What a GREAT day to run the St. Louis Am Championships! It was a little windy, but the high of 78 degrees on Saturday made it very tolerable. The format was first round from the red tees and second round from the blue tees. With 80% of the pins being in the short positions, everyone was licking their chops to shoot a low score. The 1st round hot score was from our very own John Manion, shooting a 57! In the 2nd round there was a lot of movement on the leaderboard. The hot round was shot by Mason North with a 60! This is a scorching score from the blues and ended up catapulting him from 6th to the winners circle in the Advanced division. He received a Bullseye basket for his efforts. All and all, we had 43 Am’s show up and we gave away A LOT of awesome CTP’s and Ring-of-Fire prizes. Thanks to everyone who participated and we look forward to running more GDS events in the future. Results are attached…
Any player rated 980 & below is welcome to come and play 36 holes at the Carrollton Disc Golf Course in Bridgeton, Missouri. It’s located just southeast of the I-270/I-70 intersection.
You do not have to belong to a club or the PDGA to play in this event!
Click on this link or the picture below to download the flyer!!!!
Gateway Disc Sports has been awarded the contract to design and install an 18 hole disc golf course at beautiful Dunegant Park in Florissant, MO.
This course will have a nice mix of holes are easy enough for beginners yet challenging for the more experienced. The Front 9 has short to medium length holes and is a bit technical, winding around and even in a hilly wooded area.
The Back 9 will be much longer and more of an “open links” style with a few par 4’s and a par 5 along a sloping hill.
One or two holes on the back nine will be in small bamboo forest.
Plans are for the course to be up and running by the middle of October!
This Gateway Disc Sports sponsored league started on 7/23. Not only is this the first handicapped singles league in the STL, but it is also the first PDGA sanctioned league (optional) to boot!
For the first couple of weeks (while everyone is establishing their initial handicaps), the field will be broken into 2 divisions (PRO and AM). Since this will obviously benefit the more skilled players, the $5 entry fee will spread around a bit. $2 will go towards the payouts, $2 will go towards the 50/50s, and $1 will go towards the ACE POOL. This will give everyone some added value until they officially set their handicap. Once your handicap is set, all of your $5 entry fee will go towards the payouts. The 50/50s and ACE POOL will revert to being optional “extras”.
On the topic of payouts, score based payouts and SKINS payouts will happen the following week. There is obviously going to be a bit of calculating involved with all of this, so expecting those particular payouts to happen on the same evening just isn’t realistic. On the other hand, if time/light permits, payouts for the 50/50s, ACE POOLS, and FREE CTPs will be on the same day.
Soon enough everyone will also have the option of making their league rounds PDGA rated as well. Here is a link to the PDGA website on this topic – http://www.pdga.com/leagues. Hopefully it will answer all of your questions.
Please post any questions you might have!
Hope to see you all there!
(Legend on the Sign-In Sheet)
L = League Fee ($5)
P = PDGA Fee ($1)
F = Front 9 50/50 ($2)
B = Back 9 50/50 ($2)
S = Skins ($2)
A = ACE POOL ($1)
This was another great year for the Chuckfest Disc Golf Tournament!! It was held in Calgary and Canmore, Alberta, Canada.
The tournament was a success and the Gateway discs were a huge hit. It came as a great surprise to everyone that they’d get such a cool disc to take away from the tourney. A bunch of guys were using their Wizards and Elements during the tourney and their shots always seemed to be parked next to the basket!
Here are the scores and a couple pictures from the event hosted by Kevin King!! Thanks!
1 Rob Sharpe (165)
2 Reece Honour (169)
3 Jordan Walker (171)
4 Tyler Kiefer (172)
5 James Spencer (179)
6 Matt Hawke (181)
7 Kevin King (182)
8 Mik Woolf (182)
9 Nathan Dorward (188)
10 Matt M (189)
11 Darren M (192)
12 Tom S (195)
13 Ryan Sharpe (198)
14 Brad F (202)
15 Trevor F (205)
16 Ben M
17 Jordan R
18 Lloyd S
19 John B
Come play the new 18 Hole – Par 68 Carrollton Park Disc Golf Course in Bridgeton, MO!
You do not need to be a PDGA or Club Member in order to play!
Each team will play one round of disc golf and one round of ball golf. There will be two divisions: Pro and AM.
Prizes to top third in each division, and CTP prizes.
The results from this year’s Gateway Open in Farmington is here!! CLICK on the link to view and save the file.
21st Gateway Open
The 21st Gateway Open is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 19,20th, so act fast to reserve your rooms at a hotel near the course.
If you need reservations for a hotel, we found two cheaper rates in the area:
Super 8 – $70 for two bed/person room per night
Valley Creek Dr
Farmington, MO 63640
less than 5 minutes from Engler Park
Super 8 – $55 for two bed/person room per night
Bonne Terre, MO
about 25 minutes from Engler Park