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Tournaments / Re: 2015 Disc Golf Day - May 30th @ Swope
« on: May 28, 2015, 04:18:51 pm »
Well, dang.  I guess it has been awhile for me.  Do you think my sweet 2-time-Ace ROC with "Hole 3 of Rosedale" printed on it is worth anything?

It is priceless!  And clearly works.  Many a disc golf day discs have been used to be thrown in the basket.  Keep it, and keep them flying.

Tournaments / Re: 2015 Disc Golf Day - May 30th @ Swope
« on: May 28, 2015, 02:28:54 pm »
Say, what sort of disc is it that one gets for coming to this? I know it's coming up on Saturday, but my curiosity is killing me. 
(I'm still at the stage where every player's pack or goody bag is like a little Christmas and birthday rolled up in one. . .)

Always been a Sweet color stamp (of a hole on one of our courses) Roc in the past.

Hasn't been that for about 8 years Joe, though us "old guard" wanted to have it so that every course would have a disc that was part of the KCFDC, but alas the people that started this Disc Golf Day don't run it today!  :-) 

My thoughts on what type of disc would be  the logo on the flyer would be my guess, and based on the registration form "Add a special Disc Golf Day stamped Glow Gator, Glow Thunderbird or Star Destroyer....."  would be the options, but there may be DX plastic of Roc's and Aviars as well well, I think those (listed before) are extra $$ for the upgrade plastic.

Water Works / Re: Course Issues
« on: May 28, 2015, 09:18:05 am »
I'm sure everyone knows this but the basket on #6 is missing the ring that connects all of the inner chains. It's been this way for like 4 years now.

at least 6, was this way for Worlds in 2009......

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2015
« on: May 27, 2015, 10:00:46 am »
Is the East Side going to share their roster?

How many tourneys have individual scoring?  Yeah, it slows play down a little, but much more play per individual than a scramble.

at least 95% in Disc golf do.  If not more....

Swope / Re: Swope League 2015
« on: May 26, 2015, 03:37:05 pm »
do we have an Ace Fund total?  $535 I believe if everyone since you posted the $390 comment was in, just curiousio....

most importantly.....if you haven't played in Des Moines, go up there for a weekend of great fun on the courses.  The Challenge may be something you want to play in if you like tourney play....if you just like to play disc, then get up there to play, and visit El Bait Shop if you like to drink!

General Banter / Re: Recommend a driver, win no prizes!
« on: May 26, 2015, 01:01:15 pm »
Field practice with what is comfy.  I have Valks from 149-175 in my bag.  Find a disc you like, experiment with weights.  I have the Starlite Valks, and Star Valks, Champ, in all weights.  I carry 6 Valks....I carry Destroyers in Blizzard and Star from 138-172....

Find a mold you are comfy with and then throw the weights there.

You don't need 12 molds, if one mold in varying weights will get the desired results.

FWIW, I threw only a 148 Blizzard Katana primarily all weekend in Des Moines, or my 168 Star was raining, windy, etc....I used 4 discs for 98% of my shots.  Learn how to "trick" the discs by different release and angle techniques, or find a few discs that will go with the same motion.  Let the disc do the work if you can, but learn to throw by field practicing your favorite mold, and it will help.

General Banter / Re: Handicap possible?
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:45:06 am »
closer to 7-8-9 points for the ratings per stroke.  10 is a little high.  I find that 8 is about spot on.

Had a blast and so did many others.  Such a treat to play the courses up there.  Only a few hiccups, but overall, just a great time.

Very happy with my first A-Tier win, a win that wasn't won in my opinion but rather the competition didn't hang on as well as they would have liked in the Rain.

Guess playing in Japan in that monsoon has prepared me for the rain quite nicely......that was clearly the difference round.  I played with QMS, Blizzard Katana, DX Classic Roc, and a Star Valk on all shots except 2 where I used a first run Star X-Cal.....

love the courses and the people.  They are raising funds for a disc golf course in Prospect Park in honor of Becky Zalleck and selling discs for $20.  I would encourage you all to help that cause.  Becky was a great person for the earth, and drove many a disc golf venue.  A fantastic soul, worthy of all our attention to honor her name so fittingly.

Thanks all who came up, and the words of support and encouragement.

Blue Valley / Re: A Blue Critique
« on: May 21, 2015, 09:27:31 am »
I've never been called old before. Thanks Jack.?

Meant for arthritis Doug not active in the park doug!  SO let's give it up for Devito Boy.....

...... I have a goal of playing one tournament a month for 2015. So 12 tournys, 12 discs. I just wanted some sort of memento from the day.

just sayin....but the Wide Open is in June as well.....

you'll never regret this's like the wide open, only the course selection is 4 out of 5.....every year.....

Getting close, a lot of KCFDC folks heading up.  registration online closes tonight.

These are 4 of some of the best courses, if you haven't played it, you are missing it.  If you have, you know you wanna go back.

ALL LONG PADS, means it will be some long great golf, and a very large field this year will be fun to watch.

Great event all around!

Blue Valley / Re: A Blue Critique
« on: May 20, 2015, 04:53:53 pm »
The course just wears people out, I see A LOT of people quit after #12. Bringing an extra bottle of water and a snack is a good idea.
Most of the work that goes on at BV right now is to flesh out the shorter placements on the course. By the end of the summer every hole will have a long and a short placement, all new maps, new flags, and a few more benches.

BV is not for the average or recreational player.

Most of the holes are the same delivery due to the distance. Drive to fairway,  another same drive, maybe a third same drive too, then lay up and putt out or try for a long distance putt.

Some of the holes are fun there, though there are not many of them, but enough to play the course two or three times a year.

Thank You to all who volunteer at BV cleaning up and improving the course too. It's really appreciated.

For the person that throws only 300' yes.  For those with distance it isn't.  You can't look at this like it's "a course designed for my little arm strength" like the Penguins playoff run.

Look at it for the top people playing that truly want to drive it more.  The biggest argument made that is valid is the RHBH favoritism that it has for said throwers.

For people of moderate discipline, Doug may be on to something, but then again he is old, and this wasn't planned to cater to the guys going older and only throwing their boss katana starlight bubble 300-350..... ::)

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