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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com Darrin Johnson (815) 823-6079 • (815) 730-3188
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Congratulations Brian for your induction into the Disc Golf Hall of Fame.
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.