Lost Plantation Charity Open (GDG $5K/$10K event)

PDGA logoSaturday, July 13, 2019 at Lost Plantation Golf Club in Rincon, Georgia
C-tier · PDGA-sanctioned singles tournament

Lost Plantation Charity Open (GDG $5K/$10K event) graphic

About this tournament

Welcome to tournament week! Thank you for your support of the Lost Plantation Charity Open and CURE Childhood Cancer! We have an exciting event planned! Please read this email entirely to make sure you are fully prepared!


This event was created for two main reasons:

First, we’re benefiting a fantastic charity in CURE Childhood Cancer. CURE is focused on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. They have raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge cancer research, focusing on projects which are likely to have a clinical or therapeutic impact within five years. Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for patients and their families. This weekend, we have received permission from families to introduce you to 18 children impacted by cancer and CURE. Each hole of the course is named after a child. You will be able to see their faces and read their stories as you play. Please take a moment to learn about each one of these amazing kids and their families and remember that CURE has helped support each one of them. You can read more about CURE and their efforts at https://curechildhoodcancer.org/.

Second, we’re trying to grow disc golf in southeast Georgia! Our event is going to introduce disc golf to Rincon in a pretty spectacular way. We’ve received great support from Rincon city council and the Lost Plantation Golf Club, so let’s show them that a permanent disc golf course is definitely worth investing in. Please thank the staff at Lost Plantation Golf Club, be considerate to the neighbors of Lost Plantation, and patronize our sponsors. Let’s show this community that disc golf is exciting and disc golfers are fun and courteous!


The course will be open for practice rounds tentatively at 1:00pm on Friday. You’re welcome to walk the course for free, but I’d highly recommend renting a cart from the clubhouse for $10. The course is lengthy, and there are a few places where the gap between holes is relatively long. Check-in for the tournament will also be open behind the clubhouse near the tee area for ball golf hole number 10. It should be pretty easy to find once you arrive.

There is water on the course in a few locations, but the course beverage cart should be running continuously as well. Be sure to show some love to the course by getting a drink or two off the cart. CASH ONLY! Also, be sure to dispose of trash in bins along the way!


Our Saturday schedule has been modified. Player’s meeting is now at 7:30 am with the hopes of starting round one at 8:00 am. I moved this up because of the threat of afternoon thunderstorms and south Georgia heat in general. Our forecast looks favorable, but there is always a chance of afternoon storms so we’d like to get ahead of the threat if we can. IT WILL BE HOT! Bring sunscreen, towels for sweat, bug spray, and plenty of water! We will have water stations on the course, and the course will be running their beverage cart full time during the event, but please take responsibility for keeping yourself hydrated. Remember, this is a sanctioned event, so players may not consume alcohol during the rounds. The beverage cart is CASH ONLY!!

Players starting on holes 1-4 and 14-18 will be required to walk to their starting holes. Players starting on holes 5-13 will be given carts to get to their starting holes. Designated cart parking areas will be provided on the course and on the map. Carts will be assigned by hole. Players finishing on these holes may bring the carts back to the clubhouse after the round.


Thank you to Timothy Barr from Premier Design Disc Golf for this awesome course design! A custom Google Map has been created illustrating the course layout and relevant points of interest. It can be accessed here:


Map printouts with caddy notes will be available at check-in. Hole by hole rules and OBs will also be available at check-in.


The following tee assignments are set for the event:

MPO – Long, Long
FPO – Short, Short
MP40 – Long, Long
MA1 – Long, Long
FA1 – Short, Short
MA40 – Long, Short
MA50 – Short, Short
MA2 – Long, Short
MA3 – Short, Short
FA3 – Short, Short
MJ18 – Junior, Junior
FJ18 – Junior, Junior


Thanks to our generous sponsors, each player will receive a custom-stamped Dynamic Disc at check-in. Division winners will receive custom hand-carved trophies created by our partner, The Carving Plane. Additional prizes will be awarded to our top finishers in each division. Pros will be playing for a cash payout.


There is a parking lot near the clubhouse that will be our central parking zone. If this becomes full, players may park in one of two overflow areas. Both of these areas are marked on the course map.


We want to maintain a great image for disc golf this weekend. Player’s may NOT wear jeans for this event. Collared shirts are not required but highly recommended. Athletic wear is OK as well. Let’s look good out there.


If you pre-purchased lunch, a meal ticket will be given to you at check-in that may be redeemed with our lunch vendor. Additional lunches, drinks, and cookies will be available for purchase the day of the event. South Fork Provisions has really stepped up to give us some great food so please show your thanks during the event. They will accept credit cards or cash.


Our event is being operated under the PDGA Competition Endowment Program (CEP). This guarantees that twenty five percent (25%) of all entry fees, plus all PDGA fees, will go directly to our charity, CURE Childhood Cancer.


We're pleased to have Alyssa Kaeser Photography on site to capture all the disc golf action throughout the event! You will have multiple opportunities to get a cool new photo of you in action during this memorable weekend! Be sure to look good!


We have TONS of great raffle prizes available to everyone. All raffle ticket sales will go directly to CURE!

Raffle ticket prices: 3 tickets for $5, 7 tickets for $10, or an arm’s length for $20.

You can buy tickets with cash, Paypal, or Venmo! The raffle will be held after the awards ceremony!


Savannah Disc Golf president David Claeys has graciously offered up two of his paintings for the silent auction. To participate in the silent auction, place your bid on the bid sheet at tournament central. The highest bidders will be announced at the awards ceremony. Payments may be collected via cash, Paypal, or Venmo. All proceeds will be donated to CURE.


Our Ace Race Challenge hole is hole number 17! This is a 300 ft hole that is pretty much wide open and slightly downhill. You will be able to throw just about any shot you want to get there. Our Ace Challenge will be held only in ROUND TWO of the event! Again, only aces hit during ROUND TWO will count towards the promotion. All shots will be filmed from the tee pad, and players will need to state their name and disc to the camera before throwing their shot. Aces hit with a Trilogy brand (Dynamic Discs, Latitude 64, and Westside) will be awarded $10,000. Aces run with any other brand will be awarded $5,000. In the case of multiple aces, the award will be split between the players. Full rules will be placed in the player’s guide at check-in.


All aces hit during the event (except for hole 17 on round two) will be eligible for Ace Pool winnings. To win, players must buy-in to the Ace Pool at registration or at check-in. Winnings will be split between all players who hit an ace. If no ace is hit, this pool money will be donated to CURE.


There will be multiple free CTP’s available for all divisions during the event. You do NOT need to buy in to be eligible for these prizes. A full list of holes and eligible divisions will be in the player’s guide.


An optional Charity CTP is available to all player’s at registration or check-in. The winner will receive a $100 gift card for the Specialty Sports tent at the event. You must buy-in to be eligible to win this prize. All Charity CTP money will be donated to CURE.


Lost Plantation has graciously offered to give disc golfers coupons to come back and play ball golf in the future! To receive these coupons, a sign in sheet will be available at check-in. Players must leave a valid email address to receive the voucher in their inbox later.


If you would like to make an additional donation to CURE or donate swag for the raffle, you can make these donations at any time at tournament central during the event. We really appreciate the support!


We really want to thank the following sponsors who helped make this event possible! Please visit them and tell them you appreciate the support for disc golf in Rincon!

Becki Patterson - Keller Williams
Parkers Kitchen
Mirror Image Hair Salon
Chick-Fil-A Rincon
Ashley Boyette State Farm Agent
Precision Firearms LLC
Specialty Sports
Garden City Chevron
Effingham Animal Hospital
Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
South Fork Provisions
The Carving Plane
Amy’s Vintage Barbershop
Alyssa Kaeser Photography
Savannah Bee Company
Dax Warren
Robert Newman
Beth Malone
Jason Pridgen
Kat Wilson
Shane Turner
Ryan Tucholl
George Shaw

If you have any questions, please reach out to Chris Hannigan at [email redacted].

Look for more info in your player’s guide!

See you on Friday and THANK YOU for supporting the Lost Plantation Charity Open!


- Online registration opens Saturday, April 13th at 8:00 PM

- Online registration closes Friday, July 12 at 8:00 PM

Late registrations after Friday, July 12th (including day of event registrations) will incur an additional $10 Late Registration Fee (donated to CURE).

Refund policy

Chris Hannigan is responsible for all refunds/cancelations.

Final Results

PDGA results at https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/39158
1Aaron Thomas5552107$117
2Peter Van Brussel5257109$73
3Bryson James5754111$52
4Ryan McMaken5558113$36
4Tyler Wozniak5855113$36
6Chris Arseneau5858116$21
7Jon Horey5464118$7
7Leigh Smith5860118$7
9Michael Wade5761118
9Terry Duthu5959118
11Avery Van Brussel6059119
11Christopher Sutton6356119
11Wes Johnson5960119
14Tucker Williams6357120
15Jason Moseley6558123
16Greg Cole6163124
17Max Mayne6563128
Pro 40+
1Charles Van Duser6964133$21
1Collin Pike5257109
2Gersen Van Gunst5852110
3Hunter FourLoko Hanson5760117
4Connor Hagerty6357120
4Jeb Lavender6159120
6Chris Rogers5765122
7Ryan Miller6163124
8Brandon Phipps6264126
9Ben Ward6367130
10Ryan Tucholl6966135
Amateur 40+
1Phil Mullinax6157118
2Jeremy Lockwood6355118
3Dax Warren6260122
4Eric Wheeler6560125
5Tom Madsen7262134
6Brian Digital Davidson72-72
Amateur 50+
1Bill Venter5556111
2George Shaw6262124
2Patrick Stone6559124
4Joe Peny7073143
5Paul Grice7076146
1Matthew Otto5356109
2Derek Heaton6254116
3Timothy Steele6356119
4Bobby Newman6555120
5Ryan Hartig6656122
6Britt Spencer6360123
7Stephen Odom6463127
8Wayne Slaydon7060130
9Sampson Simpson6765132
10Will Penny7462136
11Ryan Nowicki7467141
1Joey Garrett5462116
2Christopher Pickens6057117
2Jesse Newman5958117
4Matthew McQuown5860118
4Orrin Agner6058118
6Bob Eno6060120
7Ennio Vazquez6061121
8Ryan Askew6161122
9Clay Cannon6261123
10Jake Adams6460124
10Jason Seger6361124
12Chris Hannigan6164125
12Jesse Morton6263125
14Dixal Patel6463127
15Morgan Long6563128
15Shane Turner6464128
17Sergio Villagomez6366129
18Cole Morris6466130
19Steven Crout6467131
20Alec Hapiak6666132
21Christopher Webster6966135
22Allen Battles6869137
23Mike Green6772139
24Daniel Gose6377140
24Eric Hankin6872140
24Kandace Agner7367140
24Russell Mason7169140
28Brian Morton7072142
28Buddy Dickey7171142
28Jeremy Hayes7567142
28Kyle Stevens7369142
32Scott Cockrell7373146
33Duff Yong8075155
33Dyron Adams7382155
33Russell D Mayers7877155
36Steven Ehlenbeck8979168
Recreational Women
1AJ Horey7277149
2Kelly L White7476150
3Valerie Williams8284166
Junior Girls 18
1Gracie Eno8177158