Frank the - May 1st, 2012

The 1st Marshall Spring Fling was held this past Saturday on two beautiful and challenging courses. The Indian Foot Hills Park truly has two of the most beautiful, challenging, and demanding courses in Missouri. A huge thank you to the Marshall Parks and Recreation and the Foothills Fliers for the invitation to run the 1st Marshall Spring Fling PDGA sanctioned C-Tier Event. Both the city and the club were gracious in there help and sponsorship for the event. The shirt and disc in the player's pack were well received, and so were the great hamburgers that were prepared by Chris Johnson (who didn't play so he could cook)! From all the players, Thank You! I am looking forward to a return trip (and hope to redeem my poor shooting).

Friday's weather was a bit on the scary side with rain and very strong winds. Several people braved the elements and played a doubles round despite the conditions. Congratulations to Cory Anderson and Shayn Woltz who took first with an incredible 51 score! Also cashing, was TJ Hahn and Chad Fisk who finished second with a very respectable 55. These were incredible scores for a calm day, but for the winds that day provided the scores were obscene. Great job fellas!

Saturday's forecast was beautiful and made for a very enjoyable event. There were 57 players with 7 divisions. The course played tough as expected, with only two players finishing under par. Both Frank the Tank, and Zack Jones were rewarded for their stellar performances winning their divisions. Open champion “Tank”, put together a brilliant second round 6 under that distanced himself above second place finisher George Smith. Zack, who has been playing Open, elected to play Advanced and smashed the field...Is sand bagger to harsh I ask? Great shooting bud! Other winners included: C D Steiner a true legend of the game out of Kansas City took the Pro Masters division over local Jon Parsons (who moved up for this event), Stan Balke took 1st in the Advanced Grand Masters division, Brenda Lowe in the Women's division, Kenneth Squires who played a long play off with Brad Hilton before taking the crown in Intermediate, and Tyler Foreman who has had back to back wins on the tour earning him the SAND BAGGER award (No more Recreation for you Tyler)! A final congratulations to all of the players who cashed.

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