Thanks to all who came out for our inaugural Mason County Disc Golf Championship. It was great to see a lot of familiar, and just as many new faces. There was definitely a communal vibe in the air. This will become the quintessential MCDG event for years to come.
We played 2 rounds of 18, the first from the AM(Red) tees and the second from the Pro(Black) tees. Each round was par 62. This is the first event where we played the Course with all 18 AM and Pro tees being used. Daniel Lilley lit up from the AM tees in the morning round with a 48(-14), a Course record. And Kenny Benjamin shot the Hot Round from the Pro tees with a 61(-1). There was excitement and drama to go around, which carried over into the 2 separate playoffs for the MCDG Champion crowns. Congratulations to the following:
Rick Bailey (Pro)- Won a 3 hole playoff against Daniel Lilley
Justin Gross (ADV)- 2 stoke win, and still the person to drive the farthest for our events (4hrs 1-way!)
Rob Daley (REC)- Won a 3 hole playoff against AJ Foster (AJ started playing 5 months ago, yikes!)
The Championship held a great significance to the MCDG Series Point Standings in that points rewarded based on your finish were added to your best 3 finishes at our other 6 monthly events. The current Point Totals are available here
. There is a chance that the current leaders can be dethroned depending on the finishes at the last 2 MCDG Series events (Aug 15th & Sept 19th). General public signups for the Aug. 15th event will open in the next few days. For those on our current email list, "You've Got Mail!"
We are currently working on obtaining funds for Baskets, via donations and a Course/Hole Sponsorship program. We have a strong lead on a few quintessential Mason County based businesses. This Sponsorship program, Disc Sales, and donation/fundraising is making the mid October time-frame for permanent Baskets to be installed a realistic goal. If anyone is interested in how they can help please feel free to contact us at:
I'd also like to give a HUGE Thank You to the MCDG crew. It is by their blood, sweat, and yes, tears that make this Course and these events possible. Also, Thank You to Daniel Lilley, who on top of fundraising for us via disc sales, issued some excellent words in regards to the Course and MCDG during his speech on Sunday. Thank You to Eric Lund for his kind words
. These are the type of accolades that we thrive off of, it assures us that our vision and long-term goals are valid, very valid. Thank You to all our gracious 2010 MCDG Champions. And Thank You, dear reader, for showing interest (to read this far) and I hope to see you at our next event on Aug 15th.