The Weather is Perfect for a True Winter Blast! This Saturday at Grubaugh Park in Ozark, MO. - Dec 9th, 2013
The Winter Blast weather is set for this Saturday's tournament (to benefit the Christian County Family Crisis Center) at Grubaugh Park in Ozark, MO. Last night KY3 posted in bold letters WINTER BLAST across the screen. My wife and I laughed and said, hey they are advertising the tourney, but in reality, as you know, they were informing everyone of the brutal weather that we are still receiving this week. At least this year no one will need to bring any coolers to keep the turkeys frozen! This is the Turkey Trot event so you will have several opportunities to win a turkey or ham. After three tries, in consecutive years, we will finally have a true “Winter” Blast...Brrrrrrrr!!
If you plan on coming please note that the entry is only $20 and 5 cans of food or an additional $5. You can also donate other items listed on the bottom of the flier in lieu of the canned goods. All donations will be going to the CCFCC. I believe I may have a few items for a small raffle as well. If you have any extra items on the list, an extra turkey or ham in the freezer, or any item to donate to the raffle bring them. On behalf of the CCFCC Thank You for all the support. I'm looking forward to this event, and I hope to see as many of you there as possible! Be safe on the roads!!
The Disc Golf Monkey's Going Bananas Tour 2013 came to an end on November 9th . The season Finale held on Bethel Assembly's course here in Springfield, MO, was an awesome conclusion to a successful, eventful, and fun tour. A maxed out 90 player field was treated to a very nice Player's Pack that included lunch (provided by many volunteers), a dinner snack (provided by Little Caesars), a Going Bananas Tour disc, a full color Dye Supplimation Shami (screened by Bill McCarty), a long sleeve Dri Fit shirt (screened by Journey Post), and an exclusive Tour Finale 3D Mini. The retail price on the packs was around $70-$80. All of the goodies were given as a “thank you) to all in attendance for an incredible and memorable season.
The weather was near perfect for a November 9th date. Sunny, a bit breezy at times, and warm made for an enjoyable two rounds. The course which was part permanent and part temp proved to be challenging. Adding OB's, drop zones, and temp holes to the permanent course provided a challenge that made players use many types of shots that were often “risk/reward”. Before the tournament I asked many players what they thought would win Open and the other divisions. Almost all guessed the scores a few to several more under than what actually won. Courses always seem to play a little tougher on tournament day.
All the Divisions seem to be very tight battles. I can only go by scores in the other divisions, but in the Open I can tell you it was very close with several players battling. My 9 under for the day held off Doug Wiegand by only one stroke. Two strokes behind the pace were John Manion who started 5 off the lead in the first round (shooting a 46 final round) and Kyle Webster's 9 down 45 was the hot round of the day. To all of you in the Open division thanks for the battle, it was stressful and fun! 1st and 2nd place in the other divisions were:
(FPO) Tara Hadick (138)
(FA1) Brandy Monahan (125) & Christine West (126)
(FA3) Heather Donnely (154) & Bonnie Douglas (162)
(MA1) Jacob Hink (101) & Mike Porter (103)
(MA2) Aaron Cook (102) & Kieren DisClafani (105)
(MA3) Nick DeRosa (108) & Tyler Webster (110)
(MG1) Bruce Heidebrecht (111) & Jon Parsons (114)
(MM1) George Eudy (110) & Scott “The Legend in His Own Mind” Elam (111)
Congratulations to all of you and the other players who cashed in their divisions.
After the rounds several drawings were done. There were 6 in all including:
Vibram's Ace/CTP contest. Winner Alonzo Conner
Legacy's Ace/CTP contest. Winner Scott Ringham
Millennium's Ace/CTP contest. Winner George Eudy
Dynamic Discs Ace/CTP contest. Winner Kyle McClure
The apparel basket give a way winner was present, but like a bone head I miss placed the ticket. Who ever you are contact me so I can put your name on here! Thanks.
The last drawing was to raise money for the course at Bethel. $955 was raised putting the total over $1100 when combined with ½ the Ace Pool money since no aces were hit. Congratulations and thank you to all who contributed!
I'd like to once again thank all of you who chose to come to the Finale and any of the other Tour events. Disc Golf Monkey supporters are the Greatest! A special thanks to Bethel Assembly for letting us use their facilities and for the volunteer work to serve and clean up after us. To Pastor Nick for his vision and letting me be a part and also for an awesome message of the “Truth”. Last to my awesome Family who support and allow me to do what I enjoy. I love you Angelia and Melissa. You are both the Best!
The Finale is full at 90, and there are several on the wait list. To get on the wait list you must sign up as normal. If you do not get in you will be refunded.
There will be Bring Your Partner Doubles on Friday the 8th. The baskets will be up around 10:00am. Registration for Doubles will start at 10:00am and go until 3:30pm. You must have at least two groups to go out on the course to record a score. Pro plays for cash, and Ams play for vouchers. This will be a great time to check out the course and hopefully give you some ideas on how to blister this course! Hope to see you Friday!
There will be 3 Divisions:
Pro $30/ Team ($15/ Player)
Adv $20/ Team ($10/ Player)
Am $20/ Team ($10/ Player)
The Disc Golf Monkey's Finale is only a few days away. The Finale is set for this Saturday, November 9th, at Bethel Assembly in Springfield, MO. There are currently close to 70 Pre Registered Players and the Cap is at 90. We will not be able to add holes because of time and spacing, so register soon or you may miss out. The Player's Package value are almost double the entry fees, so don't plan on entering the day of the event!
The course at Bethel Assembly is a new 10 hole course. It will be transformed into an 18 hole with a few changes to the permanent course. All of the fairways and greens have been mowed along with each hole being flagged. Most of the OB's and drop zones have been marked as well. If you have time go check it out and practice. The total length of the course is 5,415 total feet. The course has some cool holes that include a berm hole, a quadruple mando hole, and a permanent hanging basket. Although it does have 10 holes that are less than 300' several of these face dangerous OB. There are also some holes for the big arms that measure 405', 415' and 500'. I am confident in saying this course will challenge you! Thanks to Pastor Nick, Josiah Durham, Jake Whitehead, and Eddie Uhlan for their work on the course!
Come prepared for a great time! To all of you who have supported the tour and can't make this one Thank You for your continued support, and I hope to see you next year!
The Jeff City Open was another maxed out event with 100 players. Binder never looked better, and it has never played tougher. Under the direction of Scott Elam (Tournament Director), you could tell that a lot of thought, time, and effort was put into the planning and preparation for the JCO this year. Awesome players packs for all players, incredible Caddy Books, course in the best shape ever, good after party food, and a fun EDGE Skills Shot Competition on Sunday made this one to remember. To the Jefferson City Disc Golf Club, sponsors, volunteers, and players who made this a record turn out, a big pat on the back and thank you for a job very well done!
The added OB flags, string, and island shots had many people talking. For the sake of time, the long island hole had to be adjusted during the 2nd round making it a touch easier. Despite how incredibly tough the course played the Open Division leaders devoured the course and the field! George Smith of Columbia shot -11 taking 3rd (7 shots better than the 4th spot), 2nd Place's -12 was shot by Das Loomis (writer for Discgolfer magazine), and the Jeff City Open Champion Arturo Villarreal of Kansas City shot a -13 winning by a stick. These 3 players played nothing short of spectacular! Congratulations to all 3 of you and to all the others who placed in their divisions!
The Disc Golf Monkey's Going Banana's Finale will be held November 9th at Bethel Assembly of God in Springfield, MO. The Flier is up and Registration will be open tomorrow. If you would like to attend this event please don't wait. This is not a course that has room to add holes nor will time permit us to do so this late in the year. You may sign up on Disc Golf Scene or with me at the shop if you are local. Pastor Nick DeRosa and the church are very excited about this course and are eager to host the Finale. Looking forward to seeing many of you there. For more information look at the flier and feel free to call, text, IM, or e mail with questions.
The Jefferson City Open is just one week away. This C-Tier tournament is going to have an A-Tier feel with a challenging 20-hole layout and $1000 added cash to the prize pool. Each player will get a Gateway putter, Gateway mini marker, tie-dyed t-shirt, and a caddy book. Sign up before Sunday night to get a personalized bag tag like similar to this: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10202150383377987&set=gm.682542931755905&type=1&theater
PDGA members will have their PDGA # on the tag an non-members can have their phone number if provided during registration.
Don't forget about the doubles round on Friday. The tournament layout will be in play for Friday practice and rolling start doubles beginning at 1:00. $20 per team for pros and $10 per team for amateurs. During play on Saturday, 2 separate ace funds will be available, at least 6 CTP opportunities, and a win your card prize as well. Great prizes are also available in the traditional Ring of Fire contest and the E.D.G.E raffle is highlighted by a Gateway Bullseye training basket. You will become a better putter if you practice with this basket!
If you're coming in early and planning on a hotel stay, please use of these Jefferson City Convention & Visitors Bureau hotels as they helped greatly in achieving the $1000 added cash.
The players party is downtown at Spectators on Saturday night and the first ever JCO Skills Competition presented by dgNOMAD is on Sunday. The Disc Golf Monkey is adding cash to this event and division winners will walk away with dgNOMAD targets! Only $10 to enter this fun competition.
This tournament is starting to fill up fast. I highly doubt we can accommodate the 44 players who signed on the day of the tournament last year. Like many of the other DGM events, this will sell out at 100 players. Don't delay and sign up today!
Tournament Director: Scott Elam
New Course in Springfield at Bethel Assembly of God Site of the 2013 DGM's Going Bananas Tour Finale! - Oct 9th, 2013
Pastor Nick DeRosa and DGM have installed a new course at Bethel Assembly of God. Nick wants to make sure that everyone know this course IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Come one come all and try out the newly installed 10 hole course that features a wide mix of elevation and technical shots including a burm hole, a double mando hole, and a swinging basket hole. It is definitely a unique and challenging course.
This will be the site for DGM's Going Banana's Tour Finale. We will of course add holes and make it at least 18. Be looking for online pre registration to be open soon and get in early, because I think this Finale will fill quickly! Also, be looking for details for the Finale that will be coming soon! The Bethel Assembly of God members are in full support of this project, and will be helping spruce up the course between now and November 9th. If you have extra time and would like to help contact myself or Pastor Nick DeRosa.
This course has not been completely funded nor is it finished. Bethel Assembly will be looking for hole sponsors to raise money for baskets, signs, tee pads, and possibly benches. The Holes will be sold for $200 each. We currently have 3 sponsors: Brighton Highway Assembly, K & S Coins, and Peace Chapel. Yesterday I picked up a guy from Tulsa named Greg Standiford. After the round he gave me $20 to put toward the course. I got to thinking, hey why not ask for small contributions and list the names on a sign. So if you know of a business that may be interested or if you have a $20 or more donation we could use your help. Contact Nick or myself. Thank You!!
Don't forget to register for the Jeff City Open $1000 cash added!
3 days of top-notch disc golf in Jefferson City
Friday: Tournament layout in place for practice all day. Rolling start doubles to begin at 2:00. $20/team for Pro; $10/team for Am. 100% payout
Saturday: PDGA C-Tier tournament to begin at 9:00. 2 rounds of 20 on the "Dragon" layout. Island shots, artificial OB, extended holes, and elevated baskets on an already difficult layout will truly test your mental game. $1000 added cash to the prize pool! Limited to 100 players.
Players Party afterwards in downtown Jefferson City. Spectators Bar & Billiards is providing first drink and hot appetizers. We'll also have a putting contest on site.
Sunday: JCO Skills Competition begins at 10:00 back at the course. 20 stations will test all the abilities required to be a top disc golfer. Come show off your putting skills, backhand approaches, forehand shots, obstructed view throws, rollers, and more. Break out those high-speed drivers in the long distance showcase. $10 entry fee and minimum of $100 cash added.
On the 7th of September, 77 players participated in the 7th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial making 2013 a record turn-out! That is a lot of 7's! A big thanks to the Nixa Center, players, sponsors, helpers, volunteers, Team Monkey, and the Roberts Family for making this tournament a wonderful time of Remembering Dale! I am sure he was looking down and enjoyed the day as much as we all did.
Along with the previous 7's (77 players at the 7th Annual), there were also 7 Divisions. It was a beautiful day full of sunshine and a gentle breeze. I am surprised there were not some record scores shot, but if that would have happened it would have been a perfect day...and it would be hard to improve on that next year.
Winners this year included:
127 Sydney Wallenfelsz of Iowa (Rec Women)
105 Steve Hare of Springfield (Rec Men)
99 Seth Hamilton of Ozark (Int Men)
107 George Eudy of Lebanon (Adv Master)
114 Christine West of Springfield (Adv Women)
94 Jon McCain of Joplin (Adv Men)
91 Russ Burns of Springfield (Open Men)
Everyone was given a custom stamped disc, towel, and sticker for a players pack. Pizza and tea were provided for lunch by Little Ceasars and McAlisters Deli. Thank you for the compliments on this event from many of you. The Roberts family was very appreciative to all who took the time to support!
Next up is the 4 States Open. Get registered and be prepared for an incredible Event put on by the Joplin Disc Golf Club. I hope to see you there!
Late Registration will be from 8:00 am to 9:15 am. See you all in Nixa, MO.