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Tournaments / Re: The good bad and the ugly of the 2016 KCWO
« on: May 10, 2016, 04:46:58 pm »
I think the one thing missing and I believe would help with volunteers is communication during the tournament.  I know you guys are busy, but to have a method to communicate needs during the rounds may help.  Perhaps it would be helpful for those that have time at the last minute.

Can you elaborate on this?  I am curious what you mean.  The one thing that Tee times does, and part of the problem in my own eyes, is extend the day drastically for staff.  We start at 6:30-7:00 and go until 6 or so.  With ShotGuns, you typically have some time between rounds, or when people are on the course no one is coming in, with Tee Times, people are leaving or going almost, you know every 8-10 minutes.  So I am wondering the thought pattern on this for the comment.

The one thing that Scott mentioned that makes sense is to have a Hospitality Manager for the Staff, ensuring food and their needs is met.  This could be a better system to make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks (like me forgetting Kevin's food on Saturday), but with multiple courses, this person would more than likely need to assign 2-3 people as well to help solely with this, which again becomes a #'s of volunteers game, is that what you were leaning towards?

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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..... :-)


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coolio!

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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!

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Leagues / Re: Leagues PDGA NE Style--2016 Monday nights in HNE
« on: May 09, 2016, 10:36:05 am »
no league tonight at Cliff or Blue Valley....too much rain.

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Blue Valley / Re: NE League at Blue Valley-5.2.16 Wide Open Week
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:30:22 pm »
Here are the numbers though....
1-4.06
2-3.17
3-4.44
4-4.11
5-3.28
6-4.11
7-3.61
8-3.22
9-5.33 (removed 3 that didn't play middle placement)
10-3.61
11-3.67
12-3.17
13-4.11
14-3.44
15-3.00
16-2.83
17-3.44
18-5.22
62.72222 average (minus 9)
68.05556 average including those that played 9 middle

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Leagues / Re: Leagues PDGA NE Style--2016 Monday nights in HNE
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:15:07 pm »
took a 5 on the missing hole, played relatively well the back 9, we started on 13, got a 6 on #18, and 5 on four because of a silly upshot...

4   3   4   5   3   3   3   3   4   3   3   4   3   3   3   3   6      60

FWIW, I have never had to do anything like this before in years of working events.  First time that something came in this odd.....just didn't have any clue that anyone was on the course still that it would affect.

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: May 03, 2016, 01:06:20 pm »
Still looking for more and more volunteers, can you help out?

Also looking for photographers, specifically on Sunday at Swope....hit me up with a PM if you can help.

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Leagues / Re: Leagues PDGA NE Style--2016 Monday nights in HNE
« on: May 03, 2016, 12:55:16 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:

Pro--
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

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

Advanced
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.

http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/26686

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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.

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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:

Pro--
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

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

Advanced
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.

http://www.pdga.com/tour/event/26686



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Blue Valley / Re: Workday Sunday May 1st
« on: May 02, 2016, 12:56:38 pm »
Thanks Bill as well.

As I told ya on the phone, completely sorry for the confusion.

I got out there with Becektt on Saturday and painted all the OB lines started to weedeat on #7 new, but alas it isn't quite ready for prime time play yet, but will be a priority soon afterwards to get that baby online.

The course is set with the configuration for the Wide Open, the only thing that is not really "set" is the clear marking for the Mando on #9.  There is a tree with the tag though, and you go to the short pad if you miss the Mando.

League on Tonight....

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: May 02, 2016, 12:52:01 pm »
Still in need of spotters, specifically for Friday at Blue Valley.

We could use your help at ensuring that the rounds run quicker with your help.

If you are interested, please show up at Swope at 4:30 on Thursday would be ideal, or show up at the course and ask what you can do.

Depending on your time given we have a few nice goodies for your support and help of the Wide Open as this is the most critical piece now for us to give the players, the support of helping make life easier for them.

Thanks,

Jack

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Water Works / Re: Pin Movement At Water Works
« on: April 28, 2016, 02:59:55 pm »
that is the single worst placement on the course.....
15 long long right

Absolutely the most unsafe pin in the existence of the course.  And never needed.....

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Tournaments / Re: 2016 Kansas City Wide Open - May 6-8, 2016
« on: April 28, 2016, 02:58:27 pm »
Am's won't get their players pack until after the opening ceremonies.

So you got it....
Not sure I'm understanding the point of having a check in Thursday afternoon other than to say, 'I'm here' when that can also be done 1 hour before tee time on Friday.

Not sure what you don't understand when you said exactly what it is....  You can check in and then you don't have to wait in line to get checked in, it will save you time...  Plus there are other divisions than yours that can get their items.....

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