The KDSSF Scholarship Tourney at Tick Ranch is Saturday, March 24th. This annual event raises funds for the Kansas Disc Sport Scholarship Fund, founded in 2004 to help a Kansas resident pay for the high cost of higher education, with the main eligibility criteria being play and involvement in their chosen disc sport: ultimate, disc golf, freestyle or guts.
This year the KDSSF Scholarship Tourney will have 22 holes, including a long one from the top of the hill. Complete directions to the tick ranch can be found on the ACDGC Calendar. The Tick Ranch owner, Jeff, now has a disc eating dog that will be confined that day but please don’t bring any animals with you. You may want to bring your lunch or you can opt to buy it there (the scholarship fund gets nothing for this service provided by the Tick Ranch).
Entry Fees are cheap to play:
Open men $35.
Open Women, Master and GM $30.
Advanced $35. AmII and Am Master and Am GM and Am Women $25.
Novice and Jr $20.
You may purchase 5 mulligans for $5. Individually they are $2. They can be used anytime, anywhere during the tourney.
The entry fees include a $2 KDGA fee, $1 ace fund and $5 taken out to fund the scholarship. With $5 Dollars of the entry going into the KDSSF the payouts are lower but there’s also 50 trophies to be given to the best 50 players as a thank you for the $5. (these aren't your average trophies. Can't find them in any store)
This tourney is about Fun! So, Winfield rules will be in effect. Two throws on first tee each round. (Second throw aces count only toward score). Discs on top of the chain assembly count. If you don't have to release the disc from your hand to get it in the basket, it can be picked up by anyone. Face mask putts count.
For first timers; the address is (I think) 15535 Tawakoni Rd. From the light at Andover and Kellogg go 5 miles south to 150th (This is 47th south in Sedgwick Cty) turn east (left) go 4 miles to Tawakoni. Turn south (right) and 5/8 mile on the left. You will see the signs at the drive.
Hope to see a lot of people out there to help support this scholarship The scholarship is valid for any in-state school, college or university. They money can be used for tuition, books or housing. You can learn more about the KDSSF on the KDGA site.