I'll definitely second that. Ellen was a pleasure to work with last year.
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The store does not "officially" open until March 5th. However.....
For J-Town members (and anyone who just happens by) I will be doing a "soft" open of the Aces and Chains Disc Golf store starting Friday 2/4/11 from 3-6p. The store will be open this way
M, T, & Th 3-6p
W & F 4-7p
until the grand opening. My POS system (ie: cash register) isn't up and running just yet, so if you want to purchase something, it will be cash only. I'll post here when I start accepting credit cards (maybe a week or so from now.)
I'm doing this to let J-Town members get a preview of the store prior to the grand opening, and hopefully, you can all help me spread the word. Please stop by and visit sometime this month if you can. I look forward to seeing all of you again.
If you need something outside of these hours, you can always call me at 815-993-3472 (cell), and you can call the store at 815-207-8874.
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 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.
It's time to make this official:
Aces and Chains will be opening up a new retail disc golf store in March 2011!
Aces and Chains Disc Golf
1706 W. Jefferson St.
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.
I love the idea of the names on the holes. I'd really like to see a person/player take "ownership" of a hole. Each person can find their own way to make it theirs, whether it be interesting touches along the way, like a custom path, or signage, adding a broom to the tee box. There are a lot of ways to make a hole yours without impeding the path of the disk. I once spoke to Frank about using the rocks he dug up at Channahon to make some interesting rock formations on one of the holes. Obviously, it would have to be done in good taste, and not impede the game. Other players will have other interesting ideas that I haven't thought of. But, my thought is that by allowing someone to take ownership of a hole at a course will encourage them to keep it clean and in top shape. This lowers the burden on some of the great people who now take care of way too much. Doing too much will wear on you after a while, and I would rather take the burden off of someone then to let them burn out and lose their help forever.
Plus, it would just add a ton of personality to a course if each hole was improved by a different player who took it seriously.