posted on January 25, 2010 12:06
The second in the Icebowl Krazy Series, fundraising event for Fairhaven Rescue Mission in Covington, was held Saturday, January 23 at Boone Woods in Burlington, Ky. $5 of each entry fee, mulligans sold for $1 each (max 6) and player donations help to raise money for Fairhaven. Dave Hammers, CEO of Fairhaven Rescue Mission, addressed the group describing what Fairhaven does for the community. We had lots of people who also brought clothes for Fairhaven. Thanks to Alan Clore for collecting the clothes.
65 people participated in 5 Divisions: Open, Pro Masters/Grandmasters, Advanced, Novice and Advanced Women. We made some slight changes to the course for the Icebowl because of the muddy conditions and the number of people who would be going up and down a few of the hills on the back 9. We played holes 1-11. We eliminated holes 12-14 and after hole 11, took the bridge across to holes 15 and 16. We then crossed the road and played 3 temporary holes around the soccer field. These 3 holes were each right around 300 feet with some elevation changes and good placements. It seemed everyone enjoyed playing the temp holes. We then proceeded to play holes 17 and 18.
The weather was definitely warmer than the first Icebowl and warmer than the last week or so, but not really what had been forecast. It got cold during the break and started misting a little rain which lasted for the first few holes of the second round, but really a pretty nice day for disc golf.
There was lots of fun and excitement throughout the day and here are some of the highlights: Troy Ison (pictured) aced hole #15 for an Ace Pot of $158, which included a $48 carryover from the Harbin Icebowl - Troy donated $20 of his winnings to Fairhaven; James Javins won the raffle for a 2010 Icebowl disc for pre-registering. All pre-registered players were entered into the raffle. James was a late-night entry, signing up at 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning. See, it does pay to pre-register. We had a CTP Split-the-Pot that was won by John Schengber, with $40 being split with Fairhaven Rescue Mission. We had an unbelievable 5-way playoff for first place in the Novice division, which was won by Mike Naegele on the third hole.
Here's a rundown of the top finishes in each of the divisions: Open: 1st - Dave Cox shooting 86, 2nd - Jim Ferrara 86 and Scott Schmidt 3rd with 89. Pro Masters: Jeff Eades won a tight race to the end with a 92, John Finnegan 2nd 93, and John Schengber 3rd 94. We had a "Fair' battle in the Advanced Division with Shawn and Lance Fair taking the top 2 spots with a 90 and 95 respectively and a 3 way tie for third, Ben Shooner, Lawrence Justice and Joe Javins shooting 96. Ken Donathan took home the win in Advanced Masters/Grandmasters with a 96, Ron Godbey and Tony Lampert tied for 2nd at 101. Karen Farrell won the Advanced Women's division shooting 109. And for that 5 way throwoff in the Novice division we had Mike Naegele taking the win in the playoff on hole 3. The other 4 in the playoff were Spencer Nunnelley, Chris Behymer, Dan Unkraut and Brady Barnett, all tied at 103 after 2 rounds. Brady dropped out after hole 1, Dan Unkraut hole 2, then Mike took a 3 for the win on hole 3 as Chris and Spencer both bogied. What a great finish.
I'd like to thank Co-TD Jeff Eades , Phil Miller, Liz Shooner, and Jim Ferrara for their help in running the tournament, as well as those who brought baskets and others who helped check scores. I will get the complete scores up soon. You can check out some pics from the Boone Icebowl.
After 2 Icebowls we have raised approximately $1300. We are behind in reaching our goal, so let's keep trying and see if we can make that final push when we get to Lincoln Ridge for the finale.
The third and final Icebowl in the series is February 6, 2010 at Lincoln Ridge (formerly Banklick Woods). Signup early, get some friends or co-workers to sponsor you and help the GCFDA to reach its goal to help Fairhaven Rescue Mission. For more information, to signup for Icebowl #3 at Lincoln Ridge or to make a donation to Fairhaven Rescue Mission via this fundraiser go the Icebowl Krazy Series website.