Thursday, May 31, 2012

Midtown Chiropractic Raleigh Disc Golf Championship

July 28th – July 29th, 2012
A PDGA Sanctioned A-Tier Event
A NC Point Series Triangle Division Event
A Spike Hyzer Points Series Shadow Conference Event

Entry Fees:
Men’s Open: $100
All other Pro Divisions: $85
All Advanced Divisions: $65                   
All Intermediate Divisions: $55               
Recreational / Jr. Divisions: $50              

You MUST be a Current PDGA Member to compete. Registration covers entry, NC Points Series Fees.
All PDGA fees, and $1 Ace Pool

All PDGA Divisions will be offered however there must be 3 competitors in a division for the division to be opened, except for women and junior divisions.

Pre-Registration Information:                                                                           
Mail a check made payable to Robert Leonard to:  
7412 Post Oak Rd.   
Raleigh, NC 27615     
Or register online with PDGA Sign up at:

TD Contact Info:
Robert Leonard


Field is limited to 162 players. 72 Professional Spots / 90 Amateur Spots
Online registrations received after 5 are considered the next day. All online registrations are not time stamped, rather date stamped. Mailed registrations are considered received the day they arrive in my mailbox.  The final spots, in the case of more registrations received on the day the event fills than spots available, will be awarded via PDGA policy (priority to lowest PDGA number). If either field fills before the other, a waitlist will be created within the field.  If the total number of entries is less than 162 on 7/25, the necessary spots from the waitlist, regardless of division, will fill the event.  Only the first 90 amateurs will receive an event polo. If there are more than 90 amateurs due to the professional side not filling, these players will receive a merchandise voucher for the equal amount of value of the polo.


POOL A:                                                                                                                         
Saturday, July 28th                                                                                                                              
Round 1 – Cedar Hills                                                                                      
Check in starts at Cedar Hills – 7:00 AM                              
Check in ends – 8:30 AM                                                                          
Players Meeting Begins – 8:35 AM                                              
Play Begins – 9:00 AM                                                                                  
Round 2 – Zebulon                     
Second Round play for both pools begins 1 1/2 hours after the final card is turned in at your course!

Saturday, July 28th
Round 1 - Zebulon
Check in starts at Zebulon – 7:00 AM
Check in ends – 8:30 AM
Players Meeting Begins – 8:35 AM
Play Begins – 9:00 AM
Round 2 – Cedar Hills
Second Round play for both pools begins 1 1/2 hours after the final card is turned in at your course!

Sunday, July 29th
Round 3 – Forest Hills
Play begins at your scheduled tee time (posted online at PDGA Event Results Page Saturday night)

Forest Hills is located at 1639 University Drive, Durham, North Carolina.
Forest Hills will be open for practice ONLY on Friday, July 27th.
Dynamic Disc Doubles will be at 6:00 PM


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Lots of Movement after King's Cup

The seventh annual King's Cup was held in Kinston this past weekend and was the next stop on the NC Series and the fourth of five visits to the Eastern part of the state. A full field of 90 players battled Barnett Park and it's never ending challenge to add their name to one of the best trophies in NC disc golf, the King's Cup Trophy.

The Open division featured an epic battle between Brian Schweberger, Jeb Bryant and 2001 World Champion Cam Todd. Heading to the short layout for the final round, Todd and Bryant were tied with Schweberger one back. Schweberger got hot on the front birdieing 4 5 6 7 8 and 9 (with a roller) to close out a -8 score of 21 to tie Todd and go one head of Bryant. Todd struggled on the back leaving it up to Bryant and Schweberger. Despite Bryant shooting 19 on the back, Schweberger was able to win the event matching Bryant's 19 to shoot a course record 40 (-16) and take the victory. His win moved him into second place on the series still behind series leader Terry Gallops, who finished fourth.

The Masters division once again was all about Barry Schultz. The two time world champion and three time US Champion cruised to a 10 throw victory for his second win on the series in as many weeks. Brian McRee held off a stacked field to finish second. Schultz moved up to fifth in the series, but still well behind Jeff Baldwin, who finish fourth in Kinston, and has dominated his division all year. McRee is still in second and strengthened his lead over Chris Lee, who remains in third.

Series leader Jon Mills continued his steady play in the Advanced division with a third place finish and increased his lead over Jim Senior, who was not in attendance. Justin Kingery won the event and moved into the top 10 for the first time this year. Also making a big move was former leader Kurt Hodnett who moved back into contention once again.

The Intermediate division saw a shift up top as John Mickelson bested Mike Norris in the event to take over the lead. Brian Waer, who wasn't in attendance, remains in third.

The next event on the tour heads back West to Archdale for the Archdale Trinity of Commerce Disc Golf Championship, a PDGA A Tier event. And remember, this is the event for the NC USDGC Performance Edition spot. So get registered now!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Standings Shift after Tar Heel

The Tar Heel Tournament presented by Brix Pizza was held this past weekend and showcased a full field of 90 competitiors all hoping to win a portion of a large purse and claim some points towards the NC Series.

In the open division, the story was the battle between four of the top players in the state - Grant Hodges, David Wiggins Jr, Terry Gallops, and Brian Schweberger. Heading to the last round, all were within three strokes of each other. However Schweberger's hot last round was enough to take the victory and the 50 points. The win put him into sole possession of  second place passing Michael Johansen who was not in attendance. Gallops increased his lead while Wiggins, Jr jumped into fourth. Hodges now sits in 11th.

The masters division has a new face and it's a face of arguably the second best player in the history of our sport, Barry Schultz. Schultz fired back to back 43's on Sunday - the best round of the weekend of any division by 2 strokes - to cruise to an 18 shot victory - not to mention 7 strokes ahead of Schweberger's total. The 50 points puts Schultz in 9th place in the series, not bad for only his second appearance. Jeff Baldwin continues to dominate the standings after a third place finish and now sits 157 points ahead of Brian McRee. Chris Lee closed the gap on McRee for second with a sixth place finish. The big move was from Eric Vanderberg who finished second and jumped into fourth place in the standings.

The advanced division was as competitive as ever as 8 rounds shot in the event eclipsed the 1000 rating mark. Three of those came from Aaron Rothrock who picked up the victory and the 50 points. Matt Gill and Jim Senior tied for third and made the big moves this weekend jumping to second (Senior) and fourth (Gill) in the standings. Series leader Jon Mills struggled a bit this weekend but finished seventh to increase his lead to 36 over Senior. Rothrock and Robert Leonard both jumped into the top 10 in the standings as well and Elaine King moved all the way to twelfth after a ninth place finish.

Without a doubt the closest race in the series is in the intermediate division. Mike Norris, who was idle, was the series leader but had his lead severely decreased after John Mickelson, Brian Waer and Chris MacLeod all had solid finishes in the event. Norris now leads over Mickelson by 1 point, Waer by 4 points and MacLeod by 22 points. Brian Adams made his first appearance on the tour picking up 50 points with an impressive win.

The next event on the tour is down east this coming weekend with the Kings Cup and many of the contenders in the series are registered to compete. This is starting to get really interesting!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Two Weeks in Charlotte

I apologize for the blog and points delays. I have been out of town, sick, had car trouble and helped another friend move in. VERY busy!

All points are now updated at the CAC and Spastic Plastic.

The next event is in the Triangle for the Tar Heel Tournament.