Ledgestone Insurance Open News and Articles

Dec 13 2020

Nate Heinold to become TD of DGLO

Discraft is happy to announce today that Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold will be taking over as the Tournament Director of the Discraft Great Lakes Open in 2021 on an initial three year deal.

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Dec 12 2020

GRIP6 & Zanfel announced as Major Sponsors for 2021 Ledgestone

This announcement is the 2nd in our series of announcements titled the Twelve Days of Ledgestone. GRIP6 and Zanfel will be returning as major sponsors of the 2021 Ledgestone event.

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Dec 11 2020

Paragon and ProActive Sports Announced as Major Sponsors for 2021 Ledgestone

Paragon and ProActive Sports Disc Golf will be major sponsors for the 2021 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open.

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Dec 8 2020

Twelve Days of Ledgestone Announced

Starting December 11th Discraft and Ledgestone Insurance are happy to announce the “Twelve Days of Ledgestone.”

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Dec 3 2020

Paul Ulibarri Signs on as Brand Ambassador for Ledgestone

Paul Ulibarri has signed on with Ledgestone to help represent the brand going forward.

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Nov 11 2020

Ledgestone Considering Minimum 950 MPO Rating for 2021 Event

The Ledgestone tournament is announcing today that they are exploring the feasibility of a minimum PDGA player rating in the MPO division of 950 starting with the 2021 event.

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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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Ledgestone News
Twelve Days of Ledgestone Announced

Dec 2 2021

Starting December 6th Discraft and Ledgestone are happy to announce the “Twelve Days of Ledgestone.”

Ledgestone Looking for Summer 2022 Interns

Dec 2 2021

The Ledgestone team is looking to hire several interns for the 2022 Summer disc golf season.

"The Toughest Course on Tour"

Sep 14 2021

We've broken down the entire tour schedule and examined exactly how difficult Northwood Black plays compared to the other challenges disc golfers face around the country.

Record-Breaking Donation to Charity

Aug 11 2021

The 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open blew its previous events out of the water - in total players, added cash, and payouts. But the most impressive record of all was the $200,000 raised for charity.

Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 2020: Catrina Allen, Ricky Wysocki
  • 2019: Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce
  • 2018: Nate Sexton, Jessica Weese
  • 2017: Josh Anthon, Valarie Jenkins
  • 2016: Catrina Allen, Paul McBeth
  • 2015: Catrina Allen, Simon Lizotte
  • 2014: Catrina Allen, Nikko Locastro
  • 2013: Catrina Allen, Devan Owens
  • 2012: Sarah Hokom, Nikko Locastro
  • 2011: Al Hermosillo
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