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General Banter / Re: MLB playoffs
« on: Today at 04:11:23 pm »
Sean Rodriguez is becoming a 2-sport star, he was seen skating on the top like with Crosby to be the next Tie Domi for the flightless birds

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Mighty Mo October 17th, 2015
« on: October 05, 2015, 03:20:06 pm »
Drew is going to chop out the tree between 5-6, if you see something else as many of you are playing the course, please let me know either in here or PM me about it.

And I believe Jack means par +4 on the holes you do not complete...not the whole round.  Just for reference.

Yes, sorry, was in the middle of a few conversations....Jordan can decipher jack now....that's an addition to the resume that will help in life!

It will be close, you could always start and leave early taking par +4 on the 3rd round....

General Banter / Re: personal apology, especially to the Women...
« on: October 03, 2015, 05:12:16 pm »
I really believe that we may be able to make the Women's Event BIGGER if we plan it right.  Since it would only be on Saturday, why not push those top playing pro's to get the women involved with playing an event on the day before the final round?  I bet if we work this towards an advantageous twist we may be able to make the Women's event bigger and draw more to it.  At least that is my hope.  As we develop a plan for it, it only makes sense to market both. 

Have the National Tour Event, and then the Women's Global Event as well that same weekend, and publicize them as a joint event to enjoy Kansas City Disc Golf, and see the top performers in the game as well.

I don't know the optimist in me wants to see this work desperately that is for certain!

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Mighty Mo October 17th, 2015
« on: October 03, 2015, 05:07:22 pm »
I believe that Cliff is set as well, moved them after we got done cleaning up hole #1 and picking up trash.  We "may" re-set #17 back to the original slot before the event, but it may not happen as well.  Now that they are done working over there timing may be ok to replace the pin setting.

General Banter / personal apology, especially to the Women...
« on: October 02, 2015, 10:23:15 am »

So I had a long conversation with Rhonda this week and I just felt horrible.  I felt that I should share with the entire community the process of which the Wide Open was moved to a 2 tier weekend and the date selected.

The PDGA informed us that the Wide Open in June as an NT wasn't an option (or a decision on dates wasn't met with the same enthusiasm as needed to secure the June date from us)......  We were essentially left with the option of April, May or July.  I had to struggle with all other options in terms of Emporia getting the Glass Blown (people coming to Emporia to play 2x) and the Worlds, how many people (traveling pro's for the NT that we were asked to run) do you think will make 3 trips to the area for the event? Would coming to KC before the worlds happen, or would they rather practice on Emporia Courses.  Emporia runs Thu-Sat, so having it the weekend before leaves people with a lot of time off requests, how many ams would be willing to play back to back A-Tiers and the expense and the time off requests from them which would be difficult. This was the only logical option to an absolutely bad scenario and I completely spaced on the weekend for the Women's event.....

As many of you can tell from the schedule there is a full month of June, and the PDGA couldn't support another NT/Major in June.  Based on this, the notion of hosting it in middle May, made little sense for both events.  If you have the GBO as an NT tying the area events into each other should ensure a large portion of "traveling" pros make this a mandatory stop.  Another thought was going to try it the weekend before, but April, as we know May as well the weather is a crap shoot, so it made more sense to make it happen after the event to me.  I checked with Rusco prior to giving the PDGA our commitment to see what he had planned for the GBO.  As they need to book the entire city, their golf courses, etc.... he was already locked into the May 2nd weekend.  This only made sense then to try to tie it in with both.  Going to July we run up against the World's in Emporia for the Pro side, so attendance wouldn't be as strong there.  Going into August is just heat and more heat, and after the world's that close, how many would return to KC if they played it?

To me and the conversations I had, this made the most sense.  We have done this in the past a few times (held separate weekend events), and it works.

I failed to recollect the Diva Feeva event in the planning as I was taken aback that after all the years we needed to adjust the dates.  I truly didn't think about any other events in the thought process with the exception of the known "Biggies", Des Moines, and Emporia came to mind to work around, I missed the boat on the Women's event, and when Rhonda called me to ask why this week while I was away with surgery for my daughter I didn't have a good answer.

I have given a suggestion to utilize Rosedale on that Saturday for the top and bottom as Rosedale won't be part of the NT this year, but I completely understand the frustration the concern, and the lack of feeling "part of" in regards to the conversation with the weekend and expanded development of the event that I was well was hopeful to watch grow. 

It is with this notion that I want to apologize to the entire community for the unfortunate timing of the Wide Open coinciding with what I personally believe to one of the best planned events we offer in terms of diversity and growth through the sport to the women.  It was never my intent to step on the toes or to thwart that development.  My own hope is that we are able to host the 2 events the same weekend and that this may entice other women to come and play in the event (if she/they (Ben and Rhonda) chooses to run it) and encourage the participants to stay and watch what I believe will be some of the top women in the sport competing in Kansas City that might not otherwise be here.

Again this is not something that I thought through given the short time frame on date decision with the Wide Open.  I feel horrible and I wanted to share at least online the notion that I am truly sorry for not aligning the dates with the event we hope to have in Kansas City over the years as one that we look back on and go WOW look at how many women we have now!

Sincerely apologetic doesn't begin to explain my feeling about this.....


General Banter / Re: 2016 Worlds
« on: October 02, 2015, 08:49:54 am »
more TBD, and I should have stated "All other divisions except Pro Men and Women Weekend" will be in June.  (all AM and all Pro Age protected divisions)

Cliff Drive / Work day Saturday October 3rd
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:28:22 pm »
9ish-1ish, primarily cleanup and a few other loose ends to coordinate with the area cleanup.

The more the merrier the better we look....

Meet around hole #1

General Banter / Re: 2016 Worlds
« on: October 01, 2015, 05:25:16 pm »
Am weekend will be in June, could use help on both weekends, will plan on announcing the formats soon for folks for certain.

Oh, there will be more than 90 players.  Last year I was on a card of 6 first round, and 5 second round.

Why we are looking to do 2 courses at Swope to prevent this.  As for using the "extra holes" very doubtful.  Many of you weren't here back in 2001 when we first started talking about the disc golf course, and looking to use the land over there.  Wasn't only not offered, but with the shelter, they said nay altogether.  So needless to say we won't be seeing any additional holes of the extra variety with the exception of an entirely new "swope" layout for the weekend to accommodate close to 150 people at once.  So that we aren't on 6-somes.

Cliff Drive / Re: Workday on Saturday-September 26th
« on: September 28, 2015, 09:19:21 am »
no worries, provided the surgery goes well for Dylan, I hope to be out there at it again on Saturday this weekend as well.

^^^ what he said  >:(

Next time you wanna pick the 4 courses 2 in MO and 2 in KS, you run it ok?  SMP isn't a bad little track at all...they do more work than most to keep it pretty out there, so why dis on a relatively good course the has probably more traffic in it than all other parks combined?  You may be needling a new person that loves to play because they saw it there....

Cliff Drive / Re: Workday on Saturday-September 26th
« on: September 26, 2015, 09:14:23 pm »
Big thanks to Drew Neitzel, Bob Hartness, and Tom Mollenkamp for coming out and making a difference at Cliff Drive.  There is plenty more to do, but hole #4 looks way better, still need to move a lot of logs from the downed trees, and #8 has a new window again for those "S" shots.

Cliff Drive / Re: Workday on Saturday-September 26th
« on: September 25, 2015, 09:20:56 am »
More trees a well, on #2, #8 will be attacked....I mean properly dis-positioned to the appropriate manner.

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