Another great night for glow golf. A very warm day, and it only cooled down to 70 degrees by the end of the night. The rain held off and the course still looked great from all the prep work that was done for the Channahon Classic. Thanks again to all the volunteers at the Channahon Classic for all your hard work.
We had 9 players come out, 4 Pro/Adv players and 5 Ams.
Pro/Adv: Clayton took the field with a smoking round of 47 (-5) and claimed the CTP on hole 4 for a total of $23 and 4 points, giving him a comfortable lead in the Pro/Adv division. Second place goes to John Boyd with great round of 51 (-3) for $5 and 3 points added to his total. That puts him solidly in 3rd place, only one point down from 2nd. Bobby Johnson and Kevin Macuiba both shot a 56, but Kevin didn't stick around for the playoff, so Bobby got the 2 points by default. That puts him in second, with John breathing down his neck.
Ams: AJ Banaski shot a blistering Am round of 53 (-1) to take first place in Ams. AJ walked off with $18 and 4 more much needed points to add to his total, allowing him to catch up with Dan Wisemantle and tie him for first place in points. Second place went to Jeff Kinsella with a nice round of 58 (+4) for $7 and 3 more points to his total. Jeff moves up to third all alone in points. John Simon and Patrick Johnson tied for third with rounds of 60 (+6), with Patrick taking the CTP playoff on hole 1 for an extra 2 points added to his total, leaving him tied for 4th place with Mike Noe. Patrick also took the CTP on hole 1 during the round for $10.
Pros First Last Points Clayton Drake 11 Bobby Johnson 7 John Boyd 6 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1 Kevin Macuiba 1
Ams First Last Points Dan Wisemantle 7 AJ Banaski 7 Jeff Kinsella 5 Mike Noe 4 Patrick Johnson 4 Dan Czempinski 3 Rico Lopez 2 Steve Rachan 2 John Simon 2 Luigi Noe 1 Chris McCabe 1 Nick Clancy 1 Chris Greenfeul 1 Brian Espinoza 1
I'll be set up in the pavillion by hole 8 tomorrow morning. Please meet there before the first round and I'll get the matchups set. I'd like to get everyone registered before 9am and get it rolling by 9:15-9:30 or so.
Again, just a reminder, I will take walk ups tomorrow between 8-9am until each division is full. We have 16 slots in each division to fill.
Come on out this Friday, Oct 4th to Channahon. Truly a great course for glow golf. We'll be starting registration at 6:30 and teeing off at 7p sharp again. Hope to see you there.
Round Barn Farm has been added to the schedule. We'll play to the Red baskets on every hole except for 3,4, & 5. The first week, we'll play to the silver baskets on 3,4 & 5. The second week, Am's will play to the red basket on 3, and silver baskets on 4 and 5, while the Pros will play to the red baskets on all three. We'll alternate between those two setups each week we play RBF.
Walk ups will be welcome on the day of, as long as we have spaces left. There are 16 spaces available in each division. So far, the division with the most pre-reg players has 7 in it. So there is likely to be spaces left for day of registration. Come on out and have some fun playing a different format. It's only $10.
Pro/Adv: Clayton Drake 7 Bobby Johnson 5 John Boyd 3 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1
Ams: Dan Wisemantle 7 Mike Noe 4 AJ Banaski 3 Patrick Johnson 2 Dan Czempinski 2 Rico Lopez 2 Jeff Kinsella 2 Steve Rachan 2 John Simon 1 Luigi Noe 1 Chris McCabe 1 Nick Clancy 1 Chris Greenfeul 1 Brian Espinoza 1
Next Friday, Oct 4th, we are at Channahon again. Registration 6:30-6:45, Tee off at 7p sharp!
The course looked amazing Friday night! Great night for glow golf. Only 10 players showed up.....players getting their sleep before the Channahon Classic? We put the Pro/Adv field and Am field together so the Pros wouldn't be shooting against each other in a field of 3. Play moved along quickly, with two groups done by 9:15p, and the final group coming in about 9:35p or so.
Pro/Adv (3players): Bobby Johnson threw a smoking round of 45 (-9) to take first place overall, taking home $25, plus $6 for the Pro CTP. He gets 4 points to add to his total. Clayton Drake shot a 54, taking 2nd in the Pro/Adv field for 3 points.
Ams (7 players): Dan Wisemantle shot a fantastic round of 50 (-4) to take top honors in Ams, and second overall for $15. AJ Banaski was right on his heels at 51 (-3) to take 2nd in AMs, 3rd overall for $10. Rico Lopez rounded out the AM field with a 57 (+3) getting 2 points for the night. Dan Czempinski took the Am CTP for $14, plus he aced hole 7 for another $27!
Still some spaces left in each division. I'm officially opening it up to anyone that wants to play. First come first served. If you want to reserve a spot, call the shop at 815-207-8874 and let us know.
More great news! I have received permission from Manahattan Park District to add Round Barn Farm to our Glow League schedule. I have modified the schedule above to reflect the changes. This is a great course for glow golf!
This week, Sept 27th, will be at Channahon. I'm picking up the special permit today so we can be in the park until 10p. I've modified the schedule above to reflect the changes. We will be teeing off NO LATER than 7pm. Lost disc rules will be in effect, ie: no more than 3 minutes spent looking for a disc. Please bring a flashlight, and be prepared to play at a reasonable pace. We need to be out of the park by 10pm.
I'm really looking forward to our first night of glow at Channahon. It should be a blast playing there after dark. I know that it will still be light out when we start, but since we have to be out of the park by 10p, we really don't have any choice. I've played thru the transition from dusk to dark before and it shouldn't present any problems.
We had a great first night, with 17 players showing up at Trinity to play Glow. The weather cooperated, no rain, and a nice fall temperature to play in all night. The round went a little long, taking over 3 hours to complete. We'll have to work on that to get out of Channahon on time.
Pro/Adv: Some early controversy. One player mistakenly threw from where his light hit the ground, not realizing that the disc didn't come with it. He found his disc and played it from there as a provisional. The PDGA rules require a one stroke penalty which he was assessed. In addition, there was a three way tie for first in Pro/Adv, with Clayton Drake, Eric Fite, and John Boyd each throwing a very respectable 52 in the dark. After the playoff, Clayton was in first place for $20, John Boyd took second for $10, and Eric walked away with third place and a couple points.
Ams: Mike Noe smoked the entire Am field with a red hot round of 52, matching the winning Pro round and taking home $25. A two way tie for second between Dan Wisemantle and Steve Rachan was decided by another playoff. They each shot a great round of 55. On the second hole, both players had nearly identical lies after their first shot. Dan's upshot put him right under the basket, while Steve's gave him a difficult putt from behind a few trees. Dan took the playoff on that hole, winning $15 for second place, While Steve got $10. Fourth place and $5 went to Luigi Noe with a nice round of 56.
Playoffs were decided with the usual 3 hole playoff followed by a CTP throw off on the 4th hole if necessary. Starting next week, playoffs will be decided by a one hole CTP throw off to save time.
The following players are now invited to participate in the AC Finals. We still have spots available in each division, but once we reach 16, that division will be closed and set. If you are on the original list of 16, you can still reserve your spot as long as there are spots available.
You can simply call the Joliet shop at 815-207-8874 to reserve your spot, or pre-register thru the website www.acesandchains.com.
Jenkins, Bryan Marren, John Bieberitz, Ronald Hanna, Brock Harvey, Jerome Tackett, Jesse Jackson, Case Trejo, Luois Yohnka, Eric
Bilow, Dan Reardon, Jeff Winterstein, Nate Nilsen, Andrew Van Dahm, Kyle Rocks, Jason Buzea, Jackson Stilson, Ryan
Anderson, Kyle Steward, Tim Callahan, Sean McCabe, Chris Bly, Jeremiah Guzman, Mario Levin, Zane Studer, Aaron
Aquino, Ryan Oktayaren, Ender Phelps, Eric Story, Shawn Lidoux, Archie Morgan, Tanner Schenk, Tom Tackett, Stacy
So there you have it. Get your spots reserved before they're gone!