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KCFDC Courses => Other Area Courses (Not Affiliated with the KCFDC) => William Yates Elementary => Topic started by: john theiss on November 21, 2008, 11:13:54 AM

Title: School rules and expectations
Post by: john theiss on November 21, 2008, 11:13:54 AM
William Yates Elementary is open to the public after school hours and it has gotten a great deal of play since its insallation.  This course was funded by a $5,000 grant from Sprint to battle obesity. Yates is a great course to take new players of all ages.  The course is a pitch and putt type of course, but it offers great elevation, wooded shots, tunnel shots, mandos, and some alternate pads.  Players need to remember that the 18 hole course is on school grounds and responsible behavior is a must.  All Blue Springs Schools are Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug free. In addition, the course has several holes that abut houses.  Some neighbors have expressed concerns about the course, but many have openly welcomed the course.  The course has opened up some of the over grown woody areas that were once breeding grounds for illicit behaviors.  However, the school district will not tolerate innappropriate activities and Yates could be pulled if negative issues arise.

If you go out and and play Yates, please help me out and make appropriate choices.  Yates has already introduced many new faces to our sport.  And one of those new faces, Mike Keizer is now a course coordinator at Cliff.  Grab two discs and come out and throw Yates.

John Theiss
course coordinator

Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: CD on November 21, 2008, 11:25:16 AM
I'm pleasantly (?) surprised that the City of Independence did not snag Wm. Yates from BS Schools when they took over the KCMO Schools in their city limits.

Directions? 39th Street between M-291 and Lee's Summit Rd, go north at the light at Davidson (?) at the top of the hill in front of the church. Keep going directly to the parking lot. First tee on your right.

Thanks John!
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Keizer on November 21, 2008, 02:43:26 PM
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Yates has already introduced many new faces to our sport.  And one of those new faces, Mike Keizer is now a course coordinator at Cliff.

Man, if people think playing at Yates might cause them to become a course coordinator, they might not want to play there... :D
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on November 21, 2008, 03:10:20 PM
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Yates has already introduced many new faces to our sport.  And one of those new faces, Mike Keizer is now a course coordinator at Cliff.

Man, if people think playing at Yates might cause them to become a course coordinator, they might not want to play there... :D

Quit complaining and get back to work..... why aren't you at the course preparing for tee pads or something....  (sound of whip cracking)

Seriously, John needs our help making sure the folks that play WYE are aware of where they are and that they behave accordingly.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: bbman on November 21, 2008, 05:02:45 PM
Glad to see that Yates has it's own place on this web site.

Brad B
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Olorin on November 24, 2008, 05:49:59 PM
Glad to see that Yates has it's own place on this web site.

Brad B

Me too!  Great job on that course John.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: upa14er on March 14, 2009, 07:24:14 PM
This is a fun little course.  I enjoyed the elevation changes and the woods.  I will gladly go back and play again.  The v-shaped mando is just evil, though. ;D

Good job John.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: john theiss on March 16, 2009, 12:39:48 PM
it is the second shortest hole on the course and that part of the course is supposed to be tougher.  the students get to use that part of the course after they have been practicing in class for a couple weeks.  it is such an easy ace(like so many out there), but it is just tight enough to mess with you and if you do not hit, the drop box on the other side  is a very tough three.  glad you like it and next time you come out, bring a new player.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Timko on March 16, 2009, 02:30:32 PM
John, I'll probably be taking some of of the disc golfing people there next month to teach the importance of getting "up and down,"  which means making birdies on that course.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: bbman on June 27, 2009, 07:08:35 PM
Played the course today "she's" in great shape.

I picked up no less than 25 beer cans though.

People please keep in mind this is a school.

NO ALCOHOL
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Keizer on June 27, 2009, 08:27:28 PM
Brad, next time you make it to Yates, give me a call and you can come by and get your disc. I'm just a couple blocks away from there.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: The Can tankerous A.N.G on June 29, 2009, 08:26:51 AM
Yes, Beck and I played on Friday and we even noticed and commented on some beer cans/bottles around.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: jack on June 29, 2009, 09:47:50 AM
thanks Brad for picking up after the rest of the slackers....you know one arrest there may send a message...and I am not one for arresting, but imagine alcohol at an elementary school, what would the ticket look like, and would YOU really want that on your record?
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: CD on June 29, 2009, 11:01:19 AM
thanks Brad for picking up after the rest of the slackers....you know one arrest there may send a message...and I am not one for arresting, but imagine alcohol at an elementary school, what would the ticket look like, and would YOU really want that on your record?

It would look especially bad on your record if you ATTEND there... I'm kinda surprised the neighbors haven't made the call.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: john theiss on June 29, 2009, 11:14:07 AM
i really appreciate any trash pick up.  thank you so much for doing that.  All it takes is the mowing crew to report excessive beer cans or some of the neighbors to complain and the course could get pulled.  The course is supposed to be a way to enhance the land, not detract from beauty with all the litter.  i do not get out much to play anywhere lately and i just can not always be the guy  responsible for trash pick up.  unfortunately, the location of the course will bring in some of Indep's finest citizens.  i am a product of Indep so i can talk some stuff on all the burned out, irresponsible, dip shi%#.  I am getting to the point where i might be the dic% head that starts calling the police on folks.  I have tried to be cool with folks but eventually you just want to bang some heads and if i did not teach in the district i probably would have by now.  
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: Keizer on June 29, 2009, 12:32:10 PM
you know one arrest there may send a message...and I am not one for arresting, but imagine alcohol at an elementary school, what would the ticket look like, and would YOU really want that on your record?

Short of hiring a permanent "litter nazi" for the school grounds, there's not much that can be done about litter without attracting negative attention that might lead to the course being pulled. I know I don't hold the most favorable opinion when it comes to the boys in blue, but I really don't see what calling the cops would do here unless you caught the person in the act and held them down until the police arrived. If you catch someone in the act of tossing a can on the ground, call them out on it. If they don't pick it up, THEN call the cops if you must, just don't be surprised if the cops take 30 minutes minimum to respond to your beer can emergency (perp probably gone by then anyway) because they're too busy fulfilling their proper roles as armed revenue collecting agents for Der State, ya know, keeping people safe by handing out tickets to drivers who haven't hurt anybody.

Some people just suck, man. Thankfully there are also those who don't suck and can pick up after those who do.
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: jack on June 29, 2009, 12:54:45 PM
Some people just suck, man. Thankfully there are also those who don't suck and can pick up after those who do.

Amen to that.  We have a few of them, but we could use an army more if you are reading this.  I try to pick up as many items as I can when I play.  I always think to myself, if I ignore, someone else will see it and think that we don't care about the park.......
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: eupher61 on June 29, 2009, 08:06:41 PM
I've called a couple of jerks on the subject of "enhancements to the playing of the game" at WYE.  One was a total jerk, the other griped but went back to his car and put it all away. 

I would have called the cops if they hadn't.

But, I was bigger than them!
Title: Re: School rules and expectations
Post by: jack on June 30, 2009, 09:41:57 AM
you should be that's an elementary school, how'd those kids get that beer anyway? ;D