PDGA: Disc Golf’s J Town Ice Bowl in Channahon, IL on February 4
By K.C. Dermody, Yahoo! Contributor Network
Jan 21, 3:02 pm EST
The J Town Ice Bowl will be held in Channahon, Illinois on February 4, 2012 at the Community Park Disc Golf Course. This is a PDGA sanctioned C-Tier event, and like all Ice Bowl events, also serves as a charity fundraiser. This tournament will support the Morning Star Mission. Their mission serves to help relieve both spiritual and physical hunger of the poor by providing food for the hungry, clothing for the needy and shelter for the homeless.
Player registration will take place from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., with a player's meeting at 9:15 a.m. and tee-off at 9:30 a.m. All divisions will play two rounds of short tees, and all players are required to bring two non-perishable food items, or pay an additional $5 which will be donated direct to the charity.
The course has been in existence for two decades and is a grassy, natural course with some trees and both wind and water hazards. It's a very scenic, though mostly flat, course that is well-maintained with newer baskets.
This will be the third annual J Town Ice Bowl tournament. Last year's event took place in the same location and it was Tom Matesevac of Minooka, Illinois who captured the win in the open division. Matesevac went on to get several victories in 2011, including the BNDGC First Flight in May and the Mokena Big D Doubles in September.
Allen Hermosillo of Blue Island, Illinois had a second place finish in the second annual J Town Ice Bowl. He went on capture several wins last year, including the Snow Blown II last month and the Illinois State Golf Championships in July.
Kyle Chapman was the winner of the advanced division. Chapman is from Montgomery, Illinois and went on to win the intermediate division at the St. Louis Open, and also had a victory at the PDGA Amateur Junior Divisional Doubles in July in the under 19 boys division.
Colleen Thompson of Lemont, Illinois, captured the win in the same division for the women. She went on to take a second place finish in the open division at the Indiana State Championships in July, and she had several victories in the advanced division, including the Channahon Classic in September.
Come out and have fun with some of these great disc golf players and help support a good cause at the same time.
The first time K.C. Dermody played disc golf was in the spectacular Black Hills of South Dakota. She has since become addicted to promoting the sport, and enjoys playing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She welcomes comments and suggestions, with the goal of promoting the sport of disc golf throughout the world. Find her on www.facebook.com/KCDermodyWriter