Ledgestone Insurance Open News and Articles

Ledgestone charitable efforts help locally and globally

Disc golf has grown almost exponentially over the past year. But the sport's popularity with the staff and volunteer community of St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Peoria got a head start several years ago when the charity began partnering with the Ledgestone Insurance Open.

2021 MPO Co-Champions: Ricky Wysocki and Calvin Heimburg

Congrats to Calvin Heimburg and Ricky Wysocki for taking down the 2021 Ledgestone title and being named co-champions.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open MPO Round Four Recap

Reports of nearby lightning at 3:59 p.m. Central Time halted play. Continuous storms rolled through Eureka, Illinois and play never resumed, resulting in a termination of the final round.

Pierce claims 2021 Ledgestone FPO Title

Paige Pierce led wire-to-wire to claim the 2021 Ledgestone FPO title.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open MPO Round Three Recap

Kyle Klein shot the hot round at 7-under par, vaulting him up 10 spots and into sixth place.

FPO Final Round Preview

Sure, she’s got a nine-stroke lead on the field at -18 heading into the final round. But Paige Pierce doesn’t feel like she has the 2021 Ledgestone FPO title locked up just yet.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open Round Three FPO Recap

Paige Pierce extended her Ledgestone FPO tournament lead to nine strokes with a -7 round Saturday morning at Sunset Hills DGC in Pekin.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open: Round Two FPO Recap

Once again, Paige Pierce led the way shooting a 996-rated seven-under-par round of 54 Friday morning at Sunset Hills DGC in Pekin to establish a seven-stroke lead over the field heading into Round 3.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open MPO Round Two Recap

The biggest moment of the day came from Calvin Heimburg on Hole 14. Heimburg entered the hole leading by three strokes, completely in control of both his round and the entire tournament. But eight throws later he left the hole in a three-way tie for first place.

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open MPO Round One Recap

Ricky Wysocki and Drew Gibson both shot 11-under par opening rounds to sit atop the leaderboards.

The Organized Chaos of Am Check-in

Outside the Five Points Washington community center in Washington, Illinois, more than a thousand amateurs wait excitedly for their 2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open player packs.

2021 Round One Pro Women Recap

Paige Pierce carded a four-under-par 64, good for a 1010-rated round at the newly constructed Northwood Black course in Morton.

Historic Growth into a Must-Attend Event

The Ledgestone Insurance Open’s rise to greatness in just a decade has been nothing short of remarkable. The event has gone from unsanctioned fundraiser, to National Tour event, to a founding Disc Golf Pro Tour event, to the largest disc golf tournament in the world.

Pro Tips: What Ledgestone Pros Were Saying Tuesday at Northwood Black

Practice? Yeah, we’re talking practice! With a new course on the schedule this year in Northwood Black, Ledgestone pros were putting in plenty of practice rounds Tuesday.

Black and New: Defending Ledgestone Champ Wysocki talks learning Northwood Black

As Ricky Wysocki approached the treacherous canyon drive on Hole 8 at the newly constructed Northwood Black course in Morton, he made a spur-of-the-moment pronouncement.

Take Your Best Shot: Andrew Presnell CTP Challenge Entertains at Sunset

Team Ledgestone member Andrew Presnell was taking on all comers in a CTP competition on Hole 18 at Sunset Hills Wednesday afternoon.

Northwood Black Difficulty

The Black layout at Northwood Park in Morton, Illinois has been in development since 2017, and each step since its inception has been calculated in an effort to create the highest-level disc golf course.

Course Preview: Northwood Black DGC

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open course preview: Northwood Black DGC

Course Preview: Sunset Hills DGC

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open course preview: Sunset Hills DGC

Course Preview: Eureka Temp

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open course preview: Eureka Temp

Learning the Ropes

It turns out laying a few miles of out-of-bounds markers for the championship-level course is trickier than it looks. And like the rest of Eureka Temp’s setup, it has to happen fast.

Ledgestone Staff's Monday by the Numbers

With over 1,900 players, 74 staff members, and an army of volunteers, it’s evident that putting on the Ledgestone Insurance Open involves big numbers. Here are some other stats behind preparation for the tournament on the first day of Ledgestone Week.

Course Preview: Northwood Blue DGC

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open course preview: Northwood Blue DGC

2023 Champions

Missy Gannon
Cole Redalen


Ledgestone News
Ledgestone and DGLO Players Pack & Added Cash Announced

Dec 20 2023

This year the tournament will add a Ledgestone record $90,000 of added cash while providing a top level player’s pack to amateur players.

2024 Pro Worlds Logo and Event Details Released

Dec 19 2023

Ledgestone Disc Golf, in coordination with the PDGA, is happy to release the 2024 PDGA Pro Worlds logo and details about the 2024 event.

GRIPeq Back as Presenting Sponsor for Ledgestone

Dec 18 2023

GRIPeq is back as the presenting sponsor for Ledgestone for the 2024 event.

Bushnell Back for 2024

Dec 17 2023

Bushnell’s products provide the data players need to get the most out of their time in the practice field and on the course.

Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 2022: Missy Gannon, Richard Wysocki
  • 2021: C Heimburg/R Wysocki, Paige Pierce
  • 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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