Standings After Two Events


With two events completed (Redlands and Colina Park), here are the top ten points leaders in the Golden Sombrero Series.  Tomorrow’s event at Prado may shake up the standings a bit…


Colina Park Welcomes Ice Bowlers

2016-01-03 16.30.58Fifty-five players helped feed their hungry neighbors while playing disc golf on Sunday at the Colina Park Ice Bowl.  Held at the well-manicured Colina Park Golf Course in City Heights (San Diego) under partly-cloudy skies (63°), the 2nd Annual Colina Park Ice Bowl was a great success.  The gathering of disc golfers helped to raise $850 for the San Diego Food Bank, a significant increase from last year’s event.

The competition was fierce, as players battled the tricky Colina Park layout, with the help of a few mulligans.  There was a limit of 13 mulligans per player for this event, so golfers had to be strategic in their use.  Former Golden Sombrero Champion A.J. Risley came out on top in the Men’s Open/Intermediate division shooting an 18-under par 36, when second-place finisher Carl Renda (38) finally ran out of mulligans with five holes to play.  Daniel Flores (39), Aubrey Daniels (41) and Chad Nichter (41) rounded out the top five in that division.

The Men’s Intermediate/Recreational division was won by Joey Roberts, with a score of 41 (13-under par), one shot better than Bobby Martin (42) and Javi Vargas (42).  Frank Granillo, Jerry Jones and Zach Carman were only one shot behind them at 43.  Joey also cleaned up during the prize raffle, winning a couple of prizes provided by event sponsor Innova-Champion Discs.

The Holiman family was well-represented, with Shalon Holiman (61) winning the Ladies’ division while brother Austin Holiman (52) took the Juniors title.

Richard Ayers was one of the raffle-baggers on hand, walking away with a one-month pass to Morley Field and a gift certificate to the SDSF Pro Shop.  But the big raffle winner was David Neria, who won the event’s top raffle prize – a Discmania portable basket.

Many thanks go out to the event sponsors, who helped this group of disc golfers raise funds for the San Diego Food BankInnova Champion Discs, Disc Golf Values, SDSF, Morley Field and the Colina Park Golf Course/Pro Kids Academy.  You can join in the fun at the next event on the Golden Sombrero Series of Ice Bowls, being held Saturday, January 9th at Prado Regional Park in Chino, or at upcoming events at the Sycuan Golf Resort and Montiel Park in San Marcos.

Full Results:

Men’s Open/Advanced
[Name, Score]
A.J. Risley 36
Carl Renda 38
Daniel Flores 39
Aubrey Daniels 41
Chad Nichter 41
Greg Arimura 42
Logan James 42
Carlos Caballero 43
Mike Sills 43
Eric Ducharme 44
Allen Risley 45
Travis Garcia 45
Christian Cullen 46
Dan Shorkey 46
Jason Smith 47
Rj Conklin 50

Men’s Intermediate/Recreational
[Name, Score]
Joey Roberts 41
Bobby Martin 42
Javi Vargas 42
Frank Granillo 43
Jerry Jones 43
Zachary Carman 43
Alex Wilson 44
Chad Holiman 44
Patrick Rice 44
Tom Vincent 44
Kevin Young 45
Robert Eames 45
Suzette Simons 46
Cory Kiefer 47
Don Vincent 47
Eric Russell 47
Larry Sanchez 47
Randy Comeau 47
David Neria 48
Eitan Margolis 48
Isaac Feldman 48
Thomas Hamblin 49
Ricardo Bustamante 50
Richard Ayers 50
Steven Shimin 50
Tim Huza 50
Eric Martin 51
Wes Grissom 51
William Register 51
Jake Del Dosso 53
John Howard 53
Alain Goldstein 54
David Zoquiapa 54
Matt James 55
Derek Rimington 58
Francisco Leyva 58

[Name, Score]
Shalon Holiman 61

[Name, Score]
Austin Holiman 52


Suzette Captures the Redlands Ice Bowl!

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Bill Maury-Holmes congratulates winner Suzette Simons

Another beautiful day in sunny SoCal, the same kind that convinces folks from the Midwest that what they see on the Rose Bowl broadcast must be the dream. Go west young people! Clear blue skies and ample winter sun prevailed even if we thin-blooded locals thought it on the brisk side. But, hey, no wimps, no whiners…

To ring in the SoCal disc golf New Year 43 good souls partook of the 9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl at Ford Park, flinging plastic and raising money for Redlands Family Service Association. As always it was a birdie hunt with lots of good-natured ribbing spurring players to re-putt “for the children.” Never has tin-cupping been for such a good cause.

She called it boldly in the week prior and Suzette Simons followed through with the necessary skill to win.   This again kept the coveted Redlands Ice Bowl trophy in the Inland Empire and also led to Suzette claiming her bag of oranges. Maintaining the established standard, Suzette was able to run seventeen birdies and get the ace to boot. -18s abounded as seven folks accomplished that but couldn’t match Suzette.

In the “Metal o Nada” round Greg “Cheeky” Arimura hit metal twice and took the game-within-a game.

Most significantly, we will be gratefully presenting Redlands Family Service Association with $705 for their important work. Thanks go to the City of Redlands, the Redlands Morning Kiwanis Club, Disc Golf Values, Disc Golf United and Innova Champion Disc Golf for their constant and generous support. See you Saturday the 7th of January in 2017!

Bill, Samuel and Joel Maury-Holmes, Co-Tournament Directors

Results and Stats:

     Name              Score  Points
1.   Suzette Simons     -19     42
T2.  Arfan Dean         -18     35
     Joaquin Enciso     -18     35
     Jacob Newey        -18     35
     Allen Risley       -18     35
     A.J. Risley        -18     35
     Jeremiah Sander    -18     35
     Mark Verrochi      -18     35
T9.  Eric Ducharme      -17     33
     Danny Zwolenski    -17     33
T11. Joey Loepke        -16     30
     Cory Marsteller    -16     30
     Darren Mercer      -16     30
T14. Adam Aviles        -15     28
     Lance Warren       -15     28
T16. Thomas Hamblin     -14     24
     Ted Manthey        -14     24
     Chad Nichter       -14     24
     Andrew Rivera      -14     24
T20. Eric Audet         -13     22
     Steven Gerrald     -13     22
T22. Greg Arimura       -12     20
     George Loepke      -12     20
T24. James Bennett      -11     16
     Chris Horn         -11     16
     Anthony Suarez     -11     16
     Travis Tarbino     -11     16
28.  Jerry Rodriguez    -10     15
29.  Brian S.            -9     14
30.  Kevin Shaw          -8     13
31.  Joel Maury-Holmes   -7     12
T32. Brent Higham        -6     10
     Rick Walters        -6     10
T34. Jorge Enciso        -5      8
     Robert Shepherd     -5      8
T36. John Anderson       -4      5
     Greg Hanlon         -4      5
     Daniel Raya         -4      5
39.  Giovanni Aparicio   -3      4
40.  Christian Anderson   E      3
41.  Madison Mettler      6      2
42.  Kevin Beath (righty) 7      1
43.  Izaya Horn-Trevino  33      0

“Metal o Nada” Results:

  1. Greg Arimura 2 points (two hits)


  • Joaquin Enciso (Hole #6, 176’)
  • Suzette Simons (Hole #6, 176’)
  • Andrew Rivera (Hole #3, 110’)
  • Jerry Rodriguez (Hole #9, 221’)

High Temperature: Average of 54 degrees. As we started it was 40 degrees but it quickly warmed up and reached a high of 65 degrees as we concluded.

Precipitation: As is most common for us, absolutely none whatsoever.

Resources donated to Redlands Family Service Association: $705

9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl field

9th Annual Redlands Ice Bowl field