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Title: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on January 16, 2008, 04:15:50 PM
I got lucky yesterday and helped Lee's Summit Parks pour eight tee pads for the new course.  The course layout looks nice, they are hoping to have it ready to play by spring.
                                                                                                 Lance
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on January 16, 2008, 04:26:45 PM
Wooded?  Open?  Mature Tress? 

Flat?  Hilly?

Water?

Length?


edit:  after some google maps help, it looks open and flat.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on January 16, 2008, 04:38:13 PM
There are trees, there is openess. It is all hilly(not Water Works hilly). It lays out right now at a little over 7000 feet to the long baskets. No water.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on January 16, 2008, 05:00:08 PM
nice to hear this.  apparently they mean business when it comes to getting that course in.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on January 16, 2008, 06:15:07 PM
Excellent! Another new course!
How big did they build the tee boxes?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on January 17, 2008, 07:41:33 AM
6 x 12
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on January 24, 2008, 02:05:17 PM
Where exactly is Legacy Park located in LS?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on January 24, 2008, 03:27:08 PM
legacy is located on blackwell road, between colbern road and langsford road.  it's lee's summit's flagship park, and it's already full of soccer fields and softball fields.  we got our own little area, near where the groundskeepers work out of.  it's a nice little chunk of land with some medium elevation changes and lots of mature trees.

the course is going to be located in the NW corner of the park, near the maintenance building.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: datfunkymonkey on January 31, 2008, 05:49:13 PM
Good to see more activity on the eastern side of the metro!  Who is spearheading this project? Who designed the course?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on February 07, 2008, 11:11:35 AM
the parks department as far as I can tell.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 11, 2008, 08:57:03 PM
more teepads have been constructed out at the park.

the course is looking good.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on February 11, 2008, 09:08:32 PM
That's great news. Now when the Olathe Posse is making a raid on Pleasant Vale, we an swing by Legacy Park and crush the locals there too on our way home. hahaha
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 11, 2008, 09:13:55 PM
i thought pleasant valley was up north by the airport..

that's an awful long way from lee's summit and legacy park tom.

 ;)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 12, 2008, 07:31:39 AM
Brian.....3 words for you....FAIR WEATHER FAN!  ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 07:40:16 AM
i think you'll like this legacy park course when it's ready andy...

you'll actually have to throw the destroyer more than 250 on a couple of the holes
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on February 12, 2008, 09:09:46 AM
I drove through Legacy Park on Saturday.  I saw some tee-pad constructs but no baskets.  I am looking forward to playing it.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on February 12, 2008, 10:07:02 AM
Well, what's the point of the destroyer if you're not throwing 250 knife hyzer shots?!    ???
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 11:05:09 AM
i keep wondering why andy even carries a bag...

he only needs his aviar, buzz and destroyer
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 12, 2008, 11:20:12 AM
That's what happens when you actually play and get practice in, Brian!!  The destroyer is the bomb, sure hope they come out with a disc that can remove sand from unwanted places, maybe you would play more often!

Oh ya...and real golfers don't play without a bag.....

...I guess it helps with carrying discs too.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 11:22:27 AM
andy, i think i hurt your feelings by not coming out to doubles on sunday

for that i am truly sorry

 :'(
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 12, 2008, 11:23:58 AM
I gotta give ya crap, especially as thick as you were laying it on when P.Hill first opened.   ;D

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 11:26:32 AM
me? give you a hard time? never.  you're the cougar hunter man, legendary.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 12, 2008, 11:31:10 AM
Yet just another example of playing in hazerdous or extreme circumstances, and there is no doubt in my mind it has made me an all around better golfer!!

You'll learn that one day.....
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 11:37:26 AM
that just proved to me that you can throw a good tournament round with little to no sleep, which is pretty impressive in itself.

jack lowe's jager bombs and rebel yell rendered me helpless to assist you in observing the rare split tailed cougar.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 12, 2008, 11:45:14 AM
Just to get that story straight, this was not necessarily hunting, just observation.  More of a tool used to prove my worth as a golfer, don't think I'll be doing much more of that unless I come across a rare pair of split tailed simese cougars, then I may have to observe and study further.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 12, 2008, 11:50:37 AM
correction noted.

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Mike Penney on February 12, 2008, 10:30:12 PM


jack lowe's jager bombs and rebel yell rendered me helpless to assist you in observing the rare split tailed cougar.

Jager Bomb's at Jack's house....that sounds strangely familiar for some reason....no clue why......
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on February 13, 2008, 10:41:03 AM
I don't know who this Jaeger character is, but I have never seen him at my house.......and Brian must be remembering Emporia, where I may have had a few Rebel Yells about Jaeger Bombs, but that was noly until the hotel staff asked me to go to bed......

Legacy Park is also been a work in progress for some time with input from many sources.  The inital plan of Pottberg fell through, and the City in conjunction with the club members and local residents knew that an area needed to be accomplished, and they worked on this plan.  The city has whole heartedly accepted the desire of the citizens to make this a reality, and in turn are working fast on the development. 

It should also be pointed out that they want to have this course available to be used in the Worlds, so even though the City is the driving force behind this, they have a goal to help out, where the club had already been pushing forward.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Mike Penney on February 13, 2008, 10:47:18 AM


It should also be pointed out that they want to have this course available to be used in the Worlds, so even though the City is the driving force behind this, they have a goal to help out, where the club had already been pushing forward.

So is there a disc golfer (if so who?) helping the city with this course, or is it the Lee's Summit P&R all by themselves?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 13, 2008, 11:23:59 AM
Lance Dwyer has been out helping pour the pads.  I'm not sure if he's really spoke w/ the city about the design. 

I've walked the course and it's definitely interesting.  Some really short holes and some LONG bomber holes.  Several holes on the layout over 500'.

I think that the guy that designed the layout is certified maybe as a golf course architect (stick golf).

Jack may be able to elaborate further.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on February 13, 2008, 12:29:09 PM
They have had many inputs from myself, and others since our meeting in last year.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on February 13, 2008, 04:34:10 PM
Is there room for expansion on some of the shorter holes? 
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 13, 2008, 05:22:35 PM
i can't say for sure just by looking at the layout on a topo map, but when i was out there last there was usually some space between where the pins were marked and the next tee, so i'm assuming extension is totally possible.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on February 13, 2008, 05:44:10 PM
It will change a little bit, especially when they dry up the water, it will evolve, but it should be minimal.  The thing that we did not want to do was have it all long, so a good mixture was the deciding factor.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 13, 2008, 05:46:13 PM
that small lake is gone.

totally disappeared.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on February 19, 2008, 03:25:27 PM
So are baskets in or are they still working on it?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on February 19, 2008, 04:40:23 PM
Wow, over 7000'. That's almost as long as WyCo when it's set short. Interesting mix of distances too. Short is 121' and long is 581'. Sounds like some variety. Cool.

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on February 19, 2008, 05:11:51 PM
So far as it is they are waiting to see how much the amphitheater that they are building will cost.  They put bids out on the baskets and it looks like innova won.  The timing on the completion of the amphitheater will decide if that bid will be used and what money they have to complete the completion of the completing disc golf compleator.  The Lee's Summit Parks Department is doing a nice job on the pads and it looks like we will have a course to play in the spring!!!!!!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on February 19, 2008, 05:38:29 PM
discatchers.....

mmmmmmmmmm....

looks like i'll get to practice on them a bit now at least.  can't wait to hear the CLANK!!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Mike Penney on February 19, 2008, 07:12:38 PM
Thats why you hit the chains............not that I'm any good at it....
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on March 03, 2008, 08:50:41 AM
All eighteen pads were completed last week. They are looking at having dual pin placements on each hole and are shooting for a completion date of around April if not sooner.  The parks department of Lee's Summit is doing a great job getting pads done in the weather that we've been having. Most of the pads have already been back filled. They take what they do seriously, and I commend them for that. It's been fun being able to help them. I'm excited to see what the disc golf community will think of the new course, it has its own character already.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on March 03, 2008, 09:25:05 AM
good to see a course update from the superintendent ;)

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on March 03, 2008, 10:56:04 AM
very funny phishyman!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dananarama on March 04, 2008, 09:51:47 AM
DoubleBlunt took me out to see this work-in-progress on Sunday, and I am excited.  I didn't realize that this was going to be a WyCO-sized course. 

Go Team Legacy.


BTD
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on March 10, 2008, 05:27:58 PM
Message for Brian Palmer.... Tweety birds land halfmast... Occasionally my heart beats pitterpat pitterpat... The man from the principals office came today... 8168072619... my dog has not been feeling well lately... Would you like a menthol cigerette??? the mule...
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: CD on March 28, 2008, 04:15:04 PM
AWESOME! Be sure to post when the first basket is locked in place!

~CD~
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dananarama on April 01, 2008, 09:30:49 AM

For anyone interested, I happened to discuss this project with a member of the Parks Board this morning, as we work together.  He mentioned that work on getting the course in has been sidelined while the amphitheater is being finished, but that it appeared that work would resume soon after it was done.  He sounded positive.

Still quite giddy about the prospect of another great course in the metro.  Thanks to all responsible.


Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jefkix on April 24, 2008, 10:05:32 PM
Go Lee's Summit!  I spoke with Parks and Rec about a course as far back as '90 or '91.  Rick Rothstein was involved, and though there was genuine interest, nothing came of it.  Finally, we have a course - well almost have a course I guess.

Jeff Yeagley
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dananarama on June 23, 2008, 09:54:46 AM

A coworker and Lee's Summit resident came to me this morning with news that some local publication indicated that Legacy Park would be included in the Worlds next year.  No ambiguity. 

I assume that this directive has come down straight from the KCFDC powers that be.  I just wanted to communicate that this seems to be perceived as a concrete commitment.  Is this news, Rick?  Chap?


Another tidbit:  In discussing the Legacy course, it came up that Lee's Summit very strictly enforces a no-alcohol policy in their parks.  I reassured my friend that this would not be culture shock for our community, as we have already learned to deal with a similar situation in Shawnee Mission Park.  Still, I wanted to make sure the word was out to the club.

Still very excited to play this one.  It will be nice to have one more option here in the metro.  I have been playing sooooo much lately; I really need some new scenery to keep me from getting bored.  *Insert jab from BP here.*

Thanks again to all who put work into this.


Detonata
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on June 23, 2008, 09:57:58 AM
any news of baskets or even mowing the fairways?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on June 23, 2008, 10:03:12 AM
i got an e-mail from steve casey sometime last week.  he said that weather has slowed down the mowing of the fairway areas and the installs of benches and baskets.  BUT, he did tell me that they would like to start mowing out fairways this week or next week, and that the baskets and benches have been assembled and are ready for installation.

who knows if this will happen that soon?  guess we can just be patient.

as far as using the course for worlds, i know that it was addressed in meetings with the city.  i don't know if it came off as 100% concrete from the club's perspective, but if we're going to be running both Amateur and Professional Worlds, we will need all the courses that we can get.

also, concerning alcohol in the parks, both of the shelters at legacy park in the disc golf course area are eligible for alcohol permits from the city.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on June 23, 2008, 10:06:46 AM
At this time there are no plans to use a course that is not in the ground for the Worlds.  I would prefer to use existing courses only for the Worlds.

That is not to say that it will not be used, but at this point there are no plans to use it, so this publication is incorrect in their comments.

As it stands right now these courses are a go:
Swope
Rosedale
Olathe
Waterworks
WyCo
Cliff Drive
Blue Valley

Those courses that are being considered:
Down Under
Shawnee Mission Park
Swope North
Penn Valley

Those that may become options:
Pleasant Hill
Gillham Park
Lees Summit

This list is subject to change.

Thanks for the heads up, I will send a note to Steve asking about this.

Jack
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: John Chapman on June 23, 2008, 10:43:33 AM
At this time there are no plans to use a course that is not in the ground for the Worlds.  I would prefer to use existing courses only for the Worlds.

That is not to say that it will not be used, but at this point there are no plans to use it, so this publication is incorrect in their comments.

As it stands right now these courses are a go:
Swope
Rosedale
Olathe
Waterworks
WyCo
Cliff Drive
Blue Valley

Those courses that are being considered:
Down Under
Shawnee Mission Park
Swope North
Penn Valley

Those that may become options:
Pleasant Hill
Gillham Park
Lees Summit

This list is subject to change.

Thanks for the heads up, I will send a note to Steve asking about this.

Jack


We had indicated to Steve back last summer that we would likely use the Legacy course if it were in the ground in time, and alls indications were at the time that this wouldn't be a problem.  That still depends on a lot of things, like potential safety issues, logisitics, etc... A lot of that we won't know about until the course is in.  Word was it was supposed to be in the ground by June 30.  I have no idea if they are still on schedule.  I'd say Shawnee Mission Park is probably a go for Worlds as well.  Pleasant Hill would likely be used as a course for the young juniors and legends.

Chap
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on June 23, 2008, 10:56:47 AM
Gillham Park? Swope North? Penn Valley?

Where are these mysterious courses you speak of?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on June 23, 2008, 11:03:44 AM
Currently in my head.
 ;D

Hopefully we will not need to use them, but we need to have options, and another could be Hidden Valley....
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on June 26, 2008, 07:59:18 PM
I'm a Lee's Summit resident and I'm stoked about having another course so close to home.  Is there any additional news about when Legacy will be open - is it on schedule (june 30th)?  I would also like to volunteer to help out with the new course.

Rand M
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: bbman on July 03, 2008, 02:41:08 PM
Have the baskets been put in yet??????
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 07, 2008, 10:22:02 PM
I drove around Legacy park on Saturday and did not see any signs of baskets. 
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on July 07, 2008, 10:54:04 PM
the course isn't going to be in the ground anytime soon.  the fairway areas haven't even been mowed yet and that's going to take time.  i don't think some of that land has ever been mowed.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 09, 2008, 06:11:08 PM
Would the parks department let us mow it?  Would that help speed things up?  I have access to a tractor and brush hog.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on July 09, 2008, 11:50:40 PM
I doubt they're going to spend the money to mow it until they put the baskets in.  And as Brian said, this may be a ways off.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on July 10, 2008, 07:21:16 AM
if you want to see some baskets so bad, just drive up around the maintenance building.  the baskets are assembled, just behind the large chain link fence.  maybe that will assure you that, yes, there are going to be baskets installed.

look, the problem is that the amphitheater in legacy park is more of a priority for the city right now.  am i a little disappointed that the course isn't in yet? sure.

and for christ's sake, yes, they're going to mow the fairway areas and around the baskets.  do you really think that Lee's Summit is just going to plunk 18 baskets down in the middle of waist high weeds and call it good?

it'll all be done right, it's just going to take time.  and it's not going to get done any faster by complaining more.

i've been in touch with steve casey in the last week or so.  their plan is to mow the fairway areas this week or next.  obviously, other things can push this back.   we just have to be patient.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on July 10, 2008, 08:06:27 AM
to be certain, lees summit is proud of their city parks.  they'll take good care of that land and it will be nice and groomed.  but as brian said it's never been mowed before.  it will take some time even after knocking it down.  that stuff is thick.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 10, 2008, 07:28:20 PM
No complaints here - just offering to help.  Will the parks department consider outside help?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on July 10, 2008, 08:01:40 PM
Can't wait to play LP, but there's plenty of other courses to play in the mean time.

Just curious; Was anyone from the KCFDC active in the planning and is anyone from the KCFDC active in the contruction of this course? Or is this just something Lee's Summit P&R decided to do on its own? If there's a club member or more involved in this, perhaps some sort of workday might be organized to speed up the process a bit.

That'd be awesome to have an event where everyone shows up and helps install baskets on a new course before playing an inaugural round together. Talk about being actively involved! 8)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on July 11, 2008, 10:13:08 AM
I have offered to help a few times, and was met with little enthusiasm. 

I offered my disc golf design services for free, and was met with less enthusiasm.

They want to do it their way, it is their park, and it will be less work that we as members need to do.  That is great.  What concerns me is the layout of the "pads" already, and the design that they had, there are safety concerns that people that do not play the sport may come into play.

Once the course is in, I will be more than happy to help, but at this point, the best thing to do is to let them go on with their time table, they will get it opened up as soon as it makes sense for them to maintain it, and make it playable for the public.

They are very organized on what they want to do, so it will not be a situation that the park is ignored.  SM park is not ignored, it is just growing pains, and if you have been out to SM Park lately, you now understand that they are working on this as well, and that dialogue between the club and them has helped.

The same will hold true here at LS, patience.....boy we have added 5 public courses, and one private course to the area in the last 5 years, you would think that there is enough new places to play......

But if you really want to come mow.....Cliff Drive 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 10 can use it, lemme know, and I'll point you in the direction of what needs to be done!! ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 11, 2008, 04:25:25 PM
I'm up for helping at Cliff drive - I've been meaning to get out that way to check out the course and play a round.  Give me a call (816)507-0214 - I do have an occasional evening or weekend day available.

Rand M
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on July 11, 2008, 05:44:43 PM
I'll hit ya up on it.  Monday is league night, that is my last free night of the week as of now!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on July 27, 2008, 10:13:28 PM
If we had enough people contact the parks and rec would that help speed things up? It's painful seeing the baskets sitting there, concrete pads, even a course map and not being able to play :o
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 29, 2008, 05:14:35 PM
I think contacting Parks and Rec is a great idea, and I have emailed them.  I also have a friend that works for the city and will try that avenue for information as well.  When I receive any information I will post it here.  In case anyone else would like to contact LS Parks and Rec, here is the info - Phone: (816) 969-1500, Email: lspr@lees-summit.mo.us. ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on July 30, 2008, 10:26:22 AM
Thanks for the info. I will spread the word. Perhaps they will see how great the demand is for the course.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 30, 2008, 11:10:28 AM
Parks and Rec has replied to my email and the new target completion date is August 29th!!!!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on July 30, 2008, 12:01:33 PM
That sounds great!  August 29 of what year?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 30, 2008, 02:25:29 PM
I can understand the confusion, since the disc golf community has been discussing a course in Lee's Summit since sometime in the mid 90's. However, LS Parks and Rec did commit to August 29th, 2008.  I'm hopeful the course will be similar to a fine wine - well worth the wait.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on July 30, 2008, 02:28:45 PM
i just hope that this is their actual completion date.

i've got several e-mails from them in the past with the new "completion dates"; all have come and gone. 

if you read the parks board meeting minutes, you'll see that their reasoning is that they don't have the available manpower to start the work on the course.  this will get done as resources roll off of different completed projects.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on July 30, 2008, 02:55:13 PM
i just hope that this is their actual completion date.

i've got several e-mails from them in the past with the new "completion dates"; all have come and gone. 

if you read the parks board meeting minutes, you'll see that their reasoning is that they don't have the available manpower to start the work on the course.  this will get done as resources roll off of different completed projects.

I could see a manpower concern if the pads had yet to be poured, but how hard could it be to put 18 baskets up and then have the landscape guys do their thing?

If they'd just let volunteers from the club finish this thing instead of going through the bureaucratic BS, things would happen a lot faster. Leave it up to government employees to screw up a PB&J sandwich... :D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on July 30, 2008, 03:46:39 PM
that area of the park hasn't been mowed.  there will be quite a bit of landscaping to do.


Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Irand M on July 30, 2008, 08:58:49 PM
I'm hopeful this is the final final final target completion date.  I'm hoping my friend at the city can give me a little more info on the whole deal.  It would be nice if they would let us help out.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on July 31, 2008, 09:04:34 AM
It would be better if they don't.  The more work that we can allow the P&R to do to keep and maintain the course, the better off we all are.  With all the courses that we have, donating our manpower needs to be positioned to municipalities that do not have the resources to make it work as much.  Think KCMO, and KCK, most of our suburban partners have more allotment of time, manpower and resources to make that park better.

Being able to help is good, but realize that this park was first discussed in 1997, and coming in a few months later is better than still having it on the drawing board.

Lets let them work on their timeframe.  They are well aware that the desire to have a local course is requested by many, but lets not also become the caretaker for another course.  Unless you are willing to devote your lifetime to it, we need to have the P&R understand it is their area, which in this case I believe that they completely understand, and again a few months of waiting is going to be better in the long run for all disc golfers!!

Did I mention work day at Cliff Drive on Sunday the 3rd in here yet?  Can I HiJack a thread?

:)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: CD on July 31, 2008, 09:09:12 AM
hi Jack! yes U can  :P
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on August 01, 2008, 02:01:05 PM
Good News. Keep us posted with any updates/changes.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on August 22, 2008, 01:25:43 PM
Has anyone been by Legacy to see if there is any progress?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on August 22, 2008, 02:04:30 PM
Doubtful.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on August 22, 2008, 02:14:25 PM
I bet there has been some type of progress.....
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on August 22, 2008, 03:06:39 PM
I bet there has been some type of progress.....

Is that statement purposefully vague?  I think that will cost you a quarter.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on August 23, 2008, 09:20:43 PM
Just went out there tonight (Saturday 23rd) and nothing has been done. Baskets still in storage, grass still long, no progress to report. Eddie
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on August 28, 2008, 02:28:42 PM
Went by today Thursday the 28th and absolutely no progress. I left a message for Steve Casey who is the project manager. Waiting to hear back. Eddie
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on August 29, 2008, 10:09:32 AM
Heard back from Steve and he said the 'tentative' completion will be the end of september ;)As already stated on this thread, he said they are working to complete an amphitheater, and several other projects before the disc golf course. He said they are short on manpower but will work to get it done. I'm on an email update from him and will keep you posted. Eddie
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on September 24, 2008, 04:26:24 PM
you lee's summit golfers get out there.  this may be our one and only chance for input.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on September 24, 2008, 04:48:08 PM
you lee's summit golfers get out there.  this may be our one and only chance for input.

After reading through this I wonder if this statement might be an issue:

"Please let me know if you plan to attend.  I would like to keep the group size manageable and reserved only to those of you who have been invited.  Thanks for your time and patience with the project and we look forward to working with you."

Was this memo intended to be posted on a public forum for all to see? I don't think everyone with access to this forum (which is literally anyone who finds their way here) is invited to this event.

I think this a great that progress is being made but course design by committee can be problematic.

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on September 24, 2008, 04:57:28 PM
i thought the same thing.

i'm usually not for modding posts, but steeler doug's should probably be removed.  i think we should treat the city with kid gloves in this case.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on September 24, 2008, 05:59:48 PM
i thought the same thing.

i'm usually not for modding posts, but steeler doug's should probably be removed.  i think we should treat the city with kid gloves in this case.

Who is the "Committee". Is anyone here reading this actually part of this committee?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on September 24, 2008, 07:34:18 PM
i got it.

there are several others in the list that post on this board.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on September 24, 2008, 09:40:10 PM
i'm sure everyone that went to the initial meetings will be there.

at the risk of having their good names dragged about
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on September 27, 2008, 07:35:08 PM
there's going to be some pretty sweet placements out there.

and 13 is going to be a BEAR.

still a good time, even though i rolled my ankle towards the end and had to go home.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dclabe on September 27, 2008, 10:35:06 PM
Since BP hobbled off, ::) here's the current status. 

Pin placements for all 18 holes were defined by the following group (Brian & Leslie Palmer, Will Love & sons, John Theiss, Doug Kroll, Caleb & Dan Coffman, Steve Casey and Phil ? from Lee's Summits parks.  Plus, Jack Lowe and Rick Rothstein helped get the ball rolling before leaving for other commitments.)

A work day is planned for Saturday October 4 to install the pins......our goal will be to get the primary pin installed for all 18 holes.  Steve Casey will try to get the placements drilled this coming week.  Lee's Summit Parks will supply the concrete, gravel, bobcat, water, and drill (if they don't complete drilling the placements this week).  This is an opportunity for us to step up and help get this course ready to go!  So........any and all help will be greatly appreciated, please let us know if you can help.  Current volunteers are John Theiss, Will Love & sons, and Dan Coffman.  We really need someone qualified to run the bobcat (Lance Dwyer, Dan Cashen ?)   
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dclabe on October 01, 2008, 04:08:16 PM
Lee's Summits Parks has rescheduled the work day to Saturday October 11 (originally this Saturday).
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 01, 2008, 04:59:43 PM
Okay, so the walk-through where pin placements were decided was by invitation only (because folks would have been coming out in massive hordes had it been open, and outsider input is always a bad thing... ::)), but they'll gladly accept any and all help when it comes to the actual installation work? In other words, if I want to help, I can just show up unannounced? You sure that's going to be cool now? ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on October 01, 2008, 06:37:52 PM
Keizer........... I used to like you, now I must hate you........The only good wing is a dead wing, what a waste of internet space........avatars should be outlawed, it changes perceptions of all who use them.....
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 01, 2008, 06:45:34 PM
LOL! You Crackhawk fans need to stop drinking the Haterade! Being the NHL's version of a Yankee fan has its perks-- give in to the Dark Side, Ack!

Doug, I was just being snarky. I would love to help out on the workday and will try my best to be there. LP will become the closest "big" course to home for me and I can't wait to see the finished product.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on October 01, 2008, 10:34:16 PM
Dang, I was hoping some baskets would be in the ground for folks to try out after my wedding reception. There will be quite a few disc golfers there in the same park and it ends with plenty of daylight left. Too bad....     
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 02, 2008, 10:20:24 AM
i'll be there at 8am on the 11th
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 02, 2008, 01:35:55 PM
i'll be there at 8am on the 11th

scratch that.  he's moved it to the following weekend and i'll be out of town.......


but i'll miss you guys
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 02, 2008, 01:38:40 PM
i think that the people could've been rounded up the 11th w/out changing the dates.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 02, 2008, 01:50:55 PM
Exactly, I would e-mail Steve and see if he can just go ahead w/ the 11th.  I'm not sure if I'll be playing the CC's on Saturday, but I might be able to come out too.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on October 02, 2008, 02:30:12 PM
Exactly, I would e-mail Steve and see if he can just go ahead w/ the 11th.  I'm not sure if I'll be playing the CC's on Saturday, but I might be able to come out too.

I think it shows good taste to not run something like this up against the KCFDC Club Championships. He wants the course in but he also wants the support of the membership of the KCFDC is what I'm reading into his decision. I suspect you will get a handful more people if you don't do this up against the club championships but I can't make it to either so take my comments for what they're worth.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 02, 2008, 02:32:36 PM
I agree w/ this totally, but considering that the club championships are a little loose as far as people playing all four rounds, I don't think that it's out of line to still put in pins on one of the days.

I know quite a few people that plan to only play one day.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dclabe on October 02, 2008, 02:56:11 PM

On the workday, we told Steve Casey about the Club Championship on Oct 11 last Saturday (Sept 27), thats why we were planning on working this Saturday.  John Theis, Lance Dwyer, Will Love & sons, and myself were scheduled to help on Oct 4 and are also willing to help on Oct 11.   I do think we need one person to be the focal point with Lee's Summit Park/Rec. 

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 02, 2008, 03:04:39 PM
i just meant that there were enough people already making time to put in pins.  it doesn't do any good to reschedule when you've already got enough people for the woork.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on October 02, 2008, 03:37:21 PM
Six people could put in eighteen pins in a few hours easily. Especially with the holes pre-drilled and a utility vehicle. Git-r-done!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 02, 2008, 06:18:07 PM
i just meant that there were enough people already making time to put in pins.  it doesn't do any good to reschedule when you've already got enough people for the woork.

Well, that certainly makes things easy on me. Y'all give her hell out there and thanks for stepping up! 8)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 07, 2008, 05:51:30 PM
I told Theiss I would try to make it. Asked for Saturday off from work and still waiting for an answer... :-\
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: bbman on October 10, 2008, 03:25:23 PM
What time are you starting this????
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 10, 2008, 05:52:54 PM
8 am is what i heard
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 10, 2008, 06:39:43 PM
I don't get off work tonight til about 3am, so 8am may be a bit early. I do plan on attending, though, and will try to make it out there ASAP.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dclabe on October 11, 2008, 11:26:04 PM
The crew: Lance Dwyer, John Theis, Doug Kroll, Dan Coffman, J.D., Jake Bowen, Mike Keizer, and Steve Casey (Lee's Summit Parks).  Set the pin sleeves on 18 holes (with alternates on about 15 holes) plus practice basket.  These guys gave up their Club Championship weekend to get Legacy another step closer. :P 

Steve Casey said that baskets would be in this week....he was hopeful that we could get a group of players out to play the course to start getting feedback.  That said, the course still needs significant mowing to be truly playable.  The entire course needs a brush hog level of mow before trying a finish mow on the fairways....Steve indicated they (Lee's Summit Parks) are aware of this, but its going to take some time (weeks not days).  In the meantime, when you play this course you will need spotters to locate your disk. 

This course has tremendous potential....it has significant length (several 550 - 600' holes), some gnarly fairways, some finesse shots, and plenty of room for future expansion. 
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 12, 2008, 06:53:45 AM
thanks a lot you guys!  this is great news.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on October 14, 2008, 12:37:12 PM
Nice work you guys, KUDOS!  I choose to be a bum and go to the Friz and unlike me, you're all a credit to the sport!  Hah!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on October 14, 2008, 12:38:30 PM
Nice work you guys, KUDOS!  I choose to be a bum and go to the Friz and unlike me, you're all a credit to the sport!  Hah!

Hey Pee-J, I'll credit you with best cookies at the Friz!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 14, 2008, 12:41:15 PM
Hey, Steeler Doug, have we got baskets yet? I know you've been calling Steve at work, at home, and on his cell like 3 times each everyday and also emailing and sending smoke signals and carrier pigeons so we'll all know first thing, right? ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on October 14, 2008, 12:42:57 PM
Hey Pee-J, I'll credit you with best cookies at the Friz!

That's a good decision because now I will not have to urinate in you lawn.  You know what a wanton law breaker I am.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: matty on October 14, 2008, 08:59:04 PM
on my way to work today, out of the corner of my eye, i barely saw a flash of yellow. then as i approached colbern rd. i saw them. discatchers! not on the side of the parks building upside down; but upright pins just aching for me to miss high(tink). i was running late and couldn't stop, however, tomorrow 7am i will try and traverse the rough terrain and get my first round in at legacy park.


Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 14, 2008, 09:01:55 PM
Well, I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning... 8)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: bbman on October 14, 2008, 09:09:57 PM
Is there any type of map or layout of the course yet? Im playing tomm night thru all the crap I dont care.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: matty on October 14, 2008, 09:24:31 PM
it looks like it's mowed from tee to pin, like an 8' fairway kind of. i'm hoping that directs me from hole to hole.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 14, 2008, 09:55:11 PM
spray the off before you play.  i got the worst case of chiggers there and i even sprayed before trampling through the kneehigh grass
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 14, 2008, 10:05:37 PM
it's true.  the baskets are in.

the grass is HIGH.  that sh1te ate two of my discs already.  fairways are definitely narrow.

the lucky lefty from lee's summit, lance dwyer, holds the current course record, though i'm not sure what it is.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Keizer on October 14, 2008, 10:56:31 PM
From what I've heard, those fairways aren't intended to be mowed more than 20' wide. The "rough" is basically overgrown prairie grass-- the kind that swallows discs like crazy. Think rock OB areas at Swope, but with much, much taller grass. The course will need some work before it shakes the "disc eater" label.

What I thought was kinda funny was the actual layout itself. One example that comes to mind is somewhere on the back 9 (exact hole # escapes me at the moment) is a 500' hole followed up by what couldn't have been more than a 100' hole. I can just see people getting to that short hole after the long one, seeing the pin, and saying "THAT'S it?!" :D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on October 15, 2008, 12:22:52 PM
I have played a course with fairways like those being described, the narrow mowed fairways and overgrown roughs, more than once.  I thought it was great fun but there are many cons to this style of course.  It can get very frustrating, time consuming and expensive for the player who may be constantly replacing discs, (Rick should love this course :D ).  I think in the end a design of this nature will decrease foot traffic but also this is a new course.  I'm sure they will continue to modify and develop the design as time progresses!

I can't wait to play it!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on October 15, 2008, 02:27:05 PM
As of yesterday,the unofficial course record/cherry breaker is 57.  I didn't count lost discs (3) and I didn't give myself strokes(which I occasionally do, in private) for moving objects that were in front of my lie. If i would have been playing by our official rules I would have shot around 90.  The course is not quite ready for tournament play.  No. 14 should be played to 17 long, and of course 14's current basket should then be moved to 17 short. Another position for 17 should be added short left. 16 should have another position longer and to the left (by the taller tree). I think 13 and 15 are legit par 4's I'm not sure if 8 should be consider a par 4 or not, time will tell. I hope everyone realizes that I'm just typing out loud. No beer allowed on the course but at this point it is very easy to hide.  I'd like to see about 200 people come out and play all on one weekend, this might just tromp enough of what needs to be tromped to get an idea of what the parks department has in store for them. If you do come out to play wear long pants and solid footwear. Don't bring any disc you consider has any value what so ever. An accurate driver or buzz/roc and a putter would be quite sufficient. Oh yeah I think your suppose to contact Brian Palmer or Doug Kantro before you play.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 15, 2008, 02:32:04 PM
i will second lance's suggestion:

Don't bring any disc you consider has any value what so ever.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: mansizioux on October 15, 2008, 02:35:53 PM
  If your from Gardner you might want to bring your mommy to hold your hand and help you find your destroyers.  I don't think Innova is making enough destroyers for you to play this course Andy.  I won't hold your hand but I would be honored if you would like a personal tour.
                                                                                                              Lance Dwyer
                                                                                                             (816)807-2619
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 15, 2008, 02:45:18 PM
lance must've gotten off work and into the High Lifes early today.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: The Bird Father on October 15, 2008, 02:56:20 PM
 If your from Gardner you might want to bring your mommy to hold your hand and help you find your destroyers.  I don't think Innova is making enough destroyers for you to play this course Andy.  I won't hold your hand but I would be honored if you would like a personal tour.
                                                                                                              Lance Dwyer
                                                                                                             (816)807-2619

He must be drunk....cuz if he was thinking straight he would realize that I only need one destroyer and one aviar to shot a 36.  New courses always bring new loud mouths....but once they get the smacketh laid upon them, they will go back to thier cave and draw stories on the wall about the great destroyer and his yeti sidekick.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on October 15, 2008, 04:44:18 PM
I may be steping out of line here, but I was under the impression that they did NOT want people to play the course yet.  I was told that they want to work on the course, and do not consider it openn.  Now I could ust be the person lilstening to what the P&R say, but I would wait until they o et some of the work done before I plan on playing it.

My $.02 (is that de-valued given our current economic state, or is it just de-valued because I wrote it?)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: CD on October 15, 2008, 05:19:47 PM
I think we need an official "go ahead" from the city...

Yes, 2¢ is 2¢, but you can't even buy a piece of gum with that anymore... On the bright side, gasoline is down around $2.50 today :)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: will on October 16, 2008, 07:15:20 AM
jack.  i love you.  please come watch my children so i can go play golf.

bring discs so i don't have to lose my own.  that grass is thick.

i promise not to sue if i step in a pig hole and destroy my ankle.  well maybe just a little
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on October 16, 2008, 10:56:25 AM
Yar! I do remember seeing a message that said the course was not open to the public yet and that they were inviting a group of people to come have a try out on the course to give design and configuration recommendations.

So unless you have permission I would say that you probably need to stay off of this course until it is officially opened up.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on October 16, 2008, 11:11:56 AM
I was up working on my mulit-engine pilots license yesterday. The old plane I was in used to be a fire fighter plane in Oregon. I was talking about the new course so we took a pass over it for a lookee see. The ole geezer flight instructor started teling me about these drums he brought back from Nam that he had out behind the hangar. He said they sprayed tons of this stuff over there and it killed the jungle real quick, so today we are gonna load up 6700 gallons of Agent Orange and fix them fairways up right. He said it will be real easy without anti-aircraft fire coming up like back in '71.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: kohjahk on October 16, 2008, 11:46:52 AM
LMAO Tom!  Put some DDT out while you're at it!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: CD on October 16, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
LMAO Tom!  Put some DDT out while you're at it!

Did you take any pix whilst you were overhead?

DDT  :o  So long as the chiggers are gone. Don't worry about the runoff...
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: garlichbread on October 19, 2008, 06:55:27 PM
So I couldn't make it on Saturday to play but I played it on Thursday:) I donated one of my discs to the course. Has some great potential but the rough is more jungle like:) complete with snakes and thorns. Looking forward to the improvements and more play when it is open
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: iChainer14 on October 24, 2008, 12:02:34 AM
So does anyone know when it is supposed to be open to the public? i went there today and there were no baskets at all. It was lame! Any word?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on October 27, 2008, 10:29:08 AM
Since the course is not open to the public yet, why is it lame?

There are many items that need to be completed before the city want people to play on it.  It was stated in here that the course was not open to public play, there has not been any information to the contrary.

Once the park is open we will announce it here, as well as the city will haev their own announcement.

Timelines change.......this was started in 1998, relax, a few months and it will be open to everyone to play.  And ready to go as the city sees fit.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 27, 2008, 10:34:41 AM
the pins are pulled for now.

it was never supposed to be officially used by the public.  the baskets were in so we could go out and show the city what needed to be done to get it ready for play.

be patient.  there are some drainage issues that need to be resolved in the wooded part of the park, it won't be solved overnight.

we will have a course, just BE PATIENT.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on October 27, 2008, 03:14:35 PM
Just a little curious about the "dry run" that was played. Were there any 975+ rated players, or players that have played 50 to 100+ courses, or any KCFDC club officers involved? No biggy, just wondering.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on October 27, 2008, 03:33:24 PM
idk, yes, idk

What does this mean?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 27, 2008, 03:37:18 PM
the test run was to show the parks and rec of Lee's Summit that if they didn't cut the fairways wider, hundreds of discs would be lost.

dan coffman was out there, his rating ain't too shabby.  jake bowen also came out, i believe his rating is/was pretty high at one time.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on October 27, 2008, 03:38:12 PM
idk, yes, idk

What does this mean?
you asked three questions in your post

his answers to the three in order were idk ( i don't know ), yes, idk ( i don't know)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: dclabe on October 27, 2008, 03:46:05 PM
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Just a little curious about the "dry run" that was played. Were there any 975+ rated players, or players that have played 50 to 100+ courses, or any KCFDC club officers involved? No biggy, just wondering.
Jake Bowen, Brian Palmer, John Theiss, Doug Kroll, Brandon Elkins, and Dan Coffman were the participants for the dry run.  Jake threw some bombs....including putting one with 30' on #6 (500' + hole).  Even with multiple spotters we lost several disc, most holes were not actually completed, and it tooks over 3 hours to "play" 15 holes.  I know Steve Casey had to come away with a greater appreciation of why more of the course needs to be mowed, especially when you consider that his target audience is the recreational player.  Lance Dwyer has probably played the course more than anyone but he couldn't be there Saturday, so I played some holes with him on Thursday to get his feedback.  Holes #13 and #15 have standing water in the landingzones on the fairways.  There's a couple of rock and earthen dams on these fairways that were installed when they built the shelters.  These dams will need to be removed for these holes to be viable (even then I have questions because these holes in essence utilize the same fairway).  Also, one of the constaints that we're working with is to utilize the current teepad locations......
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on October 27, 2008, 08:13:18 PM
Just a little curious about the "dry run" that was played. Were there any 975+ rated players, or players that have played 50 to 100+ courses, or any KCFDC club officers involved? No biggy, just wondering.

Per the LSPR Dept request, they did not want a lot of people to show up, only those who received "an invite" to "drive/follow/putt" thru the course, receiving feedback in return.  And LSPR received very very good feedback in return from those individuals who participated, who I feel "Are Qualified" to provide valuable feedlback and paid for it "in multiple lost disc's".... AND we used spotters too.

I still feel a lil peeved I lost disc's for two fellow players spotting for them.  They flew right over my head and landed within 30 yards of me, and we still couldn't find them.  Sorry fella's...

So I'm a'wondering what bark u trying to bark here, maybe ur trying to bite instead?  If so...MUZZLE IT!!! ;););)

Not barking. I was just curious is all cause I hadn't heard about it. Chappy and/or Rick would have been a good source of input as well, but I suppose there could only be a small group.

Good job guys. Can't wait to try it when the city gets it all done.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: John Chapman on October 28, 2008, 10:46:20 AM
Just a little curious about the "dry run" that was played. Were there any 975+ rated players, or players that have played 50 to 100+ courses, or any KCFDC club officers involved? No biggy, just wondering.

Per the LSPR Dept request, they did not want a lot of people to show up, only those who received "an invite" to "drive/follow/putt" thru the course, receiving feedback in return.  And LSPR received very very good feedback in return from those individuals who participated, who I feel "Are Qualified" to provide valuable feedlback and paid for it "in multiple lost disc's".... AND we used spotters too.

I still feel a lil peeved I lost disc's for two fellow players spotting for them.  They flew right over my head and landed within 30 yards of me, and we still couldn't find them.  Sorry fella's...

So I'm a'wondering what bark u trying to bark here, maybe ur trying to bite instead?  If so...MUZZLE IT!!! ;););)

Not barking. I was just curious is all cause I hadn't heard about it. Chappy and/or Rick would have been a good source of input as well, but I suppose there could only be a small group.

Good job guys. Can't wait to try it when the city gets it all done.

I couldn't be there for the dry run.

Chap
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Tom on October 28, 2008, 11:55:43 AM
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Just a little curious about the "dry run" that was played. Were there any 975+ rated players, or players that have played 50 to 100+ courses, or any KCFDC club officers involved? No biggy, just wondering.
Jake Bowen, Brian Palmer, John Theiss, Doug Kroll, Brandon Elkins, and Dan Coffman were the participants for the dry run.  Jake threw some bombs....including putting one with 30' on #6 (500' + hole).  Even with multiple spotters we lost several disc, most holes were not actually completed, and it tooks over 3 hours to "play" 15 holes.  I know Steve Casey had to come away with a greater appreciation of why more of the course needs to be mowed, especially when you consider that his target audience is the recreational player.  Lance Dwyer has probably played the course more than anyone but he couldn't be there Saturday, so I played some holes with him on Thursday to get his feedback.  Holes #13 and #15 have standing water in the landingzones on the fairways.  There's a couple of rock and earthen dams on these fairways that were installed when they built the shelters.  These dams will need to be removed for these holes to be viable (even then I have questions because these holes in essence utilize the same fairway).  Also, one of the constaints that we're working with is to utilize the current teepad locations......

Two holes using the same fairway? Sort of a combination of disc golf and guts?
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on October 28, 2008, 02:57:03 PM
must resist Tom.....stop....let them work it........
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: phisherman_77 on November 04, 2008, 02:48:11 PM
new update as of 11/4..the front 9 has been mowed out very wide.  baskets are still not in.

a few of the holes on the back have also been mowed, but the city is currently exploring options on how to dry up the swampy sections in the fairways of the 13th and 15th holes.

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on November 10, 2008, 09:43:12 AM
Here's a course with baskets and no teepads.  They seem to be doing all right...

(http://www.climbhcr.com/Diskspring.jpg)
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Schoen-hopper on November 10, 2008, 10:33:14 AM
Horshoe Canyon Ranch. 
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: CD on November 10, 2008, 02:15:07 PM
Horshoe Canyon Ranch. 

Is anyone heading to Jasper, ARK for the tourney there this weekend? Man, oh man, does that ever look inviting  ;D
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Loomis on November 10, 2008, 03:27:52 PM
arkansas.... hmmmmmm.... tell me more.....

Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: jack on November 10, 2008, 06:07:10 PM
leaving thursday!!!
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Twister66 on November 10, 2008, 06:14:01 PM
Played Horse shoe 3 weeks ago and it was pretty hairy even by its own standards. Still a great course and a great time.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on November 10, 2008, 06:25:05 PM
Leaving Friday!  I wish I could find some other pics out on the internet of this course, because it's truly breathtaking.
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: Timko on November 13, 2008, 04:19:07 PM
Sorry, I meant other pics.  Those pics don't really do the course justice (even though they show some nice scenery.  And people wondered why I grumbled when I left NWA).
Title: Re: Legacy Park Course in Lee's Summit
Post by: upa14er on November 20, 2008, 08:19:18 AM
When is a new area for Legacy Park discussion going to be created, like the other courses?  Curious to know the status (mowed, etc.).

Still fairly new and I'm trying to play all the different KC courses.  Played 3 (Rosedale, Water Works, and Swope) and part of Down Under (%&$#^).  Going to try adding Shawnee Mission and Wyandotte next Tues, and maybe the two Blue Valley courses on Thanksgiving or Friday after.