Ledgestone Insurance Open News and Articles

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Ledgestone Retail Site Opens

We are happy to announce that we have opened a Ledgestone retail website.

Ten Year Logo Released

Ledgestone TD Nate Heinold is happy to release the new 10 year logo for the 2020 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by GRIPeq.

GRIPeq Announced as Presenting Sponsor

GRIPeq has come on board as the Presenting Sponsor of the event with a two year agreement. The official name of the event will be the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open Powered by GRIPeq.

Ledgestone LE Disc Schedule Announced

We are happy to announce the molds that will be released to vendors for the 2020 Ledgestone LE schedule. This year we are releasing 31 molds, including 2 DGA Molds (and then 2 additional special Discraft molds at the event).

Ledgestone Payout Announced

The tournament will once again boast a Pro payout north of $100,000 on the professional side assuming a full field of players.

GRIP6 announced as Major Sponsor for 2020 Ledgestone

The tournament is also happy to announce that every AM player will receive a special GRIP6 belt in their player packs.

DGA To Come on Board as Northwood Course Sponsor

DGA is coming on board as the Northwood Course Sponsor and a Major Sponsor of the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open in 2020.

Paragon and Zanfel Announced as Major Sponsors for 2020 Ledgestone

Paragon and Zanfel will be major sponsors for the 2020 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open. Both companies have been an integral part to making Ledgestone a successful event, and both companies have decided to step up to increase their partnership with Ledgestone for the 10th annual event.

2020 Events Schedule Announced

The 2020 events schedule includes a lot of returning events and some new and exciting events.

2020 Course Schedule Announced

The 2020 schedule includes some major changes, including all AM divisions playing three courses. "We did extensive research after the 2018 and 2019 Ledgestone events to gauge how many courses amateur players truly wanted to play."

New Course Added to Ledgestone Mix

Kennel Lake will be added back to the Course Schedule mix for the 2020 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open.

Lake Eureka Permanent Course back in the Mix for 2020 Ledgestone

The permanent course at Lake Eureka is being added back to the course rotation for the 2020 Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open and is going through a massive transformation.

Ten Days of Ledgestone Announced

To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open, we will be making one new announcement each day from December 11th through December 20th.

2019 Final Payout Announcement

Here are the final payouts for the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Discraft. Amateur and professional payouts will be available Sunday at Lake Eureka Park in Eureka, Illinois. We hope you are enjoying your experience in Central Illinois!

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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