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Cliff Drive / 7/21/07 results
« on: July 22, 2008, 09:34:34 am »
With a beautiful calm evening, and partly cloudy in the high 60's Hawaii would have been a great place to play last night.

Fortunately for us, our leer jet fuel prices prevented us from making the trip to the Island for league, and we played at the cozy confines of Cliff Drive.  We were treated to another car on #11, that was removed before we got to the turn!  Fast action on the KCMO police was not the only hot item, as the temperature brought out the heat in Morales as he shot -1 to tie with Jack who also shot a -1.  Morales, while complimenting his own game on #17 was letting the card know that this was the best round he had shot at Cliff, he was at -2, proceeded to crush 17, par it, then use a putter from 190' on 18 and then yank a putt, and finish tied -1.

Next time, he should keep that enthusiasm for the end of the round, when the score matters!
 ;D

Jack-53
Morales-53
Jami Danger-56
Theiss-61
Keizer-68

Staye tuned next week, as we play it again!

This league was brought to you by the no ace yet fund, watch it grow!

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Cliff Drive / 7/14/08 Results
« on: July 15, 2008, 09:03:04 am »
On a beautiful night last night, we had 15 people out to play.  The weather was fabulous, no matter where you were last night, I hope that you got to enjoy the weather.  Summer evenings like that are just too fleeting to pass on.

No one hit the Ace Fund last night, so it rolls over:

Women
Angie Biondo-76--$5
Becky Stebbins-84

Older Gentlemen (and Paul)
Rick Rothstein-63--$3.50
Paul Eklund-63--$3.50
Dan Coffman-65

Rest of the geezers
Kevin Hart Foundation-51--$13 (yet not donating back to league!!)  :)
Dick Parker-55--$6
Arturo Villarreal-55--$6
Jack Lowe-56
Jamie Danger-56
Demian Vela-59
Brad D'Amico-60
Andrew Jewett-61
Caleb Walker-61
Long Jon Stebbins-64

Come out next week when we see if anything else new and exciting happens at Cliff Drive.

I plan on working on #10, and #7's green, #10 will be moved to the deep placement......

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General Banter / Vichy Videos-local players
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:33:28 pm »
Timko-giving assessment of course.
Dirk-throwing
House-standing funny
Chappy-sending a disc FAR....

From PDGA-

We are just about to release a dvd from the 2008 Ozark Mountain Open.

Below is a link to some trailers on You Tube,,, ENJOY!!!






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Cliff Drive / League 7/14/08-Mondays where to play
« on: July 14, 2008, 02:20:06 pm »
Cliff Drive
Olathe
Rosedale

The argument has been made by Tom that Olathe is better prepared to handle the basic disc golf needs.  While I do not disagree with that statement, I feel that Cliff Drive gives an opportunity to play disc golf and take in culture at such a high level, that one can not avoid it.  It should not be siad that those of you wanting to understand the game, should head to Rosedale for Free Golf on Monday nights to learn about disc golf leagues, and how to behave.  With that being said.....

So....Olathe has nice clean cement tee pads-we don't, we like to play in the earth that god created, not some sort of man made liquid and rock mixture (yet!)

Our #1 tee pad is located within the park itself, but the sign must have been hidden, it makes the chase of the game more exciting.

We have plenty of outdoor trees to visit for high volume nitrogen drop offs.

Though we do not have any shelters within the disc golf park area, we do have at times many homeless shelters that you can tell others about, or if you are in a spirited mood, you can ask nicely to leave the area (some times it can be quite interesting).

Though not formally a playground......we do have a playground of life, where differing cultures expand inthe park for a wide variety of activities that will shock and awe some, and others find interesting.....

Several of the Top Players play this course, and frequent the area, not always during leagues, but sometimes under the cloak of afternoon golf, keeping it hidden from others, so that they can enjoy it themselves.

This is after all the closest thing that we have to Jungle Golf in Kansas City MO, so come see what the excitement can be like on Mondays at Cliff Drive......

Did I mention that it has the highest Ace Fund total on Monday's, and in MO for disc golf right now?  Why wouldn'tyou want to be here? :o ???

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http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20080712/NEWS/807120301

The more that you can do to help ensure that the neighborhoods that you wrok with, and all parties involved are notified about disc golf the better.

I personally think that we should have done a better job at SM park discussing the area witht he model rockets area to ensure that all areas are given a fair chance to ensure that there is not a conflict with the groups.

Seems silly to me in the article as a 195 acre park can not find 10% to use that avoids the other.  I think that a design area should be re-evaluated.

But hey, we have our own little problems here in town!!

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Found and Lost / FOUND-Yellos J/K Valk-Dan Wienart
« on: July 08, 2008, 11:59:06 am »
Something about free waka tickets.......still didn't find Dick's Star Maxx.....

I'll look for your truck at CLiff Drive, and leave it there.....

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Cliff Drive / League July 7
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:47:39 am »
Well.....thanks for helping this weekend, I really appreciate all the extra work that we put on the course.  Oh wait, that would be TIMKO, and KEIZER only......
:p

Well even without a slew of people, we were able to erode quite a bit of work and get the course looking good.  Holes 1-6 have been taken care of, of course they could use more work, but we shall see.  #4 basket is in the deep setting, and looks GREAT, #6 looks awesome as well.

#5 I mowed, and sprayed quite a bit, I want to see what the herbicide does.

That leaves 7-8-10 that needs to get done, and then we can focus back on #1-#2 and the newer areas that I want to move forward with.

Come out tonight and see the course freshly done, with an ace fund over $500, you know you think you can, you just can't get here fast enough...

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Cliff Drive / League 6/30
« on: July 01, 2008, 09:07:17 am »
What a BEAUTIFUL night, if only my game were so pretty!

17 people showed up to play in 17 cars out at Cliff Drive.....who says that we are not dependant upon our oil? :o

Arturo was able to keep it clean, and cleaned the field.  Tavish was able to handle the Women's division, and as she informed me last night, "you let a girl beat you?"  That my friend was a big ole yeah, I did!

Ace Fund is over $500 now, at $501.  Some pins should be moved for next week, after the workdays this week, the course should be playing nicely, and then we should be ready to move in some work to get the pads going!

Arturo-50
Joe Hesting-52
Kevin "I'm leaving" Hart-53
Jamie "Hatchette Man" Barry-54
Beckett Carduff-55
Dick Parker-56
Fred Smith-58
Paul Klunnel-59
Tom Mollenkamp-59
Ted Keith-61
Jack Lowe-61
Steve Hostetler-62
MarshallOtto-64
John Chapman-65

Tavish-60
Kristie-65
Becky-88

Looking forward to seeing you on the course over the next few days.  Come out and see work done while you play KC's most "inner city" course.  No waiting, no lines, just good golf!

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Cliff Drive / Cliff Drive League-ITS ON! SO BRING IT!
« on: June 30, 2008, 02:17:26 pm »
So.......you need to know that league is no longer on Saturdays at Cliff Drive, and it is in fact Monday night. 

Please tell anyone that you know.  Tonight a special guest from Florida, and possibly one from Arkansas will be in attendance of league.

While we may not yet have mowed fairways (though they did mow last Thursday) and concrete pads like the other Monday night leagues.  We do have the biggest Ace Fund in MO at $484, and tonight we will have the most people traveling from out of state to play leagues.  (Beckett and Jeff Ash)

I ran into some people playing on Saturday that were not aware that league was not happening on Saturday mornings.  Please help me spread the word that League is Saturday mornings only at Blue Valley on the first saturday of the month.  Cliff Drive League has returned to its normal time slot of Monday nights at 6:00.

I anticipate a crowd that should push our ace fund to over $500, so if you want to come hit it, get there and try.  I believe this league has had one ace, Arturo the first year.

BTW, for those that do not know, Blue Valley's birthday is July 4th, 2005.  Cliff Drive is August 19, 2004.

As we head into the summer birthday season, it is only fair to announce these spercial dates!
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Jack Lowe
Vice President-KCFDC
Tournament Director 2009 Pro Worlds
http://www.KCFDC.org
http://www.PDGA.com
816.231.3622-H
913.485.5123-C
"Disc Golf-
Like ball golf, only faster,
cheaper, and healthier!"

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General Banter / Cliff Drive League-ITS ON! SO BRING IT!
« on: June 30, 2008, 02:12:43 pm »
So.......you need to know that league is no longer on Saturdays at Cliff Drive, and it is in fact Monday night. 

Please tell anyone that you know.  Tonight a special guest from Florida, and possibly one from Arkansas will be in attendance of league.

While we may not yet have mowed fairways (though they did mow last Thursday) and concrete pads like the other Monday night leagues.  We do have the biggest Ace Fund in MO at $484, and tonight we will have the most people traveling from out of state to play leagues.  (Beckett and Jeff Ash)

I ran into some people playing on Saturday that were not aware that league was not happening on Saturday mornings.  Please help me spread the word that League is Saturday mornings only at Blue Valley on the first saturday of the month.  Cliff Drive League has returned to its normal time slot of Monday nights at 6:00.

I anticipate a crowd that should push our ace fund to over $500, so if you want to come hit it, get there and try.  I believe this league has had one ace, Arturo the first year.

BTW, for those that do not know, Blue Valley's birthday is July 4th, 2005.  Cliff Drive is August 19, 2004.

As we head into the summer birthday season, it is only fair to announce these spercial dates!
--
===o {>[]----

Jack Lowe
Vice President-KCFDC
Tournament Director 2009 Pro Worlds
http://www.KCFDC.org
http://www.PDGA.com
816.231.3622-H
913.485.5123-C
"Disc Golf-
Like ball golf, only faster,
cheaper, and healthier!"

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Cliff Drive / Cliff Drive Workdays 7/3-7/4-7/5
« on: June 29, 2008, 10:21:48 am »
I am planning on heading out to Cliff drive over the next weekend to get ready to bring in bigger equipment to help us set up forms.  I am taking off Thursday, and off Friday, and Saturday.

I know its a holiday weekend, but if anyone wants to help, please let me know.

I have 5 weed sprayers, and at one point (possibly Wednesday afternoon, 4ish) I would love to play a round of the first 10 holes to help as the days progress.

Will hopefully get things moving the right direction on this course for the duration of its lifetime.

Please let me know if you can come help, even a couple of hours will help if you find time.

If you see anyone out and about, and at leagues, please spread the work!

Thanks,

Jack

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General Banter / Cliff Drive Workdays 7/3-7/4-7/5
« on: June 29, 2008, 10:21:11 am »
I am planning on heading out to Cliff drive over the next weekend to get ready to bring in bigger equipment to help us set up forms.  I am taking off Thursday, and off Friday, and Saturday.

I know its a holiday weekend, but if anyone wants to help, please let me know.

I have 5 weed sprayers, and at one point (possibly Wednesday afternoon, 4ish) I would love to play a round of the first 10 holes to help as the days progress.

Will hopefully get things moving the right direction on this course for the duration of its lifetime.

Please let me know if you can come help, even a couple of hours will help if you find time.

If you see anyone out and about, and at leagues, please spread the work!

Thanks,

Jack

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Cliff Drive / League Results 6/23-Happy Birthday Marley!!
« on: June 24, 2008, 12:06:55 pm »
On a beautiful evening, with holes #1-3 looking good, the rest of the course a little long, 9 came out to play.

John Chapman and Ted Keith shot hot rounds as they felt the need to take my tag #22, and stick me with #168, as Ted had to hold onto his #157 I believe:

John Chapman-56 --$10
Ted Keith-57 --$5
Kevin Hart-58 --$2
Jack Lowe-60
Caleb Walker-60
Rick R-62
Steve-68

Angie-80 --$5
Becky-86


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The WyCo thread started a comment section about ProII, what are some thoughts about all the divisions that the PDGA offers, and what do you think we should look at locally?

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Shawnee Mission / SM Park improvements to come!!
« on: June 19, 2008, 12:24:01 pm »
Dirk is still at a meeting with JCPRD, but overall they have been very responsive to the needs of the disc golf course area.

Here are a few highlights that came from our meeting.

1-First and FOREMOST, the course will be closed from July 2-7 fort he 4th of July event.  Most of the disc golf area is utilized for parking.  This was known for the entire duration of the project, so every year, plan on this course being closed. (period)  Realize that we are squatters, and partners with the parks, but it is their land, and to have a few days a year of disc golf taken away is not the worst thing that can happen.

2-They are aware of the HIGH GRASS, currently, unbeknownst to us is that the primary area is what is referred to as a “Hay Lease” area, and this may be the last year for the contract, but what that means (new term to me BTW) is that the area is groomed for hay, and then must be cleaned and taken care of prior to July 1 (before the 4th of July event) by the company that they contract out to.  That means that many of the TALL GRASS areas will be cleared within the next couple of weeks.

3-They admit complete fault in not understanding the mowing needs, and are aware, and have been working on remedies for this.  They have “driven” the layout, see the areas that need to be addressed and appear to have some insight as to how to make this work.  Extremely receptive and knowledgeable in the fact that the land needs to be more tailored to walking terrain, than it has in the past.  The basics of this statement in all honesty, is more of a communication gap, and just overall understanding of the disc golf area.  This is a new area to them, and they are not aware of what all the discs can do.  They will be working on creating more open “Landing Zones” that will shape smaller towards the tee, more open in the 150-300’ range, then smaller clearing back to the hole.  They will not be able to entire mow the fields, but this plan should allow minimal time to identify discs.  Targeted landing zones will help keep lost discs to a minimum.  This may not be the best answer, but it makes sense and should work.  I am looking forward to how it looks.

4-We need to work with them in regards to the Kite area.  The Kite area will not go away, and what we are looking to do is to move the tee pad to the South about 150’, from the current location and then keep a “non-mown” swath of grass between the kite area and the disc golf area for some safety.  This means that it will be a blind shot into the trees, but the mowing will be tailored with the “Landing Zones” so that you will have an idea (prior to T-signs) of where to throw.  This should alleviate some of the concerns, but again, letting the people know that you are throwing, and working “WITH” them is the best form of communication.  Remember, you may be at that particular location for 5-7 minutes, the kite flyers may be there all day.  I would feel entitled to the land if I was there all day, and someone just walked through, so show respect and courtesy (if you don’t have it, pretend!) to the other patrons and we should not have a problem.

5-Upgrades, and other amenities are on the plans.  Cleaning up the areas that are riddled with downed trees, and shrubs, will be something that our workdays are scheduled for.  With your help, and the constant attention of the JCPRD, this is going to take shape into a nice area to play on.  This is the first year of the course, and we need to understand that this is some growing pains that go into that.

Overall we must realize that even though this is a large park, with resources that some of our others do not have, this is the first knowledge that this organization has with Disc Golf.  They have agreed to work with us, have been extremely receptive to the ideas brought forth, and are eager to make this work.  Unlike KCMO, and WyCO P&R where courses have existed for decades, this is a learning curve for them, and a relationship builder for us.  These things will take time, and together with good communication, and the volunteer efforts of us all we will make this a win-win situation.

I was very pleased, and excited by the meeting, and look forward to “tweaking” this course with Dirk and the JCPRD as we continue to move forward.  If you should have any questions or concerns, please remember to be tactful, cordial, and pleasant.  You not only represent yourself better, you implore the disc golf nation to make us all look like the great people that we are.

If you have any ideas, this is the place to share them.

I’ll let Dirk follow up if there is anything to add!

Thanks,

Jack

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