Red Roc Disc Golf Club
On behalf of our club, we would like to welcome you to the OFFICIAL Red Roc Disc Golf Club website for all news and information regarding the 2013 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. It is our honor and privledge to once again have been chosen as the host club for this historic event. We are in the preliminary stages of bringing you information. Check back often for continuous updates. Here you'll find information regarding sponsorships, new disc golf course developments, news articles, WORLDS merchandising, sales and advertising, photos, and volunteer information, host hotel, PDGA banquet, flymart and players party plans. We'll also be including travel and local information and discounts regarding restaurant, breweries and all the local and Lake County, IN events.
Lemon Lake to Hold
PDGA World Disc Golf Championships Again!
Read the official announcement from the PDGA for all awarded 2013 major events.
Read the latest article on nwi.com here!
Plan on competing in the 2013 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Tournaments, volunteering or sponsoring the event? The Red Roc Disc Golf Club will once again host this historic event at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN on August 3-10. We're well on our way to adding information here and on various Facebook and Twitter sites to keep our players, volunteers and spectators informed. For the most up to date information, check back often!
August 3-10, 2013
2013 PDGA PROFESSIONAL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
PLAYER INVITATION CRITERA
All participants in the 2013 PDGA Professional World Championships must be current 2013 PDGA
members and have passed the certified official's exam before they can register for the event.
All qualifying players listed below may also register and compete in any division for which
they are age and gender eligible at the 2013 PDGA Professional World Championships.
In order to receive an invite, players must have been a current member on 12/31/2012.
Top Point earners on 2012 PDGA Tour:
Older Divisions - all male Pro members eligible for the Senior Grandmaster or older divisions in 2013 & all female Pro members eligible for Grandmaster or older divisions in 2013 who completed a PDGA Tour event in 2012
Please direct any questions regarding the invitation process to the PDGA Tour Manager.
Lemon Lake County Park
6322 W 133rd Ave
Crown Point, IN
From Chicago: I-80/94 to Indianapolis Blvd. (Exit 3 South), 16 miles to Cedar Lake. Turn east at 1st light (133rd St.). Go around lake and “S” curve past Dairy Queen (apprx 4-5 miles), left (east) at 1st stop sign past Dairy Queen, 133rd Ave. Course is 1 mile on left.
From Michigan: Interstate 80/94/90 West to Interstate 65 South. I-65 to State Route 231 which is the Crown Point Exit. West 2-3 miles on 231 to State Route 55 (2nd stoplight).
Left (South) on S.R. 55 about 5 miles (apprx). Turn West on 133rd St. There is a brown county highway sign on S.R. 55 announcing the way to Lemon Lake…(with an arrow). You go through 2 stop signs and you will see the park on the right.
From Indianapolis: North on Interstate 65 to State Route 2 (Lowell Exit) West. S.R. 2 to State Route 55 (flashing lights) North about 5 miles (apprx). Turn West on 133rd St. There is a brown county highway sign on S.R. 55 announcing the way to Lemon Lake…(with an arrow). You go through 2 stop signs and you will see the park on the right (north).
These challenging course meanders through young forests and rolling hills. All (4) 1st Tees are within 500 feet of Green restroom building at first stop sign.
LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK INFORMATION
All 2013 PDGA PRO WORLDS tournament play will take place at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN. Major design work is underway at the park to expand the WHITE course to nearly double the current length. In addition, the BLUE course is being modified adding several new pin placements. This work is tentatively scheduled for completion by April 2013 with tournaments to follow. Dates for those tournaments will be made available some time after January 1, 2013.
Please continue to check back for details.
For more information on Lemon Lake Park and The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, visit here!
The 2013 PDGA PRO WORLDS courses have been extended to accommodate more players. Tournament play will take place at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN with some groups playing some of their rounds at our course at Hidden Lake in Merrillville, IN. Major design work is underway at Lemon Lake Park to expand the RED, WHITE and BLUE Courses. The extensions and changes made to these courses are intended to "raise the bar" and provide a more complex level of competition for our visiting players. This work is tentatively scheduled for completion by April 2013 with tournaments to follow. For information regarding our upcoming tournaments, please visit our tournaments information page here!
Sunday, June 9th - Pro Worlds Courses Preview
(PDGA C-Tier) *Lemon Lake County Park*
EVENT SCHEDULE AUGUST 3-10, 2013
Saturday, August 3rd
Courses open for practice all day
Sunday, August 4th
Mixed Doubles Player Meeting 8:30 AM
Best Shot in the morning; Alternate Shot in the afternoon
Monday, August 5th
Player check-in and field events at Lemon Lake
Player's Meeting at the Radisson Hotel (Host Hotel), 6:30 PM
Tuesday, August 6th
Play begins (Times to be Announced)
FlyMart at the Radisson Hotel (Host Hotel), 6-10 PM. Check in starts 12 Noon
*ALL FLYMART TABLES MUST BE PRE-PAID
Wednesday, August 7th
Event Host and Pub Crawl Crown Point
Thursday, August 8th
Player's banquet at the Radisson Hotel (Host Hotel) 6:30 PM to 8 PM (Dinner Reservations Only)
Awards Ceremony 8 PM to 9PM
Friday, August 9th
Player's Party Hog Roast at Lemon Lake County Park, Shelter 2
Saturday, August 10th
Finals; Awards presented at Lemon Lake County Park
HOST HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS and DISCOUNTS
Radisson Hotel and Star Plaza
Hotel phone: 219-769-6311
Guests may make reservations several different ways!
The Radisson Star Plaza has been chosen as the HOST HOTEL for the 2013 WORLDS events. Discounted rooms have been made available but are limited so booking early for this event is very important! In addition to discounted room rates for our guests, our host hotel will also accomodate the Player's Banquet and Fly Mart activities making everything accessible and centrally located. There are countless restaurants, pubs and entertainment venues within the surrounding Merrillville area within walking distance or within minutes if you're driving. For reservations at the Host Hotel for tournament dates August 3-10, 2013, guests can either call the hotel directly at 219-769-6311 and ask for reservations. OR call our reservation toll free number at 1-800-333-3333 OR book reservations on-line at http://starplaza.com/groups/dga
Use DISCOUNT Passcode: DGA
When calling to make reservations, please let the agent know that you are coming in for the World’s Professional Disc Golf Association Tournament. Your special group rate is $99.00 per night plus tax for a King Bed or Queen Double Beds. The group rate is only available until July 12, 2013.
Note: The Pro Worlds Disc Golf Committee has provided the following list for your information. We are not necessarily familiar with these sites. We are not making any recommendations. It is up to the disc golfer to check them out.
Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton, Indiana
Open all year Features swimming in lake, hiking, bird watching, climbing sand dunes Reservations http://www.indiana.reserveworld.com/
Apx. GPS Coords Lon: 87.05, Lat: 41.6
___________________________________________________________________________________________ Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore (DUNEWOOD CAMPGROUND)
US 12 at Kemil Road
79 campsites: 54 conventional drive-in sites: 25 walk-in sites:
Open Open all year Features swimming in lake.
Apx. GPS Coords Unknown
Sand Creek Campground
1000 N. CR 350, Chesterton, Indiana 46304
219-926-7482 Fax 219-983-1505
Open Open from Apr 15 through Oct 15
Features swim pool, clubs welcome. Misc info CAMPGROUND with mostly level open grassy sites in a rural area.
From jct I-94 (exit 26A) and Hwy 49: Go 2 1/2 mi S on Hwy. 49, then 2 1/4 mi E on CR. 1050N, then 1/2 mi S on CR. 350E. From jct. I-80/90 Indiana Tpk (exit 31) and Hwy. 49: Go 1/2 mi N on Hwy. 49, then 2 1/4 mi E on CR. 1050N, then 1/2 mi S on CR. 350E. E
Rates in 1996 $15-18 per family. Master Card, Visa accepted. Apx. GPS Coords Lon: 87.05, Lat: 41.6
Michigan City Campground
MICHIGAN CITY, IN
Open from Feb. 1 through Dec 20
Features swim pool, clubs welcome.
From jct. I-94 (exit 34A) and US 421: Go 1 1/2 mi S on US 421. From jct. I-80/90/Indiana
Turnpike (exit 39) and US 421: Go 2 1/2 mi N on US 421. Rates in 1996 $13-19 for 2 persons. Apx.
GPS Coords Lon: 86.8667, Lat: 41.7
___________________________________________________________________________________________ Candy Stripe
446 W Division Rd Valparaiso, IN 46385-9014
Open from May 1 through Oct. 15 Features swim lake.
Apx. GPS Coords Lon: 87.05, Lat: 41.4667
Emerald Trails Campground
3132 East Goodenow Road
Crete, IL 60417
140 Total Camp/RV Sites 130 30 Amp Service 10 50 Amp Service 35 Electric and Water 75 Full Hookups 45 Max RV Length 30 Tent Sites
Amenities: Bathroom Full Shower Laundry Group/Meeting Facilities Dump Station Store Recreation: Playground Nature Trails Hiking/Biking Trails Equestrian Friendly Fishing Paddle Boats Recreation Hall Golf Facilities Swimming Pond
Plum Creek Nature Center
At Goodenow Grove Nature Preserve is located on Dutton Road, north of Goodenow Road in Beecher. Illinois
Reservations for campsites must be made two business days in advance of the reservation date. (Closed Until July 4, 2013 for Site Improvements)
Preserve: 8 a.m.-Sunset
Camping Activity Fees
Family camping is for groups not associated with a particular organization or club. The fee listed is for a group of up to six individuals.
Group camping is for groups associated with an organization or club. The fee listed is for a group of up to six individuals.
11780 W. State Road 10, DeMotte, IN 46310-9490
Primarily RV trailer seasonal camp grounds
Links to more Camping Info
LOCAL EVENTS and INTERESTS
LAKE COUNTY FAIR - AUGUST 2-11, 2013
Our very own Lake County Agricultural Society, Inc. has presented the Lake County Fair for the promotion of agriculture in our community since 1852. This year's fair is open to the public August 2-11 and located just 10 minutes from Lemon Lake County Park. When attending the WORLDS tournament, don't miss out on Grandstand Motorsports. free musical entertainment, lots of carnival rides for adults and children, free contests for kids and more food in one place than you can possibly imagine.
Cost for adults is just $4.00. Chidren ages 9-12 are just $2.00 and children under 8 are free. Admission is free before 3PM Monday through Friday. There are many places to park, some with minimal fees and some lots are free. Take a shuttle bus from the Crown Point High School or carpool to the fair grounds where parking is just $4.00. Exhibits are available for viewing all days and carnival rides begin at 12 noon.
The Lake County Fair Grounds are located at:
899 S. Court Street
Crown Point, IN 46307
Visit the Lake County Fair website for more details @ http://www.lake-county-fair.com
New to the town of Cedar Lake, IN just 5 minutes from the 2013 PRO WORLDS site at Lemon Lake County Park is BIG city taste in our very own backyard. This hidden gem garnishes Cedar Lake and offers fine dining at reasonable prices. Select from a menu of fresh seafood, steaks and chops. Watch for information in your player's packs. You won't want to miss this new hot spot with the amazing sunset view! Check out their menu and more @ http://www.cedarlakelighthouse.com
7501 Constitution Avenue
Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
Monday–Friday: Open at 4PM
(Closed Mondays as of October 1)
Saturday: Open at 2PM
Sunday: Open at 12PM
The “SpecialForces” IPA is a must try and get this, the Crown Point Jail that John Dillinger escaped from in 1934 is right next door. Tours of the brewery are free by request—usually Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 11am-3pm.
Tours at the Old Sheriff’s House and Jail run Saturdays 9am-1pm or Thursdays 6pm-8pm $5
211 South East Street
Crown Point, IN 46307-4058
Read the recent CBS Chicago Crown Brewery and other breweries in our area!
Read the NWI.com article about Crown Brewery!
Read the Post Tribune's article on the expansion of Crown Brewery!
Read the recent Chicago Magazine's review of Crown Brewery and other breweries in our area!
THREE FLOYDS BREWPUB
If you missed out the last time you were in town for the 2010 PRO WORLD Championships, you won't want to miss out on the local brewing insanity of Three Floyds Brewing Company. Located just 16 miles from Lemon Lake County Park or just 14 miles from the host hotel, Three Floyds is an American microbrewery founded in 1996 by Nick, Simon and Mike Floyd in Hammond, IN. Since 2000, the brewery has been located in Munster, IN. Three Floyds is known for a variety of beers, and are perhaps best known for their once-a-year brew, Dark Lord, a Russian Imperial Stout that is issued every year at a brewery-based festival known as "Dark Lord Day".
Three Floyds Brewing Co. is located @
9750 Indiana Parkway
Munster, IN 46321
STAR PLAZA THEATRE (Host Hotel)
Conveniently connected to The Radisson Hotel, the selected host for the 2013 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships is The Star Plaza Theatre, one of Chicagoland’s premiere concert and entertainment facilities for over 30 sensational years. The theatre showcases 100 or more top-billing shows each year and features 3,400 seats on two levels with headlining stars such as Tony Bennett, Christina Aguilera, Jerry Seinfeld and Tim McGraw. Dinner packages are available and there is complimentary parking.
Box office open Sunday – Thursday, noon – 3:00 p.m., Friday – Saturday, noon – 6:00 p.m. On show days, the box office is open through show intermission.
Purchase tickets via Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000 or click here.
Visit the theatre website @ www.StarPlazaTheatre.com.
General information regarding the theatre can be found here: http://www.starplazatheatre.com/files/general.shtml
There is no product vending permitted at Lemon Lake County Park. Lemon Lake Flight Center centrally located on park grounds is contracted to provide on-site sales of all disc merchandise. If you're interested in Lemon Lake Flight Center carrying your disc golf products, please call store owner Jay Svitko @ 219-771-3472.
The FlyMart will be held at the Radisson Hotel (Host Hotel) on Tuesday August 6th from 6-10 PM. Check in begins @ 12 Noon. ALL FLYMART TABLES MUST BE PRE-PAID. Payment and/or other arrangements for tables will not be accepted at the door. All vendors are welcome. The cost per table is $150.00. For more information regarding The FlyMart and sponsorship fees, please refer to our sponsorship fees page here!
Player's banquet will be held on Thursday August 8th at the Radisson Hotel (Host Hotel) 6:30 PM to 8 PM for dinner reservations only. The awards ceremony will be held from 8 PM to 9 PM. Additional details will be provided as they become available.
Interested in becoming a sponsor or check out who will be sponsoring our WORLDS 2013 event? Visit our fast growing full page advertising dedicated to our 2012and 2013 contributors. Find out how you too can become a sponsor, what you can expect in regards to entertainment, food services, hotel accommodations and local happenings all in one place. We are currently offering many different sponsorship options including course and hole sponsorship, program and internet advertising and donation sponsorships. Be sure to check back to this sponsorship page often for continuous updates
2013 WORLDS ARTIST HONORED
To Erin Boyle and Dyenamite Discs on our acceptance of their 2013 PDGA Professional World Disc Golf Championship artwork submissions!
Watch for Erin's artwork on WORLDS merchandise coming soon!
Check out the all the WORLDS artwork submissions here! Thanks to Erin and
all who offered up their time and talent in this effort!
We are currently seeking WORLDS volunteers! Many of you have already pledged your time. THANK YOU! Whether you have a few hours or a few days, WE NEED YOU! Check out our Volunteers page here for more information about available positions, contact information and email contacts to sign up!
Brian Cummings PDGA #1739
219-836-8240 Office / 219-712-6210 Cell / email@example.com
Brian Cummings brings 35 years experience both as a player and as a leader. He has assumed the role of Tournament Director for more than 150 tournaments including the Indiana State Championships since 1984, has actively played in over 400 tournaments winning over 150, has played in 16 Pro World Tournaments, designed more than 20 disc golf courses nation-wide and started the 24 hole tournament format. Brian was inducted into the Indiana Disc Golf Hall of Fame in 2008 and inducted into the PDGA Disc Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 at Lemon Lake Disc Golf Complex where he was the Tournament Director for the 2010 PDGA Pro World Tournaments and mastered the design of that Disc Golf Complex. Brian will assume the role of Tournament Director for the 2013 PDGA Pro World Disc Golf Tournament responsible for tournament leadership and administration.
Assistant Tournament Director
Jay Svitko PDGA #7307
219-771-3472 Cell, firstname.lastname@example.org
The RED ROC DISC GOLF CLUB
Originally named "The Illiana Flying Tigers Disc Golf Club", our club was established in 1997. We were stewards of Riverside Park in Hammond,IN., Community Park in Munster, IN. and Sgt. Means Park in Olympia Fields, IL. Our club was renamed "Red Roc Disc Golf Club" in 2001 in memory of our friend, disc golf player and contributor Matt Lovasko from Munster, IN who died tragically in a house fire. Today Matt’s memory flies high in discs everywhere and is best known to so many as “HOMIE”. Our club working with Matt’s family hosts the HOMIE Fall Celebration in October which has become one of the Midwest’s largest annual disc golf tournaments.
Today our park affiliations include Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN., Pulaski Park in North Hammond, IN, Riverside Park in South Hammond, IN., Community Park in Munster, IN., a new 18 hole course at Hidden Lake in Merrillville, IN., and three additional parks with work currently underway in Portage, IN, Lowell, IN and Evergreen Park on the Southside of Chicago, IL. The Red Roc Disc Golf Club was the proud host of the PDGA 2010 Professional Disc Golf World Championship and hosts many annual events including the Frozen Tundra Doubles in February, March Mudness Doubles in March, The Spring Opener in April, The Indiana State Championships in July, King of the Courses Doubles in November and Amateur Only and Red/White/Blue hybrid events throughout the year. We are honored to have been chosen once again as the host club for the upcoming 2013 World Championship Tournaments. This historic event will be held at Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN August 3-10 and we look forward to seeing you all there!
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