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IOS #54 - The Dave Pitner Memorial - May 4th-5th, 2013 - Channahon, IL

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It was pleasure to play Frank's garden on such a beautiful day!

Thanks for coming out to the Dave Pitner Memorial.  I hope you had a lot of fun.  We had beautiful weather both days.  44 people came out on Saturday, 63 on Sunday.  Hopefully you have already noticed scores are posted.  First round scores were posted within 10 minutes of all cards coming in, and 2nd round scores were posted before the awards ceremony begun both days.

Saturday Results: http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/102520
Sunday Results: http://www.pdga.com/tournament_results/102521

I plan on submitting the TD Report to the PDGA tonight in order to qualify for the next ratings update in a couple of weeks (the cut off is Tuesday, 5/7)

Congratulations to Mike Musich for his Ace on Hole #3 Round 1 and Roman Korol for his Ace on Hole #8 Round 2.  Each of them took home $240.

I forgot to talk about this Sunday.  We are announcing for the IOS 2013 Series the Frequent Flyer Program!  This is an incentive program to continue to come out and support IOS events.  After you have played your 4th event in 2013 (and if you play both days at a single event you qualify for 2 plays), you will receive a custom bag tag exclusive for those IOS players.  Additionally, for each event you play after your 4th, AM's will receive a $20 player pack instead of $15.  For the Pro's - we are still looking for ideas on what additional incentive we can offer you in addition to the bag tag.  Feel free to send me ideas and suggestions.

Huge thanks to the guys that helped tear down the baskets, cones, and flags from the temp holes.  Even more props to the guys that found the 3 wingnuts that disappeared on the course from Saturday to Sunday lol.  You have eagle eyes!  Thanks to Mike Krupicka, Michael Oliver, Dag Grada, and Dan Pastore for your help either unloading or loading the van this weekend.  My body still doesn't want to unload everything from the van now that the event is over, lol.

Please make sure you make yourself aware of the new 888 rule from the PDGA.  This is similar to a DNF 999, but in the case of an 888 it's to help prevent people from tanking a round or bailing early.  Both days we had a problem where a player DNF'd but did not inform the TD.  In both instances it was a 3-some on the card.  By PDGA rule every card is to have a minimum of 3 players.  If we had known in advance, we could have redistributed some of the players to appropriate cards.  We are not going to report anyone as 888 from this weekend, although we may feel that we need to at future IOS events.  You can read more about the 888 rule here:
http://www.pdga.com/ratings-manipulation-addressed.  To guarantee a safe DNF, please inform your TD at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the upcoming round.

Finally, I need to ask for volunteers.  We need more trustworthy eyes that can keep an eye on the merch.  I bring a boat load of selection so that you can have a better choice of your player packs and prizes.  We had an incident over the weekend, and I want people to know that theft will NOT be tolerated.  If you are available on a non-playing day, assistance is greatly appreciate as well.  Please continue to leave your bags and all discs outside of the merch area (just keep them safe in your locked car), and please continue to report any suspicious behavior, thank you!

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