Huntington Beach returns to the SoCal and PDGA schedules with a pair of 1-day tournaments January 12th and 13th. Ams will play two rounds on Saturday, Pros will play two rounds with a Final 9 (Open Men only) on Sunday. Check-in is at 7:30am each day, tee-off at 8:30am. There is no online registration for this event, but you can download the entry form here.
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Posted by socaldg on January 2, 2013
Well, 2012 is winding down, and it was a big year for disc golf in SoCal. Eighteen events on the SoCal Series schedule (and it seemed half of them were run by Gary “Ironman” Sandoval!), a new ball golf/disc golf course in the SoCal Series (Verdugo Hills), a SoCal Series tournament with three venues in one day (Cannonball Run), the return of Eldo to the schedule, seven Ice Bowls, new courses all over (Murrieta, Vista, Burbank, Lompoc, Redlands and other private courses, I’m sure), rapid growth by Legacy and continued Innova-tion from Innova, great play from upstarts and old farts alike and a PDGA World Champion with SoCal roots. Whew. The SoCal Disc Golf Club also saw some changes, with a new crop of board members, new website, Facebook and Twitter presences.
The competition throughout the SoCal Series was hot. Steve Rico held the lead in Men’s Open all year, but always had Philo and Max Nichols nipping at his heels. Indigo Brude took the Ladies’ Open title, and almost won Men’s Rec too! A.J. Risley won Men’s Advanced and finished 5th in Men’s Open – he played enough events to collect the most points by any player this year (438). But the closest race of the year was in Men’s Pro Grandmasters, where Steve Killian and Todd Banks both finished with 112 points. Steve won the title based on the tie-breaker: playing more events. The Champions of the SoCal Series were honored at the year-end banquet last Saturday at Prado Regional Park. Suzette Simons, Vicky Wisecup and Randy Wylot put on a fantastic event with good competition, great food and an extensive prize raffle. We would also like to acknowledge all of the SoCal Series Champions here:
|Men’s Pro Open||Steve Rico|
|Men’s Pro Masters||Jerry Goff|
|Men’s Pro Grandmasters||Steve Killian|
|Men’s Pro Senior Grandmasters||Tom Clickner|
|Men’s Pro Legends||Bill Richards|
|Ladies’ Pro Open||Indigo Brude|
|Ladies’ Pro Masters||Emina Weaver|
|Ladies’ Pro Grandmasters||Susie Horn|
|Men’s Advanced Amateur||A.J. Risley|
|Men’s Advanced Master||Anthony Bassett|
|Men’s Advanced Grandmaster||Mark Hauser|
|Men’s Advanced Senior Grandmaster||Jeffrey Brown|
|Men’s Intermediate Amateur||Justin Proffitt|
|Men’s Recreational Amateur||Troy Coffin|
|Men’s Novice Amateur||Mike Ventress|
|Junior Boys (under 20)||Caleb Phillips|
|Junior Boys (under 17)||Connor Hanrahan|
|Ladies’ Advanced Amateur||Helen Wilson|
|Ladies’ Advanced Master||Helen Wilson|
|Ladies’ Intermediate Amateur||Karie Fisher|
We’re looking forward to a great SoCal Disc Golf 2013. An expanded schedule, including the return of events at Huntington Beach and La Mirada is in the works. We have been blessed with a great group of TDs and volunteers, and of course a great group of players. Help us make SoCal better by renewing your membership, and bringing along a few friends as members and volunteers. The future is bright for disc golf in SoCal!
Posted by socaldg on December 19, 2012
Need just one more PDGA-sanctioned SoCal event before 2013? Then sign up for the X-mas Open, to be held at Veteran’s Park in Sylmar on Saturday, December 22nd. Registration must be done online at DiscGolfU.com. Non-stop TD Gary Sandoval continues to out-TD the rest of us, continuously providing sanctioned events for rabid players. My only question is: will he be wearing a Santa suit?
Posted by socaldg on December 18, 2012
The year-end SoCal Banquet/Membership Meeting/Challenge Round is coming up on Saturday, December 15th at Prado Regional Park in Chino. The schedule for the day is: Check-in for Challenge Round 8:30am – Player Meeting 10:00am – Tee-off To Follow – Banquet Begins 1:30. Registration includes entry into the event and the awards banquet – $20 for current SoCal members, $25 for non-members.
This will be a full flighted event. Your final score will determine how you will place in one of three flights. Minimal prizes will be awarded throughout each flight. Other prizes will be awarded during the raffle held during the membership meeting and awards banquet. A fully catered meal will be provided at the awards banquet featuring mexican food. Alcohol is legal in Prado Park (we won’t have it available, so bring your own).
Everyone who joins or renews with SoCal DGA at the event can pick up their new 2013 SoCal Tag and Membership Disc. There will also be a 5$ discount on PDGA membership renewals at the event. If you are interested in serving on the SoCal Board of Directors, contact Randy Wylot @ 619-709-7927 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Prado Regional Park – 16700 Euclid Ave., Chino, Ca. 91708 (909) 597-4260
Park gates open at 7:30am. There is a $10 per carload for entry on weekends. Park entry is NOT included in the entry fee.
Posted by socaldg on December 5, 2012
Straight from TD Randy Wylot, here are the layout maps and hole descriptions for Brengle Terrace Park (2 rounds on Saturday) and Kit Carson Park (1 round on Sunday). Many thanks to Max Nichols for preparing these documents and all his work seting up the courses.
There are still a few spots open for players who want to compete in the event. You must register online at DiscGolfU.com. Spectators are welcome both days, and spectators will have a chance to see some of the top disc golfers in the world competing on our local courses. David Feldberg (1038) and Nikko Locastro (1038) are in the top 10 of PDGA-rated players, with Paul Ulibarri (1029) and local favorite Micah Dorius (1028) not too far behind. Carlo Pelg (1008), Max Nichols (1004), Dan Duron (1000) and Kyle Eckmann (1000) are all 1,000-rated players who should be in the mix. And will the two players at the top of the SoCal Series show up? Although they’re not registered at the time this post was written (7am, 10/15), don’t be surprised to see Steve Rico (1029) and Philo Braithwaite (1022) on the course this weekend.
Volunteers are needed! If you volunteer for the weekend, you will receive a tournament-stamp disc, tournament-embroidered polo shirt and lunch on Saturday. Contact Randy Wylot (email@example.com).
Posted by socaldg on November 15, 2012
Course layouts for Am weekend: Kit Carson Park – Brengle Terrace Park
Posted by socaldg on October 31, 2012
Word out in SoCal Disc Golf-land is that the 2012 Long Beach Open presented by West Coast Disc Golf was a big success! Full fields on both days and a very smoothly run event. Congrats to Jeff Spohr and his band of volunteers for a great effort. Here’s how the event was summarized on the West Coast Facebook page:
We had a great weekend hosting the West Coast Disc Golf 2012 Long Beach Open. Congratulations to the winners and new proud owners of a pair of brand new Oakley sunglasses: Men’s Open winner Steve Rico, Women’s Open winner McKayla Thomas, Masters winner Mike Bush, Women’s Masters winner Indigo Brude, Grandmasters winner Dan Henton, Senior Grandmasters winner Dennis DenDog Gordon, Legends winner Ray Carr, Mens Advanced AM winner Kyle Maddox, Advanced Masters winner Anthony Bassett, Intermediate winner Aaron Hagner, and Recreational winner Andy Tith. Would also like to thank our sponsors Legacy Discs, Innova, Gateway, Kinetic Disc Golf, and Play It Again Sports Los Alamitos. And an extra special THANK YOU to our West Coast Team for helping things run smoothly: Ryan Spohr, Davis Masey-Miller, Tommy Eckmann, Robert McIntee, Dave Pechi, Matt Spies, Robert Smith, Liam Watson, and Kory Allen.
Congrats to all the winners! The large size of the field may have shaken up the points race in a few divisions. Next up….SoCal Championships @ Kit Carson and Brengle Terrace Parks in North County San Diego!
Posted by socaldg on October 22, 2012
The final events of the SoCal Series, the SoCal Disc Golf Championships, will be held over two weekends in November – November 10 & 11 for amateurs and November 17 & 18 for Professionals. Both weekends will be held on courses in North County San Diego: Kit Carson Park in Escondido and The San Diego Aces Disc Golf Course @ Brengle Terrace Park in Vista. Each tournament will have golfers playing three rounds, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Details on which courses on which days is forthcoming. Registration for both weekends is being held online at DiscGolfU.com, with separate signup pages for Ams and Pros.
Tournament Director and SoCal President Randy Wylot is promising a smoothly-run event, with lunch available for players on Saturday. Innova Disc Golf is back once again as the major sponsor of the SoCal Championships, which means a great payout. Additional sponsors are DiscGolfValues.com, SDSF Pro Shop @ KCP and the San Diego Aces Disc Golf Association.
Very important!!! Sign-ups for the tournament are restricted for SoCal members only until Nov. 1st. After Nov. 1st registration will open up for players who are not SoCal members. If you are a SoCal member, now is the time to sign up!
Additional info is available on the SoCal Championships Flyer, and on DiscGolfU.
Posted by socaldg on October 16, 2012
With the SoCal Disc Golf Series winding down to a close, several division races are still very close coming down to the wire, and these last few events may be the deciders. Two SoCal events are on tap for October: the Green Valley Open, being held at Yucaipa Regional Park on October 6&7; and the Long Beach Open, held at El Dorado Park on October 20&21. Both events still have spots open and have online registration available through DiscGolfU.com. Click on the tournament names above to go to the registration site. Eric Audet’s Oak Valley boys always deliver a fun event, but probably without the Sunday morning round in the snow at the Am tournament held this Spring. Reasonably-priced camping, available at the park, makes this a great event for the budget-conscious player. The Long Beach Open, presented by Jeff Spohr’s West Coast Disc Golf, will feature separate Am and Pro days, which allows more players into the event. WDGC has reportedly put together a great player pack for Ams, and solid payout for top finishers on both days.
With just one month to go before the SoCal Championships, here’s how the points series races are shaping up:
MPO: Steve Rico currently leads Philo Braithwaite by one point, 219 to 218, with Max Nichols in third (205). This race is so close it will definitely come down to the wire. Max still has a chance to catch up, especially since the SoCal Championships will be held on one course he helped design (Brengle Terrace) and one he has played very well on in the past (Kit Carson).
FPO: Indigo Brude has a very solid lead over Kimmy Jones – 82 to 50. There really aren’t enough events left with big FPO fields to make up that difference.
MPM: Jerry Goff holds a 23-point lead over three players: Richard Hoffa, Dan Duron and Mike Bush, 138 to 115. They’ll need a big field at SoCal Champs to catch him.
FPM & FPG: These two divisions share players – it really depends on who’s showing up at each event to decide which division they’ll play in. Emina Weaver leads Helen Wilson in FPM, 15 to 12; and Susie Horn (31 points) leads Suzette Simons (19), Helen Wilson (17) and Emina Weaver (16). The front-runners hold a distinct advantage.
MPG: One of the closesr, most-contested divisions. Marcus Cisneros (94) leads Steve Killian (91), Todd Banks (89) and Randy Wylot (87) by just a few points. This could be decided the final weekend.
MPS: Tom Clickner leads the division with 85 points. Glenn Triemstra (55), Phil Ganshert (43) and Mark Horn (41) could all catch him, but only if they play the final few events. Tom has played 5, the others only 2 or 3 (best 5 point totals count).
MPL: Bill Richards (34 points) has another title locked up.
MA1: A.J. Risley leads this large division with 143 points, ahead of Jeff Russell (132), Steve Valencia (131) and Patrick Paramore (123). Jeff and Steve could still catch A.J. if they were to finish at the top of a large field at the SoCal Championships, at least ten spots better than A.J.
FA1, FM1, FA2: Helen Wilson leads Karie Fisher in FA1, 32 to 15. Helen also has the FM1 title wrapped up with 44 points, while Karie will surely win FA2 with 33 points so far.
MM1: Roger Snider (90 points) may ride his win over the series’ largest field at the Wintertime Open all the way to the title. His 90 points will be hard to catch for Anthony Bassett (81) and Jon Ventress (79).
MG1: Mark Hauser leads Gary Abraham 78 to 72 so far. In order to catch Mark, Gary needs to win an event with a large field…and have Mark stumble.
MS1: Jeffery Brown has this locked up.
MA2: Justin Proffitt (136 points) leads Joshua Fisher (124) and Aaron Hagner (123), and once again, they need to beat a large field and have him falter or not show up in order to catch him.
MA3: Matthew Garber and Troy Coffin are tied, with 111 points apiece! A strong showing in the last few events will decide the title. Indigo Brude (104) has a slim outside chance.
MA4: Another close one. Mike Ventress (33 points), Steve Reinhard (32) and Corbin Brown (30) could each take the title.
MJ1: Caleb Phillips leads Martin Arcos, 17 to 15.
Many of these series titles depend on the last few events of the season, most notably the neck-and-neck Men’s Open battle between Rico and Braithwaite. Let’s pack these last few tournaments!
Posted by socaldg on September 30, 2012
OK, there’s nothing about disc golf in this post, but it is about a disc golfer.
SoCal member and all-around Frisbee aficionado Chris Horn showed up on TV last night, in a special “schoolteacher” edition of Wipeout (8pm Thursdays on ABC). While Chris didn’t walk away with the $50,000 first place prize, he did get a little airtime on the show. Right from the top, Chris is the first contestant you see during the opening intro clips and his run-in with the school bus stop sign was epic. Chris made it past the first cut and went on to the second round, but that was about it. Watching at home, we figured he was doomed when the hosts *didn’t* come up with a goofy nickname for him. No matter, it was fun to see one of our locals on the tube, even if he was getting whacked into the mud puddle instead of sinking a 50-foot putt. If you want to watch the episode, you can find it online here: http://abc.go.com/shows/wipeout
Posted by socaldg on September 21, 2012