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Tournaments / Re: 30th KCWO Think Tank
« on: September 16, 2011, 07:56:24 PM »
A Tournament should be run with everyone in mind. From the top player to the beginner. The experience for each should be the same. I don't play many tourneys. Yet I have heard (as mentioned by Loomis) that "Courses" were the reason some of my friends elected to bypass the KCWO in the past. A Tournament should be run as a business. Take a restaurant. The best deliver quality food, service and atmosphere time and time again. Regardless of the stature or income of the customer. Yet we have been to many restaurants that look promising and fail to deliver on one or all accounts. Bottom line, deliver a great product and people will come. Dilute the product and people will know and stay away. That starts from when the sun rises till it sets. Think of your favorite tournaments and what is it you like most? Quality of courses? Player pacts? Activities before and after play? They should all be there. Why is a can't miss tournament can't miss? You guys have been to many tournaments! Use those experiences to influence how you run yours. Make sure you check every box as far as quality and it will grow. Cap the amount of players if quality of the courses is an issue. Never compromise the product to be "Bigger". It will be interesting to watch GBO next year as a few folks I know will be bypassing it based on how they want to grow. 3 days, 3 rounds and tee times. Could be brilliant or not. Time will tell. I was dissappointed this past year that my group did not play Jones East (my favorite). Will that in fluence my decision to play next year? You betcha! They may get bigger next year but I think more folks will realize that the product is diluted and may think twice about attending. Just my opinion. DD does a great job of running tournaments but bigger does not necessarily mean better. Think outside the box. Maybe give players a choice of courses to play (till they fill) and place them in divisions based on that. Yeah complicated I know. But please your customer and they will return.

Found and Lost / SMP hole 10
« on: August 01, 2011, 12:12:11 PM »
Lost Quarter K II. Black with PDGA logo. Hit the trees on the right. Not sure it ever came down. No name on it.

General Banter / Re: Dave Wismer email
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:39:49 PM »
Just talked to Dave he was in Lon  ??? Lawrence, KS. So you can put away your piggy banks. Someone hacked his account.

General Banter / Re: Charlotte, NC courses
« on: May 05, 2011, 12:27:32 PM »
Have played Reny, Hornets Nest and Ready Creek. Like all three. Reedy is the oldest and most popular course in town so consider time and day when playing. Althought playing when there are more folks you might be able to join in with a group. Reedy is short and cuts through the woods requiring accuracy over distance. Played Hornet's Nest several years ago. Front nine is fairly open, the back has lots of timber. It has a second set of baskets on some holes for the "Charlottes Web" layout. That layout was a little more challenging than what I was looking for at the time. Reny is a great course that will definately challenge. Some unique pin placements. Again I did not try the "Gold" version. Looked like it would be very painful.

Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
« on: April 13, 2011, 05:51:49 PM »
Wiz usually posts pics and results on . He took a few days off work preparing for the tournament so I think he's doing some catching up in that area. I will try to find out when he plans to post. He's playing GBO this weekend so maybe next week.

Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
« on: March 31, 2011, 03:41:44 PM »
Just talked to Wiz. Players are invited to come out and practice Friday or Saturday. No check in required. Maps of the course will be in the Tack room in the barn. That room is located on the west side of the barn and has an exterior door.

Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:07:57 PM »
Just got a text back and it is full. Sorry  :(

Tournaments / Re: Fuzzy Pony Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
« on: March 31, 2011, 01:05:44 PM »
Sent Wiz a text. I know it was pretty close to full. Should hear from him shortly

Found and Lost / Lost SMP #17
« on: June 03, 2010, 03:21:19 PM »
Yellow R Pro Boss 162g. Don't think I signed it. Tried a hyzer over the top the tree line. You can guess the rest.

General Banter / Re: Running Horse disc golf?
« on: January 27, 2010, 12:52:51 PM »
Running Horse is still there. Played it Sunday. Dave's had some problems with the website in the past. I'll let him know.

Club Archives / Re: Where you coming from?
« on: June 03, 2009, 10:15:10 PM »
Rhode Island-0 (Live Free or Die, but don't play disc golf?)

New Hampshire is "Live Free or Die"    :o

Rhode Island is "Hope". As in hope you have a good time without us.  ;D


Found and Lost / Found DX Eagle SMP #18
« on: May 23, 2009, 09:45:43 AM »
No Name. Tell me the color an weight and it's yours.

Shawnee Mission / Re: League Results 5/19
« on: May 20, 2009, 04:14:45 PM »
Was just commenting on changes for last nights League. I realize that tee pad placements have already been decided and "may" "will" go in soon. Some of these alternate spots may be considered for future tee pads if plans and funds enable the park to put in more than one pad on some holes. Loomis was not looking to change anything about the course (as far as plans). Just try a few changes for folks to ponder. Many thanks to Dirk and others who put in a lot of hard work to get this course in the ground. 

Shawnee Mission / Re: League Results 5/19
« on: May 20, 2009, 03:48:46 PM »
Loomis enjoyed playing with you and Dirk last night. I know you were looking for some feedback on the hole changes so here it goes.

#2 "five stars". Moving the tee pad back narrows that hole considerably. More risk off the tee than there was before. A difficult 2 and now 4 is more of a possiblity. A hole that can separate the field is always a good thing. 

#6 "four stars". Like the look of this hole as compared to the other tee location. Great bringing the trees into play and the sidewalk OB as well. Only suggestion would be to maybe move the tee pad a little further left. That would make the hyzer a little more difficult and entice more to use the narrower left path but that's "nit picking". All in all I like it.

#8 "three stars". Moving the tee back certainly makes a 2 a lot more difficult. I've always had trouble finding my way through the trees off the box from the origional pad. The further pad will not change my approach from the tee, maybe just the disc.

#9 "three stars". Moving the tee back just a bit does make it a more difficult par 3 than the tee box to the left. So from that point of view I like it. This is one hole where I would like to see some different pin placements.

#10 "three stars". The good, brings the tree line on the right side more into play. The bad, Liked the look of the hole from the left side tee pad. Also may limit the type of shots off the tee.

#15 "three stars". Added distance takes away an easy duece opportunity. Downside could be everyone scores 3 instead.

Anyway, thanks for getting this League off the ground. I think the plastic swap is a great idea. Thanks, also for the changes last night. It shows that folks are always looking for ways to improve the course and with new pin placements and other subtle changes those that were not impressed with SMP will be one day.   


Shawnee Mission / Re: Welcome to Friendly Shawnee Mission...
« on: April 21, 2009, 12:33:38 PM »
Having played the course a few dozen times it is not unusual to see empty beer cans along the course. I don't support the way they have gone about enforcing the Park Rules but am not sure what else they could do to address what they abviously view as a problem. As Jack said, it has been posted on this site many times that alcohol at the park would not be tolerated. I think that a few folks had also expressed the opinion that because of this it would be an ideal place to play with their kid's. Hopefully this is their way of getting the word out the Disc Golf Community that bringing beverages of that kind to the park will not be tolerated. Once players start respecting that and going elsewhere for those rounds the "Checkups" will stop. So if you don't like "ticks", "poison ivy" etc... there are many other fine parks in the area to enjoy. As far as Black Hoof park is concerned that is a Lenexa Park and not Johnson County. So who knows.

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