5th Annual Murrieta Ice Bowl

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!

Glenn Duncan,

President Murrieta Rattlers DGC

Combined Standings (All Divisions Together)

Name Score Points
August Aaron Fabel 36 45
Jim Lane 36 42
Dan Boe 36 42
George Loepke 36 42
Travis Giffin 39 39
Logan Mason 39 39
John Clemmons 39 39
Ramon Carter 40 38
Sean Linder 41 37
Drew Sodergren 42 36
Christopher Leonard 43 35
A.J. Risley 44 30
Erin White 44 30
Trace French 44 30
Andrew Evens 44 30
Joe Leopke 44 30
Derek Bisson 45 26
Jaime Mendez 45 26
Zach deGraaff 45 26
Todd Lerner 45 26
Keith Conrad 46 24
Ryan McHenry 46 24
John Greer 47 23
Kevin Shaw 48 22
Carlos Montenoe 49 19
Derek Lorenz 49 19
Mark Keith 49 19
Lawrence Mendoza 50 18
Jerry Newey 52 16
Sam Richardson 52 16
Terry Cline 53 12
David Kalata 53 12
Steven McDaniel 53 12
Michael Lopez 53 12
Patrick Kelly 54 10
David McDaniel 54 10
Casey Jeske 55 9
Derrick Stockhauser 56 7
Gabe Canales 56 7
Remington Grajeda 57 4
Eric Wood 57 4
William Gayk 57 4
No Name 59 3
Garrett Adamek 63 2
Nicholas McDonald 64 0
Brad Popovich 64 0
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Standings After the First Week

The first week of play in the 2017 Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls saw events held at Ford Park in Redlands and Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego.  Mike Lamb is in first place so far with a total of 82 points, followed by Eric Ducharme with 78 points.  A.J. Risley and Greg “Cheeky” Arimura are tied for third with 71 points and Trey McKelvey rounds out the top five with 61 points.  Full standings can be found on this page.

In case you were wondering, points are awarded to players for every player they beat at a Golden Sombrero event.  Mike’s lead comes from beating 38 players at Redlands and another 44 at Colina Park.  A player’s top 4 event point totals are counted towards the Golden Sombrero Series championship, with the winner receiving an Innova portable Discatcher Traveller basket and the customary gold-painted and embellished sombrero.

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2010 Golden Sombrero Series top finishers:  Patrick Paramore, 2nd pl. (left) and A.J. Risley, 1st pl. (right)

 

First Weekend of 2017 Golden Sombrero Series = Big Success!

The 2017 Golden Sombrero Series kicked

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off over the weekend with events at Ford Park in Redlands and Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego.  The two Ice Bowls had 59 and 62 players, respectively and raised a ton of money for local charities (Redlands = $1,896, Colina Park = $1,010).  And of course, lots of fun was had by the participants!

At Redlands, Carl Renda bested local George Leopke

by scoring 22 under par for 20 holes!  Redlands Family Services may end up adding a wing to their building with Carl’s name on it! In the “Metal or Nada” portion of the contest, Rob Benkowski and Eric “Drick” Ducharme each hit an ace to tie for that title.  Thanks to all who participated!

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Sunday’s Ice Bowl at Colina Park has 62 players with a Ladies’ field of six and five Juniors!  After 27 holes played under bright blue skies (75 degrees), the division champions were Trey McKelvey

(Open/Advanced), Christian Cullen (Intermediate/Rec), Pam Vaughn (Ladies) and Aiden Odom (Juniors).  Many thanks to the staff at Colina Park Golf Course and the Pro Kids Academy for hosting the event!

The Golden Sombrero Series continues next weekend with events at Prado Regional Park in Chino on Saturday and Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta on Sunday.  Look for registration details on DiscGolfU.com.

 

First Weekend of Golden Sombrero Events = Big Success

The 2017 Golden Sombrero Series kicked

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George Loepke (left) TD Bill Maury-Holmes (center) 2017 Champion Carl Renda (right)

off over the weekend with events at Ford Park in Redlands and Colina Park Golf Course in San Diego.  The two Ice Bowls had 59 and 62 players, respectively and raised a ton of money for local charities (Redlands = $1,896, Colina Park = $1,010).

At Redlands, Carl Renda bested local George Leopke

by scoring 22 under par for 20 holes!  Redlands Family Services may end up adding a wing to their building with Carl’s name on it! In the “Metal or Nada” portion of the contest, Rob Benkowski and Eric “Drick” Ducharme each hit an ace to tie for that title.  Thanks to all who participated!

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2017 Colina Park Ice Bowl Ladies’ trophy (photo credit – Pam Vaughn)

Sunday’s Ice Bowl at Colina Park has 62 players with a Ladies’ field of six and five Juniors!  After 27 holes played under bright blue skies (75 degrees), the division champions were Trey McKelvey

(Open/Advanced), Christian Cullen (Intermediate/Rec), Pam Vaughn (Ladies) and Aiden Odom (Juniors).  Many thanks to the staff at Colina Park Golf Course and the Pro Kids Academy for hosting the event!

The Golden Sombrero Series continues next weekend with events at Prado Regional Park in Chino on Saturday and Mountain Pride Park in Murrieta on Sunday.  Look for registration details on DiscGolfU.com.

 

The 2017 Ice Bowl Season is here!

2017 is here, and that means….Ice Bowl season!  In Southern California that means it’s Golden Sombero time.  This is the tenth year that local Ice Bowls in SoCal have banded together under the Golden Sombrero banner.  What does that mean?  Well, it means a whole new batch of cool Golden Sombrero-stamped Innova discs (probably more different molds and plastics than we have ever seen in the series), a brand-new points race to see who will win the Golden Sombrero “trophy” (and portable basket) and a chance to raise lots of money for our local food bank charities.

Here’s the schedule for 2017: