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.
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.
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.):
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.
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.
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.
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.....
I am very pleased to be able to offer live coverage of the 2010 Vibram Open on my website! Just follow the link off the front page of my website at www.acesandchains.com.
Planned coverage schedule
Thursday, August 12th
Noon - Champion's Dubs 3:00 - Ace Dubs
Friday, August 13th
2:30 - SuperGroup 1 - Pro Worlds Final Four Rematch 2:45 - SuperGroup 2 - Vibram Open Champions & a Five Spotter
Saturday, August 14th
10:22 - Lead Women's Card 3:30 - Lead Men's Card 7:00 - Long Drive Finals, presented by Lamoureux Ford 7:45 - Putting Contest Finals, presented by 10 Down 8:30 - Twisted MPH Finals, presented by Twisted Flyer 9:15 - Accuracy Finals, presented by Nite Ize 10:00 - Impromptu Pie Eating Contest with Table Talk Pies
Sunday, August 15th
11:30 - Lead Women's Card 12:30 - Lead Men's Card
It is currently clipping a bit on the right, but that is only affecting the chat box and one of the ads. Video box is fully visible and should be fine. I am working with Vibram to see if there is a solution. If need be, when the video starts playing, you can put your cursor over the video box and select "full" to make the video full screen.
If anyone has any other problems with the feed, please let me know. This is very experimental both on my part, and on Vibrams. I am excited to see how it works out.
This one is a little different. The tournament is called "Deuces Wild" because the player in each division (minimum 3 players per division) that scores the most deuces will win a special players pack, regardless of where they place in the tournament.
This tournament plays one round at Westpark, and one round at Highland Park. Both parks are very close to each other, so travel time shouldn't be much of an issue. Having one round at each park should keep it interesting all day long.
The players are to meet at the pavilion above hole 8 at Westpark on both days.
Pre-registration closes at 9pm Friday, July 9th. Registration the day of the event is an additional $5. Pre-registration is available at www.acesandchains.com
Saturday: Jr divisions, Recreational, Advanced
Sunday: Novice, Intermediate, Pro Open
Registration will be open from 8am-9am both days. Players meeting at approx. 9:15am, and tee off at approx. 9:30am both days.