24 Annual Gateway Open B-Tier Tournament Results

Open
Jason Hebenheimer #43762 108
Roger Reyes #14240 109
Derek Green #48445 109
Chris Gore #33041 111
Carl Nichols #33164 116
Rob Nahlik #44539 119
Brantley Morgan #43294 122
Nick Lamberti #64433 122
Allen Hooper #54132 128
Open Woman
Jill Ernst # 147
Masters
Matt Augustin #12619 108
John Ruvalcaba #5388 111
Tim Sullivan #43588 111
Jerry Barklage #16534 114
Ray Vuichard #6535 128
Advanced Masters
Joe Jaegers #43627 114 (WP)
Make Kane #22052 114
Kevin Clooney #73698 125
Scott Ballard #36150 135
John Morton 62 (DNF)
Jason Boni #44423 67 (DNF)
Advanced
Scott Paul #47712 111
Tim Kaltenbackh #48580 113
Pat Wuennenburg #51637 118
Kyle Whitaker #40060 119
Matt English #44215 124
Grant Goodrich #37996 125
Tim Kallbrier #61715 131
Recreational Women
Heather Flow 145
Intermediate
Arin Haven #68585 117 (WP)
Wendell Ferger #74153 117
Andrew Wallen #61500 118
Gary Polkinghorne #43191 119
Chancey Green #61166 119
Daniell Covell #65419 120
Ian Bradshaw #66420 121
Rick Littleton #66693 126
Mike Jones #73753 128
Ernie McGinnis #27563 129
Harley Nolan #52239 129
Ozzy #16790 130
Oliver French #70739 131
Ryan Lewis #56499 131
Frankie Zarantonello #71705 132
Recreational
Steve Hollawa #70322 121
Craig Haynes #70985 124
Josh Flow #61899 129
Casper Fusco 130
Zach Hefner 137
Quinn Parks 142
Jesse Leong #74469 145
Steve Fitzgerald 152
Daniel Powers #5654 164
Jeff Carter #44865 71 (DNF)

Gateway Disc Sports Weekly Leagues 2015

Start Date: April 6, 2015 End Date: October 14, 2015 26 Mondays & 28 Wednesdays

Nomad Mondays

Divisional Singles Weekly Traveling League The following courses will be used in rotation:

Endicott Park DGC

Jefferson Barracks Park DGC

Sioux Passage Park DGC

Carrollton Park DGC

Dunegant Park DGC

Creve Coeur Lake Park DGC

Willmore Wednesdays

Divisional Singles Weekly League PRO/ADV/REC/WOMEN Course:

Willmore Park DGC

Last Man Standing Competition

(Consecutive Weeks): Show up to at least one league per week in order to stay qualified. If you miss one entire week you will be eliminated from the competition.

Prize: 1st Place Titan 24 Portable Basket

Roll Call Competition

(Total amount of days attended):The winner is based on the total amount of days a player attends the weekly leagues throughout the year; Mondays & Wednesdays combined.

Prizes: 1st Place Titan 24 Portable Basket 2nd Place Bullseye Portable Basket 3rd Place 3” Stamp & 25 Custom Stamped Discs

In the event of a tie, there will be a drawing for the winner and the non-winners will then pull for a variety of other valuable prizes, including disc golf bags and additional baskets! If the same player wins both competitions, they may only win one Titan 24 Prize. The second Titan 24 Prize will go to second place in the Roll Call Competition and the repeat winner will receive their choice of the other prizes.

*Gateway Disc Sports Tournament attendance is not considered participation in a weekly league.

Ozark Mountain Warm-Up 2015

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March 21, 2015

Ozark Mountain Par 72

Vichy, MO

Bring Your Own Partner Best Shot Doubles

Flex Start: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

One Round on the Ozark Mountain Course

Division:

Team Price

Open: $40

Advanced Am: $30

Payouts:

Open pays in Cash

Am Divisions pay in Merchandise

Ace Pool

$2 Buy-In with Throw-Off afterwards if nobody hits it CTP prize for free entry fee to the B-Tier Tournament in April

Directions: Take HWY 44 South from St. Louis to HWY 68 (St. James). Go Right 13 Miles to HWY 63 (Vichy Airport). Stay Right 6 Miles on HWY 63 to Junction A. Turn Left and go 3 Miles to Maries County Rd 517. Turn Right for .5 Miles and Make a Left at 3 Mail Boxes. Stay Left at all 3 Veers and you will run into the courses.

Drive very slow once you are on the gravel roads! This is Private Property and a Private Course. No Dogs are allowed. Please take your trash with you when you leave.

Please Call: 314.487.5204 or 314.303.1488

E-mail: david@gdstour.com or office@gdstour.com

Ozark Mountain Open 2015

The Ozark Mountain Open Tournament has been chosen to be a qualifier for the 2015 PDGA United States Amateur Championship

Sign Up Now!!!

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Friday Night Nite Flite Flyer Presented by DG NOMAD

Everyone will get to play 54 holes of golf (all 3 courses) on some of most challenging and scenic disc golf courses in the world. Players of all skill levels are welcome to play. Sturdy footwear is recommended! Each player will receive a custom stamped disc, shirt, mini, and sticker.

All amateur division winners will receive a Bullseye Basket and Trophy.

There are a few motels within 30 minutes of the tournament, but camping on site is highly recommended. There’s plenty of primitive camping space available.

Directions: Take HWY 44 South from St. Louis to HWY 68 (St. James). Go Right 13 Miles to HWY 63 (Vichy Airport). Stay Right 6 Miles on HWY 63 to Junction A. Turn Left and go 3 Miles to Maries County Rd 517. Turn Right for .5 Miles and Make a Left at 3 Mail Boxes. Stay Left at all 3 Veers and you will run into the courses.

Drive very slow once you are on the gravel roads!

This is Private Property and a Private Course. No Dogs are allowed. Please take your trash with you when you leave.

Please Call: 314.487.5204 or 314.303.1488

E-mail: david@gdstour.com or office@gdstour.com

 

Ozark Mountain Par 72

Spencer-Davis Par 63

Akita’s Run Par 54

Divisions: Fee:

Open $70

Pro Masters $60

Pro Women $40

Advanced Amateur $50

Intermediate Amateur $40

Recreational Amateur $40

All Other Divisions $40

*Non PDGA Member Fee +$10

A $10 course fee is included in the entry fee. All participants will be required to sign a liability waiver.

Tournament Schedule

Friday Night Glow Round: Tee Off – 9:00 p.m.

Round 1 Tee Off 12:00 p.m. Saturday

Pro/Advanced Spencer-Davis

Int/Rec/All Other Divisions

Ozark Mountain

Round 2 Tee Off 9:00 a.m. Sunday

Pro/Advanced Ozark Mountain

Int/Rec/All Other Divisions

Akita’s Run

Round 3 Tee Off TBD Sunday

Pro/Advanced

Akita’s Run

Int/Rec/All Other Divisions

Spencer-Davis

Comparing Tiger Woods playing with an injury, to a Disc Golfer playing injured

In regards to comparing Tiger Woods playing with an injury to a disc golfer playing injured…ball golf is extremely difficult to play with any sort of injury.  The margin for error is just so small and the need for your confidence to be at 120% goes down quickly when there’s even the slightest ailment.

Comparing the skill set needed for a top ball golfer versus a top disc golfer, to stay competitive, is like comparing a disc golfer to a corn hole pro. When your off the green in DG you can just throw it up there by the basket and knock it in. When you’re off the green in ball golf, you may have to put the ball up or back in your stance, open up or shut the club face, swing steep or swing flat, take a 30% swing or a 60% swing, follow through or hold it off.  Is it a flop or is it a bump and run? If you short side the green it’s nearly impossible to get up and down, not to mention the slope of the green and the grain of the grass; all of this to consider and you might be 15 feet from the hole!

Any small injury that may effect your swing certainly effects your confidence and then you’re chunking one and skulling the next.

-Mac 2873

Gateway Disc Sports Ice Bowl 2015

Ice Bowl 2015

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 Endicott Park

2950 Endicott Ave Saint Louis, MO 63114

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St. Louis Food Bank

ST. LOUIS AREA FOODBANK


70 Corporate Woods Drive Bridgeton, MO 63044


Phone: 314-292-6262


Fax: 314-292-6266

 

ICE BOWL INFORMATION

NO WIMPS – NO WHINERS

Happy Holidays!

2014 Ozark Fall Harvest Re-Cap

2014 Ozark Fall Harvest Re-Cap

Another successful Ozark Mountain event is in the books! A big thanks goes out to all of the individuals that helped prepare the courses during the period of the last couple of weeks. Unless you are part of the crew, it is impossible to fully comprehend the amount of time, effort, and money that goes into getting everything ready. Every Spring and Fall Dave McCormack and his band of dedicated workers spend countless man-hours mowing, trimming, pruning, weed-whacking, and marking the 3 courses to get them ready for the annual events. Without Dave’s dedication to this piece of property, none of us would get to enjoy one of the greatest disc golf complexes in the world. THANK YOU!!!

The weekend saw 68 official players (and a handful of Sunday add-ons) take on the many challenges that the 3 course complex offers. Some arrived as early as Wednesday and some weren’t planning on leaving until Monday evening so that they could squeeze in as much golf as possible. Personally, my legs have usually had their fill after playing the 3 official tournament rounds, but I completely understand the mentality of getting in as many rounds as possible while the courses are looking so good.

As usual, Dave went out of his way to ensure that everyone (pros included) received a sweet player’s pack and that the payouts weren’t compromised because of them. For $10 of the entry fee, everyone received a custom stamped G-Series Wizard, a Scott Stokely Fly High Disc, a full-color logo long sleeve T-Shirt, and a stash mini:

Additionally, Dave also added cash to every division as well, so you know that the payouts were more than fair. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that has been to the Ozarks before, as Dave has always been more concerned with providing everyone a memorable experience versus making a few bucks. In a way, you can consider the 2 Ozark events that Dave puts on every year as a gift from Gateway Disc Sports to the disc golf community. Once again, THANK YOU DAVE!!!

Most of the campers showed up on Friday and were greeted with some amazing weather…this was not going to be one of those years where the courses/campground are covered in a hard frost every morning! Night-time lows only got down to the mid 50’s and the day-time highs reached close to 90 degrees. How nice is that for late October?! I think I even heard some people complaining about it being too hot…how quickly they forget!

Friday night officially started off the scheduled tournament festivities. NOMAD DG set up a glow course for some night time play with their custom glow chain/blacklight setup. If you have not seen this in person, it is by far the coolest glow setup around…the glowing chains look insane! On top of this, John Manion/Miller Brewing Co. provided a bottomless supply of brew for the weekend. Try as everyone might to finish all 10 x 5-gallon kegs, I believe that some beer ended up having to be dumped when it was all said and done. Let’s go ahead and call this an Ozark first! THANK YOU NOMAD DG and JOHN MANION!!!

The competition started at high noon on Saturday. All of the Pros and Advanced players started on Spencer-Davis, and the rest of the field (Intermediate, Recreational, and Women) started on Ozark Mountain. There was not a cloud in the sky and just enough wind to make it interesting. The only “casualty” of the day happened on the big course, when Victor Roarke had to call it quits due to some overheating in the unseasonably warm conditions. I can honestly say that I almost fell victim to the same demise when I got to the top of Spencer-Davis Hole 3, so he should definitely feel no shame…the Ozark Mountain DG Complex can be a brutal test!

At the end of the first day of competetion, Gateway Pro Justin Bunnell had taken a commanding lead in the Pro Open Division, carding a smoking 54 on Spencer-Davis, with local John Manion in hot pursuit, carding a solid 59. In the Pro Masters division, Roger Reyes and host Dave McCormack both started things off nicely, carding a 58 and 59 respectively. In the Advanced division, Gateway’s own Dominick Clark shot a stellar 56, taking a 4 stroke lead over Matthew Rowe. On the big course, the Intermediate division was shaping up with some tight competition – Brandon Luebbering, Micah Johnson, and Will Ward ended the day in a dead heat at 77. Aaron Hill started off the tournament in style, carding a bodacious 77 in the Recreational division, with Sam Huberburger nipping at his heels, carding a 79. Melissa Tunis (the lone female warrior of the weekend), carded a very respectable 92 on her quest for a wire-to-wire victory!

Saturday night at the campground was once again one of the main attractions of the weekend (at least for me)! The glow baskets were kicked back on by NOMAD DG and a formal glow doubles round took place. I believe that there were around 12 teams that particiapated, with the top score going to the team of Nic LaBanca and Allen Hooper. Good work fellas! There were at least 4 unique campfire areas set up for everyone to stay toasty at and the neverending flow of some fine Miller Brewing Co. product continued late into the night. If there was a competition for which campfire ignored the early tee-times and stayed up the latest, it would certainly have to go to the “Camp Soggy Log” group. They did their best to send John Manion back with a bunch of empty kegs, but alas it was not to be. Even some breakfast libations on Sunday morning couldn’t tap the last keg out.

The Sunday morning rounds started off with plenty of dew on the ground and a slight chill in the air. Everyone was forced with the decision as to whether or not to dress warm for the early morning or dress down for the impending heat. As Mother Nature would have it, it didn’t take long for it warm up. By 11AM, I am sure that just about everyone had their bags over-stuffed with any extra layers they had put on, as the temperatures were already approaching 90 degrees and nary a cloud in the sky.

Round 2 saw the Open/Advanced divisions playing the Ozark Mountain course. George Smith shot the hot round on Ozark Mountain, shooting a 65 (course par 72). Justin’s lead took a bit of a hit, but he still maintained a nice 3 stroke going into the final round, shooting a 68. In the Masters division, Roger once again shot the hot round, carding a 71, giving him a 4 stroke lead over Jerry Barklage going into the final round. Nic LaBanca and Doug Buettgen both shot a very respectable 76 in the Advanced division. The lead card of Dominick, Matthew, and Andy Roden all seemed to set their cruise controls at too slow of a speed and let the second card make their move. Nic LaBanca headed in to the final round as the Advacned division leader by 1 stroke! The Advanced Masters divison played their final round (they all agreed to forgoe the third round), with Jack Lowe shooting a very nice 80, taking home the title of Advanced Master Champion. Congratulations, Jack!

The Intermediate and Recreational divisions started off Sunday on Akita’s Run. Brandon once again shot the hot round in the Intermediate division, carding a solid 56 on a very tight and technical par 54 layout. Dave DeMoss made a nice jump in the ranks, shooting a 58, getting himself to within 5 of the leader headed into the final round. In the Recreational division, Andrew Bignall absolutely smoked Akita’s Run, shooting a 54, giving himself a 5 stroke lead over Aaron and Sam going into the final round. In the Women’s division, Melissa protected her lead, carding a very solid 70.

After a short lunch break, everybody was sent back out for their third and final rounds. Personally, my legs were telling me “NO” and my brain was telling me “NO DNF”. I wasn’t going to let the Ozark Mountian DG Complex defeat me, so I carried on. Every uphill tee-shot looked that much more intimidating and every hike up the hills seemed that much more daunting. Gotta love it!

The Pro and Advanced divisions finished up the tournament on Akita’s Run. Even with it’s shorter length, there is nothing easy about the layout, so there is always plenty of room to make a move. In the Open division, Justin got down to taking care of business, shooting a 49. Eventhough Aaron Walther shot the hot round with a 47, Justin’s score was plenty to secure the title. Congatulations, Justin! In the Master’s division, Roger once again shot the hot round with a 52, finishing up his wire-to-wire victory. Congratulations, Roger!

The Intermediate and Recreational divisions finshed up their weekend on Spencer-Davis. This is certainly no easy task, as the dramatic inclines and constant hiking up and down can really put your legs to the test! In the Intermediate division, Brad Hilton shot the hot round with a 63, making a valiant attempt to catch Brad. Brad was up for the competition, however, and he secured his wire-to-wire victory, shooting a 65 and winning by 5 strokes. Congratulations, Brad! In the Recreational division, Seth Black shot the hot round with a sweet 66, launching himself into the payouts, while Aaron Hill shot a 68, launching him to victory by 1 stroke over Andrew. Congratulations, Aaron! In the Women’s division, Melissa finished off her wire-to-wire victory shooting another great score with a 75. Congratulations, Melissa!

As darkness fell, the scores were all tabulated, prizes were paid out, and everyone headed out on their separate ways after a very memorable Ozark Fall Harvest tournament. If you weren’t able to make it this year, make sure you free up your calendar next year…if this year’s tournaments were any indication of what is to come, you won’t want to miss out! See you next year!

Ozark Mountain Par 72

Spencer-Davis Par 63

Akita’s Run Par 54

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Mac speaks out about the value of throwing a mixed disc golf bag

In this interview, Gateway founder David McCormack shares his opinion on players using discs from all companies (specifically Discraft, Innova, and Gateway). David always speaks his mind.

California Monthly Series: Willmore Park

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

Willmore Park

7351 Hampton Ave, St Louis, MO 63116

1 Round with a Final 9

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Registration 10:00 a.m. Tee Off

California Singles format:

• A player has the option to take an extra shot per hole from any lie (Tee/Upshot/Putt) and take the best of the two shots

• A “Cali” needs to be called before the next player throws their shot

Entry Fee:

All Divisions $10 ($5 to payouts/ $5 to extras)

Divisions:

Pro

Advanced

Recreational

Women

Juniors (16 & Under)

For more information:

Call: (314) 487-5204 or (314) 303-1488

E-mail: office@gdstour.com or david@gdstour.com

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