Morley Player Profile: Jeremy Reynolds

Posted in Player Profiles on April 28, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

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PDGA#: 62041
Division: Rec, but as I get better I will move up divisions as time goes by

Began Playing Disc Golf?:
I started playing in 2012. My friend Brian Duran took me to Sun Valley Golf Course to show me the sport to me. It was brand new to me. I have never heard of the sport ever. I played with some discs he gave me because I didn’t have any discs of my own. I think I did alright that day. And after that I got a bag and some discs, since then I play as much as possible and play in as many tournaments as I can. I usually play 1-2 times a week now. He showed me how to play the sport and now I can not get enough of it. I am so excited to go to the course and throw plastic. My usual courses I go to are; Sun Valley, Morley Field, and Kit Carson Disc Golf course.

First Disc?:
My first disc that was given to me was a tsunami-170. But really my first disc that I call my own, because I feel that my first disc was the disc that I bought first. And that disc was a Vector Eclipse Glow Proton-180.

Favorite Hole at Morley and Why?:
I would probably say my favorite hole at Morley Field would be hole 6. I love how hole 14 is a blind throw from the top of the hill. It helps me with aiming and consistency to a blind basket.

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2014 Spring Fling Results

Posted in Tournament with tags on April 22, 2014 by morleyfieldsd
Oscar Garcia

Oscar Garcia

Advanced Men
Name Par Round #1 Round #2 Total
1 Oscar Garcia -12 50 52 102
2 Jesse Meyers -7 55 52 107
2 Patrick Paramore -7 54 53 107
4 Albert Zamora -6 51 57 108
5 Garrett Russell -5 54 55 109
5 Aubrey Daniels -5 52 57 109
7 Shaun James -4 57 53 110
7 Greg Stanbro -4 56 54 110
9 Mike Tyberg -3 55 56 111
10 Matt Howard -2 56 56 112
10 Andrew Allen -2 54 58 112
10 Glenn Swanson -2 54 58 112
13 Chad Duckworth -1 58 55 113
13 Mike Jewel -1 55 58 113
13 Derek Dreyer -1 53 60 113
16 Justin Martinez E 56 58 114
16 Chet Morse E 55 59 114
16 Santos Miranda E 54 60 114
16 Mitchell Zunich E 54 60 114
20 Utah McKellips 1 58 57 115
21 Gregory McDonald 2 58 58 116
21 Josh Hesser 2 57 59 116
21 Chad Nichter 2 57 59 116
24 Richard Ewald 3 58 59 117
24 Chris Armacost 3 57 60 117
24 Noel Sanchez 3 51 66 117
27 Tadas Mikuzis 4 57 61 118
28 Chris Parker 5 57 62 119
29 Matt Brody 6 60 60 120
30 Joey Capparilli 8 60 62 122
31 Taylor Mate 9 57 66 123
32 Chris Wymer 16 68 62 130
33 Derrick Rimington 18 64 68 132

Advanced Women
Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Vanessa Van Dyken 8 63 59 122
2 Allie Robles 16 66 64 130
3 Denise Diaz 26 67 73 140
4 Sarah Openshaw 27 73 68 141
5 Pam Vaughn 30 70 74 144
6 Laura Walsh 31 71 74 145

Advanced Masters
Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Mario Traba -7 56 51 107
2 Michael Homan -5 52 57 109
3 Braden Coolidge -4 53 57 110
4 Anthony Bassett -2 56 56 112
5 Dan Dantuma 1 59 56 115
5 Heath Weiss 1 56 59 115
7 Kevin Christie 2 57 59 116
7 Chris Calleton 2 55 61 116
9 Eric Ducharml 6 62 58 120
9 Heny Kaos 6 61 59 120
9 Hans Degner 6 57 63 120
12 Jeff Barber 7 58 63 121
13 James Barnes 8 59 63 122
14 Tom Millard 10 62 62 124
14 Alex Mate 10 60 64 124
16 Dwayne Allen 11 65 60 125
17 Brendan Sage 14 62 66 128

Advanced Grandmasters
Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Glenn Swanson Sr. -5 55 54 109
2 Fred Aguero E 57 57 114
3 Chris Dodds 1 59 56 115
4 John Maki 2 60 56 116
4 Spence Stevens 2 59 57 116
6 Allen Risley 4 56 62 118
7 Ben Farrington 5 58 61 119
7 Jeff Brown 5 57 62 119
9 Todd Murnan 7 58 63 121
10 Christian Cullen 11 61 64 125
11 Dale Ventress 12 61 65 126
12 Jase Arz 19 63 70 133

Name Par Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Bob McGarity -4 52 58 110
2 Glen Kluge -2 56 56 112
3 Garrett Ulrich -1 55 58 113
4 Thomas Matlock 2 57 59 116
5 Chris Ruddell 4 62 56 118
5 Tim Nordeen 4 56 62 118
7 Jason Fitzgerald 6 56 64 120
8 Joji Castillo 7 61 60 121
8 Damon Newman 7 60 61 121
10 Arto Nupponen 9 62 61 123
11 Bobby Martin 11 61 64 125
12 Eric Repp 12 64 62 126
13 Javier Roman 14 64 64 128
13 Payson Vikara 14 62 66 128
15 Connor Wright 15 60 69 129
16 Christopher Romano 24 68 70 138
17 Danny Zwolenski 999 999 DNF

Par Rd1 Rd2 Total
1 Michael Woodruff 8 63 59 122
1 Zack Fluty 8 60 62 122
3 Jarod la Jeunesse 10 61 63 124
4 Steven Shimmin 12 65 61 126
4 Michael Christensen 12 63 63 126
4 Dawson Nelson 12 61 65 126
7 Daniel Purdy 15 62 67 129
8 Rich Ayers 17 66 65 131
9 Daniel Cruz 21 66 69 135
10 Chris MacMillan 23 67 70 137
11 Kwame E. Welcher 25 66 73 139
12 Mike Ventress 28 73 69 142
13 Jeremy Reynolds 32 71 75 146

Spring Fling 2014 Wrapup

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

This year’s all AM Spring Fling Event was one of the most competitive tournaments we’ve ever had. After the first round the leaders in nearly each of the six contested categories had a very narrow lead on their respective fields. The PDGA’s player rating system does a very good job of forcing players to move up when they are too strong for a lower division thus insuring the divisions remain highly competitive.

The premier Advanced division had 33 of the total 97 player field. Everybody’s favorite player Oscar Garcia put down a fine -12 effort to win wire to wire. In year’s past Oscar has been a volunteer for this event but this year he tested the waters and came up a big 5 stroke winner in his first big tourney victory. Oscar won a Chainstar basket from Discraft for his efforts.

The Masters category was the other big category where the recently turned 40, Mario Traba won a Chainstar basket for his 2 stroke victory over first round leader Michael Homan.

The Woman’s category had a strong 6 gal field. Vanessa Van Dyken’s powerful drives and steady putting proved to be too strong for the field winning by a handy 8 strokes over local Allie Robles. Vanessa’s half sister Sara Openshaw took 3rd in her first tourney ever.

The Am 2 Intermediate division saw Bob McGarity hang on for a narrow 2 stroke victory over a fast charging Glen Kluge.

The Am 3 Recreational/Novice division had to be decided in sudden death with Michael Woodruff pulling out a W over first round leader Zack Fluty.

The “ole guy” Grandmaster division saw long time Morley local Glenn Swanson Sr. with his magnificent age defying overhead throws win by 5 strokes over SD team representative Fred Aguero. Third place went to Chris Dodds another old time Morley local who just recently took up disc golf again.

As part of their tourney experience all the players were treated to lunch: Costco pizza, fresh Cali Kebab salads and sliced apples and oranges along with drinks. There was also a free drawing at the end of regulation play where over 60 items donated by the disc manufactures were won by the tourney participants.

This year over 40 % of the field earned prizes totaling over $4050. All the winners won plaques from NP Trophy and all 2nd place winners earned framed certificates.

Player packages included a tourney T shirt and 2 mini’s.
A big thanks goes out to our disc manufactures Discraft, Dynamic Distribution(The trilogy Latitude 64, Westside, Dynamic Discs), Innova Champion, Legacy, MVP, Gateway, and Millennium as well as the San Diego Aces organization and SoCal Disc Golf.

I owe a big debt of gratitude to my core staff of Mac, Garrett, Jesse Eric Simmons, his son EJ (see pizza boxes), and Mark Wilson. All shop staff went out of their way to do loads of extra work especially Tyler and Mitchell and Steve on clean up

Thanks to everyone till next year

Z ya….

Winner’s Pics Spring Fling 2014

Posted in Tournament on April 20, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

Thanks to Patrick Paramore for these photos.

2014 Spring Fling

Posted in Tournament on April 19, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

Spring Fling 2014 Layout

Posted in Tournament on April 10, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

1st Round Spring Fling

2ND Round Spring Fling
1-D (Triple Mandy)
2-A (Tunnel Mandy)

Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack – Review

Posted in Product Reviews with tags , , , on April 2, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

“I like big bags and I cannot lie.”
Something in me believes that the more money I spend to gear up, or the better I look in my disc golf threads, will somehow lead to lower scores on the course. Never has happened to me. Probably never will. But, sometimes an item comes along that can take a day on the course from a grind to a lot more pleasurable (and in this case more comfortable) day of disc golf. This indeed leads to a better overall experience. The more we can relax and enjoy our round allows us to perform better. Our minds are put at ease and we can concentrate on our game and have fun.Screen Shot2 2014-01-20 at 8.13.40 PM

First Impressions: The weight of the Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack seems to be distributed evenly vertically through the design to avoid the saggy-bag-dead weight-at-the-bottom- syndrome or SBDWATBS. The soft molded back panel seems to relieve most pressure points that many backpacks (disc golf and non disc golf) fail to properly address. This immediately was a win for me. My comfort increased over a few plays with my body feeling accustomed to a new addition. An ergonomic weight distribution is a great feature that disc golf backpacks have over conventional over-the-shoulder or disc golf bag w/back-straps. Too many players suffer fatigue that they might not realize comes from this proverbial sack of rocks hanging over their shoulder and/or back. Even carrying a bag on the non-throwing arm can cause body fatigue. Most players I spoke with that tried or actually own the bag felt very comfortable with the bag’s center of gravity. Just about right. Adjusting the shoulder straps for a player’s height and build optimize the effect. The shoulder straps are comfortable yet not very large or padded compared to most of the quad strap manufacturers. I noticed that it was much easier to place my arm through the straps over my shoulders. Some larger/padded straps require tweaking the arm and, more importantly, shoulder back sometimes too far to wedge the arm in its proper position. Not in this case. The molded back also allows MUCH NEEDED cross ventilation between the player’s back and the surface of the bag (see below). On a hot day, or for big, sweaty dudes (like me), this is a must.This by far is one of the bag’s best features.

Presentation2The “On-Deck” putter pocket is a great take on the putter pocket design. Two putters can be securely placed in the bag’s side pouch with ease (once broken in). Some bags/backpacks have convenient putter pocket locations in theory, but when the time comes to remove or place the putter back in the pocket, it comes with force and fidgeting. Not with the “On-Deck’s” pouch design. With the Ranger’s side putter pocket, the top of the bag now becomes a very large storage compartment. I can easily fit a jacket or hooded sweatshirt, snacks, drinks, etc. in the top storage area. Though the compartment is not insulated or waterproof, storage of chilled can beverages is possible.

One of the backpack’s best compliments lies in the fact that it’s easy to tell that the Ranger Backpack was designed by disc golfers of MANY levels of play. Too many times sports accessory products are designed for either Pro level players who know exactly what they need to be effective or products aimed at entry-level players, designed to be newbie-friendly, but lack the utilitarian features most players soon tend to want/need. One of our favorite features is the Collapsible Stool Holster/2nd Cup Holder. A small feature, yet well thought out. No wasted space. Both options add value to the bag with no loss of space.

More “small” features I appreciated:
– The disc compartment cover rolls itself to the top of compartment. Out of the way, but ready to use in a snap.
– Reinforced feet on the bottom of the bag lift the bag off of the ground just enough to avoid contact with wet or muddy surfaces. Too many times I have placed a bag over my back with a waterproof bottom only to end up with a wet or muddy back. This is due to the flat surface of the bag’s bottom. It’s a little thing, but it’s well thought out.
– A dedicated towel clip. Yes, a tiny, but useful item. I’ve probably spent a total of 18 hours of my life in my decades of playing, untangling my towel that was clipped onto my straps connector hooks. What a pain. Never again!
– Don’t laugh at this one, but I love that the water bottle holder is not exactly shaped in the form of a full cylinder attached to the side of the back. It is more of an expanding half circle/slit that uses its tension to hold most any beverage shaped item safely and tightly against the bag. I can bend over with the backpack on and not fear a gust of liquid down my back and I don’t have to tighten/loosen/tighten a drawstring every time I need a drink. Again, a little thing, but well thought out. A small part of the expanding holder is mesh just in case of a spill. It will drain out.

Style is VERY subjective. I personally thought the first run of grey on black bags looked a bit like a large camera pack. The Ranger Backpack now available varies from the stylish Quasar Blue to the more subtle working-class Charcoal. Compared to a few other disc golf backpacks on the market, I did find the Ranger Backpack to look slightly boxy. Not a bad thing per se, just a very subjective opinion. I do believe this design choice offers more storage space than some competitor’s bags, so that’s a fair tradeoff. It works.

Without going into fabric or stitching details which make no sense to most of us, let’s just say that every panel, zipper, clip, and pocket seem to be of sturdy design. It is built to hold up much longer than most bags found on any course. In SoCal (our location), weather rarely becomes a factor. Our weather ranges from highs of 85 degrees in the summer, down to a chilly 75 degrees in the winter. Somehow we get by. But, for those living with an actual changing climate, this bag looks to be built for frequent and heavy use. Not rainproof, but built to hold up in rougher conditions. In a few months we will address how the bag holds up for us over greater use. Based on first impressions, I think this design bodes well for heavy use.

With a list price of $174.99, it is VERY easy to say that this bag is a great value. Relative to other disc golf backpacks on the market, the Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack comes in costing much less than most backpacks with a similar level of quality.

Bottom line:
– Well thought out design
– Very comfortable (as backpacks go)
– Well built – Great price

These all add up to make the Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack worthy of your next disc golf bag purchase. Highly recommended!

Review by Mark Wilson

Manufacturers Notes:

  • -Limited Lifetime Warranty (Covers defects in materials and workmanship)
  • -Engineered with a low center of gravity to keep your bag upright
  • -“On-Deck” putter pocket holds 2 putters for quick and easy access
  • -Molded back panel minimizes contact points and allows for cross ventilation
  • -Large main disc compartment that holds 18+ discs
  • -Large main storage compartment
  • -Collapsible stool holster, also functions as an optional 2nd water bottle holder
  • -Exterior water bottle holder
  • -Exterior towel clip
  • -Removable lightweight disc divider located inside main disc compartment
  • -Oversized reinforced haul handle for ease of operation
  • -Stretch mesh exterior pocket for scorecard, pencils, mini disc marker, etc.
  • -Water resistant bottom material with reinforced feet to keep your bag off the ground
  • -Velcro opening keeps the over-flap clear of discs for easy access
  • -Internal zippered mesh pocket for a more secure storage solution
  • -Two external accessory pockets for sunglasses, wallet, keys, cell phone, etc.
  • -Designated bag tag attachment loop
  • -Volumes: storage compartment – 500 cubic inches; total – 1600 cubic inches
  • -Rigid construction using 600D Poly and 400D Dobby Nylon Oxford fabric

The Dynamic Discs Ranger Backpack is available at the Morley Field Proshop or online at the Dynamic Discs website.

Dynamic Discs GENEROUSLY supplied a Ranger Disc Golf Backpack for review purposes.


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