Sorry to all of you for the late post (or the late GRDGC register on my part), but, here is the info for the Driving for Dave Fundraiser.
Some background first; Dave M. Gerken Jr.- lived Oct. 6th, 1986 - died Nov. 16th, 2012. Dave was a musician, a family man, a friend, a hard worker and above all, a disc golfer closely involved with the construction of the EDGC. He had a huge background knowledge of sports and was a great influence to install a course. The first time I told Dave that the Palmyra course was approved, we were to name it the Hog Tie Nine. Since his passing the name has changed to The DMG Jr. Memorial. I had the honor of knowing Dave and being his best friend for more than ten years, he was my brother. He only lived 3 houses down from me, so, you could imagine how close he was to me. The sudden loss of Dave took us all by surprise. Not only were we not ready for the news, but, his family would never be ready. No one could or ever can understand the financial stress and chaos of a tragedy like this.
This fundraiser is to hopefully raise enough money to reimburse the family of the cost of a headstone. There will be no payouts as it’s strictly a charity event. However, there will be some really great CTP’s, an ace pool, a longest drive and a putting competition held by Wade Stawicki.
Here’s the format; Singles with Pro and Am fields, four rounds at the Palmyra course (36 holes). We will move the alt. holes between rounds of 18 holes. There will be four CTPs, one for each division each round of 18 holes. Ace pool will cost $2 and we will hold a longest drive shootout after the round for $5 a disc or $10 for 3. Registration is $30 and includes a custom Discraft Disc. There are currently 17 people registered and only 45 spots to fill, so, preregister! Be there by 8am to register, if you haven’t. Players meeting at 8:45 and tee off by 9am. We are fine to run late on any schedule as we have rented the park for the whole day. We have a pavilion rented and there is charcoal grills so if anyone wants to grill up a quick meal between rounds or after you are welcome. There is plenty of parking and the park is well secluded. Swift’s Landing Park is an alcohol free park and also a carry-in carry-out park.
The EDGC has taken a lot of time to cleanup and remodel the park into a disc golf course and we have 5 of 9 holes sponsored with the intent of having it installed by spring. This is a great way to get out and see a new course on the east side and give your input and suggestion before permanent installation. Contact Wade or myself for more information or if you would like to make a donation or be a sponsor. We hope to see as many people as possible.
Pro- Dan Traub
Am- Mike Cicotta, Mark Rosato, Chris Evans, Ed Bower, Jason Krohn, Brenton S., Wade Stawicki, Stephanie Allen, Jen G. (+1) Noel Ramage, Derek Savory, Nikki D., Mark Hayes, Melissa Hayes, Clayton Woodard