The Steve Werner Memorial is a PDGA sanctioned two day event consisting of three rounds of 18+ holes of exciting disc golf. Sponsored jointly by the United Flyers of Sonoma and The Disc Golf Outlaws, it was envisioned as a low entry fee tournament designed to introduce newer players to tournament play. The tournament is open for pre-registration beginning in February each year and registration is open to all levels of play. You can register online at the Disc Golf Scene or Download the Flyer.
We are looking at the dates for The Steve Werner Memorial this year. It looks like we are shooting for April 26th and 27th. We also are tentatively planning to play both Crane and Taylor Mountain again this year. This is not set in stone but we need to get moving on reserving the date, so…..We are now open for comments, votes, wishes, etc.
We will be out at Crane at 10am this Saturday (Feb 8) despite the monsoon and the Bag Tag Event at Stafford Lake, just in case anyone decides to surf on over. The Ace Pool has been reduced to $118 after Brian Denn aced #6 last week and took the last $250 pool. So…we are rebuilding. Their will likely be no doubles tomorrow due to bad weather and course conditions. Brian, we are holding your winnings for you.
Congratulations to Adrien Cormier who aced hole 18 (Steve’s Basket) yesterday, January 18, 2014. Adrien collected $250 plus the $20 bounty that is always offered for an Ace on 18. Why? Because that is Steve Werner’s personal basket and Steve is very protective of it, that’s why! So protective of it that this is only the 2nd time (in a sponsored activity) he has allowed to be be aced since the course opened! An this was the first time it has been aced in the current position. Congrats to Adrien!
Tomorrow, Saturday, January 4, 2014 starts the 2014 season at Crane Creek.
We have the Handicap Singles League beginning at 10:00am with 2 (yes, that’s right 2) $250 Ace Pools. Handicaps carry forward, so if you qualified (three week qualification) you do not have to qualify again. As a reminder of our payout system, we pay the best raw score (best score before application of handicap), so if you haven’t qualified you still have a chance at $$. Then we pay the top handicapped score, second best handicapped and, if we have enough players, third best handicapped score and fourth best handicapped score. If you have the best raw score AND best handicapped score, you can collect either of the awards (best handicapped is usually the most) but not both. If you choose the best handicapped then the raw award goes to the second best raw score, same limitations apply.
If you have not qualified yet, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE TO WIN THE ACE POOL!
THE 2014 BAG TAGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE! They are $10 just as they were last year. A portion of that goes to the club for course maintenance and a portion is set aside to be added to the pot for the final Bag Tag Roundup held in December.
As usual, Random Doubles will be held following singles. The Ace Pool for doubles is at $215.
REMEMBER: There is always a $20 bounty on hole 18!
There will be a brief meeting tomorrow morning to discuss some proposed rule changes.
This one should go on everyone’s Bucket List…even if you aren’t a disc golfer.
Another great story in the local “Towns” section of the Press Democrat. This makes about three stories they have done on us. This one started when I posted the Crane Creek Ace Race on their events calendar. I then received an email from Nick Walden, the Cotati/Rohnert Park correspondent asking who he could talk to for more info. I forwarded that to Kevin Parkhurst and low and behold they sent out a photographer and everything. Continue reading
We have no more spots left for the 2013 Crane Creek Spooktacular Ace Race!
A couple of morons started a fire just off of hole 11 at Crane Creek today. Fortunately, a couple of our guys were there and took a photo of the jerks as they fled the scene. Thanks to Steve Schroeder and Noah Parker we have good descriptions of both the truck and the guys.
According to our guys, the two made a run for the parking lot as soon as they saw what they had done and made their getaway. If anyone knows the guys, or have any info on the truck, please contact the police or the rangers.
White Toyota Pick up. No shell/camper. Raggae/Rasta sticker in back window.
Driver: Big Stocky (FAT) guy with full hillbilly type beard. Shorts. Bag full of discs. One of the big bags with the shoulder straps making it into a back pack. About 5’10 – 6’0″ maybe. Reddish brown sort of beard. White t-shirt.
Passenger: Smaller, stocky. about 5’7″ to 5’9″. Younger but not by much. Darker hair from what we could see. Yellow t-shirt. Both had disc bags.
Any information on these guys will be appreciated! Help save our
Yes, I have finally emerged from the post tournament coma. Final scores have been uploaded to PDGA so check your scores and let me know if anything looks wrong. I had to have Josh Sommers read final scores to me on Sunday because I just couldn’t read the %^^ screen. There’s no telling what kinds of numbers I plugged in so give it a look before it become official.
Thanks to all the UFOS, the greatest disc golf club in the world. Special thanks to:
- Kevin Parkhurst who wrangled the club’s basket to populate the Taylor Mountain Course.
- Greg Goben who did much fetching, hauling and storing, as always.
- Josh Sommers for his disc and shirt design, all his great help and suggestions and for being my eyes at the end.
- Roger Cansler for being the shirt slepper.
- John Child for being the disc director
- Lewis Bitney’s Grandmother, who, as usual, provided the treats that kept the natives from getting too restless while they awaited the results..
- All the guys who turned out for the Crane Creek work crew that got all of the tee boxes ready to be washed out by Saturday’s downpour.
And all the guys who volunteered and transported their baskets so we could have Sunday’s course at Taylor Mountain!
Saturday’s monsoon at Crane Creek was more than offset by the great day we had at Taylor Mountain. Everybody agreed that Taylor Mountain is going to be a great course! Now all we have to do is get it in! We could have been a bit better organized with the tournament but we had a great time anyway. Hopefully, next year we can have a raffle and a better awards ceremony. In speaking of plans for next year, e, there is a brief poll at the bottom of the page that we would appreciate a response to. Until next year!