« on: December 02, 2008, 05:04:44 PM »
We miss you.
House lost 6 games in a row and made the playoffs....I still can't figure that out......
This course has had its share of issues. It has some great people working with the city on it, and we have a fine ambassador in Mr Palmer to help facilitate what the city wants. Park changes, originally planned in 1997.....neighbors protesting.....
What we want to get away from is us doing the work for the city. Volunteer hours are needed always in disc golf, but in areas that have more available manpower to support local efforts, (LSPR does for this), lets let them do it. We currently have over 14 courses in the metropolitan area, this is a stark contrast to the start of the decade.
Is every course going to be world class, no, should it, no. Enjoy the fact that you are in one if not the most spoiled part of the world for disc golf. Many great people have helped to promote the sport to help with this insurgence. Many of them are no longer playing, or live here, but set forth the groundwork for new people to step up and help.
With every new course it changes. LSPR tried to do a few things that they felt would work, others talked with them to help encourage some minor changes, and I feel as though those are the communication lines that are important. The best way to help, is to support what they are doing, get it in the ground, work with the changes and evolutions that will happen with any course, and let people play our sport. If people don't like it, guess what, there is another course less than 20 minutes away, as a matter of fact there will be 3-5 courses within 20 minutes of it.
Our sport will have slug bugs, they get you going, and then you find a Chevy, then a caddy, then you see someone in a red Ferrari, and you follow them, and then you join the local club, then you join the PDGA, then you help run a worlds, then like an idiot you help with another worlds to help your city get even more disc golf........
Bottom line, if you are reading this, then you should let me know how you want to help with the Worlds. Typing in this room is good for some things, but it really does nothing to help. Actions speak louder than words, and for the most part we have many people that type a mean game, and show up infrequent to help with the remainder of the work.
Those of you helping, thanks as always, the rest of you think about what you truly can do to make this sport better. It really starts with joining the club, if you are not member of it (Dr. Ryan you can be excused for leaving the Continent, and then choosing to return to a warmer climate!) then what are you really doing to help support the club that has been around since there was one course. Swope, then Rosedale, and that’s all you could play until Olathe, and that’s all you could play until WaterWorks, and that’s all you could play until......somebody came to help build more and develop relationships with the P&R so that Disc Golf became a value added partner with the P&R, not the hippie sport that people sometimes feel it is.
We are a great group of people, don't ruin it by thinking that the P&R are not "professional disc golf designers", they are not, but they can learn from our comments constructively and in the right fashion, not spiteful and harmful sayings with cheek and tongue comments.
Did I spew enough to kill this thread yet?
Meeting tonight for the once in a lifetime experience to help ensure KC's place in history.
How will you help it be that?