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J-Town Disc Golf Club / Preseason
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:58:01 AM »
Team J-town preseason report:

Greetings all! Although team tryouts are not till March 7th, our team captain is off and running. Ray Hill ventured out to Nevada to attend the Las Vegas Challenge and get his 2020 tour started. During his travels he will be giving us some insight to what it is like to be a pro on the road.
Ray Hill #25183 - MP40
Las Vegas Challenge (A tier)

Round 1 - Wildhorse Golf Club - Innova - Gold Baskets- Par 61
14 pars,1 birdie, 3 bogie
(3 OB penalty; including one a par save)
Total score 63
Highlights - parring from hole 9 all the way to the clubhouse. Based on last year's stats the hole difficulties are 10th, 5th, 14th, 7th, 6th, 1st, 8th, 2nd, 4th, and 3rd hardest respectfully.

Round 2 - Wildhorse Golf Club - Factory Store - Black Baskets- Par 62
11 pars, 5 birdies, 1 bogie, 1 double bogie
(1 OB penalty)
Total score 60
Highlights- 5 solid birdies and having my wife on the bag for a surprise visit was the best!

Round 3 - Wildhorse Golf Club - Infinite Discs - Red Baskets- Par 58
10 pars, 3 birdies, 5 bogies
(3 OB penalties)
Total score 60
Highlights - Hole 6 triple island birdie (putter/ putter) Hole 11 was a just outside circle 1 birdie on 430ft hole 11 was fun. And a bullseye drive on 15.

Missed the cut by only 3 strokes to finish 24th out of 48 competitors
Onto the Memorial in Scottsdale, AZ
Bright days!!
We are looking for sponsors to help support our players. You can be an Incentive sponsor and/or a Gear sponsor. For more details contact Shawn Mc at mcfrolfer@gmail.com
Team updates

Team tryouts are being held at Highland Park on March 7th. Tee off is 11am. You must be a J-Town DGC member to tryout. Memberships will be available the day of the event.

J-Town Disc Golf Club / Team J-Town Q&A
« on: January 23, 2020, 11:55:38 AM »
Welcome to the Team J-Town Q&A thread!
Feel free to use this thread to ask questions, make suggestions or just shout out random encouragement to our upcoming team members.

Here is some basics to get things started:

Team J-Town
Established 2020
Team Manager: Shawn McCarthy
Team Captain: Ray Hill
Team Treasurer: Jason Poole
J-Town DGC Media Manager: Andrew Poly

Mission Statement
This is a small squad of J-Town DGC members that will focus on the following:
   -Growing and promoting the sport of disc golf
   -Competing in PDGA events
   -Promoting J-Town DGC at PDGA events.

Requirements to be a member
        - J-Town DGC member
   - PDGA member
   - Pass the PDGA Officials exam
   - Access to Udisc or alternate way to post your rounds
   - No rating requirement

What is expected of a Team J-Town member.
   - Compete in as many PDGA events that you can.
   - Compete in one A-tier event 
   - Submit a “tour” schedule for 2020
   - Record and report your rounds to the team manager.
   - Promote the club in a positive way.

What Team J-Town members can expect.
   - $30 to put towards your next PDGA event
        - Weekly practices and rated rounds on Tuesdays
        - Team J-Town gear (J-Town DGC patches, Dryfit Polo and brag tag)
        - Exclusive clinics with local and not so local pros?
        - Possibility of car pooling and roomates for some of the bigger events
        - Cash incentives for outstanding play.
        $25 for the highest rated round
        $25 for the most tournaments played
        $25 for the most tournament wins
        $25 for the most PDGA points
        $25 for the highest rated round over rating
What is expected from a Team Captain.
     - Encourage and inspire the team.
   - Help the Team Manager recruit and fill the ranks (10 people for year one)
   - Submit a “Captain's log” from the road

What is expected from a Team Manager.
   - Work with the Team Captain to recruit and fill the ranks (10 people for year one)
   - Record and report the team members results to the J-Town DGC Media Manager.
        - Find sponsors
        - Figure out the Team budget
        - Figure out Team gear (Shirts, brag tags, hats, socks, patches, etc.)
        - Help members with touring schedules

Team Try Out
Saturday March 7th 2020
HIghland Park
To be held as part of the Greater Tag event. Each of the following divisions will win a spot on the team. 1 MPO, 2 MA4, 2 MA3, 2 MA2, 2 MA1, 2 FA players. Any spots not used will go to the next lowest division. 

Courses / Highland Park Work Day Saturday MARCH 26 2016
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:53:02 AM »
Howdy all. On Saturday, March 26th 2016, there will be some work going on at Highland. The rough plan for the day is to REMOVE the basket for 12, then replace it with the basket from 15. A sleeve will then be installed for a NEW position and NEW basket on 15. This is a fairly labor intensive task and any help throughout the day would be greatly appreciated. We have some tools but bringing your own is suggested. We will mainly need shovels and rakes, maybe a wheelbarrow or 2. So far it is me, Jason Poole and Gary Lewis for the work crew. We will be out there early so if you have some free time pop on by =).

Shoot The Breeze / Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: October 22, 2015, 11:31:57 PM »
I'm extremely honored and humbled to receive the Gary Lewis Award. In the spirit of keeping things quick on Saturday, I would like to post my long winded speech here and on Facebook. I will of course have a shortened version for the event:

First off,  congratulations to my fellow recipient Dave Kociuba! I feel it's a great thing that there was two of us receiving this award. It shows how much the local community is growing and giving back.

I would like to thank Gary Lewis for not only having this award but for everything he does and has done to promote this sport. There would not be a strong community of disc golfers in this area if not for him. His endless hours of dedication has provided us all courses that we will enjoy for years to come.

The previous winners of this award have continued to remain great ambassadors to the sport in their own ways. But more then that they have inspired those around them, myself being one such person.

Frank Grimes got me into doing course work. From the first time we worked together there was a synergy between us that made the hard work fun. Thanks for being a great role-model.

Jesse and Darrin ran some of the first events I attended. The fun laid back atmosphere of their tourneys kept me coming back. This year I was asked to help with ILL State and had a blast. Thanks for all you guys do, behind the scenes, week after week, year after year for us to have a great time.

Mr. Poole. Prob the most active behind the scenes guy in the Joliet area, maybe the State? He runs bag tags during the winter, handicap during the summer. Helps with course work, is a J-town board member, helps with tournaments and the list goes on and on. I'm very lucky to have him to learn from. Thank you for being awesome.

Sean Callahan, I appreciate you being the first to nominate me this year. Your work at Dellwood is very impressive and I look forward to what you have in-store for the future. Your a passionate person that pushes the sport and the players forward.

I would like to thank my wife Kristi and brother Brad. I love you and thanks for putting up with me.

I would also like to thank Mike Flynn, his help with the Highland wood chip project was crucial.

Finally I would like to thank all of you, the Disc Golfing community. From the Pro to the Am, I have meet all types of players the past couple of years. The thing that always impresses me across the board is the generosity. Donations of cash, time and plastic are given out with almost no thought when a cause comes up. I'm proud to call myself a disc golfer.


Shoot The Breeze / Re: Gary Lewis Achievement Award
« on: August 28, 2015, 08:44:40 PM »
WOW! HOLY CRAP! Look at all that stuff ^^^^^^^^^. Well done this year guys! The sport keeps growing and so does our DG community. It is a honor to be nominated. 

Leagues & Tourneys / Re: 2015 J-Town Club Invitational
« on: July 08, 2015, 07:54:29 PM »
Shawn Mc #50448 Rec
Kristi Mc #62262 Rec

« on: July 08, 2015, 04:04:31 PM »
We will have the chipper out there this Friday 7/10, from 8am-4pm. If you can help please do.
We will have some tools to use but more is always better. Tools needed for this phase: Shovels, saws, hand trimmers, buckets, rakes, wheelbarrows/carts.

Courses / Re: Highland Park Work Day July 5
« on: July 01, 2015, 01:11:19 AM »
I'll be there.

« on: May 18, 2015, 07:48:44 AM »
This week is the last big push to get phase one done before First Flight. I'll be working out at Highland today (5/18), 1030-2ish. If you have any spare time feel free to lend a hand.

« 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.

« 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!

Courses / Re: Highland Park Work Day May 9
« on: May 06, 2015, 05:11:46 PM »
I'll be there. Should I bring anything else besides shovels and gloves?

« on: April 17, 2015, 08:13:24 AM »
Greetings everyone,

        This summer, there is a ground clearing project starting at Highland park. The main goal is to clear all the downed trees and limbs that can potentially be hazardous and damaging to the course. Mike Flynn has stepped up and laid out a plan. His plan will successfully clean up the course and recycle the cleared debris back into the course. This plan has 3 main phases:

1-Rounding up and piling up all the trees and limbs.
     This will be done over the next couple of months. You will see wood piles starting to form in some key locations. Feel free to add to them if you have some free time.

2-Renting a wood-chipper.
     The budget for renting a large chipper has already been approved. We will need at least 2 trucks and a bunch of strong backs. We will move the chipper to the staged piles and begin chipping them down and spreading them on the course.

3-Finishing touches
    Although the chipping will only be 1 or 2 days, the piles of wood-chips left may take longer to move around. Also the bigger logs will need to be moved to more useful places.

If you have any thoughts or ideas, or would like to volunteer to help with this project please let me know. With such a vast undertaking, any and all help is appreciated. DISC GOLF!

Courses / Re: Highland Park Clean Up 2/21
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:13:36 PM »
Howdy all. The start time has been moved up to 7 am. This should let those who want to, help and attend tags. With the current course conditions we will be focusing on course clearing. There are dozens of big branches all over the course, along with some downed trees. Hand saws, carts, sleds and ropes will still be needed.

Courses / Highland Park Clean Up 2/21
« on: January 27, 2015, 09:41:31 AM »
There will be a group of us meeting up at Highland Park on Feb 21, from 7am-noon, to start the clean up efforts for First Flight. Sign in will be by hole one. 

This is a weather permitting event. We will update with more info as needed.

Current to do list
-Remove trash
-Remove downed trees

Supplies needed
-Trash bags (Jeff K, Shawn M)
-Hand Saws (Jeff K.)
-Power Saws (Kevin M)

-Any volunteer that donates at least 2 hours of their time will be entered into a drawing for a free entry into the Prodigy Par 2 at Trinity event that day hosted by Dana Vicich. We will draw the name at 12.

-This event will qualify for the J-Town members reward program.

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