Let's start with the good news. The DGA baskets and tee signs have arrived. The classic barn red baskets are sweet! Concrete work has also begun. The circle tee pads are going to look and play awesome.
There are a couple of items on the bad side. There was some miscommunication between myself and the park district. There is an area that is going to be off limits due to the planting of wild grass/plants . It was my understanding it was a fairly small area near the creek. I found out it runs the entire length of the creek and comes out 100ft. That area really takes away a sweet par 4 and a creek that was in play. I'm going to have to redesign 3 of the final holes. It's not going to be easy and takes away a really awesome hole. The last is a kick to the nuts. The disc golf course is going to be mostly completed by the end of October like initally planned. The park will not reopen until October of 2012. It could possibly open sooner if the rest of the work (other projects in the park) is completed by then. This means the baskets will not go in the ground until the park is open. It looks like we have some time to wait.
Pine Hills is a golf course located in Ottawa, IL We will play 2 rounds of 18 with golf carts (unless extremely wet). The course will be very similar to the March layout (for those familiar). Par will be in the mid 60s
PDGA C-Tier- Saturday, November 5th Field Limited to 72 players (24 pro, 24, adv, 24 int) 2 rounds of 18 w/cart Cost $63 pro, 48 adv, 48 int. ($15 to green fees/$3 PDGA fees included in entry.) To register with a credit card (NO EXTRA FEE), call Pine Hills 815-434-3985 -----or send check to Pine Hills Golf Club 1665 N 2201 Rd. Ottawa, IL 61350 Registrations are accepted on 1st come, 1st serve basis. ***Course may be available for play the week prior to the tournament, please call before coming!*** Pine Hills has a full bar and is now serving food, including award winning pizza, homemade tenderloins, burgers, meatball subs….All alcohol must be purchased at bar! During practice rounds all disc golfers must yield to the ball golfers. Please be respectful and courteous. Check in 8-9, player meeting 915ish, tee off 930ish --------Call Dana with any questions- 815-575-1917------
McNaughton Open, A Vibram Open Qualifier Pro Open Only B tier $500 added to purse $50 entry or half-in for $25 or $10 trophy only Those rated under 935 can opt in for an "INT rated side bet" for $15. Payout will be in PFC fun bux for the side bet. Only for those rated 935 and under! ***Add $10 if you would like to qualify for Vibram Open*** Please visit: http://www.maplehillopen.com/vo-qualifiers.html for info on qualifying and where your $10 goes. Minimum $500 added to Pro purse AM'S CAN PLAY AND ACCEPT MERCHANDISE INSTEAD OF CASH TO RETAIN AM STATUS Check in/registation: 8-9 Player mtg: 9:15 Tee off: 9:30 There will be a $5 day of registation late fee R1 Shorts R2 Longs (won't play new #9 long) To register: visit www.paperorplasticsports.com OR Send check (payable) to Dana Vicich 1002 W. McKinley Ottawa, IL Please include Name, PDGA #, Phone #, Email
You can support the event by purchasing a $10 tee sign. Contact Dana for more info on sponsorship opportunities firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815-575-1917
Update: Innova sent the baskets last week, but screwed the order up and did not send the portable bases.
We did recieve our Innova order and we have CFR Glow Firebirds that are FLATTER than FLAT. These are easily the most oerstable Firebirds I've ever thrown. These are $20 a piece. They have a "Pine Hills" stamp on them and you can reserve one now and pay/pick it up at the event. We also have custom stamped Echo Destroyers, these are $16.
Directions to Pine Hills Golf Course- Pine Hills Golf Course- 1665 N 2501st Rd
From 80, take exit 90 (rt 23) South. Go south all the way through town, over the Illinois River and then past Kroger (on your left). You are now heading into the country. On your right, a few miles past the Kroger, you will see a sign for the golf course. Go right (this is N 2501 rd) and then its about a half mile on your right. You will take a few curves and then see the course on your right.
When you get off 80, you have a good 10-15 minutes till you get to the course.