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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

Summer Leagues / Re: Summer League Info
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:03:37 PM »
Jordan, often its difficult to convey feelings by just using words, especially in a forum atmosphere (duh)

I call it the Mike Hyzer effect. Argue and defend points like a madman on the internet, but when ya get down to it, and you're playing a round together the 'other' guy really isn't that bad. Actually, you kinda like him, and you remember what brought you together in the first place.

Disc Golf!

I realize this, and most people that post on the forum know one another and their personalities.  Just trying to save face a little on the image we portray as a club on the forum.  Who know's who's actually reading all this and deciding whether or not they want to be a part of the club?!  That's what we're about right?  Growing the sport, and growing out KCDG community?

Pointless gripe I guess.  I'm sure I'm getting laughed at with these posts; just a little food for thought.

Summer Leagues / Re: Summer League Info
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:50:43 PM »
I probably should've started a new thread because I wasn't speaking to this thread in particular.  I just saw the comments back and forth.  Both sides have valid points here, I completely understand that. 

In general, comments on here just seem so negative all the time.  People are so quick to throw things back in one another's faces that nothing gets done and when it does, somebody is hacked off one way or the other.  Granted, not everyone is going to be a "happy camper" with everything that goes on as it relates to the club.  The cohesiveness has just seemed to dissipate in the two years that I've been a member and have read posts on this forum. 

1.  A new disc shop came to town, now another is in Independence.  I understand loyalties.  Be loyal to whichever store you want to be loyal to, fine.  Fact of the matter is, we have more disc selection to choose from!  Score!
2.  Jack is providing a new PDGA league that is new to everyone, including himself.  Great!  Thanks for that, Jack!  It's a learning process for him, but let's face it he was getting drilled on the forum early this week for lack of clarity.
3.  Tracy decides to have a qualifier event on a Missouri course.  HEAVEN FORBID IT!!! It is the best course in KC guys...just sayin'.

Just a few examples that come to mind and there's opinions to both sides.  I welcome opinions, just wish we could learn to leave the negativity at the door.

Summer Leagues / Re: Summer League Info
« on: April 04, 2013, 03:20:23 PM »
So much bitterness on this forum lately. There used to be the MO/KS jabs and that was all in good fun.  Just seems like people pick fights just to instigate. What happened to the KCFDC that works together and provided constructive criticism?  Maybe I'm reading into things, but it seems pretty consistent now and it's not encouraging for all those KC disc players who never post on the forum, but do read the posts and may very well be turned off by the immature comments and jabs amongst what is supposedly the "best club the the country" with the "beat courses in the country." I would say the latter is true, but there's way too much bull**** and not enough cohesiveness around here IMO.

Just my two cents...and let the discussion begin...

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