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Cliff Drive / Work days upcoming
« on: July 21, 2016, 12:33:07 PM »
Posting information about the needs at Cliff for the Lion's Den (August 6th).  I hope to be out there this and next weekend to work on the following:

Get trash out and cans cut to have in place

#1-Mow around the basket and the hillside to the south of the basketClear out any trash on the hillside, clean up a little off the pad
#2-mow Fairway--New--Weedeat the right side off the pad down to the grass section
#3-Clean around the top shelf area of the basket and expose cliff.  Cut honeysuckle and weeds on the right hillside
#4-Clean weeds/overgrowth in front of padremove downed tree pieces to side of fairwayMow and weedeat the entire area
#5-Mow the hillside and the top layer
#6-Mow fairway and weedeat--ignore long placement for now
#7-#8--clear out the back hole placement and weeds along the hillside.  Exposing as we always do the rock walls all the way down the fairway.  Weedeat everywhere and expose a little more on the long #8--New some done, need more!!!  Replace 3 missing chains or 4?[/b]
#9-clear out more of the view to the lexington bridge, clean off all the IVY on the big tree by #10 pad
#10-Clear out tree that is over the pad.  Clean up long placement area

That should do it for now.  If you want to help let me know.  9143-485-5123

New--get all the brush from the past week collectively out by the road/tee pad #10 area from staging area
Continue to clear out and spray herbicide as we cut
get trash collected and up to hole 1 from hillside and all cans
Get cans on the course (Anyone got a portable saw?)
Clean off "original #1 pad area) from honeysuckle, add piles and open up the hillside to ease removal of trash on #1

More to follow as we get there.  For More information about the event out on the course on August 6th check out  The park's baskets went in permanently in August of 2004, so the course will be 12 this year, and continues to grow on people across the world!

We have our board meeting tonight, so I will work on getting league going but will have to leave afterwards.

With my knee still not operational to the point I want to move baskets, I haven't gotten there to alter them this past weekend.

Derrick indicated he may help move a few but probably will just play it as set for now and see how I do this week.  I am getting better.

Ace Fund $591, its available for you to get.....but you have to be there to play and win it!

Teeing off promptly at 6, please be prepared to be signed up by 5:45.



Cliff Drive / 4th of July at Cliff?--Looking for help
« on: June 09, 2016, 04:32:57 PM »
There is planned events at Cliff Drive on the 4th, and they would like to include a Disc Golf Event.  I was hoping that someone might be interested in playing/running as I will be in Iowa.

If you have an interest let me know.  I don't think that it will be a "charged" event, but I will have score cards and set the course up quite friendly for people to enjoy.

Let me know if you have an interest in helping.



Swope / SWOPE CLOSED THURSDAY JUNE 16th in the morning
« on: June 08, 2016, 02:26:17 PM »
Please be advised that Swope Disc golf course will be closed for public play on Thursday morning June 16th. Please spread the word. Parks and Recreation will be having a meeting there and have asked for us to help. It will be open for play probably about noon.

Blue Valley / 6/6/16 NE KC PDGA League-Blue Valley
« on: June 06, 2016, 09:49:12 AM »
Reminder NE League Kansas City Style tonight is at Blue Valley park. Please be there by 5:35 to check in want to get started by 6.

Cliff Drive / 6/6/16 NE KC PDGA League-Blue Valley
« on: June 06, 2016, 09:48:34 AM »
Reminder NE League Kansas City Style tonight is at Blue Valley park. Please be there by 5:35 to check in want to get started by 6.

Water Works / Construction to begin real soon!
« on: June 01, 2016, 01:15:13 PM »
Many of you are aware that there has been a plan in place to add trails in WW park, and that process has been undergoing review for over a decade.  Well that time is fast approaching and they will begin surveying the park this week and quite possibly breaking ground next week.

This major change at the park will bring a shelter by current hole #12, and trails that flow through holes #12, #13, and #2-#9.

We have worked hard to configure the trails in a mannerism that will minimize the impact to the course but we will now be sharing the park more than in the past.  most of the initial work will be in the North part (by #12) to start and then will continue as the summer goes.  The goal is to have most of this completed by Mid-September/October timelines.

We will be working on a plan as well to have Ben Crosby work with new features to work towards beautification of WW, and as such there may be some changes that take place in regards to the basket movements as well, as we may need to work towards a model with minimal basket movement this summer than we are accustomed to.

Please realize that these changes will enable us to have a better overall presentation for the park and many plans have been delayed as we have worked the P&R to ensure that our place is still #1 within the park.  They value our input, they love what we have done over the past 2 decades in the park, and realize we are the #1 stakeholder in the park.

Change is hard and I know that it may not appear as though to some, but this is a great chance for us to work towards a better park for everyone to enjoy!

Cliff Drive / 5/23/16 League-Unless it's raining, it is ON!
« on: May 23, 2016, 12:53:09 PM »
If it's raining when we get out there then we may not play, but if it's not, this is what I am thinking the format will look like.

Altered format to stay out of the woods.....  Will play like this....
1-Start-hole #7
2-Hole #8 to hangar
3-Hole #8 to trees
4-hole #9
5-hole #10
6-Tee from road to alt/practice long 18
8-Long #11
14-from #17 pad to top of hill #18
16-#18 by road
17-#1 to practice basket
18-#1 from the road

All cards would start on #7 or #8 and rotate through the three holes there, with short #8 teeing off first and then going to #7 then playing #8 long, this will be ok if we have 12 or less people, if we go to 16 people then we will have 2 cards start on #7.

Cliff Drive / 5/16/16 PDGA League-Game Time Decision
« on: May 16, 2016, 10:38:57 AM »
We shall see how it looks, if the rain keeps up though....will be hard to play.

Tournaments / The good bad and the ugly of the 2016 KCWO
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:15:32 PM »
I always like to hear what people liked and hated....

For me.....

Need more spotters/helpers.  This is about #1 on the list.  For an event to have as many people as we do, our local support isn't as strong as it could/should be.  The people that did help in almost every instance are EXTREMELY GREAT, translation, those that help seem to get better every year, but we still need more #'s.  I honestly believe that we have some of the best help imaginable, but it is quite simply to thin.  We must have more volunteers to make this event run better.  I know that this is a HOT issue with Scott and Dick as well, and they have some ideas on what to do to help with raising this, but this was about the #1 thing that I felt we needed more of.

Better distribution of prizes/checks.  This one is SOLELY on my shoulders.  I dropped the ball and I should have been more prepared for it.  I know that Tammie, Kelly and Nate did a great job with it, but I didn't prepare them for success, and I realized that this morning how simple I should have made it for them.  This I will be able to be better prepped for next year in most scenarios.  The problem is always waiting until that last putt goes in......afterall who would think that someone from the leader card would finish 22?

Stronger and better contingent plans for the awards.  The rain killed a lot of what we wanted to have happen, and the backup plan wasn't available.  But I believe thanks to a few ideas we had that we can moving forward ensure even in inclement weather a good plan to help finish that off.

Host hotel wasnt up to the expectations of our needs, and we will be exploring more options for the future of that decision.

The +....
Courses were in pretty darn great shape, except possibly WW.  I say except WW, because it didn't get the attention it needs, and also I believe that personally we have just lost so many trees out there that it doesn't represent to me what WW should be like.  This sort of ties in to volunteerism and the advantages of the courses getting all pretty for the Wide Open so we can enjoy it afterwards.

The Performance Flight and players packs and Trophies.  Those compliment the event, and I think that Dick and Scott did a FANTASTIC job of looking out for each player.  I am confident that each package they created, they took great care in...(except John Chapman....someone took Chapman's package at the opening night ceremonies...I am hopeful it shows up)

Our staff and our volunteers leading up to and continuing through the weekend.  We have GREAT people, we just need more....we have some of the best volunteers in the world, and the world comes to see us because of that.  We are blessed locally.

The hospitality of the non playing folks.  You know the names and the people, and it is part of the charm of playing in KC that brings people here.  We have a great community of disc golfers and this is your family, our family, my family.  We get mad at each other, we want to yell and shout, but ultimately we all agree when times are needed to help most of us do what we can (we again just need more on the courses to help)

Caddy Book the attention to detail needed by Swope Gold was spot on.  It helps having the book out in advance so that we can do the courses EXACTLY like the book. 

Opening night seemed to be a good hit with many, and I really enjoyed not having to think about anything else during the week.  This lines up nicely with tee time starts for folks...yes it makes for a MUCH longer day with the staff, but it also is slightly easier to move through people and not get slammed....

Some ~
Jack missing deadline on the grant money hurt (I forgot to submit one form and lost a grant that I work hard to get every year...aggravating is an understated word for me on this topic)

More volunteers....just HAVE to figure out how to spread the workload to others, it is to me the #1 problem we had....

Again I am looking for feedback positive, negative, or curiosity from the event, either as a player, a volunteer, a staff member, spectator, or watching online what you feel was done right, wrong, or why did we do it that way.  I appreciate everyone's opinion even if I don't agree with it.....those I don't agree with I may think harder about..... :-)

Cliff Drive / 5/9/16 PDGA League-Cancelled
« on: May 09, 2016, 02:02:17 PM »
Due to rain overnight and all day yesterday I am
1) Not wanting to go through a mudfest for the holes
2) Have to complete reports for the Wide Open
3)too tired to care about league today

We will try again next week!

WYCO / No league on 5.6.16
« on: May 03, 2016, 12:45:32 PM »
Wide Open week and the play gets started on Friday, so please come watch some great people enjoy the sport at Blue Valley or Swope.

Blue Valley / NE League at Blue Valley-5.2.16 Wide Open Week
« on: May 03, 2016, 12:42:00 PM »
Though we plan for as much as we possibly can, things do slip through the cracks.

As such the league play at Blue Valley on Monday encountered such a crack.  While playing the round it was discovered that hole #9 wasn't in the setting for the Wide Open.  As groups played through it would be an easy fix after the rounds were completed.  There was one problem, one group hadn't started on hole #1 and instead had yet to play #9 before it was moved.  So they were the only card to play the hole in the correct placement for the Wide Open, but not the configuration the remainders played for league.  As such the only fair thing to do was to remove hole #9 from every competitors card for the league scores to ensure a consistent approach to keeping ratings secured and valid on the same holes in the same configuration.

What that means is that hole #9 was removed, and the course was a 17 hole layout.  The other component that came into the equation was the lone AM player, CJ Hucke, who with his rating qualifies for the Intermediate division for the league, so he was moved into the remainder of the AM field, and that also moved some scoring around.

The course will be mowed this week, but overall still played beautifully on a overcast night with little wind and a mere 57 degrees.  This changed par to a Par-60 layout for the 17 holes and here are the final results from the night:

Eagle McMahon--53 Won $37 (owed)
Eric Oakley-54 Won $23 (owed)
Jamie Loveall-59 Won $18
Zeke Henry-61
Nicody Tucker-63
George Rousis-69

Beckett Carduff-57 Won $24
Jack Lowe-60 Won $15
Lee Killian-64

CJ Hucke-57 won $25 voucher (owed)
Jared Finley-61 won $14 voucher (owed)
Nate Zier-65 won $6 voucher
Brett Dalton-65 won $6 voucher
Brendan Egan-69
Matt Bauer-70

Adv Masters
John Thompson-61 won $15 voucher (owed)
Danny Rodriguez-70 won $9
Ted Keith-71

There were 2 scorecards with scoring errors on them, please remember to double check and add correctly.  It impacted their scores and cost them.  Don't let it happen to you.  Reminder that PDGA league night at Swope on Tuesday and then at Water Works on Wednesday.  Payouts from League play will be available on Thursday for players.

Blue Valley / Workday Saturday April 30
« on: April 25, 2016, 02:46:50 PM »
I plan on heading out to prep the course for the Wide Open (I am sure that Doug and Kreeger are on it as well!!)

I would like to repain the road OB's

Possibly paint circles

Get mulch dropped where needed (Doug any input here is appreciated)

Ensure the course is set in correct placements.

Remove all other baskets from the course

Trim areas that may need it.

What you can bring is as follows:
Positive attitude

Hope to be in and out of there from about 9-1, maybe then play some golf.



Will move a few baskets for this league, but Ace Fund is $579, and this is the Qualification for the East Side.

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