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General Banter / Re: Help Fix My Computer????
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:20:51 PM »
Daniel Howard, my my, what flavour of Linux you gettin into man?

This is great. I didn't know we had so many techies here :)
We WILL get you a solution Spin. just keep answering our questions!

Side note: if any of you would like to volunteer your time to technology and disc golf, bring it on! There is such thing as a Technology Team for the KCFDC. We'd love your thoughts, skills, time or even some .php coding if you've got it.

Tech + Disc Golf = mo'betta. seriously though, has anyone made any bag mods, or found the perfect recipe for taping lights on?

Where is the super like button again?

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Tournaments / Re: 2013 Kansas City Team Challenge
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:57:52 PM »
Send it to the BoD, Loomis. Just like the kid who fell off of 2's teepad at WW a couple of years ago. And what you are forgetting is the course will be closed for Team Challenge. So, no it is not just like Down Under League or Beer League. This is a club sanctioned and supported event.

Just as an FYI, this BoD member pushed to have East West (Team) Challenge take precedent over all other events as it is a club event.

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Winter Leagues / Re: Down Under League 2/16/13
« on: February 23, 2013, 10:30:20 AM »
Get your ribbons and your ponies! I have been looking forward to this for too long. Down Under is a winter paradise.

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Barter Town / Re: Brainwave dyes
« on: February 16, 2013, 10:02:51 AM »
Just getting better all the time. Lookin good, Dan!

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Water Works / Re: UNDERCOVER WATER WORKS
« on: February 15, 2013, 02:36:17 PM »
The police are out there in plain vehicles looking for open containers, off leash dogs, drugs, and making sure that general population knows it is mainly a disc golf park.   They are not running people off, just letting them know they are having a picnic close to a fairway and it might be best to move.  The only problems you will have are the ones you create.

Agreed, Ben. For the most part,KCMO PD views disc golfers as a positive force in the parks. Just go talk to them. And yes, there are bad and good people everywhere.

For those who might be a bit new to the club and this discussion forum, Mike Kei -Hyzer is just waiting for you to say something. You are just adding fuel to the fire. Having said that, he is a stand up guy and will go out of his way to help you and the club. So, just as we can't hate on Neckbeard, the same goes for Mike. :)

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow 2012
« on: February 12, 2013, 03:51:01 PM »
Swope is on tonight. I can't make it but wish I could. Same set up as last week. Bring in better than 8 down. We had three of those last week.

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General Banter / Re: Friday Traveling League - 2/8/13 Rumble in the Youngle
« on: February 09, 2013, 10:00:15 PM »
He's been around for a while but mostly at Swope. He and his brothers, Kyle and Jeremiah, have all got skills with the discs, and yes, super nice group of guys. Happy to have em out at Swope regularly.

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow 2012
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:06:36 AM »
$6 USD? aww, I really need to offload these € ...

I thought you would appreciate that, but yeah I'll take your 6 Euros for 6 bucks any day.

That reminds of the doe that came out of the woods and said, "I'll never do that for two bucks again."

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow 2012
« on: February 04, 2013, 07:18:19 PM »
So, last Tuesday was cold and rainy, but this week looks to be mild and dry. Old Pike is invited Swope, and so are you. I moved a few baskets yesterday, and we should have a good turnout with good weather. See Fred F. to sign up. 6 U.S. Dollars for random draw dubs.

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Water Works / Re: Glow
« on: January 31, 2013, 11:12:13 AM »
Uh, not me.

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow 2012
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:45:46 AM »
If it isn't raining, Swope league is at Old Pike this week.

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General Banter / One Day of Disc Golf- Budapest
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:16:39 PM »
Back in 2006, I played disc golf in Budapest while we were “home” visiting family. We try to go every couple years if possible. So, this was not my first time in BP; I lived there for four years during my twenties, and I was very active in freestyle Frisbee, ultimate, and tons of basketball during that time. I had tons of experience with the culture, extended family, had a business there, even spoke the language, but this was my first time to play disc golf in BP.

Beni met me at the station, and we boarded a northbound train to Hajogyari Island, which is a largely flat island north of central Pest and closer to the Buda side. We walked across the bridge and into the park, and met the other guys who had been waiting for us to arrive. They were Dani and Peter. We said hello and chatted about the U.S., Hungary, and disc golf. After a drink, it was time to get down to business. The baskets were stored in the same building as the snack shop and the old ladies serving coffee and szalami sandwiches gave the guys access. We played a temp course on a gorgeous summer day. I learned it was an American guy who had gotten these guys into disc golf. I was stoked to play and meet new players, but I also saw disc golf starting Hungary.

On December 29th, 2012 I had the opportunity to play an end-of-the-year tournament, called The Christmas Cup 2012, at Budapest’s first permanent disc golf course. Ten days earlier, upon arriving, I had contacted Dylan, Beni, and Dani via the Hungarian disc golf web page. All were great communicators via email, text, and phone and not only kept me in the loop, but also provided transportation via Beni from the banks of the Danube to the course up in the hills on the Buda side.

What a pleasure to see these guys again! As is typical for disc golf clubs everywhere, the guys who were playing golf then, are still playing golf now, and will most likely be for many years into the future. As Beni drove up to the course, I took in the beauty of the capital from the flat and industrial side of Pest and after crossing the Duna to the more pleasing and alluring green hills of Buda, and we chatted about disc golf and what’s happening with their club. The conversation covered the Austro- Hungarian Tour, of which there about ten, and some of the initial obstacles establishing courses for temporary tournament use. Struggles with course maintenance, course improvements such as bridges and tee pads, and conflicts with land owners all reminded me of home.

We arrived to the course, Spiritus; it is on built on a series of rolling hills leading up to the Buda Hills, and as we pulled in, I spied many players practicing and warming up. There were ten or fifteen players airing out their drives and getting in some last minute putting practice. At first glance, I was excited by how many people I see.

Beni and I arranged our bags before we left the car, I was pulling off my jacket as the sun was warming up fast, and he started to put on a Santa costume. He explained he was putting on the costume because he would get a point reduction from his score. I had a good laugh walking up with Beni-Santa only to discover another Santa as well as a Wizard turtle, an Arab, farmers, and others. As you can read via the link below the tournament had an exceptional rule. I can also see some teens and a mix of ultimate and canine disc enthusiasts who also enjoy disc golf. This was clearly a party and an opportunity to celebrate people and flying discs at the end of the year.

As we walked on to the course, I noticed it is a series of imposing terraced hills with broad and varied terrain. Clusters of trees and bushes pock mark the hill side. The course is played over three of these hills, each one rising over the city below. The terraced areas are sloping and the elevation on the hills affects each shot. Every time I looked up, I took in the vista below me. It was an unusually beautiful day, the frost was melting away where not in the shadows, the sun was shining, and I was excited to play. I might have been more excited than anyone there as I had every experience and a hundred more when I lived there. I went there knowing nothing and left smelling like roses. I was so glad to be there playing in disc golf tournament.
 
A couple of lovely ladies offered foralt bor (mulled wine with cinnamon, clove, apple and orange) and homemadepalinka, the national drink made of distilled fruit (usually plum, apricot, or pear). Think very strong fruit brandy. With the fun of the costumes and the addition of libations before noon, there was a jolly mood. Yet, we were still there to play golf. The TD called us in and after a rundown of announcements, of which I missed, and rules for the day, we were sent out for a shotgun start at 11:15.

I was starting on hole twelve on a card with Dani, Krisztian, and Laszlo. Dani had been my primary contact, and I was stoked to play with him. We had played that round back in 2006. As we played, we talked about the course, how he got the land secured, baskets in the ground (locally made), and fund raising efforts. These guys are clearly the foundation of disc golf in BP. Traveling always gives me perspective and this was no exception. As a board member for the KCFDC, I am involved with a large volunteer organization with a thirty year history. It was a tremendous contrast appreciating the first permanent course in Budapest. What a pleasure it was.

Dani explained the hills are made of clay and some areas were back filled with the ruins of buildings from the Second World War. Thus, and luckily the area has little possibility for development.  The area also incorporates limited BMX trail/track, and some pedestrian foot traffic on trails. The holes range from about 45 to 140 meters in length (145 to 450 feet) with a variety of uphill, downhill, and sloping shots on a variety of greens with some ace runs mixed with long accurate shots to tight greens. This is all done with seven baskets with two pads each making fourteen holes. There is plenty of land and to expand the course into eighteen or more. The baskets are locally made and greatly reduce the costs for a small club. A few keys members donated the funds to build their baskets, which are regulation size with two sets of chains.

As the sun and spirits warmed us, I felt the hills more and more. We were clearing having fun as much as competition and threw one of the “ace run” holes twice, just for fun. The views were incredible and the camaraderie even better. I felt that familiar Hungarian hospitality just as I had hoped.

Hungarian disc golf web page

http://www.disc-golf.hu/index.php?pageid=100&lang=2

Results and description of the tourney

http://www.disc-golf.hu/home-45@2

Hungarian Frisbee Association- no English link,sorry.

http://www.frizbi.hu/


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Winter Leagues / Re: 01/17 WW Glow
« on: January 17, 2013, 03:00:53 PM »
I modified your post Hincksy. Tonight: WW Glow @ 6pm $6 US.


A man 6.00 USD! I was hoping to unload some Hungarian Forints at league  ;)

Looking forward to it, so see you out there.

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Swope / Re: Swope Glow 2012
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:24:54 PM »
Sorry to say I have to miss this one. Here's to next week and better health!

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