Arctic Blast Hits Mission Bay Ice Bowl
On Feb 27th 73 disc golfers descended on Mission Bay Golf Course to play a round of disc golf under the lights, and for a very good cause, to raise money and food for the San Diego Food Bank. Temperatures recorded at 50 degrees, and at times felt more like 49, which made the event feel like a Southern California ice bowl. After a three-hour round with mulligans and a raffle, the final calculations are as follows: $1040.00 in cash and 250lbs of canned goods for the Food Bank.
Taking first place in the Open field with a hot round of 48 ( no mulligans ), and lighting up the course, Micah Dorius. In the Advanced field, hungry for a win, Kevin Cocks shot an impressive 50. Mark Hawking froze the Intermediate field with a 56, largest division in the event. In the shadows of the competitive Recreational division, Rastin Luna shot a 60 to emerge victorious. First place winners received an ice bowl trophy donated by Big George Spracklen. To view complete results go to pdga.com under tour results.
Ballast Point Brewery donated many raffle items including a starter home brewing kit that was won by Shawn Ludlow. Karl Heuring took home the Innova Traveler Disc Catcher. Again, many thanks to the sponsors of this year’s event; Morley Field, Innova Disc Golf, San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club, PDGA, Escondido Rotary Club Disc Golf Course @ Kit Carson Park, Jeff at the golf course concessions, and Ballast Point Brewery.
Thanks to all those who brought baskets and helped set up the course; Van”Gator”, J. Nichols, Quickdisc, Patrick P, KG, John B, Kool Hand Karl, and Big Ian. Thanks to Kent for taking photos of the event which can be viewed at Morley Facebook site.
Many are wondering if Mission Bay will become a disc golf course? The success of this event, selling out three days in advance, with many more wanting to play, helps in convincing the city that disc golf is a viable sport in our community.