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PDGA / Expiration Notice
« on: January 03, 2011, 07:37:15 AM »
http://www.pdga.com/expiration-warning


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.



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PDGA / 2011 PDGA Rule Changes
« on: December 30, 2010, 07:15:54 AM »
 
http://www.pdga.com/rule-changes-2011


By PDGAStaff  |  Dec 22, 2010


What rules have changed for 2011?

The PDGA Rules Committee has modified several rules that go into effect January 1, 2011. The full text of the updated rules is online here: PDGA Rules 2011 Renewing and new PDGA members will receive a copy of the new combined 2011 PDGA Competition and Rulebook in their member packets.

DROP ZONE: 800 & 803.11
Added the option for TDs to designate a drop zone for a lost disc. This might be done on big downhill holes where lost discs are common and identifying a drop zone farther down the hill speeds play.

HOLING OUT: 803.13
Starting in 2011, a player will not have to remove the disc to complete the process of holing out which was required under current rules. Once the group has decided the disc has come to rest, the player has holed out.

Several target related terms have been officially defined and added to the Definitions section 800 in support of the Holing Out rule. Definitions for Basket Target, Tray, Chains, Chain Support and Pole have been added.

Groups will now be responsible to make judgment calls on how discs enter the basket. Discs that attempt to enter or actually get all the way into the chains or basket thru the top of the chain support or thru the side or bottom of the basket now will not count if the group or official sees that happen. This means wedgies, most which wedge from the outside, now will not count unless it was a blind shot where no one saw how the disc wedged. Putts that are observed to properly enter the basket from above the rim and then wedge trying to get out will count as holed out like before.

These changes for holing out mean calls for the “putting tree” photo shown below that was in the Rules School story on Interference need to be updated. Under the old rules, only the yellow disc would not have been considered holed out when the player removed it. Under 2011 rules, the white and red discs are holed out (IN). The yellow disc as before and the orange disc hanging on the nub outside the basket are NOT IN. The orange disc balancing on the rim, which used to be considered IN, is now considered OUT in the 2011 rules because the disc is not entirely supported by the pole, inner wall or bottom of the basket. The orange wedgie is now NOT IN if the group observed it wedge from the outside. If the group did not see it or watched it clear the top basket wire then wedge on the way out, it is IN
See below for photo diagram.


OPTIONAL RETHROW (formerly Unplayable Lie): 803.06
While changing the rule name seems cosmetic, it eliminates a potential double penalty that might occur when the 2m rule was in force and provides an alternate option for missed mandatories. Under the new Optional Rethrow rule, players who miss a mandatory now have the option to rethrow from their original lie instead of the Mando Drop Zone if they prefer.

Essentially, the Optional Rethrow means players may rethrow from their original lie if their disc lands in any of the disc golf penalty hazards – OB, Missed Mando, above 2m and Lost (which already is handled this way) – and receive a 1-throw penalty. Of course just like the old Unplayable Lie rule, a player may choose this Optional Rethrow penalty without permission from the group no matter where their disc lands whether inbounds or a hazard location.

The old Unplayable Lie rule allowed players to either move back up to 5m on the line of play or return and throw from their original lie. The option to move back up to 5m has been eliminated. Throwing again from the original lie is now the only option as the renamed rule indicates.

GENERAL – Provisional Throws: 803.01C
Although not directly part of the Optional Rethrow rule, the new rule for Provisional Throws clarifies that a player may not later declare a throw they first called a Provisional as their Optional Rethrow. The player must go back and make an optional rethrow (if that's what they decided is the best option) and not use that provisional throw after seeing the results of the provisional and the original throw.

OBSTACLES AND RELIEF: 803.05
Significant changes here. A player is not allowed to move any obstacle on the course with the exception of casual obstacles to a stance listed below. A player is allowed to request that other people remove themselves and/or their belongings from the player's stance or line of play. This includes spectators, umbrellas, golf bags, chairs, etc…

Casual obstacles as in current rules – casual water, loose leaves or debris, broken branches no longer connected to a tree, motor vehicles, harmful insects or animals, players' equipment, people, or any item or area specifically designated by the director before the round – can be moved if they are in the player’s stance or run-up, even if part of the item like a branch is in front of the lie.

If the casual item can’t be moved, like water or a bee hive, the player may take free relief up to 5m back on the line of play like before. If players require additional relief beyond 5m, they may invoke either the new Optional Relief rule (803.05C) and go back on the line of play as far as they desire with a one-throw penalty. Or, decide to declare the Optional Rethrow discussed previously and return to their original lie and throw again with a one-throw penalty.

DISC ABOVE OR BELOW THE PLAYING SURFACE: 803.08
The “disc below playing surface” phrase has been moved from the Rules Q&A and added to this rule. This applies to a disc located down on a “non-playing surface” that players would not be able to play from such as a crack in the ground. The “disc below playing surface” section does not apply to a disc resting on or above a playing surface where another playing surface like a bridge might also pass above the disc. It’s possible that moving vertically from the front edge of the disc closest to the target up to the level playing surface might be a point in space. If so, then mark the lie on the playing surface near the edge of the crack on the line of play no closer to the target.

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Shoot The Breeze / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 10, 2010, 07:04:51 AM »
Here's a little Christmas cartoon humor. Click on cartoon to make it larger.

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Courses / Nashville, TN
« on: November 18, 2010, 08:10:52 AM »
I’ll briefly be in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend and I’ll have time to play one round somewhere. Does anybody have any suggestions on what course I should hit in that area.
Thanks,
Jesse

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Thank You's / 23rd Channahon Classic
« on: October 13, 2010, 07:35:35 AM »
23rd Channahon Classic
September 25 & 26, 2010
Community Park, Channahon
75 players Saturday
82 players Sunday

It took another huge effort by a lot of people to keep the Classic going. Thank you all and because of your hard work and determination will were able to pull off this great tournament.

I'll try not to leave anyone out.

SPONSORS
We couldn’t have done it without your generous contribution and support!

Frank Grimes - The physically hardest working man in the sport.
Gary Lewis - The Backbone!
Joliet Cabinet Co. - Dale DelSasso - www.jolietcabinet.com
Mike Kursell - The Artist
J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League - Everybody that pays and plays in our CTPs
Phenix Disc Sports - Kyle Maute - www.phenixdiscsports.com
Jason Poole - Computer Genius - wwwjtowndiscgolf.com
IInnova Champion Discs - www.innovadiscs.com
Discraft Discs - www.discraft.com
Joliet Area Winter Disc Golf League- Mike Holmquist, Mick McGowan & John Carbonaro
Channahon Park District
Air1Wireless - Dave Bender, Ray Hill - www.air1wireless.com
Plainfield Signs Inc. - Tom Bowen
Fast Printing Of Joliet - www.fastprintingofjoliet.com
Bob Martis & Sons Inc. - Rob Martis
ABCDiscs - www.abcdiscs.net
Caliber Flooring - Jerry Scheidt
RipHizer - www.riphizer.com
West Park Flyers
Johnson Family
Saenz Family
 
STAFF
Gary Lewis
Phil Corrigan
Paul McCallister
Jason Poole
Mike Kursell
Dale DelSasso
Keith Borman
Darrin Johnson
Jesse Saenz

SPOTTERS
Jake Riley
Dean Bingham
Lauren Lakeberg

COURSE MANTIENENCE
FRANK GRIMES
Ryan Gavrick
Shawn Harmon
Roy Bazan
Brian McCarthy
There are many other who helped on the course. Frank can you help me out and put their names up.

 
See You Next Year,
Jesse   

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Thank You's / 28th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships
« on: October 13, 2010, 07:10:44 AM »
Riphizer Presents The 28th Illinois State Disc Golf Championships
July 24 & 25 2010
Highland Park-Joliet
80 players Saturday
102 players Sunday



It took a huge effort by a lot of people to bring back the IL State Championships and its deep history. Thank you all and because of your hard work and determination will were able to pull off this great tournament.

I'll try not to leave anyone out.

SPONSORS
We couldn’t have done it without your generous contribution and support!

RipHizer - www.riphizer.com
Phenix Disc Sports - Kyle Maute - www.phenixdiscsports.com
Joliet Cabinet Co. - Dale DelSasso - www.jolietcabinet.com
Gary Lewis - The Backbone!
Mike Kursell - Artist
J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League - Everybody that pays and plays in our CTPs
Air1Wireless - Dave Bender, Ray Hill - www.air1wireless.com
Jason Poole - wwwjtowndiscgolf.com
IInnova Champion Discs - www.innovadiscs.com
Discraft Discs - www.discraft.com
Gatway Disc Sports - www.gdstour.com
ABCDiscs - www.abcdiscs.net
Joliet Area Winter Disc Golf League- Mike Holmquist, Mick McGowan & John Carbonaro
Caliber Flooring - Jerry Scheidt
Belmont Athletic Club
NuWay Disposal
Joliet Park District - Mike Vargo - www.jolietpark.org
Plainfield Signs Inc. - Tom Bowen
MidWest Outdoors - www.midwestoutdoors.com
Bob Martis & Sons Inc. - Rob Martis
Fast Printing Of Joliet - www.fastprintingofjoliet.com
Thursday Night Triples & Doubles Hosted By Dave Kociuba
West Park Flyers
Johnson Family
Saenz Family
 
STAFF
Almost 200 years of cumulative experience in disc golf!
Gary Lewis
Phil Corrigan
Paul McCallister
Jason Poole
Mike Kursell
Dale DelSasso
Keith Borman
JoAnne Saenz
Tracy Kenner
Darrin Johnson
Jesse Saenz

SPOTTERS
These guys were running around busting butt all weekend.
Joe Ward
Jake Riley
Jim Baker
Todd Paraday
Dustin Vilt
Steve Schlak

HIGHLAND PARK CONCRETE AND MAINTENANCE
Everyone involved walked away either with poison ivy, bloody limbs or something broken. These are some of the hardest working individuals I ever met. They worked with tremendous dedication with one goal in mind.

CONCRETE

Jake Riley, Jim Baker, Jack, Tim (concrete finishers)
Mike Vargo & Joliet Park District
Dean Bingham
Frank Grimes
Tom Matesevac
Dominic Sanfilippo
Scott Coyne
Brian Marcotte
Steve Slater
Dave Kociuba
Randy Bruemmer
Josh Knight
Chris Brenholtz
Leo Borowski
Brian Sullivan
Geoff Bowman
Mike Kursell
Ryan Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman
Joe Witzl
Dan O.
Thor Batchelor
Darrin Johnson (sweet burgers & cool beverages)

MAINTENANCE
Frank Grimes
Jim Baker
Steve Slater
Tom Matesevac
Jake Riley
Dean Bingham
Dave Kociuba
Thor Batchelor
Gary Lewis
Randy Bruemmer
Scott Coyne
Lauren Lakeberg
Joe Ward
Mike Kursell
Ryan Gremillion
Darrin Johnson
Brian Marcotte
Josh Knight
Chris Brenholtz
Leo Borowski
Brian Sullivan
Geoff Bowman
Ryan Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman
Matt Ogg
Joe Witzl
Dan O
Jack & Tim
Jesse Saenz


Hopefully I didn’t forget anybody, but we usually do, so thank you too!

See You Next Year,
Jesse   

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Shoot The Breeze / Best Players In Illinois When You Started
« on: September 17, 2010, 08:06:46 AM »
What Illinois players were you blown away by how good their skill level was when you first started playing casually or playing tournaments?   
In no particular order here’s my top six.

1. Bob Ryan
2. Scott Martin
3. Phil Arthur
4. Alex  “Rifleman” Bingman
5. Tim Martin
6. Joe “Flash” Fleischauer - I’ve never seen anyone throw as far as Joe. He would anhyzer the whole length of hole 9 at Channahon with a Roc and blow past the basket. Only the trees behind the basket would stop the disc.   

POST YOUR PICKS

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Leagues & Tourneys / 2010 J-Town Doubles League Party
« on: September 02, 2010, 08:41:30 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League Party

Saturday - October 16, 2010
Highland Park, Joliet
Belmont Athletic Club
Located on the north side of hole #4.
The big pavilion in the back. If the weather is bad we’ll be inside the Belmont Athletic Club.

11-11:30 a.m. Random Draw Doubles

(ALL DIVISIONS COMBINED)
$10 entry - $2 ace fund - $2 50/50 ctp
(adding a few extra holes)

The J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League &
Frank & Bean’s Singles Handicap League
will hand out plaques & trophies
to the winners after the round.


The Gary Lewis Achievement Award
will also be awarded for the first time.
Gary Lewis will present the award.




food & drink will be served all day
RAFFLES

For more Info:  Jesse Saenz (630) 759-6818 or disc71@comcast.net
Darrin Johnson  (815) 823-6079 • (815) 730-3188   

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Shoot The Breeze / Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: August 19, 2010, 11:01:39 AM »
The 2010 Gary Lewis Achievement Award nomination process starts now until September 1. Please submit one person’s name from the Joliet area that best fits the awards description below for the 2010 year. You can either respond to this message, personal message me or email me at disc71@comcast.net with your nominee’s name. We will also have slips next week at Wednesday’s doubles league if you want to fill one out instead. We will than vote on the nominees, but if one person is overwhelming selected during the nomination process we will than pick that person as the 2010 Gary Lewis Achievement Award winner. If not the vote will decide the winner. This is a prestigious award that all of us should be honored to receive so please make sure you follow through with this process and nominate someone. The JTown area is loaded with deserving nominees.


Gary Lewis Achievement Award

Ultimate Ambassador to the Joliet Area Disc Golf Community

Tireless pioneer who through hard work consistently leads the sport of disc golf into a positive direction we love and call our own.

Inspiring role model who has devoted his blood, sweat and tears to help build a foundation to provide generations of disc golfers opportunities to compete, grow, and learn.

Disc golf icon and visionary leader who, through his generosity, humility and determination helped construct a united disc golf community that regardless of age, ethnic background, educational or economic level we are all honored to say we belong to

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Shoot The Breeze / Brian Cummings - 2010 Disc Golf Hall of Fame
« on: August 03, 2010, 12:46:33 PM »

Congratulations Brian for your induction into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame.

Brian Cummings

is a big personality in the sport of disc golf. He has been one of the driving forces of disc golf in the Mid-West since the 70's. Always a big man, Brian became one of the first power players travelling across the United States. He has installed many courses and run more than a hundred events, including the 2010 World Championships. He has always been a complete disc golf entrepreneur and has tutored generations of Northern Indiana tournament directors. He is one of the nicest, funniest, most welcoming individuals you will ever meet. Brian Cummings really is a gentle giant…a giant of disc golf.

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Leagues & Tourneys / 2010 Am Worlds
« on: June 29, 2010, 07:56:53 AM »
Good luck to our three 19 and under players. Grayson Dewey, Javier Rodriguez and Eric Bassett. They all have a great chance at winning this division. This kids are already some of the best players in the area. Good luck to Al Babbe in the Advanced Grandmasters division and Matt Travis in the Advanced division. Good luck to some of our regular league players from Indiana, Eric Ford, Brian Young and Mike Zivanovic. Also Good luck to the rest of the players from Illinois.

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Leagues & Tourneys / Illinois State Championships - SPOTTERS NEEDED
« on: June 24, 2010, 12:28:34 PM »
We're looking for spotters for both days of the Illinois State Championships. If you can make it out the day your not playing and give us a hand spotting that would be great. Reply to this message, call or email me if your interested and I will add you to the staff list.

Jesse Saenz
disc71@comcast.net
630-759-6818

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Lost & Found / Marty Cullen #35106
« on: June 10, 2010, 08:10:46 AM »
Somebody turned your PDGA mini in at league. You can pick it up at league anytime.

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Courses / West Park, Joliet
« on: May 26, 2010, 06:47:37 AM »
Is West Park still muddy? Can anyone who played there last night give me a quick update.

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In Memory Of... / Dennis Hoke #1194
« on: May 14, 2010, 07:37:41 AM »
Dennis Hoke #1194
1957-2004

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