Well, we have survived the KOA Pro Am Jam for another year and, for the most part, the tournament was a great success.
The final count was 171 participants spread over 13 divisions. This was well above the project field size which did create some logistical problems. To support the larger field size, we added three temporary holes for a total of 21 holes for the tournament. Full results are posted on the PDGA site. Please have a look if you get the chance and report any discrepancies.
- For the first time, we had a division for Advance Senior Grand Masters which we were happy to see.
- We celebrated two birthdays on tournament weekend. for Kim Dennig and Ben Fairley.
- There were four Aces during the tournament, two on Saturday (short position) and two on Sunday (long position).
Justin David Hole 14 Mike Powell Hole 7B
Jordan Welsh Hole 14 Dan Corbett Hole 8
- After being sidelined for over a year by an injury, Darla Thomas returned to play following successful surgery to take second play in the Advanced Women’s Division.
- Matt Orum, who took first place in the Open Mens’ Division, traveled the greatest distance to participate. He was visiting all the way from Mobile, Alabama.
Ronald (Skull) Brown
Open Grand Masters
Advanced Grand Masters
G. Scott Penfield
Advanced Senior Grand Masters
Our thanks to Play It Again Sports in Santa Rosa who were our sponsors again this year. Also thanks to everyone who turned out to help, Kevin Parkhurst, Eric Edwards, Shyne, Ben Fairley, Chris Caudle, Frank Moynihan, Russ and especially Neil Holwarth who is everyone’s guardian angel.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the raffle, The Basket Cases, Napa Disc Golf Club, The Arm Farm, Disc Golf Outlaws, Play It Again Sports, UFOS and so many others.
There were a few minor difficulties experienced during the tournament, related to both venue and execution. These will be addressed (and hopefully resolved) at the next club meeting. Your comments will help greatly in this area, so if you have any suggestions or criticisms we want to hear it. If we don’t know it’s broken, we can’t fix it.
Hope to see you again next year, and now it’s on toward the Stafford Lake Open, Indian Summer and the Mach 1.