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General Banter / Back to Field Work... Oh, joy?
« on: July 05, 2015, 11:33:22 pm »
The KC Wide Open is over and gone for the year and there's a little over a month before the MAC arrives in August. I'm not sure on how many player's do this (I consider myself a very analytical person), but I immediately started listing everything that didn't go as planned that weekend.

I am seeing where I need to improve (I play Recreational, so I know improvement areas equal EVERYWHERE!), and listed some top choices to work on:

1. Developing a confident run-up to improve driving distance (I have been throwing accurately from a stand still, averaging 250-275 with a lucky max at 300ft with the right tail wind.).
2. Narrowing the available options of which discs to carry and becoming more familiar with them. I've read about 5-6 discs type total with 2-3 each in different molds or weights works great.
3. Putting practice every day.
4. Avoid the courses except as an award on the weekends to apply what you've learned.
5. Develop the proper mentality and sticking to a game plan regardless of a bad throw.

I know I'm a ways off from the level I'd like to see myself playing at. Heck, we would all love to play better. So, I'm not really asking for anything but wondering if anyone has any thoughts on field work and where they've gained the biggest improvements in their game.

I've also attached a copy of a spreadsheet my wife made for me of all the discs I own. Alot of them, I don't throw, FYI. I color coded which ones are stable, under and overstable.

Thanks to anyone who comments or even takes the time to read this.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: A Gem of a Course
« on: June 30, 2015, 12:32:54 pm »
Shawnee Mission is a beautiful course. My favorite baskets to throw at are #2 and #11, with the view of the lake. I just wish I could play league more, but I have classes from 6-8 this summer. Oh, the price of an education!
I have always wondered something though...
Why isn't there a summer tournament at SMP? I read that the KC Wide Open first played here and there's the awesome Frostbreaker, which I would never want to take away from. I was just curious as this course plays so much differently in the summer winds. Just wondering...

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More like ashamed. No wonder membership is dwindling or old members aren't staying current. Disc golf is not just for the elite members. After reading this forum for months and not offering any comments or thoughts, I understand now why I haven't. For the love of the game, the simplicity of it. There should be no factors outside of what it takes to simply enjoy the game.
Yes, tournaments, clubs, and any organization requires a set of guidelines, dedication and hard work to manage. There are countless members that are VERY passionate in what they do to help grow the sport. However, we can't be a sport when all we do is try to define how its played, who can play it and why. If that's what this is, then disc golf is nothing more than a game where children make up the rules when something doesn't work out in their favor.
If the tournament is defined by definite guidelines, so be it? Who cares? Let it be as its defined. No one has to play by the rules or even play at all. But if you respect the sport, which IS a sport, you must define yourself by respecting ALL that a sport entails. That is respect for the players, ALL players, as well. Regardless of who they may be.
I personally don't care if they entire universe is beter than me (they already are! Ha ha.). I don't care about a woman, or man, or young gun or old fart beating me. Disc golf only has ONE opponent... Yourself. No one else can beat what you throw. You throw a disc because you chose to throw it. What it does after your throw is yours to control through hard work, dedication, skill, and luck.
So... do you play to win or simply play to enjoy the game and hopefully learn to play a sport as you should?
Either way, I am finding it hard to be encouraged by the examples set on here, for which I am ashamed. But, alas, everyone is entitled to their opinions, which I've just stated mine.

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Found and Lost / Found at Waterworks near 4 & 5
« on: June 21, 2015, 05:18:02 pm »
Found a disc on 5 during Saturday's B-Tier round at Waterworks of the KC Wide Open. Initals of DN only and 51009 written on it. Its a glow disc by Innova and possibly has a faded Lucky 13 Open faded stamp on it. Pdga.com says 51009 is Derek Norris. If this is yours Derek, or if anyone knows him, I'd be more than happy to return it somehow.

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Found and Lost / Re: Lost S-Line P2 Swope hole 6(9 gold)
« on: June 18, 2015, 11:17:40 am »
I'm bringing it back to Swope on Saturday to turn it in. I'm not able to get to DD today like I thought I was going to be able to do.

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Found and Lost / Re: Lost S-Line P2 Swope hole 6(9 gold)
« on: June 17, 2015, 04:01:38 pm »
I think I may have found it. I can turn it in to DD, bring it back to Swope on Saturday, or set up another option for you to get it back. I had to get back quickly to pick up my son from the babysitter's. I apologize for not placing it in the return bin (first time playing Swope and I wasn't 100% on where to return it at). I'll get it to you though. :-)

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Would someone be kind enough to verify that the B-Tier check-in is at Swope on Saturday between 7-8am. I just needed to find out if I needed to check-in on Thursday, 12-6pm, as well.
I have class from 6-8pm on Thursday, so will not be able to make the opening ceremonies and players meeting. Any information, I'd appreciate someone to clarify. Thanks.

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Found and Lost / Re: Lost Disc on #8 - Bad Rock DGC
« on: May 19, 2015, 06:25:44 pm »
Was found and returned today. Thanks again!

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Found and Lost / Lost Disc on #8 - Bad Rock DGC
« on: May 18, 2015, 05:35:50 pm »
Threw my redish orange Renegade into the group of trees to the left just down the hill from the #8 tee. As it sailed, it looked like it cleared the trees but I heard a crash after it hyzered. Name and number are on it. Reward if found.

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Summer Leagues / Re: 4/14/15 SMP league
« on: April 13, 2015, 08:37:12 pm »
3.  Short.  Or very long.  If i get a temporary basket before Tuesday, it will be on the island triangle which is uber long.  If the island is in play, you have to come to rest on the island.
I have a Innova DISCatcher Sport target, if you're needing a temporary basket for #3. I'll be out there between 4:45-5:00pm. If you need the basket before then to get things set up, I can bring it out before 3pm. Just let me know on here before 2pm tomorrow. You can text me as well at 913 850 9835. The basket fits in my trunk, so I'll bring it to league regardless, just in case.

- Marc

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From Facebook:
Dynamic Discs - Kansas City
Rosedale is in tournament setup. The only mando is on 11.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: Pin Placement
« on: March 05, 2015, 05:32:04 pm »
I threw a round out there this morning. They're still in the setup from the Frostbreaker, FYI.

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Tournaments / Re: 27th Memorial Championship presented by Discraft
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:51:04 pm »
I can't believe someone stole McBeth's bag.

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General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: February 22, 2015, 07:23:47 pm »
Thanks!

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General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: February 22, 2015, 05:51:03 pm »
Since the current list stops at 1692, I was wondering if I'm still a current member. I signed up last year and received a member number of 1700. It shows that most members that are near my member number have their membership expiring around 3/31/2015. If this is true, do I just need to renew before then or can anyone advise me on when my membership expires?
Thanks!

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