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General Banter / Volunteers -registration lets get it on!
« on: May 22, 2013, 09:31:16 AM »
We need help, volunteers, more players, you know the drill!  We are less than a month away from the Wide Open, and you can help make it better.  Sign up to help or play, or work on the course beforehand.

Help be a part of the longest running and biggest disc golf tournament of the year in KC!

Looking forward to good times!

I will be in Iowa, and the tradition of not having league on holidays is secure with me running it.  So there is not a league in the Northeast on Monday the 27th.  I will probably be out there working on the course though if you want to come out and help, and will be probably easily manipulated into making you a fine feast following the work.

What I would like to accomplish is relatively simple:
Finish 4 fairway (15 min)
Mow 5 Fairway and Green (30-40 Min)
Mow 6 fairway (30 minutes)
Mow path between 7 & 8 by rocks (40 min)
mow/weed whack around 8 pad (15 minutes)
clear downed tree limb and area around stage mow, etc... (hour)

Looking about 3-4 hours of work, and if you can help, all you need would be a lawnmower, and some time.  If enough of us come out, we could get it done in about an hour, and then maybe play disc golf...if enough, if not, then I will work on it and do what I can!  :-)

Playing the course in round one configuration tonight (of the EAST v. west Team Challenge).  Which means that we are playing #8 to the hangar, and nickels on everything else.

We got some love done on the course, and some still needs to be done, but it should be a great night out there to play for certain.

Par tonight will be set at 56.  We want to be teeing off no later than 6pm on the holes, so please be signed up by 5:50.  Ace Fund is $331 before tonight's contribution.  Aces are available at the following locations:
10 (it's going to be an epic shot, but it is there-depending on wind)

SO over half the course is set up for you to take home some money, come and get you some!

Cliff Drive / 5/13/03 Monday PDGA League at Cliff
« on: May 13, 2013, 01:11:31 PM »
I will attempt to be out there as quickly as I can, but we should be in good shape to finish without too much of a hiccup.  Ace Fund is currently at $313 with a bunch of possibilities out there.  We will be playing to the Nickels on all baskets tonight as well, so Ace possibles on :
10 (Will probably move it before league though to LONG position, since we haven't played it there in awhile.)

SO come on out and get rated!

General Banter / Tick, Tick, Tsk....
« on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:44 AM »

"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
way to remove a tick. This is great because it works in
those places where it's sometimes difficult to get to with
tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of
dark hair, etc."

"Apply a glob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the tick
with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
seconds (15-20); the tick will come out on its own and be
stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away.

This technique has worked every time I've used it
(and that was frequently), and it's much less traumatic
for the patient and easier for me.."

Also, if you just pull a tick off, their heads sometimes break off
and are left under the skin so this is much safer. Be aware

also that a tick with a white speck on its back is a Deer
Tick, these can cause Tick Fever so check yourself and
your family good if you see any of these!

"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
would be damaging in any way.

Cliff Drive / 5/6/13-NE League Night @ Blue Valley
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:33:50 AM »
Well, what a beautiful day to be out throwing plastic in the park last night it was.  We had 13 people come out to play, but only had 12 get there in time to start it off and finish.  We got all groups back without needing lights, and though the course wasn't set in Uber Long Wide Open settings, we did manage to play from the long pads last night.

Joe Hesting came in and said if my 56 isn't a 1020, this is silly.  Well, it was sorta silly, as it rated out a 1019 on the night as we played the course in a configuration that we are calling par 63 for evening.  This was a 56 with a disc that got stolen on #14 as they looked for Jake Bowen's disc in the Blue River where the geese were trying to decipher if it was a new type of egg for them to use.  I kid, I kid.


Joe Hesting-56-=$12
Jose Ossa-59=$9
Matt Crowe-62
Jack Lowe-62
Jake Bowen-64
Jamie Danger-66
Scott Melrose-67

Ryan Keck-63=$9 KcKash
Greg Utz-68=$6 KcKash
Tony Burnett-77=$3 KcKash
Jason Gillow-81
Rob Martin-84

I think that there were 3 people that didn't get in the ace fund, so next week back to Cliff Drive and the Ace Fund will jump up to $313 for next week.

Reminder that workday in the Northeast area community is slated for Saturday May 18.  I can use your help to work on the new areas we are working to create within Cliff, as well as some maintenance on the existing areas.  If only a few hours or even one you can do, it will help.  Thanks much-Jack

Cliff Drive / Blue Valley League Night-5/6/13
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:36:39 AM »
Reminder, that league is at BLUE VALLEY tonight!!
Well, I am uncertain if I can get there by 5:30 to play on the Big course, and get everyone going.  I should be there close to it though, and if we can get 3-somes going by 5:30, we should have enough time to play the big course.  I can play it generally in 2 1/2 hours if I don't doddle.  So if someone wants to step up and take names and $$$ until I get there, I think that the big course is on tonight boys.  If no one responds, then it will be "inner course" for all.

Blue Valley / Blue Valley League Night-5/6/13
« on: May 06, 2013, 09:35:27 AM »
Well, I am uncertain if I can get there by 5:30 to play on the Big course, and get everyone going.  I should be there close to it though, and if we can get 3-somes going by 5:30, we should have enough time to play the big course.  I can play it generally in 2 1/2 hours if I don't doddle.  So if someone wants to step up and take names and $$$ until I get there, I think that the big course is on tonight boys.  If no one responds, then it will be "inner course" for all.

Cliff Drive / 2013 Stats
« on: April 29, 2013, 03:30:51 PM »
DIV   First Name   Last Name   PDGA#   Weeks Played   Average Score
MPO   Jose   Ossa   28268   3   54.0
MPO   Joe   Hesting   24884   3   54.7
MPO   Matt   Crowe   48148   3   57.7
MPO   Matt   Perry   52050   2   55.0
MPO   Jordan   Hinck   45624   2   57.0
MPO   Adam   Cossette   44380   2   57.5
MPO   Steve   Timmesch   46929   1   55.0
MPO   Peter   Cashen   13909   1   60.0
MPO   Scott   Melrose   27493   1   61.0
MPO   Lee   Killian   17024   1   63.0
MPO   Tony   Burnett   53026   1   64.0
MPO   Daniel 'Day'   Loomis   35956   1   66.0
MPO   Ben   Crosby   16649   1   70.0
MPO   Jitt   Belcher   44621   1   999.0

Pro Masters
MPM   Jamie 'Danger'   Barry   3628   4   57.3
MPM   Ted   Keith   16896   2   68.0
MPM   Duane "CD"   Steiner   2883   1   50.0
MPM   Beckett   Carduff   12330   1   58.0

MA1   Rob   Martin   51540   4   68.8
MA1   Andy   Portwood   52809   3   65.7
MA1   Ryan   Westa   22977   3   65.7
MA1   Jason   Gillow   55524   3   70.3
MA1   Ryan   Keck   48875   1   58.0
MA1   Mike   Keizer   55555   1   59.0
MA1   Zeke   Henry   52670   1   62.0
MA1   Eric   Kolkmeier   32120   1   63.0

Advanced Masters
MM1   Jack   Lowe   15316   3   62.0
MM1   Gary 'G$'   Harvey   9174   2   62.0

Cliff Drive / 4/29/13 League Results
« on: April 29, 2013, 09:54:18 AM »
It is going to be a wonderful evening for disc golf and I look to rebound from that horrendous showing this weekend....Looking forward to having a bunch of us out there.  I should be there ~5:30 to get us moving along!

Cliff Drive / 4/22/13 League results
« on: April 23, 2013, 09:13:32 AM »
Well the rain held off long enough for everyone but CD's card to get in without too much hassle.  Considering when I left work it was pouring rain, it just goes to show you that the weather even 18 miles away can change in this environment.
Is the ratings and the stats for last night.

What I have determined is that in the PDGA scoring, you aren't playing in the same division that you are during the league.  In other words, I am putting your scores in based on your level, preferably AM/PRO is where it will be.  By the end of the series I will have tabulated a formula for the number of weeks that you play and people that you beat during that time frame, and will adjust accordingly with the PDGA, or whittle it down to an overall scoring field based on averages, and balance that our the last week.  I am uncertain how it will be calculated, but I will work with the PDGA on getting it in there correctly, so that the person that made all 10 weeks gets more points than the person that made it 6....Which I think is the minimum to be included in the field for scoring points.

So last night we had 12 brave souls spit in the wind, and say not tonight, tonight the hard rains not gonna come.
It looked a little like this:
Pro Field-
CD-50=$12 (1023 rated round as well out there in the misting rain and at twilight for D-Wayne!)
Jose Ossa-53=$9 (994 rated, it was close to a 1000 rated round....)
Beckett Carduff-58=$3
Danger Will Robinson-59 (But did win the playoff from last week so left with $3....)
G$-60 (But did leave with $3 from OB's, & Trees, Back and total score from me! ARGHHHHHHH!)
Jack Lowe-61 (But did pay Danger $3 from playoff, G$ $3 from not playing well, and gave Beckett a $1 from hitting the basket on #10 on Sunday)
Zeke Henry-62
Eric Kolkmeier-63

Advanced Field
Ryan Keck-58=$9 KcKash
Rob Martin-64=$6 KcKash
Jason Gillow-65
Andy Portwood-66

We had 2 people opt out of the Ace fund last night, so with no ace hit we will be moving the needle to $289 next week.  I am uncertain if I will be in town next week, so I may be looking for a little help to run league.  Next week will be at Cliff Drive, the following week will be at Blue Valley, and we will be playing BV long!  Trying to tee off at Blue Valley a little early, sending out cards on rolling starts ideally 3-somes.

Last night our card teed off at 5:55, and we finished ok, but CD's card started at the same time and came in the dark.  We will try to get things rolling around 5:40 or so next week, then after the Blue Valley first Monday we will push to 6:00 until September!

Thanks to all that bothered to show up and play last night.  It turned out to be an ok day to play!

Cliff Drive / Shame-so many should feel it....
« on: April 22, 2013, 12:57:49 PM »
So here is a great story......As I had indicated earlier in the week last week, I had planned to go out and do some of the work needed to continue with the new addition to Cliff Drive Disc Golf Complexion....I assumed that I would be working out there by lonesome, because, well let's face it, most of you reading this aren't getting up at 8 am on a Saturday to show up at Cliff Drive to work on a course. (Notably, most I indicated, some of you would...)  So I do this, I get up to the area that I want to continue to work on, and as I pull in, a bobcat is there pulling and collecting debris from the area that I have been working on.  I think to myself....hmmmmm.......that's cool, I wonder who that is doing this...great.....I pull a little closer, and it has the KCMO signatures on it.  I think to myself, well that is odd, did I sleep until Monday?  I know it is Saturday right?  So I get up there, and start talking with the driver.  He indicated to me that he was being pro-active and wanted to get moving on some of this. I was in awe!  Then he stated, "Everyone else is over on the other hillside.", I was really confused at this point.

So I hop back in my car and discover that a church (Redemption KC) has organized a workday focusing in the area.  They have over 100 volunteers that come in and clean and work and make a difference in the park.

Combined with the helpers of about 8-10 on the new area, and other areas of the park, it is looking good.  It does though beg the question though how come a church can get 100 people to the park to help, and we are having trouble getting 5......

I for one am ashamed that we aren't working stronger in our parks, and I ask that each of you plan on helping with the organized workdays coming up as we get ready to host our guests for the Wide Open.  Not only will it help the event, but we are the benefactors for months to come with the effort of the work we put in.  Sure it looks good on the weekend of the Wide Open, but after they leave town, it looks good for us in the future as well.

I tell, I was in awe of the folks out there doing work for the community to feel good about it.  Almost none of them lived in or around the area.  I was saddened by the knowledge that this group that has no affiliation with the area was able to make an impact that I feel we should as a collective group, but many times don't.

I do understand that this is a work that goes beyond the effort of one weekend, but when we have the efforts of a few dedicated, we will make this venue better, and many others.

They got a great deal done towards my own goals for the course, and I challenge you to help where they left off.

My other thought is to leave the club and join the church, as at least they seem to have people that care about things that may not matter to their local area, but matter the community they live in.  Kansas City.......

Cliff Drive / 4/15/13 League Results
« on: April 16, 2013, 01:35:23 PM »
On a chilly evening we still had 13 people come out to play.  I will get this information uploaded into the PDGA:

Jose Ossa-50 ($10.50)
Joe Hesting-50 ($10.50)
Matt Crowe-55 ($1)
Steve Thimmesch-55 ($1)
Adam Cossette-55 ($1)
Jordan Hinck-56
Matt Perry-56
Mike Keizer-59

Jamie Danger-58 ($3)
Jack Lowe-58 ($3)

Ryan Westa-56 ($7 KcKash)
Rob Martin-65 ($4 KcKash)
Jason Gillow-71

More information to follow

Tournaments / Des Moines Challenge
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:47:46 AM »
Stolen from

Online Registration is up and running. Please note that we added a place for you, the player to sponsor a hole this year for $25. Damon referenced this above and Disc Golf Scene made it easy for us to make this happen. If you elect this sponsorship, a custom sign will be made for the hole, referencing you as the sponsor. You will be able to keep this sign after the event is completed. Make sure if you have a special hole request, you PM either Damon or myself with the details.

Here's the link to sign up!

PRE-REGISTER FOR The Des Moines Challenge Presented by G&L Clothing

You know you want to go if you have been there....If you haven't been there, you have heard that you should go, and this should happen....if you are reading this for the first time, and are wondering about Des Moines Disc Golf, then click the link above an plan on playing it.  This event is a fun time on four great courses.  Sad, that we won't get Ewing due to construction, but heard that last year.....Still should be a fun time!

Some of you may remember a time long ago when when had the Great American Cleanup, and it always coincided with the Cliff Drive workdays to build a better course.  There used to not be a hole #3-#8......these workdays helped over the years to fuel that additional playing ability within the park. Planning on like 8-1.

Though the GAC is no longer part of the plan, the following events:

Will help to make this a better place for all of us to enjoy.

With the Northeast Neighborhood cleanup this day, it is a great day to show the rest of the community how strong we are. This day we would like to remove trash, and honeysuckle primarily along the new hole area. We would ask that you bring gloves, rakes, and if you have them chainsaws. Food and drink will be provided, we will probably go from 8-1pm, and then possibly play some golf as well!

I would say that we really need extra hands to help as we clear out items, and trash is going to be high on the priority for the first 50' of the clearing.  As we chop out the honeysuckle, the trash is there.  Rakes, and shovels will be helpful in this respect.  But extra hands are always needed. 

This is a chance to really show the community how we can come together and help.  I know that this course won't be used for the Wide Open, but this course can be used for the continued improvements on how we as a club, and you as members make a difference within the community.  This is only done through the actions you bring forward.  Please plan on helping out for a few hours, even if only an hour, and lets make a strong showing at how we are a force to be reckoned with.



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