« on: April 10, 2006, 01:44:31 PM »
That is not entirely true about nobody showing up to play. I have shown up, and no one has ben home, to take money. Ted did not join the Club, he did not come to any events to mention support, he has relied on a few dedicated folks to spread his word. During Worlds I even mentioned his course as a place to play on all the flyers, but he did not sponsor it, nor has he sponsored the Wide Open in any way shape or form. The lack of interest is simply from a failure to communicate with the rest of the disc golfing playing public.
Also when we have 8 "free" courses to play, and one course that is pay to play, that is not always manicured and maintained it makes the decision easier to play somewhere else.
I think that it to bad that this course did not take off as it was initially intended, but I also feel that the initial idea was good, but the exectuion was not. I for one am pre-registered in the event, and will miss the land, and have talked with wood-z today, but to try to blame the disc golfers in KC is not an accurate assessment of the entire situation.
Not trying to be mean, as when you type some things look harsher than intended, but I do want to point out that quite a few folks within the area have done a great job to help the land usage, but it takes an effort of all to make it work.
Also this course is hard to find if you have never been there, and by not being at the leagues pushing agendas (which we all do as disc golf promoters) you are at the will of a few, instead of many.
A sad day indeed this will be, the dam broke, and it is going to take Wood-z a lot of work to get the course ready, and it will be, but again the hard work of a few will make an event successful. We need more people to do all, and you can start by playing in the events!!
Sign up now, and play in a prt of disc golf history.