A HUGE thank you goes out to Frank Grimes and Ellen Macuiba (of the Channahon Park District) for their help saving my Shot Down in Flames tournament. My permit at Shorewood was denied today.....two days before the tournament.
When I called Frank to ask if I could move it to Channahon, he didn't hesitate. I know this creates some extra work for you Frank, and you were probably switching gears in your head as I was asking you for the favor. Yet, you didn't hesitate to save my butt. A heaping helping of gratitude from me Frank. I owe you. I told Ellen, and I'll tell you when I see you......I'd like to pay back the favor. If you need something for the course, please let me know. It could be a new basket, or something as simple as some dirt and cement. Whatever it is, there will come a time you want to do something and no one will provide the funds. Please come see me and let me repay this favor.
And when I spoke to Ellen, she was a total class act. Had me set up within a few minutes with a pavillion on the hill. So again, a HUGE thanks from me for helping me out and making this tournament possible. I really do appreciate it and I'm sure all the players do to.
I have big news........HUGE news. Frankly, you're not going to believe it.
The Village of Shorewood denied my park permit today.
I want to give a HUGE thanks to Frank Grimes and Ellen Macuiba at the Channahon Park District for saving this tournament and allowing me to move it over to Channahon. Frank, as always, a huge thank you from me for switching gears and allowing me to put the tournament at Channy. I know this creates some work for you that you weren't counting on, and you were a class act when I called you to ask the favor. Ellen, I can't tell you how much of a relief it was when you agreed to give me the permit for Channy. Both of you save me, and my tournament, and I won't forget it!
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!
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.