Elephant & Castle’s 5th DGM Encore sponsored by Greazy Dyes Players Meeting - Nov 16th, 2022

Elephant & Castle presents: DGM’s 5th Encore sponsored by: Greazy Dyes Players’ Meeting

Welcome to DGM’s Encore held at Maranatha’s Bible Camp’s South 80 Acres Disc Golf Course, in Everton, Missouri. As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors.

Our title sponsors are Elephant & Castle Fine Arms, and Greazy Dyes who is supplying a Greazy Dyed disc to all players! Thank you both for support!

Tour sponsors: Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Everyone needs to check in at the Multi Purpose building. There will be a sign on the door. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Regarding COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time. Remember the vouchers are redeemable the day of only, unless arrangements are made.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept at www.pdga.com/score. The code is encore. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/64066. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. Please have at least two people keep score. This will help keep any mistakes from occurring. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the The Multi Purpose Building. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below.
There are two CTP’s: Hole 10 is the MVP/Axiom/Streamline CTP Only and Hole 11 is the Prodigy Only CTP. This is the last chance to qualify for the MVP basket. Also, you have this event and the Winter Blast to qualify for the Prodigy basket. Good Luck to All!

If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

*All wooded areas are in bounds and play from the lie.
*All unmowed grass areas along fairways are played as hazard. Player will play from the lie with a penalty stroke.
*Any area outside barbed wire fences is OB.

Hole Distance Rules
1 389 Area left of fairway is hazard. Fence right of fairway is OB.
2 337
3 200
4 150
5 195
6 393 Area right of mowed fairway is hazard.
7 245 Area right of mowed fairway is hazard.
8 605 All area outside mowed fairway is hazard
9 275 Area left of mowed fairway is hazard.
10 241 Area left of mowed fairway is hazard. Fence right of fairway is OB.
11 232 Creek right of mowed fairway is hazard.
12 223
13 270
14 317 Area left of mowed fairway is hazard.
15 216 Areas left and right of mowed fairway are hazard.
16 375 Areas left and right of mowed fairway are hazard.
17 294 Area right of mowed fairway is hazard.
18 415 Areas left of mowed fairway and right of mowed fairway and road are hazard.

DGM Finale Players Meeting - Nov 2nd, 2022

Patriot’s Gold & Silver presents, The 14th Annual DGM Finale featuring the 3rd Annual Ozarks Dam Open Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Ozarks Dam Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: Patriot's Gold & Silver.

We’d also like to thank the tour sponsors this year: Elephant & Castle, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Everyone needs to check in at the building. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. Check in will be in the Security building next to hole 10’s tee box. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time. All vouchers must be redeemed the day unless arrangements are made. You may have someone else pick out your winnings.

Round 1 tees off at 9:00. Scores for this tournament will be kept two ways. The PDGA will be enforcing a new rule this year that at least two methods of scorekeeping must be offered. The official scorekeeping will be at pdga.com/score. The code is ODO. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/64064. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. Please have at least 2 players keep score. This will help eliminate the chance of mistakes. After the first round, lunch will be available at the park. Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 10. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 18. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 13. MVP-only CTP is hole 4. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Marshall Open Recap - Oct 25th, 2022

Marshall Open Recap

There were 64 players this year that played in the 11th Annual Marshall Open. 10 divisions were represented in the field. The weather had plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures than normal for this tournament, but the wind was a brutal factor. It definitely hindered record scores.

The morning started well, with not a hint of wind. Ironically, when I blew the horn for the “two minute” until the start time, the wind starting blowing. With the first gust blowing right at the start time, it never slowed down. In fact, the 2nd round was more windy than the first.

All players, pros included, received a players pack that included a custom disc, a towel, mini, and sticker provided by Prodigy Discs. There were trophies for the winners and there were 2 baskets given away in the raffle along with a lot of other items.

We want to thank everyone who came out this year. To the City and Marshall Disc Golf club thanks for another year. Also, a big shout out to all who helped in any way (especially the Marshall Rotary Club) for the food. Last, but definitely not least, Prodigy Discs for the great job on the players packs.

Official Results may be found here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/63235

There are only four tournaments left this season:

Hallowed Trails in Branson - October 29th (this Saturday)

The DGM Finale in Forsyth - November 5th

The Encore in Everton - November 19th (this is a new course on some beautiful property 30 minutes from Springfield)

The Winter Blast featuring the 11th Annual North Ark Open (rescheduled from May) - Harrison, Arkansas - December 10th

You may go here to register for any or all: https://www.discgolfmonkey.com

Hope to see you there!

Marshall Open On Line Players Meeting - Oct 19th, 2022

11th Annual Marshall Open Presented by Prodigy
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the Eleventh Annual Marshall Open! A big shout out to the Marshall Disc Golf Club and the Marshall Parks & Recreation. We also want to thank our tour sponsors:
Prodigy Discs, Elephant & Castle, Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.
Regarding COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form two lines, as six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 9:00. Scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is marsh. Round 1 player course and hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/63235. Please have at least two players keeping track of score to ensure accurate scoring. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, the Rotary Club will be selling lunch at the course. Proceeds go to disc golf education at Marshall High School. Round 2 SHOULD start at 2, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Innova CTP is North hole 17. Trilogy-only CTP is South hole 5. Prodigy-only CTP is North 16. MVP-only CTP is South hole 18. All players play from red tees on both courses.

If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

In general, all shelters, roads, creeks, the lake, most playgrounds, sidewalks, walking trail, and any concrete areas that have a table or bench on them are OB. Any random slabs of concrete or gravel not specifically mentioned below are not OB.

Course distances and OB rules for the North course:
Hole Number Distance Notes
1 420 OB - Road left and beyond, rock ditch right and beyond
2 304 OB - Road right and beyond. Road left is not OB
3 259
4 448 OB - On or over rock ditch/road, In shelter house, In parking lot, on any sidewalks, Old playground is NOT OB
5 550 OB - Railroad track and beyond, gravel
6 253 OB - Road and beyond
7 355
8 490 Mando left of marked tree. OB - Road and beyond
9 345 OB - Road and beyond
10 367 OB - Road and beyond
11 330 OB - Road and beyond
12 280 OB - Over fence right or long
13 306 OB - Over fence
14 235 OB - Over fence, creek and beyond
15 255 OB - Creek and beyond
16 186
17 201 OB - Road and beyond
18 390 OB - On or over road, In creek, On concrete portions of bridge, Under grass part of bridge in creek is OB, Grass on top of bridge is inbounds, Mud has overflowed some concrete around the bridge and now has grass growing on it – this area is OB and has been marked with paint
Course distances and OB rules for the North course:

Hole Number Distance Notes
1 307 OB - Creek and beyond
2 250
3 295 OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
4 340 OB - Shelter house, playground
5 180 OB - Creek and beyond
6 330 OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
7 460 OB - Road and beyond, shelter house
8 465 OB - Walking trail and beyond
9 441 OB - In and a little short of skate park to include all terraces as marked, On or over road, Beyond trees on left
10 317 OB - Road and beyond, lake
11 300 OB - Road and left, lake. If OB from tee, go to drop zone. All other OBs play from last in.
12 260 OB - lake
13 275
14 475 OB - Road and beyond, lake
15 421 OB - On or over road (edge of pavement), On or over walking trail, In or over parking lot
16 267 OB - On or over road or parking lot, In playground, In shelter
17 333 OB - Sidewalk and beyond, shelter house
18 315 OB - Rock ditch before road, and beyond

The 2nd Gunn Park Open - Sep 18th, 2022

The 2nd Gunn Park Open Recap

This past Saturday 68 players made there way to Ft. Scott Kansas for The 2nd Gunn Park Open. A big shout out of thanks to Danny Craig for his efforts in making this happen. His dedication and advocating to the city has paid off and we all thank you for your efforts. We also appreciate the course prep work and putting out the signs and water on the course. It’s a lot of work, thank you again! To the City of Ft. Scott we want to thank you as well for funding this event. Looking forward to next year already.

The day started with nearly perfect weather. It was cool with a gentle breeze when players arrived and checked in. I’m sure I wasn’t alone, in thinking that the weather folks would be wrong as I saw the high temps were going to reach the 90’s. The first round temperature were mild with just a little breeze. Mother Nature had a bit of bipolar as the second round turned hot, as if someone just flipped a switch to Blazin’. The locals said they hadn’t had much wind there lately, but the Kansas winds we all know about showed up in the second round to make us feel at home. The tournament definitely finished a scorcher.

The first round played pretty quick. We started at 9:00, and everyone broke for lunch and were back playing at 1:00. The rounds went smoothly. There was an Ace hit by Chris Stebbins who enjoyed a little pay day.

There were eight divisions. Congratulations to all who cashed, and to all the winners Awesome Job:

Rec Women (1):
1st Pl Colette Knittel - 139

Rec Men (17):
1st Pl Rhett Hammers - 112
2nd Pl Justin Lorenz - 116
3rd Pl Joshua Binford - 117

Int Men (9):
1st Pl Cooper Bradberry - 101
2nd Pl Drew Cummings - 104
3rd Pl Ethan Garate - 105

MA50 (3):
1st Pl Randy Knittel - 123
2nd Pl Brian Mcfarlane - 126
3rd Pl John Troutman - 129

MA40 (7):
1st Pl Aaron Shockey - 110
2nd Pl Charles Rector - 112
3rd Pl David Robinson - 118

Adv Men (10)
1st Pl Keenan Guilfoyale - 97
2nd Pl Paul Dingman - 104
3rd Pl Carson Reese - 105

MP50 (5):
1st Pl John Belty - 100
2nd Pl Andrew Newberry - 103

Open (16):
1st Pl Mark Krueger - 93
2nd Pl Hunter Williams - 94
3rd Pl John Corriston - 98

For official and full results:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/60967

The 2nd Gunn Park Open Players Meeting - Sep 15th, 2022

The 2nd Gunn Park Open
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 2nd Gunn Park Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

Tournament sponsors: City of Fort Scott, 5 Corners Mini Mart, Hammer Insurance, and John Corriston

Tour sponsors: Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Everyone needs to check in at the trailer. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water jugs on the course, but please don’t re I’ve the kids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as six people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 9:00. Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted by the time registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/60967. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is GPO. Please have at least two people record the card scores to pdga.com. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, you are on your own for lunch. Round 2 should start at 1, but will be based on last card from the first round. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 5. Prodigy-only CTP is hole 7. MVP-only CTP is hole 9. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Course distances and OB rules:
Hole Number Distance OB Rules
1 266 Mando left of tree. If missed, proceed to DZ. OB - Road left & beyond, Road right & beyond.
2 199 OB - Road right & beyond, road left & beyond, surrounded by water.
3 426 OB - Road right & beyond, surrounded by water.
4 271 OB - Road right & beyond, road left & beyond.
5 226 OB - All roads, on and beyond
6 335 OB - Road right & beyond, road left & beyond.
7 266 OB - Road left & beyond.
8 285 OB - Road left & beyond.
9 207 OB - Road & beyond
10 243 OB - Road left & beyond, surrounded by water.
11 291 OB - Road left and beyond, on road creating island.
12 270
13 400 OB - Road right & beyond.
14 327 OB - Road right & beyond.
15 451 OB - Roads & beyond, parking lot, dog park.
16 394 OB - Road & beyond, surrounded by water.
17 542 OB - Road left & beyond, on road right, surrounded by water, parking lot marked by paint.
18 302 OB - Road left & beyond, surrounded by water

Dale Robert’s Memorial Players Meeting - Sep 1st, 2022

The 15th Annual Dale Roberts Memorial
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 15th Dale Roberts Memorial! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors:

First and foremost, we'd like to thank our title sponsor, Elephant & Castle Fine Arms. The owner, Doug Bowen, would like everyone to know how much he appreciates the Dale Roberts Memorial, and the Roberts family. Doug just celebrated a birthday this week, and is still looking good and ready to hunt! We appreciate your support over the years.

We have some local sponsors this year because of a great partnership between The John Thomas School of Discovery, Disc Golf Monkey, & Innova Champion Discs. For the last two years I have had the privilege of working with Matt Barker, Joe Schaunacy, and some of the parents as we hold a disc golf tournament on the school’s course. This year they have helped raise money for the DRM and in turn we are trying to raise money for the final baskets on their course. Please donate to the raffle if you would like to help with this fundraising effort! The sponsors that were generated through this partnership are: F45, Ben Shelton Realtors, Anytime Fitness, The Rinne Family, Rage Fitness, Plumb Lily Boutique, and SFI. We appreciate you all so much!

And of course our tour sponsors:
Innova Champion Discs, Dynamic Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

We also want to thank The Roberts Family: Amy, Butch & Patsy for supplying the lunch for all the players! This is greatly appreciated.

Everyone needs to check in inside the building. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. Check in will be done in the pavilion by the restrooms. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water jugs on the course. Please do not remove the lids. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as 6 people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 9:00 Scores for the tournament need to be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted by the time registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/62742. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is DRM. Please have at least 2 people keeping score. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be on your own. Round 2 should start at 1:00 but will be based on last card from the first round. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com.

All disc golfers please remember that this park is alcohol-free and smoke-free. No smoking of any type is permitted during this tournament. Matt Crouse, the Nixa Parks director, is letting us know that there will be police patrolling the area that day.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Unbranded CTP (sponsored by Innova) is hole 8. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 9. Prodigy-Only CTP is hole 2. MVP/Axiom CTP is hole 7. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Course distances and OB rules for the course:

Hole Number Distance OB Rules
1 304 Sidewalk and beyond, concrete ditch and tunnel
2 248 On path, sidewalk and beyond
3 225 On path or pavement, painted line and beyond
4 332 On path or sidewalk, road and beyond
5 310 Path and beyond, sidewalk and beyond
6 346 On road, sidewalk, or path
7 240 Path and beyond, sidewalk and beyond, beyond fence line
8 230 On building, on pavement under building, sidewalk and beyond
9 215 On parking lot, fence and beyond, curb and beyond
10 243 On pavement
11 403 In painted areas around trailers and bus. Paved parking lot
12 260 Over fence and painted lines around bleachers and park equipment
13 330 Beyond fence line, beyond painted property line
14 270 On pavement, path and beyond
15 308 Curb and beyond, lower/original path and beyond
16 325 Beyond fence line
17 250 Sidewalk and beyond
18 500 In playground, sidewalk and beyond, in drainage ditch(marked by paint)

Pirates Ridge Open Players Meeting - Aug 18th, 2022

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Pirate's Ridge Open! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our sponsors: Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Our local sponsors: Mr and Mrs. Ninja Monkey; Lemley's Cedar Rock Inn; Lockie Lodge; Riverside Pizza Company; Juniper's Back Door
Special shoutout to Shawn Tompkins and the Arkansas Dept. of Corrections for doing so much to get the course ready this year. It is greatly appreciated! They were out here this week making the course look amazing.
Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Please try to have no more than six people in the pavilion at a time. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you've already signed that waiver.

Regarding COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as 6 people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Round 1 tees off at 9. Scores for this tournament will be kept at pdga.com/score. The code is PRO. Round 1 player hole assignments will be posted shortly after registration closes Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/62333. The staff will automatically receive the scores at tournament central. When round one is finished, lunch will be at the pavilion. The Lion's Club is providing lunch free to the players.

Round 2 SHOULD start at 1, but may change based on last card. There will be an announcement by DGM staff, and round 2 assignments will be posted on the PDGA page.
Please keep in mind that AT LEAST two people should be keeping score on your card. The PDGA has fixed their electronic scoring such that multiple people can be keeping score at the same time. It will even tell you when different scores were entered for the same person on the same hole. Having multiple scorers will help eliminate mistakes.

For anyone traveling the night before, Lemley's Cedar Rock Inn is a tournament sponsor this year, and has lodging and camping available.
Supper options Friday or Saturday: Between the Buns is a friend of the disc golf course, and a great local option. If you are looking for refreshments, Friday evening, Juniper's Back Door will be offering a special on chips and salsa for all players; They will also be open Saturday evening. Riverside Pizza offers pizza options to go.

Rules for the courses are listed below. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 2. Unbranded CTP sponsored by Innova is hole 7. MVP CTP is hole 14. Prodigy CTP is hole 17.

If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

Elephant & Castle’s 2nd Breaking Chains Recap - Aug 14th, 2022

Elephant & Castles 2nd Breaking Chains Open Recap

Saturday 69 players headed to Fair Grove, Missouri to Peace Chapel’s PC-18 purse to compete in the 2nd Breaking Chains Open. A big thanks to Doug Bowen for the title sponsorship and Dynamic Discs for being there sponsorship as well! Because of the above two sponsors, each player (Pros & Ams) received a custom disc and a dri fit shirt. Thanks again!

Another special thanks goes out to Peace Chapel Assembly for being so hospitable. The church was opened for bathroom use as well as a huge conference room where players were able to grab there choice of meal (Baked Spaghetti or a pulled pork sandwich) and eat in the air conditioning between rounds. Both Dan Bull and Travis need a huge shout out of praise for their incredible work on the course. The grass and bunkers were cut beautifully. The course has never looked better. Thank you and great job guys!

PC-18 is definitely one of my favorite courses in the area. It challenges you as a Discgolfer in about every way. It can break you mentally if you are not careful. The bunkers, that were played as hazards, wreaked havoc on many including myself. Throwing accurately at all distances is definitely key.

There were 8 divisions that made up the field:

In the Rec division there were 14 players. Don Seo and Joel Barrientos both shot 62’s (the hot rounds) in the first round. Jon Seo continued o. His great play shooting a 60 2nd round that took home the “W”. Quinten Vols had a slow start with a 66, but made a big charge shooting the hot 2nd round of 59. He was able to jump Joel by two to finish 2nd. Joel finished 3rd.

In the Intermediate division, there were also 14 players. Tristen Sewell came out smoking shooting a 56 that was 4 better than Justin Hare who was in 2nd after round one. Michael Cory was in 3rd shooting a 62. It was Justin Hare who finished strong shooting a 58 to capture first with a come from behind win. Tristen finished 2nd and Michael Cory held on to 3rd.

Julie Crouch was the only lady in the Female 40+ division. She shot a 139 bettering her 1st round score by 7 strokes. Good job girl!

The MA+60 division was a roller coaster. John Parsons came out shooting a 65. This was 4 better than Roger Reid’s score and 3 better than Brad Hilton’s score. The second round Jon struggled and let both Brad and Roger pull ahead. Roger shot the hot second round of 68 to win. Brad took second.

There were 13 in the AM+40 field. Tobby Rector came out hot with a 58 to take the early lead. His consistent play, shooting a 59 second round was enough to take home the convincing win by 7. A big story in this division was Brandon Duncan’s major comeback Brandon shot a dismal first round of 70. He then came back and blistered the course shooting a 54! This jumped him to seven spots into second. Jeff Ford was only a stick off 2nd for his third place finish.

In the Advanced division there were also 13 players. This was definitely the tightest race in the field. Only 3 strokes separated 1st from 5th. Drake Ford was tied for 6th going into the second round when he came out and destroy the course with a 52! He leap carded everyone for the win shooting a 108 (worth noting, this would have put him in 3rd in the Open field). Crazy Awesome kiddo! Josh Bernard’s 109 took second, Braxton Baker & Paul Dingman tied for third with a 110, and Alex Knof rounded up the top 5 shooting 111.

There were 9 players in the Open division. It was quite a battle at the top. Only two strokes separated 1st and 3rd. There was a 3 way tie between the top 3 finishers in the first round. Micah Noble, Brock Robler, and Noah Free all shot 52’s. The second round again was tight work Micah able to shoot the hot round of 50 to capture the win. Brock shot 51 for his 2nd place finish, and Noah matched his 1st round score of 52 to finish 3rd.

Great job on all players who cashed! Thank you all for coming out to the Breaking Chains Open. We will see you again soon!

The full official results can be found here:
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/62025

On Line Players Meeting for the 2nd Breaking Chains - Aug 10th, 2022

Elephant & Castle presents: The 2nd Annual Breaking Chains sponsored by: Dynamic Discs
Players’ Meeting

Welcome to the 2nd Breaking Chains! As always, we’d like to start off by thanking our title sponsor: Elephant & Castle Fine Arms.

A very special thanks to Peace Chapel and especially Dan Bull for the fantastic job he has done on this course since it’s beginning. He definitely goes way above and beyond and we appreciate him and all the volunteers that he puts together to keep improving and making this course one of the best around! Dan named Travis Baker as his right hand man getting the course in tip tip shape. Thank you both for your hard work!

Our Tour Sponsors who continue to make things happen on on our tour are: Dynamic Discs, Innova Champion Discs, Creator Designs, Fossa, Millenium Golf Discs, Discmania, Greazy Dyes, Patriots Gold & Silver, MVP/Axiom, Intuitive Body Works & Massage, Discs Unlimited, Missouri Common Ground Alliance, and Swing Right Golf.

Everyone needs to check in at the pavilion. Also, the PDGA is requiring a signed waiver stating we acknowledge the increased risk of COVID-19 by playing in this tournament. Since you all signed up online, you already signed this.

Speaking of COVID-19, please maintain social distancing at all times before, during, and after the tournament. During check-in, please form three lines, and keep at least 6 feet apart in those lines. Three people at a time will be allowed to check in. There will be water on several holes, but please take care of your self with both food and hydration. stations on the course, and hand sanitizer at each water station. Please do not open the lids, there will be at least two jugs at each station. After the tournament, amateur players receiving a payout will need to form three lines, as 6 people will be allowed in the trailer at any one time.

Scores for the tournament should be kept on the PDGA website. Player course and hole assignments will be posted Friday night at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/62025. The link to online scoring is https://pdga.com/score/. The access code is PC18. DGM staff will receive them at tournament central. The first round will start at 9:00 a.m. When round one is finished, lunch will be provided in the church. Round 2 should start at 1, but will be determined by the last card in. Player course and round assignments will once again be posted to the PDGA event page, and scores should be kept on pdga.com. Per PDGA rule, if anyone should require a paper scorecard, they can be made available by DGM staff.

Please keep in mind that AT LEAST two people should be keeping score on your card. The PDGA has fixed their electronic scoring such that multiple people can be keeping score at the same time. It will even tell you when different scores were entered for the same person on the same hole. Having multiple scorers will help eliminate mistakes.

Rules for the courses are listed below. MVP/Axiom CTP is hole 2. Trilogy-only CTP is hole 8. Unbranded CTP is hole 17. Even if not specified, tall grass and beyond on all fairways is hazard. Play from where it lies with one stroke penalty. There is no relief from this, except to rethrow from the previous lie with a stroke penalty. In general, the forested area is NOT hazard or OB, unless specified. If there is any question about any throws or lies, try to make a group decision. Remember that the benefit should go to the player. If no decision can be made, play a provisional. When possible, consult with the course TD to determine the correct answer.

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