The 5th Annual Murrieta Ice Bowl presented by the Murrieta Rattlers Disc Golf Club and sponsored by Innova Disc Golf, Disc Golf Values.com & Disc Golf United, had 50 golfers come to Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta to try and Conquer the Mountain! (OK, so having unlimited Mulligans available helps!) As always, Maxine Duncan, our clubs ‘Fairy Golf Mother’ organized another great event but was unable to see all the festivities as she was on her first day of well deserved beach vacation. I, Glenn Duncan ran the show in her absence with the help of former and current board members.
After 18 holes of play, 6 golfers turned in a score of 18 under par! They were Ryan Boggs (only 9 mulligans used!) Connor Duncan, Jim Lane, August Fabel, George Leopke and Dan Boe. An experimental Sudden Death play-off format was used where each player has a stack of 20 discs, throws from a baseline continuously until one goes in and declared the Tournament Champion! With the wind a factor, it took until the 3rd round to crown a winner and that was August Aaron Fabel!
The lone player in our Women’s division, Erin White, also got the only Ace on hole 3 and the Ace Pot of $76! The Ring of Fire had many happy winners and one golfer won a magnum of champagne donated by a local course resident, Karla, who we just love! One round was for a New Deluxe Innova Golf Bag for only those several golfers that didn’t have one yet. When that single disc hit the chains and all the rest fell to the grass, a huge cheer burst from the crowd as the new owner shook the bag in victory! It’s for moments like these that I do this. The raffle had so many donated items from golfers all over! Trace French brought Discs and goodies from his Bakery in Palm Desert. Travis Giffin brought lots of great schwag from Ballast Pointe Brewing. The Innova Traveler basket was won by Mark Keith (the first to sign up… Karma?) It was a good day if your name was George Loepke or John Clemmons, as each one had multiple wins drawn.
As for John Clemmons, the disc golf karma was in his favor. John has attended nearly every work day I have had at MP! He has moved pad materials, helped build many Paver tee pads and was there to dig concrete footings in July at 104 degrees! This sport needs more like him, I have sweated and laughed with him and I am proud to call him my friend. After all the Frisbees were done flying, I’m confident that over $1000.00 was raised for our charity, Community Food Pantry of Murrieta! I’ll post the exact total later. Thank you all, for it’s not a Party if nobody comes!
Speaking of Work Days… Next Saturday, Jan 21st is a 3 hour work day to benefit everyone who plays at Mountain Pride. It is from 9am to Noon and you will get a guaranteed pre-registration opportunity for a spot in the 3rd Annual ‘King of the Mountain!’ tournament Sat April 29th 2017 There will be lots of tools available and you can bring your own too. For those that miss the Jan date, there will be one more Work Day on Sat Feb 18th 9am to noon also. Pencil us in on your calendar! We are the PRIDE of Mountain Pride!
President Murrieta Rattlers DGC
Combined Standings (All Divisions Together)
|August Aaron Fabel||36||45|