I’m excited to get down to the Quad Cities (IL/IA) this weekend for The Rumble! It is an A-Tier tournament that will be played on 3 courses- Camden 2, Middle and West Lake. All 3 are great courses and offer slightly different challenges. I’m not sure if I believe it or not, but the weatherman is calling for temps in the 70s.
Due to extreme flooding in the area and at the course, the tournament for this Sunday is officially postponed. Working on finding a makeup date. Please pass the word along to anyone who may have been planning on coming.
62 Players came out to Pine Hill’s on March 30th for the Series opener. Winning the pro field was Steven Jacobs of Gurnee, IL, Master winner was Doug Payne of Pekin, IL, Advanced winner was Kyle Chapman of Oswego, IL and winning the Intermediate and Recreational divisions were Ottawans Matt Skrogstad and Kyle Six. Congrats to all of the winners and thanks to Pine Hills for having us.
This weekend is shaping up to be a good one. The weather forecast looks to be good, with temps projected into the low 70s. If the weatherman is correct, I suspect that we may have a full 90 person field. Players are reminded that entry fees for day of registration are $38 for Am Divisions and $48 for Pro Divisions. This does not include the optional $3 50-50 CTP or $2 Ace Pot. Since no ace was hit at Pine Hills, we are starting the Ace Pot at $112! With 14 of the holes very reachable, I predict a few aces to be hit.
The Vibram FiveFinger throwoff at Pine Hills was a huge hit. Many players took advantage of the chance to test out throwing the Sole, Trak and Ibex for a chance to win the discs and a pair of FiveFingers. Jimmy Mac ended up winning the throwoff with his pair of Traks. Al Hermosillo won the pair of Ibex and Buddy Lee took home the Soles. Buddy has since been seen throwing the Sole all over the place. For those that missed out, here is how it works-
Your first set of throws is FREE!
You get to throw two Vibram Soles, Ibex and Traks at a basket roughly 200 ft. away (6 total throws). If you are one of the closest shots, you get to mark your name on the CTP (There are 3 CTPS, one for each disc). At the end of the day, the winners get to throw the disc they won and the closest disc wins a pair of Vibram FiveFingers. Each of the three winners gets to keep their two discs.
*Extra sets cost $5 and can be completed after everyone has had their free shot(s)…unless there is no one waiting to throw their free shots.
I hope that was not too confusing. I’m considering having 6 winners this weekend, 3 pro and 3 Am. If anyone has any thoughts on that, let me know.