A New Event – The Pine Lake Open – September 26th, 2015

tg-Pine_Lake_Open_2015-1439648353-largeAt Punderson, we have done different things for fall tournaments. This year, we are not planning on having Nightmare on Pine Lake (if there is interest in Nightmare on Pine Lake, please let Cupcake know, that would be a mid-late October event), we are NOT having the WTF Open (which was last November in connection with a Friend’s of Punderson Benefit Dinner which is not going to happen this year either). So, what did we come up with? The Pine Lake Open

What is the Pine Lake Open? It is a tournament for players who like to challenge the Blues at Punderson. Two rounds, both from the Blue Tees. First round Blues to short baskets, second round Blues to long baskets.

We hope for a good turnout, even though this is a first-time event, as we are looking to make this an annual tournament. If you didn’t get to play in Pun’s Labyrinth, or did, and want another shot at defeating the course, this is it.

As this is a first year event, we do not have any “extras” planned at the moment, and more details will be coming soon.

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 – 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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