We need volunteers to come out this Saturday July 2 to help get Highland Park into shape for the 29th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships July 23-24. We’ll be weed whacking, cutting the tree lying over snake hill on hole 15, moving limestone, picking up garbage and much more. If you can make it out for a couple of hours that will be great. Bring any tools you have that might help especially weed whackers and wheel barrels. I’ll be out there by 8:00a.m. but come out whenever you can.
Contact me if you have any more questions. Cell - 630-312-9744 Home - 630-759-6818 Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Smoking has been banned during competition at both the 2011 PDGA Professional and Amateur Disc Golf World Championships. Players will not be permitted to smoke from the start of play until the player’s scorecard has been submitted. Smoking of any kind during competition could result in immediate disqualification and further disciplinary action as stated in the PDGA Competition Manual, Section 3.3 Player Misconduct.
After many months of contemplation, In January 2011 the PDGA Board made the decision to restrict smoking during both the 2011 PDGA Pro World Championships in Santa Cruz CA and the 2011 PDGA Amateur & Junior World Championships in Rochester NY. The Board was well aware of the potential ramifications of this decision and how others have addressed this issue, and this board (as has past boards) debated this issue for some time before making this decision for 2011.The board has not made any decisions on a long term smoking policy for our major events. With the 2011 PDGA Pro Worlds in Santa Cruz requiring a smoking ban due to the drought conditions in California, the Board felt this was the opportune time to test the waters on the impact of a smoking ban at our two (2) most visible and public events – the PDGA World Championships.
We will evaluate the effects of this policy for the future at our 2011 Fall Summit, and we welcome your comments and suggestions.
Riphizer will be unveiling there new line of baskets at the J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League on Wednesday April 6, at Shorewood Park. Once again this year Riphizer will continue to show their great generosity by giving away free hot dogs to all players on Wednesday's league night.
OPEN & ADVANCED DIVISIONS PDGA B-TIER – SATURDAY July 23, 2011 2 Rounds of 24 Holes on White & Blue Tees TOURNAMENT CENTRAL WILL BE THE OUTSIDE PAVILION NORTH OF HOLE #4
$700+ ADDED TO THE PRO PURSE Pro Divisions Entry Fee MPO - Open - $58 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $48 3-Trophies MPM - Master - $58 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $48 2-Trophies MPG - Grandmaster - $58 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $48 2-Trophies FPO - Open Women - $55 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $45 1-Trophy
Advanced Divisions Entry Fee MA1 - Advanced - $48 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $38 3-Trophies MM1 - Master - $48 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $38 2-Trophies MG1 - Grandmaster - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 1-Trophy MS1 – SrGrandmaster - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 1-Trophy FW1 - Women - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 1-Trophy
AMATEUR & JUNIOR DIVISIONS PDGA B-TIER – SUNDAY July 24, 2011 2 Rounds of 24 Holes on White & Red Tees TOURNAMENT CENTRAL WILL BE THE OUTSIDE PAVILION NORTH OF HOLE #4
Entry Fee MA2 - Intermediate - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies MA3 - Recreational - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies MA4 - Novice - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies FW2 - Women Int. - $35 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $25 1-Trophy MJ1 - Jr. Boys U-19 - $18 2-Trophies MJ2 - Jr. Boys U-16 - $18 2-Trophies
Top 45% Ams will receive trophies, discs, or prizes
Limited to 120 players each day
EXTRAS FOR EACH DAY $2 ACE FUND $5 50/50 CTP FUND
Custom Discs will be available Mike Kursell artist
Pre-registration by mail: Mail in Pre-registration by July 16 Mail checks Payable to: Jesse Saenz 754 Rebecca Ln. Bolingbrook IL 60440 INCLUDE: Name, Address, PDGA #, Division, DOB & Contact Info Pre-registered players must check in by 8:30 a.m. of the day you’re playing.
Pre-registration will also be available at J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League on Wednesdays.
SATURDAY’S TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Registration Opens at 7:30 am Registration Closes at 8:45 am Players Meeting 9:00 am First Round (BLUE TEES) 9:30 am Second Round (WHITE TEES) will start an hour after the last card is turned in.
SUNDAY’S TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Registration Opens at 7:30 am Registration Closes at 8:45 am Players Meeting 9:00 am First Round (WHITE TEES) 9:30 am Second Round (RED TEES) will start an hour after the last card is turned in.
For more information please contact: Jesse Saenz Home 630-759-6818 Cell 630-312-9744 Email- email@example.com
AMATEUR DIVISIONS PDGA B-TIER – Saturday September 24, 2011 • Community Park, Channahon, IL 2 Rounds of 18 or 20 holes on Short Tees (depending on entries) Registration Starts at 7:30 am & closes at 8:45 A.M. at Maple pavilion
MA2 - Intermediate - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies MA3 - Recreational - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies MA4 - Novice - $38 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $28 3-Trophies FW2 - Women Int. - $35 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $25 1-Trophy FW3 - Women Rec. - $35 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $25 1-Trophy MJ1 - Jr. Boys 19 & under - $20 2-Trophies MJ2 - Jr. Boys 16 & under - $20 1-Trophy
Top 45% will receive trophies, discs, or prizes
OPEN & ADVANCED DIVISIONS PDGA B-TIER – Sunday September 25, 2011 • Community Park, Channahon, IL 2 Rounds of 20 or 22 holes on LONG & SHORT Tees (depending on entries) Registration Starts at 7:30 am & closes at 8:45 A.M. at Maple pavilion
$500+ ADDED TO THE PRO PURSE
Pro Divisions Entry Fee MPO - Open - $58 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $48 3-Trophies MPM - Master - $58 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $48 2-Trophies MPG - Grandmaster - $55 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $45 1-Trophy FPO - Open Women - $55 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $45 1-Trophy
Advanced Divisions Entry Fee MA1 - Advanced - $48 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $38 3-Trophies MM1 - Master - $48 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $38 2-Trophies MG1 - Grandmaster - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 2-Trophies MS1 – Sr. Grandmaster - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 2-Trophies FW1 - Women - $45 PDGA MEMBER DISCOUNT FEE $35 1-Trophy
$2 ACE FUND $5 50/50 CTP FUND
Custom Discs will be available Mike Kursell artist PDGA Preregistration will be open soon. Preregistration by mail: Mail in Preregistration by September 18 Mail checks Payable to: Jesse Saenz 754 Rebecca Ln. Bolingbrook IL 60440 INCLUDE: Name, Address, PDGA #, Division, DOB & Contact Info Preregistered players must check in by 8:30 a.m. of the day you're playing. Preregistration will also be available at J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League on Wednesdays.
SATURDAY’S TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Registration Opens at 7:30 am Registration Closes at 8:45 am Players Meeting 9:00 am First Round (SHORT TEES) 9:30 am Second Round (SHORT TEES) will start an hour after the last card is turned in.
SUNDAY’S TENTATIVE SCHEDULE Registration Opens at 7:30 am Registration Closes at 8:45 am Players Meeting 9:00 am First Round (LONG TEES) 9:30 am Second Round (SHORT TEES) will start an hour after the last card is turned in.
For more information please contact: Jesse Saenz Home 630-759-6818 Cell 630-312-9477 Email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt Ogg one of our fellow disc golfers and founder of Riphizer Professional Sports, had an accident while promoting his company in California. After retrieving his disc from a tree he jumped down and landed on a root awkwardly with his heels. Both of his heels ended up severally shattered with major surgery and rehabilitation lying ahead of him. The worse part is he has no health insurance making this long physical and emotional battle even tougher. Matt will be out of work for at least six months. Matt is a painter by trade and will be without income. To help ease this battle his family and friends are having a benefit for him this Sunday, January 30 at the Knights of Columbus in Joliet. Come help raise some much needed assistance for Matt.
All donations are welcome. For more info or to donate raffle items, Call Ben at 847.652.5981
Sunday, Jan. 30 2011 – Doors Open at 4:00 West Side Nights of Columbus 100 S. 129th Infantry Dr. Joliet Il. 60435 Phone: (815) 725-0746 Fax: (815) 725-0166
Bean Bag Tournament - $10 Buy-In 5:00 Sign-In 6:00 Start Entry in Tourney not Required-Donations Accepted Raffles, Food, Cash Bar
a pdf is attached with more info and a photo of Matt.
DIRECTIONS: From the north or south, take I-55 to Exit 253, US-52 also known as W. Jefferson St. Take the Joliet (east) turnoff. Travel east for approximately two miles. The main entrance is on Infantry Dr. Turn south at the signal light on Infantry Dr. and you'll find us on the left hand side of the road.
From the east or west, take I-80 to Exit 127 (Houbolt Rd.). Take the Joliet (north) turnoff. Travel approximately two miles to McDonough St. turn east at the signal lights. Travel approximately one mile to Infantry Dr. Turn north at the signal lights and we'll be found about 1/4 mile down the road on the right .
Through most of its 36 year history, the name of our association has been the subject of discussion and debate. In founding the organization, Ed Headrick chose the ambitious name “Professional Disc Golf Association” as a challenge to what the game might actually become. Ed thought that adding money to the game would build interest from the public and make play more exciting. He famously said, “When they’re putting for the cash I want to see their hands sweat.” In fact, all of the early members were actually “pros” who were playing for cash prizes, but the tiny amount of money that was available made the term “disc golf pro” an inside joke for many years. Also, the game was at such a low level of development that there were virtually no opportunities for “working pros” who could make a living in other aspects of the sport. Slowly, over the years, the game actually began to grow into its name. Opportunities for professional play and purse amounts gradually developed to the point that people outside of the sport might actually be impressed by statistics that we could quote when they asked for details on event purses, numbers of events or annual winnings of our top players. And, because of the explosion of course installations, competitive events and the disc golf industry in general, there was an even more impressive growth in the number of legitimate earning opportunities for “working pros.” While we might still suffer by comparison with many other longer-established professional sports, we had our growth very quickly and it turned out that Ed was right; there actually could be “professional disc golf.”
However, at the same time that the professional aspects of disc golf were growing so rapidly, there was a broader and lower profile aspect of the sport that was developing even more quickly. While many of us were marveling at the dominance of King Climo, lots and lots of people were taking up disc golf just for the fun and challenge of the game. On every one of the new disc golf courses that were sprouting up around the world, amateur players were the vast majority of those new disc golfers. This historical sequence of events was a bit unusual. Take our ball golf cousins for example, there were many, many years of local amateur play before anybody even thought about the idea of organized play for money. (specifics?) We turned that history upside down. Our very first sweaty-palmed shots at PoleHoles were for money long before we had strong local clubs and activities to support the game. Many of our continuing challenges in developing the sport come from the fact that we’re still filling in the local roots to support our vision of a fully-blossoming professional game.
Through this period of our development, we’ve counted on the PDGA to be the centerpiece of our organizational development. Of course, lots and lots of separate efforts combine to move us along, but PDGA has been our mothership. And, that’s been a key part of the issue that has kept coming up about our name. Much of our explosive growth has been among non-professional players. Obviously, newcomers to the game will not begin as pros. The vast numbers of recreational players enjoying our many courses, represent the awesome potential of our future growth. So, how do we most effectively reach those candidates for our continued expansion? Obviously, we’d like to get them hooked up with our information and activities. Reaching only ten percent of those folks would represent a huge pop in our numbers. Somebody’s got to talk to these people and give them the great news about what’s going on in our sport. There’s a lot more to the game than just hacking around the course with your buddies. Sure, that’s fun, but we can help you have even more fun. But, you can see where this is going, because you may have had this experience yourself. You see a new player at your course and you think that she may be a good candidate to get more involved in the game. So, confident that you’re about to bring another soul to the light, you say, “Hey, you know, you’re pretty good. You should join the PDGA.” Flattered, she says, “Thanks! What’s the PDGA?” And there’s the rub. You reply,” It’s the Professional Disc Golf Association.” You know where it goes from there. The next ten minutes are spent with you explaining why it’s a good idea for someone who has been playing two weeks to join our “professional” organization. And, for most of that time, you’re explaining why she doesn’t have to worry about the “professional” part of our name. “Almost 80% of our members are amateurs. Maybe you succeed with your pitch and maybe you don’t. And this is with your engaging personality on hand to close the deal. Potential members who are surfing across our website on their own will be even less likely to realize that our organization is for them as well.
It is this very disconnect that has been the catalyst for discussions about the PDGA name over many years. This question has been raised a number of times by the membership and never resolved. It is for that reason that the current PDGA Board has agreed to take another look at the issue. What they are considering is a new approach that may preserve what we like best about our current name while removing some of its apparent limitations for our future growth. What is currently being considered is to retain the Professional Disc Golf Association as an entity specifically dedicated to our professional members. Additionally, we would add an overriding organizational name that would also use our well-established and trademarked moniker, “PDGA,” that being the Players' Disc Golf Association. The point of course is that all of our members are players of the game, but only some reach the ranks of our professional members. In essence, there’s no real change for our professional players. Our amateur members, however, would now fit nicely under the Players' Disc Golf Association. And... they, like the folks fighting it out on the pro tour, would all be members of PDGA. Of course, growth in our amateur ranks provides more candidates to grow into professionals and a larger and more knowledgeable fan base for the pro tour.
So, think about this a bit and discuss it with your friends. Maybe even ask some non-disc golf people what they think of the idea. The Board wants to hear a wide range of opinions on this proposal before they move ahead. When you’re ready to speak up, go to the PDGA Name Survey and tell us what you think. If you’ve got an idea that you believe will lead us to an even better solution, let us know. The Board will carefully review all the feedback that comes in by January 23rd.
Expiration Warning! By MembershipsManager | Dec 30, 2010
We interrupt your disc golf day-dreaming with the following report:
The Professional Disc Golf Association has issued a Membership Expiration Warning scheduled to hit your area on December 31st. Those in the path of this warning should seek immediate assistance by calling 888-840-PDGA(7342) or renewing online.
A Membership Expiration Warning means an expiration date has been spotted. It will continue to threaten your stats, points, scheduled DiscGolfer delivery dates and keep you from competing in SuperTours, National Elite Tour Series and Majors until a renewal is submitted.
Only YOU can prevent Membership Expiration Warnings. Renew or join today!
We thank you in advance for your support in 2011 and look forward to serving you again.