Team Ledgestone: Justin Jernigan

Sponsored by Ledgestone Insurance Group

Justin has been playing disc golf for more than 20 years and has been a force to deal with on the east coast the last 5 years. Justin recently moved to Peoria, IL and lives there with his wife Erin. Justin throws mostly backhand and is an extremely consistent putter in the circle.

Justin Jernigan

Home Town: Sanford, NC

PDGA Rating: Sanford, NC

Sponsors: Discraft

Started Playing: 1992

Day Job: HR at Caterpillar

Biggest Victory: 2004 Amatuer World Championship

Top 5 Courses: Winthrop Gold - SC; Maple Hill - MA; McNaughton Park- IL; New Quarter Park - VA; Walnut Ridge - IA

Career Aces: 37

In the Bag
ESP Predator, ESP Crank, ESP Nuke, Z Force, Z Stalker, Z XL, Z Buzzz, Z Buzzz OS, ESP Comet, ESP Meteor, X Stratus, X Wasp, D Challenger

Course Records: 48 - Buckhorn Park Longs; 45 - Morton Northwood Shorts (tied)

Advice for new players:
Learn how to throw slower under stable discs in the beginning, then work your way up to high speed drivers.  Start out with putters and midrange, which will help you learn to throw straight and accurate.  The distance will come!


Ledgestone News
"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.

Ledgestone charitable efforts help locally and globally

Aug 11 2021

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

Aug 9 2021

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

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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