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. 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. DG NOMAD Disc Golf set up a glow course for some night time play with their custom glow chain/black-light 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 with 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 DG NOMAD 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 competition, 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 DG NOMAD and a formal glow doubles round took place.

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

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gatewaydiscsports

10855 Metro Ct. Maryland Heights, MO 63043

314.487.5204

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Willmore Wednesdays Glow League

From November 2nd (Fall DST) to March 8th (Spring DST), Willmore Park DGC will be hosting a weekly Glow League! The format will remain the same as before, except that everyone will start at 6:00 p.m. (no rolling start). Grab your glow gear (LEDs available for purchase) and come join the fun!

Divisional Singles Format

Check-In Starts at 5:15 p.m.

Check-In Ends at 5:45 p.m.

$5 Entry Fee

Lots of optional Buy-Ins

Shotgun Start at 6:00 p.m.

Questions?

Call: 314.487.5204 or 314.210.2038

E-mail:office@gdstour.com or discdoh@hotmail.com

There’re 3 Divisions:

Pro / Advanced / Recreational

The Pro division pays out at 100% cash to the top 1/3 of the field (rounding up)

The Advance and Recreational Divisions pay out at 125% of the cash value to the top 40% of the field (rounding up).

Optional Buy-Ins

Ace Pool- $1

50/50s- $1 for the Front 9 / $1 for the Back 9

Skins- $2

Free CTPSs provided by Gateway Disc Sports every week

 

 

Ozark Fall Harvest 2014

October 25th & 26th, 2014

Vichy, Missouri

Ozark Mountain Par 72

Spencer-Davis Par 63

Akita’s Run Par 54

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Missouri State Championships 2014

Saturday September 20, 2014

Logan University

1851 Schoettler Rd Logan University Chesterfield, MO 63017

Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Tee Off: 10:00 a.m

2 Rounds of 18

Division Entry Fee

Men Pro – $40

Men Am – $30

Women – $20

Juniors – $10

 Pro Divisions payout in Cash

All Divisions payout in Vouchers / Gear

Multiple Sponsor CTP’s (Closest to the Basket)

New GDS molds to Demo / Purchase

Every player will receive a Custom Stamped DisC

 

10855 Metro Blvd Maryland Heights, MO 63043

Test Fly Promotion

Disc Golf Clubs!

Have you talked to us about our Test Fly Promotion? No?

What we want to do is send you out a box with 10 of our current molds for players at your local leagues, tournaments and casual players to try out. We realize not everyone in every area has access to our discs and this is how we get them into your hands so you can let your local retailers an vendors you’re interested in more than one manufacturer being represented in their shops. And all we’re asking in return is for shipping to be covered and that your club doesn’t use these as prizes, raffles or giveaways.Here is how you can get in on this amazing promotion:

Contact Josh@GDSTour.com with:
- Club Name
– Club Location
– Club E-mail
– Club Website
- Club Phone Number
– Club Contact Member
From there, you will receive a reply with instructions on how to submit payment for shipping, get your mailing address, have your package out ASAP and send you information on how you can further take advantage of this deal!

California Monthly Series: Creve Coeur

Creve Coeur Lake Park

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

13750 Marine Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63146

2 Rounds

10:00 a.m. Tee Off
8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Registration

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)

Included Extras:

Ace Pool

50/50s

CTP’s (Closest to the Basket)

Super Side Pot:

• Super Pro – $10

• Super Am – $5 (Adv & Rec)

– 100% Payout

– Pros get paid in Cash

– Ams get paid in Vouchers

For more information:

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

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

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/gatewaydiscsports

ALL PLAYERS ARE ENTERED INTO THE AUGUST RAFFLE

Gateway Am Championships 2014

St. Louis Amateur Championship

Carrollton Park

14861 Phelps Dr., Bridgeton MO 63044

2 Rounds

1st Round Red Tees

2nd Round Red Tees

8:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Registration

10:00 a.m. Tee Off

Divisions / Entry Fee

Advanced Am – $30

Advanced Master – $30

Intermediate Am – $25

Recreational Am – $20

Juniors – $10

• All Divisions payout in Vouchers / Gear

• Multiple Sponsor CTP’s (Closest to the Basket)

• New GDS molds to Demo / Purchase

• Every player will receive a Custom Stamped Disc

Entry Fee Breakdown:

$2 GDS Ace Pool

$2 Cash CTP’s

$1 Disc CTP’s

+remainder goes to payouts

Deal of a Lifetime

It’s that time of year again

Deal of a Lifetime #3

This deal is a steal for any club, league of tournament looking to go big!

Only 10 of these deals will be available on a first come first serve basis.. It’s simple… The first 10 people to PayPal David@gdstour.com and email Dominick at sales@gdstour.com or danny@gdstour.com will be locked in to their Deal of a Lifetime.

Includes :

Bullseye $239 (retail)
Ozark backpack $119 (retail value)
50 Custom Stamp “S” putter, mid or driver $599.50 (retail value)
50 Custom Stamped Mini $62.50 (retail value)
CTP pack valued at $100 retail
2 tie dye tee $50 ( retail value)
Die charge $75 & $45
Shipping $60
* all discs may be upgraded to glow or e for $2.50 ea.

Total package valued at $1,350 retail

You will receive everything listed above and one hour of free graphic artwork for $699 shipped to you!

Thank all very much for your business and support.