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Leagues & Tourneys / 2014 J-Town Club Invitational
« on: Today at 06:52:12 AM »
What:  2014 J-Town Disc Golf Club Invitational (PDGA C-Tier)
Where:  The Canyons (Dellwood Park), Lockport, IL
When:  Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Registration: 7:30 - 8:30   
Players Meeting: 8:45
First Round Tee Time:  9:00

2nd rounds white tees

Open Divisions: $10
Advanced Divisions: FREE
Recreational Divisions: FREE
*$10 PDGA Non-Member Fee

Ace Fund: $2 (Optional)
50/50 CTP: $3  (Optional) 50% goes to the Club Enhancement Fund

Field limited to 90 players.  So preregister by posting below or contact any officer.

This tournament is just a perk of the club, as well as a huge thank you for being a member!!
We are playing for ratings and PDGA points. The club will cover the PDGA’s tournament fees.
100% cash payout to Open division.
There will be no prizes, just FUN, points, and ratings.
There will be trophies for 1st place in each division.
For more information e-mail jtowndiscgolf@gmail.com.

Click here for the flyer.

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Shoot The Breeze / Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:28:23 AM »
The Nominee process is now open. Please list nominees below and their achievements.

McCarthy, Shawn
- Board member for Basket Cases Disc Golf Club
- Active member of J-Town Disc Golf Club
- Frank's go to guy for course project help
- Active disc golf promoter
- Top helper/promoter for World Record attempt.

Callahan, Sean
- Huge roll in getting a course in Dellwood Park
- Countless hours getting The Canyons ready to play

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Post below to be put on the wait list for 32nd Illinois State Disc Golf Championships (PDGA#, Name, Division).  Since we won't know if any spots are going to open up until registration closes, you must be present at the close of registration with cash in hand.  I will update this post with the current list.

Saturday (Upper)
Spot     PDGA     Name     Division     
1     26549     Nathan Yemm     MPO     
2     54913     Michael Noe     MA1     
3     33434     Pat Barrett     MPO     
4     16425     Chris Sprague     MPO     
5     40673     Eric Ford     MPO     
6     36989     Travis Lhotak     MA1     
7     22108     Steve Rhine     MA1     

Sunday (Lower)
Spot     PDGA     Name     Division     
1     9498     Larry Wegrecki Sr     MA2     
2     54913     Michael Noe     MA2     
3     56832     Kyle Anderson     MA2     
4     49491     Leo Halverson     MA2     

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J-Town Disc Golf Club / J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 7/14/14 5pm
« on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:17 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 30
7/14/14 5:00 PM
Community Park, Channahon, IL (Weather Permitting)

1) Financials

2) Handicap Singles League
 
3) J-Town Invitational

4) Club Inventory

5) Club Baskets

7) Open Q&A

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Performance based results:

          Rnd 1               Rnd 2               Total     
Name     Proj 1     Score     Diff 1     Proj 2     Score     Diff 2     Proj T     Score     Diff T
Tony Panizzo7264-87063-7142127-15
Andrew Nilsen7266-67066-4142132-10
Jeremiah Bly8173-87977-2160150-10
Dean Bingham7066-46964-5139130-9
Mike Triumph7469-57369-4147138-9
Joe Cotton7573-27467-7149140-9
Andrew Cervantes7674-27570-5151144-7
John Pallister7775-27573-2152148-4
Billy Plant6965-468702137135-2
Mark Santa Maria7769-875816152150-2
Gavin Rathbun778147670-6153151-2
Roger Tranowski808227975-4159157-2
Ryan Barcas8176-580833161159-2
Eric Bassett6866-267681135134-1
Roman Korol707116967-2139138-1
Aaron Alinowski717107069-1141140-1
Anthony Rodriguez737747166-5144143-1
Mike Stahulak777817573-2152151-1
Tommy Arianoutsos737747167-41441440
Josh Huff828428078-21621620
Steve Slater72720717211431441
Dylan Lhotak727647169-21431452
Trevor Nelson7775-2768041531552
David Hopkins788137675-11541562
Justin Holkan8192118071-91611632
Christopher Brenholtz71743707001411443
Matt Cook7271-1707441421453
Tom Woods72742707331421475
Ryan Zakutansky7574-1737961481535
David Kociuba69690677471361437
Travis Lhotak70722697451391467
Larry Pennuto78846777811551627
Blake Probert76837757611511598
Justin Mount808447885715816911
Ryan Zervos7687117576115116312
David Eberhardt7676075871215116312
Tafe Hemler788687683715416915
Houston Wolfe788687684815417016
Rudy Spiller7689137482815017121
Cody Schmook81832801052516118827
Scott Cummins77803761022615318229

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What time will the ropes be up today and do you guys need any help getting them up?

We're starting at around 2:30 today.  We have a small crew lined up but obviously wouldn't refuse any additional help.

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Online registration closes at 4pm today.

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I plan on signing up tomorrow for intermediate,  but if the Advanced field is bigger will I be able to change divisions the day of the tourney?

Sure, we can do that.  Just let us know when you sign in Saturday morning.

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Courses / Re: Highland Park Cleanup for IL State
« on: June 19, 2014, 08:39:20 AM »
For anyone that goes out to work on these projects, please post the following:

What number from the list you worked on and the status of that line item (so we know what still needs done).  I'll keep the list updated.

For J-Town members, post the number of hours worked so I can give you credit in our Member Reward Program.

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Have you ever wanted to play the USDGC but couldn’t get an invite?  Have you ever wanted to play Winthrop Gold or at least a similarly set up course but don’t want to travel all the way to SC?  Here’s your chance.  We’ve re-designed Mokena’s 27 hole course into 18 holes, added 2 temporary holes and laid out over 6800 feet of rope.  The result, a 20 hole, 8792 foot, par 69 challenge.  In addition, we are going to determine who will represent IL in this year’s USDGC Performance Flight.

What:  Ropes at the Oaks (PDGA C-Tier)
Where:  The Oaks, Mokena, IL
When:  Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Division     Entry     PDGA Member
Discount Fee
     # Trophies     
Open (MPO)     $60.00     $50.00     3     
Pro Women (FPO)     $60.00     $50.00     1     
Pro Master (MPM)     $60.00     $50.00     1     
Advanced (MA1)     $50.00     $40.00     3     
Advanced Women (FA1)     $50.00     $40.00     1     
Advanced Master (MM1)     $50.00     $40.00     1     
Intermediate (MA2)     $50.00     $40.00     3     
Recreational (MA3)     $50.00     $40.00     3     
Novice (MA4)     $50.00     $40.00     3     
Junior (MJ1)     $30.00     $30.00     3     

Eagle/Ace Fund: $5 (Optional) *Ace Fund pays out for all aces plus any 2s on 1,3,4,8,12,16,or 18
50/50 CTP: $5  (Optional) * 50% of the CTP fund will go towards the USDGC spot winner’s entry and travel expenses.

Registration: 7:30 - 8:30   
Players Meeting: 8:45
First Round Tee Time:  9:00

2 Rounds, 20 Hole USDGC Style Rope Course (Course Booklet)

Field limited to 100 players.
Pre-registration options include online registration or in person at J-Town Handicap Singles League.


Rules for USDGC Qualifying:
1)   Must meet all USDGC Performance Flight requirements.
a.   Current PDGA member.
b.   Pass PDGA Official’s Exam.
c.   PDGA player ratings must be at least 875 and comprised by a minimum of 12 PDGA rated rounds between January 1st 2014 and Oct. 1st 2014.
2)   1 spot is available and will be given to the eligible competitor who shoots the best vs their individual projected score.
a.   Projected scores will be generated after the round based on the course SSA using an improvement factor of 7.5%.
b.   We will use player rating as a tie breaker with the preference going to the higher rated player.  A sudden death playoff will be used as a final tie breaker.
3)   In the event no competitors meet the eligibility requirements or sign-up deadline, the spot will go to the TD.

For more information e-mail jtowndiscgolf@gmail.com.

Click here for the flyer.


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Courses / Re: Dellwood Park Work Hours
« on: May 28, 2014, 07:40:58 PM »
From Facebook (5/27 Sean Callahan):

"Ok its been a couple crazy weeks but we are hitting The Canyons at Dellwood Park really hard this week. We will need volunteers this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. We are auggering the holes for the sleeves and installing sleeves on Friday. Steve Matul (008) will be out there leading the whole thing and needs as many hands on deck as possible. We will need people to haul away the spoil from the augger on Thursday and help with moving concrete where ever necessary on Friday. I would like to get as many volunteers on Saturday as well, we have many other things to do. I will be out there as soon as Im done with work both days as well. Let me know if you can help out. Thanks!"

"7:30am through the afternoon. Til we're through."

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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: Meeting Minutes
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:11:57 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 29
5/12/14
Community Park, Channahon, IL
Meeting called to order:  5:00 PM

Members Present:
Frank Grimes
Jason Poole
Kristi McCarthy
Shawn McCarthy



1) Financials (see attached)
     •   $743.34 Available for course projects.

2) Handicap Singles League
     •   Average of 15 players per week.
     •   Second session has been sanctioned to run from 6/3-7/29 (9 weeks).


3) Bag Tags
     •    J-Town is looking for a member/members to assist with running the Bag Tags.

a)   Ace Fund
     o    3 options put up for consideration
             Roll ace pot over to handicap leagues
             Donate the money to Morning Star Mission as part of our Ice Bowl
             Leave the money as a bag tags ace pot.
     o   Vote pending.


4) J-Town Invitational
     •    9/6/14, Jason Poole-TD, Frank Grimes-Assistant TD, Dellwood park if available
     •   We are currently looking into having trophies (1 pro, 1 am) made.  Frank will ask Kelly Murray if she is willing to do paintings for us again this year.


5) 2014 Elections
     •    Running un-opposed:
          o   Frank Grimes- Vice President
          o   Dean Bingham- Secretary
          o   Jason Poole- Treasurer
          o   Jeremiah Bly- Member Advocate
     •   Voting for President
          o   Thor Batchelor, 6 votes
          o   Dave Kociuba, 8 votes
     •   New officers will take over positions on 6/1/14.


6) Club Baskets
     •   Vote to purchase 4 Discraft Chainstar baskets passed 3-2.
     •   Thanks to Thor Batchelor for picking up the baskets for us and saving us shipping costs.
     •   Basket borrowing rules:
          o   Members may borrow baskets free of charge provided they are returned in the same condition they are received.
          o   Member must have a signed contract on file before being allowed to borrow a basket.
          o   Borrower is responsible for the pick-up and return.
          o   Event requests take priority over personal use.
          o   Borrower will be allowed a 2 week minimum before the next personal request is fulfilled.
     •   Borrowing rules approval vote pending.


7) Open Q&A
     •    No topics presented.

Meeting adjourned, 5:28 PM


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Courses / Re: West Park
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:37:54 AM »
The creek is almost full but there is minimal ponding in the fairways.  The fairways next to the creek have not been mowed, however, so its a bit like a jungle out there.  The tee pads are pretty sloppy. 

We skipped holes 2-5, 11, and 16 at handicaps last night.

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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: 2014-2015 J-Town Disc Golf Club Board
« on: May 06, 2014, 01:12:51 PM »
Voting is now open for J-Town Disc Golf Club officers.  All positions with the exception of president are unopposed, so voting will only be for president. 

The candidates are
     Thor Batchelor
     Dave Kociuba

You may vote by contacting any officer (Ray Hill, Frank Grimes, Jason Poole, Dean Bingham, or Aaron Studer).  Ballots will also be available at handicap leagues on 5/6 and at the club meeting on 5/12.  Voting will be finalized at the meeting on 5/12 with the new officers taking over the positions on 6/1.

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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Re: 2014-2015 J-Town Disc Golf Club Board
« on: April 09, 2014, 06:43:18 AM »
Last call for nominations.  Deadline is 4/10.

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