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We need to stand up and voice our concerns to protect Wilbur due to a possible road through the middle of the course.  Any road through the course will destroy the integrity of the design.  We are utilizing around 14 acres of land when you remove the big pond and land south of pond up the hill. There is no room for any road or new entrance off AA road.  Young is so tight and crammed already that any road coming from AA would significantly alter the course and  effects holes 4 and 5  , cut through hole 13 (where is that hole gonna go?) lose lots of 18, likely pushing 17 tee forward, cutting into hole 16 basket placements, and the road would likely alter 12's tee,  and 11's fairway.

Tuesday, July 2nd at the FIELDHOUSE in Blue Springs

425 NE Mock Ave
Blue Springs, MO 64014

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / replacing some lost trees
« on: May 16, 2019, 04:00:54 PM »
Met with the park workers last week.  we plan on replacing the lost tree on #3 and lost trees on #9.  Hoping to bring those shorter holes back to the integrity of the original design. 

Fox Hill Elementary / concrete tees coming soon
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:58:24 PM »
Bill Lentz, Fox Hill pe teacher secured the funds for concrete tees. He is still hoping to replace the baskets in the future as well but concrete tees are a more pressing issue and happening very soon.  He secured the concrete for 65 a yard which is unheard of so we need to make these pours as easy as possible on the drivers and company. Many folks know that LaRon Harris has taken great interest and assembled a strong group of volunteers to help maintain the course and take some of the load off Coach Lentz.  With these new improvements Fox Hill needs some more energy.  We need...

-someone to donate their skid loader to dig out tee pads
-Plus a couple folks that could help frame up boxes
-and a couple finishers

or just more strong backs that would like help and possibly help move concrete in wheelbarrows when needed

For more info, contact LaRon Harris.

Look here for updates.

Liberty, MO - Stocksdale Park / Parker workers tragic accident
« on: September 30, 2018, 04:35:20 PM »
Liberty parks and rec suffered a terrible loss this past week. Two workers were involved in a horrific train accident.

One worker was killed.  I did not have a relationship with Cameron but knew of him. The other worker is Tom Shadid and he is a great worker and friend to the disc golf community. Tom is cat like and survived a massive heart attack a couple years ago and now survived a terrible accident.  I am thankful Tom was able to survive but very saddened by the news of Cameron dying so early in life.

General Banter / Ice Bowl and Swope send off
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:32:17 AM »
What a fantastic day of golf.  Tough pill to swallow losing Swope but it was a great way to say good bye.  Glad I was able to be at the last event.  Thanks to everyone that made it enjoyable.  So much energy and love invested on that land.

I was thinking of all the younger golfers that i saw out.  One day they will be the ones telling the  stories of  old Swope while many of us may no longer be around/able to share that history. 

General Banter / Fox
« on: December 19, 2017, 12:06:46 PM »
Is there any news on Fox?  I have heard different things and I am not on Facebook.   Please post details if there is any way to help him if he is  still alive-food, donations etc

Juniors Disc Golf / July 5th kids clinic KCPAL- near Blue Valley
« on: June 28, 2017, 08:08:11 PM »
Kansas City Police Athletic League is a community  center 2 blocks from  Blue Valley.   I will be hosting a disc golf youth clinic on July 5th.  One of their board members is responsible for all the donations that made Fox Hill happen. A lot of big things have been happening there and it is a great place for kids.

As of now it is a one day clinic. We split it up into 2 groups.  It might turn into another day if there is enough interest.  I believe we will have around 50 kids in each session.  So that is more than i am used to in my classroom setting and could use some help.

PM if you would like more details.  DD is supporting the event as well.


Young Park - Blue Springs / 3-15 work day
« on: March 15, 2017, 08:00:37 PM »
7 hours of invasive removal
-honey suckle
-russian olive
-multi-flora rosa

Thanks to all that came out.  Great work.

Tournaments / Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 1st, 2016
« on: September 02, 2016, 10:11:58 AM »
KC Juniors Open-Oct 1st at Fox Hill

Here is an old post from last year.  Price is $10 for Singles and $15 for Doubles. 

For those folks that are new to disc golf, this event is not geared for just the competitive golfer.  I had someone ask me what this event is all about and I wanted folks to know that we are providing an opportunity for kids to play tournament golf  that is geared exclusively for juniors, but any skill level is encouraged to play.  You have to start somewhere and this is the event for your kids.  With 5 different age divisions and the top 3 in each division prizing out, your chances to prize out are promising.  Plus all players will win something disc golf related from the raffle.  So  here is the scoop. Where else can you play in an event that you receive a tourney disc, a lunch, raffle ticket,  ROF (in the past we hooked it up here as well), CTP, and a chance to prize out all for the price a $10 entry fee?  Sounds crazy, but with the help of many great sponsors we are able to pull off an exceptional players pack for a super low price.  We want to thank our sponsors Dynamic Discs, KCFDC and Innova for making this event be so special.  Our goal is to keep the price affordable  in order to attract juniors that might have only played in PE at school or occasionally with dad. 

Most importantly, a majority of the event proceeds are donated to United Way.  Bill Lentz, the Fox Hill pe teacher and tourney co-director's goal every year is to raise $300 for United Way.  Fox Hill has hosted a Frisbee tournament and disc golf event in KC for numerous years and we hope to continue  growing this event and raising money for United Way. The flyer states that is  the 3rd annual KC Juniors Open, but this event started as a frisbee  and hula hoop event fundraiser for United Way is one of the longest frisbee events in KC's rich history going steady for 25 years.

 25 years later ...

Here is a little history of Fox Hill disc golf and the doubles event.  Fox Hill's first PE teacher was Coach Duane Hall.  He started up a disc golf double tournament 22 years, back in 1991.  Coach Hall brought the event to Fox Hill from his former school, so the exact number of years is not known at this point.  Every year the event has raised funds for United Way.  The event has always cost $10 with all proceeds going to United Way.  It is believed that this event has raised between $5,000-$8,000 dollars over the last 22 years.  Coach Hall used the resources that he had available in supply closet, like so many PE teachers.  He made targets using cones, hula hoops, and homemade PVC flagsticks. 

Enter Coach Bill Lentz in  1995.  Bill picked up the tradition and continued to promote disc sports, disc golf, and ran the doubles event.  Folks have attended this event over the years to spend quality family time together, get some exercise, and raise funds for United Way.  Players did not complain about the types of baskets, the players pack, or the course set up.  They were simply out to have fun and huck some plastic.

Bill and I have been friends since we met at the Missouri Cupstacking Championship 11 years ago and he contacted me several years back about getting a disc golf course.  When we walked the land for the first time, I did not want to tell him how expensive it was going to be to clear all that land, grade it, seed it, spray it etc, but he remained optimistic.  Several years later, much to my amazement, Bill made Fox Hill a reality.  With thousand of dollars donated, thousands in machinery hours donated, thousand in time given by Messengers lawn care workers, Eagle Scout projects planned and finished, KCFDC work days,  Steve Dresser  running his skid, we now have  a real course to continue the legacy of Coach Duane Hall's doubles event.

Fox Hill Doubles will now be held for the 25th year and Kansas City will be getting a quality Juniors event that will coincide with the longest running doubles event in Kansas City.  Don't miss out....... come out and join us for a fun filled family day of disc sports at the Kansas City Juniors Open...


I sent several folks a text message who expressed interest in a work day.  I know that week days might seem weird to have a work day but a couple folks already agreed to this night and 3 of us is a good start.  I hope to push back fairways, raise ceilings, and maybe some spraying. It really needs some love and it would be nice to get it looking good for the rest of the summer. 

Cold drinks provided by the club. 


PM if you have any questions.  We could likely move some baskets for Joe as well.

Young Park - Blue Springs / moved baskets
« on: May 22, 2016, 08:36:26 PM »
I moved....

I really hope to get out there once school gets out and push back the fairways, raise the ceilings,  and spray for ivy/honeysuckle/russian olive/multiflora rosa.

Please let me know if you are interested in helping.  Wilbur looks very shaggy and needs some serious love.  I do not have the time like i used to give and the course is clearly showing it. I need help please and thanks.

Young Park - Blue Springs / League -Tuesday, April 5th at 6pm
« on: March 30, 2016, 02:19:06 PM »
Joe Mangiarancina will be running league this year.

Starts this Tuesday at 6pm.   

Thanks for running league.  I will be bringing plenty of  adult beverages to share  to kick start the first league.

General Banter / American Disc Golf Tour
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:58:23 AM »
I was not sure i was reading this correctly.  This came from All things disc golf web page interviewing Chris Kilgus i believe.  What is the open space referring the article is referring to?

There is a list of technical standards on your website that vary slightly from the PDGA’s standards. What are the changes and why the differences?

“The differences were based on talks with players, ADGT officials as well as ESPN. The main changes include changes in the the rim width allowing slightly larger rim discs as well as allowing discs to now have a open space in the middle of the disc. For live disc golf events to be attractive to new viewers and players we have to have some disc flights that are easily caught by camera. Making the specs more generous can potentially increase the flight time of a disc on open drives, invariably making discs fly father and easily tracked on camera.”

If you recognize this basket or know the owner, please private message me.



Young Park - Blue Springs / moved baskets
« on: December 23, 2015, 06:02:16 PM »
It has been awhile since baskets have been moved.

I moved
 #2 short
#12 left
#13 short
#17 straight
#18 long

I was running out of daylight and hope to get many other moved tomorrow or by this weekend. I hope to move some more on the front 9.   I was not able to move them since July 1st due to a hip surgery and long recovery.  You forget how heavy  that chain and pole  are :-\

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