Ledgestone Insurance Open News and Articles

Zuca Announced as Major Sponsor for 2021 Ledgestone

Zuca has been a sponsor of the Ledgestone event for several years, but has decided to increase their partnership with the Ledgestone team.

Course Schedule Announced

Three courses are being added to the schedule for the 2021 tournament, which will bring the total amount of courses to 11.

Northwood Black Added to 2021 Course Schedule

Northwood Park will officially have two courses available for play, including the original Northwood Course and Northwood Black.

Wildlife Prairie Park to Return to 2021 Ledgestone

Wildlife Prairie Park will be added back to the Course Schedule mix for the 2021 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open.

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.

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.

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.

Twelve Days of Ledgestone Announced

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

Paul Ulibarri Signs on as Brand Ambassador for Ledgestone

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

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.

2020 Final Pro Payouts Announced

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

2020 Final Amateur Payouts Announced

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2022 Champions

Missy Gannon
Ricky Wysocki


Ledgestone News
MPO Recap: Final Round

Aug 15 2022

Hole 9 was the tipping point for Wysocki to take control of the round. Anthony Barela and Gannon Buhr threw out-of-bounds off the tee and Wysocki calmly laid his 354-foot drive just left of the basket for a drop in birdie.

FPO Recap: Final Round

Aug 14 2022

“This is a tournament I've wanted for so long," Gannon said. "I always felt like this was one I could get, and to finally take it down is a huge accomplishment."

MPO Recap: Round 3

Aug 14 2022

The course record was broken today by Calvin Heimburg. He birdied 11 of the 18 holes to climb up 40 spots and into the top 15.

FPO Recap: Round 3

Aug 13 2022

The wind was clearly a factor in Round 3. After the course averaged 0.4-under par in Round 2, the wind was the prime culprit in raising that average an entire stroke to 0.4-over par.

Highlights
Previous Champions
  • 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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