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Tournament Details

2008 Sun Valley Open

Time: September 6, 2008 at 7:15am
Location: La Mesa, CA (San Diego) USA
Street: 5080 Memorial Dr
City/Town: La Mesa, CA
Website or Map: http://rddiscsports.com/sunva…
Tournament Type: PDGA, B, Tier, &, SoCal, Series
Organized By: r&d discsports
Latest Activity: May 18, 2009

Tournament Description

You are invited to beautiful La Mesa, in San Diego County during September 6-7, to participate in the second annual Sun Valley Open! The course features challenging, smart golf at a cozy venue.

We are pleased to bring you this terrific event again in 2008, with terrific Amateur player paks, great payout, free lunch, awesome CTP prizes and lunchtime prizes. Followed by one of the coolest Final-5 Finales in Cali, where everyone at the event, yes everyone, will have a shot to take home Cash Money$$$ **bling**

In 2007, we paid out big and deep! With 200% going out to the Open field and a whopping 800% payback to the Amateur field, the SVO offered one of the Nation's best B-tier paybacks. Don't miss out!

Check out the 2007 SVO Photo Gallery.

Online Sign-Up Now Available at PrimeDiscs.com

2008 SVO Tournament Central

Saturday Round 1
Pros & MA1 8am
AMs (non-MA1) 11am

Off the course, La Mesa offers a nice family atmosphere in a village-style community. If you are looking for even more fun...the course is just 10 minutes away from San Diego's beautiful downtown and nightlife, or 15-20 minutes away from our wonderful beaches (Pacific Beach, Coronado, Ocean Beach), or many of San Diego's other attractions.

We hope to see you winning at the 08 SVO!

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Comment by FRANCHISE on September 10, 2008 at 12:53pm
I want to thank everyone who volunteered time, sponsored a hole, bunker or yellow band and of course all the players. We all owe a huge thanks to MJ and the entire SV Staff.

I also want to thank everyone for all your comments on this board and on the PDGA board.

This was actually a very special year for the SVO. We had more people step up and volunteer, we had more people and businesses sponsor the event. We also had 6 sponsors sign up for 09 before we even finished 08.

09 looks to be on track and should be another huge year. If you are interested in Sponsoring a hole, bunker or yellow band, please let me know. We will be building the 09 website soon and sponsors will get a lot of advertising.

Again, thanks to everyone who came out to play! I hope to see all of you in 09!

Comment by dmpdisc on September 10, 2008 at 11:40am
2 x normal 9 a-b tees
1 x reverse sweet Ice-Bowl configuration.
Comment by Carl Renda on September 9, 2008 at 11:29pm
What will the layout be for the 27 holes of the SV Championship?
Comment by dmpdisc on September 9, 2008 at 6:39pm
hehe...yes...the upcoming Ace Race...woohoo! As I recall a certain "Pro" stated that he wanted to borrow money from the club etc; to run an Ace Race etc; As it turns out...we are fortunate to have an "Am" step up to actually get it done.

[second shameless plug]

Oct 4-5 has a couple great options for locals. You can play:

Sat 8:30am in the Sun Valley Finale 27 hole SV Championship
Double Points in 2008 SD Aces Points Series
Sunday 10am at the Montiel Ace Race (also a fund raiser event)
Will have some nice gifts/prizes & fun I'm sure.
Comment by Rizbee on September 9, 2008 at 4:24pm
Good points, Rhett, coming from someone who has walked a few miles in those shoes. I have made a few critical comments about things from the SVO (sour grapes, I think is the term used earlier), but I hope those comments don't outweigh my positive comments about how well the tournament was planned and run and how happy I am that we have such hardworking TDs. And I'd be happy to help with raffles or final fives next year.

As you said, disc golf in our community doesn't just happen - people make it happen. I hope the time has passed where players just sit back and let some "benevolent force in the universe" provide them with places to play and events to play in. I think the history of the past two years shows that more are getting involved an making things happen, but there's always room for more. And yeah, it does seem that a lot of the heavy lifting is being done (with a few exceptions) by Am players. Hopefully that trend will end.

[prepare for blatant self-serving plug...]

The next Am player-run event will be the Ace Race at Montiel Park on Sunday Oct. 5th! Go to the Montiel web site for more info and an entry form. Sign up before we fill up!
Comment by Rhett "in SoCal" Stroh on September 9, 2008 at 3:44pm
Dave Parnell and Richard Hockaday did an outstanding job again with the SVO. Those guys are great. Thanks to them and everyone else who stepped up to help them out with this year's SVO.

I hope everyone will try to do something to help next year, too. One thing I've noticed in my years of volunteering in disc golf is that the better you do things, the less it seems like you need help. This is a natural perception that happens, but it's not true. Dave and Richard are kicking booty left and right, so think how much more awesome things can get to if you *you* pitch a little bit too. :) Let's keep this thing going strong and build it even better.

I hope some of the San Diego allegedly "pro" players wake up and open their eyes soon, so that they can see who it is that is actually supporting disc golf in San Diego and growing the sport...and providing a venue for them to compete in and cash for them to win. (It's David and Richard and friends, by the way. Not anybody else!)

Support the guys who are working for you. They are awesome fund-raisers and organizers. If you disagree with any of their choices, don't complain about it unless you are willing to do it better and show them the way. That should be the litmus test as to whether something is "complaint worthy".

Yea David and Richard. :)
Comment by Carl Renda on September 9, 2008 at 2:56pm
It's always fun to caddy for Dave. He's not afraid to learn something on the fly, like a new route or a new shot, if he thinks i'm right and he can pull it off. Besides, Roper grabbed my bag once or twice at worlds and gave me a boost for a few holes, so what goes around comes around.
Comment by Side Arm Dave on September 9, 2008 at 11:13am
Having a gallery is definitely nerve racking. When I was getting ready to drive on hole 16, I noticed my hands were shaking. On hole 17, I parked the drive almost everytime I played it but during the skins, I hit the tree. Since I was the last to drive on 17, all I had to do was a small flick out there. Oh well. For my putt on 18, I felt a strange calm before releasing the disc. I knew I couldn't miss.
As for the CTP, I have thrown that shot more than anyone else at the line. I knew exactly what I had to do. With the $60 I won, I gave $10 to my caddie (Carl) and bought a Innova CFR Boss for $50. Money well spent in my opinion.
Thanks for the opportunity to compete for cash in such a fun event.
Comment by Ruther4d on September 9, 2008 at 10:55am
I was definitely nervous from the get go. I felt I could make a good drive to start us off but didn't quite do it and I think that carried over to the 2nd hole. On the 3rd hole, Micah asked how I liked having the gallery and told me to enjoy because it doesn't happen all that often. That got me settled down a bit just before the first putt I made. On the 4th hole, I really thought I could make that shot and made as good a run at it as I could. Hole 5 was interesting. I had the ugliest drive but it ended up being the only safe drive of the group. I almost couldn't believe it when I saw Carlo and Patrick miss their putts. I didn't think Dave would miss his though. I knew then that I had to make my putt.

I can't wait til SoCal Championships now because I'll have the confidence from that Skins match to remind me that I can make pressure putts.
Comment by dmpdisc on September 9, 2008 at 1:27am
Ben, Roper...so what was it like being in the Spotlight. You guys both hit some huge putts--2 by Ben!

3 huge putts by Int, 1 by Adv, and a game-winning CTP from the Adv teammate--bringing the excitement back to finals.

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