- Aug 31st, 2014
Registration can be done the day of
- Sep 6th, 2014
- Sep 27th, 2014 - Sep 28th, 2014
- Oct 18th, 2014 - Oct 19th, 2014
Jeff City Open - Jefferson City, MO Binder Park
Registration is not yet open
- Nov 8th, 2014
DGM Finale - TBA
Registration is not yet open
- Dec 13th, 2014
Winter Blast - TBA
Registration is not yet open
See Jon Parsons at the course to register. $30/ Team for Pro and $20/ Team for Am.
Have a safe trip to Marshall and I will see many of you tomorrow!
The Little Big Show held at North Morse Park in Neosho, MO on August 2nd was a small but fun tournament. There were a few more players this year than last with 53 in attendance. The weather was moderately hot with very little wind. Definitely a beautiful day for golf. The first round was played on the original course design that was done by Cody Crocker several years ago (Miss You Cody!). Temporary baskets were set up on the original shorter hole positions on 14, 17, and 18. This made for a fun change and a chance for a few more birdie opportunities.
After seeing the scores and hearing players talk in the different divisions, it was evident all but one division was close. In the Recreational Division, Blair Furstenberg came back from a three stroke deficit to win by two over Chris Haynes (Great Job Blair). In the Intermediate Division, Neal Brooks and Braden Eads battled to the end in a one stroke difference. Neal took down the top spot (Kudos Neal!). Another note worthy point out was Andrea Meyers played against the boys and finished tied for 6th out of 14! The Advanced Division was a huge battle with a tie for 1st and only 2 strokes separating the 3rd and 4th places. Derek Norris (4th shot a 108), William Marshall (3rd shot a 107), and Aaron Cook and Chad Fisk both shot 106 that forced a 6 hole sudden death play off. Congratulations to both of you and a big hats off to Chad Fisk for his “Back to Back” LBS Advanced Champion Title! The only division that was not close was the Open division. Chris Eads of Ft. Smith, AR, devoured the course and the field turning in a 91 (8 strokes better than Dasun Keylers 2nd place score)! Absolutely an amazing two rounds. Congratulations on the THUMPING Chris... Great Job!
A special thanks once again to the tournament sponsors of the LBS. This event could not continue with out your support. For this we all say Thank You:
Sam's Cellar (who provided lunch)
Joplin Disc Golf Club
The Next event is the Marshall Open on August 16th. Registration is Open. There are 180 spots available, and the first 1st 100 players will receive a Players Pack. Registration is open so don't wait. See many of you there!
The Little Big Show is August 2nd. Registration is up and going (click on "Click here to register" under the LBS PDF flyer to register). The first 50 Ams will receive a players pack. This event is being put on by the Joplin Disc Golf Club, K&S Coins, Sam's Cellar, and the Disc Golf Monkey.
More details to follow...
If you are competing at the AM World's Best of Luck to You!!
The 5th Monkey Trap Open Info. on Check In, Late Registration, Doubles, Skins, Monkey Trap give away, and More! - Jul 16th, 2014
The Monkey Trap Open is only a few days away on July 19th. This event has been filling up regularly for the last few years. There are only 100 spots open so don't wait to register. As with every other year, we will be giving a Monkey Trap away. Every player who checks in Saturday morning will receive a raffle ticket. PLEASE CHECK IN. More tickets can be purchased through out the day for more prizes and the Ams have four chances to win a chance at playing in a final 9 doubles skins match with one of the top four pro players. More details of the Skins below. Late registration and check in will begin at 8:00 and will go until 9:15. Players meeting will be at 9:15 with tee off at 10:00.
Bring your own partner doubles will be Friday night starting at 3 with the last team teeing off at 6:30. Cost per team will be $20.00 with $100 added cash. If you are coming in early please make sure you help our local sponsors out. The Host hotel is the Super 8 right off of sunset on the west side of town. When you are checking in tell them you are with the Monkey Trap for a tournament discount. You can reserve early by calling (479) 751-6700.
We are once again bringing back the Monkey Trap Safari Skins match sponsored by Kick N’ Sound DJ’s and the monkey trap mini Series. This year every Am player will receive a raffle ticket upon entering. You can also purchase more raffle tickets through out the day to increase your chances. After the last round the top 4 pro players (masters or open) will each choose one ticket. If you are the lucky winner you will play the Alternating doubles skins match. All proceeds from the raffle will be added to the skins match. Each hole will be split equally among team members. Since this is indeed added cash the Am’s will receive plastic. Don’t miss this exciting event as we celebrate 5 years.
See you in Springdale!
Well it’s July and that can mean only one thing, it’s PITT Open week! Just like the temperatures, we hope to see registration continue to rise and reach triple digits (players not degrees lol) for this weekend. We think you will receive the same quality treatment as in years past so don’t hesitate to plan on attending this event. First I would like to thank Disc Golf Monkey, City of Pittsburg Parks and Rec, Crawford County Convention Bureau, Kansasland, Bourbon Street, Pittsburg USD 250, Comfort Inn, Marrone’s, Broadway Productions, PITT Disc Golf Club and Chris Dettling for their involvement to make this a top quality event.
The Pitt Open is a B-tier with $500 added cash!! The first 100 am’s registered will receive the customary Disc Golf Monkey players pack of a disc and a shirt (first come first serve). We will utilize two courses this year with Schlanger Park and a temp course just a few blocks away at Pittsburg High School. The festivities will kick off this Friday with a doubles tournament at Schlanger Park with $200 added to payout!!! I will also be giving away one free night stay vouchers to Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn (subject to availability) to the Open and Am division winners. We will have a flex start from 2-6 pm and if you absolutely need to play earlier then please contact Kevin at 620-249-8747 and I’ll arrange a time to walk the course with your group if need be. If you can’t make it to doubles and will arrive sometime that evening then please come out and join us at Bourbon Street (518 N Broadway) Friday night to get registered and pick up players packs. The less the tournament staff has to do Saturday morning to prevent any delays is greatly appreciated. Register at discgolfmonkey.com as his events fill up fast if you want a players pack. If you think you are the best putter in the Four States then PROVE IT by signing up in the first ever Pitt Open Putting Competition. We will have qualifying on Friday and Saturday with the Finals Saturday night at the Players Party.
On Saturday we will have late registration and a Players Meeting at Schlanger Park. Registration will end by 9am with a players meeting scheduled at 9:30am. Round 1 will begin at 10am with Open & Adv playing PHS first and all other divisions playing Schlanger first. After the first round lunch will be provided at Schlanger Park by Kansasland. After lunch the second round will begin with divisions swapping courses. Once Round 2 is complete we will have our Players Party at Bourbon Street with discounted food vouchers provided in your players pack. The Players Party will consist of stories about all the missed birdie chances (lol), EDGE raffle and Putting Competition Finals. Bourbon Street could possibly have live entertainment that night for your pleasure so be sure to come out and enjoy the fun.
Sunday will cap off the weekend with the Final round beginning at 10am. You will play the same course on Sunday that you played during the first round on Saturday. After Round 3 everyone will meet at Schlanger Park for any tie breaking playoffs for first place in all divisions. We will have a Ring of Fire and then Awards.
Please be sure to utilize our hotel discounts at Comfort Inn and Holiday Inn by requesting the Pitt Open rate when you call in. You must call the local number and not the 800 number to receive the discount. There are other hotels in town as well and even some with PDGA discounts available if you choose to stay there.
If there is anything I can do to make your experience more enjoyable (free lessons not included…lol) please don’t hesitate to ask. I hope to see as many of you as possible and hope you enjoy your time in Pittsburg KS for our 5th Annual PITT Open!!!!!
Kevin Shucky Ducky Elrod
The Jared Hilton Memorial has always been one of the most popular events on tour. It is no surprise that this event filled early, and the reasons are plentiful. The Jared Hilton Memorial course, in Atchley Park, has a great mix of holes that test all shots that include short, long, elevated, tight, and more. The course, as well as the event, has always been supported by John Shelton and the Lebanon Parks and Rec. The sponsors are nothing short of remarkable every year: Missouri Eagle, Monster, Coca Cola, Mid Missouri Bank, Elephant & Castle, Wes Hilton, Lindsay Chevrolet, Advanced Dental, Blind Hog, T's Redneck Steak House, Helton Metal Buildings, and La Tea Da Tea Da Tea Room. The sponsors allow over the top players packs, pay-outs (that are second to no other C tier in the land), exceptional raffle & Ring of Fire prizes, a Monkey Trap to be given away, and much more. I want to think that the biggest reason for the popularity of the JHM is to help make the Memory of Jared Hilton will live on. Brad Hilton (Jared's dad), I don't believe could have seen how well players and the community have embraced this event. The love for Brad and his family gets to be noticed every year in June, and I am proud to be a part of the Jared Hilton Memorial! This event is truly something special!
If you missed signing up for the JHM, there is going to be doubles on the 13th. Monster presents the Friday the 13th BYO Partner Flex Start Doubles. You and your partner may register between 2:00-5:30. There will be two divisions: AM $20/ Team and PRO $30/ Team. Assuming there are two groups minimum in each division, there will be $150 added to the pay out with $100 going to the PRO and $50 to the AM. Along with the regular Pay Out Monster will be contributing a little something extra.
If you made it in this tournament, you will not be disappointed! I can't wait to see you all in Lebanon. Until then make your practice count. Aces to you all!!
With the premier GBO stop in Emporia, KS and the Dogwood Open (a southern favorite) tucked away in the memories of many, it is time to focus on two local events that are approaching quickly. Adam and Christine West and Shayn Woltz are getting ready to host the first ever Women's Global Event this Saturday, May 10th at Grubaugh Park, in Ozark, MO. This is the first event of it's kind and like the title says it will be held globally. This is a great time to bring out all the females that you know that normally play casually and the ones who compete regularly. I believe the goal of this event is to promote and get more ladies involved in the sport. The fee is only $25. There will be a players pack, lots of prizes including 2 Discatcher Sport Baskets, and much more. In addition to the other winnings, the best score posted by the top lady will win a free entry into the North Ark Open. I do not know all the sponsors, but Journey Post, K&S Coins, and Disc Golf Monkey are for sure in. I'm sure no sponsorships or prizes will be turned down between now and Saturday so if you have anything to contribute get a hold of any of the above mentioned! Thanks to all of you who have helped make this event happen!
The North Ark Open is only one week following the Women's Global Event (May 17th). The Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau has welcomed us once again by helping fund another North Ark Open. If you have not played this course, I am sure you will love it. The North Ark Course offers a variety of shots and a mix of holes that will challenge all level of golfers. The players packs have been ordered from Innova Champion Discs and the Journey Post. There will be a BYO partner Flex start doubles with $100 added to the pay out. This will be a great time to practice the course and possibly win your entry into the tournament. There will be a nice EDGE Raffle with Innova, Keen, EDGE, and Trilogy stuff up for grabs. This should be an awesome tournament!
Help spread the word about both these events. See you in Ozark and Harrison!!
The 1st Kellogg Lake Big Splash Open produced in cooperation with, the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau, was held a week ago in Carthage, MO. Kellogg's permanent 12 hole course was made into a temporary 18 with 6 baskets being added (thanks Kyle, Jake, and Zack for the use of the M-Traps). The course proved to be very difficult with a wide array of scoring. The best score of -14, by the one and only John E McCray (of Clearwater, FL), was remarkable considering the course lay out and wind conditions. Only the top 5 pros finished under par, and there were no Amateur players to do so. This does not happen often and proves the difficulty of the course & wind conditions.
There was a BYO Partner Doubles Friday. Sixteen players with 4 teams in each of the two divisions (Pro & Am) competed and practiced. There were 54 in attendance for the Big Splash Open on Saturday. Bringing 70 players to a new course/tournament was a great start! We now have something to build and approve upon for next year!
Winners of the Big Splash Open were:
John E McCray (Open) -14
Tara Why (Open Women) +27
Zach Rogers (Advanced) Even (Won in a Play Off over Mike Porter)
Madison Rogers (Advanced Women) +30
Scott Elam (Advanced Masters) +10
Joe Teater (Advanced Grand Masters) +14
Dalton Lemons (Intermediate) +2
Wes Rose (Recreational) +21
Congratulations t each of the above and all the others who cashed in their divisions.
I would like to thank the City of Carthage, Wendy Douglas, Allan Bull, and the Carthage Convention & Visitors Bureau for their support of this tournament. Without them this event could not have happened.
Until next time (In Harrison), see ya soon!
Kellogg Lake's Big Splash Open is approaching quickly. This Saturday on the 12th will be the first PDGA event on this course. The Kellogg Lake course is relatively new, not being in quite a year. It consists of 12 permanent holes (that will be played the same for the tournament) and will have 6 additional holes added for the tournament making it a complete 18. The coolest feature of this course is the added element of water that few courses in the area has (a little at Evangel and the beautiful ponds at Branson Cedar's being the noted exceptions). This is a course that can be “lit up” but if you are a “head case” the water can mess with your mind and cause some scores you wish you didn't have. It will be fun to see what the scores and ratings will turn out for this 1st time event.
This tournament is sponsored by Dynamic Discs, and the custom stamped discs will be some of each of the Trilogy plastic: DD, Westside, and Latitude 64.
Judges, Wardens, Trespasses, Havocs, Giants, and Worlds will be available on a first come, first serve basis. Please don't call and ask me to hold one, because there is no time to do so. Come early Saturday or Friday to get the best selection. Late Registration and Check In will start at 8:00am Saturday.
Pre Tournament Activities:
Thursday the 10th at 5:30 – Cost $20:
Gateway Disc Sport's JohnE McCray (a 1035 long time touring, out of Florida) will be providing a Disc Golf Clinic in Springfield this Thursday (the 10th) at True Life Church (Bethel Assembly). The cost is $20 with $5 going toward a draw doubles afterward. This is your chance to get some help with any part of your game. Although over 40 he finished 2nd to Paul McBeth at this year's Memorial in Arizona. He mentioned, “I can help Any player get more consistent”. I have known him for along time and met him first back in the days of the private par 64 course called “Burnsville”, arguably the coolest most challenging course in the area, in which JohnE provided his first “Clinic”. The guy can play and teach!
Friday the 11th from 10:00-12:00 – Cost Free:
We will be providing an Introduction to Disc Golf and EDGE. This clinic is by request of the City of Carthage to help educate anyone about the sport that we love. This clinic is mostly for those who don't know much about disc golf and want to know how to get more involved with the sport and EDGE.
Friday the 11th at 2:00-5:30 – Cost Ams$20 Pros $30:
There will be a Flex Start Doubles. Flex, meaning your team and another team may tee off any time between 2:00-5:30. One round of 18 holes will be played with two division. If there is one Pro on your team you must play Open.
See Ya Soon!!!