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Leagues / 2017 League is OVER--see you next year (NE--Cliff and Blue Valley)
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:57:15 PM »
Monday night leagues are off for the remainder of 2017.  Too much rain today and yesterday to play out there tonight.

The course is open, but will more than likely go "woody LONG" as he likes to play it long....  Look for information though about helping change the configuration of Cliff over the fall and winter months.

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Cliff Drive / 2017 League is OVER--see you next year
« on: September 18, 2017, 12:55:32 PM »
TOO much rain the past few days.

Look forward to playing casually or league next year.

The course is open, but will more than likely go "woody LONG" as he likes to play it long....  Look for information though about helping change the configuration of Cliff over the fall and winter months.

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Cliff Drive / Last League of the PDGA Season on 9/18--will there be more???
« on: September 13, 2017, 08:55:16 AM »
https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/33230

I am having next week as the last week for the PDGA league at the NE courses.  Our Ace Fund will be over $800.  We will be playing a modified layout, close to an LDO version as I tinker with new hole options.

I haven't decided if the week will be the last, as I will take account from the players on the 18th.  If we do one on the 25th, we may do an alternate shot doubles in an again altered format.

Letting folks know!

Thanks,

jack

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Cliff Drive / LDO work 2017 needed
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:32:31 PM »
Will be working at getting the course ready for the LDO.  Could use some help on the following areas--
#1-Trash and hillside cleanup.  I plan on meeting with the P&R about this though, so don't do it yet....we may be able to get out from it.
#2-mow the fairway, clear the deris
#3-Clear the hillside, the top shelf, and the wall as best we can
#4-in front of the pad has GROWN so much, need to chop that down a bit.  Mowing the fairways, getting the downed brush to the side
#5-mow/clean around the fairway and pins up top
#6-Mow/clean
#7--Clean the hillside of growth, weedwack and mow everything up to #38 pad, take out downed tree from storm (May get P&R on that as well)
#8--Clear out everything, you know the drill on this one!  This is the LDO special spot.
#9--clear out a little so we have VIP Parking

Let me know if you plan to help at any point.  With the MAC this weekend, and the bike races next weekend (holes #2-#8 will be closed) timing is not on my side.

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Cliff Drive / League Result July 24 2017
« on: July 25, 2017, 10:00:29 AM »
http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/33230

ACe Fund is at $755 and we will be back at Cliff Next Week, probably playing some of the Lion's Den Layout hole options.  Which means a better chance of an Ace!

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Cliff Drive / Monday Night Leagues
« on: May 15, 2017, 10:15:58 PM »
Will be at Cliff again next week...ace fund over $700 next week.

http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/32469

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General Banter / Hidden Valley Expansion possibility
« on: March 02, 2017, 03:30:39 PM »
Please take time to fill this out

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HiddenValley_SearcyCreek

The more interest we show in wanting disc golf there the better chance it gets looked at favorably!

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Tournaments / 2017 Ice Bowl Information
« on: December 13, 2016, 10:32:23 AM »
$35: Gold Entry:
Choice of Ice Bowl disc, 5 mulligans, a commemorative mini set

$25: Silver Entry:
Choice of any DX disc,  a KC Roc, a Champion Tern, Crystal or Elite Z-Buzzz, any DD disc, any GDS dosc; 3 mulligans; and a mini set

$20: Bronze Entry:
Choice of one: Innova DX: Aviar, Roc, Stingray, Teebird. any GDS Putter, DD--Judge, Marshall or Witness, 2 mulligans, a commemorative mini set

Mulligans-$2 each, 3 for $5, 7 for $10, and 15 for $20.
Buy some to use, and buy a few to share, they are great gifts for the friend that
“DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO THROW THAT WELL YET”
KC Satellite Series Stop #1--Olathe (PC) -Sat 7th @ 10:30
KC Satellite Series Stop #2--P-Hill Sun 8th @ 10:30 AM
KC Satellite Series Stop #3--SMP-Sun 15th @ 10:30
KC Satellite Series Stop #4--BRC-Sat 21st @10:30
KC Satellite Series Stop #5--Rosie- Sat 28th @9 & 1 up top Flex from 9:30-1 DU
KC Satellite Series Finale---Swope 29th--Flex Start 8-10, final 9 ~2:30

https://www.gofundme.com/kcicebowl2017

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Cliff Drive / Course Closure for 2017 Dates
« on: November 22, 2016, 01:56:24 PM »
This will be dates we find out about for Cliff Drive.

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General Banter / 2016 KCFDC Elections and Dinner-Saturday at Old Pike
« on: November 07, 2016, 12:36:41 PM »
http://kcfdc.org/2016rsvp/

Club Elections and Annual Meeting Scheduled for November 12!

On November 12, 2016, beginning at 5 pm, the Kansas City Flying Disc Club will hold its annual meeting and Club elections at the Old Pike Country Club, located at 5101 NW Old Pike Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118. This event is free to Club members who RSVP (fill out the form below) and will include a disc Swap Meet/Fly Mart, dinner, distribution of the 2017 KCFDC Club tags (based initially on the results of the Club Championships for those able to compete and then on a first-come, first-served basis for all others), and, of course, the election of new members to the Board of Director’s for the KCFDC. The Swap Meet begins at 5 pm and the dinner and elections will be from 6-8 pm. The Club will be responsible for cleaning up the venue and any attendees willing to remain and help clean will be much appreciated. In addition, the Board will be hosting a flex start event from noon-3pm at Old Pike that day, with all cards teeing off by 3 pm (the Board will provide score cards to those who wish). In addition, Club merchandise will be available for purchase at this event. Visit kcfdc.org for more information leading up to the event.

The following Board of Director’s members will be completing their two year terms at the end of 2016: Kelly Babbit (current Board president), Pete Cashen (current Kansas Vice President), Nate Zier (current Missouri Vice President), Crispian Paul (current Secretary to the Board) and Mark Hogins (at-large member). Each year, the members of the Board meet after elections and vote amongst themselves which member will fulfill each position, meaning that the members who remain may not remain in their current roles. With only nine spots on the Board of Director’s, 2017 will be bringing big changes to the Board with five members leaving. If you are interested in joining the Board, are able to attend monthly Board meetings, and are willing to volunteer your time and energy outside of Board meetings, please attend this meeting if at all possible and if not, express your interest in consideration via the current Board of Director’s, whose contact information is available on the kcfdc.org website.

Schedule of Events for 11/12/2016
Old Pike Country Club
5101 NW Old Pike Rd, Kansas City, MO 64118
Flex Start One Rounder: 12-3pm (Last card out at 3pm)
Swap Meet: 5-6pm
Dinner: 6:30
Membership Meeting: 7:00
Elections: 7:30
Meeting adjourned: 8:00

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General Banter / Cooper Arnold--Apology and thanks
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:15:20 AM »
I wanted to post this because I believe that it is over do.  Cooper has been playing very solid and though this isn't the reason for the post, it reminded me that I want to take time to apologize to him on the forum as well as thank him and congratulate him.

There are a few people that get my blood boiling at times, and Cooper had to take the brunt on what I felt at the time was a warranted conversation (man emotions huh?).  He moved away, he returned, and I wanted to say that I for one noticed a change that I welcomed.  It may be the lack of internet fodder as the culprit, but beyond that Cooper has stepped up and helped out in many areas around town, and I notice it.  I appreciate it, and I for one wanted to say thanks, and apologize for my tone in the past on the internet.

I have re-read some of the heated flames we spewed at each other, and it clearly wasn't my best side by any stretch, and I am completely as certain I could have gone a different way to get my message across, so I am ashamed of some of my own comments.

That being said, I wanted to say great play this past weekend as well as throughout the year, and my sincere thank you for your seemingly unselfish help that you have done as I have seen this past year.  I appreciate it, I love seeing it, and by all accounts I should make it known in the public circles that I for one thank you for your help as a perceived vision of mine (I am not delusional I know that my glasses are rose....) may not have reflected that.

I appreciate that you are playing very well also, seeing the scores, and the folks you beat this weekend, it is cool to see!

Congrats, and thank you sir!

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In order to volunteer (we would LOVE to have you help please sign up!) all volunteers must sign waivers at https://tfaforms.com/437079

The more the merrier!

Please help plant some trees at WyCo!

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Blue Valley / Course Closed Septmeber 16-17 2016
« on: September 06, 2016, 11:04:13 AM »
http://www.prologuecycling.com/prologue-cyclocross-registration-open/

There will be a bicycle event that will be running through Blue Valley, namely holes 1, 10, 12, 13 on the big course, and about 1/2 of the Executive course.

Any damage to the course will be repaired by the group, but it is a positive activity within the park that we need.

Looks to be a pretty cool event, they are planning about ~150 riders on the course.

Come on out to watch!

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Been searching for some things disc golf related on old information.  I ran across this article.  This was at a forum that many disc golfers attended (I believe myself, Ed Gonzales, Dirk Hacker were in attendance at this meeting in particular)  We had already met with the P&R about getting something moving, but this was sort of the starting point to truly look to move some DG in the public forum into the JoCo county parks.  The plans were in place at this point to get SMP as a permanent course, and to move forward with plans to get one at Heritage.  The initial map for Heritage is far from our conversations back in 2002, 2003, but the goal was a DG course and it happened.  This is why having a club in town is so important.  Organizations can share in making things happen.  As people change out of the leadership roles, there are pieces in place to help ensure things don't get lost even when they do.

We have a great club, we have a great organization, and we have many to thank.  Help be a part, do you part and represent KC Disc golf well!

Consultant suggests closing dog, horse areas at SM Park
By:Rob Roberts, Sun Staff Writer    September 25, 2003
A consultant's presentation of proposed master-plan changes for Shawnee Mission Park, 79th Street and Renner Road, on Tuesday was anything but a dog-and-pony show.

The recommendations from Land Plan Engineering, announced during a public meeting at the Tomahawk Recreation Complex in Shawnee, called for moving a popular off-leash dog area out of the 2,000-acre county park and ending the pasturing of horses in the 360-acre Oak Ridge area in the northernmost portion of the park.

Only about 50 horse-owning families and 63 horses currently use the Oak Ridge area, Doug Pickert of Land Plan Engineering told the 100 residents in attendance Tuesday, and his firm feels the area could be better used by being made accessible to the masses through development of hiking and mountain-biking trails there.

Ron Copeland, who pastures two horses at Oak Ridge, didn't disagree that the area should be opened to hikers and bikers. But he said that shouldn't preclude the pasturing of horses there.

"I'm upset that they would recommend doing away with the pasturing," Copeland said. "The horses could be confined in a fourth of the vast area they're in now, and that would allow both the trails and the horses."

Many people currently bring their children to the Oak Ridge area just to see the horses, Copeland said, adding that removing the horses would be removing one of Shawnee Mission Park's attractions.

It would also create a hardship for him personally, he said.

As a captain of the Shawnee Police Department, Copeland said, he has to live within the city of Shawnee, where Oak Ridge represents the only nearby, reasonably priced alternative for pasturing his horses.

In addition to being close to his home, the captain said, the Oak Ridge pastures afford him and other local horse lovers with quick access to the Shawnee Mission Park horse trails, which the consultants say should continue to exist, with or without the pasturing.

Horse owners pay $120 per horse per month to keep their horses at Oak Ridge, Copeland added, and those fees represent more than $80,000 in annual revenue that could be used for other improvements called for by the new master-plan recommendations.

Currently, Pickert said, there is no funding identified for any of the proposed improvements, nor will any of the improvements be set in concrete until they are acted on by the county park board, likely in December.

By then, the consultants should have cost estimates developed for the improvements they are recommending for Shawnee Mission Park, as well as Ernie Miller Nature Center and Heritage Park, both in Olathe.

Public hearings were held last spring to solicit input for new 20-year master plans for those parks, as prescribed by the county's MAP 2020 plan.

Using that input, Land Plan Engineering consultants, with input from county park and recreation officials, developed the "3 Plans for 3 Parks" recommendations that were to be presented during separate meetings for each park between Tuesday and tonight.

One piece of input that the officials didn't bite on was a suggestion last spring that Shawnee Mission Park's off-leash dog area be expanded.

According to Pickert, officials felt the dog area should be removed from the park because, among other reasons, it interferes with the prairie restoration envisioned for the area and the dog feces it generates threatens the water quality in nearby Shawnee Mission Lake.

While dog lovers may not like that development, BMX bicycling and Frisbee golf enthusiasts who spoke at the spring hearings were pleased with other recommendations announced Tuesday.

One recommendation calls for a Frisbee golf course to be developed in a large open area near the main entrance to the park, and another calls for the development of BMX racing and practice sites in the 90-acre former quarry site in the southwest corner of the park.

The master-plan recommendations call for that area to be developed as an extreme-sports complex, where elevated mountain-bike trails would be built and former quarry walls would be used for rock climbing.

Other recommendations for Shawnee Mission Park call for:

* The archery range to be moved from its current location near the southwest corner of the park to a site in the northern portion of the park, where archers would be able to face north, rather than into the sun, and where some Olympic-standard 90-meter target lanes could be included;

* The redevelopment of the multi-use trail area north of the lake with separate hiking and mountain-biking trails that would be less precipitous and, thus, less prone to washing out.

* Development of a mountain-bike trailhead and parking near the Small Lakes area to serve those using the five miles of new mountain-bike trails to be developed north of the lake;

* Rerouting and reconstruction of park roads to provide better connections between various portions of the park and to allow addition of bike lanes.

* Elimination of one of two ball fields in the Walnut Grove area to make room for a wetlands area that would stem the flow of silt running off from nearby residential development into the south end of the lake;

* Improvements to Theatre in the Park, including a new indoor rehearsal and meeting facility, a new pavilion, and expanded restroom and concession areas;

* Extensive prairie restoration; and

* Various other improvements to shelters, picnic areas and the marina area.

For full descriptions of the proposed improvements, visit www.jcprd.org.

©The Johnson County Sun 2003

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Cliff Drive / Rain rain go away.....No league 8.29.16
« on: August 29, 2016, 09:19:59 AM »
Too much rain this weekend (with last nights area dumping) we got over 9 inches of rain in 48 hours.  As such no league tonight, we will try again on the 12th as there will be no league on the Holiday next week.

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