Don’t pull your putts – Fort Bragg Advocate-News

The Little River Golf Course last Saturday and Sunday were home to a Professional Disc Golf Association tournament. The course was set up for disc golf on Friday, March 25. Golfers playing golf ball golf on Friday saw red tee Mats and disc cages set up at various locations around the course, some behind the trees and off the Fairways in challenging spots. The event attracted 127 participants men and women from all over northern California and raised $ 6,325.00 from entry fees which were donated to the Mendocino Children’s Fund. On the subject of donations during the two-day tournament, Glen Beck was cooking and selling bratwurst smoked sausages donated by Round Mans Smoke House all proceeds going to the High School Golf Team, and hats off to Kira Meade who passed her recent $ 364.00 St. Patty’s Day golf winnings to the High School Golf Team.

The tournament was organized and directed by Derrick Robbings from Manchester. The group plays in Eleven tournament events annually all Charity fundraisers. This is the fourth time the organization has played on the Little River Course. Normally the tournaments take place in open spaces, like the field by the College of the Redwoods in Ft. Bragg. Playing on a golf course is special and appreciated by the players.

In golf as we all know there are swing thoughts; keep your head down, swing easy, and much more. A few of the disc Golfers were asked if there were any disc thoughts. One fellow said, “Don’t drop your shoulder.” Another, “Throw it straight.” “Play the wind.” It was a little Windy in the afternoon on Sunday.

There were Eleven categories in the event with different numbers Entering each category. Notes will present the top Winner in each category. In the Open Dallas Albright placed first discing in 23 under par. The par was rated at 128. In the Open Women’s bracket, Ronit Taggart placed the first discing even on par. The next bracket was called Pro Masters for ages 40 years or older. Roger Cansler and Mark Patnode tied for first both shooting a minus Seventeen. In the Advanced bracket, Ricardo Padilla won first with twelve under. In the Advanced Women’s bracket Marisa Marquez placed first discing fourteen over par. In the Amateur Masters 40 or over Frank Chesebro won with a minus-three. In the same category for women, Shannon Burton won with plus 23. The next bracket was Amateur Masters for over age 50 the Winner Jud Sheffield shooting minus Eleven. The Intermediate bracket was won by Jonathan Velenzuela with a minus 9. The final category was Recreational with Brandin Vale winning shooting 8 over par and for the women it was Mimi Brenda Alberigi scoring 43 over par. Congratulations to all playing in this wonderful event. Dave Minor’s golf swing thought for the week is, “Wash your balls and don’t pull your putts.”

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