Whats up CDGC members. Hope you had an awesome weekend and got the opportunity to enjoy some of the great events that we had going on this past weekend. Lets see what happened….

Tuesday we had Will Schusterick’s Driving clinic. 25 people attended this event and I heard nothing but great things from everyone I talked to about it.

Thursday at Sugaw League saw 52 players show up. One of the 52 just so happened to be Philo Braithwaite. Chris Davis won the $40 monthly random drawing from Alpine Ski Center. Tiffany Cubacub tied for first with Richard Rowe. 3rd place was Christian Reyes. I heard through the grapevine that some players finished in the dark. This might be the last week Jim Banbury runs Sugaw league on Thursday. For those of you who don’t know, when it gets this time of year Jim moves it to Sunday mornings because of the lack of daylight.

Friday AM Dubs had 12 people competing at Dry Creek. Voeuth Voeun and Anthony Nicolini took home the win and Wes Shell and David Ewart took second.

Dynamic Disc’s 2 disc challenge was won by Adam Bell. Way to go Adam. He had 10 birdies and no bogeys at eager beaver to take first place.

Saturday at Winthrop Gold we had 19 people show up to play in the first ever Brian Hadella Open. It was one round of singles for tags followed by a $5 doubles round where your partner was determined by your first round scores. The first round went to Mark “Huey” Huether who shot a nice 67 despite throwing OB twice in a row going for the green on 888. That round would have qualified him for USDGC this week. The second round doubles was won by Marc Haren and myself shooting a 61 with no bogeys. We should do more small tournaments like this, it was a blast. Special thanks to my wife and daughter for tagging along all day with me.

Winget Doubles was won by Scott Elam and Nate Reichenbacher. Only 8 people showed up due to all the other events going on in Charlotte. Ace pool will carry over to next week. I believe it should be somewhere around $30.

Bradford Doubles on Sunday was won by Cliff Locklear and Ryan Hensley who shot -8. They just squeaked out the win past Frank Rodriquez and Mike “Chewy” Chmura by one stroke. Ace pool will carry over to 2 weekends from now because of USDGC spectator day. It’s currently at $113.

Bailey Glow on Monday night had 18 people show up. It was perfect weather for disc golf. Marc Haren and Nick “Pepe” Lykon won by shooting a -18 on the 21 hole course. No ace was hit so the pool carries over. It should be somewhere around $100 just guessing. I know it hasn’t been hit in at least a month if not longer.

Putting League was a huge success. 118 players came out for a late night of putting battles. The big winners of the night were Hunter Todd and Stephen Bellaire taking home $322 each defeating Cam Todd and Grant LeFoe in a thrilling final round. Here’s the link to the final round of 8, and for the master bracket which led to the finals. Putting League is every Tuesday night from here until the end of March. You can’t have more fun for $5 at the worlds biggest putting league. Another big winner was Scott Elam who hit a 105′ ace run to clear out a $140 ace pool. Nice shot!

USDGC Dubs had perfect weather all 4 days. They played Winthrop Gold on Thursday and Friday and then Canaan on Saturday and Sunday. The highlight would have to be Paul Ulibari hitting a retee birdie 3 on the par 4 427ft hole 13 over the lake. This shot made it onto SPORTCENTER. You should go check it out it was awesome. Kyle Hogan and Rob Galimi took 1st place in the advanced division and Big Jerm and Paul Ulibarri took home the pro win. Here’s the link to the Am results and here’s the Pro results.

Monday Qualifier saw a few of our hometown heroes qualify to play in the USDGC this year. Way to go Stephen Schroeder and Travis Chumley. I believe they shot 63 and 67 to get in. I know you guys will have a lot of hometown support throughout the coming week. Good luck to the both of you.