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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by Disc71 on May 13, 2015, 07:40:38 AM »
Do you remember any of these guys from the IFA. Steve Matul and Roy Carey are still very active in the disc golf community. During The 1976 World Frisbee Championships they introduced the pole hole that we use today. Ed Headrick was there and was walking around asking players if they would like to join his new disc golf organization called the PDGA. Steve Matul was there and was the 8th person to join. You can see his signature where the highlighted area is on the poster. 
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History / Re: COMMENTS
« Last post by thrembo on May 12, 2015, 02:13:02 PM »
Greetings. Finding this site brought back a lot of memories. I was born in Peoria, but grew up in and around Chicago, mostly in Bolingbrook. I got my 1st Frisbee around 1970, and was hooked. Around 1975 I got Dr Stancil Johnsons Frisbee book, and soon after joined the IFA and started playing object golf. I also met two cool dudes from the other IFA (Illinois Frisbee Assn) and they informed me of the course going in at West Park. I started playing there soon after the course opened, and then Shorewood and New Lenox. Also played a couple courses on the North side, Adler and Libertyville I think. I reside in Florida now, but was just up there recently, and got to play the Dellwood course for the 1st time, and eat at Portillo's again, of course.

Thanks to all the good people in J-town who helped get disc golf going, and keep it going there. I've been playing DG for 40 years now, and will always consider West Park to be my home course. Dellwood was fantastic by the way, I only wish that we had it earlier!
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Pool assignments have been released:

http://www.acesandchains.com/node/1169


Each pool has a maximum of 72 players before pre-reg for it closes.
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Courses / Re: HIGHLAND PARK GROUND CLEAR SUMMER PROJECT
« Last post by Mcfrolfer on May 07, 2015, 09:39:23 PM »
Phase 1 update!

The staging areas have been set. We feel these areas are localized enough to accommodate clean-up from any hole. They will also allow easy access for the trucks and chipper.

Area 1- Between the tee pad of 10 and 17.
Area 2- Between the basket of 3 and the tee pad of 4. (top of snake road)
Area 3- The bottom of snake road
Area 4- The path between the basket for 18 and tee for 1.

We have also taken some time to clear snake road. This will allow us a easy path to move things through the park. We are still on target for having the course at least clear for First Flight.
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Courses / Re: Highland Park Work Day May 9
« Last post by Disc71 on May 07, 2015, 08:56:10 AM »
Wheelbarrow if you have one.
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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« Last post by Disc71 on May 07, 2015, 07:59:01 AM »
WEEK 6 - May 6, 2015
A Dan Osysko Tribute

Daniel W. Osysko
February 8, 1989 - May 3, 2015
Manhattan, Illinois
PDGA # 46256


Age 26 of Manhattan, passed away on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.
DanO’s Obit:
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=1074.0

An incredible sight was displayed at the funeral home. Hundreds and hundreds of friends and family lined up to pay their respects. It was breathtaking to see the line wrap around the entire inside of the building. It took over an hour to see him. The kid was loved by many.
Dan’s family was incredibly gracious to all who came and you can easily see where he gets his quality character traits that we all know and love.

IN MEMORY
• As you all know league was cancelled last night, Wednesday May 6, in honor of the passing of our dearly loved friend Dan Osysko.

“Dan is a dearly loved member of his disc golf family. He was a phenomenal player but an even better person and friend. He had the greatest personality and smile that would always lighten up the room. Our deepest sympathy goes out to his family and loved ones.”

“As many of you already know, we have lost not only a club member, but a brother and friend. Dan Osysko was a phenomenal golfer with a cannon for an arm and heart of gold. He was taken from us too soon, at the age of 26.”

“Dan O. was the shit!!! Miss that kid. We all love him mucho!”

“We will forever miss his kindness humor and charisma on and off the course. DanO wil always be missed but never forgotten.”

“Our deepest condolences and many prayers go out to the family. Keeping you in our hearts. DanO will be forever missed and always thought of.”

“The spirit around here won't be the same without you DanO... Gonna miss you a lot man.. "Too soon but the good lord knows...the reason why I guess.." Can't wait til we meet again. Rest in paradise big guy. Everyone misses you and loves you. Keep wangin' bro. Much love.”


THE START
• Dan’s good friend and fellow disc golfer Joe Witzl introduced him to the game.

• He was one of the new guys who helped out with the concrete teepads at Highland Park. From then on Dan & Joe became a major part of our Disc Golf Family.

THE PLAYER
Professional
PDGA #46256
991 Rated

• Some say pound for pound he was the best player around and others say he had the most raw talent they ever seen. We all know he could throw extremely far with tremendous power. But regardless we also all knew what he was capable of doing on any given round of disc golf.

• On April 28 2013 Dan threw one of the most spectacular rounds ever witnessed by most players. A 44 from the long tees at Trinity Links! A PDGA 1061 rated round! Most feel it should of easily broke the 1100 rated category. A round that will probably never be touched. Either way that round is considered World Class!

• IL State 2014 Dan tied for first place. He ultimately lost in a playoff and took the second place finish like a true pro. In a true sportsmanship manner Dan graciously congratulated Justin Celmer on his victory.

• Ledgestone Insurance Open 2014 Dan takes 11th place and holds his own against some of the best in the world.

• At Trinity I remember everyone throwing at a pinata by the baseball diamond. Leo was moving the pinata up and down to make it harder to hit. So everyone was drilling the cage with vengeance missing the piñata. As guys kept throwing I can remember the distinctive sound the baseball cage was making only when Dan would throw. Leo instantly says yeah he has a little something extra on his throw. So his doubles highlight nickname became “Lil Sumpin Extra”


THE TRIBUTE ROUND
After the ceremony around 40 plus of Dan’s closes friends went out to Trinity Links for a tribute round.
The grounds where soaked and somewhat muddy but nobody cared.
It started out around 10-15 players throwing on a hole and within several minutes it grew to around 40-plus of us all throwing and dedicating each hole and every throw to DanO.
What an amazing sight to see!
We had people from The City, Upstate, Downstate and Out of State. People throwing with no shoes, dress shoes and high heels. Players in suits, ties and slacks. We had young players, somewhat old players, men, women and even a pregnant woman all banning together playing a sport we love for someone we love even more.
 
“A World Record for someone worthy of one, we had the biggest dubs, trips, quintets round ever! Thank you DanO for some of the most smiley moments ever. Forever smiling!”

Please add your memories of Dan at this link
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=1074.0

RIP Dan “Li’l Sumpin Extra” Osysko

Thanks to everyone who contributed their words to this.

See You Later,
Jesse
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Courses / Re: HIGHLAND PARK GROUND CLEAR SUMMER PROJECT
« Last post by Mcfrolfer on May 06, 2015, 05:19:10 PM »
Tomorrow, Thursday May 7th, there will be a small group of us meeting at 8 am. We are planning on working till roughly noon and then playing around after. If your available to help feel free to show up and hang out. We will have water and snacks for those helping out. Although we will have some extra supplies (Saws, carts, rope, clippers) extra never hurts. With First Flight come up quickly we are going to be out there more often, so there is plenty of opportunities left to help out. DISC GOLF!
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Courses / Re: Highland Park Work Day May 9
« Last post by Mcfrolfer on May 06, 2015, 05:11:46 PM »
I'll be there. Should I bring anything else besides shovels and gloves?
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J-Town Disc Golf Club / J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 5/11/15 5PM
« Last post by pooleje on May 05, 2015, 07:16:53 AM »
J-Town Disc Golf Club Meeting 35
5/11/15 5:00 PM
Community Park, Channahon, IL (Weather Permitting)
      - Alternate: McDonalds – 4280 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL 60431)

1) Financials
2) Handicap League
3) Discontinuum Club Challenge Recap
4) Course Project- Highland Park Basket Upgrade
5) J-Town Club Invitational
6) Trilogy Challenge
7) Elections
8 ) Open Q&A
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Leagues & Tourneys / Re: J-Town Disc Golf Doubles League
« Last post by Disc71 on May 04, 2015, 05:10:30 PM »
League will be cancelled this Wednesday May 6, in honor of the passing of our dearly loved friend Dan Osysko. We will be attending services for him instead. Please pass the word.
http://jtowndiscgolf.com/SMF1/index.php?topic=1074.msg5695#msg5695
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