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KCFDC Courses => Swope => Topic started by: jables on March 10, 2005, 10:43:26 PM

Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: jables on March 10, 2005, 10:43:26 PM
I was watching some true crime show on A&E tonight.  There was a feature called "The Swope Park Killing".
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: Mike Penney on March 11, 2005, 12:09:20 PM
I've played Swope many times, and have never ran across any dead bodies of any kind. Not even a small animal. I think the only problem that currently exists are packs of dogs. Which I haven't even really seen near the course. Swope Park I believe is the second largest city park ( second to Central Park), the golf course only takes a fraction of the land that is there. Where it is located there is a Parks & Rec building next to it that provides a level of security. I wouldn't by any means be scared off by a t.v. show that dosn't even truly reflect the beauty of this course. Of course there is the odds of running into a bad element, but that can happen anywhere.
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: jables on March 11, 2005, 12:12:38 PM
I only metioned it because it's such a famous course in the area.  I don't think the guy was even shot in the park.  It's just where they dumped him off.
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: jack on March 11, 2005, 07:26:27 PM
Disc Golfers discovered a body at Swope a few years back looking for an errant shot.  The Rap on Swope is not well deserved, but yes please take precautions at all parks while playing.  Common sense says that humans are very strange!
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: gleauzinier on March 14, 2005, 01:06:44 PM
one of my goals for the course this year is zero dead bodies, especially on the front nine.
my brothers and I have been playing the course since 81, even when the course was pulled for a while and the worst thing that has ever happened was a 4th of july drunk who came to appreciate just how cool disc golf was. come to think of it, the goober who now wheelies his motorcycle up and down elmwood is worse than the old drunk.
stuff happens. jack's right, pay attention and all will be well. more golf traffic means more witnesses.
Title: Swope characters
Post by: eupher61 on March 17, 2005, 05:40:37 PM
Wheelie Boy ROCKS!

yeah, right...I think sometime, we should give him a 21 disc salute as he goes by.

steve
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: Mike LaFontaine on March 21, 2005, 11:34:57 AM
Quote from: "geauzinier"
one of my goals for the course this year is zero dead bodies, especially on the front nine.


Man, sign me up for that tourney... a TD with that kind of dedication...
It's like Tommy Jingle has returned to Swope.
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: gleauzinier on March 21, 2005, 08:18:45 PM
unless your posts on this site take a more appropriate direction you may win the closest to the pinhead award, mark f.
if I am not mistaken, the sponsor of the month has donated a private, gourmet pavement tasting for you and a guest.
oh yeah, one more thing: learn to putt and you'd be an awesome golfer.

m richard
Title: Re: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: Mike LaFontaine on March 23, 2005, 10:21:52 AM
Quote from: "jables"
"The Swope Park Killing".


That's the title of the next World Disc Golf News,
describing my latest money round with geauzinier.
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: jack on March 24, 2005, 11:25:31 AM
Are you fighting with yourself to max out this forum?
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: Mike Penney on March 24, 2005, 01:42:35 PM
too funny jack, but that was my thoughts too.......Mark, too funny man
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: Mike LaFontaine on March 25, 2005, 06:44:37 AM
Quote from: "jack"
Are you fighting with yourself to max out this forum?


I'd like to make this clear to save any confusion, I'm the guy that built the rock steps and wall on 3 at Rosey. That should clear up any misconceptions.

How I got the name Mark F. on the w.w.w. is a long story...I was forced to think of the biggest, meanest, butt ugliest guy in KC and well, the rest is internet forum history.

If geauzinier was going to fight with himself, he would do it under "Steve Wilson".  He'd lose that fight also.

(Not to mention my world famous LSDGA)

Also, the tourney titles:
I am serious about "The 1st Annual Spring Fling Bling Bling and Cookie Toss". If geauzinier was naming it, we'd be ponying up for the "Glow and Blow Invitational".

Day and night my friends, day and night.
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: jack on March 25, 2005, 08:41:24 AM
And now for something completely different.......
Title: Just saw Swope on TV!
Post by: gleauzinier on March 27, 2005, 06:52:09 PM
the boy's antenna isn't picking up every channel and cable hasn't made it to his somewhat remote outpost. not to worry, if we keep chiding him about golf he'll find his way back to britney spears' fanclub website.