The Winter Blast Disc Golf Tournament Benefitting the Christian County Family Crisis Center - Dec 8th, 2011

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr... “Old Man Winter” is definitely here. With the DGM Finale last month as the conclusion of the 2011 Evolution Tour, we are excited to offer one last tournament. Before, during, and after the Finale I was asked if it would be my last event of the year, and with some gentle persuasion I decided to make one last go in 2011. It was easy deciding where to hold this event especially with the “newness” at the beautiful and redesigned Grubaugh Park in Ozark, MO. With Jeff Beth at the helm, the Grubaugh course has under gone a very successful face lift, making it arguably the best course in the Springfield area.

Jeff Beth and I discussed a tournament and agreed the Winter Blast Tournament would be a fun idea and would allow the new design to be showcased. Along with the opportunity to play the new lay out, we also agreed it would make a perfect opportunity to help a local charity (much like the Ice Bowl's). In only a short one day notice, Jeff found a much deserving charity to play for. The Christian County Family Crisis Center is local to Ozark and provides many services to the area. Lynn Buehler, one of the directors, spoke with us and thought it sounded like a great idea. Having never heard of the sport, she mentioned possibly playing in the future (when it warms up of coarse). Jeff and I are excited about this event and hope you can make it!

I hope that this will be a last “Fix” that will get people through to the Ice Bowl season. This event is designed to be fun filled, charity driven, and showcase a more challenging 18 at Grubaugh. This event will have a very fun an unique twist called the Mulligan Turkey Trott (MTT). As the flier mentions there will be 6 mulligans sold for $5. With this $5 donation (that will be given to the CCFCC) you will be entered into the MTT. For every turkey you get (Turkey = 3 consecutive birdies), you will earn a shot at a short CTP hole at the end of play. For those who wish to save their Mulligans, the Mulligans may be traded for shots at the CTP. So far we have been given 2 Turkeys to give out by Price Cutter (thanks for the leg work Jeff)! The MTT should be a great time and will allow more money to be raised for the CCFCC. As always, expect the same “Monkey Style Pay Out” which is picking your own winnings from the Monkey Mobile Store.

How can you help? First, we need to spread the word about this event and get as many players to play as possible. The more players we have, the more we raise for the CCFCC. Second, We are needing donations in one of two ways. Along with the 5 cans of food or $5 as part of the entry, Lynn has provided a top needs list for the CCFCC that include: Non perishable food (cereals especially), cleaning supplies, laundry and other soap items, and women/children's clothing (please bring gently used or new clothing items). If you have any way of getting these types of items, please bring them to the event and they will be donated. Also, we are wanting to have more than just Turkeys to give out at the Turkey Trott. Any prize type items would be greatly appreciated (these do not have to be disc golf related). The last way you can help is by letting us know if you know a business/individual that would like to be a part through a sponsorship. If you do please let Jeff or I know know as soon as possible! “Tis the season”, and our season to help others continues!

If you have questions, about this event, or the upcoming 2012 Tour (including your city being a part) please do not hesitate to contact me. See ya soon and Aces to you!

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