Chasing the Chains Spring 2017

April - May 2017 • Willow, Michigan
Doubles league

Ace pool

$220
as of May 27
This league has ended.
No upcoming league rounds are scheduled.

Leaderboard

May 27, 2017 · Top scores
BRATS
Red White & Blue
Pink, 18 holes
-8 49
Floyd Hampp
Terry Calhoun
-8 49
Matt Bates
Mike Visger
-7 50
Bill Karr
Joe Notaro
Overall standings
PlayerPoints
1Bill Karr44
2Matt Bates40
3Matt Bury37
3Shawn Towler37
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Leaderboard updated 5/27/17

About this League

Doubles league - 23 all-time players - 0 active players
$15.00 one-time player fee for this league
$5.00 player fee each session
$2.00 ace pool entry
This is a coed rec doubles league. Men & Women winners win a trophy disc and plenty of CTPs throughout the season. Also if we average 9 players a week we'll give away a MVP Practice basket at the end of the season. All dates subject to change. Here are the rules:• We will do a draft type system. Whoever is in last place, or new, will pick their partner of the remaining players. Then next and so on. Any time whoever is picking can choose to play Cali if we have an odd number o ...
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League News

Benjamin Pierce   May 30, 2017 at 1:46am

Reminder

Just a reminder that this season is over and we're starting the summer season this Saturday at Rolling Hills. Here's the link to the page: https://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/Chasing_the_Chains_Summer_2017

Also if you want to be added to the email I send out at the beginning of the week send me your email and I'll add you.

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Benjamin Pierce   May 28, 2017 at 2:34am

Link to the Summer League

https://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/Chasing_the_Chains_Summer_2017

SEE YOU SATURDAY AT ROLLING HILLS!

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Benjamin Pierce   May 28, 2017 at 2:22am

Final Standings

Bonus Points
Joe N – 1 – CTP
Jen P – 1 – CTP
Terry – 1 – LP
Jen T – 1 – LP
Terry – 2 – Putts
Ben – 1 – Putt
Bill – 1 – Putt
BJ – 1 – Putt
Brian – 1 – Putt
Matt Bury – 1 – Putt
Bill – 3 – Birdie Bonus
Joe N – 3 – Birdie Bonus
Floyd – 1 – 3 Birds in a Row
Terry – 1 – 3 Birds in a Row
Floyd – 2 – 4 Birds ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   May 24, 2017 at 12:29pm

Basket Drawing

You don't have to be present to win it (though Jen will probably charge you for storage if I have to bring it back home for another week).

Here is everyone that will be entered into the drawing: Bill, Matt Bury, Shawn, BJ, Jen T, Kyle, Randy, Jen P, John, Matt Bates, Stefanie.

Here is everyone that will be entered into the drawing if they come on Saturday: Brian, Floyd, Leti, Lisa.

So you'll have a 1/11 to 1/15 shot to win a MVP practice basket.

I will print everyone ... more

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Matt Bates   May 24, 2017 at 8:45am

What kind of basket is it? Black Hole pro?

Benjamin Pierce   May 24, 2017 at 10:04am

MVP Practice Basket.

John Papa Pork Bacon   May 24, 2017 at 9:13pm

Nice

Benjamin Pierce   May 23, 2017 at 2:38pm

Final Week Going to BRATS

We are heading to BRATS this weekend to finish our season at a fun and beautiful private course. I ask that everyone brings $2 to donate to Terry for letting us play. So that would be $7 to play and $9 to play and Ace pool. The address is 5171 Waters Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

We are playing from the Reds & Whites.

The swinging basket will be in effect and swinging for holes 9 & 18. Each team will also be responsible for doing 9 holes of scoring. Once the scorecard is in my hand it ... more

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Matt Bates   May 24, 2017 at 7:42am

If we have a free pass for Brats can we use it instead of making a donation? Such as a punch card from The Throw Shop.

Benjamin Pierce   May 24, 2017 at 10:04am

No.

Benjamin Pierce   May 21, 2017 at 1:37am

League Standings after Week 8

Bonus Points
BJ – 1 – CTP
Leti – 1 – CTP
Lee – 1 – LP
Leti – 1 – LP
Lee – 2 – Putts
BJ – 1 – Putt
Joe S – 1 – Putt
Matt Bates – 1 – Putt
Matt Bury – 1 – Putt

1. Shawn - 41
2. Bill - 40
2. Matt Bury - 40
4. Lee - 39
5. Ben - 37
5. Matt Bates - 37
7. BJ - 36
7. Randy - 36
9. John - 33
9. Kyle - 33
11. Floyd - 29
12. Brian - 27
13. Joe S - 20
14. Joe N - 19
15. Mi ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   May 19, 2017 at 1:34am

Discs are in

Discs are in and you can see pictures here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/Chasing_the_Chains_Summer_2017/pictures

I'm passing them out at the first week of the summer league June 3rd at Rolling Hills. I'm not holding discs, it'll be first come. See you Saturday!

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Benjamin Pierce   May 16, 2017 at 11:36am

Water Works this week

We are going to Water Works this week to play 2 rounds of 9 from the shorts. CTP will be hole 5 and Longest Putt will be hole 6. You have both rounds to try and win it. For CTP, Juan has donated some really cool dyed discs for CTP. Birdie Bonus holes will be 3 & 9 the first round and 4 & 8 the second round.

See you Saturday!

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Benjamin Pierce   May 16, 2017 at 11:33am

League Standings after Week 7 Revisions

I had a longest putt for Randy when it should have been for Lee. It's been changed and here's the new standings:

1. Bill - 39
2. Matt Bury - 36
2. Shawn - 36
4. John - 33
5. Ben - 31
5. BJ - 31
5. Lee - 31
8. Kyle - 30
9. Matt Bates - 29
10. Randy - 28
11. Brian - 21
11. Floyd - 21
13. Mike - 18
14. Joe S - 16
15. Joe N - 12
16. Juan - 3

1. Jen T - 38
2. Jen P - 19
3. Leti - 17
4. Randall - 13
4. Stefanie - 13
6. Lisa - 11

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Benjamin Pierce   May 14, 2017 at 2:52am

Summer League

Summer league has a disc golf scene page here: https://www.discgolfscene.com/leagues/Chasing_the_Chains_Summer_2017

Here are the 2 rule changes for that season, NOT THIS SEASON:
1. We will do teams based on total standings. Whoever has the lowest points (men or women) will get to pick their partner and work our way up until everyone is picked. We won't do highest guy with lowest woman anymore. There is no limit to how many times you can be teamed up with someone but you can't be t ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   May 14, 2017 at 2:21am

League Standings after Week 7

Bonus Points
Shawn – 1 – CTP
Jen T – 1 – CTP
Matt Bury – 1 – LP
Jen T – 1 – LP
Jen T – 2 – Putts
Bill – 1 – Metal
Bill – 1 – Putt
Brian – 1 – Putt
Jen P – 1 – Putt
Joe N – 1 – Putt
Joe S – 1 – Putt
Juan – 1 – Putt
Matt Bury – 1 – Putt
Randy – 1 – Putt
Joe S – 1 – 3 Birds in a Row
Shawn – 1 &ndas ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   May 14, 2017 at 12:10am

I got it down there in Week 3. Are you talking about the leaderboard? If so that only updates the finishing points since disc golf scene doesn't do bonus points.

Randy Fortune   May 14, 2017 at 9:11pm

Lee and Joe N had 30 foot putts at rolling idk if you got them down or not for the extra points

Benjamin Pierce   May 15, 2017 at 12:15pm

I had them down for you and Joe, so I'll get that switched over to Lee. Thanks

Benjamin Pierce   May 9, 2017 at 2:43am

Going to Rolling Hills Week 7

We are going to everyone's home course this weekend, the rolling hills of Ypsi. This week the CTP winners will take home a Dynamic Discs Slammer with a special stamp from Infinite Discs. I'm doing something a little different too. For the women the CTP will be hole 7 and for the men CTP will be hole 13. Longest Putt will be hole 16 for both.

There are 3 weeks left to get your 5 plays in and this is where you stand:
Entered into the basket drawing: Bill, Matt Bury, Shawn, BJ, Jen ... more

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Matt Bates   May 9, 2017 at 9:38am

What holes are the birdie holes? Im thinking 4,6, 12, and 18 would be good.

Benjamin Pierce   May 9, 2017 at 11:03am

We'll go with 6, 8, 12, & 18

Matt Bates   May 11, 2017 at 8:42am

Ok cool. I wont be there this week. Playing Daywalkers Doubles tourney. If it finishes early enough ill be there.

Benjamin Pierce   May 7, 2017 at 4:18am

Summer Schedule

For the summer season I'm looking at starting June 3 and going until July 29. Saturdays meet at 3:30 throw at 4. That'll be 9 weeks.

August would be a break from league play but these are what I had for playing that I'd hope you join me.

August 5th - Ace Race at Water Works. We try and hit some aces together and then we go get Chinese food then go back and get our awards if any of us hit Aces.

August 12th - Off Week or Make up week

August 19th - Flip City Trip - We� ... more

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Matt Bates   May 7, 2017 at 11:13am

Is this for the league? The 105 holes.

Benjamin Pierce   May 7, 2017 at 4:36pm

No, only if you want to play. The summer league should be done the last weekend in July then we'd take August off and start back up in September.

Benjamin Pierce   May 7, 2017 at 4:12am

League Standings after Week 6

Bonus Points
Kyle – 1 – CTP
Jen T – 1 – CTP
Kyle – 1 – LP
Jen T – 1 – LP
Jen P – 2 – Putts
Jen T – 1 – Putt
Bill – 1 – Putt

1. Bill - 33
2. John - 32
3. Matt Bates - 29
4. Matt Bury - 28
5. Ben - 27
6. BJ - 26
6. Shawn - 26
8. Kyle - 23
9. Floyd - 21
9. Lee - 21
11. Randy - 19
12. Brian - 18
12. Mike - 18
14. Joe S - 6
15. Joe N - 4

1. Jen T - 29
2. Leti - 13
2. Randall - 13
4. Jen ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   May 2, 2017 at 1:51am

Going to Northridge Week 6

We'll be going to Northridge this weekend! Hole 15 is CTP. Hole 14 is Longest Putt. The Birdie Bonus holes are 3, 8, 11, & 12.

Ace pool is growing strong!

The course will probably be muddy and wet so wear your boots or water proof shoes or bring a change of shoes.

Remember you have to play 5 times to be entered into the basket drawing. There are 4 more weeks to get your 5 weeks in. Here's what everyone has so far:
Bill - 5
Matt Bury – 5
Shawn – 5
BJ &nda ... more

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Matt Bates   May 2, 2017 at 7:32pm

Mvp portal basket!

Matt Bates   May 4, 2017 at 11:54am

This course sucks so much lol. Water holes blow.

John Papa Pork Bacon   May 6, 2017 at 9:43am

Can't wait

Benjamin Pierce   April 30, 2017 at 12:42am

League Standings after Week 5

Bonus Points
Lee – 1 – CTP
Jen T – 1 – CTP
Bill – 1 – LP
Jen T – 1 – LP
Ben – 2 – Putts
Floyd – 1 – Putt
John – 1 – Putt
Matt Bury – 1 – Putt

1. Matt Bates - 28
2. John - 27
3. Bill - 26
3. Matt Bury - 26
5. Ben - 23
6. BJ - 22
6. Shawn - 22
8. Lee - 19
9. Brian - 18
9. Mike - 18
11. Kyle - 15
12. Floyd - 14
13. Randy - 12
14. Joe - 6

1. Jen T - 21
2. Leti - 13
2. Randall ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   April 29, 2017 at 4:46pm

Yes We Are Playing

Yes we will most likely get wet, we will meet at 3:30 at usual, and if it is pouring we will let the rain pass. We will only be playing 1-18, and if we will go from there.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 26, 2017 at 3:17pm

League Discs

I'm doing what I can to have our league stamped discs in time for our first week of the Summer league on June 6th. To do that I need to have what discs people want or kind of discs. All of the options are in the comments on our league page. Go there and see if there's anything you want and comment what you want. A couple of people already have but some more opinions would be welcome. I'm not going to guarantee that I'll get the disc you want but if you tell me then I'll do my best to get what everyone wants.

Or you'll be stuck with choosing from what I order and then you can't complain.

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"Mag1c" Mike V   April 26, 2017 at 11:40am

Mvp catalyst

Benjamin Pierce   April 26, 2017 at 12:59pm

I meant the comments section of the league page and we're getting Discraft discs.

Benjamin Pierce   April 24, 2017 at 5:27pm

PLAYING LAKESHORE THIS WEEKEND 4/29

We are playing Lakeshore this weekend. I'll be changing the schedule to reflect that. If it's raining, we'll play, if there's lightning we'll see if it will pass and then play or not. If we don't get to play Saturday we can talk about moving it to Sunday.

Pass this along to those who don't read this.

Thanks,
Ben

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[member not found]   April 24, 2017 at 1:39pm

This will be much closer for people playing Battle of the Bay, so I LOVE this change Ben!! Thank you!

Benjamin Pierce   April 24, 2017 at 3:13pm

Change for this week the 29th

I went to Freedom yesterday and it's a mess. If you go in the woods you'll be walking in a foot of water. The tee pad for 2 plus 10 feet behind it and 30 feet in front is under water. And with rain in the forecast for the end of this week and into Saturday it's going to be worse.

I'm getting permission to play at Lakeshore instead since that course handles water nicer than most. If that doesn't happen then we'll be playing Bandemer. As soon as I know for sure I& ... more

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Matt Bates   April 24, 2017 at 11:23am

Bandamer gets pretty bad after the rain too. Tee for 7 is usually flooded out. I would recommend lakeshore or mary beth doyle or even rolling hills.

Benjamin Pierce   April 23, 2017 at 3:02pm

Schedule Changes

I had to switch Rolling Hills and Northridge around since there's a tournament at Rolling Hills on the 6th. We also are confirmed to play BRATS for the last week of the season. Don't miss that.

So May 6th is now Northridge and May 13th is now Rolling Hills.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 23, 2017 at 12:49am

League Standings after Week 4

Bonus Points
Mike – 1 – CTP
Lisa – 1 – CTP
Joe – 1 – LP
Stefanie – 1 – LP
BJ – 3 – Birdie Bonus
Matt Bates – 3 – Birdie Bonus
Bill – 2 – Putts
Ben – 1 – Putt
Shawn – 1 – Putt

1. Matt Bates - 24
2. BJ - 22
3. Ben - 20
3. Matt Bury - 20
3. Shawn - 20
6. Bill - 19
6. John - 19
8. Brian - 18
8. Mike - 18
10. Lee - 15
11. Kyle - 9
12. Randy - 7
13. Floyd - 6
13. Joe - 6 ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   April 18, 2017 at 12:42am

Kensington Week 4

We are going to Kensington this weekend. Here's the address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford, MI, 48380 (Kensington Metropark).

CTP will be hole 14. Longest Putt will be hole 1. Birdie Bonus holes will be 5, 8, 12, & 17.

Ace pool is at $102. (Payouts as follows, 1 time = 50%, 2 times = 60%, 3 times = 70%, 4 times = 75%, 5+ times = 80%).

6 weeks left to get your 5 plays in to be entered for the basket drawing. Also check out the comments section of the league and let me know what disc you want for our custom stamp.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 16, 2017 at 2:51am

League Standings after Week 3

Bonus Points
Mike – 1 – CTP
Leti – 1 – CTP
John – 1 – LP
Randall – 1 – LP
Brian – 3 – Birdie Bonus
Mike – 3 – Birdie Bonus

1. Brian - 18
1. Shawn - 18
3. Ben - 15
4. Bill - 14
4. Matt Bury - 14
4. Matt Bates - 14
7. John - 13
8. BJ - 12
8. Mike - 12
8. Lee - 12
11. Randy - 7
12. Floyd - 6
12. Kyle - 6

1. Jen T - 17
2. Leti - 13
2. Randall - 13
4. Lisa - 5
5. Jen P - 4
5. Stefanie - 4

Quarters
Bill – 13 (37)
BJ – 11 (44)
Ben – 6 (35)
Shawn – 6 (34)
Brian – 6 (14)
John – (17)
Floyd – (8)

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Benjamin Pierce   April 16, 2017 at 2:45am

Ace Pool Changes

Here is what the rules say about the Ace Pool: Ace pool is $2 per week. If you’re a regular of the league then you win 80% of the pot. If you’re new then you win 50% of the pot. Showing up at least 5 times will be considered a regular. The remaining money stays in the pot for the next ace hit.

I'm going to change it to be this:
If you've only been once then you win 50%.
If you've been twice then you win 60%.
If you've been three times then you win 70%.
If you've been four times then you win 75%.
If you've been five or more times then you win the 80%.

Any questions let me know.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 16, 2017 at 12:45am

Kensington next week

Hey everyone, I'm not seeing any events at Kensington next Saturday except ours on disc golf scene so if you have a link to any event happening on Saturday send it to me.

Right now we'll still plan on going to Kensington and will probably do groups of 4 next week and try that out.

I'll have scores posted later this evening.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 15, 2017 at 2:30pm

Bring your Bag Tags

Don't forget to bring your Bag Tags today.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 14, 2017 at 11:06pm

Tracer is CTP

The Streamline discs I ordered made it here and will be the CTP tomorrow. These have a sweet dragon stamp on them and you're going to want it. I also have the Sketch for the disc stamp that I think you all will love.

Also bring 5s and 1s tomorrow. I don't have change and if everyone brings me 20s I'm just going to keep them as a tip (/sarcasm).

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Benjamin Pierce   April 13, 2017 at 8:33pm

Come to League Saturday!

I've got the first sketch back from the artist and I think it looks awesome! Come to league this weekend and check it out!

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Benjamin Pierce   April 13, 2017 at 12:32am

If you hadn't noticed

If you guys hadn't noticed yet, the picture we took on Saturday is on the pictures link. It's the biggest turnout we've ever had!

Also I have an artist for our stamp and they're working on a couple of ideas. If you have any other ideas post them in the post from yesterday or the comments.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 12, 2017 at 12:55am

Custom Stamp

I'm in talks with a couple of artists about designing our custom stamp and would like some input from everyone. I've got a few ideas swirling around in my head that I think will look cool but I want your ideas as well. Comment here or in the comments with your ideas too.

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John Papa Pork Bacon   April 12, 2017 at 5:53am

Make the running basket the main picture...take out the guy and focus on the basket...its very cool and just that pic alone justifies the group name.. Chasing the chains

Benjamin Pierce   April 11, 2017 at 4:09pm

Streamline Discs

I don't think that the streamline discs that I ordered for the CTP will be here this week because of the upcoming holiday. If they aren't, I will have another disc to give away this week and will give the streamline discs at our next CTP prize week.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 11, 2017 at 3:12am

Going to Indy Week 3

We are heading out to Independence Lake this week for 24 holes of fun. Here is the address: 3200 Jennings Road W., Whitmore Lake, MI, 48189 (Independence Lake County Park).

CTP will be hole 7. I'm giving out a couple of the new Streamline discs from MVP this week. The Longest Putt will be hole 8. The Birdie Bonus Holes will be 4, 9, 10, & 18.

Ace Pool is now at $78 so you'll take home at least $62 if you hit an ace this week.

There are 7 weeks left and you have to come to 5 different weeks to be entered into the basket drawing.

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Benjamin Pierce   April 9, 2017 at 3:56am

League Standings after Week 2

Bonus Points
Shawn – 1 – CTP
Randal – 1 – CTP
Randy – 1 – LP
Randall – 1 – LP
Ben – 1 – Putt
Bill – 1 – Putt
Floyd – 1 – Putt

Standings
1. Bill - 12
2. Shawn - 11
3. Ben - 10
4. BJ - 9
4. Matt - 9
6. Matt B - 8
7. Brian - 7
7. Lee - 7
9. Floyd - 6
9. John - 6
9. Randy - 6
12. Kyle - 5

1. Jen T - 14
2. Leti - 7
3. Lisa - 5
3. Randall - 5
5. Jen P - 4
6. Stefanie - 2

Quarters ($37.50)
BJ – 33
Ben – 29
Shawn – 28
Bill – 24
John – 17
Floyd - 11
Brian - 8

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Benjamin Pierce   April 3, 2017 at 1:26pm

Going to the Gulch Week 2

Last week was wet and muddy but we still had 11 people out to play and have fun. No aces but a couple of metal hits. Ace Pool is now at $58.

This week we are going to the Gulch. Here's the address but you may need to put Whitmore Lake in the city instead: 10559 Merrill Rd, Hamburg Twp, 48189.

CTP will be the Gulch hole which I think is hole 14. Longest Putt will be hole 17. The Birdie Bonus holes will be 5, 7, 10, & 13.

This is how we'll do teams. If no new women for this ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   April 2, 2017 at 3:12am

League Standings after Week 1

Bonus Points
Matt – 1 – CTP
Jen T – 1 – CTP
Bill – 1 – LP
Bill – 2 – Putts
Ben – 1 – Putt
Leti – 1 – Putt
Matt – 1 – Putt
Ben – 1 – Metal
Shawn – 1 – Metal
Bill – 1 – 3 Birdies in a Row
Leti – 1 – 3 Birdies in a Row

Standings
1. Bill - 9
2. Ben - 6
2. John - 6
4. Matt - 5
5. Randy - 4
6. Shawn - 3
7. BJ - 1

1. Jen T - 7
1. Leti - 7
3. Jen P - 3
4. Lisa - 1

Quarters
BJ – 25
Shawn – 18
John – 17
Ben – 15
Bill – 9

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Benjamin Pierce   March 27, 2017 at 1:35pm

Start this week!

We are starting at Willow this week. They just put up a sign that it's now $3 to play all day and you're supposed to pay where you pay to park. Remember meet at 3:30 and tee off at 4. Bring your bag tags and $15 to start.

It's probably going to be wet so bring a pair of shoes to change into afterwards.

This week I'm giving away a couple of DX Rhyno's for CTP and for the longest putt with everyone I'll be giving away a Winter Wizard disc.

CTP will be hole 11 ... more

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Benjamin Pierce   March 17, 2017 at 12:04pm

Custom Stamp

Hey everyone,

I want to get custom stamp discs this fall but I want something jaw dropping that will make people want our stamp. I want it to have our name on it somewhere and then just a cool stamp.

You have until August to submit your ideas or if you know of any artists who may be willing to do a cool stamp let me know their costs and a sample of their art.

If we pick your stamp then you will get 3-5 discs of our stamped disc and everyone will get one with their league fees.

Start working on some designs. I've been liking skulboy lately if you want some ideas.

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