I am planning to come to Joliet tomorrow(from Milwaukee) to hit up some courses and am unfamiliar with any of the courses and their current conditions. Are there any courses that are technically "CLOSED"? How many and which ones are flooded? Are there any courses in the area that are in good to decent condition?
Mike, the only course that is technically closed, and still unplayable, is Community Park in Channahon. West Park, I think, still has some holes that are a bit flooded (11, 3, and 5 - not sure if the water has gone down yet), but the remainder of our courses are in good condition. Our friend Thor has a tournament going this Sunday and Trinity Links DGC. If you can't hit the tournament, I recommend hitting Highland (Pilcher Park) or Shorewood Park.
Community Park is still closed & I doubt it will be open soon. The creek that runs through #1 & #2 is flooded #2's basket is under water. The water on the hill on #4 is at the bottom, so that's down a lot. Rain is in the forecast for Tuesday, so we'll wait & watch.
The water is receding nicely. I was able to see the castle blocks on the wall on #2. That tells me the wall withstood the storm, not like last time. I can use a hand Saturday morning, putting the bridge back coming from #12. Probably around 9:00am.
Well, congratulations to the incumbents and our new member advocate! Just wanted to say thank you, J-Town. Thanks for volunteering your time and effort to help make Joliet the best place to be a disc golfer!
Hey guys im from the schaumburg area but I like to play the j-town courses and was curious about your bag tag challenge. Would I be able to get in? and How exactly does it work. Thanks
Phriendly, is that you?
It would be great to have you down - I keep meaning to post in Midwest Disc Golfers FB page about bag tags and handicap singles. Like Frank said, just bring $15 for your club membership to Bag Tags or Handicap Singles and you're ready to go! There are some stipulations for handicap singles, but they are easy to meet - just check on the forum page and it will explain it.
Disc golf event aids MorningStar Mission From staff rEports March 15, 2013 2:56PM
Updated: March 17, 2013 3:04AM
Ninety disc golfers came to play a PDGA-certified event Feb. 9 in Channahon to raise funds for MorningStar Mission Ministries.
The tournament, sponsored by J-Town Disc Golf Club, raised more than $8,000 that will provide more than 3,900 meals and care to those experiencing homelessness. Hall of Famer Gary Lewis joined the event with logo T-shirt and sweatshirts.
J-Town Disc Golf Club was started in the summer of 2009.
The day of the event was brisk with an occasional breeze that made it feel even colder. With the ice on the course it certainly was fitting for an event called the “Ice Bowl.”
PDGA World Champion Frank Grimes was instrumental in starting the partnership with MorningStar Mission for the Ice Bowl. This year the Ice Bowl drew disc golfers as far as Galveston, Texas.
Board members are Ray Hill, Frank Grimes, Jason Poole, Dean Bingham and Dave Kociuba.
We seem to be having a fantastic turnout for JTown...what that means, unfortunately, is that yes indeed, it is going to be first come first serve. However, nothing is set in stone and there may be some clubs that need a couple of players and it would not hurt ANYONE'S feelings (as a matter of fact, it would gain some sweet kudos) if we had JTown players that helped out some other clubs if they needed a couple of players to round out their roster.
in the event the course still has unplayable conditions for the end of march, are we looking at pushing the series back, or substituting one of the others to be played early and push pine to that events date?
Dana mentioned on FB yesterday that he is going to have an alternate course (Streator probably) if Pine Hills isn't playable. Sounds like no more postponing.
Tags are cancelled for this week, Saturday March 16. They will resume March 23 at Lockport. Come to the club challenge this Saturday at Mokena!
Yes, please come on out! It's still bag tags (we are still playing for our own tags based on scratch score within the club), it's still casual (not sanctioned), but its for more bragging rights (and lots of fun) than just your JTown tag! If we win we can have bragging rights on the other clubs in northern Illinois!