Ledgestone Around the Web

April 2024

Growth of disc golf in Greater Peoria helps land major event

Greater Peoria has become a hotbed for the growing sport of disc golf in recent years, and one mark of validation comes later this month with the arrival of a major professional disc golf tournament. via WCBU

August 2023

At Ledgestone, A Title Defense and Another First Time Winner

It was Saturday evening in Peoria, Illinois, and Cole Redalen had just spent four and half hours in the rain and mud on what most say is the toughest woods course on the tour. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2023

2023 DGPT – Ledgestone Open Final Recap

Cole Redalen and Missy Gannon would not be denied on Sunday to capture wins at the 2023 DGPT — Discraft Ledgestone Open presented by Merrell. via DGPT

August 2023

Disc Golf Tournament Profiles: 2023 Ledgestone Open

MPO played two rounds each at Northwood Black and Lake Eureka. FPO played two rounds each at Northwood Black - Shorts and Sunset Hills. via UDisc

August 2023

The 13th Ledgestone Open brings thousands to Central Illinois from across the country and world

People have traveled across the country and the world for the Ledgestone Open. via CIProud.com

August 2023

Local disc golf tournament brings in tourism money during 13th year

It’s a sport you may or may have not heard about before, but one of the largest pro disc golf tournaments in the world is right here in Central Illinois via 25News Now

August 2023

What to know about the 2023 Ledgestone Open as central Illinois becomes a disc golf mecca

The 2023 Ledgestone Open comes with questions, some serious, some fun, as one of the elite Professional Disc Golf Association events arrives for its annual run in central Illinois. via Peoria Journal Star

August 2023

2023 Ledgestone Open: The Final Elite+ Disc Golf Tournament with Record Purse & Top Players

The 2023 Ledgestone Open is entering the home stretch as the disc golf season heads towards the World Championships. via BVM Sports

August 2023

2023 Ledgestone Open Preview: Entering the Home Stretch

The Discraft Ledgestone Open has been a premiere event longer than the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s inception, making a splash on the 2015 PDGA National Tour with a record setting $117,453 purse. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2023

Disc Golf Network Expands Ledgestone Open Coverage Thanks To New Cellular Technology Investments

Northwood Black will see full live coverage for the first time ever! via DGPT

August 2023

Thousands make way to Central Illinois for Ledgestone Open

The owner of Rock It Discs said he has seen an increase in sales and calls as well as more out of state people out on local disc golf courses. via CIProud.com

August 2023

Thousands make way to Central Illinois for Ledgestone Open

There are several courses in the Central Illinois area that will be used for the tournament. via CIProud.com

November 2022

Legacy Co-op Disc Golf Tour wraps up with Yorkton event

When the results of the three events were added together the 2022 Legacy Coop Champion Champ is Gage McKay. He took home a Ledgestone Insurance Open Grip BX2 bag. via SaskToday.ca

August 2022

The Top 10 Storylines of the 2022 Discraft Ledgestone Open

And there, as the smoke clears—from the ashes of a disc golf news firestorm—rises a solitary water tower. These are the top 10 storylines of the 2022 Ledgestone Open. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2022

Strong Showing for Team Innova at the 2022 Ledgestone Insurance Open

The 2022 Ledgestone Insurance Open was a weekend of intense competition, challenging courses, and huge payouts. Team Innova saw epic highlights and strong finishes. via Innova

August 2022

Inside The Numbers: 2022 Ledgestone Open

Ricky is the first to three wins this season; FPO now has seven unique Elite Series winners. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2022

2022 Ledgestone Open comes to a close

The largest disc golf event in the world came to a close on Sunday. via CIProud.com

August 2022

2022 Ledgestone Open Preview: Big Woods, Big Money

The biggest event payout on the DGPT regular season slate. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2022

This Illinois disc golf tournament has grown into one of the year's biggest events

The 2022 Ledgestone Open is underway, taking over more than a dozen disc golf courses around central Illinois and bringing elite players from all over the world. via Golfweek

August 2022

What to watch as 2022 Ledgestone Open draws disc golf's top pros to the Peoria area

Tournament founder Nate Heinold — the Ledgestone tournament director and now president of the Professional Disc Golf Association board of directors — has grown this event into a week-long celebration of the sport via competition on the courses, big prize money, public meet-and-greets of players, skills clinics, live music, food and more. via Peoria Journal Star

August 2022

2022 Ledgestone Open attracting thousands to Central Illinois

2,200 disc golfers have made their way to the Tri-County region for the largest disc golf tournament in the world, the 2022 Ledgestone Open. via CIProud.com

August 2022

News & Notes from the Ledgestone Open Press Conference

Ahead of the Discraft Ledgestone Open, pros, tournament staff, and a disc golf hall of famer spoke on Disc Golf Network. Here’s what we learned… via DGPT

August 2022

Ledgestone Kicks Off Final Push to Worlds

Ledgestone is this week, Worlds is this month and that makes for an incredible stretch of disc golf. via PDGA

August 2022

Disc Golf Tournament Profiles: Ledgestone Open

Known for big payouts and punishing courses, the Ledgestone Open in Peoria, Illinois, is one of just three events that have been a stop on every single Disc Golf Pro Tour since the competition series started in 2016. via UDisc

August 2022

Nate Heinold talks about running two events and how worlds ended up in Peoria

Nate Heinold chatted for a bit after the 2019 Ledgestone Insurance Open. via Johnny Discgolf

July 2022

Tourism, festival grant money going to Morton, Washington events

Events in Morton and Washington are getting a slice of $26 million in first-round funding for supporting recovery efforts in the tourism industry. via ABC News

July 2022

The Upshot: DGLO preview, Nate Heinold Interview

Josh and Charlie take some listener mail before talking with Nate Heinold, president of the PDGA board of directors and tournament director for the Ledgestone Open and DGLO. via The Upshot

February 2022

Florida Panhandle disc golf team looking to explode onto the scene

Meet Team Funk. The name is fitting, as the players excel at one of the more obscure sports out there, disc golf. These four teenagers from Northwest Florida make up one of the world's brightest foursomes, which is why they'll be headed to Peoria, Illinois, this summer to compete in the Ledgestone Insurance Open. via Pensacola News Journal

August 2021

Discraft Ledgestone Tournament Attracts Several Local Disc Golf Players

One of the biggest disc golf tournaments of the year, the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open, was held this past weekend in the Peoria, Pekin and Eureka areas via X Radio

August 2021

Ledgestone Increases Commitment to PMF’s Colombia Project After Successful 2021 Event

The Ledgestone Insurance Open wrapped up in dramatic fashion last weekend, as the final round in the MPO division was canceled due to inclement weather, leaving a rare co-championship for the title. The tournament also boasted the most players and one of the biggest payouts in PDGA history. via Paul McBeth Foundation

August 2021

Tournament Talk: Northwood Challenges And Stifles

The Ledgestone Insurance Open has long been one of the biggest, most talked about, and sometimes controversial tournaments of the touring season and this year was no different. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2021

The Upshot: Ledgestone Recap, Northwood Black Review

Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield break down all things Ledgestone Insurance Open, including a look at the new Northwood Black, the cancellation of the final MPO round, Paige Pierce's dominance, and the tie between Ricky and Calvin. via iHeartRadio

August 2021

Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Grip EQ Adds Record Amount of Added Cash and Charitable Donations

The Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by Grip EQ, a Disc Golf Pro Tour Elite Series Event, added a record amount of added cash to the tournament purse and significant donations to several charities. $75,000 of added cash was added to the purse, which is the largest amount in tournament history and $200,000 was donated to charities. via DGPT

August 2021

Professional Disc Golf Tournament Ledgestone Insurance Open wraps up Sunday

Players from all over the world competed at courses across the area, the men at Lake Eureka Disc Golf Course, and the women at Northwood Park in Morton. via CIProud.com

August 2021

The Upshot: Ledgestone Preview, Nate Heinold, Mailbag

Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield get you ready for the Ledgestone Insurance Open and have a conversation with TD Nate Heinold about the changes to the Northwoods course, this year’s added cash, and the growth of the tournament. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2021

The world's biggest pro disc golf tournament returns to the Peoria area. What to know

The Disc Golf Pro Tour's Ledgestone is bigger than ever in other ways, too. The prize money for the Men's and Women's Pro divisions is $130,000 — the biggest purse in the history of the sport. via Peoria Journal Star

August 2021

2021 Ledgestone Insurance Open Preview: Unlocking A New Level

Ledgestone Insurance Open Tournament Director Nate Heinold has created a force in Peoria. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2021

Disc Golf Tournament Profiles: The Ledgestone Insurance Open

The biggest disc golf tournament in the world, a giant pro purse, a record donation to charity, and the most difficult course on tour. via UDisc

May 2021

This annual event had outgrown its storage

Nate Heinold of Ledgestone Insurance is building a new office with an attached warehouse to store the disc golf equipment for the Ledgestone Insurance Open, an annual disc golf tournament held at several area courses that attracts hundreds of disc golfers from around the country. via Peoria Journal Star

August 2020

How the Peoria area’s biggest disc golf tournament got bigger, better amid COVID-19

Not even COVID-19 could stop Nate Heinold and the 2020 Ledgestone Insurance Open this month. via Cambridge Chronicle

August 2020

Ultimate Disc Golfers: Faces in the Crowd

With most competitive ultimate shut down for the year, many ultimate players have taken up disc golf as an alternative outlet. via Ultiworld

August 2020

XtractMor now a sponsor of pro disc golf tour

The sponsorship was introduced at the DGPT Ledgestone Insurance Open in Peoria, Illinois, last weekend. The event, hosted at the Lake Eureka course, was televised on the Disc Golf Network. via Rome News-Tribune

August 2020

Allen Gets Her Fifth

It’s been a couple of years, but Catrina Allen is back in the winner’s circle at the Ledgestone Insurance Open, and she earned her place after a convincing couple of days in Perkin. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2020

Allen, Wysocki Grab Emotional Wins

Four days of competition ended in Peoria, Illinois with emotions running high on the 18th green for 2020 Ledgestone Insurance victors Catrina Allen and Ricky Wysocki. via PDGA

August 2020

10th Annual Ledgestone Insurance Open brings many across the nation to Central Illinois

A central Illinois tradition is back for its 10th year; the annual Ledgestone Insurance Open was played in Eureka Sunday afternoon despite COVID-19. via CIProud.com

August 2020

Ricky And The Rest

With two moving days and moving between courses, the Open field was wide open after one round, but after three, it’s one player in control at the Ledgestone Open. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2020

Can Anyone Catch Catrina?

The sun may be setting on the competition as moving days at the Ledgestone Insurance Open belonged to one player. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2020

KJUSA Only Player To Hit Double-Digits

The DGPT went straight from the Idlewild woods to more woods at the Ledgestone Insurance Open starting on the Northwood Gold course we first saw at the 2019 Pro Worlds. There’s potential for separation and a way to build up a cushion before heading over to Lake Eureka. via Ultiworld Disc Golf

August 2020

Round Two Recap

A second day is in the books for the four-day marathon called the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open presented by GripEq. The FPO field saw serious separation while the MPO field saw players jockeying for position on their final day at Northwoods. via DGPT

August 2020

Ledgestone Insurance Open World Championships Saturday

via Peoria Journal Star

2023 Champions

Missy Gannon
Cole Redalen

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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.

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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