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General => Beginners => Topic started by: DJayhawk on March 01, 2005, 11:24:40 AM

Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on March 01, 2005, 11:24:40 AM
Hello everyone, I'm glad I found this website, and club as I begin my journey into Disc Golf hobby.  I have a few questions maybe someone can help me out.

Where do you get the score cards?  Or is this just something most people write down on a notepad or something?

When do most players end up purchasing a bag?  I bought a Innova 3 disc starter package, and currently plan to just carry them around, since I dont really want to spend an extra $20 for a bag.  Any ideas for good makeshift disc bags?

Finally where is the best place to get equipment locally?

I'm sure more questions will come up but that's all I got now.

TIA
-Dennis :)
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: dclabe on March 01, 2005, 12:12:50 PM
Disc Golf World in downtown KCMO, Dick Parker's Choi Disc at Mission road and SW Blvd, Red X in Riverside are a few places.  also the course coordinators have disc for sale at leagues.  MOKAN also have disc when one of their members are at the courses (glow league Thursday Night 6pm at Waterworks, Down Under Leage on Saturday 12:30pm at Rosedale).

Dan
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Mike Penney on March 01, 2005, 01:21:59 PM
Welcome to the world of Disc Golf!!!!

Disc Golf a hobby????? You will soon find it a way of life........ :lol:
Scorecards.....well those were provided once upon a time at Water Works Park, I'm not really sure what happened. We tried to provide them at Rosedale but do to vandels gave up. :cry:  So if you want to keep score just a piece of paper will do.

 A bag, well if you ask Pete he'll tell ya 3 disc's in hand are better then 20 in a bag. I can't say I disagree with him either. Dan hit the nail fairly well though. Although it's Koi Disc's, Dick can be reached @ 816-510-7051. Disc Golf World 816-472-Disc, I'm sure those guys will be more then happy to help you out. Another place is Oklahoma Joe's on the corner of Mission RD & 47th street. I have seen just plain old duffle bags used. So don't think having a bag is a big deal, but they are nice.

Be aware that the league's that Dan mentioned will change with the time changes. There will be a New Players League, it is still be discussed as far where and what time, but traditionally it's at Rosedale on monday night and it's FREE to play. Last year there was a great group of guys to play with. As I am sure there will be this year. :lol:

I got a couple of questions for you Dennis. Are you a Club member yet :?:
How did you "DISCover" the club website :?:

Well I hope I answered your questions. Feel free to ask more. I 'm sure one of us long winded golfers will do our best to answer them.

Have fun, that's the Golden Rule in Disc Golf!
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on March 01, 2005, 01:48:21 PM
Hey thanks for getting back to me both of you.  I will have to check out the mentioned shops.

That's too bad about the vandals, do they have to ruin everything?  At any rate I'm sure it would be fairly easy to generate some type of generic scorecard w/ todays technoology :) I was just wondering if they actually had one already done and for sale.

As far as the bag goes I need to go check out one of the local shops to get me a starter bag.  I'd buy one online but I'd rather feel the materials, and pay sales tax instead of shipping.

I found this site after I found the PDGA and did a search for courses close to me, and there was link to KCFDC.  I am not a member of KCFDC but I have read the registration app, and am considering joining.

So how do these leagues that you mentioned run?  I think the beginner league is exactly what I need to get the feel of the game.

How long does it typically take to play a 18 hole round?  My work is close to Water Works, and I've thought about taking a lunch trip over there.

Thanks again!
-Dennis
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Mike Penney on March 02, 2005, 12:46:11 AM
Kids will be kids. Hopefully they grow out of their destructive ways......


Out of curiosity, what disc's came with the starter pack you bought?

As score cards go.....you are right...this would be a great place to get a downloadable score card.........as far as bags go I have found in my past experience that one with a bottle holder ( for obvious reasons) and a zipper ( good for not loosing keys and money  :wink: ) are good to have...


League's......hmmm well they are generally ran like a tournament, but much more laid back and generally a tad more fun. New players league is an excellent place to start. Stay tuned hear for more info on that. Water Works is a tough course ,but a great place to take lunch. I believe it is the rated second in the PDGA. There is a league ran there on Thursday nights that is always a blast.

Becoming a club member besides the camaraderie has some great advantages. First of all you get to vote on the executive committee. There is a club championship and picnic weekend at the end of the season that your dues pay for. You play leagues at a discounted rate, and club plastic is cheaper.


I hope to meet you on the course this season......remember have fun.... :lol:
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on March 02, 2005, 09:57:59 AM
The disc's I got are made by Innova:

Aviar Putt & Approach
Leopard Fairway Driver
Shark multi-purpose

I'm pretty sure they are all 150 class.

So how are these?

I'll keep my eyes out for the beginner league.

Nice site born2shimmer that is exactly what I was looking for!
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on March 03, 2005, 10:30:29 PM
Quote from: "DJayhawk"
Innova:

Aviar Putt & Approach
Leopard Fairway Driver
Shark multi-purpose

I'm pretty sure they are all 150 class.



Well how are these?  Good learning disc's?
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: gleauzinier on March 04, 2005, 09:36:24 AM
All three are excellent discs for beginners thru pro. In fact, most of the top players use an Aviar as a putter. Pay attention to what works well for people and keep and open mind when someone tries to sell you on a disc.
It's more important to learn to throw straight before trying the latest and greatest new disc. Good move wanting to get your hands on the plastic before you buy, you want something that feels good pulling it from your bag all the way to watching fly up and hit the chains.
If you like the three you have seek out some in the 160-170 range and see how you like them. Bear in mind that Waterworks is one of the most challenging courses in KC. At Rosedale the ground is a bit flatter, there will be more people out there with a variety of discs, and starting April 4,
the Monday New Players League will start. The lovely and talented Paul Eklund is the host, if you have any questions he can be reached at 913 621-2004.


m richard
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Mike Penney on March 04, 2005, 10:01:41 AM
Opps, I lied to you.......the number to disc golf world is 471-disc......sorry
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on March 04, 2005, 04:01:31 PM
Quote from: "geauzinier"
Bear in mind that Waterworks is one of the most challenging courses in KC. At Rosedale the ground is a bit flatter, there will be more people out there with a variety of discs, and starting April 4,
the Monday New Players League will start. The lovely and talented Paul Eklund is the host, if you have any questions he can be reached at 913 621-2004.


m richard


Thanks for the tips, I played 9 holes at Waterworks today by myself, and I must say that is a challenge!  4 and 5 I thought for sure were going to eat one of my discs.  Good news is that gave me the bug!  I hope I can get out to Rosedale this weekend and at least get 9 holes in.

Is WyCo pretty open as far as the holes go?

Thanks again!
Dennis
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 04, 2005, 09:06:04 PM
Yes WyCo is pretty much wide open on most holes. There are a lot of trees that come into play on most holes but they are mature trees that are spaced out pretty well. It's also the longest course in town right now. It will be dwarfed by Blue Valley when it is completed though. Come on out tomorrow and have a look at it.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 06, 2005, 06:20:32 PM
Everyone is welcome at the new players league. Men, women and juniors.  There has also been a women's league on Thursday nights but I don't know the status of that this year yet.
Title: Weekend Beginners
Post by: coolguy1978 on March 07, 2005, 01:25:25 AM
Hey all, I just bought my starter set (thanks to Disc Golf World) and a bag as my friend from St. Louis got me hooked.  Are there any weekend beginners leagues in the works?  I work nights and am still going to school so I would only be able to play weekends.  I've mailed in my registration for the club and would like to start playing regularly.  I have a hard time throwing straight as it will go about 150 yards out but then curve back 25 yards.  If anyone is willing to maybe have a clinic or teach a newbie some tricks, let me know.  :)
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: gleauzinier on March 07, 2005, 01:10:12 PM
man, if you've just started and you're already reaching 450 feet with a 75 foot curve you need to put on the clinics!  if by chance you meant feet rather than yards then the good news is you're still well ahead of the learning curve.
it all really comes down to snap and angle at the point of release. the rotation on the disc from more snap will cause the outside edge to come up as will a slightly different angle. the really cool thing about today's plastic is the infinite possibilities from combining those two factors.
first, get a stable disc, one that flies straight with only a bit of curve at the end of it's flight and maybe an understable disc, one that turns over naturally. a right handed back hand fades to the right instead of the left with an understable or "turnover" disc. throw each one 10,000 times and things will start to get much easier.
go to discraft.com and innovadisc.com and check out their descriptions and rating system for the typical flight pattern of each disc.
in general, the thinner the profile and beveled the edge, the more lift it is designed to get. that makes some of the long range drivers a little twitchy in the most experienced hands.
new player's league(s) don't need to be limited to one night or park. if the interest is there from new players the club should be able to come up with another night or two.
women's league has been on thursday's at rosedale, 5;30-6ish. one of the club's officers is tavish sanders, hopefully she'll be okay with me giving out her email address: tavsanders@yahoo.com.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: coolguy1978 on March 07, 2005, 01:50:55 PM
oops...meant feet :)  If the interest is there, lets have a league on Sat or Sun
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 07, 2005, 11:26:57 PM
There's actually been talk of a Saturday league that will float between Cliff Drive and Blue Valley. More info on that will be forthcoming. For now there is Saturday league at Olathe at 11:00am and 12:30 at Rosedale Downunder. Once daylight savings time kicks in these two leagues will say goodbye until next winter and a new Saturday league may take their place.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Mike Penney on March 08, 2005, 12:16:14 AM
New Players League on saturdays........that is an great idea :lol:

I don't know about having it at Cliff Drive kind of a long course, I guess it would be a good place to learn about the wind......Blue Valley with the "Juniors" course or Swope sounds a bit more conducive to learning disc golf. That's just me though, don't let my thoughts scare anybody away from Cliff Drive. It's turning into a really great course.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: Kevin Montgomery on March 08, 2005, 10:43:48 AM
I guess I was talking about a Saturday league in general. Not necessarily a new players league. That's a different animal altogether.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: gleauzinier on March 21, 2005, 08:39:49 PM
what about coordinating a new player's round before the weekend leagues. that way if people want to hang around and see what the locals throw, maybe borrow some technique, they can.
new players, npl can happen. use this forum to pick a day, course, and time.
Title: Alternative Bags
Post by: tjringer on July 13, 2005, 06:48:32 PM
You can just carry your discs.  If you feel like you need a bag you can make one out of a back pack, some pvc and some cardboard.  Will work better than most of the crappy little over priced squares you can buy.  It will also be more comfortable.
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: DJayhawk on July 13, 2005, 11:27:38 PM
Wow this post has risen from the dead :) thanks for the tip on the bag, and that was back in March when I only had 3 disc's.  Now 5 months later I've already out grown my beginner bag (square that you mentioned), and ordered a bigger one to accomadate a few more discs, and especially more crap that I'd like to carry on the course.

Hopefully some other beginner will get some use out of the Backpack/Cardboard/PVC bag though :)

-Dennis
Title: First Beginner post
Post by: firerec on July 15, 2005, 03:55:38 PM
cool guy, I don't believe that there are any new players leagues on the weekends. But knowing some of the people in the area I am sure if you set a time, date and place you could get a couple of people together for a round. I know that there is a league with a bunch of great people that play on sunday afternoon at Rosedale. If you ever have a chance new players league on Mondays is a lot of fun for all.