Despite the 8-12" of snow on the ground (I honestly thought it might be around 4-6" by now) we still had 21 people show up for league this week. The Open points are becoming more plentiful as we have had more pros show up the last few weeks. We also have had a few players move up from Unrated to Recreational after remaining in Unrated for 3 weeks to establish their approximate scores. Recreational and Intermediate remain good sized divisions each week and the division contenders are becoming more apparent. That doesn't mean someone 10 or more points away cannot make a charge because you never know if we will have 5 or 10+ people per division show up next week. Keep reaching for those points as we play the last three weeks. I will be taking photos of everyone whenever I can so please try not to let it bother you, consider it preparation for when you go pro and have the TV cameras around you. These photos will be used for the trophies so smile, look happy, or give me a wave.
Next week is Dretzka (3/10) again so that we can get it played 1 more time before the course gets closed, then Estabrook (3/17) on Saint Patrick's Day, and finally wrapping it all up at Valley View (3/24). I will plan to head to Quaker Steak and Lube again on 3/24 to handout prizes and announce the winners. I hope to have the trophies done by then, but I need to get photos of all of the contenders before those will be done.
We had no ace this week so the ace pool will be at $21 for next week.
In Open we had another excellent turnout of 8 people. Scott Slauson had a hot round of 66 (-15). He was pushed by Steve Held who was only 1 shot back with a (-14). Those are some great scores gentlemen. Just a couple strokes behind them is the division leader Paul Johnson (-11) and Mark Peterson (-10). Taking the last cash spot is Todd Farnham on his first visit to Sunday Snow Throwers with his (-9) ice shooting everyone, those are some great scores.
In Intermediate Jeff Doebert came out with a solid score of (-2) for the win this week. Following Jeff were Matt Atherton and Jeromy Morgan with (-1)'s. Taking the final spot for funny money was Christopher Jante with a round of (Even). I lost a disc on #8 which cost me 3 throws most likely . . . but while I hung around in the parking lot afterwards I got a call from Bob King (an avid disc golfer who plays with his daughter all the time). He found my disc while he was looking for his and another friend from their group. So my DX Destroyer (definitely the disc I can throw the farthest) came back to me . .. it's nice to see good people still exist. Please always try to find the rightful owner. if there is no name and number please post on the GLDGC Lost and Found page on facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/274132802693841/?fref=ts that you found a disc on a particular hole and make the rightful owner identify it. Remember to be a good person is all I can say. I am thankful for 2 good people today so I had to make mention of it in here.
In Recreational, we saw Mike Wright (recently moved up from Unrated) shoot a (Even) for the win this week. Pat Brah (current points leader was able to extend his lead over his closest competitors by taking 2nd with a (+2) and JD Cottrill shot a (+7) for third place to take the last of the funny money.
In the Unrated division we had two people show up and David Whiteside was rewarded for his patience with some funny money for his (+7). Just 2 strokes behind him was Mark Mittag (+9). I hope to see these two guys battle out the Unrated division in the following 3 weeks.
Thanks again for coming everyone, it was a beautiful day today despite the deep snow and the colder temperatures when we started. See you next week and lets all be hopeful this 3-5" of snow fore-casted for Tuesday melts before next week Sunday.