Ledgestone Insurance Open News and Articles

Aug 16 2020

2020 Final Pro Payouts Announced

Tournament Director Nate Heinold is proud to announce the final professional payout amounts for the 2020 Ledgestone Insurance Open.

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Aug 15 2020

2020 Final Amateur Payouts Announced

Tournament Director Nate Heinold is proud to announce the final amateur payout amounts for the 2020 Ledgestone Insurance Open.

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Aug 10 2020

Ledgestone Increases Added Cash; Aims to Raise $50,000 for St Jude

Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold is announcing that the tournament’s added cash will increase $5,000 above and beyond the promised amount, which will push the total professional purse to nearly $110,000. Additionally Heinold is announcing that the tournament is aiming to raise $50,000 for St Jude.

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Aug 5 2020

Media Team Announced

Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open Tournament Director Nate Heinold is excited to announce that this year’s event will feature unprecedented media coverage. The DGPT and the Ledgestone team have put together a massive team for the 2020 event, with the goal to showcase the event to more eyeballs than ever before.

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Aug 4 2020

Face Covering Update

On August 3rd the DGPT announced their updated Face Covering policy. The summary of the plan is listed below. The following guidance applies during DGPT rounds.

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Jun 26 2020

Spectators to be allowed at Ledgestone

We are happy to announce that spectators will be allowed at this year’s Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by GRIPeq.

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Jun 25 2020

Ledgestone to Proceed Forward

The 10th Annual Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by GRIPeq will proceed forward with the state of Illinois entering Phase 4 of their reopening guidelines effective 6/26/20.

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May 29 2020

PDGA Sanctioning Reopens in IL

Effective May 29th the PDGA has opened up sanctioning in the state of Illinois to coincide with the entire state moving to Phase 3 of the reopening guidelines.

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May 28 2020

Heinold Announces he will run for re-election for PDGA BOD

Nate Heinold announced today that he will run for re-election for the PDGA Board of Directors. Heinold has served on the PDGA BOD since 2017 and is the current Secretary for the organization and is the chair of the PDGA’s Majors and NT Committee.

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May 12 2020

Question & Answer Series: Dan "Stork" Roddick

Dan "Stork" Roddick is PDGA member number #003. Beginning in 1975, he was the Director of the International Frisbee Association and later, the President of the World Flying Disc Federation. He is currently a consultant, serving as the Director of Special Projects for the PDGA. His competitive and organizational career in disc sports has been broad. He is a member of the Disc Golf, Freestyle, Ultimate and Frisbee Halls of Fame.

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May 9 2020

Question & Answer Series: Steve Dodge

Next up in our Q & A series is an interview with Steve Dodge. Steve Dodge is a long time disc promoter and is the founder of the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Steve is currently working on a disc golf board game titled BIRDIE that will be released this year.

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May 8 2020

Question & Answer Series: Paul McBeth

Next up in our Q & A Series is Paul McBeth. Paul is one of the most decorated players in the history of our sport and is a 5X PDGA World Champion, in addition to being a 2X Ledgestone Champion.

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May 7 2020

Question & Answer Series: Elaine King

Next up in our Q & A Series is Elaine King. Elaine is a current PDGA BOD member, a member of the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, a 5X FPO World Champion and she has a PhD to boot.

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May 6 2020

Question & Answer Series: Paige Pierce

Next up in our Q & A Series is an interview with Paige Pierce. Paige is a 5X FPO World Champion and is the 2019 Ledgestone champion.

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May 5 2020

Question & Answer Series: Kip Taufer

Next up in our Q & A interview series is Kip Taufer. Kip Taufer is the brainchild/designer/builder of Megiddo at Westwood and is one of the co-designers of Northwood Gold. Kip is also the co-designer with Nate Heinold of the new course in Morton, Kennel Lake, that will debut at this year’s Ledgestone Insurance Open.

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May 4 2020

Question & Answer Series: Greg Nettles

Next up in our Q & A Series is Greg Nettles. Greg is the designer of the original Northwood course, the redesigned course in 2012, and the co-designer of Northwood Gold. He has designed and built several other courses in the area and is a past President of the Peoria Frisbee Club.

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May 3 2020

Question & Answer Series: Dr. Justin Menickelli

Next up in our Q & A Series is Dr. Justin Menickelli. Justin is the PDGA Board of Directors President and is a Professor at Western Carolina University. Justin is the co-author of the Definitive Guide to Disc Golf.

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May 2 2020

Question & Answer Series: Wilbur Wallis

Next up in our Q & A Series is Wilbur Wallis. Wilbur is a long time Central Illinois resident and is the son of PDGA Volunteer legends Mom and Old Man Wallis. Wilbur is a volunteer legend in his own right as he has worked or volunteered at nearly 35 PDGA Majors. Wilbur is the current President of the Champaign County Disc Golf Club and has been a Course TD at the Ledgestone for the last several years. Wilbur has also designed many courses in the Central Illinois area.

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May 1 2020

Question & Answer Series: Alan Barker

Up next in our Q & A Series is Alan Barker, President of Infinite Discs. Infinite Discs has been an integral partner of Ledgestone for the last several years and Infinite is the official vendor of the 2020 Ledgestone event.

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Apr 30 2020

Ledgestone Statement on COVID-19

Planning work continues on the 2020 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by GRIPeq. Ledgestone TD and his staff are fully planning on hosting the event in August

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Apr 30 2020

Question & Answer Series: Mike Krupicka

Our first interview in our Q & A series comes from Mike Krupicka. Mike has been the IL state coordinator since 2012, is the Chair of the PDGA Rules Committee, currently heads up the Illinois Open Series, and has been the Assistant TD of Ledgestone the last several years.

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Mar 26 2020

Ledgestone prepared for August; Additional Spots Added; Course Schedule Update

Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold is happy to announce that additional spots have been added to the event and the event’s team is fully prepared to host the event in August.

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Feb 26 2020

New Products added to Ledgestone Retail Store

Last month we launched the Ledgestone retail website with great fanfare. We are happy to announce our next batch of products will be dropping tonight.

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