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Tournaments / Re: KC Wide Open 2015 NOT to be a NT???
« on: September 23, 2014, 08:53:39 AM »

This was the model that was adopted and was to be the norm moving forward.  The fact that the Wide Open remained an "NT" was only due to many other factors for the area in terms of dates, TD's and event history within the region.

We were to really only be an NT about every 3-4 years initially possibly at the time sharing with Des Moines Challenge (a GREAT EVENT, a MUST play) the Minnesota Majestic (At the time no issues with in-fighting between clubs and businesses), possibly St. Louis (wonderful courses, but tournament management concerns), and then Tulsa as well in the mix for our area.

That way everyone got to have their "NT" status.

It didn't work out as they envisioned, and in the time since the GBO has proved itself worthy with their continued community support, development of DD as a major player in the sport, and determination to showcase how driving sponsorship in a small market town can impact our sport.

It doesn't mean that the Wide Open is only an "A" Tier per se, as the event has only been an "NT" for the Pro Men and Women, as all other divisions were playing in an "A" Tier.  It actually does give us a chance to direct an event that will still be of high quality and now the start to look at dates.  I would guess that the date of the 19th-21st of June will be the Wide Open dates, wedging it in between the coastal dates of the NT's also still allows KC to be a place to stop.

The history of the Kansas City Wide Open carries itself as a premier event in Disc Golf, this is only a blip on the big scale of what we do for the country and the world in terms of the competition.

Now though is the time to start to identify who will be helping, who will be able to support and draw sponsors, who has the artwork we need (selling WO discs for Christmas would be pretty cool.....) and working with the parks and recreation at getting the event and venues ready.

It takes much planning to make the event work, and we always need more people than we have, so let us all ask ourselves,

"How can I help make people upset that the Wide Open wasn't an NT this year?"

Cliff Drive / Re: Final leaguefor the Northeast Results
« on: September 23, 2014, 08:25:53 AM »
On what can be described as simply a B-E-A-utiful night out we finished up the season of Monday night league play at Cliff Drive.  We had a great time with the 4-some playing tonight, and though many of you weren't there, don't worry we weren't thinking of ya!

Unfortunately there was no Ace hit, as hard as we tried to make it happen, we just couldn't get the biscuit in the basket.  That means that over the winter you will have a wonderful chance to think about all those missed opportunities on hitting the chains at Cliff or Blue Valley to the tune of $565.

Results, yeah we all won, because we got out there and played, so everyone was a winner on the night!

Danny R-58
Bill S-59

With no ace hit Ace fund is at $565 next league will be in 2015-we are taking applications for those interested in running league next year.  Also the idea of that whole PDGA LEAGUE thing is probably a good one if you are interested please let your BoD know.

Tournaments / Re: KCFDC Championships - October 11-12, 2014
« on: September 22, 2014, 10:31:12 AM »
Doug, along these lines....Kinda...I have the map at home, but we need to walk it and I will help set up the course as well on Saturday after Rosie for the Sunday round.

Blue Valley NE League 8/4/14
1-Hole #1 Big Course (Want this one to be in the LONG placement)
2-(all Jr.)Across street Tee from #2 to #3 basket, go top of hill to #4.
3-#4 Jr downhill
4-#5 to #6 basket up top hill
5-#7 to #8 basket (by road on North)
6-#9 pad to #2 basket
8-Middle of Bales Lake concrete to short pin on Big #3
9-(Back on Big)#4
14-#9 Short
15-#9 alt pad to #9 long pin
16-#10 Short Pad

Tournaments / Re: KCFDC Championships - October 11-12, 2014
« on: September 22, 2014, 10:07:43 AM »
Utilizing some of the other course makes for more interesting terrain and gives a chance to use the park and the water as well which is alwasy something that I have enjoyed doing.  I pitched it to Dick this way as well to see if we could get it in the mix.

To be fair Doug, over the years there are probably about 200 holes out there that we have played that aren't there, and so we want to try to use the land and the Exec Course to create a fun challenge that won't make people feel like they were "blue Valleyed".  The club championship has many play that aren't tourney players, and this is a chance to show off all of the courses there not just the one that people may be scared of....

I can walk with you about the layout sometime this week, let me know when.

Cliff Drive / Final leaguefor the Northeast Results
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:20:12 AM »
Well after the HUGE turnout for league last Monday on Doubles BagTag night, tonight we will decide to play.......whatever the group that shows up to play decides.  We want to be throwing by 5:35, last time on a very similar configuration we were done by 7:08   Please be signed up by 5:25.

I wanted to do a BYOP doubles alternate shot format, but hey I am not sure how many people will do that.  So we will probably play in the "shorter" configuration of the course to have an 18 hole course set up ala "ace friendly" to see if anyone wants to grab a piece of the $561 ace fund out here.  Probably play in this configurations tonight:
1-to original short basket
2-from the road to #1 (ala LDO)
3-new hole in woods
4-other new hole in the woods
5-hole #2
6-Hole #3
7-Hole #4
8-Hole #5
9-Hole #6
10-Hole #7
11-Hole #8 (Hangar)
12-Hole #9
13-from the road by #18 pin to Blue Practice Basket

14-Hole #11 short Red practice basket
15-Hole #12
16-Hole #16
17-Hole #17
18-Hole #10

Please note that this allows us to flow quite nicely from #9 pin to the road, and gives less total walking by making #10 as the "last hole".  Since it is in the "long position" anyway, it will be a tough shot to begin with.

General Banter / Re: Draining the pond at PC
« on: September 22, 2014, 09:08:34 AM »
Can we use the water for fracking?


Tournaments / Re: Mighty Shunga Open September 20-21
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:16:15 AM »
yeah I do.....that was some tough rain all day for certain....

Tournaments / Re: Tree Love Classic-PDGA C-Tier-Cliff Drive Sat Sept 13
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:53:42 PM »
You can take it to DGW probably glover, or DD and let them know what it is for.

General Banter / Re: Heritage Park
« on: September 17, 2014, 01:51:46 PM »
longer doesn't equal a non-beginner course son.

Also putting in courses that only cater to "longer throwers" will inevitably lead to less people playing the sport.  There needs to be a balance and an ability to attract that "new player".  We can't all be seasoned professionals with a solid  3 professional events under our belts after a 5 year touring career with 4 wins now can we? ;D

Tournaments / Re: Mighty Shunga Open September 20-21
« on: September 17, 2014, 10:17:17 AM »
I had to withdraw for a personal conflict this weekend.  Needless to say I am not happy about it, but that is life, and that is the way it goes.

I encourage everyone to attend though, this is a well ran event on a couple of courses that are not in use at all times, and that makes me sad that I can't get up there to play them. :'(

Cliff Drive / Re: Doubles 9/15/14 @ Cliff
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:23:08 AM »
We had 3 of us out there, Josh, Bill and myself.  So we played an 18 hole layout to get us in and out quickly, ala LDO style in some cases:
1-practice basket
2-new hole in woods
3-new hole in woods
4-hole #2 long
5-hole #3
6-hole #4 long
7-hole #5 short
8-hole #6 right
9-hole #7 short
10-hole # 8 to the hangar
11-hole #9
12-hole #10 LONG
13-LDO shot from road to Blue practice basket
14-#11 short to Red practice basket
15-LDO from road to #11 long (Sully Shot)
17-hole #16 long
18-from #17 pad to #18 pin by the road

We got done in about 1:40 playing this format, we had lots of ace runs, and it was fun.  I shot a 57, josh a 58, and Bill a 60.


I wanted to play BYOP doubles alternate shot on a 20 hole format but who knows, if only 3 of us show up again, we will pound it out on the shorter course and see if we can get a taste of the ace money to end the year.  It is about daylight now in my mind.  We will be teeing off at 5:35, registration needs to be done by 5:30.

General Banter / Re: Hodge park?
« on: September 17, 2014, 09:17:12 AM »
I have been involved with the City for about 2 years on a course out here with the KC MO P&R.  The plan is to have an 18 hole disc golf course in conjunction with trails and newer amenities in the park.  The trails are going in first as I don't want to infringe on their progress, and once they are in place it should enable a course to work in conjunction with the other programming in the park to ensure a wonderful addition to the courses here in Kansas City.

As work is being done and developed, I will ask for help, so please do stay tuned so to speak, but this isn't a fast moving process.

Tournaments / Re: Mighty Shunga Open September 20-21
« on: September 15, 2014, 03:39:14 PM »
who is playing in this wonderful event this weekend?

I am 50/50, ok 60/40, but wondering who else may be going......

Tournaments / Re: 2014 KC Mini Series
« on: September 15, 2014, 02:35:15 PM »
Had to move the Mighty MO since the Chiefs schedule wasn't out when Scott scheduled the Mighty MO, it goes up against the Chiefs Bye week which has been the weekend to do the event in the past recent years.  So Scott was kind enough to move the date to align with the club event that is now the largest KCFDC tournament event in town for club members.

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