We have a Course Grand opening set for June 27 at 11 am. The park is giving out 100 free discs & putting for pies. New redesign was put in this week at Knoch which is a lot better. The old 9 are totally gone, tees moved to new locations all groomed and flush to ground now with sod, new basket locations on several of the new 9, and several all new holes. I'm thinking of having a best shot with pro/advanced division 9 am. Pass the word at Jtown, Be there, or be square!
I wish I got my number when I started too. I know Roger, we have that Bolingbrook connection. He went to school with my brother. Rog also use to be a regular at our doubles league. He is a sweet big hearted guy, I wish he'd come back out and play.
Do you remember any of these guys from the IFA. Steve Matul and Roy Carey are still very active in the disc golf community. During The 1976 World Frisbee Championships they introduced the pole hole that we use today. Ed Headrick was there and was walking around asking players if they would like to join his new disc golf organization called the PDGA. Steve Matul was there and was the 8th person to join. You can see his signature where the highlighted area is on the poster.
An incredible sight was displayed at the funeral home. Hundreds and hundreds of friends and family lined up to pay their respects. It was breathtaking to see the line wrap around the entire inside of the building. It took over an hour to see him. The kid was loved by many. Dan’s family was incredibly gracious to all who came and you can easily see where he gets his quality character traits that we all know and love.
IN MEMORY • As you all know league was cancelled last night, Wednesday May 6, in honor of the passing of our dearly loved friend Dan Osysko.
“Dan is a dearly loved member of his disc golf family. He was a phenomenal player but an even better person and friend. He had the greatest personality and smile that would always lighten up the room. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”
“As many of you already know, we have lost not only a club member, but a brother and friend. Dan Osysko was a phenomenal golfer with a cannon for an arm and heart of gold. He was taken from us too soon, at the age of 26.”
“Dan O. was the shit!!! Miss that kid. We all love him mucho!”
“We will forever miss his kindness humor and charisma on and off the course. DanO wil always be missed but never forgotten.”
“Our deepest condolences and many prayers go out to the family. Keeping you in our hearts. DanO will be forever missed and always thought of.”
“The spirit around here won't be the same without you DanO... Gonna miss you a lot man.. "Too soon but the good lord knows...the reason why I guess.." Can't wait til we meet again. Rest in paradise big guy. Everyone misses you and loves you. Keep wangin' bro. Much love.”
THE START • Dan’s good friend and fellow disc golfer Joe Witzl introduced him to the game.
• He was one of the new guys who helped out with the concrete teepads at Highland Park. From then on Dan & Joe became a major part of our Disc Golf Family.
THE PLAYER Professional PDGA #46256 991 Rated
• Some say pound for pound he was the best player around and others say he had the most raw talent they ever seen. We all know he could throw extremely far with tremendous power. But regardless we also all knew what he was capable of doing on any given round of disc golf.
• On April 28 2013 Dan threw one of the most spectacular rounds ever witnessed by most players. A 44 from the long tees at Trinity Links! A PDGA 1061 rated round! Most feel it should of easily broke the 1100 rated category. A round that will probably never be touched. Either way that round is considered World Class!
• IL State 2014 Dan tied for first place. He ultimately lost in a playoff and took the second place finish like a true pro. In a true sportsmanship manner Dan graciously congratulated Justin Celmer on his victory.
• Ledgestone Insurance Open 2014 Dan takes 11th place and holds his own against some of the best in the world.
• At Trinity I remember everyone throwing at a pinata by the baseball diamond. Leo was moving the pinata up and down to make it harder to hit. So everyone was drilling the cage with vengeance missing the piñata. As guys kept throwing I can remember the distinctive sound the baseball cage was making only when Dan would throw. Leo instantly says yeah he has a little something extra on his throw. So his doubles highlight nickname became “Lil Sumpin Extra”
THE TRIBUTE ROUND After the ceremony around 40 plus of Dan’s closes friends went out to Trinity Links for a tribute round. The grounds where soaked and somewhat muddy but nobody cared. It started out around 10-15 players throwing on a hole and within several minutes it grew to around 40-plus of us all throwing and dedicating each hole and every throw to DanO. What an amazing sight to see! We had people from The City, Upstate, Downstate and Out of State. People throwing with no shoes, dress shoes and high heels. Players in suits, ties and slacks. We had young players, somewhat old players, men, women and even a pregnant woman all banning together playing a sport we love for someone we love even more.
“A World Record for someone worthy of one, we had the biggest dubs, trips, quintets round ever! Thank you DanO for some of the most smiley moments ever. Forever smiling!”
Daniel W. Osysko February 8, 1989 - May 3, 2015 Manhattan, Illinois
Age 26 of Manhattan, passed away on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.
Daniel is survived by his loving family, mother, Loretta Osysko (Dunworth), aunts & uncles, Ron Grove, Alan (Nancy) Grove, Tom Grove, Janice Osysko, cousins, Gail (Nathan) Grove, Michelle Donnelley, Lisette Grove, Ron (Amy) Grove and many friends. Daniel was preceded in death by his father, Fred Osysko, Jr., grandparents, William & Blanche Dunworth (Domurat), Fred & Clem Osysko, Sr., (Kafka) and aunt Nancy Grove. Daniel was a member of the Professional Disc Golf Association and was also employed by the Jewel Food Store in New Lenox for the past 10 years. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 from 3:00 to 8:00 PM at Kurtz Memorial Chapel, 102 E. Francis Road, New Lenox, IL 60451. Funeral service, Thursday, May 7th, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Interment will be private. For information, www.kurtzmemorialchapel.com or 815-485-3200.
WEEK 5 - April 29, 2015 First Half #5 Knoch Knolls Park, Naperville, IL
TEES 18 Holes - Par 54 We played old #1, Mando left down the original fairway on #2 and old #3’s tee pad to new basket. The course is dry and in good shape but there is alot of tree stumps to trip over.
CONDITIONS The temperature started out in the upper 50s and dropped into the lower 50s by the end of the night. The winds were in the teens and gusts in the upper teens and it always seemed like a head wind. It made the course a little tougher.
NOTES • Knot Knoch Knolls! After a few year hiatus we are back at Knoch Knolls Park. It’s a nice little 18 hole course that’s good for the beginning and the ending of the year when we have daylight issues. We’ll definitely be back next half. It’s was nice to be crapping in 10 for a change, if you know what I mean.
• Going into the night most players were thinking the magic number to win would be a 36 (-18). Two teams came close but it didn’t happen this time. Maybe it was the wind always in your face, or maybe it was just a new course most players didn’t know or maybe it was that damn mando on hole #2. Either way we’ll be back in the second half see if we can get that Perfect Score.
• Groups were messing up on the 180 foot holes and parking the 300 ft plus holes all night. Although I can't leak any names. Schmooky & Bibz Oops!
• Kris “Big Hutt” Hutter and Tommy “Tommy Gunn” Arianoutsos shoot a great round of 37 (-17) and win the playoff to capture the victory.
• Mario “Bebe” Guzman & Dan “Mickey D” McMillin easily take down the Am/Nov Division in a playoff. They shot a great round of 43 (-11).
TOP THREE PRO/ADV Hutter & Arianoutsos take the top honors. They end up taking home 55 bucks each and take a big jump on the leader board with 4-points. Hutter now sits in second place alone for the first half. In second place also shooting a great round of 37 (-17) were Old Man Johnson & Steve Rachan. They end up splitting 66 bucks. Brian Kevish & Taylor Cimala take third place shooting a great round of 39 (-15). They split 34 bucks.
TOP THREE AM/NOV Guzman & McMillin take the top honors. They end with 4-points and $28 each in their pockets. Dan jumps into a 5-way tie for first for the second half. Taylor Gubser & Jeff Kinsella also shoot a great round of 43 (-11) to take second place and split 28 bucks. MIke Eichorst & George Bade take third place and split 16 bucks. Mike is also in the 5-way tie at the top
CTPS Kyle Greenfield - CTP Party Fund hole #4= $27 Dan McMillin - CTP Party Fund hole #9 = $27 Jesse Saenz Jr. - CTP Tournament Fund hole #15 = $27 Nick Cora - CTP CFR Disc hole #18
ACES No Aces - $38 to start next week.
BIG MONEY NIGHT Pro/Adv Hutter & Arianoutsos wins first place in the PRO/ADV to take home $55 for the night. Am/Nov Dan McMillin takes place in the AM/NOV division and collects on a ctp. Dan takes home $55 for the night.
Next Week -HIGHLAND PARK, JOLIET WHITE TEES DON’T FORGET 4:30 REGISTRATION