DGM's Lucky Monkey 2012 Tour Recap & DGM's 2013 Tour Name & Schedule - Jan 8th, 2013

Happy New Year to all of you. I hope all of you had a safe and blessed Christmas and New Year's Celebration. It is Time to Recap 2012 and and show what DGM has scheduled for 2013!

The Lucky Monkey Tour 2012 was the best DGM Tour to date. It was a record breaking season in nearly every aspect. The Tour's 11 PDGA events had 6 tournaments fill to maximum capacity or more. With tournaments filling and going over the maximum capacity it was not a huge surprise to see the average number of players at 88. The most exciting of the records was the charity amounts raised and contributed. Nearly $4,500 was raised. All of these awesome records were because all of you continue to support local disc golf and DGM. To say “thank you” is not enough, and my goal is to show my gratitude by continuing to move the sport forward in every way possible!

Above you read about the charitable contributions raised by the Lucky Monkey Tour and wanted to provide the details. Last Year's Lebanon Ice Bowl #4 raised over $1,000 and a huge table that over flowed with canned food. This was then presented to the Lebanon Area Foundation the local Food Bank. Borrowing from the Ice Bowl example, the season ending Winter Blast raised, $604, food, cleaning supplies, and clothing for the Christian County Family Crisis Center. Jessica, the CCFCC Director, was very thankful and said the donation was much needed at the time. The largest donation this year was given to the Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE), which is a program to help schools, churches, and camps implement the sport of disc golf into their curriculum's. $2,800 was contributed this year bringing the 4 year total to $8,950. All of these charity donations were records. Again, to all of you who support; A Huge “Thank You”, and Keep up the Great work!

It has been an exciting time discussing scheduling with many of the tour stop representatives. This season looks to welcome new courses, dates, venues, sanctioning, and a whole lot more on DGM's 2013 Tour. This Year's Disc Golf Monkey Tour will be called “GOING BANANAS”! The “Going Bananas” expression often implies going crazy. I often feel like I am going bananas, and I wouldn't have it any other way! So with this small introduction here is the tour schedule:

DGM's 2013 “GOING BANANAS TOUR”

EVENT NAME--------DATE-------CITY/STATE

Lebanon Ice Bowl------Feb 23-------Lebanon, MO

Lucky 13-----------------Mar 16------Republic, MO

Marshall Open-----------Apr 27-------Marshall, MO

North Ark Open----------May 18------Harrison, AR

J. Hilton Memorial------Jun 22-------Lebanon, MO

Monkey Trap Open------July 20------Springdale, AR

Pitt Open------------------July 27-28--Pittsburg, KS

Rolla Open---------------Aug 17------Rolla, MO

D. Roberts Memorial---Sept 7--------Nixa, MO

Four States Open---------Sept 27-29---Joplin, MO

Jeff City Open------------Oct 19--------Jefferson City, MO

DGM Finale--------------Nov 9--------TBA

Winter Blast--------------Dec 14-------Ozark, MO

You should start to see these events on the PDGA as early as today. There are several of these events that are looking to move from C Tiers to B Tiers. I want to say “Great Job” to the Joplin Club for many years of hard work and hosting the areas first ever PDGA A Tier event in 2013!


As you may have noticed, the Lebanon Ice Bowl #5 is up on this site and registered at http://www.icebowlhq.com . Registration is open, and the flier is currently being finalized. Last year we had 66 players for the season opener which proved to be an incredible start to a record breaking year. What is to come this season time will tell, but I know I am thankful to be a part of the Disc Golf Boom! Many Aces and Deuces to you!!

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