2013 32nd Annual Discraft Great Lakes Open

PDGA logoFri-Sun, May 31-June 2, 2013 at Kensington Metropark in Milford, Michigan
Pro-only National Tour · PDGA sanctioned singles tournament

About this tournament

The NT leg of this event will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday (May 31 - June 2) on the famed Tobogga ... more
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Adam Sinkus    June 3, 2013 at 9:44am

I would like to thank john and staff for a great tournament. I think that everything was done very well. I wanted to offer up a couple of suggestions for next year for the AM side. I understand the need to only play 18 hole rounds for sunday as I enjoyed going over and watching the pros play. I think we could have played 2 24 hole rounds on saturday as the alternate holes at hudson are some great holes. Then play 18 holes on sunday. I also would have liked to see a DGLO stamp disc in the p ... more

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John Minicuci   June 4, 2013 at 10:32pm

Nick, that was me who called you Sunday night. How is your finger and how long are you going to be out? That was one nasty cut. I hope the doctor cleaned it our real well before stitching you up!

Nick Freiberg   June 4, 2013 at 10:57pm

Yeah I had just missed your call, tried giving oh a ring back but voicemail was full, I'm sure you are a busy man! I made it to urgent care and ended up requiring 4 stitches and a tetanus shot. Stitches come out in 10 days so not too bad of a down period. I'm more bummed that I couldn't finish the last round of the tourney to establish my PDGA rating! Oh well, hopefully soon!

Nick Freiberg   June 4, 2013 at 10:58pm

I appreciate the follow up though, thanks John and very well done with tourney organization. It was a great experience for a first time tourney!

Jared Dow    June 3, 2013 at 9:14am

Am 3 Original Shorts, 55 - Rating = 951. My Original Longs, 55 - Rating = 933. Huh?

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Mark Stephens   June 3, 2013 at 10:03am

Scary? Nah. It just takes extra time to set up the pools and what courses they played. Staff was already working LATE into the night ach night since Thuraday

Mark Stephens   June 3, 2013 at 10:05am

It will all be resolved and you can see more accurate round ratings..

John Minicuci   June 3, 2013 at 1:15pm

Mark is correct. Thanks for noticing tho. It definitely helps.

Mitchell Roach    May 31, 2013 at 7:24am

My ride fell through last minute and I wont be able to make it there anymore- Is it possible that I have a friend pick up my players pack for me?

John Minicuci   May 31, 2013 at 8:18pm

Yes. Please specify shirt size and who will be picking it up.

Mitchell Roach   May 31, 2013 at 8:24pm

xl would be great, it will be picked up by Am 2 player Christopher Kortman- Thank you very much John, really bummed I can't make it out

Adam Sinkus    May 30, 2013 at 4:13pm

its the final count down... anyone else ready to play some disc golf!!!!


Snally gaster    May 30, 2013 at 2:29pm

For your info xaymon Pugh signed up for pdga wed night called breiner to confirm he is set?

Mark Stephens   May 30, 2013 at 2:43pm

Huh. I talked to the Tour Manager and he said he was not current. I am sure John called him..

Pid James    May 30, 2013 at 12:29pm

I withdrew from the tournament earlier this week and then received a Refund Notification the following morning and was no longer listed as registered on the PDGA website. It has been over 48 hours since I received the notification and my credit card still hasn't been refunded. When I signed up the tax for registering was credited back to my card in less than 24 hours. I know it is crunch time and you've been very busy, and you're doing a great job, but I'd like to know who to take this up with. Reply to the e-mail sent from Erich? Thanks in advance. Stuart Loveall #30416

Mark Stephens   May 30, 2013 at 12:59pm

Erich would be in control of the funds so that would be my suggestion as to whom to speak with

Pid James   May 30, 2013 at 1:09pm

Thank you!

Ken Mango    May 30, 2013 at 11:29am

John, your the man!, your doing a great job, Do you need help with anything?

John Minicuci   May 30, 2013 at 11:35am

Chris Leo and I are heading out to the Toboggan and Hudson Mills. If you want to go, the tour bus is leaving around noon.

Chris Wojciechowski    May 30, 2013 at 10:31am

John has posted tee times on the PDGA website, but for some reason they are not showing up yet, the page should refresh soon. Not sure what is going on. He did everything he could though to help me out and make sure I knew what was up. Really appreciate the personal help and can't wait to play the tournament tomorrow.

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Al T. Dread   May 30, 2013 at 8:58pm

Best of luck Wojo.

TJ Kilmartin   May 31, 2013 at 8:25am

Where on pdga website can AMs find tee times for the pros today?

Mark Stephens   May 31, 2013 at 2:32pm

It was right in tr PDGA event schedule

Mark Stephens    May 30, 2013 at 10:00am

I am trying to track down 2 AM players that are not PDGA members but need to be one before Saturday. Any help in tracking these people down is greatly appreciated:

Andrew Engelking AM1
Zac Williams AM3

John Minicuci   May 30, 2013 at 11:34am

Andrew is new and send me an image of his PDGA confirmation. SHould I call the PDGA to see if they can provide us a number?

Mark Stephens   May 30, 2013 at 1:02pm

That would only be needed for the final TD report which I am sure will be a few days after the event at best.

Mark A Roberts    May 30, 2013 at 7:47am

The Day before A NT Starts and Still no T-Times REALLY

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Chris Wojciechowski   May 30, 2013 at 10:12am

I'm needing help just to get into town on time for my tee time. If I don't know it by early evening tonight I'll be withdrawing, and will expect a full refund. Person giving me a ride up to the event has to set up other more important plans by then. MARK S - That change, at the last m ... more

John Minicuci   May 30, 2013 at 10:37am

Sorry Shaun, if you want to talk about frustrating, let me bend your ear a little..

Matt Elgersma - iDisc for VEDS   May 30, 2013 at 9:00pm

i wish i could play, I am sure this will be a great event, it is nice to have an NT back in MI, good luck to all the Michigan Pro's, it will be on my schedule next year

Joe 'Blaze' Meldrum    May 29, 2013 at 11:28pm

I noticed that there's a chance for severe weather on Saturday and I was curious as to how severe the weather has to be in order for the tourney to get canceled / postponed. And if that's the case, any idea as to when it would be rescheduled?

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Adam Sinkus   May 30, 2013 at 4:40pm

i heard there may be a high risk of alien invasion with the weather. jk

Mark Stephens   May 30, 2013 at 4:42pm

They are just here to pick up John Minicuci and take him home

Adam Sinkus   May 30, 2013 at 9:10pm

I think it is the notion there may be several "flying saucers" in the area.

Jamie Mosier    May 29, 2013 at 10:13pm

For anybody that was wondering I spoke with John today and he said 1st round is no longer gonna be carder by ratings!!! Ftw

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K T -WPD   May 30, 2013 at 7:52pm

Took me 4

K T -WPD   May 30, 2013 at 7:52pm


John Minicuci   May 30, 2013 at 10:26pm

It could have taken you 8 tries, as long as you passed and you got in...

Fred Vocino    May 29, 2013 at 8:16pm

Played Hudson Mills today. On the Original course. basket -#5 (I think) has broken away from the pole. A spot welder should do the trick; a temporary replacement would suffice.

John Minicuci   May 29, 2013 at 11:59pm

I will get it taken care of right away!

John Minicuci   May 29, 2013 at 11:59pm

Thank you Fred!

Andrew E    May 29, 2013 at 2:45am

this will be my first big touney since the accident and i plan on doing welll. I AM SUPER EXCITED!!!!


Snally gaster    May 28, 2013 at 9:36pm

Sorry john for all the questions, kirk h just moved to masters how and when will he receive the 25$ difference? Thanks for taking this on you'll do great.

John Minicuci   May 29, 2013 at 12:34am

I asked for that today. He should receive it almost instantly after it gets processed. I will check again tomorrow for him. And thank you. It has been a lot of fun so far. We are definately surrounded by a lot of good disc golf people!

Snally gaster   May 29, 2013 at 1:48pm

thanks john.

Snally gaster    May 28, 2013 at 6:24pm

Its OK for some local grandmasters to sign up for great lakes open! Come on guys let's fill this.

John Minicuci   May 28, 2013 at 9:04pm

Yea, what D said!

Snally gaster    May 28, 2013 at 6:20pm

Since I got burned assuming the tee times is the park on the other side of parking lot going to have multiple practice baskets and space to warm up at?

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Daemon Stahlin   May 28, 2013 at 9:26pm

Adam, details you are looking for are posted here- http://greatlakesopen.org/

Adam Sinkus   May 28, 2013 at 11:06pm

is there going to be a large flymart at hudson mills as well. Will need to pick up a few things for the round

John Minicuci   May 29, 2013 at 12:32am

Discraft will have merch out there. The clinic is at 6 pm on Saturday. No flymart this year, just like last year. We were close but maybe next year...

Aaron Gabrielse    May 28, 2013 at 12:54am

When do ams need to check in and where? Is this already stated somewhere?

John Minicuci   May 28, 2013 at 8:02am

This information should be posted in the GreatLakesOpen.org website later today...

Aaron Gabrielse   May 28, 2013 at 8:53am

Ok. Thanks for all your hard work.

Pid James    May 27, 2013 at 9:35pm

I am currently physically unable to play in the tournament. Can I withdraw and be refunded? If so, what is the process for doing so?

John Minicuci   May 27, 2013 at 9:44pm

You just initiated the process. I will get with Discraft in the morning.

Pid James   May 27, 2013 at 10:31pm

Thank you. The name is Stuart Loveall #30416 and I'm registered in Advanced.

Snally gaster    May 24, 2013 at 7:14pm

Getting some great help from a friend on sat and sun next weekend still maybe need a caddie on Fri at the toboggon Kensington. Teeing off early so rest of day is wide open for ya. Will give cash and or plastic and or combo. Thank you 248-765-0910.

Chris Hanna   May 24, 2013 at 10:09pm

Where can we see the tee times at?

Snally gaster   May 25, 2013 at 12:25am

they probably have to wait untill its full or before the last day.