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Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: December 17, 2014, 03:50:36 PM »
blah blah blah blah blah....Ohhhh!  SNAP!
Also, I am nominating myself for East Side captain.  As a graduate of THE University of Missouri, I have the bona fides to lead the East side.

Let the games begin.  We need a Mocking Jay

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:51:09 AM »
well.......the rousing response makes it appear we need a leader, and you want those reins, grab them and organize!

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Ice Bowl
« on: December 17, 2014, 08:50:06 AM »
I checked Yahoo....I didn't see the announcement of Cinderblock on my normal feed!

:-D :o

General Banter / Re: Help with a few events in January
« on: December 16, 2014, 03:13:16 PM »
I am confirming the dates for the events, here is what I am trying to get confirmed.  As of right now I have SMP, Kearney, P-Hill (pending park approval), Kearney, and Olathe confirmed.  Brian Palmer is confirming the LS date.

Saturday January 10:
Blue Springs-Jose/Bill Shinoski-Jose Confirmed
Olathe-Andy Lewis/Harold-Andy confirmed, and so did Harold!

Sunday January 11:
Kearney-Mike Lockwood-Lockwood confirmed
P-Hill-Aaron/Nate Zier-Confirmed by Aaron/Nate

Saturday January 17:
SMP-Brad Berve-Soup
Liberty:Kujo-Confirmed by Kujo!

Sunday January 18:
Smithville-Ted Keith/Dan Weinert
Lees Summit-Brian Palmer/Frank M/Jason McEwen-Brian is confirming with the Mrs./Frank says "will Do"

We will allow you to play and ICe Bowl rules apply, you will be able to get Mulligans, that way you can take your score from your "local course" and apply it for the final 9 round in the afternoon.  Where we may have 8-somes as such that will play for the vaunted disc for winning your card as well.  More information to follow, but we are about 1/2 way there with confirmations and I wanted to thank and let people know.

General Banter / Re: DD Baskets
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:16:56 AM »
not starting that argument there cooper......

General Banter / Re: DD Baskets
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:05:07 AM »
Can one really improve upon basket design?

Yes, yes they can.  Actually I-Q-Ball has a design that he is working on that I think will be better.  Personally the Titan is the best basket that I have seen in many respects to date.

There needs to be an ability to improve the design for certain.  Just as disc designs evolve, so have the baskets.  Think about those coneheads, tone poles, single chain baskets of the 70's and where we are today.

There are many efforts to improve the quality of our sport, including disc technology as well as basket technology, pad, shoes, clothing, bags...etc......

General Banter / Re: Hidden Valley questions
« on: December 11, 2014, 10:02:13 AM »
Yeah.....Don't put up anything.  There is a whole master plan, and it has taken about 15 years to get this "9" done.  We had a much more robust and ambitious 18 hole design out there courtesy of Buckle, however the land across the street has some environmental issues (limited natural resources that could impact a species), and the area around the east of the course has plans as well.

The course wasn't exactly what I had wanted, and the parks department planner and I went round and round on erosion issues out there, etc.....

So making alternate pads with flags, etc....yeah no biggie, but beyond that, this will be a slow project to make to 18, but we should be able to get there!

Tournaments / Re: GBO question
« on: December 10, 2014, 03:37:26 PM »
Personally, I signed up for Rec because it had both of my favorite Emporia courses - Peter Pan and Country Club.

It's "ours" too. ;)
Course Schedule *Subject to change  :-X

Yep, it will probably change a few times.  If they went away with the tee times, and did shotgun gun starts and made it 4 or 5 rounds you could do a shuffle, but the way it is set up, spot on with the need to change the field.  What may change though is the tee time versus shotgun notion, which could lead to course changes as we have already seen.  It is 5 months out, until it is "full" it will be floating with the EXACT courses/pools.  But I bet they have it close if they only need a few hundred people at this point.

General Banter / Re: Hidden Valley questions
« on: December 10, 2014, 01:19:19 PM »
I will circle back with P&R on this, and get keys to it.  I need to talk about the next 9 holes as well.  The signs were "done" ala swope style but they used the contractor and not our normal operations, so this is why it isn't completed yet, but looks to be done.

Barter Town / Re: I am looking for Vibram Mini Markers
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:42:50 AM »
i'll try to look.  I know that I have about 10 of them, not like Utz ,but the foot tread ones as well as I think the Ninja star ones as well

Tournaments / Re: New Years Day Triples at Swope
« on: December 09, 2014, 11:41:24 AM »
I have an UnderDOG disc from Wide Open 1992, XD.  Thanks for the note, I remembered it being a back it out something and rolling something.  I had some fun playing it for certain, couldn't remember the exact plan.  Otto was the last to attempt it I believe.  Hence my reference to him.  Nice to know not only the history of that, but also the Spiced Rum tradition!

Tournaments / Re: New Years Day Triples at Swope
« on: December 09, 2014, 08:51:05 AM »
That was for the Roll it back and do it over at rosedale, where you had it backwards and had to roll your first shot.  I miss that silliness.


Right, like Otto reads these things.....

Tournaments / Re: GBO question
« on: December 05, 2014, 11:43:36 AM »
See.  As I indicated it makes to do it, they will do it.  The goal is to fill the event with players, not fill the event with one division (USDGC and US WOMENS excluded)

General Banter / Re: I must apologize and clarify
« on: December 05, 2014, 11:34:44 AM »
....I just want to say that I think its ALL of our responsibility to grow the sport for EVERY group that might want to play, right? Not just women's responsibility to get women playing. We should be encouraging each other and others to be ambassadors and players, in my opinion.

That is very true, and I am uncertain if my tone came across that way, but this statement is SPOT on!

Rhonda is awesome!  And completely correct there are a few jerks in all situations.

Just yesterday I was told by someone that

your attitude has always seemed to be, "you should listen to me because of what i've done". and if your opinions don't line up, it could get contentious......strangely enough, i thought that about you as an event organizer until i got to know you better.....i mean, come on, you like to hear yourself talk to, but at least you're an affable conversationalist.....the best thing that i can say about you is that you respect the opinions of others (on the surface, at least)...."

It is tough having to be in charge of the entertainment, and enjoyment of many when running an event.  I know I come across as "all knowing and powerful".  I am not, but in that appearance I tend to work towards forward thinking goals that should help others.

I hope I didn't come across as though it is myway or the highway, that wasn't the intent.  The intent truly was that it isn't really the job of the TD to orchestrate the event specific to one sector of the players, but to rather increase the enjoyment factor for all the players.

The work on getting others to understand our sport at all levels is clearly on each of us to do so.

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