posted on January 16, 2011 11:15
On Saturday 1/15/11 the GCFDA kicked off the fundraising 2011 Icebowl Krazy Series with the first of three events, at Boone Woods. 48 people participated in the fundraising event which uses $5 of each entry fee, the purchase of mulligans and donations to raise money for Fairhaven Rescue Mission in Covington, Ky. Fairhaven Rescue Mission provides shelter, food, clothing, meals and ministry to thousands of people in the local area.
Dave Hammers, CEO of Fairhaven, addressed the participants before the tournament, expressing his appreciation for what we are doing again this year, have done in the past and his amazement at what we do. Several participants also brought bags of clothing for Fairhaven.
For the first Icebowl we raised a little over $500, not counting some pledges that we have. Our goal is $2500 for the 3 tournaments in the Icebowl Krazy Series.
The day was really a pretty nice day for disc golf. There was snow on the ground in most places, but John Stengber had used a snow blower and special scraper he has to clear the tee pads on Friday, so we were throwing off of nice clean pads due to John. A big thanks to John. With the temperature rising to around 40 degrees during the day, a lot of the snow melted for the second round. There was a pretty steady gusting wind most of the day.
With the addition of three extra holes laid out in the soccer field next to the basketball court, we had a par 63 course and Drew Miller took home the Open championship in a throwoff with Lance Fair, tied at 104, 22 down. Lance shot 14 down the second round to force the throwoff.
In other divisions, Jeff Eades coasted to a 6 stroke win in the Pro Masters/GM division with John Stengber taking second by a stroke over myself, Dan Bayless; JP Elam won the Advanced division and up and comer Brian Trapp took the win in the largest division of the tourney, Recreational; Advanced Masters/GM Ty Connley took that division by 7 strokes over Ron Godbey, who split the Ace Pot with Recreational player Jeremy Ison; Ron aced the last temp hole C and Jeremy aced #14; we had one Recreational woman, Patty Frances and one Advanced Woman participant, Amanda Shawkey, who came out for the first time in a couple of years. Complete tournament results will be up in a few days.
I want to thank Jeff Eades, Dave Marlow, Phil Miller and others who helped to put on this fundraising event as well as all the participants. Also, a thank you to Dave Hammers for coming out and addressing our tournament players. The GCFDA shows that it can do a lot for the community as a whole not just the disc golf community. As the TD for this event I have to say it is a rewarding experience to be a participant in this event that's primary purpose is helping others.
The next Icebowl event in the Series is January 29 at Harbin Park in Fairfield. For more information check out the Cincinnati Events page. If you 'd like to make a donation to Fairhaven through the club and this fundraising event contact Dan Bayless at 859.371.3668.