friend by Brad! Brad tries to support everything in the local areas and beyond. His friendships are plentiful and if you know him you know why. To be able to join in this event that keeps his son Jared’s memory alive is something I know Brad cherishes. We hope that when you play the “Big Hill 16 Hole”, you will take a quick moment of silence to think about Brad and his family. We appreciate all of you who continue to support this event, and am confident if this is your first time, you’ll want to come back! Best of luck to you all!

Round 1 tees off at 9. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is JHM. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/69076. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, lunch will be served at the Winfrey house. A big thanks to Chris and Pamela for the 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 17 at Jared Hilton. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 5 at Jared Hilton. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfrey. MVP-only CTP is hole 2 at Winfrey.

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.

6th Annual Dragon Ridge Open Recap - May 30th, 2023

The 6th Annual Dragon Ridge Open Recap

For the 6th year in a row, the Dragon Ridge Open has filled up. This course, designed by Gary Braman, is as Beautiful as it is Challenging! I have met very few people who dislike this course and many I talk with say it’s in their top five. The unique terrain, basket placements, and beauty make it one of the best venues on the tour!

I would like to thank the City of Camdenton and Park Director Travis Brock for their continued dedication and support of this event. They continue to fund this event and are always helpful when things are needed. Another big shout out to the volunteers that are instrumental in making this course look good, baskets moved, water put out, and much more: Gary Braman (nice new signs!), River Flagg, Triston Stark, JC Vest, and Ben Viles. The course looked better than ever. I speak for all when I say we appreciate your efforts!

I’m confident in saying that we had the BEST weather ever for this event. The 1st round actually started off cool and finished off nearly perfect. The second round high temperature reached the low 80’s which was perfect for golf. There was little to no wind. The weather/Mother Nature could not be used as an excuse this year.

At the end of the event we had a raffle and did a Ring of Fire for an Innova Traveler basket. Alexis Kerman won the Ring of Fire that went well with her FPO win. Justin Gray took home the Innova Discatcher Sport basket (the big ticket item) in the Raffle. It was neat being able to do a Ring of Fire again thanks to no Covid Protocol.

There were 9 divisions represented this year.

Box Scores & Highlights:

MA3 Division: despite a slow start shooting 5 off the 1st round leader (Justin Crawford), Mason Myers shot a great 2nd round to finish on top with a 117. Justin finished 2nd only one stroke off. Austin McBee finished 3rd at 121.

MA2 Division: Joshua Horne shot the hot round 57. This was enough to win shooting a 112 total holding off Matt Williams’ 114 and Scott Hayden’s 118.

MA50+ Division: Thad Nelson tied the hot round with Tom Butler and cruised to the win shooting a total of 117. Darrin Dodson and Brad Hilton tied for 2nd at 122.

FA40+ Division. Mary Abbott took home the win shooting 132 and Tina Gilltrap took 2nd with a 145.

MA40+ Division: Dylan Gilltrap (110 score) was able to hold off Michael Cory (111 score) by only a stick. Todd Bushatz shot a 113 that was good enough for 3rd.

FA2 Division: There were 2 ladies who had quite a battle. Kassidy Dalton was able to come back from a 2 stroke deficit to win by 1 shooting a 138. Merideth Bushatz finished 2nd with a very strong showing (139).

MA1 Division: Alex Raven, Josh Jarvis, and Brandon Luebberring had quite the rollercoaster ride. Their round one scores ranged from 54-58, but all ended up in a dead 3 way tie at 113. Josh bowed out first on hole 1, and it was Brandon who finished the victor in the playoff.

FPO Division: Alexis Kerman (part of Mizzou’s Collegiate Championship Team) pulled off the win shooting a 125. Brandy Monnahan of Lebanon finished with a 131 2nd place. Esmeralda Dodson, in her first Open tourney, finished 3rd only 1 off 2nd with a 132. Mariah Flagg, in her first tourney back in a few years shot a 140.

MPO Division: This was quite a battle at the top! In the first round, Dallas Whittle and David Savage shot the hot rounds with a pair of 50’s Local hero River Flagg was only one off that pace. In round two River caught Savage to tie at 102. In the play off River had a high left putt from 25’ that didn’t stick. Savage took the “W” with a 12 foot park job and an easy tap in. Dallas only missed the play off by one.

Congratulations to all you above and to all that cashed. Thanks again for playing in this fun event. We hope to see you all in Lebanon for the 13th Annual Jared Hilton Memorial on June 10th.

6th Annual Dragon Ridge Open Players Meeting - May 24th, 2023

The 6th Annual Dragon Ridge Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 6th Dragon Ridge Open! I’d like to give a big Shout out to Gary Braman. Gary pushed to get this course in years ago. He continues to maintain signage, moves baskets, designs the hot stamps and more. We appreciate all you have done for disc golf in the area. I’d also like to thank River Flagg, Triston Stark, and Justin Crawford for their hard work weed eating and other course maintenance. If there has been anyone else that has donated their time thank you and let me know!

We want to thank our Title sponsors: Discmania & The City of Camdenton. Disc Mania has been our manufacturer sponsor all 6 years. They continue to do a great job on the custom discs. The City of Camdenton Parks & Rec, now ran by Travis Brock (parks director), have been supporting this event each and every year since we started this event. It has been a pleasure working with them as well. The partnership between us all has generated 6 straight filled up tourneys, and on behalf of Disc Mania and Travis Brock, we say thank you for your continued support!

We’d also like to thank our Tour Sponsors:, Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage. Without these sponsors, the tour would not be what it is today! Thanks for believing in what DGM does, and supporting us each year!

Everyone needs to check in near the trailer under the canopies. Every player will receive 1 premium plastic custom disc and a koozie. Ams will receive a base level custom disc as well. Round 1 tees off at 9:00. 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/69075. 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 should start at 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 course are listed below. MVP-only CTP is hole 11. Unbranded CTP is hole 15 Trilogy-only CTP is hole 16. Prodigy-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.

Course distances and OB rules for the course:

Hole Number
Distance
OB Rules
1
270
Inside softball Field. Retrieve through gate.
2
365

3
205

4
229

5
360

6
280

7
392

8
335

9
280

10
338
Road on right side, on and beyond
11
197
Inside tennis court fence
12
300
Parking lot of water park
13
325

14
274

15
190

16
228

17
250

18
258
Parking lot behind basket

North Ark Open Players Meeting - May 10th, 2023

Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 11th North Ark Open! I have to start by giving a huge shout out to Matt Bell, Director of Explore Harrison. For twelve years our partnership has continued to produce one of the best events on the tour. Nearly every year the NAO fills up. This event has been a staple in raising and contributing money to the EDGE program as it is part of the Tournament Charity Program (TCP). Above all it is a beautiful/challenging course that that the North Ark College keeps in immaculate condition. We hope to continue each year “Exploring Harrison” as this tournament continues on! Thank you Matt!!

We also give a big thanks to our Tour Sponsors. Without them we couldn’t make the tours happen: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Everyone needs to check in at the concession stand or in the trailer if the weather is bad. 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/69074. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is NAO. Please have at least two people record the card scores to pdga.com. This will help reduce the possibility of errors. 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 1, 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 are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 5. MVP-only CTP is hole 6b. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 7b. Prodigy-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.

Hanna Hills Open Players Meeting - Apr 13th, 2023

Hanna Hills Open

Hanna Hills Players Meeting:

Patriot's Gold & Silver Presents: The 5th Annual Hanna Hills Open sponsored by Dynamic Discs
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 5th Annual Hanna Hills! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our tour sponsors: 

Our Title Sponsors are Patriot's Gold & Silver and Dynamic Discs

Tour Sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, Swing Right Golf, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Carpool if at all possible. We've expanded the parking lot, but there is still limited parking. We have also painted some parking lines to help maximize space. If the main parking lot is full, find Vic, Diana, Michael, or Jonathan, and they will direct you where to park. Also, please try to start live scoring before you get to the course. 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. 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/67758. 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. This is an incredibly beautiful and well kept private course, for this reason we ask that you bring a donation for food if you are able. 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 and on paper.

Rules for the course are listed below. There are 5 CTP’s: Women’s only CTP is hole 2. Innova CTP (any doc can win) is hole 3. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14. MVP-only hole is hole 8. Prodigy-only hole 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 Notes
1 408 OB - Main pond, surrounded by water. If OB, proceed to DZ. Water left of road will be casual.
2 224 OB - Surrounded by water
3 234 OB - Surrounded by water
4 417 OB - Barbed wire fence
5 336
6 432 OB - Surrounded by water, barbed wire fence at bottom of cliff. If over the cliff, but in bounds, player may play from lie, or from previous lie with penalty.
7 264 Play from red/white pad (on the right). OB - Surrounded by water
8 238
9 438 Green rope on left OB. Yellow rope above it is for visual reference off the tee. Make a judgment call, benefit to the player. If disc goes over cliff, DO NOT retrieve. Vic will get it after your round.
10 330 Surrounded by water OB. If OB, proceed to DZ.
11 221
12 387
13 420 Surrounded by water OB
14 237
15 438
16 621
17 225
18 713 Play from blue/white (long) pad, near the Russ Burns donated bench. Fence beyond basket is OB

Disc’n for Cheetahs VIII Recap - Apr 9th, 2023

Disc'n for Cheetahs VIII Recap

The Disc’n for Cheetahs VIII is in the books. The field was maxed out at 100 players. We were gifted nearly perfect weather and it was welcomed by everyone. The course was well groomed and prepped by many helping hands from friends and the zoo staff. I really can’t think of much that would have made the event any better.

Players gathered early to take in some practice as the sun slowly rose over the beautiful purple bloomed Redbud trees that are scattered throughout the course. Hole 2 and 17 of the course have an amazing look over the heart of the course. The view almost begs for a picture to be taken (there is one shown below). Many compliments were made about how this course has improved each years. A big thanks for all of you who have chosen to help out and make it happen.

Before the first round, we were able to have a short players meeting. During the meeting I was able to recognize former park director Kate Plank who I asked to be there. Kate was the first park official that helped me early on when I started running events at Oak Grove. She was always encouraging, supportive, and helped disc golf grow in Springfield in any way she could. I’ve always called her “Kate the Great” a name she definitely earned.

When the horn blew to start round 1, it was a little brisk but perfectly calm. After a few holes many of us were shedding layers as it began to warm up. The Cheetahs course has a great mix of holes offering: 2 pond holes, 2 creek holes, 2 hanging baskets, 3 holes with bamboo that comes into play, and a good bit of elevation and wooded holes. You also never know what animals you are going to hear, and we all heard several animals throughout the day.

After the 1st round was finished, the zoo staff offered a hot dog, brat, or hamburger meal. The funds generated by this went to the Zoo. There were raffle tickets sold at this time as well. Play resumed at 2:00. The temperature was 75+ and there was only a hint of wind that picked up toward the middle part of the round. I heard “The weather is perfect!” many times. We were definitely blessed!

We would again like to thank all the Zoo Staff for letting us use their land and for helping us make the course look and play so well. To all our sponsors both tournament and tour, we appreciate you all so much and recognize without you we couldn’t do what we do! To all the players who came out to compete and support DGM, the Zoo, and the Cheetah Habitat in Kenya, we say thank you and hope to see you at another event soon.

Bleacher Report:
Michael Luster won the basket donated by Steve Hograffee!

Congrats Ross Steketee on taking that $500+ ace pot ($160 was rolled over from the Lucky 13)!

We had one Junior Garrett Samek who shot 140

There was a huge Recreational field of 38 players. Only 3 of them finished under par.
1st place Calvin Hensley shot -7 (A “Move Up” shout out is in order here!) Great shooting!
2nd place Jacob Woolston -2
3rd place Quinten Volz -1

The Intermediate division had 13 players with four shooting under par:
1st place Moe Smith -6
2nd place Jared Graves -3
3rd place tie Kyle Herz & Mike Harelson

The MA 50+ division had as players. Only the winner shot under par.
1st place Jeff Ford finished -2
2nd place Mike Abbott +3
3rd place Darrin Dodson +7

Julie Crouch was the only 40+ female player. She shot a +10

Brothers Toby and Charles Rector battled into a play of shooting a pair of -7’s. Toby edged out his bro to take 1st. Mark Vanderhoef shot +3 to take 3rd.

Esmeralda Dodson was our only female in the advanced division and also the only female to shoot under par in the field. She shot -1! Impressive young lady!

There were 8 players in The Advanced division. Our top two players should really be thinking of moving up! There scores were good enough to finish in the top 5 in open. 1st place Seth Lindeman blistered a -15 (tying the 2nd place open score). Dylan Clinkenbeard shot a -11 (his score would have been good enough for solo 5th in Open). You guys really crushed it! Come on boys Move Up!! 3rd place with a -1 and back from his service in Korea, was Jonathan Chambless. Welcome back Jonathan and thank you for your service!

Mary Abbott was our only Open female player. She shot a +4.

There were 19 players in the Open Division. I was asked what I thought would take the open division a few days before the event. I said a pair of -9’s would likely take it. Allen Heston did exactly that shooting -18. Incredible shooting Allen and congratulations on your 1st Open B tier win! 2nd place shooting -15 was Bradley Brown. Bradley tied Allen the first round, it couldn’t quite keep up with Allen in round 2. Still impressive Bradley. There was a tie for 3rd place between Alec Knopf and Dustin Banks shooting -14. To all of you guys, Great Job!

For full results please visit: https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/67757

Thanks again to all of you who came out to play the Disc’n for Cheetahs event! We hope
To see you next week at the Hanna Hills Open. This course is a favorite to many and offers some of the most beautiful and challenging holes in the state. You may register here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Patriots_Gold_and_Silver_Presents_The_5th_Annual_Hanna_Hills_Open_sponsored_by_Dynamic_Discs_2023/register

Lucky 13 Players Meeting - Mar 9th, 2023

Elephant & Castle presents: The 15th Annual Lucky 13 Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 15th Annual Lucky 13! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. Our title sponsor is Elephant & Castle Fine arms. It's worth noting that Elephant & Castle is also a tour sponsor and the title sponsor for several of this year's tournaments. Doug Bowen has been driving for many years. If you ever need a gun, ammunition, a history lesson, or any combination of these visit Elephant & Castle Fine Arms in Ozark, Missouri.

Our tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Millennium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Everyone needs to check in at the main building. THERE WILL BE A SHORT PLAYERS MEETING AT 9:30 in the Big Room. Round 1 tees off at 10. 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/67419. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished we will break for lunch. 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.

Once the second round has finished, the EDGE raffle and payout will be held in the big room in the main building.
Rules for the course are listed below. Non Branded CTP is hole 15 (prizes donated by Innova), Trilogy-only CTP is hole 17. MVP-only CTP is hole 2. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 6
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: All curbs, concrete, paved paths, fences, driveways, paved parking lots, and playground equipment are OB.

The 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 25th, 2023

The 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Full Recap

125 Players played the 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl. All were treated to the best weather ever for a Lebanon Ice Bowl! Almost no wind to speak of, lots of sunshine and blue skies, and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50’s were welcomed by everyone! There were some swampy places from the rain we had a few days prior and the water added a “pond” on hole 1 on the Winfrey course, but these were minor inconveniences. The courses were very well groomed except for some evergreens that were cut and will be burned off soon. The Wyota Village Chain Banger Club did an incredible job raking and blowing out leaves from the fairways through the woods! This was much appreciated and I speak for everyone when I say a big thanks to all of you.

I definitely want to take this time to give a big “thank you” to all of these people for putting in a lot of time and effort into making this event happen: Brad Hilton, Brandy Monnahan, Dan Newlin, Pamela Collins, Rollin Clamme, Ryan Shockley, Chris Ryan, Steven Wilson, and Jerry McGinnis. Everyone mentioned helped with food, course maintenance, sponsor gathering or a combination of all. If you get a chance give them a shout of thanks when you see them. I also want to thank our sponsors again: Lebanon Parks & Rec, Patriots Gold & Silver (Jeff Ford), New Key Realty, Keen Motors LLC, Denny Rhoads Drywall, and Dan Newlin. It’s definitely easier when you have local support!

Both courses were used and we split the fields between the JHM course and Winfrey. The Recreation division had 30 players and Intermediate had 35. These two divisions made one group with all other division making up the second group. Rec & Int started on Winfrey purse in the morning, while the others played the Jared Hilton course before switching at lunch. A Chile and Hot Dog lunch was served courtesy of the folks mentioned earlier.

During play there were 2 Aces. Chris Neff (hole 8 JHM) and Cody Williams (hole 16 JHM “the mound hole”). Not only did they get to split the $360 Ace Pot, they also received a $100 each from Dan Newlin who agreed to donate $100 to each player for their aces, and also gave $100 to the charity! Well played guys your great drives put $200 more toward L-Life! Super cool idea Dan, thanks a bunch!

$2,606 was raised this year with approximately 150-200 lbs of food. This will all be distributed to L-Life Food Pantry very soon. Thanks to everyone for your efforts in making a difference in helping feed the hungry in the Lebanon area. Feeding the hungry was the goal Rick Rothstein had when he began the Ice Bowl many years ago. You all rocked this year’s 15th Annnuka Lebanon Ice Bow! Thank you so much!!

Worth noting, Bryan Pitman won the Monkey Trap in the raffle! No excuses for poor putting now! Congratulations.

There were 6 Doubles Teams on Friday:
1st Place: Triston & Drake
2nd Place Tie: Andrew & Smith and Austin & James

There were 11 Divisions this year.
For full results please visit https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/66505

The Rec Division was super close with only one stroke separated 1st and a 3 way tie for 2nd. Dustin Guinn-Ingram’s 111 held off Nick Sheppard, Corey Chaney, and Greazy Dyes Chase Luster 112 finishes.

You wouldn’t think it could get much closer than the Rec fields finish, but the Int division was even closer. There was a 4 way tie for first between: Christian Polivich, Brendon Rost, Timothy Taylor, and Peyton Wallace. All of them shot 103’s. Worth noting, Drake Ford was only one back with his 104. Christian won in a play off.

The MA60+ was taken down by Jeff City’s Stan Balke. Stan 2nd round was where he pulled away from Mike McBee and John Parsons. Stan won by 4 shooting a 105.

No stranger to the winners circle, Darrin Dodson won the MA50+ division by 5 over Jeff Ford and by 7 over Clint Klupka.

Marry Abbott blistered a 57 first round rolling to a convincing win shooting a total of 119. Tina Gilltrap finished 2nd shooting a 137, and Korie Klupka finished 3rd with a 141.

It was Chris Neff shot a total score of 105 cruising to an easy win shooting a 51 in his 2nd round adding 9 strokes to his 1 stroke 1st round lead over Jeremy Surratt.

Advanced winner Ethan Keuhn shot a 49 first round that gave him a significant lead as he cruised to his final score 101 win. The battle for 2nd was taken by Tristan Stark who’s 107 bested Jacob Fulhorst by a stick.

MP50+ was won by local hero Dan Newlin who shot a -6 103. His 49 first round gave him the early lead by over Rick Kapalko (2nd Pl) Doug Wiegand (3rd Pl).

The MP40+ was dominated by Dasun Keylor’s -13 performance. His drives were solid and his putting was fire. There was however a battle for 2nd as I had to shoot a 47 to over come my 3 stroke deficit that Justin Mount and Christopher Douglas had stacked on me. They finished tied for 3rd.

FA1 was taken by local Brandy Monnahan’s. Her 116 total bested Millie Cowgill 8 strokes. Brandy mentioned that Millie had a few tough breaks especially a low putt that hit and rolled OB. Tough break but these two will battle again soon I’m sure.

Brock Rohler shot a pair of 45’s finishing at -19 for the tourney. 2nd place Dustin Banks, who shot a very respectable -16 was able to hold off Alexander Lemley and Cory Anderson who
Finished in a tie for 3rd with a pair of -14’s.

Congratulations to all the rest who cashed. I hope to see you in a few weeks at the 15th Annual Lucky 13 in Republic, Missouri. Until then many aces and birdies!

You may register for the Lucky 13 here:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Elephant_and_Castle_presents_The_15th_Annual_Lucky_13_2023/register

The 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl Players Meeting - Feb 23rd, 2023

The 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 15th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Tournament sponsors include: Lebanon Parks & Rec, Patriots Gold & Silver, New Key Realty, Keen Motors LLC, Denny Rhoads Drywall, and Dan Newlin

Our tour sponsors: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

Everyone needs to check in at the Winfrey house. The PDGA has finally lifted their Covid protocol! Pro players will be paid via PayPal unless other arrangements are made. Please be sure that the address that is used to sign up with is the e mail you want your money sent to. If not, let me know the address you want used before you leave the event. Amateurs you will be paid out with a voucher that may be used in the trailer just like cash. No more than 6 players will be allowed in the trailer at one time. If you receive a voucher, it must be redeemed the day of the event unless special arrangements are made. Simply come talk with me if there is a circumstance in which you need to leave before shopping. You may have someone shop for you.

Round 1 tees off at 10. 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/66505. 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.

This year Dan Newlin has an Ace Challenge for everyone. How it works is simple: if any player hits an Ace, Dan will donate $100 to the charity and $100 to the player who hits the Ace. You do not have to be in the tournament Ace Pot to win Dan‘s Ace Challenge. There will be a $5 Ace Pot going on as well, so don’t forget to sign up for it during check in.
�Rules for the course are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 17 at Jared Hilton. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 14 at Winfrey. MVP-only CTP is hole 4 at Winfrey. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 5 at Jared Hilton.

Park bathrooms are closed, but there are 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.

Maps and Rule & OB sheets can be seen on my FaceBook pages: Russel Burns, both Disc Golf Monkey pages, and the Ozarks Flying Disc Golf page.

Q 102’s Presidential Cup VIII Players Meeting - Feb 6th, 2023

Q-102 presents: The Presidential Cup VIII sponsored by: Dynamic Discs - 5k/10k Ace Challenge Event
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 8th Presidential Cup! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors. A big thank you to our Title Sponsor Q-102! Also, a thank you for the awesome players packs goes out to our manufacturer sponsor Dynamic Discs.

Our tour sponsors this year are Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Prodigy Discs, Creator Designs, MVP/Axiom Discs, Fossa Disc Golf, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, 8Up, Greazy Dyes, Discs Unlimited, and Intuitive Body Works & Massage.

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. Six 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 six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time. All Amateur Players Please Note: All vouchers must be used the day of unless arrangements are made before you leave.

Round 1 tees off at 10. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is PRES. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/66526. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. After the first round, there will be chili for lunch. If anyone would like to bring an extra pot, please do! 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.

The 2nd Round is when the 5K/10K Challenge is in effect. We chose the second round in hopes it has warmed up a little. If you choose to throw any disc from the Trilogy line up: Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, or Westside and hit the Ace on Hole 20 (the approved and designated challenge hole) you will win $10,000. If you choose to throw any other brand of disc and Ace, it will be worth $5,000. Make sure you state your name, the disc you are throwing, and show it to the camera man. Also, make sure the camera is rolling! BEST OF LUCK TO ALL!!
Rules for the course are listed below. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 1. MVP-only CTP is hole 2, unbranded CTP is hole 8, 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.

Course distances and OB rules:

Hole Number
Distance
Notes
1
250
OB - Fence
2
210
OB - Fence
3
313
OB - Fence, Property line, water
4
200
Double mando. If missed, proceed to DZ. OB - Water
5
262
OB - Water
6
237
Mando left of marked tree. OB - Property lines
7
302
OB - Property line
8
247

9
374

10
150

11
165

12
129
Mandatory right of marked tree. If missed, proceed to DZ
13
258
Mandatory right of marked tree. If missed, proceed to DZ
14
603
OB - Property line
15
420

16
230
OB - Driveway & beyond, Road & beyond
17
170
Island hole. Any shot not on the island, play from the lie with 1 stroke penalty.
18
250
OB - Construction area near building and containers
19
176
OB - Construction area near building and containers
20
300
OB - All concrete & beyond, on top of clubhouse.
Second Round Only! DD 5K/10K Challenge. State your name, disc name, and disc manufacturer. Make sure camera is ready.

Bear Hollow Ice Bowl Recap - Jan 23rd, 2023

73 Players at the Bear Hollow Ice Bowl in Ava, MO!

It was a beautiful day for an Ice Bowl today. Of course it started out a bit nippy as you’d expect in January, but the sun came out and warmed things up nicely. Almost everyone shed a layer of clothes for the second round. The wind did pick up in the 2nd round, but it was manageable.

There were 73 players who came out and enjoyed the day of golfing, raising money and collecting food for the Heart of America Food Pantry. Nick Helm will be posting the totals on the Bear Hollow FB page once he has it figured up. There were nine divisions represented today. There were a lot of new faces and several veterans, and all seemed to have a great time!

A big thanks to Jeff Ford, owner of Patriots Gold & Silver for being the title sponsor. Thanks also to this years tour sponsors: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Patriots Gold & Silver, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Prodigy Discs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf. Without these the tour wouldn’t be what it is. On behalf of all the players, Thank You all so much!

* There were 3 Aces hit today. Sadly, only two put in the Ace Pot. Brad “The Bud Man” Hilton and Dylan Clements split the cash, which was about $130 to both of them. Nevada, don’t forget the Ace Pot next time!

* Roy Crouch won the Basket in the raffle.

* Cory Anderson won the Prodigy CTP, and Mike Haralson won the MVP CTP.

For full results: https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/65615

1st & 2nd finishers:

FA3
1st Catie Sala-Bankston +25

MA3
1st Ben Hamilton -2
2nd T David Michael +4
2nd T Dylan Clements +4

MA2
1st Brian Waren -9
2nd Davis Ford -8

MA 50+
1st Darin Dodson -11
2nd Brad Hilton -5

MA 40+
1st Roy Crouch -7
2nd Brad Philpot E

FA 40+ Julie Crouch +14

MA 1
1st Triston Stark -9
2nd Justin Crawford +2

FPO
1st Millicent Cowgill +4

MPO
Andrew Presnell -19
Nevada McAlin -14

Congratulations to all who cashed!!

I hope to see you all at the Presidential Cup next month on the 11th. You may register here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Q_102_presents_The_Presidential_Cup_VIII_sponsored_by_Dynamic_Discs_5k_10k_Ace_Challenge_Event_2023/register

Patriot’s Gold & Silver’s 9th Annual Bear Hollow Ice Bowl Players Meeting - Jan 20th, 2023

Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 9th Annual Bear Hollow Ice Bowl! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Our tour sponsors: Patriots Gold & Silver, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Prodigy Discs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

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 six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 10. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is ICE. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/65615. 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. MVP CTP is hole 1. Prodigy 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.

Course distances and OB rules: All concrete and walking paths are OB. In most cases, simply refer to the posted sign for rules

Hole Number Distance Notes
1 200 OB - Path, water, basketball court
2 185 OB - Path & beyond
3 364 OB - Path, road & beyond, pool fence
4 235 Mandatory right of backstop. OB - water
5 236 OB - Playgrounds, path, water
6 187 Tee is behind big rocks. OB - Water
7 215 OB - Water
8 208 OB - Street & beyond
9 145
10 127 Island hole. If island not made, 1 stroke penalty and play where it lies (drive only receives a penalty).
11 171 OB - Water
12 363 OB - Water and path & beyond
13 243
14 337 OB - Path & beyond
15 221 OB - Path, baseball field fence, street & beyond
16 240 OB - Path, park road & beyond, street & beyond
17 250 OB - Baseball field, path & beyond, road & beyond
18 250 OB - Water, path & beyond, road & beyon

  • Innova Disc Golf
  • Elephant & Castle Fine Arms
  • Dynamic Discs
  • Patriots Gold and Silver LLC
  • Fossa
  • Creator Designs
  • Millennium golf discs
  • Discmania
  • Discs Unlimited
  • Intuitive Body Works & Massage
  • Greazy Dyes
  • Todd Exteriors, LLC
  • Kinney Billiards and Games
  • EDGE