I'm happy to anounce the 2007 River Cities Rumble will be held as an A-Tier (Super Tour) event on May 12-13, 2007. This is Mother's Day and we're going to look into getting some special player packages for players to take home for their mothers (not sure what, though).
This event will be held on three courses:
Middle Park - Bettendorf, Iowa
Eastern Avenue Park - Davenport, Iowa
West Lake Park - Davenport, Iowa
There will be three pools limited to 72 players each. Pros, Advanced, and "other". I apologize about the small numbers allowed, but we ran into time constraints last year, and I won't let that happen again. This set-up allows 4-somes on the 18-hole courses and 3-somes on the 24-hole course.
As this is a PDGA Super Tour event, you will be REQUIRED to be a current PDGA member to participate in this event. No exceptions are allowed. So if your membership has lapsed, get it in again.
Pre-registration will be required.
The River Cities Reader (our title sponsor) and I are working on creating a webspace for this event with details on everything surrounding this event. So keep your eyes peeled for this. We'll announce it when it is up and running.
I am currently looking for volunteers to help out with this event. And specifically from our out of town players and non-PDGA folks. My highest priority is going to be finding three qualified course Tournament Directors and three non-playing officials (I need one at each course). I have had a number of people step up and offer help, but the Mother's day weekend, may cause some constraints for some. If you are able to help, even if it's for ONE ROUND, please let me know. I'll be rounding up spotters and helpers from our local pool of cheap... I mean non-PDGA golfers. If you are an out-of-town experienced tournament director (Des Moines, Peoria, Joilet, Wisconsin, etc.), and are able to help out, we are looking at providing you hotel rooms and meals if possible. We're still waiting to figure out sponsor money and tourney budget.
You have no idea how excited I am to be announcing this. I will remind you that last year's event was NOT *Chad's" event, it was a TEAM effort. I assure you this year will be no different in that regard. In fact, if I don't get the help of at least 10-15 people, there's no way I can pull this off. I appreciate any help you are able to offer.
I'll start the thank you's right now -
K.C. Randall has been instrumental in the development of this event. We've both been working on this since the week after the 2006 Rumble.
Kathy Betcher has been fantastic on short notice coming up with flyers/ads/promo stuff last year and this year. Give her a high-five.
Todd McGreevy from the River Cities Reader is very excited about making this a top-notch event. He's going to be our go-to guy for sponsorship, so if you feel up to letter-writing, this is the guy to thank!
More information will follow...