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2 rounds on Sunday. 1 on Saturday.

Seriously? Bummer. We can't do it Saturday because its Amando and Calebs wedding.


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The KC Disc Golf Diva's would like to express our appreciation to our Diva Feeva volunteers, caddies and local sponsors with a picnic at Swope!
We are so thankful to have such a supporting disc golf community. There is no way that anyone at that event could not feel the love.

Sunday June 7th
Swope Park
1pm - 5pm

We'll be grilling burgers and hot dogs.
Beer also provided

 We hope many of you can make it out!
Come and go as you like- food and beer available until it's gone :)

The East vs West Challenge is same weekend but just one round on Sunday- if you are playing in that event and were a part of Diva Feeva, head to Swope if you're hungry after!

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Here are the final results of the Inaugural KC Diva Spring Feeva: http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20175

Congratulations to our division winners, Cynthia Ricciotti in Juniors, Misty Taff in Recreational, Mariah Flagg in Intermediate, Suzanne Hillyard in Advanced Masters, Christine West in Advanced, and Amanda Jackson in Open.

And to all competitors, thank you for making this historic day so special.

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2015 Diva Feeva Event Schedule
Friday May 8

All day
Practice rounds at Swope

3:00 – 7:00 pm
Early player check-in for all divisions. Can pick up players packs at this time.

3:00 – 6:00 pm
Men’s Only Doubles Round
We want to give our awesome volunteers and caddies a chance to play too!
Bring your own parter; Flex start; (tee off anytime 3-6pm)
$5.00 per player. 100% payout.

Claim Your Caddy Day
Ladies, this is your chance to come out and grab a caddy for Saturday if you would like one! (This is completely optional)

5:00 pm
Women’s and Youth Disc Golf Clinic

 
Saturday May 9

7:00 – 8:15 am
Player check-in for all divisions

7:45 – 8:15 am
Sunrise Yoga – optional
Pre-round session of yoga stretching with Rebecca Berciunas (please bring a yoga mat)

8:30 am
Players Meeting – mandatory
Competition Rules Q&A

9:00 am
1st Round – Shotgun start

Lunch (served immediately after first round)
Free for all players and event staff.

1:30 pm (approximate and subject to change)
2nd Round – Shotgun start

4:00 pm (approximate and subject to change)
Games,  Prizes, Raffle
Tournament Awards Ceremony – All Divisions
Beer Garden, Music and more fun!

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Just signed my better half up, Cathy Flanagan.  Looking forward to caddying for her, and seeing everyone else out there!  8)

Yeah Cathy! Will be great to see you.
oh and yea- always good to see you too James :)


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Registration is now updated! We are just 6 weeks away so register asap and don't miss this: http://kcdiscgolfdivas.com/spring-feeva/

If you're coming from out of town and need a place to stay a night, let us know- we have others in the KC disc golf community willing to host other women in town for the weekend.

Please thank our generous sponsors! http://kcdiscgolfdivas.com/spring-feeva/sponsorship-opportunities/

Current Registration:

Recreational:
Mel Atkeisson
Stephanie Connell
Jaimee Crosby
Susan Castro Gautreaux
Anna Hare
Michelle McKee
Amanda Miller

Intermediate:
Elisabeth Borg-Bowman
Amy Crowe
Cathy Flanagan
Aimee Niles
Crispian Paul
Monica Washington
Suzie Zell

Advanced Masters:
Rhonda Crosby
Yanina Langer

Advanced:
April Jenkins
Amanda Quinories

Open:
Amanda Jackson
Miranda Fulton
Alison Wiley

Saturday May 9, 2015
Swope Park

More information and registration:
http://kcdiscgolfdivas.com/spring-feeva/

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The Kansas City Disc Golf Divas are hosting the 1st annual KC Diva Spring Feeva, a women’s only disc golf tournament. We have some fun and exciting things in the works and you don't want to miss it!

http://KCDiscGolfDivas.com

Please share with all the women in your life!




Saturday May 9, 2015
Swope Park Disc Golf Course
Kansas City, Mo
Tournament Director: Ben Crosby

PDGA C-Tier Event
2 Rounds
2 Rounds on Saturday (18 holes each)
Lunch provided between rounds.

Divisions and Entry Fees:
Open Women: $40.00
Advanced Master Women: $30.00
Advanced Women: $30.00
Intermediate Women: $30.00
Recreational Women: $20.00
Junior Girls (16&under) $20.00

Online Registration:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/KC_Diva_Spring_Feeva_Women_Only_2015/register

(Registration by cash or check: contact Ben or Rhonda Crosby)

PDGA event registration list:
http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20175

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/593019987497110

KC Disc Golf Divas Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/568557966491457/

We are also in need of MEN volunteers:
Contact Tournament Director: Ben Crosby

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Tournaments / 2015 KC Diva Spring Feeva - Womens Only Event - May 9
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:00:47 pm »
The Kansas City Disc Golf Divas are hosting the 1st KC Diva Spring Feeva, a women’s only disc golf tournament. We have some fun and exciting things in the works and you don't want to miss it!

http://KCDiscGolfDivas.com

Please share with all the women in your life!




Saturday May 9, 2015
Swope Park Disc Golf Course
Kansas City, Mo
Tournament Director: Ben Crosby

PDGA C-Tier Event
2 Rounds
2 Rounds on Saturday (18 holes each)
Lunch provided between rounds.

Divisions and Entry Fees:
Open Women: $40.00
Advanced Master Women: $30.00
Advanced Women: $30.00
Intermediate Women: $30.00
Recreational Women: $20.00
Junior Girls (16&under) $20.00

Online Registration:
https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/KC_Diva_Spring_Feeva_Women_Only_2015/register

(Registration by cash or check: contact Ben or Rhonda Crosby)

PDGA event registration list:
http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/20175

Facebook Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/593019987497110

KC Disc Golf Divas Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/568557966491457/

We are also in need of MEN volunteers:
Contact Tournament Director: Ben Crosby

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General Banter / Re: I must apologize and clarify
« on: December 05, 2014, 12:36:00 am »
I don't spend much time on this forum these days but this topic seems to have gotten quite a stir. So here are my thoughts on the subject.

The Kansas City disc golf community and the KCFDC have always supported and welcomed women golfers,  so I thought it was odd and the reason I investigated both sides of the "down under incident". Everything has been worked out and I'm happy that that has not changed.

But we need to keep the dialogue and communication open- we tend to be a little sensitive about this topic. Guys maybe you can be too when you find yourself in a situation like that. Are there jerks out there - YES. But they aren't limited to the disc golf course. Heck, read this forum and it won't take you long to find a jerk or 2  ;D  Mostly we are blessed to have a great group of guys here in KC that welcome us on the course and at events.

As for growing the sport, no matter who you are an advocate for: women, youth or disc golf in general it takes passion and action. Thanks Crispian for being passionate and wanting to take action.

All the support aside, it takes women to truly grow womens disc golf! 

I started the KC Disc Golf Divas several years ago after the torch was passed to me by Kristie and Tiffany, instigators of our original Girls Night Out back in the day :)  I recently ran across an old article about womens disc golf from the Summer 2003 Issue of Disc Golf World News magazine. I thought I'd share so I copied below the part that Kristie Svejda wrote about our womens group 11 years ago:



    Women’s League here in Kansas City began three years ago. I had been on a short disc golf tour in 1999 and had heard about women who started a women’s league in their hometowns. This sounded like a great idea at the time, so I placed it in the back of my mind and forgot about it until the next season. In 2000, I was playing a lot of disc golf, usually with men, and I started figuring out the details for a women's league. I made a few signs, put them up at our parks, and on that first night, I showed up along with a couple of other women. That year ended much like it began, with little success in the number of women players, but I was beginning to see how successful such a league could be if it caught on.
In 2001, I was a little discouraged about running a women’s league. I had dropped the $2.00 entry fee, and the signs in '01 read: "Ladies League" instead of "Women’s League." The biggest difference was that Ladies League now had a regular player. Tiffany would come to play every Thursday night, and since we were usually the only two girls, we came up with ideas on how to get more women to come out to play. Looking back on it, we must have looked crazy telling the women we would see playing with another group, "Come play with us on girls night." They would ask us about the details, and we would say something like. "You're looking at it. This is it." Thus, Ladies League began, and before long, we consistently had a full card.
By the end of 2001, we had conned a few women into coming out almost every week, and word was starting to get around. Almost every week, I would go to our regularly scheduled league nights and announce, "Tell your girlfriends or wives to come out to Rosedale on Thursday nights to play women’s league with us." Our league was starting to bloom, and we were having a blast watching it grow.
During 2002, the name "Ladies League" was dropped and replaced with "Girls' Night Out," and the league was running itself. Our turnout doubled to about eight, and by the end of the season, we had 15 women showing up to play on Thursday nights. The hardest part about watching the growth of our league was that we couldn’t all play on the same card anymore. We started splitting up in to two groups and eventually three.
So far, 2003 has been great. Everyone has filled a position of sorts in running Girls' Night Out. In addition to running the league this year, Annie has made scorecards for us and is always there with extra discs to loan or sell. Tiffany, our mother hen, watches over all the girls and was key in making the league successful. Rhonda, our marketing guru, not only made business cards for us to pass out to other women, but she is also working on a Girls' Night Out website. We even started a funny tradition of bringing snacks for after the round. Looking back to 2000, I would have never dreamed Girls' Night Out would be such a success in just three years.
My advice, if you want to start a Girls' Night Out in your hometown, is to make sure everyone is having a good time. Cut out all of the competition crap, and just take it easy for a night. Ask your friends and their friends to come out and play. If they don’t want to play all of the holes or quit during the round, that’s cool, because you're not trying to find the next champion, you're just hoping to be able to play disc golf with some cool chicks. Eventually, if your league works out like Kansas City’s has, more and more girls will start playing at the local events. Some will join the club; and sooner or later, they may join the PDGA; and voila, you have 15 new friends, and a women’s division at the next tournament.






And we're still growing. To some it may not look like we're much in numbers but travel to some other cities events and talk to other women out there and you'll find out they are jealous of how many women play in KC. The area we need to keep growing is the competitive side.

Competitive golf is not for everyone but one of the biggest impacts you can make ladies is to play more tournaments! Then and only then will the number of womens spots in events be raised. I can't count the number of tournaments I have played over the years where I was the only woman at the event so it's exciting to me to see womens divisions filling up! I like to think of it as growing pains.  Just another perspective.

I wasn't going to say anything about this publicly for awhile but since it was brought up....

I am planning a women's only tournament for May 2015 here in Kansas City. Nothing official just yet- it's still in planning stages.  It will be an annual event, but every other year also tie into the PDGA Womens Global event.

And guys...
I'll need volunteers to help with the event- because most of the ladies will be playing - I hope :)

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Swope / Re: Disc return
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:11:19 am »
The return will be cleaned out today.  The discs will be close to the check in table at the pavilion.

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Leagues / 2014 Womens Leagues
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:24:12 pm »

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Disc Golf Topics for Women / 2014 Womens Leagues
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:21:48 pm »

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Tournaments / Re: ICE BOWL 2014 - January 25th and 26th
« on: January 24, 2014, 10:17:33 pm »

    Some important final details about Ice Bowl weekend:

    We will be setup for check-in or day of registration at 8 am.
    If you are pre-registered and playing afternoon round, please make sure you check-in by 12:30 pm.

    Unlimited mulligans are for sale to be used during the first round only. Their use is highly encouraged as all mulligan proceeds go to our charities. In fact, we challenge you to buy an Ice Bowl Championship!

    1 round and a final nine will be played during the weekend.
    WHEN you play that first full round is up to you. You choose your group and choose to play either Saturday or Sunday.

    You have 3 Tee Time options for Saturday:
    (if you pre-registered, you chose a time)

    1. Up Top at 9 am - Shotgun start
    2. Up Top at 1 pm - Shotgun start
    3. Down Under 8am – 3pm: Flex start

    .... or instead of playing Saturday, you can play your 1 round on Sunday.

    You need to post an 18-hole score on either of Rosedale Park’s courses to qualify to play the nine-hole final round.

    Final 9 on Sunday
    Sunday, 8am – 10 am: Flex start: Top or Down Under

    Also on Sunday:
    Chili contest and chili potluck lunch
    Beer and music
    CTP and Mini Golf
    Raffle

    Come out for the fun and festivities on Sunday- whether you're playing or not. Hang out for an hour or all day.

    Remember this event is all about supporting our charities- Harvesters and Bishop Sullivan Center- and to have fun with our disc golf family!



We broke last year's record for Ice Bowl pre-registrations - 234.

Now let's break our record for donations to our charities!

The KCFDC has set its charitable goal high this year—$10K for our historic beneficiaries: Bishop Sullivan Center's Saint James Place Food Pantry and Harvesters: the Community Food Network.

To give us a chance to reach this goal, please download the Sponsorship Form and the Pledge Sheet.
http://www.icebowlhq.com/docs/kcib14sponsor.pdf
http://www.icebowlhq.com/docs/kcpledgesheet.pdf


The Sponsorship Form is four pages long: the first page describes the mission, pages two and three include the sponsorship options and a sponsor agreement, and page four offers a brief description of the KCFDC and of disc golf.

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Water Works / Re: September 21-Work Day
« on: August 27, 2013, 07:37:21 pm »

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