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What:  3rd Annual Flippin' Sweet Memorial Disc Golf Tournament for the Prevention of Suicide.  ALL FUNDS GO TO THE JOHNSON COUNTY SUICIDE PREVENTION COALITION
When:  June 18, 2016  8am registration / 9am start
Where:  Thornfield Disc Golf Course, Stilwell, KS
Who:  Players who want to see a reduction is teen suicide and to enhance depression awareness.
Why:  Because the disc golf community thinks ahead and does preventative stuff
HOW:  Sign up

Wow!  Singles open tournament on Thornfield?  Don't see that very often.  This is two 18 hole rounds, one in the morning, one in the afternoon.  Great DD custom tourney disc, disc golf towel, and DOZENS of prizes.  Ace pool, multiple rings of fire.  Cool stuff like two Nut Sac disc golf bags:

Royals tickets, T-Bone tickets, Schlitterbahn ( ! ) tickets, custom discs sent to us to help support our fundraising for suicide prevention.  Seriously, merchants have donated so much stuff, there's a good chance you'll win a cool prize.

And, like last year, Miller Coors has stepped up with beer for your players, probably enough for 3-4 beers per player.  The traditional Miller Light / Coors Light will be there, but also Blue Moon, Redd's Apple Ale, Strong & Forge, and other tasty beverages.  We'll be serving treats in the morning, have lots of water and the new Under Armour drink that competes with Gatorade.  We should have a sponsor for koozies by it's pretty much a turn key deal.  $50 gets the rounds, the free disc and towel, lunch, a few beers, and everything in between.  We'll also have Cheatin' Craig doing our DJ work, so you know the tunes will be good. 

Where does the money go and what does it do?  Well, 100% of the proceeds go to the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition, which is a coalition of 170 organizations dedicated to the identification and treatment of suicidal individuals--I bet you don't hear about that very often.  They have two FANTASTIC programs that your player entry fee will pay for.  Let's talk about their ASIST program (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).  The coalition sponsors trainings of people in the community that encounter a lot of people each day, like teachers, clergy, guidance counselors, police officers, well you get the idea.  This training is for these people to recognize suicidal indicators in people, and guide them voluntarily into counseling and treatment.  It costs over $100/person to do this training, and the coalition recently lost their only funding through a grant.  Help us restore that funding, and get these ASIST trainees scattered throughout the community.  Your participation will actually make a difference.  Will your player fee pay for that high school teacher trained to recognize suicidal tendencies in a student who saves that student's life?

The coalition also does suicide awareness programs across high schools in Johnson County, where there is a disturbing number of teen suicides.  HELP US SLOW OR STOP THIS.

Your money will be well spent.  None of it will be for any salaries or overhead, it will just fund those programs to help stop this problem.



Hey!  The 2nd annual Flippin’ Sweet disc golf tournament, a charity tournament to raise funds for the prevention of teen suicide, and teen depression awareness through the Tom Karlin Foundation is going to be held:
When:  June 27, 2014
Where:  Thornfield Disc Golf Course, Stilwell, Kansas (one of the top courses in the country)
What:  Two 18 hole rounds of disc golf, individual scoring.  One round on pro tees, one played on the amateur tees.  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.  Shotgun start.
Extra:  Free commemorative disc golf disc, lunch, goody bag, beer for players over 21, beverages, ring of fire.
How:  Sign up at the Tom Karlin Foundation web site
Like us on Facebook:

Sign up!  This tournament if for a great cause, and is a memorial tournament for Tom Karlin and Grant Gottschalk, two teens who took their lives within a year of each other.  The proceeds will be used by the Tom Karlin Foundation to work to reduce teen suicides, and for depression awareness.

Shawnee Mission / Path between 4th basket and 5th tee
« on: May 16, 2012, 03:46:19 PM »
Has been overlaid with gravel, and then with mulch.  Should be much easier to get between 4th basket and 5th tee after a rain, and when it's dry, the roots that stuck through the soil won't be so noticeable.

Found and Lost / Found Innova KC Star Wraith - Rosedale
« on: September 06, 2010, 08:25:36 AM »
Marked "Gibson #13876".  Orange 170g

Shawnee Mission / League Play
« on: March 08, 2010, 11:06:43 AM »
OK, it's understood this may be addressed elsewhere, but in the event that I'm too unobservant to have noticed, when will league play resume for spring 2010?  What evening and time of play will be used?

Shawnee Mission / How can we improve course maintenance?
« on: June 10, 2008, 10:04:59 PM »
Feedback indicates that members are not impressed with JCPRD's maintenance of the Shawnee Mission Park course.  In defense of JCPRD, you have to admit that the amount of rainfall has made their mowing schedule difficult, to say the least.

What if someone offered to go with a park worker to mow the course?  I played today, and the fairway on 11 wasn't even mowed, and has not been touched the last couple of mowing cycles.  A guy with his grandson were losing discs in the rough off other fairways--it was not a pretty picture as the granddad was complaining about the use of his tax $$.  I'd be willing to go with a JCPRD staff member on a mower and show them the fairways and areas that need to be mowed.  Right now, the mowing is divided among several staff members, some who obviously DON'T KNOW the course.  Can the course be assigned to a single staff mower who would know the fairways and areas that need to be cut?  The heavy use of this course justifies increased mowing an maintenance of the course.

I lost a very nice tie-dye design 2008 Ice Bowl Innova driver on the 2nd hole at Shawnee Mission Park.  My drive sliced to the right side of the fairway into the brush by the creek about halfway down the fairway.  Looking and looking did not work, I simply couldn't find it.  It was marked with my name and address if you find it, and has my telephone number.  I'll drive to come pick it up, or if you want to leave it at the park lost and found, I can produce ID to claim it.


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