Well, the 5th Annual San Marcos Ace Race is in the books. A record-setting 165 players took part in the event, held again this year at Montiel Park in San Marcos. One thing, though, that was different this year – the course was played backwards! Over 120 players had checked in and got their player packs by 9:30am, so something almost unheard of in disc golf occurred…the players meeting started 5 minutes early! Reviews of the new prototype disc were very positive – it’s kind of a midrange/fairway driver hybrid, very much like the DGA Squall. Yes…very, very, very much like the Squall.
It was quite a site to see well over a hundred players on the course at the same time, and it was a rush to hear the ooohs, aaaahs, groans and shouts of Metal!!! across the course. And every so often, you heard the type of cry that only accompanies an ace. Twenty-six times, to be exact.
Matt Howard of El Cajon ended up walking away with the first prize – a golf bag full of discs from Discraft. Matt had been tied at 2 Aces and 2 Metal hits by Chris Beecher, but when 4 o’clock rolled around Chris had left for the day. Matt also took home $100 from the Ace Pot, as his $10 buy-in times 2 Aces gave him twenty of the $5 shares. Any fans who had wanted a playoff still got one, as there were three players tied in the contest to take home a new DGA full-size basket. After a CTP contest on hole #1, Chris Hanna edged out Kevin Christie and David Phillips to take home the basket. Jason Weidmann won $20 in the Mini Ace Race contest, with 2 Aces and 3 Metal hits on 9 holes of mini-golf.
The Ace Race was a big success for our charity, EDGE. Between the player pack sales, and donations for Gatorade and pizza, we cleared $1,000 for EDGE. Look for that money to help bring disc golf discs and baskets to a local school in the near future.
The full list of players who hit Aces:
|Matt Howard||2 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Chris Beecher||2 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Sean Reed||1 Ace, 5 Metal|
|Kyle Harrop||1 Ace, 4 Metal|
|Scott Bowers||1 Ace, 4 Metal|
|Don Vincent||1 Ace, 3 Metal|
|Ray DeLuz||1 Ace, 2 Metal|
|Phil Johnson||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Saska||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Ryan Hartley||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Kade Stab||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Tater Coney||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Scott Tullius||1 Ace, 1 Metal|
|Dan Shorkey||1 Ace|
|Darren Bailey||1 Ace|
|Gabe Canales||1 Ace|
|Tabetha Canales||1 Ace|
|Derek Underwood||1 Ace|
|Lee Beecher||1 Ace|
|Martin Ramirez||1 Ace|
|Mike Ramos||1 Ace|
|Leo Hurtab||1 Ace|
|Shawn DeWeerd||1 Ace|
|Jake Perkins||1 Ace|
The 5th Annual San Marcos Ace Race will be held this Saturday, October 13th at Montiel Park in San Marcos. The event is sold out, with 150 players pre-registered. If you’re pre-registered, we will start check-in at 8:30am, handing out player packs (2 discs, water bottle, sunglasses, mini). We will hold a player’s meeting at 9:45, or sooner if the check-in line for pre-registered players empties. After the player’s meeting (around 10am) play begins. Some details:
- You can make you own groups – no more than 8 players, so as not to block the flow of play.
- Only throw tee shots, one per hole. Just because you have 2 discs does NOT mean you can throw two tee shots to finish faster. That’s cheating.
- Only count aces and metal hits – skips, rolls, slides into the base count.
- Play your 36 holes straight through or at your own pace. You just have to finish by 3:30pm so we can give out prizes.
- We will have a Mini Ace Race – $1 to play 9 holes. Rules are the same as the Ace Race. The winner splits the cash pot with our charity (EDGE).
- We will have a separate hole-in-one contest. $1 for two throws, 1st prize is a DGA Mach III basket.
- We will be bringing in pizza and drinks – yours for a small donation.
Oops!!! I didn’t pre-register! Can I still play?
The event is sold out. We don’t have a waitlist, but here’s what you can do:
Show up on Saturday AFTER we have had a chance to check in all of the pre-paid players. Once that line is empty, we can start registering walk-up players. Since we won’t have a players pack for you, you will need to find a pre-paid player who is willing to let you borrow one of their (2) Ace Race discs. The only way you can participate is if you have an official Ace Race disc to use. We will register you for the regular fee ($25), order your player pack on Monday and give you the player pack once they are shipped to us.
We expect to start signing in walk-up players around 10:30, which will be after the pre-registered players have had their player’s meeting and can start playing. When the pre-registered players check in, we will let them know that there are players who want to use their extra disc, so you shouldn’t have to explain the whole thing to them.
Please don’t show up early to ask us if we can sign you up. We have a lot of work to do to check in 150 pre-registered players and set up the course, so we don’t have time to deal with that until we get everyone checked in and started playing.
There will not be enough parking in the parking lot at Montiel Park. Your best bets are to carpool, and to park a few blocks away from the park at the Coles/Turner Outdoors parking lot or Gateway Church. We will be bringing in pizza (for a donation) at lunchtime and will have water and gatorade.
Both the Brengle Terrace Park and Kit Carson Park disc golf courses will be closed to public use this upcoming Friday through Sunday, Sept. 21-23 for the North County Cup tournament. The tournament is being played on both courses Saturday and Sunday, so no casual or league play will be allowed. On Friday, the courses will be open for tournament practice at a fee of $3/day for a single course or $5/day for both courses, with the proceeds going to the tournament’s professional player prize payout.
This weekend would be a good opportunity for players who aren’t in this tournament to make use of the other disc golf options in the area – try playing a course you’ve never played or reacquaint yourself with an old friend. Just don’t stop flinging plastic!
First things first: The Aces have a deadline of October 1st to complete the last two holes of the Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course. The city of Vista has the right to sever the agreement with the club and require the course to be removed, if these holes are not completed. The will be a work party this Saturday, September 15th starting at 8:00am and lasting most of the day. Meeting place will be the parking lot in front of the Rec Center. If you have chainsaws, tree saws, lopers, etc., please bring them.
On Saturday, Sept. 8th the San Diego Aces hosted a grand opening round of golf at the new Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course. 75 players converged on the new course to give it it’s first major run-through, and the reviews were great. Aces Vice President Randy Wylot had organized the event, and put together a fun day for those who participated. Randy had assembled a full team of volunteers to staff the event, which was one reason it ran so smoothly: Jeff Nichols prepped the golf course and set up two temporary holes for a full round of 18; Allen Risley handled the scorecards and tee assignments; Tony Buck distributed the very cool event discs (donated by Legacy Discs); Mark Verrochi and A.J. Risley organized the giant bag tag challenge; Nate Carter provided cool tunes through his sound system; Max Nichols put on a great putting clinic and Marc Jarvis wowed the crowd with a distance throwing clinic. Local disc golf vendors SDSF and Kinetic were also on hand, adding to the festive atmosphere.
Once everyone was checked in, Randy made a brief presentation, recognizing all of the Aces board members in attendance, as well as former board members Ryan Myers and T.J. Cruz, who were instrumental in getting the new course approved by the city. After a quick group picture, players headed out to challenge the new course. The event was a great success, especially as a fundraiser – $1,753 were raised to cover installation expenses for the course.
Results from the round:
|San Diego Aces|
|Brengle Terrace DGC Grand Opening|
|1. Max Nichols||47||3|
|2. Nick Newton (tie)||49||22|
|2. A.J. Risley (tie)||49||27|
|4. Marc Jarvis||50||-|
|5. Stephen Heaps||51||37|
|6. Jeff Nichols||53||45|
|7. Tyler Ellis||54||48|
|8. Steven Thomas||55||-|
|9. Chris Rogers (tie)||56||118|
|9. Garrett Tapken (tie)||56||-|
|11. John Heaton||59||289|
|1. Amber Ivy (tie)||64||518|
|1. Emina Weaver (tie)||64||-|
|3. Pam Iam||67||537|
|4. Allison Wylot||72||617|
|5. Becky Anderson||78||-|
|1. Scott Miller||48||12|
|2. Patrick Paramore||53||40|
|3. Dave Dohr||54||65|
|4. Allen Risley (tie)||55||73|
|4. Josh Marsh (tie)||55||76|
|4. Justin Martinez (tie)||55||99|
|7. Adazm Nash||56||-|
|8. Dallas Snow-Ramirez (tie)||57||121|
|8. Mark Verrochi (tie)||57||129|
|8. Daniel Boe (tie)||57||-|
|11. Jesse Myers||58||170|
|12. Rhett Stroh||61||385|
|13. Nate Carter||65||519|
|1. Eric Raszewski (tie)||54||49|
|1. Nathan Roode (tie)||54||-|
|3. Shaun James (tie)||57||146|
|3. Stephen Brown (tie)||57||149|
|5. Seth Rushin (tie)||58||158|
|5. Tanner Kurtz (tie)||58||179|
|5. Andrew Tate (tie)||58||245|
|5. Scott Bowers (tie)||58||258|
|9. David Cross (tie)||59||309|
|9. Tim Caldwell (tie)||59||-|
|9. Wes Schneider (tie)||59||-|
|12. Chad Nichter (tie)||60||318|
|12. Augie Reyes (tie)||60||-|
|14. Kevin Christie (tie)||61||324|
|14. Mike Kvasnicka (tie)||61||376|
|14. Tom Vincent (tie)||61||379|
|17. Chris Kimar||64||510|
|18. Peter Godoy||69||583|
|19. John Bailey||70||614|
|1. David Pigott||57||155|
|2. Wesley Long||58||287|
|3. Joe Sanger||59||314|
|4. Jeremy Fairchild||60||-|
|5. John DeGroot (tie)||61||382|
|5. Greg Johnson (tie)||61||-|
|7. Josh Tays (tie)||63||475|
|7. Joe Rodriguez (tie)||63||492|
|9. Tony Buck (tie)||64||508|
|9. Jim Richter (tie)||64||515|
|11. Casey Petty||65||529|
|12. Michael Azarmi||66||530|
|13. Ryan McGuire (tie)||67||547|
|13. Scott Downey (tie)||67||551|
|13. Garrett Geuss (tie)||67||552|
|16. Mike Kazarian (tie)||70||587|
|16. William Schneider (tie)||70||-|
|18. Michael Kroeker||71||-|
|19. Taylor Hoagland||72||640|
|20. Adam Barker (tie)||73||645|
|20. Mike Daglio (tie)||73||665|
|22. Ray Butcher (tie)||75||726|
|22. Taran Bradley (tie)||75||727|
|22. Curtis Johnson (tie)||75||-|
|25. Hudson Elliot||76||728|
|26. Kevin Chu||78||729|
|27. Mark Bradley||89||-|
|1. Xalen Nash||79||-|
official grand opening of the Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course in Vista. Events will include a 16-hole tournament, BBQ, Pro Player Clinic and prize raffle. The first 72 players to register will receive a special commemorative hot-stamped disc, donated by Legacy Discs. Tournament Director Randy Wylot has designed special commemorative 1st-place trophies for each division, fashioned from materials harvested by the work party that cleared holes 10 and 11.
Along with celebrating the opening of another new disc golf course in San Diego County, the Aces will be raising funds to help pay for the final wave of construction costs for the course. There are tee sign and Hole #1 kiosk sponsorship opportunities available – see Randy for more information.
Brengle Terrace Park is located at 12oo Vale Terrace Drive, Vista, CA 92084. You can sign up to play in the opening tournament and/or receive a commemorative disc at DiscGolfU.com.
The San Diego Aces Disc Golf Club will host a grand opening event at the new Brengle Terrace Park Disc Golf Course on Saturday, Sept 8th. The event will include one round of golf, a raffle, ring-of-fire, putting contest and BBQ. The round of golf starts with a player meeting at 8:30am. The cost to participate is $20, with all proceeds going towards completing the new course. The first 72 participants to sign up will receive a commemorative disc provided by Legacy Discs and there are custom trophies for 1st place in each division, made using materials harvested during the course construction. Registration is available online at DiscGolfU.com. See the flyer for more details, or contact Randy Wylot @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 619-709-7927.
On the second Monday of each month, the San Diego Aces board meets to take care of club business and work on ways to promote disc golf in San Diego County. The executive board members and course reps are unpaid volunteers, receiving no compensation or perks for the work that they provide. Some of you may wonder from time what the board is up to, so here are a few highlights from last night’s board meeting:
- President Jeff Nichols reported on the status of the Brengle Terrace Park disc golf course. 16 holes are completed, with two holes yet to be finished. These holes must be finished and all signage installed before the October 1 deadline set by the City of Vista. Much more volunteer help is needed.
- Vice President Randy Wylot reported on the fundraising effort for Brengle Terrace. 9 $500 tee sign sponsorships have been sold and 6 of the 30 $100 kiosk sponsorships have been sold. These funds will be used to reimburse the club for construction expenses.
- A grand opening event will be held at Brengle Terrace on Saturday, Sept 8th. One round of golf (with a bagtag challenge for Aces members), a ring of fire and prize raffle. $20 donation required to participate, with all proceeds going towards construction costs. All participants will get a commemorative disc donated by Legacy Discs. Signups will be on DiscGolfU.com.
- Membership Director Mark Verrochi reported that the Aces were now up to 595 members! Morley Course Rep Donny Olow pushed that number over 600 with the new membership forms and payments he turned in at the meeting.
- The Sun Valley Open is coming up on August 25-26. The Aces are providing support to TD David Parnell as he puts on another great event. The Aces are providing the 9 baskets that expand the course from 9 to 18 holes and have secured 4 additional rubber tee pads (from Bakersfield’s Rocky Brown) for the course. Aces member Greg Olsen has been very busy working on course improvements before the tournament and Course Rep Dan Lichtman held a work party at the course over the weekend.
- Kit Carson Course Rep Tony Buck presented a map with some possible new tee and basket positions for the course.
- San Marcos Course Rep A.J. Risley reported on three items: the upcoming Ace Race at Montiel Park (Oct. 13th), progress on the grant project that will add 40 trees, irrigation and possible concrete tee pads for the back tees at Montiel Park, and the formation of a Disc Golf Team at Cal State San Marcos that will compete for the Southwest College Championship in November.
- Jeff Nichols also mentioned the success of Aces members at last weekend’s Sky High Showdown in Wrightwood: Max Nichols won the Open division, while Aces Secretary and Webmaster Allen Risley won in Advanced Masters.