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Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:15:08 PM »
I was planning on heading out there as well Thursday, won't make Matt Crowe Happy, but it needs to be done, and that is the only day I can get out there I am pretty sure.  What time you thinking?

Rob if you have an answer let me know.  I have been cleaning the park for over 14 years now out there, it happens, it sucks, and if you are angry, think about myself and the anger inside of me over the years of CONSTANT cleaning on the park......

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Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 16, 2014, 12:10:44 PM »
I believe in both instances it will be play to the baskets with #'s.  As is the case at both courses.  The "red" baskets at Blue Valley don't have any numbering on them, and at Cliff the same will be planned accordingly.  I imagine that we can "bag" the baskets though at least at Cliff for certain, At BV that may be a little more difficult.

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Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 16, 2014, 10:37:33 AM »
I'd love to have them fixed.  I don't have extra chains nor do I know of where to get them on short notice.  Not sure if there is another resource or not

I was busting Jose's putts....I have a basket that was hit with a van that I use for the "missing chains" at cliff.  I will get them fixed beforehand.  I may try to do it tomorrow.  I will also be moving the "blue practice" basket to 18 and 18 where it will be so that we will be playing to "nickels" only for the event.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: 4/8/2014
« on: April 15, 2014, 01:10:57 PM »
$5 for league, $1 for the ace fund (club members get a $1 discount), all you have to do is show up and play!   Be there by 5:30 or so this week to ensure you are ready to go!

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Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 15, 2014, 12:18:59 PM »
we have put signs, the trash cans get stolen...I can't figure out why.  There are cans on 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 right now.  I had planned on trying to get out there this past weekend to make a dent.

Bottom line Rob is that unless we take ownership and pride in the course and do it, it will not get done.  That is part of the reason to encourage other activities (ERTA and the new trails) into the park.  I have been working with many people over the years, club members, civic leaders, P&R, community residents to make an impact.  Although you see it as trashy right now, it pales in comparison to years past, the time is smaller.  Just this year, Doug, his kid, Matt Eklund, my neighbor Mark, and Myself went out on a 2 degree day to make an impact on the course.

Overall it really boils down to usage.  The park sees more usage, and I will work on getting replacement trash cans out there, but it doesn't solve the issue if we have people dumping the cans to get the aluminum out for their own recycle money.  The biggest thing is to pack out what you pack in.  We are not good at doing this as disc golfers.  WW is a PRIME example of how much trash we put on a course.  It overflows there as well.  It is just amazing how much we get out on a course.  So until the disc golfers as well work on this, it is tough to point fingers.  I can attest that when I see Blvd bottles in the middle of the fairway, I don't think that it is a dumping.

Now that being said, ABSOLUTELY an issue on illegal dumping.  P&R is aware, and we will and constantly look to find ways to combat it.  It really is an education thing though.  In KCMO, you only have to put the trash on the curb, and they will get it.  I mean seriously, put it in the front yard, that is it.  Yet people dump in the park.  It is uninformed illiterate individuals with the trash bags for certain.  Signs won't help these folks.

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Cliff Drive / Re: Trash abatement
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:55:23 AM »
preaching to the choir.

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Tournaments / Re: SPRING FEVER FLING - PDGA B Tier
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:54:16 AM »
I would love to see us all work better as a collective energy towards having a environment where we aren't taking possible players from the other's event.  I know it is tough, but one can dream about it can't we?

Collectively, I think that the following areas should be working together:
KC:
Des Moines
Columbia
Omaha
Topeka


Omaha:
KC
Des Moines
Topeka

Des Moines:
KC
Omaha
QC

I think that Des Moines is better positioned than the rest of us, because the IowaDG.com does a great job of keeping everyone on the collective same page in regards to scheduling.  At least from my own outside personal opinion.  I think that collectively we all as area groups should work hard to engage earlier in the season to create a good option of playing to make it work well for us all and the players.

I also kind of mean to look at the options mentioned and use that as a circle to encompass the area events inside of the circle so to speak.  I think/feel that anything within 200 miles we should be looking at in terms of how to improve the experience for the player and entice the event to be bigger and therefore more beneficial to the communities that host the event.  These three events are not going to see the activity that they should because the field is diluted.  That hurts everyone.  That makes me sad. 

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Tournaments / Re: 32nd Annual Kansas City Wide Open - June 20-22, 2014
« on: April 15, 2014, 09:46:52 AM »
When are we going to be seeing some workdays planned for the monument event?

How are you coming along with raising awareness, and more importantly sponsorship $$$ for the event.  Can you help by finding a couple of people to put in $50 business card ads in the program?  Tee sign sponsor, what can you do to help?  This is FAST approaching lets see some of what you want to do to help make KC ready for it's largest and longest running event!!

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General Banter / Re: KCFDC Official Membership List
« on: April 14, 2014, 05:27:19 PM »
yes you should for certain!

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Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff Drive League Night April 14
« on: April 14, 2014, 02:54:17 PM »
Matt checked in with me, and my take on the course this early in the season, that a few people maybe 3 cards of players aren't going to be tearing up the course too bad.  It may be cold enough as well to keep the ground harder.  I like to stop on the edge of safety and consideration for the course is always first to me, but having been out there this weekend, I don't think that a few of you out there will harm it any more than if we had 10-15 people out casually playing.  It rained yesterday not today, so I think that you are ok.  If it was yesterday I would have said, no shut it down.....on days it rains that hard this early in the season you need to let the ground rest a day or so, and it really has had that chance now.

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Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff Drive League Night April 14
« on: April 14, 2014, 01:05:48 PM »
To make it "shorter" if you want to....I know it's not in the CoF configuration then, but may be able to make it "faster"....Throw 2 on 8, the first one to the "Hanger" and then the second one to original.  Thus creating 8 and 9.  Play #11 to the "practice red" basket, and then on #17 throw from the pad to the #18 basket.  Takes out a lot of the distance in walking and should help with the daylight issues.  When it is cloudy, it gets darker much faster.  Food for thought as I find myself doing that to keep daylight options open.

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Shawnee Mission / Re: 4/8/2014
« on: April 11, 2014, 09:32:18 AM »
DAMN!  You missed an ace by 2 days from league :'(

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Tournaments / Re: 2014 City of Fountains - PDGA B Tier- April 19th
« on: April 10, 2014, 02:52:51 PM »
I have class for 3 more weeks on Mondays so no league for me until May folks.

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Tournaments / Re: 2014 Swope Spring Renewal Pairs Championships
« on: April 10, 2014, 11:36:17 AM »
kind of.  I don't mean to dilute the thread, but those events are targeting the same players.  Instead of seeing full fields with tough competition, you get less full events that make a smaller impact.  But yes having more events does show more energy in the growth of the sport.

That being said, I love the age bracket of this event the 100 yr thing has always been something that I thought was super duper cool!

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Tournaments / Re: 2014 Swope Spring Renewal Pairs Championships
« on: April 10, 2014, 09:22:05 AM »
isn't the 19th of April the weekend with events in KC, Omaha, Lamoni?  Boils down to just not enough weekends to play disc golf.....stinks.....

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