Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - jack

Pages: 1 ... 281 282 [283] 284 285 ... 360
4231
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 25, 2009, 04:31:20 PM »
Fred Smith

4232
you konw what would make this better, is if you had a disc golfer throwing a disc backwards, that would be classic! :o

4233
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 25, 2009, 03:46:44 PM »
sure, we'll let you think that, because we also like to protect those we care about....so watch it closely.....

4234
Prairie Center / Re: Very windy results 3/23
« on: March 25, 2009, 01:57:03 PM »
wow, I stand corrected, I shoulda known the winds in KS were worst than in MO, everything in KS is worst than MO right, well except of course College Basketball....just ask any local person they'll be happy to talk about it, except those dang wildcats.....

4235
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 25, 2009, 11:38:21 AM »
I am NOT RUNNING THIS.  Do what you want, I just threw it out there, and I do NOT plan on playing in it, though my PDGA would support it, my local would not, hence why shoudl I play in something that is trying to drive new competition, when I can't eevn beat old competition.....see DUI results, and how many old guys beat me.....

You CAN'T make it so you only take certain courses in this format.....Blue Valley scores are going to be HIGHER than P-Hill.....so.....you have to make every event, or you don't get prizes overall, now if you want to give plastic at each event, then you can play when you can.....

4236
Prairie Center / Re: Very windy results 3/23
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:51:02 AM »
that course must not haev seen the same wind that we got at Cliff.......

4237
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:35:59 AM »
I think the above post puts it correctly.   And yeas Rick, I am on the 50 year plan......notive my rounds aer better than any ride at the Carnival or the what-ever-it-will-be-called Worlds of Fun.

I do speak for myself when posting in here typically, but I also have been playing around a lot of the local and traveling scene for the last few years, and though I share some of the frustrations, I am also of the mind set that you have to play well to win, and you can at times move toa division that will allow you to win that confidence, hence why I play open, and advanced at varying times.  Also the reason that I still sign up as an AM in the PDGA.....

Bottom line, if you want to have $10 tourney's every other w/e, I would love to see it, but it should be all plastic payout, and then no one with a rating in the PDGA or local scene of over 935, and it hits EVERY course, then crown an overall winner at the end of the 26 weeks:
Swope
Rosedale
Down Under
Olathe
Water Works
WyCo
Cliff Drive
Blue Valley
P-Hill
Shawnee Mission
Black Hoof
Lees Summit
Blue springs/Yates take your pick

There are 13 courses.....1 roud, each course, total lowest strokes wins something, like a trophy, the worst score should get a basket.....

4238
Cliff Drive / League 3-23-09
« on: March 25, 2009, 10:01:20 AM »
With a calm evening, where 7 trucks were overturned on I-70, we had 8 brave souls show up to play in some of the windiest conditions that I have seen.  I can remember one night at WyCo close to this, but I did not hear about Semi's being blown over on the news that night.....winds gusting up to 50 mph, made for an interesting round.

Arturo-59 (8-4's)
Bobby-61 (5-4's, and a 6 on the Island)
Jack-69 (5-4's, 4-5's, and a 6 on the Island)
Pete-69 (3-4's, 6-5's)
Matt Hummel-70 (7-4's, 3-5's, and a 7 on 16...that Wind up there was FIERCE)
Chappy-74 (well.....4's, 5's, 6's, and an 8)
Matt Hays-78 (4's, 5's, 7, 8)
Dan Truax-84 (4's, 5's, 6, 8'ss....)

So all you fair weathered golfers....DEMIAN.....you are all weak, we are all strong.

Come on out next Monday and see if you get to play in one of the most fun leagues in town

4239
Legacy Park - Lee's Summit / Re: Legacy League begins on March 27th
« on: March 24, 2009, 02:10:26 PM »
SO this is a new KCFDC league, and the City is still gonna do the Monday thing?

I think that it makes sense to host it on Friday, since it competes with WyCo on the other side of the city, kinda why I went to Mondays agains Olathe, its 40 minutes away from each other

4240
General Banter / Re: Hidden Valley Temporary Disc Golf Course
« on: March 24, 2009, 01:22:45 PM »
why do you bumop a thread the next day Glover?  Geesh, someone take away the bottle from this guy...

4241
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 24, 2009, 01:19:22 PM »
You are beating up your partner instead of calling him the great player that he is.....wow....maybe I need to look for another partner.

I have paid over $300 this year in tourney fees, and won nothing, received nothing, and don't care.  I have met some great people, and will continue to meet good people and play hopefully better as I throw money away.

Dick and I tied this year, I missed countless putts, but overall playing disc golf with friends frmo 9-4 equates to about $3/hr, and who knows who you'll meet.  You are also going to get better, and be in a position to help others play the game. 

If $25 is that important to you right now, then this is probably mot the best venue to spend it on, go ahead go on out and play in the park with your friends.  If you want to get better, you have to play with better people.  If you want to get something for your money, then play in the Disc Golf Day coming up in May, and get your friends to play as well, but overall most events are a pay to play, and the winners get the prizes, the loser, get condolences and the chance to meet great people that you may end up knowing the rest of your life, but hey, I understand, $25 may be too much to meet a lifetime friend....I'm still looking for the $10 friend...... ;D

Hope this fuels the flame,

4242
Cliff Drive / Re: Cleaning up the park
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:23:34 PM »
First event-2001, I met Dick in 2003 at a temporary event that I was running when I was working on getting the approval for Blue Valley....so Dick played what he may have thought was an original design, but.....Dick played what was by then the "standard" design, but again, MANY have helped with the course, you know, I can think of 3 people that are no longer with us that helped on workdays, so this course is going to be here for the duration!!

4243
Cliff Drive / Re: Cleaning up the park
« on: March 23, 2009, 04:18:25 PM »
no, it is good, because I want people to make a difference, so when I get to be up on the soapbox, hopefully it may encourage others.

I was not intentionally calling you out, I was merely stating what frustration I feel and how I think we need to look at the course as a remarketable work in progress, and truly position ourselves to continue to make a difference......ask Mr. Palmer there how many hours of manual labor he has in his course......then ask for the consensus hours that the community has put in......that park will be taken care of by the city, as it should.  They have the resources, and they are determined to make it work.

Cliff Drive is a community project, like painting a mural on a wall to replace graffitti, except we are the care takers, and it is up to each of us to make it better.  I dunno, its a great park, it is primarily the one reason that I moved into the area in all honesty, that and the big old houses, makes me feel ike home, and when I can do something to give to the entire area that I live in, I feel good about it, and that in turn makes me want to do more!

Once this is done, and the worlds are over, I have other plans to make Cliff the premier place to play, but until then, I want it to be gussied up better than an Independence avenue "HO' looking for a trick....ok I couldnt resist.....

4244
Cliff Drive / Re: Cleaning up the park
« on: March 23, 2009, 03:04:59 PM »
This is a great idea,but for every 10 items of trash picked up it will be replaced by 20 items.Don't get me wrong I like this course but I have my doubts to what the pros will think of this area when the WORLDS comes around.

I'll try as nice as I can, but if this is your stance, then I would prefer that you stay under the porch.  What we do not need is naysayers, and saying it will never work, if you have not been at Cliff Drive over the last 9 years, which in all honesty, I am about the only person that has, then you have no idea how much improvement has happened here.  Also the realization that we can make a difference is within each of us to make is a much stronger statement than thinking that we can not.  If you want pristine and pure, and to be left alone, go to the smaller communities that work towards the betterment of the parks.  We are in a tough economic bind, the city has cut funding to parks for years, and we have just started this decade to reclaim land that has been lost and neglected, and if you want something good, WORK FOR IT.  I ama firm believer in that, and hope that the loads of help that we have seen at Cliff continues to improve as we continue to improve the park.

Be part of the solution, not part of the problem, and not one of those that drive by the park and say, man that is messy, someone should do something about it, you know what, a few of us have, and a few of us that take that ownership and make it our priority have made that course a reality.  If everyone would do a little bit to help, it would go a longs ways, if you don't think that it matters, then please play elsewhere.

You struck a nerve, and I hate people that are pessimistic, especially when you are talking about over 10,000 hours of volunteer time.  Be a part of the solution, not a nay-sayer and you go far in my book.  Many have helped to get the course where it is today, and many others are now doing other things, but the bottom line is that it takes a village, to build it, it only takes one careless F&*)( to light a match and blow it up, so lets try to get everyone on the same page, and that was why I was asking for al ittle help.

Dog, its not a personal attack on you, but rather an attack on anyone reading about how passionate I am and I know a few others that share this passion.  Your best bet is to help and show up and see what a group difference we can make, or go view other parts of the park, and see how we have made a difference, and will make a difference.

BTW, most of the pros that have played this park, are super excited that it has made thier list of courses.  This course gets great reviews from all over, so now the oenus is on us to make it visiually as good as the lay of the land has lent itself.

Jack

4245
Tournaments / Re: D.U.I. "Down Under Invitational" March 22, 2009
« on: March 23, 2009, 02:51:14 PM »
$25 is super cheap, if you expect those things, you should plan on paying closer to $50/event

Pages: 1 ... 281 282 [283] 284 285 ... 360