Lebanon Ice Bowl Recap - Feb 24th, 2013
This past Saturday, Disc Golf Monkey's Going Bananas Tour 2013 kicked off in Lebanon, MO at the 5th Annual Lebanon Ice Bowl. Sixty-Three players showed up at the Jared Hilton Memorial Course despite 3-4” of solid ice that covered all of Atchley Park. We were all fortunate that the Lebanon Parks and Rec Department and a number of local volunteers went out the night before and cleared the tee pads. To all of you who helped with this a huge Thank you for the hard work! Walking was difficult all day, and throwing was even more of a challenge. There were no run ups on second and third shots because of the slippery surfaces. This made the drive the most important shot of the tournament. I heard of side bets on who could fall the least...What a great time!
Last year we had 3 more people than this year, but the conditions were perfect perfect in 2012. John Shelton, the Parks Director, was present and was amazed by the 63 player field. He was even more excited when I turned in the numbers. Nearly 250 lbs of food and $1,265 was raised for the Lebanon Area Foundation! Mulligans and the drawing raised a majority of the funds. There were several items donated by sponsors of the event: Hilton Bail Bonds, Hilton Chiropractic, Monster, Missouri Eagle, Legacy Discs, Dynamic Discs, Millennium, Vibram, and the Lebanon Parks and Rec Department. The big ticket item was the Black and Yellow Monkey Trap that was won by local golfer Janey Helton!
This years winners included: Brandy Monahan (Wmns Div), Joey Carpenter (JR Div), Derred Scheperle (Rec Div), Jake Stern (Int Div), Lance Jones (Adv Mast Div), Nathan Clark (Adv Div), and Kyle Webster (Open Div). Very well done champs!
I am very excited to announce that in our first two tournaments of the year $2,165 has been raised for charity. Hats off to all of you, and I will say this is just the beginning to an incredible 2013 season! Get signed up soon for the PDGA season opener: The 5th Annual Lucky 13 in Republic, MO set for March 16th. Registration is open, and there are several players pre registered. The first 90 will receive a shirt and disc in their players pack. Don't miss out and remember there were 90 players last year!