SoCal Team Brings Home World Doubles Championship!

-Many thanks to new MS1 Doubles World Champ Dave Hadder for this account of his recent trip to Texas!

(Mt. Vernon, Texas) – The team of Mark Hauser and Dave Hadder claimed

World MS1 Doubles Champs - Mark Hauser (L) and Dave Hadder (R)

World MS1 Doubles Champs – Mark Hauser (L) and Dave Hadder (R)

the Senior Grandmaster title of World Champions at the 2015 World Doubles Championships held on May 29th-31st in Mount Vernon Texas.

Team SoCal arrived three days early to practice on the four courses used for the tournament, and quickly discovered that water would be a subtext for the week as each course played around overflowing lakes or streams.  Ankle deep standing water and mud on a majority of the holes welcomed the visitors from the desert land of SoCal.  But the torrential rains that had soaked the area for over a month would hamper all of the disc golfers at this World Championship.

Two rounds were scheduled for Friday at the Seleh Ranch DGC, with the morning round on the Lakeside course playing a mixed format (6 holes Best Disc, 6 holes Best Score and 6 holes of Alternate Shot).  The first six holes were played mostly through the woods, and although Team SoCal was 1-under the Iowa/Nebraska team made several incredible saves and clutch long distance putts to hold a 2-stroke lead.  The final hole (#18) of Alternate Shot along the lake was more of the same as Team SoCal missed birdie putts and fell behind by three strokes.  Moving to the Best Shot format Team SoCal posted an eagle on #1 and then four birdies over the next six holes to pick up one stroke on the leaders as Team Iowa/Nebraska matched them shot for shot with the help of two 50-ft. putts.

The best score portion of the round started on the ‘Island’ hole with Dr. Hauser carding a birdie, while the other team sank a 45-ft. birdie putt from a tombstone shot buried into the shoreline.  Team SoCal finally broke through for one stroke playing back into the woods while Team Iowa/Nebraska floundered in the woods with a bogey.  An hour and a half rain delay interrupted the round, but once play was resumed Team SoCal birdied the final two holes to remain one stroke out of first and in a tie for second.

Round 2 was played on the Seleh Ranch Creekside course using the Best Shot format.

Dave Hadder threads the gap.

Dave Hadder threads the gap.

Starting the round on Hole #17 players faced two holes dominated by the lake, including #18 that played to a peninsula hole only 50-ft. wide.  The three teams on the card each birdied the opening water holes with Hadder barely missing an ace on #18.  Two holes later Team SoCal regained a tie for the lead before having one of it’s few hiccups for the round.  With one drive in the lake and another playing through an opening in the woods, they still dropped a stroke when Team Not Quite Stable made a perfect approach shot across the lake and Team Iowa/Nebraska birdied from 80-ft. inches inside the shoreline.  Team SoCal answered with five birdies in a row, resulting in a 3-way tie for first when Hadder made a 27-ft. putt into the wind and rain for birdie on a 614-ft. hole.  With the rain pounding down on the course Team SoCal missed putts on the next two holes to drop two strokes back, including a rules violation that wiped out a 22-ft. birdie putt by Hauser, after watching Team Iowa/Nebraska once again making birdie from 70-ft.  Needing a spark, Team SoCal birdied five out of the last six holes, but it wasn’t enough as the Not Quite Stable team carded four birdies and an eagle on the final hole played over the lake for a 2-stroke lead after the day one.

Overnight the area was hit with several storms and the third round on Saturday at the Texas Twist DGC was delayed four hours due to a line of massive thunderstorms.  When play finally started in the afternoon using the Alternate Shot format Team SoCal was still on the leader card paired with Team Not Quite Stable.  An early O.B. into the creek on the third hole played dropped Team SoCal 4-strokes down, which would be the largest deficit of the tournament, but Team SoCal quickly erased the deficit in two holes with two birdies and the help of Not Quite Stable throwing into the lake for a double bogey.  Two holes later Team SoCal took over first place and then recorded four birdies on the next five holes, the last extending the lead to two strokes.  Playing back into the woods, Team SoCal had problems on the next two holes, erasing their lead and resulting in a 3-way tie for first leading into the final round.

Due to the long rain delay in the morning, and more thunderstorms on the horizon,

Mark Hauser attacks the green.

Mark Hauser attacks the green.

the fourth round was moved to Sunday, and the Final 9 was eliminated, meaning the championship would be decided on the Trey Deuce DGC using the Best Score format.  This was a nearly perfectly played team round as Team SoCal never recorded a bogey and made twelve birdies, but the BC Champs team (also playing on the lead card) were still only one stroke behind with five holes to play.  Hole #10 was a 600-ft. hole snaking through the woods that Team SoCal (mostly Hauser) parred while Team BC Champs took a double bogey seven, and with a 3 stroke lead the decision was made, “We have 4 holes left and we need to birdie them all”.  Hauser’s 28-ft. putt on the final hole sealed the deal, completing the four-for-four and secured the title of World Champions for Team SoCal by four strokes, with the lowest round of the day of any team (3 Divisions) playing the Trey Deuce course.

Congrats to Mark Hauser and Dave Hadder for bringing home more world titles!

Team SoCal Wins the California Cup!

Team SoCal - 2015

Team SoCal – 2015

Every January since 1998, the top points leaders in both NorCal Series and SoCal Series meet up in Santa Maria for the CA Cup.  This event was the vision of Tim Selinske and it’s all about having a good time and embracing the sport of disc golf in a Match Play Team environment. If you compete in NorCal or SoCal tournaments, you are earning points.  After the NorCal and SoCal Championships are wrapped up, the Team Captains (Michael Travers, NorCal and Mike Byrne, SoCal) send out invitations to the top points leaders in most divisions.  It is an honor to be invited to this event and an event I look forward to each year.


Day 1 results

The format is match play singles and doubles. Basically, 2 players from NorCal and 2 players from SoCal get paired up to battle for a potential 4 points per day. You play 18 holes of singles (1 NorCal vs 1 Socal) and immediately roll into doubles (both NorCal vs both SoCal players. Winning the singles will earn your team 1 point and winning doubles will earn 2 points for your team. In addition, a tie in singles earns 1/2 point for each team and a tie in doubles earns 1 point for each team.

Historically, NorCal has destroyed SoCal. This year, however, SoCal showed up ready to compete and win. We put in our work on Saturday and finished the day with a 4 point lead over NorCal. Saturday night we typically meet up at Atari-Ya for a great party and the best sushi around. It’s truly a great night but you must watch out for Mr. Lawrence Halili who has the huge bottle of saki going around! Sunday morning team captains have the option to shuffle teams and opponents, and redo the cards. On Sunday, NorCal beat SoCal by 1 point and SoCal won by 3 points overall!

Justin Lieberman and company put on a traditional Tri-Tip BBQ for the players on Sunday afternoon and we enjoyed the great food while discussing how we played and enjoyed great company while scores were being tallied.

Team Captains

Team Captains

It was truly an awesome moment when Travers picked up the “Bucket” and announced, “It’s Official” and proceeded to hand the bucket to SoCal team captain Mike Byrne. The SoCal team was excited and many pictures were taken to save the memories forever.

Waller Pines DGC and crew were great hosts and we thank them for all their work and efforts.

If you want to play next year, sign up for SoCal tournaments and start earning your points. We hope to see you out there next year helping SoCal defend out title!

[Many thanks to Jeff Nyerges for this story and photos!]

Strong Showing by Southern California Disc Golfers at 2014 Am Worlds

Things are just getting back to normal on the disc golf courses around Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota after the hubbub of 612 disc golfers competing for the PDGA Amateur World Championships.  But a few Southern California disc golfers brought some of that excitement back home with them.

San Diego’s Vanessa Van Dyken kept her perfect PDGA tournament record alive at 7-0 by winning the Advanced Women’s division (FA1) at this year’s Am Worlds.  Vanessa took the lead after shooting the hot round (53) in the 3rd round and never looked back on her way to a 6-shot win.  Smashboxxtv was providing lots of live video coverage of the tournament play, and you can see their full round played at Bryant Lake here.

Santa Barbara’s Mark Hauser is a fixture in SoCal Disc Golf.  Mark has 38 PDGA wins since 2001, including seven (yes, seven!) Tim Selinske U.S. Masters titles in the Advanced Grandmaster division.  Mark had come in second twice, third and fifth at Am Worlds, but this year he took the title in Men’s Advanced Senior Grandmasters (MS1)!  After dueling with Florida’s Michael Schweitzer for the first three rounds, Mark took the lead in round #4 and cruised to a 19-shot victory.  Congrats Dr. Mark!

Perhaps the most buzz around SoCal last week was generated by the play of Robert “Robot” Smith of Fountain Valley, playing in the Advanced Men’s division (MA1).  Robot shot out of the gate quickly with a 1030-rated first round and held the lead after the first, second and third rounds.  He stumbled a little during the fourth round to drop into second place but quickly stormed back in the fifth round to regain the lead.  His cardmates picked up strokes on him in round six and the semi-finals as the top four players were all tied up going in to the 9-hole finals.  Robot stumbled on the first few holes of the final and ended up taking third place, but he was an obvious crowd favorite with his massive drives.  Several of Robot’s rounds are available for viewing on Smashboxxtv’s YouTube page.

Congrats to all of the SoCal disc golfers who made the trip to Minnesota, and thanks for representing us proudly!

Golden Sombrero Series Wraps Up This Weekend

The 2014 Golden Sombrero of Ice Bowls has will be the biggesttournament logo in the series’ history.  Begun as the “Triple Crown of Ice Bowls” (Redlands, Palm Desert, San Marcos) in 2008 by Bill Maury-Holmes and Allen Risley, the series has evolved into nine charity events crammed into the first two months of the year.  The series changed its name one year later with the addition of a fourth event (Sun Valley/San Diego) to the Golden Sombrero Series and has kept that moniker ever since.

Each year the series has crowned a champion, who is awarded a golden, decorated sombrero at the series-closing event.  In the early years the champion was the player who beat the most other players at all of the events combined.  As the series grew it was decided to put a cap on the number of events included in a player’s points total, and that cap has been set at four events.  Players receive a point for each other player in an event who they beat (no points for players tied).  Since many of the Ice Bowl events allow for the use of mulligans ($1 each), some have argued that it’s possible to buy a series win.  With the addition of the Ice Bowl in Paradise in 2011 and inclusion of the San Marcos Super Ice Bowl – neither of which included mulligan use – that claim is harder to defend.

2010GS Winners

2010 Golden Sombrero top finishers: 1st – A.J. Risley, 2nd – Patrick Paramore

This year’s series has had a record number of players so far, with 318 participating in the first seven events, thanks to big turnouts at Chavez (83), Yucaipa (64) and Murrieta (64).  This year’s series championship is still up for grabs going into the final two events this weekend – the Wrightwood Ice Bowl and the San Diego Ice Bowl @ Mission Bay.  The current top 5 players are listed below with their point totals (and number of events played in parentheses):

  1. A.J. Risley – 214 points (5 events played)
  2. Danny Zwolenski – 176 (6)
  3. Chris Horn 173 (3)
  4. Allen Risley 152 (5)
  5. (tie) Bill Maury-Holmes 148 (3), Jason Perdue 148 (3)

Four-time defending champion A.J. Risley is currently in the lead with 214 points.  Since neither A.J. nor 2009 champ Allen Risley are playing in Ice Bowls this weekend, their scores will not change.  But other players still have a shot:

  • Danny Zwolenski can catch A.J. if he can beat 72 players in one of the events and none of the other top players pass him.
  • Likewise for Chris Horn, who needs to beat 42 players at Wrightwood to pass A.J. (Chris needs to hope for more walk-up entrants on Saturday, current registration is 37).
  • Bill Maury-Holmes needs to beat at least 67 players at Wrightwood, which is not likely to happen (sorry Bill).
  • Jason Perdue needs to beat 67 players at either Wrightwood or Mission Bay to pass A.J.  He is unlikely to have enough players in the field at Wrightwood, but the Mission Bay field is 94 players, which gives him a strong chance.

So don’t expect to know the outcome of the Golden Sombrero championship race until late in the evening on Sunday (Mission Bay is played under the lights).  But we already know the big winners from this year’s Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls – the local charities that will be receiving cash and canned food donated by our players!

SoCal Year-End Event Coming Up!

Join So Cal DGA for an 18 hole event at Prado Regional Park in Chino followed by the annual awards banquet and full membership meeting.  Early registration is requested so the proper amount of meals can be ordered.  Sign up ASAP at

Check in 8:30am – Player Meeting 10:00 – Tee to follow – Banquet Begins appx 1:30pm.  Banquet takes place at the meeting hall and banquet facility in Prado Park.  Alcohol is legal in Prado Park, however no alcohol will be available (BYOB).  If you or a friend won a series championship this year (or came close), show up so the assembled SoCal players can give you a round of applause…and you can pick up your prize!

This is a 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 full membership meeting and So Cal Series Awards banquet.   Players may join an optional side action bet on the day of the event.  Everyone who joins or renews with So Cal DGA at the event (or online registration) may pick up the 2014 So Cal Bag Tag and Membership disc.  So Cal will also offer $5.00 discount on all PDGA memberships and renewals taken at the event  (or online registration).

But wait! There’s more!  SoCal will be holding a Hott Shott putting contest during the day’s festivities!  $1 to enter (up to 3 times, all proceeds go to EDGE) – compete for a State or National Championship.  More info at:

If you are interested in serving on the 2014 Board of Directors, please contact Suzette at 909-481-6266.

Prado Regional Park – 16700 Euclid Avenue, Chino, CA  91708  (909) 597-4260.  Park gates open at 7:30am.

PRADO CHARGES $10.00 PER CARLOAD FOR ENTRY ON WEEKENDS.  Entry into park is NOT included in event/banquet fees.

SoCal Series Heats Back Up!

Summer is coming to an end, and it’s back-to-school time for many.  It’s also Back-to-the-SoCal-Series time, as the schedule picks back up after a semi-hiatus for Am and Pro Worlds.  Oh yeah, speaking of Pro Worlds…SoCal native Paul “McBeast” McBeth chalked up his second straight PDGA Worlds title with a 5-shot win over Dave “Feldbeard” Feldberg.  Steve Rico made a run at the top card, finishing 7th overall and HB’s Kyle Eckmann got some great mid-week exposure on the lead card before fading to 14th place.  Congrats to all of our SoCal disc golfers that made the trip to Pro Worlds at Lemon Lake, Indiana and Am Worlds at Emporia, Kansas!

The Skyhigh Showdown signaled to return to activity for SoCal disc golf, with Suzette Simons putting on another great event for 193 players at the 7000-ft. high Skyhigh disc golf course.  A weekend of dry, but windy weather provided challenges for the players, but many who had played last year remarked about how much nicer it was to not finish amidst lightning and hailstones.  Steve Rico gobbled up a ton of SoCal Series points in his 6-stroke win over the Men’s Open division.  Shadd Wade, Logan Turner and Chris Brophy tied for second place.  Other tournament highlights included 14-year-old Connor Hanrahan’s 4-shot win in Men’s Advanced and Anthony Bassett’s win in Advanced Masters, noteworthy because Anthony played 108 holes as part of the “Ironman” competition.  Full results for the Skyhigh Showdown are available at

OSV_logo_finalSeptember is a busy month for the SoCal Series, with three events on the schedule.  First up is The Open @ Sun Valley (Sept. 7/8), filling the spot traditionally held by the Sun Valley Open.  Same location, same great 18-hole layout on the hilly ball golf course, just different TD’s.  Two weeks later (Sept. 21) at Verdugo Hills is another tournament held on a ball golf course – the Verdugo Hills Open.  TD Gary Sandoval has put together a 1-day, 2-round event on the popular Verdugo Hills layout, with some of the best elevation-change holes in SoCal.  September rounds out with a tournament that brings the SoCal Series back to one of the older courses in the region, Whittier Narrows.   The Blue Heron Open presented by Arroyo Disc Sports (Sept. 28/29) is the first PDGA-sanctioned event run by Logan Turner and the Arroyo boys, and we’re looking forward to it.  Looking ahead to October, the ever fun Chavez Ridge DGC hosts the Fling XVII, with the return of the ever popular Freeway Hole.  Sign up for these events today!

Coming Up, Going Down…

Years ago, the International Frisbee Association (IFA) put out a wonderful magazine called Frisbee World (later changed to Frisbee disc World, because of trademark issues).  The brainchild of Dan “Stork” Roddick, it was the best way to keep up with news about what was going on in the world of Frisbee (come get me, Mattel!).  One of my favorite parts of the mag was the sections called “Coming Up” and “Going Down”, where you could see a list of upcoming big events and then the results from those events.  This was loooooong before the instant news fix of the Interwebs, so it was often months before we back on the east coast knew who had won the U.S. Open at La Mirada, or the WFC held at the Rose Bowl.

So I’ve decided to draw upon that great idea from the past and initiate a “sorta-regular-ish” feature for the SoCal website: Ups & Downs.  I’ll try to do it near the beginning of each month, and list some interesting things that happened in the past month and other interesting things that are coming up.  As always, if you have something you’d like to crow about or drum up interest in, please send me a message at  I’d really like to have other voices represented on this website, not just mine. -Allen Risley

With that explained, here are the Ups & Downs – things coming up soon and things that went down recently:

Going Down:

  • Huntington Beach: HB made it back on the PDGA and SoCal schedules, holding their City Championship January 12/13.  There were some grumbles about the lack of online registration and delays on getting results, but dammit, Jerry Davis ran an event at HB!!!  Lots of good comments about how things were run and the quality of play.  Hometown hero and current World Champion Paul McBeth started off 2013 as a winner, with a 4-stroke win over Kyle Eckman.  Paul’s 1080-rated final 9 accounted for three of those strokes – Stewart Mendenhall and Max Nichols rounded out the final 9 group.  Other Pro division winners: Brittany Blair (FPO), Mark Collicott (MPM) Robbie Wilson (MPG) and Tom Clickner (MPS). Am division winners: Taylor Mate (MA1), Anthony Bassett (MM1), Richard Ewald (MA2), Jeremy Fairchild (MA3), Rebecca Anderson (FW3), Jacob Courtis (MJ3).
  • Ice Bowl Season is Here!:  SoCal’s “Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls” is back for it’s 5th season, with eight events on the schedule.  Four have already occurred:
    • Redlands – Golden Sombrero originator Bill Maury-Holmes drew 48 players to Ford Park in Redlands to kick off the series.  A.J. Risley took the win, after a playoff with Nick Wright and Nick Novoa.  All three had shot 18-down, with the help of a few mulligans.  Dave Phillips won the “Metal or Nada” round, with 2 metal hits on the final 9 holes.  $715 and 3 cans of food were collected for Redlands Family Services.
    • San Marcos – 50 players showed up in San Marcos the next day to tackle Montiel Park.  Mark Verrochi stole the show, wining the event with 23-under 58.  A.J. Risley and Bill Maury-Holmes were just two shots back at 60 (yes, there were mulligans).  Mark also took home a basket for his ace of hole #4, beating Kyle Becker and Austen Stringfield in a CTP playoff.  $700 and 100 lbs of canned food were collected for the North County Food Bank.
    • Chavez Ridge – The Ice Bowl in Paradise was finally played in dry weather! 80 players enjoyed the view from the freeway hole, but Steve Rico had the most fun, shooting 12-down to best Chris Brophy (-8), A.J. Risley (-7) and Texan Chris Pepperling (-7).  Other division winners: Todd Banks (MPM), Tom Clickner (MPS), Bill Richards (MPL), AdaZm Nash (MA1), Chris Calleton (MM1), Dave Hadder (MG1), Dan Ford (MA2), Stewart Coleman (MA3), Connor Wright (MJ3) and Jake Wilson (MJ4).
    • Yucaipa – We know an Ice Bowl happened here…we just haven’t heard the results yet.
  • Stuff other than tournaments happened too, recently.  New discs from Innova (Roc3, Tern, McPro Aviar) and Legacy (Patriot, Rival), a new backpack bag from No Excuses, and cool videos from Arroyo.  Talk of a new course in west L.A. at the Kenneth Hahn Recreational Area and an expansion of Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta from 9 to 18.  Oh, and there’s a new disc golf company called Prodigy and they stole a bunch of sponsored layers from other teams.

Coming Up:

  • More Ice Bowls!: Sycuan (El Cajon) on 2/2, Murrieta on 2/16, Wrightwood (yes, real ice) on 2/23 and Mission Bay (San Diego) on 2/24.
  • The 35th Annual (gulp!) Wintertime Open is back again.  TD Mark Horn welcomes us back to where it all started: Oak Grove.  Am weekend 2/9-10, Pro weekend 2/16-17.
  • Another “One Night Stand” at Verdugo Hills on 3/9.  Gary Sandoval’s attempt to turn us all into insomniacs.
  • The return of La Mirada to the PDGA and SoCal schedule!  West Coast Disc Golf makes it happen for two days in March (3/23-24) and it’s a Vibram Open qualifier to boot!
  • Goat Hill moves to an earlier date.  Can you say Cinco de Goato?

That’s all I got for now.  Make something happen and write about it!  Remember, Thoughts Become Things!

2012 – Year-end Wrap-up

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!

SoCal Year-End Banquet Info

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

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.


Layout Info for SoCal Pro Weekend

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.

Hole-by-hole description of Brengle Terrace Park DGC.

Hole-by-hole description of Kit Carson Park DGC.

There are still a few spots open for players who want to compete in the event.  You must register online at  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 (


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