What: Woman’s Global presented by the J-Town Disc Golf Club a PDGA C-Tier Event Where: Channahon Community Park, Channahon, IL When: May 12,2012 Cost: Global: $20 for pro, $15 for am (Pre-Reg Only) Local: $20 for pro, $15 for am (Cashless pre-reg)
Sign-in from 8am-9am Players Meeting 9:15 Tee off 9:30
Here is how it works: First off this one is for the LADIES ONLY! Gentleman this is a great opportunity to caddy for your female friends, family, or loved ones and help introduce someone new to the game. The best way for me to describe this is two tournaments in one, Global and Local. Players MUST sign up for both the local event and the global event to participate. Each payout is determined by the event. Locally we will pay out the top 45%+ in each division. You can play in any division globally, but locally we need 3 to open a division please. Globally the idea is that there will be enough for any and all age protected divisions. Most info can be found at DiscGolf4Women.com Any questions please ask. Ray Hill (contact me): gratefuldad420atgmail.com or eight one five eight two three seven one six eight.
I agree 100%, the problem is they waited too long to make the announcement. The Illinois calendar is filled up good, and we can only wait and see what time they have to make their stops.. here is the email reply that was given to the masses:
"To the supporters of Non Stop Disc Golf
Hello all. We are blown away by the response over the last couple of days to our vision. We have currently received nearly 100 requests to either run an event or play in an existing event all around the country. We are putting together our schedule right now for the rest of the season. Being that there are only 10 or so open dates (weekends with no NT, Major, or large A-Tier), we will be selecting our tour stops based on many variables. We thank you for your interest and we will be contacting clubs / organizations personally to work out details of Tour Stops and Clinics during the week of the stop. We truly hope that this concept is something that is more than a one hit wonder. If the year goes well, we will plan on having multiple tours, traveling the world promoting the sport that we all love.
As you may or may not know. We are traveling in a “blacked out” RV. We are using the entire exterior surface of the RV for advertising and sponsorship. We have estimated the RV to be seen by over 100,000 disc golf enthusiasts. Take this opportunity to promote your club, your event, or even your company. If you are interested in a logo, please send an additional email to email@example.com and include in the subject: RV advertisement. The club prices are $150 for disc size logo and $50 for mini size logo. If your club is interested please send a vector file logo of your club and we will contact you for payment options. For personal sponsorship we are also offering your PERSONAL 3in signature to be put on the RV for $50. This is a way to be personally connected with the NSDG Tour.
Thanks again for all of the support and we hope to be in a town near you soon.
Shawn Harmon Gets the Victory at Disc Golf’s J Town Ice Bowl in Channahon, Illinois By K.C. Dermody, Yahoo! Contributor Network
The J Town Ice Bowl took place in Channahon, Illinois on Saturday, February 4, 2012, at the Community Park Disc Golf Course. This was a PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event with 82 disc golfers coming out to compete on rather chilly winter day in the Midwest.
This tournament served as a fundraiser for the Morning Star Mission, which supports both spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy and shelter for the homeless. This was the third annual event, and it was Shawn Harmon of Joliet, Illinois who captured the victory in the open division in overtime after tying with Chris Brenholtz of Downers Grove, Illinois. Both players had a final score of 12-under par.
In 2011, Harmon had a second place finish at the Dave Pitner Memorial in May, and he had a third place finish at the Whet Up or Shut Up Throwdown in June. It was Brenholtz who won the Whet Up or Shut Up Throwdown last year. He had a fourth place finish at J Town Ice Bowl last year, and an impressive sixth place finish at the Illinois State Disc Golf Championships that was held in July.
Finishing in third place behind Brenholtz was Rich Klein III of Pana, Illinois scoring 10-under par. Last year he had victories in the advanced division at the Bloomington Normal Open and the ROC the Worlds Preview #3 - Basil Marella.
Randy Moore of Oswego, Illinois was in fourth place with a score of 8-under par. Moore had a third place finish at the Oswego Open and at the JTown Disc Golf Club Invitational. In a tie for fifth place, was Alan Hermosillo of Blue Island, Illinois and Clayton Drake of Metropolis, Illinois, both scoring 7-under par.
The advanced division winner was Bryan Sullivan of Minooka, Illinois, scoring 11-under par. Sullivan had a win at the Pine Hills Experiment last March. He was followed by local Ben Carrescia who scored 8-under par, and in a tie for third at just a stroke behind, was Randy Moore Sr. and Jason Riley, both with a score of 7-under par.
Colleen Thompson captured the win for the women in the advanced division with a score of 11-over par. Thompson is from Lemont, Illinois and had several wins in the same division last year, including last year's Ice Bowl event and the Channahon Classic held in September. She also had an impressive second place finish for the women in the open division at the Indiana State Championships in July.
Danny Bilow won the intermediate division scoring 6-under par, while Ryan Barcas was the winner of the recreational division, John Seaborn took the win in the novice division and Danny Tejero won for the under 19 boys.
Congratulations to all the winners and competitors for a great day of disc golf for a good cause!
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter or Twitter @kcdermody
PDGA: Disc Golf’s J Town Ice Bowl in Channahon, IL on February 4 By K.C. Dermody, Yahoo! Contributor Network Jan 21, 3:02 pm EST
The J Town Ice Bowl will be held in Channahon, Illinois on February 4, 2012 at the Community Park Disc Golf Course. This is a PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event, and like all Ice Bowl events, also serves as a charity fundraiser. This tournament will support the Morning Star Mission. Their mission serves to help relieve both spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy and shelter for the homeless.
Player registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., with a player's meeting at 9:15 a.m. and tee-off at 9:30 a.m. All divisions will play two rounds of short tees, and all players are required to bring two non-perishable food items, or pay an additional $5 which will be donated direct to the charity.
The course has been in existence for two decades and is a grassy, natural course with some trees and both wind and water hazards. It's a very scenic, though mostly flat, course that is well-maintained with newer baskets.
This will be the third annual J Town Ice Bowl tournament. Last year's event took place in the same location and it was Tom Matesevac of Minooka, Illinois who captured the win in the open division. Matesevac went on to get several victories in 2011, including the BNDGC First Flight in May and the Mokena Big D Doubles in September.
Allen Hermosillo of Blue Island, Illinois had a second place finish in the second annual J Town Ice Bowl. He went on capture several wins last year, including the Snow Blown II last month and the Illinois State Golf Championships in July.
Kyle Chapman was the winner of the advanced division. Chapman is from Montgomery, Illinois and went on to win the intermediate division at the St. Louis Open, and also had a victory at the PDGA Amateur Junior Divisional Doubles in July in the under 19 boys division.
Colleen Thompson of Lemont, Illinois, captured the win in the same division for the women. She went on to take a second place finish in the open division at the Indiana State Championships in July, and she had several victories in the advanced division, including the Channahon Classic in September.
Come out and have fun with some of these great disc golf players and help support a good cause at the same time.
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter and www.kcdermodywriter.com.
The PDGA will be providing the resources for players to earn PDGA rated rounds playing in their hometown weekly leagues. If you already have leagues, you'll be able to continue running them pretty much how you've been running them. The PDGA will simply provide the ratings service for your league players.
“Okay, so how much this is going to cost?” All players will pay $1 per week. There's no extra fee for nonmembers. League Directors keep half (50 cents) for admin costs, final standings payouts, course improvements, charities, etc and the PDGA gets the other half (50 cents). We feel splitting the fees with the League Director is essential to help strengthen local disc golf clubs and help with course maintenance to keep our courses looking nice.
League Directors will determine your weekly league entry fee. If you want to play for $2, $5, $20, or FREE that’s up to your league. The PDGA league sanctioning fee will be just $25 for a 12-week league. The PDGA is not going to track payouts for leagues. It’s up to the League Directors how they wish to go about handling their leagues (meaning Ams can accept cash without losing Am status).
The March 2012 roll out will be the first phase of the program. We are requesting that all events be standard singles play until we get the system established. Once we get everything working smoothly we hope to provide the option for other formats including handicapped, global ratings based, team and even doubles leagues. This may take some time to develop all of these formats. But once we get more players getting rated rounds then it will be much easier to establish the parameters for how these other formats will work. Plus the IT side of things will need a little time to incorporate handling the different formats.
If you want to ask questions about the PDGA league please feel free to visit the PDGA DISCussion Boards where I will be answering questions or email me directly at Kmccoy@PDGA.com