The Kellie Jo Memorial

PDGA logoSaturday, April 27, 2019 at Independence Lake County Park in Whitmore Lake, Michigan
C-tier · PDGA sanctioned singles tournament

 

The Kellie Jo Memorial graphic

About this tournament

PDGA C Tier Event

Like other tournaments, there will be payouts and all AMs get a player pack. What is different? All money the club brings in during the event goes directly to the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Our purpose is to bring attention to Huntington's Disease(HD) and to help make a difference in helping those continue to battle everyday against this debilitating disease.

Why Huntington's disease?
Taken from the Huntington's Disease Society of America website:
Huntington's Disease (HD) is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the progressive breakdown of nerve cells in the brain. It deteriorates a person's physical and mental abilities during their prime working years and has no cure. HD is known as the quintessential family disease because every child of a parent with HD has a 50/50 chance of carrying the faulty gene. Today, there are approximately 30,000 symptomatic Americans and more than 200,000 at-risk of inheriting the disease.

Many describe the symptoms of HD as having ALS, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's simultaneously.

It hits close to home for me, as my sister lost her battle with HD in 2016, just a few days after she turned 38. My mother also had HD and passed away in 2001. While I have been tested and do not carry the HD gene, there are many families out there who are still battling each and every day with the struggles that HD presents. Hosting an event in my sister's name allows me to not only honor her but also contribute to supporting research in order to find a cure for this disease.

More information can be found at www.hdsa.org

EVENT
2 Rounds of 18 holes

TEES
Open and Advanced - Long/Long (Black Tees)
Intermediate and Men's Masters - Long/Short (Black Tees / White Tees)
All others - Short/Short (White Tees)

COURSE/SETUP:
Course A: 16, 4-12, A-F, 17, 18 (Intermediate & Master's will play longs on this course)
Course B: 1, 2, X1-X12, 3, 13, 14, 15

BASKET & GENERAL MERCHANDISE RAFFLES
We plan to put together some raffle packages. Tickets will be sold day of so please bring some extra cash to participate.

PARK ENTRY
Annual Pass:
Washtenaw County Residents - $30.00
Non-Residents - $45.00

Daily Admission:
Washtenaw County Residents - $6.00
Non-Residents - $10.00
Washtenaw County Seniors - $3.00
Non-Resident Seniors - $6.00

ACE POOL
$5 (if no aces are hit, there will be a throw off. 75% will go to the winner with the other 25% being donated to Huntington's Disease Research)

Refund policy

WC GLOW is responsible for all refunds/cancelations.

Location

Schedule

Saturday, April 27, 2019
8:15am
- 9:15am
Player Registration / Check-in
9:15amPlayer's Meeting
9:40am1st Round Tee-Off

Player Divisions & Entry Fees

$10 additional fee for players without current PDGA memberships.
For help choosing a division, see the PDGA guidelines
$55.00MPOOpen
$50.00MP40Pro Masters 40+
$50.00FPOOpen Women
$45.00FP40Pro Masters Women 40+
$40.00MA1Advanced
$40.00MA40Amateur Masters 40+
$35.00MA2Intermediate
$30.00MA3Recreational
$30.00MA4Novice
$35.00FA1Advanced Women
$35.00FA40Amateur Masters Women 40+
$30.00FA2Intermediate Women
$25.00FA3Recreational Women
$25.00FA4Novice Women