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NiNja SteVe

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29th illinois state championship?
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:26:11 PM »
hey whats up guys, i would like to sign up for the tourny, but there is not an online registration up yet on the pdga site. im coming from california, and i would like to play open. any info on how, or when i can get in would be helpfull. thanks.  steve sydock #37450

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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011, 07:18:23 AM »

Sign-up through the PDGA will be open sometime this week. If you need more information contact me.

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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011, 09:48:40 PM »
It's great your coming out Steve. I'm curious to what makes you want to play Illinois State coming from California?  Did you live in the area at one time, have friends here? Like I said, just curious. It's a challenging course.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 09:52:28 AM »
im originally from chicago, but ive been in cali for 5 years. didnt start playing golf till i moved out here, but im planning on moving back so i want to see what the disc golf is like back home. only been to one park in  illinois, it was summit park. nice tight and technical shots.

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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 12:04:41 PM »
Highland is a tough course Steve, but Jesse and the J-town boys run a quality tournament. Probably the best in the area. See you there.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 03:10:43 PM »
what do the pros usually shoot at highland on average? and what is the par gonna be for the tourny? by the way thanks alot for all the info guys.

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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2011, 09:50:18 PM »
Well......Welcome home! The Joliet area has a history of disc golfers. I typically brag about the disc golf family. Many different backrounds with the common interest of disc golf. Paul Mac & Gary Lewis are the pioneers in this area. Gary is the icon. There aren't enough positive things to say about Gary, he's a super person.
You might look for scores from past tournaments. Highland is a new course & I think Ill State has been in July. I'm suggesting going to pdga tournaments & look for the past couple of years & check out the scores.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2011, 06:17:52 AM »
Well......Welcome home! The Joliet area has a history of disc golfers. I typically brag about the disc golf family. Many different backrounds with the common interest of disc golf. Paul Mac & Gary Lewis are the pioneers in this area. Gary is the icon. There aren't enough positive things to say about Gary, he's a super person.
You might look for scores from past tournaments. Highland is a new course & I think Ill State has been in July. I'm suggesting going to pdga tournaments & look for the past couple of years & check out the scores.
Last years scores were for two rounds, 125 to 168. 32 pros played. There were extra holes, I'm not sure how many. Maybe Jesse will jump in.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2011, 07:02:53 AM »
I thought there were 6 temp holes last year....so, 24 holes in all.

However, I think the Pro/Adv day had different temp holes than the "Ams" day did.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2011, 07:06:25 AM »
Paul Mac stopped in the shop about a month ago. Said he was driving by, saw the sign, and had to stop. He signed a 44 mold for us too! That was pretty cool.

Until he stopped in, I didn't know there was anyone besides Gary. Care to tell us a story about the old days Frank? I'd love to hear more about Paul and Gary...
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2011, 08:16:52 AM »
what do the pros usually shoot at highland on average? and what is the par gonna be for the tourny? by the way thanks alot for all the info guys.

Par for last years tournament for 24 holes was 72. This year the course will be very similar. The winner Adam Olson shot a 65 from the blue or long tees which was a 1036 rated round. He shot a 60 from the white or middle tees and that round was rated at 1045. He ended up winning by 6 strokes. This is extremely good shooting for this course.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2011, 08:23:55 AM »
Paul Mac stopped in the shop about a month ago. Said he was driving by, saw the sign, and had to stop. He signed a 44 mold for us too! That was pretty cool.

Until he stopped in, I didn't know there was anyone besides Gary. Care to tell us a story about the old days Frank? I'd love to hear more about Paul and Gary...


Over 30 years ago Paul McCallister started running tournaments and promoting disc golf in the Joliet area. He created the Illinois State Disc Golf Championships. Gary eventually took over and built this area into something special. Phil Corrigan actually picked up Ed Headrick http://www.discgolfassoc.com/founder/ from the airport back in 1979 when Ed helped design West Park. These guys are why we have what we have today. The history of disc golf in Joliet is one of the longest and richest in the world!
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2011, 09:35:52 PM »
Paul Mac stopped in the shop about a month ago. Said he was driving by, saw the sign, and had to stop. He signed a 44 mold for us too! That was pretty cool.

Until he stopped in, I didn't know there was anyone besides Gary. Care to tell us a story about the old days Frank? I'd love to hear more about Paul and Gary...


Over 30 years ago Paul McCallister started running tournaments and promoting disc golf in the Joliet area. He created the Illinois State Disc Golf Championships. Gary eventually took over and built this area into something special. Phil Corrigan actually picked up Ed Headrick http://www.discgolfassoc.com/founder/ from the airport back in 1979 when Ed helped design West Park. These guys are why we have what we have today. The history of disc golf in Joliet is one of the longest and richest in the world!
I thought Ed had a lot to do with the design of Shorewood. I think Phil, nick named, wrong way, told me that. Maybe Gary. As things evolve we have Highland. A huge kudos to Steve Matual (sp) & Roy Carey, designed the course. Now we have the Joliet disc golfers who made the course happen. It really is awesome! We do have history, & courses of different levels to meet all skill levels. We have a great group of people.
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2011, 07:47:40 AM »
How about Channahon - who designed Community Park?
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Re: 29th illinois state championship?
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2011, 09:44:53 PM »
I'm not sure, I know it started as nine holes. I also  know Gary was a part or it. Established in 1982, I'm thinking more of the obvious names of that time. Phil, Roy Carey, Steve Matual, Paul & the young men in that day like Shawn Harmon helped put it together. I think the only original hole is #17. I've talked with Gary about it, more about the polotics than the design.
I see we're a little off subject, 29th Ill. State Championship. Jason will fix if it's needed.
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