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Cliff Drive / Re: 4/15/13 League Results
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:45:12 PM »
Joe put one off the top of the basket on hole 10...only to kick OB. He saved the circle three of course. Shot of the night!

Tournaments / Re: Marshall Spring Fling April 27th
« on: April 15, 2013, 01:14:37 PM »
What are the courses like?

Coop, I won't be able to give a "Loomis-esque" response, but I'll do my best.  There's two courses at this location.  They have a lot of options because the courses are side by side.  They've even put together a "championship" course that combines holes from two courses into one monster layout.  I doubt that will be used for the tournament, but a cool thought nonetheless. 

The original course has two tee pads for most holes and has quite the variety of shots.  There's open shots, wooded shots, uphill shots and downhill shots.  There's a few bomber holes, but for the most part the pins are reachable with a good drive.  There's definitely a line to be hit on most holes given the slope of the hills, trees and some well thought out basket placement.  Now's the time to score low out there because in the summer months, the wood holes get knarly.  Innova discatchers here.

The second course was just put in last year or the year before.  It has Monkeytrap baskets just like that of Joplin and several southern Missouri courses.  Hint: hit low right!  The course starts out in the woods and gradually works its way out...only to go back into the woods again later on.  A good variety of shots here as well.  This one isn't for the faint of heart.  There are some bombers.  One hole is probably a good 600' uphill and the basket is on somewhat of a peninsula.  If your upshot ends 30' to the left of the basket, it is sailing about a 150' downhill into a skatepark.  Another hole is woodsy and long and right next to a lake.  A bad kick will put you in the water so be careful on that one. 

All in all I would just say there is a WIDE variety of holes here.  Pretty much anything under the sun.  I'd really consider playing this tournament.  I know they had a few baskets that had been vandalized a few months back, but surely it'll be corrected prior to the tourney.  Enjoy.

Tournaments / Re: Marshall Spring Fling April 27th
« on: April 15, 2013, 08:03:39 AM »
Can't speak to the layout-however believe they only have one pin location for each hole.

Both courses have tee pads.

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Legacy Mini 4/5/13
« on: April 12, 2013, 05:13:45 PM »
Bad traffic! Don't start without me!

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Legacy Mini 4/5/13
« on: April 12, 2013, 12:47:38 PM »
BIG thumbs up

Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Legacy Mini 4/5/13
« on: April 12, 2013, 10:00:06 AM »
Singles or dubs tonight?

Tournaments / Re: 2013 GBO - Tee Times
« on: April 11, 2013, 08:55:59 AM »
I wish I was headed to Emporia or Augusta right now.  Instead, I am stuck in a cubicle in Overland Park.  Horrible >:(

Good luck to everyone playing in the GBO!

Ditto Vince. Ditto. Legacy League on Friday?! Haha

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 04:22:13 PM »
I am still trying to figure this all out. I am slowly creeping up to a year playing, if you count winter time where I did not throw a disc. I usually look where I want to throw it, say a silent prayer and throw. Does it work? Heck no! I try to watch the vets throwing and I tend to ask a lot of questions, which can probably get annoying. I need to find this Church of the Flying Disc God!

Something I think helps develop your throwing is to play catch. Another thing that will improve your game fast is to take all your discs and go throw them out in an open filed such as a soccer field or baseball field. Playing rounds doesn;t give you enough reps to learn how to make the discs go where you want them to.

This. But doing the field thing takes dedication-- let's face it, that's booooring compared to playing an actual round --but perhaps that dedication makes the difference between an average player and an exceptional one.

it does take dedication. I live on 14 acres but I would be lying if I said I go out and play catch with myself. I keep telling myself I need too, but do I? Heck No...I try to play same courses, so I get repetition and I was seeing my score slowly drop last year. Then Winter I feel like I am almost back to square one.

I even bought one of those DVDs with Ken Climo and some other dude in it, when I purchased some discs online. It's given me a few pointers but I need to work on my drives. I thought I was doing awesome getting 350-400 feet on drives until I played with a guy who was almost doubling was an ego crusher.

Doubling a 400' drive? What kind of downhill course are you playing my friend?!

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:51:36 PM »
I just changed putters again to the MERCY (as well as a bunch of other plastic) and then played the Monkey Island... I shot an 868 rated round... 8... 6.... 8. Came in DFL. I have technique and confidence, but not so much with the new plastic. Yet.

I have the GBO this weekend and I have to figure out what I am going to do; stick with familiar plastic or go with the new stuff.

Sounds like Tiger with Nike :)

Believe you mean Rory

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 01:08:07 PM »
That's my point, Jordan. If you don't know the right technique, what are you practicing then?

Where I'm at is just picking one and sticking with it.  The problem is, I've got 5 different putting styles running through my head and haven't decided on one.  Thus, I release the putter and think to myself, "what the F was that supposed to be?" It cost me dearly this past weekend in Branson.  I've done so much as switching putters, but at the end of the day, it's the mental capacity as Cooper mentioned that really matters.  I can change technique, putter, stance, anything under the sun and it not matter if I don't have confidence that the putt will fall.

Living in an apartment complex and not having a basket in the backyard anymore doesn't help things either.   :o

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:42:15 PM »
I agree with the practice makes perfect concept, however; how do you know if you are practicing the right techniques?

Define the "right" technique...I don't think you can.

Also, I had a coach growing up that said practice makes persistent. Practice does not make perfect.

General Banter / Re: Course Records
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:39 PM »
Epic is my middle name

You and slim both

General Banter / Re: Disc Golf IQ
« on: April 09, 2013, 12:33:45 PM »
I've struggled with this subject a lot. I can throw a disc a country mile, but can't hit the broad side of a barn when it comes to putting the damn thing in the basket. I've watched countless videos of Will, feldberg, reading...but they are ALL different. I've talked to Tank about it, but his putt is tough to imitate in my opinion.

I don't know that there is a "right" way to do things when it comes down to it. Practice is what gets the job done along with confidence in your technique. 

Someday my putts will fall...someday.

Lakeside Hills / Re: Summer KCFDC league
« on: April 08, 2013, 02:34:08 PM »
Tom, I'll be making the trek from downtown KC to Olathe for league. Hoping the I-70 to 435 route will save me the hassle of attempting I-35. Ill probably be there right at 5:15.

Cliff Drive / Re: League 4/1/13 Results
« on: April 08, 2013, 09:47:45 AM »
What about playing BV instead? C'mon Jack! I agree, was unable to make workday because I was busy donating money to the Will Schusterick foundation this weekend in Branson haha

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