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General Banter / Thank you Veterans
« on: November 11, 2015, 09:21:38 am »
Thanks to the many disc golfers on this forum that have served our country in the armed forces and risked their lives in combat.  I thank you for your service  and sacrifices so we can live our lives freely and argue over such simple things like disc golf. 

Thanks to:

Steve Dresser
GI Dave
Steeler Doug.....

Rosedale / Re: Rosedale Redesign
« on: November 02, 2015, 11:57:05 am »
I love that you are able to do such creative things with that space.  It looks like some good wooded changes bring some more challenges.

Great job folks. 

Course is being mowed again today.  It should be a really nice clean cut for the event.    They also cleared up several holes and are pushing more brush back. 

Park guys texted me last night and wanted to have the course in tip top shape. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: October 07, 2015, 09:51:21 am »
Just picked up the donations from the Mavericks.  We have some really cool prizes for the raffle/ctp/ROF.

20 Maverick pennants, Islander/Mavs pucks, survival cord Maverick bracelets, and......

a signed hockey stick of all the Mavericks players.

Thanks to  Todd Mackin and the Missouri Mavericks for taking care of us. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: October 06, 2015, 12:07:00 pm »
Saturday's forecast-

75 and sunny with 0% chance of rain

Looks like another great year for weather for KCJO.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 29, 2015, 04:16:17 pm »
Oops... i guess i left out all the moms, girlfriends, and aunts. Sorry about the Amy.   We hope that you ladies bring out you family members as well.  We do not want to discriminate.  Unfortunately there is no potty on site so i guess we are still discriminating against you ladies.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Bad Rock Creek Open presented by Dynamic Discs
« on: September 28, 2015, 12:14:13 pm »
If you are playing #3 long, it might be worth having the blue basket pulled.  Hitting the gap is not extremely hard, but then after you hit the gap, you should not have to worry about a good straight shot nailing the blue basket IMO.    I am not sure how well the score deviation will be on that gold hole with the blue pin  interfering with a perfectly thrown straight shot.  I can arrange that the basket gets pulled on Friday if that interests you. 

I will be interested to see the score deviation on  hole #3 gold with or without the blue basket.  The blue pin is very  short and reachable  and  likely a deuce or die for open and likely for other divisions but i can see some scores also adding up. 

I wish the grass was taller and that farmer fred would have cut and baled the whole park earlier in the summer.   I have not been out in awhile so i do not know the grass height, but hole #8 gold is an interesting hole and when the wind is right, bigger rtbh arms can reach that gold pin giving them an eagle look.  There is a good left to right wind often (disappears in winter with Northern wind) so if you turn something over and let it ride out over the tall grass it is a  reachable huge landing area.  I also like how the placement of your lay up shot  on the hill makes it very tough to see the pin and gage the distance.  Makes for a tough blind over the hill  upshot even though it is not that long.

Either way i like your layout and these are not criticisms, just thoughts. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 27, 2015, 02:48:03 pm »
Discs and shirts just arrived.  I am excited to get our hands on them and get the kids a preview at our schools.

Fox Hill was trimmed up on several holes today in order to get it tourney ready.  The school district decided to start  mowing it and trimming it so that has helped lessen the load for Bill Lentz and his workforce of school dads.   

Hole 4 was very overgrown and it was trimmed out today.  It should play a lot more fair now.  Howevr, hole 4 could use some help pulling the brush pile if anyone is out there this week.  If you are out there and want to pull a few branches, please pull them up the tree line on the right hand side past the gap and deposit them on the existing brush pile please and thanks.

Holes 1, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10,11, were also cleaned up.

Winter Leagues / Re: Chiefs League 2015
« on: September 18, 2015, 11:51:04 am »
I like the early factor.  Missing the Chiefs games are hard to swallow.  Plus you get back home early for those that have kids.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 16, 2015, 12:12:18 pm »
Now included in the players pack will be a mini thanks to the KCFDC!

1. tourney shirt
1. tourney shirt
1. mini disc marker
1. lunch
1.  raffle ticket (everyone wins!)

Thanks to all of our sponsors!   

Dynamic Discs, Innova, KCFDC,  and Mavericks

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 14, 2015, 03:04:30 pm »
There is no cutoff date.  Come out that morning and sign up.  We need to get some online registration going for next year.  I believe we have 50 shirts and plenty of discs. 

We also have some swag lined up from the Mavericks for our raffle and ROF.  Fire and Ice bbq contest last weekend led to some additional goodies. 

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 10, 2015, 08:50:28 pm »
 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, tourney shirt, 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 $15 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 24 years.

Here is a post from last couple years...

I posted this last year.  23 years later and still running an charity event juniors event. 

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 23rd 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...

Tournaments / 2015 Kansas City Juniors Open- Oct 10th
« on: September 04, 2015, 12:41:27 pm »
The 3rd annual Kansas City Juniors Open is October 10th at Fox Hill Elementary.   We have a bigger and better players pack this year with an event shirt and disc for a ridiculously low entry price.   We have some major sponsorship this year from Dynamic Disc.

We need some help distributing flyers at various courses to help spread the word. If you have access to the kiosk please contact me. Our goal is continue to grow the event and provide a fun day of disc golf. 


Beginners / Re: Disc Golf 101/outreach flyer and discs for kids
« on: September 01, 2015, 04:16:33 pm »
The PDGA used to have a "What is disc golf" colored flyer.  I would contact them and see what you can get.  They are great about sending out materials when it comes to youth activities. 

I thought DD has some loaner discs as well.

Kansas City Juniors Open will be Oct 10th at Fox Hill.  We are in the process now of working out some details.  I hope to have a flyer up in the next week or so.  This is our 3rd year for the event and we hope to continue to grow it. 

General Banter / Re: Independence Disc Golf Day - 10/25
« on: August 24, 2015, 06:13:56 pm »
Jordan is staying on top of this and has been very proactive.  There has been a lot of correspondence by email.

It definitely requires patience and often times takes several years to get the course/land approved, and then you are looking at several more years to clear the land and get it ready.

So....maybe we will have a course by 2020 ;D  But, Independence parks and rec will be receiving a great deal of park revenue  in next few years due to a park tax passing so money should not be an issue.

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