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Lakeside Hills / Re: Course Conditions
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:41:41 AM »
I was able to play birdland last night (first time in a while) and it looks incredible.  I don't know that I have ever seen a course installed from scratch look this good in just a short year and a half.  The pads, tee areas, tee signs, fairways, rough, next hole signs, baskets, multiple pin locations, etc. etc. IT ALL LOOKS AWESOME!  It's one heck of a course!  Great job to all those involved from the start until now, you have done one bang up job, WELL DONE!

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Longview - Perry Lake - Ozawkie, KS / Re: Perry Lake, Longview
« on: July 11, 2014, 11:49:35 AM »
I saw that as well robm.  Unfortunately Longview is just far enough off the beaten path that there is no regular conversation about course conditions to be found on the interwebz.  Very unlucky for us because it is such a great piece of land and such a good course...if it is being taken care of.  Last year I went on a whim (around this time) and when I got there the grass was very high and the ivy/oak was out of control in some fairways.  I posted on Topeka's fb page, hopefully someone has an update cuz I want to spend some time out there real soon!

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Longview - Perry Lake - Ozawkie, KS / Re: Perry Lake, Longview
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:10:30 PM »
I had no idea about the Topeka facebook pages, I will peek my head in over there and see if anyone know.  Thank you for the links!!

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Longview - Perry Lake - Ozawkie, KS / Perry Lake, Longview
« on: July 10, 2014, 01:02:52 PM »
Hello everyone, I'll post this in "general banter" since there hasn't been activity on the "Longview" thread in 8+ months.  Anyone have a current update on course condition (grass mowing, fields of ivy and oak in the fairways that was there last summer, etc)?  I love the course and want to play it soon, but I don't want to drive all that way if it has not been maintained.  Thanks for any info you may have.

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General Banter / Re: Best 3 courses in town?
« on: June 23, 2014, 11:21:10 PM »
In order of awesomeness:
1a.  Water Works
1b.  Blue Valley (***disclaimer:  This course is epic in so many ways.  It is long, grueling, big elevation, beautiful, and challenging but it is not for everyone.  People in town either love it or hate it and most of those who don't like it mention length as their biggest detractor)  You'll have to decide whether length is something you like in a disc golf course.  If it is still available, you can get the hole lengths and layout for this and several other courses at the Kansas City Wide Open website, which could prove helpful as you are new to these courses.
2.  Smithville Lake Complex (Woodhenge and Blackthorn only)
3.  Cliff Drive
4.  Birdland (Lakeside Hills)
5.  Wilbur Young
6.  Swope
7.  Rosedale Down Under ONLY  (IMO the upper course is underwhelming, usually trashy, not worth the playing time if you only have two days in KC [not trying to be offensive, this is just my opinion])
8.  WyCo
9.  Legacy

There are many other good courses in town but these are my favorite....for right now.  Enjoy your time in KC and have fun!

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Found and Lost / Lost Yellow Underworld at S.M. #17
« on: May 20, 2014, 03:35:57 PM »
I lost my beloved Underworld on hole #17 @ S.M. Park this afternoon.  I threw it right smack dab in the front of the treeline straight off the teepad.  I guess I need to work on my turnover shots a bit more ;)    It is Yellow with no flight plate stamp (you can still see the Underworld stamp impression though), no other ink on the disc.  I would greatly appreciate the kind soul that returns it.  You can PM me or I'll check this thread over the next week or so. 

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Lakeside Hills / Re: Hole Distances
« on: May 08, 2014, 08:43:23 AM »
First let me say that hole 12 in the long position is freakin' awesome, I love it.  With that, I can't see any way possible getting a birdie on that hole unless it is a lucky second shot over the treeline that crashes the chains, or very lucky shot through a 5' wide low ceiling tunnel.  Either way they are not putts on the second shot, they are throws.  This would lead me to believe it is more of a par 4.  Just my thoughts and opinion, but like I said, I love Birdland and I love the new pin positions.

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General Banter / Re: Traveling to Austin, TX
« on: May 01, 2014, 11:33:51 AM »
I'll play along.  My favorites in no particular order with qualifiers:

MetCenter:  this had a very unique "meadow" feeling, kind of cool, very long, sorta challenging.

Austin Ridge Bible Church:  perhaps the most elevation of the better courses in town.  Rough, rugged, very challenging.

Circle C Metro Park @ Slaughter Creek:  one of the prettier courses in town.  decent challenge but I would say the aesthetics are what this course is about.  I remember leaving this course saying that was pretty.  Austin is not particularly a beautiful place, the courses are predominantly dirt, dry grass, thick short trees, rocky, thorns and cactus, etc.  This one had green grass, whoa!

Roy G:  polarizing course.  Great holes, bad holes.  Beautifully designed holes and horribly designed holes.  The whole thing was a tale of two stories.  It was still a good enough course though that I could recommend it.

East Metro: Perhaps the most well-rounded of all the Austin courses I have played.  It had beauty, elevation, challenge, and was well designed. 


I can't rank them in order cuz that's biased, but if I only had one round to play I would perhaps choose East Metro or Circle C Metro.  Hope this helps.  By the way, none of these courses are like courses here so any of them would be a unique experience for you, have fun.

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General Banter / Re: Leave the chainsaw at home
« on: April 02, 2014, 05:48:59 PM »
This opens up the "roller" opportunity I've always dreamed of on hole #8 at Lakeside!!  High-fives all around ;)

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General Banter / Re: Practice Basket - Lakeside
« on: January 28, 2014, 09:17:17 PM »
That's good news.   Glad it's just getting repaired ;D

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General Banter / Re: Practice Basket - Lakeside
« on: January 21, 2014, 11:05:59 AM »
This kind of stuff is soooooo frustrating!!  I guess my questions are:  Is there a way to put a gate and lock this side of the lake like they do in sections of the other side of the lake?  Also, are there plans to put some kind of motion detector (perhaps a solar powered or battery powered) flood light in an inconspicuous place that can light they basket area up during the dark of the night?  This flood light can also contain a remote camera (like hunters use to record movement of animals).  My thoughts are the light may be just enough of a deterrent  that these offenders might scadaddle when 'lit up', and if not, the motion activated video recorder will roll tape and hopefully provide some evidence of who is tampering with our baskets (and perhaps catch a glimpse of their vehicle too).  I realize that there are a lot of other possibilities as to the when's/how's/why's of this, but I am wondering if there are proactive ways the city or the club can help curb the trending vandalism to this course...in particular the practice basket.  I also realize that this kind of thing may be easier to just 'deal with' and replace or repair broken things than it is to try and formulate some sort of action plan to stop vandalism in the first place.  I was just thinking out loud here because I love this course and the property it is on,and I want to see it stay beautiful in every way (for golfers and for the community that accesses the lake for sport or leisure).   

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Found and Lost / Re: lost my 1st run bubble plate bliz boss
« on: September 09, 2013, 09:42:00 AM »
I was playing with a friend but he was rushing back to get his bag and didn't get turned around in time to see my shot.  Hopefully it turns up, it's my bread and butter long distance disc.

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Found and Lost / Re: lost my 1st run bubble plate bliz boss
« on: September 08, 2013, 09:25:38 PM »
Sorry bout that.  I lost it at Water Works, on hole 14 but it could have landed anywhere on 17 or 15 for that matter.

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Found and Lost / lost my 1st run bubble plate bliz boss
« on: September 08, 2013, 08:09:07 PM »
Tried pushing it ONE TO MANY HOLES last night and lost my precious orange blizzard boss.  It was getting REALLY dark, I stepped up to the tee box, put a good rip on it, because of the heat and high humidity my glasses flew off my face during my release and god knows where my disc went????  I scramble to get my glasses off the ground and on my face but it was to late...she was gone  :'(  I threw it off of hole 14 down (long hole down the hill) and I don't know if it went left, right, long, short.  I believe I had my name on it (Perry Martin).  Thx if you find it.

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General Banter / Re: Pay to play in KC
« on: August 23, 2013, 09:24:26 AM »
That was one of the best news pieces I have ever seen on disc golf, well done.  Mpls is a hot bed of dg and a great place to visit. 

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