Mokena's Discraft Ace Race Sunday September 22 All registrations must be in by September 8 so there is time to order the player packages. • Check-in will open NO EARLIER than noon • Shotgun start at 1:00 • Two rounds of at least 18 holes each • $25 you get two prototype Discraft discs, and some other goodies. I assume everyone knows how the Ace Race works, but just in case - you throw one shot with the provided discs ONLY, most aces wins. Simple! Winner receives a prize package worth over $250.
Online Registration: Go to www.mokenapark.com and look under "Programs" - "Click Here to View Programs" and enter the keyword Ace. The program that pops up should be the Ace Race. You will have to create a user profile but it only takes a minute and it will walk you through it. You need a credit or debit card to register online.
Walk-in Registration: Administration Center 10925 La Porte Road HOURS: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Oaks Recreation & Fitness Center 10847 La Porte Road HOURS: 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
In the wake of the terrible weather related tragedy that occurred earlier this week in Moore Oklahoma, the PDGA would like to offer our most sincere condolences to any and all affected by this historic deadly storm.
The Little River Disc Golf Course was in the direct path of the tornado and suffered catastrophic damage as a result. The businesses and homes that surrounded the park are gone as well. We are all sure there is much work to do in the weeks and months ahead as the citizens of Moore rebuilds following this tragic event.
The PDGA is pleased to announce, as part of a joint effort with Innova Disc Golf and Team Twisted Flyer, that we are pledging our support to help rebuild the disc golf course in Moore. “It is important that the citizens of Moore, Oklahoma have a place where they can recreate as they go through this long rebuilding and healing process. Disc golf will provide them with this outlet and we are pleased to help them in any way that we can”, stated PDGA Executive Director, Brian Graham.
6th J-Town One Disc Challenge West Park • Short Tees 1 Round 24 Holes Friday June 14, 2013 Registration Closes at 5:45 P.M. Start about 6:00 P.M. Meet by Hole 24 area
$5 from each entry will go towards the 31st Illinois State Disc Golf Championships on July 27 & 28, 2013. Money will go towards Pro & Ams purse
• Choose & declare (with group) ONE disc for the round. • If you lose your disc you can declare another disc with a 2 stroke penalty. • If you throw the wrong disc it’s a 2 stroke penalty for each throw.
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.