Aaron managed the wind and rain best to win his first Chainracker monthly. The wind was more consistent than the rain, which became continual only during the final 9 holes. Congrats to Aaron for receiving his first black mini #24 in shooting an 89 (including handicap). Jason took 2nd with a 91 and John 3rd with 93. Usually I double check scorecards but due to wanting to get home in front of a warm fire I did not. It looks like Jason was added up to a 33 for the long 9 but when I looked at his card later it came up to 34. Anybody want to verify his double bogies on #1 & #9 and his bogies on 2,6,& 7? So now I have Jason with a 92. Then comes me and pencil whipping myself. Raw score of 87 was correct but I added handicap of +5 and wrote down 93. I think you would agree that 87+5=92. Now it looks to be that there was a tie for 2nd. I am glad we do not do penalties for incorrect scorekeeping. Ryan and Hal both shot 94′s and Ryan won the CTP for 4th place. Believe this is the worst monthly for weather!! Very happy the rain did not come in on Saturday like it did on Sunday. The photo is what hole4 and tee pad 5 looked like after Sunday’s rain. —–JB
Hal wins the January monthly by shooting a PB of 73!! Hal had shot his previous PB of 75 six times. Hal’s net score of 76 was 5 shots better than 2nd place Ryan, who tied his PB with an 86. Ryan has 6 rounds in the books with the Chainrackers and he has certainly been consistent in shooting 2-86′s, 2-87′s & 2-88′s. Dean came in third by one stroke over fourth place Austin and John bested Pete in a CTP for 5th. Only those 6 showed up for the first monthly of 2014. 6 new tee positions were used, 4 in the mids and 2 long. Shooting 3 under for those 6 holes certainly helped Hal in his win. I believe Dean set a new Chainracker record for pars in a round. Dean shot a 3 on 24 of the 27 holes. Pete received/won the TFCO Disc Golf in the Clouds mini provided by our Georgian Chainracker Jim Lockwood. Hope to see more players out in February so until then–Keep ‘em flying’===JBK
Here are some tee pads we are going to try out/play again for the January monthly. #1 mid is on pond path by bench. #2 long will be the one we have not used in awhile over by the drainage culvert. #5 mid will be closer to the enclosure. Cannot see basket from tee. #7 long is backed up abit and to the right. (about 20′ off the north south hazard line around trees) #8 mid will be south of the road. Not on map but contemplating making #9 long tee up by tee pad #2. The #3 mid and long tees will be the new ones we used in December. It is a new year so why not ry out some new tees!!!! See you Saturday.
Ben crushed the field with his first sub 80 round of 78!! A new PB by 4 strokes!! Dean came in 2nd a full 7 strokes behind Ben. This was Dean’s first tourney with a qualified handicap and he established a PB round of 75. Austin came in 3rd, Pete 4th and Hal 5th. Pete tied his PB of 102. I predict Pete will get that PB under 100 in 2014. In the 2013 Championship Points race Josh played his victory round as he could not be caught in December. Congrats Josh!! In the 6 years of EGCR we have yet to have a repeat winner for the Championships!! Austin had 2nd place wrapped up before teeing off. With his monthly win Ben broke the tie with Pete to take home third. Pete received the fourth place medal and Dylan hung on for 5th place. 2014 will be another exciting year for the EGCR’s. How many Personal Bests will be thrown? Will someone repeat as a Point winner? How many new tee areas will be introduced?? What’s your question for 2014?? We have 12 monthlies to figure these things out!!—-JBK
Dylan 5th, Ben 3rd, Josh 1st, Austin 2nd, Pete 4th
With a personal best (PB) round of 80, Dylan bests Steve and Josh for his first win as a Chainracker. With the win, Dylan now has 17 points and has moved up into solo 5th in the points race. Josh, also with a PB of 80, was bettered in the CTP for second by Steve, who tied his PB of 91. With the 5 points for second place, Steve is in the hunt for 5th with a total of 15 points. Hal took 4th and also has 15 points. Austin rounds out the top 5 and has secured himself a 2nd place finish in the 2013 points race. Josh, with his 3rd place finish, will be our 2013 Points Champion!!! December will be a victory round for Josh!! Check out the 2013 Club page for full standings and if there are any mistakes let me know. (Thanks Ryan & sorry) Eventhough Dallas was not in the top 5 he also tied his PB. Yes Hal you also tied your PB, but its the 6th time you’ve thrown a 75!! It was nice to see Jack at the monthly. August of 2011 is the last score we have for you Jack!! Cory and Dean threw their 1st rounds in a Chainracker monthly and hopefully they’ll get their other 2 qualifying rounds in before Decembers monthly. Trivia question…..Which Chainracker do you believe has shaved the most strokes off their first tournament round?? Keep ‘em flying’—-JBK
February 2012 was the last time John took home a black mini. He took home October’s mini with a bogey free round of 71. John’s net score of 76 was 4 strokes better than second place Dallas. Third place went to Ryan. Fourth and fifth went to Pete and Rob. Josh remains our Championship Points leader with 36. Austin is still 7 points behind at 29. They will be the only ones battling for first place. Ben and Pete are tied at third with 21 points. Ranging in points from 13 down to 8 there are 8 players in a battle for 5th. One those 8 players is Marie. We have not seen her in a few months due to an uncooperative body. She is regaining her energy and strength and hopes to be out before the end of the year. Use this forum to send her your well wishes or your wishing well….ness. Keep ‘em flyin’–JBK
Jason & Aaron Stanford showed up and took home 10 of the Championship Points. Jason got his first Chainracker win by throwing 2 strokes better than Dylan and Josh. Aaron threw 1 stroke better than Dallas to take 4th. The points went to: Jason, Dylan, Josh, Aaron, Dallas. With only three monthlies left, Josh has a 7 point lead over Austin and 14 over Ben in the race for the 2013 Champion. Pete is down by 17. Everyone else is mathematically eliminated. Should be fun to watch. Josh will need to be on top of his game. Austin is defending Champion. Ben has only shown up 3 times this year and has won all 3!! Pete has a tough road to hoe. He would need to win all 3 remaining monthlies and have the 3 above him run into some serious OB!!! Top five in points: Josh=35, Austin=28, Ben=21, Pete=18, Hal=11. Check Club Championship for full points board. Until October Monthly..Keep ‘em flyin’–JBK
Ben took 1st Place (with a New Personal Best) for the Second Time this year — and he’s won 1st both times he’s attended so far this year!!! Austin also had a New Personal Best, coming in 2nd, while Josh followed closely for 3rd Place. Dylan got 4th and Steve rounded out the day for 5th Place. Dallas and Ryan completed their second rounds towards their handicaps.
For the 2013 Championship, Josh has a strong lead in First, while Austin, Pete and Ben are currently tied for Second. Handicaps changed for Ben (from -11 to -9), Austin (from +7 to +8) and Josh (from -5 to -4). See you on the course….. Marie
Though Clay played in the March 2013 monthly, I’m going to ignore that so the headline reads better. It was after the monthly of 2010 that Clay disappeared until this year. Family life has a way taking precedent over other pleasures. His raw score of 80 looks to be a personal best by 6 strokes!! Way to go Clay and congrats on your win. Austin (with a new PR), Josh, Hal, and Marie filled out the 2nd thru 5th spots in that order. Marie took 5th in a CTP by besting Nate, another Chainracker that has also not been seen since June of 2010. Sorry I missed seeing you Nate. The rest of the field was filled in with players that completed their first round towards a Chainracker handicap. Thanks for coming out Dallas, Dylan and Ryan. Not a bad showing either. One with an 85 and the other 2 posted 86′s. Hope the July monthly weather stays under the century mark!!!! Until I see you on the course…Keep ‘em flyin’