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Two 18 hole rounds at Shorewood for a total of 36+ holes in this tournament. This is an Amatuer only event. I had a lot of players asking me for a tournament at Shorewood last year, so here it is. And what better course to host an Ams Only event?

Shorewood is one of the most popular disc golf courses in the Joliet Area. It is a short course, but technical, and very well suited to an Ams only tournament. Big arms aren't necessary, but touch and control are definitely key here.

This tournament will fill up. Pre-registration is highly recommended. Note that the last tournament filled by Thursday, so please don't wait to pre-register.

Pre-registration is available both online, and in person at the store. Pre-registration closes at 7pm Friday, May 6th. Registration the day of the event is an additional $10, if there are spots available.

Registration/Check-in will be open from 8am-9am. Players meeting at approx. 9:15am, and tee off at approx. 9:30am.

Both rounds will be played from the short tees.

I would like to get two additional tournament quality baskets, so if anyone has one available, please contact me - I would really appreciate it!

Thank You's / Thanks for the bench Frank!
« on: April 21, 2011, 08:06:55 AM »
Hey Frank,

Just wanted to say thanks again.....this time for the new bench on 13.

It's in a great spot, out of the way of people driving, but with a great view of the hole.

Equipment / Swap Meet
« on: April 19, 2011, 07:06:21 AM »
Aces and Chains will be hosting a swap meet on Sunday, May 1st. at the store (1706 W. Jefferson St, Joliet).

$10 per table for vendors (please bring your own table.)

Sell collector plastic, used discs, or any other disc golf item directly to other disc golfers.

Socialize with your fellow golfers

Find that coveted collector disc you've been searching for.

Get great deals on used plastic.

Sign up at the store for a vendor spot, or just come in the day of and check out all the cool plastic.

Thank You's / #15 at Highland
« on: April 05, 2011, 10:25:59 AM »
I don't know who has been working on #15 at Highland, but I just wanted to say a hearty Thank You for getting it in before my tournament this weekend.

Sometimes it seems like the disc golf gods come down and magically fix these things for us, but I know that's not true. Lol.

Leagues & Tourneys / Female players wanted...
« on: March 30, 2011, 06:53:21 AM »
We already have one Int Women's player for First Flight, and I'm putting the call out to all the female players to come out and join her. Let's see if we can put together a good group of players in the women's divisions.

We will have a trophy for a women's division if we can get 3 or more players in one division.

So, consider this a little encouragement to get out there and have a great time with your fellow female players.

Pre-registration is available here:  http://www.acesandchains.com/node/438

Leagues & Tourneys / April 9th - First Flight at Highland Park
« on: March 21, 2011, 12:39:55 PM »
Aces and Chains is proud to present our first tournament of 2011:

April 9th - First Flight 2011 at Highland Park

Two 18+ hole rounds at Highland Park for a total of 36+ holes in this tournament.

Highland Park is ranked as one of the best disc golf courses in the state of Illinois by the PDGA State Coordinator. This is an extremely tough course. It has great variety, with a lot of elevation, and a high risk/reward factor. Come out and enjoy a true challenge at Highland Park.

This tournament will fill up. Pre-registration is highly recommended.

Pre-registration is available both online, and in person at the store (Please bring cash only if registering at the store.) Pre-registration closes at 7pm Friday, April 8th. Registration the day of the event is an additional $10. Please try to pre-register. We'd like to eliminate registration for the morning of the event if possible.

Register online at http://www.acesandchains.com/node/438

Registration/Check-in will be open from 8am-9am. Players meeting at approx. 9:15am, and tee off at approx. 9:30am.

Equipment / Grand Opening March 5th & 6th
« on: March 02, 2011, 11:49:56 AM »
Aces and Chains disc golf pro shop has it's official grand opening this coming weekend;

Saturday March 5th from 11am-6pm
Sunday March 6th from 11am-6pm

-We'll have free food and bottled water while supplies last
-Everyone gets a "players pack" including a free mini, vinyl sticker, and some other goodies.
-Putting contest held on Sunday, weather permitting.
-Portable basket raffle (free ticket with any purchase.)

Stop by and check us out!

Spring hours start Monday, March 7th (ie: after the grand opening.):

M-S: 11-6p
Sun: 12-4p

Leagues & Tourneys / 2011 Tournaments
« on: February 03, 2011, 10:48:19 AM »
Here are the tournaments I'm running this year. Just thought I'd give everyone an early heads up.....

4-9: First Flight 2011 at Highland
5-7: Shot Down in Flames 2011 at Shorewood - Ams only
6-25 & 6-26: Chain Reaction 2011 at West Park
7-9 & 7-10: Deuces Wild 2011 at Eagle Ridge and Jericho Lake
8-27 & 8-28: The Wild West 2011 @ West Park.

Lost & Found / New lost and found service
« on: January 25, 2011, 11:26:19 AM »
Aces and Chains will be starting a new lost and found service. Here's how it works:

Found: Bring any found disc (or just ones you don't want) to the store, and we will give you a $2 credit for it. If your name is on the disc, Please let us know so that we don't call you.

Lost: Discs with names and numbers on them will be called several times. If there are other identifying marks on the disc, we will try to figure out who it belongs to and contact that owner. If the owner wants to come in and get the disc, we will hold it for them. When they come in for the disc, we ask for $2. Any disc whose owner cannot be contacted, or whose owner doesn't want it, will be put in the used disc bin to be sold.

That's it in a nutshell. Aces and Chains store officially opens March 5th. Bring those found discs in and we'll take care of the rest.

Equipment / First Run Wahoos available
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:31:19 AM »
I have first run Innova Wahoo's available. Yellow, Red, Orange, and Pink are the colors I have, and all of them are Rpro plastic at 169 grams (as are all Wahoo's) with the proto star stamp on them.

If you are interested, please give me a call at 815-993-DISC (3472). I'll be happy to make arrangements to meet with you.

Thanks, Patrick.

Equipment / Joliet Disc Golf Store Opening!
« on: December 10, 2010, 09:26:02 AM »
It's time to make this official:

Aces and Chains will be opening up a new retail disc golf store in March 2011!

Address is:

Aces and Chains Disc Golf
1706 W. Jefferson St.
Joliet, IL

This is near the intersection of 52 and Larkin, right behind the Subway (big yellow A-frame on 52 just east of Larkin) If you know the old Top Driver location, that is the spot.

The grand opening will be March 5 & 6th - more details to follow. I'll probably also open the store periodically during February when we have nice days.

I hope everyone is as excited as I am. Please stop by and visit as soon as we are open.

Is now available for viewing on my site. www.acesandchains.com

Check it out, leave a comment if you like. Enjoy!

Thanks, Patrick.

Lost & Found / Lost Tie Dye Boss at Channahon
« on: September 21, 2010, 07:43:22 AM »
I lost my tie dye Boss at Channahon yesterday. I think it was somewhere between hole 10 and hole 13. Threw an extra disc and forgot to pick up the Boss.

As usual, I will offer a disc in return if you find it. I'll be at the Channahon Classic on Saturday, or you call me at 815-993-DISC (3472) if you find it.

Thanks, Patrick.

Shoot The Breeze / Clinic instructors wanted!
« on: September 01, 2010, 12:06:32 PM »
I am trying to put together a teaching clinic for a group of scouts. Vibram has offered up to 24 factory seconds of their soon to be released disc to be given away to community groups. As a Vibram retailer, I have been offered this opportunity.

Anyone who would be interested in spending some time teaching some young scouts (probably 9-10 years old) how to play, please get in touch with me.

This is very early in the planning stages. I have an email out to a scout troop to see if they are interested. Once I get the go ahead from them, I'm going to reserve those discs from Vibram, and we can give each participant a free disc.

Thanks in advance,

Lost & Found / Found your disc?
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:59:20 AM »
Has anyone ever found a lost disc of yours? What is the accepted etiquette for that situation?

I'm asking because I saw an exchange between two disc golfers in front of my table the other day. One golfer saw that the other one had one of his lost discs. He was polite about pointing out that it was his, and then he took it back. (He didn't ask for it back, he just took it.)

My problem with this is that I didn't hear him even say thank you. Granted, the other golfer didn't come forward with the disc. But, it is my contention that we should be encouraging golfers to return discs in a positive way. For my part, when a disc gets returned to me, I offer up any disc in my used bin, or in my personal stash of unused discs that I keep in my trunk. I feel this is a win-win because I get my prized disc back, while they get to choose from a bunch of used discs in return. Usually, the other golfer finds a disc they prefer over the one they are returning to me anyway. This costs me almost nothing, and it encourages those golfers honest enough to do so to continue returning lost discs.

Please keep in mind when this situation comes up that "your" lost disc isn't really yours anymore. You lost it. They found it. We all know that saying.

I've overheard a LOT of golfers talking about what they would do to a person they caught carrying a disc they lost. Please adjust your attitude so that we can encourage people to come forward and return lost discs to their original owners.

I'm open to a discussion with anyone who feels I am wrong.....

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