The Finale Recap - Nov 21st, 2013
The Disc Golf Monkey's Going Bananas Tour 2013 came to an end on November 9th . The season Finale held on Bethel Assembly's course here in Springfield, MO, was an awesome conclusion to a successful, eventful, and fun tour. A maxed out 90 player field was treated to a very nice Player's Pack that included lunch (provided by many volunteers), a dinner snack (provided by Little Caesars), a Going Bananas Tour disc, a full color Dye Supplimation Shami (screened by Bill McCarty), a long sleeve Dri Fit shirt (screened by Journey Post), and an exclusive Tour Finale 3D Mini. The retail price on the packs was around $70-$80. All of the goodies were given as a “thank you) to all in attendance for an incredible and memorable season.
The weather was near perfect for a November 9th date. Sunny, a bit breezy at times, and warm made for an enjoyable two rounds. The course which was part permanent and part temp proved to be challenging. Adding OB's, drop zones, and temp holes to the permanent course provided a challenge that made players use many types of shots that were often “risk/reward”. Before the tournament I asked many players what they thought would win Open and the other divisions. Almost all guessed the scores a few to several more under than what actually won. Courses always seem to play a little tougher on tournament day.
All the Divisions seem to be very tight battles. I can only go by scores in the other divisions, but in the Open I can tell you it was very close with several players battling. My 9 under for the day held off Doug Wiegand by only one stroke. Two strokes behind the pace were John Manion who started 5 off the lead in the first round (shooting a 46 final round) and Kyle Webster's 9 down 45 was the hot round of the day. To all of you in the Open division thanks for the battle, it was stressful and fun! 1st and 2nd place in the other divisions were:
(FPO) Tara Hadick (138)
(FA1) Brandy Monahan (125) & Christine West (126)
(FA3) Heather Donnely (154) & Bonnie Douglas (162)
(MA1) Jacob Hink (101) & Mike Porter (103)
(MA2) Aaron Cook (102) & Kieren DisClafani (105)
(MA3) Nick DeRosa (108) & Tyler Webster (110)
(MG1) Bruce Heidebrecht (111) & Jon Parsons (114)
(MM1) George Eudy (110) & Scott “The Legend in His Own Mind” Elam (111)
Congratulations to all of you and the other players who cashed in their divisions.
After the rounds several drawings were done. There were 6 in all including:
Vibram's Ace/CTP contest. Winner Alonzo Conner
Legacy's Ace/CTP contest. Winner Scott Ringham
Millennium's Ace/CTP contest. Winner George Eudy
Dynamic Discs Ace/CTP contest. Winner Kyle McClure
The apparel basket give a way winner was present, but like a bone head I miss placed the ticket. Who ever you are contact me so I can put your name on here! Thanks.
The last drawing was to raise money for the course at Bethel. $955 was raised putting the total over $1100 when combined with ½ the Ace Pool money since no aces were hit. Congratulations and thank you to all who contributed!
I'd like to once again thank all of you who chose to come to the Finale and any of the other Tour events. Disc Golf Monkey supporters are the Greatest! A special thanks to Bethel Assembly for letting us use their facilities and for the volunteer work to serve and clean up after us. To Pastor Nick for his vision and letting me be a part and also for an awesome message of the “Truth”. Last to my awesome Family who support and allow me to do what I enjoy. I love you Angelia and Melissa. You are both the Best!