Originally Posted by Bullseye
I just wanted to mention this one last time. Mike Phillips and Jeff Mittl did an amazing job this year. Everyone knew the Oregon Series staff had set the bar extremely high and that even reaching that level was going to be a monumental task. These two not only reached the bar, but they cleared it with room to spare. The course looked incredible. The event was awesome. The payouts were record breaking. Every single person I talked to was in awe at the quality of this event.
Thank you for all your hard work guys.
I've never bees to, or been a part of a National Tour Event but when the best players in the world and officials from the PDGA tell you that this is the standard by which ALL NT events should be measured you HAVE to believe them. Jeff and Mike did an amazing job. "Chains" the movie crew had not planned to come to the Fling but being in Eugene and close by at the last minute decided on Thursday to come up and at least get a bit of footage from the Clinic. They came, they saw, and they stayed over for some action on Friday.
I could write a book on my experiences at the Fling but will just say that from start to finish this has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. And that's a lot of life!
To all of the people that signed on as volunteers for me:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
My volunteer staff was just plain more than you can ask for. Did anyone notice how clean the course was each day? Steve McMahon, Christian Graham, and Chris Graham were out there every morning between 5:30 and 6:30 walking the course and picking up trash. With Tee Times, starting on time is soooo important. Having no experience with this kind of format I was a bit nervous. I asked Chris Graham to help me out and oversee the starters. I asked the starters to please be early and to be there Saturday, at Tournament Central at 6:30 a.m. I rolled into TC about 6:35 Saturday morning and Chris had already prepped the starters and they were heading to their respective starting stations. All players went out on time and the flow of the first round was off the hook. THANK YOU to ALL, and escpecially Chris Graham for being my lead on this. All of people that came out to help spot were incredible. Some of these people sat all day at various locations with not much of a break and came back the next day to do it all over again. You all ROCK. Thank you ALL so much! I do want to call out Jevon however. Anytime you need something brother just ask, I owe you. THANK YOU!
The person I MOST want to thank is my wife. I love you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have been gone a lot for the past several months with the planning of the event. She took a day off work on Friday and was out there with me at 6:30 every morning and worked all day. She did it all! Manned TC, ran erronds, helped with scoring, manned the Stumptown booth, watch both at the same time, checked in players, packed boxes, ect, ect,. She caddied on Sunday morning for a friend of disc golf that needed some help. My wife is my HERO.
Ok, enough of the book! Thank you to all that planeed, set up, and implemented this incredible event. As we were taking down TC last night we were talking about next year. Yep, the planning has begun.