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Found and Lost / Blue Katana-Japan Open Disc Lost Birdland #9
« on: September 08, 2015, 01:37:14 PM »
Old Settlers lost it....Has my name and stamps from Japan Open, would love to have it back. 

Lost 2 in the water at Olathe on #15 (Pond) red CCC Katana, and Star Lite Valk (Also Japan Open stamps)

If found, and returned, something cool can transpire for being cool and returning things....

Prairie Center / Free basket tonight.....
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:58:16 AM »
For an ACE on the island hole was the rumor Tom started at WW League on Thursday.....

Leagues / Basket giveaway at Olathe Tonight
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:57:35 AM »
Tom has said that if there is an ACE on the Island hole there is a "free basket" as well as the ace fund.....just thought I would share this information!

Found and Lost / THANK YOU-Cliff Drive pick up
« on: July 01, 2015, 02:42:23 PM »
Cooper just let me know that my Blizzard Destroyer made it's way into DD today.

I just wanted to thank whomever found it.  I know it was last seen at Cliff Drive, and I gave up early on it.

At any rate if you were the person that returned it.....please let me know where you found it at, and a few beers are on me!


Tournaments / Wide Open 2016
« on: June 22, 2015, 12:46:04 PM »
What did you like, what didn't you like about this year's event that you would want to see, not see next year?

Let's get the ideas as they are fresh in our heads.

General Banter / Workdays for the Wide Open
« on: June 02, 2015, 01:41:29 PM »
I imagine I am not the only one wondering how you can help, but we need it on the upcoming weekends to get ready for the Wide Open.

Please post who and when you will be working and what you need help with for the courses.  Courses used this year will include Swope, Rosedale, WaterWorks, and Blue Valley (modified).

The workdays need to be done really by June 17th, ideally June 6 and 7 to prep the ground work, remove dead/down lims, trim teeing, and hole placements, then after that workday, move the pins to their ideal location for the event.

June 13 and 14 should start to prep more manicured work, possibly the OB lines (done only by those authorized), 10 meter circles, etc...)

That Wednesday and Thursday afterwards, may be the time to paint the 10 meter circles more so.

All help is needed, please post what you are planning on doing if you are organizing the workday.



Cliff Drive / Fresh Mow-6/1/15
« on: June 01, 2015, 10:16:00 AM »
Drew was out there cleaning up the remaining wooded holes, the course was mowed Saturday by the crew, and it is still set long for another week or so.

Get your last chance to play on the MONSTER before it goes back to a "normal" course.

Swope / Closed July 31st 2015 to casual play
« on: May 14, 2015, 03:24:49 PM »
Parks and recreation will be having an event that will be including the Swope Park Disc Golf Course, it will be closed to casual play on this day.

More information will be coming about this.



General Banter / Photogenic?
« on: May 13, 2015, 09:34:54 AM »
There will be a reporter from the Star that is doing an article about Disc Golf in Kansas City, they will be out at Swope at 4:30 taking photos.

If you are interested in possibly having your photo in the paper, hop on out and go over there!

Be sure to be nice and represent well.

Items to do-based on priority-
Mow holes 2-8
#2-mow fairway all the way to the long placement as well as all along the side towards the West, removing downed trees, careful to not placing anything along the single track trail
--create a better pass through from #2 pin to #3 pad
#3-clear out the entire area around the basket and the side of the hill going up, removing downed trees, and exposing the walls more so
#4-Mowing fairways, clearing out downed trees
#5-Mowing and clearing out the hillside and the green
#6-Mowing fairways.....removing gulley cuts of honeysuckle if possible-complete clearing out the new "long placement"
#7-Clear all along the cliff out of weeds between #8 pad and #7 long basket, start to expose alternate trail at end of the green for Singletrack riders to utilize instead of the green.  (Going past pin and up and reconnect with the trail past the pin, accessible and safer than current configuration)
#8-Clear out more of the long pin green, along the stage and rocks, etc.....

Next priority level......
#1, mow the short pin areas and remove downed trees
Alternate holes, move and spray honeysuckle growths, or remove with shoveling
re grade "fly pads" for flatter stance
#10 clearout the dead tree on the side, use to border long placement roller portection
#11-wait for P&R to spray, but try to chop down weed trees in reservoir
#12-Clean up hill side, (Looks good BTW comparatively to years past!)
#16-Clear out the trees on the inside of the reservoir and get P&R out to clean up.

Next level priority
Get tee pads all backfilled in
Finish the first 2 alternate holes, means clearing out more and planting trees.
New safer stair casing on #4 needs to be done
Bridge to get across the 2 new holes, as well as the new #6 extended, and possibly stair cases for the new hole after #6 extention (though we may be able to move the current stairs from #6, and repurpose them)
Expand hole #4 to get new pad/pins around the corner, then start to get another coming back to the current #5 clear out.
Additional holes beyond new extended #6 (this is going to be 3 additional holes)

Plant trees as approved by P&R and in conjunction with Trails/safety components.

This is an aggressive plan, but one that I hope we can get done.  Help can be used for however long you can be out there!

Cliff Drive / WTF-Where did all the distance come from?
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:26:20 PM »
In working on the team championship qualifications, Cliff Drive is in about the longest setting it can go into.

Please read the "sticky" topic to see the locations, but suffice it to say, it is long and longer than most configurations that we have had out there.

Post your scores below if you dare.....

Tournaments / Blue River Blowout.........November 7th 2015-Canceled
« on: April 20, 2015, 09:04:36 AM »
Since the Blue River goes to both courses, it makes sense to attach them.  This is a revisit to the "Sun Burn Open" that was along these lines about 10 years ago.  All the work at Blue Valley and the fun course of Swope will make this a great day.  The following week I believe that Rob Martin is planning another event at Blue Valley (Big Blue) where I believe he will be STRETCHING out Blue Valley and putting it's teeth in.  This will give you a chance to play alternate courses and formats on a great track of land.  Something that course needs more of for certain!

One round Swope UBER short and a modified Blue Valley (think last years club championships).  Will probably cap at 90, play Swope in the morning, and Blue Valley in the afternoon.

It is a PDGA C-Tier (entries will be $35-$60 for non PDGA members +$10 more)

More information to follow.

Tournaments / Am Worlds-Who is going?
« on: March 30, 2015, 01:46:04 PM »
I am thinking that I will be making the trip to K-Zoo for Worlds in July, was wondering who else was thinking that?

General Banter / Apologies to Rob and a few others.
« on: March 23, 2015, 10:07:57 AM »
I would like to publicly go on the record with an apology to Rob and a few others that I may have offended.

In the case specifically of Rob, my biggest problem with is a perception problem of my own.  I may post a little more passionately about how I view things, and how they should be done in my eyes.  I at times fail to have the realization that it is sole focus burning and not to the betterment of Disc Golf.  Not my intent, but clearly it can come across that way.

So I wanted to let the record show that although I am very passionate about my own beliefs, desires, and expectations, many others may not share that vision or passion.  As such my comments made at times may not be the best alignment to point out how great our community is.

I tend to view the forum as an open chance for dialogue to start conversations that at times may get heated.  I don't back down, but I will change my own opinion as time and conversations make me see that I may need to be more altruistic.  This is the case here. 

I do think that Rob is getting some great traction in the less than normally played locations.  I may not agree with the mannerism that he goes about, but that is just simply because he is doing it his way and I shouldn't chastise him for that as I have been.

There are other conversations that come up that I clearly do get heated on, and it is the basis for my apologies to others as well.  It appears in my typing at the computer that I am guilty of what I despise the most.....typing at the machine, not talking and communicating and I hated realizing that is what I have been doing as well.  Not my intent (ok some times it is....  ;D ) to alienate individuals, but in most instances it is the belief that we all have a passion to take the sport forward.

My devotion may be greater than some, weaker than others, and honestly more tied to the notion of the work that I personally give and see others give.  I know the requirements in many cases, and I expect and at times demand people be held to the standard I have of myself.  I don't even make that standard often, so as such I shouldn't be throwing rocks in the glass house that I am looking through.

For that I do apologize to Rob specifically as my intent wasn't to belittle, but rather shine a light that I felt needed, which probably isn't my place to do so publicly.  Others I may have offended, realize that this is only due to my own desire to have Kansas City as the greatest town in the world to play our sport.  Even though on the Chatter Room here I may come across as all knowing and wonderful, I am but a man behind the green curtain, and as such it isn't just I that can complete anything in town, it takes all of us.  We may offer disagreeing terms, and some times may get heated, my intent isn't to alienate, but to engage, discuss and find a solution to help us all.

Many of you over the years know my bark is far worst than my bite.  I very rarely bite, in fact generally will give off my plate instead.  I don't want our community to be viewed as hostile, and my recent conversations may have indicated that it is.  It isn't, and for that I feel shame, and it took the conversations recently to show me that I may be over stepping what I view as helping, because it hasn't, and for that I do apologize to all of you as well.



Cliff Drive / If you see something missing, please let someone know
« on: March 14, 2015, 03:09:44 PM »
Basket #13 was stolen, I have moved one of the practice baskets in its place.

If you let us know in here to fix these things it would be great.

I am also going to be heading out there tomorrow morning to clean up hole #1 off the pad (gulley) and move some more pins.  If interested in helping, show up.  If not, come play it if you aren't playing in the event!

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