Pun’s Labyrinth IV – Our Biggest Event Yet!

Puns2015Pun’s Labyrinth went without a hitch this year! We had great weather, a huge turnout, and an awesome three rounds of disc golf mixed in with camping and good times! Additional pictures of the event can be found on our Punderson Disc Golf Facebook Page.

The Course Record was Broken:

The course record was broken from the Blues to Long pins by both Scott Stokely and Manabu Kajiyama (who joined us all the way from Japan!) with a score of 66 each, which is 3 under par!

Two Aces were Hit the First Round:

Manabu Kajiyama and Tom Weremblewski Jr. both hit an Ace the first round. Awesome job guys!

Players from Japan Enjoy our Course:

Manabu Kajiyama, Shigecko Sekiguchi, and Kazuo Shirai all joined us from Japan on their way to Worlds this year. If you play the course regularly you may have met them getting ready for the tournament playing three rounds a day while they were in town. At the end of the tournament Manabu expressed his enjoyment of the course and being a part of our event. Manabu took 3rd Place in Open while Kazuo finished with only 6 strokes above par, so all of that practice definitely payed off!

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Scott Stokely’s Announcement:

Scott Stokely has been out of the disc golf scene for around a decade, and this year he is making a comeback going on tour and playing in the PDGA Pro Disc Golf  World Championships this year in the Masters division. During our awards ceremony, Scott announced that our course, as of right now, was THE best wooded disc golf course he has ever played. This announcement was huge, as our course is maintained by a few extremely dedicated volunteers, even if this recognition doesn’t last for long, we were extremely grateful to hear it. Scott is also doing a series of clinics on his tour, many aimed at helping those with disabilities or special needs. Please follow his Facebook Page to see where he will be next!

THANK YOU to all of our Sponsors, Volunteers and Prize Donors!

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Pun’s Labyrinth IV – Are you ready?

PunsCleanOur annual disc golf tournament is a just a few days away, and the course looks awesome thanks to our volunteers including Bob Becker, Andy Morrison, Eric ‘Sharky’ Boyd, John Luker, Travis Bailey, Paul Keller and everyone else who helped get the course ready for this event and keeping it groomed throughout the year! Paul Keller also donated garbage cans to the course which are helping to keep it much cleaner. Because the park is short staffed, we appreciate everyone who makes an effort to keep the course looking good, and right now it is looking awesome! Tall grasses were whacked, vines were torn down, and a lot of brush and pesky Hawthorne limbs removed! We can’t thank everyone enough, including our regular player’s and fans, who support the course and our events throughout the year.

It paid off to register early and get on the wait list this year. So far somewhere around 10 players have made it into the event from the wait list. We expect to fill up again next year, so make a note if you didn’t get in this year to register early next year! However, if you didn’t make it into Pun’s Labyrinth this year, You are still welcome to stop up and visit us at the Sport’s Chalet for our epic prize raffle and browse our disc selection.

This year, we also have a new event, the Pine Lake Open that we will be hosting in September, on Saturday the 26th. This ALL BLUES, two round event will give you a great experience on the course and we hope to make this an annual fall event. So, if you didn’t make it into Pun’s, you may want to get in on the Pine Lake Open before it fills up too!

Some Reminders for Pun’s Labyrinth:

  • Currently, there is a chance of Morning Thunderstorms on Sunday
  • Course is mostly dry, with some muddy spots
  • We Recommend Bug Spray
  • Poison Ivy – Wear Appropriate Clothing or bring Wipes
  • Discs may NOT be retrieved from Pine Lake during play

To Group Campers / Camping in General:

  • Check-in is at 3pm Friday, if you get there early you may be okay setting up a little early if the site is not in use
  • There is a limit to the number of vehicles allowed to park on the site. Some may have to park in the main lot near the camp store
  • Only one tent is allowed per registrant
  • Quiet time is 10pm. If you are up late please be considerate of other campers
  • The site is reserved through Sunday night with check out at 1pm Monday, so you are not hurried to tear down before the round on Sunday
  • Punderson State Park Trail Map
  • Campground Map
  • Campground Rules

For camping questions call or text Bob Becker at 440-220-2573

Raffle Ticket Prices – Drawing will be Sunday:

$1.00 = 1 Ticket
$5.00 = 6 Tickets
$10.00 = 12 Tickets
$20.00 = 25 Tickets

Pun’s Labyrinth IV – July 25th & 26th 2015

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Disc / Tournament Artwork By: Cupcake

We are getting ready for Pun’s Labyrinth and want to make sure we host an epic event!

If there were any suggestions on improvements from last year, or anything you would like to remind us of, please give us a heads up so we can include it in our planning stages.

The headquarters this year will be at the Sport’s Chalet at the top of the sled hill. Although our tents held up last year just long enough to get through the tournament and prizes, it will be nice to have the security and roof over our heads for this year’s event – so make sure you know where to go to check in – or help someone else out who may be visiting for the first time. We will again recommend carpooling to and from the course to save on parking near the course area.

Camping is available at a group site for an additional $5.00 – please let us know when you register if you would like to camp. If you would like to reserve a cabin with a group of people, or stay at the manor, please visit Xanterra’s Website (Punderson Manor) for reservations – but do so NOW, they are usually booked solid at that time of year.

We also welcome any players who want to get in a great practice tournament or make a stop before heading to the Pro World’s in Pittsburgh this year whether you are a player or a spectator. Our course is one of the highlights of Northeast Ohio disc golf and we would love to see some new faces as well as our die hard fans again this year!

Registration has not filled up yet, but we did sell out the last two years, so if you are thinking of playing reserve your spot now.

Additional Details:

  • PDGA Sanctioned C-Tier Event (PDGA Rules & Etiquette Apply)
  • Two-Day, 3 Round Event – July 25th & 26th
  • Check in for both days will be at the Sport’s Chalet – please be prompt!
  • Camping available for $5.00 for first 25 requests
  • Additional Camping & Lodging available through the park
  • Side Games, Raffle, CTPs, Ace Fund, 50/50
  • Winners & Raffle will be presented Sunday, after the last round
  • Register Here: http://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/Puns_Labyrinth_IV_2015

Notes:

  • Dress appropriately for the weather
  • Dress/prepare appropriately for exposure to Poison Ivy
  • Insect repellent is recommended
  • Pine Lake is a major water hazard – discs may not be retrieved during play
  • Course is in a State Park – Please be considerate of wildlife & state law
  • HAVE A GREAT TIME!!!!
  • Tournament Shop: Get a Pun’s IV Shirt Now

This event is sponsored by The Friends of Punderson, a 501c3 non-profit organization that helped install, and is continuing to improve and maintain the disc golf course along with other park amenities with volunteers. All proceeds from this event go back into the disc golf fund in reserve to help fund future improvements and amenities to the course.

We would like to thank all of our volunteers, players and other local courses and leagues who have helped us out and continue to do so! Our course would not be where it is today without your help.

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