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Disc Golf Topics for Women / 2016 Women's League Schedule
« on: March 31, 2016, 01:57:41 pm »
2016 marks our 6th consecutive year and we will continue our traditional Monday nights at Rosedale a.k.a. Ladies Night Out!

We're also trying something new this year. It's like a traveling league... with a twist. I want to get a better understanding of where the ladies play in the KC area so we will be coming to a course near you very soon! I also hope this will give better opportunities for more women to participate.

So every Monday night we will be at Rosedale- this league is FREE and VERY beginner friendly. We will offer clinics once a month that will also be free. More advanced players are highly encouraged to come out and be a mentor!

New for 2016:  Then one night during the week we will offer a 2nd league on a rotating schedule of courses.  We will be supporting other KCFDC leagues  throughout the year with hopefully 1 or 2 women's cards.

Check out the schedule for April below. I'll add to this once we see how this rotation works out for everyone in April. 






http://kcdiscgolfdivas.com/2016-summer-league-schedule/

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 KC Diva Spring Feeva - May 14
« on: January 10, 2016, 12:23:22 am »
The PDGA women's committee will make the announcement and instructions to request your WGE players pack. I'll let everyone know as soon as I do but keep an eye on PDGA.com and the WGE Facbook page: https://www.facebook.com/womensglobalevent/?fref=ts

It's just required that you are registered for a WGE (which you now are Nova - TY) before claiming your PP.

In addition to the WGE players packs, there are also Diva Feeva players packs for all Amateur divisions.


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Tournaments / 2016 KC Diva Spring Feeva - May 14
« on: January 09, 2016, 10:34:43 am »
2016 KC Diva Spring Feeva
A Women’s Only Disc Golf Tournament

Saturday May 14, 2016
Swope Park Disc Golf Course
Kansas City, Mo

Registration for the 2nd Annual KC Diva Spring Feeva is now open! There is a division offered for all players of all skill levels, which makes this event the best opportunity for ladies to play in their very first tournament. The PDGA has lowered fees to make this event approachable for all players, so invite your friends, girlfriends, mothers, sisters, and daughters.

This year we will also be a participating Women's Global Event.
WGE Player’s pack signups will open on January 13th only to the women that are already pre-registered for a sanctioned WGE event. The player’s packages will be available to the first 800 players globally on a first-come, first-served basis.

#‎2016WGE‬ ‪#‎KCDIVAFEEVA‬

Event info and registration:
http://kcdiscgolfdivas.com/spring-feeva-info/

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Winter Leagues / Women's League Fall/Winter 2015
« on: October 09, 2015, 01:36:25 pm »
Women's league has moved to Swope Disc Golf Course for the fall and winter. Sundays at 1pm.
October 2015 - March 2016

For girls and women of all ages and skill levels in the Kansas City area that want to learn and play disc golf in a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Bring out a friend, sister, daughter and introduce her to disc golf! We have an amazing group of women here in our disc golf community and we are GROWING!   We’d love to have you join us.


First Sundays Disc Golf Social

The first Sunday of every month the Kansas City Disc Golf Diva’s will be hosting First Sundays Disc Golf Social. More details to follow but this will be for all of the disc golf community and we’ll be encouraging families to attend. We hope that it will attract more new players and lifetime disc golf families by helping them get acquainted with our disc golf culture and family.


More details on this and other events on our website: http://KCDiscGolfDivas.com

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Disc Golf Topics for Women / Fall 2015 Womens League
« on: October 09, 2015, 01:28:44 pm »
Kansas City Disc Golf Divas fall league – a.k.a Mimosa League
Women's league has moved to Swope Disc Golf Course for the fall and winter. Sundays at 1pm.

For girls and women of all ages and skill levels in the Kansas City area that want to learn and play disc golf in a fun, relaxed and supportive atmosphere. Bring out a friend, sister, daughter and introduce her to disc golf! We have an amazing group of women here in our disc golf community and we are GROWING!   We’d love to have you join us.


The fall version of our league is also known as “Mimosa League”. We were crowned the Mimosa League a few years ago by our disc golf brothers, Kansas City Beer League. Be sure to say hi to them when you’re out at Swope on Sundays. You can’t miss em – just look for the Mule and a LARGE group of the best people you’ll ever meet on the course. They’ve always been some of our best supporters.

It’s fitting to continue this mimosa tradition with the success of our inaugural Kansas City Diva Spring Feeva women’s only tournament this past May. The event volunteers (primarily men) surprised all players with mimosas and roses after they finished the last round.



First Sundays Disc Golf Social

The first Sunday of every month the Disc Golf Diva’s will be hosting First Sundays Disc Golf Social. More details to follow but this will be for all of the disc golf community and we’ll be encouraging families to attend. We hope that it will attract more new players and lifetime disc golf families by helping them get acquainted with our disc golf culture and family.


More details on this and other events on our website: http://KCDiscGolfDivas.com

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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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