Your Name Must be Tom…
…if you want to win a North County disc golf ace pot. Or so it seemed last week.
The ace pots for the two doubles leagues running at North County courses had been growing, but now they’re both back down to $0. The pot for Monday Doubles @ Montiel Park was up to $184 (it took a while to count all the quarters…) until Tommy Vincent threw what would be his last shot of the round last Monday (July 19th). Tommy’s tee shot on Hole #1-long went dead in the chains, ending the dreams of the rest of the players in attendance. If you were at the Morley Spring Fling PDGA tournament earlier this year you may remember that Tommy also had an ace there and that that ace was also on his last hole of competition. What are the odds? After confirming that there were no more aces, Tommy received the ace pot cash, sharing a chunk of it with his doubles partner, Rene Lopez.
The second ace pot win of the week, scored by the second Tom of the week occurred Saturday morning at the Kit Carson Park DGC 9am doubles league. Thomas Sopata is a new disc golfer, having just picked up the game through participating in Mark Verrochi’s Tuesday night clinics held at Kit Carson Park. The KCP ace pot has grown a little slower than the Montiel pot, but had just crossed over into triple digits on Saturday. Thomas was able to claim his $100 prize by acing Hole #12 at Kit Carson, which would be a completely blind ace. Maybe someone who was in the group can comment on whether it could be heard through the bushes, or whether it was a complete surprise revealed when the group approached the basket. Interestingly enough, Thomas’ partner on Saturday was his former instructor, Mark, who gladly accepted half of the pot.
So…who’s next? Any more Toms out there?