Wesley Township’s 1st Annual Worst Disc Tournament Where: Rivals Lookout Park, Wilmington IL When: Sunday May 19, 2013 Player's Check-in 7:15-7:55 am Player's Meeting 8:00 am $50 Team Package Includes a TON of cool stuff! Click on link for all the details https://www.wesleytownship.us/Disc_Golf.html
Gregg Barsby the 14th ranked player in the World, will be hosting a Disc Golf Clinic tomorrow Wednesday, April 17, at Trinity Links. This will take place before the J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League gets started at 5:15 pm. http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=6.255
Here’s the Clinic info: Place – Trinity Links, Lockport Clinic Time – 3-4 pm Cost – $10 a person
Gregg will also be offering private half-hour sessions of one-on-one training beforehand for $25. To set up a private lesson call or email Dana Vicich. 815-575-1917 firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on out and be part of this very cool unique experience.
The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft has produced half of the highest rated rounds in history.
Nine of the nineteen rounds rated 1100 and higher have been thrown during the Memorial on the Fountain Hills and Vista del Camino courses since 2010. David Feldberg perhaps hinted in 2008 at what was to come with a 1098 on Vista. Josh Anthon was first to break the 1100 barrier at the Memorial with an 1106 in 2010. There were none in 2011. In 2012, Paul McBeth had one and Feldberg had two 1100+ rounds. This year, we saw five 1100+ rounds thrown by Nikko Locastro, Ricky Wysocki, Will Schusterick and Nate Doss along with the new all-time record 1132 by McBeth. Why now?
The Memorial Championship has been around for a long time playing these two courses. Here are some possibilities why we might be seeing more 1100+ rated rounds:
1. Better Discs: Is it the newer high speed discs? 2. New Players: Is it a different group of players? 3. Playing Better: Or are the same players playing better? 4. Ratings Inflation: Is there inflation in the ratings system? 5. Time of Year: Does time of the year play a role? 6. Course Layouts: Is there something unique about the course layouts?
For those who just want to know the results, here's what we found:
Hi Jesse - I have a favor. Apparently the other night some of our local hooligans had a massive drinking party out on the course. They actually pulled a bunch of stumps into a circle, and left piles of beer cans, booze bottles, and assorted other nice garbage. Could you spread the word around that if anybody in your clubs sees ANYTHING going on out there that shouldn't be, to call me? Here is my cell number (708) 372-1534. Or the Mokena Police. We try to keep the course clean and you guys who play seriously are great at being stewards of the courses, so I thought maybe you all could assist me in keeping an eye on the place. There is a Village Trustee who lives literally right next to the course, who doesn't like it so close to his home to begin with. I don't want to give him any ammunition against us. Between us, unless it is something obviously criminal, I'd prefer the call come to me before the cops. I don't want to give them any more reason to be out there hassling the everyday golfer. And since I live like a block away, I can be there faster than them anyway. Thanks!
Mary Beth Windberg Supt. of Recreation Mokena Park District (708) 372-1534
The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce that the organization will be shifting to a “True Amateur” format for the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, beginning this year in Emporia, Kansas.
So my granddaughter (Kindergartner) had a school Christmas party a few weeks ago and I ended up going to help out with a game. I brought in my Innova Skillshot Portable with about 30 minis. I got to set it up in a new huge hallway in the new kindergarten wing. There were a few different games so her teacher had groups of seven alternating from game to game. So I lined them up and let them putt from different areas. The kids had a blast. They went nuts when one of them made a putt. One of the cool things was that I could see a couple of them had that awesome natural throwing motion. I even had one kid tomahawking. So yes the introduction to disc golf was the hit of the party. I got the okay to come back in the spring and bring in the real discs for their recess. I think I’ll set up a couple of holes and see what happens. I might need help.
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Date Tier Event Location City TD 2/9/13 C Jtown Ice Bowl Community Park Channahon, IL Jason Poole 2/16/13 C Champaign Ice Bowl Dodds Park Champaign, iL Wilbur Wallis 2/23/13 C Trinity Trinity Links Lockport, IL Thor Batchelor 3/9/13 C Pine Hills Pine Hills Golf Club Ottawa, IL Dana Vicich 4/6/13 B First Flight Highland Park Joliet, IL Patrick Johnson 4/7/13 B First Flight Highland Park Joliet, IL Patrick Johnson 4/13/13 C Pontiac Pontiac Pontiac, IL Dana Vicich 4/20/13 C Fields of Green Kress Creek Farms West Chicago, IL Patrick Johnson 4/27/13 A River City Rumble Camden Park Milan, IL Chase Roberts 4/28/13 A River City Rumble Camden Park Milan, IL Chase Roberts 4/28/13 C Rock Spring Memorial Rock Spring Park Alton, IL Jeff Ligon 4/28/13 C Trinity Trinity Links Lockport, IL Thor Batchelor 5/4/13 C/B IOS #54 - Dave Pitner Memorial Community Park Channahon, IL Scott Pitner 5/5/13 C/B IOS #54 - Dave Pitner Memorial Community Park Channahon, IL Scott Pitner 5/5/13 C Camden Singles Camen Park Milan, IL Chase Roberts 5/18/13 C The Flying Biscuits Open Wheeler Park Geneva, IL Patrick Johnson 5/27/13 C Jtown Invitational Community Park Channahon, IL Jason Poole 6/1/13 C/B IOS #55 - Oswego Open Eagle Ridge Park Oswego, IL Mike Krupicka 6/2/13 C/B IOS #55 - Oswego Open Eagle Ridge Park Oswego, IL Mike Krupicka 6/2/13 B Iron Lion Safari Richmond Park Geneseo, IL Chase Roberts 6/15/13 C Chain Reaction West Park Joliet, IL Patrick Johnson 6/16/13 C Kiwanis Park Open Kiwanis Park Galesburg, IL Chase Roberts 6/22/13 B IOS #56 - Sinnissippi Open Sinnissippi Park Sterling, IL Mike Krupicka 6/23/13 B IOS #56 - Sinnissippi Open Sinnissippi Park Sterling, IL Mike Krupicka 6/27/13 B - 4 days Deaf National Championship Lincoln Springfield, IL Kent Schafer 6/29/13 C Ropes Community Park Channahon, IL Jason Poole 7/13/13 C/B IOS #57 - Rockford Anna Page Park Rockford, IL Scott Pitner 7/14/13 C Middle Singles Middle Park Bettendorf, IA Chase Roberts 7/14/13 C Trinity Trinity Links Lockport, IL Thor Batchelor 7/20/12 C The Shady Oaks Shootout Shady Oaks Streamwood, IL Patrick Johnson 7/27/13 B IL States Highland Park Joliet, IL Jesse Saenz 7/28/13 B IL States Highland Park Joliet, IL Jesse Saenz 8/11/13 C/B IOS #58 - Marengo Indian Oaks Marengo, IL Scott Pitner 8/18/13 C Iron Lion Open Camden Park Milan, IL Chase Roberts 8/18/13 C Trinity Trinity Links Lockport, IL Thor Batchelor 8/24/13 B Wild West West Park Joliet, IL Patrick Johnson 8/25/13 B Wild West West Park Joliet, IL Patrick Johnson 9/6/13 A LIS Open Peoria, IL Nate Heinold 9/7/13 A LIS Open Peoria, IL Nate Heinold 9/8/13 B Wildcat Springs Open Hamilton Hamilton, IL Chase Roberts 9/14/13 C/B IOS#59 Manhattan Project Round Barn Manhattan, IL Scott Pitner 9/21/13 C Trinity Trinity Links Lockport, IL Thor Batchelor 9/22/13 C Eagle Point Challenge Millcreek Park Fulton, IL Chase Roberts 9/28/13 B Channahon Classic Community Park Channahon, IL Jesse Saenz 9/29/13 B Channahon Classic Community Park Channahon, IL Jesse Saenz 10/19/13 C/B IOS #60 - Waukegan Bevier Park Waukegan, IL Scott Pitner
Ratings Manipulation Addressed The PDGA Board has asked the Statistics Committee to develop procedures with the goal to improve player compliance with Section 3.3 B (13) of the Competition Manual, which is "deliberately seeking to manipulate ones player rating through intentional misplay or withdrawal".