Here is the current list of sponsors. I will add to it as we get more. Please support the sponsors below, as they support disc golf!!!
Players Party Sponsor:
Traditions Restaurant and Pub 3000 W. Jefferson St. Joliet, IL
Players Pack Sponsors:
Top Secret Studios - Ryan Fancher (Great attention to detail! Screen printer and vinyl signs) 206-225-3656 Innova Latitude 64/Westside Discs Fast Printing of Joliet (Always do a great job on the posters) 815-723-0080 Aces and Chains
Holiday Inn in Joliet is the sponsoring hotel and has offered a preferred rate of $89 for First Flight participants. Just mention First Flight when you reserve a room, or follow this link:
That's awesome Shawn, I really appreciate that! I will put out a call for volunteers as it gets closer and I will create a list of what needs to be done. Currently, the biggest thing I need help with is getting sponsors. The more sponsors, the more return I can give to the players. I would like to get some cash sponsors so I can increase the players pack. That'll be the toughest type of sponsor to get. But we can also use CTP/hole sponsors. I'm attaching my sponsor letter to this post in case anyone wants to take a crack at it. It's hard work, but can be very rewarding when you get that first "Yes."
You'll need Powerpoint to open it.
Note that I've set my sights high, but that you can down sell any of these sponsorships for as little as half of what is listed. Any sponsor, no matter how small, is welcome. Every little bit helps.
Three 18 hole rounds at Channahon Community Park, and Round Barn Farm DGC in Manhattan, IL over the course of two days. See below for course schedules.
Channahon Community Park is one of the most picturesque courses in the J-Town area. Thanks to the Sodfather, Frank Grimes, this course always looks great. Cement tee pads, and benches at many of the holes, it's a great place to play. Hole 4 has a raised green, as does hole 11. Hole 9 and 14 will test your distance. The course has an even mix of lefty and righty shots. Definitely a must play if you are in the area.
Round Barn Farm is one of the newest courses in the area. With two sets of championship level baskets on each hole, it has a lot of variety of shots. There are also 3 water holes on the course, giving it that pucker factor. Playing thru mature trees, it is also a scenic course to play. RBF is a great addition to the J-town area.
I am working hard to get sponsors so I can make this the best event possible for the players. I'll list the players pack as it stands right now, but it may change (for the better) as more sponsors come on board.
Innova Disc Latitude/Westside Disc Local Disc Golf Calendar Long Sleeve Dry Fit T-shirt (Must pre-register by February 14th!) Commemorative Poster Tournament Mini Players Guide
Both discs in the players pack are to be determined as we get closer to the tournament and see what each manufacturer has available.
Registration fee is $50 cash (at the shop) or $52 online. Pre-registration is mandatory. We will not be taking walk ups for this tournament. Also, since it's an A-tier, PDGA membership is a requirement. Pre-register at: http://www.acesandchains.com/node/21
Information about check in times, players meeting(s), and tee times will be available as we get closer to the tournament dates.
Tentative division schedule:
Saturday (2 rounds):
Channahon Community Park (Tee time: 9:30am):
All Advanced divisions Intermediate
Round Barn Farm (Tee time: 9:00am):
All women's divisions Recreational Novice All Jr. divisions
Sunday (1 round + final 9 for Adv. Men):
Channahon Community Park (Tee time: 9:00am):
All women's divisions Recreational Novice All Jr. divisions
Round Barn Farm (Tee time 9:30am):
All Advanced divisions Intermediate
We have room for 144 players in this tournament, and I expect it to fill. Pre-registration is open as of today.
Thanks again to everyone in the disc golf community for your continued support! I couldn't do it without you.
Registration closes December 11th. This tournament is pre-registration only.
One round of 18 holes. All baskets will be lit up. First and second place will receive a cash payout. Everyone who registers will receive a CFR glow disc of their choice. A great variety of glow discs will be available to choose from. Extra glow discs and glow lights will be available for purchase. And the Manhattan Park District will be giving out free hot chocolate to all registered players.
Round Barn Farm is a great course for glow golf. Come on out, have a great time, and help support the Manhattan Park District and the RBF disc golf course.
Ah yes, one last great night for glow golf. It was chilly, but very little wind, so it felt great. We had 9 players come out and there was a very tight race in Am's at the top of the overall points standings.
Pro/Adv: Clayton and Bobby, with Clayton taking it with a great round of 45 (-9). Clayton was 2nd overall, and took home $13. Bobby shot a 53 (-1), and took 2nd place in Pros for the night.
Ams: Mike Noe put in a smoking hot round of 42 (-12) to take first overall for the night. He takes home $25 and adds 4 points to his total. Unfortunately for Mike, Luigi took 2nd in Ams, and 3rd overall with a great round of 46 (-8) for $7, and 3 points to his total. Anthony Noe shot a 47 (-7) to take 3rd place in Ams for 2 more points. He also won the CTP on hole 1 for $18.
Overall Pros: Clayton runs away with the overall points lead in the Pro division, winning the trophy and $15. Bobby took second for $9.
Overall Ams: Luigi held everyone off, beating Mike by 2 points in the overall points to take home the trophy and $30. Mike was second and took home $20. Third place went to Dan Wisemantle, who will get $10 next time I see him, and Anthony took 4th place, trailing 1st by only 6 points. Anthony took home $7 for fourth place.
I had a great time running the leagues for you guys. Thanks for coming out week after week. Hopefully, we can build on this next year. Already looking forward to it....
Pros First Last Points Clayton Drake 34 Bobby Johnson 23 John Boyd 11 Dean Bingham 4 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1 Kevin Macuiba 1
Ams First Last Points Luigi Noe 22 Mike Noe 20 Dan Wisemantle 17 Anthony Noe 16 AJ Banaski 12 Patrick Johnson 10 Jeff Kinsella 9 Shaun Egner 8 Chris McCabe 4 Dan Czempinski 3 Steve Rachan 3 John Simon 3 Rico Lopez 2 Nick Clancy 2 Chris Greenfeul 2 Brian Espinoza 1 Steve Vinyard 1 Zack Taylor 1 Steve Gera 1 James Reid 1 Garry Murphy 1 Patrick Boesen 1 Connor Chwaszczewski 1 Cody Schmook 1 Mike Saenz 1
Great night for glow golf. There was a full moon out. Almost seemed as if the "neighbor" left his porch light on. Lol. We had 11 players come out.
Pro/Adv: 2 Players. Clayton Drake took 2nd place overall, and first in the Pro division with a nice round of 52 for $15 and 4 more points. Clayton is well ahead of the field and could literally stay home and win it next week. Bobby Johnson took second in the Pro division with a round of 58 to add 3 more points to his total.
Ams: 9 players: Anthony Noe continues his charge with a great round of 50, coming in first place overall for $25 and 4 more points to add to his total. He is currently in 4th place, and is a serious threat to the players in 2nd and 3rd. Luigi Noe took 2nd in Ams, and 3rd overall, adding 3 points to his total and taking home $10. The 3 points puts him ahead of Dan Wisemantle for first place in points! Mike Noe and Shaun Egner tied for 3rd in Ams with nice rounds of 57. Mike won the CTP playoff, winning $5 and 2 points to add to his total.
Ace fund: The ace fund is up to $75! We had a short meeting before play, and everyone agreed to allow the ace fund to be used toward payouts for the points leaders next week, assuming no one hits an ace during the round. So, we will pay out to 1st and 2nd in the Pro division, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the Am division for overall points after next weeks rounds. Money will be split according to the average attendance for each division. Again, this is only if no one hits an ace this week.
Pros First Last Points Clayton Drake 30 Bobby Johnson 20 John Boyd 11 Dean Bingham 4 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1 Kevin Macuiba 1
Ams First Last Points Luigi Noe 19 Dan Wisemantle 17 Mike Noe 16 Anthony Noe 14 AJ Banaski 11 Patrick Johnson 9 Jeff Kinsella 8 Shaun Egner 7 Chris McCabe 4 Dan Czempinski 3 Steve Rachan 3 John Simon 3 Rico Lopez 2 Nick Clancy 2 Chris Greenfeul 2 Brian Espinoza 1 Steve Vinyard 1 Zack Taylor 1 Steve Gera 1 James Reid 1 Garry Murphy 1 Patrick Boesen 1 Connor Chwaszczewski 1 Cody Schmook 1 Mike Saenz 1
What a night for disc golf eh? 11 hearty souls turned out to play in 22mph winds! The wind didn't let up thru the whole round. It started out in the upper 40s and ended around 45 degrees or so. Plenty of unintentional rollers were thrown....lol. Everyone who came out is a true disc golf warrior!
We also had a Dean Bingham spotting! Thanks for coming out Dean, it's been too long since I've seen or talked to you.
The Pro/Adv field played Red baskets all the way around except for hole 5 where they played silver. The Am field played Red baskets except for hole 4 & 5. Next week we play Silver around the lake (3, 4 & 5) and Red baskets everywhere else.
Pro/Adv: 3 players, with Dean taking the field with a round of 64. Dean gets 4 points for his first place finish in the Pro division, and he also won the CTP for $6. Clayton Drake and Bobby Johnson each shot a 69, and elected to have their CTP throw off next week since no money was involved. So, their points remain the same until the playoff is decided. All three of these guys are talented players. Their scores show how tough a night it really was.
Ams: 8 players. Shaun Egner Took first place with a fantastic round of 58 (+4). Shaun took home $25 for first place. Anthony Noe had another great showing with a round of 59 (+5). He took home $15 for second place, and adds 3 points to his total, putting himself in a tie for fourth place with AJ, and only 6 points out of first place. Luigi and Mike Noe tied for 3rd with rounds of 61 (+7), with Luigi winning the CTP playoff to claim 3rd place cash ($10) and 2 points to add to his total, putting him in a tie for first place with Dan Wisemantle. Mike Noe took home $5 for his 4th place finish, and also won the regular round CTP for $16. The Am field is really tight as you can see below. There are 6 players who are not mathematically eliminated yet and 5 of them are within 6 points of the leaders. With only two weeks left, it's a race to the finish!
Pro/Adv points: First Last Points Clayton Drake 26 Bobby Johnson 17 John Boyd 11 Dean Bingham 4 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1 Kevin Macuiba 1
First Last Points Dan Wisemantle 16 Luigi Noe 16 Mike Noe 14 AJ Banaski 10 Anthony Noe 10 Patrick Johnson 8 Jeff Kinsella 7 Shaun Egner 6 Chris McCabe 4 Dan Czempinski 3 Steve Rachan 3 John Simon 3 Rico Lopez 2 Nick Clancy 2 Chris Greenfeul 2 Brian Espinoza 1 Steve Vinyard 1 Zack Taylor 1 Steve Gera 1 James Reid 1 Garry Murphy 1 Patrick Boesen 1 Connor Chwaszczewski 1 Cody Schmook 1
Nov 1st - Not the greatest night for disc golf. Started out at about 50 degrees, with a light drizzle, which continued thru the round. Ended at about 48 degrees. We had 7 hearty souls come out to play.
Pro/Adv: 2 players, Clayton Drake and Bobby Johnson. Bobby won with a nice round of -3 (51) to take home $20 and add 4 points onto his total. It's looking doubtful that anyone can catch Clayton though. Clayton took second and took home $10 and 3 more points to pad his lead.
AMs: 5 players. Luigi had another great night, shooting a -2 and taking 3rd overall for $5 and 1st in Ams for 4 more points to add to his total. Dan Wisemantle continues his consistent run with a 2nd place finish in the Ams for 3 more points to add to his total. Mike Noe took 3rd place in Ams for 2 more points to add to his total. The race for top spot in Ams is very tight. Only 3 points separate 1st thru 3rd. With three weeks left, it's still anyone's game. Cody Schmook came out for the first time and beat everyone out for the CTP to take home $14.
Pros First Last Points Clayton Drake 26 Bobby Johnson 17 John Boyd 11 Eric Fite 2 John Marren 1 Elmer Mueller 1 Matt Myers 1 Kevin Macuiba 1
Ams First Last Points Dan Wisemantle 16 Luigi Noe 14 Mike Noe 13 AJ Banaski 9 Patrick Johnson 7 Anthony Noe 7 Jeff Kinsella 6 Dan Czempinski 3 Steve Rachan 3 John Simon 3 Chris McCabe 3 Nick Clancy 2 Rico Lopez 2 Shaun Egner 2 Chris Greenfeul 1 Brian Espinoza 1 Steve Vinyard 1 Zack Taylor 1 Steve Gera 1 James Reid 1 Garry Murphy 1 Patrick Boesen 1 Connor Chwaszczewski 1 Cody Schmook 1