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Cliff Drive / Re: Pin Placements
« on: July 11, 2016, 09:25:52 AM »
Updated page #1

Cliff Drive / Re: Pin Placements
« on: July 06, 2016, 02:17:37 PM »
Everything should be in the longest setting right now, it will probably stay that way until the week before the Lion's Den.

Doug, I just order size beer gut and they fit every time.

Made by penguins and shipped by pirates

Now these both made me crack up!

Shawnee Mission / Re: 7.5.16 league set up
« on: July 05, 2016, 01:12:43 PM »
Can you please move me to Adv in the PDGA section Mike?



Swope / Re: Swope League 2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 12:42:51 PM »
just trying to smash your dreams

Swope / Re: Swope League 2016
« on: June 30, 2016, 09:42:08 AM »
I believe you missed us, but we didn't miss you!

Master of Puppets
Jason McEwen-50=$8
Jack Lowe-52=$4
Jay Rivard-55
Mark Stiles-55

Swope / Re: SWOPE Changes DISCussion
« on: June 29, 2016, 03:16:02 PM »
They were just ideas Jack. Geez. Take it easy. I'll shut up from now on on ideas.

I am not telling ya to shut up, just throwing it out there as to what we are looking at and the scope of it all.

I am uncertain if you remember the loss of 104 trees out there and the course is a barren waste of its former self.

So instead of working towards something to attempt to "salvage" we want to look towards something to grow and enhance and improve.  Change is tough so I am simply trying to give you an idea of the notions that we are currently discussing so you can OPEN up a little and think about possibilities beyond the current.  Swope is HUGE, and this is a GOLD MINE of a chance to make/take a dip in a new area to truly bring in a great course in one of the country's largest urban parks.  I believe that P&R wants to ensure that we have that, and that is why looking beyond the course makes sense.

More of an FYI to you Doug (and others) to give you an idea of the change.  AS I am sure that you aren't the only one thinking about this as well.

Swope / Re: SWOPE Changes DISCussion
« on: June 29, 2016, 01:43:03 PM »
Yes I am quite aware of the tracks and being anywhere near there is breaking a Federal law.

Having said that, there should be enough room after playing #13 to create a trail down towards E Gregory Blvd and throw up a technical hole towards the rocky bluffs.

Then walk left towards alternate #13 right (in the woods) and throw another line through the woods, across the road, to the island hole.

Then throw from the parking lot area left of the island hole back towards original #14 tee.

(just some ideas...)

The parking lot area will be used by the shelter Doug.  There isn't going to be a massive redesign sending people on a walk through the woods that would risk injury.  Those are band aid approaches.  The time is HOT to strike for a fully new designed course within Swope and have a high level championship caliber course that still will cater to the beginner as well as the top level players.  Adding/subtracting a few here or there isn't the answer that we are currently looking at, but rather a design that will liven the game and be in an environment that hopefully will enamor people for decades just as the existing course has done.

Tournaments / Re: 3nd Annual Freedom Superclass Showdown - July 4th
« on: June 29, 2016, 10:49:01 AM »
Cliff Drive is going to be short on Monday for an event for the Community (they are doing a bunch of things, and Disc is included).

Just putting it out there.

Swope / Re: SWOPE Changes DISCussion
« on: June 28, 2016, 10:03:16 AM »
There's not a whole lot of room down there before the train tracks.  I thought of that when I first heard the news.  Maybe it's wider than it looks on the maps, but either way something will get worked out.  :)

That is correct, and you are spot on with the spacing.  The first and foremost item will be safety, and having anything near the tracks will not be tolerated.

General Banter / Re: Pat "Stally"Stallbaumer
« on: June 22, 2016, 02:30:55 PM »
Thanks Kev.:hugs:

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 21, 2016, 02:45:26 PM »
Keizer's gonna be pissed......he don't like being dropped...

Tournaments / Re: East Vs. West 2016--June 18th and 19th Location TBD
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:29:15 AM »

Don't cheat me. 


Let's get them fighting maybe then we can go back to loving the trophy!

Swope / Re: SWOPE Changes DISCussion
« on: June 21, 2016, 10:24:14 AM »
Some updates....

Currently the KC Pet project is in a 14,000 square foot building from 1972 with an additional 2,000 square foot facility to conduct surgery's (band aid approach).  The proposal will put in a 60,000 square foot facility with plans to have outdoor areas as well for the pets.  This will enable them to house about 500 animals very easily.  The average time for animals in the shelter is 19 days.  They currently have about 10,000/year that go through there.  Since KC Pet Project took over the facility in 2012, they city has provided about $1.3 mil of the needed $3.2 mil needed to operate.  Because 93% of the animals survive this is considered a "no kill" shelter and the 3rd largest in the country.  Aligning the location with nature center and the zoo is a good fit.  Swope Park has an average of about 2 mil visitors a year, with close to a million going to the Zoo, and about 300k going to Starlight.  The traffic would increase in that area to the tune of about 15-20 cars an hour, a nominal increase that Gregory will easily absorb.

The plan is to gain approval by all city council this year, and send it to the voters in a 2017 ballot.  They will put the initiative in a package with other infrastructure needs, roads, bridges, sidewalks (so the city will pay for replacing sidewalks, not the home owners), when I asked about plan "B", no one seemed to think that a plan B would be needed.  As a former T-Mobile employee this reminds me of the AT&T attempt to buy T-Mobile, and everyone on the T side thought it would be a forward to declined by the justice department, T-Mobile closed 1/2 of its call centers, went into a massive hiring freeze, and almost had to close operations.

What does that mean?  I don't know, but to me it means that nothing is in stone yet.  There is CLEARLY  a need for this facility and I for one think that this is a great chance for us as a disc golf community to improve our course options in Swope. So I am hopeful we continue to move forward, but there will be hurdles abounding and I wanted to give a little more idea of where this is currently at.

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