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Spring Fling 2015 – Snapper’s Wrap Up

Posted in Tournament on June 1, 2015 by jbase

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…
Z ya!

Spring Fling 2015 – Results and Pics of Division Winners!

Posted in Tournament on May 30, 2015 by jbase

Full results available on PDGA.com. Click here for results!

MJ1 Winner - Beck Russell

MJ1 Winner – Beck Russell

MG1 Winner - Christian Cullen

MG1 Winner – Christian Cullen

MA3 Winner - Andy Dilloway

MA3 Winner – Andy Dilloway

MA2 Winner - Chris Dilloway

MA2 Winner – Chris Dilloway

MA1 Winner - Jonathan Maki

MA1 Winner – Jonathan Maki

FA1 Winner - Allie Robles

FA1 Winner – Allie Robles

MM1 Winner - Chet Morse

MM1 Winner – Chet Morse

Spring Fling 2015 – Registration List and Pin Positions

Posted in Tournament on May 4, 2015 by jbase

Spring Fling registration list is now available on PDGA.com. If you just signed up and don’t see your name yet, don’t worry, it takes a little while before we post new registrations.

Spring Fling hole positions will be as listed below. On the day of the event, we will let you know if any changes had to be made.

ROUND 1

  1. E (Triple Mandatory)
  2. A (Triple Mandatory)
  3. C
  4. C
  5. F
  6. D
  7. C
  8. B
  9. G
  10. A
  11. A
  12. H
  13. A
  14. E
  15. E
  16. D
  17. E
  18. B
  19. B

ROUND 2

  1. C
  2. C
  3. E
  4. A
  5. B
  6. F
  7. F
  8. E
  9. B
  10. E
  11. F
  12. E
  13. D
  14. C
  15. A
  16. B
  17. F
  18. C
  19. C

Morley Field Spring Fling 2015 – Sign Up Form

Posted in Tournament on April 30, 2015 by jbase

Spring Fling sign ups are available at the Morley Field pro shop starting today. You may also print and mail the attached PDF signup sheet or just bring it in to the shop. Entry fee must be paid by cash or check only. Make sure that your PDGA number is current to save you $10 on the entry fee. San Diego Aces and SoCal Disc Golf club members also save $5.

Morley Field – Spring Fling 2015

2015 Tournament Schedule

Posted in Tournament on January 3, 2015 by jbase

Tournament schedule updated for 2015. Monthly tourney signups are cash only on the morning of the tournament. Spring Fling signups will be posted when available.

Jan 17 – monthly-all divisions- 2 rounds on open course.

Feb. 21 – monthly-all divisions- 2 rounds on open course.

Mar 21 Mar 14 – monthly-all divisions- 2 rounds on open course.

April 18 – monthly-all divisions- 2 rounds on open course.

May 30 – Spring Fling – 2 rounds on closed course. PDGA B tier event. 95 player limit

2014 Southwestern Team Disc Golf Invitational – Full Scoring Breakdown

Posted in Tournament on December 12, 2014 by jbase

Full results from last weekend’s Team Tourney are now online. Check out how you and/or your friends did!

Thanks to Jeff Nichols for digitizing all the score cards.

Update 12/14/14: Corrections to Santa Cruz and Oak Grove individual records.

2014 Southwestern Team Disc Golf Invitational – Snapper’s Wrap Up

Posted in Tournament on December 10, 2014 by jbase

This year was the 33rd year we’ve held the Team Tourney here in San Diego. Always run the first weekend of December to let the end of season traveling pros and other visiting players from colder climates enjoy a little respite from the ravages of winter. This is both a highly competitive match play team event yet also a big party weekend for the visiting teams. Many of the participants have been here 20 or more times over the years. For the first time in 33 years Anni Kreml, the queen of disc golf on the west coast, was unable to attend leaving possibly only Peter Sontag as the last remaining player to have played in all 33 tourneys.

This year San Diego and Arizona faced off in the finals. San Diego’s home course advantage was put to good use as the locals handed the team from the desert a 7.5-4.5 defeat. For their efforts the locals won $250 each while the Arizonians took home $120 each. Final team results:
San Diego 7-1
Arizona 5-3
Redwood Empire 5-2
Sylmar 4-3
SoCal 4-3
Santa Cruz 2-5
Huntington Beach 2-5
Oak Grove 0-7
 
The pre tourney started off Friday afternoon with an “Around 9” putting contest at our practice basket. There was $300 in prize monies divided between the top 5 finishers. To add a little spice to the event, obstacles were placed in front of stations 3 and 4. There was a chair on top of 2 tables between the basket and where you putted at position 4. If a contestant putted through the chair legs successfully, they skipped right to station 7. Station 7 is the money station. If you sink the 50 foot putt at station 7 you’re assured of making the finals. All 5 people in the finals make money. Ranging from $100 for first to $35 for 5th.
No surprise to anyone, traveling pro Greg Barsby of Santa Cruz completed all 9 stations in the prelims and won the $100 1st prize. Ohn Scroggins from Team Sylmar completed 8 stations in the prelims firing laser beam putts from 60 ft. She finished 3rd in the finals.

Saturday morning dawned clear and bright, thankfully. Knowing we must play 60 competitive holes before sunset it is always a testament to organization and punctuality that we start and finish on time. Much of the staff for this event have been in place for years. Jim McDowell after having played in the first few team tourneys has now staffed with me for the last 25 years. Father and son Eric and EJ Simmons have been on staff since 2008. Human dynamo Greg Olsen has been with us about 5 of those years. Jesse Meyers again manned the website and Jeff Nichols provided his custom team tourney software again this year. Daniel Vega and Dougie Fresh also gave up their weekend to help out on staff this year.

My son’s restaurant, Amplified (formerly known as California Kebab and beer gardens) catered again this year. They provided the famished masses with fresh salads, chicken and lamb kebab meats, pita bread, humus, dressings and sauces. Falafels and rice filled out the plates.

Each team is comprised of 12 players; 6 open, 3 masters, 1 grandmaster, 1 sr. grandmaster and 1 woman. They play the corresponding player from each other team in a one on one 12 hole match play format. A win is a point and a tie is a half point. It is not uncommon for two teams to tie at 6-6. The scorekeeper then goes to the individual points scored in each of the 12 players matches and tallies them to break the tie. Often the margin of error for a match loss or win is just one missed putt.

Each year, players beat opponents they’ve never beaten and lose to opponents they’ve never lost to. I’m told last year Ricky Wysoki went 7-1 and Avery Jenkins went 1-7. Guess who beat who head to head. That’s the thrill and the agony of match play. Each match is only 12 holes and you never know…

This year was San Diego’s 23rd victory in the 33 year history of this event. There were a record 4 rookies on the team this year as well. Individual player stats and full team stats will soon be posted by Jeff Nichols on the Morleyfield.com website.

Innova Disc Golf, Discraft, Legacy, MVP and Dynamic Distribution all donated discs and goodies for the free drawing and first and second place teams. Santa Cruz again won the “Spirit of the Event” award and took home 4 discs for each team member. The best thing about the Team Tourney is not just one but 12 people have bigger than usual smiles on their faces this week.
Till next year…
Z ya
 

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