This year’s Spring Fling was a very smooth running event. Staff had all the scorecards, tourney boards and prize packages completed and ready well before the event even began. The course was arguably in the best shape ever with the Jacaranda’s in full bloom and the grass bright green from the recent and much needed rains. We had a full field of 95 amateur players spanning 7 different competitive categories. This was our first year as a Dynamic Distribution primary sponsored event. They provided each of the players with a Lucid Escape in their player packages. They also donated other discs, shirts and cozies as prizes for the players. We still had our other usual sponsors of Innova, Discraft, Gateway, Legacy, Millennium, Vibram and MVP. Each of the players received a shirt, disc, coozie, deck of cards and 2 mini’s in their player packages . They also got lunch (Pizza, salad and drink) and entry to the huge free drawing where we gave away over $600 in donated items from the disc manufactures. For the first year their greens fees were also included in their entry. Each player competed for two rounds on a rare closed course. Full results are available on PDGA.com/events.
In the premiere category of Advanced amateur long time local Jonathon Maki lead from start to finish winning by a convincing 4 strokes over top contenders Carlos Caballero, Jet Tydingco and much traveled Brandon Langston. For his efforts Jonathan won a Discraft Chainstar basket valued at $375. Over $4500 in prizes were awarded to over 40% of the field in this event. Additionally, plaques or framed certificates were awarded to the top two players in each category. Among the prizes were 2 Chainstar baskets, a Dynamic Distribution basket, an Innova Skillshot basket, 4 Ranger bags and a host of other disc golf paraphernalia. Each of the players also had a chance to win a Skillshot basket in the ring of fire during the lunch break for a $1 fee. James Barnes was our basket winner.
The Intermediate and Recreational divisions were won by the brothers Chris Dilloway and Andy Dilloway. Women’s and Masters were won by the expecting couple of Allie Robles and Chet Morse. Grandmasters was won by another long time local Christian Cullen. Finally, our Junior category was won by Beck Russel. On another note we had a rare occurrence of one player, Noel Sanchez shooting the worst in his category (+6) in the first round followed by shooting the tournament best (-9) in the second round. His round was highlighted by a 100’ sidearm skip deuce thru the double mandatory on long 11. Booyea! In front of the tourney director no less. What a turnaround.
I’d like to thank all our sponsors and all the staff Mac, Eric, Oscar, Jesse, Joanne, EJ and all the regular shop and outside staff members for the usual outstanding efforts. Till next year…