Dallas handled the wind better than his opponents to garner his first black mini as a Chainracker. Hal took the 2nd place points with a better CTP than John and Austin received the 4th place points. No 5th was awarded as these were the only four that showed. Dallas with his win moved up to a tie for 4th in the 2014 points race and Hal took over 1st in the standings with his 2nd place pts. Congrats to Dallas for his win!!
Steve threw a better CTP in the playoff to best Austin for the May win. There were only 6 players that showed up but all were involved in CTP’s at the end. Pete took third with a better CTP than Dallas and John out threw Ben for the 5th place points. Let’s see how many Chainrackers show up on June 14. The Wednesday weeklies have been fun with a mob of 10-12 traveling the course together.
Course closed for Western Festival!! Wednesday weekly canceled
Winning by 4 and having the only net round under par (78), Albert won his second monthly in a row. With his win, Albert moved to the top of the 2014 Points race. Pete missed tying his personal best (102) by one, but it was good enough to take home 2nd place. Carlos and John tied for third. With a better CTP Carlos moved into 4th place in the Points race. Hal out dueled Dylan in a CTP to garner 5th. The annual Walk to Remember took place during our play. Bagpipe players were stationed around their walking course with one right behind hole 7. 12 players showed for the April monthly. Two players, Cory and Rebecca, are in the process of establishing handicaps. Congrats to Albert on his win and welcome to the EGCR Cory and Rebecca. Wednesday’s 6pm is the weekly. Until May…Keep ‘em flying’—JBK
It was the Hernandez brothers, not the Stanfords, that took home 1st and 2nd in the March monthly. Albert, with a handicap 72, bested his brother Carlos by 5 strokes to win his first black mini. Jason, Ryan and Hal took 3rd, 4th and 5th. Hal and Ryan are tied for the 2014 points lead with 11. We have started up the weeklies again. Since daylight savings time we have been playing on Tues. & Wed to determine which night will work best for most players. It looks like Wed night will be the winner but we will discuss it at April monthly. My apologies for the tardiness of updating and posting March results.—–JBK
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