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#14's teepad area would be part of the course and would not be considered OB


Just a hypothetical question, about #13 tee to #14 long out at Rosedale.

If you were to have a throw land on #14's tee pad, bench, or stairs, would that be considered OB?

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Trilogy Challenge - Swope Park - August 2nd, 2015
« on: August 02, 2015, 05:48:22 pm »
I kept mine in the bag after my third attempt at throwing it. I used the Evidence for the rest of the round as it had awesome glide and flew straight. It also held just about any line you gave it. Almost too well, actually.The Macana did fairly well. I'm still undecided on whether it was me trying to get used to the feel of the disc or if the disc was just too stable, but it cost me at least four putts inside 30' that I know I'm capable of making with my normal Wardens or Judges.
Anyways, it was a great event and I had a blast while I was out there. I think the Evidence proved itself worthy for a spot in my bag.

Barter Town / Re: Ultimate Frisbee for trade/very cheap
« on: August 02, 2015, 03:38:14 pm »
Sweet. See you then.

Barter Town / Ultimate Frisbee for trade/very cheap
« on: August 02, 2015, 12:36:32 am »
My wife bought me a Discraft Supercolor Ultrastar 175 Frisbee Eagle last year after I first started getting into disc golf. Bless her heart though, she wasn't aware that it was for ultimate frisbee instead. I still have it in its original packaging but have no use for it. I'd prefer finding someone who either plays ultimate or can get it to someone who does.
I wouldn't mind trading it for a used disc golf putter. I'm not picky but partial to Wardens and Judges. If you're intrested in buying it, I'd accept $5 or what you think is fair. I'll be out at the Trilogy Challenge tomorrow, SMP league on Tuesday, or at the MAC coming up Aug. 15th-16th.

Shouldn't it be like this?

Pool A - Adv/Am Masters/Adv Women.  (Waterworks/Rosedale)
Pool B - Am GM/Int Men  (Swope/Waterworks)
Pool C - Int Women/Rec Women/Rec Men/Jr. (Rosedale/Swope)

This way, Pool B & C aren't both at Swope this first day.

Leagues / Re: 2015 Meandering Monday PDGA League - Both Sessions
« on: July 27, 2015, 01:53:36 pm »
Rob, I have an Innova DisCatcher that I could bring out. I'll be out there a little before 5. Text me if you have questions. Nine-one-three-850-nine-835.

Found and Lost / Lost Disc on #11 at SMP
« on: July 18, 2015, 09:31:04 am »
I threw my 2nd shot, a purple Dynamic Disc Thief, into the high grass to the right (northeast) of the basket (long pin). My estimate is that that it landed between the tree that's halfway bare and the one about 65ft towards the middle pin. My name and number should be on it.

General Banter / Re: Been seeing alot of Rebel Flags
« on: July 12, 2015, 10:18:53 am »
Here's the thing: You don't have to be religious to be spiritual and you don't have to be spiritual to be religious. However, all beliefs and non-beliefs put aside, we are all human with good and bad traits capable within our being. We can learn unity if we can respect our differences and show courtesy in regards to a symbol of unity built on the joining of differences. Most sporting events do play the national anthem in observation of our heritage and pride in our nation. In my opinion, as I'm open to hearing others, observing the anthem is not to flaunt a demonstration of us over them or a view of superiority over lesser beings, but an observation that during this breif moment before a competition, all competitors are in fact equal, regardless of our beliefs, backgrounds, and differences. That during our sport, we are united in one belief...
That the 'Disc Gods' have better give me a bogey free round!

P.S. I added the last part for comic effect.

General Banter / Re: California Trail Putting Clinic
« on: July 11, 2015, 02:03:06 pm »
W 133rd St & Pflumm in Overland Park at the California Trail Middle school. It's a short 9 hole course that could use some love as far as maintenance (no tee pads, missing signs, and broken baskets). Its good for approach practice and if there's no other course you can go to nearby. I used it daily during my hour lunch breaks last summer and enjoyed what it offered in that aspect.
As far as a putting clinic there? I'd see it being beneficial and would go if I was free to do so.

Shawnee Mission / Re: Dog Daze of Summer PDGA League at SMP updates
« on: July 08, 2015, 01:32:08 pm »
I really appreciate your hard work into the SMP league, MK. Every week, while I'm sitting in class from 6-8:30 on Tuesday nights, I get to read and see what's going on out there. I'm looking forward to catching the last 4 league nights after this summer semester is over. By then, I hope all the ideas you've tested and learned will still be present in the last 4 setups.
Keep up the great work!

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.

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...

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.

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. 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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