View Full Version : MSDGC - August 28-29, 2004: Leicester, MA
on the table:
i hate replying to myself, but here goes...
the TD of this event told me to go ahead and start a thread, so i imagine he'll be posting relevant info soon. in the mean time, i'll do a gratuitous post to bring this thread to Page 1 and try to pump you guys for some info. does anybody familiar with Maple Hill or Pyramids have any tips to offer? wind, elevation, overall feel, etc? the pics on the site are good, but they're all winter pics and i'm sure the courses look and play much differently in the summer.
help a brotha' out. i ain't traveling 700 miles to be blindsided!
Jul 17 2004, 05:52 AM
I was told Maple Hills was awesome by a golfer from Connecticut. I tend to play better the first time I see a course. I guess there are no expectations of >> I birdied that in practice and I should get it in the tourney. DENTAL PLAN, Lisa needs braces, DENTAL PLAN, Lisa needs braces!
July 18th pics of Maple Hill have replaced the old Soviet style winter photos that we had of the course (thanks for pointing this out!) The short course SSA is 51.4. The long course SSA, according to Mitch Sonderfan, should be about 70 or so!) The distance on the short course (pictured on the site) is 5313. The long course is about 6800.
We will be putting sponsoring hotel info on the www.msdgc.com (http://www.msdgc.com) site later this week. There is unlimited camping area available for all on these two private Christmas tree farms.
We look forward to showing off our New England hospitality, disc golf courses, and shiny new wood chips.
Jul 19 2004, 01:05 AM
The long course SSA, according to Mitch Sonderfan, should be about 70 or so!) The distance on the short course (pictured on the site) is 5313. The long course is about 6800.
Even with very heavy woods and sloped greens, a course would need to exceed 10,000 feet of length to reach an SSA of 70.
While Mitch was exaggerating, his point is well taken that Maple Hills is a world-class disc golf facility. The long course record is 61, held by Jason Southwick. This tournament and course is not to be missed.
Not only was Mitch exagerating, he didn't even say it out loud. His shots spoke loud enough. I can't wait to see what happens when there is a $1000 skin on the line!
Agreed though, this is going to be quite a spectacle - and should not be missed.
Online Registration now available:
Over $5000 in sponsorships now collected (with 5 weeks to go!)
Pyramids summer course photos are now online as well.
Jul 22 2004, 10:23 AM
This guy QUIT HIS JOB to concentrate on building & polishing this course. (That's dedication, Holmes.) Support his endeavour. It's awesome: huge w/ wild elevation changes, some tight fairways, breathtaking risk/reward "alternate" lines, and lotsa wind & water; you'll love it, even as it pummels your self-esteem into marmalade.
wow. i can't wait to check it out. me and Gary C already preregistered and bought our plane tickets, so we are definitely there. the courses look awesome and i'm sure the local golf scene is, too.
All of the $200 Annual Tee Sign sponsorships are now full for the Maple Hill course. About 8 left at Pyramids. These are the most beautiful tee signs in the country, to me.
We got two hotel sponsors. The Best Western Yankee Drummer Inn is our host hotel.
The 4 fellas qualified for the $1000 Friday Skins are:
Steve Brinster - 1013
Chris Vilmorin - 1001
Dr. Doug Ertman - 990
Mitch Sonderfan - 988
The Friday Skins will be filmed by at least 2 (and hopefully 4) film crews and will be its own section on the 2004 MSDGC DVD. Yahoo!
PDGA Ratings have been updated. Just two tee sign sponsorships left. Added two more restaurant sponsors.
I'd like to cordially invite all of you to the first Marshall Street Disc Golf Championship, a USDGC Qualifier and PDGA B Tier. This is a first for us in several respects. It's the first time we've used two courses simultaneously, with the pros and ams competing on the same courses, but separately. It's the first time we've held our big tournament during the summer. It's the first time we've used a brand new tool in preparing our tees: it's called a level, though I'm not sure of the spelling. So for those of you who attended last year's unofficial Ice Bowl, Dam Pyramids IV, expect better footing on the teepads.
I'd also like to extend a specail invitation to the women out there. We've earmarked $1000 for the Women's half of Friday Skins. The top four PDGA player rated women (and the top four PDGA men) automatically qualify. So far two women have signed up for the tournament, so I'm thinking this is an opportunity for a couple more women to vie for the cash.
There's also poolball -- real poolballs racing down a treacherous track, people betting on their balls of choice, and proceeds going to local charities. There's also a lot of screaming and laughing.
So if you're looking for a reason to visit New England, this is it. For more information on the tournament, check out msdgc.com, or just read the cover article in the next issue of Disc Golf Magazine.
Oh no already replying to myself. Dang. Hey Dr. Doug is all freaked out that he'll be pushed out of skins by some travelling studs. Yeah baby. I just talked to Steve Dodge, co-TD, telling him I wanted to post on PDGA.com, announcing some additions. Don't do it he said. We're meeting with Lick tomorrow "to go over the details."
From the response we've received from Friday Skins -- Mitch is like peeing his pants -- we'll be expanding Men's Skins to include another, separate, added $500 skins for Men's Players PDGA player rated from 5th to 8th among msdgc contestants.
We are truly that shallow. I'll just tell the bare naked truth. We want to attract the very best, and we've been working like the ADD psychotics we are to put together a tournament worthy of the best players on earth.
I'd also like to list the women's skins participants here:
Please O Great Frisbee God in the sky, bring more women to Marshall Street this summer, and for the very first time ever in the history of the world, put 72 disc golf pros on the same spot on the same day in New England. This is all I ask. If you grant me this one wish, I won't ask you for anything else...until next year.
Aug 02 2004, 09:21 PM
This tournament is going to be HUGE....I know of at least 4 Virginians coming up...can't wait!
oh, and jason--i have something of yours that i will be bringing up to you.
"added $500 skins for Men's Players PDGA player rated from 5th to 8th"
What in the Wide Wide World of Sports is going on here? Can anyone decipher the drunken ramblings of a futile man with a banal message. I hired you fellas to get a couple tee pads in, not to jump around like a bunch of California girly men.
We'll let you know what all this means tomorrow, AFTER the meeting with Lick Me.
It is now official. A $500 Birdie Tier Skins has been added to the Friday Skins event. The 5th, 6th, & 7th rated players and the top rated NEFA member not in the skins event will participate. NEFA members must be current as of August 21st to be eligible. Please check out http://www.msdgc.com for complete details.
Registered MSDGC players will be able to play Pyramids and Maple Hill free from now until August 30th. Yah!
It doesn't get any better than this.
Over $20,000 in cash and prizes will be given out at the 2004 MSDGC, with most of it going to the pro payout! We reached our goal and have 20 more days to get some more. Check out the sponsors page and thank these kind folks: www.msdgc.com/sponsors_current.html (http://www.msdgc.com/sponsors_current.html)
Only 40 pro spots left, which means if you are a woman, you will have a maximum of 42 competitors: www.msdgc.com/players.html (http://www.msdgc.com/players.html)
Thanks to Innova for stepping up to be our 2nd Friday Skins sponsor (with Marshall Street Disc Golf). Their sponsorship has helped us to be able to add the Birdie Tier Friday Skins. Yahoo!
Work is progressing on Maple Hill on a daily basis.
i'm all stoked about coming up there. NC FDC's are the weekend before MSDGC, then there's the MSDGC, then my first Super Tour 2 weeks after that. good times.
this one will be the coolest of the 3, though. i've got that feeling.
Aug 07 2004, 03:32 AM
See what happens when you allow beer on the course? ;)
Here is another thing that happens when you let beer (and Gil - who follows beer) on the course - more workday pics: It was 9:00 AM and Gil asked me to get him a cold one, after rooting around in the cooler and finding two empties (at 9 AM!), I finally found a full one to get him. That man can rake.
Thanks Gil, Marshall, Gabe, Mike Carlin, Dave Jackson, Jerel, Vinnie, Jason Southwick (good luck at Worlds) and the many other folks who have helped. Next Thursday is the final workday of the season, except for the Saturday and Sunday after that, after that it is all MSDGC play time!
I'm still trying to scrape up the entry fee, it aint much but I'm struggling this summer, but even if I don't get in, I'll be in the gallery. I'm Stoked about this tourney. Keep up the good work MSDG! :D
Aug 12 2004, 02:08 PM
Played my second round at Maple Hill this week. I feel I owe it to my old tourney buddies from down south that still travel to say- this is one of the best courses I've ever played!
Reminds me of a cross between Renaissance and Laurel Springs. No really, it's THAT good.
Oh, and it just happens to be DIRECTLY across the street from Pyramids, one of the most fun, diverse, yet still challenging courses in New England.
Oh, and did anybody mention the Southwick hospitality? Can you say PRIVATE PROPERTY?
To quote Walter Clay and Brian Graham "it's not just a tournament...it's and event."
THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TO BE MISSED!
If any of you guys are even remotely thinking of your first trip to New England, email me...
Aug 13 2004, 10:41 AM
anyone know the hole distances for the 4 courses the pros will be playing at this tournament?
as good as renaissance? can't wait!
Aug 13 2004, 11:32 AM
msdgc.com.... easy now mike, as good as reanaissance is a tall order, but it's right up there...
maple hill short to short- 5138 ft
maple hill short to long- 6704 ft
pyramids short- 4996 ft
pyramids long- 5970 ft
Aug 13 2004, 12:20 PM
Daniel, are you still camping out with your sons? I'm hoping to play round with ya again. See ya in 2 weeks!! :cool:
Aug 13 2004, 03:27 PM
Yeh Matt, with the whole fam damily...I'll be out there Friday.
We have sent the score card files to the printers, and they are gorgeous. I have posted the PDF and JPEG proofs of new and final score cards and maps on the courses page:
The only real change from the above numbers is that the Maple Hill Gold Elements is actually 6945 feet. These score cards are fantastic!
Current Friday Skins / Top Rated Competitors:
Steve Brinster: 1015
Chris Heeren: 1014
Chris Vilmorin: 1001
Mitch Sonderfan: 991
Dr. Doug Ertman: 989
Ron Turner: 985
Bob Graham: 980
Mike Dussault: 979
$1000 Women's Skins:
(insert your female name here)
(insert your female name here)
played random doubles tonight in Raleigh with a guy originally from Mass. i asked him what he knew about Leicester and he had no idea what i was talking about. apparently, i was misprounounciating it.
finally, i spelled it out for him and he said, "Lester?".
so he pulled out a Pyramids stamped disc with "Leicester, MA" on it and pointed to it to help me understand. "See? LESTER".
that's a minimum of one syllable short. crazy.
he said Pyramids was a great course but he hadn't seen Maple Hill before. he also said i would have an awesome time b/c Southwick always puts on a great tournament. that was cool to hear. another week and a half and i'll find out first hand.
Aug 18 2004, 10:30 AM
i was checking out the photos of pyramids and wondered, are there going to be 2 baskets installed on each hole during the tournament? and i guess the silver play to the chainstars and the gold to the discatchers?
Aug 18 2004, 10:57 AM
Mikey, The baskets are there all the time. Some are only a few feet from each other! :D
Silver = Chainstars
Gold = Discatchers
It is actually les-tah. And Worcester is pronounced whi-sta or woo-sta. There are no "R"s up here.
10 CTP Prizes on Hole 1! Shoremaster & Aviva have sponsored the MSDGC with 10 top of line floating lounges:
The Escape Lounge Mattress: http://www.shoremaster.com/toys/inflatabletoys/lakeandpool.htm
Hole in One Prize Too!
Did I forget to mention that there will be an "Ultimate CTP" Prize for the first person to Ace Hole 1 during the 2004 MSDGC? Yeah, baby!
Shoremaster & Aviva are putting up a 10' Moon Bouncer water trampoline. They don't think we can shoot an Ace on Hole 1 at Maple Hill. If someone does, they will be walking away with a big ol' water tramp!
Moon Bouncer: http://www.shoremaster.com/toys/inflatabletoys/proline.htm
HA! my bad. "Les-tah" it is. ;)
Aug 20 2004, 09:58 AM
Only 1 week away!
Mister would you please help my pony.
New Skins Players Updated: http://www.msdgc.com/players_players.html
$1000 Pro Open Friday Skins (5 - 7 PM)
Cameron Todd - 1025
Steve Brinster - 1015
Chris Heeren - 1014
Keith Warren - 1014
$1000 Women's Skins (2:45 - 4:45 PM)
Des Reading - 947
Leslie Herndon - 933
Lesli Demark - 891
Jen Jensen - 876
$500 Birdie Skins (12:30 - 2:30 PM)
Mitch Sonderfan - 991
Dr. Doug Ertman - 989
Jay Reading - 985
Ron Turner - 985
Aug 23 2004, 07:58 AM
I wish I were going to the Mass.tournament, but things just didn't work out. I know I'll regret it.
Good Luck to all.
Aug 23 2004, 03:01 PM
Snoop you have no idea! You enjoyed the Boylan hospitality, right? hehehehehe...Marshall Street is truly a special place!
Aug 23 2004, 04:56 PM
daniel, where have you been?
I wish I were going to the Mass.tournament, but things just didn't work out...
no doubt. with that big 1020 rating, you'd have been a contendah for some $kins!!
Aug 23 2004, 07:19 PM
I heard 10th place in Open will get $400 and 1st is over $1000? Is that really true?
Tell me if this makes sense? We're going to take $10,000 and divide it by the total number of Pro players in all the Pro divisions, then allot to each person in each division the same amount. So if we wind up with 60 pros, each will take $166 into his/her division. A Pro Open division of 40, in this scenario, would represent 2/3 of $10,000, or $6,667. We'll use the PDGA Pro Payout table and assume 40 Pro Open players in a total pro field of 60:
These are just projections, since we're expecing more people to sign up this week. We'll have the final payout posted at lunch on Saturday, unless we fill early.
Aug 23 2004, 10:04 PM
that makes sense, because of the $1500 in skins you're giving away to the open division (even if it's arbitrary...i never imagined the flawed ratings costing me $$$...ouch...but i digress). not to say i deserve to be in the skins, but if i play above my rating again, it would've been nice to play for some extra!
normally, it makes no sense to spread the cash to the protected divisions. if masters & gmasters want extra cash they should play open.
the payout looks great by the way, hope the weather is good too.
Aug 23 2004, 10:14 PM
That pay out is huge for a B tier!! I just played a supertour this weekend where 1st place didn't even make as much as your projected 2nd place!
I'm not sure I quite get the last post, but the weather forecast so far looks great. Just to be clear, Friday Skins has nothing to do with the $10,000 real pro payout. The money for Friday Skins is separate.
Weather - Just like in Hawaii - Mid 70s, Mostly Sunny! The link below is our disc golf weather forecast.
Payout: $10,000 minimum to Pros, $2500 to Skins, Probably over $1000 in Merch to AMs, plus an amazing player's package.
Is this the biggest B Tier payout in PDGA history?
Aug 24 2004, 11:34 AM
Chris, you jar headed dummy - I have been in New England, where, incidentally, I moved 3 1/2 years ago! You just now missing me?
Get in the car and drive to Wustah- you won't regret it... You could even play PawPaw on the way back...
Steve and Jason....just got your flyer in the mail. The Golf Disc Flight Guide is too cool, I have it proudly displayed on my office wall for all the ball golfers to see!
Seems to be a glut of discs in the overstable 325' department???
Aug 24 2004, 02:13 PM
don't worry jason, i don't even know what i'm typing after happy hour :)
who's the beer sponsor again? that's important information.
Wachusett Brewery is giving us a couple kegs: Blueberry Ale and Summer Ale, along with the cold plate setup, and some banners to hang with the text we wanted and their logo. Wachusett Brewery rocks.
Plenty of spots left, but filling fast. Ron Russell just signed up.
Aug 24 2004, 06:35 PM
So if no other players sign up rated over 1014, how will you decide which 1014 rated player will drop to the Birdie Skins? Will you still go by decimal? ( 1013.15 over 1013.07 ) Just curious, plus if anyone else signs up we won't have to worry about it anyway.
We've got a system in place to break ties (it is actually cleverly hidden on the web site.) But if it is Chris and Keith for the last $1000 Skins spot, I would recommend a "Frappe Chug" to determine who goes where.
We can talk about it with Grandma! Yee hah!
Aug 24 2004, 11:17 PM
Rouchambeau for it?
I expect it will be a moot point. Start practicing for the birdie skins boys.
Hey Jason, reserve some spots for some southern boys. Ronnie, Solarspam might need a caddie.
Aug 24 2004, 11:19 PM
Yeah, I found it after I had already written that post. ( and I do like that method :D )
Aug 25 2004, 11:51 AM
Chris, do you know something we don't? Who else is going to cross the Hudson into New England?
Here's the tie-breaker for Friday Skins we hope we won't have to use:
Tie Breaker: Average of each person's three highest rated rounds in 2004.
Aug 25 2004, 01:48 PM
on the maple hill course, are the red/gold elements courses defined by two different sets of tees, or does it have two sets of baskets like pyramids, or does it have one set of tees and you have to move the baskets in between rounds?
we're going to practice maple hill on thursday and are trying to figure out if we will be able to play both the configurations planned for saturday. thanks. can't wait to get out of this heat!
Aug 25 2004, 01:51 PM
At least me, Hysell, Ronnie Turner, & Jason Gallant. Maybe Snoop Haney, David Wold, & Will Kidwell (& more . . .).
Rebs takin' over Yankeetown!
me and Gary C are heading up from Raleigh and High Point, respectively. but we don't count b/c we're playing ADV.
Aug 25 2004, 03:43 PM
oh yeah do i need to pack bug spray?
I've played maple hill a number of times now- it kicks [*****] as much as the [*****] that it kicks.
On the PIN PLACEMENTS -
There are two pins from each tee- both are permanent. One set has Red flags on 4'+ poles from the top of the basket, the others are with yellow flags. If you can't see the yellow ones it's because they are so freakin' far away... There is EXCELLENT sign postage at each tee pad with distance for both pins. Though your discs might get lost, you won't be.
Enjoy this place- it's great and rivals anything in NC (where I used to play before moving).
Yes- bring bug spray, but you may not need it... and if you forget to bring your southern hospitatlity, don't worry, there's plenty of it up here!
Aug 25 2004, 05:28 PM
COOL!! Hysell and I are leaving tomorrow. We'll be there sometime Friday morning, if everything goes well.
For anybody playing a practice round at Maple Hill, the brand new wonderful, professional, super cool score cards are in the "Tourney Central" building just past hole 18 (to the right of the parking lot.)
We inflated the 10' Moon Bouncer which is the Hole 1 Ace prize today! Big and awesome (and triple stitched according to the sales rep.)
Aug 25 2004, 08:18 PM
go get you some of that skins money snoop!
with all the big dogs in the house makes me think it must be worlds...but that was two weeks ago wasn't it? /msgboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
Friday Skins Update:
Current Ace $1000 Skins Competitors (5 to 7 PM):
Cameron Todd - 1025
Walter Haney - 1020
Ron Russell - 1019
Steve Brinster - 1015
Women's Skins (2:45 - 4:45):
$500 Birdie Skins (12:30 - 2:30):
Chris Heeren - 1014
Keith Warren - 1014
Bryan Gawler - 999
Dr. Doug Ertman - 989 (Top NEFA)
Aug 26 2004, 12:55 AM
Hey fellas, sorry I have been so scarce. Why so few Masters? No added money in that division? Just curious. Unless something happens, I'll be fighting it out in the open. Gotta go pack and get a few hours of sleep. Later.
Aug 26 2004, 07:14 AM
i will be sending some old dominion showdown merch up with ray as sponsorship. best of luck with the event, course looked great in the magazine.
That will be awesome John! If you include your mailing address with the 2 Stroke(?) stuff, we will send you an offical "MSDGC Thank You" package.
Look forward to getting more of us Virginia boys up here for the 2005 MSDGC!
PS. I just met Jay and Des Reading. Des' first shot cleared the pond - on a skip! It is unbelievable how much skill she possesses, I've never even tried skipping it!
PPS. Oh yea, I almost forgot - her second practice tee shot was parked.
Aug 26 2004, 11:12 AM
I'm leavin' around 9 2nite, with ODS gear, 2 cameras, & 2 tripods in hand (unless Rick craps out). Seeya in the wee hours Friday morn! ;)
Aug 26 2004, 01:33 PM
Why so few Masters? No added money in that division? Just curious. Unless something happens, I'll be fighting it out in the open.
At the risk of re-starting the "protection" debate, why would you expect added money in the Masters division? It's a protected division. All added money should go to the male and female Open divisions.
plane leaves in 5 hours. me and Gary C gonna head down to North Grosvenordale (pronounced Grosdale?) from BOS and play West Thompson Lake, then head up to Lestah. hopefully, we'll have time for a practice round at the non-Skins course, then check out the skins course as they're taking place.
if i don't make it up and back in one piece: tell my dog i love him.
In answer to several questions, there is no dress code at the msdgc. We don't like dress codes.
Keith Warren, Des Reading and Steve Brinster / Ron Russell are the big winners in their respective Friday Skins.
Put on whatever clothes you like, cause we are underway!
Aug 28 2004, 07:38 AM
Thanks for the updates. Please, keep them coming!!! :D
Steve Brinster: $550
Ron Russell: $350
Walter Haney: $100
Des Reading: $950
Lesli Demark: $50
Keith Warren: $350
Dr. Doug: $100
Brian Gawler: $50
Pro Standings at the MSDGC after Saturday, two rounds, one short one long at Pyramids:
Player 1st R 2nd R 1st day
1t Ron Russell 50 52 102
1t Steve Brinster 49 53 102
1t Matthew LaCourte Jr. 49 53 102
1t Walter Haney 46 56 102
1t Keith Warren 46 56 102
6t Mike Dussault 51 54 105
6t Dr. Doug Ertman 49 56 105
8t Bob Graham 50 56 106
8t Chris Heeren 49 57 106
8t Mitch Sonderfan 46 60 106
11t Jerel Davis 50 57 107
11t Jay Reading 52 55 107
11t Cameron Todd 49 58 107
14 Marc Schoettle 51 57 108
15 Chris Hysell 52 58 110
16t Pete Johnson 53 58 111
16t Bryan Gawler 52 59 111
18t Matt Alberghini 54 58 112
18t Ron Turner 51 61 112
20t Terry West 57 56 113
20t Bobby Cowperthwait 55 58 113
20t Gary Cyr 53 60 113
20t Drew Smith 53 60 113
20t Jeff Cahill 53 60 113
20t Scott Howard 52 61 113
26t Jason Johnson 57 57 114
26t Bard Soleng 53 61 114
28t David “Stick” Williams 57 58 115
28t James Lane 56 59 115
28t Aaron Saft 53 62 115
28t Tim Walsh 53 62 115
32 Dan Jaskot 58 58 116
33 Jack Nickel 56 61 117
34t Jason Ballard 56 62 118
34t Tom Southwick 56 62 118
34t Tim Premus 54 64 118
37t Daniel Marcus 60 60 120
37t Mikey Kernan 58 62 120
39 Danny Savage 61 61 122
40 Gregory Allpow 56 67 123
41t Mike Dow 59 65 124
41t Dana Waterhouse 60 64 124
43t Dave Boliver 57 68 125
43t Jonathan Flores 56 69 125
45 Dave Balkema 61 66 127
46t David James 62 66 128
46t Jesse Wing 62 66 128
46t Vinnie Steele 60 68 128
46t Dave Jackson 60 68 128
1 Des Reading 48 60 108
2 Leslie Herndon 55 64 119
3 Lesli Demark 58 66 124
4 Suzi Johnston 61 69 128
5 Marielle Powell 59 78 137
1 Rich Fenton 56 64 120
2 Brent Sanderson 58 64 122
3 John Hart 59 65 124
($8305.50, 49 players)
($1017, 6 players)
($508.50, 3 players)
($169, 1 player)
Aug 29 2004, 06:25 PM
Any word on some reults?
Final Pro Standings
Player 1st Rd Pyramids Silver 2nd Rd Pyramids Gold 3rd Rd MH Red 4th round MH Yellow Total Cash
1 Ron Russell 50 52 49 57 208* $1586
2 Steve Brinster 49 53 48 58 208 $955
3 Walter Haney 46 56 51 56 209 $714
4 Cameron Todd 49 58 50 54 211 $581
5t Mike Dussault 51 54 51 59 215 $461
5t Keith Warren 46 56 49 64 215 $461
6 Dr. Doug Ertman 49 56 50 63 218 $432
8 Bob Graham 50 56 54 59 219 $349
9t Matthew LaCourte Jr. 49 53 55 63 220 $307.50
9t Chris Heeren 49 57 53 61 220 $307.50
11 Jay Reading 52 55 51 64 222 $274
12 Ron Turner 51 61 50 61 223 $257
13 Jerel Davis 50 57 52 65 224 $241
14 Chris Hysell 52 58 52 63 225 $232
15 Mitch Sonderfan 46 60 55 65 226 $224
16 Bryan Gawler 52 59 53 63 227 $207
17 Matt Alberghini 54 58 52 66 230 $199
18t Marc Schoettle 51 57 59 65 232 $187
18t Bard Soleng 53 61 53 65 232 $187
20 Tom Southwick 56 62 51 65 234 $174
21 Terry West 57 56 54 68 235
22 David “Stick” Williams 57 58 58 63 236
23t Bobby Cowperthwait 55 58 54 70 237
23t Jason Johnson 57 57 56 67 237
25t James Lane 56 59 57 66 238
25t Tim Walsh 53 62 55 68 238
27 Mikey Kernan 58 62 54 66 241
28 Scott Howard 52 61 57 72 242
29 Drew Smith 53 60 54 76 243
30t Gregory Allpow 56 67 53 69 245
30t Daniel Marcus 60 60 59 66 245
32 Aaron Saft 53 62 58 73 246
33 Jeff Cahill 53 60 54 81 248
34 Dan Jaskot 58 58 62 71 249
35 Pete Johnson 53 58 61 78 250
36 Mike Dow 59 65 60 67 251
37t Danny Savage 61 61 58 73 253
37t Tim Premus 54 64 60 75 253
37t Jack Nickel 56 61 61 75 253
37t Gary Cyr 53 60 61 79 253
41t Dana Waterhouse 60 64 52 83 259
41t Jonathan Flores 56 69 63 71 259
43 Dave Jackson 60 68 59 73 260
44 Vinnie Steele 60 68 64 70 262
45 Jason Ballard 56 62 63 83 264
46 Jesse Wing 62 66 63 75 266
47t Dave Balkema 61 66 61 82 270
47t David James 62 66 66 76 270
49 Dave Boliver 57 68 DNF
1 Des Reading 48 60 60 70 238 $509
2 Leslie Herndon 55 64 61 76 256 $305
3 Lesli Demark 58 66 58 76 258 $203
4 Marielle Powell 59 78 67 81 285
5 Suzi Johnston 61 69 74 85 289
1 Rich Fenton 56 64 59 67 246 $330
2 Brent Sanderson 58 64 56 69 247 $178
3 John Hart 59 65 68 79 271
1 Rick Williams 64 70 59 66 259 $169
Aug 29 2004, 09:28 PM
Posted by RobT (firstname.lastname@example.org) on the NEFA Discussion Board: (http://www.nefa.com/forums/ub/messages/8/1418.html?1093828927#POST95434)
First to the finish:
Brinster down by one on Russell going into hole 17 and Brinster uncorks a huge anheizer that takes him to within 25 feet of the basket (with a Roc by the way).
Russell follows with a great drive himself but finds his disc a little long a bit into the scrub by the silver basket about 35 feet from the pin.
Russell just misses the birdie opp but Brinster makes good and ties it going to 18!
On 18, Brinster throws a huge drive to within 30 feet left (?) of the entrance to the green (I couldn't tell exactly from where I was at the tee but that was what it looked like to me).
Russell then steps up to the tee after losing the lead and throws a drive that kept fading and fading and goes O.B. a good 225-250 feet from the pin.
At that point, it looked like it may have been over but Russell throws an unbelievable anheyser that curled its way all the way to the basket and parked!
Brinster steps to his drive which had him with a good angle to the basket and about 70 feet (?) to go.
His upshot unbelievably got away from him to the right a bit, clipped the stone wall I think, and just stayed just in bounds at the opening to the green by about a foot or so.
Perhaps a bit flustered, Brinster was looking at a long but makeable putt (25-30 feet)to win the tournament and unfortunately misses!
All tied and into overtime!
Hole 1 to the short pin, an intimidating hole in any situation, nonetheless to start a playoff on.
Russell steps up first and drives toward the pin. During its flight you could see Russell wishing it to get legs, and as if the disc could hear, it responds by landing at the base of the pin and skips to leave him with a 15 foot park job.
Brinster then steps up maybe knowing that he needs to come close to matching that and drives.
The disc began to fade during its flight toward the basket, looked like it was going to come back a bit but ran out of real estate and settled just past the end of the access road a good 35-40 (?) feet right and long of the basket.
Brinster makes a tremendous bid at the hole but just misses and Russell wins in the first hole of the playoff to capture the tournment ... WOW!
To cap it all of and most importantly, it was amazing to listen to tourning pro after tourning pro during the awards ceremony come up and express there thanks and their appreciation to what the all said and I quote, "The Best Tournament They Have EVER Played In!".
Congrats to Steve, Jason, Lick, Kelly, and all the volunteers who helped run this amazing event.
Aug 29 2004, 11:07 PM
Absoulutely loved this tourney!!! My first b-tier and I'll remember it well. Showed up two holes late today costing me 8 strokes and the difference between 6th and 12th in Advanced. Well I learned my lesson the hard way.
man, I'm so bummed I missed it. Sounds like a good time was had by all. :D
Aug 30 2004, 08:15 AM
It looks like Ronald Turner qualified for the USDGC :grin Did Chris Hysell make it????
Pretty sure Hysell made it. He had a darn large grin on his face when he picked up his winnings and when asked if he was going (to USDGC) replied "Oh yeah!"
[sure to be confirmed by others, along with the other qualifiers]
Aug 30 2004, 08:29 AM
The five USDGC Qualifiers at the Marshall Street Championship:
Dr. Doug Ertman
Matthew LaCourte Jr.
I'll get the full results up as soon as I comb the lint out of my brain.
Aug 30 2004, 10:57 AM
Yep, I'm in PP...I can relax and maybe do some tent divings at Paw Paw...
This tournament was AMAZING....I'm sure everyone will be hearing that countless times from all the players that were there.
This tournament and the USDGC easily stand above any disc golf tournament I've been a part of...
thanks again jason, kelley, tom, steve, misty, and all the volunteers.
I can't wait to get back there next year!
i can't give enough credit to Jason, Steve, all the volunteers, sponsors and players who made this tournament so awesome. plenty of ice cold bottled energy water, on-site food ordering, sweet color scorecards with distances and par for each pin placement, tee signs with the same info, smooth fly pads spiked into the ground (with brooms handy!) on top of level crush-n-run, spotters everywhere...i could go on and on.
Maple Hill and Pyramids are now 2 of my favourite courses. "NC - Home of the Wooded Courses" my *****. even the open holes up here are wooded!! with Christmas trees!!
if any of the NC boys are checking this thread, you need to ask Walt what he thought of this tournament. his opinion carries more weight than mine and i'm confident he's got some pretty high praises for it. way to represent, Walt.
i didn't exactly "bring it" like i wanted to, but i had a wonderful time nonetheless. New England Disc Golf is real. the MSDGC is real.
thanks again. hopefully i'll see you next year.
Aug 30 2004, 11:12 AM
Walt, what did you think of the tournament and courses?
Aug 30 2004, 11:52 AM
What a sweet tournament. Courses immaculate, hospitality unparallelled. Infinite thanx to Steve, Jason, LickMe, Kelly, Misty, & everyone else that made this the best disc golf tournament in the world. I can't wait to author the DVD.
Even if I'm barely top 20 in Am1, I am still Poolball King!
I'll get the full results up as soon as I comb the lint out of my brain.
The final results are posted on the NEFA discussion board:
Aug 30 2004, 02:42 PM
Mark, everything was wonderful! Hat's off to Jason, Steve and everyone else involved with this event. The courses were great, the food was awesome, the money was unbelievable, but their hospitality was untouchable.
I will try my best to get back there next year. Everyone should try and make this event.
Oh yeah. Poolball rules!!!
well, ya got last cash Gerald, good job... !! good shootin' Gary. see you guys at the Fall Finale? :)
well, ya got last cash Gerald, good job... !! good shootin' Gary. see you guys at the Fall Finale? :)
yeah, Gary represented, too. 4th place is very respectable. plus, he's an experienced traveller which made our trek up and back painless.
i learned a lot about my game this past weekend. playing unfamiliar, tough courses like the ones in Leicester will put your game to the test...a test which i failed miserably. but travelling all the way up there and failing was the most fun i've had in long time.
Fall Finale - no. Sneeky Pete - yes.
Full Results, including Friday Skins and the five USDGC qualifiers at msdgc.com. Complete PDGA stats and report to be done by tomorrow. Thanks for coming everyone.
Special thanks to Cameron Todd and Leslie Herndon for WALKING the Maple Hill course with Steve Dodge and Tom Southwick THE DAY AFTER THE TOURNAMENT to help with ongoing design tweaks.
Congratulations to Jay Reading for winning the Spirit Award.
Way to go Ron Russell, you stud.
It was really really REALLY fun hosting. I can't wait till next year. Steve handed me an envelope this morning, after driving his brother to the airport at 4 a.m. On it he had written a list of what to change and add at next year's MSDGC. That boy's insane.
Hey wit? Are you going to Hickory? I went to the Georgia State Champs and got heat exaustion. Hope hickory is cooler. Who's going to the sneeky from Charlotte? Ant said that his house is open for floor space again.
Big props to GLU and WALT. Way to represent and come home with some cash. Makes the drive worth it. Hope you told those boys up there to come on down and compete in the Carolina's. Good Job!!!
Aug 31 2004, 02:06 PM
i just wanted to take a minute to thank Jason, Steve, Kelley, Misty, Tom, LickMe, and all the rest of the staff of the MSDGC for a truly spectacular tournament! y'all are a WICKED GREAT bunch of people!
i wish there were words to describe the total respect and appreciation i have for what the southwicks & crew are doing up there in new england...this event is 2nd only to the USDGC in my book. the courses are phenomenal; i have never seen a better-designed course than Maple Hill(can't wait for some concrete pads there), and Pyramids is world-class as well. you have raised the bar high on what a tournament can be...keep us posted on the plans for the next MSDGC!
for the record, i did cash! i won $12 on an unsanctioned pool-ball race :)
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