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Tournaments / Re: 2014 Team Challenge
« on: March 02, 2014, 02:58:54 PM »
Sounds like we should vote on when the event is too. 

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Tournaments / 2014 Memorial
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:24:32 PM »
So I'm watching the Disc Golf Guy Viog #197 of the 2014 Memorial Tournament.   Nikko steps up and throws a shot and my daughter sees it. And she says "What do you look like in your dreams? I've got a big afro and stuff. A wooden leg and a weird eye". She can quote every saying in this youtube video. We laughed for a good five minutes.
Check at 1:28

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Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: BIG NEWS!
« on: February 24, 2014, 11:33:51 AM »
I played yesterday.   And I noticed, that they moved several pins including 3 of the new ones.  #1, #2, #3, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, #12, #17 were all recently moved since the last time I played there. 

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General Banter / Re: Heads Up
« on: February 17, 2014, 10:50:32 AM »
jack, you keep a diary?  Sounds a little strange. 

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General Banter / Re: Penn valley
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:33:20 AM »
Draw up your plans and have an actual road map for new ideas. Present them to the board and we all can make change happen. Getting the brains of many on an idea will help it flourish.

I agree that we need a new way to manage courses. But how can we make this possible? Accountability and framework make this sort of thing happen.

League participation has not dropped. Leagues and Events are apart of our mission statement

My proposal needs flushed out a bit more before it would be ready for a roadmap or proposal, which is why I posted on the forum to increase discussion on his topic and generate more ideas or better ones.

You're right, I don't have evidence that league participation has dropped.  It may only be my perception and the specific leagues that I tend to frequent have dropped.  And it maybe that there are more leagues now and the number of league players is spread across them, meaning per league there look to be fewer when in fact they may be the same or greater.  However, I do think that league participation could dramatically increase, if we improve promotability and increase our active membership. 

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General Banter / Re: Concave disc
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:49:16 PM »
It shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes.

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General Banter / Re: Concave disc
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:36:09 PM »
Boil some water, throw it in.  Pull it out place it on a flat service to return to room temperature.  If that doesn't work, call DD. 

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General Banter / Re: Penn valley
« on: February 14, 2014, 07:34:47 PM »
There are never enough courses. 

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General Banter / Re: Penn valley
« on: February 14, 2014, 03:49:44 PM »
Eric,  by course committee is how it is currently structured.   

One person is not a committee.  And it's not working.  Fewer people are playing leagues.  Our growth of membership has not kept up with the growth of disc golfers in the area. 

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Tournaments / Re: Kan-u-wyco
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:59:50 PM »
You can always so no I can't do it.   Or you provide the body then I can give them instruction. 

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Tournaments / Re: Tulsa Selinske Masters Field Events (aka Reindeer games)
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:43:50 PM »
Arkansas has some dry counties too.  I almost was arrested for bootlegging because I was in the truck with all the beer coolers for a float trip down there.  We had probably 20 cases of beer in the back and you are only allowed 2 per person.  There were 2 of us in the truck and so we had to dump out 16 cases of beer on the side of the road or we were going to jail.   :'(

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General Banter / Re: Penn valley
« on: February 14, 2014, 12:27:29 PM »
I agree with Jack here.   I see several new courses going in and several more cities that are exploring the possibility and I don't see that slowing down anytime soon.  Unfortunately, as Jack pointed out,our club is not growing at the same pace.   As a club, we need to focus on really two things in the near future to support these new courses along with maintaining our current courses.  And that is to 1.  increase our membership and 2. increase their participation.  I heard some good ideas from Eric K. at the Board meeting in regards to KCFDC schwag that I think will help with exposure and help build the membership base.  Last year, I put some effort in regards to this with the hats and collared shirts with KCFDC logos and frankly I was surprised it wasn't more popular, but Eric K. is going in a slightly different direction and it will likely be more successful.

Nonetheless, I have had some of my own ideas that I've been mulling over the last year that I think is a good time to roll out now.  It is tied to how we are structured as a club. Basically my idea is that we have mini-clubs within the KCFDC.  I would have to read the club bylaws but perhaps officially they would be Committees.  These Committees or mini-clubs would be responsible for essentially the same thing as the entire club does, but it can break it down to the more local level at the courses you frequent the most.  We could find out from our members (on signup form and contact those already active) what they feel is their home course  (#1) and then maybe their #2 and #3 courses that they frequently play.  The leader of the committee could either be assigned by the Board or voted on by committee members.  The leader would then pull from this group to assign course coordinator roles, league coordinator roles, work day organizer, P&R interface, or other assignments.   In some cases, these roles may be the same person, but it would give them more people to pull from to help with activities such work days and other initiatives at their home courses and prevent them from getting burned out by doing all the work themselves.  You wouldnít have to limit member participation to a single committee either.    Now I think the Committee Leader has to be responsible to reaching out to everyone within their committee and not just pick and choose their friends to come help and then complain that others arenít pulling their weight.  Not that ever happens now.   ;) 

We could have contests between Committees, who has the most members, the largest increase in membership from that committee area, the largest league participation, the most work day volunteers, etc. with rewards to winning competitions be determined by the Board.  Perhaps X amount in course improvement funds or win the right to host a specific tournament (KCWO or club championships).  I was thinking you could have bag tags or patches made for each course and then volunteers could earn a course bag tag or patch for so many hours donated.  If they come to multiple work days or meet a certain threshold of hours donated, then maybe we could give away additional schwag, either KCFDC or a specific committee shirts or whatever.  At this time, I donít think it makes sense for every course to have their own committee, but perhaps later on down the road it would.  I was thinking the following groupings
Under KS VP:  1.  P.C.Lakeside 2. WycoSM 3. RosieUPDown and 4. future KS courses (PVHeritage)   
Under MO VP:  1.  BlueCliff 2.  BSLegacy 3. sWopeWW 4.  future MO courses CassCo (PHillBelRay)

Thoughts?



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Tournaments / Re: 2014 Team Challenge
« on: February 14, 2014, 08:03:39 AM »
Hey, I'm from Raymore.  And so is KCVinnie.  You need to rethink that thought.  Raymore disc golfers are awesome.  And wait till we get our course this year, then you will see even more. 

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Tournaments / Re: Tulsa Selinske Masters Field Events (aka Reindeer games)
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:09:01 PM »
Where did you get a room.  i was checking out the Ramada or the LaQuinta Inn.   

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Barter Town / Re: welder needed
« on: February 13, 2014, 10:48:16 AM »
Could you just put a pole in the ground and slide it over?

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