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Cliff Drive / Cleaning up the park
« on: March 23, 2009, 10:38:46 AM »
Whilst you play, anything that you can do to clean up the park would be greatly appreciated.  Yesterday I spent about 3 hours out at hole #1 cleaning it up.  Morales and Aaron also helped, and man does it look a thousand times better. 

There are still a few cleaning items and then we have to work on the mowing, and the stairs.  I am hopeful that tee pads within the next few weeks will be completed, and then we really start to assault the park.  There area  few bags of trash along the West end of #5, that I hope to tackle today, then I will put a call out for the BEAST-hole #12, you know it, and I know it, something has to be done there.  The goal is going to be to get all the trash down to the fence line, then figure out a way to move a machine into the area to scoop and remove, that is going to be the only way we get it done.  And while we are at it, we will take some honeysuckle out.  I also want to start to remove all the trees from the wrought iron along the reservoir (yeah I am sadistic with disc golf) so as to beautify the area, not to watch the sheer horror of faces on people as the disc goes floating away in the abyss...

The practice basket is going to go where old #11 pad was at.  I hope to get that moving this week as well.  We need to finish hole #1 box, will be moving it back about 3' with that extra on the ties, it should prevent people from falling off....then need to plant a fwe trees to protect the pad, will probably move the original #10 based on this as well....

Probably am going to move #13 pad in front of the mulberry to bring the last few trees into play, it makes the short setting a lot easier, but a long placement along the road deep will wreak some OB havoc.....great idea Pete, I had blinders on from the old trees, and just really hadn't thought about the usage of the trees out side of the ones that are no longer there.

More to follow, but the course is really looking good, and anything that you can do to help (like picking up 18 pieces of trash-1 per hole) is greatly appreciated, in fact if your only way to help is to come out and play, I'll take it!!!

:)

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Cliff Drive / Re: League 3-16-09
« on: March 21, 2009, 08:47:27 AM »
it is in my world.....i am kinda protective.....heading to cliff to clean then off to games!

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Cliff Drive / pins 3-20-09
« on: March 20, 2009, 07:59:46 PM »
1-duh
2-short
3-duh
4-long left
5-short
6-duh
7-long
8-long(Yikes...needs some more clearing, forgot how hard it is....)
9-duh
10-short
11-long-will be short tomorrow
12-duh
13-short
14-duh
15-duh
16-duh
17-island
18-right

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Cliff Drive / League 3-16-09
« on: March 20, 2009, 01:48:52 PM »
Great night for golf that you may have missed, 18 people made it.  Playing on the 23rd starting by 5:30, show up if you can, you'll be happy.....

Matt Hummel first 3 on Island.....Nice, very NICE!

Bobby 57
CD 57
Matt H 61
Jack 61
Ted K 61
Peter Cashen 61
Caleb 61
Dick 63
Danger 64
Demian 65
Brad D'Amico 65
Slinker 65
Brad M 66
Bill N 70
Annie-71 (1st)
Chappy 75
TJ 75
Becky 84

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General Banter / Re: Innova R Pro Dart Putter
« on: March 17, 2009, 03:46:28 PM »
I got to toss one yesterday and I must say it is an easy flier, though I'm not sure I would use it in high winds...

resisting the temptation CD, but man you put it out there.....i'll resist......ok, long enough, how are you ever going to get it to HIGH places for the wind, aren't worried about the ants at your level?
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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General Banter / Re: Blue Springs Young Park
« on: March 17, 2009, 03:43:57 PM »
Keep on plugging John.  Thansk foryour hard work!

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General Banter / Photos of pads being moved
« on: March 17, 2009, 11:39:41 AM »
with all talk about tee pads at Cliff, I am proposing an idea that shows how we can move tee pads, does anyone have any photos of pads being moved by machinary already built?

If so please PM me with them.

Thanks,

Jack

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Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff Drive League 2009
« on: March 16, 2009, 03:42:08 PM »
I shuold be there by 5:15

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General Banter / Non-Disc Golf-BB Brackets
« on: March 16, 2009, 01:52:52 PM »
You are invited to join my on-line college hoops bracket
group! To accept this invitation and join the group, click
the link below (or cut and paste the link into your
browser's address field). You'll be asked to enter the
group's password before you can join. The group password is
included in this e-mail.

Please forward to all people, and then let me know who they
are!!

Thanks,

Jack

paypal jlowekc@att.net

or find someone I trust

http://kcfdc.mayhem.cbssports.com/e?referrer=MKTG_BM_INVITE

Our Group password is: discgolf

$10-Bracket, payout is usually 70-20-10%, if we have over 40 brackets then I may break it down 60-30-20-10%

Let me know with PM if you want in
jlowekc@att.net

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Cliff Drive / Re: Cliff drive hole one
« on: March 16, 2009, 10:09:36 AM »
Pete,

The problem really is the placement of 10's basket, if we go much further back you risk getting hit from errant shots.

On 13, I plan on placing a bunch of other trees (ok maybe 10...) to define the fairway.  I am also still trying to work with the groups at getting the area where 13's basket is to become a playground and basketball courts, then move 14 & 15 across the street, and have 13 go to 14's basket.....that part of the course is going to be ready this year for the worlds, but may change soon thereafter.

I am hoping that with all the meetings that I am having to do because of the tee pads that I will be able to drive more designs to help the area and associations get what they want (basketball court removed-I want it moved, not removed) and in turn allow us to have a better course.

The tree by 12's pad is a NASTY mullberry tree, Kevin Corbett can only eat so many of them.......so I was staying clear of that tree intentionally.

THanks,

Jack

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Water Works / Re: 03/12/09 Water Works League
« on: March 13, 2009, 03:42:16 PM »
then buy star plastic....computr knurds......buy more plastic always have enough in car to play and share

4212
Shawnee Mission / Re: SMP League Night
« on: March 12, 2009, 11:20:56 AM »
JoCo will not allow the exchange of $$ within the park.

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Cliff Drive / Re: work weekend 2/21-2/22
« on: March 12, 2009, 10:08:30 AM »
I have talked with a few people and I should receive the invitation today to speak at the Kessler Society's next meeting.  I am confident that these issues will be put into a position that we can move forward, but it may be slower than I had hoped.  They meet in April, either the first or second week....the leader was unaware of when the next meeting was, and I caught him by surprise, as he has asked for the date.

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Tournaments / Re: Mighty MO-May 10th
« on: March 12, 2009, 09:47:28 AM »
I typically always have included this fee in all the events that I run.  I pay the club for the players that are not club members for the work that the club does to make the course ready.

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Cliff Drive / Re: work weekend 2/21-2/22
« on: March 11, 2009, 10:00:24 AM »
That is slightly correct, but there are other issues.  Here is the letter that I sent.

Hello there,

 

My name is Jack Lowe.  I have been working on a project to secure a disc golf course within Kessler Park of the Northeast part of Kansas City over the last 9 years.  We have been working with many neighborhood associations, park boards, and several other community driven organizations over the time span to help preserve, and reclaim areas of the park that had been neglected.

 

We are close to completing a major step in the park with the addition of our concrete tee-pads, and then last week I was notified by the Parks department that there were some concerns, and that I should ensure that all organizations are up to speed on where this is heading.  I have scheduled meetings with the Pendleton Heights, Cliff Drive Corridor Committee, Scarrit Neighborhood, and the Parks department to ensure that we are all agreeing on helping to give back to the community a great piece of land.  My major concern is that the last few weeks of work will fall subject to vandals if not acted upon swiftly.

 

In talking with Gary Marsh last night, I was informed that he as a member of the Kessler Society had concerns in regards to the tee areas and indicated to me that the Kessler Society had no idea about this project.  I do apologize, and I am ashamed that I have not had an opportunity to meet with and discuss the project that I am so passionate about.  I would like to have this letter serve as an introduction to me, and more importantly would want to speak with your organization in regards to this project, the scope that we have, and the ability to alter the course should additional amenities, or designs come into play with the land area that we are currently in use of through our contract with the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

 

We have done many great things to help to clean up this area, and increase the foot traffic through out the park, and I would also like to think that our addition has helped to spur items such as the Car Free Weekends, and more visible activities within the green space to encourage our community to get outside.  Outside of the over 10,000 man hours donated to this cleanup of this park, that we have helped to foster some positive change, I also live in the area, and the park was one of the single biggest reasons I moved into the area.  This energy and enthusiasm has also brought more activity that helps us keep moving forward to make this a great place to visit, play and live!

 

Please let me know when your next meeting is scheduled, or if there is a time that we can meet to discuss the proposed plan.  I have spent countless hours designing, and implementing a course that I feel goes with the thought process that Kessler had wanted.  I have done some history work on Kessler, and at all of my tournaments, have tried to share that knowledge with the other patrons of the park.  I would be more than happy to share those ideas, and would hope that they align with your organization towards sharing the great visions that Kessler brought to Kansas City.

 

I look forward to hearing from your organization soon, and welcome the chance to share my enthusiasm with you, and hope you find it as contagious as I do!!

 

Thanks,

 

Jack

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I will keep everyone posted, I have already talked with the local newspaper, and there will be a write up, because this is news, all the work that we have done and the knowledge that the plan was in place and then to get hit with a stop sign is unsettling to me.

I'll keep you all posted as I work on ironing out all the details.  I am meeting with 2 other neighborhood associations to secure all the groups are in agreement.  Right now just the Kessler Society seems to have some issues, and I am hopeful that we can make this work with all of us!!!!

THanks for your patience, in the mean time if you want to play with pads, and a new course, head to Legacy........damnit.......

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